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Please view all of our dogs in care below.

Adoptable Dogs

The below animals are ready to go home today! They have been spayed or neutered, are up to date on their vaccinations, monthly preventions, and are microchipped. Please come visit them in person from 12-5PM any day of the week.

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New Arrivals

Please check the listings below to see if one of these animals is potentially your missing pet! If they are not reclaimed by their owners, then these animals are available for adoption, reservation or transfer to rescue organizations.

To reclaim your animal, proof of ownership is required and all pets must leave in a vehicle, with dogs on a leash and cats in a carrier.

If one of these pets looks like it could potentially be your missing pet, please come to the shelter to fill out a lost pet report and do a walk-through to see if it is your pet.

Reclaims must be done in person at the shelter. Please bring a valid form of photo ID, vet records and pictures of the animal to prove your ownership.

There are fees to reclaim your pet, which vary depending on how your animal was brought to the shelter, length of stay and procedures required by law prior to being released from custody.

These pets are on 5-14 day stray holds in hopes of giving their owners time to find and reclaim them. If they are not reclaimed by their owners or transferred to a rescue organization, then they are available to adopt! You can reserve a pet ahead of time by emailing adopt@dorchesterpaws.org

In order to reserve the pet, you must pay the full adoption fee. As soon as the pet is spayed/neutered, you will be notified to pick them up! Pets must be picked up within 36 hours, or the adoption fee will be considered a donation.

Dogs:

  • Under 6 months: $350 & up
  • 6 months – 6 years: $150 & up
  • Over 6 years: $50

Cats:

  • Under 6 months: $100
  • 6 months – 6 years: $50
  • Over 6 years, FIV or FeLV+: $25

Pets on this page may be reclaimed by their owners or transferred to a rescue organization. Should the animal not be available due to these reasons, the full adoption will be refunded.

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