What a week. We brought in nearly 40 dogs this week. Mom’s and pups, orphaned adults, a dog that had been hit by a car, stray dogs, abandoned pups….All in a normal week’s work at the rescue! We are grateful to all our volunteers who foster, transport and coordinate and our indispensable donors who all help make this possible!
A Forever Home Rescue Foundation, Inc is pleased to announce we received a generous grant of $2,500 from the Community Foundation of Northern Virginia/XMS Donor Advised Fund. This grant will go a long way in helping us to continue our critical work to find loving, forever homes for dogs and pups in need. In particular, it will help us provide support to rural communities where rescuers struggle to help save these helpless animals from abandonment, neglect, and abuse; and assist families who can no longer care for their pets for a variety of reasons. We are grateful to the Community Foundation of Northern Virginia for their support of our rescue efforts for more than a decade.
When the COVID lockdown hit, Jeanne Taylor Photography came up with a wonderful idea to raise funds for rescue dogs while we were all under “house arrest.” Her virtual illustrations fundraiser brought in nearly $600 for our rescue. Thank you for all your support over the years Jeanne!
Looking for the perfect pet portrait? For more information or to schedule your pet’s session, call 571.432.0561 | Jeanne Taylor Photography
Here it is, our latest newsletter. In this issue:
- Spotlight On Hungary
- Adoption Updates
- Phoenix Rises from the Ashes
- In Memory of Kiba
- Saying Goodbye to Cami
- In Memory – Timber and Pearl
- Volunteer Spotlight – Emily & Kristen Reich
Hi, I wanted to thank you for our Macy. We had seven of the most amazing years with our sweet girl. She was filled with snuggles, wiggles, the softest most velvety ears ever, and the sweetest soul. I could not have ever asked for a better girl to join our family. Two weeks ago Macy had a grand mal seizure and was diagnosed with a brain tumor…anti seizure medication which gave us the gift of two more weeks with our sweet girl. ..She held out long enough for us to be with her before she passed away. I don’t have the right words to express how much I miss my girl. She was truly one of a kind. I just wanted to thank you so much for rescuing her and allowing her to be part of our family. Tricia
Note: This girl was very special to us AFH volunteers. Macy came to AFH from a rural shelter in WV. This poor little girl was thrown out of a car on the side of a road! We are grateful to her family for giving her the love of a forever home.
Please help! We recently brought a large number of puppies into the rescue. Shortly after their arrival, some of them started showing symptoms of canine parvovirus (parvo) infection. We now need your support: https://mailchi.mp/aforeverhome/parvovirus-outbreak
My sweet Apple will forever be missed. She was one of the biggest blessings ever in my life and gave me more than I could have ever imagined. She came to me at just the right time and for the exact right season.
The countless before and after work walks all over DC, the thousands of nights keeping me warm under my blanket or watching tv with me; Apple made me a better person and was a dream come true for me. There were so many years without family nearby and it was just me and Apple. I am so glad she was able to end her life surrounded by a new dad and her devoted grandpa.
A day will not go by that I won’t miss her terribly. I am forever grateful to A Forever Home.