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  • LOOKING FOR A NEW FAMILY MEMBER? Muddy Paws Farm is the place to be this Saturday, 11am - 1pm! Maddie & her friends are anxious to see you. There will dogs, puppies & kitties, who are all looking for a family to love. Address: 26330 Mullinix Mill Rd. Mt. Airy, MD.

  • WOWZER NEEDS A TEMPORARY FOSTER! Wowzer is an approximately 6 yr old Boxer/Shepherd in need of a foster 8/1 - 8/7. He's great with other dogs, all people & has great house manners. If you can help, please email Kim at Please share this post!

  • CARBON NEEDS A TEMPORARY FOSTER! Carbon is a playful, 1 yr old Min Pin mix in need of a foster 7/27- 8/6. He is good with other dogs and all people. If you can help, please email Kim at Please share this post!

  • LYLA IS IN NEED OF A FOSTER HOME! Lyla is a Shepherd/Lab mix who is sweet as can be. Lyla was just diagnosed with heart worm, so she'll require a calm foster home where she can recover from her treatment. If you can help this wonderful girl, please email Kim at Please share this post!

  • PetConnect Rescue is signed up for the Animal Rescue Site's Shelter Challenge! We just need help from all of you. Please go to In the search bar enter PetConnect Rescue, Potomac, MD. The more votes we get, the better are chances are of receiving $500 to $1,000 or more, so please, SHARE this post!!

    Please Help My Animal Shelter Win!
    Please give us your vote. The Shelter Challenge is a FREE way for you to help animal shelters earn grant rewards so they can help find new homes for animals in need.
  • WHAT IS CHECKERS DOING TODAY? Resting up for Saturday, of course! Saturday is a big day at Muddy Paws Farm! Many of our adult dogs will be strutting their stuff & Ella and a few of her pups will be making their debut. So, grab the family & head out to Muddy Paws Farm, Saturday, 11am - 1pm. Address: 26330 Mullinix Mill Rd. Mt. Airy, MD.

  • FOSTER UPDATE: Sophie is a gorgeous girl with great manners. She gives me company while cooking, gardening and watching tv. She loves to sit in the backyard and chill. All she needs is a belly rub as soon as you get home and she is happy. We're working on her house training & she's doing quite well. She is perfect with family and kids & will make a great family pup!

    For more information on this beautiful 4 month old Lab mix, please visit Please keep in mind that Sophie is a baby & will require an adopter who is home a good part of the day.

  • SARGE'S FAMILY IS MOVING & CAN'T TAKE HIM! Sarge, a 1 1/2 yr old Hound/Shepherd, is in need of a foster or forever home. He is both crate & house trained & has excellent house manners. He is an incredibly loyal dog and is friendly and playful towards other dogs and all people. Sarge loves to snuggle. He will happily jump up onto your lap, or bed, and sleep there if he feels comfortable, or if there is a comfy spot on the floor, he may decide to sleep there. He loves walks, jogs, and runs. He loves playing tug of war with rope toys, as well as playing fetch with them. Sarge is a loving boy, who is looking for a family that he can love forever! For more information, please visit

  • Ella & her pups are enjoying the good life in their foster homes! Ella is described as "perfect!" and the pups are all happy-go-lucky & extremely affectionate. Please visit for more information on Ella and her pups!

  • PUPPY FOSTERS NEEDED! Ben, Buster & Be-Bop are 8 week old Boxer mix pups in need of foster homes. They'll be arriving to the DC area August 6th. Because they're babies, they'll need a foster who is home a good part of the day. If you can help, please email Randi at Please share this post!

  • FOSTER NEEDED ASAP! Sarge is a 1 yr old Hound/Shepherd who is in urgent need of a foster home. Sarge is good with other dogs, loves all people & is house trained. If you can help Sarge, please email Kim at Please share this post!

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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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