Remember Me Thursday – September 22

Remember Me Thursday is an annual event that the entire world shares the importance of pet adoption, and shines a light on all orphan pets waiting in shelters and rescues.

Why take part in Remember Me Thursday?

Pet ownership is on the rise with more than 50% of households having at least one pet. Despite this, more than 6 million cats and dogs enter an animal shelter each year. While many pets find their forever homes, there are around 1 million dogs and cats that do not find homes and spend the final moments of their lives in the shelter.

Want to join us on Remember Me Thursday?

Join us on September 22th at Ashley River Park to share the importance of pet adoption.

Shine a light on Remember Me Thursday by purchasing a lantern for your pet(s). Lanterns are available for a donation below. You choose the amount. Your lantern will be decorated with your pet’s name or in any name you choose, by the staff of Dorchester Paws. We will then lay them around Ashley River Park to light up the park, on this incredibly important night.

Dorchester Paws will also have adoptable dogs on-site in hopes of them finding their forever homes. 

We hope you will come walk around the pond to see your pet’s name, whether it be one you recently rescued, have had in your family for years, or one that has crossed the rainbow bridge, on a lantern.

Want to participate but can’t make the event?

These last few months have been hard for shelters of the Lowcountry, with most battling over capacity issues. Dorchester Paws currently has 410 animals in our care that are waiting for their forever homes. Show your support for them on Remember Me Thursday by purchasing a lantern. We will email you a photo of your lantern after the event.


Thursday, September 22

Ashley River Park

200 Renken Road in Summerville

6:00-8:00 PM

When you get to the gate, be sure to mention you are there for the Dorchester Paws’ Remember Me Thursday Event.

For more information about Remember Me Thursday click HERE.

Ready to Donate?

Hoof and Paw Benevolent Society of South Carolina is matching the first $1,000 raised which will go towards the spay and neuter surgeries for the animals to be ready for adoption that week!

Purchase your lantern below!

Please leave your pets name or a special message you would like written on your lantern in the comment section.