PAWgress Newsletter September 2016
September Shelter News
Join us even if you do not have a dog

Join us for a fantastic day of fun for Fido, and the families that love them!   All day long we will have fun things for both dogs and people to enjoy!  Demo's, contests, prizes, little dog races, lure chasing, agility course, adoptions, vendors, food for both pups & people, and the all new just for kids, the "Kid Zone" with face painting, pony rides, moon bounce and more!    You won't want to miss this perfect day for pets and people!  All proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Charles County.

Take a peak at last years' "Mutt Madness" -- HERE YOU GO CLICK HERE
Vendors & Sponsors Join us for:
RESCUES & SHELTERS -- Join us (No Charge for non-profit)

VENDORS -- Join Us

SPONSORS -- advertise with us and support a wonderful life saving cause
Deadline for submission September 9, 2016.
September Upcoming Events

Sep 3 -- Volunteer Orientation 2-4pm
Sep 4 -- 4-Week Dog Obedience Class Begins
Sep 12 - Blue Crabs "Bark in the Park"

Check our Calendar often, as we are always adding new events!
Southern Maryland Crabs & Seafood put the FUN in FUNdraising!  

Our friends at Southern Maryland Crabs & Seafood will be selling raffle tickets for a chance to win a bushel of crabs!  $1.00 for 1 ticket, $5.00 for 6 tickets.  If you don't have cash, no worries, donate a pet friendly item such as dog/cat or puppy/kitten food and that donation will net you a raffle ticket!   All items and the funds collected will be donated to our shelter!      

Winner selected Saturday, Sept 10th!  From 12-4pm, visit and enjoy boats, Spiderman, free giveaways, samples, and sweet treats!  


Fun for Home School Groups!

Introducing our Brand New

Many different ages are covered in our brand new "Pets and Wildlife Service (PAWS) Clubs.

PAWS & Jr. PAWS Club meet the 2nd Thursday of each month starting September 8, 2016 - May of 2017.

Tiny PAWS Club meets each Thursday.  (First Club, September 8)

PAWS Club - Ages 11-15 (6-8 pm)
Jr. PAWS Club - Ages 6-10 (4-6 pm)
Tiny PAWS Club - Ages 3-5 (10 am - 12 pm)

to help us pull together a fantastic fun day for fido, families and friends!
(remember to join us even if you don't have a dog)

Mutt Madness Volunteer Orientations
October 1 12-1pm
October 5 6-7pm

Volunteers needed to help with:
Set Up/Take Down (Day of Event)
Adoption Zone (Help with Animals)
Kid Zone 
Dog Game Zone
Contest Zone
Vendors/Exhibitor Zone
Floater (help where help is needed)

If you'd like to help us with this fun event, please visit our WEBPAGE and fill out the online volunteer form, and select which Mutt Madness Volunteer Orientation you can attend.  At the orientation, we will pair you with the Zone Leader for the area you would like to help.  

A Volunteer Application must be filled out and on file.  To print and download Volunteer Application, CLICK HERE.

For a Fillable Volunteer Application, CLICK HERE (must have Adobe Acrobat).

Email your completed Volunteer Application to the Mutt Madness Committee
Featured Pet "RADIO" our Tri-Pod Pup

If Radio could talk, he'd tell you he didn't mean to get hit by a car and be left on the side of the road.    

Radio was found with a severely crushed front leg by animal control.  When animal control got close to him, all they saw was the wag of his tail.  In much pain, he still managed a tail wag and an appreciative lick on the cheek!  It was determined that his right front leg was so shattered it would never heal and the leg had to be amputated. Radio is learning how to walk fine with 3 legs and is a young energetic fellow who says "I'm not slowing down simply because I only have 3 legs!" Radio is estimated to be under 1 year old with a long life to live!  Please give us a call or stop by to meet this sweet boy.  He might have a little hitch in his giddy-up, but he's a wonderful pup!   

If you cannot adopt, please consider donating to "Honey's Fund" which helps animals like Radio that we see that need more vet care than the normal vetting that animals receive.  
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