August PAW This Month!

PAW Dog of the Month: Emmanuel


Emmanuel is a 4 year old, 46 lb., super sweet hound mix. He is a pretty laid back pup who enjoys spending time with people and giving kisses! His second favorite pastime is sniffing allll the smells! 

Thank you for helping Emmanuel find his forever home!

Submit Application for Emmanuel!

PAW Cat of the Month: Madeline


Madeline is an unusual colored tortie kitten born in May 2020. She was found in the Baltimore area during a rain storm - she had become trapped in a tub of water. When the person who found her brought her to the shelter, she was hyperthermic and nearly died. However, the staff were able to warm her up, and PAW quickly transferred her to a foster home where she could recover both physically and mentally from her ordeal.

When Madeline first arrived at her foster mom's house, she was understandably very scared and cautious of everything, including other cats and people. However, in about 4 weeks, she's blossomed into a sweet kitten who loves to play with her foster brothers and sisters and enjoys petting sessions with her foster mom. She can sometimes still be startled by people moving too fast for her comfort level, however, she no longer hides and prefers to lounge the day away on a cat perch or curled up with a feline friend. Because of her tendency to be startled, we are looking for a home without young children or dogs, and preferably, a home with another young cat to be her best friend.

Madeline is spayed, up to date on vaccinations, and has tested negative for FIV/FELV.

To learn more about Madeline, contact Heather at

Upcoming Fundraising Opportunities!

Keep Smiling for PAW!

PAW would like to capture your smile with your dog and turn it into a little money to support our activities.

When: Sunday August 30 2 PM (other dates may be available)

Where: Lalynn’s house in Columbia

Contact: Liza Malnik at, for all the details

Background: We have a fundraising opportunity with the Keep Smiling Movement. Our intrepid Outreach Coordinator, Liza Malnik, has made a connection with Ken Rochon, Jr., the founder of the Keep Smiling Movement. Ken offered Liza an opportunity to prepare a book with pictures of people with their rescue dogs. Ken creates picture books for sale that benefit different causes.  Ads for these books reach tens of thousands of people - so there will be a ton of exposure. Half of the proceeds will benefit PAW.

You can find more information about the campaign here:

PAW 2021 Calendar Contest!

• Was your pet adopted?
• Do you have a cute picture of your pet that you would love to share with the world?
• Too much time on your hands?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, PAW has an offer for you. Our 2021 Photo Contest! With a lot of people home, we have decided to start a little early this year. We are inviting all adopters (even if you adopted from another rescue/shelter) to submit photos to be in our 2021 Photo Contest. Our Photo Contest is open to all adopted cats & dogs, however, to be eligible for the 2021 PAW Calendar, your cat or dog must have been adopted through PAW.

The website is open and ready to accept your photo. We will be awarding prizes for the top three pictures with the most votes. Please click below for all information (rules, prizes, etc.) about our contest. The contest will run until the beginning of September.

To keep the contest on everyone's mind, we will be running a few "mini" contests throughout the next few months.

Enter the Contest!

AmazonSmile Charity Lists: A New Way to Give Through Amazon Smile!

Giving to charity has never been easier. AmazonSmile Charity Lists is a new and meaningful way for you to donate items directly to charitable organizations. With Charity Lists, all charity accounts are verified so you can take the guesswork out of giving and donate worry-free!

Begin purchasing items for dogs and cats in need here clicking the button below.


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!

The Best Dog Toys for Keeping Your Pup Occupied for Hours

From our friends at Travel and Leisure...

When it comes to keeping a dog entertained, especially when you're always at home but definitely when you eventually take them on vacation, too, the right toys are key. Regardless of age, most dogs love to play.

It's important to consider particular materials when your dog is a puppy — certain woods or materials that are too hard aren't the best for them. While many of these are perfect for entertaining hyperactive puppies, don't forget to factor in your own puppy's teeth strength and developmental needs.

Click here to read more!

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Partnership for Animal Welfare, Inc.

P.O. Box 1074, Greenbelt
United States