Community resources

Boarding

There are many credible, local boarding facilities in the Charleston area. The four our clients use most often (and we recommend) are:

Camp Bow Wow of Charleston
1745 Clements Ferry Rd
Charleston, SC 29492
843.216.2278

Paw Plaza Hotel
367 Wando Place Dr
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
843.884.3339

Bark Avenue Pet Resort
2471 Clements Ferry Rd
Charleston, SC 29492
843.471.2275 (BARK)

In The Dog House
1032A LeGrand Blvd
Daniel Island, SC 29492
843.884.5434

Pet Sitting

Some of our team members also provide pet sitting in your home as a personal, side business. Their contact information is:

Kelly Weaver / Sumor O'Hara: 573.953.3381 / 843.252.9414 | email
Elizabeth - Kitty Sitter: 843.330.3158 | email

Lost and Found Pets

If your pet is lost...

  1. Notify our receptionists by calling 843.881.7228
  2. Email us a photo and paragraph to post on facebook including the phone number you would like others to call if your pet is found. We will cross post with Lucia's Premium Pet and
  3. If your pet is microchipped, also contact HomeAgain at 888.HOMEAGAIN. Your pet's microchip number can be found by logging into your ePetHealth account
  4. If we are closed, visit The Charleston Animal Society to search for your pet.

If you found a pet...

  1. Bring the pet by our office to have it scanned for a microchip.
  2. Email us a photo and paragraph to post on facebook including the phone number you would like others to call. We will cross post with Lucia's Premium Pet and DI Lost & Found Pets
  3. If we are closed, utilize The Charleston Animal Society as a central location for owners to reunite with their pets.

Injured Wildlife

Mammals: Keepers of the Wild
Drop sites include: Pet Vet and Veterinary Specialty Care
Call Keepers of the Wild directly if the injured/orphaned animal threatens your safety: 843.636.1659

Birds of Prey/Shorebirds: The Center for Birds of Prey
843.971.7474

Song Birds
Drop sites include: Pet Vet and Dorchester Veterinary Hospital

Turtles: Turtle and Tortoise Society
843.871.6606

Nuisance Aligators: SC DNR
Communal properties or homes with an association - contact your POA or HOA
Private properties - call 843.953.9856

Training

Bark Busters: Home Dog Training
James and Michelle Rodriguez
843.864.1938 | email

Purely Positive: Dog Training, Classes and Lessons
Susan Marett, CPDT-KA
843.532.8154 | email

Adoptions

Charleston Animal Society
2455 Remount Rd
North Charleston, SC 29406
843.747.4849

Pet Helpers
1447 Folly Rd
Charleston, SC 29412
843.795.1110

Pet Insurance

We accept pet insurance from any carrier and encourage pet owners to shop around to find the best fit for them. For more information on pet insurance, read our article: "Is Pet Insurance Right for You?" Below are links to two of the carriers we are most familiar with:

VPI
Trupanion

Exotics Information

Oxbow Animal Health
House Rabbit Society
Ferret Universe

Area Veterinary Specialists

Veterinary Specialty Care (Mt Pleasant, North Charleston)
Charleston Veterinary Referral Center (West Ashley)
Animal Eye Care of the Lowcounty (Dr. Anne Cook)
Southeast Veterinary Dermatology & Ear Clinic (Dr. Randy Thomas, Dr. Lisa Akucewich)
Coastal Carolina Veterinary Specialists (Dr. Robert T. Pernell, Whitney Rainero) Surgery and Rehabilitation Therapy
Mobile Veterinary Surgical Associates (Dr. Chris Hill) Performs orthopedic surgeries and consultations in our hospital.
Birds and Exotics Animal Care (Dr. Jose Biascoechea, Dr. Katie Rainwater)

Animal Control

Animal Control Emergencies (all cities/counties): 911

City of Charleston (includes Daniel Island proper)
General Information/Trap Requests/Community Education: 843.720.3915
Loose Animals/Locked in Cars/Neglect/Nuisance: 843.577.7434
 

Berkeley County (includes Clements Ferry Rd and Cainhoy area):
During regular business hours: 843.723.3800 ext 4210
 

City of Mount Pleasant
843.884.4176

City of North Charleston
Officer/Trap Requests: 843.740.2815
Animal Pick-Up: 843.743.7200

Cremation and Memorial Services

Good Shepherd
Pet keepsakes and memorials for cremations arranged through our hospital.

Pet Rest
Local pet crematorium providing home pick-up and keepsakes.843.797.5735

Other Helpful Resources

Indoor Pet Health and Happiness

American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)

Local Wildlife Rehabilitation