PetConnect Rescue News - September 2018  Edition

A Message From Our Founder.

It's hard to believe that this month marks the 13th anniversary of PetConnect Rescue! What started out as a desire to help a few local pets find homes turned into a massive rescue mission when Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans. There wasn't time to stop and think, we simply sprung into action. Our "Katrina" animals were initially housed in crates in my garage, word spread and local animal lovers came out of seemingly nowhere and offered to help. At that time, we didn't have a website, volunteer sign-up sheets, funds, or anything that resembled organized policies or procedures. But we had a lot of heart then and we h ave even more today. 

We sure have come a long way. PetConnect Rescue now has... 
  • over 200 dedicated volunteers 
  • two rescue centers for dogs young and old (Muddy Paws Farm in Mt. Airy and the Hadorn Canine Cottage in Upper Marlboro) 
  • a vibrant cat rescue program 
  • regular adoption events and fun outreach programs in Maryland, DC and Virginia 
We continue to promote the benefits of animal adoption and we are rewarded by seeing that more people than ever are turning to rescue rather than to breeders. Our Adoption Coordinators and Fosters are truly extraordinary. So too are those who transport, snap photos, craft compelling write-ups, promote our mission through social media, staff events, collect supplies, hold fundraisers and so much more. 

Most importantly, we can count many thousands of animals who are now safe in loving homes because of our combined efforts.

Thank you all for joining me on this rescue journey and congratulations on being such a vital part of the animal rescue movement. 

With Much Gratitude,
Lizette Chanock
Founder & Board Member
Paws For The News
H elp PetConnect Rescue save more animals by participating in our first ever online auction.  Get a jump start on holiday shopping, treat yourself, or enjoy competing with others for really great items such as...

**A $500 Marriott Gift Card - Start planning that vacation!
**A two night stay at Deep Creek for ski season!
**Pet Photography and Wall Art by one of the area's 
finest pet photographers!

Stay tuned for more items in the coming weeks....
Strut Your Mutt 2018
Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 9 am
Wheaton Regional Park
We're raising money and recruiting team members to help end the killing of dogs and cats in America's shelters! Whether you're a long-time PetConnect Rescue volunteer, new to rescue, or just looking to support a good cause, we need you!  You do not need bring a dog to join our walkers!  This is a great way for cat lovers to join in to help our furry friends! Don't miss out on one of the most enjoyable dog-friendly events in the area!
PetConnect Rescue Fun & Fabulous Events
Our Yappy Hour Summer Series is winding down. 
Don't miss the final 2 opportunities to dine with your dog!
The great part is 10% of the event's proceeds comes 
back  to PetConnect Rescue.

September Yappy Hour Events:

Wednesday, September 12 from 5:30 - 7:30 

Thursday, September 20 from 4:00 - 6:30  

Thank you to our generous Yappy Hour sponsors:

Join PetConnect Rescue and some of our adoptable dogs at this year's Beltway Barks! 
2016 Beltway Barks 4 promo video
2016 Beltway Barks 4 promo vide

Our Awesome Adoptables!

Hi there, I'm Misty. I'm a 
1-2 year old chocolate lab mix 
with a  patch of white on my chest. Sadly, I was abandoned at the shelter and had to stay there for almost 4 months!  I was used to living in the country so being in a cage all the time made me so sad. But, now I live in a home. They 
are so nice to me, but I'm ready 
to  meet my forever family. I'm a 
little shy so I need just the right people to take me in.  Just so 
you know, I LOVE sitting on 
the  couch and cuddling. 
Will you let me curl up on yours?

Well, hello. I'm Cameo, also known as Cami. I came all the way up from North Carolina. I've been told I've got it all. I'm an interesting looking, super soft torbie with a fluffy tail. More importantly though, I love people. I even love dogs and cats. My favorite thing to do is to chase the laser light. I also love playing with wand strings. What I'd like more than anything in the whole world is to find a family who will love me forever. Oh, and who are also willing to donate their laps for napping. Please, won't you pick me?

You Won't Want To Miss A Thing!

Upcoming Events
For more details on all of our events, click HERE
September 8
Dog Adoption Event
Muddy Paws Farm 
11 am - 1 pm

Cat Adoption Event
Potomac PetValu
11 am - 1 pm
September 9
PetExpo @ Franklin Park Purcellville VA
PCR will have adoptable dogs there plus vendors, demos, dog swim, activities for children, food, music and more! For more info, go to
10 am - 4 pm
Wednesday, September 12
Yappy Hour Summer Series
Riccuitis Kitchen - Olney, MD
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
*see above for more info
 September 15
Beltway Barks Adoption Event
Rockville Town Square
10 am - 2 pm 

Cat Adoption Event
Rockville Bark!
11 am - 1 pm
 September 20
Yappy Hour Summer Series - LAST ONE OF THE SEASON!
Silver - Bethesda, MD
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
*see above for more info
 September 29
Dog Adoption Event
Damascus PetValu
11 am - 1 pm

If you can help with any of these events, please email 
Kelly  at

Just For Fun...
Staff Pick of the Month 

Jennifer Frith, Bookkeeper/Admin at PetConnect Rescue, sent us this picture from one of her favorite cartoonists, off the by Mark Parisi.

So, this is how they decide...

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