Dixie Mae now known as Twix

IMG_3878IMG_3904Dixie Mae has found the perfect home and her new name is Twix.  She has a new canine sibling named Rolo and it appears they are going to be best friends.  Below is a message from the new family:

“Just wanted to thank you for letting us take Dixie who is now, Twix (or Twixie).  She slept the whole car ride home.  She is precious and SO FULL of energy!  I think she gave Rolo a run for his money.  We had them meet in the field behind our house and then we all walked together for a bit, then went inside the house.  From the second we got inside till when we told them it was time to go to sleep (because I don’t think Twix would have stopped on her own…Rolo was so ready to sleep), she did not stop running around, playing with Rolo, or taking out almost every single toy from our toy bin.  She ate a nice big bowl of food.”

Thank you again!!


Happily Ever After 01This is what happiness looks like!


QT 01QT is a Schipperke Aussie mix, female, approximately 5 QT 02months old, 22 pounds, up to date on shots, microchipped and will be spayed prior to adoption. QT is totally housebroken, walks well on a leash and is super friendly.  She sometimes barks at people when first meeting them if on a leash (she is not aggressive).  Very loving, friendly and not a chewer.  If you are interested please contact JoAnn at 561-313-2005 or joann@destinyfordogs.com


Kermit 01Meet Kermit.  He is approximately 1 year old, male, Kermit 03pit bull mix.  Up to date on shots and neutered.   He is totally housebroken and super friendly.  Because he is a big boy he is strong and needs an owner that understands the breed.  He has shown NO signs of aggression at all and plays ruff but never mean with all other dogs.  I think he is a love bug and he just wants some affection from everyone.  If you are interested please contact JoAnn at 561-313-2005 or joann@destinyfordogs.com

Stone Barrington

Stone 01 Stone 02Stone Barrington went home and will be living Happily Ever After

RIP Scruffy

Scruffy 01

“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.”

Chi Chi

Chi Chi 02Chi Chi is a Pomeranian Chihuahua mix.  She was rescued from the shelter.  Chi Chi is spayed, up to date on shots, microchipped, housebroken, walks great on a leash, super friendly and is all ready to make someone a great little house dog.  Chi Chi has an under bite which makes her that much more special.  We think she is beautiful inside and out and would make the perfect pet for you.

Please contact JoAnn 561-313-2005 joann@destinyfordogs.com if you would like to meet Chi Chi.

Bailey and Catori Still Together

Happily Ever AfterHere is a note from Bailey and Catori’s new family:


Hello Destiny for Dogs, “Bailey and Catori make us laugh or want to squeeze them constantly. Here is a picture of them in their new window seat in the master bedroom. They stare at us out the window while we are in the garage.”

Destiny for Dogs wants to thank Bailey and Catori’s new family for adopting them both together and not splitting up this bonded pair.

This adoption and donation is made in Loving Memory of “Baby Nitro”

Baby Nitro, In Memory Of

Charlie -Shih Tzu

Happily Ever AfterCharlie (left) is most definitely living Happily Ever After!!

Aeko – White Mini Schnauzer

Aeko 01Aeko 03Aeko is a beautiful female, five years old, white mini schnauzer, spayed, up to date on shots, crate trained, micro-chipped, housebroken, good in car, can be shy when first meeting people then warms up.  Aeko is good with older children however not good with other dogs.  If you are interested in meeting Aeko please contact JoAnn Goodrich at 561-313-2005 or joann@destinyfordogs.com

Lucy Lu now Zoey

Lucy Lu now ZoeyLucy Lu has a new home and a new name.  Meet Zoey who is now living happily ever after.


Binkie 01Binkie is a 2-3 year old Maltepoo.  He found his forever home right away.  Who could look at this face and not want to keep him forever!


Cappy 02Cappy is a 2-year old Maltese Mix.  He is fully vetted, up to date on shots, great in a car, good on a leash, housebroken, does not bark, good with most dogs but is a runner if he gets out and not on a leash.  We would prefer to adopt Cappy out to a family with no small children.  Cappy was an owner surrender because they state he displays “guarding issues”.  Cappy has been seen by a trainer and was not able to experience any guarding issues.  If you are interested in Cappy please contact JoAnn Goodrich at 561-313-2005 or joann@destinyfordogs.com


Happily Ever After 02Below is a note from Teddy’s new mom and dad:

“Teddy is happily adjusting to us and we to him.  He has now comfortably settled into a routine of sorts and seems quite content.  Eating well, loves his walks, loves his play times, and has met many of the neighbors.  He met a few in the family ahead of a big family time on Monday.  Handled it very well, and they all easily saw how lovable and well-behaved he is.  He does like to jump up on people and can get pretty excited, but is learning “down.”  We still let him do that when we come back from being out, since he is so happily loving to see us come back  (which is never more than a couple of hours, and usually just one of us at a time from some shopping, a meeting,  or an appointment.)  No accidents in the house since the 3rd day, so we’re learning what his likely times are to go out and hope to learn how he is trying to tell us, or maybe we can teach him to show us.  We’ve arranged for a fence installation also, which should happen pretty quickly.  All in all, it’s going very well and we love that we are indeed his “forever home” as much as he does….and you!”


CiCi 04CiCi found herself a new mommy!


Happily Ever After 02Mushka is a Westphalian Longhaired Dachshund mix.  He is 9 years.  Mushka’s foster parents realized how special he was and decided they could not let him go.


Flight to ChicagoHere is a message from Zoey’s new mom:

“You gave me new life and to Zoey, a loving family!  We are each very happy and can’t thank you enough!  She is the smartest and sweetest, little 9 pound creature on earth and we are definitely in love.  She already knows me like a book!  I’ve learned Zoey is a clothes horse….loves trying on one dress after another.  Actually, to her it means we are going outside which she really likes.  This morning as she headed out in the back yard, there was a little bunny in the middle of the grass…..I never saw such a race like that before ever!  The bunny won, but he couldn’t find a way out…my handyman had sealed every inch of the fence so Zoey couldn’t ‘escape ….the bunny must’ve found a way out eventually!   Zoey has become the best wrestling friend with my other daughter, Cassandra’s 2 year old Jack Russell.  They play endlessly!  She started school last Saturday …a private class as she doesn’t tolerate other dogs.  She flunked and will have to repeat!!!  Well, she knows she’s a princess!  We thank you over and over.”


Austin 02My name is Austin and I am a Yorkie Australian Mix male, 2-3 years old.  I am neutered, up to date on my shots, micro-chipped, housebroken, I walk well on a leash and good on car rides.  I have a lot of energy so I need room to run.  If you would like more information or to meet me, please contact JoAnn Goodrich at 561-313-2005 or joann@destinyfordogs.com


Chuck - BoxerChuck is a 5 year old boxer mix.  Chuck’s family is moving into a small condo and their pet is not allowed.  They have been looking for a place that would allow Chuck but have been unsuccessful.  Chuck is housebroken and is a wonderful family pet.  If you are interested in Chuck please contact JoAnn Goodrich at 561-313-2005 or e-mail her at joann@destinyfordogs.com


Rosie 02

Rosie is a 5 year old Corgi/American Eskimo mix 18 pound girl.  She is sweet, loving, housebroken and is OK with other dogs.  If you are interested in Rosie please contact JoAnn Goodrich at 561-313-2005 or joann@destinyfordogs.com


Tiny Tim – Special Needs Dog

Tiny Tim 02Tiny Tim 03Tiny Tim is a 7 year old Maltese.  He weighs 9 pounds, neutered, up to date on shots, micro-chipped, good with other dogs, loves people, good on a leash, loves car rides and housebroken. Tiny Tim has a deformed leg.  X-rays were done and the vet says that Tiny Tim was born with his leg this way.  Tiny Tim’s foster parents say that he is an amazing dog.  He runs and plays just like any other dog.  He needs no special care.  If you are interested in adopting Tiny Tim please contact JoAnn Goodrich at 561-313-2005 or joann@destinyfordogs.com


Happily Ever AfterLook how much love Jasmine is going to be getting with her new family.  Congratulations to Jasmine for hitting the love Jackpot♥♥♥♥♥♥♥


Spencer 01Spencer is a Jack Russell terrier approximately 5 years old and weighs 15 pounds.  Good with other dogs but not kids.  Spencer is afraid of children.  If you are interested in making Spencer a part of your family please contact JoAnn Goodrich

561-313-2005 or joann@destinyfordogs.com



GRACIEGracie is a senior lab mix girl rescued from Animal Control. She has gone to her forever foster home to live the rest of her life being loved and cared for.


Happily Ever After 02Happily Ever After 03Denny’s new mom says he is a happy boy after a full day.  She made him chicken and green beans to mix with his kibble.  Denny has two other canine companions in his new home.  Love is in the air…or at least in the kitchen!

Milo with new Family

Adopted 03Milo has a new mom and dad and a new sister.  Now their family is complete.

Patty will be abused NO MORE

Patty 01This poor puppy was abused during her short little life, but, thanks to Destiny for Dogs she immediately was placed with a new forever home where she will never be abused again.

Noodles Lived on Balcony for 9 years

Noodles 02Meet Noodles.  Noodles is 9 years old and has lived on a balcony his entire life unless it thundered and then the family would allow him to come in.  He has been neutered, up to date on shots and Heartworm negative.  Noodles is afraid of children as they taunted him for years because he lived on the patio.  He is not aggressive just afraid.  He does not mind cats and loves when you take him for a walk.  He is a little slow as he was never exercised on a regular basis.  If you would love to take Noodles into your home and show him how special he is please contact JoAnn Goodrich at 561-313-2005 or joann@destinyfordogs.com

Shelly – Westie Mix

Shelly 01Shelly is a Westie mix, 3 years old, 9 pounds, spayed, up to date on shots and is microchipped.  Shelly was rescued from Animal Control and is staying in her foster home.  If you are interested in Shelly please contact JoAnn Goodrich at 561-313-2005 or joann@destinyfordogs.com

BiBi’s Boutique for Dogs – Palm Beach

BiBis BoutiqueSpecializes in color coordinated luxury collars, leashes, harnesses, dog bowls, beds, tee-shirts, coats, and other high quality items for dogs.  All products are tested on OUR animals for safety, functionality, ease of use, and are last but not least, fashion suitability.  Our 5 dogs are always happy to test the treats but less inclined for the bath products!

For more information go to www.shopbibi.com

Need a Budget Friendly Vacation ?

Vacation Dog 01Make your plans today and a donation will be made to Destiny for Dogs

www.cheapvacationtoday.com Vacation Dog 04

Abby Lei, 4 Legged Hero and Inspiration to Others (article from examiner.com on April 21, 2015)

Leia 04Heroes come in all shapes, sizes and genders and most have had a hard start in life.

Abby Lei, a 6 year old Tibetan Wheaton Terrier was rescued from Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control in Florida several months ago. Little Abby, like many other dogs has had a difficult start in life. She was found roaming the streets of Riviera Beach, Florida covered in fleas, ticks, dirty matted hair, and starving.

Destiny for Dogs in West Palm Beach, Florida took her in and after a “spa day” Abby was transformed into a beautiful girl outside to match her beautiful soul inside.

Although Abby herself and gone through some hard times, her spirit wasn’t broken and she kept her tail wagging constantly. Abby Lei was able to set aside her own fears and anxieties and be a hero for Chewy, a very scared and frightened Bouvier Irish Wolfhound. Her high spirits were contagious and helped Chewy adjust so well that he was adopted and is now in his loving forever home.

Abby stayed on at Destiny for Dogs and it was soon discovered that she had a lump on her side. Destiny decided to have Dr. Barton at South Dixie Animal Hospital remove the two tumors from Abby Leia’s side. Sadly, the biopsy came back as Mass Cell Cancer. Within 14 days a few other tumors appeared. Leia was seen by Dr. Kosarek, Oncologist who suggested removing the new tumors.

Dr. Barton once again performed Abby Leia’s surgery and was successfully able to remove the entire mass from her leg, getting all the parameters. It was a huge incision and Abby Leia was in a lot of pain. However, still a trooper, she never stopped wagging her tail. Sadly, the biopsy once again reflected Mass Cell Cancer. Thankfully, the Cancer is low grade therefore chemo therapy was recommended by Dr. Kosarek.

Up to this point, Abby Leia’s vet care was almost $2,000 which included the first and second surgery, dental, ultrasound, X-Rays, CBC blood tests, medication and boarding.

Abby Leia is now in a loving Foster Home where she was cared for while healing from both surgeries and now while undergoing chemo therapy. We hope that in the future a special loving forever home will be found for this awesome girl.

Abby Leia receives a chemo pill every other night prior to bedtime. Dr. Kosarek recommended this treatment for a total of six months. Abby is doing great so far with no side effects to date during this two month period.

Abby Leia visits Dr. Kosarek once a month for an exam, CBC Blood Test, and chemo pills. The cost is from $170+ to $200+ depending on the blood and organ levels.

Despite all of her hardships Abby Lei is a true hero, not just by helping Chewy overcome his fears but for everyone she meets. She greets everyone with a smile and keeps her hail wagging. She is not going to let anyone or anything break her spirit. Abby Leia is great with other dogs, large and small, cats, and birds and loves children.

If you would like to assist with Abby Leia’s monthly chemo therapy treatment, any amount would be greatly appreciated. Donations may be made via Destiny’s website www.destinyfordogs.com via PayPal.

Checks may be mailed to:

Destiny for Dogs 326 Macy St West Palm Beach, FL 33405

All donations are tax deductible and receipts provided.

Thank you for opening your heart to assist Abby Leia.

“Hard times don’t create heroes. It is during the hard times when the ‘hero’ within us is revealed.” Bob Riley

Schotzie – Rest in Peace

Schotzie 03-20-15March 20, 2015.  Our dear friend Ginger  lost her sweet “Schotzie”.  She is heartbroken but is glad to know that “Schotzie and Shadow” will be together.  Rest in Peace sweet angel.

Rest in Peace Papi

Papi 02We lost our dear sweet senior “Papi”.  His dear sweet mom, Mary Sue, held him and loved him as he crossed over the “Rainbow Bridge”.   Papi surely felt the love around him as he left us.  Papi’s mom spoiled him and loved him so much and provided him with such a wonderful quality of life for his last few months.  Rest in Peace angel boy.


Happily Ever AfterLilly with her new family.


Snoopy 03Snoopy is now living the good life with his new forever family.


After Eye RemovalHope has been adopted by his best friend and trainer.  Hope deserves the best life one can have and her best friend will surely give her this.


Happily Ever After 01Bagel and her new mom enjoy long walks at the beach where Bagel has already made several canine friends.

Elfie now Joy

Elfie now JoyElfie is now “Joy” which is obviously because her new family thinks she is such a joy.

Tashi now Duncan

Tashi 01Duncan has finally gone home.  We wish Duncan and his new family many happy years.

Puti now Lambchop

Puti 01Puti is living the dream with his new family.

Maggie May Finally Home

Happily Ever AfterOne big happy family!

Frankie with her new Family

Happily Ever After 01We love “Happily Ever Afters!”  Frankie is front and center.


Ozzie 04Ozzie has been adopted and living the good life with his new mommy.


Greta Wishes Everyone a Happy Easter 2015

Easter 2015 Chuck HarbstEaster 2015 Chuck Harbst


Happily Ever AfterChloe has found her “Happily Ever After” family.

Lucy and Wynston Loving Each Other

LucyWynstonUpdate from Wynston and Lucy’s mommy who are Brother and Sister that were adopted together:

“Wynston and Lucy are absolutely inseparable!  They adore one another so very much!  They are growing…..Lucy has remained petite, but has grown…Wynston is about 8 lbs. now and Lucy is 6 lbs.  Her appetite is less than his.  They are healthy and happy and have evolved in their personalities, switching back and forth in their bravery and exploration.  Wynston is very loving and affectionate, and they both love affection back!!!”

Lucy Going for her First Bike Ride

Happily Ever After 02Being adopted is so wonderful.  I am going on my first bike ride.  I think I am going to love this type of exercise.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day 2015

St. Patricks Day 2015

Charlie and Valli with their Mom

Happily Ever AfterCharlie and Vallie were both rescued by Lena and will be spoiled forever.  Thank you Lena for giving these angels their forever home.

Zoey Still Happy 2 Years After Adoption

Happily Ever After 03-24-13 CroppedDear Destiny for Dogs,

My mommy and I went shopping yesterday to buy holiday presents for the dogs that you have that are not as lucky as I am and are still waiting for their new homes.

I want to thank you so much for finding me my “Destiny” parents.  I am so happy.  When you found me I was 4 pounds and now I weigh 6 pounds.  I wear all these pretty dresses, collars and harnesses.  I have lots of food and treats.  But best of all, my mommy and daddy love me very much and I love them.

Thank you again for finding me such a GREAT home.

Love Zoey


TARA   2015Congratulations to Tara.  After being left behind at a camp ground and being taken care of by Hidden River Resort staff, Tara is off to live with her new forever family.  We are so happy for Tara and her new family.

Ginger and Fudge!

Happily Ever AfterMeet Ginger our cute little Morkie mix.  She has been adopted by her new parents Mr. and Mrs. Fudge…Fudge plus Ginger sounds like a great recipe for this new family.  Thank you for providing a wonderful home for Ginger.

Honey is Sweet

Happily Ever After 02Honey 01Honey is a female Pomeranian Terrier mix.  When her family saw her at an adoption event it was love at first sight.  Honey and her family are now living a “sweet life”!

Lambchop In the News


10 Things You Need to Protect Your Animal From


Before you bring your pet into your home there are things you must remember to do to keep your pet safe.  Click on the below picture to print these helpful hints


Don’t Bring Home a New Dog Before Locking Away These 10 Items

By Dr. Becker

Bringing a new pet into the family is an exciting time, but it can also be stressful. There’s so much to remember and do to make your new animal companion’s homecoming a joyful and positive experience, it can be easy to overlook something – even something potentially hazardous.

If you’re planning to add a new dog to your household, preparation for the blessed event should include insuring your home is a safe environment for the new four-legged family member. With a new puppy this is a must, but it’s also crucial for helping an adult dog make a safe, smooth transition to his new forever home.

10 Pet-Proofing Steps for New Dog Parents

1.      Securely seal all containers of household cleaning products such as bleach, detergent, dryer sheets, soap, bathroom cleaners, oven cleaners, etc. All these products contain potentially toxic agents that can harm or even kill your dog if consumed. Store all containers out of reach of your pet (which might require cabinet latches if you have an especially curious or determined dog).

Also consider getting rid of toxic cleaning chemicals in favor of safe household cleaners.

2.      You’ll also want to secure all garage and garden chemicals, including antifreeze, pesticides, insecticides, fertilizers, weed killers, etc. These items should be safely stowed in cabinets or storage areas inaccessible to your dog.

When it comes to using chemicals in your garden or yard, less is more — and none at all is what I recommend. Lawn pesticides have been linked to malignant lymphoma in dogs, and herbicides are associated with canine bladder cancer.

3.      Food wraps like aluminum foil and plastic wrap may not seem dangerous, but if they contain even tiny bits of food or yummy smells, they’ll be calling your dog’s name. These products can be quickly shredded and swallowed, causing a serious problem in your dog’s GI tract, so make sure to throw all food wraps away in a trash container your dog can’t reach.

4.      All pest control chemicals should be stored out of your dog’s reach, and if you must use them, make sure your pet is kept a safe distance away. This also includes rodenticides, especially products containing bromethalin, which has no antidote at this time. Other rodent poisons with no known antidote include Vitamin D analogs, strychnine, and zinc phosphide.

5.      Keep all drugs in the household, including pet medications, medicinal marijuana, and tobacco products in sealed containers out of your dog’s reach. Common over-the-counter and prescription drugs are the culprits in thousands of pet poisonings each year. Also be careful to quickly retrieve any pills that drop on the floor.

6.      There are certain human foods that are toxic to dogs, for example, chocolate, grapes, raisins, and anything containing xylitol, which should be kept out of your pet’s reach. This also goes for fatty foods that can cause GI upset, or even acute pancreatitis. Also make sure your dog doesn’t have access to the trash.

7.      There are several household plants that are toxic to dogs, so before you bring your new addition through the door, make sure you have only pet-friendly greenery in your home. You can find a list (with pictures) of toxic and non-toxic plants at ASPCA.org.

8.      Puppies and even some adult dogs will chew on electrical wires and cords within their reach, which creates a danger of electrocution as well as a swallowing hazard. Keep cords as short as possible and if necessary, fasten them to walls and/or baseboards to prevent chewing.

9.      There are lots of sharp objects around most homes, such as scissors, knives, forks, paper clips, nails, thumbtacks, etc. Any of these items can cause harm to your dog if she ingests them, steps on them, or comes in contact with a sharp object as she’s playing or running through the house.

Just as you would with a toddler, make sure anything sharp or pointed is well out of your dog’s reach.

10.   Home repair and renovation products, for example, insulation can cause serious internal problems if swallowed, so if you’re in the middle of a project around the house, make sure not to leave materials lying around that could harm your pet.


Lampchop 02Lambchop has a new family and it was definitely Love at First Sight.  What a happy looking family.


Valentina 03Valentina is a 6 year old 14 pound Shih Tzu girl rescued from Animal Control.  Valentina’s foster mom loved her so much she has decided to stop looking for a forever home because she was already home.

Bagel Keeping Her Tail Wagging In The Face Of Adversity (examiner.com on 02-25-15)


BAGEL HOPE ~ WITH BALL FULL BODY WEBOne of the great things about dogs is not only their constant loyalty to their humans, but their resilience in the face of adversity. Something we can all learn from them. For those that already work in the rescue world, they see this day and day out. Dogs coming into the shelters starved, mangled, neglected, and sickly; yet through their pain they will still manage a tail wag, a gentle lick on the hand of their rescuer as if wanting to comfort them when they are the ones that are hurting inside and out.

Bagel, an eight year old Basset mix female was rescued from the Broward Shelter in south Florida. Her journey then took her to a rescue, where she was adopted by what was thought to be her loving forever home.

However, when she started urinating in the house the family decided to return her. They did not realize that this poor girl was suffering from bladder stones for what could have been over a year. Bladder stones are very painful, however Bagel continued to wag her tail and provide love.

Destiny for Dogs rescued Bagel and took her to Dr. Barton’s South Dixie Animal Hospital where she had surgery to remove the stones and the best medical treatment available to cure her. Bagel went to a wonderful foster for two months then onto another long term foster home. Unfortunately, after a year and a half the foster family could no longer keep her.

So once again Bagel was taken out of the home she knew and loved and moved back into rescue. Right now she is sitting in boarding in West Palm Beach, Florida waiting for another miracle, waiting for someone to walk through that door and fall in love with her.

This little gal is approximately 45 lbs., fully vetted, up to date on shots, spayed, micro chipped, housebroken, crate trained, loves people, especially kids, she is great on a leash and in the car. She is not good with dogs or cats.

Due to her recent bout with bladder stones she is on Uroese twice a day to prevent crystallization of her urine. The medicine is inexpensive and important for her overall health.  Although she has had a sad life and bounced from home to home, shelter to shelter she is a very happy dog and only wants to please.

A teenage girl who cared for Bagel wrote this story about her:

“Hi! I’m Bagel! I love to run, jump, play, kiss, and much more. I know lots of cool tricks that will surely entertain you! I’m very loving, loyal, and protective. I can play fetch for hours but, when the time comes, I’m ready to snuggle and cuddle the day away! I love kids and I’m very gentle and kind. I will always be at the door to greet you when you come home; and when you sleep, I’ll never leave your side. I like to be the main protector of the people I love; so, I do very well with male dogs that are my size or smaller. I take less of a liking to female dogs because I’m a princess and my throne is for my scruffy butt only. If I come home with you, I promise I will be a good girl that will steal your heart.
Hugs and kisses, Bagel.”

Rest in Peace our sweet Onni



When we adopted you we had no idea what you would be like. What could be wrong with you that someone would give you up? You turned out to be the best most loving companion anyone could ask for. Our time with you was short but full of love and joy and we were thankful each and every day for your coming into our lives.

Rest in Peace our sweet angel

Happy Valentine’s Day from Darla, Jacki O and Spencer

Valentine's Day 2015

12-21-14 PalmBeachPost.com

Bella Wellence

Pictures of Miss Bella our rescue Maltese all ready for Christmas dressed in her candy cane dress. What she wants in her stocking?: Bella says “I have everything I want and need.  I was blind when adopted from Destiny for Dogs, and Mommy and Daddy gave me surgery so I can see again. All I want is to have more furbabies adopted so they will have a forever home like me!”  Owners: Leo & Cheryl Wellence W. Palm Beach FL

This article was posted in the Palm Beach Post on 12-21-14

Rest in Peace – Jack aka Frankie

Jack 01Jack aka Frankie was called to his forever home and will become part of his new “Over the Rainbow Bridge” family.  Sometimes we cannot control what happens but can only hope that this sweet angel knew what real love was before he left us.  His final journey was preceded by the love that Destiny for Dogs showed him by rescuing him and letting him know that he was loved.

Rest in Peace our canine friend and don’t forget to find our sweet departed “Destiny” who will be glad to share her bowl, bed, blanket and toys.


Precious 01Precious is a female Shih Tzu, approximately 8 years old.  She has gone home to live with her forever family.


Coco 02This is Coco a male Shih Tzu, approximately 2 years of age and weighs 13 pounds.

Coco has been placed in his forever home.


Othella 03Othella is a Rat Terrier, 2 years old.

Othella has been adopted and is living happily ever after.

Lorraine and Baby

Lorraine and Baby 8 years modifiedMeet Lorraine and Baby.  Baby is 8 years old and needed a ride to the vet and a little help with some medical expenses.  Destiny for Dogs was happy to help this happy couple.  Baby received meds for a bladder infection, meds for a minor skin irritation, vaccinations and Revolution to control fleas, parasites, heartworm, etc.  We are happy that Baby will be feeling well soon.

January 15, 2015

Sadie (formerly known as Holly)

Holly 01Happily Ever AfterSadie is living happily ever after as a wonderful spoiled baby!


Happily Ever Afterheart with pawFoxy has a new Mom and Dad…don’t they look happy?



Happily Ever AfterDaisy has found a new family of her own.

Zorro Living the Good Life

Zorro 01Zorro is still living happily ever after and his new mommy loves him so much.

Charlie in good hands

0104150953dIMG_1745Meet Charlie.  Charlie’s owner passed a way suddenly on New Years 2015 leaving Charlie sad and afraid (photo on left).  Thanks to Destiny for Dogs Charlie has a new home after just a few days and has a new friend (photo on the right).  Here is what Charlie’s new mom said, “Match made in heaven ! A thousand thank you’s to Destiny for dogs.”

Lucy and Sir Winston

01-13-15 LoveMeet Lucy (left) and Sir Winston (right).  These sweet angels were plucked from the bushes at 3-weeks old and were bottle fed and lived at an office until they found their new mommy.  Mommy adopted the brother and sister together because they loved each other very much and as you can see they are very content in their new home.  Congratulations Julia on your new additions to the family.


Chewy 02Chewy has found his new forever family


Leia 02Leia is a female Terrier Poodle Mix, 4 years old, 29 pounds, housebroken, walks well on leash.  Good with other dogs and would make an awesome family dog.  If you are interested in Leia please contact JoAnn at 561-313-2005 or joann@destinyfordogs.com

Abby is Loved!

Abby 02 Abby 03We love our sweet little Abby.  She has adjusted quite well and is such a happy dog!  She loves to snuggle and cuddle.  She will be spending time with her cousin, “Cooper”.

Thank You for everything

The Lewer Family


Dougie 01Of course Dougie has been adopted…look at that face!


Jazz 01Jazz has a new forever home.


IMG_5954Of course Dallas was adopted.  Who could resist this face…of course we are talking about the dog!!  ♥ ♥ ♥

Merry Christmas 2014

Christmas 2014 Kat's DogsPhoto provided by Kat and Bill Ziagos

Tiny – Forever with Foster

Tiny Flyer PhotoTiny’s foster family could not let him go.  He is now a forever foster!


Cookie Flyer PhotoAdopted


Wally Flyer PhotoAdopted


IMG_0631Ellie’s foster family loved her so much they just could not let her go.  She is now living in her forever home and her parents are now in the “Foster Failure” club.


Happily Ever After 01Meg has found her forever family.  What a wonderful family portrait.

Kira Update

Update 03Update 02One year later and Kira is still living happily ever after.  Here is Kira in her party outfit and her on a hiking adventure.  She is a very lucky dog to be loved so much.


Bruno 02Bruno’s foster family loved him so much they have decided to make him a permanent part of their family.


20141122_190210After a year of being with her foster mom Hurricane has finally found a family of her own who can help her manage her Diabetes.  What a wonderful family she has to adopt such a special dog.

“Klaus” A Christmas Blessing

Happily Ever After 03Klaus with his new family.  They say that Klaus is truly a “Christmas Gift”


Roxy Happily Ever After Update

Happily Ever After 01Just wanted to let you know Roxy and Jayla are the best of friends. She is the best dog I’ve ever had. She’s so smart. She is a great addition to our family and we couldn’t be happier.

I want to wish all the dogs and everyone at Destiny for Dogs a Happy Holidays.”

The Suker Family.

Cheryls PeanutRainbow Bridge 06Last night at 8:37PM, a little angel named Peanut grew her wings and flew away from her loving home of 17+ years to Heaven.  Her strong will power pushed her to walk without sight, try to stand on legs with no strength and, in the final minutes of her life, I watched her breathe her last struggling breaths after all had failed.

My house & my life feel so empty and lonely now without her, my little Peanie Weenie, who weighed just over 3 pounds at the end.  I believe she can now see perfectly and run on strong legs, and the day will come when she will be by my side once again.


Best Animal Beds Ever – Please Donate

Kuranda bedsClick on photo to donate a bed to Destiny for Dogs, Inc. or order one for yourself.



Rosie Has a New Family

Happily Ever AfterMeet Rosie our little senior Yorkie.  Taffy was adopted by Marsha and David and has a new canine brother…Charlie.  What a wonderful family portrait.


Happily Ever AfterThank you Katy and Ryan for providing Riley with such a wonderful and loving new home.


Happily Ever AfterWe love Happily Ever After adoptions!!

Healing Through Animals (954) 422-2715

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Do you know someone who needs a emotional support animal for their mental well being but live in a Condo where pets are not allowed?  Healing Through Animals can provide services that may help get an animal approved to live in a no pet complex.  Please contact Kristy at 954-422-2715

Healing Through Animals provides Animal-Assisted Therapy and Emotional Support Animal assessments throughout South Florida, including Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade counties. Office sessions are conducted in Fort Lauderdale, while ranch sessions take place in Pembroke Pines.

Therapy services are provided by Kristy Becraft, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. Kristy earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at The Pennsylvania State University, and a Master’s degree in Counselor Education at East Carolina University. She also holds a specialized certification in Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy.


Creating a positive destiny for canines (Sun Sentinel 11-05-14 5:50pm)

Catherine LouisCatherine Louis has helped foster canines with Destiny for Dogs for about two years. (Photo courtesy of Mitch Herring)

By Jennifer Shapiro-Sacks, Special Correspondent

Name: Catherine Louis

Age: 61

Residence: Royal Palm Beach

Birthplace: France

Family: Husband, Robert Louis; daughters, Juliette and Caroline Louis

Career: Owner of Bibi’s Doggie Boutique in Palm Beach

Organization: Destiny for Dogs is a nonprofit dedicated to assisting seniors in keeping their dogs in their homes. It provides food, supplies and veterinary care, short-term foster care in the event of medical and emergency situations, and help with the rescue and placement of dogs in need.

How long have you been volunteering there?

Two years but have been rescuing animals all my life.

Why do you volunteer?

To help find homes for dogs that have been abandoned through no fault of their own.

Why did you choose this organization?

They are ethical and really care for the animals. I have a carte blanche to do what I think is best, and JoAnn Goodrich (founder) is always there to help and support.

Describe your volunteer role.

I generally will foster a dog. Sometimes I even go and pick him up from the people who are surrendering him and then will bring him to work with me so that I can evaluate behavior, issues, doing a little training, and re-balance him with direction, comfort, food and discipline. They respond very well to this. Then we find him the perfect home with JoAnn’s networking. I also bring the dog to my doggy boutique, and that way the dog gets lots of exposure. The dogs are in a more natural environment, and I can tell the potential adopter lots about the dog’s likes and dislikes.

What are your goals when you volunteer?

To help the animal — that is my only goal. I can intervene directly and have the satisfaction of knowing that a good dog is in a good home.

What challenges have you faced?

Sometimes people don’t see the dog. They see the age. That is sad because I have adopted 10-year-old dogs that lived a full life with me and gave me much happiness for seven more years.

What does your organization need?

Always funds and foster homes.

Is there a moment that stands out that made you think, “This is why I volunteer?”

Every time I get a dog a home that I know is right. Even when I give up hope and guess that the dog will be mine forever, destiny steps in and the perfect home comes along. I have learned to trust the universe.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

Many of the [rescue] groups are overwhelmed with lots of dogs that need homes, and many of the people work a full-time job, so [please be patient]. Also, Animal Care and Control is lambasted for being kill shelters, but the sheer amount of volume of owner surrenders is disheartening. Animal Care and Control does its very best by calling rescue groups every morning to try and save as many pets as possible. People need to understand that if they won’t care for their animal, who wants to? Be responsible pet owners and enjoy your pets. They are wonderful.

For more information, visit www.Destinyfordogs.com or call 561-313-2005.

Copyright © 2014, Sun Sentinel


Sheldon 01Adopted


Happily Ever After 04Debby and Shelby have found each other and will be living “Happily Ever After”

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