York County Animal Shelter

Find York 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.


Adopt-A-Pet of York County PO Box 1253 York SC 29745 803-684-5353


Airedale Rescue Group 10581 Harrisburg Road Fort Mill SC 29707 803-547-2829

Animal Adoption League PO Box 2453 Rock Hill SC 29732 803-325-8282

Animal Outreach PO Box 11251 Rock Hill SC 29731 803-385-4873

Blue Kangaroo Petting Zoo and Rescue 184 Fort Mill Highway Fort Mill SC 29707 803-228-4150

Pug Lover Rescue PO Box 37343 Rock Hill SC 29732 803-980-7729

Recycled Pets 3081 Cedarvale Circle Rock Hill SC 29732 803-981-5087

Richardson Rescue 1968 State Road S-46-168 York SC 29745 803-628-5084

York County Animal Control 713 Justice Boulevard York SC 29745 803-628-3190

York County Humane Society 2036 Carolina Place Drive Fort Mill SC 29708 803-322-6495

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.