A Forever Home Animal Rescue, Inc.


Severe skin issues and hair loss on chest, belly, legs. With treatment Leila will become the beautiful Shih Tzu she was meant to be.

Rescue, relieve suffering, rehabilitate and re-home domestic animals while educating the community on responsible pet ownership.

For a listing of our adoptable pets go to www.petfinder.com or click the adoptable dog list tab above.

Your donation is deeply appreciated and is tax deductible.  No amount is too small.  Thank you.Also, you can purchase raffle tickets here.



Before coming to AFHAR Chico lived in a horrible home with no grooming or kindness.  Chico was afraid of everyone.  Thankfully, he is now in a loving home.


Asia beaten by her owner to the point of breaking her leg.  Her leg has healed but Asia needs to heal on the inside now.  Specific adoption applications will be considered.

Everyday holds a lot of good and sometimes some bad. Today was a great day at Montverde Festival and we thank everyone for coming out and supporting our rescue. However, we are now faced with the "bad". Our latest save, Teddy Bear is fighting for his life. Teddy Bear is only 6 mos old and has a serious birth defect which has caused a host of problems including blindness. He has had surgery and we are all praying he will recover. We had to try or we would never forgive ourselves but here we are with another $2,000 bill. Yes, this is what we do but we obviously cannot do it alone. Click the link to read more about teddy bear and his condition and how you can help. Please give generously so we can get him all the care he needs.


Comment from a wonderful supporter: "You are truly the very best in rescue. Your love, care, compassion, patience, commitment and dedication towards your rescue animals is outstanding. Without hesitation you all stepped up to give this little guy the chance to live a full life unlike his owner that was ready to put him to sleep. It is my GREAT PLEASURE to know and work with you and I will do everything in my power to help you with the fundraiser for Teddy Bear!! THANK YOU for helping all the unwanted and medically needy no matter if from OCAS, MDAS, HCAS or OS ... You continue to be there for the seniors, the young and the injured and the sick. AFHAR the very best in rescue today!!

UPDATE on Teddy Bear. He is now standing by himself, albeit wobbly and he can see! This is a MAJOR step forward for him. Teddy is doing great and ready for adoption!


Hit by a car and left to die with two broken legs and a shattered hip. " I'm healed on the outside but need your love to heal in the inside."


    $9,100  raised                                                                                                                                                                                  Goal:  $100,000

A Forever Home Animal Rescue, inc. NEEDS A NEW HOME . . . . .

The owner of our adoption center is selling the property and AFHAR needs to move all of our rescued dogs.  Our Vice President, Heidi Hardman, will match the first $30,000 in donations raised.

  • Our current rescue and adoption center is home to over 25 dogs that otherwise would have died in a shelter.  
  • AFHAR has dedicated volunteers working hard toward implementing a new vision - to open an "Adopt and Shop Pet Center".
  • This innovative pet adoption center will feature puppies, kittens, dogs and cats that have been rescued from euthanasia lists at shelters.
  • The center will also provide spay / neuter services, pet boarding, pet merchandise, and a place for pets and their owners to meet and share.
  • Every 11 seconds a healthy cat or dog is euthanized in US shelters and AFHAR has been working hard to change that statistic.

    Please help us make this vision a reality with your donation today.  Our new facility will save hundreds of lives.


Country Manor Boarding and Adoption   Center, 26135 Bloomfield Avenue, Yalaha, FL 34797. 

Visiting Hours:  11:00am - 4pm,

7 days a week.  If you are interested in boarding your dog, please call for an appointment.  All proceeds are used to

help rescued dogs.

Call or email 407-221-1855

A huge thank you to Tractor Supply in Leesburg 

for donating 10 large bags of dog food to our rescue every single month!

It costs AFHAR upwards of $1,000 per month to feed our rescued dogs at the adoption center.  Tractor Supply has allowed us to breathe a sigh of relief knowing that one huge expense has been lifted.  We also attend adoption events at the store from time to time.  Stay tuned!

Gracies of Winter Garden has been a huge supporter of AFHAR for several years now.  Gracies offers high-quality foods and treats for pets at affordable prices.  Come visit their store at 220 South Dillard Street, Winter Garden, FL.

Phone:  407-654-6169

Help us help more dogs like, Paco, Krissy, Trixie, Scooby and Taco listed below in the photos.  All dogs these dogs desperately needed our help.


Every Saturday from 3pm - 6pm - PetSmart in Winter Garden Village, Winter Garden, FLCome meet our dogs for adoption!

Every first Saturday of the month - Tractor Supply, Leesburg, FL - Time:  TBD

Every Sunday - Yalaha Bakery, Yalaha, FL - Time:  TBD

POOKIES RESCUE FEST - January 24, 2015

Pookie’s is proud to announce its 7th Annual RescueFest, a fundraiser and adoption day to benefit local non-profit animal rescue groups! This year’s event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, January 24, 2015, at the picturesque Lake Lily Park in Maitland.

This fun-filled annual event seeks to increase awareness and promote adoption of homeless pets, tens of thousands of which are abandoned and turned in to local shelters every year in Central Florida. You can make a difference for animals in need!

featured dogs:  TONY AND BADGER

This is Tony and Badger, walking on grass for the first time in their lives.  These two old boys were kept in an outside kennel without adequate shelter for their entire lives.  They were used for breeding cute little puppies for people to buy at the expense of their own comfort and happiness.  Unfortunately this is all too common due to lack of regulations and laws against poor breeding practices.  Hopefully one day breeding dogs will not have to suffer the way these too did.  Now they are 14 years old and their life is almost over.  AFHAR will care for these dogs until we can find an adopter or a foster home to live out their lives.

If you would like to help us help Tony and Badger contact Lori at 407-221-1855 or lmasters@cfl.rr.com.  You can also donate toward their care via the donation button above.  Thank you!