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  • HELPED NEEDED AT TRANSPORT - Saturday at 3:30pm. PCR did a fantastic job getting fosters to step up and take some of the dogs in need. Thank you! Thank you! Alexandra (shown here) is one of the lucky new PCR dogs coming in on transport. Now, we need some extra volunteers to help by getting the dogs out of their crates and walking them and giving them water. If you can help out, Please email Kim at
    Transport location: Total Wine - 13055 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy
    Chantilly VA 22033-2045

  • "Oh the 11th Stray of Christmas is petite as you can see, her name is Gum Drop & she's as charming as can be!" Gum Drop is a 1 1/2 year old kitty who is sure to make you smile. This affectionate tuxedo girl will stand on her hind legs and move her front paws together for you. She uses this unique gesture when she wants your attention. If you pet her, give her a meal or a treat, or play a game with her, Gum Drop purrs and rewards you with head butts. A friend to everyone, Gum Drop would love to have person, kitty, and/or dog friend to play with her! She has a fun-loving personality that is sure to steal your heart. For information on making Gum Drop part of your family, please visit

  • URGENT PUPPY FOSTERS NEEDED! The "T" pups are approximately 7 week old Beagle mixes (possibly with some Shepherd). They are happy-go-lucky pups in need of fosters. If you can help any of these babies, please email France at Please, share this post so they can spend the holidays in a warm home! We fear if they don't get to safety prior to the holidays, they may not make it out at all.

  • Handsome Jack, adopted from PetConnect, is ready for Christmas! From his smile, we can tell he made Santa's "Nice List!"

  • Blake, a Collie mix, needs a temporary foster 12/29/14 - 1/9/15. He is a very sweet dog, who loves to cuddle with his humans and play with his toys. He currently is being fostered in a home with 2 dogs; prior to being turned into the shelter in NC, he lived with other dogs and cats. Blake can be shy on initial meeting but warms up quickly and his very submissive. He does not like the crate but his foster has found no need to crate him since he seems to understand housetrainingand appropriate chew items. He will do best in a home with another dog and/or someone that is home a part of the day (e.g., left for 3-4 hour periods). If you can help, please email Robin at

  • "Oh the 10th Stray of Christmas needs a foster for you see, she's stuck in a shelter & wants to know how good life can be!" Fiona is a sweet, 5 month old Beagle mix. The shelter is no place for this gal to spend the holidays (or any other day for that matter). Fiona is friendly, plays well with other dogs & enjoys attention from all people. We're hoping to bring Fiona & her friends to safety this weekend, but we need fosters to do so. If you are able to open your heart & home to a puppy or dog in need, please email France at or Kim at

  • Happy Hanukkah!

  • BE THEIR CHRISTMAS MIRACLE! URGENT! FOSTERS NEEDED! While we are preparing for the holidays, these pups & dogs are just worried if they'll make it out of the shelter alive. All of the dogs are good with other dogs and kids. If you can help any of them, please email France at or Kim at Let's rally and get these babies in a home for Christmas!

    BE THEIR CHRISTMAS MIRACLE! URGENT! FOSTERS NEEDED! While we are preparing for the holidays, these pups & dogs are just worried if they'll make it out of the shelter alive. All of the dogs are good with other dogs and kids. If you can help any of them, please email France at or Kim at Let's rally and get these babies in a home for Christmas!
  • Frozen's Kristoff is happy to be home for the holidays! Congratulations!

  • LAST MINUTE HOLIDAY SHOPPING? When you do your shopping at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to PetConnect Rescue Inc.. Bookmark the link and support us every time you shop. Please, share this post with your friends!

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  • "Oh the 9th Stray of Christmas is delightful as can be, Sissy is her name & she'd love to find her forever family!" Sissy is a 2 year old Lab mix who is as sweet as they come. She has your typical, lovable Lab personality. She plays well with other dogs and adores all people. Whether she's romping in the yard or snuggling with her human, Sissy always seems happy & content. She has excellent manners, is extremely friendly & eager to find a family to love! For more information, please visit

  • Larry needs an overnight foster on Saturday, December 20th. Larry is very sweet, but he is fearful and unsure. He is just adorable, but a typical little dog personality :) thus, he shouldn't be in a home with small kids. If there is anyone in Reston, Herndon, Sterling, Ashburn, Leesburg, Purcellville area that would be able to keep him Saturday early afternoon to Sunday early afternoon, please email Kim at

  • MEET CUTIE LOLLY!! Lolly (born around the end of October) is as sweet as a lollipop! When she was rescued, she instantly snuggled into her foster's arms and loudly purred her appreciation. She craves attention and wants to be around people and/or other kitties all the time. She has so much love to give and will keep you smiling all the time. Due to her young age, Lolly needs to be in a home where someone is home most of the day or adopted with another kitty friend. She's best buddies with her foster "siblings" Thomas and Berlioz. They get along so well, you'd think they actually are siblings! Lolly has received age appropriate vetting and always uses her litter pan! She will be old enough for adoption around December 20.

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We want to thank Greta Van Susteren for all of her support throughout the years! From the beginning until now, we are so grateful to her for her generosity and kindness. Happy Holidays!
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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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