Welcome to A Forever Home Rescue Foundation’s Memory Page. On this page we honor all of the wonderful dogs who have shared their lives with us. Although they are gone from our lives, they are never far from our hearts.  Please email your tribute and photo to info@aforeverhome.org.

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water, and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in a joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together…

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Image credit: Image by Graham Lowe from Pixabay

Sweet Oscar

Hello! We recently lost our sweet boy Oscar (to a cardiac arrest event). We adopted him from A Forever Home just about 5 years ago….Oscar was my shadow, we spend my work days together and I miss him. A few of our favorite pics attached.

Bruno – Our Bestest Boy

We adopted our Bruno March 2012. I just wanted to let you know he crossed the rainbow bridge August 21 2023. He was surrounded by his family, his friends at the vets office of 10 years. He had cheese and love. You gave us a gift of 11 years and I just wanted to thank you. He was the bestest boy. He loved his people, his kittens, (they’re 7 now, but still his babies) his squishmallows and tricking his Granny into dropping food. He loved watching over the bus stop near our house and kids in general. Everyone was a new friend. Thank you for Bruno, thank you for everything.

Wonderful Nellie

….Nellie Newcomb passed away June 2017 yes 2017. I have been meaning to contact you since then. I have never loved a pet as much as I loved her so I guess that is why I put it off so long. …She was described as Black and Tan Coonhound Mix and came from the Page County Shelter where she might have been named Roxy. She was Nellie at AFH and we kept that name. She weighed 35 pounds when we took her and gain about 5 more over the years. She had a very happy life and was everything we dreamed of in a dog. She became bonded with our “lab mix” pound puppy Kailey and they lived out their lives together with Kailey passing on about a year after Nellie. Nellie  developed tumors I believe a year or so before her death but was able to remain pain free. Well thank you for the wonderful dog.

My Best Friend Nazli (Adriana)

Hi, I just wanted to let you know that my best friend NAZLI (A.K.A. ADRIANA) has passed away on 11/22/2022. I adopted her from your organization in 2008. Unfortunately, due to her illness, she suddenly died in my arms at age 15. She had a great life. She will always be with us in our hearts. Thank you for rescuing and fostering her. My life would have been totally empty without her. I hope our roads will cross one day and we reunite. I will reach out to you when I am ready to adopt again.

Eddie, My Best Buddy


I just wanted to let you all know that Eddie crossed over the rainbow bridge on June 17th. He was my best buddy for ~15 years and I can’t thank you all for allowing me to adopt him. About two years ago, he was diagnosed with terminal kidney disease and was only given a few weeks to live but with TLC and his amazing tenacity, he stayed with us for all this time! Thank you again, for the joy he brought to me and my family. I miss him so much but know that he’s playing with all of his heavenly friends and family and watching over the rest of us.
My sincerest thanks, LuAnne

Scruffy (Scrappy) – Special Place in Our Hearts

Our first AFH pup came to us as “Scrappy” a rescue from a Forward Operating Base in Iraq where he was the only survivor out of a litter of seven. When he came to our home, we renamed him Scruffy, the name he had for 12 years. Scruffy’s DNA showed he was predominantly Anatolian Shepard and Heinze 57. He was a stoic dog and the world ran on his schedule, especially mealtimes. His show of affection for his family was the “Scruffy Stomp,” nuzzling a family member and then stomping with the rear legs while getting a scratch on his back. He was a fighter and was in remission from Mast Cell cancer for almost a year. When it came back with a vengeance, he still did all the Scruffy things until his tumors ruptured. We love and have loved all our dogs, but Scruffy will forever hold a special place in our hearts. Phil, Laurie, Chris and Kim

Jenny Dog – Missed Tremendously

Dear AFH, This month (June) would have been the 13th “Adopta-versary” of our Jenny, but sadly she crossed the rainbow bridge on February 6, 2023. We adopted Jenny as an adult dog (~2 years old). She was a mystery mix of breeds, a wild-child and escape artist in her early years, a hiking companion, toy-destroyer, and a soft and fluffy shedding machine. She loved her daily walks, no matter the weather. She was a people dog – absolutely loved everyone, and everyone loved her. Jenny was always the curious explorer and loved to go everywhere. She travelled cross-country by car twice in 3 years when we moved to California (then back) and travelled with us on many local trips. She saw the mountains and the beach on both coasts. Jenny brought us so many laughs and was our whole world. She started to have significant health challenges in late 2022 and passed at home with both of us by her side. We are heartbroken and miss our Jenny-dog tremendously.

Sincerely, Lisa & Tom

Beamer (Elmer) – Remembered and Loved

Beamer became part of our family in 2012 thanks to AFH, he was originally named Elmer.  He was such a loving, gentle, and happy dog.  Our favorite memory of him is sitting in his own camping chair.  He lived a great life of 11 years until he was diagnosed with Lymphoma and passed away in May 2023.  He will always be remembered and loved by us.  Thanks, AFH for allowing us to enjoy him!

Buddy Forever In My Heart!

My sweet Buddy passed away May 25, 2023. I adopted him on December 22, 2018. He was the best and most loving companion. He was such a gentle soul who just wanted to be petted and lay in the sun!

Chloe – Very Much Missed

We adopted Chloe from AFH when she was a year and a half old in July 2011.  When we first brought her home her tail would just not stop wagging!  She was so chill, which was very helpful as our other dog got used to not being the only child anymore.  Chloe loved getting pets, laying out in the sun and was just generally happy to be here.  As she became an old lady her kidneys decided they had had enough, and she crossed the rainbow bridge.  She will be very much missed.