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  • EVERY VOTE COUNTS! Please vote for PetConnect Rescue every day at http://www.shelterchallenge.com/. In the search bar enter PetConnect Rescue, Potomac, MD. The more votes we get, the better are chances are of receiving $500 to $1,000 or more, so please, SHARE this post!!

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    Please give us your vote. The Shelter Challenge is a FREE way for you to help animal shelters earn grant rewards so they can help find new homes for animals in need.
  • Susie, now Luna, is getting lots of love in her new home. From her mom: "She has some incredibly funny habits like laying on her belly snow angel style when she's chewing a bone. She also does a funny military crawl that cracks us up. She attacks that stuff dog toy with such zeal!"

  • Meet a couple of Lady Bug's pups, Mantis & Buggy, 7 week old Retriever/Pug mixes!! Momma Lady Bug appears to be some sort of small scale retriever mix and dad was reported to be a pug mix. The pups have a variety of fur patterns, with Mantis and Buggy being the fluffiest. These pups are on the small side, weighing in at about 3 lbs now. The pups are happy, playful and have your typical puppy energy. WE ARE ALSO LOOKING FOR A COUPLE OF FOSTER HOMES FOR THE REST OF THE LITTER. Because they're babies, they'll require an adopter/foster who is home a good part of the day to continue their training - no exceptions! For more info. on these pups, please email France at fbognon@petconnectrescue.org.

  • Clementine and Cleo (formerly Chloe) enjoying a paper bag game in their new home. Their new family reports that both are doing very well and love having them! We’re so happy that this mother/daughter team were able to stay together!

  • Paco (on left in video) is so well-behaved! He loves everyone and is eager to please! For more information, please visit our website.


    Paco Video

    Paco is so well-behaved!
  • Twix, adopted from PetConnect in 2012, says "Happy Labor Day!"

  • TWO DOGS IN URGENT NEED OF FOSTER HOMES! Agatha (an American Bulldog mix) & Bubba (a young Lab mix) only have until tomorrow to find a rescue! Agatha is extremely loving & good with most dogs. Bubba is calm & great with other dogs. If you can help either dog, please email France at Fbognon@petconnectrescue.org ASAP! Please share this post!

  • HAPPILY EVER AFTER! The following kitties have recently found their forever home: Chrissy, Jack, Daisy, Clancy, Clarisa , Augustus, Adele, Anya, Andrew, Liberty, Annette (pictured), Sugar, Spice, Clementine, Chloe & Ford. Many thanks to the fosters & volunteers who helped them find loving homes!

  • Many thanks to all of our volunteers & fosters who made Saturday's events so successful. Pictured is Lucky with his new mom who said "We are in Love with Lucky!!!" Congratulations to all of the dogs & kitties who found homes this weekend!

  • TWO ADOPTION EVENTS! Today is the day to find your new family member! Our cats & some dogs will be at the Reston PetValu & some of our dogs will be strutting their stuff at the Kentlands BARK! Both events are 11am - 1pm! Pictured is Echo who will be giving out puppy kisses at the Reston PetValu.

  • SNEAK PEEK AT CUTENESS! Lady Bug's pup sure loves playing with her tail! The pups are approximately 5 - 6 weeks old and will be available for adoption when they reach 8 weeks.


    Lady Bug's pup loves her tail

    Lady Bug's pups are 5-6 weeks old and will be ready for their forever home when they reach 8 weeks.
  • Trixie is loving her new home! From her mom: Just a quick note to say we had a successful introduction to her new home! She LOVES the yard. Ran around like a crazy dog! Huntley loves her! And our cat likes her too! I can't tell you how happy our min pin is to have another dog around.

  • Looking for a new BFF? Check out our great dogs tomorrow, 11am - 1pm, at Kentlands BARK! Address: 235 Kelntland Blvd. Gaithersburg, MD

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Jenkins enjoys playing in the kiddie pool at Muddy Paws!!!
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Muddy Paws Farm – A Rescue Center for Dogs in Mt. Airy, MD


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Muddy Paws Farm is PetConnect Rescue’s refuge for homeless dogs on their path to new, loving forever homes. This transitional residence is a beautiful 5 acre property located in Mt Airy, MD. The facility has been in operation since 2010 and is currently a way station for some of our dogs arriving from shelters. A resident caretaker oversees the home, the property, and care of the dogs, essentially creating a hybrid between a temporary shelter and large, loving foster home situation.

In addition to giving animals a temporary home, Muddy Paws serves as a site for adoption and fundraising events, as well as small community gatherings. It is also a location for volunteers to interact directly with our rescued dogs and learn new training and socialization techniques. Donated items such as leashes, collars, food, bedding and crates are kept here, giving adoption coordinators and foster families a centralized location for obtaining supplies.

We are excited about the volunteer opportunities at Muddy Paws. We invite and encourage our wonderful volunteers to consider committing to a regular schedule, such as once a week or twice a month visits.

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Cat of the Month – Garcia!

I’m (Penelope) Garcia, and I am a sweet and beautiful young mommy. I was rescued with my kittens and we are a
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Dog of the Month – Oakie!

Oakie is a stunningly gorgeous, 8 month old Pit Bull mix who weighs approximately 50lbs. He will just melt your heart with
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We Need Your Help!

New or gently used medium or large sized dog beds for our Muddy Paws dogs. Canned kitten food. It is still “kitten
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