PAW This Month!

PAW Dog of the Month: Griffin


This loving boy is Griffin, a 4 year old, 27 lb., beagle/jack russell terrier mix. He seeks attention and affection. He will capture your heart the first time he leans against you for some love.

If you are interested in adopting Griffin, please go to…/personal-information… to submit an application. Thank you for helping Griffin find his forever home!

PAW Cat of the Month: Lupine


Lupine is a black and white female born in October 2018. She was rescued from a hoarding situation with her 4 siblings. When she arrived at the rural shelter, she was pretty sick, but has been nursed back to health. Unfortunately, the severity of her upper respiratory infection damaged one of her eyes, and she lost sight in that eye. Don't worry, she sees great in her other eye, and this certainly hasn't slowed her down! Our vet doesn't think the blind eye will cause her any long-term health problems. She has a clean bill of health now and is ready to find her forever home. 

We are still getting to know Lupine's personality and will update her story soon. Consider adopting her along with one of her wonderful siblings (she's best friends with Allium) = instant loving cat family!

Lupine is spayed, FIV/FELV negative and up to date on her vaccinations.

If you would like to meet Lupine, please contact Sally at

Thank you for helping Lupine find her forever home!

Upcoming Fundraising Opportunities!

Thursday Yappy Hours at Caddies!

PAW has an exciting new sponsorship for the summer! Caddies Bar & Grill in Bethesda, MD will be offering Yappy Hour each Thursday from 5:30 to 8:30PM through September 30 where they will be featuring a puppy inspired cocktail menu. For each Titos drink sold through September 30 on Yappy Hour Thursdays, Titos will donate $1 to PAW.

Bring your fellow dog lovers and pups, if weather permits, and come support PAW. Let's make Caddies your destination yappy social hour for the summer! 

We are so excited for our Tito's and Caddies sponsorship and appreciate them helping us make a difference in the community!

Caddies Bar & Grill
4922 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814

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

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.

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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: 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 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 1st Quarter of this year, Amazon Smile users contributed $362.44 by just simply shopping. So please remember to shop with Amazon Smile and make sure PAW is your chosen non-profit. Thank you for all of your support!

How America’s Dog Became Public Enemy #1 – And Why They’re Making Such A Comeback

A Message From our Friends at BarkPost

Love them or hate them — there’s rarely an in-between when it comes to the neverending debate of Pit Bull type breeds and their place in society. But how exactly did Pit Bulls go from being “America’s Dog” at the turn of the 20th century to the most vilified breed of the past few decades? BarkPost did some digging to find the history of where and how it all went wrong. 

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