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Animal Shelters & Rescues in the Upstate

Hugs for Hounds

is an organization devoted to rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of unwanted/uncared for Giant Breed Dogs and All Breed Puppies.


Animal Allies

facilitates a low-cost spay/neuter program for cats and dogs. Our services are available to anyone who wants to spay/neuter their pet; however, our focus is on targeted surgeries for low-income families. Prices range from $30 to $60 at our clinic, located at 1097 Asheville Highway, Spartanburg.


(864) 235-SPAY (7729)

Concerned Citizens for Animals

Founded in 1980, Concerned Citizens for Animals (CCA) is a local non-profit, 501c(3) animal shelter/rescue group. Our concerns include the increasing overpopulation of dogs and cats, the mistreatment and neglect of some pets, and the sad existence of so many stray and abandoned animals in the upstate of South Carolina.


Greenville Humane Society

The Humane Society is a non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to the promotion of animal welfare throughout greenville and surrounding areas. The Society works to make our community a safer place for people to live, to prevent cruelty to animals, and to educate the public in proper animal care, especially the neutering of pets.


Feral Cat Program

Animal Allies provides assistance to people who are interested in helping feral, unowned, and stray cats through a TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) program.


(864) 576-6971

Rescue Wishes

Rescue Wishes is a private animal rescue in Taylors, SC. Taking in dogs, cats, horses, and any other of God’s creatures we care for them until a home can be found. No animal is put down unless for medical reasons and only after all options have failed. We work off of private donations and out of our pockets.


Greyhounds and Love, Inc.

Greyhounds & Love, Inc. is a non-profit, all volunteer organization located in Anderson, SC, with representatives and foster home providers through out South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia. We are dedicated to making the plight of retired racing Greyhounds known to the public via education, rescue, rehabilitation, and adoptions into loving homes.
Greyhounds & Love, Inc. host regular meets-n-greets at PetsMart in Spartanburg, Greer, and Greenville, SC. Come visit the hounds and meet people owned by Greyhounds – this is a greyt chance to learn what wonderful companions these gentle and graceful canine atheletes are. But be prepared: they steal hearts with just one look from those soulful eyes!


Sable Rescue, Inc.

pulls animals under death sentence from animal control and shelters who do not have room for them any longer. We keep the animals until a home can be found for them. We support spay and neuter programs. If anyone needs help, please contact us and we will try to find an organization in your area. We also help with TNR programs for feral cats.


Blue Ridge Rescue

Blue Ridge Rescue and Rehoming is a non-profit private rescue in Greer, SC dedicated to helping American Pit Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, Staffordshire Bull Terriers and Bull Terriers find excellent forever homes. We also expand our breed rescue to include Rottweilers and American Bulldogs.


Foothills Golden Retriever Rescue

FHGRR is a full service rescue dedicated to providing rescue and necessary veterinary care for unwanted, neglected, abused, homeless, and displaced golden retrievers. We strive to place our goldens in forever homes where they will receive a lifetime of love and care.