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.

Rosenthal Cares!

A Forever Home was blown away by a $5,000 donation from Rosenthal Automotive’s initiative called Rosenthal Cares. Our Jessica Miltenberger was on hand to accept the check and we are truly grateful for this incredible generosity. AFH is glad to partner with Rosenthal to give the gift of Forever Homes and Forever Love to needy dogs and pups. We look forward to partnering with them again in the future!

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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Support A Forever Home Through PawTree

A Forever Home Rescue Foundation has saved many thousands of abused, neglected, abandoned, and unwanted puppies and dogs over our 20 years of operation. As you know, vet care is expensive, and prices continue to rise. You can support A Forever Home in their mission by simply feeding or pampering your best friend(s). Here’s how:

  1. Visit www.pawTree.com/marybeth
  2. At the top of the page, click “Pet Profile” (on the far right) and create a profile for your pet(s). Based on your answers, pawTree will give you suggestions for your furry friend – and you can also just browse the website to find items.
  3. When you fill in your name, make sure you add AFH behind it (e.g., “John Smith AFH”). This will guarantee that A Forever Home will receive 25% of every purchase you make.
  4. Everything at pawTree is 100% money-back satisfaction guaranteed, so if your best friend doesn’t LOVE everything you have purchased, simply call the company, and your money will be cheerfully refunded.
  5. Because your profile will be linked to AFH, A Forever Home will continue to receive donations every time you make a purchase.

Learn More Here

Look Who Went Home

Cheyenne found a wonderful new home after waiting so long to find a loving family. We will miss her but know that she has the best forever home!

Thank You Davis Group

We just wanted to thank the Davis Team of CrossCountry Mortgage in Sterling Virginia for their donation of $5,300! They held three Happy Hour that benefitted A Forever Home Rescue. Their happy hours had raffles and give-aways, and they allowed our dedicated volunteers to also present information about our rescue. We are so grateful for their generosity! This will go a long way to help our dogs with major medical needs get the care and love they need.

Pictured are Debbie Buchanan, Scott Davis, Brenda green, Jordan Scott.

Tia (Boo Boo) An Amazing Dog

Good Day, It is with much sadness that I let you know that our sweet little Tia went to the Rainbow Bridge (a few days ago) on Friday, May 22, 2022 to wait for us. She was an amazing dog. I want you to know she had an amazing life. She was 18 years old. She was like a child to us and we heaped so much love on her every single day and night. She returned just as much love to us. Our hearts are breaking and we don’t know how to deal with the pain. We cried for 8 days prior to her passing when we realized we needed to let her pass away. She passed with my spouse and I with her as well as the sweet doctor and nurse that had tended to her since she became ours 17 years ago. Thank you for saving her and her pups…. I hope their lives have been as wonderful and they were loved like we loved Tia.

With so much admiration and thanks to AFH! Thomas and Eric

Maddie (Lassie) – Unconditional Love

We adopted our sweet dog Maddie from A Forever Home in March 2013. She was born on Christmas eve 2012. She was the first dog we saw at the adoption event. We picked her up right away and decided she was ours. She was our first fur child. We have had two children since she came into our lives and they loved her more than anything in the world. Maddie loved to sit at the dinner table with us in her younger years, she loved long walks and playing fetch with her frisbee. Maddie tolerated so much from both of her human siblings and had so much patience with them. She loved giving an infinite number of kisses to them, especially when traces of food covered their faces after dinner. Maddie was an anxious pup, from the second we brought her home. Car rides were the first anxiety we had to help her get over. It only took about two years. She hated her nails touched, taking baths, and refused to go on walks if only one of her owners was with her. She needed at least two humans on every walk with her. She had the softest and shiniest fur and the sweetest eyes. Every human that met her, loved her. We only had her for a short 9 years and she was suffering from what the vets suspected was a brain tumor. After two months filled with testing and medications, we had to make one of the most difficult decisions of our lives and didn’t expect to make it so soon. She loved so much in her 9 years. Her absence is breaking our hearts, but her presence in our lives gave us some of our best memories filled with unconditional love.


Petio (Elvis) — An Angel Heaven Sent

We are writing to thank you for making possible our adoption of Petio (nee Elvis) back on April 6, 2007. Petio passed away on Saturday, February 12, 2022, at the estimated age of 17½ years old, surrounded by his loving family and attended by his lifelong veterinarian, but not before sharing nearly fifteen (15) joy-filled years of unconditional love and faithful companionship with us. While we are still disconsolate and miss him so deeply we also recognize that we were most privileged to be with him for as long as we were, although when you truly love someone anything short of forever is destined to end in sorrow & sadness. Every day with Petio was a gift, and we’ll never forget when we first met at an adoption event, when he walked up to me and just sat down between my feet. It is said that the people pick the dog but we really believe that it was Petio who chose us that day. We still recall his foster mom saying, “Wow, he likes you already!” (Read More)