Adopt from us All Across Town!

Several area locations offer our pets for adoption.

If you can’t make it to the shelter, just stop by one of the amazing places below to fall in love with one of our fantastic animals. All pets come spayed/neutered, microchipped and vaccinated, so rescue a pet today and bring happiness to your life!

PLEASE NOTE: Dog adoption specials only apply to adoptions at the shelter and do not extend to off-site adoption locations.

Looking for a new family member? Our animals for adoption are all listed in real-time on our website! If you don’t see an animal you are interested in, please bookmark the adopt a dog/cat page and check it often. (It changes daily and by the hour as pets are cleared for adoption). Animals that are listed at this moment in time are what we have available for adoption. Once an animal is adopted they are automatically taken off of the website (with the exception of animals located at offsite locations).

Pounce Cat Cafe + Wine Bar

Pounce Cat Cafe + Wine Bar is a place where you can come to enjoy freshly brewed coffee or tea, sip on wine or craft beer, snack on delicious pastries, and cuddle with adorable (and adoptable!) cats. Visits to the cafe are $15 per person and include 1 hour in the cat lounge as well as 1 beverage of your choice to enjoy while you hang out with the kitties. Beverages included with the reservation fee: 1 glass of house wine, 1 craft beer, or bottomless non-alcoholic beverages such as coffee, tea, lemonade, and soda. Fresh, local pastries are also available for purchase at the cafe if you would like a snack. Additional time can be purchased at the cafe if the cat lounge is not fully booked for the next hour. The minimum age to visit is 12.

Due to COVID-19, all visitors must wear faces masks.

Learn More About Pounce


Ready to welcome the love of a pet into your home? Petco is committed to matching wonderful, adoptable pets with loving families.
At three area Petco locations, you can meet adoptable pets from Charleston Animal Society. Petco and their community animal welfare partners, help find homes for thousands of dogs, cats, and rabbits and other pets every week.

West Ashley
975 Savannah Hwy Suite 137
Charleston, SC 29407

Mt. Pleasant
1501 Hwy 17 North #a-1
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

North Charleston
7400 Rivers Ave., Suite Z
North Charleston, SC 29406


Working with community leaders like Charleston Animal Society, PetSmart Stores around the country have helped save 9 million pets through adoption. Join us to keep the momentum going during PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend events at your local PetSmart store.
You can find Charleston Animal Society pets at any of these four area PetSmart stores:
North Charleston PetSmart
7620 Rivers Ave 120B
North Charleston
Mt. Pleasant PetSmart
676 Long Point Road
Mt. Pleasant
West Ashley PetSmart (Citadel Mall)
2076 Sam Rittenberg Blvd
James Island PetSmart
850 Folly Road
James Island

Community Events

Check our events calendar for the latest information.

Almost every weekend, Charleston Animal Society is teaming up with an area business to promote lifesaving adoptions at a variety of fun events. If your business would like to sponsor an adoption event, please email Erin Nosker at [email protected]. To stay updated on upcoming adoption events, be sure to visit our Events Calendar.

Paws Around Town Foster Field Trips!

Not ready to adopt a dog, but still want to hang out with one? Paws Around Town at Charleston Animal Society is the perfect program for you! Paws Around Town allows us to give a shelter dog a day off. The stress of a shelter can be very overwhelming for dogs and a day out on the town is the perfect getaway they need. We ask that you share your adventure on social media through photos, videos and stories using the hashtag #pawsaroundtown. These posts will help get these pets adopted by people who see the animals! Fill out our foster application to get started. Get started today by filling out our foster adoption form.

Quick Adoption Info

Adoption Center
12:00pm – 5:00pm (Weekdays)
10:00am – 5:00pm (Weekends)

Adopt a Pet

Adoption Pricing

  • Large Breeds $95
    Dogs are available for adoption at our shelter seven days a week! We are located at 2455 Remount Road, North Charleston 29406.  Give a big dog a chance! They’re often gentle giants.
  • Small breeds: $125 - $250
    You will find our dogs available for adoption at area Petcos, PetSmarts, and Dolittles.
  • Pure Breeds: $125 - $250
    Pure breeds will often be adopted quickly at the shelter. We cannot hold a dog for adoption.
  • Puppies: $125 - $250
    Puppies are often adopted quickly. We cannot hold an animal for adoption.
  • What Adoption Fees Include
    Adoption fees include all shots, a spay or neuter, microchip & registration, a complimentary veterinary exam (at a list of participating veterinarians), deworming, a bag of Science Diet food, heartworm testing (for dogs 6 months or older), heartworm and flea prevention. *If dog is heartworm positive we will perform the treatment at no cost to the adopter. Dogs must leave on a leash and collar. You can bring these items with you or purchase them from our facility (all proceeds go back to Charleston Animal Society).

We’re easy to find! 15 minutes from downtown Charleston, take the Remount Rd. exit off I-26.