The City Magazine Since 1975


August 2014

Winston, a two-year-old male shelter blend, lives to play, knows commands, and loves to travel. ADOPTED! from Charleston Animal Society

Whether you’re looking for a particular breed or a Heinz 57 mutt that’s ready to lick and love to the point of exhaustion, chances are that you’ll find the perfect “fur-ever” friend at a local shelter or dog rescue organization. Charleston’s animal shelters, both public and private, are often filled to capacity. To support the overall goal of becoming a “no kill” community, consider adopting a dog from one of these dedicated centers.


Charleston Animal Society: 2455 Remount Rd., North Charleston; (843) 747-4849;

Dorchester Paws: 136 Four Paws Ln., Summerville; (843) 871-3820;

Hallie Hill Animal Sanctuary: 5604 New Rd., Hollywood; (843) 889-3713;

Pet Helpers: 1447 Folly Rd., James Island; (843) 795-1110;



These small-scale rescue organizations are often run by one dedicated person with a passion for a particular breed, supported by a network of foster families who give transient pups a home until they find a forever home. Rescues are a terrific way to adopt a dog that desperately need a human companion to call their own.

All Breeds: Palmetto Paws Animal Rescue

Basset Hounds: Carolina Basset Hound Rescue

Border Collies: Phoenix Rising Border Collie Rescue

Boxers: Carolina Boxer Rescue

Bull Terriers: Recycla-Bull Terrier Rescue

Cattle Dogs: Carolina Australian Cattle Dog Rescue & Rebound

Golden Retrievers: Grateful Goldens

Great Danes: Charleston Area Great Dane Rescue

Greyhounds: Greyhound Pets of America – Charleston

Hounds: Carolina Coonhound Rescue

Labs: Lowcountry Lab Rescue

Poodles: Carolina Poodle Rescue

Weimaraners: Weimaraner Rescue of SC

Abused Dogs: Noah’s Ark Rescue


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