Chesapeake Bay Retriever Relief and Rescue

Our Chessies Available for Adoption

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Who We Are: CBRR&R in the South West

As part of the national Chesapeake Bay Retriever Relief & Rescue organization, we are a group of rescuers in the Southwestern Region of the United States. We are dedicated to the Chesapeake Bay Retriever Breed. We have members in UT, NV, AZ, HI, and CA. We rescue CBRs from shelters, owner releases to rescue, strays, etc. We place them in foster care, get to know them, and then adopt them into appropriate homes. All of our pets available for adoption are spayed/neutered, up-to-date on all shots, tested for heartworm and started on preventative, and tested/treated for fecal worms. If you are interested in adopting one of our pets, you may contact the foster home directly. Please also visit the CBRR&R National Website ( to fill out an online application. A home visit is required before an adoption can take place. This enables us to get to know you and your family to help fit the right dog to the right family. We are also here for support after the adoption if any problems should arise, training questions, any advice needed....we are here to help you and your new pet have a great future together.

Is Rescue Right for You?

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Get to Know a Chessie

Chesapeake Bay Retrievers are the oldest AKC-recognized retriever breed. They are a wonderful breed; however, they are not for everyone. They require a lot of time and training. They are very active dogs that are loyal to their masters. They need at least 45 minutes a day of good hard exercise (for example, running, walking, retrieving, or swimming). They need a job to do....if you don't give them one, they can find one (and you might not like their idea of a job). They need to know who is the master in the house - and that it isn't them. They are protective of their masters' property and their family. A recommended article to read before deciding on a CBR is located on the CBRR&R National Website and entitled "Don't Buy A CBR..."

Adoption Policies and Fees

Please take the time to thoroughly read about our Adoption Process on our National Web Site. We do require a home visit. Our adoption fees range from $150-400; none are given away for free. We believe all Chessies are of value! All dogs are spayed or neutered prior to being placed. Rabies, DHLPP, and bordetella vaccinations are brought current. All dogs are tested for heartworm and fecal worms. Additionally, we incur the cost of other necessary veterinary care, shelter fees, and expenses for food, toys, and treats. If a dog is transported by air, this cost is always paid by the adopter due to the expense. So do expect to pay a fee for a rescue Chessie, but think of what you are getting for that fee. All you add is love!

Nationally affiliated! Please check out our NATIONAL WEBSITE for more information on dogs available.

Chesapeake Bay Retriever Relief and Rescue

Please see individual listings for each dog's foster location and contact information.

Email: South West CBRR&R

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