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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Petconnect rescue is an animal welfare organization dedicated to saving dogs and cats at high risk of euthanasia. Our compassionate volunteers and staff find loving homes for all the animals that come into our care and provide ongoing support throughout the adoption process and beyond. We are committed to ensuring a highly positive rescue experience for our adopters and to raising awareness of the plight of abandoned animals through community education.

Programs: Over the past fiscal year, petconnect rescue saved 545 dogs and 185 cats at risk of being euthanized. To this end, volunteers provided transportation from shelters to foster homes or boarding facilities as well as to medical appointments. Petconnect rescue partners with local veterinary facilities to provide medical attention including spay/neuter, vaccines, general vetting and more extensive care, such as surgeries, if necessary. Both grooming and behavioral evaluations and intervention services were rendered as needed. Petconnect rescue hosted adoption events to showcase the animals, posted them on the various websites, conducted interviews with potential adoptive families, completed home checks, and followed up with owners of adopted animals to ensure that the placement was successful. In the event that the adoption did not work out, petconnect rescue repeated the placement process to find a successful match.

st. Mary's for aquarium: as a result of an unusual grant, petconnect rescue was able to form a special relationship with st. Mary's court, a diverse non-profit senior living facility in washington, dc. St. Mary's is home to approximately 140 residents. These funds allowed petconnect rescue to provide the community with a new fish aquarium and its ongoing maintenance. The aquarium serves as an attractive, therapeutic feature for the enjoyment of the residents, their visitors, and staff throughout the year. Petconnect rescue is committed to providing for the general upkeep of the aquarium for a term of 10 years.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Rating: 5

I have volunteered with PetConnect Rescue for about 6 years now and I really appreciate their commitment to the cause. The organization only employs two full time employees and three part time employees but is able to rescue over 700 animals each year. They help adopters through the adoption process to ensure they get a dog or cat that matches their lifestyle. I have adopted two dogs from the organization and have fostered almost 30 cats. From every angle, I believe this organization is doing good work.

Review from Guidestar


Rating: 5

PetConnect Rescue is a wonderful organization with many devoted volunteers and a small dedicated staff. It is clear that everyone in this group cares deeply about the animals they rescue. Muddy Paws Farm, which serves as their rescue center, is incredible too. The people who run this group clearly take their mission to heart. They also cover all medical costs for the animals they bring in and will keep the animals in foster care or at the farm for however long it takes to find the right home. I can't recommend this organization more highly!

Review from Guidestar


Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

Poorly run, poorly managed rescue, needing to reevaluate their structure and priorities. PCR places too much emphasis on keeping the inner circle happy, to the detriment of adopters and actual volunteers. Given the large number of negative reviews people have posted, most non profits would have taken these to heart, and tried to improve their track record. Not PCR. The adoption process is highly variable from one adoption counselor to another. Lots of returns, which are of course difficult on the dogs. Those in positions to make changes are content with the status quo. The mission statement alludes to PCR striving to be a best in class rescue. We challenge you to work to that level.