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 August 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.

image002Cheddar 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, 8/19. His entire tail was amputated.

image004He’s now in a foster home and settling in. His sutures will be removed on 8/28. Thank you to everyone who has made a donation to help with his medical expenses.

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!

Pasta for Paws: August 23rd


  • 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!

Recent Happy Tails

The following cats and dogs have recently found their forever homes:


Please visit our Happy Tails page for more details!

URGENT!! Foster Families Needed!

kittensKitten season is HERE! The more fosters we have, the more lives we can save! Please fill out the following forms if you’d like to foster for us: volunteer form and foster application.

In addition to kitten fosters, we are in constant need of foster families for dogs. We currently have several dogs waiting at Dandyland Pet Care Center in Centreville for a foster or forever home, including the dogs pictured below (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!

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“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!