A Forever Home Rescue Foundation

Finding forever home for dogs in need

Welcome to What's New!

Welcome to the first step in our multi-step journey to an improved
online experience! This first step provides a significant visual upgrade.
There will be more improvements as we go along – look forward to
an online fillable adoption application (not in phase one, but it’s coming!)

While you’re here, take a look around and let us know what you think –
and any ideas you have for what else we need to add!


Gwen lost her owner who tragically drowned. She was left to birth her pups in a dog house during a deep freeze. Gwen and her surviving pups are safely in foster care. Gwen is a beautiful  girl who wants nothing more than to love and be loved. She is just patiently waiting to find her forever family so she can start her journey to a wonderful life that she so deserves.


Rango is a cute little Hound mix with a tragic story. He was found in rural Mississippi with a painful steel leghold trap clamped on one of his feet. A sheriff was driving down a country road and saw Rango dragging himself toward the road.  There is no telling how long this poor boy suffered. Because his foot and leg were badly infected, Rango’s leg had to be removed, but now he is doing amazingly well.  Having only three legs doesn’t slow him down one bit! His will to live really shines through. Now he just needs a forever family.

Meet Our MVP – Time to Start Voting!

Olde Town Pet Resort is thrilled to bring back its MVP – Most Valuable Pet-rescue event this year. Please go there now and start for Walker! https://www.oldetownepetresort.com/mvp/


There will be three weeks of voting where you can help them choose their MVP and hopefully help us find some hard-to-adopt pets their forever home.

The voting bracket-style via social media and the web page from 3/11 to 4/5. The top rescue will receive a $1000 donation, the runner-up will receive a $500 donation, and the other 6 rescues will receive $100 donations.

Our MVP is sweet Walker. This sweet lug has been waiting for a loving home and hopes he will find his soon.


We adopted our pup, Cooper (previously, Mini-Coop), through AFH back in 2019 and he has changed our lives. We couldn’t be more thankful.  Best, Katherine 

Moe (Happy) – Golden at Heart!

I adopted Moe in Aug 2012. He is now 11 yrs old and is such a good and happy dog. I was told he was a terrier mix, but I had my suspicions that if there was any terrier it was a very small piece. Since I have had him, everyone wants to know what is his makeup. Most people see lab. So I just had his DNA done, and surprise, surprise, as you can see he is almost 1/2 golden retriever. He is also golden in his heart. Because he is so calm and loves people, Moe is certified through Fairfax County Dept on Aging as a therapy dog. We volunteer through Pets On Wheels and have visited assisted living communities for the last 8 yrs, excluding the Covid years. His favorite activity is to cuddle for hours. I just wanted to give you an update on such a wonderful dog you rescued and I adopted.


These lucky dogs now have a forever home!

Forever Tails – November 2022

As another year ends, our mission continues. In this newsletter, we cover a wedding with a four-legged ring bearer; Luke the Rescue Pup book; a giant check from Rosenthal Automotive; and highlight volunteers Diane and Hilary Sofastaii, Leslie Bloxam, Isabel K. and Julie Aitken. We also say goodbye to Rosie, Piper, Hambone and Kiko; still looking for homes for Coco, Trixie, Deuce, and Ana/Stella; give an update on our new van; and make a plea for new fosters. Click Here to Read All About It.

Trevor – First Ever!

Dear AFH: Another update from Trevor aka Baxter adopted in 2014.  Trevor is a versatile boy. Most recently he earned the distinction of being the very first dog worldwide to earn the International Dog Parkour Association’s Gap Jump Level 1 Dog Parkour Specialist title (PKD-GJ). We are so excited and are steadily working on the next level to see how far we can go. Anyone interested in checking out this exciting sport can go to their website dogparkour.org and read up on it. There is also a very helpful group on Facebook “Dog Parkour Training,” which encourages handlers to help each other, reviewing each other’s videos, and answering questions from newer members. Thank you all for allowing us to share.

Diana Hong and Trevor