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

Join our Strut Your Mutt team!

Chesapeake Cats and Dogs is participating in this year’s Strut Your Mutt! 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.
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  • Where: Black Hill Regional Park, 20930 Lake Ridge Drive, Boyds, Maryland
  • When: Saturday, October 10, 2015
    Registration 9 AM; 5K 10 AM; Walk 10:30 AM; Festival Ends 2 PM
  • What: A leisurely fund-raising dog walk, or (new this year) a 5K run with (or without) your dog, followed by a doggie-themed festival that includes pet contests, photos, doggie goodies, fun activities for you and your furry friend, food, refreshments, and more!
  • Join our team by clicking here!

    Registration fees are now 25 percent off for all new participants! Registration code NPTEAM must be used at time of registration to receive discount.

Announcing… our future: the Tree of Life Pet Sanctuary!


  • We were featured on ABC2′s IN FOCUS program on July 30th! Please CLICK HERE to watch the coverage.

Chesapeake Cats and Dogs has been serving our community for nearly 10 years as a lifetime haven and no-kill rescue for homeless cats and dogs. Now it’s time to for us to GROW! We are working to turn this c.1900 farmhouse into the Tree of Life Pet Sanctuary, which will enable us to fill the ever-growing needs of our community. We want to be able to help more cats and dogs. We want to help people who come to us in tears and say, “I can’t keep my dog or cat any longer, but I want to know they’ll be safe and cared for”. Please help us say YES to more people in need.

Our Indiegogo fundraising campaign for the new Tree of Life Pet Sanctuary behind Chesapeake College is now in its FINAL WEEK! Please CLICK HERE to help us reach our goal!

jt2w4ltzeahvtlaxnvotWe are already halfway to the first goal of $75,000, which will be used for a down payment and repairs to the property. For a visual tour of the property, please click here. Our future goal is to eventually build a NEW, state-of-the-art home for our furry friends on this 5-1/2 acre site right here adjacent to Chesapeake College in Wye Mills, Maryland. This new center will include medical treatment rooms, training & educational areas, as well as comfortable sleeping areas and outdoor play spaces for the animals.

Also, please share our campaign on your Facebook page to help us get the word out!! You can cut and paste this link in emails and such: Please also print and distribute this flyer: click here to download.

THANK YOU to those who have already donated!

URGENT: Foster or Forever Home Needed!

OH NO, Peanut Butter and Honey have lost their home again!

Their previous mom died, and the current owner is now in assisted living; so these beautiful girls face a struggle again! We are desperate to find them a home as soon as possible since they cannot stay where they are. Honey is 7, Peanut Butter is 9. They are indoor cats that love to play and are very friendly.

PLEASE contact us ASAP by email if you’re interested in FOSTERING or ADOPTING these two heart-broken girls!


CCAD is now An Act of Dog Rescue Rewards Partner!

10154018_647174375336889_920200470_nChesapeake Cats and Dogs has been selected as a “rescue rewards partner” at An Act of Dog – Museum of Compassion! Please be sure to check them out!

“Our project was created to fund the needs of these animals and all of the groups involved in saving them. Sadly, these crucial organizations are severely underfunded and cannot afford to save them all without our collective support. Our rewards donations allow them to pull shelter animals to safety, but the costs to keep these animals healthy and with good medical care, can run into the thousands for just one animal.

Every product saves a shelter animal!

When you buy one of our products, we give 100% of the proceeds from your purchase to the 100 rescue organizations in our partner program from all 50 states. Donations are distributed to them twice a year.”

New Office/Adoption Center Hours

Starting on August 10th, our office and cat adoption center at 300A Island Professional Park in Stevensville will be open to the public during the following hours:

  • Monday: 12-4
  • Tuesday: 12-5
  • Wednesday: 12-6
  • Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 12-4
  • Sunday: 11-3

Other times are available by appointment. Please contact our office at 410-643-9955. Come in and meet our new center managers, Darlene and Julie! We hope to see you soon!

Announcing our August Pets of the Month:

Handsome male cat with brown tabby markings and white patches. He is sitting calmly on a perch and gazing at you with his bright green eyes. Small terrier mix wearing a bright blue harness and rolling over for attention
Tiny chihuahua gnawing on a bone
Young Adult male

Theo was given up by his family when they could no longer keep him. He is a sweet little boy about 2 years old who just loves to cuddle and be held. He gets along with other cats and loves to play with his toys and laser light. This loving boy is hoping to find his “forever home” soon.

Bonded 4 year old pair; male terrier mix and female chihuahua

Trooper is a tiny, 4-year-old terrier looking for a new home. Kadence is a sweet, lovable chihuahua who is 4 years old, spayed, and up-to-date on her shots. They are very bonded, and we would like them to find a home together.

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

Casey C., YOU are AMAZING!

fadie-thank_youOne of our “young” supporters, Casey C., was in a National Pageant this past week in Orlando, Florida. One of the optional contests that she participated in was called “spokesmodel”. This is when they give a speech on something they are passionate about or a “hot” topic. Casey chose to write talk about what was very near and dear to her. This was her speech:

“Did you know that only one out of every 10 dogs will ever find a permanent home? In fact, homeless animals outweigh homeless people by 5 to 1. And each year, 2.7 million cats and dogs are killed because shelters are just too full and there are not enough adoptive homes.

As a future veterinarian myself, this is a sad reality that I am working to change.

I currently volunteer with Chesapeake Cats and Dogs, an active no-kill shelter that has helped find forever homes for over 2000 animals since 2006.

Today, I hope to inspire you to take action. Bring home a new furry friend to your family…just like my family and I did, when we adopted Luke and Bo, our loving cocker spaniels!

There is no time like the present – love and be loved – adopt today!”


Congratulations, Casey! You are AMAZING, and we thank so much for getting the word out about our organization and the importance of animal rescue!

Summer Bingo was a WINNER!

Bingo Flyer [Summer]-page-001THANK YOU to all who helped make our Summer Basket & Bag Bingo such a success!

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