Shelter to Open at White Knoll High School, List of Pet-Friendly Hotels

LEXINGTON, S.C. (WOLO/PRESS RELEASE) – The County of Lexington announces that a shelter will open at White Knoll High School, which is the first of several shelters the County has designated, to support evacuees from coastal counties.

White Knoll High School is located at 5643 Platt Springs Road in Lexington and has a maximum capacity of 2,602 occupants. The shelter is scheduled to open at 3 p.m. for evacuees only and will be staffed by Red Cross volunteers and Department of Social Services employees. The shelter will be able to provide food.

For those that cannot find hotel lodging in the Midlands, we recommend visiting to find appropriate lodging offered by Midlands residents, as mentioned by Gov. Nikki Haley during her Wednesday morning address to the state.

In accordance with Red Cross shelter guidelines, there will be no animals allowed inside of the shelter.

Individuals and families should plan to board pets with veterinarians, kennels, or other facilities in non-vulnerable areas.  Identification and rabies tags should be attached to the pets’ collars.

The following Lexington area hotels offer pet-friendly lodging:

  • Quality Inn & Suites (328 W. Main St., US Hwy. 1 & 378, Lexington, SC 29072)
  • Rodeway Inn Airport (500 Chris Dr, West Columbia, SC 29169)
  • Red Roof Inn (10 Berryhill Rd, Columbia, SC 29210)
  • Comfort Inn (911 Bush River Rd, Columbia, SC 29210)
  • Hyatt Place Columbia/Harbison (1130 Kinley Road, Irmo, SC 29063)
  • Quality Inn Harbison (499 Piney Grove Road, Columbia, SC 29210)
  • Quality Inn (2516 Augusta Road, West Columbia, SC 29169)
  • Doubletree by Hilton (2100 Bush River Road, Columbia,SC 29210
  • Extended Stay America (450 Gracern Road, Columbia, SC 29210)
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