Support Us

Chesapeake Search Dogs is an all-volunteer non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Being an all-volunteer organization, our members donate time and money to support the training of themselves and their canine. In addition to the direct costs of gear, supplies, and classes, each member logs thousands of miles on their personal vehicles in travel to trainings and search deployments for lost or missing persons throughout the Chesapeake Bay region and southern Pennsylvania.  Chesapeake Search Dogs relies upon contributions from individuals, businesses, groups and organizations to provide for critical equipment and operational costs.

Would you help us help others through your generous support? 

Here are several ways your tax deductible donations may be made:

On-line Donation

Please note:  Your donation will be processed securely via PayPal. However, you are NOT required to have a PayPal account; major credit cards are accepted as well.


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Mail Donation

Donations may be sent to:

Chesapeake Search Dogs
PO Box 36188
Towson, MD 21286

United Way Donation

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and you may designate that your donation be given to:

Chesapeake Search and Rescue Dog Association, Inc.
PO Box 36188
Towson, MD 21286

*Please include appropriate Book Number:
Non-government companies: #883050
Baltimore City Employees: #4963
Federal Employees: #64653
Maryland State Employees: #4693

Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) Donation

We are included in the annual fund-raising drive conducted by Federal employees in their workplace each fall.

If you have any questions about contributions, Please email us at

Chesapeake Search Dogs is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in Maryland and subsists solely on the generosity of our benefactors. No salaries or wages are paid. This includes board members, management, handlers, and support personnel. All of our funding comes from private donations and grants.

All donations are tax deductible. 100% of every dollar goes directly to the expenses of meeting our mission of finding the lost and missing. Donations help us with:

  • Veterinary supplies
    We provide annual wellness exams for our dogs as well as treat their injuries in the field. Donations help with our expenses with veterinary services, medications, lab tests, and vaccines.
  • Assisting dog handlers
    Our members carry a significant load. Beyond the expense of responding to a search, our handlers must prepare themselves and their dogs at a significant cost of both time and money. It costs a handler an average of $4,500 of their own personal funds to field themselves and their dog. Many of our handlers average 100 miles round trip weekly just to attend our weekly training.
  • Communication & safety equipment
    We have a variety of expenses in buying and maintaining our equipment such as radios, batteries, battery chargers, etc.
  • Response vehicle & trailer maintenance
    We have a trailer that we use in response to searches that requires ongoing maintenance.