Programs & Services
Pet Helpers understands that caring for a pet is a big responsibility. We also know that circumstances can often make this a hardship for families. We want to do everything we can to help pet owners keep pets in loving forever families, so we offer a variety of programs and services to make this possible. If you need help caring for your pet(s), we are here for you.
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.
Due to its moderate climate, and therefore extended mating season, Charleston has a high population of feral and free roaming cats. In the past, if the cats were feral, animal control was often the only agency that would come to get them, and the cats would almost certainly be euthanized. Even forever shelters, like Pet Helpers, find feral cats difficult to adopt out. If you are interested in helping with our TNR program, click the button below to request a trap.
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.
Dogs Playing for Life (DPFL) is a program rooted in the notion that a dog’s natural instinct is to PLAY. The desire to play does not have to be taught to or learned by most canines. Playing is a dog’s most natural form of positive interaction and communication with both humans and fellow canines. A dog at play provides the best opportunity to peer inside the canine soul and explore who the dog really is.