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• Paper Pellet Cat Litter

• 55 Gallon Trashbags

• Stamps

• Paper Towels

• Cat Pate Food

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Thanksgiving Day

Upcoming Events

Innagural Drumstick Dash

Start your Thanksgiving celebration early by joining the Fleet Feet crew at our 1st Annual Drumstick Dash 5k! Create a new Thanksgiving tradition of running, walking or strolling through the beautiful Carnes Crossroads community at this family friendly event. What could be better than having fun with loved ones and giving back to our local community all while doing something healthy and active to start the day!

Carnes Crossraods at 9 AM

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.

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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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