Our family adopted our dear Drew from A Forever Home in October 2005 when he was about 2 years old (as seen in this picture). Drew would lay in my arms like a baby but did not want to be left alone so we got him a brother. Drew loved his brother very much and was much happier, I could tell they played tag when all the pillows were not where they were! We had to do the hardest thing a parent could do on June 26, 2019 and pray he is in peace. We loved him very much.
Thank you for the news letters. We adopted Smokey in January of 2012. Smokey is a 9 pound poodle. A sweetie and protector of our family, including our new grand sons. Smokey is our 4th rescue dog. We wouldn’t consider any other way of obtaining a dog. Please extend our many thanks to all the volunteers at A Forever Home. Their work makes a difference. Rhonda, Andy and Smokey.
This donation is from Charlotte…We rescued her almost 10 years ago from AFH. She was from a puppy mill in Missouri. She is a beautiful Cavalier King Charles who is my little special girl and is almost 15 years old. Judi
Hi Carmen, Maribel, Ken and everyone else who makes AFH so great! We are celebrating Scout’s 10th birthday this week and we wanted to make a donation to honor the occasion. She’s had a rough past year (4 knee surgeries), but she is now all better and pain free! I really miss volunteering with AFH…Anyway. Hope all is well, Holly
Mary Ellen, I’m so, so sorry to let you know that Bill crossed the rainbow bridge today. Long story short, in May, Bill was diagnosed with epilepsy after suffering from seizures. The seizures continued to get worse and worse. He was such a good boy and we loved him and are so, so sorry his life ended so soon. Thank you for helping us find him. We will miss him always.
We adopted “Sundae” Vivian in 2004. Sadly she passed in December 2018. She was probably the last remaining dog in her litter and enjoyed a long happy life. This included trips to our beach house which she loved and lots of walks.
It is with great pain and sorrow that I write to inform you of the death of Rufus, Daddy Good Boy, best friend and loyal companion. He passed aweay in my arms Monday morning,July 1, 2019 at approxiately 4 a.m. Yesterday would have been his 8th birthday. He died of Dilated Cardio Myopathy. He was dianosed in Mid-May and I was informed that his life expectancy was about 6-9 months…Thank you to everyone at A Forever Home for letting him be a part of my life and me a part of his. He was loved by everyone….He went everywhere with me and we were inseparable.
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.