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Cookie

GOOD NEWS PUPDATE FROM COOKIE’S MOM & DAD

Cookie was adopted by Cathy & George a most amazing couple. She truly hit the doggie lottery and will never want for anything

Special “Thank You” to  Gabby Von Rosen, The Little Farm House for taking Cookie under rescue when her owner had to surrender.   Sadly he had been living in his car with Cookie for over a year. Thank you Gabby for trusting Destiny for Dogs with finding Cookie her extraordinary & loving home.  It was truly “their destiny” that brought them all together.

This wonderful couple lost their beloved, Cookie 1 that they adopted from DFD eight years prior.  Losing her was so devastating, Cathy & George were still grieving a year later.  Our hearts were breaking for them.

It was uncanny that the fur baby Gabby rescued real name was also “Cookie”and  the girls could have been siblings. Long story short, it was love at first sight for Cathy, George & Cookie when foster mom, Susan Brokaw performed the meet and greet. Thank you, Mark & Susan Brokaw-Garfinkel

for all that you did for Cookie to get her ready for a new and wonderful life.

From Cookie’s Mom: 

“We are so thrilled that you thought of us when Cookie needed a forever home. She is such a smart, cuddly, and entertaining little girl. She enjoys going with us for road trips, camping, and fishing.

We are back from our travels to N Georgia and everyone is a happy camper. She fit right in and enjoyed meeting our son’s family. Does very well with other dogs too. She is such a sweetheart and brings us great joy. Thank you!!

Photo attached was taken of Cookie 2 at the same spot at our son’s place 3 yrs apart from photo of Cookie 1.“

It is said that, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” 

Enjoy the photos that also tell a beautiful story about Cookie and her continued, “Happy Days Ahead!”

Finny

GOOD NEWS PUPDATE FROM FINNY’S MOM

“That’s my baby Finny right now.  He loves to sleep in.  That’s his “gankey” that came with him from Destiny for Dogs.  He likes to be covered up with it and snuggles right down when I put it around him.   Finny does that every morning and it’s a moment of zen for me to see him snuggled under his gankey”

This is an awwwwww moment that makes ya smile from ear to ear

Willow

GOOD NEWS PUPDATE & PHOTOS FROM WILLOW’S FOREVER MOM.  THIS PRECIOUS LITTLE GIRL HAD A ROUGH START IN LIFE UNTIL SHE HIT THE DOGGIE LOTTERY WITH HER NEW MOM, DAD & FAMILY

There are no words to express our appreciation to Willow’s “Forever Mom, Dad, Home for real & forever. She will never want for anything which Willow so deserves.  

Before and after photos say it all. Thank You for all that you do and are to Willow

BACKSTORY – From Willow’s Mom: “Oh my goodness this makes me so sad.  I will never understand people that can treat an animal that was given to us to take care of like that, they give us unconditional love and should be given the exact same in return.  If you can’t do that then you don’t deserve to have them.  Poor Willow. 

I am in awe with your dedication and the sacrifice you make to help dogs like Willow who need saving, to get proper health care, find them fosters who will take the time to work with them and mentoring  them so they can start to blossom and feel what it’s like to be loved and then course the end result of finding them the right family that will continue that process so they will live a great life and over time be able to hopefully forget the horrible one they once had.  It takes special people like you all to make this all happen.  Thank you for doing what you do.

And here is the entire family together for family pictures and the little dogs are always included.

”Once again, it is said “A photo is worth a thousand words”

Wishing Willow and her wonderful & loving forever family continued, “Happy Days Ahead!”

Special “Thank You” to foster mom,  Jackie Sickels & her extraordinary family for getting Willow where she needed to be. As always,  we all love & appreciate your entire family

Coco

GOOD NEWS PUPDATE FROM OPAL NOW COCO’S MOM

“Coco is doing wonderful. She’s so loved and an amazing dog.  Coco saved me from a broken heart” 

Thank you for placing her in our care.

Her nickname is Coco Bunny. 

Coco has 2 new sisters (Chanel & Cookie) She plays well with them. 

They love her and respect her. 

I’m truly in love with my Coco. Thanks for letting us adopt her.”

Precious little Opal now Coco had a very rough start in life as a “breeder dog.” Sadly, Coco never knew the meaning of love, a tender touch, or a gentle voice.  She was a “money-maker” not a family member. 

Coco was in horrible shape and had a HUGE bladder stone (X-Ray above). Special “Thank You” to Linda Abbott, DVM & Lynn Mcgrew (Also Foster Mom) & Staff for taking such great care of her. 

The day Coco met her new mom was the first day of the rest of her “Happily Ever After” life with unconditional love and tenseness. 

Once again, “A photo is worth a thousand words.” Enjoy Coco’s New World”

It does take a Village to save precious lives. We adore and appreciate our “Villagers”

Happy Easter 2024

Cute Lola

CUTE PUPDATE & PHOTO OF LOLA FROM HER MOM

“We are out of town so I gave Lola an emotional support bunny…. Normally she chews them to shreds…. This time she is taking care of it! ”

Good Girl, Lola . 

You are so beautiful and so loved by your mom, dad, two & four legged siblings

Wishing all continued, “Happy Days Ahead!

Hunter

GOOD NEWS PUPDATE & HAPPY EASTER FROM HUNTER & HIS MOM

“Happy Easter from Hunter, Carol and Neal. Hunter is almost 10 years old.  

We have a great dog. Alot stubborn but overall very sweet, non aggressive and gets along with people and dogs. Forget cats and deer.

Hunter has unlimited couch, bed and dog bed privileges. Now he has 9 acres of woods, but we don’t let him off leash except around house. Snakes, alligators and deer. He gets several long walks daily also. 

We love him dearly. Thank you.” 

Wishing Hunter, mom & dad continued “Happy Days Ahead!” 

Special “Thank You” to Tami for rescuing Hunter from under a parked car when just a small puppy. To Vickie Virzi for fostering Hunter and getting him ready to go to his extraordinary loving forever home. 

Thanks to you both, Hunter hit the doggie lottery almost 10 years ago

Love sharing, Good News Pupdates & Photos

Happy Birthday, Jake

HAPPY 15TH BIRTHDAY TO JAKE FROM HIS MOM

“Good afternoon JoAnn. Just to share with you today is Jake’s birthday. He is 15 !! I have had ten of the most wonderful years with him. His health is good and he continues to act like a young pup when the mood strikes. There aren’t enough thank yous for the day you brought him to me. I am forever grateful. Blessings to you, your family furry as well as human, and know that you will always have a special place in my heart. Much love and hugs, Sara and Jake”

Yappy 15th Birthday, Jake. We are all wishing you lots of love and continued, “Happy Days Ahead!

Happy Birthday Beanie

HAPPY 9TH BIRTHDAY, BEANIE

“Hi JoAnn, today is Beanies 9th birthday”.

Happy Birthday to your precious baby, Beanie. Thank you for being such an extraordinary mom to this very special little fella

Joey

“Hi, Miss JoAnn! Just wanted to say hi and I Love You

Dats me….”

Dear Joey – I love & miss you & your mom

Rufus and Daisy Update

GOOD NEWS PUPDATE & PHOTOS FROM RUFUS & DAISY’S MOM

Rufus and Daisy out for a nightly stroll. 

Rufus at 15!  When he gets tired he gets to ride.”

We are wishing Daisy, Rufus, Mom & Dad, continued “Happy Days Ahead!”

Peanut Gets A “Furever Home”

GOOD NEWS PUPDATE! HERSEY PEANUT HAS BEEN ADOPTED & IN HIS LOVING FOREVER HOME

Hershey Peanut NOW Peanut has found is new forever mom & home. 

From Peanut’s new mom: 

“Peanut is doing really good. He met his daytime friend today and they got along great. Peanut is such a good boy.”

SPECIAL “SHOUTOUT” TO Laney Lane, Jamie & Foster Fur Sister, Lucy for all that they did for Peanut. 

There are no words to express our gratitude to Laney for going that extra mile to find Peanut the perfect home. Plus her friend, Randy for rescuing Peanut & Kolton from a dangerous situation and bringing them to safety with Laney & Jamie

Many thanks to all who shared and cared for Peanut, Linda Abbott, DVM, Lynn Mcgrew & Staff at the Animal Clinic at Wellington Reserve and Chihuahua Rescue for Posting Peanut as a Courtesy. 

It takes a Village and we have the best Villagers.

In Loving Memory of “Honey”

IN LOVING MEMORY OF HONEY FROM HER BELOVED MOTHER

“Please Mary, tell me, that you were there waiting for Honey – that you held her as I had to let her go…and that the two of you are running happily together again.  Miss you both! Honey 3-11-2024” 

Please also keep Honey’s mom, Laura in your loving thoughts & prayers as this is truly heartbreaking beyond words: 

Honey’s mom, Mary passed away, September 18th, 2022 after being in a coma. Honey’s other mom, Laura was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma.  She waited to start therapy, then had a severe reaction and had to stop.  The following day her beloved fur baby, Honey ended up in the hospital and she never left Honey’s mom, Laura was hoping she would have her furbaby next to her during chemo.  

From Laura, Honey’s surviving mom:

“Honey was very loved.  She was Mary’s first dog, but it was a real bond between the two of them.  I know that in the future, I will get another doggy so if you see a girl as sweet as our honey, not a big doggy, please let me know.”

We are all so sorry for the loss of Laura’s beloved Mary whom also loved Honey dearly. 

Honey was blessed to have two extraordinary moms who provided her such an incredible and loving forever home.

Rest in Peace Mary & Honey. You are both together “Happy, Healthy & Whole.”

Special thanks to Cheryl & Leo Wellence Jr for being such wonderful foster parents to Honey

In Loving Memory of Emmy from Mom

IN LOVING MEMORY OF EMMY FROM HER MOM

“Sending one of my favorite photos of Emmy, as you know she was very camera shy so it was always hard to take a good photo. Emmy was much loved and her time here was way too short. Sad to have her previous abuse confirmed, I know we suspected that something had happened to her, nevertheless it’s very distressing to know she had been treated so badly.

I’d like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude and deepest respect for all you do for the animals that need help.”

There are no words to express our appreciation for all that Emmy’s mom did for this sweet, loving and beautiful senior girl to make the rest of her life extraordinary. Mom did everything humanely possible to provide only the best for Emmy and the love she so deserved. 

Rest in Peace, Dear Emmy. You are now “Happy, Healthy & Whole, running free at Rainbow Bridge 

Until you meet again … always in your mom’s heart and loving memories

Leo

GOOD NEWS PUPDATE FROM LEO’S MOM

From Mom: 

“Leo is still the King of the green couch and the best boy ever!”

Can you say “Spoiled?”

Leo is living “The Life of Riley.”

We wish Leo, mom, two & four legged siblings,  “Continued Happy Days Ahead!

Minnie

GOOD NEWS PUPDATE PHOTO OF MINNIE FROM HER MOM

Can you say, “Precious, Pretty Girl?”

Minnie is the “Apple of her mom’s eye.”

We are wishing Minnie and Mom continued, “Happy Days Ahead!”

Lucky Update

PRECIOUS PHOTO OF LUCKY THE SENIOR LAB & HIS FUR-SIBLINGS. THANKS MOM, FOR SHARING. HE LOOKS YOUNGER THAN WHEN ADOPTED.  WE ALL LOVE YOUR LUCKY

Loni

GOOD NEWS PUPDATE FROM STELLA NOW LONI’S NEW FOREVER MOM

“Hi JoAnn,

It’s been busy around here. We are having a ball with Loni.  She loves her Lambiepie and does her best to involve everyone. We just love her. Loni has helped me so much. My little Biscuit was ill and not herself for about 9 months. I think I was mourning her loss for all that time. Loni has reignited all of us. Jim LOVES this new baby and dotes on her. We lucked out and we have you to thank for trusting us.”

Destiny for Dogs wishes Loni, her new Mom, Dad, and Fur-Brother, Jackson, “Happy Days Ahead!

Special “Thank You” to Stella now Loni’s Foster Mom, Rona. Plus all who assisted this angel to find such a wonderful and loving forever home: 

Tip Burrows, The Humane Society of the Grand Bahamas, Mary & Lynda from Potcake Rescue, Dr. Linda Abbott, Lynn & Staff, for all coming to the rescue.

Once again, “It Truly Takes a Village” and we have fabulous Villagers. Destiny for Dogs

Topaz

GOOD NEWS PUPDATE FROM TOPAZ’S NEW FOREVER MOM

“Oh JoAnn, I am so grateful to you and Destiny for Dogs! Topaz is a very special girl! I’m in love and so grateful for all you do! OK, there’s a lot of paparazzi going on here and I wanted to share. Topaz went for a little walk, did her poopie then played with a toy and did even run around inside happy. She is doing so great! She’s a ham too!”

We are wishing Topaz, her new Mom & Dad, “Happy Days Ahead!”

Special “Thank You” to Topaz Foster Family, Charles, Stacey, Presley & Parker. Plus all who touched this very deserving little girl:
Tip with the Humane Society of the Grand Bahamas, Mary & Lynda from Potcake Rescue, Dr. Linda Abbott, Lynn & Staff, Susan & Mark, and Ann & Roger (temp foster home) for coming to the rescue.

“It Truly Takes a Village” and We have phenomenal Villagers. Destiny for Dogs and Topaz are so grateful to all.”

Mack is at Peace

REST IN PEACE MR. MACK. YOU ARE HOME AGAIN AND WILL ALWAYS BE NEAR AND DEAR TO YOUR MOM

You are now “Happy, Healthy & Whole” once again. 

We Love & Miss You Much.

Tess is doing wonderful

GOOD NEWS PUPATE FROM TESS’S MOM

“Just wanted to let you know that Tess is doing wonderful.  She bonded immediately to me and to Millie. They are best friends play all the time. She was definitely a Christmas Miracle for me and I hope I was for her as well.”

Can you say “ADORABLE?”  Smiling from ear to ear, Mom’s cloths match her fur-babies

Wishing Tess, her Mom & fur-sister continued, “Happy Days Ahead!”

Special “Thank You” to foster mom, Jackie Sickels and her amazing Family

Luke is a winner

Good New Pupdate.  Luke hit the doggie lottery.

We are wishing Luke and his Mom and Dad continued “Happy Days Ahead”

Special thank you to Foster Mom Jackie Sickels and Family.

Beautiful Bella

Good New Pupdate.  Bella has been adopted and in her loving forever home.  It was love at first site.

“Of course, dad fell in love with Bella’s photo right away!  So glad I got in touch with you!  Bella is such a sweetheart.  What a love!  We are home.  She is busy investigating the house.  Thank you so much for sharing Bella with us!  We just absolutely adore her…we take turns who gets to sleep with her!  She is just a total love.  Thank You, They You, Thank You!”

Destiny for Dogs love all our happily ever afters. Bella is so deserving of her new loving forever parents.  A special “Thank You” to the prior adopters, Jim and Alan Peden for rescuing Bella.  Sadly, Jim and Alan’s neighbor across the street passed away and Bella was roaming the neighborhood (see the before and after photo, the after photo with the foster family and the final photo of Bella’s new mommy and daddy).

A shout out to Dr. Linda Abbott, Lynn McGrew and staff at the Animal Clinic as Wellington Reserve for the excellent veterinary care.  Also, a special thanks to foster mom’s, Clair and Ruby for all the TLC.

Many thanks to Joy Drasher at The Clip Joint for working her magic on grooming  Bella.  It does take a village and Destiny for Dogs is so fortunate to have such amazing “Villagers.”

We are all wishing Bella, Mom & Dad, “Happy Days Ahead!”
Lots of Love & Thanks to all

In Loving Memory of Caroline “Betsy” Beal

We appreciate the wonderful care Betsy provided to her beloved rescue
furbaby, Tiny Tim (TT)

Our deepest sympathy to Betsy’s daughter, son, family, loved ones and
friends. Betsy will truly be missed by all whose lives she touched.

Love and Prayers from

The Destiny for Dogs Family♥

Bugsby

GOOD NEWS PUPDATE FROM BUGSBY’S MOM

“We love him so much.  My husband often mentions that, “Bugs saved him.”   He’s certainly helped him through his cancer dx.   Actually, I think they saved each other. Thank you JoAnn and Cindi for
allowing us to be his Mom and Dad.”

Destiny for Dogs is so happy for Bugs who truly hit the doggie lottery with
his extraordinary Mom and Dad

RIP Lottie

IN LOVING MEMORY OF LOTTIE

REST IN PEACE SWEET GIRL. YOU WERE SO LOVED BY YOUR FAMILY AND WILL BE MISSED BY ALL.  RUN FREE AT RAINBOW BRIDGE, HAPPY, HEALTHY & WHOLE UNTIL YOU MEET AGAIN

From Lottie’s Mom

Dogs should live forever…….

RIP Frankie

It is with deepest sadness that the Destiny Family had to say “goodbye” to Frankie who was truly a mentor to so many neglected & abused rescue dogs. We can’t thank Barbara and his beloved, Frankie enough for all they did to comfort and find the most extraordinary, loving forever homes.🐾💕

Rest in Peace Sweet Frankie. You will be missed by all whom you touched🐾💕

Young Frankie. 

Mommy’s Girl “Bunny”

🐾💕PRECIOUS NEWS PUPDATE PHOTO FROM BUNNY’S MOM🐾💕

“We are visiting my parents. Bunny is not crazy about the chill in the morning.  She’s the best🌹 My little sidekick or I should say, “My little shadow.”

🐾💕We at Destiny for Dogs are wishing Bunny, mom & dad, continued “Happy Days Ahead!🐾💕

RIP Sweet Bella

💔🌈🐾IN LOVING MEMORY OF BELLA🐾🌈💔

💔Our loving thoughts & prayers are going out to Bella’s Dad in the loss of his beloved Girl.  Her untimely passing was sudden & painful beyond words. There was nothing that could be done by the Emergency Room Veterinarian Specialists where Bella received treatment for two days💔 

🌹You had a very rough start in life and were truly blessed when adopted by your dad. Rest in Peace Beautiful Bella. You were so adored & loved by your dad and all that you touched🌹

Jades Hair-do

Here is Jade before and after her grooming. Us girls love a new do!