Adopt a Pet

bluepaw_03 ADOPT A PET

Congratulations on your decision to adopt! Chesapeake Humane Society has many adoptable cats looking for their forever home. Our cats are free-roaming within the adoption center during the day so it’s easy to interact with each one of them and see their personalities. Come by and just visit with them or find the one that connects with you to bring home!  Please scroll down to view our adoptable pets on our Petfinder feed, or you can see them on our Petfinder page (opens in a new window).

How to Adopt a Pet

Step 1: Determine the pet that is best for your lifestyle.
Browse through the helpful topics at the right and determine what type of pet will be most compatible with your family. Since your new pet will be with you for the rest of its life, this is an important commitment that should not be rushed into! And remember, if you need help we have adoption counselors (also known as “match-makers”) here to guide you and help you find your perfect fit.

Step 2: Select your pet and complete the adoption application.
All adoptable animals are available to be seen below or on Petfinder. Once you select your pet, you can fill out an adoption application. Note: filling out an application does not obligate you to adopt.

Step 3: Once your application is approved, we can schedule any additional meet-and-greets (if needed).

Step 4: Provide a loving new home for your new addition to the family! We require that you schedule a wellness exam for your new companion within two weeks of adoption. This insures that your new pet is healthy and helps to establish a relationship with your vet and your new pet. We encourage you to keep in touch with us – we love receiving updates and of course, if you ever need advice, we are here to help!

Looking for other options?

Check out adoptable dogs, cats, and other critters from Chesapeake Animals Services (opens in new window). CHS works closely with Chesapeake Animal Services to promote adoption. They have many different types of cats, dogs, bunnies, ferrets and other pets available who are waiting to find loving homes.

Current CHS Pets for Adoption

 . Marilyn .
 . Marilyn .
  • Domestic Medium Hair-black and white
The long trip from Louisiana has left Marilyn with a bit of a bad taste in her mouth. She's coming around quickly and hopes to find a home to settle in to soon. All pets transferred to our facility were sheltered PRIOR to the flooding. No stray or owned animals were taken into our care.
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Squintz .
 . Squintz .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Come and meet this charming fellow from the Bayou. You will quickly learn how he got his name and just as quickly fall in love with him. All pets transferred to our facility were sheltered PRIOR to the flooding. No stray or owned animals were taken into our care.
Adult, Male, Medium
 . Bayou .
 . Bayou .
  • Domestic Short Hair
This handsome devil made the trek from Louisiana hoping someone in Virginia will fall for his gorgeous green eyes! How about you? All pets transferred to our facility were sheltered PRIOR to the flooding. No stray or owned animals were taken into our care.
Adult, Male, Medium
 . Ruby .
 . Ruby .  . Ruby .  . Ruby .
  • Chihuahua
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Special Needs
Meet Miss Ruby! She has been in foster care for a few weeks now having some medical issues attended to. She is now ready to find her new home. She is a senior girl, we think about 10 years old or so. She was found stray and originally housed at Chesapeake Animal Services. We transferred her from the shelter after her stray hold was up and with their financial assistance had an extremely large bladder stone removed, had her spayed, and a benign mammary mass removed. She will require a diet appropriate for a dog with bladder stones and a guardian willing and able to provide the medical monitoring she will require. Ruby is in a foster home. As such, potential adopters must have an approved application prior to meeting Ruby. If you need additional info you can email adoptions@chesapeakehumane.org.
Senior, Female, Small
 . Sheba .
 . Sheba .
  • Labrador Retriever
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Special Needs
I'm a sweet girl who has a lot of love to give. So much so that I get a little nervous when you leave me. My foster mom has figured out a routine that works for me and it's really not that hard to make me content. If you've got some experience with dogs with a bit of separation anxiety, understand that I require medication daily, and are willing to work with me and a trainer (this will be a requirement to be fulfilled by any approved adopter) then maybe we should meet. For more information email adoptions@chesapeakehumane.org.
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Dexter .
 . Dexter .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
If you've got a lap Dexter will fill it! He's a big, gentle soul who wants nothing more than to be close to those he cares for. He has lived with other cats and would probably be best suited to a calm, quiet home. Dexter spends her time at Petco at 237 Hanbury Rd. Volunteers are there Monday thru Saturday from 9-10:30am and 6:30-8:30pm and Sunday 10-11:30am and 5-7pm to assist you with visitation. For more information email adoptions@chesapeakehumane.org or call 757-546-5355.
Adult, Male, Medium
 . Judy .
 . Judy .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
It's been a long road for me. I came into the shelter with 6 screaming kittens at the beginning of April. I've raised them well and will soon be ready for a home of my own. I'm extremely affectionate and talkative too! If you'd like to know more email adoptions@chesapeakehumane.org or call 757-546-5355.
Young, Female, Medium
 . Cowboy .
 . Cowboy .
  • Domestic Short Hair-black and white
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
I'm Cowboy. My mom got sick and can't take care of me and my buddy Maxwell any longer. We are both very sweet boys and would love to stay together if you have room in your heart for two of us. We don't ask for much food, water, clean litter boxes and lots of time with you! If you are interested in learning more about me and/or Maxwell please email adoptions@chesapeakehumane.org or call 757-546-5355.
Adult, Male, Large
 . Moon Beam .
 . Moon Beam .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Special Needs
Hi! I am Moon Beam! I am a real sweet girl and love attention! I am looking for a forever family who can give me the extra love and attention I need. I am best suited for a family without other cats. I qualify for Seniors for Seniors…do you?
Adult, Female, Large
 . Aldabra .
 . Aldabra .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
My kittens don't need me anymore and I'm looking for a home. I'm a sweet, quiet, loving lady who purrs the moment I meet you. Come see me at Petco, 237 Hanbury Rd., Chesapeake. Volunteers are there so you can play with me from 9-10:30am and 6:30-8:30pm Monday thru Saturday and 10-11:30am and 5-7pm on Sunday.
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Greycie fka Miyu .
 . Greycie fka Miyu .
  • Domestic Short Hair-gray
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Prefers home without dogs
I had a home but they had a dog that made me very uneasy and unhappy so I am back. I would do best in a quiet adult home (though I have lived with small children) where I might be lucky enough to be your one and only. You will not need anyone besides me I promise.
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Elsie .
 . Elsie .  . Elsie .  . Elsie .
  • Domestic Medium Hair
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Prefers home without dogs
Looking for a lady with just a splash of sass? I'm your gal. You will need to understand that things are on my terms once I move in, I can tolerate other cats but wouldn't mind being the only warm and fuzzy thing sitting next to you oh the sofa either. I'm about 7 years old so I qualify for the Seniors for Seniors adoption program if you do too!
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Ariel .
 . Ariel .
  • Tabby
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
I am Ariel. I was a stray until I was rescued and brought to CHS. If you would like to meet me and find out more about me, please come visit!
Young, Female, Medium
 . Jingle .
 . Jingle .  . Jingle .  . Jingle .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
I was abandoned on the porch here last December. I was adopted on New Year's Eve. Now I'm back. Evidently there were some issues in my adopted home that upset me. The folks here have helped me get back to my old, loving self and I am hoping for a second chance with a loving, understanding adopter.
Adult, Male, Medium
 . Lilac .
 . Lilac .  . Lilac .  . Lilac .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Hi! I am Lilac! Do you want somebody to love? I do and I am hoping you will be my forever somebody! I am spry, playful, and love all sorts of different toys. Try me, we will find something we both like! But once I am done playing I really like hang out next to you and snuggle. I have also been told I have beautiful eyes and am one-of-a-kind -- will you be mine? If you'd like to learn more please email operations@chesapeakehumane.org or call 757-546-5355.
Adult, Female, Medium
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