Archive for Michelle Martorano

Pupdate: Papi

🐾💕GOOD NEWS PUPDATE, PAPI HAS BEEN ADOPTED AND IN HIS LOVING FOREVER HOME🐾💕

From Papi’s mom. “He’s doing soon good…and even with the kids. The little gnawing that he does, my other chihuahua does it too so my kids are used to it. It seems like he’s been in our family forever!  
We’re going to keep his name Papi! It’s funny because that means dad in Spanish and that’s what the kids call my husband. So my son started calling him Papi-Dog!!

We are wishing Papi and his new “extended” family, “Happy Days Ahead” filled with lots of love 💗 

Pupdate: Scrappy

🐾💕GOOD NEWS PUPDATE, SCRAPPY IS SO HAPPY🐾💕

Scrappy is doing great with his mom. Can you say, “Spoiled?” 

Looks like mom and Scrappy are smiling from ear to ear. Plus Scrappy loves his Blessed Blankets Made with Love from Trudy Downs and her angels. 

Special “Thank You” to Jennifer Kelly-strzepka for rescuing Scrappy. Jennifer and Steven fostered and nurtured Scrappy right into the arms of his new mom. Thank you both for never giving up!

Wishing Scrappy, mom and fur kitty siblings, lots of love, health and “Happy Days Ahead!”🐾💕🌹

Pupdate: Dakota (previously Betty White)

🐾💕Precious Puppy Pupdate🐾💕

Betty White now Dakota is doing pawsome in her amazing and loving forever home. What a beautiful smile on mom’s face, plus a fabulous T-shirt, how fitting to pick up a new family member!

We are wishing Dakota, mom, dad, siblings “Continued, Happy Days Ahead!” We are looking forward to watching Dakota mature in to a beautiful adult🌹

Available: Luna

🐾💕LANTANA, FL: LUNA IS IN NEED OF A QUIET FOSTER OR LOVING FOREVER HOME WHILE GOING THROUGH HEARTWORM TREATMENT. PLEASE OPEN YOUR HEART AND HOME TO THIS STUNNING AND SWEET GIRL🐾💕
Luna is a 5 year old female GD, lab, hound mix girl who weighs 54 lbs. Luna was on her way to a kill shelter when a vet stepped in to save her because she was so sweet and steals hearts for a living.  Luna is fully vetted, spayed, microchipped, up to date on shots, good with other dogs, cats, older children, on leash, and in the car. Such a darling. To know Luna is to love her. 
Unfortunately, Luna is heartworm positive. She is on doxycycline to prepare for her upcoming first heartworm injection.  
We are looking for a quiet place for Luna to stay while going through heartworm treatment as she must remain calm. 
Please open your heart and home to this beautiful and deserving girl while she is being treated. Food, bed, leash, collar, bowls, toys, meds will be provided. All  that you need to add is the love and ensure that she remains calm. 
For additional information or to meet Luna, please contact JoAnn 561-313-2005
Thank you🐾💕

Available for foster and/or adoption: Dozer

💔DOZER’S STORY WILL BREAK YOUR HEART. PLEASE READ & SHARE! LOOKING FOR AN IMMEDIATE FOSTER UNTIL A NEW LOVING FOREVER HOME IS FOUND💔
LANTANA, FL: Dozer is a 6 year old, 110lbs boxer mix (needs to lose 25lbs). He is fully vetted, neutered, microchipped, up to date on shots, parasite free. 
Such a heartbreaking story. Dozer’s elderly, owners could no longer care for him as they are unsteady on their feet and have been knocked over.  Dozer just adores his parents and everyone (letter from owner attached). He is so full of love, wants to give love and receive love. Dozer’s loving parents are both not able to walk without assistance therefore he has gained a lot of weight due to inactivity. Otherwise he is healthy, happy and sooooo sweet. 
Please open your heart and home to Dozer. He and his beloved parents will be grateful to you forever. 
We are also looking for an approved foster home until Dozer finds his new loving forever home. 
For additional information or to meet and fall in love with Dozer please contact JoAnn 561-313-2005 or joann@destinyfordogs.com

Pupdate: Dorothy

🐾💕GOOD NEWS PUPDATE, DOROTHY HAS BEEN ADOPTED AND IN HER LOVING FOREVER HOME🐾💕
A picture is worth a thousand words. We are all thrilled for Dorothy and her new family.  Special “Thank You” to her fosters Jackie & Howard💗
Wishing Dorothy, mom, dad and her two legged brothers, “Happy Days Ahead!”

Pupdate: Irma

🐾💕GOOD NEWS PUPDATE FROM IRMA’S MOM🐾💕
“Just wanted to let you know that Irma, formally Marigold is doing great.We adopted her from you 3 years ago. When we received her she was 35lbs.  She is now 57lbs. She is spoiled rotten by 2 people who love her to pieces.  Thank you again for allowing us to adopt her. She didn’t want me to take her picture, since she is on the couch. She knows she’s not allowed🐾💕”
🌹Wishing Irma, mom and dad, continued “Happy Days Ahead!🌹

In Memory of: Henry AKA Turbo

🌹💔IN LOVING MEMORY OF HENRY AKA TURBO)💔🌹

From Henry’s amazing mom: 

“Hi just wanted to let you know I had to put Henry to sleep Tuesday:( He only had two good legs and hurt the back one Sunday chasing a squirrel causing a fracture and blown out knee. Henry’s other legs would not have supported him having surgery. 
Like my vet said, Henry did what he loved to do and was loved these last years.
“I always told Henry, you only have 2 good legs left, you better slow it down!! Nope, not with squirrels it was his favorite thing and always go time!!!”

🐾💕Henry led a miserable life… until his mom met and fell in love with him. Henry hit the doggie lottery and was provided everything he never had. Plus many years of love, happiness, nurturing and fun. We are grateful to Henry’s mom for rescuing an older dog and providing a full lifetime of love in just a few years🐾💕

🌈Rest In Peace dear, sweet, Henry. Until you and your mom meet again. You will always be in her heart and loving thoughts 🌈

In Memory of: Joanne Sylvester

Joanne Sylvester returned to her heavenly Father, passing peacefully at home with her husband of 62 years, by her side. Joanne was born and raised in New York City, moving to West Palm Beach in 1958 with her husband, Raymond. She was one of the early pioneers of the Palm Beach Civic Opera, now known as the Palm Beach Opera. Joanne sang at several local churches, countless weddings, funerals and other events throughout her life. She was soloist at St. Edward’s Catholic Church in Palm Beach from 1978 through 1989, and continued with the St. Edward’s Choir until 2016. Joanne is survived by her husband, Raymond, and her children, Richard (Jean), Stephen, Philip, Christina Torres (Israel), and Joanna Sylvester-Hartman (Ben), and grandchildren Nick, Olivia, Elizabeth, Jack, and Noah, her brother John Pennino of New York City as well as her two faithful canine companions Dino and Mia. Joanne has always been an animal advocate. The family home was never without a pet, usually more than one. Throughout her life, Joanne’s love and compassion toward animals and humans, especially children, was evident to anyone who knew her. 

Pupdate: Hamilton

🐾💕GOOD NEWS PUPDATE FROM HAMILTON’S MOM🐾💕

“Just wanted to touch base with you and give you a little update on our Hamilton! I can’t believe it’s been 4 months with our boy, really feels like he’s always been a part of our family! Hamilton is such a love, and has made our lives 100x better. Hamilton spends a lot of time with his best friend Maggie, my parents standard poodle, they became inseparable from day 1! Hamilton has become quite the daddys boy, he gets so excited when Luis gets home and doesn’t settle down until Luis lifts him up and cuddles him like a baby. Hamilton loves the dog park and we try to go at least 2-3 times a week for him to have a good run and make new friends. We have been working virtually with a trainer, because of the virus, and Hamilton has become much more of a gentleman. His barking has improved and walking on a leash is getting much better! Our boy had his first good grooming and looks like a new boy, his shorter haircut also revealed a heart shape on his chest! 
Hamilton has really been such a great distraction and comfort for both of us. He keeps me laughing everyday with his antics. Dogs really are so special and such a gift! I am so thankful for your rescue group for bringing my boy to me ❤️“

Pupdate: Beanie Burrito

🐾💕GOOD NEWS PUPDATE FROM BEANIE BURRITO’S MOM🐾💕
“♥️I can’t tell you how much I love this dog !!! This is a picture of Beanie when he just woke up.  
Also, I can’t tell you how many people love this dog.  
I loved my Chihuahua that I had for 16 1/2 years but this little boy is a blessing.
Thank you for bringing this little boy into my life♥️”

Pupdate: Maggie and Gracie

🐾💕GOOD NEWS PUPDATE FROM MAGGIE AND GRACIE’S MOM🐾💕

“Just wanted to give you a quick update from Colorado now that we’ve been here for 3.5 months.

The girls are doing great and were so happy to spend the summer in a much less humid climate. We live right next to a 4-acre park so it’s just like having a huge back yard, which they love.  

Here are pictures of the girls playing in the river on a record-breaking hot day on September 6th and then experiencing snow for the first time on September 9th (yes, just 3 days later – crazy weather!).”

Maggie and Gracie are no longer Florida Sunshine Girls🌞 They are now Colorado Rocky Mountain High Girls⛰ 

🌹We are wishing Maggie, Gracie, Mom & Dad continued “Happy Days Ahead!”🌹

Pupdate: Neffy

🐾💕GOOD NEWS PUPDATE❗️ NEFFY HAS BEEN ADOPTED AND IN HER LOVING FOREVER HOME🐾💕

🐾💕Neffy now Zoey has hit the doggie lottery with her amazing new mom, dad and fur-sister, Whitney. 

Zoey had a very difficult start in her young life. She will now only experience lots of love, nurturing, and “Happy Days Ahead!”🐾💕

Special “Thank You” to Trainer, Jen Bielen for her dedication and hard work to get Neffy/Zoey to this perfect family and home. Plus Foster Mom, Monica Pardo for the great job she did fostering. Many thanks to Jennifer Kelly-strzepka and Peggy Rogers for rescuing Neffy💗

💗We all love “Happily Ever Afters.” Zoey’s second chance at life and love is a perfect example. Plus, a picture is worth a thousand words. Look at the smile on Zoey’s mom face. Mom says, Zoey loves her belly rubs.💗

Pupdate: Maggie

🐾💕GOOD NEWS PUPDATE❗️ MAGGIE HAS BEEN ADOPTED AND IN HER LOVING FOREVER HOME🐾💕
From Maggie’s new mom:
“It was love at first sight. Maggie was just meant to be mine. She was well worth waiting for.  We adore each other.  Thank you for bringing us together.”
Special “Thank You” to Jennifer Kelly-strzepka for rescuing Maggie and finding such an amazing new mom🌹


We are all wishing Maggie and her mom, “Happy Days Ahead!”

Pupdate: Stella

🐾💕GOOD NEWS PUPDATE FROM STELLA’S MOM🐾💕

“Stella loved her gift from Chewy-thanks. I’m so lucky to have her, especially now during this Covid time. A living being to snuggle with💗

I adopted Stella Labor Day weekend 2012. After my other little dog passed in August, one day before my late husband’s birthday. He was the sweetest ABD. I used to take him to work. Everyone loved him.” 

We are all so thankful that Stella was adopted by her amazing mom and has had such a loving forever home since 2012. She went from wandering the streets of Miami, starving, neglected, overbred, dirty, covered in fleas and ticks to living in the lap of luxury. Stella sure hit the doggie lottery with such a extraordinary mom who has provided her a wonderful and loving forever home. “A picture is worth a thousand words.”

We are wishing Stella and her mom, continued, 🐾💕“Happy Days Ahead!”🐾💕

In Memory of: Luna

Luna has lost her battle with cancer and walked over the Rainbow Bridge where there is no pain and suffering.  RIP Luna

Pupdate: Scarlett

🐾💕GOOD NEWS PUPDATE FROM SCARLETT’S MOM BELOW. THIS IS ONE LUCKY LITTLE LADY!🐾💕

“ Hi there. Just wanted you to see how amazing Scarlett is doing. She walked up a mountain trail with us in lookout mountain in North Carolina. She did great. She’s well loved and spoiled. We can’t thank you enough for choosing us to be her humans.😊”

💗Special “Thank You” to Scarlett’s Foster Mom, Michelle Martin, for taking such great care of her before and after open heart surgery💗

In Memory of…Lovey

This little kitty was living on the streets with a homeless woman. She was very I’ll and it appeared that she had been a while. As soon as we heard of this situation we picked her up and took her to the emergency. She was having difficulties breathing and was extremely lethargic. When she arrived, she was in full kidney failure and we could not save her. It was agreed that there was only humane thing to do – end her suffering. Before she left this world we named her Lovey and our volunteer Gina stayed with her and showed Lovey kindness and love. She had one final kiss before she passed. RIP angel.

Pupdate: Bella

🐾💕GOOD NEWS PUPDATE! BELLA HAS BEEN ADOPTED AND IN HER LOVING FOREVER HOME🐾💕

From Bella’s new Mom: 
“Bella is so fabulous. Our friends came over with their dog and he fell in love. Although she is waiting for a richer guy. 

Thank you so much for taking such loving care of this wonderful dog. Bella has our hearts 💕”

Pupdate: Pearl now Lucy

🐾💕Good News Pupdate from Lucy, AKA Pearl’s mom🐾💕

“Lucy is spoiled rotten but much loved. She is sassy and I serve her gladly.”

We just love sharing such awesome updates and photos. 

Wishing Lucy and her mom, lots of love and continued, “Happy Days Ahead!”

In Memory of: Loba

🌈IN LOVING MEMORY OF LOBA A BEAUTIFUL, SWEET & AFFECTIONATE, 14 YEAR OLD COLLIE MIX SENIOR LADY WHO WENT TO RAINBOW BRIDGE ON MONDAY, JULY 13TH🌈

💔A special “Thank You” to Loba’s foster mother, Susan for taking such wonderful hospice care of her. Plus providing quality of life and TLC during her last few months on earth. The following message was written by Susan💔

“🌈Today we sent this beautiful girl to run free to rainbow bridge where I’m  sure her other mother is waiting for her.  We took her in after her owner passed away so she could spend her last few months in a big yard with lots of dog friends and love. Loba was a very sweet girl and will be missed by my family but she was ready to go. She was so bad on Sunday she couldn’t even walk but wanted to. Loba  was struggling and I did not want her to suffer. She was so tired.  But I had a dream that night that she was running thru our yard happy, healthy with her tail high and I knew it was her time. Run free sweet Loba🌈”

Pupdate: Ruby

🐾💕GOOD NEWS PUPDATE FROM RUBY’S MOM🐾💕

“Ruby with dad … thank you for bringing us together 5 years ago.  Ruby will be 11 in August.”

Ruby truly hit the doggie lottery. When rescued, she was so shy and afraid of people. Thanks to her mom, dad and two legged brother, Ruby is such a special part of this wonderful family and she is so loved♥️

In Memory of: Mr. King

“Mr. King passed away this morning. Thank you for the opportunity to be his mom these last few years Jo. He was my dream boy❤️.  King would have been 17 in September. He was the best little guy. Thank you for you Jo. You made it possible. 😘”

When King’s mom met him, it was love at first sight for both. King was a senior with lots of issues. However, none of this mattered to his mom. She loved him unconditionally and took the best care to ensure that he had the happiest life filled with great food, toys, lots of cuddling and love. Thank you Ro for all that you did for King. You were truly his rescue angel. 

💗With love and appreciation💗

In Memory of : Charlie

♥️🐾🌹IN LOVING MEMORY OF CHARLIE. OUR LOVING THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO TO CHARLIE’S MOM & DAD, LENA & DAVID🌹🐾♥️

We are so sorry for the loss of your beloved, Charlie. Thank you for providing him the most amazing life through thick and thin. You never gave up on him and you loved Charlie unconditionally. You were his rescue angels. From the bowels of hell at MDAS’ euthanasia room to hitting the doggy lottery with you. Until you meet again, always in your heart and loving thoughts. Rest In Peace, dear sweet, Charlie. You were so loved. Run free now, happy, healthy and whole🌈

Pupdate: Buddy now Harley

🐾💕GOOD NEWS PUPDATE ON HARLEY WHO HAS BEEN KNOWN AS BUDDY FOR CLOSE TO NINE YEARS🐾💕

From Buddy’s mom, Tish:

“Hi JoAnn!!  It’s Tish.  I just wanted to share this photo with you.  Guess who’s 10 years old now?  How time flies!  And he still has and eats out of the red bowl you gave him when I took him home.  The top is when he was rescued & has the date on it – and they figured he was about a year old then.  The one on the bottom is when I brought him home.  And these two of him and Rainy having fun in the snow – I LOVE the smiles on their faces. ♥️♥️”

Seeing these photos bring tears of joy. Buddy was one of the worst abuse cases that I have witnessed over years in rescue.  This is why we do what we do. Why we are the voice of the voiceless.  Thanks to all rescue angels for all that you do each and every day to save precious lives.  Buddy is a perfect example what love can do💗 Harley, who we refer to as “Buddy”, was the first dog that I assisted with rescuing from MDAS.  Poor guy was found in a box on the streets of Miami. He was totally emaciated and very ill. It was touch and go for months. During this entire process a dear lady (Tish) fell in love with Buddy. Tish never gave up on him. She drove from Vero to West Palm Beach weekly to visit Buddy. Always bringing him toys and treats. Tish was/is truly Buddy’s “Rescue Angel.” Thank you Tish for all you did and have done for this very loving and deserving guy. You will always be my hero. 

In Memory of: Fuzzy

💔SAD NEWS UPDATE FROM FUZZY’S MOM💔

“Fuzzy has gone to dog heaven, he was in my lap eating dried liver chips when the anesthesia kicked in.  He had a big melanoma in his jaw, we did auto immune treatments but rejected radiation and surgery for pain and no firm guarantees of extended life time.  JoAnn we loved him so much and thank you again for finding him for us.  

We still have Bunny, high maintenance with special  allergy vet treatments etc. She’s almost totally deaf.  Two trainers and various gadgets never solved her exasperating barking.  But by default she’s now top dog and always lovable.  Thank you for her- and for all you do for so many dogs.”

Fuzzy’s parents took such excellent care of him. We know there will be a huge void in their hearts and home. We are sending our loving thoughts and prayers. Fuzzy will always remain in their loving thoughts and prayers until they meet again at Rainbow Bridge 🌈 

In Memory of : Tico

💔SAD NEWS UPDATE FROM TICO’S MOM💔

“It is with profound sadness that we tell you that we lost Tico this morning at about 11:15.  He had been sick about two weeks.  The first ultrasound showed that he had pancreatitis and a suspicion that he had prostate cancer but because of all the inflammation they were not sure.  We had him rescanned today and they found cancer in his bones, lungs, abdomen, colon and prostate.  They said it would be days – maybe a week and he would be gone and in terrible pain.  We could NOT let that happen. 

He was the most loving, sweet, gentle and beautiful soul that ever walked this earth. He deserved to have a long and happy life and I would give everything I own to have made that happen.  He went out of this world the way he lived – sweetly and gently.

We want to thank you for giving us the best year of our life.  We cannot believe how ironic this entire thing has been.  We were to get a Westie female, six years old that was being retired from the same farm our Winchester came from.  She was not supposed to be here until the fall.  We got a call that they had to push up the schedule because of everything that is happening with the virus.  Today is the day she will arrive from NC.  I think my vet put it best.  “He was sent to you to do a job. He was sent to bring joy back in your life after the loss of your beloved Winchester.  His job is done.  It is time for him to rest and then play at the bridge.” We will never forget him.  He will always be close in our hearts and never far from me.  He was my boy and always will be.”

We are all so very sorry for the loss of this beautiful and loving boy. We are also so appreciative to his wonderful parents who did everything possible to save Tico’s life. Thank You. 

Until you meet again, Tico will remain in your heart. Just look Up🌈

Pupdate: Oliver

🐾💕First picture is Oliver with his foster failure new daddy, Barry, relaxing on a lovely Blankets Made with Love. Second photo is of Oliver relaxing on the couch with “his very own” blanket.  Third photo is Diamond the Rottie standing on her special blanket in her crate. Thank you so very much Trudy Downes and the angels that volunteer with you. The blankets all of you create with love sure make a difference in the lives of sooo many rescue babies🐾💕

💗NOTE: Diamond is going through treatment, once completed she too will be looking for her loving forever home. When time, Diamond will be taking her Blessings Blank made with Love to her new loving forever home.  Diamond is with Rising Star Rottie Rescue. For additional information or to meet and fall in love with this gorgeous girl, please contact Evelyn (561) 386-0514💗

Pupdate: Molly

🐾💕GOOD NEWS PUPDATE FROM MOLLY’S DAD🐾💕

“Molly is doing well, has started to come out of her shell. I think she is just feeling better and has really come to life. Full of energy and wants to play. She has even put on a pound or two. Today was the first time she went up the stairs to our house. Molly has really started to enjoy herself. 

I had wanted to get a dog/Molly for the kids. Strangely I am Molly’s favorite. She has me wrapped around her paw. LOL.”

Molly is one fortunate little gal. She was rescued from a backyard breeder. Her puppies were removed while she was still nursing and full of milk. Molly was a mess, and had no trust in humans. Special thank you to her foster mom, Michelle Martin for taking such great care of Molly.  Plus seeing Molly through with her new family🌹

We are wishing Molly and her new family lots of love and only “Happy Days Ahead!”

Pupdate: Leroy now Leo

🐾💕GOOD NEWS PUPDATE FROM LEO’S (LEROY) MOM🐾💕

“Today was Leo’s Birthday🎈He has been such a good boy for us. Thank you again.”

We are wishing Leo a “Happy Birthday” and many, many more. Plus, continued “Happy Days Ahead!”