Update: Hey folks I wanted you to know some good news I just learned today about the Giant Give Back reusable bags. Even if you purchase one of these bags at another Giant location or at a time other than during this month’s current AFH promotion, you can choose AFH as your designated charity for the donation to go to. The bag will come with a tag that explains how to do it. It’s real simple!
We are happy to announce that we have been chosen to participate in the Giant Community Bag Program during the entire month of August! If you purchase a reusable Giant grocery bag at the Giant located at 13043 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway in Fairfax Virginia for $2.50, we get a $1 donation!Besides avoiding all that plastic (and thus helping the environment), you will be helping AFH!Be sure to stop by in August and buy a bag (or 2!)!
We will be having our regular adoption event Saturday August 24 from 1-4 at the Weber’s Pet Supermarket in Chantilly (14508 Lee Rd # G, Chantilly, VA 20151) Come out and meet some of our available dogs and find your forever friend!
The following dogs are scheduled to appear: Zooma, George, Daisy, Bruno, Mitchell, Freya, Barb and Bambi, Sophie’s Tanya, Chloe’s 10 Chrissie, Molly’s Carter, Oscar, Mia’s Pup Sophie, Zola and Deacon, Lilac, China and Champ, Sammie. (This list is updated throughout the week so check back often.)
Don’t see a dog you are interested in meeting on our list? No problem. Just e-mail email@example.com and we will put you in contact with the foster parent for the dog.
These kids spent the morning doing a cookie and juice stand for A Forever Home and raised $23! They even had some Fairfax County firefighters stop by and contribute.
The kids came up with the idea after fostering a dog for AFH. They had a wonderful experience and we wanted to help the organization in other ways. We are truly grateful for all they have done for the doggies and to the Fairfax County Fire Department as well.
Patti Stinson won the Spread the Love Contest, sponsored by the Daily Kibble. As a result of her winning entry, she won a $1,000 donation for our rescue and a $100 gift card for herself!
Patti wrote: “I have been in rescue for 25 years and have been with A Forever Home Rescue Foundation (AFH) since early 2003. Our mission to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome abused, neglected, and abandoned puppies and dogs resonates with me. I understand the emotion behind rescue but know that rescues must be financially sound, well managed, and professional in order to succeed – AFH does all of that and I am very proud to be a member of such a wonderful team of volunteers.”
Our event at Fairfax Station Train Museum went extremely well. We had 14 foster dogs attend this event and received a number of applications to adopt and even a few to offer to foster for our rescue. Despite the heat, there was a great set up with our younger pups inside and plenty of shade for our older dogs outside. There were lots of friendly people who came by to say hello as well and we really enjoyed meeting so many animal lovers. Thank you to Mario and the rest of the Museum’s staff and volunteers.
What a great event we had! We filled a 15 foot U-Haul truck to the roof in just 4 hours and had enough to spare to fill a cargo van! The recycling center was very impressed and we all hope it translates into lots of green to help our doggies. Thank you to everyone that contributed. Also thank you to Julie Heimstra who helped load the truck, the van, and drove twice to the recycling center. Also thanks to Marybeth Henry who also helped load the truck, Hunter, Gavin, and Jessica Miltenberger who helped put in the last of the items to fill the truck. We are grateful for all your help.
Here is our latest newsletter. In this issue: Looking for Love, AFH’s Home Referral Program, Amazon Helps, Can You Commit?, Volunteer Spotlight on John Charlton and Anne Sedlak, Bella and Bear, Hambone Living the Good Life, Twins. AFH and Facebook, Riley, Electronics Drive.