Archive for JoAnn

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!

Lucky Update

Pupdate Photo of our Senior Lab Lucky from his Marvelous Mom🐾💕

A Note from Bailey’s Mom

🐾💕GOOD NEWS PUPDATE FROM BAILEY’S MOM. WAY TO GO GIRL🐾💕

“Just have to tell you, Bailey is just awesome. She’s fully trained & full of personality. Definitely worth the wait.”

“We at Destiny for Dogs are all so thrilled for Bailey, her mom, dad & fur-sibling Pepper and are wishing continued “Happy Days Ahead!”

Finn the Norwegian Forest Cat

🐾💕MORE GOOD NEWS PUPDATES FROM BOHDI & TUCKER’S MOM. WELCOME BEAUTIFUL FINN TO YOUR NEW HOME

“💕Another pupdate! Bodhi & Tucker have a new brother – Finn the Norwegian Forest Cat. He was rehomed 3x and this is his last! The boys are all getting along after a couple of sketchy weeks of slow introductions! Bodhi decided he wanted to be his BFF from day 1 but Tucker not so much 😂 it’s actually funny because Tucker is so oblivious & laid back but he was not a fan! I think once he realized Finn could care less if he had his approval he decided it wasn’t worth the energy to terrorize him! Bodhi is completely obsessed & in love with him. It was certainly not in the plans to add a cat but really…why not?! The kids are over the moon & one less fur baby in a shelter or at risk. What a splendid gift they all are 💝

Tucker is Lili’s dog for sure! He sleeps with her, runs errands, she carries him on her hip like a toddler & he naps slumped on her lap while she works. It’s hilarious & precious.💕”

Always “Room for One More

Wishing Finn lots of love & happiness in his new loving forever home with his two & four legged siblings🐾💕💕

Frankie

🐾💕HEARTWARMING PUPDATE & PRECIOUS PHOTOS FROM FRANKIE’S INCREDIBLE MOM🐾💕

“My old boy, Frankie- catching some rays. He looks fat and old in those pics. Also some from this Easter. Guessing that he must be about 13? These street dogs never tell us how old they are.”

Frankie was rescued from PBCACC by DFD.  Being a young JRT mix, he was extremely HIGH energy, barky, and nippy. Thankfully, Frankie’s “Foster Mom” became a “Foster Failure. ” He needed a seasoned, knowledgeable, committed and extremely dedicated JRT owner. Barbara worked her magic with Frankie and he became the most amazing guy. Frankie assisted his mom with nurturing so many future fosters to successfully find perfect, loving homes. Many thanks to this extraordinary dog and his mom for all that they did to save precious lives. Together, they assisted so many neglected fur babies to live “Happily Ever After” lives. Just no words to express our appreciation to Barbara & Frankie

Bentley

🐾💕Good News Pupdate from Bentley’s “New Forever Family🐾💕

“I took this “first” picture of Bentley tonight after dinner and Zoomies.  Doesn’t he look so happy?!! Here is a pictures of me and my mom with Bentley.  He is doing really well and brings us such joy and laughter. 

Destiny for Dogs is certainly a wonderful rescue.  I am so glad Bentley was with your organization as it has been nothing but a positive experience.  I love that you keep both the adopter and former owner in the loop. I can’t thank you enough.  

P.S.  My mom is also almost as happy as Bentley is.  That makes my heart soar.”

We all just love amazing updates and “Happy Ever After” photos. 

Wishing Bentley and his extraordinary family only “Happy Days Ahead!”

Bailey

🐾💕GOOD NEWS PUPDATE ON BAILEY AKA “MIRACLE”MOM🐾💕

“Just wanted to keep you up to date. Well all the training finally paid off. Bailey’s a really good dog. Brings us lots of happiness. Bailey is really really spoiled and awesome and she’s my baby now. Last two photos are my friends dogs. They all get along … It’s Incredible!”

We are so happy for Bailey and her family. Wishing all continued, “Happy Days Ahead!”

RIP Rocky

🐾💔Very Sad Update from Rocky’s Mom.  Rest in Peace Sweet Boy💔🐾

“My boy Rocky passed away early Sunday morning😭.  He had a mass on his scrotum, it broke we rushed him to the emergency vet, they couldn’t operate because of his heart condition… he was in very bad pain, so I had to let him go, I feel so bad, but nothing I could do for him.. he was a great dog, and happy I had him for this long

This is go bye bye face, always happy to go bye bye in the car, it’s so lonely without him, I feel so bad.”

We are so sorry for the loss of your beloved, Rocky💔You were such an extraordinary fur mom to Rocky. He was blessed to have you. We know that you did everything humanly possible for this special guy. Know that he is at Peace, Happy, Healthy, Whole. Running free at Rainbow Bridge🌈 

Until you meet again, always in your heart, thoughts and loving memories♥️

RIP Madi

🐾💔🙏FROM RON & MARYELLEN “IN LOVING MEMORY OF THEIR BELOVED, MADI. SUCH A BEAUTIFUL TRIBUTE TO HER LIFE🙏💔🐾

“It is with great sadness that MaryEllen and I had to let Madi go to doggie heaven where she can romp with our other 2 Westies… Maxine and Samee. Her organs were failing and other issues that affect 14 YO dogs. She brought so much ❤️ to us , our grandkids and everyone she met. On the good advice of our vet… she offered  that it might be better to let her go with dignity. So last Friday we sadly and with tears let her go peacefully. We miss her sooooo much.  Thank You for all you do and for your thoughts and prayers. Madi was so special and loving. She was with us morning, noon and night in our home, office, Florida and hearts. She truly touched everyone she met…. Everywhere. Right now our home and hearts are torn. We received many thoughtful messages from our friends and from everyone who knew her. We were truly blessed for the 11 years we had her but right now the tears are still flowing.”

🌹🙏Dear Ron & MaryEllen, 

We are all so sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved, Madi. Our heart aches for you. Thank you both for providing Madi such an extraordinary loving forever home and the best care any fur baby could wish for. We sending you loving thoughts & healing prayers. 🙏🌹

Luna

From Luna’s mommy. Sweet photos

“Luna got an allergy shot today. So she always gets a puppaccino after.”

Luna your mommy made your booboo much better. She is the best. Feel better precious girl. 💗

Tucker

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

“Good morning!☀️Today Tucker gets to be in the spotlight! We are just a week shy of his 4 mo “Gotcha Day” but I couldn’t wait to share these progress photos! Yesterday was spa day at the groomers and truly revealed how much he has filled out 🤩 he is now a super healthy 35.5 lbs 💪 he LOVES his homemade food. He snorts while eating 😂 & may have to change to a slow bowl when it used to take him nearly 30 min to finish his meals. Roasted cinnamon sweet potatoes are by far his favorite treat 😋 As you can see from the photo he even tolerates Finn the cat now! Tucker has decided that he is definitively Lili’s child and is now her official registered Emotional Support Animal 💝 They both need one another & I believe this was a divinely crafted partnership 🙏 We could not be more grateful for this little angel and for everyone who worked so hard to save his life”

🐾💕We are wishing Tucker and his positively perfect two & four legged family, continued “Happy Days Ahead!🐾💕

Iggy

🐾GOOD NEWS PUPDATE FROM IGGY’S MOM🐾

“It was a long, difficult road to recovery  – especially with a cold, wet winter and spring, but she’s a trooper! Iggy is completely healed! She’s back on the couch, taking walks, and enjoying life 🥰”

Liz – We appreciate you taking such wonderful care and your dedication to make Iggy “Happy, Healthy & Whole” again. 

Hugs & Thanks🐾💕

Bella

🎈🐾♥️GOOD NEWS BIRTHDAY PUPDATE FROM BELLA’S MOM♥️🐾🎈

“Happy Birthday Bella🎈You are now 7 years old. 

JoAnn thank you for this precious gift, she is amazing. The coolest girl in the neighborhood.

Bella is so special and has us wrapped around her paws🎈🐾♥️”

🎉Happy Birthday Beautiful Bella

We are all wishing you many, many more Birthdays filled with lots of love and yummy treats🎉

Nina

🐾💕PRETTY PHOTO PUPDATE FROM NINA’S MOM🐾💕

🌹“Nina had a grooming. Thought I’d share.”🌹

💕🐾Wishing Nina and her family continued, “Happy Days Ahead!”🐾💕

Finny

🐾💕GOOD NEWS PUPDATE FROM FINNY MONROE DONEHAM’S MOM ON HIS 1 YEAR “GOTCHA” ANNIVERSARY🐾💕

Backstory from Finny Monroe’s “Marvelous Mom.” 

“Hi, looking back at my first emails regarding Finny, I picked him up on July 16, 2022.   That was a great day for me and him.    I told him this morning his new BD is July 4 and per old records he will be 12 years old.”

From his perspective Finny wants to say:

 “Thank you Miss

JoAnn. You saved my life and I am very happy.   I am a Villager now and like all Villagers I’m retired and my favorite sport is riding in a golf cart every evening.  It’s so fun and we stop at a park and I get to smell every tree and blade of grass and then we continue my ride with my hair blowing smartly.  I’m so cute.

I have a favorite activity and that’s leading Mom to the treat counter and getting a bunch of treats put on my own blanket and spread all around.   I go from treat to treat eating away.  That’s so much fun.   I do this about 3 times a day and once again at bedtime.  

My wish for my birthday is that all dogs could find forever home.  My mommy tells me daily she loves me.   I love her too.   I’ve learned to give her kisses.  I don’t ever growl anymore.  I was just so confused until I found a home.  

Thank you again and again Miss JoAnn for not giving up on finding a home for me. Love Finny.”

🐾💕We are wishing Finny & Family continued “Happy Days Ahead!”

Plus we are all thrilled for Finny and the incredible mom who is truly his “Rescue Angel.”🐾💕

Cosmo and Tucker

🐾🎉HAPPY 4TH OF JULY PUPDATE & PHOTOS FROM COSMO & TUCKER’S MOM🎉🐾

“Happy 4th from these cool dudes! ❤️💙 Hope everyone is doing well & having a great holiday!”

Special “Thank You” Jackie Sickels, Foster Mom & Family for taking such great of Cosmo & Tucker and finding them such a wonderful, loving forever home

🐾💕Wishing Cosmo, Tucker & Family continued “Happy Days Ahead!”🐾💕

Yanna Is Still Loved

🎂🎈☁️🐾HAPPY HEAVENLY BIRTHDAY TO YANNA FROM HER MOM & DAD🐾☁️🎈🎂

“Happy Heavenly Birthday Yanna, my best friend, my soul dog. We are blessed to have been entrusted with you for so many years, and are grateful to have loved and to have been loved by you. Yanna, you made us whole and took a piece of our hearts with you. We love and miss you every day.”

🐾🙏❤️‍🩹We are sending loving thoughts and healing prayers to Yanna’s parents. It is the first birthday without their beloved angel girl 🐾🙏❤️‍🩹

Blessing Blankets

Dear Trudy Downes & Angels🐾💕

Thank you so very much for the beautiful, Blessing Blankets Made with Love, that arrived last night. Thanks to you, rescue babies will feel the love and comfort of having something of their very own to take with them to their new loving forever homes. 

I know I speak for everyone in the  “Rescue World” when I say that you are truly a loving, caring “Rescue Angel.” 

Our Teddie was a rescue who had a very rough start in life. He was so excited last night when we opened the boxes of Blessing Blankets Made with Love,. Teddie knows how much each blanket will mean to each fur-baby and thanks you too🐾💕

💜🐾We love & appreciate you. 

JoAnn & the Destiny for Dogs Family🐾💜

RIP Lewie

💔🐾A HEARTFELT MESSAGE FROM LEWIE’S MOM, “IN LOVING MEMORY” OF HER BELOVED SPECIAL ANGEL🐾💔

🐾♥️4 1/2 years ago you let me adopt my precious Lewie (Louie).  He’s been my life companion and I’ll always be grateful.  So unexpectedly, he collapsed this morning.  By the time we got to Calusa, he was in a bad way.  It happened so quickly.  

I loved him so and thank you for giving him to me.  I couldn’t imagine my life without him.♥️🐾”

🙏We are sending loving thoughts and healing prayers🙏

💜🐾Rest in Peace beautiful, sweet Lewie.  Run Free, Happy, Healthy & Whole at Rainbow Bridge🌈 Until you meet again

🐾💜

Sophie

🐾💕GOOD NEWS PUPDATE FROM SOPHIE’S MOM WITH PRECIOUS PHOTOS🐾💕

Sophie Sheldon is one happy little girl who hit the doggie lottery. Sophie’s special & loving mom who says, “I hope she is because I have done everything in my power to make sure she has a happy life.”

A picture is worth a thousand words. Sophie is smiling, one happy and spoiled “rotten” little girl.  Sophie’s mom does everything to ensure this smile stays on her face🐾💕

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

Blessing Blankets for Destiny’s Rescues

Dear Trudy, 

🐾💕Thank you for the wonderful act of kindness that you provide to all the rescue babies. The comfort that the Blessing Blankets Made with Love is “Heaven Sent.” Because of your love & dedication, so many abused, neglected and homeless animals feel the love, warmth and comfort that they so deserve. Something of their own (maybe for the first time in their lives) that they always be theirs🐾💕

🌹Thank you for you. You are truly beautiful inside and out.🌹

💗Love from here to there. From us to you💗

💗🐾💜Destiny for Dogs💜🐾💗

Beloved Sweet “Red”

💔🐾🌹IN LOVING MEMORY OF BELOVED & BEAUTIFUL RED. THE LOVE WILL LIVE ON IN THE HEARTS OF HIS MOM & DAD FOREVER & A DAY🌹🐾💔

🌹A touching memorial to Red from his mom🌹

“It is with a very heavy heart that we had to say goodbye to our beautiful boy Red. Red’s life was cut short by an autoimmune disease for which there is no cure. My husband and I are extremely blessed to have shared our lives with Red for 6 plus years🐾

Red was our bright ray of sunshine every day. He was the sweetest, happiest, most loving boy ever with an incredible personality and love for life! He had a smile that would melt your heart and surely make you smile.

Red loved his morning walks, and seeing fellow neighbors and doggies. He put a smile on everyone’s face that met him. Red loved his dog van and going on adventures with us. He loved everything!

Every day with Red was truly a gift. He is loved and missed more than I can say. We pray Red is happy and whole again running free and playing with his beloved canine sister and best friend Yanna.🐾

♥️We love and miss you so much Red♥️”

🙏🐾Thank you for providing Red “Heaven on Earth.” He was so blessed to have the most wonderful, loving & nurturing parents. We are all wishing you both love & peace. Until you meet again, Red will remain in your heart & happy, loving memories♥️🐾🙏

🐾Red – Run Free! Happy, Healthy & Whole🐾

Spencer update

🐾💕GOOD NEWS PUPDATE FROM SPENCER’S DAD🐾💕
“Hi JoAnn,
It’s been 2 years since we adopted Spencer (formerly known as Sparky), and I thought we should give you an update!  Spencer’s continuing doing very well, he’s grown into a very smart, healthy, and playful dog that brings lots of love and joy to our lives.  He’s still a bit of a barker, and is not too fond of other dogs or other people coming to or walking by the house, and he especially dislikes Amazon trucks which just drive him crazy, although for some reason he has no problem with UPS or FedEx!  He still loves to watch, and bark at, dogs and other animals on TV, but his favorite activity is playing in the backyard, running around chasing after the lizards, or just lounging by the pool.
Thanks again for letting us make Spencer a part of our family!!”


🐾💕We are wishing stunning Spencer and his family continued, “Happy Days Ahead!”🐾💕

Happy Easter from Lucky

🐾💕From Lucky the “Senior Lab’s Mom🐾💕

Here’s your “AWWWWWWW” for the day. 

🐰Lucky – Our Cadberry Bunny!🐰

Lana is Home

🐾💕GOOD NEWS PUPDATE! Lana now Amber has been adopted and in her loving forever home🐾💕
Thank you to Dr. Abbott & Staff @ Animal Clinic at Wellington Reserve for taking such great care of Lana. Plus Dr. Abbott for performing a very involved spay due to scar tissue from so many litters which required C-Section. 

Special “Thank You” to foster mom, Rona for doing such an amazing job getting her ready for the perfect loving forever home. A HUGE “SHOUT OUT” to Sharon Harper for rescuing Lana for Destiny. 

From Lana’s new mommy. “We’ve renamed her Amber and she already knows her name. She’s perfect in every way. We’ve never had a sweeter little four legged girl. She’s doing very well. I’d say she’s pretty well moved in and has us wrapped around her paw.  She never meets a stranger and is very affectionate. Amber was groomed Monday and our groomer commented how sweet and friendly she is. We’re so thankful that you all allowed us to be her mom and dad. ❤️”

🐾💕We are wishing Amber, her new mom & dad, “Happy Days Ahead!”🐾💕

Bodhi’s Treats

🐾💕GOOD NEWS PUPDATE & RECIPE FROM TUCKER & BODHI’S MOMMY🐾💕
“Happy Friday! Hope all is well ☀️💛 Tucker & Bodhi wanted me to share their favorite dog treat recipe if you are ever in the baking mood! 🐾💜” 

🐾💕We are wishing Bohdi, Tucker & Mom, continued “Happy Days Ahead!”🐾💕

Leo is Loved!

🐾💕SWEET MESSAGE FROM LEO & HIS MOM🐾💕
“This face…. 
I’m still overly blessed that you allowed me to be his HOOMAN!   Thank you from the bottom of my heart.   XXOO
We are sending all forms of PAWS-ative vibes, hugs, Frenchie kisses and prayers to you.”

From Destiny for Dogs…
🐾💕Thank you Leo & Mom for such a sweet message. Mom, I agree … “This Face!” 💜

Senior Sally

🐾💕GOOD NEWS PUPDATE WITH GORGEOUS PORTRAIT FROM SALLY’S MOM🐾💕
“Hi Joann this is Carol, Sally’s mom.  It’s been a while and Sally will be 14 in June and we took her home almost 2 1/2 years ago.  She is sleeping in her pup tent at my work, she goes to work 2 days with me and 2 days with her daddy.  The other days she is home with me. Sally is the best thing that ever happened to us.  She is smart, sweet, loves everybody and everyone who crosses her path loves her.  She is a daddy’s girl but I get lots of love too. Sally is the happiest little girl and is so much fun.  She makes us laugh and smile all the time. She is doing exceptionally well and just had her yearly check up.  She acts like a young dog and has lots of energy.  She surprises our vet.  He and his staff just love her.  More people should consider older dogs – they are so grateful for the love and care you give them.
Sally’s portrait and Sally sleeping 💤 in her bed thought you’d like a couple of other pics. 
We’ll keep in touch.  Best Regards, Carol, Barry and Sally🐶🐾”

🐾💕We all agree “Senior Dogs Rock” and are so appreciative. Wishing Sally, her mom and dad, continued  “Happy Days Ahead!”🐾💕 DFD