National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day
On April 30th, we celebrate National Adopt a Shelter pet day. In honor of this day, we highlight a low country organization dedicated to changing the lives of countless animals who cannot protect themselves. Berkeley County Animal Center located in Moncks Corner, SC, they are committed to their mission to treat all animals with dignity and respect. Additionally, they strive to place every adoptable animal in a safe and loving home or rescue group.
Berkeley County Animal Center
The shelter currently is in the care of over 80 dogs and numerous cats waiting for their furever homes. While writing this article, we had an opportunity to spend some time with Berkeley County Animal Center residents. Sweet and lovable Orleans quickly captured our attention and stole our hearts. Orleans is a 1-year-old female terrier mix. Sits, LOVES a tennis ball, has a giant smile, loves kids, and is super polite with her treats. This sweet girl wants nothing more than to spend time by your side. You may meet Orleans at the shelter and even take her out for a puppy date to get to know her. Not looking for a dog, there are several sweet cats looking for their furever home as well.
While at the shelter we also got to know the cutest little cat, Mr. Tango, a one-year-old orange and white fluffy guy. Tango would be a great snuggle companion with his relaxed and loving personality. He is slightly shy at first but quickly warms up and shows affection. Head on over to the Berkeley County Animal Center to meet Tango and other cute adoptable cats and kittens waiting for a loving home.
Ready to Adopt?
Berkeley County Animal Center provides many opportunities for you to get to know the pets before you adopt. You can find the perfect fit for your family, lifestyle, and needs by having this opportunity. One of those options is a doggie date, After completing a volunteer application, you can take a dog for a daytime outing. A great way to help a dog burn off some energy and provide some much needed one on one attention while you get to know them. On afternoon not enough? Take them for a Rover Night or maybe even foster to adopt.
How else can I get involved?
Are you not prepared for adoption yet? There are still many ways to get involved and make a difference in the life of an animal. At the time of writing the shelter is at full capacity, a regular occurrence for most animal shelters in the region. The shelter is in desperate need for loving families to open their homes as fosters. Fostering saves two lives; the life of the animal you have in your home and the one that takes its place in the shelter. Volunteers are always welcomed to walk the dogs, take them on doggie dates, or even Rover Nights.
By choosing to adopt from a shelter, you’re helping to give loving, wonderful pets a second chance at having a beautiful life. To learn more about volunteering, fostering, or adopting from Berkeley County Animal Center visit their website https://animalcenter.berkeleycountysc.gov or by visiting them in person at 131 Central Berkeley Dr. Moncks Corner, SC.