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
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.
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.
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.