Pet Memorials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
Matisse
11/14/1997 - 12/18/2014When he came into my life, everything changed.
I started holding friends to a much higher standard of loyalty and love.
I befriended crazy dog people and my life revolved around making him happy.
I bought a house with a fenced yard to give him the best of dog living.
I met and took in a stray jack russell b/c I couldn't imagine anyone giving her any less than all of their love.
I met and took in a larger stray pitbull terrier, saying, 'just a jack russell in a bigger package.'
I kept a 'returned' Liza because he was convinced it was his baby
I saw and quickly retrieved his gray-faced twin (Evie) from deathrow at county animal control. (May she welcome him over the bridge)
I loved him unconditionally and without regard for the inevitable loss to come.
When he came into my life, everything changed -- I became me.
Rest in peace, my sweet, loyal friend.

~ "I loved you and I lost you and I will never be the same." (http://youtu.be/tKm_j7i0Sug)
Jamie SpragueDecatur, GeorgiaDecember 20, 2014
Poppy
2/8/1998 - 12/8/2014Our beloved Cocker Spaniel, who would have been 17 years old this February went to Rainbow Bridge with the help of Dr. Lauren Cassady on December 8th in his home, on his bed, by the Christmas tree. He came in our lives when he was one year old in 1999 as a "give-away" by his owners who didn't want him anymore because he kept digging himself out of their yard. We felt that Dan's Mom and my Mom sent Poppy to us to watch over us and bring more love and joy in our lives, which he did for almost 16 years. We told Dr. Lauren that Poppy must have had 1,000 hiking miles on his paws! He hiked so many hiking trails! He took him with us on all our vacations. He's been to the North Georgia Mountains, Jekyll Island, Hilton Head, Asheville and Chattanooga. He's been on hayrides, boat rides, tubing trips down the river, and even a golf cart on Daufuskie island. Went we were home, every weekend was a "hiking" weekend with Poppy.

We had a great time entering him in contests for Halloween and for the Sandy Springs Festival and he's won quite a few times! But this past September was the greatest win as the "Retired MVP" (Most Valuable Puppy.) He couldn't walk that far, so we put him in a stroller for the Pet Parade and he won!!!

Everywhere we went people would ask us, "Is that a show dog" and Dan would reply "He sho is a dog!" He was such a handsome guy with beautiful eyes!
I know everyone says this, but he was the best dog in the world! The happiness and love he gave us will remain in our hearts forever. We miss him so much.
Chris and Dan Corrado, DarmstadtSandy Springs, GeorgiaDecember 19, 2014
Flyer
4/15/1998 - 12/16/2014Flyer we miss you so much and are trying to find comfort knowing that you are not in pain anymore. You were the dog I always dreamed about as a child and then i found you as an adult. I loved you from the minute i saw you at the shelter. You had been abused but you gave me unconditional love immediately. It's hard not to have you here and everywhere we are but we will never forget you and the almost 16 years you were with us.
Till we meet again Flyer.
All our love,
Cathy, Rob, Robbie and Megan
Cathy UnruhReading, PennsylvaniaDecember 17, 2014
Sheba
8/16/2003 - 12/16/2014You were the best dog ever.... Thank you for your loyalty, protection and unconditional love for 11 years! Always in our hearts till we meet again!Debbie KesterAston, PennsylvaniaDecember 17, 2014
Corkey
12/15/2014In loving memory of our beloved dog, Corkey. She was part of our family for 15 years. She gave us so much love and joy. It was very hard to let her go, but her suffering is over. We love you Corkey.Barbara StewartTrabuco Canyon, CaliforniaDecember 17, 2014
Oso & Henna
6/15/2006 - 12/15/2014Oso and Henna grew up together, traveled together, and passed together. Rest in peace. You will be missed.

Two beautiful babies left this world together on a cold December day in Arlington Virginia. Oso, aka Bear, was a mixed breed Newfie and Lab, which turned out to be an absolute adorable combination of teddy bear, guard dog (bark only), and best buddy. He was struggling with poor eyesight and had lost function of his rear legs. His ‘First Lady’, his Love, was Henna, a beautiful Husky. She was dealing with some complications from diabetes. Here is their beautiful story... Oso’s dad needed saving and found Oso at a shelter in San Diego. Dad put his name on a waiting list for that cute black fur ball and the first two folks didn't take him. It was meant to be! Dad traveled everywhere with his new companion. On a trip to Peru, they both found their soul mates. They both brought back a lovely lady, Oso's was Henna, a stray pup wandering the streets in Lima, and his daddy with a beautiful Flamenco dancer. The first few years Oso and Henna had a few bouts of sibling rivalry but always shared a strong love for each other. It became clear just how strong that love was when Henna stopped eating last week… she knew Oso was in his last days and with no food, her parents were not able to give her her life saving insulin.. Even trying to entice her with fresh salmon, steak, cucumbers… nothing. She was still smiling, but loosing strength. By Monday, Dec 15th, she was too weak to hold her head up and only had the strength to cuddle with Oso in their final moments. Oso sang his last song and they both passed peacefully together on the couch with mom and dad by their side. They had an amazing life, full of love, and will always be in the hearts and memories of all those who loved them.
Chris & Emily EaganArlington, VirginiaDecember 17, 2014
Willow
12/12/2014R.I.P. Our Sweet Willow. You were a miracle. You managed to overcome such an unfair and tragic past while keeping your ability to still love and trust when the best of us would have given up. Those that looked passed your initial uncertainty, found and learned what true strength, bravery and forgiveness truly means. Your staring eyes were the windows to our own souls which were touched deeply by you, There are no real words to describe how much you touched us all and how much we love and adored you. You loved the simplest of things. Really, what pup would get excited when hearing the word radicchio and answered to it as a self given name instead of the name the rescue gave you? Hide and seek you never tired of playing along with pizza tug of war with Grandma. We know you let her even win at times. My Little Girl, it is now time to run free forever.....Trish HalickChicago, IllinoisDecember 16, 2014
Sheba
8/16/2003 - 12/16/2014Sheba was the best dog ever. She came to our family when our kids were 5 and 3. She grew up with them and always kept a watchful eye on them. We love you and miss you!!!Debbie KesterAston, PennsylvaniaDecember 16, 2014
Sable
1/21/2003 - 12/13/2014We love them so much that we do not allow them to suffer even though it hurts us.David VincentJacksonville, FloridaDecember 16, 2014
Nanook
12/13/2014I'm sure you are familiar with the philosophy of the "God shaped hole". Today, I think that Pascal may have meant "Dog shaped hole". In the face of losing one of my best friends, that quote (bastardized though it was) kept running through my head. I think there is a dog shaped hole (or holes) in us all. They worm their way into our hearts amidst a pile of fur and slobber and fill a paw print impression deep in our souls, that when vacated, cannot be filled by anything else. And there it remains, a paw print hole only filled by the love of that dog.

I have never experienced the loss of a pet like this one. I feel like my heart is broken into a thousand tiny shards of glass and they are continuously piercing that place in my soul that Nanook forged. He was the sweetest soul and my whole family was in love with him. He is missed so, so much.


RIP Nanny Nanook, we will love you and miss you forever.
Andrea HarstonOviedo, FloridaDecember 15, 2014