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Partnership for Animal Welfare

P.O. Box 1074 , Greenbelt, MD, 20768

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Partnership for Animal Welfare (PAW) was founded in 1996 and is a all-volunteer, cat and dog rescue organization. Our mission is to place homeless dogs and cats in loving and stable homes. We focus on holding weekend adoption shows to allow prospective owners to meet with the animals and with our volunteers. Please visit our website for more information: https://paw-rescue.org/

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Brinx

Pit Bull Terrier

****COURTESY POST*******Please Note: Brinx can be adopted through Best DAWG Rescue. I want love…NOW (please)! Hey, everybody. I have bee... show more

****COURTESY POST*******Please Note: Brinx can be adopted through Best DAWG Rescue. I want love…NOW (please)! Hey, everybody. I have been called a teddy bear, a love bug, a piglet…and more! My mommy had me with her for over three years, and then one day she handed my leash to a nice lady, and she disappeared. I cried, I waited, I looked around every day, but she was gone. I am so sad that I still cry out loud for her. People always come running and try to make me happy, but they don’t know what could help. Can I tell you? I want someone who treats me just like she did. You know, like a puppy. I want love and cuddles and fun and stuff to do. In the meantime, I get so attached to anyone in my life that I sob if they aren’t around. I’m a mess. If you think you could make me the star of your life, I promise I will be a good boy. Ok, well, I might growl at a dog or two at times (they ALWAYS start it), and sometimes I pretend that I can’t hear you. I would really like a fenced yard if you live in a house. I am ok without a crate now that I’m a big boy (except I’m told I’m a little guy and a “runt” — very confusing!). I don’t care about other dogs and don’t like to share! I just want YOU. Do you think you could want ME? If you have the time to give to Brinx, please send us an email via dawg@dawg-rescue.org! Better, please apply online through our website, www.dawg-rescue.org. Note that we do not accept electric fences and place dogs only in the DC metro area. If you wish to meet Brinx, we will require an application. Meetings occur from time to time, outside, at a generally convenient location. They are not arranged every week, but we try to accommodate as quickly as possible. show less

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Carlos

Domestic Shorthair

Carlos is small, all grey male who was rescued from an outdoor colony nearly a year ago. After being in the shelter for more than 6 mont... show more

Carlos is small, all grey male who was rescued from an outdoor colony nearly a year ago. After being in the shelter for more than 6 months, PAW pulled him and brought him to a foster home where he could decompress and mellow into his true self. We know that Carlos wants attention - when he was in the shelter, he'd meow for someone to come over, but then when they did, he was anxious. He was so anxious that he would scratch himself on his face which left a scar that doesn't seem to want to grow hair back. We know it's from the scratching because he's been thoroughly tested negative for ringworm or other skin aliments and isn't itching anywhere else. He's come out of his shell a bit in the last 6 weeks that he's been in his foster home. He is very food motivated and his foster mom has been using treats to gain his trust. It's important to Carlos' long term happiness that he have a kitty companion or two - he really loves the other animals in the home and their companionship. Carlos uses scratching posts and has had no litterbox issues. He is up to date on his vaccinations, negative for FIV/Felv, and is neutered and microchipped. If you would like to meet Carlos via a Facetime or Zoom video call, as well as ask questions about him, please complete the application here: www.paw-rescue.org/adopt and we will be in touch. If you have any other questions, please contact Heather at cat-coordinator@paw-rescue.org show less

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Lizzie

Golden Retriever

****WE HAVE RECEIVED MANY APPLICATIONS FOR LIZZIE AND ARE NOT ACCEPTING ANYMORE AT THIS TIME****Looking for a sweet, playful and calm fu... show more

****WE HAVE RECEIVED MANY APPLICATIONS FOR LIZZIE AND ARE NOT ACCEPTING ANYMORE AT THIS TIME****Looking for a sweet, playful and calm furry family member? Lizzie may just be the one for you, but act fast - this 5 month old (35 lb) puppy won’t be with us for long! When Lizzie came to us 3 days ago (5 days after leaving the animal shelter), she knew no commands and was terrified of our stairs. After encouragement from our ‘host dog’, she learned how to navigate the stairs within a day, and quickly learned ‘sit’ and is perfecting her ‘wait’. She plays happily with our dogs and is perfect with our cats. She’s sweet and friendly with new people, approaching them with happy wags. As for housebreaking - she immediately goes when taken outside, but has had a few pee accidents in the house. Hey, nobody’s perfect, and she’s just a puppy, straight from the shelter! On a recent shopping expedition, Lizzie behaved perfectly and lay down whenever I stopped to check out some merchandise. She calmly approached other shoppers, but was happy to quietly walk by my side. Oh, and if that’s not enough, she walks with a loose leash and rides in the car like a dream. And she’s only 5 months old! This pup is going to be a truly amazing addition to some lucky family. PAW places animals in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area only. show less

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Rocky

Treeing Walker Coonhound

Rocky, a PAW volunteer favorite, is a stunning 7-year-old treeing walker coonhound who weighs about 70 pounds. Everyone who knows him is... show more

Rocky, a PAW volunteer favorite, is a stunning 7-year-old treeing walker coonhound who weighs about 70 pounds. Everyone who knows him is in love with him! He’s an affectionate companion who enjoys exploring trails, trotting down sidewalks, or just sitting next to you on the ground cuddling.  Rocky sometimes gets anxious when he hears very loud noises. To address this behavior and a few other issues, PAW sought the help of a trainer. Rocky has proved to be an eager student, and his training sessions have greatly improved his responses to previously uncomfortable sounds. PAW and his trainer will work closely with Rocky’s adopter to ensure the success of his placement. Please note that any adopter of Rocky MUST commit to multiple sessions, in person and/or online, with Rocky’s trainer (which will be complimentary). Rocky will thrive with stability and lots of affection. He loves vigorous walks and sniffing-based adventures! This boy needs time to grow comfortable in a new environment, as all dogs do. He will reward the right people for their patience with hours of goofy hound entertainment and years of love and loyalty.  PAW usually places animals in the Washington, DC Metropolitan usually, but we are willing to place Rocky outside that area to find the right home for him!  Rocky’s forever home should be a calm household with hound-experienced adults and no young children. It should be in a relatively quiet suburban or rural setting. show less

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Salvador

Snowshoe

Salvador is a beautiful snowshoe male with luminous light blue eyes. We don't know much about where Sal came from - he was found as a st... show more

Salvador is a beautiful snowshoe male with luminous light blue eyes. We don't know much about where Sal came from - he was found as a stray already neutered, so we assume he was someone's pet at one point. He enjoys petting sessions, lap naps, and meows for his foster mom's attention when he sees her for in the morning or when she comes home from work. He plays by batting toys around the floor and especially loves a catnip toy like the catnip filled banana. Sal also likes to be with his humans, preferring to be in the same room with them whenever possible and sleeps at the foot of his foster mom's bed. When Sal arrived at PAW, it was clear that he had a few medical issues. We discovered that his teeth and gums were in bad shape and likely causing him a lot of pain, and as a result, he required a number of extractions. Don't worry, not only is his mouth no longer hurting him, he's still eating his preferred food - dry kibble - without any issues. We also discovered that Sal has food allergies that manifest with itchy spots on his skin. He is eating a  RX hydrogenized protein diet and his skin has cleared up well. We also realized that he has diminished eyesight in one or both eyes. It's clear that he can see well enough to get around fine, but he's not going to make the incredible leaps onto high surfaces, and he sometimes has a hard time seeing that a surface is unstable. That said, his foster mom always leaves the light on for him at night so that he doesn't have any trouble finding the litterbox. Sal was originally very anxious when he arrived at his foster mom's house, but after a few months, has settled right in. He is a good traveler, going to the weekend house with his foster mom nearly every week without fuss or anxiety, and does well in the new environment when he arrives. Sal does sometimes get annoyed and will let you know he's had enough by swatting with his paws or growling. For this reason, we recommend Sal be in a home without small children. Sal is getting along with the other cats and dog in the home, but he would probably prefer to be an only cat. Salvador is neutered, up to date on his vaccinations and is microchipped. His has tested positive for FIV, but is negative for FElv. FIV+ status does not mean that Sal will not live a normal lifespan. Good resources for learning about FIV in cats can be found here: https://vbspca.com/what-you-should-know-when-adopting-an-fiv-positive-cat/  If you would like to meet Salvador via a Facetime or Zoom video call and learn more about him, please complete the application here: www.paw-rescue.org/adopt and we will be in touch. If you have any other questions, please contact Heather at cat-coordinator@paw-rescue.org Due to the COVID pandemic, we are doing meet and greets with our foster cats via Zoom, Facetime or other video conferencing platforms. Since the adopter won't be able to meet them in person, PAW is honoring a 2 week trial adoption to ensure it's a good fit. show less

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Sunshine

Domestic Shorthair

Sunshine is a 2 year old male buff tabby. Sunshine has been affectionately nicknamed Sunny, and he does have a warm sunny personality. ... show more

Sunshine is a 2 year old male buff tabby. Sunshine has been affectionately nicknamed Sunny, and he does have a warm sunny personality.  His foster family will often refer to him as FOMO because this kitty doesn’t want to be left out!  Sunny is a born follower and trails his foster families’ 4-year-old cat around the house to make sure he doesn’t miss out on anything.  Sunny does require the company of other cats and will need to go to a home where he will have at least one kitty companion who will accept his don’t leave me behind attitude.   Sunshine’s warm and loving disposition is remarkable.  He was rescued from a hoarding situation in the spring of 2021 where he was one of two hundred plus cats.  When PAW took over his care, he had multiple infections.  He is now infection free and healthy! However, Sunny has been diagnosed with chronic idiopathic rhinitis. This means he will always have a bit of a stuffy nose.  Don't let that stop you from adopting this loving and gentle survivor kitty!  He takes two low-cost medications daily plus two over the counter supplement to keep his sinus inflammation and snuffles under control.  This guy is a champ at taking those pills! Sunny is on a diet that consists largely of wet food since it also plays a part in keeping him free from developing sinus infections.  Soon after being rescued by PAW Sunny required surgery to free his left third eyelid.  The surgery was successful, but his left eye is somewhat scarred.  His vision is not at 100%, but he sees very well.  He can track fast moving toys and follows everyone’s movement in the house.  He is the rare cat who doesn’t find gazing out the window essential… unless that is what his foster brother is doing.  Sunny has a calm energy and is best described as a gentle and sensitive soul. He loves a good wrestle with his foster brother but will also play independently.  Sunny has developed an attachment to one of his toys, a little squirrel.  He will sing a tender song of love about his little squirrel as he carries him around the house.  He is a true lap cat and is happiest when there is a lap to snuggle into.  After people earn his trust Sunny will allow himself to be picked up for brief periods as long as his ears are being rubbed.  Sunny is confident when new people come into his foster home and will be right there with his foster family greeting guests.  Given a little time he warms up to the new people and enjoys letting them pet him.  Sunshine is without a doubt a house cat.  Anything beyond the front or back door is too much and he will back away from the vast world beyond the home.  Like many cats he does not like sudden noises or fast movement and would do best in a home that is more tranquil than chaotic. Sunshine is neutered, up to date on vaccinations, and tested negative for FIV/FELV. If you would like to meet Sunshine via a Facetime or Zoom video call, as well as ask questions about him, please complete the application here: www.paw-rescue.org/adopt and we will be in touch. If you have any other questions, please contact Annaliesa at catmanager@paw-rescue.org Due to the COVID pandemic, we are doing meet and greets with our foster cats via Zoom, Facetime or other video conferencing platforms. Since the adopter won't be able to meet them in person, PAW is honoring a 2 week trial adoption to ensure it's a good fit. show less