Come meet some of our available dogs at or regular Saturday adoption event at Webers Pet Supermarket in Chantilly (14508G Lee Rd, Chantilly, VA 20151) from 12 – 3. Scheduled to appear: Decatur 14; Chester; Piper; Michelle’s Cheyenne and Cierra; Heather’ Bandit, Bonnie, and Barbie; Buster; Addams Family Pugsley; Warren Leroy and Warren Loretta; Watson; Addams Fam Gomze (check back for updates)
AFH is happy to announce our first 50/50 raffle and YOU can win up to $20,000 while helping us to save lives! As you may know, AFH has saved many thousands of abused, neglected, abandoned, and unwanted puppies and dogs over our 20 years of operation. As you also know, vet care is expensive, and prices continue to rise.
So far $11,540 in the pot (winner gets half)!
Not only will proceeds from this raffle help us to continue to provide quality vet care for the animals in our care, but it will give us a little cushion to cover extraordinary medical costs such as surgeries, heartworm treatments, and emergency medical situations.
Tickets are $20 each and ticket sales will be limited to only 2,000 tickets! These odds are much better than playing the lottery!
For more information on purchasing Luke the Rescue Pup, Click here to see the flyer
We are so excited to be back in person! We have lots of great stories to share so please enjoy our May 2022 newsletter.
In this newsletter: Update on our new van, Playful Pack; A Birthday Celebration; Trevor Does it Again; Updates on Dolly and Molly; Volunteer Spotlight on Karen Kennedy, Mary Sousa Monie, and The Burke Team; In Memory of Maggie Moo, Hudson, and Olive Hailey; Maeko, Looking for My Forever Home – Harry; Girl Scouts to the Rescue; Play on Dogs; and Help AFH Win Up to 20,000!
Join us at The Commentary Social House for a dog adoption happy hour event benefitting A Forever Home. We will be there on the patio this Friday, May 20th in Arlington. Come bring your own dogs and enjoy happy hour from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with an updated happy hour menu. Best of all, 20 percent of the proceeds going to A Forever Home Rescue Foundation. You will also get a chance to meet some of our adoptable dogs. The restaurant is located in the Westin Arlington Gateway Hotel at 801 N. Glebe Road in the Ballston neighborhood.
Watch Patti Burke and Jessica Miltenberger on Fox Five with out beautiful puppies! https://www.fox5dc.com/video/1070540
Our AFH alum Luna is working hard on our Panels for Puppies Fundraiser! You can save money, puppies, AND the environment by going solar with City Renewables before May 31st. There’s no upfront cost, just more forever homes for our puppies and affordable clean energy for you! Click here for more information.
AFH partnered with City Renewables to save dogs and the environment! Jake and Rebecca from City Renewables are AFH adopters and wanted to give back to the group who rescued her. We were very fortunate to receive a check for $2,675.00! We are grateful to Luna for rescuing Jake and Rebecca and City Renewables for such a wonderful fundraiser. Also thank you to all who supported this endeavor by going solar! We are so grateful!
Our family adopted our sweet dog, Maeko, from A Forever Home 8 years ago. He was 8 years old at the time, and had had a difficult life. He was very shy at first, not even lifting his tail to wag for the first two weeks. His gait was stooped, and he would walk as if he didn’t want anyone to see him. I knew he knew how to play, because he came with a soft, stuffed toy. Around the third week, I tried throwing the toy to see if he would get it. He suddenly jumped up, ran to get it, tossed it in the air with his teeth, whirled around, ran back to his bed, and gave a happy bark! He looked as startled as I did after he did that, and didn’t seem to know where the bark came from! I was curious to find out “who else was in there.” He continued to progress, beginning to lift up his tail and wag it as he walked. Over the following years, Maeko grew more and more social, would approach strangers to sniff them when they came in the door, would let my music students who came to my house pet him, and he loved to be carried around and pampered. He kept some of his independent streak, but overall, became a “lap-pooch.” He had such a sweet disposition. At the beginning of March 2022, he became very sick. This was not the first time as he was beginning to age. He passed away at the age of 16. Our family was blessed by his presence and saw him as a gift from God to be enjoyed for a season. We are thankful that we were given the opportunity to have this sweet pup as part of our family.
In March 2007 my Daughter and I adopted our 10 week old puppy, named Hailey from AFH. We chose her first name, “Olive” Hailey. The cute pup was alone. Held back and separated from her four WV litter-sibs due to a mild illness. AFH described her as a Blue Merle Aussie Shepherd. This baby was meant for our home. The tiny dog with oversized ears, grew to be a Pembrooke Cardigan Corgi! Olive, incredibly smart, was often described by others as a “person, not a dog!” Olive loved to run with her herding instincts. From the start, Olive hid her treats to savor them at a later time. Olive loved training sessions with toy rewards. She trained in her younger years to run “Agility” for fun. Her favorite game that delighted everyone was “hide-and-go-seek” with her toys. We would hide a toy, she waited, on command, would go find her toy! Olive loved hiking and her most favorite activity was swimming to retrieve her favorite bright green floating ring. She would bark and swim with excitement, not stopping, till Mom made her rest. Olive was a water dog and even loved her baths especially the towel dry, followed by towel bundling in her dog bed. Olive was trained in Good Citizenship with AKC. She listened patiently to children reading. Olive traveled many places with Mom by car and flying, in-cabin, to share love with relatives with disabilities and health issues. Olive shared love and joy with so many people. She will always be loved by myself and her family. Olive is my “girl”, my “baby”. I miss her many communicative nudges, such as, to remind me to fill an empty water bowl, her bark of excitement or alert, her eye contact to signal her needs, her kisses, her snuggles, her play, my hiking partner, my bed buddy, my steadfast love. I miss Olive. Olive passed at 14 ½ years. I thank AFH for saving my Olive Hailey and allowing me to have her in my life. Olive will forever be in my heart.