It is with a broken heart that we must inform you that our beloved dog, Elmo, crossed the rainbow bridge peacefully this afternoon at the age of 14, surrounded by his loved ones. We brought Elmo home 14 years ago this month – an adorable beagle-boxer mix. He brought us so much joy and was much loved. Elmo successfully beat thyroid cancer in 2019 but was diagnosed with transitional cell carcinoma (bladder) about a year ago. He fought hard, but was unable to beat this one.
Tom, Jennifer, and Lexy
A Forever Home Rescue has a newly designed newsletter this quarter. We thank Tina Hicks, our new graphic designer, for her work. We hope you enjoy this new format.
In this issue:
- Trevor is Making a Name for Himself
- In Search of My Forever Home: Lorelei
- Volunteer Spotlight: Laura Aulisio and Lymaraina Dsouza
- In Memory: Elvis; Taz and Bruiser, Stevie, Punky, Murphy
- The Day Zoe Picked Us
- Happy Birthday Sadie
We hope everyone is enjoying the snow! If you are a Facebook user, join our Group Page and post your snow dog pictures! https://www.facebook.com/groups/29250935727
Dear Forever Home –
I adopted a Shar Pei/Lab mixed from you back in March 2007. She was born January 20, 2007 and was eight weeks old when I adopted her. Her name is Sadie. She was one of the Presidential pups; Mamie Eisenhower. A year after I adopted her, my only child was killed in a car accident. The devotion and love of that sweet loyal pup made each day less of a struggle and a challenge. Thirteen years later, she’s more loving, devoted and loyal than ever before. Though she is ferously dedicated, she is very laid back, easy going and extremely sweet and gentle. Today marks Sadie’s 14th birthday and though I should have submitted this a long time ago, I wanted you to know how thankful and grateful I am to your organization and in awe of all the magnificent work you do for the animals, especially the dogs. I love this dog beyond words. Not only is she not just a dog, she’s the reason I can get up and start every day! Thank you for allowing me to share this with you. I just wish you knew what you have done and how deeply appreciative I am that you approved my application for her adoption.
I’m beyond words how blessed I am that she rescued me!
With sincere thanks, Diane
Hello! I want to send my yearly thank you for rescuing my beloved schoodle Izzy (nee Elena) from a Missouri puppy mill in 2009. She is my utter joy and love. She’s about 11.5 now and still as spunky as ever. While she prefers to run outside and roll in the mud, I did put her in her Christmas PJs and put bows in her hair a few days ago and captured this adorable photo. See attached. I thought you may giggle. Thank you again for all that you do- have an amazing New Year!
We said our final goodbyes to our beloved pup, Murphy, last week. We adopted Murphy (previously Digbey of the Fireworks litter) in July 2006, and we were so lucky to have had 14+ years with our boy. He was a loyal companion who loved his family and his treats. Murphy was as smart as he was handsome; he was a perfect example of why rescue dogs are the best. He left us with so many wonderful memories, including serving as the MOH (mutt of honor) in our wedding. We miss him terribly but find comfort in knowing he’s finally at peace.
Thank you so much, Lauren