About the SHS

Serving Spartanburg County Since 1964  

The SHS is located at 150 Dexter Road in Spartanburg.In 1964, a group of concerned citizens led by Mary Frances Grimes incorporated the Spartanburg Animal Welfare League (SAWL) to provide a humane method for managing the county's homeless animal population.

While our mission remains focused on providing excellent shelter and care to pets in need, the SHS has evolved to develop proactive strategies aimed at combating its root causes.

As we respond to the immediate needs of displaced animals, we also offer services that help owners keep pets at home.

  • Adoptions at the SHS are designed to set families and pets up for successful and lasting relationships. . .
  • Affordable veterinary and spay/neuter services enable pet owners to provide their companions with the medical care they need and deserve. . .
  • Humane Education programs share information on responsible care with current and future pet owners. . .

As we work to help pet owners make responsible choices for their best friends -- decisions that will keep them at home where they belong -- we are always here for the lost, abandoned, neglected, and unwanted animals who need us!