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

Happy Tails

Having found homes for over 2,000 cats and dogs, we cannot include all of our “happy tails” on a single page. What follows are some recent “happy tails”. For a more complete list of animals adopted from CCAD, please click here. Do you have a happy tail to share? Please email pictures and stories of animals adopted from CCAD to Tania@ChesapeakeCats.com to possibly be posted on this page. Thank you!

2017 Adoptions:

Luna (originally “Andrea”):

Andrea (now Luna) is a 2 and a half year old fluffy sweetheart with a quiet temperament who enjoys being around people and being petted. She was adopted in late July and joins Hocus Pocus (now “Hoki”) in her forever home; she has been renamed Luna. Her new family writes: “Luna is a sweet rescue from Chesapeake Cat and Dog. She’s fascinated with all the birds in the back yard.”


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Glitter Bug & Melvin “Smooches”:

Glitter Bug lost her home when her owner died and no one in the family was able to take her in. She is big on love and is just the purrfect size to hug! Melvin “Smooches” lost his home when his family was moving and couldn’t take him with them. They were adopted together in late July. Their new mom writes: “Glitter Bug and Melvin-Smootchies checking in. We are settled in our new home. We have achieved harmony! They are surveying their back yard. All is good in their world.”


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Bunny:

Bunny is as cute as a button! This young Manx mix has no tail and just adores being picked up and snuggled! Bunny is easy-going and gives the softest, gentlest love-nips when she’s happy. She has a wonderful purr and loves to cuddle. Bunny found her forever family in mid-July.


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Remy:

Remy is an amazing dog – her story with CCAD began after a kind-hearted bus driver saved her from a group of kids who had kicked her and broken her leg. At around 3 years old and 10 pounds, Remy then found herself at the shelter while waiting for the required stay hold to expire. When no one went looking for her, CCAD stepped up and gave her a chance at the good life. After extensive surgery to pin her femur and eight weeks of recovery, Remy is now jumping, playing, and enjoying chasing the squirrels and birds who dare to land in her foster’s yard. She is very smart and full of personality once she gets over her initial shyness. She also loves to go for walks, to snuggle, is very food-motivated, and likes others dogs her size. Remy was adopted in early July.


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Jane:

This is momma Jane; she is sweet, gorgeous, small (under 5 pounds!) and only about 1.5 years old! She has been an amazing mom! She is talkative! Social and loves pets and being with you. Jane was adopted in early July.


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Van Gogh:

Van Gogh was found as a stray. This 3-year-old fellow is missing most of his tail and has a very crumpled ear, but that hasn’t affected his friendly and laid-back disposition. He has impeccable house manners and gets along well with the other cats and kittens while in his foster home. He loves laps and cuddling! He found his forever home in late June.


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Dagna & Wynne:

Dagna & Wynne are gorgeous dilute tortoiseshell kittens who found a home together in late June. They both love to play and cuddle! Their new “mom” writes: “They are so sweet and cute and have totally stolen my heart already!! :)”


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Missy:

Missy came to CCAD in December of 2016 from a kill shelter, where she was at risk of being euthanized. A quiet senior who dreamed of finding a quiet, loving home, she struggled to adjust to our Sanctuary. She needed a home with owners who could care for her medical needs as she lived out the rest of her golden years. Happily, in early June, she found her forever home!


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Chance:

Chance is an 8 year-old charmer who was was found wandering the street when he was 6 months old. He stayed with his owner for many years and bonded with her Golden Retriever. Sadly, Chance lost his “big brother” last December, and then he lost his home in March. Tom Cat Solutions had a supporter who was looking for an older cat, and Tom found Chance his purrfect match! Chance was adopteed in early June.

Tom posted these pictures along with this update: “They adopted Chance and he has moved to a retirement community in Easton. Chance spends a lot of time on ‘his’ table checking out the squirrels. The rest of his time he spends keeping warm in Carl’s lap. The couple are thrilled with him and I think he offers then an opportunity to love and dote on him. I like to think that rather than being re-homed he has been re-purposed.”


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Winnie:

Winnie is a 3-5 year old Chihuahua/Mini-Pin mix who is just as sweet as can be! This little girl was dropped off at a vet after being hit by a car! Now that she’s recovered from hip surgery, she loves to go for walks. She gets along with other dogs and cats, but it’s people she loves most of all! She would do well in any home that would give her lots of love and attention. Winnie is HAPPY when she is being held and petted, and it doesn’t matter by whom! Winnie was adopted in late May.


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Tyler:

Tyler is a 6 year old male neutered Australian Shepherd with a wonderful people-oriented disposition. He lived his life in a quiet adults-only home. Sadly, his mom recently passed away, so he was looking for a new home… happily, he found one fast and was adopted in late May!


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Olive & Hocus Pocus:

Olive and her best friend Hocus Pocus came to CCAD from a local humane society last fall. These senior girls are very bonded, and we were hoping they would find a home together. Olive was famous for her very loud purr, while Hocus Pocus was always good for a cuddle. We’re so happy to announce that they were adopted–together–by a volunteer who had been charmed by them. They found their forever home in late May.


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Mila:

Mila was a stray mom cat who came to CCAD in early May. Once her kittens were adopted, she came to our Sanctuary. She quickly became a volunteer favorite, as she was so friendly and affectionate! A college student looking to find an emotional support cat fell in love with Mila, and she was adopted in late May.


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Rex:

Rex came to CCAD in September of 2016, having lost his home when his owner became ill. A neighbor took him in, but the neighbor could not keep him permanently. Rex is 7 years old and struggled to adjust to life in our Sanctuary. He went to a loving foster home for several months, where he recovered from his trauma and became ready to find his forever home. He was adopted in late May and joins Stubby, who was adopted in 2016.


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Chekov (originally “Zach”):

Zach is a handsome, very friendly, declawed Russian Blue cat who, at 12 years of age, was left at a local humane society, where he was diagnosed with diabetes. Zach came to CCAD in May of 2016 and waited patiently for his forever family to find him. Happily, on May 21st, 2017, Zach was adopted! He has been renamed Chekov and is adjusting well to life in his new home.


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Zevran:

Zevran is a dashing, lovable kitten whose new family drove all the way up from Virginia Beach to meet and adopt him! His new family reports that he did great in the car ride and is settling in well!


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JoJo:

JoJo is an “extra sweet” fluffy snuggle-bug who was found as a stray and given up to a local humane society. JoJo was diagnosed with diabetes, but he jumped into diabetic remission after only 2 weeks on insulin! His new mom adores him, and he acts like he’s been living there forever!


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Mr. Orange:

Mr. Orange came to CCAD last fall from a local humane society. He’s a big ball of love who found his forever home in mid-May. Congratulations to Mr. Orange!


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Alistair:

Alistair is a charming kitten who found his forever home in late April. He’s settled in great and loves his new family!


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Zelda (originally “Raven”):

Raven was found as a stray mom-to-be in December, 2016. After waiting patiently for several months, this loving little girl was adopted in late April! Her name is now Zelda, and she’s loving life in her new home!


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Miss Moxey:

Miss Moxey is a 9 year old front-declawed Persian who lost her home when her family had a baby and could no longer care for her. She is very friendly and loves having her little snub nose rubbed. Happily, Miss Moxey found her forever home in late April!


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Joan Jett:

Joan Jett is a rocking senior. This charming and loving little girl was given up to a local humane society at the age of 17. Unfortunately, she did not adjust well to our adoption center environment and became seriously depressed and refused to eat or drink for several days. After being hospitalized for 3 days at Mid Atlantic Cat Hospital, one of the vet techs there offered to foster her. Her housemate fell head over heels in love with Joan Jett, affectionately known as “JJ”, and adopted her in early April.

Here is what her adoption application said, under “reasons why you are applying to adopt this cat”: “My roommate has been JJ’s foster for the past several months, and I have completely fallen in love with her (and vice versa). Now that I’m moving out of state, I would love the opportunity to take her with me and give her a forever home! She is a wonderful crotchety old lady and I’d be honored to take care of her for the rest of her life.”


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Potter:

Potter is a young Dalmation/Pointer mix who loves to play! He found his forever home in early April.


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Trixie:

Trixie is a beautiful young smooth collie/border collie mix who found her forever home in early April.


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Brody:

Brody is a German Shepherd mix adult male dog (about 2 years old) who is absolutely heart-broken at losing his home. Even though he was so sad at losing his home, he didn’t give up on people! He loves giving kisses! This very sweet and gentle pup found his forever home in early April.


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Happy:

Dawn came from a local Humane Society pregnant and had five kittens on April 2, 2013. She is a very sweet little girl and was a good and loving mother to her kittens. She was adopted and her name became “Happy”. Unfortunately, she was recently returned to us, when her owners had some health concerns and were no longer able to care for them. Happily, Happy found her forever home in early April!


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Poseidon:

Poseidon was rescued by a local waterman after being thrown off the Bay Bridge! His story quickly became famous and he found his forever home in late March. He has fully recovered from his trauma and is very much loved in his new home!


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Turtle:

Turtle was named for the pattern on her coat. This delightful declawed beauty is steadfast in her love of people, even though people have let down. Turtle was originally rescued by a woman who does dog rescue, who found Turtle in a cardboard box in a car on a below-freezing winter morning. Unfortunately, her rescuer was unable to find a new home for Turtle and had to leave her behind when she moved out of state. Turtle found her forever home in late March.

Here is what her new owners had to say about Turtle: “Thank you for allowing us to adopt our beautiful fur baby Turtle. She is adjusting very nicely at her new home. This baby had a rough start in life. You can rest assure she will be very loved in her new home.”


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Patsy:

Johnny and Patsy lost their home when their owner went through a divorce and could no longer keep them. Patsy is a quiet, loving little girl who found her forever family on March 21st, 2017.


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Biggie & Smalls:

Biggie and Smalls sadly lost their home when their dad died and they landed in the shelter. They had spent their entire lives together and didn’t want to be separated. They were adopted TOGETHER at our Spring Basket & Bag Bingo on March 19th! Congratulations, Biggie & Smalls!


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Diamond:

Diamond came to Chesapeake Cats and Dogs in June, 2016, when her owner was placed in a nursing home and there was no one who could care for her. Exuberant and friendly, Diamond was adopted on St. Patrick’s Day! Here’s an update: “Just wanted to share with you a few photos of Diamond with her new family. She took to the new place right away and now has two very devoted friends. My parents’ kitty passed away after 17 years, so Diamond is exactly what they needed!”


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Quade:

Quade came to Chesapeake Cats and Dogs in the fall of 2014, with the following note: “Hi! My name is Quade. I am about 5 to 7 years old. About three years ago I was attacked by a dog that broke my jaw in two places, in the very front and on the side. After a long recovery, I have bounced back fine and seem to have no long lasting effects. I love people and enjoy having company. I can be a bit of a bully to other cats at times, but I feel bad about that. Due to uncontrollable circumstances my owner can no longer keep me. He has tried very hard to find me a home, but has been unsuccessful. This is why I am here. Please help me find a good home.” While in our adoption center, Quade became loved by volunteers and visitors alike… but he waited over 2 years before he found his forever home! Happily, in mid-March of 2017, Quade was adopted. He was adopted along with BeeBee. Their new mom reports that both are doing well.


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BeeBee:

BeeBee is a 13 year old declawed senior who ended up at risk of being euthanized at a local humane society, when CCAD stepped in and saved his life! He came to CCAD in the summer of 2016. A loving and affectionate declawed senior cat, he found his forever home in mid-March of 2017 and was adopted along with Quade. Their new mom reports that both are doing well.


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Rita:

In 2015, Rita was found by one of our loyal volunteers while hanging around a dumpster. She was very thin and hungry. She came to our adoption center in late spring of that year. Her absolute favorite activity was to play in running water, followed closely by giving affection to people she loved. After waiting almost 2 years to find her forever home, Rita was adopted in early March of 2017, and joins Goldie and Sunshine in her forever home. She finally has a sink of her own!


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Pilot (originally “Puppy”):

Puppy thought his life was set. He’d been in the same home since he was a kitten, and now he was 9 years old. But when he was 6 years old, Puppy was diagnosed with diabetes, and his owners never provided him with the treatment he needed to feel better.

In 2016, at the age of 9, he was given up to a local shelter and finally started on insulin therapy. This shelter was not able to care for Puppy long-term, so they contacted CCAD. We took in Puppy in June, 2016, and thus began Puppy’s journey to wellness.

It was not a simple journey, and we are grateful for the support of Dr. Renee Rucinsky at Mid Atlantic Cat Hospital for figuring out Puppy’s medical needs. In addition to being diabetic, Puppy had an unusual kidney dysfunction that caused dehydration. In October, after spending 10 days in a foster home for daily fluid therapy and intensive diabetic monitoring, Puppy began the treatment course that would stabilize him: weekly fluid therapy, plus insulin and oral medications to support kidney function.

Puppy was well-known to visitors and volunteers as being a friendly, outgoing cat who loved people so very much and clearly wanted to be in a home again. But who would consider adopting a cat with such extensive medical needs?

Through our friends at Diabetic Cats in Need, Puppy’s people were found–a woman who lived in Wisconsin heard about Puppy and decided to take a chance on this cat she had never met. She was determined to not only keep him stable, but make him as well as possible. She was also determined that she would love him and give him the home he deserved, after waiting so long.

DCIN paid for Puppy’s flight to his new home, and one of our most PAWSOME volunteers fostered Puppy for 10 days before the flight and then accompanied him to his new home.

It is with sheer and utter joy that we are able to announce that on March 3rd, Puppy arrived at his forever home.

Here is what his new owner has to say: “He is very vocal and inquisitive. He is easy to give shots to. He is a very good boy. I hope you’re not upset, but my son wants to change his name to Pilot. We recently saw a band called 21 pilots, which has 2 members and because of his eyes having 2 different colors, he thought Pilot would be great. He is such a wonderful boy. We already love him so much. He purrs as soon as you start talking to him. I think he will have a very happy life here.”


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Augustine “Gussie”:

Augustine is a pretty grey and white adult female cat whose family was selling their home and they didn’t want a litter box in the house while it was on the market, so Augustine and her sister Brooklyn (previously adopted) were turned in to a local humane society. Augustine’s new family came to our Sanctuary in early March looking for their purrfect companion, and Augustine was who they were looking for! They write: “Augustine” is starting to settle and has already become the lap and cuddles cat I wanted!! I think we’re calling Gussie for now. She is just what we hoped for!!”


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Danny:

Danny is SUCH a love! This big boy was adopted from CCAD a couple of years ago and unfortunately was recently returned to us when his owners had some health concerns and were no longer able to care for him. Happily, one of our volunteers just fell in love for this big cuddlebug and he found his forever home in late February!


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Sunny:

Sunny, a cheery male Scottish/Cairn Terrier mix, lost his mom to a nursing home and was looking for a new buddy! Happily, in mid-February, Sunny found his new friend! His new owner writes: “Sunny after his first busy day at his new forever home. He has two laps, a sofa and two soft chairs to cuddle into.”


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Nancy:

Nancy is a stunning young dilute tortie who is super sweet and fluffy, too! She is about 1-2 years old, very playful; and she found her forever home at our February PetSmart adoption show!


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Lady Grey:

Lady Grey is a beautiful black kitten who found her forever home at our February PetSmart adoption show!


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Cowboy:

Cowboy is a rollicky fun kitten who found his forever home at our February PetSmart adoption show!


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Thumper:

Thumper was found as a stray and taken in by a family that was unfortunately unable to keep him. He ended up at a local humane society, and then came to CCAD last August. This handsome snuggle-bug found his forever home in mid-February.


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Captain:

Captain is one BIG ball of love! He is a fantastic one-eyed cat whose sole motivation in life is to get as many cuddles as possible. He loves to snuggle and rub his forehead against yours. He loves people of all ages and does great with the other cats in our Sanctuary as well. This big teddy bear is about 5 years old and he would love the chance to find his forever home! Happily, Captain found his forever home in mid-February. His new “mom” writes: “Captain is just perfect in every way, and I’m totally in love with him already! I just tear up when I think about how lucky I am to have found him.”


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Leo and Johnny:

Johnny lost his home when his owner went through a divorce and could no longer keep him. Johnny is a big, affectionate dude who loves to cuddle and is quiet and calm around other cats. Leo came to CCAD as part of a litter of kittens–in 2012! Since then, he has watched as his litter-mates and his friends left to go to their forever homes, and he wondered when would be the lucky day when he would find his? Having grown up in our system, Leo loves being around other cats, and he loves being around people, too! Famous for rubbing his chin on the arms of people he loves, we are PURRfectly over-joyed to announce that in early February, 2017–after waiting for almost 5 years!–Leo found his forever home! He was adopted along with Johnny. Upon arriving home, after a 90 minute drive, Johnny got out of his carrier and looked at his “Mom” like he was saying, “I know this is my home”. Leo talked all the way home and upon arrival was a little amazed at how much larger his new home was.


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Signora “Siggy”:

We are BARKING with joy over this adoption announcement! Signora “Siggy”, a senior pitty girl who had been waiting to be in a home again for more than 2 years, has FINALLY found her forever home! In early February, Signora “Siggy” left Dandyland Pet Care Center to be “back on a couch again after 2 years”! CONGRATULATIONS, SIGGY!


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Cash:

Cash came from a local animal control in November and had been in a foster home, patiently waiting to find his forever family. He’s an 8 year old sweetheart! In late January, he found his forever home!


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Cassie Olive:

Cassie Olive was one of our kittens back in 2012 that was adopted. She was returned last year due to family issues. A family that was already approved to adopt came to meet a few of the cats that were seen on a website. While the family was visiting, Cassie Olive took the opportunity to show them how loving she is and was hoping that they would choose her to be a member of their family. Her wish came true! In late January, Cassie Olive went home with her forever family!


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Asia Bast:

Asia Bast came from a local humane society and had been surrendered by a family after she was found wandering outside. She is a loving cat, but a little frightened. However, once comfortable loves being petted and having her tummy rubbed. Her forever family came to our Sanctuary searching for a companion for one of their cats. After spending quite a bit of time getting to know many of the cats in our Sanctuary, they realized Asia Bast was the right fit for their family! She found her forever home in mid-January.


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Fearless:

Fearless came to Chesapeake Cats and Dogs with his mom and sister, TortiAnn. He is a very sweet little boy, whose favorite activity is eating. When arriving at the sanctuary, he was very frightened, but now enjoys attention and love. He found his forever home in mid-January.


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Rosie (originally “Brooklyn”):

Brooklyn came from a local humane society with her sister Augustine. Both were surrendered when their owner was moving. Brooklyn found her forever home in mid-January, 2017! Her new family writes: “Brooklyn, now Rosie, is happy hanging out with the whole family during movie night. She loves following us around the house and talking to us. She visits the kids in their rooms during bedtime to say good night too! We are so lucky to have her as part of our family.”


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Shady:

Shady was born in 2015 and had been waiting very patiently to be adopted. His wish finally came true in mid-January! The family was very excited and had visited the sanctuary several times; they finally selected Shady to be a member of their family. Shady will have lots of love and attention, which he SO DESERVES!


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Sunshine:

Sunshine had kittens in the spring of 2009 and went to her “furever” home later that year. Sadly, Sunshine was returned when her mom was placed in a Nursing Home and there was nobody who could care for Sunshine. This chatty calico is a sweet little girl, who loves to sit on your lap and share her love. She is very happy to be part of a family again! Sunshine was adopted in mid-January by the same family who also adopted Goldie.


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Charlie (originally “Chester”):

Chester is a cuddly, bouncy, 9-month-old Jack Russell Terrier mix who was looking for someone to play with! Happily, Chester found his forever home in mid-January and has now been renamed Charlie!


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Goldie:

We are PAWsitively OVER-JOYED to announce our first adoption of 2017! GOLDIE, one of our longest residents, has found her forever home! She was adopted as a small kitten nearly 6 years ago and returned to us as an adult when very active children in her prior home became too much for her. In her new home, she is sleeping on the pillow above her mom’s head AND meows when she wants attention. She follows her “Mom and Dad” around the house, meowing and letting them know she is there and loves them!! Goldie is doing well with the dogs and is MOST happy when she is with “her family” and able to share her love!!! CONGRATULATIONS, GOLDIE!


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2016 Adoptions:

Tucker:

Tucker is a sweet gentle Collie mix who is about 4-5 years old. At 70 pounds, his favorite thing is to be petted and loved on. This dog is simply darling and will be a faithful loving companion to his new family! He was adopted in late December.


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Sophie:

Sophie is a senior Siamese who was given up to a local humane society when her owner lost his home. She came to our CCAD “home” in mid-November and happily found her forever home just one month later, in mid-December!


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Belle:

Belle is a senior Persian who lost her home when her owner was hospitalized and no longer able to care for her. She came to our CCAD “home” in mid-November and happily found her forever home just one month later, in mid-December!


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Rudy:

Rudy is a genial and playful adult male cat who loves children! He was very eagerly searching for his new family, after being given up to a local humane society. He recently attended our Breakfast with Santa event in mid-December, where his new family fell in love with him! He left for his forever home that morning… where he is loving life!


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Connie:

Connie is a precious and sweet 10 month old beagle who only weighs 20 pounds! She has been spayed and is crate-trained. Great with other dogs, this very gentle soul found her forever home in mid-December!


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MooShu & Sushi:

MooShu and her sister Sushi are bonded 1.5 year old Shih Tzus who were looking to find a home for together… and they found one! MooShu relies on Sushi as a “guide dog”, as she is mostly blind. In mid-December, MooShu and Sushi found their forever home–together!


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Lucy:

Lucy came to CCAD as a loving kitten searching for a new home! One road-trip to New England later, and she was in her forever home! She was adopted with Corinna in mid-November.


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Corinna:

Corinna came to CCAD as a 5-month-old cuddle-bug searching for a new home! One road-trip to New England later, and she was in her forever home! She was adopted with Lucy in mid-November.


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Jessie:

Jessie is a beautiful female orange tabby. She’s a young cat who is about 2 years old. She recently had two litters of gorgeous orange/red male tabby kittens, who were all adopted. This beautiful purr muffin found her forever home in mid-November.


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Jesse:

Jesse is a gorgeous Tortie with striking tan and black markings. She’s a young talkative tortie who had kittens in the summer of 2015. Jesse found her forever home in mid-November!


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Moody:

moody-aWhen a woman came to the adoption center in mid-November looking for a companion for her cat, who had lost his best cat friend just that week, Moody had his paws crossed that today–after spending more than 2 years in our adoption center–would be his lucky day! And FINALLY, it was! Moody left our adoption center that afternoon. Right away, he wanted to snuggle with his new best friend, and he even made friends with the family dog, too! Here is what his new owner has to say: “He is a purr machine! He is snuggled right up into the cozy cat window and he is being a total gentleman. I am sad that there is a space in my heart to welcome a new best friend, but I am incredibly thankful for your dedication to caring for him all this time until I could give him a home sweet home.”


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Bubba, with his new Momma! Now named “Flip”, he’s LOVING life in his new home. Bubba was adopted in early November.


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Dutchess is a vocal and friendly 1 year old seal point Siamese who was found as a stray. She found her forever home in early November!


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Lucky came to CCAD in April, 2016, as a stray needing medical attention–and a neuter! He was adopted in late October, and his new “mom” writes: “Lucky is an absolute treat! I don’t think he could be more well behaved and playful. He slept with me and he follows me around. He is such a doll!!! He was meowing for me when I left for work. He is so big and when he runs he sounds like a little stampede. It makes my little heart warm!!! I am so very thankful and grateful.”


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Chloe the ferret found her forever home in late October!


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Mr. Bojangles found his forever home at our October PetSmart adoption show!


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Bruce:bruce-a

Bruce came from a local humane society in mid-September; after being in his Chesapeake Cats and Dogs Home for just a short time, he went to his “furever” home! Bruce is a 6 year old Seal Point Siamese/Snowshoe. His family had to surrender this handsome young man due to financial issues. We were fortunate to have had this affectionate, sweet young kitty as part of our “loving family”, if only for few weeks. Bruce found his forever home in early October.


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Tafeta is a stunning dilute tortie who found her forever home in late September! Here is what her new “mom” has to say: “I adopted my precious Dilute Tortoiseshell Taffeta (originally Tafeta) in late September and she’s already fit perfectly into my family! Taffeta is sweet and loves to run around and cuddle with just about anyone! She’s absolutely spoiled with love and treats by her family and gets along well with her big sister, a black lab named Karma. So far, Taffeta has been doing wonderfully! Thank you so much for all the love and care you gave my sweet kitty in the time she was there. She greatly appreciates it!”


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Layla: layla-a

Layla was one of 4 puppies that came to us from out-of-state. Within a few days after their arrival, all 4 puppies were diagnosed with parvo, despite being vaccinated for it. Layla’s foster family fought hard for her, including helping us fundraise to cover the medical expenses for her siblings. When Layla was able to come home, their dog Lucy let them know that Layla had found her forever home. In late September, Layla was adopted by her foster family. She is absolutely LOVING life!


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Grant (originally “Wishbone”): wishbone-a

Wishbone (now Grant) came to Chesapeake Cats and Dogs from a local humane society. He is a very rare male dilute tortoiseshell with a wonderful personality. He found his forever home in late September and is loving life! His new mom writes: “He has been such a love bug and has made our home complete.”


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Starbelly and Starburst found their forever home together in late September!


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Que: que-a

Que came to CCAD from a local humane society, where she was given up when her owner had lost her home. While in her foster home, her foster mom became very attached to her, and decided to adopt her! Que was adopted in late September.


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Sophie “Bacardi” was found crying for food outside a local liquor store. She is an exuberant and playful 6-7 month old kitten who is bringing so much joy and happiness to her new forever family! Sophie Bacardi found her forever home in late September.


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Princess Too: princess-too-a

Princess Too came from a local humane society, after having kittens this spring, which were placed in one of our many foster homes. Princess Too quickly found her forever home after being posted online. She went to her “furever home” in mid-September and is receiving lots of love and attention, which she very much deserves!


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Tiki: tiki-a-jpg

Tiki is a 2 year old fluffy friendly feline who is just SO relaxed and easy-going! Tiki came to CCAD from a local humane society and went directly to a foster home for treatment for an infection. While in that home, her foster fell tails-over-whiskers in love with Tiki… and decided to adopt her! Tiki’s adoption was finalized in mid-September.


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Simon: simon-a

Simon came to Chesapeake Cats and Dogs, with his siblings when he was 7 days old. He was adopted as a kitten and recently was found wandering the streets and picked up by Animal Control. Because he was microchipped, he was able to return to Chesapeake Cats and Dogs. This gregarious and friendly orange tabby cat adjusted fast to being back in our center and charmed his way into a new home in early September!


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Gizmo and Gremlin were two of **14** kitten adoptions that took place over Labor Day weekend!


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Little Man: little-man-a

Little Man is a very friendly, outgoing little cat who loves everyone he meets! He came from Caroline County Humane when he was a kitten (9 months old) in October 2012 and was adopted in December 2012 from CCAD. Unfortunately, he was returned to CCAD last year… Happily, Little Man was adopted in early September!


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Blue (originally “Blues”):

blues-aWe rejoice at each and every adoption, but this adoption is AMAZING! Blues was surrendered to a kill shelter by his owner because he was diabetic and they couldn’t afford to treat him. When asked to take him to a shelter in their county, his owners said that they were going to “let Blues go in the woods to die”. The shelter took Blues in, but given his condition, he was at risk of being euthanized when CCAD stepped in and saved his life! Blues had behavior and medical issues that made us desperate to find someone who would take a chance on him. We knew that Blues, in the right home with the right person, would become a wonderful, loving cat. We are absolutely OVER-JOYED to announce that Blues–now “Blue”–went home with his person on 8/20! He is adjusting to life in his new home, looks forward to cuddles with his owner when she returns home from work each day; and his new owner absolutely adores him! CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR NEW HOME, BLUE!


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Fadie: fadie-a.jpg

Fadie is a 9 year old darling of a cat who dreamed of once again being in a home of her own… Happily, her dream came true in mid-August! Her new owners came to our adoption center searching for a “friend” for their current cat and they fell in love with Fadie!


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Severn (originally “Sky”): sky-a

Sky is a 7 month old yellow lab who has had a bad start in her short life. She is very timid around people, but she depends on other dogs to feel comfortable. She has been coming out of her shell with a great foster family and learning from the family dog. Sky was adopted on July 31 and is doing really well with her new family. She joins Magothy (8) and Jackson (5) to be the youngest dog sibling. Her family has given her a new name, Severn, because they live on the Severn River.


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Ripple: ripple-a

Ripple is a 7 year old mini Dachshund. This sweet silver dapple dapper Dachshund is looking for a lap! Ripple also is smart and loves to play! In late July, Ripple found his forever home!


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Napoleon: napoleon-a

Napoleon is a 7 year old mini Dachshund. This handsome red dapple dapper Dachshund is looking for a lap! Napoleon also is smart and loves to play! In late July, Napoleon found his forever home!


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Rodney “Runt”:rodney-a

Rodney “Runt” is 10 years old and spent his whole life in the same home, only to be dumped in a shelter now that he is a senior. He is bouncy and needs someone who can give him a good place to rest. In late July, Rodney found his forever home!


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Stubby:

stubby-aStubby came to us the day before Valentine’s Day, 2013. He was about 12 years old when he came to us and was probably an outside cat most of his life, although he is enjoying his new life indoors. He had a tail injury that has healed well. He gives wonderful head “bumps”, loves to cuddle and be petted, and his big, wonderful purr proves how happy he is! Stubby has a chronic medical condition that is under control, but he’s otherwise healthy and has a LOT of love to share! Stubby was adopted in late July, and within two days had already settled in at his new home! His adopter reports that he loves her dog, CJ, and that he’s a very sweet cat who has made himself at home.


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Lola: lola-a

Lola is a 10 year old Rat/Fox terrier mix, who is okay with other dogs, completely fine with cats, and timid. She LOVES her food! Lola found her forever home in mid-July.


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Sparky:sparky-a

Sparky is a Jack Russell Terrier who lost his home when his family got two new dogs and he was no longer wanted. In mid-July, Sparky was excited to find his new family–and they were thrilled to find him! Happily, Sparky has now been adopted!


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Midnight: midnight-a

Midnight came to CCAD after she was found in a feral cat colony. When she first came inside, she acted like a feral cat–hissing and spitting at anyone who got too close. After a few months indoors, she calmed down and became one of the first cats to greet regular volunteers. She made an amazing transformation into the affectionate and loving cat she is today! In early July, Midnight found her forever home!


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Sophie Pascal:

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Back in March, we were contacted to help with one of the saddest stories we’ve heard. Sophie Pascal’s owner passed, and she was left alone in the home. She was found perhaps days later and taken to a kill shelter, where she mourned alone in a cage. We rescued her and then were left with how to help this traumatized cat who also needed significant medical care. Despite her traumatic ordeal, Sophie Pascal was loving and affectionate and clearly hadn’t given up hope that one day, she would be in a loving forever home…

We were desperate to find a foster for her, so she could recover from her trauma and be closely monitored for her medical issue (she was so scared that she refused to urinate for days!). Happily, one of our past adopters and loyal supporters offered to foster her. In their home, she began recovering from her trauma and started to enjoy life again. In mid-June, her foster family told us they wanted to adopt her. We are very pleased to announce that Sophie Pascal’s adoption has been finalized!


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Harley:harley-a

Harley lost her home when her owner was placed in a nursing home and there was no one who could care for her or Diamond (still available). She is a chirpy and affectionate orange tabby cat who likes snuggling into your shoulder when you pick her up. Harley found her forever home in early June.


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Mabel: mabel-a.jpg

Mabel was taken to a local Humane Society when her owners discovered she was diabetic. She is a Lilac Point Siamese who is SO loving. She adores being picked up so she can be hugged. Mabel will put her paws around your neck and hug you in return. In late May, Mabel was adopted by one of our longest volunteers who had loved Mabel for a very long time and was finally able to bring her home!


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Calvin: calvin-a

Calvin is a friendly feline who lost his home when his family had a new baby, and he and the baby were “not best friends”. This dashing long-haired cat is an absolute love-bug who adores being picked up and cuddled. After being in our adoption center only for a few weeks, he was adopted in mid-May and joins Skitty in his new forever home. He’s obviously very happy there!


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Calli (originally “Kelly”): kelly-a

Kelly came to CCAD from a local humane society, where she’d been waiting more than 3 years to find her forever home! She quickly won over everyone at our center with her sparkling purrsonality and charm. In a very short time, she won over the heart of one of our loyal supporters and past adopters. Kelly is now “Calli”, and she joins “Miss Kitty” in her new forever home! Kelly was adopted in mid-May.


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Sarah Anne:sarah-anne-a

Sarah Anne is winking at you, hoping to make a new friend! This super sweet and affectionate cat is about 6 years old and only has one eye. She craves human attention and loves to have her tummy rubbed! Sarah Anne was recently returned to our adoption center after circumstances in her adopted home changed and they were no longer able to keep her. Happily, Sarah Anne found her forever home in mid-May!


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Willey: willey-t-a

Willey came to his Chesapeake Cats and Dogs home in September 2015 from a local humane society. He had been picked up as a stray and the family was unable to keep him. Willey was adopted in mid-May by a family who used to have a cat named Will who also had an eye injury. Here’s what Willey’s new family has to say about him: “Willey IS a bundle of joy and energy! He has fit right in and we are enjoying him immensely! Thank you!”


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Buster: buster-a

Buster is an 8 month old Boston Terrier puppy. He is outgoing and friendly and prefers people to everyone else, but he is also good with other dogs and with cats… and children! Buster found his forever home in early May.


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Skitty: skitty-a

Skitty came to us from a local humane society. She is a six year old Lynx Point Siamese mix who was left in her home when her owner moved to Florida. In early May, she found her forever home! She is a very lucky cat that will receive a lot of love and attention!


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Juno: juno-a

Juno is a loving and affectionate declawed cat who would prefer to be the center of your attention. She was adopted as a kitten and returned to us in March. In late April, she found her forever home, where she will be an only child. We have no doubt that she will receive lots and lots of love!


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Cody: cody-a1

Cody is an 8 month old Boston Terrier, friendly and anxious for attention. He is good with other dogs, cats and loves people. Cody was adopted in late April.


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Harry: harry-a

Harry came from a local humane society as part of a kitten litter last spring. In our adoption center, he was known for his cuddles and his fondness of climbing! Harry found his forever home in early April, 2016.


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Sally: sally-a

Sally is a 7+ year old beagle who lost her home. Happily, this consummate lap dog is no longer looking for her forever home–she’s found it! Sally’s new family includes Tinsley, another beagle who was adopted from CCAD back in 2012.


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Fenwick & Cape: cape-afenwick-a

Cape is a buff-colored Persian who is 8 years old. He was surrendered to a local shelter with his brother, Fenwick, a gray Persian that is 6 years old. Fenwick and Cape must be adopted together. Both love to be held and petted and both have also been front declawed. They were adopted together in early April, 2016.


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Sima & Blackie:

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Sima and Blackie came to Chesapeake Cats and Dogs as a Community Surrender in December, 2015. While at the Center, they were at first very scared, but as time moved on, they were happy to be petted and get attention, but remained cautious. Both are about 1-2 years old and both were declawed. Their new family had just recently lost a cat, and both they and the family dog were really missing having cats in the house. Their original application was for Sima alone, but when they heard that these two were bonded and would do best together, they didn’t hesitate to adopt both. Sima and Blackie found their forever home in early April, 2016.

Their new owner writes: “I can’t thank you enough for both of these beautiful cats. Sima and Blackie are so loving and sweet. They are coming out from under the bed and looking around the house, they ate well yesterday and both are using the litter box. They are a great addition to the family, my dog Sam has already given them kisses.”


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Phineus:

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Phineus was born in May 2014 and came from a local humane society. He was with us only a short time before he was adopted. In February of this year, he was taken to the family vet with a urinary blockage and bladder close to exploding; he was then taken to Anne Arundel Emergency Clinic, at which point he was surrendered by his family and returned to CCAD. Since February, Phineus has spent his time in the front room because he was on a prescription diet. He was adopted in early April by a woman who adopted from CCAD before. Phineus very happily joins Socks, who was adopted in 2011. YAY for our April Pet of the Month, PHINEUS!


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Cara: cara-a

Cara is a petite all American shelter girl. Only a year old, she is a great house-guest. She has lovely manners and gets along great with other dogs. Crate-trained, but she prefers to spend time with people. Toys are her favorite item, especially ones that make noise! She is a sweet girl who loves to sit in your lap! Cara found her forever home in late March, 2016.


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Mocha: mocha-a

Mocha would like to make your life sweeter! This 3 and a half year old Labrador Retriever is adorable, sweet, affectionate, and great with other dogs, too! Mocha found her forever home in late March, 2016.



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Jax: jax-a

Jax and his brother Marbles were trapped in Grasonville. Jax is a loveable purr box of a kitten who loves to purr, play, and cuddle! He was adopted in mid-March, 2016!


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Maybeline: maybeline-a

Maybeline is a 4 year old spayed pit mix who LOVES people, but isn’t sure about all other dogs. She doesn’t like being left alone and gets lonely, so she likes to be crated when left in the home alone. Maybeline found her forever home in March, 2016.


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Jasmine “Jazzy” and Cinderella “Cinder”:

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Jazzy and Cinderella are two of five kittens born to Elsa on April 13, 2015. Jazzy is special–she’s polydactyl (6 toes). As all kittens are, Jazzy is very curious and playful. She enjoys chasing her sister Cinder around and being with others (animals and people). Crinkle balls, laser lights, and motion-toys are Jazzy’s favorites. Cinder is very curious and playful. She enjoys chasing her sister Jazzy around and being with others (animals and people). Crinkle balls, laser lights, and motion-toys are Cinder’s favorites. In March, Jasmine “Jazzy” and Cinderella “Cinder” found their forever home TOGETHER!


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Josie: josie-a

Josie was found outside the Kent Island library just as our board of directors was meeting inside! This little girl was about 8 months old when we found her, and her favorite activity seems to be purring… She has now purred her way into a forever home! Her adoption was finalized in February, 2016.


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Digit: digit-a

Digit is a spayed female tree walker coon hound mix. This super sweet girl is well-behaved and plays well with other dogs. Digit found her forever home in late February.


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Boris: boris-a

Boris is a friendly, polite, and easy-going adult male cat who was returned to CCAD in May, 2015, when his family had to move and couldn’t take Boris with them. He adjusted well to life in our adoption center, but dreamed of being in a home again… Happily, he was adopted (along with Vick) in mid-February of 2016, and his new owners say it’s like he’s lived there forever!


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Vick: vick-a

Vick is a small young adult cat with a BIG amount of love! What makes Vick unique is his size and his capacity for affection. He’s fully-grown, but as small as many kittens, weighing well under 10 pounds. But that doesn’t stop Vick from loving people in a BIG way! He also loved to play with his friends in our adoption center… Vick waited over 3 years in our adoption center before finding his forever home in mid-February, 2016. In his new home, he has many new friends–kids, the family dog, and his buddy from the center, Boris, who was adopted with him!


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Walter:walter-a

Walter is as sweet as an orange creamsicle! This gentle adult cat was very sad at losing his home, but he has now found his forever home! Quiet but happy when petted, Walter obviously loves people. He was adopted in mid-February, 2016, along with Chocolate Chip.


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Chocolate Chip: choc-chip-a

Chocolate Chip is as sweet as his name suggests! He enjoys ALL kinds of company: whether it’s with people or other cats, he loves to cuddle and be affectionate! He’s comfortable being picked up and handled and is relaxed and happy around kids. Chocolate Chip would be happy in any home where he would be loved, especially one with other cats he could befriend. Chocolate Chip waited more than 3 years in our adoption center before finding his forever home (along with Walter) in February, 2016!


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Annie: annie-a

Annie is almost 5 years old and full of energy. She loves to sit in laps and play ball, likes toys, walks, cookies, and sleeping in the people bed. Annie found her forever home in mid-February!


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Titan: titan-a

Titan came to CCAD when his owner lost her job and could no longer care for him. A very handsome and affectionate young adult cat with a lot of love to share, he was in our center less than a month before finding his forever home just before Valentine’s Day!


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Timothy: timothy-a

Timothy is an older gentle-cat, about 15 years old, who came to us when his elderly owner could no longer care for him. He’s a gentle, kind cat who needed a special home. He has a chronic medical condition that requires prescription food and cannot have access to other cat food. Timothy was so sad and confused at the loss of his home at such an old age… and he is now so happy and doing great in his NEW FOREVER HOME! We are so happy to announce that Timothy found his forever home right before Valentine’s Day!


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Bonnie (originally “Capri”): capri-a

Capri is a loving Siamese mix who will talk to you until you give in and start petting her. She loves laps, loves being cuddled with, and will meow at you and tilt her head in the most adorable fashion until you give in and sit down so she can jump on your lap! She was recently returned to our adoption center, but after waiting for only a few weeks, she found her forever home in early February!

In early September, the following update was shared with us: “Dear Chesapeake Cats and Dogs,
I adopted Capri in February, and wanted to give an update on her! Capri, whom I call Bonnie, is just the sweetest cat. She quickly adjusted to her new home and stole my heart. Every day when I come home, Bonnie is already at the door meowing and welcoming me home and is usually on her back ready for belly rubs within seconds. Bonnie is the ultimate cuddler–she enjoys snuggling and sleeps next to me (and sometimes on top of me) every night. She also loves batting around anything with feathers and stealing hair elastics. Everyone who meets Bonnie loves her, even if they do not usually like cats! It helps that she is so cute (and I’ve had multiple people say they’ve never seen a cat that looks like her), but her irresistible meows and social personality are to blame for her popularity as well. Thank you to everyone at Chesapeake Cats and Dogs for helping me find such a fabulous feline!”



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Dudsie: dudsie-a

Dudsie is a young cat, about 10-11 months old, who was found as a stray in Centreville. The family that found him could not keep him because of other cats in their home, so he came to our adoption center to find his forever home. He is a gentle, inquisitive cat who enjoys attention but is not pushy about asking for it. He has very soft, sleek fur and is a joy to pet. In early February, Dudsie began his voyage to his new home in New England. He is loving life in his new home!


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Nahla: nahla-a

Nahla came to CCAD when her owner lost her job and could no longer care for her. This buff beauty found her forever home in February after being in our adoption center for only 5 days! They are ALL super excited about the new addition! In fact, Nahla kind of matches the family’s dogs! She was completely calm and let her new owner hold her, pet her, and the dogs smelled her. She looks to be a very happy cat in a very happy home!!!


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Fadie:fadie-a

Fadie is a 9 year old darling of a cat who dreamed of once again being in a home of her own… Her dream came true in early February, when a couple just fell in love with Fadie and Fadie with them! 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. Fadie found her forever home in early February.


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Piglet: piglet-a

Piglet was one of five kittens born this spring to Mama Kanya. Kanya and her kittens came from a local humane society and were fostered by a loving family. Piglet found her forever home in mid-January.


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Boots: boots-a

Boots came to our adoption center after being very well-socialized in a foster home. A master at charming visitors and volunteers alike with his chirpy meows and happy purr, Boots went to his forever home in mid January.


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Graham: graham-a

Graham is a long-haired Dachshund who found his forever home in mid-January! His new owner writes: “We picked up Graham today from his wonderful foster mother. He is so adorable! Cosette (our Chihuahua) and our 3 cats Barnabas, Spatz and Donut are even all getting along with him within an hour of being home. Thank you!”


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William:

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William was recently returned to our adoption center, after being in a home for more than 2 years. Unfortunately, circumstances in his adopted home changed, and they were unable to keep William. He was so, so sad in our adoption center. His favorite activities are drinking water from the sink, begging for attention or food or running water, and cuddling with people. William was literally begging for a home of his very own… And he has found it!

His new “mom” writes: “William (aka Willy Wonka) is settling in nicely at his new home. An older gentleman with a lot of love to give, and he ain’t too proud to beg! Thanks to Chesapeake Cats and Dogs for all you do. We are looking forward to Willy unpacking his bags, this time for a forever stay.”

2015 Adoptions:

Snicker & Skiddles:

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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.

Skiddles and Snicker are doing very well in their new home. Snicker loves all the attention he is receiving from his Mom. He purrs and purrs and enjoys being brushed and will roll over so she can rub and brush his belly. Snicker is also very protective of Skiddles. He will sit with him when Skiddles appears scared or nervous, and remind Skiddles that he is loved.

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!


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Mittens: mittens-a

Mittens was searching for his forever HO-HO-HOME… and he found it! Mittens was found outside by a caring volunteer who realized right away that he wasn’t feral. He immediately adjusted to life inside our adoption center. He was adopted by a loving family in late December, 2015; the same family also adopted Gracie. Mittens immediately adjusted to life with his new family and is happy to be in his forever home!


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Gracie: gracie-a

Gracie is a sensitive, loving cat who enjoys giving kisses and nuzzling her head against your chin. She was adopted in March 2010 from CCAD and was returned when her owner’s living circumstances had changed and she could no longer care for Gracie. She was adopted in late December, 2015, by a loving family who also adopted Mittens at the same time.


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Sugar: sugar-a

Sugar is a 14 year old flame-point Birman who is front-declawed. She is worthy of her name and adores affection. Sugar found her forever home in late December, 2015.


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Marlo: marlo-a

Marlo is a young adult cat who loves to play and cuddle and is very fond of children! He came to us in 2014 from an emergency clinic, in need of medical care and rehabilitation. In December of 2015, Marlo found his forever home! His new owner also adopted Whiskers at the same time; yay for Marlo and Whiskers!


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Whiskers: whiskers-a

Before coming to Chesapeake Cats and Dogs, Whiskers was living in a barn with her brothers and sisters. Though she was shy when she first came to us, she quickly came out of her shell to become a very friendly, affectionate cat, often meowing when her human buddy was nearby. She was adopted in December of 2015, along with Marlo.


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Trooper & Kadence: trooper&kadence-a

Trooper is a tiny, 15 pound 4-year-old terrier looking for a new home. Kadence is a sweet, lovable chihuahua who is also 4 years old. They found their forever home TOGETHER in early December.


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Danny Boy:db-a

The delightful Danny Boy found his forever home in early December! He would like to introduce himself: “I love to play and get along with other cats. The doctor says that I am completely healthy. My foster mommy thinks that I am the most handsome kitten in the world. I would make a great kitten calendar model, don’t you agree?? I will bring the Luck O’ the Irish and a pot of purrs to my new furever family!!!”


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Mr. Tashi aka Sir Purr (originally “Obi Wan”): obi-a

Obi Wan was brought to Chesapeake Cats and Dogs from a local shelter, after being picked up from a hoarding situation. He quickly learned what “love is all about” in his foster home, and his new family was so eager to meet him that they drove over an hour in early December to adopt him! He is now called “Mr. Tashi” or “Sir Purr” and is absolutely loving life in his new forever home!


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Kiddo (originally “Bubbles”): bubbles-a

Bubbles (now “Kiddo”) was adopted in October, and her family sent us this update: “I just wanted to send an update on Bubbles. We call her Kiddo now and she is loving her new home. She has settled in very nicely and is getting along great with her big brother, Louis. Kiddo loves playing and is also a very sweet snuggler who loves to be around her people. We are so happy that she is a part of our family!”


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Diego: diego-a

Diego found his forever home during our FIRST adoption show & Kitty Carnival at The Grooming Place Pet Shop in October, 2015!


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Mickey (originally “Olaf”):olaf-a

Mickey was one of Elsa’s kittens and was adopted in September. He was adopted by a couple searching for a companion for their tuxedo cat Minnie, who was lonely. They gave Olaf the name of Mickey so they could have their Mickey and Minnie. As you can see, they’ve grown to be great friends and love each other! Mickey (7 months old) now outweighs Minnie (3+ years old).


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Sandra D. & Tippy:sd_t-a

Sandra D, black lab mix, female spayed and her brother Tippy, lab mix, male neutered; both are seven years old. They are lifelong siblings. Due to foreclosure, they lost their home and were turned over to a shelter. Chesapeake Cats and Dogs saved their lives. Sandra D. is fun and good-natured, loves to be rubbed on, and loves to play with her brother, Tippy. Active and social, Tippy is more reserved and nervous and would do best in a home with adults. In late November, Sandra D & Tippy found their forever home TOGETHER!


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Alvanya: alvanya-a

Alvanya is about 9 years old and came to our adoption center when her owner passed and the family member in charge of caring for her abandoned her at the vet’s office. She is an absolute darling of a cat: purrfectly gentle with people of all ages (she adores children!), comfortable around the other cats in our adoption center, and a wonderful size to hug! She found her forever home in mid-November.


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Miss Kitty:miss_kitty-a

Miss Kitty is a sweet, loving little kitty that is very friendly and has the sweetest little meow she uses to get your attention. She yearns to be sitting on your lap and sharing her love. Miss Kitty is front declawed. In mid-November, she was adopted by one of our previous adopters who had recently lost one of his beloved cats. We are so thrilled that Miss Kitty has found such a loving and wonderful forever home!


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Gentle Ben:ben-a

Gentle Ben was born in May, 2015, and is one of Kit’s kittens. He is so sweet and loving that no one could refuse to cuddle with him. In mid-November, he found his forever home.


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Tut: tut-a

Tut is a grey tabby domestic short hair/Siamese mix. He is about 10 years old and was fostered at Dandyland in September. By early November, Ginny at Dandyland had fallen in love with Tut and became a “foster fail”. She wrote: “Tut aka Turtle cat is staying with me. Watching him open up and come out of his shell has been a joy.”


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Dynamite: dynamite-a

Dynamite recently came to Chesapeake Cats and Dogs from a local Humane Society. He is a loving boy, about five years old. He was looking for a lap to sit on… and pulled the heart-strings of his new owner, who adopted him in late October, 2015.


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Domino: domino-a

Domino would like to introduce himself: “Hi! I’m Domino! I’m sweet, playful, and snugly! I love cats, dogs, kids, and am very easy to get along with! I need to be adopted to a home where I could have a play friend!”
Domino found his forever home in late October, 2015.


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Mischa: mischa-a

Mischa is a female Greater Swiss Mountain Dog mix who is under 2 years old, up-to-date on vaccines, spayed, and micro-chipped. She is good with other dogs and cats, but does guard food. She found her forever home in late October, 2015.


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Summer:summer-a

Summer is warm and sweet and every bit as delightful as a schoolchild’s summer vacation. She’s one of five kittens that were taken from a local Humane Society when they were found wandering without their mom. She found her forever home at a PetSmart adoption show in mid-October! She loves people and can’t wait to shower her new owners with affection!


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Hugs:hugs-a

Hugs is a 5 year old domestic medium hair that was returned to a local humane society. His absolute favorite activity is… giving and receiving hugs! He is a fluffy cuddle-bug who is super affectionate and loving. His new owner came to our adoption center to look at another cat, but when Hugs wrapped his arms around his neck and started purring, he knew he had found the cat for him! Hugs went to his forever home in early October.


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Kisses:kisses-a

Kisses is a sweet little girl that came to us after her family moved and left her behind. She is very loving and enjoys getting attention. She was adopted in mid-September. The family had visited the center and fell in love with Kisses! They were excited to adopt her, almost as excited as she was to become a member of their family!


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Simone: simone-a

Simone is a 2 year old Blue Point Siamese that was found in a trap and not reclaimed. She is looking for the right person to help her come out of her shell. Though she is timid, she enjoys being petted, can be picked up, and will make a wonderful companion when she finds “her person”… In mid-September, her person drove all the way down from Philadelphia to adopt Simone! It took Simone a few days to adjust to her new home, but now she has stopped hiding and is coming out for attention and cuddles!


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Lucy:lucy-a

Lucy is a 1.5 year old yellow lab mix who was saved by a kind person who found out that when she and her puppies were delivered to a shelter, the plan was to euthanize Lucy and adopt out her puppies. So the foster took her back temporarily. She saved Lucy’s life, but there was no room in her home for Lucy, so she was spending lots of time in a crate before we were able to find another foster for Lucy. In early September, Lucy found her forever home! She’s loving her new life and new family, and we are so happy for her!


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Whisper:

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Whisper came from a local humane society when his family could not longer care for him due to his diabetes. Whisper is a loving, but quiet cat that will definitely benefit from a home with lots of love. On September 3rd, a family came to meet Whisper, driving all the way from North Carolina to meet him. They fell in love with him. Having cared for diabetic cats before, they are very prepared to love and care for Whisper.

Whisper left with his new owners that day, and he did great on the 6 hour ride to his new home! The family is so in love with him. He is doing great and things are going well with the other cats in the house.


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Whodini & ChinChin:

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In early September, Whodini and ChinChin went to their “Purrfect” Loving “Furever” home. They came to us from a local humane society in July after their family gave them up because they could no longer care for them. Whodini is a diabetic. They are 11 year old brothers and “best friends”, purr 24/7, and needed to stay together.

Their new owner had been bringing her grand daughter in on Saturdays, and they just absolutely fell in love with both Whodini and ChinChin.

She writes: “Everything is good. My Cali [her other cat] is coming around. She’s never been around cats only dogs. She thinks she’s a dog. The boys are so great. We love them so much.”


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Beauty:

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Beauty was found in 2010 wandering around a local business and brought to CCAD, where she could receive the love and affection she needed. Beauty is a petite, coy black charmer who loves being petted, but prefers not being picked up. She’s the kind of cat who loves lying down next to you and will purr happily, but doesn’t like being on your lap. She’s the kind of cat who will softly meow at you with her special *meep* when she wants you to pet her, the kind of cat who paws at the water in the water dish, the kind of cat who sleeps in sinks… The kind of cat who deserves a home of her own!

And in late August, after waiting in our adoption center for 5 years, Beauty’s dream of finding her home forever home FINALLY came true! Beauty joins Precious, who was adopted back in July. We are SO EXCITED for Beauty! CONGRATULATIONS, BEAUTY!


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Charlie: charlie-a

Charlie was waiting in his foster home for a few months, wondering why he was still waiting when he was so handsome and dapper… when a vet tech at the vet his foster used decided she just couldn’t say no to him any longer! Charlie was adopted in mid-August.


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Raven: raven-a

Raven came to us when his previous owner left him behind when they moved. He is a gentle soul, just over a year old, who will love you so much! He was adopted in mid-August by a family searching for a friend for their current cat.


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Gypsy & Nellie:

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In early August, we received a heart-breaking request for help. Gyspy (orange) and Nellie’s owner had passed away unexpectedly, no one in the family could take them in, and these poor girls were left in an empty home.

This is the original request for help we received:
“I really need your help. My sister passed away this past Sunday very unexpectedly. She has two kitties who are very traumatized and need to find a new loving home as soon as possible. They are about 10 years old and are litter-mates… I’ve attached a couple of photos that I found on my sister’s computer. They aren’t the best and I’ll try to find others but I wanted to get this out as soon as possible as we need to find someone to love them and move them out of that house alone as soon as possible.”

We are so pleased to be able to announce that in late August, a friend of the deceased adopted these two grieving cats, who are doing well and warming up to their new family.


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Christina:

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Christina came from a local humane society in May 2014. Christina was well-known in our adoption center for constantly wanting more attention than we could possibly give her. One Saturday in early August of 2015, a family came to our center searching for their first family cat. They immediately fell in love with Christina. Only two days later, Christina joined their family.

In this home, she is an “only child”. The family has three older children; and the youngest boy (around age 12) was so excited when Christina arrived at their home, that he was almost in tears. He followed her from room to room and told her that he hoped she would choose him as “her best friend”.

Christina’s dream has finally come true and she is in “seventh heaven”. We are so thrilled for Christina!


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Sandy:sandy-a

Sandy came from a local humane society on July 9, 2015, and exactly one month later went to her “loving furever home”. Sandy was a little quiet and scared when she first arrived, but soon began to relax and most often you would find her sitting on the perch, watching out the window. In her new home, Sandy immediately began wandering into every room and meeting her Sheltie brothers. After a while, Sandy came and rubbed against her mom and dad, telling them she was ready for attention and thanking them for making her a member of their family.


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Mittens (originally “Pepe”): pepe-apepe-a

Pepe was one of Kit’s kittens born on May 2, 2015. At the end of July, Pepe was adopted by a family from Centreville who have three other kittens. Pepe had been fostered by Ginny at Dandyland, and this family are new clients there. When the family brought their kittens for boarding, they met Pepe and instantly fell in love. He is clearly loving life with his new family!


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Trixie: trixie-a

Dearest Trixie is a senior German Shepherd who lost her human to brain cancer. The family tried to keep her, but circumstances made it impossible. She was an only dog her whole life and a constant companion to her Dad. After living with her foster family for several months, the foster family decided that she was now a part of their family and her search for a new “forever home” was over.


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Lucky Oreo:oreo1a

Lucky Oreo was picked up on Monday, July 27th, at the side of the road in Chester and taken to Chesapeake Veterinary Hospital. He was hungry and scared. Unfortunately, after testing, it was determined that he was FIV positive. Fortunately, through our facebook page, we were able to find a family that currently had a cat with FIV and was hoping for a friend for their little girl. After several days of observation, Lucky Oreo has perked up and was ready to go to his “forever home”. On Thursday, July 30th, Oreo went to his forever home!


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Violet:

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Violet came to us in June of 2012, a mother cat with kittens. The kittens, as is often the case, were all adopted, but Violet sat waiting in our adoption center for just over 3 years. This gentle, quiet cat enjoyed drinking water from the sink faucet, gentle pets, and chin scritches.

A few months ago, a woman named Edith began to visit our adoption center. Violet had lost both her husband and her cat on the same day several months ago. She came to visit with our cats, not looking to adopt, just to visit. And Violet fell head-over-paws in love with her. She would always come out to greet her and love on her. And soon, Edith fell in love with Violet, too, and decided to open her heart and home to a cat once again.

Now Violet is home with Edith, and we are over-joyed to be able to announce that after 3 years, VIOLET HAS BEEN ADOPTED!


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Oliver “Pinkey”: oliver-a

Oliver “Pinkey” was born in June 2013 and was adopted as a kitten. Unfortunately, he was surrendered to a local animal shelter, who checked him for a microchip and returned him to us. Oliver is a gregarious, loving Siamese mix who is also comfortable around other cats. In mid July of 2015, after being in our adoption center for only a few days, Oliver “Pinkey” found his forever home!


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Belle: belle-a

Belle was adopted at our June PetSmart adoption show. Her mom, Elsa, is still available for adoption.


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Ziva:ziva-a

Ziva is a female boxer lab mix, about 1-2 years old, who is very sweet, fun, and playful! She was found eating out of a trash can, emaciated and with frostbite on the tips of her ears. She found her forever home at Petsmart in late June, 2015.


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Precious:precious-a

Precious came to us one rainy day in early 2014 and was then adopted in May 2014. Unfortunately, in September 2014, we received a phone call from Animal Welfare League that they had picked up Precious. After several phone calls to her “owners”, Precious remained at her CCAD home, once again looking for her “furever” home. In early July, Precious went to her new forever home in Edgewater! She will have one sister, who is 14 years old, and is hoping to share lots of love.


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Tigger:

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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.

IMG_2475FullSizeRender (5)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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Chubbs:chubbs-a

Chubbs has been through a lot of change in a short time. He is a seven year old Jack Russell terrier who went to live with a man and his elderly parents when his first family had to give him up. In 2013, his grandma died, and then his dad was diagnosed with end stage renal failure and passed away in November. Now his remaining person has been diagnosed with cancer. He desperately needed a new forever family. Chubbs went to his new forever home in mid-June.


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Buttercup:buttercup-a

Buttercup was one of the three kittens that was found at the Royal Farms in Denton in early May. She found her forever home in early June, 2015. Yay for Buttercup!


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Bruno:bruno-a

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. He found his forever home in early June, 2015.


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Crush (originally “Westley”):

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Westley was one of the three kittens that was found at the Royal Farms in Denton in early May. Westley (now Crush… for Orange Crush) was adopted in early June by a family from Davidsonville. The family recently lost one their kitties and wanted a playmate for their two year old kitty and five year old golden retriever. They had this to say about their newest family member:

“A million thanks for what you guys do. Karen [the foster] was wonderful and I’m sure you know that. The kitten has taken over and our dog and other cat have all been introduced and are getting along fine. Thanks again for the kitten. He is purrfect.”


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Rascal, JR. (originally “Mackie”): mackie-a

Mackie was born in September 2013 and given up by his family in July/August 2014 when they could no longer care for him. He is a sweet, loving little boy who was hoping to find a home where he could share his “love for life”. He will definitely have that!!! Mackie’s “dad” came to meet him in late May. The family had recently lost their tuxedo kitty and they wanted to share their love with another kitty. On Saturday, May 30th, Mackie went to his forever home!


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Brooklyn: brooklyn-a

Brooklyn is an eight year old male Puggle, house-trained, good with cats, dogs, and children. He absolutely loves squeaky toys! This is one easy boy–all he wants to do is snuggle! Brookyln found his home in late May, 2015. Congratulations to his new family for their adoption of this wonderful boy!


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Rudy: rudy-a

Rudy is a Lab-Collie puppy who found his forever family in May of 2015!!


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Cassie: cassie-a

Cassie came from Caroline County Humane in January 2014. They thought that Cassie was pregnant, but she wasn’t. She came to the Center and immediately fit right into her new surrounding. Cassie has a personality as captivating as her appearance. She is good with people and with other cats; she’s affectionate, easygoing, and friendly with everyone she meets. She was adopted in April. The family that adopted her was very, very excited; she is a present for their 12 year old daughter who wanted a cat for her birthday. Cassie is a lucky little girl and will definitely be loved!!!


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Kelly and Oreo:

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Kelly had six kittens (Oreo, Meadow, Noodle, Cooper, Maggie and Cody) in May 2011 and when they were two weeks old, they came to Chesapeake Cats and Dogs from Caroline County Humane. Oreo is a playful, active young adult male cat, while Kelly is calmer and loving, though a little shy. Both Kelly and Oreo have been waiting patiently for their “loving furever home”. Oreo did have an opportunity to go to be adopted in November 2012. Within a week, Oreo was brought back because the family cat, Bunny and Oreo did not get along. Their new mom fell in love with them after seeing the many, many pictures we’ve taken of them cuddling together. In their new home, they will be continue to be able to cuddle with each other, but also they’ll be able to cuddle with their new mom! HURRAY FOR KELLY AND OREO!!


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Andora (originally “Dora”):dora-a

Dora Dora (now Andora) went to her “furever” home in April and will now be with her best friend Beau (now Museau), who was adopted back in March. Dora came from Caroline County Humane in September 2012 when she was about a year old. She was always very gentle with kittens and very caring; and she and Beau bonded and really enjoyed relaxing together on a bed or perch. Now, they will get to spend everyday together being “best friends” and “brother and sister”.


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Snow White: snow_white-a

Snow White was 8 years old when she came to Chesapeake Cats and Dogs from Montgomery County Humane. She was originally given up by her family because the family dog and she did not get along. Her new Mom and Dad currently do not have any other pets, so Snow White will certainly get all the attention she wants and deserves. When her new Mom and Dad came into our center, it was love at first sight for Snow White. She let her new Mom and Dad know immediately how much she wanted to go home with them, and her love paid off!


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Bella:bella-a

Bella came from Caroline County Humane in August 2012 and found her forever home in March, 2015. She was an outside cat prior to being surrendered at Caroline. The family could not afford to care for Bella, and she had had several litters of kittens. Bella can be shy, but she loves to have her belly rubbed! Her new owner mentioned about a week ago, how much she adored Bella and wanted to adopt her. She felt that Bella and she had similar personalities. Bella now has “luxury accommodations” and her new owners will certainly give her lots of love, to help her become comfortable as she adjusts to her “new home”.


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Vincent:vincent-a1

Vincent (along with his brother Vick, still available for adoption) came to CCAD from a local humane society. Vincent was adopted last summer, but was recently returned to CCAD after his owner, a disabled veteran, had to move into an assisted living facility and could not take Vincent with him. When news of Vincent’s return spread, one of our past adopters who recently lost one of her beloved cats contacted us immediately to inquire about adopting Vincent. Vincent joins Star, previously adopted from CCAD. In his new home, Vincent is getting lots of lap and cuddle time with his new owners and new “sister” Star!


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Sarah:sarah-a

Sarah came from Caroline County Humane in February 2013. She is a loving kitty, and the family was so very excited that they were having the opportunity to adopt her and make her a member of their family! When they came to the Center, they wanted to adopt a kitten, but Sarah, now nearly three years old, “stole their hearts”! Sarah was very excited when she met her family, following them all around, asking to be petted and loved… constantly reminding them that she would love to be adopted! They fell in love, and Sarah went home with her new family on March 21st!


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Trey:trey-a1

Trey is about 10 months old and was dropped off at a local Humane Society along with his sister (Cookie, also adopted) when they were found wandering around the neighborhood. Trey is very loving and sweet! He found his forever home at March’s PetSmart adoption event!


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Paddlefoot:paddlefoot-a

Paddlefoot was born in 2009. She was adopted two years later, and then returned to us in 2014 due to allergies. Paddlefoot is special, not only because she’s a big girl with an even bigger heart, but because she’s a polydactyl or Hemingway cat! She uses her extra toes to work her way into the hearts of visitors and volunteers alike. Paddlefoot went to her forever home in mid-March. Her new family had to delay adopting her until they had settled into their new home in Annapolis, but the first day of spring was Paddlefoot’s lucky day!


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Museau (Originally “Beau”):

beau-aBeau was picked up from a hoarding situation in Anne Arundel County. Beau was born in 2011. He is very shy and timid, but enjoys being petted and having his stomach rubbed once he got to know you. Beau went to his home in March, 2015, where he will have a 10 year old sister, who had been adopted from Talbot County Humane. The family has always had Siamese, and they were so very excited about adopting Beau. Beau is now coming out to spend time with his family is getting along with Chutney. At night, the family can hear them playing with each other. Beau has definitely found a place in their hearts and they assured me that he will be well taken care of and have a loving home “furever”.


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Carson:carson-a

This homeless kitten somehow snuck into the Technician’s Locker Room at Koons Toyota and was hiding up in the rafters between the ceiling and 2nd floor. It’s suspected that the kitty came from a house behind the dealership whose tenants were recently evicted. His new mom writes, “All settled in and brave now! He is doing so great.”


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Sylvia:

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Sylvia came from Caroline County Humane in February 2009 when she was when she was 20 weeks old, along with her brother Domino. She and Domino were adopted together in March 2009. In 2013, both Sylvia and Domino were brought back when the family was moving and could not take the kitties with them. Domino was adopted in 2014, and Sylvia patiently awaited her turn. Yesterday, February 27th, was her “SPECIAL DAY”. Even though Sylvia was sponsored, her mom made a generous donation to Chesapeake Cats and Dogs.


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Teddy:

teddy-aTeddy came to Chesapeake Cats and Dogs when a caring person found him in a dumpster in the cold and the rain. Teddy was hungry and is front declawed. He needed food, love, and care. Teddy was diagnosed with hyperthyroid disease and has been on methimazole for several years. Once we got Teddy on his medicine, his health improved greatly. His new mom is very aware of his medical needs and has already been in touch with her veterinarian, who will help with Teddy’s medical issues. She recently lost an older cat to cancer and was looking for another older cat with special needs so she could share her love! Teddy went to his forever home in late February, 2015.


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Roy:roy-a

Roy was born in August, 2014. A young lady in Georgia found him in a box of give-away puppies and gave her to her grandma, who could not care for him. The daughter tried to place him, but had little luck. She paid to get him his shots. He appears to be a coon hound/bird dog mix. In February, 2015, he joined his new family in his forever home!


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Brylie & Georgia:

georgia-abrylie-aBrylie & Georgia went to their forever home late February of 2015. Brylie is about a year old and full of energy and love. He was one of 14 kittens that was turned into a local Humane Society. Georgia is a sweet little girl who was left outside in the cold and a kind family took her in. Unfortunately, the family already had a cat, who was not pleased at the new addition! So Georgia came to our adoption center. Their new family came to our adoption center many times to find the perfect addition(s) to their “kitty family”. They originally came looking only for one, but when they couldn’t choose between Georgia and Brylie, they decided to adopt them both! Georgia and Brylie have joined their 3 other cats.


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Hotshot:hotshot-a

Hotshot came to Chesapeake Cats and Dogs in September 2014. His family was moving to Texas and could not take him with them. Hotshot is 16 years old, which made his move to CCAD a big adjustment. When he wants attention or food, he will let you know! He has enjoyed watching the activity outside the window. After five months, Hotshot will be going to a great home! Most importantly, Hotshot will have a home where he can spend his senior years getting lots of love and attention that he more than deserves!


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Shilo: shilo-a

Shilo, our February Dog of the Month, found his forever home on Valentine’s Day at Petsmart! Shilo is an adorable and playful boy who is just a year old. He is chocolate in color, good with dogs, neutered, current on shots, and just wants to kiss and run and play.


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Stewie was born just a few months ago, and he is a joyful bundle of love looking for his forever home! He loves people, loves playing with his kitten friends, loves cuddles… He’s just full of LOVE! And he LOVED going home to his forever home on Valentine’s Day!


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Jerry was born in the spring of 2011 and adopted as a kitten. His family recently brought Jerry back because they have a new baby and no longer had time to care for him. Jerry is very handsome and has a great personality. He loves being hugged, is a consummate lap cat, and doesn’t mind at all being around other cats. Jerry found his forever home at PetSmart on Valentine’s Day!


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Since she was found as a kitten playing in the ashes of a bonfire, this loving and playful cat waited and waited for her forever home. She was returned by a former adopter because they got a dog that they preferred more. In her new home, Brittney will be an “only child”, although, the family has barn cats that live in a heated building and ponies. She was excited to be spending Valentine’s Day with her mom, and her mom was excited to have Brittney to spend it with!


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Cookie:Valentine Kitties, Belle and Cookie 016

Cookie came from Caroline County Humane, along with her brother Trey (still available for adoption!), in September 2014. She is about 9 months old. She had been picked up as a stray. Her family came to visit with her one Sunday and then came back the next Tuesday. They instantly fell in love with Cookie who enjoyed playing with all the toys that the family had brought for her to play with. Cookie went to her forever home in early February, 2015.


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Autumn:

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We were contacted by a woman about her cat Autumn in late December of 2014. Autumn is a 1y 6m old Calico short haired spayed female. In September 2014, Autumn began to develop medical issues her owner was unable to treat effectively. She contacted CCAD, asking for our help to find a new home for her cat, where she could be cared for as she deserved. We reached out on our facebook page, asking if anyone would consider fostering a special needs cat… And found someone willing to give this special needs cat a second chance… After having Autumn for a few weeks, Autumn’s foster decided to adopt her in late January, 2015!


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At 9 years of age, Lily was given up by her family when they had a baby and no longer had time for her. She is very sweet with people, but has no desire to be around other cats. She was adopted in January, 2014. In her new home, she is groomed regularly and is loving life as an only child, where she is adored!


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Punch:

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Punch came to Chesapeake Cats and Dogs from Caroline County Humane in December 2012. He settled into life in our adoption center right away and was a volunteer favorite, constantly wanting attention and love. He was adopted in August 2013, along with Pumice and Callie, but a week later, they were all returned. Callie was again adopted in December 2013, and Pumice went to his home with Roho in July 2014. In late January of 2015, Punch finally got his chance to share time and love with a family!


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Meme:

memeMeme was deemed “unadoptable” by a local shelter and was almost out of time when Chesapeake Cats and Dogs decided this handsome Russian Blue mix deserved a chance! Meme came to CCAD in 2012 and waited patiently for his chance at a forever home. He was shy with visitors, but he grew to be very affectionate with some of our volunteers. A woman found his picture on Opt to Adopt Delmarva’s facebook page, sent in an adoption application, and came to adopt him in early January, 2015. Meme is doing great in his new home, loving life and all the attention he’s getting!


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Phineus and Bindi:

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Phineus came from Caroline County Humane Society in the spring of 2014, while Bindi and her sister Midnight (previously adopted) came from a caring individual who found them. In January, 2015, they were adopted by a family who spent a lot of time in our adoption center, taking their new commitment to adopt the right cats very seriously. They wanted to make sure they chose the right cats for their family, and it sounds like they did! Both Bindi and Phineus seem to be doing very well, spending a lot of time with the family’s children, who love them dearly; and they continue to play and investigate their new home!


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2014 Adoptions:

Charlie: charlie

In July of 2013, a year and a half ago, Charlie began fostering at Dandyland. The right family was hard to find, but just before Christmas, a previous adopter was ready for an addition to their pack. They opened their hearts and home to a dog that had not had any luck… If you ask Charlie, I bet he says, “This family was worth the wait and these dogs are so fun!!”

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Henry:

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At the end of 2014, Henry went to his forever home! Henry was born April 1, 2011 and came to Chesapeake Cats and Dogs from Caroline County Humane Society in January, 2012. In February of 2012, Henry, along with William and Skit, were adopted by one of our volunteers. Unfortunately, in the spring of 2013, all three were brought back to us when the family lost their home. Skit was then adopted in January 2014 and William (our sink cat) was adopted in February 2014. Finally, on December 30th, 2014, was Henry’s opportunity!

His “mom” wrote us the morning after Henry went home with her and said,
“Henry is awesome! He has blended right in, even after my 11 year old grandson got home. In fact, Henry slept with him last night. He is the master of the house now. We all thank you and yours very much for him!”


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Kit Kat and the 3 Himalayan Kittens: image004unnamed

Kit Kat came to CCAD from Caroline County Humane Society a few years ago. She was well-known for constantly wanting attention from visitors, but only if no other cats would bother her! The 3 Himalayan kittens (Noel, Leon, and one who was adopted yet unnamed) came to us a few weeks before Christmas, 2014. They were barely able to adjust to life in our adoption center when one of our volunteers fell in love with them. In late December, 2014, Kit Kat and the 3 kittens went home with this volunteer, to spend their Christmas with their new family!


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Maxine: image013

Maxine was returned to Chesapeake Cats and Dogs after being adopted this summer. Maxine is a true “love bug” and will sit on your shoulder, loves to be held and will purr as long as you keep petting her. She was happy to get into her carrier and take a ride to her “furever” home in December, 2014.


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Sebastian: photo 5

Sebastian came from Caroline Humane in August 2013, when he was four months old. Sebastian could be a little shy, but when his family came to the Center to meet our kitties, Sebastian would not leave them alone and curled up on his new mom’s lap and purred. She fell in love! So, Sebastian was finally given his adoption opportunity in December, 2014, in what we believe to be his “purrfect furever home”.


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Rosie: image001

Our December Cat of the Month, Rosie, went to her forever home just before Christmas, 2014! Rosie will be spending Christmas with her new family! Rosie came from Caroline County with her siblings (Flower, Summer—still available for adoption!, Stripey, and Raven). Rosie was well-known for greeting every visitor to our adoption center. This loving and riveting beauty charmed her way into the home of a family looking for their first cat. YAY for Rosie!


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Noel: unnamed

Just before Christmas in 2014, Noel went to her “purrfect furever” home, where she’ll be spending Christmas with her new family! Her Christmas wish came true!! Noel came to us on November 30 because her “owner” said, “I just don’t have time for her anymore and I have learned by having her, that I am not a cat person.” Her story was in the Bay Times, who places a Pet of the Week for us at no cost. Her new “dad” read the story and wanted to give Noel a home for Christmas.


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Star & Jack:

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Star and Jack were returned to CCAD in 2011 when their family had to move out of the country. Luckily, they found a new home quickly; and now, 3 years later, this is what their family has to say:

“Star & Jack are happy additions to our family. Star & Jack have been with us now, for over 3 years & they aren’t going anywhere! This is their forever home! Jack is attached to me…at the neck. I honestly don’t know how he lived his life without me in it, before he came to us. He’s my constant companion. He won’t sleep anywhere else, but curled up next to me at night, with a whisker up my nose! Star is a playful kitty who loves her can food in the morning & belly rubs!”


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Midnight & Stella:

unnamed (1)unnamedMidnight and Stella went to their “forever home” in Chestertown early November, 2014! The family had lost their cat four months ago and had been to Chesapeake Cats and Dogs a few weeks ago to find a little kitten. They chose two! Midnight came with Bindi (adopted in 2015) a few weeks ago from a family in Delaware. Stella was rescued along with her sister Maxine in May. Maxine was adopted earlier this year and Stella was patiently waiting for her opportunity.


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Bentley: petco - Bentley

Bentley was fostered after a caring volunteer saw him running around their neighborhood. He saw a vet, and it turns out he had a broken shoulder at some point that was not set, and scar tissue has now formed keeping him from putting weight on it. He limps while walking slowly, but he can run full speed by pulling it up. Bentley went to his forever home in late October, 2014. Bentley settled in right away with his new “dad”.


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Blue Kitty: bluekitty

Blue Kitty with her new Mom and Dad, adopted in October, 2014. She also has 3 cat siblings. She was on the list at the shelter until Chesapeake Cats and Dogs saved her life! She now has a very happy future ahead of her!!


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Honey & Peanut Butter: pbHoney

Honey and Peanut Butter lost their first forever home recently when their beloved owner passed away suddenly. They were adopted in October, 2014, and are doing great in their new forever home! They have fit into their new home nicely, including getting along with the family dog. But most of all, they enjoy snuggling with their new mom and dad at night and sharing their love.


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China (originally “Tiffany”):unnamed

Tiffany (now China) came from Caroline County late summer with her siblings that had been left by their owner, who could no longer care for them. Tiffany is very sweet and loving and very playful. She was adopted in October, 2014, by a family in Chester who had adopted from us previously and was looking for a companion for Baby Cat.


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Stripey:

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Stripey went to his “true forever home” in Grasonville late September, 2014. He was so very happy to have his picture taken in his adoption vest! Stripey came from Caroline County Humane June, 2013, along with his sisters Rosie (available for adoption), Summer (available for adoption), Flower, and brother Ninja.

Stripey is such a sweet little boy that deserved a second chance to be adopted by a family where he would receive lots of love and attention. And he found that family! His new family even cancelled a scheduled vacation in order to bring Stripey home as soon as possible!


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Nordstrom:

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Nordstorm came from Montgomery County Humane in February 2013. He was a handsome Ragdoll with a HUGE personality. He was adopted in October 2013. After several months, he was returned to us because of skin and allergy issues. It took many weeks for Nordstrom to begin to improve, but he did; and he returned to his loving, affectionate self.

Nordstrom went to his forever home in September, 2014. He gets along well with the family’s other cat, Salem. He follows the family around, waiting from them to sit and relax, so he can curl up next to them. They adore his quiet meow and his beautiful blue eyes and enjoy the affection he shares with them.


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Derrick:image001

Derrick was one of the several kittens that were taken from Caroline County Humane. Derrick is a loving little kitten, always talking and hoping to be held 24 hours a day. He has a new little brother and 9 month old Ragdoll, whom the family said has been looking for a buddy. Derrick’s new family writes: “We are really enjoying him and his antics. The two cats are already inseparable—where I find one the other is not far away.”



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Patches and April:

image003patchesPatches and April went to their home in Annapolis in August, 2014. Their new mom came to our cat adoption center with the intention of adopting two kittens. As she was meeting and playing with all the kittens, Patches walked up to say “Hello”. Patches came from Montgomery County Humane in February 2014. She is a loving and affectionate 8 year old Domestic Long Hair Calico, who was given up by her family when they lost their home. April came from Caroline County Humane in July, along with her siblings, Sloan, Meredith and Derrick. April has a lot of kitten energy. She sat in her new mom’s arms today, purring, letting us know just how happy she is to have her “forever home”.


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Cheddar:image013

Cheddar was found injured on our doorstep in mid-July (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 will be very much missed by his foster family… because Cheddar went to his forever home in August, 2014.


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Keely & Thai:image010image001

Keely & Thai were adopted together in August, 2014. The family that adopted Keely and Thai loves Siamese and was very excited to meet and adopt these two handsome little boys. Keely came from Caroline County Humane Society, where he was turned in by a family who was caring for him as an “outside cat”. Thai came to CCAD in early August.


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Marnie:marnie

Marnie is a German Shepherd mix who was given up because she growled at the new human baby in the house. She is smart and beautiful. She was fostered by a loving family who decided to adopt her in August of 2014.


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This sweet young male collie mix wants so much to love, but he’s shy and needs some encouragement! George loves to run, but doesn’t like coming back. He will need training and commitment from the right person… George found the right family for him in August, 2014.


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Shirley:image007

Shirley came from Caroline County in June of 2014, along with Moe and Larry. They were very young and needed to be bottle-fed, loved, and cared for by their foster family. She will continue to get lots of love from her new family. She was adopted in August, 2014.


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Ethel:image004

Ethel was found wandering the streets of Baltimore with her sister, Lucy, in March of 2011. She adjusted very quickly after coming to the Center and had always looked forward to being adopted into a loving home, where she could fulfill her destiny to become the quintessential lap cat. She was adopted in August, 2014, joining two other cats from CCAD: Emily and Cinnamon.


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Dixie:image003

Dixie came from Caroline County Humane a couple weeks ago after she waited for weeks to be picked up by her “approved family”. They never came to complete the adoption and take her home. Well, Dixie worked hard making sure everyone knew she was available for adoption and just hoped her charm would win someone over… which it did! Dixie is so very loving and would not mind being cuddled and held 24/7, which we’re sure she will be in her new home!


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Peanut:image001

Peanut is a four year old, Black Domestic Short Hair that came to us after living in a barn for three years. Peanut also is a talker and wanted so much to be adopted and have a “loving forever home”. Well, her dream has come true, and in August, 2014, Peanut went to her forever home! At first, she was hiding in a corner, but purring. By dinner, she decided to venture out, have a little to eat and rub against her mom and dad’s legs. Then she rolled over to let them rub her stomach.


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Tempy:image001 (1)

Tempy was born in May 2013 on Mother’s Day weekend. She was one of five kittens that Becca had: Tempy, Tizzy, Hissy Fit, Moody, and Stormy. Tempy was always in the front room, wanting to be the first to meet our guests and hoping that they would choose her to be part of their family. Finally, her dream came true!! She went to her “forever home” in Pasadena in late July of 2014.


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Butterscotch:

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One of our “long-time” residents has found his forever home! In May 2008, three kittens were found being raised outside in an old tire, near Bev’s Grooming. One of the kittens was adopted right away. Andy and Butterscotch came to the adoption center to wait for their new home and were adopted together in July 2008. They were so excited when they found a new home and family. The family not only adopted Andy and Butterscotch from us, but also adopted two kittens from Talbot County Humane. In September 2011, all four cats—Andy, Butterscotch, and the two from Talbot—were returned because the family had just had twins and were unable to care for their cats any longer. Andy was adopted, but Butterscotch was left in our adoption center for another 3 years…

Until July of 2014! After 3 years, Butterscotch finally went to his “true forever home”. Butterscotch has moved to Church Hill and is an only child, but we have not doubt will receive all the love and attention he wants and deserves.


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Roho and Thomas (originally “Pumice”): 24951978-3-800x0download

Roho and Thomas went to their forever home together in July, 2014! Roho is a 16 year old cuddler who lost his home when his owner went to a nursing facility. Thomas is a young love-bug who came from Montgomery County Humane in December 2012. They were adopted into a loving cat family who was seeking companionship for their male cat.


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Dalton: dalton

Dalton is fun and playful and loves everyone! He is good with other dogs. He has some basic training and is totally crate trained, but will require more, as he is a jumper. He weighs about 40lbs and is a powerful boy, but also very sweet and super smart. He went to his forever home in July, 2014. His new Mom drove all the way from Norfolk, Virginia to meet him and take him home!


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Sassy: image001

Shadow—now Sassy—came from Caroline County Humane with her sisters Princess Too and Cindy; and within 24 hours, we had an application on Shadow. Shadow/Sassy is doing very well, playing, and enjoying her new home. She has a brother, whom she enjoys playing with and sharing the bed with at night, while sleeping with Mom. She has a new kitty bed and is hearing she is about to get a new cat perch.


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Princess Too and Cindy: image001image003

Born on April 1, 2014, Princess Too and Cindy came from Caroline County Humane Society. They were adopted in July, 2014.


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Ryan “Rye Boy”: image014

Ryan came from Caroline County Humane in 2012 and was always a favorite of many of our volunteers, always willing to have his picture taken, “dress up”, and be carried around. His new Mom and Dad live in Denton, and Ryan will have several siblings he hopes to be able to cuddle with.


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Sidney: sidneysidney

Sidney spent most of the past year in a kennel before finally finding his forever home in June of 2014! He’s a young male Rhodesian mix who weighs about 40 pounds and is an energetic young dog who found someone to run and play with.


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Ginger (originally “Shortcake”):ginger

Adopted in June of 2014, Ginger came to us from Anne Arundel County in 2012. She was fostered and had four kittens—Gracie, Pumpkin, Tigger, and Thomas—in April, 2012. All of her kittens were adopted that year, but Ginger waited to be adopted for over two years. During that time, she became famous for her big, wonderful purr that she would use whenever anyone was nearby, even when she wasn’t being petted! She’s just as sweet as can be and is very outspoken about wanting attention, which she’ll be getting lots of in her new home.


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Domino and Dancer:

January 2014 034download (13)Domino originally came from Caroline County as a kitten and was quickly adopted. This fall, he was brought back to CCAD because the family was moving and they were not allowed to have pets. Dancer came from Queen Anne’s County Animal Control at the age of 5 weeks. This fall, his owner moved to Florida, and Dancer was returned to CCAD. Domino and Dancer were adopted by a man who recently lost his cat and wanted a new cat to love, but was convinced by Domino and Dancer to adopt two instead of one.


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Baby and Doodles:

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Amy “Alley”:amy-alley

Alley (now “Amy Alley”) came to Chesapeake Cats and Dogs with Sylvia and Domino (adopted) who were being returned by their family when they were moving and could not take their animals. She had some medical issues when she arrived: not only was she not spayed, but she had a urinary tract infection and needed a dental. Amy Alley is a special kitty, not only because she’s a polydactyl or “Hemingway cat”, but because she’s found her forever home!


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From “Tuffy” to “Emily”:

17563_259881142882_3653073_n6292_100814217882_2542843_nphoto (1)In 2009, a small, terrified kitten named Tuffy came to Chesapeake Cats and Dogs. For months, she went unnoticed by most visitors to the adoption center, as she spent all of her time hiding. In time, she befriended a great big male cat named Chester. It was her friendship with Chester that allowed one of our volunteers to first take notice of Tuffy. She made it her mission to help Tuffy get past her fear of people, in the hopes that one day, someone would notice how beautiful she was and adopt her.

Progress was very slow at first. It took months before she was able to approach Tuffy and touch her, and years before Tuffy trusted her enough to be picked up and put on her lap. But eventually, Tuffy did learn that this woman, at least, was a person to be trusted, and our volunteer kept on hoping that Tuffy would begin trusting other people as well.

In January of 2014, this volunteer unexpectedly lost one of her cats to intestinal lymphoma. A few weeks later, she and her husband brought Tuffy—now Emily (named after poet Emily Dickinson)—home. Emily once again has a feline best friend; his name is Snowcrash. And, for the first time ever, Emily is in a home with people she loves and trusts.


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Toby and Boo:

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Toby and Boo were adopted in July, 2013. These two little kitties, both seniors, had been turned into Caroline County Humane when their owner could no longer care for them. Toby is very outgoing, always looking for affection and love. Boo is a little more shy and timid. Now, you can see that both Toby and Boo are happy and content. They have a home where they are loved and cared for!!


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Lois (now Marcie) and Jasmine (now Bailey):

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The adoption for Lois has been finalized and she joins Bailey, Schroeder, Lucy, and Linus. Lois’s best friend is Bailey, which seems to make sense because Bailey thinks he’s a large cat. The family has adopted all five of their pets from Chesapeake Cats and Dogs. Lois came from Caroline County Humane in June of 2013 after being picked up from a hoarding situation. She is a sweet, loving cat who just wants to play and be held and petted and loved. She was lovingly nicknamed “Three Front Feet” since she appeared to have had a broken pelvic bone and when she sat, one of her back feet moved forward, so she looked like she had “three front feet”. X-rays showed that it was not necessary to operate because she was not in pain and discomfort.

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