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8/5/2003 - 8/5/2019Sweet Olga,

Six years ago, we went to the Humane Society in search of a puppy to add to our family. All the dogs were stressed and barking, but there you were, calm as a cucumber. We just had to meet you, and you were the sweetest lady in all the land. On your adoption forms, it listed your age as 6, and your previous name of Old Girl had been scratched out as apparently you had been there too long so they renamed you Olga in hopes you would find your forever family. They had found you at a truck stop, where you were searching for food. We fell in love instantly. The staff at the humane society were all crying when we adopted you, as they were so worried that you would be put down due to your age and grey face.

The next day, we took you to the vet, who said you were much older than six years old. They estimated your age between eight and eleven years old, but you were healthy as a horse just a bit skinny. You were so quiet and never barked that we thought something may be wrong, but it turns out that you are just a very quiet doggy who only barked at the mail man in the following years.

The humane society also said that you loved baths, which we found out was not the case at all. After your first bath, your look of betrayal made it clear that baths would be on an as needed basis! You were sweet from the very beginning, refusing to jump on furniture without being asked and being so polite. Quickly, you realized that you could jump on any furniture and sleep in bed with us, which would result in every night you jumping up and cramming your whole body in between us, tail wagging away.

We had the most wonderful adventures. You and I would take solo camping trips frequently, just mom and Olga. You loved laying outside in the sun, and walking around exploring all the new smells. You put up with me dressing you up for Halloween every year, as a chicken, a beer can, and my favorite- an old lady, complete with pearls and a handkerchief. You warmed the hearts of all our family and friends. My mother would send you care packages, addressed to her Granddoggy, and you got your own Christmas gifts every year from your aunties Ashley and Andrea.

When your back legs starting giving out, we got you a wheelchair to help you get around. You were not a big fan of that, preferring to scoot around on your own. Sometimes, when we thought you couldn't get around at all, you would surprise us, and scoot your way across entire yards to explore. Your favorite thing to do was to lay out in the backyard, soaking up the sun.

Olga, we love you so much. Adopting you was the best day of my life. You are my entire world, and I love you with all my heart. We knew you were a senior dog when we adopted you, and never expected to have almost six years of life with you. But still, our hearts are broken. We are happy that you are no longer in pain, and that you are running around somewhere with full use of your back legs, eating all the trash burgers you can find.

We love you, Olga. Thank you for making our lives so much better for six years. We can't wait to see you again.
Amity SchneiderSt Louis, MissouriAugust 6, 2019
5/19/2006Baron was my first Mini Schnauzer love. He was a rescue who made me fall in love with the breed. He was the most loyal dog I have ever known. He loved participating in dog sports with me (agility, tracking, obedience), and even more, loved just doing fun things with mom, like running at the park and rollerblading. He was a seven-time agility champion, and was the number 7 dog in CPE agility in the world in 2013. At his first AKC Nationals, he ran a perfect weekend, qualifying in all of his runs. He always protected the house and his little big brother Poco (my 8 lb. Maltese). I used to fall asleep every night stroking his silky ears. He used to like to get back-to-back with me when it was colder, so we could both stay warm. He is irreplaceable. I can’t thank Lap of Love enough for making his last moments comfortable in his own home, while we talked of the old days and watched his old videos. It was the best worst day ever.Nikki BadmanPerrysburg, OhioAugust 6, 2019
2/28/2010 - 7/21/2019To our dearly beloved, exceptional, light on earth, Isabel.
Our time was so very precious, although cut short. Your soul deeply touched everyone you met.
May you be in a most glorious place, as glorious as your enormous joy, and may we cross paths with you again.
Celia JohnsonChapel Hill, North CarolinaAugust 6, 2019
7/11/2005 - 7/30/2019We will always miss you Puggles!Boynton Beach, FloridaAugust 6, 2019
5/1/2009 - 8/5/2019Our lives will never be the same without our little Looper. She was the light of our lives, the silly little monkey we cherished. We will miss her luxurious fur, her expressive eyes, her bouncy walk, her bossy attitude, her snuggles, her snoring, and her crazy digging in blankets and how she could make her own throne out of a pile of pillows and snore the day away on top of them as queen of the castle. I will miss how she used to throw herself at me, chest to chest, like velcro that attached her heart to my heart, when I walked in the door. I will miss caring for her and loving her and her caring for me and loving me back. We are devastated and empty, and our hearts cry for our little Loop, but through our tears, we try to remember the happy times with her, and all the joy she brought to our lives, and the imprint she left on our hearts. It was an honor to take care of her, to know her, to be her person, and we will love her forever and will never forget her.Theresa DamatoMedinah, IllinoisAugust 6, 2019
11/23/2006 - 8/4/2019I love Gracie with all my heart. Her memory will forever live on with me and my family. We miss her everyday very much. We love you Gracie.Danielle AckermanPalm Harbor, FloridaAugust 6, 2019
7/31/2019Angus was picked out of the litter by our son. We brought him and his sister, Lady, home back in MN. He was a loving, loyal, lively, dog who was my shadow. No matter what, he was at the door welcoming everyone home. He slept with us and was always on our laps or by our side. It has been heartbreaking to say goodbye. Our entire family, including our three grown children who grew up with Angus, circled around him. He was on his personal blanket, with his original green collar on, to show he belonged to our family and had a special role and place in our lives, our hearts. We whispered how much we loved him and that we would see him in Heaven with Jesus. He was accepting and loving: Angus knew. Our tears continue every time we walk by his resting places and enter the home. And when we lay and give Lady comfort. We are now paying special attention to his litter-mate, Lady. She is also depressed and missing our sweet boy. Angus is in Heaven for sure, as his soulful eyes told us he would be waiting at the gates, alongside our beloved Sugar, & Kira. I miss him every day.Marisa NovakBrentwood, TennesseeAugust 6, 2019
12/18/2003 - 8/2/2019There is no way I can put Howie into words. Adopted at an estimated 6-7 years old, many people said to me "why would you adopt an old dog? You will only have him long enough to get attached before you'll have to put him down". How very wrong those people were. Howie gave so much joy to every person he encountered in the next 8 years. A gentle, sweet soul he was. His silent presence was the most comforting part of my day.. His companionship unwavering, he was the best friend. Even as his fur greyed and his movements slowed, he was always my shadow, following me from room to room, always keeping an eye out to safeguard me. Even until his last day, every memory I have of his is warm. From the "dance" he would do when he heard the jingle of his leash, to the soft snores he would let out as he drifted into dreamland, to the big grin that would spread across his face when he was happy (which was, in fact, any time that he was awake). The support that we have received since his passing speaks volumes to who he was, and just how many people he brought joy to and loved. There will never be another like Howie. I am reassured that he is pain free and playing at the rainbow bridge, grateful for the time that I had with him, and blessed beyond words that we met in the shelter that day. Rest in peace, my best friend. I will never stop missing you.Julia McLeanAnn Arbor, MichiganAugust 6, 2019
2/23/2012 - 7/23/2019Our beloved cat, SAMI dedicated his time on earth to caring for my husband and myself. We called him and his sister, Sophie, our therapy cats. We miss him everyday but we know he lives on in our hearts and soul.Blanche ScaliseMonroeville, PennsylvaniaAugust 6, 2019
6/21/2009 - 8/4/2019We will miss our boy, Bruiser. He has left us with broken hearts but we believe we will see him again one day.Linda HartiganPalm Harbor, FloridaAugust 6, 2019