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Eagle Scout Candidate from Boy Scout Troop 101 Helps Paws in the Panhandle

Thank You Cameron Trumbo and Boy Scout Troop 101 for all your efforts to clean out the Quonset hut at Possum Hollow. Thanks to you our furniture building is ready to open for business soon.

                                                   Scouts and Leaders from Troop 101


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We are very pleased to announce that we have purchased and paid for 12  acres of land upon which our new 2400 square foot sanctuary will be built.  Thank You Perkins & Will for drawing up our plans and providing our architectural rendering. We are currently taking bids on the construction of this property.  The new sanctuary will have 20 dog runs, a cat room, an examination room and an adoption area. We are happily accepting donations for our building fund.

 PawsRendering-Large                                                                    PERKINS + WILL

                                           Nicholas Ault  and Liz Richardson architects

Paraphrased form Carolina Gateway article, Wednesday, March 11, 2015:

Paws in the Panhandle Rescue and Adoption recently closed on 12 acres of land to build an animal sanctuary near Indian Land in York County.  The sanctuary location gives Paws a no-kill temporary home for animals rescued from local shelters while they wait for their “forever home.”

Per Gloria Davey, Paws founder and Executive Director:  “We could not be more excited and thrilled as we embark on our next level to saving lives in a major way.”

Every day, more than 9,000 healthy, treatable, adoptable cats and dogs are killed in animal “shelters.”  Since its inception in 2010, more than 160 animals have been saved by  from these facilities by Paws in the Panhandle through the generosity of foster homes.  Paws goal is to see this area of the country become a no-kill area.

Paws in the Panhandle is in the process of seeking help to get the sanctuary built.  Needed are engineers, architects, builders, and fundraisers.  Monetary and corporate donations are also needed to the get the sanctuary up and running.

Donations can be mailed to:  Paws in the Panhandle, PO Box 1802, Fort Mill, SC 29716 or dropped off at PAWSitively Thrifty (Building 7, warehouse 737), 429 Marvin Road, Indian Land.

If you are interested in helping or donating, please call Gloria Davey at 803-371-0807.



We are out of Purina Dog Chow.  This brand is part of the base I like to mix with the variety of donations we receive so the pups will all have a bit of a constant in their diet.  The reason for doing this is to keep their digestive tracts from being stressed.  If you would like to donate, please drop it off at Pawsitively Thrifty at your convenience.  Thanks to all!  – Gloria and the pups


If you have an account at TD Bank, or are looking for a new bank, please consider selecting Paws in the Panhandle as your Affiinity Program designee.  It costs you nothing, but if fifty account holders select us, we will  receive an annual donation from the bank.  The donation amount is based on the total account balances of the designators.  At a minimum, TD bank will present Paws with a check for $500.  Please contact any TD Bank location.  Our Indian Land store is located at 8179 Charlotte Highway, just north of Food Lion.  Their number is 803-547-8013.  Ask for Stephanie.  Thank you!

1st Anniversary

It is hard to believe, but we actually opened PAWSitively Thrifty 1 year ago on September 2, 2010.  To celebrate we would like to invite you to our Anniversary Celebration Weekend, September 15, 16 and 17 (regular store hours of 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. each day).   Come join us to take advantage of sales throughout the store, register for several great prizes, or simply stop in to say hello and chat.

We (especially the animals of Paws In The Panhandle) greatly appreciate your past support and look forward to seeing you in the shop this coming year.  Because of your donations and purchases, we have raised 1/3 of our goal to support the building of an adoptive friendly animal shelter for the rescued animals of Paws.

We look forward to seeing you at the store!