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  • Today is National Black Dog Day! Black dogs are overlooked in shelters, are harder to photograph and sadly, passed over for "lighter" dogs. Because of this, black dogs are typically the first to be euthanized. Please, help us shed "light" on the stigma associated with black dogs. They have as much unconditional love to give as any other dog! We have wonderful black dogs available for adoption, so please, check them out at In honor of this day, we'd love to see your wonderful black dogs!

  • Does your dog enjoy peanut butter?

    Watching These Dogs Eat Peanut Butter In Slow Motion Is Everything We've Ever Wanted
  • I'M MISSING WHAT?? Elvis has no clue that he is different than any other dog & truly, he's absolutely right! Elvis might be missing a leg, but this 1-2 year old Lab doesn't let that hinder him one bit! Elvis has the most wonderful zest for life & can run & play like his 4-legged buddies. He has your typical, happy-go-lucky Lab personality and loves everyone. If you'd like to make this AMAZING boy part of your family, please visit our website!

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  • Hooray for Paco! Paco has found a loving forever home & now has 3 little girls to romp & cuddle with. Paco will surely have an abundance of love. Congratulations!

  • REMEMBERING SHELDON: One year ago today, a beautiful blessing was laid to rest. Animals teach us to be human and Sheldon was no exception. Through illness, his love of life grew stronger than ever. His tenacity of spirit and positive purring attitude were constant while the cycle of Sheldon's illness and recovery continually repeated itself. In fact, his situation was so unusually specific, his case study was documented for future veterinary study and analysis. But Sheldon wasn't aware of any of that. He just trusted and loved everyone he met on his journey. And when it was finally time for the hard decision, sweet Sheldon comforted me. What an angel.

  • Saturday was a perfect day for flying and saving lives! Huge thanks to Pilots N Paws for flying hundreds of dogs to safety, including the 6 that came to PetConnect Rescue! Many thanks to the PCR volunteers who came out to assist with the dogs & get them to their foster homes!

    Pilots N Paws Fall Flyaway Event!
    Saturday was a perfect day for flying and saving lives! Huge thanks to Pilots N Paws for flying hundreds of dogs to safety, including the 6 that came to PetConnect Rescue! Many thanks to the PCR volunteers who came out to assist with the dogs & get them to their foster homes!

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  • THANK YOU! Many thanks to everyone who took part in Strut Your Mutt, especially our "strutters," donors & least we forget, our fabulous mutts! It was a fun-filled day & because of your dedication & generosity, $3,025 was raised to help dogs & cats in need! On behalf of everyone at PetConnect, thank you!

  • Who needs Cousins or RG3 when you can have Pinocchio! Pinocchio is a 4 year old Min Pin/Pug mix who would love to find a fellow football fan to watch the games with. He is a friendly guy with wonderful house manners. For more information making Pinocchio part of your team, please visit

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One of our new arrivals from the Pilots for Paws event on September 27th!
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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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