Is it time for your pet’s yearly vaccines? Are you a first-time pet owner trying to take care of your pet and keep from breaking the bank at the same time?
Here at Wagging Around Greenville, we’ve been on the hunt for the Upstates most-affordable vaccines. We’re passionate about keeping our pets happy and healthy, and thanks to a few budget-friendly options, we can do just that!
“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.
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!🐾🐶
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.
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!
Are you looking to add a new family member to your home during quarantine? If you have space in your heart and home for a special new member of the family, animal rescues are a great place to find a new pet and they don’t just help dogs and cats!
The best dog I’ve ever known was the first pet I got after leaving my parents home. I went with my best friend to an animal shelter thinking I wanted a Boston Terrier just like Roxie, my friend’s dog. At the rescue facility, all the dogs were barking for our attention. Except for one.
I’ve joked that he knew he was coming home with me that day and figured the extra effort was not needed. A little blonde rat terrier named Phillip stole my heart that day and spent the next 14 years by my side. He was with me through five moves through three states, heartbreak, the birth of my two children, and more. Sadly he passed away recently and that little rescue dog will always have a special place in my heart.
Aside from local animal shelters, there are local non-profit groups that rescue animals, rehabilitate them if needed, and adopt them out. Some are even breed-specific if you have a certain breed in mind.
Rescues aren’t subsidized by taxpayers, so adoption fees might be a little higher than at the local animal shelters. These non-profits are also a great opportunity for your family to give back, by fostering a pet while a “fur-ever” home is found for them.
WAG is your resource for all your pet-related needs! Did you see this peek behind the scenes at a local animal shelter?
If you are looking for a pet that is probably not going to deliver you candy in the spring, Bunny Brigade rescues, rehabs, and rehomes domestic rabbits. They work closely with Izzie’s Pond to find fur-ever homes for floppy-eared friends.
GSCE specializes in almost any pet appropriate animal that is not a dog or a cat. If you are in the market for a snake, ferret, parrot, lizard, tarantula, or another exotic animal, they are the rescue to contact!
Day Before The Rainbow rescues animals from high-kill shelters and fosters them out while they are found a home. The rescue also works with animal control to help when animal hoarding events happen and animals need to be helped.