Poor Jake has been waiting months for his new home.  He's gets passed up all the time and we just don't know why, but we know it will happen!  It always does! .


Colby was forced to live outside and was covered in fleas and matted hair.  He has a skin infection and heartworm disease but he's on the road to recovery!.


I went to the shelter last week in hopes of saving a few lives and I came upon Dex. I almost didn't see him. There he was, this tiny black ball, all curled up on a filthy, wet concrete floor right against the gate door.  I could smell Dex from three kennels away. He reeked of yeast infection, urine and feces. I thought he was dead. He just didn't move even when we opened the door.

Read more of his story here:


Seniors for Seniors Program -   What?   Adopt an old dog?

We have recently implemented a new program called Seniors for Seniors, whereby a Senior who adopts a senior dog age 10 and older will receive an adoption discount.  The regular adoption fee for a senior is $150.00 and now will be $75.00 for seniors

1.  Senior dogs at shelters need homes just as badly as younger dogs. Many older dogs were once owned and loved by someone. For whatever reason, they were given up and abandoned in a shelter and are in need of a home. Just like puppies and younger adoptable dogs, they make loyal and loving companions.

2. Adopting an older dog may save its life. Many people are quick to adopt puppies and younger dogs, often overlooking dogs over the age of five. Shelters are overcrowded and unfortunately, older dogs are among the first to be euthanized if they aren’t adopted in a timely manner.

3. Older dogs usually come trained and understand at least basic commands. Most older dogs are potty-trained and have mastered the basic commands such as “sit,” “stay,” “come,” and “down.”

5. You can teach an old dog new tricks. Dogs can be trained at any age and older dogs are just as smart as younger ones. Older dogs have a greater attention span than a puppy, which make them easier to train.

6. Older dogs are calmer and less energetic than younger dogs.

7. Older dogs make instant companions. Unlike a puppy, which requires leash training, etc. an older dog is ready to accompany you on a long walk and already knows how to play fetch.

All these dogs are up for adoption and  you can see more  photos and stories on the adoptable dogs tab above.

Welcome to A Forever Home Animal Rescue, Inc.  501(3)(c) non-profit organization saving lives throughout Florida.

AFHAR has an adoption facility in Yalaha, Florida which is a temporary home to approximately 25 dogs at any given time. There we give homeless dogs a place to be loved, cared for, trained and hope for a home.  Our average intake is about 20 dogs per month coming in from shelters, as strays, or owners who can no longer care for their pet. We also provide boarding services of which 100% of proceeds goes to rescuing dogs or cats.  To find out more about volunteering and to fill out an application to volunteer click here.  To find our dogs for adoption click here. We have several cats for adoption as well.  Please go to www.petfinder.com or www.rescueme.org for a full list of all pets for adoption.

AFHAR is looking for a piece of property to make our dream come true of moving and building our own facility.  To find out more click here.

featured dog:  dex

JOIN US AT OUR ON-GOING EVENTS!  Come meet our dogs for adoption!

Every Saturday from 3:30pm - 6:30pm - PetSmart in Winter Garden Village, Winter Garden, FL

Every first and third Saturday of the month 10am - 2pm - Tractor Supply, Leesburg, FL 

Friday's 10am-1pm PetSmart in The Villages 

POOCHAPALOOZA - Saturday, Sept. 19 from 8:30-1:00 pm

Near the main beach parking area of Lake Louisa State Park

BARKTOBERFEST! Saturday, September 26 from 10 a.m. through 4 p.m. The event will be located in the south east grassy area of Lake Eola in downtown Orlando.


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

Website:  www.countrymanorboarding.com


Chico is a crankly little guy at times and has been waiting a very long time for a home.  He just needs someone with patience.  Please give him a chance.


Tigger has been through a vigorous heartworm treatment and has been waiting forever to get a home. Can you come meet him and make his dream come true?


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

A Forever Home Animal Rescue, Inc.