January PAW This Month!

PAW Dog of the Month: Horn


Meet Horn, a 5 year old, 73 lb., tricolored treeing walker coonhound. Horn is a very sweet boy, looking for a family to adopt and love; he has a great personality!

Here’s what he wants to tell you:

Hi! I am very lively, happy, and love to be close by with my foster family. In fact, I like to keep close with them in the house, just to make sure they don’t get lonely. They say I’m the sweetest, gentlest dog, and want to please.  I love to be around people, get petted, go on walks and be a loyal companion.  I don’t really like to be left alone very much and can do a bit of howling. Because of that, I would do best in a single family home or maybe a townhouse; apartment living is not for me.

I want to run and play a lot so need tons of walks and exercise.  I love to play with other dogs, so playdates and trips to the dog park will be great for me even if I don’t have a doggy sibling.  Human siblings would be great too! I'd be great with kids, both large and small.

They think I may have been an outdoor dog before, and love to be outside hanging out on the deck where I can watch and monitor the neighborhood. My favorite activity is taking walks. I am starting to figure out how to walk on a leash but there are so many exciting smells on my walks, that it’s just too exciting sometimes!  Riding in the car is also exciting, although long rides are boring so I tend to get impatient and whine when I have to ride for a long time. I just want to get out and explore!

I quickly learned house manners and where everything is (especially the kitchen!). 

My dream is to adopt a family that can provide lots of love and I’ll provide lots of love in return!

Check our more pictures and videos of me here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/yzr919vgpcptfhf/AAAvRuE48_DIlf4ePtrFVD35a?dl=0

Thank you for helping Horn find his forever home!

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PAW Cat of the Month: Jenny


Jenny is a 1 year old female with an orange tabby coat. She is affectionate, energetic, playful and curious. She was quick to explore her new surroundings and get comfortable. Her foster says she is very interested in people and likes to circle around and rub against my shins while purring. She likes her toys but seems to prefer to get head rubs and scratches!

Jenny loves company and attention! She wants to spend as much time as she can around her human and cat friends. She also loves to curl up in a bed and get her cat naps.

Jenny would make a great addition to a cat experienced home with people or other cat friends to give her attention!

Jenny is vaccinated, spayed, and has been tested negative for FIV/FELV.

If you would like to learn more about Jenny, please contact Annaliesa at CatManager@paw-rescue.org.

Thank you for helping Jenny find her forever home!

Upcoming Fundraising Opportunities!

PAW 2021 Calendars Are Almost Gone!

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 - https://www.etsy.com/listing/653030228/2021-paw-calendar - but hurry up, there is only one left! There will be a small shipping charge of $7.75.

If you prefer to pick up a calendar, please email fundraising@paw-rescue.org to see what can be arranged. Please put calendar order in the subject line. In the body of the email include your address.   

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:  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 Sanjeeta at psanjeeta@gmail.com. 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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A Barking Interrupter - The Quiet Cue

From our friends at Your Dog's Friend (article written by Tiffany Lovell of Cold Nose College)...

I received a call this week from a couple whose only complaint about their dog was her incessant barking. I could tell they were frustrated. They used the phrase “driving us insane”. They also shared how much they love her and what a wonderful companion she is.

This is a call I receive multiple times a week. People adore their dogs but barking is a “hot button” issue. It is often the reason for tension between family members and neighbors. It even results in the relinquishment of dogs to shelters.

It’s important to understand that barking is a normal, natural canine behavior. Dogs bark for many reasons including boredom, frustration, alerting to noises, fear, reactivity and more.

Click here to read more!

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Partnership for Animal Welfare, Inc.

P.O. Box 1074, Greenbelt
United States