Katherine “Kat” Harvey is a dear friend of Destiny for Dogs and has been rescuing and loving dogs for quite some time. All the photos you see on our “American Pet Idol” page with dogs dressed up for the holidays all come from Kat. These are her personal rescue pets. Please visit Kat’s web site www.sayido4u.com and see what services she can provide for you or anyone you know. You may contact Kat at firstname.lastname@example.org or text her at 954-675-3931.
As the shock of losing a beloved friend, my voice has failed me until now. The world, my world, the rescue world from Vero Beach to our Rescue Destination and beyond gave Heaven back Cornelia Perez on May 15th, 2016. She was lifted from this earthly life surrounded by her beloved husband, children, dogs, the love and prayers of friends and admirers from every walk of life.
As grief has dulled into an ache to hear her voice one more time, I have dedicated these past hours, days to her words, all that she inspired and taught me about what rescue really means to the animals. While rescue has long been my passion and has brought me joy in untold quantities and forms – what I will forever be thankful for is Cornelia. Cornelia brought me hope, inspiration and absolute determination that I could do this. Never by myself; but with her belief in me and guidance she was the strength and the wisdom out of which my Destiny for Dogs became a reality.
Cornelia Perez was, and will always be, the unsung hero of my heart. She would never accept praise, applause or accolades she so well deserved in life. She knew, and assured all of us that our best way to show appreciation of her is to dedicate our hearts and souls to the animals. Many of us have followed in her footsteps; few of us will ever fill her shoes.
I know I speak for everybody in our corner of the rescue world…she is greatly missed.
Rest in Peace our sweet angel and continue the care of our babies that have crossed over the rainbow bridge that will need your continued love.
All my love to you my dear friend,
Our Destiny for Dogs friend lost her beloved Angel this 19th day of June. Angel lived a long and very happy life with her mommy. She will be missed and will join all our other departed friends at the “Rainbow Bridge”.
Chuck lived in Fort Myers, FL and passed away peacefully at the age of 67 at Lee Memorial Hospital on May 31st, 2016. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his loving wife Joan Berg Chandler and sister Mary Chandler Mahoney, along with his lifelong companion Scooter Chandler. He loved Scooter, his little Yorkie. Scooter passed over the rainbow bridge some time ago.
Chuck was a Veteran who served in the Vietnam War. Chuck enjoyed bird watching and was a member of the Audubon’ Society, NRA and the VFW. He enjoyed fishing, reading and taking Scooter for long bike rides.
Please read Christian’s story by clicking this link ( #prayersforchristian ) or type it in your search bar. Christian is a fellow animal lover and needs your prayers and contributions. Sometimes you need love and comfort and your pets will provide that unconditionally. This is Christian before his illness took over his life and as you can see his beloved friend is still by his side.
Joey is a 3-year old Corgi-Chi Mix who may be facing the unthinkable – to be sent to the Rainbow Bridge for lack of a stable, loving and permanent home. For his entire life, he has either been adopted and returned, or bounced from foster home to foster home which none have been able to devote the time, patience and care he needs to learn to live with his special needs. He has never known true love.
This sweet, lovable, cuddle-bug of a guy can’t process information like most dogs and is easily over stimulated. He will need to be on medication for life, and is currently working with a veterinarian/behaviorist in Palm Beach to help him learn how to comfort himself and stay calm. Most of all, he needs a human who is as special as he is and who has the desire to help him live up to his potential. It is what he deserves!
Joey’s current foster can no longer keep him and boarding is out of the question due to his unique needs. The lack of stability is exaggerating the affects of this chemical imbalance and his current foster family has little time to devote to his behavioral training. In short, Joey is out of options and out of time unless we can find him a human who can and will love him for life.
Joey is full vetted and current on vaccinations. These are his special adoption needs that Destiny for Dogs wants to maintain:
- Adopter needs to live within one hour of West Palm Beach.
- Adopter must be willing to travel to West Palm Beach at least 2 times a year to meet with the veterinarian/behaviorist who has been working with Joey.
- Ideal home is one or two adults (seniors or retirees preferred), no children and no other pets. If grandkids visit it would be best for Joey to be in a separate room so he can stay calm.
All serious inquiries please contact JoAnn Goodrich at 561-313-2005 or email@example.com
A great big “Thank You” to the members and congregation for the items collected to donate to Destiny for Dogs to assist with our pet rescue efforts. Without the assistance of our community the animals would not have a chance in life. We appreciate anything anyone can provide that will be for our rescues and just know how grateful our rescues are to have these wonderful things. Many have lived hard lives and it is our job to show them love.
Today Miss Vee was led over the “Rainbow Bridge” with the help of Destiny for Dogs. Our volunteer (Linda) told her how much she was loved, kissed her little head and hugged her until she passed over. She is now happy, healthy and whole. She was loved and will not be forgotten. Until we meet again at the Rainbow Bridge. Miss Vee you have a home there with all the other Destiny for Dog angels who are welcoming you into their forever home.
Destiny 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
Dexter 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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?
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.
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 email@example.com
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.
Roy was a dear senior Shih Tzu rescued from Animal Care and Control when he was sick with kennel cough. Roy was placed with a foster family until he was well and then his foster family fell madly in love with him and kept him until he recently passed away. He was truly loved and will be missed. Rest in peace little guy, run free at Rainbow Bridge where you are now, happy, healthy and whole. Until you meet again, always in your mom and dad’s hearts.
Charlie Darcy, 75 of West Palm Beach, formerly from Beacon and Fishkill New York died suddenly on December 18, 2015 at Wellington Regional Hospital.
Born In NYC on July 21, 1940, he was the son of the late John and Helen Darcy. Charlie attended Beacon High School and worked for IBM for thirty years. Charlie was one of the original members of the Beacon Ambulance Corp. He was an active member of Mays Hook and Ladder until he moved to Fishkill. Once in Fishkill, he joined Protection Engine Fire Company. Shortly after, he became one of the founding members of the Rombout Fire Department where he spent the rest of his volunteer firematic career. At Rombout, Charlie worked his way through the ranks being voted Chief twice and lastly Commissioner.
After his retirement from IBM, Charlie and his wife Marianne moved to West Palm Beach. Here he volunteered for the local hospital and eventually started working part-time for the Palm Beach County Sheriff in the Special Events Unit. Charlie spent his life doing what he loved most, helping people and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife Marianne (Gorges) Darcy of 54 years. They were married on May 20, 1961. He is also survived by their children, Brian and his Children Erin, Ariana and Jillian; Michael and his wife Chris and their son Ryan; his daughter Judi DeFrance and her husband Jeff and their children Michael and Heather and his daughter Lisa Carozza and her children Gabriella and Vincent; his sister Joan Powers and his brother John. He was predeceased by his sister Kathleen Esposito and his Son In Law John Carozza.
Services will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 on Tuesday December 22 at Palms West Funeral Home 110 Business Parkway Royal Palm Beach, Florida 33411. In lieu of flowers the family is asking for donations to be made in Charlies name to Standup2Cancer.org or Destiny for Dogs, 326 Macy Street West Palm Beach, FL 33405 or to any charity of your choice.
Destiny for Dogs would like to thank The Palm Beach County Partnership for Aging for their donation of $500.00 to assist with our continued assistance to Senior Citizens who are in need of help for their beloved animals with food, medical expenses, transportation, medicine, etc. all provide by Destiny for Dogs.
The Palm Beach County Partnership for Aging is a not-for-profit local organization which focuses its energies on enhancing the life of older persons, their families and their communities through advocacy, information sharing and education. Members include professionals in the aging network from both the private and public sector, individuals interested in aging issues, geriatric care managers, elder law attorneys, acute and long term health care professionals, university personnel and many others.
Identifying PFA members in photo from Left to Right:
Pam Wiener – Vice President of PFA and Chair of PFA’s Community Grants Committee
John Dalton – President of PFA
Destiny for Dogs – Kevin & Lynne Fiasconaro, Kenny Goodrich
Dianne Verner -member of PFA’s Community Grants Committee
Donna Root – member of PFA’s Community Grants Committee
Carole Hirsch – member of PFA’s Community Grants Committee
Our Dear Rosie, a sweet 15 year old blind and deaf Shih Tzu girl saved from the Animal Care and Control’s euthanasia room. We all did everything to provide Rosie quality of life, however three months later, there was nothing more to do. Rest in peace angel girl, run free at Rainbow Bridge where you are now, happy, healthy and whole.
Until we meet again, always in our hearts. You mattered to us and we loved you.
Bailey’s Foster Mom, Holly took great care of him and decided to become a “Foster Failure.” Sadly, Bailey stopped eating for a few days and couldn’t walk. He went peacefully at home with his mom holding him, thanks to Dr. Abbott. Rest in peace angel boy, run free at Rainbow Bridge where you are now, happy, healthy and whole.
Until we meet again, always in our hearts.
Valli, the sweet little Shih Tzu girl that was rescued from the shelter. Valli had a lot of issues however her mom and dad loved her and she returned the love two-fold. Her adopters provided her a wonderful and loving home. Valli had true quality of life and love even if only for a short time. We will all miss this very special little girl.
Valli’s body left you today however her loving spirit will always remain in you heart. Until you meet again.
We are all very sorry for the loss of your beloved, Valli.
Andy is a Spaniel Golden mix male, 2-3 years old, 39 pounds, neutered, up to date on shots, housebroken and good with other dogs. Andy wandered into a resort about a year ago. He was terribly matted and very sensitive about his back feathers and nails. He is a typical Spaniel which is very active and doesn’t miss anything around him. He needs a fenced yard and a lot of attention and is very responsive to any attention.
Please contact JoAnn at 561-313-2005 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Ruth J. Jones beloved Boynton Pioneer passed away peacefully at home on August 27, 2015. She was born in Detroit, MI on September 19, 1923 to Joseph and Marie Jetzne. Although she, along with other notable relatives, got sand in her shoes and moved to Florida in 1942, she never forgot her Michigan roots and family. Ruth married Thomas Mason Jones, of the Jones Hotel Family, in 1946 and forever became a part of Boynton history. Many remember her for her years of service and helping start Bud’s Take-Out, or as the Avon Lady for 40 plus years training and helping others succeed. She loved returning to her home of 62 years, The Ruth Jones Cottage, while it was the Little House. Ruthie is survived by her son, Thomas Mason Jones, and daughters, Janice Heine (Joe), Emilie Little, Michele Jones, and daughter-in-law, Susan Jones. Grandchildren: Michael Jones, Krista Tower (Joel), Cassidy Jones, Rachel Mohlman Shidaker, Keith Jones, Jr., Laura Jones and two great-grandchildren; Riley Shidaker and Emma Tower. She is preceded in death by her son, Keith Jones and two grandchildren, Colby Jones and Carly Jones. She is remembered by other countless family and friends.
My name is Clover and I am a female Chihuahua Mix. I am spayed, housetrained, up to date with shots and good with dogs. If you are interested in me please contact JoAnn at 561-313-2005 or email@example.com
My name is Fergus and I am a male Chihuahua Mix. I am neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots and good with dogs. If you are interested in me please contact JoAnn at 561-313-2005 or firstname.lastname@example.org
My name is Loby and I am a male Collie/German Shep mix. I am in need of an experienced adopter as I need some training. I am good with other dogs and cats. If you are interested in me please contact JoAnn at 561-313-2005 or email@example.com
My name is Mia and I am a Pomeranian/Chihuahua Mix. I am spayed, house trained and up to date with shots. If you are interested in adopting me please contact JoAnn at 561-313-2005 or firstname.lastname@example.org