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  • A PERFECT GENTLEMAN! Meet Chester, a handsome, 7 year old Lab/Flattie mix, who weighs 85 pounds. Chester is an amazing boy, but unfortunately, his family is unable to take him when they move. He is great with other dogs, cats and kids. He's especially fond of kids since they tend to drop the tastiest treats! Chester even does well with toads -- yes, toads! There's a toad that likes to jump on the patio, and the toad and Chester just hang out together. Chester has excellent house manners, knows basic commands (and then some!) rides well in the car and is great on leash. All in all, Chester is a great fellow, who loves everyone and everything and enjoys relaxing with his humans. Chester is house trained, microchipped, neutered, up-to-date on vaccines and preventatives and eager to find a family to love!

  • WE NEED YOU! 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.
  • Abby, adopted from PetConnect, and her girl are growing up together! Here they are celebrating a special birthday. Looks like they are great friends!

  • THANK YOU to the Yavinsky family, who had a lemonade stand & donated the money raised to PetConnect. On behalf of everyone at PetConnect & all of the animals in need, thank you!


    Pedigree dog food recalled - Dr. Marty Becker
    The FDA just issued a notice that Mars Petcare US has recalled its Pedigree Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food because the bags may contain metal fragments. The company has closed down the facility production line while it investigates and fixes the situation. From the release: Affected bags, whi…
  • NALA NEEDS A FOSTER! Nala is a beautiful, 2 yr old, 45 lb, Chow mix in need of a foster home. Nala LOVES kids & is absolutely fabulous with them. Nala is a bit picky about her dog friends, so a home with no other dogs is needed. If you can help this sweet gal, please email Kim at Please, share this post!

  • SMITTY NEEDS A FOSTER! Smitty is a 2 yr old Beagle/Spaniel mix in need of a foster home. Smitty would do best in a home where someone is home a good part of the day & where he would have a canine companion. Smitty is great with kids & other dogs. If you can help, please email Kim at

  • ADOPTION UPDATE: Stella (now Joey) loves being serenaded by her big sister. Joey, who was adopted last year, has 2 additional sisters & parents who include Joey in their active life! She is a one happy, beautiful pup!

  • PCR alumni, Parker, celebrating National Dog Day!

    Photos of PetConnect Rescue
    Parker (formally Dempsey from @[125909284157826:274:PetConnect Rescue]) is having a great National Dog Day! He has been enjoying his forever home with us for just over two years and his favorite thing to do is roll around and relax in the grass.
  • And this is how puppies celebrate National Dog Day!

    Photos of PetConnect Rescue
    Star (Eliza) and Sonic (Eli) have been with us a little over 2 weeks and they have settled in nicely! Both are such a joy to have in our family!
  • Cody, formerly Koda, & Seymour are celebrating National Dog Day!

    Photos of PetConnect Rescue
    I am celebrating with my very own PetConnect foster failure, Cody (black min-pin/chihuahua mix) and my PAWS rescue, Seymour...
  • From Darlene, and all of us at PetConnect, HAPPY NATIONAL DOG DAY! Darlene will be celebrating this year in her foster home, but hopes to have a forever home soon. We'd LOVE to see how you and your fur kids are celebrating this special day! Please, post pictures of your celebration on our timeline!

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Jenkins enjoys playing in the kiddie pool at Muddy Paws!!!
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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 – Lexus!

Hello! I am Lexus! Do you like silly playful and friendly kittens? Well that is me and I am looking for my
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Dog of the Month – Dora!

Meet Dora, a 4 month old Dachshund/Brussels Griffon mix, who weighs 5 pounds 10 ounces (as of 7/14/14). Dora and her littermates
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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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