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Shelters

Shelters
August 2014
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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.
 

SHELTERS

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

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

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

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

 

DOG RESCUE ORGANIZATIONS

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
www.facebook.com/palmpaws

Basset Hounds: Carolina Basset Hound Rescue
www.cbhr.com

Border Collies: Phoenix Rising Border Collie Rescue
www.prbcr.org

Boxers: Carolina Boxer Rescue

www.carolinaboxerrescue.org



Bull Terriers: Recycla-Bull Terrier Rescue
www.rcbtr.org

Cattle Dogs: Carolina Australian Cattle Dog Rescue & Rebound
www.carolinasrescue.com

Golden Retrievers: Grateful Goldens
www.ggrlc.org

Great Danes: Charleston Area Great Dane Rescue
greatdanerescue.org

Greyhounds: Greyhound Pets of America – Charleston
www.adoptcharlestongreys.org

Hounds: Carolina Coonhound Rescue
www.carolinacoonhoundrescue.com

Labs: Lowcountry Lab Rescue
www.lowcountrylabrescue.org

Poodles: Carolina Poodle Rescue
www.carolinapoodlerescue.org

Weimaraners: Weimaraner Rescue of SC
www.weimrescuesc.org/

Abused Dogs: Noah’s Ark Rescue
www.noahs-arks.net/