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

Upcoming Events:

2nd Annual Seafood Dinner! February 20th, 5:30-10PM
American Legion, 800 Romancoke Rd., Stevensville

Appetizers from 5:30PM, Dinner 6-8PM, BARCODE band performing from 7-10PM. Join us for Tropical Treats, Hot Seafood, and Cold Beer! Live band, draft beer, appetizers, snow crab legs, shrimp, mussels, pulled pork, desserts! Wear your favorite Hawaiian shirt and get an extra raffle tickets! $45 minimum donation per person

$45 minimum donation per person. Tickets can be purchased at our office during open business hours (call 410-643-9955 for more information), or click on the button to the right to purchase tickets online or with a credit card:

URGENT: CCAD Needs PT Morning Cleaning Help (PAID)!

quade-HelpWe 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. Applicants must be reliable and able to work all three days as scheduled. 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 by email or at 410-643-9955 if you’re interested!

Announcing our February Pets of the Month: SUNSHINE & MICKEY!

Beautiful calico looking for attention Adorable Beagle/Boston mix cuddling with someone
Adult female calico

Sunshine is hoping to BRIGHTEN your day!
This chatty and affectionate calico came to us when her owner went to a nursing home and no one in the family could care for her. Sunshine dreams of being in a home of her very own again! Please call us at 410-643-9955 for more information about Sunshine!

Adult male Beagle/Boston Terrier mix

Mickey was rescued from a hoarding situation and has been fully-vetted. At 16 pounds, he is a healthy little love-bug who could use some good food, a comfortable bed, and lots of attention. He would be happiest as the center of your attention, but does get along with other dogs. Please contact us at (410) 758-4555 (Ginny at Dandyland) for more information about FOSTERING or ADOPTING Mickey!

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

Tree of Life Pet Sanctuary: Phase One!

12348110_10206348214116618_2526632748151938020_nPhase 1 of our Tree of Life Pet Sanctuary goal is COMPLETE! Now watch us GROW!

December 18th was settlement day for the 5.5 acre site across from Chesapeake College. We are so very grateful for all who are helping make our dream of becoming Tree of Life Pet Sanctuary a reality. We want to publicly thank Scott Saunders, who has been our Sanctuary project manager and has driven this entire process; and the Wentzels, without whom we would not have realized this dream as soon!

Over the next two months, we will be working to repair the farmhouse to transform it into our interim office and adoption center until the new facility is built. We will need YOUR help and support to get this done; including volunteers to help us with labor and donations of items needed for repairs. Work started on the farmhouse with our New Year’s Weekend Fix Up, but there is still a lot of work left to be done. We will update this post with needed items and work events; for now, our Sanctuary wish list includes:


  • Building materials:
    • 6 (4’x8′) sheets of 3/8″ cement fiber board
    • linoleum flooring
    • drywall
    • screen doors
    • insulation
    • paint and painting supplies
    • interior trim
  • Pet Screening for Windows
  • Kitchen cabinets
  • Revolution flea treatment for cats and dogs
  • laundry detergent
  • dryer sheets
  • a floor cleaning machine
  • lamps
  • light bulbs
  • household supplies (toilet paper, basic tools, etc.)
Reaching settlement was only phase 1 of our Tree of Life Pet Sanctuary project. Our long-term goal is to build a brand-new state of the art animal adoption center and home. To support our Tree of Life Pet Sanctuary initiative, please click on the “DONATE” button to the right:

Hoping for a New Year, New Start for William, Sarah Anne, and Fancy!

Two pictures of cats; the first cat is a handsome brown tabby and white male gaze; the second cat is a one-eyed grey tabby White adorable bulldog with black spot over right ear and on nose

$50 Adoption Donation if William and Sarah Anne are adopted as a pair!

WILLIAM and SARAH ANNE are loving, affectionate adult cats who were recently returned to our adoption center; they deserve to spend 2016 in a new forever home!

Adult male domestic short-hair

William is mourning the loss of his home and is pretty sad at the adoption center. His favorite activities are drinking water from the sink, begging for attention/food/running water, and cuddling with people. Can you mend his broken heart and make this handsome gentle-cat happy again?

Adult female domestic short-hair

Sarah Anne is winking at you, hoping today will be the lucky day she finds her forever home! This super sweet and affectionate cat is about 6 years old and only has one eye. If you are looking for a lap cat, Sarah Anne is your girl!

Adult female American Bulldog

Fancy wants nothing more than love and a home! She is a wonderful 2 year old American Bulldog, sweet with people and eager to learn. Sadly, she has grown up in a kennel and needs training and an understanding person… but the cuddles and love that person will receive from her will be more than worth it! She lacks socialization skills with dogs and that has caused her to have some issues. She is a smart dog, and a trainer feels she can be trained to be a good citizen quickly, but she will do best in a home with no other dogs. Please contact us at (410) 758-4555 (Ginny at Dandyland) for more information about FOSTERING or ADOPTING Fancy!

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

Extra PAWTASTIC Adoption Announcement!

Snicker & Skiddles have FINALLY found their forever home, after waiting in our adoption center for more than 5 years!


Snicker & Skiddles were both “born into” our CCAD system. They came to us as kittens; Snicker in 2009, and Skiddles in 2010. During their time in our adoption center, these two became very close. They both loved cuddling with each other and with people; though Skiddles could be shy around people he hadn’t yet befriended, he was always braver when Snicker was around.

After spending more than 5 years in our adoption center, Snicker and Skiddles went to a home TOGETHER in late December, 2015. They are doing very well in their new home. We know how much their new mom loves them; and it is with immense joy that we can announce that Snicker and Skiddles, for the VERY FIRST TIME, will be spending 2016 in a HOME of their own!

THIS is what we mean when we say we’re a LIFETIME HAVEN. Snicker and Skiddles were both with us for more than 5 years. And while we are over-joyed that they have found their forever home, we would have cared for and loved them for as long as they needed us to. There is NO time limit on how long a cat (or a dog!) can stay with us. We hope for ALL of our animals to be adopted, but if that doesn’t happen, they will ALWAYS have a place with us, where they will be loved and well-cared for.

In 2016, we hope to expand our operations to better serve our community and the animals in our care. We need your support to do so. Please click here to help us continue to provide a “life of love and dignity” for our animals!