Dear AFH…. I am a big fan of your organization, and have adopted a couple dogs from you over the years…. Emily….cared for Ovie ….until he became ill with an aggressive form of bone cancer. We had to send him over the rainbow bridge on Dec. 23. My Vet was unable to come to him when the time came, so we called Peaceful Passage, who sent a wonderful vet to us and helped Ovie pass at home. He was 14 years old, and was a wonderful protector/pet/soother to Emily for all of those years. Ovie was dog aggressive, but got along with his pal Holtby (seeing a name pattern here?), and didn’t get along with a lot of people, but those of us he loved, he loved fiercely. He was a wonderful dog, and I am glad my daughter had him and his loyalty for so long. I am sure that when she is ready to look for a pal for Holtby ( a stray found along the side of I270), she will come to you guys first. Thank you for all that you do.
Happy New Year to all of our adopters, supporters, and volunteers. Your time, effort, and support made all the difference in the lives of so many dogs and pups. May 2022 be a healthy, happy year for all of us.
It’s with the deepest pain imaginable that I notify you of the passing of my only son, best friend and companion. There are no words to express my sadness and desolation, I miss him every second 24/7. I adopted Nugget from AFH March 8, 2010. He was the Alfa of the twelve puppies named after the California Gold Rush litter fostered by Marilyn Christensen.
Thanks again for allowing me to take care of wonderful Nugget!!! 😭
Good morning…We got married on October 1 and decided to do a donation for each guest that attended in lieu of favors. We got our dog Zoe through you all and therefore your organization holds a special place in our hearts!
The winner of our Xbox one raffle is Farahnaz Perkins!
Thank you so much to everyone who participated in the raffle. We brought in $5,665.00 which is very much needed for the rescue. We are truly grateful for so much support for our mission of Finding Forever Homes!
We hope everyone has a great holiday season no matter what holiday you celebrate and a wonderful New Year!
We adopted Caroline (kept her original name) from AFH in February 2012 when she was 10 weeks old. Our daughter Tara (7 at that time) picked her out of the litter and just fell in love. Caroline quickly had us all wrapped around her paw and quickly became the ruler of the house. Shortly after we adopted her our daughter became ill, for which we later found out she had brain cancer. Caroline knew that Tara needed her and would be right there with her when she wasn’t feeling well. She let Tara use her as her pillow and stayed by her side throughout it all. We later added another dog to our family and Caroline quickly took over the mother role and showed Annie the ropes on how to do things. Shortly before Caroline turned 10 (11/20/2011) her back hips gave out and she was no longer able to move on her own. So with heavy hearts we had to let her cross the rainbow bridge on 11/22/2021. We miss her so very much but know she is no longer in pain. Thank you to AFH for bringing Caroline into our family.
We were reading one of your newsletters this morning. We thought it would be nice to provide an update on Blake (formerly Gatsby). We adopted Blake from A Forever Home in June 2011. In March 2022, he will be 11 years old. He has been an amazing dog and companion for the past decade. About two weeks after adopting Blake, we adopted another dog, Clay. My friend from high school found him running on the interstate. They have grown up together and remain the best of friends. In 2014, we adopted Dixon and he completed the trio. Unfortunately, Dixon had to be put down in May 2021 due to non treatable health issues. Blake and Clay have adapted well and continue to live very active and social lifestyles. I am including a link of pictures of Blake. We confirmed via DNA he is a mix of Great Pyrenees, GSD and Boxer. He is the most kind and gentle dog we have ever shared our lives. I am attaching the picture of Blake the day we saw him at the adoption event in Springfield, VA. We now reside in Blacksburg, VA where Blake and Clay enjoy visiting Virginia Tech daily.
Pictures of Blake: https://1drv.ms/f/s!AqbAejZiDUfx9E8RoPgLbel_1i1e
Molly has had a very adventurous army dog life. We adopted her in mid February of 2010 @ 8 weeks old which means she will be turning 12 next week 12/17. She has moved from VA to TN, then back to VA again and has since retired to the fingerlakes region of central NY in 2016. She still acts like a puppy and enjoys a large lawn, many squirrels to chase and a dad who works from home so she gets to be with him all day. – Thanks AFH for finding me such a loving home. They are so lucky to have me 😊🐶
Baxter, formerly J-pup, JJ. He turned 2 in Oct and Feb 1 will be our 2yr anniversary of adopting him from you. He is really sweet and very silly. Thanks!
Cheers to a Happy, Healthy, & Prosperous 2022!