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


2021, WE MADE IT! We are so thankful to be here to start this new year! PCHS is a non-profit organization that operates on fundraisers and donations, alone. PCHS does not receive any funding from the County, City nor State. As 2020 greatly affected so many lives, it also had a negative impact on our NO-Kill organization, and unfortunately, continues to do so. Due to Covid-19, we were not able to proceed with most of our typical fundraisers, and saw a vast depletion in donations as well. As a non-profit, we are continually faced with financial hardships. On average, we invest approximately $220 in each animal that we receive into our program, and accept 700- 1,000 animals per year. With our adoption fees of $100-115, we do not recoup the full expense, which makes operations difficult. At PCHS we have a passion for the purpose we serve, and to continue our mission we need your constant support of our endless efforts. Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution today! Together we make a difference that matters! Help us keep our doors open to all the pets in need! 


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.