March PAW This Month!

PAW Dog of the Month: Freckles


Freckles is a 9 month old, 25 lb pointer mix. He is very sweet and loves to meet people and dogs. We also believe that Lotus is his mom. They love to play together. Freckles being a puppy, he has typical puppy behavior, including biting when playing with you. This puppy is all heart. Freckles is a lot of energy to deal with but once you are both on the same wavelength, you will just love that energy together. He is so friendly and so eager to please, it just wins you over. He walks pretty well on a leash, sort of all over the place but that's what they do if they have not been trained on a leash. He likes kids; he likes everyone who will play with him. He loves playing with the other dogs, not sure about cats.

Thank you for helping Freckles find her forever home!

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PAW Cat of the Month: Shooting Star


Shooting Star and his brother Bottle Rocket were turned in to a rural Virginia rescue when they were very young. Both boys were born in March 2019. Bottle Rocket has been adopted but Shooting Star is still looking for his forever home.

Shooting Star is a buff tabby male with medium hair. He's a little more shy than his brother Bottle Rocket and can become a bit startled by sudden movements or loud noises. However, he does enjoy petting sessions on his foster dad's lap, and often gauges situations based on what his brother does. His ideal forever home would be either as a single pet, or with an outgoing feline friend that he can stick with. Shooting Star would probably enjoy a dog-free home without children.

Shooting Star is neutered, microchipped, up to date on his vaccinations and tested negative for FIV/FELV.

To learn more about Shooting Star, please contact Heather at

Thank you for helping Shooting Star find his forever home!

Upcoming Fundraising Opportunities!


Check out these wonderful PAW license plate frames, which can be purchased by special arrangement by emailing Tracy Crotty at, or follow the link below to order them through the mail. Please note there will be a $7.00 shipping fee if mailed. The frames are $15 each, all proceeds, of course, go towards helping PAW continue our mission of rescuing homeless dogs and cats and finding them forever homes.

Buy PAW License Plate Frames Here!

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 Martha 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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During these unsettling times, animals are often forgotten. Some people give up their animals, and others aren't adopting because they are staying in their homes, and so the shelters become overrun with homeless animals, and are forced to make decisions about who will live and who will be euthanized.

How can you help? Stuck in the house? Why not use this opportunity to save a dog or cat’s life by fostering...or even adopting?!

Interested? Go to to submit an application for dog fostering or to submit a dog adoption application. Want to foster or adopt a cat? Email Heather at Thank you!!

Helping Your Dog Survive During a Quarantine

Quarantine means no one goes out — and that includes your pup, unless you have a private outdoor space for them. Here’s how to help your dog thrive while you’re both stuck indoors.

A Message From our Friends at The New York Times

The only good thing about Covid-19 is that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (C.D.C.), World Health Organization (W.H.O.) and other experts are in agreement that there are no meaningful signs that our pets can get this virus or spread it. That said, although our pets aren’t getting sick, Covid-19 is changing the lives of pets across the country, especially for dogs and in particular those living in apartments.

Prepare properly

If you are not yet quarantined and have time to prepare, think beyond toilet paper and instead, about supplies for your pets that you need to have on hand.

Heather Loenser, D.V.M. and senior veterinary officer at the American Animal Hospital Association, expressed concern that many pet owners weren’t going to be prepared with the supplies that they might need if they weren’t able to leave their homes for a couple of weeks. Pet food and cleaning supplies should be at the top of your list for things to stock up on. Dr. Loenser also advises pet guardians to plan to have extra monthly preventive medication for conditions like flea, tick and heartworm, as well as any prescription medication and specialty diets that your pet may need. If you are not yet needing to quarantine and your pet hasn’t been to the vet in a while, now is a good time to go and make sure that your pet is up-to-date on all vaccines.

Click here to read more!

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Partnership for Animal Welfare, Inc.

P.O. Box 1074, Greenbelt
United States