Friends of Homeless Animals (FOHA)

Friends of Homeless Animals (FOHA)

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What a beautiful day to be out in the community and volunteering for Friends of Homeless Animals (FOHA)! 🐶🐱

Thank you to all our volunteers who helped show that "Life is better when you're generous!" with our time and talents!
❗️❗️❗️Lost Pitbull Puppy ❗️❗️❗️📍Marbury, Chantilly VA 20152 Please help get her home
Friends of Homeless Animals is the enduring standard for no-kill rescues. They save and improve lives one paw at a time. They strive to: bring an end to the unnecessary killing of companion animals; provide safe haven for abused and abandoned animals; provide food, shelter, medical care, rehabilitation, and compassion to homeless animals; find permanent, loving homes for the animals in their care and most importantly, bring about a time when there will no longer be homeless pets and every pet can be guaranteed a loving home.

Meet McGee. MCGee is one sweet and handsome fella! He is a social guy and really enjoys people. He will run to greet you and tries to be the first to get attention. He can’t get enough pets and freely gives head butts in return. McGee is an awesome purr machine and really enjoys playtime. He enjoys chasing wand toys, and especially loves the “red dot”. He is still new to FOHA, so please check back for more information about him as they learn more of his fantastic personality. If you can’t wait, submit an application on their website and go to the shelter to see him for yourself!
Friends of Homeless Animals (FOHA)
World Animal Awareness Society - WA2S.Org & WA2S Films
#kidsadovcatingforanimals #kidsadvocatingforchange #leaveitforthepooch #leadership #tamu #love #universityoftexasataustin #riceuniversity #kidsmakingadifference #animalrescuers
Through our Hearts to Home transport program, established in November 2017, we rescue dogs from overcrowded shelters here in the south and send them to much emptier rescues in the northern states where they can find their forever homes. This year, we're thankful for our transport partners who save lives through the Hearts to Home transport program. When we receive pleas from local county shelters about urgent dogs, the program coordinator, Megan, contacts our rescue partners up north to see if they can help. Megan focuses on saving those in their final moments, those being overlooked, those that weren't given a fair shot, and those with emergency medical needs. Time and time again, our wonderful partners step up to assist us in providing these dogs with a new chance at life. We want to thank the rescues who have partnered with us this year, ultimately helping us save over 200 dogs (and counting) in 2021 that were at high risk for euthanasia in county shelters. Please share all the love on #DaysOfThanks day 12 with our transport partner rescues: NJSH Pet Rescue, Friends of Homeless Animals (FOHA) VA, The Hero Rescue, Puppy Paws Rescue - Maryland, Traveling Tails Dog Rescue, Renee's Rescues, Inc., Rosemarie's Rescue Ranch, TRU Rescue, Beagle Rescue of Southern Maryland (BRSM), Inc., Lab Rescue LRCP, SPCA of Anne Arundel County, Rescue City, and Big East Akita Rescue. A special thank you to Vicki Borowiak, who helps coordinate the transports of our dogs to the rescue up north! Thank you for always giving a leg up to dogs that may not have received it otherwise! #Day12
At Northwest Federal, we are committed to giving back to our community through our four pillars of Community Outreach. Through our pillar of Saving & Protecting Animals and Wildlife, we proudly support Forsyth Humane Society Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy Friends of Homeless Animals (FOHA) Animal Welfare League of Arlington and more.
Spent the afternoon working with a lead on for his first day home. Kissy made great progress!
It's one of our favorites times of the month! It's time to announce the Cuddle Clones shelter donations for September 2021. Read the blog here: https://hubs.li/H0YWtKh0 😻

With your purchases, we have donated nearly 70,000 meals to these incredible shelters around the country: San Diego House Rabbit Society, Inc, Friends of Homeless Animals (FOHA), Animal Protection Association, Legacy Dog Rescue, Buchanan County Animal Shelter. DBA Otter Creek Animal Shelter, Chemung County Humane Society and SPCA, Inc., Multiple Breed Rescue Photo Album of Current Adoptables, Georgia English Bulldog Rescue, Helping Hands Humane Society, and Few Steps From Home Animal Rescue. 💜
I have a 30lb bag of Blue dog food. Please Messenger me and let me know if you want it. I'm in Regency in DV.
The weather has gotten cool and Harry is feeling his oats. Here's a short video of him having a blast. Be sure to listen to this as well. The cats tolerate his shenanigans, barely, at least until their eyes cross.
Look at this handsome fella! 😍 Camo is just over 5-years-old and is looking for a loving forever home. For more information on how to adopt Camo, please contact Friends of Homeless Animals (FOHA). #petoftheweek #adoptdontshop #wincfm
Today was Donation Day!! We went to Aldie, VA to visit with Friends of Homeless Animals (FOHA). What a great group of hard working people. Alison and her team were very welcoming and so were Wally and Olive. If you are in their area, please check them out to welcome a new member to your home.
Anyone need a REALLY big crate? I recently was taking care of a friend's lovely pittie, who has separation anxiety. So I had to buy a large crate, to save my front door. It's had 1.5 weeks of use, so it's pretty mint. I don't want to sell it, just thought maybe a foster could use one.

Friends of Homeless Animals (FOHA) is a non-profit, no-kill shelter for homeless dogs and cats. Located in Northern Virginia, FOHA has been serving the Washington D.C.

metropolitan area since 1973. Located in Northern Virginia, Friends of Homeless Animals (FOHA) has been serving the Washington metropolitan area since 1973. We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) no-kill shelter dedicated to saving abandoned and abused dogs and cats. We provide rescue, medical care, rehabilitation, and adoption services in the Northern Virginia and Washington, DC metropolitan areas. The an

Operating as usual

11/23/2021

FOHA will be closed to the public on 11/25. If interested in one of our adoptable dogs and cats, please submit an application (no obligation) and the adoption team will contact you. As always, if you'd like to see our adoptable animals, you can visit our website at www.foha.org.
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On Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, 11/25), the shelter will be open for trained volunteers to visit with the animals from 10am-3pm.
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The Treasure Hound will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, but will be open 10am-5pm on Friday and Saturday with some awesome sales.
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Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving!
#Thanksgiving #blackfriday2021 #blackfridaysale #blackfridaysales #blackfridaydeals #blackfridayshopping #smallbusinesssaturday #smallbusinesssaturday #smallbusinesssaturdaysale #smallbusinesssaturday2021

FOHA will be closed to the public on 11/25. If interested in one of our adoptable dogs and cats, please submit an application (no obligation) and the adoption team will contact you. As always, if you'd like to see our adoptable animals, you can visit our website at www.foha.org.
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On Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, 11/25), the shelter will be open for trained volunteers to visit with the animals from 10am-3pm.
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The Treasure Hound will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, but will be open 10am-5pm on Friday and Saturday with some awesome sales.
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Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving!
#Thanksgiving #blackfriday2021 #blackfridaysale #blackfridaysales #blackfridaydeals #blackfridayshopping #smallbusinesssaturday #smallbusinesssaturday #smallbusinesssaturdaysale #smallbusinesssaturday2021

11/22/2021

Hi! I'm Sandy! I'm a 6 year old, 70 pound female lab. I'm new here and the volunteers are still getting to know me. Come meet me!
For more information about Sandy, please visit her page at https://foha.org/pet/sandy2021/.
If you would like to meet any of our adoptable animals, please submit an application (no obligation) and the adoption team will contact you with the next steps. You can see all of our adoptable dogs and cats at https://foha.org/.
Not in a position to adopt this sweet girl? Tell your friends!
#adoptdontshop #foha_va #fohadifference #shelterdogsrock #rescuedog #shelterdog

Hi! I'm Sandy! I'm a 6 year old, 70 pound female lab. I'm new here and the volunteers are still getting to know me. Come meet me!
For more information about Sandy, please visit her page at https://foha.org/pet/sandy2021/.
If you would like to meet any of our adoptable animals, please submit an application (no obligation) and the adoption team will contact you with the next steps. You can see all of our adoptable dogs and cats at https://foha.org/.
Not in a position to adopt this sweet girl? Tell your friends!
#adoptdontshop #foha_va #fohadifference #shelterdogsrock #rescuedog #shelterdog

Photos from Friends of Homeless Animals (FOHA)'s post 11/22/2021

Congratulations to the great group of dogs and cats who were adopted between October 16 and October 20: Fuzzy, Grace, Splash, and W***y. Best wishes to all for a happy life with your new families!

Adopters - feel free to post an update in the comments!

By the way, if you've adopted a family member from us and think FOHA is doing an awesome job, please leave us a 5 star review on Yelp or Google.

#adoptdontshop #foha_va #fohaalumni #happilyeverafter #foreverhome

11/21/2021

Have you set up your #GivingTuesday Fundraiser for FOHA? (Spoiler alert, I just checked and we don't have any yet 😲) Last year we had 18 people raise over $1500 towards our #GivingTuesday total. We'd like to see at least that many this year, and have each of them raise funds.

With just a few clicks you can be set up and able to share with friends and family. FOHA can use your help this year to raise urgent funds to support our mission and provide a safe haven for our animals. You can start and share your fundraiser anytime between now and Giving Tuesday, 11/30. Thank you!
Here's how you set up a fundraiser:
1. Go to https://www.facebook.com/fund/foha.org/
2. Enter your fundraising goal and end date (Make sure it runs at least thru December 3) and select Next.
3. Enter the name of your fundraiser. Please include #GivingTuesday in the name, e.g., Michelle's #GivingTuesday fundraiser for FOHA
4. Choose a cover photo or use ours.
5. Click Create
Thank you for your support!

Have you set up your #GivingTuesday Fundraiser for FOHA? (Spoiler alert, I just checked and we don't have any yet 😲) Last year we had 18 people raise over $1500 towards our #GivingTuesday total. We'd like to see at least that many this year, and have each of them raise funds.

With just a few clicks you can be set up and able to share with friends and family. FOHA can use your help this year to raise urgent funds to support our mission and provide a safe haven for our animals. You can start and share your fundraiser anytime between now and Giving Tuesday, 11/30. Thank you!
Here's how you set up a fundraiser:
1. Go to https://www.facebook.com/fund/foha.org/
2. Enter your fundraising goal and end date (Make sure it runs at least thru December 3) and select Next.
3. Enter the name of your fundraiser. Please include #GivingTuesday in the name, e.g., Michelle's #GivingTuesday fundraiser for FOHA
4. Choose a cover photo or use ours.
5. Click Create
Thank you for your support!

11/21/2021

Hi, Kara here! I’m a sweet, laid back girl who is looking for her forever home and family. I love to be pet and I have this crazy loud purr machine that automatically turns on when I’m happy. I love being near my people but my friends at FOHA think I would probably prefer to be an only cat. Can you help me find a home for the holidays?
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For more information on Kara, please visit her page at https://foha.org/pet/kara/. Be sure to scroll down to see more pictures and comments.
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If you would like to meet any of our adoptable animals, please submit an application (no obligation) and the adoption team will contact you with the next steps. You can see all of our available dogs and cats at foha.org.

#adoptdontshop #foha_va #fohadifference #sheltercat #DomesticShortHair #DSH #rescuecat #sheltercatsrock #Tortie #tortietude #tortiecats

Hi, Kara here! I’m a sweet, laid back girl who is looking for her forever home and family. I love to be pet and I have this crazy loud purr machine that automatically turns on when I’m happy. I love being near my people but my friends at FOHA think I would probably prefer to be an only cat. Can you help me find a home for the holidays?
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For more information on Kara, please visit her page at https://foha.org/pet/kara/. Be sure to scroll down to see more pictures and comments.
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If you would like to meet any of our adoptable animals, please submit an application (no obligation) and the adoption team will contact you with the next steps. You can see all of our available dogs and cats at foha.org.

#adoptdontshop #foha_va #fohadifference #sheltercat #DomesticShortHair #DSH #rescuecat #sheltercatsrock #Tortie #tortietude #tortiecats

Photos from Friends of Homeless Animals (FOHA)'s post 11/20/2021

Hi! My name is Havana. I’m a little shy until I get to know you but that won’t take long! I love pets and I love to play! Laser lights are my favorite toy and I would love a family that will play with me. I recently met some kids and I really liked them. I am also living in a foster home with dogs and they are my best buddies. I tend to chase my foster family’s cats so I would be best in a home as an only cat. I sure do hope my forever family comes to meet me soon so I can give them lots of kisses and show them I love them with lots of purrs!
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For more information on Havana, be sure to visit her page at https://foha.org/pet/havana/. Be sure to scroll down to see comments and videos.
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If you would like to meet any of our adoptable animals, please submit an application (no obligation) and the adoption team will contact you with the next steps. You can see all of our available dogs and cats at foha.org.
#adoptdontshop #foha_va #fohadifference #sheltercat #DomesticShortHair #DSH #rescuecat #sheltercatsrock

Photos from Friends of Homeless Animals (FOHA)'s post 11/20/2021

Say hello to Carmella, a 6 year old Shih Tzu mix. She is one of our new arrivals so we're still getting to know her. You'll find more information and an application on her page https://foha.org/pet/carmella2021/
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If you would like to meet any of our adoptable animals, please submit an application (no obligation) and the adoption team will contact you with the next steps. You can see all of our available dogs and cats at foha.org.

#adoptdontshop #foha_va #fohadifference #shelterdogsrock #rescuedog #shelterdog

FOHA Buddies - 11/17/2021 11/19/2021

FOHA Buddies - 11/17/2021

FOHA BUDDIES – 11/17/2021

You gotta love “Welcome Wednesday” for the Freshman class
0:16 - Walkin the lane with Peggy Sue, Sandy, Misty, Lindsay, and Kali.
Cameos
2:43 - Carmella – what a sweetheart, too small to play with the big guys
4:35 - Some cat fun with McGee and Kara
5:37 - Atlas loves his people
6:18 - Harley and Birdie are always up for some play
8:22 - Walking with Sandy, JoJo, Ozzy and Walley
10:20 - JoJo and Sandy burn off a bunch of energy
11:09 - JoJo and Phantom are instant best buddies
13:14 - Rebel and Chester just make you smile

Soundtrack – Scary Pockets – “Bring It On Home”

https://youtu.be/NgyMpfJoYHQ

FOHA Buddies - 11/17/2021 You gotta love “Welcome Wednesday” for the Freshman classYou gotta love “Welcome Wednesday” for the Freshman class0:16 - Walkin the lane with Peggy Sue, Sa...

11/19/2021

Meet Lindsay, a 2-year-old, 37lb female hound. She’s one of our newer dogs, so we’re still learning about her, but what we know so far is great. She’s sweet and easy and a delight to be with. She enjoys taking a walk, but like all young dogs will need a little work on her leash manners. Lindsay still needs to be spayed, but that won’t keep you from adopting her. She would go home with you as a ‘Foster with Intent to Adopt’ until she is spayed (at FOHA’s expense), after which the adoption would be finalized. If you’d like to learn more about Lindsay, check out her bio at https://foha.org/pet/lindsay2021/ .

If you would like to meet any of our adoptable dogs, please submit an application (no obligation) at https://foha.org/pet-adoption/dog-adoption-application/ and the adoption team will contact you with the next steps. You can see all of our available dogs and cats at https://foha.org.

Meet Lindsay, a 2-year-old, 37lb female hound. She’s one of our newer dogs, so we’re still learning about her, but what we know so far is great. She’s sweet and easy and a delight to be with. She enjoys taking a walk, but like all young dogs will need a little work on her leash manners. Lindsay still needs to be spayed, but that won’t keep you from adopting her. She would go home with you as a ‘Foster with Intent to Adopt’ until she is spayed (at FOHA’s expense), after which the adoption would be finalized. If you’d like to learn more about Lindsay, check out her bio at https://foha.org/pet/lindsay2021/ .

If you would like to meet any of our adoptable dogs, please submit an application (no obligation) at https://foha.org/pet-adoption/dog-adoption-application/ and the adoption team will contact you with the next steps. You can see all of our available dogs and cats at https://foha.org.

Photos from Friends of Homeless Animals (FOHA)'s post 11/19/2021

This sweet furry guy is Shadow! He is a 12lb, 3.5 year old talkative fellow. He recently recovered from a facial injury so sometimes he can be a bit timid but once he gets to know you, Shadow warms up to you and enjoys spending time with you!

For more information or to fill out an application: https://foha.org/pet/shadow/

11/18/2021

Thank you to Jayson and Leave it for the Pooch for featuring FOHA today.

Friends of Homeless Animals is the enduring standard for no-kill rescues. They save and improve lives one paw at a time. They strive to: bring an end to the unnecessary killing of companion animals; provide safe haven for abused and abandoned animals; provide food, shelter, medical care, rehabilitation, and compassion to homeless animals; find permanent, loving homes for the animals in their care and most importantly, bring about a time when there will no longer be homeless pets and every pet can be guaranteed a loving home.

Meet McGee. MCGee is one sweet and handsome fella! He is a social guy and really enjoys people. He will run to greet you and tries to be the first to get attention. He can’t get enough pets and freely gives head butts in return. McGee is an awesome purr machine and really enjoys playtime. He enjoys chasing wand toys, and especially loves the “red dot”. He is still new to FOHA, so please check back for more information about him as they learn more of his fantastic personality. If you can’t wait, submit an application on their website and go to the shelter to see him for yourself!
Friends of Homeless Animals (FOHA)
World Animal Awareness Society - WA2S.Org & WA2S Films
#kidsadovcatingforanimals #kidsadvocatingforchange #leaveitforthepooch #leadership #tamu #love #universityoftexasataustin #riceuniversity #kidsmakingadifference #animalrescuers

Photos from Friends of Homeless Animals (FOHA)'s post 11/17/2021

Need a hound in your life? Meet Chester, a 7-year-old, 50lb male hound mix! He’s a sweet, good-natured boy who is a volunteer favorite. He’s easy to walk and gets along with other dogs. Like many dogs, he does have a few quirks such as being sensitive to sounds and being possessive of his food and toys in the home. He needs an experienced owner who is willing to work with him. But it will definitely be worth it! To learn more about Chester, check out his bio at https://foha.org/pet/chester/ .

If you would like to meet any of our adoptable dogs, please submit an application (no obligation) at https://foha.org/pet-adoption/dog-adoption-application/ and the adoption team will contact you with the next steps. You can see all of our available dogs and cats at https://foha.org.

Photos from Friends of Homeless Animals (FOHA)'s post 11/17/2021

Did you know today is National Slobber Day?! Who knew there was a special day to celebrate our favorite slobbering friends. C**t, Dan, Kingsley, and Murphy all have that special look of pending slobber kisses 😘. They would love to meet you! Check them out at:

https://foha.org/pet-adoption/find-a-dog/

11/15/2021

Hi! I'm Purry! I'm a four-year old pretty little girl! Can you guess how I got my name? I'm a little shy, but once I warm up to you I just can't help but purr! Come see for yourself!
For more information about Purry, please visit her page at https://foha.org/pet/purry/.
If you would like to meet any of our adoptable animals, please submit an application (no obligation) and the adoption team will contact you with the next steps. You can see all of our adoptable dogs and cats at https://foha.org/.
Not in a position to adopt this sweet girl? Tell your friends!

Hi! I'm Purry! I'm a four-year old pretty little girl! Can you guess how I got my name? I'm a little shy, but once I warm up to you I just can't help but purr! Come see for yourself!
For more information about Purry, please visit her page at https://foha.org/pet/purry/.
If you would like to meet any of our adoptable animals, please submit an application (no obligation) and the adoption team will contact you with the next steps. You can see all of our adoptable dogs and cats at https://foha.org/.
Not in a position to adopt this sweet girl? Tell your friends!

Photos from Friends of Homeless Animals (FOHA)'s post 11/15/2021

Congratulations to the great group of dogs and cats who were adopted between October 8 and October 10: Felix, Ian, Kallie, Kissy, Leo, and Little Richard. Best wishes to all for a happy life with your new families!

Adopters - feel free to post an update in the comments!

By the way, if you've adopted a family member from us and think FOHA is doing an awesome job, please leave us a 5 star review on Yelp or Google.

#adoptdontshop #foha_va #fohaalumni #happilyeverafter #foreverhome

11/14/2021

Hello, my name is Quincy! I am a cute tuxedo gal with lots of personality. I love perching on my foster parents' shoulders when they’re busy working or doing chores. I am also a huge snuggler! I like to weasel my way into my human’s arms and tuck myself just under their chin, where I’ll purr the day away. I’m an excellent communicator, and will meow to let you know when I’m hungry or want to play. I am currently in a home with other cats and dogs, and I get along great with everyone! I would love a home with another active kitty friend to hang out with! If you would like to meet me, please submit an application, and I will see you soon!
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For more information, please visit her page at https://foha.org/pet/quincy/
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If you would like to meet any of our adoptable animals, please submit an application (no obligation) and the adoption team will contact you with the next steps. You can see all of our available dogs and cats at foha.org.

#adoptdontshop #foha_va #fohadifference #sheltercat #DomesticShortHair #DSH #rescuecat #sheltercatsrock #quincy #kitten

Hello, my name is Quincy! I am a cute tuxedo gal with lots of personality. I love perching on my foster parents' shoulders when they’re busy working or doing chores. I am also a huge snuggler! I like to weasel my way into my human’s arms and tuck myself just under their chin, where I’ll purr the day away. I’m an excellent communicator, and will meow to let you know when I’m hungry or want to play. I am currently in a home with other cats and dogs, and I get along great with everyone! I would love a home with another active kitty friend to hang out with! If you would like to meet me, please submit an application, and I will see you soon!
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For more information, please visit her page at https://foha.org/pet/quincy/
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If you would like to meet any of our adoptable animals, please submit an application (no obligation) and the adoption team will contact you with the next steps. You can see all of our available dogs and cats at foha.org.

#adoptdontshop #foha_va #fohadifference #sheltercat #DomesticShortHair #DSH #rescuecat #sheltercatsrock #quincy #kitten

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