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.
How to Begin the Process of Adopting a Dog
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. Click here to read about the disease and treatment options.
Above are photos of some of the dogs and puppies available for adoption. 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!
Where Are They?
Visit this link to find the Shelter Locations!
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 Ownership
Learn more about dog ownership on the pet care page for dogs.
Below are lost/stray dogs currently impounded at the shelter. If you are interested in adopting one of the dogs showing on this page, please contact the shelter at 864.942.8558. Be sure to give the Animal ID# and mention you saw the dog or cat on the Impound Page of the HSOG website.
Impounded and Stray Dogs
These are animals who have been found and/or impounded at the Greenwood County Animal Shelter and we are hoping their owners contact us. If you see your pet here, or you recognize a pet and know its owner, please call us at (864) 942-8558. If you do not see your missing pet displayed on this page, please contact our office immediately to file a missing pet report.
You should know:
- The breed and age of animals are guessed
- If your pet has been missing for a while, he or she could look different than you remember. He could be thinner, matted or dirty, and look skittish in the photo.
- Proof of ownership is required (example: vet records, photo of pet, or any registration papers, etc.)
- Reclaim fees may apply
Due to space constraints and intake volume, time is crucial. Please contact us immediately.
Shelter: (864) 942-8558
Note: Photos of impounded animals will upload within 24 business hours of intake.
Ages for stray animals are estimated based on overall health and appearance of the pet. The age of the pets cannot be guaranteed.