Adopt a Dog

New Adoption Procedure and Hours

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

Charleston Animal Society is open for adoptions. However, we have adjusted our hours and operations in a way to help our team and community to remain safe and healthy by minimizing people-to-people contact risking exposure to Covid-19. We will be limiting the number of people allowed in the shelter at any given time, to help with social distancing. We appreciate your patience when you arrive to look at our animals and adopt.

For the safety of you and our staff, everyone entering the shelter will be required to wear a face mask. Also, as an additional precaution, only children over the age of 13 are allowed into the shelter.

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).

We Have an Amazing Dog for You!

Can you make room for one more?

We have some amazing dogs available for adoption. All pets come spayed/neutered, microchipped and vaccinated, so rescue a dog 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.

Will You Sponsor an Adoption?

Whether you are a dog person or a cat person, this your opportunity to sponsor an adoption! Throughout the year, we offer “fee-waived” adoptions to encourage people to adopt. They are hugely successful and most of the adopters are people who already have one pet and want a second. Your adoption sponsorship will cover the adoption fees for one animal, dramatically increasing their chance for a new, happy life. And remember, when the dogs and cats lay down at night with their new families, they will have you to thank for their warm, cozy home.

Quick Adoption Info

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

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, Dolittles and Pounce Cat Cafe. Cats may also be available for adoption at some sponsored events at different Business Ambassador locations.
  • 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).