What a great event we had! We filled a 15 foot U-Haul truck to the roof in just 4 hours and had enough to spare to fill a cargo van! The recycling center was very impressed and we all hope it translates into lots of green to help our doggies. Thank you to everyone that contributed. Also thank you to Julie Heimstra who helped load the truck, the van, and drove twice to the recycling center. Also thanks to Marybeth Henry who also helped load the truck, Hunter, Gavin, and Jessica Miltenberger who helped put in the last of the items to fill the truck. We are grateful for all your help.
Looking for a new friend? Come to our adoption event this Saturday June 15, from 1-4 at the Weber’s Pet Supermarket in Chantilly, VA. We hope you will come out and see some of beautiful dogs and pups. Following is the list of dogs attending: Daisy, Springtime Hound Ellie & Springtime Hound Earl, Honey, Shelby, Bama, Porkchop, Chloe and Pups, Harley, Bear, Lilac, July, Chabi, Bree, Marilyn Monroe, Sammie. (This list is updated throughout the week so please check back often.)
Don’t see a dog you are interested in meeting? Please e-mail email@example.com and we can put you in touch with their foster parent.
Here is our latest newsletter. In this issue: Looking for Love, AFH’s Home Referral Program, Amazon Helps, Can You Commit?, Volunteer Spotlight on John Charlton and Anne Sedlak, Bella and Bear, Hambone Living the Good Life, Twins. AFH and Facebook, Riley, Electronics Drive.
Join us at the vineyard as Jazzercise Haymarket Fitness Center walks you through a Strength 60 class….with PUPPIES! They are teaming up with the pups to raise money for A Forever Home Rescue- portions of the proceeds will be going to the rescue. Class starts at 11am and ends with a glass of wine! Stay after and enjoy live music and food truck at the winery!
**This event is limited to 21+ years old only**
AFH was invited to attend Jacqueline’s 14th birthday party. All of the girls had a blast loving on the puppies and the pups really enjoyed the attention. Hope you had the best birthday Jacqueline!
Recently AFH rescued sweet Mini from the streets of Oman where she would never have survived. Unfortunately, she suffered a broken leg which required major surgery. To help pay for Mini’s care, one of our valuable volunteers donated this raffle to raise badly needed funds:
Our new raffle will help answer important questions about our furry family members like:
- Where did my Beagle mix get those blue eyes?
- How does a lab mix have dew claws on his hind feet?
- And where on earth did she get those ears?
Find out now with two (2) canine DNA Test Kits. A perfect gift for your favorite fur parent for Mother’s Day or Father’s Day (or keep them both for your own fur babies!) Prize includes a Weber’s $50 gift certificate to celebrate the results (or Petco/Petsmart one if you live outside the area.)
Find out more & enter the raffle here.
Wanted to drop a note that after 10 years, we are still loving on our girl Scrappy from A Forever Home. She was adopted under the name Smoky Girl…We recently said a very sad goodbye to her brother of 14 years, Scruffy, and I came across your website in beginning my search for a new pup to love.
I attached some recent pictures of our girl Scrappy (the smaller of the two pups in the pictures). She still loves to chew socks, clothes, couches (we’ve been through a few thanks to her), blankets (which doesn’t prevent us from letting her sleep in our (her?) bed every night), etc. She jumps on our kitchen table when we’re not looking and her 20lb self can even jump onto our kitchen counters! Little troublemaker that she is (we still tell ourselves that her 11 year old self will grow out of the puppy phase at SOME point :-), she is the best worst dog ever!
Jokes aside, all is well. Since her adoption, she is helping us raise 4 kids (one set of twins in there) and loves to play fetch every day. Even when her arthritis kicks in and we have to give her the occasional Rimadyl, she is in good spirits. We also moved out of the city a few years ago and now she has a huge yard for playing and exploring.
Thanks for giving two graduate students the opportunity to share our young lives with this pup 10 years ago. She’s wonderfully spoiled by us, but we are equally spoiled by her as well 🙂
Zoe was adopted as a pup and returned to AFH recently. As luck would have it, her brother Rory, adopted as a pup as well, was looking for a new friend. Rory’s mom happened to be looking on our website when she saw a familiar face. Both Zoe and Rory are now happily living together in their forever home!
Here it is. Our latest newsletter. In this issue: Spotlight On Mason, AFH Has a New Home, Save the Date, Fall Walkathon Success, Goodbye Angel, Tips to Care for Your Senior Dog, Volunteer Spotlight on Casey McCollum and Julie Heimstra, AFH Visits The Gulf Coast, Schooner and Santa, High School Students to the Rescue, Chico, and How You Can Help.