Pet Memorials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
Mojave
3/16/2000 - 8/16/2014Mojave touched many lives in his 14.5 years, and was truly loved by many. Although our hearts are broken and aching, and it will take time to heal. It was truly an honor to be blessed with such an incredible dog and companion...you are loved by many!Debby and Gary BeadleLas Flores, CaliforniaAugust 20, 2014
Caesar
1/22/2005 - 8/18/2014Caesar came into our lives very early into our relationship. He was the sweetest little 9 week old puppy when we adopted him. Once my wife (then girlfriend) picked him up, he just wouldn't let go. He continued this strong attachment to us and us to him for his entire life. He had been there for us through so many changes and challenges in our lives. We got him when we were early in college and had just started dating, he saw us get engaged, he saw us move 5 times during college, saw us graduate, our first jobs, our marriage, our move to Chicago and adoption of his little brother Piebald (A Miniature Dachshund). The best event he was able to witness was the birth of our first daughter which speaks to how we cared so much for us and how protective he was of his owners that he made sure he was here for that.

He was incredibly loved throughout his entire life. When he found his way into the bathtub as a puppy and hit his head on the faucet, giving himself a black eye, his mother and I were there with cuddles the entire night letting him know it was OK. He loved to romp in the snow and throw it in the air with his legs and try to catch it with his mouth. He would often play so long and hard in the snow that he would forget about how cold it was and would get "precious paws", requiring his daddy to pick him up (no easy feat at 73 lbs) and carry him inside. One Christmas you even tried to dress up as Santa with daddy’s Santa mask and put a smile on everyone’s face.

He traveled everywhere with us with the exception of one vacation in which his parents missed him so much that they vowed never to leave him behind again, and stuck to their word. Every trip back to Ohio was a fun trip with Caesar because he loved car rides. He would get so excited and it would take him at least the first hour of the trip to finally settle down and sleep, but once you came to a stop he bolted upright because he thought he had arrived.

Caesar was a good boy all the way until the end. In his last weeks he never showed a lack of courage. His mom and dad did everything they could to keep him comfortable and try to make him better. They even cooked him gourmet meals to try and help him get better. In the end, his illness proved too much so his parents had to make a very hard decision. Because he has been such a loving and caring dog, there was no way his parents could put him through the pain of surgeries not knowing it they would work and decided to show him the ultimate act of love and let him go. It was by far the hardest decision they have ever made.

On his last day, the family enjoyed one more walk as walks were his favorite and they even ate ice cream, another favorite. As the time grew nearer, he couldn't do anything but look at his owners as if to say "It's OK, I'll see you again". He was so brave that even though his parents were hurting, he continued to show us unquestionable love and laid his head on our laps to comfort us.

We know you're gone physically but you'll never be gone from our hearts. While we can't enjoy doggy kisses or tail wags anymore, we can enjoy knowing that you loved us with everything you had, and we did the same for you. It will painful waking up and not seeing you crawl out from under the bed, but in time we will look at these things with fondness and not sadness. We’ll make sure we take great care of your little brother Piebald as he misses you just as much as mom and dad. You’ll always be remembered and no dog will ever compare to you. Make sure you look in on us once in a while and keep an eye on us. We hope to be reunited with you again one day, but for now, enjoy those green grassy fields, the toys and all the cheese you can eat while you wait for us; our furry angel.
Dan & Mandi GrueberArlington Heights, IllinoisAugust 20, 2014
Goldie
4/24/2014 - 8/5/2014Goldie, you were always there for each of your family members. So loved in very different ways. Anyone who met you was amazed at how sweet, gentle and calm you were, especially growing up in a home with 4 children all close in age. You were the calm in the chaos for me. The soft spot with the wagging tail trailing behind the kids, doing everything they did. We saw you all grow up and tried not to notice that you had grown old and tired. You maintained your youthful manner right up to the end, and I thank you for all the love you gave us. Our hearts are broken now that you are gone, the house so silent. Each of us thinking you are still here at the door until we open it. Our Goldie bear, baby dog, you are missed, everyday, at every meal, even at play...Regina OcasioWest Miramar, FloridaAugust 19, 2014
Lucy
6/18/1997 - 6/30/2014Lucy was a strong, yet patient family pet who every one who came in contact with, loved her and cherished her. She lived her 17 years in dignity, showing care and love to her Mom, Dad, and Sister (Emily-Anna). We shall meet again, girl...Elaine & Jeff KannerTega Cay, South CarolinaAugust 19, 2014
Coon
8/16/2014Coon was a retired lead sled dog that we adopted last fall. He was 10 years old.Mallory BittnerWaxhaw, North CarolinaAugust 19, 2014
Tai
2/15/2000 - 8/13/2014My sweet Tai. You were my best friend, my Baby before I had my babies... I miss you buddy. I know you were ready and I tried to be strong for you but it's just not the same without you. Your sis misses you too. Mommie loves you fluffy-butt... you are my best boy.Jen CovielloNewport News, VirginiaAugust 18, 2014
Linus
3/15/1999 - 8/13/2014"Lion" always made our family smile. We are missing you in our lives so much and so does Lucy. You have our hearts and made us happy everyday we had with you! We gave you a good life and you gave us more! We miss your daily hugs and greetings at the back door, ready to play with our shoelaces. I put the toilet paper on the holder downstairs for the first time in 15 years. He would not have it! Linus was our alarm clock, 2:30 a.m. was a favorite! We miss seeing you play with your water dish in the bathtub because you always put your paws in and slid it around! We will miss you at Christmas sleeping under the bunched up tree skirt! You loved my pink, fuzzzy robe and that is your forever blanket now. Love, hugs and kisses everday for you! XOXOXOPat & David DoaneTonawanda, New YorkAugust 18, 2014
Max
2/14/2000 - 6/25/2014My sweet angel Max passed away at the age of 14 ½. He was my best friend, constant companion, protector, my dog child, my precious baby and the light and love of my life. He was loved, adored and cherished. Every day with him was a blessing. He made a house a home. He made life complete. He brought me joy and made me smile. With him the world made sense. I am completely heartbroken and lost. I can’t imagine a life without him. It doesn’t feel natural not to have him by my side, to love and cherish him, to spend time with him, to take care of him, to share meals with him and to make sure that he is always happy. He is desperately missed. I am paralyzed with grief. I don’t know how to move on from such a monumental, profound loss. When I rescued him at the age of 8 months old, he was an abused and scared big puppy dog. When I looked into his eyes he had me. I knew I found greatness. He rescued me. He was so intelligent. On the day I brought him home, after bedtime he walked into my room. I told him it was time to sleep. He proceeded to bring me each of my shoes and the jacket I wore to the shelter earlier that day. He had to get outside fast. He was a little sick. At 8 months old and in a new forever home for less than 10 hours, he knew what to do. That was just the start of him amazing me with his intelligence and charm. He knew every word and listened in on conversations. I had to start spelling the words out but then he learned to spell! Then he learned to read my mind. His physical abilities were a force to be reckoned with. He ran faster, swam faster and jumped higher than any dog at the dog park. He was always brave and full of energy. He slowed down a bit in his senior years which were purely golden.
He had such a beautiful soul and had a big heart full of pure unconditional love. I loved seeing life through his eyes and living in the present moment. His beautiful eyes were always full of wonder and excitement. He was always curious and thinking about what’s next. He lived life to the fullest. Our two souls were so connected that we breathed in the same rhythm. He gave me a purpose in life and a reason to get up in the morning. I miss spending time with him. I miss his smile and talking. I miss our walks and car rides. I miss everything about him. I am grateful for having almost 14 years with him. I am grateful I got to experience his greatness, his spirit, his strength and resilience. I am grateful our souls connected. I am grateful for the blessing of him. He was a gift from God. I am grateful for his love. He will be forever in my heart.
Kim MonrealCrystal Lake, IllinoisAugust 17, 2014
Lucy
6/5/2001 - 8/15/2014Our sweet beautiful Lucy, brought us pure joy and unconditional love every single day of her life. We will miss our girl terribly.Richelle HooverThousand Oaks, CaliforniaAugust 17, 2014
Rocky
10/30/2001 - 8/15/2014My 22 yr old daughter wrote this on Facebook about Rocky and I thought it was perfect to share here:

Lost a little piece of my heart today. I couldn't be more thankful that we got to share life with this perfect little guy for 13 years. He has been by my side since I was 9. It's only right that we were by his today. We love you Rock. You were loved by everyone, the Brad Pitt of dogs, if you will. We know you have found some bacon up there in doggy heaven already. Love you Mistuw Wocky. You truly have left a paw print on our heart forever
TJ WeyerJacksonville, FloridaAugust 16, 2014