Our Mission

We work to solve companion pet homelessness through pet retention programs for the Midlands community.

Annually, more than 11,000 homeless dogs and cats enter municipal shelters in Lexington & Richland counties. 21% of those same pets are euthanized simply because they are homeless.

Our plan uniquely positions us to correct this problem through four distinct initiatives:

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Looking for a new forever friend? We have many sweet, wonderful dogs and cats that would make a great addition to any family. Click here to see our Adoption policies and browse through all of our pets available for adoption today!

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Volunteers are needed in every aspect of our organization, including administration, special events, canine & feline care, photography, & more! Help shelter pets in need through the gift of time! Click here to learn more about becoming a volunteer.



A foster will give temporary housing to an animal in need. The Foster Team works hard to match you with a pet that best fits your home. Click here to learn more about becoming a foster family!

Our Impact Since 2012

Lives Saved
Clients Served through Pet Soup
Spay/Neuter Surgeries
Total Lives Impacted in 2018
community cat TNRs (trap-neuter-return)
Pets Receiving Veterinary Care

Give Life: Join the LIFELINE

When you join the Lifeline, you are literally giving the gift of life! Your monthly gift allows Pawmetto Lifeline to rescue and provide medical care for thousands of homeless pets in the Midlands that need us everyday.