Readers Top Choices For Adopting A Dog or Cat

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“Until one has loved an animal a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” – Anatole France

Do you have a heart for rescued animals? Do you dream of finding a furry best friend?

Greenville has a variety of passionate pet adoption organizations that work hard to unite their rescues with loving forever homes. These generous teams of people rescue a multitude of cats and dogs daily, saving hundreds of lives! When choosing to adopt, you not only make a difference in an animals life, but you’ll be making memories that last a lifetime.

  • For most adoptions, you simply need to fill out an online application.
  • Most organizations foster pets within a home already, so they will know.
  • Always have your ID available.
  • Be ready with a form of payment (cash, debit/credit card).
  • Understand what your adoption fees are covering. Most fees cover medical basics such as Spay or neuter, microchip and registration, vaccines, de-wormer, flea treatment, and a heart worm test.
  • Some organizations may require an in-home visit. This helps secure that the home is safe and ready for a new furry family member.

Note: This list was compiled from reader suggestions and does not constitute an endorsement from Wagging Around Greenville. We recommend that readers research any adoption organization.

Dozer. He is a 6 year old boxer/coon hound mix. We adopted him last year from the Spartanburg Humane Society. He loves children and thinks he is a lap dog. He absolutely loves meaty treats. He has a relaxed temperament with a bit of a wild streak.
Dozer is a 6 year old boxer/coon hound mix. We adopted him last year from the Spartanburg Humane Society. He loves children and thinks he is a lap dog. He absolutely loves meaty treats. He has a relaxed temperament with a bit of a wild streak.

Lucky Pup Rescue

The adoption fee is a flat rate of $250. It covers a variety of healthcare and preventative services, including a microchip. To adopt, you must get a vet reference and home visit are REQUIRED for approval.

If you prefer purchasing a dog from a rescue, Lucky Pups Rescue is great & of course, Greenville Humane Society is wonderful as well!🐾🐶

Jennifer

Greenville Humane Society

305 Airport Rd, Greenville
864.242.3626

Adoption fees cover a variety of shots and services. Fees range from $35 – $250 depending on the age of the cat or dog. Puppies and kittens are typically more. *Fees are subject to change.

Greenville Humane Society! They have so many animals that need a home and run great adoption specials.

Monica

Greenville County Animal Care

328 Furman Hall Rd, Greenville
864.467.3950

The adoption fee is $35 and includes a variety of healthcare and preventative services.

We adopted from Greenville Animal Care. Free for veterans! We had a great experience there. They had a huge green space for you to play with the dogs off- leash and encourage you to bring a dog that you own back to make sure they’re a good fit together before you commit.

Cristy

Foster Paws Rescue

On the hunt exclusively for a cat or kitten? Foster Paws is a wonderful organization that is fueled by donations only. You can check out their adoptable cats and kittens online or find them at the Taylors and Simpsonville PetSmarts for adoption events!

Foster Paws is a great cat rescue that pulls cats from Greenville County Animal Care to prepare them for adoption!

Angela

The Barker Rescue Project

The Barker Rescue Project! 💕

Ivy

Spartanburg Humane Society

Address: 150 Dexter Rd, Spartanburg
Phone: 864.583.4805

Spartanburg Humane Society. Adopted our dough-bear from there. 💕

Jessica

Pickens County Humane Society

Address: 500 5 Forks Rd, Liberty Phone: 864.843.9693

Pickens County Animal Shelter on Prison Camp Road. Barn cats are free and adoptions are always free for veterans.

Amanda

Carolina Poodle Rescue

Carolina Poodle Rescue in Pacolet, SC. Awesome place, we rescued our dachshund and corgi mix from there.

Tammie

Concerned Citizens for Animals

Address: 3625 Fork Shoals Rd, Simpsonville Phone: 864.243.4222

Concerned Citizens for Animals is the best!

Hayley

Day Before the Rainbow Rescue and Adoption

Day Before the Rainbow Rescue and Adoption has lots of pups and kittens!

Pamela

PURR – Paws Up Rescue and Resources

There are a lot of amazing local rescues. Purrbabies Rescue has a lot of adorable kittens who are looking for homes.

Ashley

Tri-County Technical College Veterinary Technology Program

This program hosts annual adoption days where animals from local shelters that have been socialized are offered up for adoption for an affordable fee.

Pendleton, SC
(864) 646-1547

Tri-County Technical College Veterinary Technology program has amazing cats and dogs for adoption every semester!

Marissa

What is your favorite part about adopting a rescue animal?

About the Author
Stephanie Baukhages, also known as The Hippie Biscuit, is your friendly neighborhood vegan with a passion for content creation, animals, and food. She’s a mom to a son named Freddy and a rescue mom to two little chihuahua mixes named Poppy & Pepé. She couldn’t be more excited to be part of a community that loves pets as much as she does!

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