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

Summer Bingo Is Coming!

SUMMER BASKET & BAG BINGO: 7/12, 12-5PM at the American Legion on Rt. 8, Stevensville. Tickets - $20 in advance ($25 at the door); Admission includes: 20 Regular Games [9 card bingo sheets] and 3 Special Games. All Longaberger baskets and Designer bags (Vera Bradley, Thirty-One, etc.) are filled with prizes and goodies. There will also be 20 Door Prizes, Raffles, Chinese Auction, and a 50/50 cash drawing available. Donate any size container of SCOOPABLE cat litter and receive TWO extra door-prize tickets at check-in. Food items and sweets from our bake table are available for purchase. Call the Center to order and/or reserve your tickets: 410-643-9955.


Please email us if you’d like more information about sponsoring or filling a basket/bag. Thank you!

Before & After: Some Pawtastic Happy Tails

Absolutely the BEST part of our job as a rescue is when an animal gets adopted into their forever home. It is why we work so hard! Please click here for more happy tails!


Tigger went to his “loving furever home” on June 16th. His new dad was so very excited and had new beds, perch, etc. all ready for Tigger. Tigger came to us in 2013 from Caroline County Humane Society and is about 7 years old. He loves to be petted and will purr and purr when getting love and attention. His dad is looking forward to giving him all of that love and attention. Here is what his new “dad” has to say about Tigger:

“Tigger is doing amazing. It is like he has always lived here and that I’ve always been his human. From both of us—Thank you for the work that you do which brought us together.”

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Brittney was found in 2008, a kitten playing in the ashes of a bonfire. She was adopted, and then returned because they got a dog that they preferred more. She spent many months in our adoption center, hoping someone would notice her big capacity for affection and bring her home. Her dream came true on Valentine’s Day, 2015. In her new home, Brittney is “only child” and has the run of the house! She also loves cuddling with her new owner and sleeping in her favorite chair.



Cheddar was found injured on our doorstep in mid-July, 2014 (click here for details). He went to the emergency clinic in Annapolis, where they performed emergency surgery to amputate his mangled tail. He spent many weeks recovering in a foster home before he was ready for adoption. The loss of his tail never slowed him down—he was a loving, playful kitten who was very much missed by his foster family… because Cheddar went to his forever home in August, 2014. Here is what his new family has to say about Cheddar:

“This naughty cat has more then stole my heart! I thank CCAD almost daily for the rescue, time and money they put out to save him! My Cheddar man is such a character and a bit of a brat but he is the sweetest cat when he is feeling snuggly!! Again I cannot thank you guys enough for bringing him to us.”

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Tuffy came to our adoption center in April of 2009. She was a small, terrified kitten who spent all of her time hiding. In time, she befriended a great big male cat named Chester. This friendship caught the attention of one of our volunteers, who made it her mission to help Tuffy get past her fear of people. After months of slow progress, the volunteer was able to touch Tuffy for the first time. Eventually, Tuffy even allowed the volunteer to pick her up and put her on her lap.

In 2014, this volunteer unexpectedly lost one of her cats to intestinal lymphoma. A few weeks later, she and her husband brought Tuffy–now Emily (after Emily Dickinson)–home. Emily once again has a feline best friend; his name is Snowcrash. But now, she has human best friends, too. She sleeps in their bed every night and jumps up on their laps when they watch TV, purring non-stop.


URGENT: CCAD Needs PT Cleaning Help (PAID)!

We need morning cleaning help for our cat adoption center! Mornings needed are: Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. Cleaning must be finished prior to the adoption center opening to the public at 11am. This is a PAID position.

Duties include: feeding, scooping litter boxes, scrubbing floors & litter boxes, washing dishes, and other cleaning as needed.

If you like animals, this is a very rewarding job! Our cat adoption center is cage-free, and the cats will show you how much they appreciate what you’re doing for them.

Please contact us if you’re interested!

Pasta for Paws was Pawtastic!

Thank you to all the individuals who volunteered, attended, or otherwise helped make Pasta for Paws on Saturday night a success! A very special thank you to the local businesses who donated items for this event: Giolitti Deli & Catering​, Fields Of Heather Bakery, L&L Liquors, Bev’s Grooming​, TNT Jewelers​, Island Flowers & Flavors​, and Paula’s Fine Jewelry​!

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FADIE & BRUNO are our JUNE Pets of the Month!

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Adult female calico

Fadie is a 9 year old darling of a cat who dreams of once again being in a home of her own… Can you make her dream come true? Fadie is a chatty, affectionate, and gentle adult cat. She came from a home with children and is comfortable with the other cats in our adoption center.

Adult male Golden Retriever mix

Bruno is a 5-6 year old neutered male Golden Retriever mix. He’s a big guy, but is good with most dogs and loves people! He loves to be petted and enjoys playing ball. Please contact us at (410) 758-4555 (Ginny at Dandyland) for more information about FOSTERING or ADOPTING Bruno!

Please print and distribute the following flyers to local establishments so that FADIE and BRUNO can find their forever homes this month: Cat of the Month flyer, Dog of the Month flyer.