We are pleased to announce that we have had a slight change in direction for our rescue efforts.  We purchased Palmetto Kennels in Lancaster, SC, on  July 1, 2017.


Just a few of the major reasons for this change in direction are as follows:


Location is in Lancaster County. Location has 35 and 1/2 acres of property just off Highway 521 between Sun City and Lancaster

. Location already has 80 dog kennels and a small cattery
. Location also has a home on site for round-the-clock kennel management


We will continue to take pets in for boarding and grooming.  Procedures and policies will be in place to ensure the safety and health of your pets while in our care.

Please feel free to come by for a tour of the facilities or call with any questions you may have. You may also view our Kennel web site at for more information, hours, phone and fax numbers, etc. 

On June 30, 2017, we choose to purchase a pre-made building to be placed at Palmetto Kennels. This allows us to speed up the legal processes and focus on helping animals in need.


Update as of January 2018 

We are very pleased to announce that as of June 30, 2017, we closed on the property to become the home of Paws In The Panhandle Rescue and Adoption.  This was a change in direction for Paws In The Panhandle from our initial approach to building a facility.  As you may recall, the land was purchased, a civil engineer group was hired, architectural drawings were created and even a builder was selected for our plan to build.  All that remained was for us to fundraise to acquire the necessary funds to actually begin construction.  We were halfway there with the fundraising goal when a new opportunity to purchase already existing kennels presented itself.  All things considered, it became apparent that closing on the existing kennels was the way to go.  Some of the major factors were:  location is Lancaster County (where our rescue is located) rather than York County, 35 acres versus 11 acres, 80 dog runs versus 20, a house to provide kennel manager availability 24/7, and no major construction required to become operational.  Our goal is to provide “rescue” boarding and grooming beginning January 2018, of older already vaccinated animals.  This means animals that have already been vaccinated and quarantined for at least 2 weeks prior to boarding or grooming with us.  This service will be provided at a reduced rate for rescue groups.  Our goal is to have the capability to intake animals for quarantining by no later than mid to late 2018.  We will continue to provide public boarding and grooming as always, just on a smaller scale so be sure to get your reservations in as quickly as possible. 

Thank you all for your continued support of Paws In The Panhandle as we continue to grow and help the county reach a status of No-Kill sooner than later.