Why Adopt?

Upcoming Local Adoption Events Through The Greenwood Humane Society

April 1, 2017

The Humane Society of Greenwood will be at Petco in Greenwood, SC, Saturday, April 1 from 12p to 4p with adoptable pets from the Greenwood County Animal Shelter. Available dogs and cats will be there for you to visit, play with, and adopt. We’ll look forward to seeing you there!

April 8, 2017

The Humane Society of Greenwood will be at PetSmart in Greenwood, SC, Saturday from 12p to 4p with adoptable pets from the Greenwood County Animal Shelter. Available dogs and cats will be there for you to visit, play with, and adopt. We’ll look forward to seeing you there!

Pets adopted from the Greenwood Humane Society receive a free initial examination at Emerald City Animal Hospital


Frequently Asked Questions About Adopting From the Greenwood Humane Society

How Do I Begin the Process of Adopting a Dog?

The Greenwood County Animal Shelter is the perfect place to find dogs of every type, size, age and personality — all waiting for a loving home. Or, if you prefer a particular breed that isn’t currently available at a shelter, go online to find a breed-specific rescue group in need of adopters like you.

Print and complete the Dog Adopter Questionnaire and Adopter Informational Sheet. Bring them with you to the Adoption Center, located at 235 Wilbanks Circle in Greenwood, SC, and see which dogs could best suit you, your lifestyle, and home life.

If applicable, check with your landlord to ensure you are able to have pets on the property.  Any pet deposits required by your landlord must be paid previous to the adoption or a letter from your landlord on company stationary stating they approve of adopter having a pet must be provided at the time of adoption.

What Can an Adopted Dog Bring to Your Life?

There are as many responses to that question as there are dogs in this world! That’s why we encouraging people to adopt a shelter dog and experience the joy of finding their own answers.

Are you looking for:

  • An exercise buddy?
  • A best friend and confidant for your child?
  • A dog you can train with to learn animal-assisted therapy?
  • A partner in agility competitions?
  • A constant companion for your favorite senior citizen?
  • A fuzzy face to greet you after a hard day at work?

An adopted dog can be all these things — and so much more!

* One or more of our available dogs may be positive for heartworm disease. They are considered “special needs” dogs as they need to avoid high activity. Additional tests can be done by your veterinarian to try to determine how extensive the infestation is. Radiographs can reveal inflammation and damage to the arteries and the heart, and blood tests will show whether the liver and kidneys have been affected. Currently these dogs are receiving Tri-Heart (ivermectin) to prevent the reproduction of new worms. You will want to discuss further treatment and care options with your veterinarian.

Please visit the Greenwood County Animal Shelter and see all the wonderful dogs waiting for homes! (There is the possibility that a pictured dog may be unavailable.) For additional information please call our Adoption Center at (864) 942-8775 or email. We look forward to hearing from you!

How Do I Begin the Process of Adopting a Cat?

Print and complete the Cat Questionnaire and Adopter Informational Sheet. Bring them with you to the Adoption Center, located at 235 Wilbanks Circle in Greenwood, SC, and see which dogs could best suit you, your lifestyle, and home life.

If applicable, check with your landlord to ensure you are able to have pets on the property. Any pet deposits required by your landlord must be paid previous to the adoption or a letter from your landlord on company stationary stating they approve of adopter having a pet must be provided at the time of adoption.

What will it cost to adopt a cat or dog?

Dogs are $85 and includes spay or neuter, 6-in-1 Distemper inoculation,Rabies vaccine, Heartworm test, deworming, and microchip identification.

Adult cats are $15 and kittens six months and under are $50. All cat adoptions include spay or neuter, 4-in-1 Distemper inoculation, Rabies vaccine, Feline Leukemia/FIV Combo Test*, and FeLV Vaccination, deworming, and microchip identification.

For additional information about the wonderful dogs and cats that we have available, please call our Adoption Center (864)942-8775 or email. We look forward to hearing from you!

*Kittens younger than 9 weeks are Leukemia tested only.

Where do I view dogs and cats available for adoption?

See the shelter locations page for more information.

What times may I visit to see dogs and cats that are available?

See the shelter locations page for more information.

Is there a limit to how many animals I may adopt?

Please call the Greenwood Humane Society to discuss your options.

Age Estimation

Ages for stray animals are estimated based on overall health and appearance
of the pet. The age of the pets cannot be guaranteed.

More About Dog and Cat Ownership

Learn more about dog ownership on the pet care page for dogs.

Learn more about cat ownership on the pet care page for cats.