Category Archives: Meet a Lowcountry Dog

Meet a Lowcountry Dog: Jack & Oliver

Oliver Tillman is a 3 year old Irish setter mix and Jack Tyler is a 5 year old cocker spaniel.

I got Oliver through a college friend. He was given to me the last day of classes my senior year and he actually sat through my final college class with me! (My professor wasn’t so thrilled but he was only 10 weeks old and absolutely adorable so she couldn’t resist!!)

We rescued Jack because his previous owners couldn’t care for him anymore. The best memory with Jack, though is watching him scale the fence like Superman… he’s hilarious!!!  Literally- he will jump a 4ft fence go run for a bit and then come home when we call him… it’s so funny!

Both boys love to bark and chase birds, they love going for walks at Mt. Pleasant Waterfront Park and they especially love running free at my mom’s house out in the country! Oliver always wants to be at the center of attention and Jack loves snacks and snugglin’. Oliver is really a good dog until he gets in public… then he gets a little anxious and protective… he’s a good guard dog!  Jack is always happy-go-lucky and is super sweet!

Oliver was a gift in every way… my other dog that I had had for 16 years passed away 2 years prior to me getting Oliver and I was graduating college so it was really just a blessing to get him… such perfect timing! Jack has made me realize how important we, as humans, are to pets… he hadn’t been taken care of prior to us getting him and his personality from when we first got him to now has completely changed… he’s so much happier and relaxed with us.

submitted by Kelly Coley

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Meet a Lowcountry Dog: Bo & Abby

Bo, Abby, & the new addition to the family, Chica

Bo is  a Golden Retriever and a big boy. He turned five on March 5th. My most memorable moment with Bo was after a ski accident two years ago, Bo became my service dog. I had four surgeries on my shoulder and he knew how pull me up when I put my left hand under his collar after only a few instructions. His personality is laid back, and he is a gentle giant.

He LOVES the water and goes to James Island frequently and will play ball with anyone. Fly fishing on small streams for native brown trout, he knows to stay behind, after I catch he goes sight fishing with his paws behind me, never caught a fish, doesn’t matter.

Bo has taught me time flies. It seems like yesterday he was a round ball of fur, one of eleven pups, navigating stairs to reach me first, now he is going on five, and happy to see me even if I am only gone for five minutes! Patience, fishing without rewards!

Abby is my female Golden and will be 2 on July 4th. She is wiser than her age and has been “grown up” since I met her. Bo has taught her well, potty trained her thru a doggie door how to walk on leash and be all around well mannered. My most memorable moments are every day with her! Abby loves running, swimming, playing with other dogs maybe not so much with cats. Abby is exuberant, and always looking for new adventures. She has changed my life with her exuberance and loyalty.

submitted by Patricia Finnegan

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Meet a Lowcountry Dog: Nikki Bakshi

Nikki is a FinnishSpitz. I adopted her five years ago from the John Ancrum SPCA-now the Charleston Animal Society. I am not sure about Nikki’s story before she came into my life. She was just three months old when I adopted her, but I know that her life was not great.  I still remember her eating food as if she feared that was her last meal the first few weeks, and always being nervous especially crowds of people, loud trucks, etc. These days, Nikki enjoys a grand meal.

We left Charleston a couple of years ago for a new life in the nation’s capital. She has made many friends here though she misses her dog park buddies from home. She’s an amazing dog who offers so much love to those she meets. And, when she meets someone new and she really likes them, she brings a toy shaped like a heart. She’s a bundle of joy who every a.m. wakes up and is sure to say good morning. She is amazing and beautiful and I really can’t wonder my life without her.

submitted by Sherri Bakshi

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Meet a Lowcountry Dog: Sawyer

Sawyer (his full name, though we’ve forgotten exactly how he got it, is Sawyer Beans Doodley Doo Reichhold) is a male Weimaraner that just celebrated his 2nd birthday on the 12th. There have been so many memorable moments with Sawyer.  Recently, we have been blessed with the birth of our first child, Emma.  Naturally, we were concerned with how Sawyer would adjust to having a baby in the house and not being “first” anymore.  To our pleasant surprise, he seems to love his baby sister.  He frequently lays down next to us on the couch and tries to lick her.

Sawyer’s favorite activities are playing fetch, running around the house after taking a bath, and playing with our neighbors’ Golden Retriever, Lucky.  He also loves riding in the car and going camping.  We had to start saying “C-A-R” because he’d get so excited if he heard the word.  Go figure he’s learned what “C-A-R” means, too!

Sawyer is full of life and energy.  There’s not a day that goes by that he doesn’t have us in stitches with his antics.  He can be quite a handful, but after he gets some energy out, he loves nothing more than to lay on the couch and relax.  He is such a cuddle bug! Aside from loving him like no other animal we’ve ever known, Sawyer has helped us become a more active family.  We are constantly looking for dog-friendly activities and places to visit.  He has brought us so much happiness.

submitted by Kathryn Reichhold

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Meet a Lowcountry Dog: Pursey

Pursey is a five-year-old Maltese that was named for when I used to sell purses. One of the best memories I have of Pursey was how we got him. I was on my way to pick up another dog from a different breeder but found out he had been sold. I called another breeder and picked up Pursey the next day. I still remember him hopping around my yard like a bunny when I got him home. We were meant to be together.

Pursey loves to play with his shih tzu girlfriend, Molly. He loves to play fetch with his stuffed animals, learns tricks extremely fast, and he loves to give kisses! Pursey is silly and sweet. He can be the life of the party or just relax on the couch with his “daddy” watching football.

Pursey makes even the toughest days easier to swallow. There is nothing more perfect than coming home to him being so excited to see me. He always does his “Pursey Dance.”

submitted by Sarah & Jerry Hurst

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Meet a Lowcountry Dog: Leonidas Damewood

Leonidas Damewood is a 1 1/2 year old Great Dane (The Greatest Dane).

His favorite activities include trying to sneak into my bed, playing with his best friends Goob, a teacup yorkie, and going to the James Island dog park.

Leonidas has changed every aspect of my life. He is my best friend that loves me unconditionally and I am so glad that he is home waiting for me everyday when I get there.

submitted by Chelsea Damewood

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Meet a Lowcountry Dog: Dale

Dale is an almost 7-year-old Labrador/Springer Spaniel mix. She loves playing with her litter-mate brother, Junior (as in Dale Earnhardt and Dale Earnhardt, Junior), and carrying her “babies” (stuffed toys) around the house. She thinks a good bone is pretty fantastic, too.

Dale is sweet, loving, and very gentle. Recently, she had bilateral FHO (hip surgery). She is currently learning to walk again. This is such a memorable time for us as we have been able to watch the patience and tenacity she has had throughout these months of recovery. She makes me smile every day.

Dale and Junior play together all the time. They love to retrieve together, each on one side of a toy or bumper, even in the water. When they are playing tug-of-war, if one drops their end, the other will wait patiently for the other to grab on again. Their purpose is to play TOGETHER, not compete. They teach me every day about cooperation.

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