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Chesapeake Humane Society is a privately funded, non-profit shelter that strives to promote the welfare of animals. They work toward this mission through countless community programs and initiatives, including low-cost veterinary and pet services, adoptions, and volunteer programs. They also serve on the Advisory Board for Chesapeake Animal Services and help them find homes for their pets.
All of their dogs live in foster homes while their cats roam freely around the shelter.
Chesapeake Humane Society makes adopting an adorable cat or dog simple with their 5-step process:
The staff at Chesapeake Humane Society encourages all those who have adopted an animal through them to stay in touch and contact them if they need advice or assistance.
Adoption fees at Chesapeake Humane Society are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, microchipping, deworming, and flea and tick treatment. Pets that are adopted through the Seniors for Seniors program also get a custom ID tag and New Pet Kit.
Our writing team is hard at work researching this shelter's adoption process and fees, so this page will be updated soon!
In the meantime, here's some nice-to-know info that applies to nearly every animal shelter, humane society, and rescue.
Because shelter dogs are full of love!
Is it because they know you saved them and love you harder for it?
I can't say for certain, but yes.
Jokes aside, there are three things all shelter dogs need to thrive in their new home:
Older shelter dogs, generally 1+ years old, may have experienced a lot of trauma, which often results in one of 8 common behavioral issues:
These issues are correctable! Your dog isn't broken, they're just damaged. You can fix them with enough love, patience, and a good training plan.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, finding good dog trainers can be hard. Like everything else, dog training is moving only. but there are great online dog trainers that are proven to work and can help get your new pup on the right path.
You can learn a lot about an animal welfare organization just by looking at their name.
Adoption processes vary drastically from organization to organization, but here are some general tips that apply in most instances. Note that we'll use the term "shelters" here for simplicity but it includes all types of rescue organizations.
If you have any questions about adopting an animal (what you'll need, what to expect, etc.) feel free to contact the PetLists team!
If you're looking to adopt a new dog, our Dog Adoption Guide is a must-read. It has everything you need to know about bringing a shelter dog home:
And we're adding new guides all the time.