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Adoption Hours
Where: Pawmetto Lifeline, 1275 Bower Parkway, Columbia, SC 29212
When:    Monday-Friday, 12 noon-7:00pm
               Saturday
, 10:00am-7:00pm
                    Sunday, 12:00 noon-5:00pm

We also have cats and kittens for adoption in the cat rooms at all three Columbia-area PetSmarts (Harbison, Lexington and Two Notch) during their normal business hours.

Adoption Process
You must have an approved application before you meet any of our pets, so please allow plenty of time to fill out your application and talk with an adoption counselor about the kind of pet youíre looking for. To save time, you can complete our online application and submit it before you come or download a copy to bring with you.   If you see a pet you are interested in, be sure to note his or her name on your application.

All of the pets listed on the Adopt a Cat and Adopt a Dog pages are available for adoption but each is in a different stage of getting their medical care.  Before leaving for their forever homes, each pet is spayed or neutered, micro-chipped, brought up-to-date on vaccines, and dewormed.  Some of our pets are still in the process of getting these services, and may not be available to be taken home immediately.

If you see a dog or cat that you want to adopt, please complete an application now!  (Please include the petís name on your application.) Some of our pets are adopted even before they are medically ready to leave for their forever homes, so we donít want you to miss out on your perfect pet!  Please call (803) 465-9150 or email adopt@pawmettolifeline.org if you have any questions!

We do reserve the right to conduct a home visit or a background check in order to be sure that we are placing the animals in the best homes for their needs. In the majority of cases, however, a pet can be taken home the same day that he or she is adopted.

Adoption Fees
The adoption fee includes spay or neuter, microchip and microchip registration and all vaccinations appropriate for the pet's age.

  • The adoption fee for cats and kittens varies by animal, ranging from $100 to $150.
  • The adoption fee for dogs and puppies varies by animal, ranging from $150 to $300.

Why do we charge these adoption fees? This great graphic from Arfdogs.org explains!

Gift Adoptions
We do not offer gift adoptions. We want everyone who will be involved with the care of the pet to meet it and be in agreement. Our goal is for every pet to be adopted into its forever home, and while we realize that is not always possible, we try to do everything we can to ensure the pet does not have to be returned to us.
If you are interested in getting a pet as a gift, we recommend you create a certificate stating that you will pay the adoption fee for the pet of your recipients choosing. That way, they can take their time and find just the right fit after the chaos of the holiday is over. You can even note our website listing where they can see available cats and dogs.

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How to Find us
We are located at  1275 Bower Parkway, Columbia, SC.

 

 
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