Get ready for #GivingTuesday on November 29, 2022


The first $20,000 raised will be matched, $1 for $1, thanks to our generous donors Roger Wade, Scott McKoy (FMC Ice Sports), The Bowen Family, and in loving memory of Donald Melbauer and John Lamar.

PLUS, the first $2,500 donated via the Donate Now, Pay Later payment option will be matched $1 for $1 AND the first $2,500 donated via Cryptocurrency will be matched $1 for $1.

Tuesday, November 29th, brings the biggest day of giving, where every dollar raised, means more to the animals and community of Dorchester County, than you know.

2022 has come with more challenges that our outdated shelter should face. The world has changed, times are harder than ever before for most, our community is being forced to surrender their pets at an unprecedented rate and our shelter has operated at max capacity for nearly the entire year.

One thing remains constant, our position within the animal-welfare industry proves to have a greater need than ever before. This year, Dorchester Paws will take in OVER 4,000 lost, abandoned, and neglected animals all requiring the proper animal and medical care, as soon as they arrive at Dorchester Paws up until we find them a home.

This Giving Tuesday, help Dorchester Paws raise $50,000 in honor of 50 years of saving lives.



#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the power of individuals, groups and organizations to encourage philanthropy and celebrate generosity worldwide.

Giving Tuesday is celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday. This year, it falls on November 29th.

This November 29th, join the movement and save a life – whether it’s some of your time, a donation or the power of your voice in the your community spreading the word about Dorchester Paws.

Your donation to Dorchester Paws on #GivingTuesday would go towards animal care including spay/neuter, heartworm prevention & treatment, vaccines, microchip, supplies and food.

It costs approximately $25 per day per animal to care for animals at Dorchester Paws while they wait for their forever homes.

There are many ways you can make sure your gift on Giving Tuesday continues to make a difference for the animals at Dorchester Paws. Become a Foster Hero and help provide a second chance for animals in need! Start volunteering and see the daily effect you have on the animals. Become a monthly donor and give on a regular basis to help animals year round. Your monthly donation ensures Dorchester Paws will be able to continuously provide care for the thousands of animals who come through our doors each year.