PetConnect Rescue News - August 2018  Edition

Dear PetConnect Rescue Family,

Progress made!  A couple of years ago, our cat adoption numbers were trending in the wrong direction.  According to the Best Friends Animal Society, community cats are an area in rescue (along with large breed dogs), that still needs attention and help. We recognized our own problem and went looking for a solution.

Our PCR Cat Team rallied! A few people from the dog side shifted over to the cat side, more adoption events were scheduled, and an active cat team from Purcellville, VA, joined forces with PetConnect Rescue. A few more hands to help the situation was truly needed. Here are the data to show the positive change and outstanding growth:

Saved rates almost tripled and adoptions nearly followed!
Cat Stats:  
1/1/17 to 7/31/17:
Saved: 91
Adopted: 77

1/1/18 to 7/31/18:
Saved: 261
Adopted: 199
Let's keep these new PCR trends moving in the right direction!

Thank you, PetConnect Rescue supporters and volunteers. We are really making a difference. Let's keep up the great work!

With Much Gratitude,
Catherine Edwards
Executive Director
Paws For The News
Ronnie Hadorn Canine Cottage
Dedication Event

Despite a deluge of rain, the PetConnect Rescue Board of Directors, staff and dedicated volunteers gathered on Saturday, July 21, to celebrate the official dedication of the Ronnie Hadorn Canine Cottage for Seniors and the Akin Caregivers Garden.

Honoree Michael Akin, who facilitated a large bequest from the estate of the late Veronica "Ronnie" Hadorn, was presented with a handmade bench to be placed outside of the newly renovated canine cottage as well as a plaque, which will soon adorn the cottage. 

Special thanks to Diane Wood, Carole Dell, Lizette Chanock, and Wendy Grubbs for working so hard to get the Senior Dog Program up and running. 

Many thanks to Michael, Wendi, and Miles Akin for continuing to support PetConnect Rescue's efforts to help our senior dogs find loving homes. We're so grateful for this special friendship and can't wait to watch Miles grow up to be an animal rescuer as well.

Click here for more information on PetConnect Rescue's Senior Dog Program.

Coming soon...
PetConnect Rescue's PAWction
Attention PCR Lovers: 

We're still looking for great auction items. Do you have theater or sports tickets you can't use? Do you have a condo at the beach and are willing to donate a weekend? Do you own a business and are willing to donate an item?  Contact Robyn at

Thank you for helping us make this event a success!
Saturday, October 6, 2018
Wheaton Regional Park
PetConnect Rescue Fun & Fabulous Events
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.

August Yappy Hour Events:

Sunday, August 12 from 4 - 6 pm 

Wednesday, August 29 from 4:30 - 6:30 pm 

Thank you to our generous Yappy Hour sponsors:

Our Awesome Adoptables!

Hi, everyone. I'm  Cash. I'm 10 months old and am so excited to be out of a shelter. I pretty much love everything about life right now. I love exploring outside, I love my new toys, and I really love people. I've been called a champion snuggler. I'm also house and crate trained so no worries there. Come meet me soon. I'll be the one with the wagging tail because I'm always so happy to meet new people. Ready to make me a part of your family?

Meow, I'm Fred.  I'm a 3-month-old orange tabby. PetConnect Rescue saved me and my two siblings (Felicia and Frank) from a shelter down south. Sometimes it takes
me a little bit to warm up but 
trust me, it's worth the wait. 
I love playing with my new toys, and I really love my foster cat sister. She's been showing me the ropes. I'm hoping to be adopted by someone who has a cat already because I love to play! 
Please, will you adopt me? 

You Won't Want To Miss A Thing!

Upcoming Events
For more details on all of our events, click HERE
Saturday, August 4
Dog Adoption Event
Gaithersburg Bark! 
11 am - 1 pm

Cat Adoption Event
Potomac PetValu
11 am - 1 pm
Saturday, August 11
Dog Adoption Event
Damascus PetValu
11 am - 1 pm
Sunday, August 12
Yappy Hour Summer Series
Coal Fire - Gaithersburg, MD
4 pm - 6 pm
*see above for more info
Saturday, August 18
Cat Adoption Event
Rockville Bark!
11 am - 1 pm 
Saturday, August 25
Cat Adoption Event
Purcellville PetValu
11 am - 1 pm
Dog Adoption Event
Purcellville PetValu
1 pm - 3 pm
Weds, August 29
Yappy Hour Summer Series
Mellow Mushroom - Rockville Town Square - Rockville, MD
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
*see above for more info

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

Just For Fun...
Staff Pick of the Month 

Robyn Buchsbaum, Development Coordinator at PetConnect Rescue, sent us this picture from one of her favorite cartoonists, Off The Leash.

I'm sure a few of us can relate....

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