Adoption Information

APL believes the suffering of unwanted animals will end only when people become more responsible about pets, and unwanted litters are prevented. All animals adopted from APL have been spayed or neutered.

Looking For a Pet?

Adopt a Dog from apl

Find your next puppy or dog. We also have Senior programs.

Adopt a Cat from apl

The APL is now working with PetSmart on Two Notch and Lexington on 378 to offer our cats and kittens for adoption.


Find your next puppy or dog. We also have Senior programs.

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If you would like to support APL’s mission with a financial contribution, please click the Donation button

What it means to foster?

The foster pet program serves a number of purposes. Not only does it free up space at the shelter, but it also is important in getting certain animals with special needs ready for adoption. These special needs animals include those that need socialization or behavior modification, as well as elderly animals or those with particular health issues. These special animals need to be placed in homes where they can receive the care and attention they need. APL will provide food and cover all veterinary expenses for the life of these animals. If you would like to provide a foster home for one of these animals and help get them ready for permanent adoption, please call the shelter at (803) 783-2119 for more information.

Become a Volunteer

The Animal Protection League of SC (APL) is a local non-profit humane organization founded in 1982 by concerned individuals who love and respect animals. Our goal is to provide a safe haven for the community’s abused and abandoned dogs and cats and place them in permanent loving homes.

Latest news

The Animal Protection League (SC)

6 days 4 hours ago

Courtesy post: This poor old guy needs a home. He will not do well in a kennel environment. If someone is interested please go to

The Animal Protection League (SC)

6 days 5 hours ago

Today would have been Betty White's 100th birthday. She was an amazing actress and even more importantly, a strong advocate for animals of all kind.

The Animal Protection League (SC)

6 days 11 hours ago

Celebrating a wonderful woman and all she contributed to the world. Happy Birthday Betty!

The Animal Protection League (SC)

2 weeks 21 hours ago

Meet the gemstone crew. These cuties will be ready soon for foster/adopt.
They are chihuahua/pit mix
9 weeks old

The Animal Protection League (SC)

3 weeks 1 day ago

Ending 2021 with some adoptions! Hoping the new year brings many more adoptions. Thank you to all the families for adopting.
Happy New Year!

The Animal Protection League (SC)

3 weeks 5 days ago

Thank you for supporting us throughout the year! We appreciate you and so do the animals! Happy Holidays from APL!

The Animal Protection League (SC)

4 weeks 1 day ago

Merry Christmas from the Apl kids! They are really hoping to find their forever homes. They are waiting patiently and some have been waiting too

The Animal Protection League (SC)

1 month 2 weeks ago

Some pets went home, yay! Thank you for adopting!

The Animal Protection League (SC)

1 month 3 weeks ago

It's Giving Tuesday! Get your good feelings supporting our four legged friends that need help.