Out of the Blues Comes Something New!

A game-changing decision came from one of the hardest parts of shelter life and now our animals are going to get the chance to thrive!

Dorchester Paws is excited to announce that we have partnered with local boarding facilities to help reach more potential adopters, help our animals and make space for the constant influx of animals that come to Dorchester Paws on a daily basis.

The idea stemmed after seeing Blue struggling.

Blue is a 10 month old terrier mix and he was in agony at the shelter. We could see him scraping his nose against the kennel gates and walls until he was bleeding and crying out in pain. However, he would thrive during playtime. Wishing Blue could just play all day, we reached out to our local doggy day-cares and boarding facilities.
Blue has since been placed into an Adoption Ambassador’s home and the Pet Mahal, Blue’s shelter stay-cation, is now boarding a new Dorchester Paws resident, Hamlet, a loving hound dog.

The longest residents at Dorchester Paws have been at the shelter for over 90 days. We hope that by sending animals to these facilities, we will be able to increase their exposure and help them find forever homes.

Currently, we’ve been able to partner with the following offsite adoption partners: The Pet Mahal, Pooch Palace North, My Three Dogs, Petsense Goose Creek and PetSmart. Stop at one of these locations to see our sweet friends in action and enjoying their staycation.


Check out our offsite adoption partners at their locations and websites:

The Pet Mahal 
8028 Dorchester Road
North Charleston , SC 29418

Pooch Palace North 
3357 Business Circle
North Charleston, SC 29418

My Three Dogs 
905 Cedar Street
Summerville, SC 29483

PetSense Goose Creek
98 Davenport Street
Goose Creek, SC 29445

270 Azalea Square Blvd
Summerville, SC