Once again, we will be having another Paint Your Pet Fundraiser on June 24th. Whether your pet is furry, or scaly, or has feathers, you can join us for this wonderful fundraiser for AFH. Here is how it work, you The Art Station a photo of your pet and they’ll sketch his/her features onto an 11x14” canvas. During the class, they’ll teach you painting techniques that will bring your portrait to colorful life. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to A Forever Home animal rescue. For details go to: https://www.theartstation.com/class-detail/2115
St. John’s Community Services, a nondenominational, nonprofit, 501(c)(3) human services organization, supports adults with intellectual, developmental, and other disabilities. Amanda Cole runs the art program for St. John’s, and she reached out to AFH to see if we would work with them on a photography project. The project participants are part of a day program where they look to find jobs, volunteer, or find other ways to contribute to society. Amanda’s clients are learning all about the art process, from creation to the finished product, where they like to create works of art to sell. They are currently focusing on photography and wanted to work with our puppies. They got the chance to socialize with the puppies and take some photos!
Thanks to the Petco Foundation, AFH was just given a grant for $10,000! This couldn’t have come at a better time since we have several heartworm positive dogs, and Scarlet, who has cost us $18,000 so far and requires heart surgery – which will cost us approximately $5,000. The Petco Foundation has been a generous supporter of AFH for many years, and we appreciate everything they have done for our dogs!
In April, we held our second annual Photo-Palooza Mini-Sessions over a two-day period at two great locations in Northern Virginia. Here is an AFH alumni who attended.
Jeanne Taylor, pet photographer, offers beautiful, natural setting portraits of your rescued companion(s). She gives a 10 percent discount on products for rescued pets PLUS a portion of proceeds is issued to A Forever Home Rescue if you mention our name. Visit www.jtpetpics.com for details.
David & Lauren are back with lots of great info! This time, they’re covering a very important topic — heartworm disease. Please give a listen, it’s definitely worth your time.
- Casino Night May 21
- Clay Cafe Pottery Night April 29
- Paint-Your-Own-Pet and Wine Tasting April 29
- April is National Heartworm Awareness Month
- Dog of the Month – Droopy!
- Know Your Breed – Border Collies!
- Upcoming Weekly Adoption Events
This past December, AFH participated in several events sponsored by Petco called the Tree of Hope Campaign that helped raise badly needed funds for our rescue. AFH received funds totaling $2,401.51 from this campaign. We would like to thank Petco and their wonderful employees that helped make this possible. Mostly, though, we would like to thank Kathryn McAteer the manager of the Annandale Petco who did a great job setting up the events in her store and asking us to attend her Santa Paws events. She and her employees did a great job selling calendars and soliciting donations for our rescue. We can not be more grateful!
Three weeks before Thanksgiving of 2013 my husband and I adopted the sweetest little puppy. At five months old our little girl had already had two foster homes and a home that hadn’t worked out, but for us she was absolutely perfect, smart as a tack and instantly loving and ready to give kisses. We named her Lieutenant Barkingsdale and she instantly became a part of our family. A year went by very quickly and we soon realized that Lt., a very high energy dog with incredible intelligence, needed to be be engaged more than just romping around with Mommy and Daddy, running around at the dog park or taking long walks…Read More