Adopt a Dog

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New Adoption Policy and Hours

New Adoption Hours: 11:00am -3:30pm
Adoptions: By Appointment Only

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.


At this time, we will be taking appointments for people that want to adopt an animal via Facebook (even if you are not on Facebook, you can still see our facebook page and book there). Please click on the “Book” button near the top of the Facebook page to make an appointment.

When booking the appointment please include your phone number so we can contact you. We are unable to hold animals. If you have any questions or need assistance booking an appointment please contact our Director of Adoptions, Courtney Gumienny, cgumienny@charlestonanimalsociety.org.

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!

This Week’s Special

We are offering FREE adoptions on all dogs and cats at the shelter.

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.

Provide a Kuranda Bed for One of Our Dogs!

Give our dogs and cats a lift with the orthopedic support and off-the-floor comfort of our patented chew-proof Kuranda beds. These beds offer a wonderful source of comfort and security for our animals as they wait at the shelter for their permanent new homes.

We have a Charleston Animal Society Kuranda page already set-up and ready to go. Just click here and when you make a donation purchase, the bed is sent automatically to Charleston Animal Society. Your gift is also tax-deductible!

There is also a specially-designed bed for larger dogs that is more expensive, but would be very helpful in our shelter. Click Here for details on the Silver Aluminum Suite Bed.

Quick Adoption Info

Adoption Center
Weekdays: Noon – 5pm
Weekends: 10am – 5pm

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).