13053 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy
Fairfax, VA 22033
Following is a list of the dogs scheduled to appear: Chip, Ace, Izzy, George, Squirt, Rainy, Rumble, Lucky Merle, Izzy, Leo, Prince. (This list is updated throughout the week, so check back often!)
Don’t see a dog you are interested in on the list? Just e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and we will forward your message to the foster parent. Because we are having some e-mail issues, please resend your message if you don’t here back in three days.
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!!!!!!!
Many of you know our long-time volunteer Michael P. His Mom is an avid quilter and, over the years, she has created several quilts for the rescue. Well, she’s done it again! Patty P. has made another beautiful quilt and graciously donated it to the rescue. We’re raffling it off to raise funds to offset the cost of Hope’s medical care.
Don’t you know someone (maybe even yourself!) who would love to get such a beautiful and thoughtful gift for Christmas, Hanukkah, a birthday, or some other special event? Here’s your chance! Get your tickets now. We’ll draw the winner
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 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
From Jeanne Taylor: There was a lot of activity in August – by far, the most special was celebrating Roux and Gracie both turning four! They rocked their cake smashes (and it’s safe to say they both LOVE my baking)! This being Gracie’s first birthday with us, we wanted to show her how it’s really done.
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.
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.