Happy President’s Day! Want to feel the love of Forever? Come meet our wonderful dogs at our adoption event this Saturday from 1-4 at the Webers Pet Supermarket in Chantilly, VA (14508 Lee Rd # G, Chantilly, VA 20151–Near intersection of Route 50 and Route 28).
The following dogs are scheduled to appear: List Coming Soon. This list is updated throughout the week so check back often.
Don’t see a dog you are interested in listed? Just e-mail us at email@example.com and we will put you in touch with the foster mom.
Jeanne Taylor Photography is a supporter of A Forever Home. She has been selected Best Pet Photographer in the Best of Mount Pleasant voting for the third year in a row!. She will be back on the Norther Virginia area for those who would like to have natural photos of their pets in April, 2020 (mid-April) . Please see her website http://www.jtpetpics.com/monthpet.htm for more information and be sure to mention A Forever Home Rescue when you schedule your appointment.
It is with great sadness that I write this letter to inform you of Mercedes’ passing. Mercedes (Buttons/Cede) was adopted with her brother Sarge, in 2010. After they were returned, I was her foster and we officially began our journey together in March 2011. Mercedes was my bestfriend and sidekick every day since. We went hiking, swimming, running, biking, kayaking, paddleboarding, and boating together. We would even spend the occasional afternoon lounging at a winery after a morning hike. During the winter months, she would keep active by running on my treadmill, playing frisbee or learning to ride a skateboard. She was my number one fan as we travelled to Chattanooga, TN so I could compete in my first Ironman. Even thought it was mostly just the two of us, my entire family loved and cared for her. She enjoyed spending many weekends with Grandma and Grandpa chasing squirrels, rabbits and skunks (she never learned!). As she got older, her favorite pastime became cuddling. She made the best cuddle buddy and I found so much comfort in her soft snores. But as all dog owners know, we will outlive our furbabies, and we must face one of the worst days of our lives. Mercedes fought cancer, liver disease and Cushings as long as her little body could, but then she let me know it was time for her to rest. We said good-bye January 3, 2020. Roughly twenty-four hours later, as she was always such a good girl, she sent me the most beautiful, vivid rainbow across the entire neighborhood to let me know she was finally at peace. I miss her every day, but find great comfort in knowing she had the best life I could give her. Thank you for all the wonderful memories, laughs and endless energy Mercedes, I am forever grateful that you chose me to be your human. – Kimberly
Hello! My name is Shayna, and my husband, Lucas, and I adopted our little Sadie a little over a year ago from A Forever Home. We just adore her. She melted our hearts at the first moment we met, and I just wanted to send a few photos of her over the past year. She loves snuggling and playing with her brother, Winston! Thank you so much for making the Ford Family the “FoUrd” Family! Warmly, Shayna
TJ’s Hair Studio in Alexandria collected $1725.00 in donations from their clients for A Forever Home! These donations will go to helping dogs from our Brownie’s Fund which helps dogs with extraordinary medical costs. Thank you, thank you all so much. We really appreciate it.
Every September, St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church participates in a church wide community service day where they work together to help in the community. We are so fortunate that St. Andrew’s organized a collection of dog items for A Forever Home! They collected 71 towels and cleaning supplies. Two dozen toys, leashes and collars were purchased at a pet store. A group of awesome teens made 60 homemade treats for the dogs, too! They even listed ingredients in case the dogs have any allergies. Gwen Ihde, 14 years old, was the team leader for the project called, “All God’s Creatures” which was partially funded by a Thrivent “Live Generously” grant. Thank you to St. Andrew’s and the Ihde and Pawson families who came to drop off the items on September 14th!
A Forever Home just wrapped up our Santa Photos for the year. We made nearly $1,000 thanks to Olde Towne Pet Resort and Chantilly Animal Hospital for sponsoring our events. Also a big thank you to Mr and Mrs Claus (Susan Flashman and Dick Bissell), our photographers Greg Brummett and Kristen Shields, and Patti Burke for all their hard work! — with Olde Towne Pet Resort and Chantilly Animal Hospital.