March 2012  

AnEmail masthead
In this issue
Offsite Adoption Events
California Pizza Kitchen Fundraiser
Community Support
St. Pawtrick's Day
Guinea Pigs
Dog Walkers

Mark your calendar


California Pizza Kitchen fundraiser

March 7 and 8 


St. Pawtrick's day 

Thursday, March 15

Super Pet Expo
Friday March 16 thru Sunday, March 18

Legally Blonde presentation and donation drive
March 16, 17, 23 and 24

pet food bank

Sunday, March 18 


Mega Match-a-thon weekend event at WARL, NW DC

March 31 thru April 1 

Quick links


Adopt a pet

Off-site adoption events

Rescue Without Walls foster program

Our wish list


Ask the behavior expert

Pet bereavement seminars


Make a Donation


Our featured adoptable pet 


Meet Bowtie ...

a 1-year-old brown and black male guinea pig.  He is friendly, used to children and enjoys being held.

Come meet "Bowtie" at the shelter during normal business hours.

happy ending

Honey in her new home


When our dog died in Nov. 2008, I hated not having a dog in the house. That's when I began visiting MCHS on a regular basis, looking for the perfect dog for our family. I found a timid, shaking Cocker Spaniel in one of the cages. My sister and I walked her and were sold. Later that day, our parents came to visit and put in an application for her. I named her Honey. 7 days later we took her home.

It has been 4 years and she is the greatest addition to our family. Honey is sweet, playful, and charming. I HIGHLY recommend adopting a shelter dog, but make sure you do your research and find the dog that is the right fit for you, like Honey is for our family.


Emily H.
2012 Paws in the Park Don't miss out on the fun! Register now for Paws in the Park to start raising money for homeless animals. Signing up is easy! Go to the registration page to get started.

Already signed up? Ask just one other person to join your team and together we can double the impact for the animals at MCHS!
Meet our foster animals!
couple with cat
We are excited to be expanding our foster adoption events to new locations all over the community!

Come visit our adoptable animals in foster care at one of the weekend events -- you could meet your new best friend! 
Eat out for a great cause 

giving thanks


California Pizza Kitchen is donating 20% of proceeds to MCHS when you dine or carry-out on March 7 AND March 8 at either of their Montgomery County locations. You must bring this flyer with you!  


Mega match-a-thon is a team effort

MCHS and six other area shelters are participating in an ASPCA-sponsored "Mega Match-a-thon" event at the Washington Animal Rescue League in NW DC on March 31 and April 1. For event details and information on adoption requirements, call 202-726-2556 or go to


St. Pawtricks Day fun
St. Pawtricks Day


Party with your dog! Join us on Thursday, March 15, 6-8:30 pm at Dogtopia of White Flint for a howling good time. Shamrock festivities to include a craft beer tasting, a doggy brew thru, off-leash play time, food, music, and more! Wear green for a free raffle ticket. Well-behaved dogs are welcome! Check out our website for more information. 

Help from an area high school
Legally Blonde
Quince Orchard High School Theatre is presenting the Tony-award-winning hit musical Legally Blonde this month, and is taking up a towel and blanket collection on behalf of the homeless animals in our care. We'll have an exhibit throughout the run of the show. Performances are 7 pm on March 16-17, and March 23-24, with matinees on both Saturdays at 2 pm. Tickets available at the door: adults $12, students $8, seniors & elementary children $5. Don't forget to bring your gently-used donations! 
It's adopt-a-Guinea-pig-month
two guinea pigs
Adopt, don't shop! We frequently have guinea pigs in the shelter and in foster care that are looking for new homes. Check our website for availability. If we don't have what you are looking for, perhaps one of our rescue partners does. Visit Small Angels or Metropolitan Guinea Pig Rescue.


Professional dog walkers help shelter dogs

Recently, MCHS volunteers began recruiting professional dog walking companies to help walk the shelter dogs. Right now, we have five great companies actively involved: Funwalks Dog Training, Got Paws? Pet Sitting, Walks n Love Pet Sitting, Dogs Day Pet Care, Happy Hounds Pet Care. We would like to thank each of these companies for volunteering their time to help the homeless animals of Montgomery County!



... to our volunteer of the month: Network Express. Network Express has helped with our IT services for many years and is always there with their expertise when we need them. Thanks to Jeff Greulich and his whole team for everything they do!


... to our supporters in the community: bark!, Unleashed, Hercules Fence and Happy Hounds Pet Care

Save on Super Pet Expo
Super Pet Expo
Super Pet Expo is coming to the Dulles Expo Center March 16-18. This fun-filled family event is the area's premier pet shopping extravaganza with 150+ vendors selling all types of cool pet products. We have arranged for friends of MCHS to save $3 on tickets but you must buy tickets online -- use promo code MCHS. No charge for leashed pets.