We describe a case of a 55-year-old man with hypovolemic shock who developed a symmetrical peripheral gangrene (SPG) on hands and feet. The SPG syndrome consists of sudden onset of symmetrical gangrene of the fingers, toes and rarely, the nose, upper lip, ear lobes or genitals without large vessel obstruction or vasculitis. Vasopressors have been implicated directly or as a contributory cause in many cases. In this case, dopamine was used with high dose (> 20 µg/kg/min) which is inappropriate in hypovolemic shock states. SPG might be a severe and rare complication of dopamine. Care should be taken with the use of dopamine in patients with shock.