50 shelters, rescues and Petco stores are working together to adopt 1,600 animals, June 18 – 27. 

Pick Me! SC is coming back to a shelter near you June 18 – 27.  Dozens of shelters, rescues and Petco locations around the state are getting involved in this amazing lifesaving event.

The statewide adoption event is sponsored by Petco Love (formerly the Petco Foundation), in partnership with BOBS from Skechers. Pick Me!  SC is organized by No Kill South Carolina 2024 an initiative of  Charleston Animal Society. The goal is to save 1,500 lives through adoptions. Most shelters and adoption centers are offering “no-fee” or “low-fee” adoptions as part of this lifesaving event. No Kill South Carolina 2024 is a program of Charleston Animal Society.

“As we reemerge from this pandemic, we know people are going to be so excited to reconnect with their local shelters,” said the Chief Project Officer of No Kill South Carolina 2024 Abigail Appleton. “Saving every healthy and treatable pet is a goal that is within our reach if we all work together!”

Petco Taking Part

Petco stores will host shelters and rescues to reach even more potential adopters. “Almost every Petco location across South Carolina is participating and we couldn’t be more excited,” said Appleton.

Long-Term Impact of Pick Me! SC      

Many people who adopted at Pick Me! SC last year, shared that they had never visited their local shelter before the Pick Me! SC. Organizers hope people will continue to see the value that shelters bring to their individual communities.

As part of the Pick Me! SC project, 100 dogs and cats will be spayed and neutered at rural shelters around the state to, thanks to Petco Love. If you are adopting, please remember to bring a leash for dogs or a carrier for cats. Some of the locations may have these items for sale but be sure to check in advance. For more information, visit PickMeSC.org.


About Petco Love
At Petco Love, formerly the Petco Foundation, we believe that every animal deserves to live its best life. Since 1999, we’ve invested more than $300 million in lifesaving animal welfare work to make that happen. With our more than 4,000 animal welfare partners, we inspire and empower communities to make a difference by investing in adoption and medical care programs, spay and neuter services, pet cancer research, service and therapy animals, and numerous other lifesaving initiatives. Learn more at PetcoLove.org.

About Skechers U.S.A., Inc.
Based in Manhattan Beach, California, Skechers (NYSE:SKX) designs, develops and markets a diverse range of lifestyle footwear for men, women and children, as well as performance footwear for men and women.

About No Kill South Carolina

No Kill South Carolina is an initiative of the Charleston Animal Society and is made possible thanks to the generosity of Petco Love. Since its inception in 2015, No Kill South Carolina initiative has saved half a million lives, with over 30,000 fewer euthanasias, with the goal to create a No Kill state by 2024. www.NoKillSouthCarolina.org

About Charleston Animal Society

Since 1874, the mission of Charleston Animal Society has always been the prevention of cruelty to animals. More than 15,000 animals will turn to Charleston Animal Society for caring, compassion and hope this year alone. For more information, visit www.CharlestonAnimalSociety.org.