A Forever Home Rescue Foundation

Finding forever homes for dogs in need

Judy's Moose and S'Mores

OMG Moose has the most gorgeous, expressive eyes. A must see.

Basket Pup Lady

This adorable girl just loves to be held.


Abby will make a loving, loyal companion. Looking for a small mastiff mix? She is your girl.


Walker is a big, loveable boy that enjoys playing.  He enjoys people and other dogs. He has never met a stranger and is just a big, loving lug. You could not ask for a better dog!


Petunia is a pure-bred boxer landed at a shelter in North Carolina as a stray. Both of her eyes had a condition called cherry eye which required surgery to correct. The surgery was a complete success and she could not be happier. She is an awesome girl who is great with people and kid friendly. She is gentle, very sweet and playful. She is an active girl and loves playing in the backyard. If you like boxers, you will love her!


Doyline Laura

Shep Litter April

Thank You Lazy Dog!

Thank you everyone who came out to support us at the Lazy Dog Fundriaser. We got lots of great adoptions and met lots of wonderful people. Of course the food was great and the pups were all tuckered out at the end. Thanks to your support, we also raised $876.39! Thank you Greg Bietz and all of the wonderful Lazy Dog Chantilly staff!

Casey (Kalie) – Rescue Dog!

Dear Forever Home, My name was Kali as a young puppy 2012 when my Mom and Dad, Sheryl and Larry, found me through A Forever Home after a raid on a puppy mill down south. Now I am 18 pounds of Casey and since then I have been busy learning about 20 tricks, including falling “dead” when you shoot me with your fingers (it’s ok, I’m not really hurt!). I just had a little surgery on my knee, but am doing great and have returned to toy throwing, going walkies and enjoying my new memory foam beds all over the house (I’m not spoiled, really I’m not!) I’m just as much fun and joy as I was as a pup. My Mom makes fun images of me, thought you might these! Love to all you doggie parents and saviors!

Casey, Sheryl, and Larry

Girls on the Run Fundraiser!

The Waples Mill Elementary Girls on the Run team hosted a “Pizza for Pups & Cookies for Cats” pizza and bake sale on May 15th! The girls brainstormed, planned, and implemented the event independently with guidance from their Girls on the Run (GOTR) coaches. This community impact project is one of the girls’ capstones upon completing the 10-week program that focuses on preparing them with life skills to help them be healthy, joyful, and confident. On Saturday, May 20th, the girls completed their second capstone – a 5K run/walk – celebrating all their accomplishments. The Waples Mill GOTR team all have an enthusiastic passion for helping those in our community, especially our four-legged friends, and said this “was the best service project” they’ve ever done! The girls are proud to share that their efforts raised $200 for A Forever Home and are happy to help the pups and kittens in our community.

Below: Hailey Stone is pictured petting Charlie, a local pup who stopped by to support! Lidia Baer, Aivy Stone, Isabelle Light, Avery Booher, and Ava Sinclair are also pictured

Lucy (Monica’s Belle)

Hi, We adopted Monica’s Belle in November. She now goes by Lucy and has settled into our home and our hearts very well! We graduated from Puppy Kindergarten class this evening and thought we would share a photo of the goodest girl 😉. Thank you for all the care you guys gave her. I know she had a wonderful foster Mom in Tricia (who I believe went on to adopt Lucy’s brother Thor). The strong start she got in her foster home has gone a long way in making her a success. 

Forever Tails

Here is our next intallment of Forever Tails. In this issue we annonce our next Casino Night. We also Highlight some of our special needs dogs: Lucky, Baby Girl, Pentunia and available dogs Rango and Walkter. Our volunteer spotlight falls on Virginia Colin and Lynette Catlett. We also have an article on why dogs eat their poop! We remember Blitz, Rover, Benny, Roxy and Abby. We also have sweet stories on Reading is Fundamental with Winter and Moe the Therapy dog. Finally, there Save the Environment and Save a Dog. Read all of this here:  2023MayNewsletterWeb.

Violet Loving Life!

Hi, A Forever Home, Y wanted to send you a pair of recent photos of Violet, formerly Cluster Springs Daisy, adopted in May 2019. She is doing well and is loving life! She loves her Whimzies and toys! Lori


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.