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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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Kennel Grand Opening

October 11th!!

We would like to thank everyone who made our auction a huge success! The generosity of our sponsors; those who donated items, and those who attended is very much appreciated. Our rescue dogs and horses thank you!

Below are those who generously sponsored our event.

Middletown Veterinary Hospital/Dr David Beste

Glenmede Trust Company

William Prickett

B&D Builders

Waycross Investments


Diane Taylor/Artesian Water

Moon Nurseries




October 10th

Many, many thanks to Moon Nurseries for donating the landscaping for our kennel.
We are overwhelmed by their generosity!


September 11th

September 3rd

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July 25th


May 18th

On Sunday, May 18th with many Paws for Life adoptees, their families, and our friends and supporters watching, Ginny turned over the first shovel of dirt for the new kennel. Keep checking back for updates and follow our progress. We are excited to see a 10 year dream become reality, and are very grateful for all of your support.







Strumpit had a broken leg that had not healed properly........ Becca was heartworm positive........ Precious and Sammy were considered too old........ Because he was scared in the noisy shelter, Lucas was deemed too shy....... Dahlia was young, healthy, and sweet but the shelter was out of room.......

All of these wonderful dogs were scheduled to be put to sleep until Paws for Life stepped in. After giving them the care and love they needed, they all found loving forever homes. Our new kennel will allow us to save many more deserving dogs............won't you help?

Paws for Life (PFL) is at an exciting but critical time in its history. The existing kennel predates PFL’s establishment, and is so old that it is no longer viable. It has been patched and repaired as much as possible, but in the best interest of the dogs, and the volunteers who take care of them, we need to build a new kennel.

In order to do this, we need your help! PFL must raise at least $250,000.00 for the design, permit and site work; the building and connector link; interior fit-out and furnishings; gravel driveway and parking lot; and contingencies. While our annual fundraising efforts do cover our ongoing operating costs, they do not generate the kind of capital needed to build a new facility.

The new facility will contain over twice the kennel space we currently have, allowing us to better meet the demand for our work in the region. It will also contain a quarantine area, bathing area and a much needed office space, as we face the inevitable paperwork associated with any organization.

While we are building this new kennel, PFL will continue its mission of caring for and adopting out rescue dogs. It will be paying for the shots and neutering of the new arrivals as well as the feeding and placement of every dog we save. Some dogs are in and out in a matter of days; some may take weeks to overcome their shyness or fear of being abused. They all need your help.

Paws for Life, Inc. was established on January 14, 1998. We are hoping that by our 10th anniversary our rescued dogs will be ready to be moved into new the new facility. PFL has adopted and placed over 650 dogs. These animals were all on death row, but they have all been saved, because of people like you! Paws For Life, Inc. is a 501 C 3 tax-exempt organization. Contributions are fully tax deductible.

Please give as generously as you can to build this kennel, which will mean so much to the dogs we rescue from Delaware, Washington DC, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia.

Donations may be sent through PayPal using the link at the top of this page, or by mail. Please make checks payable to Paws for Life and mail to:

PO Box 407
Chesapeake City, MD 21915










Memorial Garden

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

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Donate a Bed

Please consider donating a Kuranda bed for our rescue dogs!
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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.

Thank you!

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