January PAW This Month!

PAW Dog of the Month: Nova


Nova is a 1.5 year old, 56 lb., American Bulldog/Treeing Walker Coonhound mix. She's a super sweet dog! She's still learning some manners but she knows sit and is getting the hang of stay and waiting until told to eat her food. She has a lot of energy but also is a great cuddle buddy and is a professional napper. She loves playing with toys and loves eating the snow. She would be a perfect adventure buddy because she is truly down for anything and will be right by your side. She's good in the car and settled down pretty well in her foster home after the first day of excitement.

Thank you for helping Nova find her forever home!

Submit Application for Nova!

PAW Cat of the Month: Nala


Nala is a 10 year old solid black female with a bright personality! She loves being the center of attention and will keep you entertained with her fun personality. She loves being pet and spending time with you. She's great with being handled and picked up. Nala gets along great with dogs, but would need to be the only cat in the house.

Nala has Hypothyroidism - a condition that causes the underproduction of the thyroid hormone. This is a common condition often developed by cats as they age. Hypothyroidism in cats is an extremely common endocrine disorder—but it’s also an extremely treatable one!

Hypothyroidism causes unhealthy, excessive weight gain in our feline friends as a result of a lack of hormone production from their thyroid gland. 

Thankfully, an easily attainable, readily available, very affordable, maintenance medication has been prescribed by a veterinarian to assist Nala in controlling this condition.

If you have any other questions, please contact Annaliesa at catmanager@paw-rescue.org.

Thank you for helping Nala find her forever home!

Submit Application for Nala!

Upcoming Fundraising Opportunities!


The 2022 Calendars have arrived and are available through Etsy at https://www.etsy.com/listing/653030228/2022-paw-calendar. Calendars are $15 a piece plus shipping ($7.75); however, you can order up to 10 Calendars with no additional shipping charge. They are also available for pick up at the dog adoption shows. If you are not able to attend a show and prefer to pick up a calendar, email fundraising@pawrescue.org 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. All proceeds, of course, go to help the animals who will hopefully someday grace future calendar pages!

Purchase Your 2022 PAW Calendar 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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7 Tips on Canine Body Language

From our friends at the ASPCA....

Dogs communicate with one another and with us using their own elegant, non-verbal language. These tips focus on seven important aspects of a dog’s body: eyes, ears, mouth, tail, sweat and overall body posture/movement. Staff and volunteers can use this information to interpret what an animal is feeling.

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Donations are Appreciated!

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OR Mail in this Donation Form:

Partnership for Animal Welfare, Inc.

P.O. Box 1074, Greenbelt
United States