Entries by dorchesterpaws

Animal Safety | Security Cameras

There is no doubt that dogs become part of a family. They keep their owners busy and active, reduce stress, provide a sense of purpose, promote happiness, and even have the ability to improve owners’ social lives. Dogs are, of course, a huge responsibility and therefore all owners need to cater to their needs and well-being, […]

Reduced Adoption Fees Help Save Lives.

It’s official. Reduced-fee and no-fee adoptions help save lives. Reduced adoption prices can help shelters quickly find homes for more animals, find homes for harder-to-place animals (like seniors, animals with special needs, black animals and more), increase save rates at shelters with open-admissions, and attract new adopters and allow previous adopters to adopt pets at […]

Grand Opening of Free-Roaming Cat Room

This weekend, on June 20th, Dorchester Paws celebrated the Fur-st Day of Summer with the grand opening of our Free-Roaming Cat Room. Previously, the admissions cat room, consisted of rows of metal cages and pop up kennels. This new space was originally designed a holding room for cats that were waiting to be spayed or […]

Board of Directors

Dorchester Paws is seeking candidates to join. Serving on a charitable nonprofit’s board will require continuous learning about those served and being an advocate for the mission, making decisions that are in the best interest of the organization, ensuring prudent use of the nonprofit’s assets, and looking ahead to help the nonprofit plan for the […]

Tips for National Pet Preparedness Month

While you and your four-legged best friend are busy enjoying sunny days at the dog park, cooking out on the grill, or splashing around in their favorite lake, it can be easy to forget that, while summer weather can be gorgeous. it can also be a time for flooding, tornados, and wildfires. Luckily for us […]

We’re Hiring!

Dorchester Paws is looking to add a clinic technician to our team. If you think that could be you, read the job description below and email your resume to ahoward@dorchesterpaws.org!   JOB SUMMARY The Clinic Technician position is a key role in the composition of our staff for maintaining the wellbeing of our shelter animals […]

Ways to Help at Dorchester Paws!

This month was Jaydan’s birthday and he knew that he wanted to use his quarantine celebration as an opportunity to help his favorite cause… puppies. In combination with his mother, Jaydan was able to organize a pet supply drive in his community to collect items to help his community animal shelter.  With help from his […]

We’re NOT Kitten, We NEED Fosters!

Since the start of 2020 we have taken in over 300 kittens. Recently we have seen an increase of bottle babies. Bottle babies are young kittens that currently cannot eat on their own, but have no mom. These kittens are often too young to be vaccinated and therefore cannot safely stay on campus. As a foster […]