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!!

Dexter

IMG_1035 IMG_9044Dexter is a 4-5 month old purebred min pin male puppy. He is neutered, micro-chipped, all shots but rabies as he is too young.  He will receive rabies shot in a few weeks.  Dexter’s foster mom says he is a pure love bug.  He wraps his paws around her neck.  For a young puppy, he is a little aggressive with his furry foster sister.  He will need an experienced min pin owner with patience to introduce him to other dogs.  Otherwise, Dexter would do well as the only dog.  Being a young pup, Dexter is not housebroken therefore he will need a committed adopter.  He is however smart and wants to please.

For additional information or to meet Dexter, please contact JoAnn 561-313-2005 or joann@destinyfordogs.com

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’

Nina's PhotoSun-Sentinel February 28, 2016

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.

 

Velvet

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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

Bo the Puggle

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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 joann@destinyfordogs.com

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.

Rainbow Bridge Yorkie

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

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Scooby Doo now “Ryder”

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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

Charles DarcyObituary for Charles Peter Darcy

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

Andy

image1Andy 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 joann@destinyfordogs.com for more information.

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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.

Joey

image1Hi, 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 joann@destinyfordogs.com for additional information or to meet Joey.

Princess

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Charlie

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Honey

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 ADOPTED 

Lady

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ADOPTED 

Little Bear

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ADOPTED 

Haley and Hanna

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Adopted Together

Jax

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Henry

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  ADOPTED 

Orange Kittens

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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.

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Clover

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

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

Loby

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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 joann@destinyfordogs.com

Mia

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

Jasper

Jasper 03Jasper with his new loving family.

Frappy

DSC_0033Of course this sweet angel was adopted…look at this face!!

Rest in Peace Sweet “Mork”

Mork (on the right) passed away on July 21, 2015.  Rest in Peace sweet angel.

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Hank

Happily Ever AFterMy name is Hank and I am a Tibetan Terrier / Schnauzer Mix.  I am living happily ever after with my new family.

Faith

Happily Ever AfterMy name is Faith and I am a Shih Tzu. I am living happily ever after.

Diamond

Diamond 02Diamond has been adopted.  Such a lucky baby.

Bentley

Bentley 01My name is Bentley and I am a Miniature Schnauzer. I have been adopted with the help of my friends at Destiny for Dogs.

Allen

Allen 01My name is Allen and I am a Treeing Walker Coonhound/Bluetick Coonhound Mix.  I found my new home right away.

Kermit

Happily Ever AfterKermit has a new family.  What a wonderful happy ending.

Trixie

Trixie 01Happily Ever AfterTrixie is now with her loving forever family.

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Stella is living happily ever after.

Sun Sentinel July 9, 2015

Kevin and LynnName: Kevin Fiasconaro

Age: 61

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

Gracie 01Gracie 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

Snoopy

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Snoopy is a 2 year old ChiWeenie boy with a huge personality. Snoopy has been adopted.

Sweet Potato now Tucker

Happily Ever AfterLittle Tucker is living Happily Ever After

Aiko – White Mini Schnauzer

Happily Ever AfterAiko is living happily ever after and loves to travel with her new daddy.

Rosie

Happily Ever After 01Rosie is a 5 year old Corgi/American Eskimo mix 18 pound girl.  Her new family said it was “Love at First Sight.”  Many happy years to Rosie and her new family.

 

 

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Happy 4th of July 2015

4th of July Kat's Dogs 2015

Bailey and Catori now Monkey and Puggie

Monkey (Catori) Happily Ever AfterA note from Monkey and Puggie’s new mommy,

“Bailey and Catori now Monkey and Puggie are doing great!  They are super spoiled.  I’ve attached pictures of them for you.  We love them both very much.  They have amazing personalities and are the most loving pups, ever.”

Thank you for saving them, because they saved me.Puggie (Bailey) Happily Ever After

 

Austin

Austin 023Austin is living happily ever after with his new family.

Noodles Lived on Balcony for 9 years

Noodles 02Meet Noodles.  Noodles is 9 years old and lived on a balcony his entire life.  Noodles has been adopted by his Foster Mom as she wanted this sweet angel to have a loving home and sleep inside with her new family.

Shelly – Westie Mix

Shelly 01Shelly is a 3 year old Westie mix.  She has a new life and a new name, Frances.

Chi Chi

Chi Chi 02Chi Chi is a Pomeranian Chihuahua mix.  Chi Chi has been adopted and now living the good life.

Black Kittens

Black Kitty 07-08-15

Black Kitty 07-07-15

We found our forever homes.

QT now Sheila

QT 01QT has a new owner and a new name, “Sheila”.  She will be living the good life with her new owners who will provide her with all the quality time she wants.

Cappy now Darby

Happily Ever After 01A note from Darby’s mom and dad:

“We thought you should know, Darby owns us.  He sleeps in our bed, has complete lap rights of my husband, and me if my husband’s lab is unavailable.  He is just adorable.”

Dixie Mae now known as Twix

IMG_4006IMG_4023Dixie 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!!