Skip to main content

Greenville Business Magazine

Petco Foundation, No Kill South Carolina Host Statewide Adoption Event

Oct 02, 2018 11:08AM ● By Kathleen Maris

On October 5-7, Pick Me! SC will be taking place at local animal shelters or rescues throughout the state. Sponsored by the Petco Foundation and organized by No Kill South Carolina (NKSC), the goal is to save 1,500 lives through adoptions in just one weekend. Most shelters are offering “no-fee” or “low-fee” adoptions as part of this event.

“This really is the culmination of a dream come true,” said Director of NKSC Abigail Kamleiter. “No Kill South Carolina has worked so hard for the past three years to bring all of our shelters together and Pick Me! SC is the perfect example of how all of us are stronger – together.”

Ten Petco stores across the state are opening their doors to shelters and rescues, providing additional venues for people to come adopt. “We cannot say enough about the generosity of the Petco Foundation to sponsor such a huge adoption event in South Carolina,” Kamleiter said.

Since 1999, Petco Foundation has invested more than $200 million in lifesaving animal welfare work across the country.

If you are adopting, please remember to bring a leash for dogs or a carrier for cats. Some of the locations may have these items for sale, but be sure to check in advance.

For a complete listing of locations participating in this adoption event, visit