Pet Memorials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
Jessie
9/1/2003 - 7/2/2017We will miss Jessie and her amazing unconditional love. May there be many pancakes in heaven, Jessie. We can't wait to see you at the Rainbow Bridge.Deanna MitchellCary, North CarolinaJuly 3, 2017
Jaxon
6/10/2004 - 6/18/2017Jaxon, you were a wonderful companion to all of us. Thank you for giving us the best 9 years. You were 13 years old when you passed away, but you lived a great life! You have come so far in the 9 years that we have had you. Please enjoy doggie heaven for us and say hello to Max. Sweet dreams, sweet boy.Louise GainesFuquay Varina, North CarolinaJune 19, 2017
Tinkerbell
8/28/2003 - 6/15/2017Today I'm celebrating the life of a loyal companion and friend - Tinkerbell. By virtue of your unflagging devotion and unceasing desire to be ever by my side you can't be replaced and you're dearly missed.

Don't let a good name fool you - Tinkerbell had a ferocious growl right from the start. At seven weeks old, still with a pink underside and wobbly, uncoordinated legs holding you up, you meant business and quickly worked your way into the hearts of anyone who heard your off-pitch bark and watched your tail swag wildly. You matured quickly, but never lost your spunk.

Sorrow has weight - I can feel it. However, I think this is a good thing because it binds the thousand beautiful memories I can recall with the very real sensation of feeling their collective presence bearing down and making them that more vivid.

My heart is heavy because I will not find a friend like you again. You were so happy, so gentle and in good times or in bad you always drew out smiles from those who didn't seem capable of smiling in the moment. You were there for me when I needed you the most. You listened and then listened some more.

Tinkerbell, you will be missed for all that you were to me and especially for all those beautiful moments we shared. Surely all dogs go to heaven. I imagine you're there now winning over the hearts of a few angels who have the honor of enjoying that unbounded and timeless walk.

All my love,
Sean
Sean DeMatteoRaleigh, North CarolinaJune 19, 2017
Savannah
1/20/2003 - 6/17/2017Savannah, our independent, kind and loving girl. We miss the sound of your nails clicking on the hardwoods, and your begging while we cook every meal. We laugh and smile thinking of you chasing rabbits, catching snakes and moles and getting bossed around by your sister. Your patience and loving nature to all people made you so special; every new house guest would agree...that you were the favorite. There is a hole in our family now, and your spirit will live there forever. We love you.Liz SandersDurham, North CarolinaJune 19, 2017
Miya
6/10/2017 - 6/10/2017MIYA was a sweet girl, and our time with her was far too short. We adopted her in September, 2015. There is definitely a raw emptiness in our home.David CannDURHAM, North CarolinaJune 12, 2017
Leeloo
11/17/2002 - 6/9/2017Our hearts still ache in sadness,
And secret tears still flow,
What it meant to lose you,
No one will ever know,
Your spirit lives within us,
Forever in our hearts,
Loving you always,
Forgetting you never
Joe ButtersRaleigh, North CarolinaJune 10, 2017
Snoopy
2/14/2003 - 5/26/2017Snoopy was larger than life. He never did anything small. I wrote a tribute to him that says it better than I can right now: http://www.itsnothingreally.com/life/snoopy/

We are slowly adjusting to the house without him in it, and we're back to dog rescue - fostering a puppy now that will sadly never know what it is to look up at his giant frame and dream that big. We are so grateful to Lap of Love and Dr. Dana for helping us through this and helping Snoopy move on.
Liesl and John DineenCary, North CarolinaJune 9, 2017
Sugar Hamilton
4/1/2002 - 6/5/2017R.I.P my sweet, sweet Sugar. You were the light in my life that shined so bright for 15 years. You were the toughest chick that I have ever met...the doctor told you that you had 3 weeks to live and you lived 6 more glorious months. I feel your loss so deeply...time will heal my pain, but I am at peace knowing that you don't have to feel another moment of pain. You are gone, but you will never be gone from our hearts. I love you my sweet, sweet Sugar!Annette HamiltonRaleigh, North CarolinaJune 6, 2017
Helo
1/1/2003 - 6/3/2017Goodbye, Helo. You will be missed. You were a sweet, gentle good boy. The house is quieter without you. We miss the sound of your toenails tap-dancing on the hard wood floor in the kitchen in search of crumbs. Thank you for being everything we wanted in a dog. Wherever you are we hope there are rabbits to chase, bacon to eat, and blankets to snuggle under.Jeremy and Kelly HartzellRaleigh, North CarolinaJune 4, 2017
Betty
10/1/2001 - 6/2/2017We brought Betty home after my 11 year old daughter spent 4 Saturdays at the Pet Smart helping with adoptions, and Betty was there every time. I told my husband that if she was there on the 4th time, we were bringing her home. She was a fierce combatant against rodents, reptiles and birds. She was a loving partner to her doggie brothers Rascal and Chipper, who were a lot bigger than her. She showed the ropes to an assortment of foster dogs that rotated through our home. She was a constant and loyal presence as my children navigated their teenage and young adult years. She defied the odds with her longevity and I have no doubt she would still be here if we hadn't decided she was ready for her final rest. Well done, Betty-girl.Laurie McDowellRaleigh, North CarolinaJune 3, 2017