Category Archives: Therapy Dogs

Abandoned Shelter Dog Now Comforts People in Need

Beth and Gary Bode adopted Buck, a two-year-old Retriever mix, from the Aiken County Animal Shelter (ACAS) nine months ago on Halloween. They had lost both of their chocolate Labs to age-related maladies in 2015 and weren’t sure they were ready to go through the pain of loss again. But there was something special about […]

Service dog Blue brings blessings to veteran who adopted him

Wherever Reverend Bill Kline goes, Blue is close by his side. A veteran who suffers from many health problems, Kline adopted the four-year-old, 62-pound Siberian Husky just three months ago from the County Shelter. However, the pair quickly developed a strong connection and now Kline can’t imagine being without his large canine companion. “Blue’s my […]

Joy and love on Valentine’s Day

By Tom and Martha Portney, avid FOTAS and Aiken County Animal Shelter supporters “Saving one dog will not change the world, but surely for that one dog, the world will change forever.” Karen Davison, Author & Dog Trainer Dearest Joy: It wasn’t the fastest bonding to ever take place. We had recently lost a dear […]