About Us

A Buddy For Life, Inc. was started in 2006 as a small foster based rescue. Our founder was inspired to do rescue by a Chocolate Lab that she found wondering along a busy road. The owner of the dog was never found. A new family for “Buddy” was found through a local rescue. A Buddy For Life Inc. was created in honor of “Buddy.” Since our inception we have grown into a larger foster network, and now into our own shelter.

Our Mission

At A Buddy for Life Inc, we believe that every living creature deserves love and security, and to be treated with the respect and responsibility that come with belonging to a family. Our goal is to save the lives of as many dogs as possible, making sure that each of those lives, in turn, touches another. To support that goal, AB4L finds foster families to protect those who would otherwise be discarded and to teach the abused that they are worth our time and affection; we provide a chance to those who have been forgotten or never even known, and the dogs we rescue bring joy to those who open their homes and hearts to our ever-growing family. Through the hard work of many and the grace of second chances, we are working to make sure that more lives may be changed for the better by having A Buddy for life.

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our EIN number is 22-3921170.

Cecil County Animal Care and Control

We are happy to announce that effective January 1, 2013, A Buddy For Life Inc. will be performing Animal Care and Control Services for Cecil County, Maryland. Our new address is 377 Hutton Road Elkton, Maryland 21921. Our phone number is 410-392-0000. Our office/adoption hours are Monday through Thursday 12:00pm to 7:00pm, Friday 10:00am to 5:00pm and Saturday 12:00pm to 4:00pm.

Cecil County Residents: Animal Control Service hours will reflect Cecil County Government hours. Therefore, our Animal Control officers will be on duty Monday through Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm and on call for after hour emergencies.

Emergencies are defined as: A life threatening situation when it is claimed an animal is a threat to human life, severely injured domestic stray animals, and reports of animal cruelty requiring immediate intervention. Emergency calls that do not meet the criteria above will be responded to during our next business day.

If you have lost your pet please go to our stray animals section to search for your pet or call us to place a lost report.