North Charleston, SC

BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ certified cities have programs and policies that make it easier for pets and pet owners to live a happy, healthy life together.

Why is North Charleston a Pet-Friendly City?

Certified in the BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ program in 2021, North Charleston, SC, scored especially well in the Shelters trait of our pet-friendly cities model.

As the home of Charleston Animal Society, North Charleston is doing critical work towards ending pet homelessness. With its many pet-friendly green spaces and off-leash parks, the city also helps people and pets enjoy a happy and healthy life together.

North Charleston’s Mayor Keith Summey on Being Pet-Friendly

“Few things in life can spark as much joy as a faithful furry companion. As the owner of three great dogs, I keenly understand the importance of a pet-friendly city. From being the home and a supporter of Charleston Animal Society, to the establishment of pet-friendly green spaces throughout the city, to a business community that shares our love of pets, North Charleston is honored to be a Certified City in the BETTER CITIES FOR PETS program.”

– Mayor Keith Summey

Plus, a Pet-Friendly Airport

North Charleston is also home to Charleston International Airport (CHS), one of the airports certified pet-friendly by the BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ program. Read about CHS’s pet-friendly features here.

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