Pets of the Week: Meet Duce and Grace

Published 3:47 pm Thursday, August 26, 2021

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The Beaufort County animal shelter is open Mondays through Fridays, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, the shelter will be closed unless an appointment is made before 5:00 p.m. Friday. Animal control officers are at the shelter by 8 a.m. daily. Shelter employees will not answer the phone in the morning due to all staff being hands-on with morning operations. The shelter strongly recommends leaving a voicemail with contact information and will get back to callers as soon as possible. In the case of an emergency, contact the Beaufort County Sheriff’s to reach the Animal Control officer on call.

The shelter is located at 3931 U.S. Highway 264 East in Washington. The shelter will be closed to the public for cleaning on the first Wednesday of every month. Please visit to view all pets currently available for adoption. To see more cats and kittens, visit the Friends of the Beaufort County Shelter Cat page on Facebook.


Neutered, very friendly, large, 3-year-old, retriever/bully-mix and, he grew up playing with a small dog as his companion. Duce is very active and would love plenty of room to exercise and explore! Duce, ID No. 0965, is happy to receive all of the love and petting you have to offer and will make a great addition to any family.  He is available at the Shelter.


This beautiful, friendly and loving 2-year-old tuxedo girl is dressed for a party in her black and white American shorthair coat. Grace is very calm and relaxed and will enjoy loving you and giving you head rubs! Her sweet purrs are music to your ears, and she would love a quiet house in which to snuggle. Grace, ID No. 1019, is available at the Shelter.