Dear AFH, Just a quick update on Trevor who is now 6 1/2 years old. He earned several titles from the International Dog Parkour Assoc. during the Covid shut down including Novice parkour dog, Level 3 Quarantine specialist, Level 3 Four Foor On specialist, and Level 2 Under Specialist. He is currently working on his Intermediate parkour title. We will be resuming some WCRL rally at the end of September. On September 13th, he finished his AKC Fast CAT title the “FCAT2′ with a nice 7.87 seconds x 100 yds, 25.99 mph and 3rd place in the medium height class. Here is a pic of us both in our title photo and one of him running full tilt down the course. You can tell he loves this a lot! All the best and thank you letting us adopt him as a 7 month old in 2014, Diana
We are raffling off this beautiful fire pit table. The Cosco Outdoor Living Serene Ridge fire pit comes fully assembled with a lid and is easy to use with its electronic ignition. We’re holding the drawing on Friday, October 23rd. For more information or to purchase your tickes, go to: https://to-afh.org/FirePitRaffle.
Today we saved 63 lives in one transport! These sweet doggies came to us from the Gulf Coast where there is little chance they would have found homes. Pups and dogs are often abandoned at shelters, rescues, or by the side of the road. We are grateful for the support of our foster parents and our donors who make this possible.
Please know that AFH takes the Novel Coronavirus pandemic seriously. The safety of our volunteers and adopters is paramount while we continue to save lives. We are not holding in-person adoption events until further notice. Instead we are also doing virtual homechecks and virtual visits with adoptable dogs. Virtual visits and homechecks will be done via Zoom, Facetime, Skype, Google Hangouts, or other telepresence applications. All interviews with potential adopters will be done over the phone and contracts will be signed individually to allow social distancing. To adopt one of our pets, please send an email to email@example.com and we will e-mail you the process for adopting.
As you know, AFH is always in need of donations and foster parents, but the need is even more acute now during the coronavirus pandemic. We are seeing an increase in people who are giving up their dogs due to the crisis and we are experiencing extremely high demand from owner surrenders and over-capacity shelters pleading for help. Our ability to help is limited by foster homes and finances.
As always, we appreciate whatever you can do to support our efforts to save lives. Please take care of yourself during this difficult time. We’ll get through this together.
AFH Board of Directors
Susie had her 8 pups starting at midnight. She finished delivering 8 beautiful pups! Suzanne is a long-time AFH volunteer. She and her family did a great job preparing to bring these babies into the world and Susie is doing a great job being a mommy.
Here is the link to the livestream they recorded of her birthing the babies: https://www.facebook.com/candice.holmes.714049/videos/193261952173312
A Forever Home Rescue officially started on September 11th, 2002. We began with just a handful of volunteers, a single foster home, a personal credit card, and a yard sale. Since then, we expanded to over 2,200 volunteers and have continued to be a foster-home only rescue. We are grateful to all of our volunteers, adopters, and supporters who have joined our team to save thousands of lives and made the world a better place because of Forever Love!
Here is our mid-summer newsletter. In this edition:
- Spotlight on Biance
- Thank You Petfinder
- How Did Your Dog Get to Virginia
- Decker the Wrecker
- Trip and Taffy Hit the Jackpot
- In Memory of Trixie Bell, Macy, and Apple
- Spotlight on Kelly Byrd and Jennifer Bowman Ramirez and Family
- What Happens When You Return to Work
- Can You Commit?
To Read All About It – Click Here.
Jeanne Taylor, Pet Photographer, will be getting back to Northern Virginia for sessions at the end of August. For those that do not know her, take a peek at her http://www.jtpetpics.com/monthpet.htm link. She has taken pictures of all of my babies over the years and chooses the best settings. She is an incredible photographer and a supporter of AFH –she did a virtual fundraiser for us when COVID hit. She also donates a portion of her proceeds to our doggies if you mention you heard of her through our rescue.
If you are wanting to have your pet photo’d during that time, please reach out by August 5th, as that’s when she will close down the trip schedule. If you have any questions, contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeanne Taylor | www.JTPetPics.com | Tel. 571.432.0561Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Jeanne.Taylor.PhotographyInstagram: www.instagram.com/jtaylorphotos (or just @jtaylorphotos)
Hard to believe Fall is just around the corner! Why not help out the rescue and get a new, full-zip hoodie for those cool fall days coming soon. This nice looking hoodie is made out of a heavy poly/cotton blend fabric. It has a sturdy zipper with pockets for your hands. We have a limited supply, with sizes ranging from men’s small to 2XL. The price is $43.25, which includes shipping directly to your door. Just email to: Maribel@aforeverhome.org to check on size availability and payment options. Your purchase will make you part of our team by helping dogs and pups find a loving forever home!