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Surrendering a Pet

Pet Surrender

Sometimes, circumstances require we find new homes for our pets. We will do our best to help.

Rehoming can happen for a variety of reasons, the most common being loss in the family, a change in financial circumstances, and issues with the pet’s suitability in the home.

PETSinc offers a new path for pets that need new homes. However, due to our responsibilities to pets that are currently in our program, we have to vet each pet before we accept them into the program.

If you are the legal owner of a pet but are unable to keep him or her, before you bring us the pet, please contact our Adoption Center by email at to inquire about our intake procedure and to see if we have room to accept your pet.

Limited space, limited funding, and a lack of equipment are some of the factors that effect our intake decisions. We do not offer a pet drop off program.

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Why Choose Us


PETSinc was the first non-municipal shelter established in Lexington and Richland counties. For 33 years, we have been dedicated to helping as many dogs and cats as possible; rehoming more than 1,500 each year.

Comprehensive Services

PETSinc provides affordable care to serve the medical needs of your pet and our rescues with our Low-Cost Vet Hospital and Clinic, Pharmacy services, and our Alternative Medicine Clinic providing rehabilitation and holistic care.

Rescue and Rehoming

PETSinc addresses both the physical and emotional needs of animals with our staff and volunteers spending as much time as possible with our rescues. Tender care and socialization is paramount to giving them their best chance to live their best life.

Mobile Vet Clinic

PETSinc has expanded it’s service area with our low-cost mobile unit to provide convenient access to services to keep your dog and cat as healthy as possible with vaccines, preventative care, and exams.


PETSinc strives to ensure the safety and well-being of your pet with our microchipping program. All pets adopted through PETSinc are microchipped to facilitate a safe return if they get lost.

Life-Long Adoptions

PETSinc’s adoption staff work tirelessly to match the right dog or cat with the adoptive person or family’s lifestyle. We offer meet and greets to give our rescues their best chance to see if they are a good fit with the potential adopter.

Training & Socialization

Our on-site trainer is certified as a Canine Trainer and Behavior Specialist and works to improve our dogs’ adoptability. We have volunteers who spend time with our cats and kittens to enhance their socialization.

No-Kill Shelter

PETSinc works closely with other shelters to save as many animals as possible and helps our community when they find abandoned animals or need to surrender their own pet.