Entries by aokpych

Elmer’s story

On July 17th Elmer was picked up off the side of the road by a Good Samaritan. His leg, which is badly broken, has been stabilized as much as possible and placed in a splint. Elmer is severely emaciated and would not be able to withstand the anesthesia needed for surgery at this time. Dr. […]

We’re DOGGONE full!!

We are BEYOND FULL! Dorchester Paws only has 80 dog kennels but we currently have 94 dogs!!! If you can foster for at LEAST one week, please come in to the shelter TODAY and take a dog home. We are open until 5pm. Dorchester Paws will provide all the supplies needed, if you can just […]

Bow-Wow Meow Adoption Luau special!

We had 344 strays brought in, 13 owner surrenders, and 14 returned adoptions just this month! Every run here at Dorchester Paws is occupied and we currently have three pop-up kennels in use. We need your help spreading the word about our adoption special. All animals, over 6 months old, are only $30. All kittens […]

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

Tuesday morning, at approximately 9:30am, two cats were found abandoned in Dorchester Paws’ donation shed. The shed was designed to make donating items outside of shelter operation hours easier. Despite multiple signs stating that it is cruel and illegal to leave animals outside the shelter, this is not the first time Dorchester Paws has encountered […]

Maybe she’s born with it, maybe it’s Maybelline

Maybelline, a deaf pit bull, was originally brought in to Dorchester Paws by Animal Control on May 29th, 2013. She was adopted shortly after and all seemed to be going well. In January of 2014 she suddenly reappeared at the shelter as a “stray.” She had been dumped in a neighbor’s yard. While our staff […]

Marshmallow, a deaf pit bull, will travel 2,175 miles TODAY!

After 156 days at the shelter and over 90 rescues contacted, Marshmellow is getting transferred!  Minnesota Pit Bull rescue has responded saying they have room for her, we just have to get her there! Despite being deaf, she is full of energy! She never learned to control her mouth as a puppy, through training like bite inhibition. Minnesota Pit Bull rescue will have the […]