PetConnect Rescue News - April 1, 2017 Edition
Happy Spring! Now that the colder months are behind us (paws crossed), we are ready to offer some new and different ways to HELP SAVE LIVES, and we hope that you will want to get involved. In May, we will be holding our first yard sale! Time to look through your closets and garage for items that could use a new home. Volunteers are needed to help run the event. There will be plenty of ways to join in, even if you just come to shop! We also wanted to acknowledge that
March Muttness was a huge success, and once again, we have young people joining in to help rescue animals, as you will see in our Contributor's Corner section below! Cheers!
Does Your Wardrobe Need a Spring Makeover?
Looking For That Perfect Mother's Day or Graduation Gift?
for a Shop & Share and mini dog adoption
Saturday, April 1, 2017
12211 River Road, Potomac, MD 20854
Come out for an afternoon of shopping, light gourmet fare, and furry friends.
Sonoran Rose will be donating 15% of shopping proceeds to PetConnect Rescue.
Quirky Dog Artwork will also be there and will be donating 10% of all
commissions to PetConnect Rescue.
|Quirky Dog Artwork by Alessandra Chiotti
PetConnect Rescue Yard Sale
Ready to give away the exersaucer, power drill or bike taking up space in your garage? Now's the time to clean out, donate and help out for the first ever
PetConnect Rescue Yard Sale.
Saturday, May 6, 2017
8am - 2pm
8809 Wandering Trail Drive
Potomac, MD 20854
Donuts, coffee, hotdogs, baked goods, water and soda will be available for purchase. All proceeds go directly to helping our cats and dogs!
We need stuff! Items most needed: baby gear, furniture and clothes, kid sports equipment (especially bikes), kid clothes, video games, complete board games, toys, outdoor game equipment, power tools, electronics, camping equipment and women's professional clothes. Items should be clean and in good working condition. If items are battery operated, the batteries need to be included and working. Items will be accepted April 30th and beyond.
We need volunteers! Shifts are 9am - 5pm on May 5th, to sort and tag, 7am - 3pm on May 6th to set up, sell and clean up.
If you can volunteer or have questions about item drop off, contact Robyn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
March Muttness Was A Huge Success!
Thanks to all our supporters who were able to join us
for a night of fun at
Delicious beer, yummy pizza, playful canines, exciting games, and
support for PetConnect Rescue combined to make a memorable evening.
Our adorable adoptables loved making new friends as they explored
Our hearts smiled seeing some of our favorite
alumni dogs come
show off their forever families.
The alum were sure to
share stories of
happiness and hope with the adoptable pups.
Special thanks to 7 Locks Brewing, Jen Salaj, Kelly Grinham,
Lynne Gartenhaus, and all the other volunteers who helped
this event such a success.
Stay tuned for our next 7 Locks Brewing event!
Pet Portrait Opportunity
Just In Time For Mother's And Father's Day!
Outside the Lines Pet Photography is offering rare
mini sessions for your pet on Saturday, April 22nd at
The Cheeky Puppy
1709 Connecticut Ave NW in Dupont Circle.
Sessions cost $40 and
include either a mounted 8x10 picture or a set of magnets with the same image.
20% of the proceeds will come directly to
This is the perfect gift for Mother's or Father's Day.
Don't delay, sign up now!
||Abby's original centerpieces
Abby Uhlfelder, a 13 year old 7th grader at Cabin John Middle School, celebrated her Bat Mitzvah on March 18th. As part of her Mitzvah project, Abby volunteered with various
animal rescue organizations, and in an attempt to raise awareness about the plight of at-risk animals,
Abby collected informational items from rescue organizations like PetConnect. She used them to create original, rescue-focused centerpieces for her party. What a great idea! Abby, congratulations on your big day, and thank you for being such a passionate supporter of rescue.
4/1/17 - Dog Adoption Event
11:00AM - 1:00PM
4/15/17 - Cat Adoption Event
11:00AM - 1:00PM
4/23/17 - Cat Adoption Event
11:00AM - 1:00PM
4/29/17 - Open House/Adoption Event
Fairland Animal Hospital
1:00PM - 3:00PM
If you can help with any of these events,
please email Kelly at