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Ready to search for your new family addition? Choose from our selection of available cats or dogs. A new friend awaits.


Love animals and want to get involved? The more fosters and volunteers that we are able to recruit, the more animals we can save. Make a difference in an animal’s life.


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  • SUPER SONNY! Super is the only way to describe 10 month old Sonny! He's super friendly, super affectionate & in short, you guessed it -- SUPER! Sonny has your typical happy-go-lucky Lab personality & is sure to steal your heart! For more information on Sonny, please visit

  • REMINDER! Please vote for PetConnect Rescue every day at 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.
  • ADOPTION UPDATE: Tess, formerly Polly, helping her Mom work from home. Life is good.

  • Introducing Otis, an adorable, 20 pound, 1-2 year old Min Pin mix. Otis is, in short, fabulous! He has excellent house manners, plays well with other dogs and loves everyone he meets. Although Otis is small, he always has to pick the biggest bed to sleep on. He is the perfect size for cuddling, too. Otis is a "low key" dog who would be perfect for a laid back household. For more information, please visit

  • Champ, a 1 yr old Sheperd/Retriever mix arrived to PetConnect this weekend. He's super friendly -- loves other dogs & all people! For information on making this handsome boy part of your family, please visit

  • Ella's pups made their debut at Muddy Paws yesterday. They tuckered themselves out. For information on Ella or her pups, please visit

    Photos of PetConnect Rescue
    These are some tired puppies! They were exhausted after their adventure to the muddy paws adoption event! They had so much fun!
  • Adorable Clancy and his lovely mom Clementine are ready for their forever home! Clancy is full of personality, great with kids and is guaranteed to make you smile! His mom Clementine has been terrific raising her 4 kittens and is a total sweatheart (plus her markings are gorgeous)! To learn more about Clancy & Clementine please visit our website

  • Many thanks to all of the volunteers & fosters who made today's event a great success! Puppy Elly & Kitten Liberty were at Muddy Paws today hoping to find their forever homes with many of their friends. Liberty is searching for that special someone in need of two adorable kittens so that she and brother Lexus can stay together! As you can see she’s a great snuggler! To learn more about Liberty and Lexus please visit our website

  • UPDATE: Finn has a foster & will be arriving to PetConnect this weekend! Thank you for sharing his post!

    FINN NEEDS A FOSTER! Finn is a 1 yr old Aussie mix in need of a foster! His "time is up" 7/29. We can't let this handsome boy die. If you can foster, please email Kim at Please, share this post!

  • TODAY IS THE DAY! It's a perfect day to meet your BFF! Our dogs, puppies & kitties are eager to find their forever home. Could it be with you? Details: Today, 11am - 1pm, Muddy Paws Farm 26330 Mullinix Mill Rd. Mt. Airy, MD.

  • LOOKING FOR A NEW FAMILY MEMBER? Muddy Paws Farm is the place to be this Saturday, 11am - 1pm! Maddie & her friends are anxious to see you. There will dogs, puppies & kitties, who are all looking for a family to love. Address: 26330 Mullinix Mill Rd. Mt. Airy, MD.

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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 – Davey!

When sweet Davey’s owner moved to assisted living, he was sadly left behind. Davey is a lovely 9-10 pound neutered male who
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Dog of the Month – Gemini!

Gemini is an adorable, 4 month old Lab/Golden mix pup. Gemini is currently being fostered in a home with very young children
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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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