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Greenville Humane Society is an independent non-profit organization working to provide each animal in their custody with as much love as a responsible pet owner would. Since 1930, this organization has built its reputation as the largest no-kill shelter in the southeast, while becoming a bastion of spay and neuter programs in South Carolina.
In 2019 alone, Greenville Humane Society placed 6,256 pets into their new forever homes and performed 14,427 spay/neuter surgeries.
Unlike other adoption centers, Greenville Humane Society only allows 2 people per adoption visit. But if you have another dog at home, bring him or her with you! It's critically important to evaluate their chemistry prior to finalizing the adoption process. You don’t want any bad blood between the two!
In fact, meet and greet visits are a mandatory requirement of Greenville Humane Society and can last up to 30 minutes to determine whether or not the spark is there.
While you both bond, your adoption counselor will evaluate your adoption application. Upon approval, you’ll be able to leave the shelter with your new family member and start a new wiggly life together.
Not ready to make a final decision that day? Greenville Humane Society doesn't place animals on hold because sometimes it causes the animal to miss a real shot at getting adopted, so follow your heart and make an informed yet prompt decision while at the shelter.
Adoption fees at Greenville Humane Society are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spaying/neutering, flea and tick preventative treatment, deworming, and age-appropriate vaccinations.
Our writing team is hard at work researching this shelter's adoption process and fees, so this page will be updated soon!
In the meantime, here's some nice-to-know info that applies to nearly every animal shelter, humane society, and rescue.
Because shelter dogs are full of love!
Is it because they know you saved them and love you harder for it?
I can't say for certain, but yes.
Jokes aside, there are three things all shelter dogs need to thrive in their new home:
Older shelter dogs, generally 1+ years old, may have experienced a lot of trauma, which often results in one of 8 common behavioral issues:
These issues are correctable! Your dog isn't broken, they're just damaged. You can fix them with enough love, patience, and a good training plan.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, finding good dog trainers can be hard. Like everything else, dog training is moving only. but there are great online dog trainers that are proven to work and can help get your new pup on the right path.
You can learn a lot about an animal welfare organization just by looking at their name.
Adoption processes vary drastically from organization to organization, but here are some general tips that apply in most instances. Note that we'll use the term "shelters" here for simplicity but it includes all types of rescue organizations.
If you have any questions about adopting an animal (what you'll need, what to expect, etc.) feel free to contact the PetLists team!
If you're looking to adopt a new dog, our Dog Adoption Guide is a must-read. It has everything you need to know about bringing a shelter dog home:
And we're adding new guides all the time.