October PAW This Month!

PAW Dog of the Month: Frankie


Our handsome boy Frankie is a 1 year old Labrador Retriever/Pointer mix weighing in at 69 lbs. His snow white fur and light brown freckled ears lead the way to his fetching personality. Frankie is very smart, eager to please and loves his treats so he will pick up training in no time. He already knows “sit.”

Frankie likes other dogs and enjoys splashing around in pools. If you’re looking for a lovable, loyal and fun loving companion, Frankie will make a great addition to your family. Come meet this great guy at one of our adoption events.

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

Submit Application for Frankie!

PAW Cat of the Month: Ruby


Ruby is a very friendly and outgoing tortie female kitten born in May 2019. She loves to explore and has adapted to her new foster home and foster brother very quickly. She plays well with her foster brother and should do very well in a home with another cat, and enjoys snuggling with her humans.

Ruby is spayed, up to date on her vaccinations, microchipped and tested negative for FIV/FELV.

If you would like to meet Ruby, please contact Natalie at nacummings@verizon.net.

Thank you for helping Ruby find her forever home!

Upcoming Fundraising Opportunities!

Join us on Sunday, October 13th, from 12 -1 p.m., for an afternoon of Pure Barre, puppies, and pints at 7 Locks Brewing! Your $25 ticket includes a 45 minute Pure Barre class, a pint of beer, and a donation to PAW rescue.

Then, from 1-3 p.m., 7 Locks Brewing will host a fundraiser ($1 for each pint purchased goes to PAW).

Meet our dogs and bring your own for Sunday Funday!

Buy Tickets for Pure Barre 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


Want to do some early Christmas shopping? Or just want to buy a nice gift for a friend or yourself? With each purchase of this sweet "Paws Off Necklace," PAW will receive $10.50, through December 25th. You or your friends can wear this lovely necklace knowing that you helped animals in need by donating to PAW!

“Paws Off Necklace," Item 1516N. Retail price is $42.
This delicate necklace has a built-in extender from 15 to 18." It's rhodium-plated with Swarovski crystals, and is nickel-free, lead-free and cadmium-free. It is backed by a Lifetime Replacement guarantee.

Order "Paws Off Necklace" Here!

2020 Calendar Photo Contest Winners!

Thank you to all who entered their adopted pets in our 2020 Calendar Photo Contest. We raised over $1,700, which will go towards continuing our mission of rescuing homeless dogs and cats and placing them in loving forever homes.

Here are the winners of the 2020 Calendar Photo Contest:

1st Place: Avon Barksdale (251 votes)

2nd Place: Chip (240 votes)

3rd Place: Josie (225 votes)

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 https://www.guidestar.org/Profile/7780285

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 candid.org.

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:  https://mcc.maryland.gov/. 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 marthaoppenheim1@gmail.com. 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 3rd Quarter of this year, Amazon Smile users contributed $220.35 by just simply shopping. To date, AmazonSmile has donated a total of $2,917.97 to PAW!

So please remember to shop with Amazon Smile and make sure PAW is your chosen non-profit. Thank you for all of your support!

Shop with Amazon Smile Now!

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 My FB Birthday Campaign!

10 Halloween Safety Tips for Pets

A Message From our Friends at petMD

Halloween can be a festive and fun time for children and families. But for pets? Let's face it, it can be a nightmare. Skip the stress and keep your pets safe this year by following these 10 easy tips.

1. Trick-or-treat candies are not for pets.

All forms of chocolate—especially baking or dark chocolate—can be dangerous, even lethal, for dogs and cats. Symptoms of chocolate poisoning may include vomiting, diarrhea, rapid breathing, increased heart rate, and seizures. Halloween candies containing the artificial sweetener xylitol can also be poisonous to dogs. Even small amounts of xylitol can cause a sudden drop in blood sugar and subsequent loss of coordination and seizures. “Xylitol ingestion can also cause liver failure in dogs, even if they don’t develop symptoms associated with low blood sugar,” adds Dr. Jennifer Coates, veterinary advisor with petMD. And while xylitol toxicity in cats has yet to be established, it's better to be safe than sorry.

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