If you are interested in adopting one of the animals you’ve seen online, please complete our online adoption application. Please note that many of our dogs and cats live in foster homes, not at our adoption center. You may email us by clicking here if you wish to meet these pets that are in foster homes and we’ll be happy to arrange a visit!


Foothills Humane Society is a private nonprofit organization. We rely on the support of our friends in the community to fund our programs. All gifts are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Through these donations, we have saved the lives of thousands of abandoned cats and dogs, and helped bring the love and loyalty of animals to children, families and seniors.


By placing a dog, cat, puppy, kitten, or other animal into a foster home, we’re able to expand our capacity to save even more lives. We make fostering fun, easy, and rewarding. All expenses are covered, and you can really help the mission of Foothills Humane Society!


Your gift to Foothills Humane Society is immediately put to use helping animals in need and saving lives. Donations are used to provide medical care, food, and shelter for hundreds of animals. It also helps support our many community outreach programs aimed at keeping pets in loving homes. Please consider giving today and be a part of our lifesaving efforts!

Welcome to Foothills Humane Society

Foothills Humane Society (FHS) is a non-profit, 501c3 No-Kill, open-admission, adoption-guarantee animal welfare organization serving the rural foothills of Polk County, North Carolina and Landrum, Campobello and Gowensville in the northern Greenville and Spartanburg counties of South Carolina, serving an overall service area of approximately 25,000 people and approximately 1,600 animals per year through our various programs. FHS began in 1957 as the volunteer-operated, Polk County Animal Protection Society. In addition to our successful adoptions and rescue programs, we offer many volunteer opportunities, public training classes, training and behavior assistance for our shelter dogs and boast an average 97% live-release rate, meaning that approximately 97% of our animals are adopted into loving homes or transferred to reputable rescue organizations.

Contact Us

989 Little Mountain Road
Columbus, NC 28722

Monday & Tuesday 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closed Wednesday
Thursday, Friday & Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.


News and Updates

Tales to Tails

Foothills’ Pet of the Week

Cat of the Week


Dog of the Week


Our Adoptable Pets

Videos of Our Adoptable Pets