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!!

Max and Ruby

Max and Ruby on WebMax and Ruby are a little over 1-1/2 years old.  These bonded siblings are Schnauzers.  They get along with other dogs, very sweet, loving, fully vetted, up to date on shots and micro-chipped.  These two angels are not housebroken and need a loving owner who will have patience with them.  Max and Ruby need to be crate trained and must be adopted together.  If you are interested in these angels please contact JoAnn Goodrich at 561-313-2005 or e-mail

Healing Through Animals (954) 422-2715

Healing Through Animals teal final

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

Bentley Lost Her 33 Year Old Owner

Bentley 02This is a picture of Bentley saying good-bye to his owner as her ashes were spread into the ocean.

Bentley has recently had a great loss in her life.  Her owner who was only 33 years young left the world far too soon and left behind her beloved Brittany Mix dog, Bentley.  Bentley is a 3 year old male and weighs 79 pounds.  He is very loving but very sad.  If you would like a wonderful companion please contact JoAnn Goodrich at 561-313-2005 or


Sheldon 01Meet Sheldon.  Sheldon is a male Terrier mix and is about 8 months old and weighs 10 pounds.  If you would like to meet Sheldon please contact JoAnn Goodrich at 561-313-2005 or


Meg 02Meet sweet Meg.  She is a Shihtzu around 2-5 years old and weighs 8 pounds.  She was scheduled to be put to sleep when Destiny for Dogs stepped up and rescued her.  She is currently living in a foster home and would love to have a home of her own.  If you are interested in Meg please contact JoAnn Goodrich at 561-313-2005 or



Ray 01Ray is a tall purebred Yellow Lab.  He is 2 years old and neutered.  Ray has a loving family that is moving out of the country and Ray would have to be placed in quarantine for 6 months.  Ray would not do well so the family has made the tough decision to find Ray a new loving home.  Ray is good with dogs, cats and loves children.  If you are interested please contact JoAnn Goodrich at 561-313-2005 or


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 02

Papi is a purebred Chihuahua. He is 9 years old, fully vetted, up to date on shots, micro-chipped, housebroken, walks well on leash and great in the car.  Has beautiful white teeth from dental work, does have mild heart murmur but does not need any medication.  This awesome guy has a huge personality and deserves a loving home to call his own.  We believe that his owner passed away and the family just dumped him at Animal Care and Control.  He was extremely depressed but is coming around and loves to cuddle.  Papi needs to be the only pet as he can be a little grumpy around other animals and children.  He is a real love bug.  If you are interested in Papi please contact JoAnn Goodrich at 561-313-2005 or

Roxy the Yorkie

Roxy 01Roxy is a purebred Yorkie.  She is 2 years old, fully vetted, housebroken, loves people, dogs and good with kids.  She is very sweet and weighs about 12 pounds.  Roxy’s owner lost their home and Roxy was one of 5 dogs and 2 birds that had to be re-homed.  If you are interested in Roxy please contact JoAnn Goodrich at 561-313-2005 or


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. ♥ ♥ ♥


Dallas 05Of course Dallas was adopted.  Who could resist this face!  ♥ ♥ ♥

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.

Beautiful Maggie

Maggie Looking CuteMaggie at WaterMy name is Maggie.  I am a 5 year old Lab/Pit Mix.  I weigh between 55 and 60 pounds, I am up to date on my vaccinations and I have been to obedience training.  I love going to doggie day care where I can swim and play with all the dogs.  I still jump on you, but, it is because I love people so much.  My owner must sell his home in a few weeks so there is not much time for me.  Can you come visit me or can I come visit you to see if we would make a perfect match?  Please contact my friend JoAnn Goodrich at 561-313-2005 or e-mail

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.


Bumper 01Bumper is a spayed female, about 4 years old, loves kale and her ears scratched!  If you are interested in Bumper please call Nina at 561-329-4178 or e-mail to

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.   ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥


IMG_0631Meet Ellie.  Ellie was found wondering the streets in Hialeah.  Someone found her and kept her for six days and removed hundreds of ticks from this sweet angel.  She is now squeaky clean!!  She has been to the vet and received her vaccinations and is heartworm negative.  We will have her spayed prior to adoption.  Ellie weighs 8 pounds and is only about 1 year old.  She does not bark and is not afraid of anything.  She absolutely loves to be held and be close to you at all times.  She will make a great companion, wants to cuddle and will be your best friend.  She warms up to her caretakers immediately.  If you would like to meet Ellie please contact or call 561-313-2005.


20140204_225130Meet Roxy.  She is a one year old black and white lab mix and weighs 40 pounds.  She is up to date on her shots, spayed and is on heartworm preventative.  Her owners work 80 hours per week and just have not had much time for her.  She is still a puppy and needs someone to work with her on training.  She is very friendly and gets along with cats, dogs, kids and all people.  She just likes to cuddle and play all the time.  As you can see she is a very relaxed dog in the house and has been raised with two cats.  If you would like to meet Roxy please contact or call her at 561-313-2005


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.



WSLL-VET Consulting & Training

We are a disabled and woman owned organization. The team at WSLL-VET has a vast range of knowledge of U.S. Government contracting. We have senior level experts in U.S. Government contracting, procurement, federal contracts, acquisition policies, protests, procedures and regulations. We have taught U.S. Government contracting throughout the world to companies, government military and civilian employees.

In this site you will learn something about us, our background and the services we provide. We aim to satisfy each client by providing the most up to date, professional teaching and consulting services.

If you want a further description of our service or want to discuss possible retention of our services, please contact us at either one of our e-mail addresses or numbers.


Happily Ever AfterPercy fits right in with his new family.

Candy…1 year later

Candy 04Candy 02

Paws and Cherish

Individual Pet Cremation in Southeast Florida

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.

Compassionate Prestige Transportation after Your Pet Loss

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.

Call 954-971-9966 or e-mail



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.


Hope 02Hope 03Hope has hope that she will find her very own forever family.  Hope is truly a miracle dog.  This little girl has been through so much, she truly deserves a life full of love (probably for the first time in her life).  Hope was pulled from Animal Control as she was sedated and in the process of being put to sleep.  We just couldn’t let that happen to this lovely little girl!  Hope is sweet and loving and will get in your lap every chance she gets!  She likes to cuddle, but will also play with you or go for a long walk if that is what you are in the mood for.  She just wants to please you.  Hope is very mild mannered and well-behaved and would make a great and loyal companion.  She loves kids who are willing to give her the attention she is craving.  With the proper introduction, Hope would get along fine with other animals.   Hope is approximately 4 years old and up to date on vaccinations.  Hope is potty trained and crate trained. We believe she is a Pit/Boxer mix.  If you are interested in Hope please contact or call her at 561-313-2005.

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. 

Hapily Ever After 04


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!!

Happily Ever After with 2nd family 01Happily Ever After with 2nd family 02Happily Ever After with 2nd family 03

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

Happily Ever After 04Happily Ever After 03


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.

Lacey still Loved!

04-03-14 Happily Ever AfterLacey was adopted in 2012 and look how happy this family is with their perfect rescue.  Here is an updated note from Lacey’s family:


Just sending hugs from Lacey. She’s the best and as my hubby says, “everyone just dreams of having a dog like Lacey.”

Everyone who meets her just falls in love with her!!!! She is so devoted to us and as you know, the kids, Tony and I are just crazy about her!!!!!

Hugs Daina


Roxy 01With a face like this it will always be Love at First Sight!

Lucky is truly Lucky!

Happily Ever After 01After Lucky’s owner had to move to an assisted living facility he was only able to take his guide dog.  Lucky had to be re-home and as you can see Lucky has found a new mom very quickly.  We are so happy for Lucky and his mom.

Riley doing the Happy Dance!


“Just wanted to let you know that I thought I had the best dog ever in my current dog, Roxie, but Riley is just as wonderful.  He is the sweetest, most loving, intelligent dog ever.  We are having so much fun together.  He never leaves my side; if I get up and move around, he gets up and comes with me!  The other night the Bee Gees “Stayin Alive” was playing on the radio and he put his paws up on my shoulders and we danced together all over the house.  He is such a fun, sweet dog!   I can’t thank you enough for saving him for me.”

Mack Needs You!!

IMG_6330Cute FaceMack has been adopted by his foster mom’s roommate.  They just couldn’t let him go.  They stated, “no one has ever loved me the way Mack does!”  We are wishing Mack and his new family a very loving future.  Mack is now at almost 100 pounds and is a very special boy.  Remember, when Mack was found he was only 56 pounds which is nothing for a Mastiff.  With the love and kindness of his foster family he is becoming a strong healthy dog.

Update from Kira’s New Family

Happily Ever After 04Happily Ever After 03Hi everyone! 

Kira has adjusted well to her new home. She is just wonderful; I love her so much! Here are some pictures of her at the dog park with one of her friends, and surrounded by her toys in the living room. She is eager to learn, has no bad habits, and only chews on her bones and toys. I feel so lucky to have her and cannot thank all of you enough for your efforts. 

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

Margaret and Kira

Mollie has truly been RESCUED!!

Happily Ever After NappingHappily Ever After St Patties Hair DoThis is Mollie.  She was rescued in 2013 and is still living her dream.  Here she is after a day at the salon getting ready for St. Patrick’s day and also a picture of her during her afternoon nap.  Good days ahead for our dear sweet Mollie.

Farewell Sweet Bob

20140207_121519Dear Destiny for Dogs,

I want to say I am so blessed to have friends and rescue partners like you. I am so grateful for your generosity in helping me bring Bob home. I can’t thank you both enough for your love and kindness.

You made a very sad day for me better by not having to worry about a financial burden. Thank you both for everything you do for me. I hope I can repay your kindness. XOXO

Bubba hit the Jackpot!

Happily Ever AfterHappily Ever After 01Bubba hit the doggie lotto.  His new owners, Chris and Mariana, are true dog (and cat) people and are thrilled with him.  Bubba has a beautiful female Weimaraner to play with and doesn’t mind the cats.  His home is a tropical paradise.  We are so happy for all involved.   Thank you Pembroke Police Department for finding Bubba and keeping him safe for several months, thank you to JoAnn of Destiny for Dogs for taking him in to their Rescue Destination and thank you Steffanie for fostering and finding his wonderful new home.

Spencer in Heaven!!

Kat's New Jack RussellSpencer and FamilySpencer was adopted and continues to live Happily Ever After!!!

Duke knows how to Love You

Duke 02 Duke 03Duke has found his forever home.


Missy 01Missy has been adopted and her new name is Ming Li.  Missy is a purebred Shih Tzu girl. She is around 6 years old and weighs 12-14 lbs.

Biscuit of course has been ADOPTED

Buiscut 04Biscuit is now living the dream.

Wolfie found True Love ♥

Wolfie 03It was love at first site for Wolfie’s foster family.  We are happy to say that Wolfie’s new mom and dad have just joined the honorary club of “Foster Failures”.  Wolfie is now living with his foster family…FOREVER!

Dooley – Burned by Humans…ugh

Photo 01Dooley was rescued from MDAS in January 2013 the victim of a severe burn caused by a human.  He has fully recovered and now living at his forever home ♥ ♥ ♥

Izzy has new siblings

IzzyMeet Izzy.  Izzy was not a rescue but her new siblings were rescues and she has had a continued supporting role in the rescue world by being a wonderful foster sibling.

Thank you Izzy for being a good and loving dog to all that share your bed!




Cute as a Button

Happily Ever After1Giselle 02

A message from new mom:

We have changed Giselle’s name to Zelli and she sure is settling in nicely.  Even the cat has begun to play with her!!  This makes Zelli very happy.  We love having her in the family and are so blessed to have found you ladies to help in our search for the perfect dog for our family.

Thank You



A Christmas Miracle for Kira

Happily Ever After 01After being caged 24/7, Kira is living the dream in Portland, OR.  Thank you to Jennifer, Cornelia, Helen, Margaret and Nancy for rescuing Kira, finding a home, adopting and transporting from Miami to Oregon.  Kira is a very special girl who will now live a very special life full of love.


Mollie with her new Family

This message is from Mollie’s new family:

I just wanted to thank you for finding “Mollie” for my wife. She was so heartbroken when our “Scruffy” passed, but Mollie has filled the void.  I haven’t seen her this excited and happy since he died.  My wife is from Ireland so she wanted to find an Irish name for her, so Mollie it is. She fits right in with her 2 brothers Odin and Kavic right off the bat too. Of course My wife and Mollie had to stop at Petsmart on the way home to get some goodies. I attached a couple of photos.

 Happily Ever After Mollie with Canine Family

Paws on the Avenue

Paws on the AveGet all your pet needs from our friends at Paws on the Avenue at:

525 Lake Ave

Lake Worth, FL 33460


Or follow them at

Cody 1-year Later

1 year after adoptionJust wanted to update you on the progress of Cody who is doing fabulous.  He has been with us now for one year and has been a joy. He is now a big boy at 65 lbs but thinks he is a lap dog. His favorite thing to do is long walks with Mom and his morning bike ride with Dad. He is still the sweet, friendly, lovable pup he was a year ago. Can’t imagine our life without him, and I don’t even miss the Lazyboy (chewing casualty) Lol.

Thanks again to everyone who helped in getting him to us.

A message from “Wazoo’s” Mommy

Happily Ever AfterThis little dog is quite the rare find. How someone could have given up hope on her is unbelievable. If not for the compassion and vision of Joann at Destiny for Dogs and Vicki the foster mom who took Wazoo in, (she was Snickers then), this little dog would have been put to sleep. I feel so blessed to be part of the loving circle of rescue, foster and adoption that brought this dog into my life.

Keep doing the good work and thank you for healing both Wazoo’s life and mine.


Peri Allen





Merry Christmas 2013

Merry Christmas 2013


Happily Ever After PartyMy name is Penelope and I am a purebred long haired Chihuahua. I am proud to introduce you to my new mother “Catherine”.  I think she loves me…alot!! 


Rex 01Rex has been adopted and will live the rest of his life with a family that loves him and kids that will provide him with all the attention and exercise he needs.


War Memorial Adoption EventLilly has been adopted and has already become the soul mate of her new owner.  Lilly is very special and it is easy to see why her new owner loves her so much.

Miss Bella even Happier!!

Happily Ever After 02 Happily Ever After 04Hi, Aunt JoAnn wanted a story about me and how I am doing at my forever home.  I asked my mommy to tell my story, she said I would have to tell it and she will type it.  That is only fair.  My name now is Bella, my mommy calls me Miss Bella, which means “Beautiful”.  I know my name and come running when I am called.  I am about 5 years old, and I was abandoned in the woods hungry cold and full of ticks and fleas.  I was found and brought to my Aunt JoAnn at Destiny for Dogs; I was in a foster home for a little while until my mommy’s pet sitter Jan sent my mommy my picture.  Mommy said she called about me right away and she came to meet me and we both bonded.  She said she wanted to take me home right then and there. The next day October 19th which is now my new birthday I came to live here with my new mommy and Daddy and sister and brother, I will let you know about my sister and brother later on in my story.

I was a little scared about being here, because I did not know where I was going next.  I felt I did not belong anywhere anymore.  I was very skittish, and afraid I went out to the backyard and did not see the pool and fell in twice so mom will not let me out there alone.  She is too over protective.  I remember and I won’t go over there anymore.  I am doing much better. I get a little nervous when I ride in the car, but we do fun things I found out and it’s not so scary anymore.  I used to be a bad girl and piddled in the house a lot, I told you I was scared.  Now I am fully housebroken, thanks to my mommy’s persistence.  I met my grandma a couple of weeks ago too, we went to visit her and I sat with her the whole time. She did not want me to go.  Grandma we will be back!  Here is a picture of my grandma holding me.

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving 2013