Where to Adopt a Cat in Greenville, SC


Whether you are a crazy cat person, or you're just looking for a little company, cats make the purr-fect companion. Rather than spending another Saturday night alone, consider adopting a cat or kitten. Imagine all the fun you'll have chasing balls of yarn with the little fur ball. Plus, get rid of all those mice around your house. In addition to the clear benefits to giving a kitty a home, there are plenty of cats out there that are just waiting for you to care for them. Lots of cats make their way to shelters, so a local shelter or rescue organization is a good starting point to find your new feline friend.

Greenville Humane Society
In an unassuming spot on Airport Road, the Greenville Humane Society accomplishes big things. It's one of the largest no-kill facilities of its type in the Southeast, and you can adopt a cat there any day of the week. This is a great first stop for your #catquest. In addition to pet adoption, they also offer a low-cost spay and neuter clinic, which has been in operation for over 30 years. Vaccines and preventative medications are also available for the furry fella. Their education program is top notch as well, with a mission of spreading knowledge about empathy, kindness, and responsibility toward animals and humans.

Greenville County Animal Care
For only $35, a kitty in need can be all yours, with vaccines, microchip, and spay/neutering included. If you're not quite ready to bite the bullet to adopt a cat, Greenville County Animal Care also offers a fostering program. In particular, you can foster itty bitty kitties that are too young to be placed in homes. In the likely scenario that you fall in love with the little thing, you can then adopt it. In addition to fostering, other volunteer opportunities are available, as well as a Kids Camp to teach kids about caring for animals or what it's like to be a vet.

Upstate Animal Rescue Foundation of South Carolina
Here's one that will pull on your heartstrings: every year, this organization saves almost 1,000 animals that are about to be put down at area shelters, and you can help give one of these animals a home. If you head to PetSmart on Woodruff Road on Saturdays or Sundays, you'll find many of the animals from Upstate Animal Rescue, or check out their available pets online. Their strict adoption process seeks to find forever homes for cats and dogs, and they have an indoor only policy, meaning that a pet you adopt should be primarily kept indoors. That's no problem, though, if you're looking for a sleeping companion.

Pet Haven of South Carolina
This completely volunteer-run organization places about 185 animals per year, and always has a handful of kitties that need a home. Pet Haven is a small rescue too, with 50-60 rescued animals per year. The adoption fee for cats and kittens in $30.00, including vaccinations and spay/neutering. With its goal of strengthening the bond between humans and animals, that's a small price to pay for years of friendship and love from a tabby.

If a kitty cat is calling your name, there are plenty of places in Greenville, SC to help you find your perfect cat with cattitude. Get your litter box ready and welcome home a new friend for life.

Jannan Poppen is a travel writer based in Greenville, SC. She's an explorer at heart and will try just about anything once.