Adopt a Pet in the Southeast

THE LISTINGS

Welcome to the Animal Shelter Directory – South-East. Here you will find a list of organizations where you can adopt a pet in the area.  This includes the states of  Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, and Alabama. If you’re looking for a particular breed, click on the button to go to Breed Specific Rescues.  And, if you click on Other Non-Profit Services for companion animals and their owners, you’ll find everything from assistance with spay and neuter services to charities providing blankets for shelter pets. I hope you find your perfect pet in these pages!

While you’re here, check out the blog.  Lots of good information there including how to foster kittens, and learning how to spot a puppy mill.  There are general posts, too, covering training, dog breeds and much more. Subscribe to my email list to received a free printable to take with you to the shelter.  This will help you ask the right questions to find the perfect pet for you.

ADD TO THE PAGE

If you know of any domestic animal rescues not listed in this directory where you can adopt a pet in the South-East, please click on the Add A Shelter link.  I’m always happy to add another organization to the list.

ADOPTION FEES LEGEND

A = Under $150.00

B = $151.00 to $299.00

C = $300.00 to $499.00

D = $500.00 and up

SOUTH CAROLINA

BEAUFORT COUNTY

  • Name: Rogue Rescue and Sanctuary
  • Address: Bluffton, SC
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Foster Based
  • Type of Animals Served: Dogs
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – B
  • Email Address:  [email protected]
  • Website: http://www.roguerescue.org/
  • Telephone: 843-816-0097

CHARLESTON COUNTY

DORCHESTER COUNTY

  • Name: Dorchester Paws
  • Address: 136 Four Paws Lane, Summerville, SC 29483
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Physical Shelter
  • Type of Animals Served: Dogs and Cats
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – A to C; Cats – A
  • Email Address:  [email protected]
  • Website: https://dorchesterpaws.org
  • Telephone: 843-871-3820

GREENVILLE COUNTY


  • Name: Lucky Pup Rescue
  • Address: Greenville, SC
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Foster Based
  • Type of Animals Served: Dogs
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – B
  • Email Address:  [email protected]
  • Website: http://luckypuprescuesc.com

JASPER COUNTY
  • Name: Jasper Animal Rescue Mission
  • Address: 1352 Carters Mill Rd, PO Box 1179, Ridgeland, South Carolina
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Physical Shelter
  • Type of Animals Served: Dogs and Cats
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – A;  Cats – A
  • Email Address:  [email protected]
  • Website: http://jarmission.org
  • Telephone: 843-726-7799

KERSHAW COUNTY

  • Name: Danny & Ron’s Rescue
  • Address: Camden, SC and Wellington, FL
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Foster based
  • Type of Animals Served: Dogs
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – Free will donation
  • Email Address:  [email protected]
  • Website: https://www.dannyronsrescue.org/aboutus
  • Telephone: 803-900-9800

RICHLAND COUNTY

  • Name: SQ Rescue
  • Address: Columbia, SC
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Foster Based
  • Type of Animals Served: Dogs 
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – B
  • Email Address:  [email protected]
  • Website: https://sqrescueinc.org/
  • Telephone: 803-223-9729

  • Name: Homeward Bound Pet Rescue
  • Address: Columbia, SC
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Foster Based
  • Type of Animals Served: Dogs 
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – B
  • Email Address:  [email protected]
  • Website: http://www.homewardboundrescuesc.com/
  • Telephone: 803-454-9094

TENNESSEE

DAVIDSON COUNTY

  • Name: Big Fluffy Dog Rescue
  • Address:  Nashville, TN
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based: Foster Based
  • Types of Animals Served:  Dogs, mostly of large breeds, but they do make exceptions
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – D
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Website: https://bigfluffydogs.com

  • Name: Agape Animal Rescue and Training Center
  • Address:  Nashville, TN
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based: Foster Based
  • Types of Animals Served:  Dogs
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – B
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Website: https://agaperescue.org
  • Telephone: (615) 406-7799

JEFFERSON COUNTY

  • Name: Companion Animal Rescue and Education (CARE)
  • Address:  310 Landfill Road, Jefferson City, TN 37760
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based: Physical Shelter
  • Types of Animals Served:  Cats and Dogs
  • Performs Euthanasia: Yes, for severe illness and major behavioral problems
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – A; Cats – A
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 865-471-5696
  • Website: https://www.carejeffcounty.com

KNOX COUNTY

  • Name: Young-Williams Animal Center
  • Address:  3201 Division Street, Knoxville, TN 37919 and 6400 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based: Physical Shelter
  • Types of Animals Served:  Cats, Dogs and Small Mammals
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – A to B; Cats – A
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: (865) 215-6599
  • Website: https://www.young-williams.org

NORTH CAROLINA

BRUNSWICK COUNTY

  • Name: Adopt-An-Angel
  • Address: Winnabow, NC
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Foster Based
  • Type of Animals Served:  Dogs and Cats
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Cats – A;   Dogs – A
  • Email Address:  [email protected]
  • Website: https://adoptanangel.net/home.html
  • Telephone:  910-392-0557

BUNCOMBE COUNTY

  • Name: Brother Wolf Animal Rescue
  • Address: 31 Glendale Avenue, Asheville, NC, 28803
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Physical Shelter and Foster Based
  • Type of Animals Served:  Dogs, Cats, Small Animals, Pigs
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Cats – A; Dogs – A to C
  • Email Address:  [email protected]
  • Website: https://www.bwar.org
  • Telephone: 828-505-3440

CUMBERLAND COUNTY

  • Name: For Our Underdogs Refuge
  • Address: Cumberland and Moore Counties
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Foster Based
  • Type of Animals Served:  Dogs
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs -B to C
  • Email Address: [email protected]
  • Website: https://www.fouron.org

HAYWOOD COUNTY

  • Name: Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation
  • Address: 256 Industrial Park Dr, Suite B
    Waynesville, NC 28786
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based: Physical Shelter and Foster Based
  • Type of Animals Served:  Dogs and Cats
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – A and B; Cats – A
  • Email Address: [email protected]
  • Telephone: (828) 246-9050
  • Website: https://www.sargeanimals.org

HENDERSON COUNTY

  • Name: Charlie’s Angels Animal Rescue
  • Address: 5526 Hendersonville Rd. , Fletcher, NC 28732
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Physical Shelter and Foster Based
  • Type of Animals Served:  Dogs, Cats
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Cats – A; Dogs – A to B
  • Email Address: [email protected]
  • Website: https://www.charliesangelsanimalrescue.com
  • Telephone: 828-885-3647

MECKLENBURG COUNTY

  • Name: Halfway There Rescue
  • Address: Charlotte, NC
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Foster Based
  • Type of Animals Served:  Dogs and Cats
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees:
  •   Cats – A
  •   Dogs – B
  • Email Address:  [email protected]
  • Website: https://www.halfwaythererescue.com

MOORE COUNTY

  • Name: Abandoned Love Animal Rescue
  • Address: Vass, NC
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Foster Based
  • Type of Animals Served:  Dogs
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – B
  • Email Address:  [email protected]
  • Website: https://abandonedlove.weebly.com

WAKE COUNTY

  • Name: SAFE Haven for Cats
  • Address: 8431-137 Garvey Drive, Raleigh, NC 27616
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Physical Shelter
  • Type of Animals Served:  Cats
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Cats – A
  • Email Address:  [email protected]
  • Website: https://www.safehavenforcats.org/
  • Telephone:  919-341-4128

  • Name: Connie’s Kittens
  • Address: Raleigh, NC 
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Foster Based
  • Type of Animals Served:  Cats
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Cats – A
  • Email Address:  [email protected]
  • Website: http://www.connieskittens.org

  • Name: Second Chance Pet Adoptions
  • Address: Raleigh, NC 
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Foster Based – Dogs; Shelter – Cats
  • Type of Animals Served:  Dogs and Cats
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Cats – A
  •   Dogs – B
  • Email Address:  [email protected]
  • Website: https://www.secondchancenc.org

  • Name: 2 Paws Up
  • Address: Raleigh, NC 
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Foster Based
  • Type of Animals Served:  Dogs and Cats
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Cats – A; Dogs – A
  • Email Address:  [email protected]
  • Website: http://2pawsup.org/2pawsup_wp

WILKES COUNTY

  • Name: Wilkes Rescue Group
  • Address: Wilkes County, NC
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Foster Based
  • Type of Animals Served:  Dogs
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – A
  • Email Address:  [email protected]
  • Website: https://wilkesrescuegroup.org

KENTUCKY

LEXINGTON

  • Name: Kentucky S.A.V.E.
  • Address: Lexington, KY
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Foster Based
  • Type of Animals Served:  Dogs and Cats
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Cats – A; Dogs – B
  • Email Address: [email protected]
  • Website: http://www.kentuckysave.org/home.html
  • Telephone:  859-621-0092

NELSON COUNTY

  • Name: Barktown Rescue
  • Address: 295 Petersburg Road, Boston, KY 40107
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based: Physical shelter and Foster Based
  • Type of Animals Served:  Dogs and Cats
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Cats – A; Dogs – A
  • Email Address: [email protected]
  • Website: https://www.barktownrescue.org
  • Telephone:  502-833-2275

STATEWIDE

 

GEORGIA

BRYAN COUNTY

  • Name: Georgia Animal Rescue and Defence, Inc.
  • Address: 100 Dichroic Dragon Dr., Pembroke, Georgia
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Both
  • Type of Animals Served: Dogs
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – A to C
  • Email Address:  [email protected]
  • Website: http://www.gardonline.org
COBB COUNTY
  • Name: Mostly Mutts
  • Address: 3238 Cherokee Street, Kennesaw, GA 30144
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Both
  • Type of Animals Served: Dogs and Cats
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Cats – A; Dogs – B
  • Email Address:  [email protected]
  • Website: https://www.mostlymutts.org/
  • Telephone:  770-272-MUTT (6888)

ALABAMA

SHELBY COUNTY

  • Name: Shelby Humane Society
  • Address: 381 McDow Rd.
    Columbiana, AL 35051
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Both
  • Type of Animals Served: Dogs and Cats
  • Performs Euthanasia: Yes, but headed toward No
  • Adoption Fees: Cats – A; Dogs – A
  • Email Address:  [email protected]
  • Website: https://shelbyhumane.org/
  • Telephone: 205-669-3916

MISSISSIPPI

FORREST COUNTY

  • Name: Southern Pines Animal Shelter
  • Address: 1901 N. 31st Avenue, Hattiesburg, MS 39401
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Physical Shelter
  • Type of Animals Served: Dogs and Cats
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – A; Cats – A
  • Website: http://www.southernpinesanimalshelter.org
  • Telephone:  601-544-6632

HARRISON COUNTY

  • Name: Tired Dog Rescue
  • Address: Gulfport, MS
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Foster Based
  • Type of Animals Served: Dogs
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – A to B
  • Website: https://www.tireddogrescue.org
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 228-254-6305

HINDS COUNTY

  • Name: Mississippi Animal Rescue League
  • Address: 5221 Greenway Drive Ext., Jackson, MS 39204
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Physical Shelter
  • Type of Animals Served: Dogs and Cats
  • Performs Euthanasia: Yes
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – A; Cats – A
  • Website: http://www.msarl.org

  • Name: Rescue Revolution of Mississippi
  • Address: Jackson, MS 
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Foster Based
  • Type of Animals Served: Dogs
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – A
  • Website: https://www.rrofms.org
  • Email:  [email protected]

FLORIDA

LAKE COUNTY

  • Name: South Lake Animal League
  • Address: 4648 Baptist Island Road, Groveland, FL 34736
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Physical Shelter 
  • Type of Animals Served: Dogs and Cats 
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – A to C; Cats – A to B
  • Email Address: [email protected]
  • Website: https://theanimalleague.org
  • Telephone:  352-429-6334

LEON COUNTY

  • Name: Tallahassee Big Dog Rescue
  • Address: Tallahassee, FL
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Foster Based
  • Type of Animals Served: Dogs  
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – A to B
  • Email Address: [email protected]
  • Website: http://www.bigdogrescue.com
  • Telephone: 850-562-3200

ORANGE COUNTY

  • Name: A Cause 4 Paws
  • Address: Orlando FL
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Foster Based
  • Type of Animals Served: Dogs 
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – B to C
  • Email Address:  [email protected]
  • Website: http://acause4pawsrescue.org/
  • Telephone:  407-810-3547

PALM BEACH COUNTY

  • Name: Big Dog Ranch Rescue
  • Address: 14444 Okeechobee Blvd.
    Loxahatchee, FL 33470
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Both
  • Type of Animals Served: Dogs 
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – A to C
  • Email Address:  [email protected]
  • Website: https://www.bdrr.org/
  • Telephone:  561-791-6465

  • Name: Tri-County Animal Rescue
  • Address: 21287 Boca Rio Road, Boca Raton, FL 33433
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Physical Shelter
  • Type of Animals Served: Dogs and Cats
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs -A to C; Cats – A
  • Email Address:  [email protected]
  • Website: https://tricountyanimalrescue.com
  • Telephone:  561-482-8110

BREED SPECIFIC RESCUES

  • Name: All American Dachshund Rescue
  • Address: Lewisburg, TN
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Foster Based
  • Type of Animals Served: Dogs – dachshund and dachshund mixes
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – B to C
  • Email Address:  [email protected]
  • Website: https://www.allamericandachshundrescue.org

  • Name: East Tennessee Border Collie Rescue
  • Address: Oliver Springs, TN
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Foster Based
  • Type of Animals Served: Dogs – Border Collies and Border Collie mixes
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – B to C
  • Email Address:  [email protected]
  • Website: http://www.etbcr.com/home.html

  • Name: Boston Terrier Rescue Team of the Carolinas
  • Address: Charlotte, NC
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Foster Based
  • Type of Animals Served: Dogs – Boston Terriers and Boston mixes
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – B to C
  • Email Address:  [email protected]
  • Website: https://www.bostonrescueteam.com

  • Name: Tired Dog Rescue
  • Address: Gulfport, MS
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Foster Based
  • Type of Animals Served: Dogs – Cocker Spaniels and Miniature Schnauzers
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – A to B
  • Email Address:  [email protected]
  • Website: https://www.tireddogrescue.org


OTHER NON-PROFIT COMPANION ANIMAL SERVICES

  • Name: Wrapped in Love
  • Address: Run through the web only
  • Purpose/Services: Connecting crafters with dog and cat rescues with a primary focus on making blankets, belly bands, and diapers.  These items are often sent home with newly adopted pets to ease their transition into a forever home.
  • Website: http://www.wil4u.com
  • Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/artisanswithamission/
  • Statistics:  
  •   Total Number of Blankets pledged as of June 18, 2020: 25,656