Pet Surrender


If you have found an animal in distress, or are unable to keep a pet, we can assist you in a number of ways. We may not be able to take custody of a pet immediately due to a full house or other limitations; however, we may be able to find a foster family who could house an animal in emergency situations.

Before you bring us a pet, please contact our Adoption Center at or 803-739-9333 to see if we have room and/or can work out a temporary home until a permanent one can be found. Limited space, limited funding, and a lack of equipment effects our intake decisions.

A donation to PETSinc is required to surrender a pet.

If possible, bathe the pet before you come. If you will need help, please let us know in advance. PETSinc is almost always understaffed, and it is sometimes difficult to find a volunteer available to groom an incoming pet.

We will have had a chance to get to know the dog or cat and will be better able to describe him to potential adopters who visit or call during the week. Often we arrange for interviews by appointment when we have someone who would be interested in seeing a specific pet. Additionally, we know what our adopting families are looking for and have waiting lists for specific breeds.

Veterinary records are very important. If the animal has not been to a veterinarian, please call before you come so we can make the necessary arrangements for vaccines, etc. Also, write a paragraph or two about the pet; likes, dislikes, and temperament. Write as much as you are able (good & bad) so we can be confident that we are representing him properly when we interview prospective adopters. The more information we have about the pet, the easier it will be to have him placed.

We accept pet surrenders on Monday and Thursday by appointment only. The process takes about 30-45 minutes, depending on the number of animals you plan to enroll.

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