Our Success Stories:
These photos tell the stories of the many wonderful dogs and cats that have been rescued through PetConnect and are Home At Last. We invite you to see what can really happen when people come together to save animals in need. We extend our profuse thanks to all the wonderful people who have adopted these animals and given them loving homes. We hope that they are bringing as much joy to your lives as you have brought to theirs.
After 4 years, Bonnie has found her forever home! While many other PetConnect cats were adopted, sweet Bonnie waited and waited. She is playful and wants to be with people, but Bonnie is not a lap cat – and this was a deal breaker for many potential adopters. Although it took years of patience, Bonnie finally found her perfect forever home. And she is the only pet so she is very happy! Congratulations to Bonnie and to her adopter who understands her. And a special thank you to Emma, Bonnie’s long-term foster mom.
Harper is loving life and all of the love from her family. According to her family, “Harper has settled in well and is receiving lots of love, attention, and belly rubs at our home in Poolesville! She enjoys going on runs with her adoptive father and his daughter, playing fetch in the backyard, and exploring the ever-changing sights and smells on regular neighborhood/town walks. She makes us laugh every time she lies down and lets out her signature little “grunt!” The affection and doting are sure to continue as she will become the only “child” in the house come fall when the human children return to college and jobs.”
Faith, now Maggie Mae, has touched many hearts in her forever home. Her mom writes, “Maggie Mae, formerly Faith, has come a long way, first time we took her to a neighbors pond, she just stood there looking at the water. Now, she can’t get out of the truck fast enough, runs and jumps in, retrieving balls and or sticks. Our whole family is in love with Maggie. From our 2 great nieces, to Mike’s Mom, suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease. Maggie has a very calming effect on Jane, when we visit. She’ll just walk up to Jane and smile (she really does smile), everything is fine then. Mike fixes her food in the crock pot, chicken, hamburger, deer meat, whatever, rice, sweet potato’s, beans. peas. This summer we 3 will load up and drive cross country to Montana. Lots of adventures along the way, she loves to ride in the Buick. Nice big back seat, low so she can just step inside. We haven’t shown her the ‘Pod’ Camper yet. Just big enough for the 3 of us – she in the middle of course. Maggie has helped us so much. Our rescue Lab, Mystery died 2-2-17. We were so lost, friends told us we needed to honor Mystery by rescuing another Lab. Same friends helped us find PetConnect Rescue. On 2-10, we met “Faith” now Maggie Mae. Maggie climbed out of the back seat and it was love at first sight, such a sweet girl. We can never thank Marny, her foster mom, for fostering our Maggie Mae for 6 months. Or, how to thank all the good people at PetConnect Rescue. Thank You all, we are a pack once again.”
Felix, now Max, is loving life! His family writes, “Max (formerly Felix) and I have been together for two months. He is delightful! I had been looking for a medium sized rescue (my 15 year old shepherd lab mix had passed away in November) and doing a lot of searches, and unexpectedly I came across 15 pound Max at an event and fell in love. He is a snuggle bug! He is smart, loveable and sassy. He has adapted to his new home and neighborhood and is becoming a very social and friendly pup thanks to Geraldine and her sound socialization training strategies. He is fascinated by the squirrels and birds he sees on our daily walks. The neighborhood children absolutely love and spoil Max with petting. Max seemed well trained from the start, so I give credit whoever had him before he became a stray. He easily learned sit and stay and he waits patiently for me to wake up in the morning. He plays an awesome game of fetch in the house and enjoys mixing it up with a variety of soft, squeaky toys. So quiet around the house at times, that I have to go looking for him. I often find him snuggled in a stack of pillows or a blanket. He is definitely a lap dog and I love that about him. He sits and sleeps on me while I am reading and at night he snuggles right in bed. I am deeply appreciative to foster parents Kim and Crystal for their support once I brought Max home. Rescue pets have special needs and require patience, but every minute has been rewarding. Max is truly home at last and my heart is full. Thank you, PetConnect!
For Raven’s family, it was love at first sight! Her mom writes, “Our story is one that was meant to be. Raven has brought energy, life and joy to our family. My husband and I lost our chocolate lab 4 years ago and it has been a difficult decision to get another dog. As we were looking to adopt we saw Raven’s picture and it was love at first sight. We were lucky enough to bring her home to Solomons, Maryland on May 20th. At 6 months, she spends her day sleeping, playing and watching the squirrels, ducks, and egrets in our backyard and taking walks, especially to our dock to watch the boats. Raven also likes riding in the car to go play at the dog park. We realize now Raven rescued the Tuckers and are grateful for this! Thank you PetConnect Rescue for your kindness, dedication and hard work.”
Marie, now Lana, is settling in beautifully with her new family. Her mom writes, “We adopted Marie, now Lana, last month and she is happy as can be settling in to her new home/family. She is great with the kids and loves to sleep in her dog bed at night. The first time to the vet she didn’t want to get into the car but we have taken a few fun trips to walk during lacrosse practice and soccer games and she now jumps right in the car. Lana loves to watch and go after all the birds and squirrels in the yard, she is an active girl. One of her favorite toys is the squeaky fox she has in the picture on her dog bed. We heard about PetConnect from several of our friends who have adopted from you and are happy we found you.”
Handsome blue eye/brown eye Bear loves his new family, huge yard and his canine sibling Raisin. Once settled and loved on, his personality has been emerging. His mom writes “He loves to sit, paws crossed. He now also sits ON his bowl when hungry and knocks the basket with the leashes in it off the counter when he would like to go for a walk!”
Haley & Harley are having lots of fun in their new loving forever home! Both settled in quickly, found lots of new toys to play with and a family to snuggle and purr for! Welcome home Haley & Harley – we couldn’t be happier for you!
Nigel, the “wonderfully curious” young cat, found his forever home with a couple who have another cat named Reed. Nigel and Reed are slowly getting to know each other and we think they will soon be good friends. Nigel is loving his new home and people. He is playing and chatting up a storm. He is an excellent conversationalist! Welcome home, Nigel!
Sweet Thackery was a friendly stray who found his way into the hearts of his foster humans. Thackery gets along well with everyone – especially his new family. He now has human sisters and a dog buddy and he is very happy. Way to go, Thackery!