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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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Biennial Cocktail Party and Auction

Paws For Life is gearing up for our main fundraiser . . . the Biennial Cocktail Party & Auction . . . that we count on to help us rescue dogs.  We are in the process of accepting both Silent Auction and Live Auction items. Search your closets and garage.  With your help we will make this the most successful fundraiser ever!   Past items include tickets to Phillies, Eagles & Ravens games, a one week stay in a vacation home, gift certificates, antiques, etc.  Remember - all your donations are tax deductible.  Email your list of treasures to and please join us for an evening of fun while we work together to save the lives of many more canine friends.

Order tickets online through PayPal on our site (make sure to note it's for tickets) or mail your check to:  Paws For Life, Inc.,  P.O. Box 407, Chesapeake City, MD 21915


Who is Paws for Life, and how are we different?

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Please remember that Paws for Life is located on private property, and is a completely volunteer-run facility, so appointments must be made in order to meet our dogs. Please respect the privacy of our landlord!

What happens to good dogs when their owners can't - or don't - take care of them??

All too often, perfectly lovable, well trained dogs are lost or abandoned, and find themselves in an overcrowded shelter facing euthanasia. Local SPCA's have served communities for years by taking in strays, kenneling them, and encouraging the public to adopt these homeless animals.

But not all animals get adopted. Unfortunately, the S.P.C.A. can not control the rate at which the community adopts pets and sometimes even the best animals have to be destroyed simply because of lack of room. There are so many wonderful dogs that do not get a second chance....

Ginny Suarez, who was a member of Board of Directors at the Cecil County S.P.C.A. for almost twenty years, took the humanitarian efforts of the S.P.C.A. to a new level by founding Paws for Life, Inc.

It started years ago when Fouga, one of Ginny's favorite dogs at the shelter, was about to be put down. Ginny took Fouga to her veterinarian, had her spayed and vaccinated and then proceeded to find her a loving home. Since then, hundreds of successful placements have been made.

Ginny cautions, "I want everyone to know that we still are a small operation.  I go by the S.P.C.A.'s regularly, so I know which dogs would make great pets. If one of these wonderful dogs is scheduled for euthanasia, Paws for Life steps in.  We bring the dogs into our program, get their shots and neutering up to date, and care for these dogs until we can find good homes for them."

Paws for Life does not have a set adoption fee, but we do request a donation of $150 to $200 to help offset our veterinary and kennel expenses.  All of our dogs are spayed/nuetered and are current on their shots, so they are ready to go!

As a 501(c)3 tax exempt charitable organization, any and all donations are tax deductible, very welcome, and greatly appreciated.  If you would like to adopt a dog, or make a contribution, call Ginny at (302)376-PAWS.

Latest Success Story Updates

We love seeing pictures and hearing about the dogs who have found new homes. If you have adopted a dog through us, please send us an update!

Click here to read the latest Success Stories we have received.





Biennial Cocktail Party and Auction!

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Our Annual Campaign Letter

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Memorial Garden

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

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Please help us find homes for our dogs. Download and print a flyer to post in your area!

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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.

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