Opened as a 501(c)3 nonprofit in 1972 to provide a refuge for stray and unwanted pets while eliminating suffering and overpopulation through education.  Today, 47 years later, thanks to supporters like you, PCHS stays true to

our mission day in and day out.

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A little about Roxie... our official greeter & permanent resident

Roxie came to PCHS in December 13, 2013, with a litter of EIGHT puppies. She was approximately 5 years old, heartworm positive and malnourished. This girl clearly had some bad times during her 5 years. She was extremely timid and had high anxiety, which made shelter living worse. Roxie was a Houdini. She would escape from any kennel and she was very destructive. 
After Roxie was treated for heart worms and deemed healthy, she finally found a home in September 2014. Regardless of our efforts to find her a forever home, this would not be the first nor last non-permanent family she would find. Due to her anxiety and her non-adaptable, destructive ways, she was returned to our facility 3 times. Finally, in August of 2016, the latest time Roxie was adopted, she ran away from the new home the first day and was a dog on the loose for 3 weeks. We received a flyer from a concerned citizen about a stray dog that they had been leaving food for in their garage. The dog on the flyer was our Roxie. PCHS staff drove around for about an hour calling her name and could hear barking in the distance. It was our girl. She was petrified and wouldn’t come to us, but finally, we were able to get her and bring her back "home". Roxie returned to the shelter that day in September 2016 and has been our official greeter and office dog ever since. She is no longer up for public adoption and she has found her FOREVER home with the PCHS staff and facility.

Roxie is also an asset to PCHS as she is used to do dog tests on incoming dogs and she greets the public as they enter the front door (she loves getting so much attention). Roxie is used for educational programs too. Roxie brightens our days here at PCHS. Roxie enjoys playing outdoors and running like a race dog. She LOVES going for car rides, especially when it's through the starbucks drive thru :) 

This is her home, this is her forever home. 
- Roxie

   Neuter or Spay 
It is the Only Way!

A low-cost Neuter and Spay Center, within three years, will make a vast impact on the number of stray and unwanted puppies and kittens within the Upstate.  PCHS projects 2500 animals will be spayed or neutered within the first year,  promoting good health  and  preventing a whopping 10,000 offspring, and exponentially each year after!

Saving lives, one pet at a time

Pickens County Humane Society is a non-profit organization operated by fundraisers and community support through donations. PCHS does not receive funding from the county, state, nor any city in which the organization serves. Pickens County Humane Society is the only NO-kill shelter in Pickens County and one of few in our region. PCHS is the only shelter in Pickens County that aids felines.

PCHS is a safe refuge & temporary home for 700-1,000 stray, unable to be cared for or simply unwanted pets, each year.

We are beyond thankful that we have been able to sustain operations for these 49 years!! We have stood by our mission and followed our passion to serve a great purpose! PCHS has made a difference in so many lives. Not only the 4-legged, but the families that have adopted a shelter pet, too!

Unfortunately, financial strain is a very familiar struggle to our non-profit facility. Each year we host many fundraisers and different events to help raise funds to continue operations. Mostly, we depend on the support of our community, and each year they stand behind us and what we do. Because of our donors, we have pushed through and continued to remain operational thus far; saving so many lives and making a positive impact. However, PCHS is in serious financial distress, again. Sadly, as the year is coming to an end, PCHS is unsure of the ability to even continue operating into the new year. Without the financial stability to maintain operations for at least 8 weeks, PCHS will be forced to close its doors!

The future of PCHS certainly seems bleak!

We want to thank each of you who have supported our efforts and stood behind our mission, helping us fulfill our purpose!

We wish you all a happy holiday season! Christmas is a time of giving and showing generosity. It’s dinners, gift exchanges and most importantly, time with loved ones. During this special time, we ask that you remember our family here. The pets that are in our care with no permanent family to spend the holidays with and our staff who take time away from their families to care for them!

Here at PCHS we believe in our program, the purpose we serve and the benefits of the services we provide.

We need your help to continue helping those in need and making a difference that matters!!

If PCHS closes there will only be one shelter remaining in Pickens County. A shelter that only serves canines. Will that one shelter even be enough for all the stray and unwanted canines of Pickens County? And felines, they will just have no shelter available to them any longer? What about the animals we transfer in from local kill shelters? They will have no chance for life. PCHS saves a lot of pets from other facilities, in danger of euthanasia, each year! ALL these pets depend on US!

Let’s take a stand and continue to fight for what we believe in, together!

Please consider donating today! Help us be the voice for those that go unheard!

Your donation will make a difference! No amount is too small!


Adoption fees are $100-$115 all animals are fully vetted: this includes: de-worming, vaccinations, spay/neuter, feline leukemia test (cats), heart worm test (dogs), and as supplies are available: collar, harness, leash, toys, carrier (for cats) and a small bag of food!


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Please understand that our adoption fee cannot be changed or waived due to the fee going to Veterinarian services and needed medications. WE CANNOT OFFER REFUNDS, EXCHANGES OR TRIAL PERIODS.