Founded in 1972, Chesapeake Humane Society is a non-profit organization that is managed by volunteers and funded by private donors - it does not receive government subsidies.
The Chesapeake Humane Society works to promote the welfare of companion animals through programs and initiatives that reduce pet overpopulation, increase adoptions and encourage responsible pet guardianship through affordable pet care.
Our vision is to help pets and the people who love them find each other and stay together.
Our adoption program includes foster care and an on-site adoption center for cats, dogs, and small animals. We transfer our pets in from local municipal shelters to help with overcrowding and work to find them all loving forever homes.
The Chesapeake Humane Society offers the following low-cost veterinary clinic services for cats and dogs:
Crisis Boarding Program
Here at Chesapeake Humane Society (CHS), we believe in preserving the human-animal bond and keeping people with their pets during times of crisis. Whether families are experiencing domestic abuse, a housing crisis, or a medical emergency, we are here to help. Our crisis boarding program provides temporary boarding and medical care for pets of families experiencing hardship. Our program is open to dogs, cats, and small animals. We also offer a pet food pantry program to families experiencing short- or long-term hardship.
Our programs aim to decrease the high number of pets in shelters and increase the number of companion animals in loving, forever homes.