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Adoption Center and Spay/Neuter Clinic in Charleston, SC

Our mission is to end the euthanasia of all adoptable cats and dogs by operating a no-kill shelter, promoting forever adoptions and humane education, and providing low-cost spay/neuter surgeries.


Pet Helpers


Help Pet Helpers continue our lifesaving mission of saving all adoptable animals.

Or join our very important group of volunteers and become a foster parent today.


Pet Helpers Spay/Neuter Clinic’s mission is to provide high-quality, spay/neuter services at an affordable cost to any family. Through low-cost services, pet owners are better able to receive spay/neuter surgeries and preventive care for their pets, helping to keep them out of the shelter system.


Pet Helpers is supported primarily from private donations;
from individuals, businesses, and foundations.

Learn the many ways to contribute to our mission. Every little bit helps.

Featured Dog

Meet Freya

Meet Freya! This 2 year old energetic dog is waiting to be your one and only! Freya is an energetic, smart and playful pup that is looking for a special forever home where she can be your one and only pet. She loves to play with her toys and zoom around the yard. Freya would be great for a home with an active lifestyle where she can play, learn new skills and then cuddle up with her special someone for some snuggle time.

Earning the way to Freya’s heart starts with a good game of chase with her favorite toys. Followed by a bunch of treats and a quick nap, preferably curled up along your side so she can get all the pets!

Freya loves people and will jump and wiggle her way into your heart, but she would prefer to be the only four-legged friend that earns your attention and love. If you think Freya would be a great match for you, visit the shelter today to meet this amazing pup.

Featured Cat

Meet Shelley

Say hello to Shelley, an adorable 6 year old looking for her chance at a forever home. This sweetie pie is the purrfect partner in crime for all your cuddle sessions. Shelley’s chill personality is a breath of fresh air, as she spends her days relaxing and observing her surroundings, content with her own company but always appreciative of a gentle pet or chin scratch.

Shelley and her sibling, Dickens, were surrendered to the shelter due to their owner’s health concerns. After hanging out together in the big cat room, Shelley found the excitement a bit too overwhelming and moved into her own cozy space where she can be the star of the show. The only thing missing is her sibling, who just found their forever home. But, guess what? That means Shelley can now focus on the hunt for her own happily ever after!

This wise kitty has years of experience, and her serene and independent nature make her a match for anyone seeking a loving and peaceful companion. So, if you’re ready to be spoiled with Shelley’s loyalty and affection, it’s time to apply for adoption!

Why You Should Choose Pet Helpers

When you adopt from Pet Helpers, you’re saving two lives-the life of your pet, and the life of the one who takes their place.

Pet Helpers regularly works with partner facilities to save cats and dogs who are at-risk of euthanasia. Adopting from Pet Helpers frees up space so that we can continue to save new animals, and find them their forever homes.

For 45 years, our commitment to saving pets has never wavered.

Pet Helpers has saved more than 56,000 lives from euthanasia through adoption and fostering. We continue to answer the call for help, and be a voice for the animals of the Lowcountry.

Our commitment is not only to our animals, but to our community.

Pet Helpers is committed to serving our community and pet owners, as well as our animals. Through our Pet Food Bank, Unchain Charleston, and affordable Spay/Neuter clinic, Pet Helpers has the resources to assist pet owners and help keep pets where they belong-at home.

Thank you to our

Corporate Sponsors


Sheltering an animal costs us $56 per day per animal.
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