September PAW This Month!

PAW Dog of the Month: Ziggy


Meet Ziggy!  Ziggy is 3 years old and weighs 45 lbs. Ziggy has lots of energy and would benefit from an active family.  Ziggy lives with 2 dogs, one bigger and one smaller, but he can be selective about his dog friends. Ziggy needs some work being comfortable walking on a leash and will need continued training. He gets anxious around dogs and people who are strangers to him and tends to bark and pull. An adult only home is preferred for Ziggy, although older teens may be okay. In an ideal world Ziggy would live in a house with a large back yard and tall privacy fence so he could run to his heart's content, however that is not a deal breaker as long as he gets plenty of exercise. Apartment/city living is not for is too noisy/stressful and he will bark.  

Despite not putting his best PAW forward when meeting new people, Ziggy truly is a great dog.  He bonds hard with people and he will be a very loyal best friend.  He is smart, house-trained, and adorably cute. Just wait until you see him carry around his blue and yellow monkey. Oh and did we mention the awesome kisses?!

Thank you for helping Ziggy find his forever home!

Submit Application for Ziggy!

PAW Cat of the Month: Pico


Pico is an approximately 2 year old black and white female domestic short hair. She has taken up lodging in her current abode after retiring from the Hyattsville yard life along with one of her kittens.  She's doing really well indoors, enjoying all the comforts of home, such as conditioned air, lavatory facilities, meal program, playtime, and regular petting sessions. Pico will flop on her back and enjoys having her tummy rubbed, and she will also give your hand little kisses, although, at this point, she has not committed to being a lap cat.  Looking into those beautiful green eyes, you'd never guess she wasn't born into the good life! 

Pico has been spayed, is up to date on vaccinations, and tested negative for FIV/FELV.

If you would like to learn more about Pico, please contact Annaliesa at

Upcoming Fundraising Opportunities!

PAW 2021 Calendar Contest!

• Was your pet adopted?
• Do you have a cute picture of your pet that you would love to share with the world?
• Too much time on your hands?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, PAW has an offer for you. Our 2021 Photo Contest! With a lot of people home, we have decided to start a little early this year. We are inviting all adopters (even if you adopted from another rescue/shelter) to submit photos to be in our 2021 Photo Contest. Our Photo Contest is open to all adopted cats & dogs, however, to be eligible for the 2021 PAW Calendar, your cat or dog must have been adopted through PAW.

The website is open and ready to accept your photo. We will be awarding prizes for the top three pictures with the most votes. Please click below for all information (rules, prizes, etc.) about our contest. The contest will run until the beginning of September.

To keep the contest on everyone's mind, we will be running a few "mini" contests throughout the next few months.

Enter the Contest!

AmazonSmile Charity Lists: A New Way to Give Through Amazon Smile!

Giving to charity has never been easier. AmazonSmile Charity Lists is a new and meaningful way for you to donate items directly to charitable organizations. With Charity Lists, all charity accounts are verified so you can take the guesswork out of giving and donate worry-free!

Begin purchasing items for dogs and cats in need here clicking the button below.


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.  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 Sanjeeta at You do not need to be a federal employee or retiree to help at the fairs. We really appreciate your help! 

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!

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Popular Fall Plants: Which Ones Are Pet-Friendly?

From our friends at the ASPCA...

As the days get shorter and the nights get chillier, it’s no surprise that we like to surround ourselves with things that bring us joy—pets and plants! But some plants aren’t suitable for our furry friends. To help keep animals safe this autumn season, our experts at the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) have curated a list of the top 10 most popular fall plants so you can see which are pet-friendly and which you should avoid.

Click here to read more!

Donations are Appreciated!

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Partnership for Animal Welfare, Inc.

P.O. Box 1074, Greenbelt
United States