Pet Memorials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
Hainie
10/31/2006 - 8/30/2020Hainie. mama love you and miss you so much. We are so heartbroken to have made a final decision. You came a long way my girl- the most resilient cat ever. You survived having diabetes, and even welcoming your new cat sister Sadie last year. You gave us lots of scares along the way with your health but I always did my best to make you as comfortable as possible. Even with welcoming a new kitten in our home. You both had a rough relationship but you definitely depended on each other. She really relied on you and your schedule. She's been thoughtful and quiet, we are very sad. Before we took you to the cemetery she smelled you one last time and she was so hesitant about us taking you. You were the alpha here and definitely called the shots around here! She is really feeling it right now, and she's a little confused about her routine now. She has to get used to having her own schedule without you but she will adjust and be okay. You were definitely a huge part of this house and our everyday routine and we feel empty without you. Your vocal presence is missed, your cuddles, and your sassy attitude of course. You had a good run and even though I went back and forth with myself to make this choice I knew it was the right one to make. When I was making calls and really struggling to make this choice you got some strength to get up and you came and sat in front of me, you gave me this look and almost felt like you were giving me the confirmation. It was tough. You made yourself known for sure. You left an impression on everyone you ever met, even with your sassy attitude people still warmed up to you and respected you. You were so loved by everyone even those you weren't so nice to. You were special my love. You were always faithful to me, and mindful of those around me. You were very protective and were very discerning. You weren't always the easiest and your anxiety got the best of you, but I did the best I could to make every transition smooth. I will miss our cuddles on the couch and I will miss you coming to bed with your kicker toy. I will miss you sleeping above my head every night- it was soothing and it was something new you started doing. On your last days you started isolating yourself but you still made sure to give me a little cuddle every now and then. You had many nicknames and surprisingly responded to every single one. I will miss greeting you at the door at the end of the day and singing my mama song I made up for you and Sadie. We love you. We miss you always my baby.isaly rivaschicago, IllinoisAugust 31, 2020
Blitz
6/2/2010 - 8/28/2020This is Blitzy. He was an incredible dude & touched many lives, even if he was just hanging his big dumb head out of the car window making strangers smile. He was always so excited to meet a new friend, human or furry, the gentlest soul you’d ever want to meet. He was adored by everyone who ever met him (except my mother’s asshole dog). Blitz was my baby, we are so honored to have been his people.Ali MartinChicago, IllinoisAugust 29, 2020
Scruffs
12/10/2008 - 8/24/2020Only after his passing have I realized how much our beloved friend ran this house, lifted our hearts and provided love, companionship, and a listening ear.

He was bossy, he was in charge, he told us when it was time to go for a walk (in case we forgot, of course), he let us know when it was time to eat. He ran this house.

Scruffs was loved by everyone. News of his passing has affected everyone who met him.

Scruffs loved, unconditionally and unequivocally. I don't think I will meet another dog quite like him.
Jon ArndtChicago, IllinoisAugust 29, 2020
Domi
11/6/2008 - 8/26/2020I've never met another dog like Domi. She came into our life when we needed her most and became the best fur baby a person could ask for. She made our life better and gave us love and purpose. The hole she left in our heart only shows how much we loved her and how much joy she had spread while alive. Words can't express how sad we feel now that she's gone but I know she isn't suffering anymore. That doggie deserves everything good heaven has to offer because she brought everything good to our lives. I love and miss you girl. RIP Domi.Jordan JamesonCrestwood, IllinoisAugust 27, 2020
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