Lexington County Animal Shelter

Find Lexington 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.


Cat Rescuers 208 Lockwood Drive Lexington SC 29072


Cayce Animal Control 1800 12th Street Cayce SC 29033 803-794-0456

Chapin Animal Shelter 1128 Richard Franklin Road Chapin SC 29036 803-781-4790

Cullen's Archangel Rescue, Inc. PO Box 969 Swansea SC 29160 803-622-9813

Dachshund Rescue of North America, Inc. 3208 Montcrest Road Columbia SC 29210 803-354-9109

Greyhound Lifesavers 213 Meetze Avenue Lexington SC 29072 803-957-3866

Greyhound Pets of America 206 Chowning Place Lexington SC 29072 803-749-3174

Lexington County Animal Control 321 Ball Park Road Lexington SC 29072

Pets Inc. 300 Orchard Drive West Columbia SC 29170 803-739-9333

Project Pet 1275 Bower Parkway Columbia SC 29212 803-407-0991

Save Our Strays PO Box 715 Lexington SC 29071

South Carolina Awareness & Rescue of Equines PO Box 84914 Lexington SC 29073 888-866-8744

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.