Pickens County Humane Society    

                                                                                             Non profit 501 c3 Organization  

October 1, 2017

After 46 years in business, Pickens County Humane Society is forced to close our doors. We have not made enough stride in making up a significant deficit and we have ran out of time. Over the years we have continued to operate in the red, and were financially ruined with a loss of funding. We have depleted our endowments and can no longer survive with the lack of community support. We can’t fully express our deepest gratitude for your support. Working with the residents and community of Pickens County has been nothing but an absolute pleasure. We have taken in so many animals and found so many forever homes. We have laughed and cried, been happy and sad in our time here at the shelter.
Our last effective day of business will be December 31, 2017. Until that date, we will continue to care for our animals located in the facility as normal. We will focus our efforts in making sure all of our animals located within the facility find forever homes; whether per adoptions, rescues or other humane societies. We will still depend on support from you for supplies and monetary funding to make sure that the facility can operate appropriately to the end of the year. We will no longer be accepting animals into our facility as of October 16th. We will be open to the public for normal adoption hours until our close date. Below is a list of other resources you have for adoption services and surrendering of animals.

Greenville Humane Society
305 Airport Rd, Greenville, SC 29607
(864) 242-3626

Greenville County Animal CARE
328 Furman Hall Rd # C, Greenville, SC 29609 (864) 467-3950 Adoptions

Upstate SPCA 186 Prison Camp Rd Pickens, SC 29671 (864) 898-5936 

Surrenders ONLY Adoptions TBA

Oconee Humane Society
1925 Sandifer Blvd, Seneca, SC 29678 (864)882-4719 


Anderson PAWS
1320 Highway 29, Anderson, SC 29626
(864) 260-4151 


Anderson County Humane Society
407 Pearman Dairy Rd, Anderson, SC 29625
(864) 367-7220 


Unless something significantly and drastically changes we have no choice. We have exhausted all other efforts. Upstate SPCA has agreed to accept any animals that remain after December 31, 2017. We will donate all remaining finances to another nonprofit 501 C3, which has yet to be determined.
Please contact us with any questions. Our commitment to providing you, the residents of Pickens County and the animals remains the same. Providing the best service and support is still our top priority. Thank you again for your support.


Samantha Gamble, PCHS Director

Thanks for visiting!


The Pickens County Humane Society is a nonprofit organization filed under a 501 (c)(3), chartered for the prevention of animal cruelty. The shelter opened in 1973 to provide a refuge for stray and unwanted pets and to eliminate animal suffering and overpopulation through public education. The shelter took in 537 animals for the year 2016, and our goal is to find perfect homes for them all.

Shelter Mission:

Our mission is to eliminate animal suffering and overpopulation through education.

Shelter Services:

  • To provide a refuge for stray and unwanted pets.
  • All pets will be spayed or neutered and have Rabies vaccinations.
  • To provide suitable homes for these animals.
  • To provide educational materials for the public.

(For our business hours, address or contact information, please see the "Contact Us" tab at the top of the home page.)

At Pickens County Humane Society, we are focused on providing exceptional care to our animals housed at the shelter. We pride ourselves with the highest levels of customer service & we will do everything we can to meet your expectations. With a variety of animals to choose from, we're sure you'll be happy working with us. Look around our website and if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact us. We hope to see you again! Check back later for new updates to our website.


boxer/ lab mix, female (spayed), 6+ years old. Very sweet girl, loves attention, very playful. Housebroke. Great with other animals, cats too. Prefers women & needs a home where she won't be left alone. Someone she can travel with, she LOVES to go for car rides! 


Domestic short hair, female (spayed), litter trained, good with other cats. Super sweet girl but can be a little shy. Mature home probably best suited because she can be a little skittish with too much going on around her. 


     beagle/ jack Russell mix, female, 3+ years old. Very sweet girl, good with most other dogs. Allie does not particularly like cats and she loves to chase squirrels. She enjoys the outdoors and likes to go for walks.