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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 Sheila

Meet Sheila, a feline soul who personifies grace and independence. With her beautiful, soft, and silky grey fur, Sheila is an elegant presence you’ll want to pet. She’s a seasoned cat who has mastered the art of solitude but cherishes the occasional affectionate petting. Sheila is a gentle spirit, preferring a calm environment where she can revel in her own company. She doesn’t demand constant attention but will always be a comforting presence in your home. Her independent nature doesn’t mean she’s aloof; she respects your space as much as she values her own. Adopting Sheila means gaining a companion who understands the balance of love and personal space.

Sheila loves to cuddle up in a warm, sunny spot for long, leisurely cat naps or perch in a windowsill, watching the neighborhood with intense curiosity. Her gentle demeanor is sure to bring a serene and loving atmosphere to your home. Visit the shelter to meet this adorable kitty and welcome a peaceful, independent spirit into your life.

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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