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Theodore “Ted” Owens

Theodore “Ted” Calvin Owens

(1923 – 2017)

Theodore Calvin “Ted” Owens passed away Wednesday, July 26, 2017 in Augusta Health in Fishersville, VA. He was born in Bethesda, Maryland to Thomas and Mildred Owens. A proud Veteran of the United States Navy, he graduated from Admiral Farragut Academy and attended the University of Maryland.

Where he met the love of his life, Betty and after a three month courtship they were married. They raised two daughters and had a wonderful and fulfilling life. In his young age Ted worked in construction with his father. Later with a partner he helped form the Congressional Lumber Company. After which he worked for Montgomery County as a building inspector.

Ted and Betty finally retired to Highland Beach,FL where they spent many happy years. He enjoyed his life to the fullest extent and wanted his obituary to read:

“I was born, I lived, it was great and I died!”

Ted is survived by a wonderful daughter, Melissa Ruth and son-in-law, Dr. Robert A. Ruth of Staunton; and a special son-in-law, John R. Underwood of Hypoluxo, Florida.

Those desiring make memorial contributions can donate to Destiny for Dogs, Not-for-Profit 501 (c) (3) at 326 Macy Street, West Palm Beach, Florida 33405. “A charity dedicated to assisting seniors in keeping their dogs at home”.

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1-800-PetMeds is celebrating DOGust by holding a contest to help rescue shelter. Please help us continue to rescue dogs like Hannah that have medical issues that are treatable. For Hannah we covered all expense and received some donations but it was not enough to cover all costs.

The 1-800-PetMeds Cares™ DOGust Birthday Contest will pay grants towards the adoption fees of less-adoptable* dogs and/or cats at three winning 501(c)(3) shelters or rescues.

Please vote for Destiny for Dogs at and help us win.

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Bumble Bee

BB 3 year old, 50 lbs American Bulldog

Bumble Bee AKA BB,  is a 3 year old, 50 lbs American Bulldog mix that was rescued from the Redlands. She is spayed, up to date on shots, heart worm negative, housebroken, good in the car and on a leash. She is ok with most dogs when she gets to know them.  Please open your heart and home to this beautiful and deserving girl.

Please contact Marguerite (561) 512-2009 or for additional information or to meet BB.


Bella is going great after her two luxating patella surgeries. Bella wanted to say hello Aunt JoAnn. She is doing so Great!!! 😘❤🐾 – Debbie

Stella, You Will Be Forever Missed

Mitzi and Kiki

These two are so in love. Mitzi was found inside a Mitsubishi as a kitten and Kiki was from a Feral Litter that was found. Now these 2 are inseparable and always cuddling. Thank you to their Daddy Glen for sending us the Happily Ever After update.

💕 Mitzi and Kiki FURever 💕



Hannah who is now Liberty is totally in love with her new Forever Dad.

Liberty and her new Dad

Liberty is in Love

Liberty being serious.



Foster Mom, Joanne Joanne provided this adorable photo of Thor, our Andros Island boy who hit the doggie lottery last year. Thor is “king of his world.”

We are wishing Thor and his amazing family, “Happy Days Ahead!”🐾💕



Luna is an 18 month old short hair domestic cat. Full grown, and very small, only weighs 6 to 7 lbs but she is small but full grown. Luna is spayed, up to date on all shots, uses liter box, good with dogs and other cats, not declared, plus very sweet. 


Owner’s son is moving in and he is highly allergic. 


Please open your heart and home to this beautiful and loving girl. 


Please contact JoAnn 561-313-2005 or



Kira went to her loving forever home today. Look at those faces♥️

Special Thanks to Kira’s amazing foster parents, Sam & Matt for all the TLC provided to this neglected little girl and getting her where she needed to be♥️

Thanks to Sam, Matt and Kira’s new parents, she will only know love, happiness and have “Happy Days Ahead!”♥️

💕Kira and her new parents💕

Mai Mai – Good News Update

💕🐾Mai Mai the senior Shih Tzu’s, Good News Update🐾💕

Mai Mai’s beloved owner passed away three years ago. Mai Mai and her sisters were given to a trusted employee to love, nurture and care for them. Unfortunately, Mai Mai was given away then ended up at PBCACC. Her new owner didn’t want her anymore. In three years this once beautiful, healthy and very much loved little girl ended up dirty, matted, skin/eye issues, rotten teeth, tumor and cyst. Thanks to Mai Mai’s original and beloved owner’s daughter, she was rescued from the shelter and provided outstanding medical care by Dr. Abbott, Animal Clinic at Wellington Reserve and her dedicated staff. Mai Mai had to have 21 teeth removed, plus surgery to remove a tumor on her neck, a cyst on her face, plus skin treatment.

Thanks to Heidi Garcia for not only assisting Dr. Abbott with Mai Mai’s surgery/treatment but for transporting her to the most amazing new parents on the west coast of Florida. Neither heavy rains or bad traffic prevented Heidi and her husband from placing Mai Mai in her new mom, Nettie’s loving arms where she so belongs. Mai Mai now has a new brother, Willie and sister, Trixie which were also rescued by Nettie and Yuan.



Special thanks to Joy Drasher, The Clip Joint for babysitting plus groomimg Mai Mai which was very difficult due to her condition.


Nettie provided this message from Mai Mai:

“Ok I think I need the biggest bed in the house? I think I going to LOVE ❤️ it here.” Mom says, “Mai Mai had a new bed that she came with, however, I guess she likes the one she chose? Like Goldie Locks, this one is hard, this one is to soft, but this one is just right (which happens to be brother, Willie’s).  I am happy she likes to eat even with the loss of 21 teeth.”

As we always say, “It takes a village to save a life and find an amazing loving forever home.”

Thanks to each and every one who touched Mai Mai’s life and cared enough about her to go that extra mile.

We are wishing Mai Mai and her new family, “Happy Days Ahead!”   


Update on Prince who is now Henry from his family:

I hope all is well. I thought you might like an update on little ‘Prince’ who was ultimately renamed Henry!

He has settled in beautifully. He and Hector are best buddies – he is everything we hoped for and more!

Also our vet believes he is closer to a year old than two years old.

Finally did you know that he is profoundly deaf? It is not an issue for us as he sticks with big brother Hector all the time and we have kitted him with a collar buzzer so we can call him when we need him. He is leaning sign language too.

I don’t know what happened to the poor fellow but this might explain how he got lost.

Anyway I will s bd you some pictures. And thank you for connecting us to our precious pup! 

Lesley Bielby


Adopted 🐾💕


Lola is a 3 year old, 36 lbs purebred English Bulldog. She is  very affectionate with people and is good with other dogs. However, Lola is your typical bossy assertive female bulldog. As long as she’s kept in check and not given complete freedom to do whatever she wants she’ll be fine. 


Lola is fully vetted, spayed, up to date on shots, microchipped, heartworm negative, urine clear (no signs of bladder stones). She will however need to revisit potty training. Foster mom advised that Lola is a quick study and has not been having accidents when supervised. 


Lola was rescued from the shelter where she came down with kennel cough and is now receiving treatment with antibiotics. Lola has no other health issues other than regular English Bulldog hygiene (cleaning of wrinkles, etc.).  Once over her cold, Lola will have a dental prior to her adoption. 


Please contact JoAnn 561-313-2005 or for additional information or to meet this charming gal.


Sooo thrilled for Rocky now Brudder. Both Brudder and Greta were adopted by Chuck and Michael from Destiny for Dogs.

Thank you Sue and Bill for fostering and delivering Brudder to his new parents in Rockledge.

Dr. Abbott and Staff for the awesome vetting and cared received.

Love to all❤️



Always in our Hearts.. Hopscotch

It is with a heavy heart that I am writing to inform you, Hopscotch went to Rainbow Bridge yesterday. Her little heart finally gave out. Dr. Hedges said Hopscotch went peacefully with her foster mom by her side.

Hopscotch received the best care, TLC and quality of life. At least she didn’t die alone in the dumpsters where she was found.

Special thanks to Dr. Hedges, Sandy Ames, and Hopscotch’s foster family for all they did for this special girl who fought to live a normal life, even only for a brief time.

Until we meet again … always in our hearts.




“We are so happy. 😊Thank you so much.” Tinker is very much loved by his new mom and dad.


Lucky 🍀 sure got lucky with such an amazing mom, dad and home.

Lucky 🍀 and his family

Lucky 🍀 napping poolside


“Frankie has since had Pancreatitis and has been diagnosed with Cushing’s. He still bites but it comes in waves. We consider them our tattoos. He doesn’t take his insulin shots well, but what are we going to do? He has to have them But by and large he’s a sweetheart. Follows us both around and cuddles when he isn’t crazy. Somebody’s gotta love him and we do♥️”


My dear friends adopted Frankie after fostering him. At the time Sharon and Mel took Frankie in to foster he was diabetic and a biter. They have done soooo much for Frankie. He would have died without them. Sharon & Mel are truly the definition of “Rescue Angels.”

Frankie with his Rescue Angels 💕

Kitty 1yr old Female

Kitty is a one year old, female Tuxedo cat. She an “inside” cat only, very sweet, spayed, up to date on shots and gets along great with dogs.

If you would like to meet Kitty, please contact Susie (561) 307-0057.

Please open your heart and home to this beautiful and loving girl. 💕

Kitty 1 year Old Female

Kitty is very sweet

Open your heart

Meet Kitty Contact Susie (561) 307-0057


Annie is the newest member of the Foster failure club. Annie was on the streets of Miami with knotted and dirty dreads. She was unwanted and abandoned by her previous owner. But she went from rags to riches and joined the foster failure club, when her foster/new mom Catherine took her in.

BEFORE: Annie’s fur was shaved all off.

BEFORE: On her way to her new mom

AFTER: Catherine, “Annie after her modeling shoot on Worth Avenue today.”

Annie, “It’s hard work looking this good.”

Aunt “Lil” Lillian Ganz

Those we love can never be more than a thought away… for as long as there’s a memory they live in our hearts to stay. You were a wonderful mother, daughter, grandmother and friend; kind to everyone.

In Memory of Aunt “Lil” Lillian Ganz

Sweet Tukee

Tukee went to peacefully to Rainbow Bridge on March 20, 2017🌈

Tukee had pancreatic cancer and nothing else could be done for him. Tukee was in a loving foster home with our  amazing Sue and Bill who provided the best Hospice care, lots of love, great food, walks, rides in cars.  He was a very special boy💔🌈🌹

Rest In Peace dear, sweet Tukee. Run free, happy, healthy and whole🌞

Rest In Peace dear, sweet Tukee. 💔🌈🌹


Scruffy with her new family ❤



Scruffy has traveled across the country to be with his new family.  After being found in a locked apartment for 17 days with no food and drinking out of the toilet and has cancer, this little guy has a new home and a new chance at life.






Happy St. Patricks Day

When Irish Eyes are Smiling, You know they are up to something!

Love at first sight for Lexi

“Thank you Destiny for Dogs for bringing Lexi into our lives at just the right time.  It was love at first sight when we first met Lexi!”  

Welcome to your new and forever home, Lexi!  ❤

Lexi & her new forever family ❤