Pet Haven of South Carolina
501c-3 Est 2008
Animal Rescue & Adoption Service

A public, nonprofit, federally-recognized organization,
working to give homeless and neglected animals
the life they deserve.


Our Partners & Sponsors

Bissell Pet Foundation

Got Questions? Sniff over this Q & A !

? Who Are We

For over 20 years, Charlie Dieterich & Pet Haven of South Carolina, have rescued many thousands of dogs and cats.

*To fully understand what is meant by "rescue", please read the "what we do" section.

The time Charlie has devoted to saving animals is well beyond what  

"Who We Are", is not a large group of people, with infinite time and resources.

"We", is Charlie – with the help of his wife, Gina, and his assistant, Robin.

Charlie has consistently and persistently sacrificed his time and resources, for the sake of animals. Every single day, for decades.

Charlie deserves a world of credit and support... but he won't even mention it, unless he is asked to. (like Here)

“And why should I believe this?" 

I think it is vital to address that question, as there was a time that I myself, doubted.  It is natural to be skeptical of anything or anyone, that has a "donate" button.  Hey, the bad apples of the world have done a good job making us all skeptics.

"So, how can I be certain of the legitimacy of Pet Haven?"

I'm glad you asked. One simple phone call to the Wade Hampton Veterinarian Clinic, (the vet Charlie takes his rescues to), will do the trick.

(You can even the # click to call, if you're on a mobile phone.)

You could ask them something like, “About how many receipts for animal treatments, has SC Pet Haven had over the last few years.  Ten? Fifty? Over a hundred?”.

It will not take much digging to realize: if SC Pet Haven doesn't deserve the community's trust and support... there is nobody who does.

“Who are you, anyway?" 

Just a truster and supporter of SC Pet Haven.

? What Do We Do

Charlie uses a trapping system, to cage animals - near restaurant dumpsters in alleyways, where homeless animals tend to seek food.

While the word "trapping", at first, may sound inhumane, the truth is entirely the opposite. 

Charlie doesn't capture to kill, he captures to care

Pet Haven ensures each dog or cat, without exception, is provided the following:

• prompt medical evaluation, vaccinations and all needed treatment from a licensed and certified veterinarian

• nourishment and ongoing practical care and shelter from the outdoors

• love, affection, attention, and socialization a clean bill of health and temperament, prior to being placed on our Current Adoptable Pets page

What We Do NOT Do

• We do not take owner surrendered animals, as this is not listed in our charter

• If it has to do with abuse, whether physical or psychological... yeah, we don't do that 

• Leave animals outside and/or unattended - even when they're going to potty, they are watched. Of course, if they are embarrassed we will give them privacy, but that has not happened yet

...When Do We Do
? that Which We Do

That's a simple one:

consistently and persistently

all the time...

especially when it rains.

? ... and Where

Greenville, SC

? Must know WHY

Greenville City Ordinance Code, Section 4-41 (d) -

"d) An impounded animal which remains unclaimed by an owner or keeper after five business days, shall be deemed abandoned and shall automatically and irrevocably become the sole property of the city to convey, devise or dispose of by euthanasia...."

Because "the final solution", is "not a solution". 

Photo By Lauren Petracca - The Greenville News
Charlie Dieterich

Charlie and his wife, Gina, have been the hearts and hands, of every rescue of SC Pet Haven.

To date, that is over
three thousand
dogs and cats.  

Pet Haven Statistics 2022 & 2023

Cats *Treated


Completed Adoptions


Cats *Treated


Completed Adoptions


  • "Completed Adoptions"

    Animals rescued, treated, vaccinated, and paired with new loving parents & homes.

  • "Treated" Cats

    Cats that are captured, treated for fleas, ticks, worms, intestinal parasites, spayed/neutered, then released back into their colony.

100% of contributions go directly to animal rescue expenses.

All donations are tax deductible under section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Our organization is dedicated to:


• preventing cruelty to animals
• relieving their suffering
• providing them humane treatment
• strengthening the bond & understanding between animals and humans


Read more on our Who We Are page.

• 56% of Dogs and 71% of Cats that enter Animal Shelters are Euthanized
• 800 Dogs and Cats are Euthanized
Every Hour in the United States

- Please Spay or Neuter Your Pet -

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