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When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to the Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows, and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine and our friends are warm and comfortable. All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing: they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind. They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster. You have been spotted and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life, but never absent from your heart. 

Then you cross the Rainbow Bridge together ... 

- Author Unknown 

The Joy of an Old Dog


Summer 2013

In Memory of Pets

MERRY, beloved dog of the Reitz family, Alan, Clara, Michaelyn, and Konrad; from Margaret & Charles Brand

PEEP HAMILTON, from Henley Gabeau

Ruth Ann & Garland Armentrout who lost 3 dear furry children (2 Siamese cats and a dear King Charles Cavalier Spaniel) within 2 days; from Linda Link

MORGAN PRINTY, from Patra Reed


LOUIE & OTIS, from Nancy MacWelch


PUP SOLES, she was a great girl and a vital part of Vicki & Lonnie's lives. We feel blessed to have known her. Our hearts go out to her family. She was so fortunate to be in the family she chose. She was so loved. From Sharon & John Lambie

PUP SOLES, a precious soul and the “heart dog” of Vicki & Lonnie. Godspeed sweet girl, from Carole & Johnny Adams

PUP, from Ted Kerasote

PUP, from Lonnie & Vicki Soles

PUP, from Joyce Krause

PUP, from Colleen Surratt

PUP, from Joe Gioscio & Family

PUP, from Aletheia Mystea

PUP, rest in Peace beautiful Pup, from Rebecca Redd

PUP, from Christine Evans

TITAN, dock diving champion and special pet of Pam Shuler, from Linda Link

TIGGER, from Gerald & Wendy McCoy

MATTIE SMALL, our dog, a mixed hound, who passed away 5.21.12, at 16 ½ yrs old. Much loved & missed, from Paul & Mary Small

RAINBOW, we love you, Always & Forever, Forever & Always, Tom & Barbara Amatucci

MIRA PISELLI, one of our sweetest fosters. You embraced the true meaning of rescue and taught us that all you need in life is a strong will and a soft bed. Diabetes and old age could not keep you down and we truly hope you were happy with us for the last 1.5 years of your life! From the Piselli Family

VICTOR PISELLI, you came as a confused senior, left behind at the shelter when your family moved away. You could frequently be found running around with a toy in your mouth and a spring in your step. Even though you were only with us for two months, your goofy, silly, and playful ways are missed! From The Piselli Family

MACK, from Wayne Ryan

PRISSY DAVIS, from Roger & Carolyn Davis

CHAUNCEY, BOSCO, PENNY & JILL, from Diana & Ken Clayton

BELLE, from Victoria Windsor

LISKI, my perfect canine soul-mate, gone too long and never forgotten, from Kathryn Dobyns

JUBAL RICHARDSON, my Jack Russell Terrier, who crossed over the Rainbow Bridge after a long brave struggle with cancer, from Connie Richardson

DOOGAN, beloved dog of Vicki Edelmann, from Beverly Faulkenberry

DOOGAN DELANY, we love you, Mommy, Archee, and O'wynn

DOOGAN, Kerry Blue Terrier and great boy! We will miss your wonderful spirit Doogan, from Carole & Johnny Adams

BROWSER AHRENS, for a job well done, from April & Kevin Fletcher

BEN, MITCH, BETTE, & JACK, (recent losses) from Ginger Taylor

JACK, much loved Border Collie of Ginger Taylor from Beverly Faulkenberry

MITCH & JACK , beloved Border Collies of Ginger Taylor, from Randolph & Judianne Rinker

AMANDA ROSE JOHNSON, in my heart forever. I miss you so much. Love, Jan

MOSBY, it's been 10 years since your passing; we miss you as much as though it was yesterday. Love, Carole & Johnny Adams

MOSBY, love, Jan Johnson

CODY, our sweet kitty who left us much too early in his short, loving life, from Lyndsey & Brad Elkins

CASSIE BLEU FISHER, beloved friend, from Sylvia Baldwin

NOAH & YELLER, from Sheila & Ray Roeder

TIPPY PFALTZ, from Kay Pfaltz

ELMO, our wonderful Bassett, from Judy Armstrong

CAYCE HOLLER, from Bruce & Crystal Vandercook

DAISY, from Alice Mae Johnson

FREDDIE, from Wayne Ryan

EMY & MARLY, from Tom & Sharon Watson

“LITLLE GIRL” SKY SIMPSON, from Flower & Ed Vankan

HANNAH, my daughter Michelle Reday's, Ridgeback. Her best friend and companion and travel partner to Scotland to attend veterinary college. Loved and sadly missed; from her Dad, Mike

MS BEAN, blind, rescued Italian Greyhound of Karin Magno, from Beverly Faulkenberry

DASHER, our boy Dachshund, from Ralph Ambrose

MS BEAN, one of the sweetest and kindest souls I've ever met. It was an honor to have spent time with you at The Mosby Foundation oce. Love, Carole Adams

MS BEAN, dear beloved rescue of Karin Magno, from Gail Brown


In Honor of Pets

BE KIND TO ANIMALS WEEK, from Fredric Aldhizer

BO, AMBER, REMY, DUKE, from Mary Malik

ZINGER & FENDI SORANNO, from Thomas Penn

JACK, MARLEY & HUCK ARMSTRONG, from Deborah Armstrong

ALL BLACK GERMAN SHEPHERD DOGS! From Ted, Erica & Coee Stoecker

In Memory of People

DAVID JOSEPH D'AMICO, from Mary Ann C. D'Amico

ELLEN, in the spirit of your last wish, I make this donation to The Mosby Foundation to continue to help dogs in need. Happy Mother's Day. Always and forever, Mikey

ROGER W. FISHER, SR., from Judianne Rinker

BARBARA NAGY, from Beverly Grimes

DAVID SURRATT, from Lon & Vicki Soles

GINDA GIOSCIO, from Lon & Vicki Soles

LILLIAN R. DEWEY, from Cynthia & Chris Chalkley

KENNETH JOHNSON, from Beverly & Bill Faulkenberry


In Honor of People

MARVIN L. GARBER, In honor of your 90th
birthday, Judi G. Crickenberger donated over 100
pounds of dry pet food to the Verona Community
Food Pantry. It was delivered by a volunteer
with The Mosby Foundation. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Thanks to THE MOSBY FOUNDATION & CAROL JACKSON for everything you all do for the animals and the people who love them, from Sheila Huntley

PETE DEY, from Ralph Dey

CAROLE & JOHN ADAMS, from Lonnie & Vicki Soles

MOLLIE McCURDY and all the elderly dogs she gives a second chance at life, from JoAnn Mumma

HEIDI LEWANDOWSKI, love Rainbow Amatucci

BEVERLY FAULKENBERRY, for ALL the hours and hours of hard work she does to help us help all of these dogs in need! And all of the oce work she does too! You're AMAZING! From Carole & Johnny Adams

KARIN MAGNO, from Gail Brown


RONALD & MARY GILBERT who graciously donated funds they raised performing their Elvis Memory Program for the Bridgewater Retirement Community. Rock on!!

TURTLE LANE, STAUNTON, VA for supporting our efforts. You all are awesome!

JUDI CRICKENBERGER, for helping with our Pet Food Program. There are SO many dogs and cats in our community being fed because of your efforts. Thank You!!

RACHEL HUGHES, for your enormous donation of office supplies. You have helped us save so much money that we can now use towards helping pay for dogs in need of non-routine medical care! You are simply the BEST!

ELIZABETH HARPER CONFECTIONS LLC, ASHBURN, VA for giving us such a generous donation. Every week at the farmers’ market they pick a different furry friend in need of help, and then donate all the funds from the sales of their cookies that day to that "friend". This time they picked Tucker, an abused dog that we were raising funds for that needed immediate surgery. It worked! It gave us the amount we needed. Thank you ladies and keep baking those cookies!

CAROLE ADAMS, for receiving recognition, at a recent luncheon, as one of Virginia's Non-Profit leaders by Virginia's Governor and Mrs. Robert F. McDonnell.

SALLIE & RAY EDWARDS, for always being so supportive of The Mosby Foundation. You two Rock!

FLORENCIO FIGUEROA and RACHEL BECKER, both students at the Governor's School for collecting $32 and bags of dog food to help dog's in need. WOOF!

JENNIFER KIRKLAND, for your untiring, dedicated efforts in finding funding for our spay/neuter assistance program. THANKS FOR ALL THE LIVES SAVED!

DOROTHEA McGAY, for giving us a beautiful hutch for our office and a folding dog ramp to loan to folks who might need one. THANKS DOTTIE!

DAN BOWMAN, for doing such a spectacular job for us! YOU' THE MAN, DAN!

MARCIA BUTLER, for all of the amazing graphic design for our newsletters, pamphlets and other printed materials. WOOF, WOOF!

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