…where animals are
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.

Recent Activity

  • Although spring-like weather is eluding us, here's a reminder that warmer weather is coming!

    Bdog & The Bear In The Pool with Texas Dog Treats, LLC
  • What's better than 1 PetConnect pup? 2 of course! Jax, formerly Pigeon, now has a little brother, Topsie, also adopted from PetConnect. According to their mom, "He's doing great! Such a love bug and he loves "big brother" (by 5 months) Jax so much. He loves to chase and pounce on Jax, play tug and chew on nylabones. Once he's done with playing, he loves to snuggle."

  • ROXY UPDATE – Roxy and her 5 little ones are doing great! The kittens will be one week old on Sunday and Momma Roxy is taking terrific care of her babies! A big thank you to Roxy’s foster family and to all of our amazing fosters who open their homes and hearts to kittens, cats, puppies and dogs in need!

  • GREAT DAY TO MEET YOUR NEW BFF! Grab the family & head out to the Purcellville Pet Valu to meet Bernie & his buddies. The dogs will be strutting their stuff today, 12pm - 2pm. We're certain one of our fabulous dogs will steal your heart! Address: 120 Purcellville Gateway Drive Purcellville, VA. Hope to see you there!

    ****We could also use a couple extra handlers if you are free this afternoon and would like to help out!****

  • LOOKING FOR A SNUGGLE BUG? Nina is a fabulous, 3-4 year old Staffordshire Bull Terrier mix who is simply awesome! She is incredibly affectionate, so she will need a family that is ready for some snuggles! Nina is a social girl and does well with other dogs, loves cats and is great with all people. A real people oriented dog, Nina is full of love and ready to shower you with affection. For more information, please visit petconnectrescue.org.

  • ADOPTION UPDATE: Rio (on left) is doing great! He loves playing with his new "sister." He's growing so fast & is handsome as can be!

  • FLOPSIE (3.5 month old terrier mix) is dressed and ready for the big game tonight!! GO IRISH!! Flopsie is also in search of his forever family, and its ok if you prefer another team....he is just being influenced by his foster mom right now.

  • Brad is having a ball - literally! He is a 33 pound, 4 year old Beagle/Lab mix. Brad is a love! He has a Lab personality, packed into a Beagle size body. For more information on making Brad part of your family, please visit petconnectrescue.org.

  • Meet Sandi, a precious, 1 year old JRT mix. Sandi is an affectionate girl, and at 20 pounds, the perfect size for cuddling! While Sandi enjoys her play time, she doesn't have your typical JRT energy. She is more of a laid back, easy-going girl. Sandi enjoys the company of other dogs, is great with all people and tested fine with cats. For more information, please visit petconnectrescue.org.

  • BEST OF FRIENDS! Effie (on right) & Diesel weren't adopted together, but they are next door neighbors! Both are doing great & enjoying their play dates!

  • What big eyes you have! Meet Olive, a little cutie with great big green eyes who will charm your socks off. Recently arrived from South Carolina, Olive forgot to bring a tail, but that just adds to her adorableness! She's a fun and affectionate little manx-mix girl who is looking for her forever home - could that be with you? For more information, please visit petconnectrescue.org.

  • TRIP NEEDS A FOSTER HOME! Trip is a 4 yr old Chi/Pug mix and is, quite frankly, a bit of a trip! He's a very sweet boy, but also has a hint of that stubborn Chi personality. Because of this, he'll need a foster home with no children. If you can help Trip, please email Kim at KLarimer@petconnectrescue.org. Please, share this post!

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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 – Jessie!

SHE’S SO UNUSUAL! What a wonderful look for a wonderful kitty! Jessie has most unusual markings, and is a most friendly little
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Dog of the Month – Nina!

Meet Nina, a fabulous, 3-4 year old Staffordshire Bull Terrier mix who is simply awesome! She is incredibly affectionate, so she will
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We Need Your Help!

We are always in the need of gently used or new supply items for our dogs and cats.  Below is a brief
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