A Forever Home depends on cargo vans to safely transport our precious cargo and we are in desperate need of a new one. Now that our current vans are old, 2003, 2005, and 2008, they are no longer safe and reliable. Our holiday fundraising this year is focused on raising $50,000 to purchase a new van! We outfit all of our vans with rear unit air conditioning to keep our dogs safe and comfortable during their freedom rides. An anonymous donor has already pledged $10,000 towards our new van, and we are hopeful that you, our friends, will donate the rest. So far, we’ve raised $12,550 of our target of $50,000. We’re 25% of the way to our target. Can you help us reach our goal?
Please Click here to donate or mail a check (note that it is for a new van) to AFH, PO Box 222801, Chantilly, VA 20153.
If you are a car dealer who can offer us a good deal on a cargo van, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your ongoing support!
Giving Tuesday is today. We were given dog related items to raffle off if you donate at least $20 to A Forever Home. For every $20 you donate, you will be entered again. If you enter before November 30th at noon, you will be entered for all of the items. All you have to do is donate on Annette Anderson’s Facebook http://ow.ly/XGjk50GZy2J or on the AFH website (Donate Here). On November 30th at noon, we will draw for a set of 10 notecards. On November 30th at 5pm, we will draw for new dog toys. On December 1st at 5pm, we will draw for a dog photo album for any donated amount (doesn’t have to be a $20 donation).Donations have already hit $1,000 so Thad and I are matching donations up to $1,000. Facebook will match donations up to $8M of all eligible charities so you can still double your donation. How about it, friends? ***Local DC area pick up/delivery of raffle items only – unless you want to help pay for postage.
In 2008 we adopted one of Sadie’s 9 pups. He was the last to get adopted and we were so glad that the best was saved for last. Moose has been the best dog from the moment we brought him home at 12 weeks. He has always been loving, calm and relaxed. He filled our hearts with unconditional love. He loved everyone he met. The love between him and his dog brother that we brought into the family later was also so amazing. Moose was such an important part of the family and we were sad to have to say good bye to him in October. Our hearts ache without him but know that his tired body needed to run free with his other dog brothers and sisters that left before him. Thank you AFH for bringing our perfect Moose into our lives. He will never be forgotten.
The Smith Family
This weekend we brought in all of these sweet babies, including one litter of 10! We are grateful for all the foster families who stepped up to take dogs into their homes to give them a chance at forever!
If you would like to foster, please e-mail us at email@example.com. We provide you all the food, supplies and medical care; you provide the love!
After sixteen years with our beloved Holly, we have come to believe that the name “A Forever Home” should really say something about what our pets have become to us rather than what we signed-up to give them; something more along the lines of “Forever in Our Hearts”. Holly came into our lives in the Autumn of 2005 during an AFH adoption event at PetSmart in Chantilly Virginia and immediately became one with our family.
Side-by-side growing-up with our two sons, Holly became the third wheel with everything they did except watersports, far too risky behavior for this proper lady. When 34 guinea hens made their way into our life in 2013, Holly’s Border Collie instincts kicked-in and she was determined to set the boundaries for their free-raging activities and wouldn’t take no for an answer until they flew to treetops, waiting the coast to be clear of that strong-willed and determined dog.
Holly was an unscripted addition to our family, and we all became Holly-centric over time basing many of our family decisions and directions with Holly in mind. We were never without a wagging tail or a smile looking for a treat; Holly was always ready to play when we were (and even if we weren’t). Over the years Holly touched many lives and most assuredly was greeted by her grandfather on the other side whom she shared a home for almost a decade. We can almost hear him saying “Hello Dog”. Planting our garden will never be same without Holly’s pawprints in the freshly groomed soil but memories like those will stand the test of time.
Thank you to AFN for not only the opportunity to give Holly a forever home, but for the opportunity to have Holly in our family and memories forever.
Tom, Cathy, Barrett and Griffin Cosgrove, Georgetown Delaware