PetConnect Rescue News - July 2018  Edition

Dear PetConnect Rescue Family,

Volunteers....volunteers are the heart and soul of our organization. They are the reason we are able to save the lives of so many animals in need. Often, I hear volunteers say that they wish they could do more or that they feel like they aren't doing enough. Please believe me when I say that every little action helps. Driving a load of donations from one place to another, handling a dog at an adoption event, driving a transport, helping in a lost dog search, serving on the PCR Council are just a few examples of the work that is needed to keep us going. It all matters and so do you. Together, we can do this.

From our house to yours, happy July 4th! Please be sure to take special care of your animals during fireworks time.

With Much Gratitude,
Catherine Edwards
Executive Director
Paws For The News
Puppies and Kittens Everywhere!

Have you taken a look at the PetConnect Rescue website or social media pages in a while? If so, you've seen just how many puppies and kittens need forever homes.

Why the influx?

The increase in daylight hours trigger female cats and dogs to go into heat. Couple that with better weather and surprise, you've got lots of babies wandering the streets.

What happens then?

Stray kittens and puppies are often picked up by animal control and taken to the local shelter. To make room for them, older, harder-to-place cats and dogs are often euthanized. Even still, the shelters fill to capacity and the pleas for help start rolling into PetConnect Rescue.

What can I do to help?

  • Spay or neuter your own pets. After that, be sure to spread the word far & wide.
  • Thinking about fostering? Now's the time! Puppies and kittens are usually fostered in groups of 2-3. While they can be time consuming, they are often quickly adopted.
  • Consider adopting a new pet of your own.
  • Get involved in a Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR) program in your neighborhood. 
  • Donate time, supplies and money.
Saturday, October 6, 2018
Wheaton Regional Park
PetConnect Rescue Fun & Fabulous Events
Friday, July  6  
is PetConnect Rescue Appreciation Night with Bethesda Big Train Baseball!

 Come see the Bethesda Big Train take on the  FCA Her ndon Braves!

What:  FREE baseball tickets for PetConnect Rescue adopters, volunteers, and supporters 
(Sorry, no furry friends allowed at this event)
When: Friday, July 6 - Gates open at 5:30pm, game time is 7:00pm

Where: Povich Field, 10600 Westlake Drive, Bethesda, MD 20852 
(next to Cabin John Ice Rink)

Contact Robyn at Tickets are first come, first served 
and supplies are limited.

*Be sure to wear your PetConnect Rescue gear!
Its officially summer! 
Bring your furry friend out for a night on the town. 10% of the event's proceeds comes back to PetConnect Rescue.

July Yappy Hour Events:

Thursday, July 12 from 4 pm - 6:30 pm 
7150 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda MD

Wednesday, July 18 from 5 pm - 7 pm 
116 Main Street, Gaithersburg MD

Thank you to our generous Yappy Hour sponsors:

Virginia PCR lovers, bring your furry friend out for a night on the town. 20% of all pint purchases comes back to us!

Belly Love Brewing Company

Our Awesome Adoptables!
Dog of the Month:
Cat of the Month:

Hi, everyone. I'm Lucy. I came all the way from Puerto Rico! I am the perfect size, weighing in at 30 pounds of awesomeness. Everyone thinks I have some lab in me, but honestly, who knows?! A little about me... I like toys and I like my people. My most favorite thing to do is cuddle. If cuddling were an Olympic event, I would win the gold!  Sometimes, I can be shy around other dogs, but once I get used to them, they're fine to be around. I just really love my people. Please, will you adopt me?

Meow, I'm Darling Olive. I'm only three months old, but I'm already figuring it all out. For example, I know how much I love food, cat trees, and wand toys. What more can you want? Well, I do want something else... I'd like a forever family. See, since I'm a black cat, I'm having a harder time finding that perfect family. I can't understand why. I'm adorable, I have these amazing eyes, and once I get to know you, I'm very friendly. Are you ready to open your home and heart to me?

You Won't Want To Miss A Thing!

Upcoming Events
For more details on all of our events, click HERE
Friday, July 6
PetConnect Rescue Appreciation Night at Bethesda Big Train Baseball
Povich Field, 10600 Westlake Drive, Bethesda, MD 
Doors open at 5:30 pm, Game starts at 7 pm
*Must have tickets or be on the ticket list, email for more info

Belly Love Pups & Pints Series
Belly Love Brewing, 725 E. Main St Purcellville, VA
5 pm - 7 pm

Saturday, July 7
Dog Adoption Event
Kentlands Bark!
11 am - 1 pm

Cat Adoption Event
Potomac PetValu
11 am - 1 pm

Thursday, July 12
Yappy Hour Summer Series
Silver Restaurant, 7150 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD
4 pm - 6:30 pm 
*see above for more info
Wednesday, July 18
Yappy Hour Summer Series
Coal Fire Kentlands, 116 Main St, Gaithersburg, MD
5 pm - 7 pm
*see above for more info
Friday, July 20
Belly Love Pups & Pints Series
Belly Love Brewing, 725 E. Main St Purcellville, VA
5 pm - 7 pm
Saturday, July 21
Dog Adoption Event
Potomac PetValu
11 am - 1 pm

Saturday, July 28
Dog Adoption Event
Purcellville PetValu
11 am - 1 pm

Cat Adoption Event
Purcellville PetValu
1 pm - 3 pm

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

Just For Fun...
Staff Pick of the Month 

Courtney Bayer, Muddy Paws Farm's Caretaker and Behavior Trainer sent us this gem. 

"This is me when I'm alone..." 

Courtney, I think we can all relate. Enjoy!

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