A Forever Home Animal Rescue, Inc.

Bam Bam

Severe dental disease and living in pain. Over 10 of his teethhad to be removed. No longer in pain but must now learn how to walk on a leash.

To save, protect, and respect all homeless pets until every cage, in every shelter, is empty. 

Meet Our Team

Lori Mastrantoni

President, Secretary and Treasurer, Adoptions and inquiries - 407-221-1855


Matt Mondragon

Volunteer Director of Kennel Operations

Heidi Hardman

Vice President and

Director of Outreach




A Forever Home Animal Rescue, Inc. is a no-kill organization with 15 years experience rescuing, fostering and adopting out animals.  With us you can adopt a dog or cat to perfectly fit your home and lifestyle.  Our Outreach Team provides transport from shelters to our rescue ranch and veterinarians and we provide basic pet supplies, food, water, medical care and above all love to our rescued animals.  We are dedicated to promoting kindness and respect toward animals and helping people understand a pet is an important commitment. Please contact Lori at lmasters@cfl.rr.com with any inquiries, rescues, and adoption.  Thank you!

PLEASE NOTE:  At AFHAR, we have helped all kinds of dogs, all breeds and all sizes, however, at this time we are only capable of handling small dogs no more than 25 pounds.  We realize there are so many large dogs that need help and it breaks our hearts knowing they need us.  We currently have several large dogs in our care that need time to heal and be adopted.  Our facility is not equipped to take any large dogs over 25 pounds at this time.  We will post a notice as soon as space becomes available.  Thank you for understanding.  Other resources to try:

  *  Go on-line and look up rescue groups throughout Florida

  *  Your county animal shelter  or SPCA

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

Tasha Romero

Senior Volunteer,  Veterinary Transport Operations

Linda Rock

Senior Volunteer


Website Manager

Your donation is deeply appreciated and is tax deductible.  No amount is too small.  Thank you.



Rescued from a shelter in Florida, old, missing part of his jaw from infection and no hope of adoption. In a permanent foster home soon to be adopted.


Rescued off the streets by a good samaritan. Sandy was suffering from prolapsed rectum, anemia, heart worm disease and was emaciated. She is healing and in a foster home.

WORLD OF BEER EVENT AND BARKTOBERFEST events coming up!  mark your calendar!

World of Beer - 2385 S Hwy 27, Clermont, FL 34711 - Sunday, August 10 in the evening. Join us for a fundraising event for our rescue including Yappy Hour, raffles, live entertainment and meet our dogs for adoption. Details to follow!

Barktoberfest: Our fourth annual Barktoberfest is a rescue appreciation event to celebrate the partnership between Orange County Animal Services and the rescue community. Animal Services works with approximately 70 rescue partners that aid in the recovery and adoption of many homeless animals. This event will have many of these rescued pets available for adoption. Along with adoptable animals there will also be delicious food trucks, pet microchipping, vendors, raffles and more! Saturday, September 27 from 10am - 4pm, Lake Eola in downtown Orlando.

Come meet Spiderman, Jax, Poncho, Sugar, Bam Bam and many of our other wonderful rescued dogs!


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.


    $4,843 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.

Playful poncho's daily photo. Whoever gives little Poncho a chance will be greeted every day by happy wiggles and giggles and lots of snuggles. Please give this little guy a chance. He is getting very discouraged at the kennel. He deserves to live in a home, not a shelter. Come meet this adorable dog at our adoption center in Yalaha.

Debi Morrin

Volunteer, Kennel Operations

See Debi's Petsitting Profile on our

"What we Do" tab!

I'm Poncho and I've been waiting a long time for my forever home.  Would you adopt me please?


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.

featured dog:  poncho!

Real cute, playful, affectionate and a happy little guy.