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

Tree of Life Pet Sanctuary Update:

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Please click here to help!

Nine months ago, an enthusiastic group of volunteers took the plunge and purchased this c.1900 farmhouse on over 5 acres of rolling land with the dream of turning it into the area’s ONLY pet sanctuary. The first phase has been to renovate the old house into the Chesapeake Cats and Dogs offices and a “free roam” living environment for the cattery. The new center will have additional living spaces for our “special needs” felines and kittens as well. We care for the animals with special needs that other area shelters do not have the time and resources to manage.

Since acquiring the property, we have gutted the interior, installed new electric, plumbing and HVAC, insulation to keep our guests cozy, vinyl windows, vinyl siding, exterior doors, a handicapped accessible bathroom, all new drywall surfaces, and a REALLY expensive well. We have scrounged and sweated and begged to get to where we are and are SO close to finishing, we can almost see the finish line!

Now we need your help. We are fundraising here to complete the interior trim, painting, cabinetry, vinyl flooring. and a handicap-accessible ramp. Please click here to help!

Upcoming Events:

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October 1st: BEST FRIENDS’ STRUT-YOUR-MUTT

Black Hill Regional Park, 20930 Lake Ridge Dr., Boyds, MD 20841

Get excited DC Metro, because Strut Your Mutt is no ordinary dog walking event. This fundraising festival includes interactive games and activities for you, your dog and your whole family! Register today and break those sneakers in for a day of lifesaving milestones. Funds raised will support our efforts to become Tree of Life Pet Sanctuary, as well as allow us to continue our life-saving work of providing a lifetime haven for homeless cats and dogs until they can be adopted.

Registration Opens: 9:00 AM
Walk Starts: 10:00 AM
Event Ends: 1:00 PM

Join or support our team by clicking here!


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We get 10% of all Dog item sales for entire Month of September at the Black Dog General Store in historic Annapolis (117 Main St, Annapolis, Maryland 21401)!

Thank You, Scott Saunders!

We wish to extend our very deepest gratitude to Scott Saunders, whose efforts and support of our organization are enormous. Scott is a real estate agent with Coldwell Banker Waterman Realty. We very much encourage you to consider him for buying or selling real estate. He is a man of deep integrity with an enormous heart.

Scott, for all that you’ve done for us, we are so very grateful. THANK YOU!

Announcing our September Cats & Dog of the Month: WISHBONE & TAFETA and PRINCESS JAZZ!

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WISHBONE & TAFETA: **ADOPTED!!**
Young Adult male & female dilute Tortoiseshell siblings

Wishbone is a very rare male tortoiseshell. He and his sister Tafeta are charming and affectionate young adult cats who love people of all ages and love other cats, too!

PRINCESS JAZZ: Adult female Cairn Terrier

Princess Jazz is a 6 year old diabetic Cairn Terrier who fit right in to her foster home with 2 permanent canine residents. She is a very sweet girl who loves toys, is good on a leash, is house-trained, and sleeps well at night. She is about 6 years old, weighs about 15 pounds, and is diabetic so needs insulin shots 2x/day (she accepts this without complaint!).

To apply to adopt WISHBONE & TAFETA and PRINCESS JAZZ, please click here! Please print and distribute the following flyers to local establishments so that WISHBONE & TAFETA and PRINCESS JAZZ can find their forever homes this month: Cat of the Month flyer, Dog of the Month flyer.

Announcing our August Pets of the Month: MICKEY and CASSIE OLIVE!

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MICKEY: Adult male Beagle/Boston mix
Mickey is a seven year old Beagle/Boston mix who was rescued from a hoarding situation. He has been fully vetted including a dental and is a healthy little love bug. At 16 pounds, he could use some good food, a comfortable bed, and lots of attention. He would be happiest as the center of attention, but does get along with other dogs. Cats are an unknown, but he does need to go to a home without children.
CASSIE OLIVE: Adult female tortoiseshell

Cassie Olive is a sweet little girl, looking for attention and love. She has a short tail that just adds to her charm! She would make a wonderful addition to your home and she is hoping you choose her!

To apply to adopt MICKEY or CASSIE OLIVE, please click here! Please print and distribute the following flyers to local establishments so that CASSIE OLIVE and MICKEY can find their forever homes this month: Cat of the Month flyer, Dog of the Month flyer.

Announcing our July Pets of the Month: FADIE and FANCY!

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FADIE: **ADOPTED!** Adult female calico

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

FANCY: Adult female American Bulldog

Fancy is a fabulous girl who is sweet with people and eager to learn. Sadly, she has grown up in a kennel, and she needs training and an understanding person. She will do best in a home with no other dogs.

To apply to adopt Fadie or Fancy, please click here! Please print and distribute the following flyers to local establishments so that FADIE and FANCY can find their forever homes this month: Cat of the Month flyer, Dog of the Month flyer.