We will be having our regular adoption event Saturday September 21 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!
All dogs and puppies listed below will be attending. If you want to be certain, please email email@example.com and they can let you know: List coming soon. (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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we will put you in contact with the foster parent for the dog.
This June, Alice from Troop 5484 did her Silver Award project with her fellow scouts Jenny and Madison. Their project was called Toys4Joy where they taught kids how to make animal toys like a chew toy, treat toy, cat scratcher, and more. They came by our adoption event to drop off some toys and of course, play with puppies! Thanks ladies!
We are sad to report that we received a very sad message from one of our adopters. Their dog Nala, one of Angel’s 12 puppies, passed away, leaving only one surviving sibling, Tinkerbell.
Angel was a Husky who lived her whole life on a chain until she broke loose and ended up at a shelter, very ill, thin, and pregnant. At AFH, we nursed her back to health before she gave birth to 12 beautiful puppies. Sadly, they soon began to pass away. We eventually learned that they had contracted Parvo II in utero which damaged their hearts. The few that survived past 8 weeks of age were expected to pass away before they ever got to a year of age. Despite this horrible prognosis, a number kind, brave families chose to adopt them anyway.
Nala’s family was one of those who decided to take their pup home despite the likely outcome. They did all they could for her–she regularly saw a cardiologist and had been taking heart medicine. Sweet Nala passed away at only 2 1/2 years old. Even though she beat the odds, her story is so heartbreaking. We are so grateful to Nala’s family and the others who chose to love their pups anyway, knowing sadness would just be around the corner.
Last Spring we joined the National Park Service at Prince William Forest Park for their annual Paws in the Park. Pictured here are Cecilia with Joanna Kay, Lori with Vanessa Blaydes, Daisy with Lisa Alberti, and Freya with Debbie Ewald. We also had one of our adopters show up with Joey from the New Kids on the block litter. He was adopted from us 8 years ago!
AFH has been the recipient of some very generous donations from Color the World. Since 2016 we have received donations totaling over $6,000 from their sale of high-quality lipsticks that are vegan, cruelty free, and natural. They have never asked for anything in return, but such an amazing company deserves our support. Please support this wonderful company.
Purchases of the “Huntress, Give A Dog A Forever Home” color goes directly to supporting our work.
This summer has been a rather busy one as you can see in our newsletter this quarter. In this issue we introduce some of our latest fundraisers: Puppy N Planks, Falls Church Distillers, Marsco’s Pizza, Another Awesome Quilt Raffle, Our first Flea Market, and Juice N Pups Anyone? Our volunteer highlights are Deb Bartram, the Dutton Family, and Kristina Robertson. We also Spotlight Cecilia and Chloe, give an Update on Trevor, and say goodbye to some of our dear friends. Read all about here!
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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!)!
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.”