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Capital Campaign & Endowment Fund

Our Top 5 Needs This Week

• KMR Formula or Powder

• Paper Towels

• Medium Gentle Leaders

• Zero Waste Dog Waste Roll Bags

• Postage Stamps

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Upcoming Events

Volunteer Orientation

Join the volunteer crew at Dorchester Paws!

Pick Me! SC 2019

Pick Me! SC is South Carolina’s statewide pet adoption event – the largest adoption event in our state’s history! We will be doing fee waived adoptions with a $10 processing fee. *Exclusions apply

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, July 27.

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.

We're DOGGONE full!!

We are BEYOND FULL! Dorchester Paws only has 80 dog kennels…

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…

Serving Dorchester County, South Carolina since 1972

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Dorchester Paws is a BBB Accredited Animal Shelter in Summerville, SC

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