Our adoption counselors work closely with our animal care staff to make sure that they know every one of our adoptable animals and take the time to understand the needs of the potential adopters as well. For us at Pet Helpers, it is all about “the match”. After all, our goal is to make sure that the adoption is to the “right” family who will provide a FOREVER home.
Our mission is to provide high quality spay/neuter surgeries at an affordable price to all families in the Lowcountry. This is the most effective way to reduce the overpopulation of companion animals. Besides offering these services to the general population, we are also aggressively working to increase accessibility to areas of the Lowcountry with high rates of pet reproduction.
LOW COST VACCINE CLINIC
Our low cost vaccine clinic provides preventive care services such as heartworm testing, flea control, microchipping, and nail trims.
Unchain Charleston is “breaking the chains and improving the lives of dogs in the Lowcountry. Fences give freedom!” Unchain Charleston is a concerted effort to spread awareness about the plight of chained dogs and to build fences for chained dogs in the Lowcountry. By providing an alternative to chaining, Unchain Charleston keeps dogs out of the shelter system and in their loving homes. Please send us an email with Name, Address, Phone Number, Breed and Age of Dog.
The Lowcountry has a large population of feral, semi-feral, and free roaming cats. Both feral cat colonies and community cats can be managed in a nonlethal method of population control through TNR. These cats are humanely trapped, spayed or neutered, and returned to their colony sites where in many cases, volunteer caregivers provide them food, water, and limited shelter. Please contact the shelter for assistance on our TNR program at 843-795-1110.
PET FOOD BANK
The food bank provides a monthly food supply for families in need. We welcome pet owners in need to use this resource to obtain food for your pet by visiting our Adoption Center at 1447 Folly Road. Please bring a photo ID and proof of spay/neuter at the time of your visit. Proof of government assistance is required. Please send an email with Name, Address, Phone Number, and Number of Cats/Dogs.
ReTAIL Resale Store
Animal Helpers ReTail Resale Store accepts donations of gently used furniture, appliances, decorative pieces, household items, and much more. Donations are tax-deductible. All proceeds from the sale of these items go to Pet Helpers to use to save animals in the Lowcountry. Please visit our Facebook page or for more information visit our website at www.animalhelpersretail.com.
Pet Helpers is happy to bring on their very own professional dog trainer, Heather Szasz. Heather has over 9 years of professional dog training experience as well as being a life coach for a world wide company. Both of these professions combined together allow her to be very successful with working with Dog Owners and the behavior issues with their dogs.
For the last 9 years she has worked one-on-one with many clients, taught agility classes for fun and mentored students from the Animal Behavior College. Heather has recently added another dimension to her training – coaching the owner in being a positive influence on their dog. Now that there is proof that dogs can mirror our anxiety and negativity it shows up in dogs, through behavior issues.
In just the short time Heather has been training our dogs, staff and volunteers full-time there has been a tremendous positive change in many of our dogs temperaments. Please send an email with Name, Address, Phone Number, and Breed and Age of Dog.