Pet Memorials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
Sydney Angus
9/15/1998 - 4/19/2017On April 19, 2017, we tearfully said goodbye to our best friend, buddy, and sweet boy, Sydney Angus.Joni & Daryl ClarkSimi Valley, CaliforniaApril 25, 2017
5/1/2003 - 4/23/2017On April 23, 2017, we said goodbye to our best friend, companion and sweet boy.

Charlie was found wandering the streets of Durham as a three-year old the spring of 2006. Cindy answered the Craigslist ad of someone who was trying to find him a new home. When Cindy looked into the crate where he was hiding and saw those brown eyes looking back at her, she knew his new home was with her.

At first, Charlie was nervous and scared of everything, including quick movements from above and oddly enough, bicycles. Cindy assumed it was caused by bad experiences living on the streets or an abusive previous owner. He would drink mud puddles dry on his daily walks as if he didn’t have a bowl of fresh water waiting at home, so she joked he was still using his street smarts to survive. Cindy eventually broke him of his fear of bicycles, but still doesn’t understand what could have caused it.

Many people didn’t realize Cindy even had a dog for a while after she got him. He hid under the bed, only coming out to go on walks, which he loved, and occasionally for treats. But he eventually warmed up and started hanging out without being prompted.

Charlie had several health problems over the years, including heartworms and issues with his eyes, but he was always a good boy at the vet, no matter how much they poked and prodded him. After an extensive dental cleaning where the vet took out the majority of his teeth, Charlie emerged a new man. Cindy didn’t realize that those rotten teeth had made him uncomfortable most of the time. But once his mouth healed, he found interest in food and everything else life has to offer (but mainly everything related to food). He also developed a playful personality that was probably hiding inside him all along.

One of Charlie’s favorite times of the day was treat time. At 8:30 each night he reminded Cindy that it was time for a treat by walking to the fridge and looking up at where the bag sat, then looking at her. If he’d worn a watch he would probably have pointed at his wrist. He got excited about his treat and would throw it in the air and play with it before settling down to eat it.

Often known as a sous chef to both Cindy and Shaun, Charlie also loved to supervise as we cooked, hoping for scraps to rain down. He loved food.

Charlie was a quiet boy and generally never barked. On a trip to the mountains in the early 2010s, he did find his voice as he howled with his cousins, Nola and Cody, and revealed a rare beagle bay that his parents had never quite heard before, and seldom would hear subsequent to that trip.

Charlie also took delight in naps and providing comfort by lying beside his owners when they were sick or sad. He also liked to break out his Wolfpack bandanna and collar as he watched sports with Shaun.

Charlie was a sweet, caring, gentle and lovable old soul who got along with children and other pets alike. He was shy around other animals, but never had a mean bone in his body. Charlie had deep, human-like eyes that made it evident just how intelligent and loving he was. Everyone who met Charlie remembered him and frequently asked about him, no doubt indicative of his charming and memorable personality.

Cindy and Shaun wanted to give Charlie a backyard that he could roam free in. When they purchased a home in July of 2016, Charlie arrived on scene for an inspection as important as any engineer could provide. As he circled the fence and sniffed the backyard, both Cindy and Shaun couldn’t help but get teary-eyed finally seeing him in his new yard.

Earlier that year, Charlie had survived one bout with cancer, when he had to have one of his front right toes removed from his paw. Within a matter of weeks, the familiar pitter-patter of Beagle feet and nails on the hardwood floors returned as Charlie won his first fight.

Labor Day weekend of 2016 brought news of a return of his cancer when Charlie was rushed in for an emergency splenectomy. He was diagnosed with canine lymphoma and given only a matter of weeks to live. Charlie, however, wasn’t ready to give up his new yard quite yet and lived until April 23, 2017, and did so with vigor. He bounced back almost immediately, and was in great health for the majority of these months providing many more laughs, hugs, pets and memories while he was with Shaun and Cindy.

Charlie was a strong dog, a tough dog, and a fighter. His fight was one of love, as to the very end he did whatever his parents wanted, and did so out of his undying loyalty, love and appreciation; a feeling that was certainly reciprocated by his family. Charlie left this Earth with peace and dignity, and a piece of Cindy and Shaun’s hearts that will never be filled.

We will always miss you, Charlie Brown.
Shaun & Cindy Taylor & WhittRaleigh, North CarolinaApril 25, 2017
4/5/2010 - 4/24/2017My sweet Radar, we miss you so much. I wonder if I will ever be able to sleep without your beautiful snoring, eat without your big beautiful begging eyes, go to the bathroom again with out you guarding me. Not one minute goes by right now without our being reminded of your presence. RIP my beautiful boy, I love you....MommieAnge' CastonCharlotte, North CarolinaApril 25, 2017
7/26/2006 - 4/17/2017Dear Lola,
We will never be able to express the impact you made on each day we spent with you, let alone the impact you made on the rest of our lives. Our sweet little baby, you brightened up our days every time we walked through the door. You were always there for us, during our happiest and saddest of times. We can’t bear the thought of living without you and we continue to look for you with each passing day. We hope you know just how much you meant to us. We wish you could be in our lives forever but sadly that is an impossible dream. As much as we wanted you to go on, we knew doing so would only hurt you. What we wouldn’t give to hold you again, pet you again, and have you meet our baby girl (you would have been a great big sister). We will never forget all the walks, all the times spent in the sun, all the moments when you’d make us feel so completely loved. You will always be in our hearts, and we will love you forever.
Jeanna MSouth Setauket, New YorkApril 24, 2017
9/22/2004 - 3/11/2017I don't have a clue how we got so lucky to find Rusty, but I thank God every day for the chance to have him in our lives, and some of the best times of our life with him. We adopted him from Martinsville SPCA in Virginia when we were visiting Martinsville for a NASCAR race. I saw him on and when I saw his smile I knew we had to meet him. Sure enough, we left with Rusty - aptly named after my husbands favorite race car driver, Rusty Wallace. And ironically the SPCA was in Henry county, our last name. It was meant to be! Rusty won that weekend, it just wasn't the race car driver who won!Debby HenryManassas, VirginiaApril 24, 2017
7/25/1997 - 4/11/2017In loving memory of my sweet Pinkie aka Pinkle, Stinky Pink, Pink, Pinkie Lou... I miss you so much every day, little one. How will I get used to you not being here? I can't imagine. Lucky misses you too...going to some of your favorite places and meowing. We had a lot of challenges Pink, but we braved through them in the 20+ years we lived together. You taught me a lot about love, accepting someone in spite of all the nasty things they might do; and you taught me about commitment and care. I did my best to make you comfortable and keep you healthy and we were lucky that for most of your life, you were super healthy and never needed a vet. Little Pink, you will always be in my heart. <3Lily MazurekPembroke Pines, FloridaApril 24, 2017
9/8/1999 - 4/23/2017Max was an adorable border collie / papillion mix who made everyone's world brighter, especially his mom's. Everyone loved his ears. His mom would joke that he could hear dogs barking one state away! He was incredibly smart, ridiculously fast, so sweet and the best friend anyone could ask for. Max loved long walks and hikes, and was quite proficient at chasing (yet never hurting) squirrels, cats and other animals.

Max was an incredibly caring dog. He always knew when someone needed extra kisses because they were sad, or help in some other way. When Max's beagle cousin Lilly became blind, he would guide her down the stairs, gently pushing her towards the wall, so she didn't fall. He was an 'only child' until mom brought home a human brother when Max was 14. One would think that he would be jealous. But in fact, he seemed to know immediately that his role was to care, love and protect his new brother in every way possible. Even when Max lost most of his hearing, the one voice he always heard was his brother's, and would be quickly by his side. Max lived a very long and happy life and provided so much joy to so many.

Rest in peace sweet boy, I pray that you are chasing squirrels and playing with Lilly and all of your other friends who were overjoyed to see you again.

Mom misses you beyond words, but know that someday we will be together again -
Rebecca ArmacostSt Petersburg, FloridaApril 24, 2017
12/7/2002 - 4/11/2017We are missing the presence of our sweet girl, Oreo. Her ever watchful eye on our whereabouts and following us around the house. Never to be left alone and always voicing her presence especially at mealtimes. She never met a stranger and considered every one her friend. We will love her forever.Beverly ThurmondRaleigh, North CarolinaApril 24, 2017
4/25/2002 - 4/18/2017You'll forever be my favorite.Charlotte, North CarolinaApril 24, 2017
4/13/2003 - 4/22/2017Shadow, my Belgian Malinois, was the best dog I could have ever asked for. So smart, under verbal command, went everywhere with me and touched so many lives in his 14 years. It is so hard to say goodbye to my best friend, as he takes part of my heart with him. I take comfort in knowing that he is jumping, running and playing with his friends now, waiting for me at Rainbow Bridge.Lynn ChallandesLand O Lakes, FloridaApril 23, 2017