If your pet is missing, please visit Dorchester Paws to see if they were brought in by Dorchester County Animal Control or a private citizen. You will need to fill out a lost pet report, which will be kept on file for 90 days. A staff member will walk you through the shelter so you can look for your pet.
Please bring one of the following as proof of ownership: rabies certificate, veterinary records, photo(s).
Stray animals with no microchip are held for 5 days. Stray animals with a microchip are held for 14 days.
There are fees to reclaim your pet. Fees 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.
136 Four Paws Lane
Summerville, SC 29483
Sunday – Thursday: 12pm – 5pm
Friday: 1pm – 6pm
Saturday: 12pm – 6pm
*Admissions is closed on Sundays
Serving Dorchester County, South Carolina since 1972