November 18, 2016 Edition |  PetConnectRescue.org
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Are You Jolly?
We Need You To Be Santa!
Bark_ Photos with Santa Flyer
We need someone to volunteer to be Santa for our upcoming
Photos with Santa event!

December 3rd 
11am - 2pm
At The Kentlands Bark!

For event details, please click the image above or link here.

If interested in being Santa, please contact Tammy at 

It is time to celebrate all of our awesome PCR volunteers. 
You do so much for the animals and we cant thank you enough. Please join us for our annual Volunteer Appreciation gathering. 

Here is the link to the Evite:
Recent Cat Adoptions!
Bran & Robb (adopted together), 
Arya, Lucy, Mikey, Pico, Raindrop, Shamrock, Twiggy, Jon Snow, 
Carly & Java (adopted together), 
Mali (pictured above), Belle, 
Oliver, Godiva, Louie, Lauren,
Rickon & Sansa (adopted together),  
Greg & Marsha (adopted together).
Recent Dog Adoptions!

Mufasa (pictured above), Captain, 
Autumn, Boomer, Lady,
Disney's Ariel, Disney's Buzz,
Amber, Batman, Jack, Disney's Belle,
Runt, Tiger Lily, Raven, Ginger,
Dolly, Palmer, Prince, Clyde,  Dory,
Jeannie, Chief, Molly, Archie,
Nala, Pluto, Jacqueline, Scarlett,
Spike, Sully, Katie, Sammy, Coco,
Stitch, Shelby, Adele, Brenda,
Fletcher, Disney's Minnie,  Timmy,
Disney's Simba,  Disney's Sebastian
Piper, Disney's Bolt, Ellie, Bear,
Disney Mickey, Ella, Atlantis,  Drake,
 Melody, Alyx, Lillie Layne,
Pebbles, Laila, Tommy, Hunter,
Lovable Lily, Lilo, Aurora & Polo.
This fall, PCR held two foster training sessions. One in Middleburg and the other in Gaithersburg. Each session had a great turnout, and fosters were given basic training information, tips for handling new foster dogs and swapped stories. Fostering is the backbone of our rescue, and we appreciate the time fosters took out of their busy days to learn more about animal rescue and fostering for PCR.

We hope to offer 2 more sessions in the Spring of 2017.  Stay tuned!

Former President,
George W. Bush, 
Adopts  Rescue Dog!

Meet Freddy Bush, the adorable, new, fuzzy Bush family member adopted from the SPCA of Texas. 
 Freddie is the first shelter animal to be adopted by a president!

You can read the full story here.

Volunteers Needed

As the holiday season approaches, we are looking for volunteers to help us collect donations from local pet stores, offices, vets, or other locations. Volunteers are asked to secure a local business as a donation site to collect pet supplies.
We will provide a box for you to drop off at the business and ask that you check in regularly to collect any donated items. We are flexible with where you can drop off the collected donations throughout the 
holiday season. 

 If you can assist in helping with our  Holiday Donation Drive, please email  Catherine at CEdwards@petconnectrescue.org

 Don't Miss Out on the Action! 

Join Our 
Weekly  Volunteer Needs 
Mailing List!

After hearing about all of our wonderful life-saving work and the activities to support the animals, wouldn't you like to get more involved? 

You will receive  important news/pleas regarding additional help that we may need with things like adoption events and transports. Our needs are communicated through these special emails.

If you are not already part of our weekly emails from our 
Volunteer Coordinator, 
Kelly Grinham, please sign up now 
so that we can let you know 
our week-to-week needs.
November 18, 2016 

Dear PetConnect Rescue Friend,

The holiday season is quickly approaching. 
Let's not forget those less fortunate than us, the abandoned cats and dogs who need our help, no matter what time of year it may be.


As you read below, please take note of the big

#GivingTuesday event. Keep all of the dogs and cats in mind who are sitting in scary, dark shelters, hoping for someone to come for them. They dream of a caring person who will offer them a safe, warm bed and a love-filled home. 

On  Tuesday, November 29th , your donation can make THE difference for a dog or cat in need.


Thank you!

Join The Global Movement!

November 29, 2016
Get Ready to Give!

Rescue Stories You Can't Forget 

These animals are just three of the
hundreds who benefited from 
your support this year. 

On 11/29/16,  #GivingTuesday kicks off 
our annual holiday campaign. We hope you 
can help us continue to save animals just 
like Rocky, Sammy and Sunshine by 
making  a holiday donation.

This adorable pup didn't always look 
so happy and healthy. Rocky was 
surrendered to a local shelter with 
a multitude of health issues. One of our veterinary partners helped diagnose Rocky 
with thyroid disease, which is easily treated 
with medication. With medical intervention,
  a lot of love and patience from his foster, Charles,  he made a miraculous recovery. 
Where is Rocky now? Charles fell in love with
this  little guy and couldn't part with him. 
A foster failure of the best kind!

Meet Sammy and Sunshine...
Say hello to this 8-week-old brother and sister duo.  They came into the Lenoir County, NC shelter after Hurricane Matthew, scared and covered with fleas. Now healthy and safe, 
they are free to pounce and play all they want in  their foster home and are waiting 
to be adopted into their forever homes. 

THANK YOU For A Successful
Booster Campaign!

Thanks to your generous donations and a successful Booster, we raised $6,384.64 to help our heartworm positive dogs. Allie, Hope,
 Devon and Mulan have started their treatment, and the remaining 3 will be treated 
one-by-one very soon. 

Your generosity has given these wonderful dogs the second chance they so deserve. 
On behalf of the "Magnificent 7" 
and everyone at PetConnect, thank you!

Katie Buckner!
Katie Buckner, pictured here with Executive Director, Catherine Edwards, are ready to team up to keep PetConnect Rescue on a great course. In early November, Katie was elected to the position after current Board President, 
Barb Kertess, had completed her term. 

Katie is passionate about rescue, has fostered both cats and dogs, has been an Adoption Coordinator, Captain of our Strut Your Mutt Team and active in a variety of fundraising and promotional events on behalf of PCR. 
Katie is excited to be in her new role.  

We also want to extend a HUGE thank you to 
Barb Kertess for doing a FANTASTIC job 
as PCR Board President  over the past 3 years!

Adoption Events!
11/19/16 - Cat Adoption Event
Rockville BARK!
11:00AM - 1:00PM  
12/3/16 - Dog Adoption Event 
& Photos with Santa: 
Kentlands BARK!
11:00AM - 1:00PM

12/10/16 - Holiday Purrs 
Cat Adoption Even t:
Lilly Pulitzer Store, Westfield Montgomery
1:00PM - 4:00PM

1/7/17 - Dog Adoption Event:
Kentlands BARK!
11:00AM - 1:00PM
I f you can help with any of these events, please email Kelly at

For complete event location information,  click here.

PCR's Cat & Dog of the Month 

Visit my profile by clicking here.

Visit my profile by clicking here.

**Please note: Once you click the link, you may need to wait a couple of seconds for the profile to load.

Please spread the word to help these two gorgeous guys find their forever homes!
Looking Ahead...
Here are some of our upcoming events  & projects:
  • November 20 - PCR's Annual Volunteer Appreciation Party
  • CFC Campaign - Fall 2016
  • MCC Campaign - Fall 2016
  • CCC Campaign - Fall 2016
  • December 10 - Holiday Purr's with Lilly Pulitzer Westfield Montgomery
  • Fall 2017 Wine, Whiskers & Wags - PCR's Wine Tasting Fundraiser

On behalf of all the PCR dogs and cats, thank you for all that you do.


Catherine Edwards
Executive Director
PetConnect Rescue Inc. 

PetConnect Rescue, Inc.info@petconnectrescue.org | 877-838-9171
P.O. Box 60714
Potomac, MD 20859