Bo is an 8 year old Puggle (part pug part beagle). He has been a family dog since he was a puppy. Bo is neutered and up to date on shots. He requires little maintenance as far as hair care. Bo does get his nails cut every month. He’s housebroken and loves to go for walks. He loves to sleep under blankets and pillows. Bo knows how to sit, lie down and roll over. Bo is good with other dogs. Bo loves to chase tennis balls and tug on toy ropes. Unfortunately, Bo is not good with small children and would be best for adults. He’s a great dog and has so much to offer someone looking for a trained dog to keep company.
Please open your heart and home to Bo. For additional information, please contact JoAnn at 561-313-2005 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Joli is a 2 year old, 5 pound purebred Pomeranian in need of a loving forever home. Joli was rescued from Animal Care and Control as she was too shy and scared to enter the adoption program. She also came down with kennel cough, quarantined, treated with antibiotics and is now well and ready for that special someone.
Joli is fully vetted, up to date on shots, micro-chipped, and spayed. She has come a long way however cannot be adopted to a family with children. She is still hand shy when touching her head. Not great with other dogs as she wants to be the princess and receive all the attention. Pom’s are known to be barkers therefore she needs a single family home and not an apartment or condo.
If you would like to meet Joli please contact JoAnn at 561-313-2005 or email@example.com
Roy 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.
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.
Destiny 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
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.
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.
Valli, 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.
Scooby Doo is a 9 month old purebred Dalmatian. He is neutered, up to date on shots, good with other dogs, cats and children. He is very gentle, loves to cuddle and runs and plays outside like a puppy. If you are interested in Scooby Doo please contact JoAnn at 561-313-2005 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Nikki is a 3-4 year old Lhasa/Shih Tzu mix. She is spayed and up to date on everything. Nikki is a very loving and loyal dog who quietly lays at her human’s feet until it is time to accompany them wherever she is asked to go. She is perfect for anyone who wants a small companion that doesn’t demand constant attention and petting – but she certainly appreciates it when she gets it. Nikki will require an experienced home without children. Nikki does well with dogs of all ages and sizes, but mealtime must be monitored. She plays well with dogs she likes, but sometimes considers larger dogs a threat. She backs down with a verbal command. Personal preference, and the other dog’s temperament, would determine if this is more than a minor annoyance. If you would like to meet Nikki please contact JoAnn at 561-313-2005 or email email@example.com
Andy is a Spaniel Golden mix male, 2-3 years old, 39 pounds, neutered, up to date on shots, housebroken and good with other dogs. Andy wandered into a resort about a year ago. He was terribly matted and very sensitive about his back feathers and nails. He is a typical Spaniel which is very active and doesn’t miss anything around him. He needs a fenced yard and a lot of attention and is very responsive to any attention.
Please contact JoAnn at 561-313-2005 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Rigby is a 2 year old Corgi / perhaps Australian cattle dog mix. He is neutered and up-to-date on everything. He loves kids and other dogs. He has not been cat tested, but would probably consider them a hoot to play with and may need several swats to the face to get that cats are not to be messed with. He will need an adopter who will continue the structure he has been given, which was necessary to break unruly behaviors. He is crate trained, but is now trusted to be out at night without incident. We highly recommend Rigby for a family with any age children, but would love to see him with children as young as possible, yet old enough to run and play with him. Please contact JoAnn at 561-313-2005 or email@example.com for additional information or to meet this awesome guy.
Our Mom has been fostering us for two and a half years. Several times the rescue said we had been adopted, and sent us to meet a new family (once all the way to Orlando) but when we got there they already adopted someone else. Mom said, “That’s enough. They’re staying with me.”
But now Mom isn’t able to take care of us anymore. She already had two adopted dogs when we moved in, and now Mom’s mother, age 91, has moved in, with her dog, Charlie. That’s five dogs in a little condo. Mom is barely able to walk, and will be getting two new hips after the first of the year. She cries when she tells us that we’ll find someone that will love us as much as she does.
We get along with all dogs, even very big ones, and we’re good at the dog park. I think cats might be a problem with me, I don’t know much about them, but Sean is a pretty mellow guy and when he saw a cat he didn’t do anything.
Mom says that we are “bonded” and would like us to stay together, but she’s told us that we’ll be fine if that can’t happen. We didn’t mind the adoption event we went to, but it was a little stressful, and we hope we can go home with someone soon and be part of a forever family. We are good boys, housebroken, crate trained, up to date on shots, and just about perfect!
Please contact JoAnn at 561-313-2005 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Turbo is a male Husky Mix and is 3-5 years young. Turbo had a broken deformed let, starving and had skin issues when he was rescued. Turbo has been in boarding and being rehabilitated back to health. Turbo has gained weight from non-stop eating thanks to the staff who have all fallen in love with him. Turbo is now fully vetted, up to date on shots and neutered. He has pearly white teeth and the most stunning eyes. Turbo weighs 47 lbs, crate trained, loves treats, walks well on a leash. Turbo does get a little scared when cars go by. We believe that it could be from him being hit by a car.
Won’t you please open your heart and home to this very special and deserving boy? Turbo would do best in a quiet adult home. All he wants is to have a human that he can call his own to cuddle with and hug.
Please contact JoAnn 561-313-2005 or email@example.com
Hi, I am Joey…a 2 1/2 year old Chihuahua Corgi mix. I weigh about 15 lbs, am fully vetted, up to date on shots, and micro-chipped. I am housebroken and crate trained but I would much rather snuggle in bed with you. I love to go for rides in the car and long walks (sometimes I like to bring a toy with me!) I am pretty good with other dogs, however, I would probably do best as the “only” dog in an adult home or with only one other pup who can show me the right way to behave and play.
My foster mom says I am an amazing, loving, intelligent, little guy who just wants to please. However, I do have doggy ADHD and have a difficult time reading other dogs (and humans). My foster mom describes it like I don’t have an “off” switch and will not leave other dogs alone when they no longer want to play. The behavioral training and medication is helping me to lead a more normal life. I love to play with other dogs, but when there are more than one of them in the house, I get so excited I often might annoy them to the point where they alienate me.
I have been diagnosed with a few behavioral issues and am being treated by Dr. Radosta, a Behaviorist. Dr. Radosta has put me on some medication (Paxil & Clonidine) that REALLY helps me calm myself, regulate my impulses, and listen to those around me (both humans and dogs). I am also learning how to play by myself! Most likely I will need to remain on the medication the rest of my life. (The medication is inexpensive.)
Please contact JoAnn 561-313-2005 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information or to meet Joey.
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.
My 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 email@example.com
My 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
My name is Loby and I am a male Collie/German Shep mix. I am in need of an experienced adopter as I need some training. I am good with other dogs and cats. If you are interested in me please contact JoAnn at 561-313-2005 or email@example.com
My 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Residence: Boynton Beach
Birthplace: Red Bank, N.J.
Family: Wife, Lynne
Career: Semi-retired auto mechanic
Organization: Destiny for Dogs is a nonprofit dedicated to assisting seniors in keeping their dogs in their homes. It helps by providing food, supplies, veterinary care, short-term foster care in the event of medical and emergency situations, and planning to ensure the pet is cared for in the event the owner is no longer able to. They also are active in the rescue and placement of dogs in need.
How long have you been volunteering there?
One year this August.
Why do you volunteer?
Now that I find myself semi-retired, I have always wanted to be involved with an organization that helps our furry friends, to be their voice and save their lives.
Why did you choose this organization?
My wife and I met JoAnn Goodrich (founder of Destiny for Dogs) when we were going to foster one of her babies. The foster part did not work out; however, we felt like we had been a part of JoAnn’s life and commitment forever. We were attracted to the fact that we could make a difference in helping Destiny for Dogs grow into their new role as a nonprofit rescue.
Describe your volunteer role.
I contact all venues to see if our rescue can be a part of an event, and then I coordinate the fosters and volunteers to be at said event. I also research all emails sent to the rescue that are potential fundraisers.
What are your goals when you volunteer?
Foremost, to find our babies their “furever” homes, and to educate the public that it is better to rescue than buy at a pet store. Also, to raise as much as we can at an event so we have the funds to rescue more babies as 100 percent of all donations go to the rescue.
What challenges have you faced?
I have found that when you are passionate about a cause, you tend to meet a lot of people that get caught up in my excitement and promise the world. Unfortunately, a lot do not follow through. To put it bluntly, too much talk, not enough action with fundraising and volunteering.
What does your organization need?
Fosters, funds and volunteers — also, food, toys, treats, beds, leashes, collars, towels and more fundraising events.
Are any special events coming up?
We are always looking for special venues, so we can get our name out there. For the summer months, we are at local Pet Supermarkets most weekends indoors.
Is there a moment that stands out that made you think, “This is why I volunteer?”
Yes, her name is Abby Leia. Destiny for Dogs rescued Abby Leia along with a dog named Chewy. Chewy had been kept outside most of his life and therefore was very shy when it came to meeting people but was great with other dogs. We rescued them both and watched Abby Leia work her magic in socializing Chewy, so he was able to find his “furever” home. We were getting Abby Leia ready for hers when we found a lump, which turned out to be mass cell cancer. Our director has taken her into her home, and we are all making sure she will have the best life ever.
For more information, visit Destinyfordogs.com or call 561-313-2005.
Gracie has been available for adoption for over 1 year. She is a senior who has had a tough time finding a new home. She is currently in heart failure and will be living with her foster mom until she crosses over the rainbow bridge. Please pray for her.
We love you Gracie♥
“RIP Scruffy AKA Ladybug. She was 9 years old and only had one tooth. We took her out of the shelter on a Friday afternoon and the next morning she started having seizures. We lost this lost soul but at least she knew kindness and love for a couple of days. She was so sweet and cuddly and she broke our hearts. The price of compassion is heartbreak.”