November PAW This Month!

PAW Dog of the Month: Fritz


Hi, I'm Fritz! I am a 1 year old Pitbull mix. I am a simple guy. All I want is a nice comfy bed, lots of stuffies to play with (and maybe rip up), someone to snuggle with and give kisses to, and food. I love, LOVE food!! I badly want to play, but I'm a big puppy and don't realize how big and strong I am. I would probably do better as an only dog and in a home that doesn't have young kids. I am a little shy when meeting new people, but once I know you, I am a huge snuggle bug. Come on, don't you want to meet me?!!

Thank you for helping Fritz find his forever home!

Submit Application for Fritz!

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 will be best as a single cat because she doesn't want to share the attention!

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, maintenance medication has been prescribed by a veterinarian to assist Nala in controlling this condition. 

Nala should be given a reduced fat diet to aid in decreasing any possible long-term risks associated with her gaining additional weight at an unhealthy rate.

If you have any other questions, please contact Annaliesa at

Thank you for helping Nala find her forever home!

Submit Application for Nala!

Upcoming Fundraising Opportunities!

#GivingTuesday is on Nov 30th!

#GivingTuesday is next Tuesday!! During these trying times, we are grateful to have your support. It is because of our passionate, dedicated, and generous community that we are able to continue our mission of rescuing homeless dogs and cats and finding them loving forever homes. Thank you!

A special thank you goes out to PAW volunteer, John Haberman, who has indicated that he will MATCH up to $5,000 of funds donated on #GivingTuesday in memory of his wife, Sylvia, and son, Michael. Thank you John!

Want to donate? Click here:  (or click below) for more information and to donate!

Click for PAW's #GivingTuesday Campaign!


Sniffers Doggie Retreat will be hosting a Christmas party on December 19th from 12-2 p.m. There will be photos with Santa and more! Additional details to follow. Mark your calendars now!


Exciting News! PAW will be teaming up with Bark Social for a Tap Takeover in Bethesda on January 5th from 4 p.m. - close. 10% of all proceeds from beer sales will go to PAW and we'll have a table set up from 5-7 p.m. with a raffle! There may even be an appearance or two from some PAW Alumni! Save the date now; you won't want to miss it!

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!

Start My FB Birthday Campaign!

Thanksgiving Safety Tips

From our friends at the ASPCA....

Thanksgiving is a time for friends, family and holiday feasts—but also a time for possible distress for our animal companions. Pets won’t be so thankful if they munch on undercooked turkey or a pet-unfriendly floral arrangement, or if they stumble upon an unattended alcoholic drink.

Check out the following tips for a fulfilling Thanksgiving that your pets can enjoy, too:

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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