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Our dogs are barking & our cats are purring at the news that our community raised $13,524 for Betty White’s Birthday! We wanted to say a BIG Thank You to everyone that donated as we would not be able to care for the animals without your donations. You accepted the #BettyWhiteChallenge with full force & […]

Join us for the 22nd Annual Oyster Roast!

The event of the year is approaching! Join Dorchester Paws Saturday, February 5, 2022 for the 22nd annual Downs Byrd Memorial Oyster Roast & in celebrating the 50th anniversary of Dorchester Paws. The Downs Byrd Memorial will take place at Summerville Country Club from 6-10 PM with endless local oysters, live music, & a live […]

Dorchester Paws Purchases Land for New Shelter!

Dorchester Paws Purchases Land for New Shelter! Dorchester Paws has closed on the purchase of 6.8 acres of land at the corner of Central Avenue and Highway 17A which will serve as the future home of its new shelter and the first low-cost spay and neuter clinic in Dorchester County. After a long, multi-year search […]

Holiday merchandise is HERE!

Wear your support! Did you know that Dorchester Paws has our own line of fun t-shirts? We just launched our Holiday collection! Designed by our staff and our corporate partner, Mr. Sign, these are bound to add a tail wag to your wardrobe collection. A portion of all sales goes back towards helping our animals […]


Montgomery, Chestnut and all of their roommates at Dorchester Paws are deeply touched by the community’s incredible support this Giving Tuesday. Collectively as a community, your outpouring generosity helped raise $36,889 for Dorchester Paws to be able to continue to care for all the lost, abandoned and abused animals that come into our shelter. You […]

DONATE NOW, GivingTuesday 2021

2021 for Dorchester Paws has been nothing short of intense, when compared to previous years in terms of intake # ‘s, special medical cases, surgeries needed, animals in foster care, temporary moratoriums that were needed to be put into place, and with being over capacity multiple times this year. That means, our kennels and temporary […]

Did you buy your tickets yet?

The Lowcountry’s Dog-Friendly Music Festival is back for its 3rd year on October 10th at Hanahan Amphitheater with Sister Hazel, Kevn Kinney from Drivin N Cryin, Florida’s Greg West & more!   Here’s what you need to know: – Gates open at 11am! – Bring a chair, a blanket, and your pup for a full day of music, food & fun! […]