The Gerosimo Family
Autumn (formerly Nala, adopted 10/1/17) and I stopped by the adoption event today to say hi. I know Marilyn and Tom, her former foster parents, aren’t able to make it out to the adoption events so I’ve included some recent pictures of her to be shared with them or anyone who would like to see them. She is a wonderful dog and is enjoying life with us and her cats. She absolutely loves to lounge on the couch with us but also enjoys our little day trips to places like Gettysburg, Manassas Battlefields, and Walney Pond or afternoons with friends and their dogs to local wineries. We are so blessed that she is part of our lives and we are thankful to AFH for saving her so we could adopt her.
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!
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.
We adopted our Henry, back in Nov 2009 from A Forever Home Rescue. Henry was an anxiety-filled little angel, fearful of the slightest of everyday noises. Patience, love, patience, love work miracles! Today, Henry is a marvel and such a brilliant companion! He’s the one that keeps “me” on schedule😍 Since December of 2009, he has lived in New Hampshire; The Hague, in the Netherlands; Stuttgart, and Oberammergau Germany, Michigan, and now, “our” forever family home in Arizona! He’s traveled to Paris, Saint Malo, the Alsace, Geneva, and was a true “local” in Cortona, Italy. Henry has traveled in cablecars to the top of the Alps, ridden in trains, Venetian gondolas, streetcars, and countless trans-Atlantic flights between Europe and the USA! His little life changed from a rabbit cage in Lebanon, Missouri to having his own European Pet Passport! What is important, is that Henry has changed the life of so many people!!
Thank You All for your kindness with these precious lovies❣
I haven’t reached out in a while, so I thought I would give you an update on your old foster Great Dane, London (Phoebe J)
Phoebe is still going strong at 12-13 years old! I adopted her back in 2007, so she’s been with me for over 10 years now! She is slowing down a bit in her old age, but she’s such a trooper. She has cancer – she’s always been super lumpy, but she had a big tumor on her chest that started bothering her, so she had that removed in December. She recovered like such a champ! She even gets the zoomies again sometimes!
2 weeks ago, Phoebe and I rescued a sister for her, Jade. My mom happened to see her picture pop up on a search, and she’s been such a joy over the last couple weeks. I have attached some pictures so you can see the ladies. J
Hope you’re doing well!
Dear A Forever Home,
On a chilly November day in 2005 we welcomed a dog, not only into our home but into our hearts. In a way Brutus chose us, we did not choose him.
We saw a puppy on your website that was going to be at an Adoption Event at a PetSmart one Saturday morning. That morning we woke up excited and set out to adopt that puppy…but when we got there we were told he was already adopted. We were crushed! As we walked out we saw a puppy lying on the ground, alone, with floppy ears draped over his paws. He was not the “quintessential” little puppy with fluffy fur and a pink nose. He was about 4-5 months old, he had very little fur on his face and none on his chest (we later found out he had mange from living with other animals outside on a farm) and he was all alone, not a single person was stopping by to pet him. I walked over to him, he lifted his head, stood up and slowly started wagging his tail. It was an instant connection, I turned to my husband and said “This is him! This is the puppy I want to take home”.
Brutus faced many obstacles in his early days. We had to not only heal his body but heal his heart. We had to teach him that people are good and that he played an important role in our family. We affectionately call him a “gentle giant” that makes his way into the hearts of everyone he meets.
Brutus has not only been an integral part of our family over the last twelve years, he is also the inspiration behind my Company. People ask me all the time how we got such an exceptional dog and how he has lived such a long and happy life. My answer, “Love and Bone Broth”. For years when Brutus would visit his Grandmother (my mom) she would pour bone broth over his food, he quickly became accustomed (aka spoiled) to it so I started making it for him at home. Through research I discovered that bone broth is a powerful immune booster that helps to detoxify and heal his body. We are excited to be able to share our recipe and the health benefits that Brutus has experienced with other four-legged friends!
Brutus has given us so much LOVE that we feel compelled to give LOVE back to all the animals that are yet to find their Forever Home. He has played an important role in our Company’s Mission, providing nutrition to your pet while giving back to the Community! Part of all the proceeds from the sale of our Bone Broth will be granted to Organizations with a Mission to help animals find their forever homes.
We are excited to be launching our brand in all Wegmans Stores in early March 2018. Please check out our website at www.brutusbroth.com, Like and Share our Facebook Page – the more Bone Broth we can sell the more animals we can help!
We would love to hear your stories too…so please share with us via Facebook.
Sue (and Brutus) Delegan
My name is Jessica M, and four years ago, my ex husband and I rescued Caesar the Saint Bernard (who was fully grown and 12 months old at the time). Currently, he is sleeping on his favorite pillow, thoroughly exhausted from a day of plowing through 2017’s first snow fall and my heart feels happy and full with him by my bedside.
Funny story, originally when planning to adopt, I had fully intended on adopting one of those beautiful English bulldog puppies that were available at the time. As many of us know, the heart wants what the heart wants!! Caesar is so loving and gentle, he is my ideal companion and awed by everyone he meets! I cannot imagine my life without him.
Caesar has been glued to my side since day one. We jog together, train together, and snuggle together in the traditional large dog/lap dog syndrome style. He is eager to please and always up for learning something new. He is affectionate and gentle with my four year old son, and loves his cat siblings as well.
I wanted to write to you, (something that is long overdue), and express my gratitude for allowing my fur baby into our lives. Thank you for rescuing him, and in turn, allowing our hearts to be filled by his massive paws. Thank you for all that you do, for all the lives you save, and for continuing to place these creatures in loving forever homes. With us, Caesar is truly forever home, with no doubts and no regrets.
Every year for the past four years, Caesar, my son Gavin, and I have taken family photos together, and I’d like to share a few with you. It’s a tradition near and dear to my heart. Please enjoy 🙂
Wishing you all the happiest of holidays,
Jessica, Gavin, and Caesar
Twelve years ago I volunteered with you guys and rescued Missy and her pups from a shelter in Fayetteville, WV. I fostered Missy and her pups. The puppies were adopted and I kept Missy. Over time we’ve kept in touch with some of the adoptive families and I’m proud to say that today we had our 12 year reunion. Little did I know the many hearts that would be full and friendships we’d make because of these dogs. Love has multiplied and my heart is full.