In celebration of Labor Day, there will be no adoption event this weekend. We hope to see you next weekend at our regular adoption event Saturday September 10th. Have a safe and happy holiday!
Dear Forever-Home Rescue Foundation,
I lost my sweet Roxy July 16, after 16+ years of loyal love and companionship. Part of my heart went with her. When I lived in Middleburg years ago, I adopted Roxy from a Pet-Smart in Chantilly during an adoption event sponsored by A Forever-Home Rescue Foundation (5.10.2006). Though my time in Middleburg was short, Roxy came with me when I moved back to my home town of Chesapeake, VA. Anyone who is a pet owner knows that this type of love has no boundaries. I gave her the best life I could, and she gave me many, many times more to me. In May Roxy was diagnosed with Lymphoma, and she did well until July. The Lap of Love foundation came to my house and helped transition Roxy to the other side. Roxy went very peacefully. It will take a long time for me to get used to not having her presence in my life, but she is and will always be in my heart. I have so many great memories of Roxy and I will always support and be ever grateful to FHP rescue for giving me the gift of adopting her.
So from the bottom of my heart, I thank you.
My name is Katie…and my family rescued a puppy from A Forever Home in 2007. Her name was listed as Molly, but we knew she was our Harley Girl. Harley was a lab/hound mix and her nose could track just about anything. Harley loved to go on walks, run, go on boat rides, and just spend time with her family and friends. To all of us, she was our once in a lifetime soul dog that you hear people talk about. She was there for all of our highs and lows and we were there for hers. We found out recently that she had cancer and it had spread everywhere and we didn’t have much time left with her, which is so unfair. We kept her comfortable giving her all the foods and
treats she had wanted and just showered her with love. Sadly, we lost her last night. My reasoning writing to you all is just to thank you for giving us the best dog we all could have ever asked for. She was the missing part of our family puzzle that we did not even know at the time was missing. I am attaching some photos of her below. She made such a difference in our lives and again we as a family would just like to say thank you rescuing this pup from West Virginia and bringing her here. We owe you all a lot for finding our soul dog.
Thank you again, Katie
Join us at The Commentary Social House on Friday August 26th for happy hour on the patio . Come bring your own dogs or just visit with ours from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. There is an updated happy hour menu and 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. There are also indoor plans if it rains and lots of shade if it is hot. Hope to see you all there!
We just published our August 2022 newsletter. In this issue we are happy to begin celebrating our 20th year in existence. Happy Birthday AFH! We also highlight the Davis Team for their Happy Hour fundraiser, Mary B. who was the big winner of the 50/50 Raffle, and volunteers Stephanie Osmani and the wonderful Owens Family. Also, don’t forget to check out Luke the Rescue pup by Dr. Simi, our In Memory page, Mama D and Gomez, and read about why dogs tilt their heads when we speak to them.
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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.
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!