Paws for Life, Inc. logo | Dog Adoption in MD, PA, DE
PO Box 407
Chesapeake City, MD 21915
(302) 376-PAWS (phone)
(410) 885-5685  (fax)

Paws for Life is located on private property, and is a volunteer-run facility, so appointments MUST be made in order to meet our dogs!

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Donor pavers in Richard’s Garden are great gifts to honor or memorialize your pets, friends, family members, special occasions or a local business while supporting our dogs at the same time.

Custom pavers will be placed in our memorial garden at the kennel and remain forever.  Only a small amount of your donation goes to pay for the paver.  The majority of your donation is used to benefit our dogs.

Richard Bennett 1949 - 2013

"Pay attention to the underside of leaves ... there is an awful lot going on there ..." - Richard Bennett

To those of us at Paws for Life, Richard Bennett was more than a personal friend.  While we mourn his loss on a personal level, we also remember the gift of life he gave to many of our dogs who were either too old to be adopted, had multiple failed adoptions, or had “issues” that deemed them unadoptable and greatly limited our placing them into homes – and the options that came with their issues. 

Richard willingly and lovingly took these dogs into his home and his care.  The elderly dogs were respected, cared for and given an honorable life for as long as they wanted and were able to continue living.  The dogs with “issues” … Richard worked to understand, and with respect for their scars from the past and their idiosyncrasies (and his sense of humor!), he gave each dog the gift of a full and happy life.

We wanted to create a tribute to Richard – something that would always remind us of his spirit and support; something alive, something that could continue to grow in the nature that he loved. So, in tribute to Richard, and in honor of the lives he saved, we have created a memorial garden at Paws for Life. 

Richard’s Garden has trees, flowers, benches for resting and reflecting, and pavers which can be engraved for those who want to remember a friend with a small donation.  This is a very special place with much meaning for us at Paws for Life, and we look forward to seeing it grow and Richard’s memory live on.

This garden and your donations will not only memorialize Richard, beloved pets and people, but will also help Paws for Life to continue our mission of rescuing homeless pets in danger of euthanization and placing them into loving homes.

Sponsorships are available for trees, bushes and benches.  Please email for details or call 302-376-PAWS.

Pavers in three sizes are available for engraving.  Clipart and logos can also be added.

4" x 8" $75 (1 - 3 lines)

8" x 8" $200 (1 - 6 lines)

12" x 12" $350 (1 - 8 lines)

Clipart and logos are also available.

Bricks can be ordered at this link:



Richard's Memorial Garden









Memorial Garden

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Your donation to Paws For Life will allow us to rescue more death row dogs. It's easy to do and you'll get a lick on your nose for doing it!

If you are donating in honor of, or in memory of someone please make sure to notate the person's name on your paypal donation so that we can be sure to apply the donation appropriately.

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