Pet Memorials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
Jessie
2/14/2014 - 1/22/2021If you ever have the opportunity to rescue a pet, do so. Adopt from a shelter. I’m certain it was Jessie who rescued me though. I would often say she was my soulmate. We got Jessie Spano when I was pregnant with C. (YES that was her name! @animalleague named her that when they saved her life) My life was dramatically shifting and I was in no position to adopt a second dog. But Jessie and I were destined to be together. She was a puppy mill mama. She suffered tremendously (one quick Google search and you’ll understand). When we got her, she had a long road to recovering to even suboptimal health. She had never really seen the light of day. Oh but how she LOVED the sun when she found it. We would have to carry her inside from sunbathing so she wouldn’t overheat herself. She would find all the sunspots in the house and happily sleep on them. But - as I was saying...Jessie took care of me too. A true mom - she would follow me around the house at all times, even at night when I had to pee for the 8th time when I was pregnant. She never left my side. A consult supportive companion. She become my best friend. My silent therapist. She understood me because she was a mom. We had an undeniable connection. Years and life went on. Many changes, good times in the house and most certainly some bad times. But she was always there with me through it all. The thing is- we never knew Jessie’s age. When you rescue a pet, there is no way to be sure. She was estimated to be around 5 when we adopted her. She battled chronic health issues from her time of neglect in the terrible puppy mill. Every year we had with her was truly a gift. And we had 7 years. On 2/14 it would had been 7 years since we adopted Jessie. Valentine’s was her unofficial birthday. I’m writing this to bring your attention to education needed around animal adoption and as an absolute statement of gratitude for all those who work in animal rescue. But I am also writing to find some peace in documenting her beautiful soul and all she gave to me and my family. She LOVED us, hated to be away from us even for a short moment, and gave us so many laughs and happy memories. My last words to her were to go find all the sunspots in heaven. Well, less than an hour after she passed, she sent me a ray of sun. As I was sitting on the couch, a sun beam came all the way from our upstairs window (one of her favorite sunspots by the way) down the stairs, and onto my head. Yesterday the weather was fairly dreary - so I’m certain that was a gift from her. It happened again a little while after as C was sitting in the same spot I had been. To my Jessie pug: You were the greatest pup anyone could ever know. Thank you for all you gave me. I will forever miss you. But this I know: Here comes the sun.Christopher KingFloral Park, New YorkJanuary 24, 2021
Toby
3/17/2009 - 12/27/2020Toby was a unique dog and among the greatest of all dogs. He was that ‘once in a lifetime’ dog. Toby’s contagious smile, every time he greets someone at the door, made every heart melt. Anyone who met Toby instantly fell in love with him and always remarked on what a very obedient dog he was. He simply wanted to make everyone happy. He was good at everything! He was an excellent hunter, football player, swimmer, frisbee catcher, camper; Toby was good at everything. Besides all he was good at, he had a heart for food and was everyone’s shadow. Toby had a heart of gold, and he was a loyal friend through and through. Toby and our family didn’t want to say ‘goodbye,’ and it was the hardest and most painful thing to do. We are heartbroken with losing Toby, and there is not one day that goes by that we wait for him to greet us. Our hearts break to lose such a ‘special’ friend who will be missed by those who knew and loved him. We love and miss you, Toby!Michele and Dallas McCarthyThornton, ColoradoJanuary 24, 2021
Cleo (cleopatra)
4/19/2005 - 1/14/2021Cleo, you almost made it to your 16th birthday, we will celebrate your heavenly birthday for you as we pray that you are running around playing with your big sister Paris We couldn't love any fur baby anymore than we do you. Cleo was the most loving, cuddly, sweet, kind, loyal, watch guard, playful and adorable girl, she never grew out of her puppy face. We loved taking you everywhere with us; on bike rides, 5K's, camping, the ocean/sand, hotels, street fairs, ferry rides, riding in your stroller or walking around you loved exploring everywhere we did, thankfully you grew out of car sickness. You never failed to greet us at the door, kept us warm in bed and watched TV or even fireworks from our lap. You were so curious and never afraid of new things. You were my best co-worker, always being my shadow even if I just walked around the house. Your eyes were so expressive, you melted our hearts from the first moment we saw you. We love and appreciated how hard you fought to carry on after loosing Paris and then your back legs slowing giving out but you were the energizer bunny, just kept ticking away, never complaining, letting Maggie know you were still Queen of the House. It's so quiet and lonely without you and time is moving by so quickly, no matter how much time passes it still feels like yesterday that we said goodbye. Run free & Play hard with Paris Sweet Cleo, we will LOVE you every minute of every day for the rest of our lives. Dad, Mom, Morgan, Ryan & even MaggieJuli HaugenEverett, WashingtonJanuary 24, 2021
Haley
7/28/2007 - 1/9/2021Haley was a sweetheart, my love. Her favorite thing to do was give kisses and cuddles. She was a kind, beautiful soul. I am so happy to be her mom. I look forward to the day where I will be with her again. Until then, I know she will be in Rainbow Bridge with the others happy, young, and pain free.

Love you, miss you, always thinking of you Haley!
Jennifer CashHaymarket, VirginiaJanuary 23, 2021
Coco
5/15/2010 - 1/22/2021For Coco, who rescued me....

"Dogs' lives are short, too short, but you know that going in. You know the pain is coming, you're going to lose a dog, and there's going to be great anguish, so you live fully in the moment with her, never fail to share her joy or delight in her innocence, because you can't support the illusion that a dog can be your lifelong companion. There's such beauty in the hard honesty of that, in accepting and giving love while always aware it comes with an unbearable price. Maybe loving dogs is a way we do penance for all the other illusions we allow ourselves and for the mistakes we make because of those illusions."
--Dean Koontz,
The Darkest Evening of the Year
Yasmine AliAshland City, TennesseeJanuary 23, 2021
Gandalf
2/22/2010 - 1/12/2021Our baby was the sweetest and most cuddly boy. If you were on the couch, he'd be next to you in a heartbeat with loud purrs as you rubbed his belly. We'll miss his sweet demeanor, his precious meows, his little pink nose, and his beautiful green eyes.Katie LevchukDenver, ColoradoJanuary 23, 2021
Yette
10/1/2006Yette, you stole my heart the moment we met. I’ll be forever grateful that you were in my life. 💔💔💔💔💔💔Deby DavisMonmouth, OregonJanuary 23, 2021
Lily
My Sweet Angel was a sweet and loving girl...I miss her dearly 💔😔❤🐾🐕❤...she was my fospice and then hospice Angel ❤
Lily loved life...she had her own unique way of showing her love and she knew I understood her love❤❤❤ Rest in sweet peace my Sweet Angel Lily ❤🐾🐕❤
Pammie LaytonN Palm Beach, FloridaJanuary 23, 2021
Sunshine Christine
1/22/2021Sunshine Christine you were my best friend in the whole world. I remember getting you from my grandmother who saw you, your mother and your siblings at an auto repair shop. I’ll admit after losing my first cat Bingo when I was 8 I wasn’t sure if I could find it in my heart to love another cat. You came into my life constantly wanting to be with me, cuddle with me, and you loved watching tv with me. You taught an 8th grader the meaning of true responsibility and you taught me how to care for someone else other than myself. You were by my side no matter what. You were there when I experienced so of the most hurtful times in my life. I wasn’t a very happy or friendly child but you found it in your heart to still love me all the same. You were my friend, my confidant, my protector and you just were all around such a loving, positive spirit in my life. You showed me what true unconditional love was. Even though I wasn’t perfect you still loved me. You accepted me at face value and you never left me to face things alone. I’ll never forget how you would always sit in my lap when I was upset or how you would lick my face when I cried. Every time I was sick you were there with nothing but love and affection. When the kids at school were mean to me I knew I could come home and you’d be there waiting for me with love and cuddles. Oh Sunshine Christine I miss you so much.Jasmine LawsonNovi, MichiganJanuary 23, 2021
Percy
4/1/2016 - 1/22/2021When people see Percy the 1st thought is “what a big dog?!” And the 2nd thought is “This is what a dog should be !”. He had so many side of his personality that shine in the most awkward and hilarious situations. He was a German Shepard with droopy ears and one of them always stand up right when he’s about to act. When we went running, no matter what time of the night it was I knew that Percy will protect me with his life. He even chases away anyone who try to hit on me. At night you will always find Percy on then floor next my bed as close as he can get without disturbing my sleep. When he sleep in the same bed he like to have my arm around him. Percy always greeted me with a big sniff and an “ah” sound after as if he’s saying I’m grateful for your smell and relieved you are back. He had a good noes and although he always find the treat when we play “find it” he alway leaves the treat to his brother. He never growled on him brother dog for food even if his brother did. He tolerated all the rough play his human sister subjected him to with no complaints. In fact he alway had a big smile with a huge tongue that hangs from the side of his mouth. He chased the cats a lot and when we yelled at him he immediately stops get confused. As if he is saying “I shouldn’t chase the cat but I couldn’t help myself”. He was barely 5 years old and was healthy in his last year physical. Just goes to show that life is unfair. However, Percy also taught me to just live in the moment and try to serve the ones you love until the end. Rest In Peace my best friend, my heart will always have a whole you left and will never be filled.Amani AlamriLansdowne, PennsylvaniaJanuary 23, 2021