Every week, I’ll be featuring adoptable pets from local rescue groups. This week, I’m sharing adorable adoptables from Friends of Homeless Animals (FOHA) and A Forever Home Rescue Foundation (A Forever Home). Ready to meet this week’s featured pups, Igor & Tasha? Here we go…
First up, meet Igor! (Awesome name, right?) This handsome guy is approximately 2 years old, weighs about 55 pounds, and is a Shar Pei mix. Here’s his bio from FOHA:
“Ivy is my sister. Someone abandoned us and another little black dog alone in the woods when we were just puppies. The little black dog took care of us as best he could. Someone gave him a sandwich to eat and he didn’t even touch it. He brought it over to the woods and gave it to my sister and me. True story!! He didn’t eat any of it.
We were found by some people who took care of us and helped our hair grow back. Then a nice couple fell in love with us and took us home. We thought it was going to be our forever home, but boy were we fooled. Two years later they had a baby and our family abandoned us again. They didn’t have time for us and didn’t care about us. The people I thought loved me…well, they didn’t care about us at all. I love food…and I love that I get 2 meals a day now….every day, without fail. Life is looking up. Now….if I could just find a REAL forever home….”
Up next, meet Abner! This Lhasa Apso mix is approximately 5 years old. Here’s his bio from A Forever Home:
“I’m Abner, a Lhasa Apso mix. I was dropped off at a shelter in Cumberland, Maryland in the middle of the night on Tuesday, January 31, 2012, along other dogs and poodle puppies. I was on the news! A Forever Home rescued me! Let me tell you – it’s the BEST thing that’s ever happened to me. In my 5 years of life, I have not known what I feel now at my new foster’s home. I’m still trying to process why these people – who never met me before February 1, 2012 – act so different towards me than the person(s) who dumped me at the shelter.
Where I am now, they tell me they “love” me, but I don’t really know what “love” means. I do know that their voice is soft, I get held tight, scratched behind my ears and all over. That makes me feel so good. I get brushed daily and I have my own food three times each day! Guess all these things means ‘love’ – I could get use to this. I think I stayed outside all the time in my previous life, but my mom makes sure I’m not alone. I sleep with her and get extra scratching. She holds me so tight that I can hardly breathe, but I like it.
I walk funny from an old back injury and my hind legs don’t act right. I ‘gimp’, but it doesn’t stop me from walking. I’ve only known walking in a square or rectangle because that’s what I’ve been use to. When I got to my foster home, they took me out to do my business but, to my surprise, when I was done, I got to go inside, where it’s warm. I like everyone here, except what they call ‘cats’. Don’t know what they are but they don’t seem to like me. I try to get them to play, but they don’t respond, except to yell at me.
I’d love to be your everything. I need someone who won’t force me to be anything but what I want to be. I don’t need to be taken to a dog park. I just want someone who will understand where I came from, and that, with my bad back legs, I can’t do a lot of steps or run – just let me be me. Make me feel good every day, scratch me, feed me, and want to be close to me. That’s a lot to ask, so maybe I need someone who can dedicate themselves 24/7 to me. Oh, and it would help NOT to have cats or young children. Do you need companionship? Can you dedicate yourself to me? I might be the one for you.“
If you think you have the perfect home for Abner, visit A Forever Home for more information or email Info@aforeverhome.org. To view the other pets available for adoption at A Forever Home, click here.
A Forever Home also has a weekly adoption event at the PetCo in Chantilly. For the address and to find out more info, click here.
(If you have your eye on a specific pet, please email for information
first – not all pets will be at the weekly event. However, there are a
lot of awesome pets in need of homes, so if you’re in the neighborhood,
stop by and meet some of them!)
Bios and photos from the FOHA and AFH websites. This post is not on behalf of or officially endorsed by either group.