For the love of paws...
PetConnect Rescue News - February 2019  Edition
Dear PetConnect Rescue Family,
 
Well, the numbers are in, and all I can say is " wow"! Last year, we saved 564 dogs and 501 cats and found homes for 940 of these animals. Many of them are still in the safety of foster care, but no doubt, they will also find their forever homes soon. We truly couldn't have saved this many lives without your help.

This month, as we celebrate the season of love, please remember to share the wealth with abandoned animals whose only desire is to bask in the love of a forever family. Not only will you be saving the life of a cat or dog, but you might just be helping yourself. Our furry friends play a critical role in providing love and affection that enriches our lives immeasurably. Improved health is another area where our animal companions play an important role; one where the benefits actually are measurable. And, significant (you can read more about that below).

So, this Valentine's Day, give your furry friends an extra hug - they bring us love and health!

To your happiness and wellness,

Lisa Velenovsky
Executive Director
It's Puppy Love Time!
Shopping and PUPS... 
A perfect combination and all for a good cause.

Saturday, February 9
11 am - 1 pm

Join PetConnect Rescue for one of our favorite events of the year...  PUPPY LOVE !

Come meet some of our adorable dogs at the Westfield Montgomery Mall
Lilly Pulitzer store.

Lilly Pulitzer will donate 10% of the sales proceeds during that time.

For more information,

PetConnect Rescue Represented...

Did you catch two PetConnect Rescue pups in this year's Animal Planet Dog Bowl last weekend? If you missed the show, it's not too late. For the entire episode, click  HERE to watch online. 

Dog Bowl II Iggy's Story
Dog Bowl II - Iggy's Story

PetConnect Rescue Updates
PetConnect Rescue In Action...

Opal - From Homeless to Happy-Ever-After!

This gentle girl was dumped in a shelter several months ago, pregnant and scared. PetConnect Rescue was moved by Opal's plight and agreed to pull both Momma and babies. Fast forward a few weeks and you can see Opal's life has been transformed.  

PCR Volunteer, Big Bruno, promised Opal he would bring her to safety.
Opal in her new home with 
 PCR alum, Lizzie, 
 and her human siblings.

But our work doesn't end here. There are thousands of Opals out there waiting for their chance at freedom. Ready to help? Check out how you can get involved and save lives by clicking HERE.
This Valentine's Day, Do Something Good for Your Heart...Adopt a Pet!

Ani mals lovers have known this for a long time, but no w research has shown that, indeed, pets are good for you!

How do they help?

Having a pet has been shown to reduce stress, lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, help provide social support, and boost overall happiness. Some studies point to increased exercise as the key. Others point to less cardiovascular reactivity (fewer spikes in blood pressure and heart rate).* While it isn't exactly clear what's behind the improved health, it is clear that pets are good for us. 

This Valentine's Day, forget roses and forget chocolates. Instead, go check out some of our adoptables. Who knows? Maybe you'll be saving two lives.

*Harvard Health Publishing and the American Heart Association
Save-the-Date!
 
March Muttness at 
7 Locks Brewing 
is right  around the corner! 
MARCH 24, 3-6 PM
Details coming soon...
 
Won't You Be Our Valentines?
Daphne

Clementine

Hi, everyone. I'm Daphne and guess what I recently accomplished? I had babies! PetConnect Rescue took me and my pups in and helped all of us get healthy. Now, I'm looking for a forever home where I can be spoiled.
I love to play, hike, and cuddle.
I'm also very social so my new house needs a tall fence. What can I say? I like visiting with my neighbors!
Are you ready for some serious
beagle love?  If you think that you are, please read more about me!

Meow, everyone. I'm Lil Clementine. I'm a little spit of a thing but don't underestimate me. I've got a lot of spunk and tons of energy. I'm looking for a new home with people who love to play! I really like cat toys and climbing up my cat tree. Oh, and did I mention how much I love food? Are you looking for a fun-loving kitten to keep you company all day? If so, then
I might be just the one for you. If you're ready to open your heart, please read more about me!

You Won't Want to Miss a Thing!


For more details on all of our events, click HERE

Saturday, 
February 9
Puppy Love Dog Adoption Event
Lilly Pulitzer Store - Westfield Montgomery Mall, Bethesda, MD
11 am - 1 pm


Saturday, 
February 16
Cat Adoption Event
Bark! Rockville, 1643 Rockville Pike, Rockville MD 20852
11 am - 1 pm

Saturday,
February 16
Cat Adoption Event
PetValu Purcellville, 120 Gateway Drive
Purcellville, VA 20132
11 am - 2 pm


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

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