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Chesapeake Bay Retriever Relief and Rescue, Inc.

Founded in 1999, Chesapeake Bay Retriever Relief and Rescue, Inc. “CBRR&R” is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation supported completely by donations, fund raising activities, adoption fees, and grants. Our all-volunteer organization guarantees that your donations are completely focused on saving dogs.

The CBRR&R mission includes the rescue and placement of purebred and mixed bred Chesapeake Bay Retrievers “CBRs” that are abandoned, in shelters, abused, neglected, surrendered by their owners or for any other reason need a new home.

Additionally, CBRR&R aids and educates prospective, new and current owners of CBRs and the public about responsible ownership including but not limited to the importance of training, socialization, spay/neuter and the Chesapeake Bay Retriever breed.

The following resources are provided as reference materials for CBRR&R members and the public. The volunteer scope of CBRR&R members does not include providing professional advice on behavior and/or training issues. All materials are provided as a resource and CBRR&R assumes no liability from use of any advice, guidance or interaction based on the information provided herein.

Financial Assistance:

While CBRR&R cannot provide financial assistance for privately owned dogs, there are organizations which may be able to help with costs associated with your pet’s medical care needs. has a list of organizations that are registered as 501c3s and work to help people afford the medical costs of their beloved animals.

The Humane Society provides advice on affording medical care as well, including several temporary credit options.

Speaking for Spot also has an article about groups that can help, as well as ways to raise funds for expenses.

Local Shelters and human societies may have information about low cost spay/neuter programs, food pantries offering pet foods and the availability of low-cost vaccinations.

Re-Homing tips:

CBRR&R offers an Adoption Options section on the CBRR&R website for owners to advertise their dogs so they have a free way to find good homes and don’t have to use their local shelter, Craig’s list, social or print as a placement service. This article provides some suggestions to ensure a successful placement; Re-homing tips for placing a dog

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