December PAW This Month!

PAW Dog of the Month: Rocky


Rocky is a 4 year old, 76 lb., treeing walker coonhound who was returned by his previous people after three years! :( 

Rocky is very sweet natured.  His favorite things are going for walks, romping in the backyard, getting attention and rubs from people and TREATS.  We don’t think Rocky had any training previously, but in a week of being in his previous foster home, he made great progress.  He knows how to sit and lie down on command, and he’s learning “leave it” and the “place” command so he sits and waits patiently for meals and treats.  Rocky has learned so much in a short period of time — he will learn so much more with a little patience, love and, of course, plenty of treats.  He is very food motivated, which makes training easier!

He walks well with a harness and loves to stop and sniff all the wonderful scents in the neighborhood.

He is house trained and didn't have any accidents in the home while with his foster parents.  He either goes to the door or barks to let you know he needs to go outside.  Good boy, Rocky!

He has some anxiety and needs slow introductions to new things.  But with lots of praise, reassurance, and —you guessed it — treats, Rocky can do anything.  He just needs a loving family who will be patient with him while he learns to adjust to new things he hasn’t previously been exposed to.  He will make a wonderful, sweet companion for the right family.

Thank you for helping Rocky find his forever home!

Submit Application for Rocky!

PAW Cat of the Month: Whoops! No cats this month. Cat adoptions are at an all time high!

Upcoming Fundraising Opportunities!

PAW 2021 Calendars Are Here!

Congratulations to all of the pets featured in our beautiful PAW Adopted Pets 2021 calendar! The pages are packed with pictures of our beautiful PAW pets.  Due to safety and social distancing, we are not having shows, so we are limited with distribution methods.

The calendars are available through Esty - - there will be a small shipping charge of $7.75, however you can order up to 10 calendars with no additional shipping charge. 

If you prefer to pick up a calendar, please email to see what can be arranged. Please put calendar order in the subject line. In the body of the email include your address and the number of calendars you wish to purchase.   

Calendars are $15 each, all proceeds, of course, go towards helping the animals, who will hopefully someday grace future calendar pages.

Thanks so much for your support!

Purchase Calendars Here!

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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Holiday Hazards Survival Guide for Pets and Their People

From our friends at the ASPCA...

This is the time of year that the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center receives even more calls than normal—and yes, many of them are about holiday chocolates!

We’ve created a one-page Holiday Survival Guide for Pets & Their People for you to share and post somewhere conspicuous. It’s a good reminder about the big toxin dangers this time of year.

Click here to read more!

Donations are Appreciated!

Donate Here!

OR Mail in this Donation Form:

Partnership for Animal Welfare, Inc.

P.O. Box 1074, Greenbelt
United States