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

What is an Animal Shelter?

Household animals that no longer have homes are often brought to animal shelters. Animal shelters are safe places to bring animals that are abandoned or lost. Many shelters will also take in animals that are sick or injured. In some areas of the U.S., humane societies will also provide shelter for animals. Shelters often serve as pet adoption centers. Animal shelters are also open to household pets taken from owners who can no longer care for them, those who have mistreated them, or those who have violated animal welfare laws.

Shelters provide animal care, rescue, and animal control. They assist with adopting dogs, cats, and other pets. They also may offer services like spaying or neutering. Shelters may offer adoption. Local and county governments fund some dog pounds and animal shelters, while volunteers and donations provide further support.