Sophie

Happily Ever AfterMiles first day of high school with Sophie.

First Day of School

Shadow Has a New Family

FullSizeRender (22)Shadow has a new family and there is one more canine sibling at home happily waiting for Shadow’s arrival.

RIP “Jackie 0″ – August 17, 2016

Jackie O Lady in Red

Dear Kat & Bill,

We are truly sorry for the loss of your beautiful and loving Jackie O. She was very blessed to have you and Bill and you were equally blessed to have her. I know that you gave her everything she needed plus all the love and nurturing.

Jackie O will always remain in your loving thoughts and prayers until you meet again at Rainbow Bridge.

We love you dearly

Destiny for Dogs

Kora on her way and needs a family

Kora 07Kora is a beautiful pure bred German Shephard who is loving and docile by nature. She will make a great companion and addition to any family. She is gentle, calm, and just in need of a loving forever home.  There is no question Kora will thrive in a loving environment.

Kora had had some misfortune in her life, but nothing too serious. She was originally owned by a young man with some personal problems. He abandoned poor Kora leaving her with his parents who were not prepared to care for her, nor did they have the time or resources.  Both were working full time, and had other family members living with them, and Kora was not getting any attention and left alone most of the time. The family loved her and waited months until Destiny for Dogs could finally arrange transport from Anaheim California, where Kora was, to here in Florida.  Kora and her transporter got along so splendidly he likely would have kept her but he is a trucker on the road. Kora made a great copilot but we all feel she deserves a more stable environment.

Kora takes medicine to help her digest her food, but when given twice a day, or sprinkled on meals she has no problems. She had a non-cancerous/non malignant tumor removed and has been just fine since.  She’s just in need of some love and a good loving home where you will get plenty of love back.

As a true German Shephard Kora is loving and family oriented, and is longing for her forever home. She has a lot to offer and is a special adoption opportunity.  She is smart, learns fast, and will enhance any family or home lucky enough to get her.  Kora obeys most commands, and would learn any new ones quickly.  She is eager to please, and is used to just relaxing, so she doesn’t need an abundance of walking and exercise, but also she could certainly handle it.  It would really be up to her new family.  Kora was fostered in a home with 4 other dogs of all shapes and sizes, and showed no aggression or bad behavior.  As with any new dog added to the family, they should be watched and supervised with other animals, but Kora is a sweet heart, and will do just fine and behave like a lady.

She’s 5 years old, and is in excellent shape and health, she just needs her digestive medicine. Take a look at Kora’s picture, don’t you just want to give this wonderful dog a life she deserves?  If you would like to meet Kora please call JoAnn at 561-313-2005 or joann@destinyfordogs.com

Teaching Luke to be a “Destiny for Dogs” Volunteer

Luke kissing Layla

Willow and Shadow Update

image1Willow and Shadow were both adopted and living a wonderful life. Willow when found was tied to a pole outside, dirty, depressed and it was obvious that she already had puppies.  We have attached her before photo along with her “Happily Ever After Photos” with her other adopted canine sibling.  This is also a message from their family:

“To all the rescue angels at Destiny for Dogs. Thank you so much for bringing these two adorable sweet dogs into our family.  Please take comfort in knowing you have given them and us a better life and so much love!”

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Charlie

Happily Ever AfterUpdate from Charlie’s new family…”Here is a picture of Mr. Charlie and my two girls.  He has really been a really good dog.  He doesn’t know he is 15 years old.  He has fully recovered from all his illnesses and has put on a couple of pounds.  He likes his life now and is very happy and very active.  He is a very happy dog.”

Benny Needs Surgery

 

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Benny is a 7 year old – male – 16lbs – small gray schnauzer type dog that was picked up by one of the officers at Animal Care and Control after being hit by a car. He is walking but is non weight bearing on his right front leg. X-ray shows fracture.  VET NOTES: Transverse humeral Fx on right front leg, with separation of the edges.  Dog is painful and uncomfortable.

Destiny for Dogs has rescued this sweet baby and will provide the necessary surgery he needs to make a full recovery and be put up for adoption as soon as he has recovered. Shortly after surgery he will be placed in a foster home for his recovery.

The surgery is going to cost approximately $1,600.00 as we are also going to try and have Benny neutered at the same time. If you would like to donate please just hit the donate button on our web page and place “Benny” as the memo and we will e-mail you a donation receipt.

You may also contact us and we will provide you with the Veterinarian’s information if you would like to make a direct payment to Benny’s account.

Benny will also need a forever home after his recovery so if you are also interested in providing a forever home please contact joann@destinyfordogs.com or JoAnn at 561-313-2005.

Thank you very much for any amount of donation you can provide.

Andy – ADOPTED

image1Andy is a Spaniel Golden mix male, 2-3 years old.

Joey – UPDATE HAS A FOREVER FOSTER HOME

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Joey is a 3-year old Corgi-Chi Mix who may be facing the unthinkable – to be sent to the Rainbow Bridge for lack of a stable, loving and permanent home.  For his entire life, he has either been adopted and returned, or bounced from foster home to foster home which none have been able to devote the time, patience and care he needs to learn to live with his special needs.  He has never known true love.

This sweet, lovable, cuddle-bug of a guy can’t process information like most dogs and is easily over stimulated.  He will need to be on medication for life, and is currently working with a veterinarian/behaviorist in Palm Beach to help him learn how to comfort himself and stay calm.  Most of all, he needs a human who is as special as he is and who has the desire to help him live up to his potential.  It is what he deserves!

Joey’s current foster can no longer keep him and boarding is out of the question due to his unique needs.  The lack of stability is exaggerating the affects of this chemical imbalance and his current foster family has little time to devote to his behavioral training.  In short, Joey is out of options and out of time unless we can find him a human who can and will love him for life.

Joey is full vetted and current on vaccinations.  These are his special adoption needs that Destiny for Dogs wants to maintain:

  1. Adopter needs to live within one hour of West Palm Beach.
  2. Adopter must be willing to travel to West Palm Beach at least 2 times a year to meet with the veterinarian/behaviorist who has been working with Joey.
  3. Ideal home is one or two adults (seniors or retirees preferred), no children and no other pets.  If grandkids visit it would be best for Joey to be in a separate room so he can stay calm.

All serious inquiries please contact JoAnn Goodrich at 561-313-2005 or joann@destinyfordogs.com

Dexter – ADOPTED

IMG_1035 IMG_9044Dexter is a 4-5 month old purebred min pin male puppy.

Bo the Puggle – ADOPTED

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Bo is an 8 year old Puggle (part pug part beagle).

Layla and her new Sissy

Layla and sissyLayla (right) and her new sister playing in the back yard.  These babies love the freedom to run in this big beautiful backyard.

Wedding Services

Katherine “Kat” Harvey is a dear friend of Destiny for Dogs and has been rescuing and loving dogs for quite some time.  All the photos you see on our “American Pet Idol” page with dogs dressed up for the holidays all come from Kat.  These are her personal rescue pets.  Please visit Kat’s web site www.sayido4u.com and see what services she can provide for you or anyone you know.  You may contact Kat at kat@saydo4u.com or text her at 954-675-3931.

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In Loving Memory of Cornelia Perez

Cornelia PerezAs the shock of losing a beloved friend, my voice has failed me until now.  The world, my world, the rescue world from Vero Beach to our Rescue Destination and beyond gave Heaven back Cornelia Perez on May 15th, 2016.  She was lifted from this earthly life surrounded by her beloved husband, children, dogs, the love and prayers of friends and admirers from every walk of life.

As grief has dulled into an ache to hear her voice one more time, I have dedicated these past hours, days to her words, all that she inspired and taught me about what rescue really means to the animals.  While rescue has long been my passion and has brought me joy in untold quantities and forms – what I will forever be thankful for is Cornelia.  Cornelia brought me hope, inspiration and absolute determination that I could do this.  Never by myself; but with her belief in me and guidance she was the strength and the wisdom out of which my Destiny for Dogs became a reality.

Cornelia Perez was, and will always be, the unsung hero of my heart.  She would never accept praise, applause or accolades she so well deserved in life.  She knew, and assured all of us that our best way to show appreciation of her is to dedicate our hearts and souls to the animals.  Many of us have followed in her footsteps; few of us will ever fill her shoes.

I know I speak for everybody in our corner of the rescue world…she is greatly missed.

Rest in Peace our sweet angel and continue the care of our babies that have crossed over the rainbow bridge that will need your continued love.

All my love to you my dear friend,

JoAnn Goodrich

Clover – UPDATE STAYING WITH FOSTER FAMILY FOREVER

Fergus 01My name is Clover and I am a female Chihuahua Mix.  I am spayed, housetrained, up to date with shots and good with dogs.  If you are interested in me please contact JoAnn at 561-313-2005 or joann@destinyfordogs.com

Fergus UPDATE – STAYING FOREVER WITH FOSTER FAMILY

Clover 01My name is Fergus and I am a male Chihuahua Mix.  I am neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots and good with dogs.  If you are interested in me please contact JoAnn at 561-313-2005 or joann@destinyfordogs.com

Mia UPDATE – STAYING WITH FOSTER FAMILY FOREVER

Mia 01My name is Mia and I am a Pomeranian/Chihuahua Mix.  I am spayed, house trained and up to date with shots.  If you are interested in adopting me please contact JoAnn at 561-313-2005 or joann@destinyfordogs.com

Tippy on Vacation in Ohio

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Angel RIP 03-06-01 to 06-19-16

IMG_84081Our Destiny for Dogs friend lost her beloved Angel this 19th day of June.  Angel lived a long and very happy life with her mommy.  She will be missed and will join all our other departed friends at the “Rainbow Bridge”.

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Charles “Chuck” Chandler – Rest in Peace

Chuck ChandlerChuck lived in Fort Myers, FL and passed away peacefully at the age of 67 at Lee Memorial Hospital on May 31st, 2016. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his loving wife Joan Berg Chandler and sister Mary Chandler Mahoney, along with his lifelong companion Scooter Chandler. He loved Scooter, his little Yorkie.  Scooter passed over the rainbow bridge some time ago.

Chuck was a Veteran who served in the Vietnam War.  Chuck enjoyed bird watching and was a member of the Audubon’ Society, NRA and the VFW.  He enjoyed fishing, reading and taking Scooter for long bike rides.

God Bless you Chuck!  Your sweet “Scooter” was waiting for you to be with him for eternity.Yorkie Rainbow Bridge

#prayersforchristian

13062012_1170657499634225_8432349705698564825_n13226865_1180685138631461_5474603241334845949_nChihuahua DoctorPlease read Christian’s story by clicking this link ( #prayersforchristian ) or type it in your search bar.  Christian is a fellow animal lover and needs your prayers and contributions.  Sometimes you need love and comfort and your pets will provide that unconditionally.  This is Christian before and after his illness took over his life and as you can see his beloved friend is still by his side.

Bear’s First Camping Trip

Bonnie now Bear CampingCampingBonnie was adopted and her name was changed to Bear because she is so cuddly and loves to go camping.  This is a rescue’s dream.  Many happy days ahead for Bear and her new family.

Chanel Update

Happily Ever AfterChanelChanel and her new mom doing what they love to do…SHOP!!

I thought it was a white chocolate “Easter Bunny”

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05-20-16 Frenchie Shopping List

FiFi

Happily Ever AfterFiFi with her new mom…who looks happier?

Cookie and George

Happily Every After 05-13-16Cookie and George go everywhere together.  A rescue’s dream.  Thank you George for loving Cookie so much.

Dudley and Dad

Happily Ever After 05-13-16Dudley’s dad says, “He just won’t leave me alone.  This is his way of getting attention.  Man! I love this dog!”

Dudley

IMG_14931_resizedIMG_14911_resizedIMG_14841_resizedIMG_14811_resizedDudley has a new big home, new big canine siblings and a new family with a big heart

Holy Trinity Doing Great Things Again

image2A great big “Thank You” to the members and congregation for the items collected to donate to Destiny for Dogs to assist with our pet rescue efforts.  Without the assistance of our community the animals would not have a chance in life.  We appreciate anything anyone can provide that will be for our rescues and just know how grateful our rescues are to have these wonderful things.  Many have lived hard lives and it is our job to show them love.

Annie

Happily Ever AfterAnnie’s new mom says, “She is a joy and a treasure.”  Happy days ahead for Annie and her new forever family.

Casey

Happily Ever AfterCasey was groomed today, has a new home, going to see the doctor and going to dream about the good life in his new forever home.

Riley and Cooper Stayed Together

Happily Ever AfterRiley and Cooper on their first night of many nights with their new mommy.  We are so thankful that their new mommy did not separate them and allowed them to be together forever.

Rest in Peace Miss Vee

image1Today Miss Vee was led over the “Rainbow Bridge” with the help of Destiny for Dogs. Our volunteer (Linda) told her how much she was loved, kissed her little head and hugged her until she passed over.  She is now happy, healthy and whole.  She was loved and will not be forgotten.  Until we meet again at the Rainbow Bridge.  Miss Vee you have a home there with all the other Destiny for Dog angels who are welcoming you into their forever home.

Turbo now Henry

1364image1This was Turbo when he was rescued.  He had a deformed leg, was starving, had skin issues, was in boarding at Animal Care for a while and just depressed.  Now, his new name is Henry, he has a new home and his only worries now are “how much more love and fun can one lucky dog have from their new mom and sister.”Turbo now Henry

Princess

IMG_0627Princess is a 3 year old, 15 lb Yorkie mix girl. She has been adopted and will live in New York and Florida.

Happy Easter from “Nippy” Spade

Easter 2016 from the Tobin Spade

Happy Easter 2016

Easter 2016 from Kat

Our Beloved “Aunt Millie” Has Crossed Over the Rainbow Bridge

AUNT MILLE & FRANCEE 1Destiny for Dog’s friend “Mildred Fier” passed away Friday night, March 18, 2016.  You may not know her but you have seen her.  Look at the top of our web site and you will see Aunt Millie holding Francee who also crossed over the rainbow bridge this year.  They are both together now but will always be remembered by being a permanent part of Destiny for Dogs.

Aunt Millie was born on March 14, 1924 and passed away at the age of 92.  She lived a wonderful long and happy life.  She will be remembered by many for her wonderful deeds she has done in her life and we are happy that she will guide our sweet canine friends in the wonderful afterlife they are all enjoying together.  Rest in Peace our dear friend

Shayna Found Love Fast

Shayna 05Love at first sight.  Shayna is off to her new forever home.

Bandit 3 years later

BanditHi to All at Destiny for Dogs,

I hope you all doing well, as we are here.  We are coming up on our 3rd year with Bandit.  He is doing fine and loves North Carolina, especially when he can sit in his favorite place.  This was just taken before his hair cut.  He is still quite a character, and loving.  Thanks again for helping make this happen.

Beverly Lombard

Happy St. Patrick’s Day 2016

St. Patricks Day 2016

Buddy is Living Happily Ever After

Happily Ever AfterThe new happy couple!!

Bogie ADOPTED ♥

Happily Ever After 02I can’t tell you how happy we are with BOGIE!  We have designated March 8th as his name day since we don’t know his real birthday.

He is just the most well behaved, sweet soul who wants as much human contact as possible. He is so good natured and so grateful for his new home that he breaks my heart every day. I love him so much. We haven’t done too much exercising yet because I want to wait until his stitches are out. As soon as we got home to Palm Coast he took a big drink of water. He is eating and drinking normally. We are practicing walking on a lead, heal and a little sit and stay. He is such a good boy that he doesn’t really need his cone because if he starts messing with the stitches, a simple ‘no’ command works. All he wants to do is please. Not one accident in the house. He is just perfect in every way.Happily Ever After 01

I have what I think is the first of many funny Bogie stories.  The first time I left him alone was the night of my birthday.  We went to dinner and stayed out for about 3 hours. When we came home, all seemed peaceful enough and I gave him lots of praise for no accidents. Then I went into my shoe closet….I keep tissue paper in all my shoes to keep them clean and in shape. He had delicately removed the tissue paper from two shoes, didn’t chew the shoes but shredded the tissue paper. The funny thing was that he made a neat little pile of paper in the middle of the room. It was so easy to clean up it was like it almost didn’t happen. It was right then and there that I knew we were destined for each other. I am a very neat person (everyone teases me about it) and I finally found a kindred spirit!  Even while making a ‘mess’ Bogie’s was a neat one!

Clyde and he are getting along fine. I am attaching pictures of Bogie with us as well as with Clyde. I can assure you that he has the most wonderful forever home he could possibly want and I have the most wonderful new family member I could possibly want as well. I don’t know how we found each other, but this is for sure a match made in heaven!

Nikki

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Rigby

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Dora

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ADOPTED

Legend Is Lucky To Have Rescue Friends

image1Legend is a 10 year old Beagle boy who was dumped at a high-kill shelter by his owner.  This darling, loving and sweet as pie guy had a slim to none chance of finding a new loving forever home to spend the rest of his life.  It was thought that Legend would never leave the shelter alive.  Then a wonderful, loving and caring lady asked if someone could pull Legend as she just had to try and save him.

To make a very long story short, it took a village to finally get Legend to where he needed to be health-wise and into his loving forever home.  Thanks to so many loving and caring rescuers, Legend will now live out the rest of his life, receiving TLC and the best vet care with our very own and amazing, Cornelia and Rene’.

Destiny for Dogs didn’t think twice about paying for all of Legend’s medical bills for his care to get him healthy enough to go to his forever home.  Destiny for Dogs believes that everyone should have a chance at life no matter how short that life will be.  We want all dogs to know love before they cross over the rainbow bridge.

A special “Thank You” to the rescue that pulled Legend from the shelter, provided medical care and paid for his boarding. The terrific gal who originally picked up Legend from the first vet, transported him to “in-house” boarding and then to his loving forever home in Vero.

We all love “Happily Ever After’s” and this is truly one story that will go down in “The Rescue World’s History Book.”

Dexter now named Bullet

Dexter 01Bullet 01Sweet Bullet has found his forever family!  No more sad looks for Dexter since he has found love

Volunteer helps shape dogs’ ‘destiny’

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Destiny for Dogs volunteer Nina Blakeman helps animals in need. (Submitted photo / FPG)

By Jennifer Shapiro-Sacks Special correspondent

Name: Nina Blakeman

Residence: West Palm Beach

Birthplace: Central Florida

Family: Married, cat named Sonny

Career: Office manager/receptionist

Organization: Destiny for Dogs is a nonprofit dedicated to assisting seniors in keeping their dogs in their homes. Destiny for Dogs helps by providing food, necessary supplies and veterinary care; short-term foster care in the event of medical and emergency situations; final planning to ensure the pet is cared for in the event the owner is no longer able; they are also active in the rescue and placement of dogs in need.

How long have you been volunteering there?

Three years.

Why do you volunteer?

I want to help save the lives of animals and support people like JoAnn who do the same.

Why did you choose this organization?

JoAnn, who started the organization, helped me save a life of a hard to place dog and she stayed committed with me until placement came, months later.

Describe your volunteer role.

I walk dogs in Rescue Destination that are awaiting a foster home or permanent placement. I attend adoption events when needed and yard sales to raise money to vet animals. I also do feral cat rescue, trapping, sterilizing and finding homes. I assist Destiny for Dogs with providing donated dog and cat food to those families in need and educate them on the importance of spaying and neutering their pets.

What are your goals when you volunteer?

I want to help save the lives of animals and support other rescuers like JoAnn who do the same. The animals deserve all the help they can get.

What does your organization need?

We always need good foster homes, money for vetting and JoAnn could tell you what specific kind of food and other supplies she uses for our dogs.

Are any special events coming up?

Third annual Rainforest Parrot Party on Feb. 28 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Rainforest Clinic for Birds and Exotics in Loxahatchee and the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office eighth annual Run for the Animals on April 30 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Okeeheelee Park in West Palm Beach. Destiny for Dogs will have donation jars and dogs for adoption at both events. Also, there will be a quarter auction on May 25 at the Royal Palm Beach Cultural Center at 6 p.m.

Is there a specific memorable moment that stands out to you during your time volunteering?

Every time we get a malnourished, abused, neglected, discarded, precious animal that blossoms with proper food and medical care and most of all time, attention, love, patience and compassion.

Is there anything else you’d like to add?

Please spay and neuter. Also, I am grateful to be a small part of the huge effort and sacrifices that JoAnn makes every day to save precious animal lives.

 

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Me and my new mommy!

Dennis, Ginger and Francee

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Greta Relaxed at Home

Happily Ever After as of 02-10-16A year after being adopted Greta is still living the good life.

Scootie is Very Relaxed

Happily Ever After 01Scootie loves his new home.

Bentley

Bently Happily Ever AfterBentley can’t get enough of those hugs and kisses from his new mom.

Joli has a new family

Joli and BrotherJoli and hew new canine sibling.

Hank has a new Home

Happily Ever AfterHank has a new home and a new name “Dudley”

Panda

Happily Ever AfterPanda has a new mom and dad

Twix Still Living Happily Ever After

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Francee Pants

FranceeUntil We Meet Again You Will Always Be In Our Hearts

See you later our little angel girl.  Know that you were loved dearly by mommy and daddy.  You had 17 wonderful years of life and gave so much happiness to so many and placed smiles on their faces.  Only 3-1/2 pounds, however you were the alpha dog in the “Goodrich Household.”  You were never afraid of anything, not even Guida (Blue & Gold Macaw) who chased you around the house.  You always stood up for yourself unlike your big brothers and sisters who ran away from Guida.  Your quirky little walk, that sweet little face and those beautiful eyes.

A piece of our hearts went with you last Sunday (1-31-16) night when we let you go.  Dr. Bennett was very gentle and kind.  I asked you to look into my eyes, to trust me and I told you that you would soon no longer be in pain and know you were loved.  I know you felt surrounded by love.  I held you and kissed you and told you it would be OK to go.  Dr. Bennett made sure you were comfortable until you were at peace.

After you left us I held you until it was time to say “Good Bye” to your earth body.  We will scatter your ashes with your other sisters and brothers.

You are once again happy, healthy and whole.  You will remain in our hearts until we meet again at the Rainbow Bridge.  We love and miss you.

Daddy, Mommy, Morgan, Monk, Guida, Sophie, Ginger and Abby.

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Mitsubishi “Mitzi”

Happily Ever After 01-19-16This is our little kitten who was found in a Mitsubishi engine in which the fire department had to get her out.  We gave her the nickname of “Mitzi”.  Mitzi has found her loving forever home and look how beautiful she is.

Wishing Mitzi and hew new Daddy a happy life! 

Rocky

Rocky Shih Tzu

 

 

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Scooby Doo now “Ryder”

Ryder and his new mommyHappily Ever After

Good Bye Sweet Roy

Roy, Rest in PeaceRainbow Bridge 03Roy was a dear senior Shih Tzu rescued from Animal Care and Control when he was sick with kennel cough.  Roy was placed with a foster family until he was well and then his foster family fell madly in love with him and kept him until he recently passed away.  He was truly loved and will be missed. Rest in peace little guy, run free at Rainbow Bridge where you are now, happy, healthy and whole. Until you meet again, always in your mom and dad’s hearts.

In Loving Memory of Charles “Charlie” Darcey

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Charlie Darcy, 75 of West Palm Beach, formerly from Beacon and Fishkill New York died suddenly on December 18, 2015 at Wellington Regional Hospital.

Born In NYC on July 21, 1940, he was the son of the late John and Helen Darcy. Charlie attended Beacon High School and worked for IBM for thirty years. Charlie was one of the original members of the Beacon Ambulance Corp. He was an active member of Mays Hook and Ladder until he moved to Fishkill. Once in Fishkill, he joined Protection Engine Fire Company. Shortly after, he became one of the founding members of the Rombout Fire Department where he spent the rest of his volunteer firematic career. At Rombout, Charlie worked his way through the ranks being voted Chief twice and lastly Commissioner.

After his retirement from IBM, Charlie and his wife Marianne moved to West Palm Beach. Here he volunteered for the local hospital and eventually started working part-time for the Palm Beach County Sheriff in the Special Events Unit. Charlie spent his life doing what he loved most, helping people and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife Marianne (Gorges) Darcy of 54 years. They were married on May 20, 1961. He is also survived by their children, Brian and his Children Erin, Ariana and Jillian; Michael and his wife Chris and their son Ryan; his daughter Judi DeFrance and her husband Jeff and their children Michael and Heather and his daughter Lisa Carozza and her children Gabriella and Vincent; his sister Joan Powers and his brother John. He was predeceased by his sister Kathleen Esposito and his Son In Law John Carozza.

Services will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 on Tuesday December 22 at Palms West Funeral Home 110 Business Parkway Royal Palm Beach, Florida 33411. In lieu of flowers the family is asking for donations to be made in Charlies name to Standup2Cancer.org or Destiny for Dogs, 326 Macy Street West Palm Beach, FL 33405 or to any charity of your choice.

Happy Holidays 2015

Merry Christmas 2015

Palm Beach County Partnership for Aging

Award CheckDestiny for Dogs would like to thank The Palm Beach County Partnership for Aging for their donation of $500.00 to assist with our continued assistance to Senior Citizens who are in need of help for their beloved animals with food, medical expenses, transportation, medicine, etc. all provide by Destiny for Dogs.

The Palm Beach County Partnership for Aging is a not-for-profit local organization which focuses its energies on enhancing the life of older persons, their families and their communities through advocacy, information sharing and education.  Members include professionals in the aging network from both the private and public sector, individuals interested in aging issues, geriatric care managers, elder law attorneys, acute and long term health care professionals, university personnel and many others.

Identifying PFA members in photo from Left to Right:

Pam Wiener – Vice President of PFA and Chair of PFA’s Community Grants Committee

John Dalton – President of PFA

Destiny for Dogs – Kevin & Lynne Fiasconaro, Kenny Goodrich

Dianne Verner -member of PFA’s Community Grants Committee

Donna Root – member of PFA’s Community Grants Committee

Carole Hirsch – member of PFA’s Community Grants Committee

www.pbcpfa.org

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Remembering Rosie

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Our Dear Rosie, a sweet 15 year old blind and deaf Shih Tzu girl saved from the Animal Care and Control’s euthanasia room.  We all did everything to provide Rosie quality of life, however three months later, there was nothing more to do.  Rest in peace angel girl, run free at Rainbow Bridge where you are now, happy, healthy and whole.

Until we meet again, always in our hearts. You mattered to us and we loved you.

Good Bye Bailey

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image1Bailey, a loving senior Maltipoo was truly loved by his family. However, his mom became sick and could no longer care for him so Bailey was surrendered to Destiny for Dogs.

Bailey’s Foster Mom, Holly took great care of him and decided to become a “Foster Failure.”  Sadly, Bailey stopped eating for a few days and couldn’t walk. He went peacefully at home with his mom holding him, thanks to Dr. Abbott. Rest in peace angel boy, run free at Rainbow Bridge where you are now, happy, healthy and whole.

Until we meet again, always in our hearts.

Dixie and Her New Mom

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Aiko Update

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Merry Christmas, Everybody.  And a very special thanks for your efforts in 2015…needless to say, we love, Love, LOVE her!  Mary & Mark

Barbie

UntitledI think this is going to be one big happy family.

Butch

Happily Ever After1I think this little guy is loved…can you say “Butch Sandwich”.

Our Sweet Valli

In Memory ofValli, the sweet little Shih Tzu girl that was rescued from the shelter.  Valli had a lot of issues however her mom and dad loved her and she returned the love two-fold.  Her adopters provided her a wonderful and loving home. Valli had true quality of life and love even if only for a short time. We will all miss this very special little girl.

Valli’s body left you today however her loving spirit will always remain in you heart. Until you meet again.

We are all very sorry for the loss of your beloved, Valli.

Spunkie

IMG_0319From Spunkie’s new family:

“Spunkie is the best guy! We love him soooooo much!  Thank you for the gift of love!”

Tippy Wishes Everyone a Merry Christmas

2015 Christmas - Tippy Spade

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Frankie wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving. We are so thankful to have her in our lives.

Rosie

Happily Ever After1My name is Rosie.  I am an 8 year old Lhasa Apso.  My last mom could no longer take care of me because she is 90 years old and had to go to a rehabilitation center and is not well.  My human sister is allergic to me.  Joann from Destiny for Dogs was contacted and she called a lady she knew was searching for a new love.  The lady was searching for a dog under 10 pounds so she could have a travel partner.  I am 14 pounds but when she heard my story and then met me, she knew size didn’t matter.  It was a match made in Heaven and love at first sight.  My new mom is the widow of a NYC Police Officer, and my human brothers are NYC Police Officers.  My human brother-in-law was a NYS trooper.  It was meant to be.

Princess

Princess 01  ADOPTED 

Charlie

Charlie 01

  ADOPTED 

Honey

Honey 01

 ADOPTED 

Lady

Lady 01

ADOPTED 

Little Bear

Little Bear 01

ADOPTED 

Haley and Hanna

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Adopted Together

Jax

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  ADOPTED 

Henry

Henry 01

  ADOPTED 

Orange Kittens

Orange Kitty 01

Orange Kitty 02    ADOPTED 

Siblings want to stay together

Kitty 03Kitty 01   ADOPTED 

Sheila’s Family Loves Her More Than Ever!

Sheila1Sheila grad aHere is an update form Sheila’s Family:

These are pictures of our little girl who has exceeded our expectations. Sheila wants to please in any and every way that she can. Obedience training began with a few problems, but she quickly adjusted, impressed the instructor, and has graduated and been welcomed into the intermediate phase of training. She has become a very important part of our family, feisty, though at times, I do not think we would have it any other way. More to follow as we continue our love affair! The first picture is her favorite position in her favorite comfort zone.”

Connie, Jessica, and Denny Trelka

Snoopy

Happily Ever AfterSnoopy and his new mom.  We wish them both many happy years together.

In Loving Memory of Ruth J. Jones 1923-2015

Ruth Marie Jetzne JonesHeavenRuth was the mother of Michelle Jones who was very much an animal lover and a friend of Destiny for Dogs.  She will be missed by her family and friends.

Ruth J. Jones beloved Boynton Pioneer passed away peacefully at home on August 27, 2015. She was born in Detroit, MI on September 19, 1923 to Joseph and Marie Jetzne. Although she, along with other notable relatives, got sand in her shoes and moved to Florida in 1942, she never forgot her Michigan roots and family. Ruth married Thomas Mason Jones, of the Jones Hotel Family, in 1946 and forever became a part of Boynton history. Many remember her for her years of service and helping start Bud’s Take-Out, or as the Avon Lady for 40 plus years training and helping others succeed. She loved returning to her home of 62 years, The Ruth Jones Cottage, while it was the Little House. Ruthie is survived by her son, Thomas Mason Jones, and daughters, Janice Heine (Joe), Emilie Little, Michele Jones, and daughter-in-law, Susan Jones. Grandchildren: Michael Jones, Krista Tower (Joel), Cassidy Jones, Rachel Mohlman Shidaker, Keith Jones, Jr., Laura Jones and two great-grandchildren; Riley Shidaker and Emma Tower. She is preceded in death by her son, Keith Jones and two grandchildren, Colby Jones and Carly Jones. She is remembered by other countless family and friends.

 

Finn

FinnOver 3 years after being adopted, Finn is doing very well.  He has loving parents and two canine siblings.  Another proud moment for Destiny for Dogs.

Happily Ever After 02After 10 months Frankie’s mom Barbara says, “I love him to death!!

Noodles using a Noodle

Noodles SwimmingNoodles and his new mommy using the pool noodle.  What a life of luxury!!

Lucy and Ricky

Happily Ever AfterLucy and Ricky adopted after being adopted once and 4 years later being surrendered in bad shape.  Foster mom and dad loved them so much they will keep them forever.

Kermit with his new sister

Kermit with New Sister LillyHere is Kermit with his new sister…I think they like each other!

Ruby hit the Lottery

Happily Ever AfterRuby went from almost being euthanized at the shelter to the loving arms of her new mommy.  This is what we call winning the Lottery.

Fuzzy

Frankie now FuzzyFrankie was adopted about 1-1/2 years ago and still enjoying the good life.  His name has been changed to Fuzzy and this is him sunbathing which is one of his favorite things.

posted 08-21-15

Jasper

Jasper 03Jasper with his new loving family.