Finny on His Way to “Happily Ever After”

🐾💕GOOD NEWS PUPDATE, FINNY HAS BEEN ADOPTED AND IN HIS AMAZING NEW LOVING FOREVER HOME🐾💕
Finny’s owner had to leave the country and was heartbroken that he was not able to take his beloved 11 year old Pomeranian with him. He tried to find a new home for Finny on his own to no avail due to behavioral issues💔
Thank you to Sharon Harper and Suely Aurebach for contacting Destiny about Finny🌹

Special “Thank You” to foster parents Mark, Susan Brokaw-Garfinkel & son, Gregory for taking such extraordinary care and going that extra mile to get Finny to his new loving forever home. No words to express Destiny’s appreciation. 

From Finny’s new mom: “Finny is a beautiful boy and I’m very glad his prior “sleepover” was not a perfect match.  He needed time and understanding as he was bewildered and frightened himself. Finny is still getting used to everything but has come a long way.  A good example, he is now sleeping on my bed.  He also knows putting his leash on means going outside and he goes straight to door.  Finny walks 3 miles daily without fail, eats his dog food & treats, and sits on couch with both of us.  He is a lovely dog perfect for our family.

We are happy he is in our care because he needs a lot of nurturing.  I think Finny may have been passed around more than one time.  He has a personality that can be misunderstood as aggressive. But I see as quickly excitable, he will calm down very quickly with simple, firm voice commands and gently touching him physically.  Then it’s over, he is such a good boy. 

Finny jumped in my lap for the first time because of thunder. Since that night he’s been jumping up on me when I sit down in a big enough seat for two.  He’s turning into a lap dog who loves being petted and massaged.  I was fascinated by his evolving personality in just 7 days.  He had it all in him but he was frightened by all the chaos. Oh yes, he’s surprisingly turning into a love bug. Perfect chance to brag about my little boy, Finny. He is such a good baby and I feel so lucky to have gotten him.

Please tell new owners of rescues to give these dogs a chance to warm up and feel safe again. Maybe I’m preaching to the choir but Finny is a perfect example of a dog who just needed, space, time, patience and love to adjust. I’m sure Finny still loves his owner. But I’m also sure Finny is happy and settling in with two retirees who give him around the clock attention as their “only child”
I see now that you really have a tough job placing dogs in appropriate homes!  Adult dogs are a whole different story than puppies.  God bless you! Finny’s home for good.  He’s not coming back.”
♥️We are all so grateful for the commitment, dedication, determination, patience, understanding and unconditional love that this terrific couple has provided Finny. They changed his life by taking a chance. This is what love can do♥️
🐾💕We are wishing Finny, his mom, dad, lots of love, the best of everything and only “Happy Days Ahead .”🐾💕

Words From Emmett

🐾💕GOOD NEWS PUPDATE FROM THE ONE AND ONLY “EMMETT!”🐾💕
   “Hello there!   I’m Emmett,,,,,the little white fluffy guy happily cuddled between my people rescues!  My Mom is Anita and Pop is Rocco.  I was blessed to have found them with the help of Joann Goodrich at Destiny for Dogs.  Joann started her search for people in need of rescue while Rona ( my fabulous foster mom ) helped  me in rehab after surgical interventions on my  knees! Rona nursed me back to excellent health to the extent that I am now able to care for 2 people rescues! Since our introduction and getting to know each other I’ve decided that I’d keep them in my life forever.  It’s comforting to know that I’ve been able to build a family for them both.  The love and joy is evident in their adorable little faces when they smile and snuggle with me! They’ve been quick learners and I appreciate the evident training they came with in daily routine health and hygiene matters!  Like myself, they come with a full wellness check and all the necessary shots to stay that way for a long time.

Thanks JoAnn for finding Anita and Rocco for me.  They will take a little effort and training but there is no doubt at all that there is a lot of love going down in this house and I absolutely am in heaven that I found them!  PS I will be texting my favorite photos for you to see how happy they are since I found them!!!
Love Emmett.”

🐾💕We are all wishing Emmett, his Mom & Pop only beautiful and  loving “Happy Days Ahead!🐾💕
🌹“A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words.”🌹

In Loving Memory of “Cookie”

🌹🐾♥️IN LOVING MEMORY OF COOKIE♥️🐾🌹
From Cookie’s mom:“Very sad to tell you our beloved Cookie ended her final camping trip on Monday night. Cookie was diagnosed with oral mast cell tumor in February. It was a high grade tumor with a miotic index of 146! (Should be below 5) with a poor prognosis (2-3 months). Surgical excision and/or radiation would have removed her right upper jaw and nose, still with a poor prognosis. Both the dental surgeon and oncology doctors weren’t in favor of this course. We tried chemo, but she did not respond to treatment. We chose to provide palliative care and enjoy every minute we had with her. She gave us an additional 3 bonus months (she must have known a camping trip was on the calendar).  On Monday, within 24 hours, she went from being her usual playful self to the cancer in her mouth just exploding and invaded the nasal cavity, etc. She was such a fun character!  A great companion who loved fishing, camping, anything that involved going for a ride, and never lost her puppy exuberance despite being 13 yrs old. 
Thank you for finding her for us!!  She was such a good companion, George’s ‘therapy dog’ and a joy to everyone. We will miss her dearly.”
🌈We are all sending our loving, thoughts and prayers to Cathy & George in the loss of their beloved angel girl, Cookie. She will always remain in your heart, loving thoughts and beautiful memories until you meet again🌈
Thank you for providing Cookie such an extraordinary, loving forever home. 

Joy Lost her Mommy and now has a new home

🐾💕GOOD NEWS PUPDATE! JOY HAS BEEN ADOPTED & IN HER LOVING FOREVER HOME🐾💕
Joy’s beloved mother passed away and she was devastated. Her mom, Amy was “gone to soon.”💔 
Joy’s story is truly heartbreaking and touching, however thankfully with a “Happily Ever After”💗
🐾💕Special “Thank You” to Sue (Amy’s neighbor), Mary Sue MacDonnell, Foster Mom, Jackie Sickels & fabulous family, Dr. Liberman & Staff at Sunshine Veterinary Hospital for the extraordinary care provided🐾💕
🐾💕We are all wishing Joy, her new mom, dad, & fur sister, Mia, lots of love  and only “Happy Days Ahead!”🐾💕

In Loving Memory of “Amy Barone”

Amy King Barone and her beloved dog, “Joy”

April 13, 1966 to June 6, 2022

♥️🙏🌹In Loving Memory of Amy Barone🌹🙏♥️
Our hearts go out to Amy’s Family and Friends in the loss of such a beautiful lady inside and out. Always so loving, caring, nurturing, and truly an animal lover.

Amy adopted Joy from Destiny for Dogs.  I personally had the pleasure of performing the adoption and the chance to meet and get to know Amy. She was truly an angel on earth. Amy and Joy were a match made in Heaven. Joy brought so much joy to Amy. I took this beautiful photo of Amy and Joy which reflects the love, happiness and special bond that they instantly shared.  I was blessed to know Amy for only a short time however felt like I knew her forever.

Amy was truly gone to soon💔 

It is an honor that Destiny for Dogs has been chosen to honor Amy’s Life and “In Loving Memory” of such an extraordinary person.  

Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone who knew and loved her. Plus all the lives Amy touched to make our world a better place.

With Our Deepest Sympathy,
JoAnn Goodrich and the Destiny for Dogs Family🌹

In Loving Memory of “Yanna”

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♥️🐾🌹In Loving Memory of Yanna🌹🐾♥️
Our hearts go out to Yanna’s loving parents who did everything humanly possible to save her life. Plus provided an extraordinary life, endless love and the best medical care. In return, Yanna provided so much love, joy & happiness to her mom, dad and fur-siblings. Yanna will truly be missed by all the lives she touched.   Until you meet again, Yanna will remain in your heart, thoughts and beautiful memories♥️🐾🌹

From Yanna’s mom: 
“It is with a heavy heart that we had to say goodbye to our Yanna girl this morning. We never could have seen this coming as she was doing so well. Yanna started having some heavy breathing for a couple minutes last evening then she was fine. Then it happened again this morning. She ate her breakfast but afterwards laid down in the kitchen. She never does that. We took her to the Vet’s office. The Vet immediately took x-rays, he suspected internal bleeding based on what he saw on the x-rays. They put Yanna on oxygen as the heavier breathing was becoming more consistent. I held the mask on her while the x-rays were sent out to a radiologist to read. Within 30 minutes Yanna’s heartrate started to slow down. The Vet said “she was starting to pass”. The total shock and reality set in. How did this happen so fast? The report came back that Yanna had lymphoma in her lungs and a tumor was bleeding. “There’s nothing you can do”… Dan and I are in total shock never thinking after how well Yanna had been doing that she would pass away this morning. 

Yanna passed with Dan and I right there with her, telling her how much we love her. The pain is unbearable as is the shock of losing her so fast. The Vet is a God send and we are thankful he was there this morning and took care of Yanna, she could not have been in better hands.

We are so blessed to have such a wonderful girl. Yanna was pure joy, the most loving, sweetest little girl ever, with an incredible love for life! Every day with Yanna was truly a gift. She was just that special in every way and to everyone that met her, she put a smile on their face. 
Yanna’s Backstory: Yanna was found in a dumpster at 7 weeks old. A passerby heard crying. She pulled her out of the dumpster and immediately took her to a local shelter for care.  Shortly after Yanna was there she got distemper. Thankfully, she pulled through but was left with neurological symptoms. The good news is, I was a volunteer on the weekends at this shelter, and when a wonderful staff member showed Yanna to me, I knew I had to get her out. Her living conditions were not good. My husband and I had previously rescued three distemper survivors from this shelter. We kept two, Sophie and Darren and a nice lady adopted Ginger. 
I was able to get Yanna out of the shelter and to our Vet’s office.  (Sadly, we had recently lost our dog Darren. We were heartbroken, and so was Sophie). Our Vet said “Yanna is a gift from above”, because Yanna reminded us so much of our sweet Darren. Our Vet put Yanna on medications to help with her neurological condition and within weeks she was thriving. Yanna was a true survivor with an incredible love for life. Yanna and Sophie quickly became best friends. Yanna helped heal Sophie’s heart and our hearts. She had her forever loving home with canine siblings and us. Their lives were filled with so much love, happiness, play time and incredible care. Every day was filled with laughter, just watching them play was entertaining. We were incredibly blessed and grateful to have had Yanna for 15 plus years. She had an amazing personality and was so loving, smart and funny. Her beautiful eyes were so full of expression. Yanna and I were never more than a few feet apart from one another in our home. We had an incredible bond, a once in a lifetime. Yanna was and will always be my heart dog as you so lovingly said JoAnn. We love and miss her more than I can say and we always will. 
These pictures of Yanna are some of our favorites! We love her sweet face and beautiful smile!The loss of Yanna is indescribable, our home is so quiet and feels so empty without her. My husband and I are so blessed to have shared our lives with Yanna for so many years. She is loved and missed more than words can say…”

Buddy and his new mom

Buddy has been adopted and in his new loving forever home. Thank you to Trudy Downs for Buddy’s Blessing Blanket Made with Love. Such a special act of kindness that you provide to rescue babies. Special “Thank You” to Sue & Bill for fostering Buddy and providing outstanding care. All your love, patience, nurturing and understanding helped to get him where he needed to be.  Many thanks to Dr. Liberman for Buddy’s extraordinary medical care and support. 

We are wishing Buddy and his new mom, “Happy Days Ahead!” 

Mr. Tiny

🐾💕GOOD NEWS PUPDATE!  MR. TINY HAS BEEN ADOPTED AND IN HIS LOVING FUREVER HOME🐾💕
We are wishing Mr. Tiny and his new family, “Happy Days Ahead!” 
Special “Thank You” to Sharon Harper for rescuing this sweet boy from a breeder. Mr. Tiny and his sister were in poor condition. “Thank you to Sonia Salazar at Mueller’s and Cynthia Clements for transporting to the Animal Clinic at Wellington Reserve. Linda Abbott, DVM for providing outstanding medical care. Mark & Susan Brokaw-Garfinkel for providing TLC and going that extra mile. Lynn Mcgrew for finding this angel such an extraordinary loving forever home. It truly takes a Village and you are all such awesome, dedicated “Villagers.”  No words to express our appreciation🌹
They say, “A picture is worth a 1,000 words.” These photos reflect what love, patience, kindness, excellent care can do♥️

Happy 2nd Birthday to Indy

HAPPY SECOND BIRTHDAY, INDY🐾🎈🎉
From Indy’s Mom: “The puppies are 2 today! Indy got to go to the pet store to pick out a toy and to Starbucks for a pup cup.”

Destiny for Dogs is wishing Indy, her brothers and sisters “Yappy Birthday & Many, Many More.” You all hit the doggy lottery!

🌹Special “Thank You” to their fur mom, Winnie for bringing these angels into the world🌹

Happy 4th of July

🎉HAPPY 4TH OF JULY FROM OUR VERY OWN Kat Zs AND HER RESCUE BABIES🎉
Kat is such a talented photographer and an extraordinary fur mom🐾💕
Thank you Kat for always sharing “Holiday Photos” of your precious babies🐾💕
Wishing all a very Happy & Safe 4th of July

Anya

🐾💕GOOD NEWS PUPDATE!

ANYA HAS BEEN ADOPTED AND IN HER LOVING FOREVER HOME🐾💕
Anya now Anna with her new mom.  Thank you Wendy & Joseph H Orth for all that you did for this sweet little girl💗
🐾💕We are all wishing Anna, her mom and fur sibling, “Happy Days Ahead!”🐾💕

Papi Update

🐾💕GOOD NEWS PUPDATE FROM PAPI’S MOM🐾💕
Can you say, “adorable?”

From Papi’s Mom: “Hi JoAnn !!!  Papi is loving life.  He is my little bodyguard and follows me everywhere.  He doesn’t even like to eat if he can’t see me in view!  He is such an amazing dog and even tho he is only 5lbs, his personality is huge!!!!  Here are some updated pictures for you to have.  ❤️🐾”

We are wishing Papi, his parents, two and four legged siblings continued, “Happy Days Ahead!🐾💕

Happy Memorial Day

”Happy Memorial Day” from our very own Kat Z’s and her rescue babies.
🐾💕We love you Kat & Kids🐾💕

Mojo now Romney

🌹🙏♥️The TREMENDOUS NEWS is Mojo’s third foster mom, Amy, worked her magic. We are sharing her message with “Tears of Joy.”  Just no words to express how grateful we all are to Amy🌹🙏♥️

♥️“We love little Romey, he is my little shadow and I can’t imagine life without him. It saddens me to think he has been neglected most of his life.  He belongs in his forever home and with his last and final name. His official day in truth was the day he came home with me. Let me know if I need to sign anything to make it official.”♥️

🎉👏🎈CONGRATULATIONS MOJO NOW ROMEY ON YOUR NEW EXTRAORDINARY FOREVER MOM AND HOME. FOR REAL THIS TIME AND “REALLY FOREVER.”🎈👏🎉

Moose

🐾💕GOOD NEWS PUPDATE PHOTOS FROM MOOSE’S MOM. SUCH A STUNNING, HANDSOME, SPOILED GUY🐾💕
Moose hit the doggy lottery. At 140 lbs and massive. Good thing his mommy owns The Clip Joint🥰
♥️Continued “Happy Days Ahead” to Moose, mom and fur-siblings 🌹

Sweet Louie

SWEETEST PUPDATE FROM LOUIE’S MOM🐾💕 

“Louie is AWESOME and spoiled Rotten…just as he should be. He’s so in love with my husband!  Thank you for saving him. Louie actually rescued us!😘You are an Angel.🐾💕”

🐾💕Destiny for Dogs is wishing Louie, mom and dad, continued “Happy Days Ahead” filled with lots of love and spoiling for all🐾💕

Rocket

🐾💕GOOD NEWS PUPDATE ON ROCKET (TUCKER) FROM HIS DAD🐾💕
“FINALLY, a picture of Rocket and one of the family. Sorry for the delay. He’s an awesome & happy boy, loves his sister Lady so much. Still a little “barky” at times but we all LOVE him! He is really an affectionate dog with humans and his sister. He is a bit of a guard dog and can still be startled like he was abused in his earlier life. But, he KNOWS he’s loved and safe. Recently he’s been going to the horse barn and loves his big, big brother Dublin! I just wish there were more homes that can provide love to unwanted pets.”

🐾💕Destiny for Dogs is wishing this stunning guy Rocket, his beautiful human and fur sibling family, Continued “Happy Days Ahead!🐾💕

Louie on Vacation

🐾💕GOOD NEWS PUPDATE & PHOTOS FROM LOUIE’S MOMMY. 
“Thank you for bringing Louie into my life which has changed for the better. Photos: *Louie sleeping on the airplane for 10 hours on our flight to France. *Me, my daughter and Louie in Belgium. *Louie as my chauffeur. 
We are going back to Belgium, France, and another country in June.  
More photos and adventures of Louie, “the world traveler” to come. 
I love him so so much and he loves me in way that I can’t leave his sight. He is my shadow ha ha. Thank you so so much. You not only changed his life but my life too. God bless you JoAnn ❤️😘”

🐾💕We are wishing, Louie, his mom, safe travels and continued, “Happy Days Ahead!”🐾💕

Rest in Peace Haley

🌈♥️🐾IN LOVING MEMORY OF HALEY🐾♥️🌈
From Haley’s mom: “This morning we said good bye to our sweetie-pie, Haley.  We were blessed to have had her in our family.  We called her sweetie – pie because she was so sweet.  It will take time getting used to her not being with us on all our journeys but she is in our hearts forever.  Thank you Wendy Fier Lustgarten and JoAnn Goodrich and Destiny for Dogs, an amazing rescue that brought her into our lives.  Miss you already ❤️😢”
Haley was beautiful inside and out. She will be missed by all she touched.  The Destiny for Dogs Family is sending lots of love, healing thoughts in the loss of your beloved, Haley💔

Prinz and Pepper

🐾💕GOOD NEWS PUPDATE PHOTOS FROM PRINZ’S PARENTS WITH HIS NEW FUR-SISTER, PEPPER🐾💕
We are so happy for Prinz, mom, dad and Pepper. Can you say, “Precious?”💗

Emmy and Maggie

🐾💕GOOD NEWS PUPDATE AND PRECIOUS PHOTOS FROM EMMY’S MOM🐾

“Emmy says, Hi! 👋 🐶
She is smiling, well sort of in the photos. She is such a silly girl when it comes to the camera. Thank you for bringing Emmy into my life. I was double blessed! She’s 11 now and she enjoys our walks and being part of the family. She sleeps next to my bed on her bed every night…..she usually tells me when it’s time for bed too, LOL. I keep telling her that one day she’ll love the camera. I’m entertaining Maggie, so I keep sneaking in a shots of Emmy where I can. Love that Maggie has learned how to play ball💗”

We are sending lots of love to Emmy, mom and fur-siblings. Plus wishing all, continued “Happy Days Ahead!🐾💕

Lucky Pupdate

🐾💕GOOD NEWS PUPDATE. LUCKY THE SENIOR LAB’S MOM🐾💕
“We have a Birthday coming up, so excited it’s on the 20th. I can’t wait, Lucky is  being such a good boy. He is my main man. I said please let me take a picture for auntie and he did the little ears.  Photo from my 59th birthday picture on April 28th with my 4 babies🎉 I am so blessed because of you😊”
We are all excited that our handsome and so loved, Lucky will turn 15 years old on May 20th. He looks like a young boy thanks to the TLC that his amazing mom has provided.  Mom wears it well, 59 looks awesome on her🌹Mom has promised photos on Lucky’s “Special Day,”

Audrey Pupdate

🐾💕GOOD NEWS PUPDATE FROM AUDREY’S MOM & DAD🐾💕
“Audrey and her sister Ella. Hoping for a walk on the beach.”
🌹Special “Thank You” to Audrey’s extraordinary parents, Toni N Wayne for providing unconditional love and an awesome loving forever home🌹
**Huge Hug to Linda Sievers for fostering Audrey (yellow stuffed animal) when she was truly in need of TLC

Lovely Lucy

🐾💕GOOD NEWS PUPDATE! LUCY HAS BEEN ADOPTED AND IN HER LOVING FOREVER HOME🐾💕
It is said, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” Look at the smiles, it was “Love at first sight.”
🐾💕Wishing Lucy and her new parents, only “Happy Days Ahead!”🐾💕

Kelli and BFF

🐾💕GOOD NEWS PHOTOS  PUPDATE FROM KELLI’S MOM🐾💕
“Kelli with one of her BFF (she has two).”
🐾💕We all wish Kelli, her mom and two BFF, continued “Happy Days Ahead!”

RIP Roxy and Cali Girl

Cali was our 16 year old Golden Retriever who passed in February 2022 from old age and Roxy was our sweet angel we adopted many years ago and her approximate age was 13 who passed in May 2022. Roxy finally succumb to her long time Cushing’s disease that she was being treated for since she was diagnosed many many years ago. Both lived so much longer than anyone thought as they were so loved and happy. Roxy and Cali were ready to move out of Florida and go on a long road trip across country, but they just could not last long enough for the journey of their lifetime. We will miss having our big girls traveling with us. Roxy and Cali are survived by their Chihuahua sister and two cats, Rock Monster and KiKi. RIP our sweet angels.

All our love…Mommy and Daddy

Murray

🐾💕Murray has been adopted, so loved, adored by his mommy. Murray has hit the doggie lottery with his extraordinary and loving forever home.  
🐾💕We are wishing Murray and Mommy lots of love and “Happy Days Ahead!🐾💕

Poppy

🐾💕GOOD NEWS PUPDATE! POPPY HAS BEEN ADOPTED AND IN HIS LOVING FOREVER HOME🐾💕
From Poppy’s new mommy:
“Poppy is so relaxed & seems immediately at home.  We are so grateful that you have spent so much effort & time to make this happen.”
Sadly, Poppy’s owner was evicted from his apartment and was going to sell him on the streets of Miami.  This sweet 8 year old, poodle mix was not neutered, vetted, full of fleas and underweight. Poppy will never want for anything again, thanks to this beautiful and loving couple … he has hit the doggie lottery💗
💗We are wishing Poppy, his new mom & dad, “Happy Days Ahead!”💗
Special “Thank You” to Catherine Louis for rescuing. Mark & Susan Brokaw-Garfinkel for transporting Poppy to the Animal Clinic at Wellington Reserve where he received extraordinary medical care from Dr. Abbott and Staff plus lots of kisses🥰
🐾💕It truly takes a Village to save precious lives.🐾💕

Beanie

🐾💕GOOD NEWS PUPDATE FROM BEANIE’S MOMMY🐾💕
“Two years ago today Beanie and I became a family. That little boy has brought me more joy and happiness than I have ever had and I love him to the moon and back ❤️😍”
Happy “Got Ya” Two Year Anniversary to Beanie & his mommy. Much more joy, happiness and only “Happy Days Ahead!

Lovely Luna

🐾💕Good News Pupdate From Luna’s Mom🐾💕
“We’re saying Hi! Every once in a while I like to share how much I love her💗 Hope you’re good!!!Luna is doing great. She and Dora have really bonded!”
As always, we are wishing Luna, her mom and fur sisters continued, “Happy Days Ahead!”