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Adoption Luau

$30 adoptions on all adult animals
Kittens are 1/2 price

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Our Top 5 Needs This Week

• KMR Formula or Powder

• Basket Muzzles

• Medium Gentle Leaders

• Zero Waste Dog Waste Roll Bags

• Postage Stamps

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Upcoming Events

Adoption Event @ Petsmart

Meet your new best friend from Dorchester Paws at PetSmart in Azalea Square! We’ll be there with adoptable pets from 12-3 pm on Saturday, June 22.

Rock the Rescue

Rock the Rescue returns this summer from June 28-30. Get ready to rock with over 70 local and regional bands at more than 12 venues around the tri-county area.

Volunteer Orientation

Join the volunteer crew at Dorchester Paws!

We take in every lost, abandoned and abused animal in Dorchester county and provide them with food, shelter and medical attention until they find their forever home.

It's the FUR-ST of the month! Here's the latest with Dorchester Paws!

May was RECORD BREAKING, as we had our HIGHEST intake month…

Bow-Wow Meow Adoption Luau special!

We had 344 strays brought in, 13 owner surrenders, and 14 returned…

Two cats found purposely abandoned in Dorchester Paws’ donation shed.

Tuesday morning, at approximately 9:30am, two cats were found…

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