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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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  • REMEMBER, NOT 1, BUT 2 ADOPTION EVENTS TODAY! Rambo and his buddies will be strutting there stuff at Wylie Wagg in Middleburg, VA (noon - 2PM) & our kitties will be at the Rockville BARK! 11AM - 1PM!

  • LOOKING FOR A NEW FAMILY MEMBER? Come on out to Wylie Wagg (5 E. Washington Street Middleburg, VA), Saturday, 12PM - 2PM & meet Miss Cherry & her friends who are looking for a family to love....could it be yours?

  • Maggie is a sweet, 1 year old Lab/Hound. Maggie is a friendly gal who plays well with other dogs and loves all people. She is extremely affectionate and loves belly rubs. From her foster mom: "She's perfect! Easy going and sweet, but super playful. Loves running outside but relaxes in the house. She seems to be house trained, too!" For information on making Maggie part of your family, please visit

  • Happily Ever After! The following kittens and cats have found their forever homes and families: Arthur (pictured), Binky, Buster, DW, Pal, Arlana, Chanel & Coco, Georgia, Ginger, Bama, Doodle Bug, Jasper, Java, Johnny, Kookies, Licorice, Smokey, &Tennessee. Many thanks to the fosters & volunteers who helped them find loving homes.

  • Kahlua is loving life with her new family! Congratulations!

    Photos of PetConnect Rescue
    We are so lucky for adopting such a sweet dog from PetConnect Rescue

  • Photos of PetConnect Rescue
    Max, formerly Frank with his forever sister. Sharon, his new mom (not on FB) is loving him!
  • DYLAN NEEDS A FOSTER HOME! Sweet Dylan is in foster care, but needs to move due to his foster traveling. Dylan is great with other dogs & loves people. He's a playful guy, so a backyard or another canine companion would be ideal! If you can foster Dylan, please email France at

  • THE SHELTER IS FULL & THIS SWEET GIRL NEEDS TO GET OUT! Summer is a super sweet, calm, gentle 1 yr old Lab mix in need of a foster home! She is great with other dogs, all people & seems fine with cats. If you can help Summer, please email Kim at

  • URGENT FOSTER NEEDED! Jake is a 1 1/2 yr old Flattie x in need of a foster home. He is super sweet, great with other dogs, loves all people and seems ok with cats. If you can help, please email Kim at

  • HELP PETCONNECT WIN UP TO $10,000! WTOP/WASHINGTON is sponsoring an online contest for non-profit organizations that will award cash and PSA prizes to winners. In "Click for a Cause," local D.C.-area non-profits will vie in three size-related categories for one of three $10,000 grand prizes or $5,000-in-PSAs runners-up packages by registering to be on the WTOP website. The public will vote APRIL 21st through APRIL 25th at 5p (ET), with winners announced the week of APRIL 28th. Please remember, you can't vote until the 21st. We will be posting reminders!

  • FABULOUS BENNY! Benny is such a sweet and handsome guy! Benny is a 25 lb, 1 1/2 year old Terrier/ Whippet mix, and just an absolute gentleman! He is so well behaved and answers to commands with ease. When it’s sleepy time at Muddy Paws, we just open Benny’s crate and point inside - and there he goes, right on in! He then sleeps soundly through the night, not even wrinkling his bed. He also seems to be potty trained as he has not had a single accident in the house. Benny likes his small dog friends, and loves to run in the yard. Benny has been very quiet at Muddy Paws, so we think that he may even do well in an apartment as long as he gets plenty of exercise. Benny also loves kids, he enjoys running around with Muddy Paws Junior Rescuers. He is such an all around good pup, and would make a great addition to any family. For information on making Benny part of your family, please visit

  • UPDATE: PAPI HAS BEEN FOUND & IS SAFE AT HOME! Thank you for sharing this post!

    Courtesy Post: Lost Chinese Crested in Boyds, MD. Last seen on Harvest Moon Road. Please share this post!

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Addy's Song by Robert Miranda. Robert performed this great song at our Casino Night gala on March 29th. If you would like to learn more about him, please...READ MORE HERE!
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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 – Bonnie!

Bonnie is a people-pleaser!  She loves to be petted and will provide you with unconditional love while flopping onto her back and showing
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Dog of the Month – Addie!

Adorable Addie had the best temperament of over 100 dogs at her shelter! She is extremely gentle, very affectionate, and a little
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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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