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

Frequently Asked Questions

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I need to give up my cat/dog/kitten/puppy or I found a stray cat/kittens. Can you take them?

Because we are a lifetime haven and no-kill rescue, we have limited space available in our Sanctuary, and our dog program relies on fosters, so we are unable to take in every animal we are contacted about. We also require a donation to help cover costs. However, please feel free to contact us by email or by phone (410-643-9955) in case we do have an opening or can offer you any advice. Depending on the situation, we may be able to post your animal on Petfinder as a courtesy posting.

How do I meet a dog I’m interested in?

Since our dogs are not located at our Sanctuary, the easiest way to arrange a meeting is for you to fill out an adoption application. This way, we can get your contact information to the foster family and begin processing your application right away. You can also meet some of our dogs at adoption shows or fundraising events.

Why is there an adoption fee?

Since we depend on private donations, we rely on adoption fees to help cover the cost of caring for the cat/dog until it has been adopted. Our adoption fees help cover the cost of: spay/neuter, shots, microchip, vet care, food, and other necessary expenses. We do not make any profit from the adoption fees; in fact, the adoption fees usually do not cover the expenses incurred by the cat or dog.

Why should I adopt from CCAD?

Because our cats live in our cage-free Sanctuary and our dogs are in foster homes, our organization is uniquely qualified to match potential adopters with the right animal for their home. We are a lifetime haven and no-kill rescue that specializes in cats and dogs other shelters often give up on, such as older animals or animals with special needs. By adopting from us, you make it possible for us to continue rescuing more cats and dogs.

10714122_10204723530064246_1494401181994114257_oWhy do you have a no-declaw policy for cats?

Because we believe declawing to be an inhumane, cruel, and—barring medical necessity—unnecessary practice. The practice of declawing cats is illegal in most of the European Union. Please check out the following links for more information: Declawing Cats: Far Worse Than a Manicure, and Wikipedia’s entry on declawing.

How can I help?

Please visit our Volunteer, Foster, and Donate pages for ways you can help. We are also on Facebook; an easy way to help is to “like” our page and share our posts.

Have a question you would like to see listed on this page? Email Tania@ChesapeakeCats.com with your suggestion.