…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.


Dog Adoption Event - Purcellville PetValu

April 25th, 2015 01:00 pm - 03:00 pm ET

Dog Adoption Event - Potomac PetValu

April 26th, 2015 12:00 pm - 02:00 pm ET
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Recent Activity

  • HAPPY KITTIES! This brother and sister pair, Johnny and June, were born to a feral mother who tried to kill them. All that is a distant memory now, though, as they are happy as can be in their forever home! They look so comfy!

  • It's that time of year again - thunderstorms! Please check out this article on how to best keep your pets safe & calm. Most importantly, make sure they are inside with you!

    Managing Firework and Thunderstorm Fears in Dogs and Cats
    Fireworks and thunderstorms can cause a great deal of stress for some animals. Learn how to avoid stress for your pets, and tips to keep them safe.
  • River is a fabulous, 4 yr old Chihuahua mix. He is a super friendly boy who loves everyone. He is currently being fostered in a home with young kids and is great with them. If you'd like to make this pint-sized boy part of your family, please visit

  • A smile to start your Monday.

    Dog loves baby goats!

  • Sissy arrived to PetConnect this weekend and is doing beautifully in her foster home. She loves everyone she meets. For more information, please visit our website!


    Sissy and Bogart enjoying the Spring weather.
  • Meet Furry, Purry, MURRAY!! Murray is an 8 week old brown tabby, who some how found himself all alone in the shelter. Little Murray just arrived from NC yesterday and is settling in well in his foster home. He is a friendly and playful guy in search of his forever home. Murray will be posted to our website soon. Is Murray the one for you??

  • Olivia is celebrating 1 year with her forever family :) Congratulations!

    Photos of PetConnect Rescue
    Sweet Little Miss Olivia (Kahlua) has been part of our family one year today! Thank you Pet Connect Rescue and Muddy Paws Farm! We love our girl! — with Brian Ribera.
  • YOGI NEEDS A FOSTER! Yogi is a sweet, 1-2 yr old, 80 lb Lab mix. Yogi is a friendly boy who does well with other dogs and is good with kids. Yogi has a cautious approach to life, so he'll need a foster who can help build his confidence & help him with his house training skills. His ideal foster will be home a good part of the day to help Yogi perfect these skills. If you can foster Yogi, please email Crystal at

  • Beautiful Lucy enjoying the beautiful weather with her family. What a lucky girl!

    Photos of PetConnect Rescue
    Lucy enjoying the beautiful weather!!!
  • TODAY IS THE DAY! Muddy Paws Adoption Events are back! Join us today for our 2015 Muddy Paws Kickoff Event! Address: 26330 Mullinix Mill Road Mt. Airy, MD. Time: 11am - 1pm. Hope to see you there!

  • MORE GOOD NEWS! Ike is safe & back at his foster home! thank you for sharing his posts!

  • UPDATE: Harper has been found and is safe at home! Thank you for sharing his posts!

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Check out Pandora and her adorable kittens!
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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 – Annie!

Meet sweet Annie! She will warm your lap and your heart! This young lady is a beautiful blue/grey color and is as
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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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