Pet Memorials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
Mugsy
3/12/2003 - 10/24/2016Our best friend is no longer with us. Mugsy reached the point today where life as he knew it was no longer possible. While he could have gone on longer, we had to take the painful decision to put him to eternal sleep to preclude his further suffering.
Making the arrangements on the phone, with Mugsy as usual by our side, with his always trusting eyes watching us intently, and with his slightly tilted head - as he would do when hearing distress in our voice - as if to say, what's going on? was unbearable.
His always wagging tail, his gyrating body, his overall happiness to greet us (and everyone) every time we walked through the door and his unconditional love that was given unfailingly, will be inconsolably missed.
But at least Mugsy is now comfortable again and will stay with all of us in spirit; and all the so many good memories of him will comfort us for the rest of our days.....

Frank, Caroline, Matt, Kyle DeTurris
Frank DeTurrisEast Setauket, New YorkOctober 29, 2016
Copper Arnold
10/20/2016We said goodbye to our beloved Copper October 21, 2016. He was such a special dog and will be forever in our hearts. We love you Copper!Nancy ArnoldWildwood, MissouriOctober 29, 2016
Mister Zigg Ziggs
12/10/2007 - 10/28/2016I miss you so much. My heart is broken.Kristi HinckleySalt Lake City, UtahOctober 29, 2016
Bonnie
8/22/2002 - 10/23/2016We were blessed to have this beautiful and loving dog as part of our family for nearly 11 years. When we lived in Louisville, we met a greyhound at a retired racer meet and greet that we were interested in adopting, and the adoption group came for a home visit with that dog and a second retired racer. The dog we were initially interested in was very excited and very social, and got in our daughter's face (she was 7 at the time) which scared her and made her cry. While talking to the adoption group, the second dog curled up in a tiny ball next to me on the floor and went to sleep. My wife and I talked about it after the adoption group left, and decided the calm little brindle dog that curled up next to me was the right dog for us, and Bonnie joined us at Christmas 2005.

I know many of you also love your pets like family and understand the heartbreak of losing them. She brought us 11 years of love, happiness, and snuggling, and we'll miss her terribly. I'm sure Neka and Chase, our greyhounds who came before Bonnie, were waiting for her "across the bridge" so they can all run and play together.
Jeff ByersGreenwood, IndianaOctober 28, 2016
Doogie
2/1/2008 - 10/27/2016Our wonderful dog, Doogie, passed away after a battle with lymphoma. He was the best of companions and protector of the farm. He rejoiced in chasing deer and squirrel from his property. Well-mannered and smart, he knew come, sit, down, stay, heel, and so many others, as well as the all important dinner, treat, bone and toy. With hackles raised and ferocious barks, he would warn intruders that they were on his property and then, after looking at us to see if the intruder was friend or foe, this gentle soul would greet friends with tail wagging and pleas to be petted. His greatest delight was in racing against the ATV, through the woods, his deep bark echoing off the trees. His eyes would shine with joy, for he always won the race. Or was it tug of war, dropping “the toy” on our laps, insistent that it was time to play. So many things made him happy. But always it involved being with Andy and Karen, his pack. Doogie, our sweet wiggle butt, you loved us as fiercely as we loved you. If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever. Andy and I will miss you so very much. Rest in peace.Karen Damari & Andy RothWendell, North CarolinaOctober 28, 2016
Largo
10/1/2002 - 9/27/2016On behalf of Largo, we thank you for making her last day in this life so very peaceful and calm. It was a wonderful experience!Michele SiskAuburn, WashingtonOctober 28, 2016
Mugsy
3/13/2003 - 10/25/2016Our best friend is no longer with us. Mugsy reached the point today where life as he knew it was no longer possible. While he could have gone on longer, we had to take the painful decision to put him to eternal sleep to preclude his further suffering.
Making the arrangements on the phone, with Mugsy as usual by our side, with his always trusting eyes watching us intently, and with his slightly tilted head - as he would do when hearing distress in our voice - as if to say, what's going on? was unbearable.
His always wagging tail, his gyrating body, his overall happiness to greet us (and everyone) each time we walked through the door and his unconditional love that was given unfailingly, will be inconsolably missed.
But at least Mugsy is now comfortable again and will stay with all of us in spirit; and all the so many good memories of him will comfort us for the rest of our days.....

Frank, Caroline, Matt, Kyle DeTurris
Frank DeTurrisEast Setauket, New YorkOctober 27, 2016
Chocolate
1/30/2002 - 10/11/2016Chocolate is a very special girl who was always happy to see you. Even when she lost her hearing, she'd somehow know when I arrived at her house and would bark and wiggle her butt until I came out to say hello. She loved to get her face misted in the summer and chase squirrels, birds and butterflies in the yard. 14 3/4 of my adult life was honored to have her a part of it. She was the reason I wanted dogs in my own, grown family.
My sister, Ali, has posted her sweet story of her coming into our family.

We love you Chocolate, you were the best babygirl we would have asked for.
Amie AeschlemanCary, North CarolinaOctober 27, 2016
Oompah
5/31/2001 - 10/20/2016Oompah, my best friend. Sweet and loving. A cuddler. A foot warmer. Dependent on routine. Willing to let children hug and lay on him. Liked to lay in the flowers. Liked to be sung to: Morning Loving Time and Oompah Doompah I Love You. Beautiful.Laurie LaPortaOrchard Park, New YorkOctober 27, 2016
Sampson
1/8/2002 - 10/21/2016On October 21st, I said goodbye to my best canine friend for the last ten years. Sampson was my very first personal rescue, and he stole my heart from the moment I met him. Becoming his third owner after he was rejected by two families, it's been my true honor to love him. Sampson has loved me unconditionally, taken me for daily walks around the neighborhood, opened my heart to adopting more personal rescues (AKA two foster fails named Ziggy Marley and Lucy), and did it all with a fierce case of separation anxiety. He has lived a life of pure luxury--with leftovers from every restaurant within a 100-mile radius, and shared every bag of Sour Patch Kids that entered the pantry. I’m a better human because of him, as I know that I was truly the one rescued.

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened. It is a privilege to share one’s life with a pet--a being made of pure joy and genuine dignity.” God bless the animals that love us unconditionally, without hesitation--every single day.
Carlynn CaryLexington, South CarolinaOctober 25, 2016