August PAW This Month!

PAW Dog of the Month: Monroe


Monroe is an outgoing, playful, loving 2 year old, 61 lb., male Treeing Walker Coonhound. He loves to play with people and dogs of all shapes and sizes, and does really great in the car. He attended a Bowie Baysox game recently and was quite anxious around the loud noises in the stadium, which makes sense since he's originally from a very rural area. New experiences are scary! Monroe is trying to work on his house-training but does still have accidents; he just needs someone to show him the ropes! Living indoors is a new thing for Monroe. If you want a sweet and very energetic pup who loves people and dogs, Monroe is the dog for you!

Check out Monroe's adorable morning wake up routine:

If you are interested in adopting Monroe, please go to to submit an application. Thank you for helping Monroe find his forever home!

PAW Cat of the Month: Lupine


Lupine is a small and cuddly cat with one eye. As a small kitten in November 2018, Lupine and her fellow litter mates were rescued from a hoarding situation. They were all suffering with a respiratory infection that left Lupine blind in her right eye. In July it was necessary to remove her eye. She is a true lap cat. If you are watching TV or reading a book, she wants to be there with you on your lap. Lupine gets along well with other cats. Her favorite game is to play soccer with any kind of ball or toy. She enjoys boxes, toys on a string and cooing to the humans in the house. Having only one eye has not stopped this warm and cuddly kitty from doing anything.

Consider adopting Lupine along with one of her wonderful siblings (she's best friends with Allium) = instant loving cat family!

Lupine is spayed, FIV/FELV negative and up to date on her vaccinations.

If you would like to meet Lupine, please contact Sally at

Thank you for helping Lupine find her forever home!

Upcoming Fundraising Opportunities!


It's that time again...time to send in your photos and show off your favorite rescue pet to your family, friends and their rescue friends everywhere.

There is no fee to enter your pet, (See Rules for complete participation guidelines and eligibility requirements).

Voting is open to everyone and anyone, so make sure to encourage your friends, family, and coworkers to vote. Each vote is $1.00, with a minimum purchase of 5 votes. Votes can be applied to one entry or spread over several entries. Voting fees will provide support for our dogs and cats at Partnership for Animal Welfare. We are completely donation based - Thank You for your Support.

The top 3 pictures with the most votes during the entire contest will win your choice of Prizes!

For more information and to enter the Contest, please go to

We can't wait to see all your rescue animals!

Thursday Yappy Hours at Caddies!

PAW has an exciting new sponsorship for the summer! Caddies Bar & Grill in Bethesda, MD will be offering Yappy Hour each Thursday from 5:30 to 8:30PM through September 30 where they will be featuring a puppy inspired cocktail menu. For each Titos drink sold through September 30 on Yappy Hour Thursdays, Titos will donate $1 to PAW.

Bring your fellow dog lovers and pups, if weather permits, and come support PAW. Let's make Caddies your destination yappy social hour for the summer! 

We are so excited for our Tito's and Caddies sponsorship and appreciate them helping us make a difference in the community!

Caddies Bar & Grill
4922 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814

Enjoy fun activities for pups and people of all ages at Barks, Brews, & Bites!

In celebration of National Dog Day, Cathedral Commons is throwing a block party just for our loyal companions. Enjoy an ice-cold brew or cocktail, nosh on local bites, and enjoy live music from Justin Trawick and The Common Good, while your pup makes friends and gets pampered with on-site grooming, complimentary nail trims, tasty treats, and refreshing puppy pools!

There will be giveaways and wellness tips too!

Don’t have a dog? Stop by and visit our dogs available for adoption!

RSVP to mark your calendar!

RSVP Here!

Silver New American Brasserie in Bethesda and Cathedral will be
supporting PAW as part of their "Pups on the Patio" program, which
runs every Thursday through October 31st.  For each event, which runs
from 4:00PM to 6:30PM, Silver will donate 10% of the group sales to PAW.  The dates for the events are:

-  August 29th - Silver Cathedral
-  September 26th - Silver Cathedral
-  October 3rd, 17th, and 24th - Silver Cathedral
-  October 3rd and 24th - Silver Bethesda

Silver Bethesda
7150 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20815

Silver Cathedral
3404 Wisconsin Ave, Washington, DC 20016

PAW just earned a 2019 Silver Seal by adding information to our Nonprofit Profile on GuideStar. Now our community members, as well as 10+ million GuideStar users, can find in-depth financial information about our organization. Plus, we’ve provided fresh information to 200+ charitable websites and applications that use GuideStar data, such as AmazonSmile, Facebook, and Network for Good.

What do you think? Check out our profile at

GuideStar is the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations. Foundation Center and GuideStar have joined forces to become a new nonprofit called Candid. Learn more at

How Maryland and Federal Employees Can Help PAW

Maryland Charity Campaign (MCC): is a workplace charitable giving program that offers State Employees and eligible Retirees the opportunity to contribute to charities using the convenience of payroll deduction. Currently, more than 800 charities participate in the campaign, including PAW. The MCC runs from October 9 - December 18, 2018. If you are a MD State employee or eligible retiree and would like to donate to PAW through the MCC, please go to: Thank you!

Combined Federal Campaign (CFC): About 85% of PAW expenses this year will be for veterinary care and boarding for our rescue animals. Our funding is entirely dependent on individual bequests, donations at fundraising events, the website, and the Combined Federal Campaign. CFC is the workplace charitable donation vehicle for active and retired federal employees and contractors, and represents more than 22,000 charities. We receive about 20% of our income through CFC, a 50% decline over recent years. Donations to all CFC charities are down and this year's fundraising atmosphere will be particularly challenging. If we are to continue to rescue, heal, and place animals at our current pace, we need to raise significantly more CFC funds. If you are an active or retired federal employee and would like to donate through CFC, please be sure to speak with your agency CFC coordinator. You can also ask your CFC coordinator to get us an invitation to their charity fair!  CFC events occur primarily between early October and mid-November on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. If you are interested in helping at one of the fairs, please contact Martha at You do not need to be a federal employee or retiree to help at the fairs. We really appreciate your help! 

Shop with Amazon Smile!

When shopping online with Amazon, make sure you shop through Amazon Smile. It is exactly the same, except a portion of your purchase will benefit PAW. In the 1st Quarter of this year, Amazon Smile users contributed $362.44 by just simply shopping. So please remember to shop with Amazon Smile and make sure PAW is your chosen non-profit. Thank you for all of your support!

Donate Your Birthday!

Do you have a birthday coming up? As you may know, Facebook allows you to campaign for the nonprofit of your choice for your birthday. We'd love it if you would campaign for PAW! Need help getting started? Click the button below for step-by-step directions. Thank you for your generosity, and Happy Birthday!

Start FB Birthday Campaign!

Using the “She’s a Rescue Dog” Excuse

Why I'm going to stop.

A Message From our Friends at Psychology Today

Bella doesn’t like to be touched by humans she doesn’t know and trust. When I’m out walking with Bella and I encounter other dog-walkers or run into people I know, Bella will stand or sit quietly behind me or by my side. She’s a perfect lady. But if a stranger reaches out to try to pet Bella, she reacts. She’ll pull her ears back and get tense and if they keep moving forward she’ll bark and even give a cautionary nip at their fingers. To avoid having people try to pet Bella, I’ve put a bright orange “Caution” sleeve on her collar, and try to always position myself in between Bella and other people.

Still, many people fail to notice or heed these warnings and will try to pet her or will (as advised by many dog behavior books) hold out a hand to let her sniff—a gesture which Bella finds threatening rather than inviting.

As a result, I often find myself in awkward situations where people’s friendly attempts to greet Bella have been rebuffed by me or Bella or both. And for whatever reason, I feel the need to make excuses. The excuse I tend to use is “she’s a rescue dog.” It's as if this should explain why she doesn’t particularly like or trust people and why she is so cranky.

Click here to read more!

Follow former PAW dog Bruno (formerly "Tyler") on Instagram!

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Requested Donation Items

Cleaning out your closets? If you have any of these items, we would be grateful for a donation!

We need the following items:

1. Metal dog water bowls for our dog adoption shows - medium to large size preferred.

2. Dog brushes (as clean as possible please)

3. Leashes for large dogs (leather or nylon leashes only - we don’t use the retractable kind)

4. Nylon dog harnesses (all sizes - as clean as possible please) 

5. Towels - all sizes (clean)

Thank you!!

Donations are Appreciated!

Donate Here!

OR Mail in this Donation Form:

Partnership for Animal Welfare, Inc.

P.O. Box 1074, Greenbelt
United States