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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How you can help Paws for Life

Buy a Mask!

Due to COVID-19 we have had to cancel all of our fundraisers for this year.
A very kind and generous supporter of Paws for Life has had masks made for us. The masks are double layer and very comfortable!

If you would like to order a Paws for Life mask, please use our PayPal link below.
Masks are $10 each (though we will gladly accept other donations.)

Please include number of masks and your address so that we can send them to you.

Our Annual Appeal Letter - please download and share


Donor pavers in Richard’s Garden are great gifts to honor or memorialize your pets, friends, family members, special occasions or a local business.

Only a small amount of your donation goes to pay for the paver.  The majority of your donation is used to benefit our dogs.

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)

Bricks can be ordered at this link:

The following are items we currently need:

Towels (used are great!)

Blankets (used are great. We have plenty of sheets)

- we always need plain, adjustable collars such as the Guardian Gear collars from PetEdge. The sizes we use most are 14 - 20" and 18 - 26".
- also used collars as many adopters do not bring collars (or leashes) with them

Leashes (new or used)

Toys (the more sturdy, the better)

Tennis balls (or other balls)

Stainless steel water buckets such as these

Stainless steel food bowls

Paper Towels

Dish Detergent

Cleaning Supplies

Laundry Detergent




Flea shampoo

Oatmeal shampoo

or Gift Cards to WalMart, KV Vet, PetEdge, Middletown Veterinary Hospital, Home Depot, Lowes ...


Here's an easy way to help Paws for Life!

We all shop at Amazon ... just use this link and choose Paws for Life in Chesapeake City, MD as your charitable organization. A portion of all of your purchases will then go to Paws for Life!

We use Kuranda beds in our kennels, and the dogs absolutely love them! However, we have a few kennels which still need a bed. You can donate a Kuranda bed by clicking on the following icon:

Donate a Bed
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Give the gift of life to a dog while honoring a special person, pet, or occasion!!

For a tax-deductible donation of $100, we will rescue a dog in honor of a friend, family member, pet ... whatever occasion you would like! We will send the person a picture of the dog we rescued, along with it's story and updates on the dog.

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.

Thank you!











Memorial Garden

Honor a beloved pet, family member or friend and help our rescue dogs at the same time,

click here for more information

Become a Facebook fan

Choose Paws for Life as your charitable organization and shop at Amazon

Donate a Bed

Please consider donating a Kuranda bed for our rescue dogs!
Donate Now


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.

Thank you!

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