Pet Helpers - Services

For Pet Owners

Lost and Found

We understand that losing a pet is a stressful time and we want to help. Please email our us at with the following information:

  • a photo and description of your pet
  • the date and location your pet was lost

We recommend utilizing the Lost and Found Pets, Charleston SC Facebook Page as an additional resource to located your pet(s).

Rehome your pet

Pet Helpers understands that pet owners may encounter situations in which they are unable to give their animal(s) the life they deserve. Rehoming a pet is a mature and responsible solution to this emotional decision.

Let’s face it, you know your pet better than anyone else, making you the best candidate to help them find the best possible home.  Ask your family, friends, coworkers and respected individuals in the pet industry to adopt your pet.  Utilize your veterinarian or groomer who may have clients that are looking for a pet just like yours.

You may want to consider a  professional rehoming service such as Rehome and Get Your Pet. Both specialize in providing you the tools and resources  needed in a simple, step by step process, connecting you with people who want to adopt.  

Surrendering a Pet

Surrendering your pet(s) can be a difficult and heartbreaking experience.  We at Pet Helpers, want to facilitate a responsible transition from your home to the shelter, to ensure your pet’s success at finding a new home.

Pet Helpers keeps all pets until they are adopted, therefore space is limited, and unfortunately we cannot accept all of the applications we receive. Our shelter strives to provide resources to help keep animals in their loving homes, and we encourage owners to explore alternative options before surrendering a pet.

Each animal will require a scheduled assessment by our intake team Animals must pass a temperament test prior to an intake appointment being set. Pet Helpers strives to provide the highest level of care to all of our animals, and will work to make the transition from home to shelter life as smooth as possible. In addition to providing comprehensive medical care, our animals enjoy enrichment, play groups, and one-on-one time with shelter staff to ensure all of their needs are met until the most appropriate adoptive home is found.

Please complete the Owner Surrender Inquiry Request below or email  Our intake team will receive your inquiry and contact you once your request has been reviewed. Please allow a few days for your request to process.

If you find a stray animal, please contact the shelter by calling (843)795-1110.

Pet Owner Surrender Inquiry
Please submit the following information to initiate a request for an owner surrender of a pet.
(area code) phone number

Unless you are working with a reputable adoption group, it is not recommended that you give your pets away for free. Please make sure your pets are adopted by a trusted family. Many pets are adopted under false pretenses which can lead to life-threatening situations for the animals. 

Won't you help?

Sheltering an animal costs us $56 per day per animal. Will you donate to help save an animal's life?
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