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  • Courtesy Post!
    FOUND DOG IN MT. AIRY, MD! This dog was found on Bill Moxley Rd. Mt. Airy, MD this afternoon. It has a collar, but no tags or chip. If you recognize the dog please call Traci at 301.748.9372. Please, share this post so we can get this dog home!

  • This weatherman had good intentions of promoting dog adoptions, but it didn't go according to plan!

    Dog steals the show on Canadian weather report
    Last Wednesday, Mike Sobel of Global Edmonton tried to do the weather report while encouraging people to adopt from the humane society. The results were entertaining to say the least.
  • JUST BEAUTIFUL! There's a wonderful series entitled "Landfill Dogs." A wonderful photographer volunteers her time to take fabulous pictures of shelter dogs, in hopes of helping them find forever homes. The series was produced by PCR's very own volunteer, Dana, who has also made a PCR dog part of her family!

    Saving Dogs' Lives Through Photography: Landfill Dogs Project | Landfill Dogs | ulive
    Shannon Johnstone candidly photographs shelter dogs to find them homes.
  • FOSTER NEEDED! Addie, a 1 yr old Chihuahua is in need of a foster home. She is a friendly gal who is great with other pets. Addie had a rough start in life, so a calm home would be ideal. If you can help, please email Randi at Please, share this post!

  • EXCITEMENT IS IN THE AIR! 3 days until our Howl O' Ween Festival! It will be fun for the entire family with games, face painting, crafts, bake sale, costume contests, a parade and of course, treats! Admission: one pet item (bowl, collar, etc). Details: October 25th, 1pm - 3pm at Muddy Paws Farm (26330 Mullinix Mill Rd. Mt. Airy, MD. Please click here to register for a day of family fun!

  • Lex & Lucy (formerly Lexus & Mellie) enjoying their new forever home! Their mom writes: “They seem to be enjoying life here with us! Thanks again for getting us connected to these two great kitties!”
    Welcome home Lex & Lucy!

  • Definitely a step in the right direction! Thank you Montgomery County!!

    Proposal would ban sales of puppies and kittens in pet stores
    No one wants to buy from puppy mills, but the possibility that they're sending dogs to pet stores has inspired a proposal that could ban the sale of puppies -- and kittens -- in pet stores.
  • WE NEED YOUR VOTE!!! Please vote for PetConnect Rescue every day at 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.
  • WILLY IS READY FOR OUR HOWL-O-WEEN FESTIVAL! Are you ready for some family fun on October 25th? We'll have games, face painting, treats, costume contests & a parade. So, grab the family (dogs, too!) & plan on having a spooktacular time at Muddy Paws Farm! Time: 1pm - 3pm. Address: 26330 Mullinix Mill Rd. Mt. Airy, MD. Admission: donation of a pet item.

  • Lucy is ready for Halloween!

    Photos of PetConnect Rescue
    We adopted Lucy January 1. She is amazing! She loves her Halloween costume and feels like a little special princess in it:)
  • LOOK WHO IS TIPPING THE SCALE AT ALMOST 1 POUND! Thanks to all who suggested names for this little nugget :) We are calling her "Spirit" because she is full of life. Over the weekend, some little baby teeth appeared and she is becoming very playful. Spirit now weighs a big 15 ounces!

  • Happily Ever After! The following kitties are enjoying life with their new families: Anabel, Joy, Nala, Garcia, Luna (pictured), Rosie, Lexus & Mellie. Many thanks to the fosters & volunteers who helped them find loving homes!

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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 – Tippy!

Looking for a companion? A lap warmer? A kitty to sit with you? Sweet Tippy is waiting for you! This pretty girl
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Dog of the Month – Addie!

This sweet face is just looking to settle permanently in someone’s lap. Precious Addie is an approximately 1 year old Chihuahua who
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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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