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Your Fur-Baby is Welcome at These Pet-Friendly Hotels: Greenville, SC

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Are you planning a trip to Greenville and need pet-friendly hotels? Greenville, SC is super dog friendly, so of course there are some wonderful hotels that allow pets. We asked readers for places they recommend in the Upstate where Fido will feel welcome too! Some of these places even have special services and pet menus, so your pet can live a life of luxury during your vacation.

Pet friendly hotels in Greenville, South Carolina

Pets are a member of the family, but sometimes traveling with them can be a logistics issue. There are plenty of Greenville hotels that accommodate dogs, and other pets. So pack your bags and get ready to enjoy an adventure with your four-legged bestie.


Greenville County Animal Care Has A Great Way For Your Kids To Volunteer While Reading!

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If your kids are between the ages of 8-15 and looking for a way to help in the community, Greenville County Animal Care has a fun way and will help both your child and the shelter dog! The Bucket Brigade Youth Volunteer Program gives kids the perfect opportunity to improve their reading skills while interacting with a furry audience, and we will tell you how to get involved.

Greenville County Animal Care Bucket Brigade Youth Volunteer Program

If you are looking for a way the whole family can volunteer, Greenville Animal Care’s Doggy Day Out is a great opportunity! Take a dog for a few hours to the park, hike at nearby Paris Mountain, or walk downtown.


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.


Where To Go With Your Best (Four-Legged) Friend On A Lunch or Dinner Date in Greenville, SC

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What’s better than dining outdoors in beautiful weather? Bringing your dog along! Luckily we live in an area that has several dog-friendly places where you can grab a bite to eat. We’ve rounded up a list of places in Greenville where you can enjoy lunch or dinner with your dog.

This article includes:
Downtown Greenville, SC: Dining with Dogs
Greenville Area Places to Eat Out With Your Dog
Greer, SC Dining with Dogs
Travelers Rest, SC Outdoor Dining with Dogs
Simpsonville, SC Places to Dine With Your Dog


Dog-Friendly Guide to the Upstate

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Woof! Got a favorite Fido in your life? Bookmark this article! This guest post from Kidding Around partner realtor Dan Hamilton highlights all of his team’s favorite dog-friendly hangouts in the Upstate. This guide gives you the lowdown on the best neighborhoods, restaurants, shops, parks, and doggie daycares and boarding for your favorite four-legged friend.

From Great Danes to Dachshunds, one look around Downtown Greenville will tell you Greenville is crazy for dogs! We love taking our furry friends with us wherever we go. Whether you’re a new pet owner or just new to the area, you’ll want to take advantage of this pet-friendly guide to the Upstate. 


Want To Grab A Cappuccino with Your Pup in Greenville or Spartanburg?

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Looking for a place you can grab a much-needed boost of caffeine, from a place that has a walk-up window or a drive-thru? We’ve scoured the Upstate for the places that you can do just that! And, possibly grab a treat for your four-legged coffee companion too! There’s definitely no shortage of locally-owned shops in the Upstate.


Behind the Scenes at the Greenville Humane Society

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While you may already know that the Greenville Humane Society is a wonderful place to find a new furry friend, there is so much more here.

We got to visit them and talk about about fostering, affordable pet care, volunteer opportunities and more. If you’re looking to adopt a furry friend or maybe just want to help out someplace where you can make a difference, the Greenville Humane Society is a wonderful place to look.

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!🐾🐶


Greenville Humane Society

305 Airport Rd, Greenville

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.


Greenville County Animal Care

328 Furman Hall Rd, Greenville

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.


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!


The Barker Rescue Project

The Barker Rescue Project! 💕


Spartanburg Humane Society

Address: 150 Dexter Rd, Spartanburg
Phone: 864.583.4805

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


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.


Carolina Poodle Rescue

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


Concerned Citizens for Animals

Address: 3625 Fork Shoals Rd, Simpsonville Phone: 864.243.4222

Concerned Citizens for Animals is the best!


Day Before the Rainbow Rescue and Adoption

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


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.


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!


What is your favorite part about adopting a rescue animal?

Would You Like To Be The Mother (or Father) Of Dragons?

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While it’s not the same as having a real dragon to call your own, a Bearded Dragon can provide you with companionship and entertainment. They require a little bit more care than some pets, so we sat down with local “Mother of Dragons,” Jessie.

You can learn more about Bearded Dragons, and other fun pet options with the “Ask Me Anything | Pet Ownership ” series on Wagging Around. Inspired by a cute little local pig named Evie, that I just had to get to know! We figured our readers had pet options they were curious about too, and we were right! You can read all about Evie on last week’s installment in the series.


Ever Wondered What It Would Be Like To Have A Pig As A Pet?

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Have you ever seen a person and their pet and thought, “I WANT ONE!!”? I felt that the minute I saw the Instagram post from Gather GVL of a little piggie name Evie. She was so cute! But what is involved with owning a pig? I had so many questions! And thus was born the “Ask Me Anything | Pet Ownership ” series on Wagging Around.

All those burning questions you have running through your head when you see an animal that you would like to consider adding to your family but just don’t know enough about it. Evie’s Mom Abby was kind enough to tell us what it’s like to care for a pig.

Did you miss last weekend’s pet ownership piece on chickens? Local mom Maggie shared her knowledge about owning backyard chickens with us last week. Check it out HERE.