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You helped us save Inga and Quin

Picture of Quinn WE DID IT!! We raised enough money to cover Quinn's and Inga's emergency medical and other expenses. Thank you to all who donated and shared!. No donation is ever too small to make a difference in the lives of our rescue dogs.

In case you missed their story, CBRR&R recently rescued these two malnourished, heartworm positive Chessie mixes from the San Antonio, Texas, city shelter at the last possible moment.

Picture of IngaWe saw the pleas for help on the San Antonio Pets Alive (SAPA) Facebook page. SAPA is an organization created to help save the lives of the dogs on the euthanasia list at the city shelter by sharing their photos and stories as much as possible. CBRR&R volunteers worked hard to secure and deploy resources to save both dogs. Both dogs have made amazing progress in just a few short weeks.

Here are updates from their foster families:

"Inga was extremely sad and shut down when she came into rescue. We think she may have been on her own for some time and recently gave birth in the wild. We do not know what happened to her puppies. She is slowly starting to trust her new foster mom, and her tail is starting to wag. She gets along well with the resident dogs. Her appetite is good and she has been treated for mange. She will soon be ready to start heartworm treatment." -Becky S., Eddy, Texas

"My heart broke when I first saw Quinn...so very skinny. He's still a little shy at times but has adjusted nicely to the other resident dogs, Molly and Blair. We often catch them sleeping on the couch together. Quinn knows the sound of the cookie jar and will come running from where he is in the house when he hears it. He's just a love and steadily gaining weight." - Andre H., Rogers, Arkansas

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2019 Photo Gallery Contest

PhotoCalendarContest Hey there, it's your Official Unofficial CBRR&R Calendar SpokesDog “Piper” here calling all Chesapeakes. We want YOU, er... Photos of you for our Calendar Contest; it's our biggest fundraiser of the year. So use some of that legendary Chesapeake assertiveness to get your humans to send us your pictures -- you could be famous! Upload them via our calendar contest website. Please be sure to include your name (we mean the dog!). Only two photo submissions per dog. No humans! Just dogs! (Don't you love that part?) Click here to add your photos.

Bissell $50,000.00 Support the Shelters Sweepstakes

The Bissell $50,000.00 Support the Shelters Sweepstakes is back and Chesapeake Bay Retriever Relief and Rescue, Inc. “CBRR&R” is participating! We need your support to help us keep rescuing our beloved Chessies! Please cast your vote for CBRR&R to help the group win a prize in the Bissell $50,000 SUPPORT THE SHELTERS SWEEPSTAKES.

When you vote for your favorite Partners For Pets shelter to win the $30,000 grand prize you also get your chance to win a BISSELL product!

Voting is now open at https://www.bissellpetfoundation.org/sweepstakes/

Share with your family, friends, volunteers and spread the word! One group will win the $30,000 grand prize and 9 additional shelters and rescues will be selected at random to win too!

Remember: to vote for CBRR&R, you have to choose the state of Virginia to find us!

*One vote per valid email address. No purchase necessary, must be 18 or older to enter and void where prohibited.

Follow the faces of rescue on Cathy Bissell's Facebook and Instagram

Red Fundraiser and Surgery Thank You

Red The Dog picture Thanks to your support and quick action, we successfully raised more than enough money to cover the cost of Red’s surgery in April. Thankfully, no teeth were removed. The lipoma removal proved more difficult and Red was in surgery for over 3 ½ hours.

Red has since completely recovered from surgery and is doing great. He has settled down nicely and enjoys daily walks with his 12 year old “sister,” Dixie, and follows his 2-legged mom around all the time. The early behavioral problems -- pulling, fearfulness of people in general -- are gone. He's a lovable, goofy guy who can't wait to play fetch or tug of war with his rope. Red was officially adopted by his foster mom. She give him a new name to go with his new lease on life. see pictures>>

Chessie Blend Coffee

coffee jpg Our friends at Bird Dog Coffee have just released a Chessie Blend coffee!
From the Bird dog site;  "Ethiopia Yirgacheffe is one of the most sought out coffees by coffee drinkers around the world. Ethiopia coffees are some of the most desirable coffees because of the incredible balance between acidity and body. This coffee offers a nice bright lemon sweetness with a medium body that finishes with chocolate and tea like notes as the coffee cools".

Bird Dog Coffee will make a 10% donation to Chessie rescue for every bag of Chessie Blend purchased through the website


Cell Phone Credit Card/ID Holder

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Looking for the perfect way to keep your ID and credit cards nearby when you're out and about with your dog? Consider this handy self-adhesive credit card/ID holder for your cell phone.

With many thanks to Katherine Wicksun and Bruce Hancock, the late CBR Rescue "spokes dog" Stanley can adorn the back of your phone!

Just peal and stick the Lycra pouch on the back of your phone or phone case for easy access to the cards you use most. Fits most cases. Especially handy for traveling through airports where you need to show an ID or the drive-through when you need to access a credit card to pay for your morning coffee!

Just $10 each, all proceeds go to support rescue dogs like Stanley.

2018 Michel Carr Fund Established

The Michel Carr Memorial Fund has been established in memory of Michel Carr. Miche, as he was known to his friends, was a long-term lover of the breed who tragically lost his life saving his beloved Bart (CH Rippling Waters Brown Bart) from icy, Iowa winter waters.

At the Carr Family's request, the Miche Carr Memorial Fund is established for and centered on Chesapeake Bay Retrievers who are in Rescue due to the loss or terminal illness of their owner and Senior (8+ years old) Chesapeake Bay Retrievers.

To make a donation to the Michel Carr Memorial Fund, visit our funds page.

Support CBRRR When You Shop for Gifts

Shopping is easy with Amazon's Gift Guides. #StartWithaSmile at smile.amazon.com for your gifts and Amazon donates to Chesapeake Bay Retriever Relief and Rescue Inc.

CBRR&R Quarterly Newsletter

The July 2017 CBRR&R newsletter is now available. To view the newsletter Click Here

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