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


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

Do you need a morning Bagel?


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 behind only. If I come home with you, I promise I will be a good girl that will steal your heart.  If you are interested in a long term relationship please contact my friend JoAnn at 561-313-2005 or

Hugs and kisses, Bagel

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.


imagejpeg_0Elfie is a female Puggle mix.  Approximately 1 year old, weighs 15 pounds, fully vetted, spayed, up to date on shots, micro-chipped, housebroken, good with other dogs and cats, housebroken.  Elfie is truly a love bug.  Elfie is very High Energy and needs someone with love and patience to help teach her. If you are interested in Elfie please contact JoAnn at 561-313-2005 or


Tashi 01Tashi is a male Cairn Scottie mix.  He is approximately 2 years old, weighs 13 pounds, micro-chipped and up to date on shots.  Tashi will be neutered by Destiny for Dogs and currently is heartworm positive and will be treated by Destiny for Dog’s veterinarian.  If you are interested in Tashi please contact JoAnn at 561-313-2005 or


Precious 01Precious is a female Shih Tzu, approximately 8 years old, weights 8 pounds, micro-chipped, up to date on shots and spayed.  She is housebroken and is good with other dogs and people.  She is very sweet and loves to cuddle. If you are interested in Precious please contact JoAnn at 561-313-2005 or



Coco 02This is Coco a male Shih Tzu, approximately 2 years of age and weighs 13 pounds.  Coco was totally matted and had to be shaved completely.  Coco is up to date on shots, micro-chipped and neutered.  Coco is a sweetie pie and does well with other dogs.  If you are interested in Coco please contact JoAnn at 561-313-2005 or


Puti 01Puti is a male Poodle approximately 7 years old, weighs 9 lbs, fully vetted, neutered, up to date on shots, micro-chipped, housebroken, good with other dogs and kids but does not like kitties.  If you are interested in Puti please contact JoAnn at 561-313-2005 or


Othella 03Othella 01Othella is a Rat Terrier, 2 years old, weighs 13 pounds, fully vetted, up to date on shots, micro-chipped and spayed.  Othella is a little shy when she first meets you and then becomes very attached and loving.  She appears to be good with other dogs.  If you are interested in Othella please contact JoAnn at 561-313-2005 or

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


Honey 01Honey is a female Pomeranian Terrier mix, 13 pounds, housebroken, gets along with other dogs and cats.  Needs leash training and is an escape artist. She is shy when first meeting people then becomes a love bug.  If you are interested in Honey please contact JoAnn at 561-313-2005 or

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 2015

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

Hope (posted on

After Eye RemovalShe nearly lost her life at Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control in Florida. She was already injected with the chemical sedative to start the euthanasia process. There was no reason for anyone to help her. She had already had a very tragic life, and was not yet 5 years old. She had been hit by a car, was heartworm positive, had a detached retina, already developed glaucoma and had to have one of her eyes removed. She expected to take her last breath on that cold shelter table.

And then something amazing happened. A small group of rescuers saw her photo and pulled her right out of that room and into their loving arms. And then they named her HOPE. And they didn’t stop at just saving her life. The people that pulled her out of the PBCACC kill shelter took her to a veterinarian who cared for her, spayed and made her feel so much better. In a very short time, she’s gotten more loving then she ever had before, and already has been housetrained and crate trained.

Sweet Hope loves people and would love a furever family of her very own. She is high energy, as most boxer mixes are, and still believes she’s a lap dog! She loves to cuddle up to her favorite people. According to Florida Boxer Rescue, boxers make wonderful family pets, are gentle and patient with children and older adults. However, boxers can be excitable, and are large dogs that may accidentally knock over small children while roughhousing. They also love and need to be inside dogs living with their families and getting loved on.

Hope would love go to a family with kids who could give her the attention she craves. Hope is hoping that you can help her find that furever family. It truly is a miracle that she’s gotten this second chance. She’s been in boarding for the past 6 months because there are no fosters available to take her in. In the rescue world, foster homes are always in short supply. Yesterday, Dec. 13, the rescue that saved her life decided 6 months was long enough to wait; it was time to get Hope’s story into the public eye and find her a home, so they sent out an email plea. If there aren’t any furever homes for her right now, she’d love to be your foster girl.

Are you that special person, who needs some Hope in their life? If so please contact or call her at 561-313-2005. If you don’t think she’s the perfect fit for you or your family, please spread Hope’s story and help her find somewhere with a soft bed and a warm heart to care for her until adopted.

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 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”

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥



Happily Ever AfterMollie has found her wonderful new mom who will take care of her and love her forever! ♥ ♥


Haley 02Haley lost her mommy but she found a new home pretty fast and is living Happily Every after with Holly and Larry.  ♥ ♥ ♥

Papi the Chihuahua

Papi 02Foster family keeping forever


Happily Ever AfterGypsy and her new mom!!

♥ ♥ ♥


Lewie the 4 pound Yorkie

Happily Ever AfterCongratulations to Kathy, Jim and Jeff on your newest addition to your family.  Little Lewie looks very comfortable with sister Molly. ♥ ♥ ♥

Happy Halloween 2014!!

Happy Halloween 2014

Madi Doing Great

MadiMadi was rescued several years ago and she is still living the dream with her new family.

Sasha Abandoned

SASHA 006GetAttachmentMeet sweet loving Sasha.  Sasha was found roaming the streets.  She has a micropchip and when her owners were contacted they simply said, “We don’t want her.”  She is approximately 6 years old, weighs 40 pounds, spayed, housebroken, does not chew anything and is just so loving.  Sasha currently is living with someone who is not supposed to have pets.  If you or you know anyone who could provide this sweet angel a home please contact JoAnn Goodrich at 561-313-2005 or



Happily Ever AfterFrankie’s foster mom loved him so much she has decided to keep him so he can live happily ever after with his sister Gracie.  Thank you Barbara for taking such good care of Frankie and showing him real love.  Welcome to the “Foster Failure” gang.

In Memory of Angel

Angel 01

Have you a kitty in Heaven, Lord?
Is there room for just one more?
Cause my little kitty died today;
she’ll be waiting at your door.

Please take her into Heaven, Lord.
And keep her there for me,
just feed her, pet her, love her, Lord,
that’s all she’ll ask of Thee.


Bruno 02Bruno found his forever home!


Rosebud 01Rosebud has been adopted.  With a face like that who could resist!


Bennie 01Bennie has been adopted!!


IMG_7290Audrey’s Foster family just could not let her go so they have become official members of the “Foster Failure” family.  Welcome to the family!

Lacey has a new friend

Lacey and ScooterLacey was adopted back in 2012 and still as happy as ever.  Lacey now has a new friend who the family just recently adopted named Scooter (cute white dog!).  We wish everyone many happy years ahead.

Ruby and Max Adopted Together

Going to Forever Home 05Ruby and Max were lucky friends that were adopted together so they remain the best of friends with their new mommy and daddy.

Dana Lynn Underwood

        (1949 – 2014)

Dana Lynn Underwood, 65 of Hypoluxo, FL passed away Wednesday, September 25, 2014. She was born in Washington D.C. to Theodore C. and Betty V. Owens on June 1, 1949. Dana did not just live life, she attacked it. Dana graduated from FSU where she met her husband John and was a great supporter of the Seminoles. After spending many years working at the National Enquirer she joined her husband and established a real estate appraisal company in Lake Worth, FL. She and John worked together for 35 years. Dana had many stages in her life that she guided John through. In the early years of marriage it was tennis 7 to 8 times a week. Dana was an avid fisherwoman, she belonged to Ladies Let’s Go Fishing and would fish in locations all over the world. Dana and John boated together in South Florida in many different types of craft over a 40 year period. When her fear of being in the water overwhelmed her, she became a certified diver. When she recovered from her first bout of cancer her first comment was “I want my Harley now.” She rode for many years and was a member of Palm Beach HOG. She was also an avid pool player and participated in local poker leagues. Dana was devoted to her pet dogs and spent many years training her animals. She is survived by her husband, John; beloved labradoodle, Darby the therapy dog; father, Theodore Owens; sister, Melissa Ruth (husband, Robert); brother-in-law, Kelly Underwood (wife, Trish); sister-in-law, Leah Ann Pickett (husband, Todd); nephews, J.R. Underwood and Phillip Pickett.


Buddy 01Sadly, little Buddy went over the Rainbow Bridge today where he is now happy and pain free.



IMG_5371Have you ever seen a dog smile?  Well now you have.  Elfie found her new mom and we can’t tell who is happier.  We wish Julia and Elfie good wishes and many happy years together.   ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥


Tara 01Tara is a lab hound mix.  She is 1 year old, 50 pounds, fully vetted, gets along great with other dogs and children.  She is housebroken and very sweet.  Tara was brought to a campground in North Florida and left.  All Tara wants is to be your companion and receive belly rubs and lay at your feet.  If you would like to have a wonderful companion please contact or call 561-313-2005.

Mi Ling on forever vacation!

Happily Ever After 03Mi Ling was adopted and here is a message from her new family:

“Our Mi Ling has become a wonderful “Salty Dog” enjoying both sea shore and lake boating.  We changed her former name– Missy.  In addition to riding in the boat, she loves riding in the car and is disappointed if she cannot go with us everywhere.  We are currently in Oklahoma at our lake home there for the summer.  She is a true joy to Mary Frances and me. Thank you!”

Copper Found True Love

Happily Ever AfterLook at me with my new mom.  We are in love and I am almost a perfect angel but I like to eat house plants.  Can you believe that I was a feral kitten raised outside and lived under a bush in the dirt until Destiny for Dogs took me and my surviving sister and allowed us to live in their office until we were healthy and happy.  I am glad I found my new home and wish Destiny for Dogs good luck as my feral mommy had another litter (her 5th) and Destiny for Dogs has taken all my brothers and sisters from all the litters and have found homes.  They just found 5 more kittens (8-1-14) to nurse back to health and then find homes.  If you think I am cute you will love my brothers and sisters as we all look alike…Handsome!!

Kat’s Rescue JackPack

JackPack from KatI think those are smiles on those dogs!!  Being rescued is one of the greatest joys a dog and their new families will experience.  I hope everyone can join the rescue family.

Jackie Kennedy

Happily Ever AfterJackie Kennedy has found her wonderful forever family.



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Happily Ever AfterPercy fits right in with his new family.

Candy…1 year later

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Pets touch our lives deeply. Unconditionally loyal; they bring us happiness, companionship, love, friendship, and joy. It is only appropriate to say farewell to the one that has meant so much to you in your family and life.  The most painful time a pet owner ever has to face is the loss of their dearly loved friend. Your loss creates understandable grief for everyone. Your pet is a member of the family. Don’t leave them behind.

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We offer a 24 hour service. We know that loss can happen at the most inconvenient times so with our service you can call us at anytime and we will be there to help you out.  Whether it is early morning, in the middle of the night, or on the weekend; Paws and Cherish will have someone at the phones on 954-971-9966 ready to answer your call.  We operate just like a funeral home in the sense that we will drive directly to the home, pick up your pet, and take it directly to our facility and await further directions from you as to the final arrangements that need to be made.

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Happy 4th of July 2014

4th of July Kat's Dogs


Happily Ever AfterWishing Dougie and his new family, “Happy Days Ahead!” 


IMG_2920 (2)Frankie 01

Frankie has been adopted and living a nice relaxing life.

In Loving Memory of Dave Rintz a Friend and Rescue Angel


I Have Done Something

I looked at all the caged animals in the shelter…the cast-offs of human society.

I saw in their eyes love and hope, fear and dread, sadness, and betrayal. And I was angry.

“God,” I said, “this is terrible! Why don’t you do something?”

God was silent for a moment, and then He spoke softly, “I have done something,” he replied. “I created you.”

David Rintz, 67, died peacefully in his sleep at home on Sunday, March 30, 2014. He was born December 16, 1946 in Lancaster, PA where he lived until he entered the United States Navy in November of 1964 serving his country proudly in the Vietnam conflict aboard various vessels including the USS Arlington until December 1970. After his discharge from military service he returned to Lancaster where he honed his skills in the carpentry trade. Dave moved to Fort Lauderdale in the 1980’s where he worked for local building contractors until he started his own carpentry business which later grew into a successful custom cabinet shop. Dave was passionate about riding motorcycles and rescuing abandoned animals. He is survived by a brother and sister, nieces and nephews in Lancaster and many friends in Fort Lauderdale as well as his special canine family, Cookie and Emma.

I Have Done Something

I looked at all the caged animals in the shelter…the cast-offs of human society.

I saw in their eyes love and hope, fear and dread, sadness, and betrayal. And I was angry.

“God,” I said, “this is terrible! Why don’t you do something?”

God was silent for a moment, and then He spoke softly, “I have done something,” he replied. “I created you.”

– Author Unknown


Happily Ever AfterHappily Ever After 01

Hunter went to his loving forever home and hit the jackpot!!  Destiny for Dogs wishes Hunter and his new parents, Carol and Neal, a wonderful new life together.


GRACIEGracie is a senior lab mix girl rescued from Animal Control. Very sweet and loving. Treated for heartworms and now ready for her Loving Forever home. Gracie is 7 – 9 years young, is good with other dogs (no kitties), spayed, microchipped, up to date on shots. Please allow her to live out the rest of her life with love and happiness. If you can open your heart and home to this angel please contact or call 561-313-2005. Your life will be greatly enriched by adding Gracie to your family.


Beau 01 Beau 02 Beau 03Just think, this sweet boy was tossed out of a car like trash when he was rescued by a passerby in September 2013.  Look at him now with his mommy.  He is absolutely beautiful and loving and it is unimaginable that someone did not want him.  We are so grateful that he was rescued and adopted because he is now loved so much and gives it right back.


IMG-20140601-WA0017Andy and his new family.  This is true love!

Rocky the Rottie

ROCKY & KEVIN 3Rocky and Kevin have found each other and are now living happily ever after.

Cody is part of the gang

Happily Ever AfterCody is front and center along with his new canine siblings.  Stacey and Charles adopted Cody and also adopted Lola and Meena also in this picture.  Stacey and Charles are such wonderful parents and know their lives are full of love.

Jake, it was love at first sight

IMG_2360When Sara met Jake it was love at first sight.  Now Jake is living “Happily Ever After”.

Einstein Getting Better Every Day

Einstein Starving 05EINSTEIN 1Einstein was found starving and so skinny that his bones were coming through his skin.  After a lot of tender loving care Einstein is on the road to recovery and has been adopted.  We are so happy for this most deserving sweet angel.  These before and after photos show you the love that Einstein received from his foster family during his recovery. (05-22-14 8:49pm)

Destiny for Dogs, keeping pets with senior citizens in West Palm Beach, Fl


For anyone who has ever owned a dog, we can attest to the fact that they enrich our lives, inspire us and make us better people.

For JoAnn Goodrich, her experience with a feisty, spirited little Cairn Terrier prompted her to form the group Destiny for Dogs to help all dogs in need.

It all started when her and her husband’s Cairn Terrier Benne gave birth to a litter of puppies in their bedroom. One of the puppies was stillborn but JoAnn’s husband performed CPR and gave the puppy life. When it came time to find homes for the puppies, he looked into the big brown eyes of the puppy he saved and just could not let her go. He knew they were destined to keep her and appropriately named her “Destiny”.

Destiny, like all dogs got into some mishaps in her life that could have been life threatening but each time she pulled through She was a feisty little dog with the strong will to live. But even the most spirited dog or person can fall prey to Cancer and even their strong will to live is not enough to pull them through.

At 9 years old, Destiny was diagnosed with Mast Cell Cancer which has no cure. The vet treated her medicinally and she led a pretty normal life until the night before JoAnn herself had to have a surgery. That was when Destiny started to limp. But she knew she had to hang in there to help her mama and stayed by JoAnn’s side while she was recovering as she had so many times before.

Right after JoAnn’s surgery, Destiny’s legs became paralyzed. JoAnn knew this was God’s way of telling them it was time to let her go. She and her husband provided Destiny with lots of love, treats and pain medicine. They wanted to care for and comfort her as she had cared and comforted JoAnn during her illnesses.

A few days later the vet came to the house and while JoAnn was lying on the bed with Destiny, they had her put to sleep in the room she was born in. Destiny’s mother Benne was still alive at the time. When Destiny was put to sleep, Benne let out a howl as if to say good bye to her baby girl.

JoAnn and her husband were blessed to have Destiny for 9 years. She inspired them with her spirit and loyalty, they could not let her be forgotten.

Today JoAnn runs Destiny for Dogs in West Palm Beach Fl, named after this amazing dog. One of the many things Destiny for Dogs does is assist seniors in keeping their beloved pets in their homes. This is done by providing them with donations of food, supplies and veterinary care, short term foster care in the event of an emergency, assistance with planning to ensure the pet will be cared for in the event the owner is no longer able.

But Destiny for Dogs’ work does not end here. They also rescue and place dogs in need. They have a small facility within their vet’s office, Dr. James Barton’s clinic in West Palm Beach, Fl. They also use the services of Rescue Destination to house dogs needing quarantine before going to their foster homes.

As with all rescues, Destiny for Dogs’ need is great. They are in constant need of donations, foster homes, and of course permanent homes for the rescue dogs in their care.

Visit their website at . It also offers educational and medical advice for pet owners.

It all started with one little dog named Destiny whose destiny was to touch the lives of her owners and continue to touch and inspire lives long after her 9 short years.

“The dog is the most faithful of animals and would be much esteemed were it not so common. Our Lord God has made His greatest gifts the commonest.”
– Martin Luther


Cody 01Cody is a 1-2 year old male Shih Tzu/Lhasa Apso Mix and weighs about 14 pounds.  Cody was adopted by his Foster Parents who now are officially a happy member of the “Foster Failure” club.

Zorro Happy and Playful

Zorro 02 Zorro 03Zorro was so wonderful that his foster mom could not let him go.  She has now been officially accepted into the “Foster Failure” club!!

Sox Adopted

Happily Ever AfterMe and my new mommy!

Fendi now Pennie

Look at me with my new siblings.  I am on the left and I am so cute!  My new family has taken me in to be a part of their forever family.   Thank you Destiny for Dogs for rescuing me. 

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Belle 03Belle 04After being dumped at the Everglades before my first birthday and then living in a wonderful foster home for a while I have finally found a mommy to love me.  She loves me very much and I think we are going to be best friends.  ♥

Dex Update!!

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What a wonderful update on Dex since he has been adopted.  Here is a little note from his new family.



I have attached 3 photos as you can see Dexter is making himself apart of the family and pack. He points at ATV’s, golf carts and the tractor it is the funniest thing.   He now loves that tractor and in the photo it is raining and when it is running he wants to be right next to my husband…like our other mastiff, he had his concerns about the tractor lots of barking etc, but now loves it. 

He also loves the big dog with the tail that lives on the 20 acres next to us, he and this dog run back and forth wearing each other out…I smile as that is what our other mastiff did.  

You can see he sort of joined in on the squirrel hunt, not really knowing what the fuss was all about. But he liked all the barking!

In so many ways Dex lives in the spirit of our dearly departed Zulu. He has taken to Zulu’s spot in the living room when we watch television.  It was a big battle when he 1st arrived to keep him off the couch, as he must have been allowed to do this in his last life.  But, he gets all the rules here and really is a good dog.

We are happy he is a part of our pack.

Bella doing the Happy Rescue Dance

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Hello Ladies, I want to update you on our beautiful girl! She is very happy in her new home. She loves her puppy sisters and plays well with them and is great with humans also. She comes to work with me every day and she is loved by all! Overall a very well adjusted dog! She sends her love to you!

Is Clyde the Rescue or has Michael been Rescued?

Happily Ever AfterThis little guy has made it a long way from when you “Destiny for Dogs” saved him, which I am extremely grateful for and I really couldn’t thank you enough for it.  I just wanted to let you know that Clyde is doing great, gets along with other dogs and can even balance treats on his nose!  He is one of the most patient dogs I’ve ever seen.  When I feed him he watches me fill the bowl and waits for me to tell him okay, and when giving him a treat all you have to say is “gentle” and he takes it so sweetly with his teeth.  We have made him into the best dog we can, everyone is impressed how well he listens for not even being a year old, and he doesn’t bark at the neighbors dogs when they are barking through the fence at him, he just ignores them and lays down.  He is truly one of the greatest things that’s happened in my life in a long time.  For a while I was down, and now whenever I feel down I just look over at Clyde and I feel better knowing I saved him and that he loves being here. 

Thank you so much, you are a hero and I hope you keep changing lives!



Kat and Bill Happy EasterrKat and Bill and their wonderful rescue babies wish everyone a very Happy Easter!






Happily Ever AfterLook how happy Remi is with his new Mom, Dad and canine sibling.  Happy Endings.

Zulu and Gunnar

Mirage of PhotosGunnar web collage

Dear Destiny for Dogs,

Attached are photos of our Zulu crossed over the “Rainbow Bridge” on March 29, 2014 and Gunnar crossed over on March 31, 2014.  Zulu was 10-1/2 years old and Gunnar was 14-1/2 years old.

RIP SWEET ZULU and GUNNAR ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥


Roxy Living in Canada

IMG_1791Meet Roxy.  She was adopted and took a plane ride all the way to Canada to be with her new Dad.