Chesapeake Cats and Dogs: A life of love and dignity for all animals

Sweet Boy Cheddar Fund: Donations Needed!

Meet Cheddar!


At around 1:00 p.m. the afternoon of July 18th, our office manager, Debbie, heard some noise outside and opened the door to find this little orange kitten sitting on the doorstep. He looked at her with his beautiful eyes and said “Please don’t leave me; I need your help!” She then saw his tail, which was mangled.

Cheddar was taken to the Emergency Vet in Annapolis. The vet there thinks that “Sweet Boy Cheddar” either was hit by a car or his tail got caught in a fan belt. Cheddar had surgery early Saturday morning, 7/19. His entire tail was amputated.

8/1 Update:


Cheddar had his sutures removed yesterday. He weighed 2.53 pounds. He is now scheduled to be neutered and have his second distemper and rabies shot the week of August 17, 2014. He will then be ready to go to his “loving forever home”!

The “Sweet Boy Cheddar Fund” is still short by a few hundred dollars, and we could really use your help! Please click here to donate immediately to help us pay for Cheddar’s surgery and other medical expenses.

Thank you!

URGENT!! Foster Families Needed!

foster2 We are in DESPERATE need of foster families for dogs! We cannot continue rescuing dogs from kill shelters if we have nowhere to put them. Please consider opening your hearts and homes to a dog in need. We currently have several dogs waiting at Dandyland Pet Care Center in Centreville for a foster or forever home, including the dogs pictured (Bo & Luke, our July Dogs of the Month) and 2 senior Terrier Mix sisters (Miki and Mikalya), who should not have to spend their golden years in a kennel! Please click here to see a full list of the dogs waiting at Dandyland to be fostered or adopted. Please consider whether you can help us!

Please fill out the following forms if you’d like to foster for us: volunteer form and foster application.

Thank you!

Announcing our August Pets of the Month:

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Our August Cat of the Month is MARLO!

Marlo is a young adult cat who loves to play and cuddle! He came to us from an emergency clinic, in need of medical care and rehabilitation. He’s now fully recovered and ready to find his forever home.

Our August Dog of the Month is CHARLIE!

Charlie is a young (~2 yrs old) male Boxer Terrier Mix who lost his home when his owner was called up to serve in the Armed Forces in Afghanistan. He’s high energy, playful, and loves to run. He has a heart of gold, but plays hard, so no small kids.

Please print and distribute the following flyers to help our pets of the month find their forever homes: August Cat of the Month, August Dog of the Month.

“Strut Your Mutt” on September 27th

logoChesapeake Cats and Dogs is participating in Best Friends Animal Society’s “Strut Your Mutt” fundraising event on Saturday, September 27th at Black Hill Regional Park in Boyds, Maryland! The donations raised through our Strut Your Mutt team will be used to pay for: rent for our cat adoption center, food, veterinary services, pet supplies, and other necessities needed to accomplish our mission in helping homeless cats and dogs.

Please join us for this fun-filled event either by registering for our team or donating to one of our existing team members. Your donation is tax-deductible and our organization keeps 100% of the money raised.

Click here to register or support our team!

Bo & Luke are still waiting for their forever home!

Our July Dogs of the Month, Bo & Luke, are still available for adoption. Please share their information with friends and family to help Bo & Luke find their forever home!

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July Dogs of the Month: BO & LUKE

These two young male Cocker Spaniels were found as strays. They are super dogs who love to play fetch and enjoy spending time together and with other dogs. They need to go to a home without small children. They are bonded and need to stay together. Bo is all black and about 24lbs while Luke is black and tan and about 34lbs.

Please download this flyer to print and distribute to local establishments to help Bo & Luke find their forever home!

Pasta for Paws: August 23rd

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  • August 23rd, 4:30-7pm, Christ Church on Rt. 8 in Stevensville, MD
  • Menu: Spaghetti, Meatballs, Salad, Garlic Bread, Dessert
  • Tickets: $10 for children 6-12, children under 6 free; 2 adult tickets for $25 if purchased by August 19th
  • Call us today at 410-643-9955 to reserve your tickets!