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Support Community Pets


PETSinc volunteers are behind everything we do.

Our volunteers are the backbone of our organization. Whether volunteering for dog walking, cleaning out animal housing, keeping our animals company and socializing, or fostering, our volunteers make it possible for us to accommodate and rescue the large number of animals that we do rescue.

Please be aware that all volunteers must complete a MANDATORY Safety and Animal Handling Class before beginning their volunteer work at a cost of $20. Just submit the completed Volunteer Application below and someone will be in touch with you.

Children may volunteer with supervision of an adult!

Minors between the ages of 10-17 may volunteer under the direct supervision of their parent(s) or guardian(s) after attending the MANDATORY Safety and Handling Class with their parent or guardian at a cost of $20 each. A parent or guardian MUST be present with minors at all times.

Court-Appointed Community Service

PETSinc does accommodate volunteers from the Pre-Trial Intervention Programs, ADP Courts, and Juvenile Justice Systems. Please be aware that all volunteers must complete a MANDATORY Safety and Animal Handling Class before beginning their volunteer work at a cost of $20. Just complete the Court-Appointed Community Service Application below, and someone will be in touch with you.


If you have any questions about volunteering, please email us at If you want to fundraise for our rescue program, please email us at

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Why Choose Us


PETSinc was the first non-municipal shelter established in Lexington and Richland counties. For over 30 years, we have been dedicated to helping as many dogs and cats as possible; rehoming more than 2,000 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.