Thank You for considering adoption from the

Humane Society of Richland County!

 
   
   The dogs that we have here at our shelter have come from abused, abandoned, or neglected cases that our Humane Agents have pulled from situations. Some of them were born here or arrived as puppies so they have never experienced life in a loving home. Please understand that many of them will require patience due to their own unique circumstances. The staff is not able to be at the shelter 24/7, so they may not be housebroken or may have behavioral issues due to the long hours they spend in a cage.


     The cats at the shelter have come in either stray, lost, or by owner surrender.  We are a no-kill shelter here at the Humane Society of Richland County.  Due to limited space at our shelter, we only take in cats by appointment so that we can ensure that we have adequate space and resources to care for them as best as possible.  We currently have a waiting list for citizens of Richland County that need to surrender cats.  


Please practice patience, love, and understanding with any shelter animal you adopt. 

10 Commandments for Pet Ownership

  1. My life is likely to last 10-20 years. Any separation from you will be painful.
  2. Give me time to understand what you want from me.
  3. Place your trust in me- it is critical for my well being.
  4. Don’t be angry with for long and don’t lock me up as punishment. You have your work, your friends, and your entertainment. I have only you.
  5. Talk to me. Even if I don’t understand your words, I understand your voice.
  6. Be aware that however you treat me, I’ll never forget it.
  7. Before you hit me, remember that I have teeth that I could easily use against you, but I choose not to.
  8. Before you scold me for being lazy or uncooperative, ask yourself whether something might be bothering me. Perhaps I’m not getting the right food or I’m scared, I’ve been out in the sun for too long, or my heart might be getting old and weak.
  9. Take care of me when I get old- you too will grow old.
  10. Go with me on difficult journeys. Never say, “I cant bear to watch it” or “Let it happen in my absence.” Everything is easier for if you are there. Remember, I will always love you.

Animals Available for Adoption

Cats                                                Dogs 

Donation Options

One Time Donation

Pet of the Week

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WALTER - Walter came to us as a stray in Butler!  This sweet boy has been at our shelter for 6 months now- and is still looking for his forever home. Walter is a 4 year old hound mix.  He doesn't seem to mind most other dogs, but would not do well with smaller animals.  He is also afraid of small kids, so we recommend a family with kids 8 years or older.  He is neutered and up to date on all of his vaccinations and is microchiped- what more can you ask for?! Come out the shelter today and meet this sweet boy!

Hours of Operation:     Mon | Wed | Fri | SAT: 12:00 - 5:00         Thurs: 12:00-7:00         Tues | Sun: Closed