Find an Animal Shelter or Animal Rescue Center: Greenville, SC

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Are you looking for an animal shelter in Greenville, SC? Maybe you’re looking for dog adoption information. Or maybe you need care for your own pet or rescue for a stray animal that keeps coming to your house. One of the beautiful things about our area is that there are several different animal care facilities, animal shelters, and animal rescue organizations in Greenville and Spartanburg.

Each organization and facility operate a little differently. Some have brick-and-mortar facilities, while some operate only as foster homes. We’ve compiled a list of the animal shelters in Greenville, SC as well as the animal care facilities and rescue organizations throughout Spartanburg.

Find an Animal Shelter: Greenville, SC

Carolina Loving Hound Rescue

Carolina Loving Hound Rescue exists to rescue, rehabilitate, re-home, or retire dogs. They provide medical and emotional rehabilitation to dogs who are in need.

Mailing Address:
PO Box 15288
Greenville, SC 29610

Concerned Citizens for Animals

Concerned Citizens for Animals (CCA) is the oldest no-kill animal shelter in the Upstate. Through their shelter operation in Simpsonville, a thrift store in Greenville, and a variety of community service programs, their goal is to offer a second chance to neglected, stray and abandoned animals. They offer treatment, care, and a safe haven for cats and dogs until they are adopted. They also offer spay and neuter services at a low cost. You can donate anything from clothing to household items to antiques to seasonal items to CCA’s Thrift Shop, and all proceeds directly benefit CCA’s programs.

Thrift Shop:
2425 New Easley Highway
Greenville, SC 29611

FootHills Golden Retriever Rescue, Inc.

FootHills Golden Retriever Rescue, Inc. is a full-service rescue dedicated to providing rescue and necessary veterinary care for unwanted, neglected, abused, homeless, and displaced golden retrievers. They work hard to find forever homes for these dogs. They try to keep all available dogs in approved foster homes rather than a kennel.

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 9077
Greenville, SC 29604

Greenville County Animal Care

This is the largest, open-admission animal facility in South Carolinas. They are dedicated to promoting the compassionate treatment of animals through adoption, education, and affordable spay/neuter and veterinary care. They also accept lost pets from both Greenville and Spartanburg counties.

328 Furman Hall Road
Greenville, SC 29609

Greenville Humane Society

The Greenville Humane Society exists to preserve the lives and enhance the well-being of animals. They focus on finding homes for pets, but also offer other services such as vaccinations, spay/neuter, and offering affordable flea/tick/heartworm medications. There are several ways you can get involved: donations, volunteering, fostering, and hosting a fundraiser.

305 Airport Road
Greenville, SC 29607

Hugs for Hounds

Hugs for Hounds is foster-based and has foster homes in SC, NC, NA, MD, DE, and NJ. They host monthly adoption events in Midland Park, NJ.

Simpsonville, SC
[email protected]

Long Ear Rescue

Long Ear Rescue is owned by Andrea and Jeff Durham who want to ensure every donkey or mule is treated with love and respect. They provide sanctuary care for those animals who are not able to be rehomed, and they provide rescue, rehabilitation, and rehoming to eligible equines. They also provide food and veterinary care assistance to owners of equines who have a temporary need of assistance.

Mailing Address:
PO Box 531
Greer, SC 29652

Lucky Pup Rescue

Lucky Pup Rescue is a non-profit, foster-based dog rescue in Greenville, committed to saving as many homeless dogs as possible and helping find forever homes for these pups.

[email protected] 

k9.5 Rescue

k9.5 Rescue is a foster home-based rescue organization in Greenville, SC, dedicated to helping Great Pyrenees, other giant breeds, seniors, and special needs canines. They focus on helping those most overlooked in shelters due to size, age, or need, and they provide medical, physical, behavioral, and emotional support to these dogs.


Saved by the Heart Companion Animal Services

Saved by the Heart’s goal is to keep pets with their families and in their homes. They educate pet owners on the many programs and services from other rescue agencies. They also house rescued companion animals with special needs.

Mailing Address:
PO Box 774
Greer, SC 29652

SC Pet Haven

Pet Haven of South Carolina is a no-kill facility and exists to help preserve the life and welfare of all domestic animals. They strive to not only strengthen the bond but also the understanding between animals and humans by providing a safe haven for abused and abandoned cats and dogs, with the goal of rehabilitation and adoption into forever homes.


The Service Dog Institute

The Service Dog Institute knows first-hand that service dogs greatly improve the lives of those with special needs, as well as their families. They exist to help raise and train service dogs, as well as train the service handler and their families before placing service dogs in a loving home. They provide ongoing support to these families, as well.

Mailing Address:
655 H Fairview Road, #173
Simpsonville, SC 29680

Wildlife Rehab of Greenville

Wildlife Rehab of Greenville is dedicated to the rehabilitation and release of orphaned and injured wildlife. They also strive to educate the public.

If you find an animal in need, text (and include a picture if possible), or leave a message on their hotline at 864.233.0339.

Mailing Address:
PO Box 1801
Greenville, SC 29602

Find an Animal Shelter: Spartanburg, SC

Animal Allies

Animal Allies is a low-cost spay and neuter facility serving the Upstate and surrounding areas. They also offer vaccinations and other minor services. Their mission is to reduce the number of unwanted and unclaimed stray dogs and cats in our area.

820 Gossett Road
Spartanburg, SC 29307

Boykin Spaniel Rescue

Boykin Spaniel Rescue is an organization to help make sure that every Boykin Spaniel that needs medical or emotional assistance not only gets the help it needs but is also placed in a forever home.

112 Hunter Ridge Drive
Boiling Springs, SC 29316

Feral Cat Program

The Feral Cat Program of Spartanburg County traps feral and community cats (outside stray cats) and transports them to Animal Allies where they’re sprayed, neutered, vaccinated, and ear tipped. After the cats recover, they are returned where they were found.

1097 Asheville Highway
Spartanburg, SC

Paws Up Rescue and Resources

Paws Up is dedicated to keeping cats and kittens safe, happy, and healthy while they wait to be placed in forever homes.

Email: [email protected]

Pet Tender Angels Rescue and Rehabilitation

Pet Tender Angels Rescue and Rehabilitation provides a place for dogs to find sanctuary, shelter, and rehabilitation with the ultimate goal of being adopted by a loving family. People interested in supporting their cause may volunteer, adopt, donate, or foster.

PO Box 273
Landrum, SC 29356

Spartanburg Humane Society

Spartanburg Humane Society offers a variety of services that focus on providing care to homeless animals in need. They offer adoption services and affordable veterinary care services such as spay/neuter services and vaccinations.

150 Dexter Road
Spartanburg, SC

Are we missing any? Let us know!

Shannon Pruitt
About the Author
Shannon moved to the Upstate after college, and other than a brief few years in Florida, has stayed. A former teacher, she is now the mom of one beautiful girl and works from home as a writer, web designer, and brand strategist. She believes tacos don't have to be reserved for Tuesdays, shamelessly listens to crime podcasts, and fuels herself on a daily cup of coffee (or two). You can find her on Instagram @shannonroyalpruitt

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