April's Gone, May Is Here, Look What PCR Events Are Near...
PetConnect Rescue News - May 1, 2017 Edition
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PetConnect Rescue Yard Sale

Last chance to clean out, donate and help out for the first  ever  PetConnect Rescue Yard Sale

Saturday, May 6, 2017
8am - 2pm
8809 Wandering Trail Drive
Potomac, MD 20854

Donuts, coffee, hotdogs, baked goods, water and soda will be available for purchase. All proceeds go directly to helping our cats and dogs! To print or view our flyer,  click here.

Donate stuff! It is not too late to donate goods. Items may be dropped off Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 3pm-6pm at the above address. 
Woof, meow, look at all those amazing things for sale!
We're looking for items that are  in  good shape and  that will sell easily. 

We need volunteers!  Shifts are between 9am - 5pm on May 5th, to sort and tag,  7am - 3pm on May 6th to set up, sell and clean up.  Click here to volunteer.

If you have questions about item drop off, contact 
Robyn at 
rbuchsbaum@petconnectrescue.org.

Here is a sneak peek at just a few of the great items that will be available. Interested in a new bike now that the weather has warmed up? Want a popcorn machine for sporting events or summer parties? How about a table or a new purse to add to your accessories?
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Maddie's Fund Grant Awarded
#ThankstoMaddie 

Exciting news, PCR got a grant from Maddie's Fund! The grant will help us start a pilot program focusing on community and school humane education. We are thrilled to expand our rescue efforts to bring animal education to our communities! 

We will need some volunteers with interest and/or expertise in education and community outreach to help us develop this program.Interested? Contact info@petconnectrescue.org.

Stay tuned for more information!
#ThanksToMaddie
Maddie's Fund┬« is a family foundation created in 1994 by Workday┬« co-founder Dave Duffield and his wife, Cheryl, who have endowed the Foundation with more than $300 million.  The Duffields named Maddie's Fund after their Miniature Schnauzer Maddie, who always made them laugh and gave them much joy.

Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded more than $187.8 million in grants toward increased community lifesaving, shelter medicine education, and pet adoptions across the U.S.  Maddie's Fund is the fulfillment of a promise to an inspirational dog, investing its resources to create a no-kill nation where every dog and cat is guaranteed a healthy home or habitat. #ThanksToMaddie .
Do More 24 One-Day Giving Event

Get Ready for the 5th Annual Do More 24 event!   Do More 24 is the DC Metro's largest,  predominantly online, single day  of giving!  Powered by the United Way of the NCA,  Do More 24 is a way for local charities to address social issues in our communities. 

Save-the-Date






Last year, we raised almost  $6,700  for our animals!!! This year's theme is: 

START YOUR ACTIVISM @ HOME!
June 8, 2017
Stay tuned for updates. We will be hosting Do More 24 Events again this year!
Wine, Whiskers & Wags Event

What:   Wine, Whiskers & Wags is PetConnect Rescue's signature fall fundraising event. Enjoy tasting fine wines and interacting with our adoptable dogs, who will be on hand to greet the guests. A silent auction, entertainment and our specialty drinks will round out an evening devoted to ensuring that our rescued pets are safe and secure. 

Venue:   Old Angler's Inn, built in 1860 to serve those traveling to and from the nation's capital via the C & O Canal, is the perfect setting for our early autumn event. 
The glittering lights on the back patio and the delicious food are just two of the reasons PetConnect Rescue will hold its annual fundraiser here. 

The most important reason though is that some of our adoptable dogs will be able to join us that night as we raise our glasses to the cause. Mark your calendars!
Save-the-Date
Saturday,
September 23, 2017
6:00pm to 9:00pm

Old Angler's Inn
10801 MacArthur Blvd., 
Potomac, MD 20854
Would You Be Willing To Donate An Auction Item? 
Our Auction Item Committee is growing, but we can always use more help. We are in search of high-end items that can either be auctioned on their own or be paired with others to create an amazing package.  If you can secure even one item to contribute, that would be a huge help to us. Proceeds from the evening will benefit our animals. Below is a list of suggested items, but we welcome any ideas and suggestions:
      • Designer Jewelry and Handbags
      • Tickets to Sporting Events
      • Vacation Homes or Exciting Experiences
      • Curved Screen TV (for our raffle prize)
      • Gift Cards to Restaurants & Spas
For questions, please email Catherine at cedwards@petconnectrescue.org.
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Upcoming  Adoption Events!

5/6/17 - Dog Adoption Event
Olney BARK!
11:00AM - 1:00PM

5/6/17 - Cat Adoption Event
Potomac PetValu
11:00AM - 1:00PM

5/13/17 - Dog Adoption Event
Kriser's Tysons 
(Formerly Wylie Wagg)

3:00AM - 5:00PM

5/20/17 - Cat Adoption Event
Rockville BARK!
11:00AM - 1:00PM


If you can help with any of these events,  please email Kelly at
kgrinham@petconnectrescue.org
 
please  click here.


 

Dog 
of the 
Month:

Tom Pom



Cat 
of the 
Month:

Nigel


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