About Us


Recognized as
"An Angel Charity"
by the SC Secretary of State
November 17, 2010

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If you are inquiring about a particular animal via email, please understand that we receive over 100 emails per day, many of those from PetFinder. You may not receive a response immediately. If you need an immediate response, please call the center directly at 803-739-9333. If you would still like to email us, please email info@petsinc.org or use our contact page.

Who We Are

PETS Inc. was founded in 1992 by Pat McQueen, Jane Brundage, and Gail Strickland after witnessing an urgent need to do more to help lost, strayed, or abandoned animals in distress.
In its 19 year history, PETS Inc., The Carolinas Humane Society (PETS Inc.) has rescued over 35,000 dogs and cats, spayed and neutered over 40,000 dogs and cats, registered nearly 50,000 animals in our Ticket Home Pet Identification Program, reunited 6,500 pets with their owners, and assisted over 60,000 families with animal-related problems. PETS Inc. currently houses 200 rescued animals at its adoption center and provides assistance to an additional 50 or more in foster homes.
PETS Inc. leads the way in the incorporation of holistic practices and emotional rehabilitation, provides low-cost and free vaccinations, micro-chipping, and spay/neuter services.
Programs to help stray and unwanted animals include:
     • Adoption Program
     • Spay/Neuter Program
     • Lost & Found Program
     • Educational Programs.
The mission of PETS Inc. is to assist the public with rescue, shelter, spay/neuter, and adoption of unwanted or found animals through addressing each animals’ physical and emotional needs and providing medical, nutritional, and rehabilitation services to ensure successful life-long adoptions and to educate the public about the causes and solutions to the dramatic plight of hundreds of thousands of dogs and cats in the United States.

Come Visit Us

PETS Inc. Adoption Center

Thrift Avenue
300 Orchard Drive., West Columbia, SC 29171
(803) 739-9333
Open: Mon-Sat: 10am-8pm and Sun: 12pm-8pm

1078 Sunset Blvd., West Columbia, SC 29169
(803) 926-0455
Open Every Day: 10am - 8pm

Save a bundle at our second hand store!

Thousands of families we have assisted over the years support our efforts by donating items they no longer need.   Often these are brand new ... some are slightly used ... and others are very, very old  (which seem to be the best sellers), but everything is clean and in good condition. 

You will find bargains on every shelf and every rack.  And now that we have expanded, we will be offering more furniture. 

Let us know if you are a collector.  We'll contact you when an item becomes available.

Donations are happily accepted.  Bring us your unwanted housewares, games, jewelry, clothing, shoes, sporting goods, books and anything else that is clean and in good condition and we'll turn them into hope and good health for a stray or abandoned animal. 

We don't always have the manpower to pick up donated items,  but if you are not able to bring them, please contact us by phone or e-mail.  We will do our best to pick them up.

Contact us or call 803-926-0455 to speak with a real person. 

Volunteers Needed!  Thrift Avenue is a fun place to work and the hours are flexible. Let us know if you are able to help out.


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