Other Donation Options

Donate by check

You always welcome to make a donation by mail. Please make your check payable PetConnect Rescue, Inc. Please mail it to the address below:

PetConnect Rescue, Inc.
P.O. Box 60714
Potomac, MD 20859

Gifts In Memory or In Honor

PetConnect Rescue is pleased to accept donations made In Honor or In Memory of someone special in your life. Please include the name and address of the person you would like notified of your donation, along with the name of the person or pet being honored or remembered. Donations may be made online or by mail (address above).

IRA Donations

For donors age 70 1/2 and up, you can fulfill your IRA minimum required distribution with no income tax consequences by donating directly from your IRA to PetConnect Rescue. Click HERE for more information or email our Executive Director, Barbara Hutcherson, at [email protected].

Estate Planning

A bequest to PetConnect Rescue through your Will or Trust helps ensure that we can continue to carry out our mission to rescue abandoned animals and place them in safe, loving and permanent homes. By remembering PetConnect Rescue in your estate planning, you can leave a legacy that will benefit future generations of animals and help provide for our future work. The federal government encourages these gifts or bequests, by allowing an unlimited estate tax charitable deduction. There are various methods for making such a bequest:

Specific Bequest

A specific bequest allows you to leave a specified gift in the form of a cash distribution. To make such a bequest, use the following language: “I give, devise and bequeath to PetConnect Rescue, P.O. Box 60714, Potomac, MD 20859, the sum of (insert amount) to be used for its general purposes.”

Residuary Bequest

A residuary bequest allows you to leave a “remainder” of a percentage of your estate to PetConnect Rescue. To make a residuary use the following language: “I give, devise and bequeath to PetConnect Rescue, P.O. Box 60714, Potomac, MD 20859, all (insert percentage amount) of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate, to be used for its general purposes.”

Contingency Bequest

A contingency bequest allows you to make a gift contingent on certain circumstances. To make a contingency bequest use the following language: “If any of the above-named beneficiaries should predecease me, I hereby bequeath his or her share to PetConnect Rescue, P.O. Box 60714, Potomac, MD 20859, to be used for its general purposes.”




Like to shop on Amazon?  Help PetConnect Rescue’s animals while buying all of the things that you love.  The process is very simple, but there are a few steps that you will need to follow to ensure that a portion of your purchase will benefit our rescue. You must visit www.smile.amazon.com (which gives you access to all of the same products when you visit the regular Amazon site), designate PetConnect Rescue as your charity of choice through your account, and start shopping. To learn more, follow this link.

Do you shop online? If you do, please shop using iGive.com. Every time you shop at any of 700+ online stores in the iGive network, a portion of the money you spend benefits PetConnect Rescue. It’s a free service, you’ll never pay more when you reach a store through iGive, and up to 26% of each purchase benefits PetConnect Rescue! Smart shoppers will enjoy iGive’s repository of coupons, free shipping deals, and sales. To get started, just create your free iGive account. And if you buy via iGive within 45 days of creating your new account, you’ll earn an extra $5 for PetConnect Rescue! To get started, just click here.



Through Shop For Your Cause, you can shop with over 2,500 participating merchants, donate to the charity of your choice or sign petition, raise awareness and find other ways to raise money for your cause.  Please click the logo to the left or visit the Shop For A Cause website at: shopforyourcause.com/causes


Vehicle Donation

You can help PetConnect’s animals by donating that unwanted car, truck, motorcycle, boat or RV! PetConnect benefits with each vehicle that is donated, and every penny goes toward helping our animals. You receive a tax donation, as well. Begin the process by visiting our partner CARS (Charitable Adult Rides & Services).