South’s Greatest Pets

Meet Yoda

Featured in our Summer issue, South's Greatest Pets Honorary lack-of-floof, Yoda.

Another Ace of a teammate

It was five years ago—on my birthday—when I had to say goodbye to South’s mascot and the best friend a man could ever have. Mongo loved the spotlight, developing an enthusiastic fan club of his own after making several appearances in the magazine. He never let it get to his head, though.

Year of the Dogs

and the primates, vulpes and swine too... For more than 20 years, Vincent J. Musi scoured the globe for that perfect 1/60th of a second where his camera reveals the beauty of nature. His affinity for animals, and his dogged determination to capture them at their most graceful, made him a favorite for National Geographic. Today, he captures the beauty of animals in a different way, with his special “The Underdogs” project which sees him training his lens on shelter dogs, revealing the beauty beneath their imperfections and quirks.

Redefining the Modern Icon

From professional climber, to law enforcement, Lee Vartanian’s past experience came in handy when he launched the company that would elevate the quality and style of the K-9 gear industry.

Chicken... of the Sea

With an Instagram following of over 51,000 and a verified blue check mark by her name, it could be said that this Florida native is on the path to stardom. As it is with most successful personalities, she has an agency and many TV appearances under her wing, but there is something very different about this celebrity that makes her stand out from the rest of the flock. Sammi is a chicken.

Mini Pig, Big World

Oliver may be a mini pig, but his heart is big and his travels are far and wide. This pig is racking up some serious miles with his humans and doggy sidekick.

The Ins and Outs of Pet Insurance

When it comes to new pets, it’s not the potty training, the torn-up furniture or the countless hours of walks that can push an owner over the edge, it’s the large vet bills. Having pet insurance can not only save you your sanity, but also ensure you aren’t spending exorbitant amounts of money out-of-pocket. We are here to help by bringing you the South’s top-rated pet insurance firms.

Gunner’s Three-Legged Comeback

What has three legs, fluffy, snow-white fur and a heart of gold? That’s Gunner, face of the SD Gunner Fund, based in Savannah, Georgia.

Companions for Heroes

To this organization, “heroes” not only refers to heroes in the military, but to heroes here at home, too. Every time an animal in need is paired with a hero, two lives are saved.

South's Greatest Pets 2021

While it is said that a pet’s job is to be a person’s best friend, any pet owner will tell you they do so much more than that – and that’s what makes these furry friends South’s Greatest Pets.

Bear-Sized Heart

A one-of-a-kind K-9 war hero continues to save lives every day, even after his service on Earth is over.

Walk on the Wild Side

Jeanne Paddison is the wildlife whisperer. Meet the founder of the Savannah Wildlife Rescue Center—Savannah's first and only wildlife rescue—and the critters to which she dedicates her life.

SD Gunner Fund's "Vets for Heroes"

This time, "vets" refers to "veterinarians," as the SD Gunner Fund teamed up with the Savannah Kennel Club to provide animal healthcare services to military and first responders' furry friends, because pets are heroes, too.

South's Greatest Pets 2020

The winners of South’s Greatest Pets 2020 contest spent shoot day prepping their fur in hair and makeup and perfecting their puppy dog eyes and purrs, getting ready to make their big debut in the Lowcountry limelight.

Savannah Carnaval 2020

Dazzling costumes, spooky masks and lovable furry friends fluttered around the The Clyde for SD Gunner Fund's Savannah Carnaval on Friday, October 30 for a successful evening of fundraising and thrills!

Savannah Carnaval: Friday, October 30 at The Clyde Venue

It’s time to celebrate (safely, of course) with everyone’s favorite service & therapy dog organization, SD Gunner Fund. The award-winning Savannah Carnaval is back with a Dia De Muertos Party and costume contest to support in incredible cause!

15th Annual Wag-o-Ween

The 15th annual Wag-O-Ween is a family- and pet-friendly fundraising event took place in Downtown Savannah attracting human participants and their furry friends. Humans and animals alike dressed up in Halloween costumes and followed their event maps to over 100 businesses giving out dog treats and goodies.