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Please Donate To MCPAW

Monetary donations enable MCPAW to do the most good when needs arise

We are funded by donations from compassionate people like you. By making a generous donation to MCPAW, you will be joining our effort to end pet suffering and homelessness, and make a positive difference in the lives of the animals and residents of Montgomery County.

Click on one of the buttons above to make an immediate online donation, or send a check to:

MCPAW c/o 11921 Rockville Pike, #100, Rockville, MD 20852

Your donations fund these critically needed programs and services


We welcome tribute gifts in honor/memory of

Please click the DONATE button, make your tribute donation, then send an email to with the specifics of your gift. Or, send a check to MCPAW along with a note.

Shopping online? Donate with a smile!

Log onto your Amazon Account via and designate MCPAW.ORG as your charity of choice! Amazon Smile Foundation will donate to MCPAW!

Amazon wish list

MCPAW has an extensive wish list on to help the homeless animals at local shelters overcome depression, anxiety, and hopelessness. All items go directly to the animals! Please also consider a cash donation to MCPAW to help fund our grants and other programs.

Donate items directly to the county shelter

Find out more about acceptable donations by viewing the Montgomery County Animal Services Adoption Center MCASAC Wish List.

Chewy donation program

MCPAW has been participating in Chewy’s donation program since 2018! By using this link, you can save 30% off your first order and MCPAW gets $15. Use this special link when you place your order:


Build hope, buy a brick

A unique way to further your contribution within our foundation, Build Hope, Buy a Brick allows you to purchase a custom-engraved brick to be placed at the entrance of Montgomery County Animal Services’s Adoption Center. A great way to honor your beloved pet and help the animals at the same time!

Our online order form is experiencing issues. If you would like to order a brick, please email to request pricing information and an order form.

If you are a federal employee, please consider donating to MCPAW through the Combined Federal Campaign.
Our number is 69792.



Volunteer at our pet food pantry events

No pet should face homelessness because their family can’t afford pet food. So, MCPAW hosts and/or facilitates various Pet Food Pantry events where Montgomery County residents are able to take home free pet food. Interested? Send an email to

Donate food to mcpaw’s pet food pantry program

Our partners at Montgomery County Animal Services Adoption Center graciously allow us to accept and store donated dry and canned pet food at their facility (7315 Muncaster Mill Road, Derwood, MD). Please label the food “FOR MCPAW” deliver it to MCASAC (check their website for hours of operations and COVID-19 procedures).

Volunteer at a shelter

Please note, MCPAW does not have animals or a shelter. Contact Montgomery County Animal Services directly for their volunteer opportunities – click here MCASAC

Foster A Pet In Need


While all animals need permanent loving homes, foster care programs allow animal lovers to bring pets from the shelter into their homes temporarily, to prepare them for adoption! Every pet that’s fostered has a better chance at a happier and healthier life with a furever family. If you are interested in fostering an animal, please contact MCASAC directly, and check back here frequently for additional opportunities through other MCPAW partners.

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Planned Giving

Lifetime pet fund

MCPAW depends on the generosity and support of animal lovers. Will the love and caring you have for animals extend to when you are no longer around? There are ways for your compassion to continue but only if you plan now. MCPAW offers several estate planning options for your consideration. Planned gifts allow donors to achieve their personal and charitable objectives using tax and financial planning methods. The size of the gift doesn’t matter. Even small gifts can make a big impact. Everyone can make a difference through planned giving. Will you consider joining others who have included MCPAW in their plans?

MCPAW’s Lifetime Pet Fund offers several ways to make a gift:

  • Life Insurance: ­You can name MCPAW as the beneficiary of your life insurance, or a co-beneficiary or a contingent beneficiary.
  • Financial Accounts: ­ Most financial accounts can be made payable at death to an organization such as MCPAW.
  • Retirement Savings: ­ IRAs, pensions, 401(k) plans and other retirement savings arrangements provide for death beneficiaries, which can include charitable organizations.
  • Revocable Living Trusts: ­ You can name MCPAW as one of the beneficiaries of your trust.
  • Bequests: When making a bequest, we encourage you to consult with a financial or legal advisor to make sure that you are taking advantage of any savings in inheritance tax and that your will is valid.

Sample Language for Charitable Bequests

  • Specific Bequest: I hereby give and bequeath to MCPAW the sum of $________ to be used for its general purposes.
  • Percentage Bequest: I give and bequeath to MCPAW ______% of my net distributable estate to be used for its general purposes.
  • Residuary Bequest: I give and bequeath to MCPAW the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate to be used for its general purposes.
  • Contingent Bequest: In the event that any of the above named beneficiaries shall not survive me, or shall die during the administration of my estate, within ninety (90) days from the date of my death, or as a result of a common disaster, then I give and bequeath that beneficiary’s share of my estate to MCPAW, to be used for its general purposes.

Any one of these gifts will ensure that MCPAW endures to help animals throughout Montgomery County that are suffering, homeless, or in danger of becoming homeless. Please email us if you have any questions or require some assistance:

Our mission is to end pet homelessness and suffering in our community with proven actions and compassionate services including providing veterinary care, pet food, and other resources, and removing all barriers to adoption including keeping shelter animals medically and emotionally healthy and matching them with well-prepared adopters to create forever homes.

Contact Us

    c/o MCASAC
    7315 Muncaster Mill Road
    Derwood, MD 20855