Pet Memorials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
Stuart
1/1/2007 - 8/23/2020Stuart changed many people's minds about Chihuahuas. He was affectionate with almost everyone he met and always ready to show love. He loved to hide in soft places and we would often see baskets of laundry moving, as he had hidden under the clothes!
Everyone who met him fell in love.
Kirsten BChicago, IllinoisAugust 24, 2020
Wally
11/6/2008 - 8/21/2020Incredibly sad day yesterday (and today), as we had to say goodbye to Wally. No dog can, or will ever, compare. From the too-big-for-his-body ears, his winks, puppy looks even at almost 12, inquisitive eyes and steady demeanor, Walt was certainly one of a kind. He was the most chill, easy-going pup, yet so loyal, attentive and protective. Being a rescue dog, he had a heart of gold and it showed daily. He was also a great running partner, even if he never learned to pace himself over the many years and runs together. I suppose my speed is the better for it!

Walter was so incredibly smart and he had such a personality. He gave us so many laughs and happy moments. I’ll forever miss seeing him watching for me in the window, being greeted with a full body wag and some present in his mouth every time I came home. He never wanted to miss out on a thing we did, so much so that he learned to open our front door...deadbolt included. This also included sleep - no matter how many beds we got him, he was always up with us. How one 50 pound dog was able to take up an entire king bed (all while using the blankets and a pillow like a person) is beyond me.

When the boys came along he assumed his role of big brother and protector, but also made sure to let us all know his status as the oldest “child.” He was so patient and tolerant with the boys...far more than I am! It was a rough last 10 months for Wally with his congestive heart failure and while I’m heartbroken Ander & Augie won’t be able to grow up for a few more years with him or that he wasn’t able to quite make it to our new house and yard, I know he’s back to running, catching (more) squirrels and being his happy, energetic, playful self. We love you so much, will miss you terribly, but will see you again, buddy.
Jamie ReynoldsChicago, IllinoisAugust 24, 2020
Ellie
4/1/2008 - 8/22/2020Ellie was a good dog. She was a gentle dog. She would never hurt a soul. We would like to thank Ellie for being our dog for all these years. She has been through so many important events in our life. She watched us grow up from children to adults with careers. She has watched us move out and become the people that we are now. She watched us grow old and has been through the ups and downs with us. Life is so incredibly busy and time flies by- with a pet, it is sometimes very hard to stop and notice that the pupper is getting old with us. Ellie, you will be missed. Your family loves you very much. We miss your presence, personality, taking you on walks, giving you treats, we miss it all. We love you, and we hope that you Rest in Peace up there in doggy Heaven. We really miss you, and we hope to see you soon one day. We are hurting and our hearts ache for your presence. Rest easy good girl.Chicago, IllinoisAugust 24, 2020
Jed
5/6/2007 - 5/20/2020“To call him a dog hardly seems to do him justice, though inasmuch as he had four legs, a tail, and barked, I admit he was, to all outward appearances. But to those who knew him well, he was a perfect gentleman.” – Hermione Gingold

Jed and I got 13 years together. He was the smartest, gentlest, most empathic animal I've ever gotten to spend time with. He had an "awwrrroooo" that melted my heart, he would give ALL the kisses, was accepting of aggressive snuggles, long deshedding brushing sessions, nail clipping and tooth brushing. He was the best adventure buddy, really looked great in a backpack. An excellent judge of character, Jed was discerning in who he trusted enough to snuggle up next to. He splayed out when he ran and looked like the picture of pure joy when he really opened up. Strangers often would comment, smiling, on how happy he looked while running. Friends would get excited when he accepted them and became affectionate, it was kind of an honor when he accepted you into the pack. When his doggie sister Louise came along, even though he was a submissive dog himself, he was still able to teach her how to be a dog despite her fear of... literally everything.

It's taken me a long time to write this. Fully accepting saying goodbye to Jed has been really tough. He was one of the most intuitive and intelligent animals I've encountered, and I feel so lucky to have gotten to share time with him. His absence has further shown me how lucky I was to have had him in my life. He was the best. He will be greatly missed, fondly remembered and loved forever.
Christina SChicago, IllinoisAugust 18, 2020
April
1/1/2005 - 8/17/2020My shadow, my companion, our family's playmate and guardian; sibling to my son. Gentle hunter, sensitive soul. May she rest in peace with showers of treats and flying tennis balls to capture.Jennifer StixOak Park, IllinoisAugust 18, 2020
Bailey
2/27/2007 - 8/15/2020We said goodbye to our beloved Bailey. For 13 years you gave us more love than any family deserved. We will miss your wagging tail, the toy you had to have in your mouth, your snarfing, your singing of happy birthday, your stare whenever meal time would get close, your soft ears, and how you would always get excited whenever one of us walked into a room. We're sorry the arthritis caused you so much pain and discomfort, but like the warrior you are...you never let it slow you down.

You are our first son and not being able to see you every morning has left all of our hearts shattered. We know you are in a better place and we know we will meet again. Thank you for making our lives so much better and fuller. For showing us the meaning of unconditional love and living for the moment. We love you!
Joe HanleyRolling Meadows, IllinoisAugust 17, 2020
Princess
8/28/2002 - 8/4/2020I just want to say thank you. Your adoption story changed me forever as a kid, and from that day on I promised myself I'd give the best life I could give you. Your kindness and love impacted many people's lives. You were the best big sister and doggie I could've asked for! So thank you for giving me the opportunity to be your doggie Mama, and fighting to be with us. You were only 5 years old when I adopted you, but you lived to be 18. I love you more than words can describe. Until we meet again my Princess 👑🐶😇💕Linda MartinezChicago, IllinoisAugust 12, 2020
Dallas
12/14/2010Dallas you so dearly missed and have left a huge hole in our lives.
We hope you are having the time of you life chasing bunnies and squirrels!
Zdenka SmithWestmont, IllinoisAugust 11, 2020
Mr. Wiggles
7/12/2008Mr. Wiggles was the sweetest, kindest, most gentle dog in the world. He slept right next to me every night from the night I adopted him to his last. Its hard to think of words that would him the justice of honoring him. He kept me alive when I didn't want to continue anymore. He spent his life doing nothing but loving those who needed love and offering his companionship. He was loyal, and smart, and brave. Now that he's gone, I'm left with an empty space in my life, but I'll always live him.Stephanie GuiffreHoffman Estates, IllinoisAugust 1, 2020
Princess Aurora
7/2/2005 - 7/18/2020Princess Aurora was the sweetest and friendliest cat I could have ever asked for. She was so loved and brought joy to everyone she met. She loved being outdoors and napping in the sunshine. She loved to play with ping pong balls and toy mice. Her cuddles were the absolute warmest and most comforting. I miss her more than words could ever describe and my love for her reached even farther than that.Keziah LoganRomeoville, IllinoisJuly 19, 2020