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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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Recent Activity

  • In no time at all, Sally established herself a friend to the dogs in her new home. She was lonely when her two siblings were adopted, but she is lonely no more. Sally also has children and parents and a senior cat to keep her busy. Welcome home, Sally!

  • Just look at this goofy guy! Wowzer would LOVE to find his "forever couch!" For information on making this playful, goofy boy part of your family, please visit

    Photos of PetConnect Rescue
    While my foster mom works, I practice the ancient art of doggy yoga! I'm pretty good don't you think? If you'd like an awesome work companion, or a pretty chill couch potato please look for me on petconnect's website under Wowzer!
  • If you're unable to strut, you can always support one of our "strutters," like Katie Muilenberg! Many thanks to Katie and all of our PetConnect team!

    Katie Muilenberg
    A fundraising page for Katie Muilenberg
  • MONDAY MORNING CUTENESS! Talia, a 3-4 month old Collie/Lab mix, arrived to PetConnect this weekend. She's a playful, happy-go-lucky gal who is looking for a family to love. Could it be yours? Please visit for more information!

  • As you can see, Keisha, who arrived to PetConnect yesterday, is settling in nicely at her foster home. She is a super friendly, 1-2 yr old Australian Cattle Dog mix. For more information on making Keisha part of your family, please visit our website.

    Keisha Playing

    Keisha is an Australian Cattle Dog mix and available for adoption. Please visit
  • Do you like to snuggle? Would you like a little shadow? If so, meet Duffy! Duffy is a 9-10 week old, 10 lb, Border Collie/Bulldog mix pup (breed posting is best guess effort). He absolutely wants to be friends with everyone. Duffy loves to run and play in the yard. Now in foster care, Duffy is working on socialization and house training. For more info on and pictures of Duffy, please visit our website. Love that waggy tail!

  • PERFECT DAY TO MEET YOUR NEW BFF! Today, 12pm - 4pm, Finn & his buddies will be at Petco in Chantilly, VA. Address: 13053 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy Chantilly, VA.

  • This is the life! Anya and Andrew are getting the royal treatment from their adopter, who recently purchased a six-foot cat tree for them. Looks like they are loving it!

  • TRANSPORT HAS ARRIVED! One of the 1st passengers off the "bus" is beautiful Harmony, seen here with our wonderful volunteer, Ma! 18 dogs & pups arrived today & are anxious to find their forever homes!

  • Sokka & Katara look like they're quite comfortable in their new home! Congratulations!

    Photos of PetConnect Rescue
    Thank you for our new "babies"! Sokka and Katara (formerly Sylvester and Suri) are adjusting nicely to our home, and have been busy playing on the stairs in the sunbeams all morning. We love having them, and I'm so happy to have found them - thank you to Angela for taking such wonderful care of them too!
  • With one week to go it’s not too late to register to join the PCR Team or to support either individual team members or make a PetConnect Rescue Team contribution! Please join us in thanking and supporting: Jennifer Salaj, Jennifer Rapp, Robin Shell, Katie Muilenberg, Catherine Edwards, Rori Silver, Brandon Rapp and Alicia Failor! We truly appreciate their dedication to helping at risk dogs and cats!

  • MEET THIS CUTIE! Chelsea and her buddies will be at the Chantilly Petco, Sunday (9/21), 12pm - 4pm! Fair warning: one of our fabulous dogs is sure to steal your heart! Address: 13053 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy Chantilly, VA.

  • FIND YOUR MEOW AT BARK! Come to the Rockville Bark! Saturday, 11am - 1pm and meet Lexus, Mellie, Sally, Anabel, Garcia (pictured), Sushi, Sashimi & Catten! Address: 1643 Rockville Pike (Congressional Plaza) Rockville, 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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