Make payments with PayPal - it's fast, free and secure!

Donate a Bed

The server hosting our website has entered a new phase of its existence. Unfortunately this new phase is only reachable by the spirit world. As a consequence, we have moved our website very hastily to a new hosting server within this grand Internet world. Some of our links and forms are still lost in-between the spirit and Internet worlds. Please bear with us as we perform the magic incantations to bring all of our content back into being.

Welcome to Chesapeake Shepherd & K-9 Rescue, Inc. We are a unique 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation dedicated to the rescue, care and re-homing of German Shepherds, Retrievers, other large dogs, mixed breeds and senior dogs. We are not a shelter. Instead we have a dedicated team of volunteers that foster the dogs in their homes until we find their forever homes. Due to a limited number of foster homes, we can only receive dogs from animal shelters. We serve the Maryland, Virginia and D.C. metropolitan areas.

Foster a Dog: Give the Gift of Life

Please take a moment to watch this video and consider being a foster home for a dog who desperately needs you. Contact CSK9 for more information on how to become a foster.

Your Donation Saves Lives!
Donate to The Love Fund
via Make payments with PayPal - it's fast, free and secure!

I want to say thank you to all of our wonderful Adopters. Without your love and kindness, we would not be able to do what we do. This poem by Arlene Pace is dedicated to all of you who have opened your hearts to these wonderful and very deserving dogs.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Beth~~Chesapeake Shepherd & K-9 Rescue

Rescued Dog
by Arlene Pace

Once I was a lonely dog, just looking for a home.
I had no place to go, no one to call my own.
I wandered up and down the streets, in rain, in heat and snow.
I ate whatever I could find, I was always on the go.
My skin would itch, my feet were sore, my body ached with pain.
And no one stopped to give a pat or to gently say my name.
I never saw a loving glance, I was always on the run,
For people thought that hurting me was really lots of fun.

And then one day I heard a voice so gentle, kind and sweet,
And arms so soft reached down to me and took me off my feet.
"No one again will hurt you" was whispered in my ear.
"You'll have a home to call your own where you will know no fear",
"You will be dry, you will be warm, you'll have enough to eat",
"And rest assured that when you sleep, your dreams will all be sweet".

I was afraid I must admit, I've lived so long in fear.
I can't remember when I let a human come so near.
And as she tended to my wounds and bathed and brushed my fur,
She told me about the rescue group and what it meant to her.
She said, "We are a circle, a line that never ends",
"And in the center there is you protected by new friends".

"And all around you are the ones that check the pounds,
And those that share their home after you've been found",
"And all the other folk are searching near and far,
"To find the perfect home for you, where you can be a star".
She said, "There is a family that's waiting patiently,
And pretty soon we'll find them, just you wait and see",
"And then they'll join our circle, they'll help to make it grow,
So there'll be more room for more like you who have no place to go".

I waited very patiently, the days they came and went,
"Today's the day" I thought, "my Family will be sent".
Then just when I began to think it wasn't meant to be,
There were people standing there just gazing down at me.
I knew them in a heartbeat, I could tell they felt it too.
They said, "We have been waiting for a special Dog like you".

Now every night I say a prayer to all the Gods that be.
"Thank you for the life I live and all you've given me,
But most of all protect the Dogs in the pound and on the street,
And send a Rescue Person to lift them off their feet".
Arlene Pace September 18, 1998

Please help the National Canine Cancer Foundation. The foundation awards grants to canine cancer researchers. The founder was a well known owner handler of golden retrievers.

Muddy Paw Wash Logo Free Dog Wash!
Anyone adopting a dog from CSK9 is entitled to one FREE dog wash at the Muddy Paw Dog Wash in Annapolis! Just bring in your adoption contract to be qualified.

"A harbor, even if it is a little harbor, is a good thing, since adventures come into it as well as go out, and the life in it grows strong, because it takes something from the world and has something to give in return." -Sarah Orne Jewett, from "River Driftwood" (1881)

Last Updated:
© 2005 Chesapeake Shepherd & K-9 Rescue