Adopting Your Next Best Friend:
We read every application that comes in and should respond to you within 10 business days.
Our adoption fees includes medical examinations, spay or neuter, vaccines and microchips for all dogs. Once you adopt from us you become part of the CSH family which means we are here to support you and your new Chessie with any comments, questions or concerns. Dog adoption fees are $275-400. We have a sliding scale adoption fee so you can choose the amount that is best for you.
Please fill out the application below as fully as possible. The more information you can give us about yourself and what you’re looking for in a dog the better.
Please note that adoption applications will only be accepted from persons 21 years old or older.
Adoption Disclaimer, Please Read
Neither Chesapeake Safe Harbor nor its volunteers, coordinators, representatives, Internet Service Provider and its officers, employees, contractors and representatives; and any other person, firm or corporation involved with the efforts or business of this corporation, shall be held liable or responsible for any claims or causes of action incurred as a result of the provision or restriction of information, services, contacts, adoptions, fostering, veterinary care or by the actions of any and all dogs and cats transferred or referenced herein.
Moreover, there is absolutely no guarantee made or implied that any person requesting to adopt a dog being fostered through Chesapeake Safe Harbor, or posted on Chesapeake Safe Harbor’s website, will be allowed to adopt a Chesapeake Safe Harbor dog. Rather, all adoption and foster applications are subject to acceptance based on a review process that may require collecting information from references and visiting the applicant’s home. All decisions on placing dogs in adoptive and foster homes are based solely on the judgment of the volunteers and coordinators of Chesapeake Safe Harbor and adoption applications submitted through this form are often denied for various reasons. Chesapeake Safe Harbor reserves the right to make all decisions regarding placement or final disposition of any rescued dog in its care whether in, or being placed in, a foster or adoptive home or other facility. In addition the dogs posted on the Chesapeake Safe Harbor website under the Other Chessies Looking for Homes section are under the control of other shelters or rescue groups or individuals, and Chesapeake Safe Harbor has no control over how these dogs are placed or any behavior these dogs may exhibit.
By clicking the “Submit Application” button on this page, you attest that you have read the above disclaimer and agree to the terms therein. In addition, pursuant to the requirements of various state statutes, you are also certifying that you have never been convicted of animal cruelty, neglect, or abandonment. If you do not agree to the disclaimer or cannot make the required certification, please return to our home page to quit this process.
To view dogs for adoption, go to: https://www.chesapeakesafeharbor.com/dogs-for-adoption
Note: Many dogs are adopted from CSH without being listed on this website.