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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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)

3 days 8 hours ago

Apl will not be able to make the Petsmart Adoption Saturday. There are some great dogs and cats for adoption. Please visit and message

The Animal Protection League (SC)

3 days 19 hours ago

I have this little one. The finders have had this dog for over a month. Found in Hopkins area. If you know anyone missing the

The Animal Protection League (SC)

2 weeks 1 day ago

Who wants a puppy to have fun with? We still have some that need homes. They are ready to be part of a family. Suzie,

The Animal Protection League (SC)

3 weeks 1 day ago

The pets want to tell everyone to have a nice holiday and to keep all their pets safe. Below are pictures of dogs and cats

The Animal Protection League (SC)

3 weeks 1 day ago

I am going to post this again. Please, please just keep your pets inside during fireworks. They don't like them!!!!!!!! Even if you think they

The Animal Protection League (SC)

3 weeks 2 days ago

Fourth of July is almost here. Please keep your pets safe. -KEEP THEM INSIDE, IN A SECURE AREA -DO NOT TAKE THEM WITH YOU -DO

The Animal Protection League (SC)

4 weeks 2 days ago

The Animal Protection League family is grieving the loss of one of its most dedicated volunteers, Robert Adams, who died on Wednesday, June 23. For

The Animal Protection League (SC)

1 month 3 days ago

UPDATE: Neman is safe Who would be able to foster this old man? He is at risk of euthanasia and he does not deserve that.

The Animal Protection League (SC)

1 month 1 week ago

Who wants to foster this sweet boy? He is about 6 weeks old. I got a call that he was on their porch and was