CCDAL is a 501(c)3 non-profit, tax-exempt charity that is funded by adoption fees, fundraising activities, and donations from folks like you.


Please note: CCDAL appreciates the generosity of our donors as well as their privacy. We do not rent, lease, sell or otherwise distribute our donor list to any other organization for any reason.

Our medical expenses are high.

Medical care can amount to hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars depending on our dogs' injuries from accident, abuse or neglect. All donations are spent on the animals in our care, with only a minor portion (less than 3%) allocated to necessary administrative expenses (postage, photocopying, insurance, etc.).

Our administrative costs are minimal.

We do not have any paid employees. We do not have a shelter. We do not have an office. We do not send out solicitation mailings, greeting cards, calendars, or address labels. All we have is this web site and a number of dedicated volunteers working out of their homes.

Donated funds are used primarily for vetting our rescued Dalmatians.

In most cases, the adoption fee collected does not cover the full expense of vetting the dog. All of our dogs are spayed or neutered, up to date on all recommended vaccines, heartworm negative, and on monthly heartworm preventative. Some dogs require even more expensive treatment and/or medications. All of our dogs receive the best veterinary care for as long as they are with us. You can help by paying for a spay or neuter surgery, a rabies vaccination, or whatever you can afford.

You might like to sponsor one of our "Special Needs" Dalmatians.

We occasionally take in dogs that receive treatment for medical problems over and above the usual veterinary exams and vaccines that all of our dogs receive. Your donations could help a dog with a chronic illness, a disability that makes adoption impractical, or a senior dog with only a short time remaining to live out their life with the foster family that opened their home and hearts to the dog. Continuing treatment and care for dogs past their prime can go on for a long time and be very expensive, but these animals were abandoned before, and CCDAL will not abandon them a second time.

Your generosity will help us to help them.

Please consider sending us a donation today. Make your check payable to "CCDAL" and mail it to the CCDAL Treasurer, 10420 Tullymore Drive, Adelphi MD 20783-1147. You may make your contribution in honor of, or in memory of, a friend, family member, or pet if you wish.

We list all of our donors on our Honor Roll as Angels.

For ways other than direct donation, check out Ways to Donate

Page updated February 24, 2016

Email Jackie Threatte at ccdal@comcast.net for more information.

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