Dorchester County Animal Control Officers are responsible for conducting investigations and enforcing Dorchester County Ordinances related to the regulation of animals and animal owners and keepers in the interest of the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of the county.

At the Monday, December 9, 2019 County Council Meeting, Council gave third and final reading to an ordinance amending Chapter 4 Animals in the Dorchester County Code of Ordinances. Please take three minutes to watch the below video to see how those changes may affect you, as a pet-owner in Dorchester County.


Animals without identification will be transported to:

Dorchester Paws 
136 Four Paws Lane 
Summerville, SC 29483
(843) 871-3820