13053 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy
Fairfax, VA 22033
The following dogs are schedule to appear: Ryelly, Oscar, Bandit. (Interested in meeting a dog not listed? Just send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and your message will be forwarded to the foster parent.)
We would like to congratulate to Susan C for winning the raffle! Her raffle ticket purchase on July 4th (happy Independence Day!!) resulted in her name being selected in a random drawing.
There were 64 people who purchased 421 tickets for a total of $1,690 to help offset the cost of treatment (in excess of $15,000) of the “Brittany’s 7” litter (now known as the “Harry Potter” puppies). These poor puppies had a rough start in life but thanks to the efforts of our vets, one very special foster, and our volunteers, fosters, and supporters, all seven survived their encounter with parvo
Great Dane mix Riley was living on a concrete porch in rural Southern Virginia. A concerned neighbor told one of our rescue partners about her. She reported that Riley had just had 14 puppies and she was concerned that the owners couldn’t care for Riley and that many puppies. That evening, Riley was hit by a car. Thankfully the owner agreed to give Riley and the pups to rescue.
Our rescue partner reached out to us. The problem was who was going to take in a big dog and 14 tiny, days old puppies? It was a no brainer! We reached out to fosters Debbie and Jeff S (who immediately agreed to take this family in) and Riley was on her way to a better life!
Riley suffered a broken femoral head and her leg slashed (the picture was too graphic to share). Now Riley will require a major surgery. Can you help by making a donation? Please use our Donate Button, or mail a check to AFH, PO Box 222801, Chantilly, VA 20153 and note that your donation is for Riley and her pups.
Update: Riley has had one surgery to close a huge wound on her leg. She now has a splint which will help her walk better on her injured leg. Her foster parents help her walk by supporting her with a sling. She will not get her final surgery until after her pups are weaned because she can not be away from them that long. Mom is being a real trooper through this terrible ordeal.
From left to right: Where Riley was living, with our rescue partner who saved her, at vet upon arrival, at vet after her leg was tended to, safe in her foster home.
Read all about it. Our latest newsletter! Our very popular Casino Night was held at a new location this year. In our spotlights, we have Narnia as our highlighted pet, and Gillian Weber and Melanie Ginter, mom and daughter volunteers. Then there are some great stories from some of our adoptees: Henry, a well traveled little guy, Trevor (Baxter) a training success story, Rocco a story of recovery, and Bullet saving lives. Finally, there was our Sandwich Madness award.
Love this video of Cassie and Melina’s project to benefit dogs and pups in need. Thank you so much Ladies!
Hardy (who goes by Bodie now) is doing great! We absolutely love having him in our lives. He’s such a good boy. He’s a great traveler and we take him to the beach with us all of the time. He has a new kitty sister, who we adopted in December. Here they are last weekend after he gave her a bath. It was so cute!
Here is picture of me and my dog I adopted from AFH!
Leah, we are so proud of you! This funds you raised will help with our mommy dog Heidi who just had a $4,000 surgery to save her and her pups during a dangerous pregnancy. Thank you for adopting one of our babies and for helping so many more!
Dear A Forever Home – My name is Galway (you knew me as Skye). I wanted to reach out to you to say thank you — my puppy parents tell me that it is a little bit past the five year anniversary of my “gotcha” day. I’ve come a long way from my North Carolina days (I was one of dogs that was part of the puppy mill rescues that arrived around Valentine’s Day in 2013). These days, I spend my leisure time sunning myself, hanging out with my brother Guinness, and also rooting for my favorite sports teams. Can you guess my pick for the Final Four? #GoBlue. So thank you for all you do in finding homes for dogs like me.