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Adopting Your First Family Dog? Here’s What You Need To Know

Adopting a dog for the first time is both a thrilling and daunting task. While a canine companion is proven beneficial for your mental and physical health, there is more to caring for a four-legged friend than microchipping, daily walks, and kibble.    Unfortunately, many first-time pet parents end up surrendering their dogs when they […]

Boomtown vists Dorchester Paws!

Here is what Boomtown had to say about their visit:   “Boomer Derrick MacMillan takes coworker Nina Magnesson on a Tour of Dorchester Paws Community Animal Shelter where he is a member of the board! Learn about Dorchester County’s only the only open-admission shelter in Dorchester County taking in every lost, abandoned and abused animal and provide them with […]

Top Needs: How you can shop to save a life

Dorchester Paws Needs YOUR Help. Almost every week, Dorchester Paws shares our Top Needs on our social media; updating a list with what specific and immediate needs that our shelter has, varying from hot dogs that we use to get our dogs to take their medication to specific enrichment items like adopt me harnesses. As of […]

Puppy and Kitten Shower!

Join us for food, a bottle baby presentation and games on March 6th from 12-3PM at 136 Four Paws Lane in Summerville. Every year Dorchester Paws places 1,702 animals in foster homes. Will you provide a temporary shelter for an animal in need? Since 2014 we have taken in over 11,000 puppies and kittens, all […]


Now through Wednesday (2/24) Dorchester Paws is reducing adoption prices for dogs! Our campus can only house EIGHTY dogs, we are TWELVE away from being full! As an open admission shelter, our organization can in take in 20 animals in just ONE DAY! That is why we need YOUR help emptying our adoption dog kennels. […]

Dorchester Paws Awarded Nonprofit of the Year!

Dorchester Paws Named 2020 Nonprofit of the Year by Summerville Chamber The Greater Summerville/Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce’s award program is designed to recognize the dedication, achievement and entrepreneurial spirit displayed by exceptional local businesses, nonprofits and individuals.  Recipients of the 2020 Chamber Awards were announced virtually via Zoom and Facebook Live on Friday, January […]

New Leadership

Its official! Dorchester Paws has undergone massive changes this year, and the single greatest change is our two new leaders in our campaign to become the best shelter we can be. The following will help you learn more about April Howard (left) and Maddie Moore (right). “With over a decade of experience working in animal […]