Charleston County Animal Shelter

Find Charleston County South Carolina animal shelters, puppy dog and cat shelters, pet adoption centers, dog pounds, and humane societies. Animal shelters provide information on adopting dogs, cats, and pets, animal care and rescue, and animal control.


Carolina Basset Hound Rescue PO Box 80082 Charleston SC 29416 843-766-8838


Cat Rescue, Inc. 1156 Shoreham Road Charleston SC 29412 843-762-0711

Charleston Animal Control 180 Lockwood Drive Charleston SC 29403 843-720-3915

Feline Refuge, Inc. PO Box 404 Mount Pleasant SC 29465 803-884-1874

Grateful Goldens Rescue of the Low Country 1406 Waterlily Drive Mount Pleasant SC 29464 843-810-0146

Isle Of Palms Animal Control 30 J C Long Boulevard Isle of Palms SC 29451 843-886-6522

Low Country Golden Retriever Rescue PO Box 31256 Charleston SC 29417 843-571-7177

Lowcountry Pit Bull Rescue PO Box 31364 Charleston SC 29417 843-834-4312

New Charlestown Animal Control 3861 Leeds Avenue North Charleston SC 29405 843-202-1700

Noble Ones Bully Breed Rescue 131 Surlington Drive Ladson SC 29456 843-771-3997

Pet Helpers Adoption Center and Spay/Neuter Clinic 1447 Folly Road Charleston SC 29412 843-795-1110

SPCA Animal Shelter 2455 Remount Road North Charleston SC 29406 843-747-4849

Wild Heirlabrador Rescue PO Box 81052 Charleston SC 29416

About Animal Shelters

Where are the animals at an Animal Shelter from?

Some animals are brought to shelters by owners who cannot care for them. Others are rescued from abuse or neglect. Stray or lost animals may be brought to shelters by the general public or animal control agencies.

Do Animal Shelters euthanize unwanted or hard-to-adopt animals?

Some shelters have a firm no-kill policy and will strive to find homes for every animal they receive. Due to limited space and resources, other shelters may have to euthanize certain animals that are less suitable for adoption because of health or behavioral issues. Animal control agencies may euthanize animals that have not been adopted within a certain timeframe or animals that have shown aggression.

Can anyone adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter?

Generally, any member of the public may adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter. Some Animal Shelters will first screen or interview an individual in order to assess their suitability as a pet owner.