Dorchester Paws and COVID-19

The coronavirus has caused unprecedented times for everyone around the world.
Often, we forget that the things that impact us will also impact our pets.

Researchers from around the world, including the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) are studying this issue.

Our response to this national health emergency will continue to evolve and you may see some changes in the way we operate.
But rest assured, we will continue to serve the public and the animals that depend on us.


As a community, it is important that we join together during this crisis and respond with thoughtful planning and not panic.

Please stay in touch with us by following our blog posts and keeping up to date on social media at Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

  • Follow all guidelines from the government on keeping you and your family safe.
  • Follow all recommended hygiene practices.
  • Look for our messaging that will be asking for assistance, including foster families, adoptions and donations.
  • Reach out and help a sick friend or neighbor with their pets.
  • Only use reputable sources for information. We recommend the CDC, WHO and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).
  • Please remember our animals during this crisis and Donate. The coronavirus will not stop the need to save these precious creatures.