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one step closer to home.

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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

  • Meet Kipper, an adorable, 11-12 week old Lab/Shepherd mix pup who looks so cute in his jingle bells!!. Kipper and his siblings were left at a rural shelter, but are now in loving foster homes learning about the good life. All of the pups are happy-go-lucky, with your typical puppy energy and curiosity. For m.ore info on Kipper, Sam and Sadie please visit our website

  • For most, today is Black Friday. For those in rescue, it's Black Furday....the day we get a chance to spotlight our often overlooked, black (or mostly black) animals. Please, check out these wonderful dogs & cats on our website!

    Black Furday!
    For most, today is Black Friday. For those in rescue, it's Black Furday....the day we get a chance to spotlight our often overlooked, black (or mostly black) animals. Please, check out these wonderful dogs & cats on our website!
  • BLACK FRIDAY SHOPPING? When you do your Holiday 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!

    Support PetConnect Rescue Inc. by shopping at AmazonSmile.
    When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate to PetConnect Rescue Inc.. Support us every time you shop.
  • PetConnect Rescue wishes you & your family a very Happy Thanksgiving. We are so grateful for all you've done to help so many animals in need.

  • First ever telethon for rescue dogs! Tune in tomorrow (Thursday), 8pm-10pm on FOX. What a great step in the right direction!

    Cause for Paws
    We’re spending Thanksgiving evening with Hilary Swank, Channing Tatum, Miley Cyrus, Queen Latifah and a host of stars celebrating the wonderment of dogs, and meeting some great rescue programs, adoptable pooches and raising awareness about the plight facing millions of dogs. Learn more about Cause f…
  • Griff Update: We are happy to tell you that Griff has found a foster who will be able to care for him throughout both his pre-op and post-op periods. Griff's surgery is a go and is scheduled for December 5th at Blue Ridge Veterinary Associates, one of our vet partners in Purcellville, VA. We wish him all the luck in the world. We are thankful for the tremendous support that we have received, and we know Griff is, too!

  • PUPPY CUTENESS! Sam is an adorable Lab/Shepherd mix pup. You can learn more about Baby Sam & his siblings on our website!

    Sam playing
  • Everest, now Walker, is very loved! His new mom says he "purrs the second he sees us and loves all his cuddles and kisses! He has his nursery all set up where he has a tub filled with balls, mice, and toys, a big window to watch the birds and leaves blowing around too. He has blankets and a bed and feels very much at home there. He has made several trips up to Jeff's office upstairs to play, explore, and meet with his new brother Stoudt. All is going well. They are talking and sniffing and no hissing so we are thrilled. They both played with the same feather stick toy this morning. We are both loving him to pieces!"

  • A most generous offer from Helen John Photography! Foster application Link:

  • With winter weather on the way, we thought we'd share these tips!

    Winter Weather Pet Tips #1
    As winter approaches, we want to make sure our four-legged friends are safe from the elements. Here are some tips for winter weather care!
  • THE "S" PUPS ARE HERE! Shelby, Sheba, Sallie & Sky are beautiful, 12 week old Beagle/Basset mix pups. They are absolutely adorable, happy-go-lucky pups. For information on making one of these cuties part of your family, please visit Many thanks to Big Bruno for the great pictures!

  • JUST PRECIOUS! Miley is a 2 yr old Pug/Pekingese. According to her foster mom, Miley is an absolute doll! While she's a tad shy at first, once she knows you, all she wants to do is give you love and tons of kisses! For more information on this sweetheart, please visit Many thanks to Helen John Photography for the wonderful pictures!

  • Ralph & Razzle are ready for the holidays!

    Photos of PetConnect Rescue
    Happy Holidays from PetConnect alumni Ralph and Razzle!

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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


Visit us during events and volunteer opportunities…

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 – Casey!

Meet Casey – a strikingly handsome cat born in 2012. Casey is a real charmer and would be a wonderful addition to
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Dog of the Month – Sadie!

Sadie is a beautiful 4-year old female Australian Shepherd / Red Heeler mix. Approximately 50 pounds, she is the perfect dog to
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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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