April PAW This Month!

PAW Dogs of the Month: Candy & Fluffy


Candy and Fluffy are two 4 year old, 20 lb., scruffy mutt sisters, or perhaps a mom and daughter. They are very sweet and cuddly with each other and humans. Ideally they will be adopted into the same home and stay together.

If you are interested in adopting Candy and Fluffy, please go to bit.ly/PAWdogadoptapp to submit an application. Please feel free to message with any questions.

Thank you for helping Candy and Fluffy find their forever home!

Submit Application for Candy and Fluffy!

PAW Cat of the Month: Athena


Athena is a 2 year old female who has the characteristics of an "Occicat" with spotted fur pattern. She came to PAW mid-way through her pregnancy and safely gave birth to 4 adorable kittens. She craves attention from her humans, and doesn't shy away from meowing to get your attention, or rubbing up against you to get pets. She does seem to want to be the dominant cat in the household, and for that reason, she should be an only cat. However, she loves to play with her foster mom's 5 month old puppy! Athena will be available for adoption at the end of May once her babies are placed in their new homes. She's FIV/FELV negative, and will be vaccinated and spayed once she's done nursing.

For more info, and how to apply to adopt this unique and special girl, contact Heather at cat-coordinator@paw-rescue.org.

Thank you for helping Athena find her forever home!

Upcoming Fundraising Opportunities!

Do More 24 is Mobilizing the DMV - and So Are We!

On May 5, 2020, people throughout the DMV are banding together to #MobilizeDMV by giving back with Do More 24. Will you be one of them?

Now in its 8th year, the Do More 24 movement, powered by United Way of the National Capital Area, is bringing together nonprofits across the region and syncing up with #GivingTuesdayNow – a global movement for generosity in this unprecedented time of need. We will be one of those participating organizations and we need your help!

By funding us, we can use those funds to continue in our mission to rescue homeless dogs and cats and place them in loving forever homes. During this unprecedented time in our world, animals are incredibly affected. People surrender their animals to shelters, that then close to the public so the animals are more likely to be euthanized. With the funds you donate, we can pull more dogs and cats from these overcrowded shelters and save their lives! But caring for these animals takes money, so we can't do this without you!.

Here is how you can get ready to give:

  1. Donate. On May 5, go to https://www.domore24.org/PAWcampaign and donate.
  2. United Way NCA for Do More 24 updates by connecting with United Way of the National Capital Area on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using the hashtags #DoMore24, #MobilizeDMV and #GivingTuesdayNow.
  3. Spread the word. Encourage your friends and family to join you in creating real impact on May 5.

Let's #MobilizeDMV and Do More together to build stronger communities.

Learn more at DoMore24.org.

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:  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 Martha at marthaoppenheim1@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!

Start My FB Birthday Campaign!


During these unsettling times, animals are often forgotten. Some people give up their animals, and others aren't adopting because they are staying in their homes, and so the shelters become overrun with homeless animals, and are forced to make decisions about who will live and who will be euthanized.

How can you help? Stuck in the house? Why not use this opportunity to save a dog or cat’s life by fostering...or even adopting?!

Interested? Go to bit.ly/PAWdogfosterapp to submit an application for dog fostering or bit.ly/PAWdogadoptapp to submit a dog adoption application. Want to foster or adopt a cat? Email Heather at cat-coordinator@paw-rescue.org. Thank you!!

Coronavirus lockdown: How are our pets coping with us?

From our friends at BBC News...

Pet owners know how important the companionship of our beloved animals can be, and the joy they bring when they greet us as we arrive home.

But what if you are now at home almost all the time? How are our furry friends coping with sharing "their territory" with us all day, every day?

'She's driving me crazy'

Professional pet sitter Rea Dominguez says her dog Fidget is aptly named.

Although her usual work with up to 13 dogs has dried up as a result of the restrictions imposed to slow the spread of coronavirus, she is still looking after two whose owner is a hospital worker in Cambridge.

"One of them, Harry, is a very chilled dog," she says, however, her own pet Fidget is "driving me crazy"

"Fidget wants to... fidget!"

Click here to read more!

Donations are Appreciated!

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Partnership for Animal Welfare, Inc.

P.O. Box 1074, Greenbelt
United States