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Our Featured Potomac, MD Partner:

PetConnect Rescue

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

PO Box 60714
Potomac, MD 20859
(877) 838-9171
Email:
Website:
http://www.petconnectrescue.org

Pets at Our Rescue Group:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

Metropolitan Washington, DC

About Our Rescue Group:

PetConnect Rescue was founded in 2005, in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, and has evolved into a vibrant animal rescue organization. Our mission is to save the lives of dogs and cats that have been abandoned and place them in loving and permanent homes. On a daily basis, we respond to email and phone pleas for help for dogs and cats imminently slated for euthanasia. We pull these animals into rescue from over extended local shelters as well as rural shelters from West Virginia to Georgia. PetConnect Rescue is non breed specific organization and we are committed to stepping forward whenever we can and wherever there is the greatest need.

PetConnect Rescue arranges for medical services for our rescues, which can range from routine treatments such as vaccinations and blood tests to serious medical conditions such as broken bones and embedded collars. All animals that come thru PetConnect Rescue are spayed or neutered to help stem the terrible problem of pet overpopulation.

The rescues that come into our care are primarily placed in foster homes. (Some are boarded with reputable kennels or at vet practices as well). Our foster volunteers provide loving care and socialization for these animals while they await their forever homes. Thanks to donation drives we are able to pass on supplies to our foster families such as crates, food, collars, toys, bedding etc

The core mission of PetConnect is to rescue abandoned animals and place them in safe, loving and permanent homes. Time and again, potential adopters tell us that they are willing to wait to adopt from us because of the comfort level they have in working with our organization. We do our utmost to take the nervousness, uncertainty and difficulty out of adopting a pet and support the adoption process every step of the way. The level of volunteerism in all of this is heartwarming. Because of the dedication and commitment of our volunteers we are able to find loving homes for all of these animals who otherwise would not have had a chance.

From high kill shelters to foster homes to adoptive families, PetConnect Rescue handles every step of the rescue process. PetConnect Rescue and Wellness is a non-profit 501(c)(3) animal rescue organization.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

http://www.petconnectrescue.org/donate/index.html

Come Meet our Pets:

Check out our website for dates/times/locations of upcoming adoption events: https://www.z2systems.com/np/clients/petconnectrescue/eventList.jsp

Our Adoption Process:

Step I) If you would like to learn more about one of our rescues, please fill out our short online application. Just click on the forms link to access the application. Filling out the online application is the first step and will put you into our system but does not commit you to anything.

Step 2) An adoption coordinator will contact you, or you may call or email the coordinator listed for more information. Please understand that we are a volunteer organization--we will try to get back to you as soon as possible, usually within 24 hours.

Step 3) Once you have spoken to an adoption coordinator about the pet you are interested in, and if you would like to continue with the adoption process, arrangements will be made for you to meet the pet at his or her foster home.

Step 4) After you have met the dog or cat of your choice, your home visit will be scheduled. The purpose of the home visit is to ensure that the rescue animal will be living in a safe environment, as well as to support the adoption process.

PetConnect reviews applications in order in which they are received. We do, however, focus on matching the right animal to the right family to ensure successful adoptions. These animals have had enough hardship in their lives--our goal is to place these wonderful pets into homes where they will be safe and loved forever.

PetConnect requires an adoption fee for all rescues. This fee helps cover the medical, spay/neuter, transport and foster expenses incurred in rescuing each animal (our expenses for these rescues almost always exceed our adoption fees). All PetConnect Rescue animals must be spayed or neutered to help stem the vast problem of overpopulation.

Dogs: $295
Puppies: $350
Cats: $125 **
Puppies/kittens: Additional $100 deposit (see below)

PetConnect requires an adoption fee for all rescues. This fee helps cover the medical, transport and foster expenses incurred in rescuing each animal. Our expenses for each rescue almost always exceed our adoption fee.

All PetConnect animals are given basic vaccinations appropriate for their age, and are spayed/neutered unless it is medically advisable to wait because of age or health concerns. In this instance, PetConnect requests an additional deposit of $100 which will be reimbursed with proof of spay/neuter. All PetConnect Rescue animals must be spayed or neutered to help stem the vast problem of overpopulation.

PetConnect will provide discounts for senior pets.

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.