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Pickens County Humane Society in Liberty, South Carolina opened as a non-profit in 1972. Today, they provide temporary homes to 700-1,000 animals each year while offering the following services:
They're entirely reliant on community donations to continue their vital work.
Considering adoption from Pickens County Humane Society? Read below for more info on their adoption process and fees.
With so many shelter animals needing a loving home, please consider adopting from Pickens County Humane Society instead of buying a pet from a breeder or pet market.
Here's how the process works:
Adoption fees at Pickens County Humane Society are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, deworming, vaccinations, FeLV testing for cats, heartworm testing for dogs, and supplies when they're available (collars, harnesses, leashes, toys, cat carriers, and small bags of food).
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, below you'll find 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.
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.