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Upcoming Events

Puppy Palooza

Are you dreaming of the pitter patter of tiny paws running around your house? There’s an influx of little ones at Dorchester Paws! If you’ve been looking to add a puppy to your family, visit us at PetSmart in Azalea Square on Saturday, January 19 from 12-2 pm to adopt from Dorchester Paws.

Paws & Pearls Oyster Roast

Endless Oysters. Beer & Wine Flowing. Live Music. Dancing. Live & Silent Auctions.

Join us for our 19th year of  the premiere pet-loving oyster roast on February 2, 2019 at 6 p.m. at Summerville Country Club!

Saluda Shoals will be performing live to keep you entertained as you dance the night away and help raise money to support Dorchester Paws!

All proceeds benefit the animals in care at Dorchester Paws and programs to support our pet-loving community.\

Get your tickets today!

About Dorchester Paws

Dorchester Paws, formerly known as Frances R. Willis SPCA, is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of animals in Dorchester County, South Carolina. Dorchester Paws is the only open-admission shelter in Dorchester County, serving towns including Rosinville, Ridgeville, Oakbrook, St. George, Summerville and Grover, SC. Partnering with Dorchester Code Enforcement, we take in every lost, abandoned and abused animal and provide them with food, shelter and medical attention until they find their forever home.

  • Mission

    Dorchester Paws strives to instill humane principles into society through the prevention of cruelty to animals.

  • Vision

    We envision a world where every animal goes on the journey from victim to victory.

  • We are committed to

  • Ending unnecessary euthanasia and giving every animal a second chance
  • Combating overpopulation by encouraging spaying and neutering
  • Championing responsible pet ownership through public education
  • Feeding the hungry, sheltering the homeless and protecting the abused
  • Reuniting lost pets with their families and finding homes for strays

Setting the Standard for Dorchester County


Thank You to Our Paws Partners!