Congratulations to Jerry Cutcher for winning our beautiful Quilt! Also thanks to all of you who participated. We made over $5,000 to help pay major medical costs for our dogs and pups. You all made a huge difference in the lives of so many deserving dogs.
Our next raffle is a Kindle Fire HD and a $50 Amazon gift card!
Get your tickets now and please share this link with friends/family.
We currently have 10 heartworm positive dogs that we are treating (to a tune of $20,000) and proceeds will go toward those vet bills.
Click to get your tickets – http://www.aforeverhome.org/event/amazon-kindle-fire-hd-8-raffle/
We have a 2019 A Forever Home Rescue dog calendar in the works and we need sponsors to make it a fundraising success. For just $100, we will advertise your business in our awesome calendar full of the best rescue dogs around. Calendars will go on sale in December and will make great holiday gifts. You can contact me directly at email@example.com if your company is interested in sponsoring our calendar.
We are also going to let our volunteers and social media followers help us pick the best dog photos for the months of the year. The photos with the top 12 most votes will be featured in the calendar. Shout out to the amazing Annette who comes to all of our adoption event to take pictures of our adoptable dogs. Voting ends at 9 AM ET this Sunday 11/11 so go vote!
First, check out the album as each picture has a number and the dog’s name in it’s description.
Next, vote for your favorite in the poll at https://doodle.com/poll/hmw9y4skpdxikawu
What a great event! The weather was great. The doggies were sweet and we loved seeing so many alumni! This event raised about $2,000 for our rescue which is greatly needed this month. We want to thank everyone who came out and walked and all the wonderful people who volunteered. A special shout out to our friends from Potomac Falls High School chapter of DECA for sponsoring this event. We hope to do this again in the future.
Sometimes AFH is called to do some strange things, like build a chicken coop. When we needed someone to give a group of hens a permanent home, AFH volunteer Sam stepped up. One problem, though, her old coop was a mess and needed repair ASAP. Thanks to Paula, Ken and David that was no problem. Although it took many hours of work, the new coop, AKA Chicken Taj Mahal was created and now everyone is happily in their new forever home! Happy chickens!!!!!!!
Abbi, Natalie, Calley, and Skye raised $665 for our doggies as part of their service project for school. This year they plan to expand their service and do more work with our rescue. Thank you ladies for all your help!
A Forever Home is primarily a dog rescue, but once in awhile we do something a bit different. Today, AFH volunteer Luke answered the call when we needed to transport a rescue pig from the University of Tennessee to our rescue friend Laurelei.
As you can see, our little piggie friend made it to safety!
Ella joined our family in the summer of 2007 when we adopted her from A Forever Home, a rambunctious 10-month old who never lost her puppiness. We had to say goodbye to our beloved pet this week after she suddenly became very ill. Surgery would have bought her just a few extra weeks. We couldn’t put her through that. The sweetest dog in the world was our best friend for 11 years. Surrounded by her human pack, she slipped off peacefully. We didn’t think it possible to feel this sad. Coming home to a house where no tail is thumping against a wall or door to affirm our existence is going to take some getting used to.
Ella lived with abundant joy. She never let us forget how happy she was to have beds and sofas and pillows to sleep on, a big back yard to run around in, and a doggy door so she could set her own run-and-sniff schedule. She treated every meal like a feast, hugged us, kissed us, followed us like a shadow. My kids grew up with a buddy who loved them generously and unconditionally. Ella taught them about kindness and friendship, patience and tolerance. How lucky we were to have been found by such a sweet, soft, ancient soul.
Jo, Dan, Josh, and Shoshana
We adopted Dot from A Forever Home Rescue Foundation in August 2007. She was about one and a half years old and had been fostered for several months by Jen Bergland. On July 26, 2017, after ten happy years as the canine queen of our household, Dot passed away. She’s been gone for more than a year, and we wanted to write this sooner but it was too painful. Dot was truly unique. She was a seven-pound Boston Terrier who suffered from dwarfism and many other genetic abnormalities, including severely bowed rear legs. I know there was some difficulty finding the right home for her because she was so delicate and needed some extra TLC. However, to us, she was perfect. She loved going to the park, snuggling with her people, playing with her beloved pink ball, and visiting my nonagenarian parents at their assisted living apartment, where she was a star. Dot had a wonderful, plucky yet sweet attitude despite her various disabilities. She’d had a bad start in life but thankfully was taken in by A Forever Home Rescue Foundation. Thank you for rescuing her, and thank you for letting us have her. We will love her until the end of time and look forward to seeing her again one day when we, too, cross the bridge.
-The Hearth family