We will be having our regular adoption event this Saturday from 12-3 at the Chantilly Webers Pet Supermarket located at 14508G Lee Rd, Chantilly, VA 20151. Come meet many of our available dogs at pups. Scheduled to appear are: Betty, Piper, Golden Girl Dorothy, Warren Leroy, Amanda Skylar, Van Buren Pups, Vision, Jasmine, Field Bruno, Benton Billie, Mama Jean’s Pups, Dupree Pups, Brookes Bunch.
Perhaps the first thing you would notice about Rosie was her obvious sharp intelligence, quickly followed by her deeply sweet, good nature and zest for life. That smartness, which led us to assume she was part Border Collie (until a DNA test showed that she was very much a mutt—no Border Collie but Australian Shephard, American Eskimo, and Yorkie to name a few—was on display from her very first puppy training class. With Rosie, it was never a question of could she learn to obey a command, instead she seemed to delight in obeying when she wanted and showing when she didn’t that she clearly understood what was wanted and had considered it before politely declining. Her intelligence led her to express agitation if she was not in the front row of the training class or not the object of the teacher’s attention. Never has a dog invited more anthropomorphizing! For 16 years, she had a great energy for walk and play, and when sated, a great capacity for love and snuggling. At 25 pounds, she was smaller as an adult than we had anticipated, but this fact ended up changing our concept of the perfect size for a dog. For three years, Rosie lived with us in Vienna, Austria – a city known for its love of dogs. She frequented many restaurants and businesses, and in one case, delightedly joined a restaurant hostess in seating customers—with seemingly a full understanding of her role. More than once vets commented on her strong heart (“the heart of an athlete”); near the end, her eyesight and hearing dimmed and with pain in her limbs, that strong heart beat on.
Join us at The Commentary Social House for a dog adoption happy hour event benefitting A Forever Home. We will be there on the patio this Friday, July 29th in Arlington. Come bring your own dogs and enjoy happy hour from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with an updated happy hour menu. Best of all, 20 percent of the proceeds going to A Forever Home Rescue Foundation. You will also get a chance to meet some of our adoptable dogs. The restaurant is located in the Westin Arlington Gateway Hotel at 801 N. Glebe Road in the Ballston neighborhood.
A Forever Home Rescue Foundation has saved many thousands of abused, neglected, abandoned, and unwanted puppies and dogs over our 20 years of operation. As you know, vet care is expensive, and prices continue to rise. You can support A Forever Home in their mission by simply feeding or pampering your best friend(s). Here’s how:
- Visit www.pawTree.com/marybeth
- At the top of the page, click “Pet Profile” (on the far right) and create a profile for your pet(s). Based on your answers, pawTree will give you suggestions for your furry friend – and you can also just browse the website to find items.
- When you fill in your name, make sure you add AFH behind it (e.g., “John Smith AFH”). This will guarantee that A Forever Home will receive 25% of every purchase you make.
- Everything at pawTree is 100% money-back satisfaction guaranteed, so if your best friend doesn’t LOVE everything you have purchased, simply call the company, and your money will be cheerfully refunded.
- Because your profile will be linked to AFH, A Forever Home will continue to receive donations every time you make a purchase.
Hello everyone, Someone passed his level one doggy training.
I am a huge fan of Forever Home and all organizations that help rescue animals in distress. We adopted Cinderella 15 years ago, about 6 months after our previous rescue dog died at age 14, Princess was such a love. To be honest I wasn’t sure I was ready for another dog but when I met Cinderella it was love at first sight, and my children already had her playing with them in the backyard before our in-home interview was over. Through the years Cinderella was a joy, even when she was naughty I couldn’t stay mad for long. Cinder is now also in doggie heaven checking out those pup angels for her Prince Charming.
Cheyenne found a wonderful new home after waiting so long to find a loving family. We will miss her but know that she has the best forever home!
We’d like to announce the winner of our 50/50 raffle! Mary B., from Front Royal, VA, is the lucky winner of $15,760! Thank you to everyone who purchased raffle tickets. The proceeds will enable us to continue to provide quality vet care for the animals in our care, and it will give us a little cushion to cover extraordinary medical costs such as surgeries, heartworm treatments, and emergency medical situations.
Final total $31,520.00 in the pot (winner gets $15,760)!
We just wanted to thank the Davis Team of CrossCountry Mortgage in Sterling Virginia for their donation of $5,300! They held three Happy Hour that benefitted A Forever Home Rescue. Their happy hours had raffles and give-aways, and they allowed our dedicated volunteers to also present information about our rescue. We are so grateful for their generosity! This will go a long way to help our dogs with major medical needs get the care and love they need.
Good Day, It is with much sadness that I let you know that our sweet little Tia went to the Rainbow Bridge (a few days ago) on Friday, May 22, 2022 to wait for us. She was an amazing dog. I want you to know she had an amazing life. She was 18 years old. She was like a child to us and we heaped so much love on her every single day and night. She returned just as much love to us. Our hearts are breaking and we don’t know how to deal with the pain. We cried for 8 days prior to her passing when we realized we needed to let her pass away. She passed with my spouse and I with her as well as the sweet doctor and nurse that had tended to her since she became ours 17 years ago. Thank you for saving her and her pups…. I hope their lives have been as wonderful and they were loved like we loved Tia.
With so much admiration and thanks to AFH! Thomas and Eric