The mission of this group, with the support of members of the Chessie e-mail lists, is to array the members of CBR Relief & Rescue, breed clubs, breeders and fanciers into a rescue network to assist in rescue of purebred Chesapeake Bay Retrievers.

Chesapeake Bay Retriever Relief & Rescue will provide ongoing information and support to interested people, clubs, breeders and fanciers to ensure the humane and effective rescue of any CBR in need. This is a volunteer effort created solely for the welfare and protection of the Chesapeake Bay Retriever breed.

As devotees of the Chesapeake Bay Retriever, we hope for, support and encourage the effort of clubs, organizations and individuals to rescue adoptable, purebred dogs from animal shelters, owners who no longer care for their dogs in a responsible way, or strays found wandering at large. Additionally, we hope to provide a forum where responsible breeders can list returned dogs.

We are dedicated to finding responsible and loving homes for Chesapeake Bay Retrievers. Our goal is to educate the public, breeders and fanciers on responsible dog ownership including spaying and neutering of pets, behavioral guidelines to ensure problem behaviors are dealt with before the dog is abandoned and to inform prospective CBR owners of the special qualities, characteristics and requirements of our breed before they acquire a Chesapeake Bay Retriever. With proper education, we hope to eventually eliminate the purebred Chesapeake Bay Retriever from any and all rescue programs. It is imperative as owners of Chesapeake Bay Retrievers that we make every effort to care for our own breed.

This Web site is not officially supported or sanctioned by any particular Chesapeake Bay Retriever breed club or breed organization. You may freely include links to this site and any of its pages but please don’t reproduce the information without the express permission of Chesapeake Bay Retriever Relief & Rescue or the original author. You may, without permission, use a single hard copy of any of these pages for your own use or display at a rescue event, dog show, fund raiser, etc. Permission must be obtained however for distribution or modification.

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