Dog Orphans Inc | Humane Shelter | Douglas, MA


Photos with the Easter Bunny



All Proceeds Benefit Dog Orphans Humane Society.

No appointment necessary


19th Annual “Walk for Paws”



Sunday, May 7, 2017
12:00 Noon

River Bend Farm
Uxbridge, MA

On Sunday, May 7, 2017 we will be holding our 19th Annual “Walk for Paws” beginning at 12:00 Noon at River Bend Farm in Uxbridge, MA. This anxiously anticipated spring event serves as a key fund raiser for the non-profit, no-kill shelter which relies on donations for its day-to-day operations. This event is being sponsored by 146 Supply Center, Sutton Animal Hospital, TLC Pet Haven, PawSteps Veterinary Center, Animal Arts, Eaglestar Security, VCA Blackstone Valley, Sturbridge Veterinary Hospital, Uxbridge Animal Hospital, Mendon Animal clinic, The Pet Barber, Douglas Flower Shoppe, Meg’s Pet sitting and Dog Walking, and Douglas Animal Hospital.

Sponsor sheets are available now! Dog lovers and their friends are encouraged to start soliciting supporters early for the walk, which takes place along the Blackstone River and Canal. The Grand Prizes for the top three fund raisers this year are as follows: First Place is a $500 American Express Gift Card, Second Place is a GoPro camera  donated by 146 Supply Center; and Third Place is a $100 Pet Smart Gift Certificate donated by Sutton Animal Hospital.

River Bend Farm is a beautiful venue for the many family oriented activities scheduled for the day. These include musical entertainment, a Blessing of the Pets prior to the walk, Petting Zoo by Ironshoe Farm, and face painting for the kids. Vendors will provide complimentary services during the walk, including dog nail clippings, dog nail painting, micro chipping, agility demonstrations and canine massages. Additional organizations that will be present will offer information on training, boarding, pet-sitting/walking, grooming, pet supplies and goodies, artistry and portraits, rescue organizations and local veterinary hospitals.  Hamburgers, hot dogs, tacos and beverages will be sold by members of the First Holiday Night Committee in Uxbridge.

5th Annual “Pasta For Paws” Spaghetti Dinner


Buddy - Our First Therapy Dog
In Honor of Buddy, Dog Orphans’ First Therapy Dog
Saturday, February 4, 2017
Uxbridge VFW #1358
16 Cross Street (Route 16)
Uxbridge, MA

Dinner includes: salad, pasta, meatballs, Italian bread, and homemade desserts. Cash bar available.

Live Music!   50/50 Raffle!   Liquor Basket!

Adults: $15; Children: $8; Kids 5 and under, free!
Tickets At-The-Door: $20

Tickets may be purchased at Dog Orphans or online by using the buttons below.

Need more info? Call 508-476-1855.

All proceeds go to Dog Orphans Humane Society, 90 Webster Street, Douglas, MA 01516.

ADULT ($15)

CHILD ($8)





Especially for Pets Adoption Initiative Program


Especially For Pets Adoption Initiative Program
October 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016

Especially for Pets has chosen Dog Orphans for their next NAIL CLIPPING QUARTERLY FUNDRAISER!

Especially for Pets offers nail grooming, by appointment, in exchange for monetary donations to a local animal shelter or non-profit organization. Four different charities per year are chosen to be the recipient of the nail clipping donations. They gratefully accept a $10.00 donation for a clip or $15.00 for a trim using a Dremel tool. Friendly and non-aggressive animals only. This fundraising initiative will be held October 1st thru December 31, 2016, so we encourage pet owners to visit one of Especially for Pets’ seven different locations to take part.

Since the program’s inception, Especially for Pets has raised $211,293 for charity. Click here for past recipients.

Dog Orphans is also offering coupons for 10% and $10 off purchases made in all their stores (courtesy of Especially for Pets) to anyone who adopts from us. They will provided on adoption day along with an offer to receive a FREE custom-made ID tag.

We are excited for this opportunity to have them spread the good word of our shelter dogs in desperate need of a homes.  Together we can help stop the suffering of stray and unwanted dogs. We are thrilled to have the support of businesses such as Especially for Pets and look forward to working with them! We’ll keep you informed of events they will be holding to support us in the next few months.

Please click here for directions to their locations.

Pet Photos with Santa!





‘Tis the season for our Annual Pet Photos with Santa. Yes, it’s that time of year again and we are thrilled to get a chance to reunite with many of our past orphans and their families, and meet new friends that help support our shelter. Come help support our mission of saving and re-homing dogs in desperate need of loving homes while preserving precious memories with your family that you can share! This is a family event, so children are welcome.

Over the years, all kinds of animals have had their pictures taken... dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, ferrets, and more. As long as they are leashed or crated, they are welcome! We really hope to see you there this year in your Christmas best!

Professional photography for a low cost. Photo packages for only $20.00 each.

Package 1: (2) 4×6 and (2) 5x7
Package 2: CD with up to 3 poses for your own creations
Package 3: Up to 3 images emailed to you. The quickest way to receive your photos!

Dates and locations:

  • Sunday, November 20, 2016
    Animal Arts
    7 Main Street
    Blackstone, MA
  • Sunday, November 27, 2016
    Paw Planet
    1167-3 Providence Road
    Whitinsville, MA
  • Saturday, December 3, 2016
    Gibson’s Natural Pet
    994 Grafton Street
    Worcester, MA
  • Sunday, December 4, 2016
    Gibson’s Natural Pet Resort
    139 Upton Street
    Grafton, MA

A non-profit, no-kill shelter dedicated to saving dogs from pain and suffering.

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Dog Orphans, Inc.  |  90 Webster Street (Route 16)  |  Douglas, MA 01516  |  508.476.1855