Letters from Home

Previous AFH adopters write these stories. They tell the stories of joy, sorrow, surprise, and – most of all – love that their new family members have brought to their lives.

If you would like to submit your own Letter from Home, please reach out to us via our Contact Us page or send an email to info@aforeverhome.org. 

Our New Family Member Skylar

Hi Patti,

Just wanted to update you on our new family member, Skylar…You’ll be comforted to know that Skylar has quickly worked her way into our hearts.  She is the sweetest pup ever and so bright and responsive.  She is friendly and affectionate with all, including the guys working on our deck this week!  Of course you know all this already.  Thank you for your care and concern for all your fosters but especially Skylar! I’m sending several pics of her and our family and would be happy to send them or post them to A Forever Home or wherever you suggest. Please take care of yourself.  Sending healing thoughts,

Sue & Ted

Roscoe (Jackson) Awesome Dog!

Thanks for the invite.  We may stop by.  Roscoe (aka Jackson 2018) …He wishes his rescuers all the best.  He is an awesome dog and we couldn’t have chose any better. 

Forever Tails – August 2022

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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Hello everyone, Someone passed his level one doggy training.


Mr. Flynn (Harry)

Hello Patti,
As always I hope this email finds you and family including furry friends well…a few photos of Mr. Flynn formerly Harry part of the 9 pointer mixes that Tina Phillips fostered. Thank you. Kathleen


Hi Andi, I hope you had very happy holidays! I thought you might be wondering about Dottie abs just wanted to let you know she has settled in so well. She’s gotten comfortable in the house/yard, and is so gentle with our kids and senior dog. We are so happy we found her! Sharing a few pictures of her cuddling and enjoying the snow!
Take care! Becca

Trevor – Reaching Higher Than Ever

Dear AFH: We just had to share with our friends at AFH.  Trevor (formerly “Baxter” adopted 2014 from AFH) earned a 2021 national ranking in obedience competition in the Companion Dog Sports Program (CDSP).  He is ranked #12 in Open A class in the country!   He is nearing 8 years of age and with patience and consistency early in his life, has overcome his reactivity and anxiety to become a wonderful dog and my best friend.  He has gone farther than anyone could have dreamt and we are so proud of him. Thanks for letting us share our good news!

Yours, Diana Hong & Trevor

Zoe Maiden of Honor!

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!

Blake (Gatsby) – Kind and Gentle

Good afternoon,

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

Regards, Crystal