Pet Memorials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
Rory
1/28/2009 - 6/19/2020Rory girl was the best pup there’s ever been. As one of your many “people” shared, she was a good dog by any measure. Rory was loved by so many people and she fiercely loved her people in return. She was feisty and funny and loved her younger puppy sister. She was adventurous and flexible and loved to go anywhere, any place (except the groomer / vet). She loved her walks, kissing everyone, and snuggles. She had the loudest small dog bark which mostly meant hello but sometimes was to protect her people. She had the longest legs and she could run so fast with her zoomies even in her older age when she felt well enough. When she got older and we added a human brother to our family, she was the most patient big sister. You were my first baby and you are gone too soon. We will always miss you, always think of you, and always love, Rory girl. We hope you are running with your puppy bro Zac all over dog heaven and having all the dog ice cream and bones!Brookhaven, GeorgiaJune 22, 2020
Diesel
12/3/2007 - 6/20/2020Diesel was our Big Buddy. He was such a gentle soul. As big as he was, he let the little dogs boss him around. His sweet eyes felt like they could see right into your soul. You could see all the love in the world when you looked into his. He loved playing ball and chewing on sticks. He would even tear up trees if you let him. In his older years he loved camping and lounging with his fur sisters. Most of all he loved us. He always wanted to make sure we were all ok. He loved it when everyone was home together. He was always there for us with his unconditional love. I’ll miss the sound of him barreling down the hallway when he heard us coming in the door. He was so smart. He knew just by certain words or letters what you were talking about. He made sure if you went in the room where his leash was, that he was waiting at the door when you came out. Eager to go anywhere we’d take him. Even the vet. He loved his butt scratches and would lift new people up off the ground with his nose when they came in the house. He loved to run at the chickens just to see them scatter, to lay in bed with his boy (Devan) when he was younger. He loved to sit by the grill with his Dad while he cooked. He knew his routine like clockwork. He would come find you whenever it was time for one of his meds or treats. I’m going to miss the sound of him howling every time a JG Wentworth commercial came on. There are so many things I will miss. He left a huge hole in our hearts. We love you Diesel! Big Buddy, Deazy, Deazy weazy, muttley, handsome, Big D, Deazer, ❤️🐾❤️Holly HammerWayne, OhioJune 22, 2020
Scrappy
1/19/2007 - 5/26/2020I’ll see you again, this is not where it ends, I will carry you with me til I see you again. You were my protector, my giant goof. You taught Reece how to be the best dog so she could teach the others. Scrappy Dappy Doo, I love you.Marianne PieperGainesville, VirginiaJune 22, 2020
Missy
2/14/2011 - 6/19/2020Goodbye sweet Missy Girl. You were an extraordinary dog - the best dog. So smart - smarter than most humans I know! I wish I could have held you longer but I knew it was your time to go. Fly to the Angels baby-dog. You will be missed every single day.Jessica BelloTampa, FloridaJune 22, 2020
Luna
4/3/2008 - 6/18/2020No one ever wants to say goodbye to their best friend but we did. Lapoflove came to our house and helped in the most loving of ways assist in helping Luna onto the next leg of her journey pain free surrounded by the love of her family and stress free. Goodbyes are always the hardest but she gave us 12+ years of unconditional love that we are beyond blessed to have had. Go eat some chocolate cake with Mickey babygirl....❤Cheryl KurtzGreece, New YorkJune 22, 2020
Gus
1/15/1999 - 6/17/2020You walked into my life one day and never left. I am so grateful to have had you as my buddy for 21 years. You were always independent with a loving and friendly spirit. You were there for the hardest parts of my life, but also for the celebrations. You stood by me through the turbulent and quiet times. Thank you for sticking with me. I will miss our walks together, snuggles in bed, and your constant demand for food. We feel a huge hole in my heart with you gone, but I know you are happy and free. We will always love you with all of our hearts. We miss you, Gus.Lara KossiakoffChicago, IllinoisJune 22, 2020
Lucy
4/29/2020 - 6/20/2020Lucy you were the most loving dog that we have ever met. Our family now has a whole in it that can never be replaced. You loved us unconditionally and always made things better. We were so lucky to share life with you for 8 years. You and Bella had a relationship that I do not think could be matched by any pet and little girl. You were her best friend. When your momma felt sick in any way she swore that you sitting on her lap would always make her feel better. You loved Junie, Tazzy, and Quacks with all your heart. I will never forget how you always made me feel like a rock star when I would come home from work. You were Sparty's best bud and he is going to miss playing and cuddling with you. We love you so much Lucy. We will miss you so much and never forget you. Even though our time together was cut short the time we had was so special. When they open the gates of heaven I know you will be there to greet all of us like rock stars. Good bye sweet angel. We love you.Jack KelleyNaples, FloridaJune 22, 2020
Gus
1/15/1999 - 6/17/2020You walked into my life one day and never left. I am so grateful to have had you as my buddy for 21 years. You were always independent with a loving and friendly spirit. You were there for the hardest parts of my life, but also for the celebrations. You stood by me through the turbulent and quiet times. Thank you for sticking with me. I will miss our walks together, snuggles in bed, and your constant demand for food. We feel a huge hole in my heart with you gone, but I know you are happy and free. We will always love you with all of our hearts. We miss you, Gus.Lara KossiakoffChicago, IllinoisJune 22, 2020
Primo
6/26/2020 - 6/7/2020On June 7th we had to say goodbye to our puppy son Primo. He unfortunately had Lymphoma cancer. They say 1 out of 3 dogs will get cancer. We all know cancer sucks…

Life has its blows. Jab to the head-Rear uppercut to the body; Fake a cross-Left hook....In some order similar to that. We are always faced with some sort of adversity at some point and must figure out way through it. We usually are surprisingly good at tackling life’s happenings. However, losing Primo has got to be one of the hardest challenges we have faced thus far…

I am good at putting the fake face/attitude on and pretending I am alright, but I am undeniably hurting inside. To me this pup was more than a Dog. Some will not understand it, but it is not for all to understand. If you do not understand then I am sure you can understand how pain feels. I cared for him more than most people. He showed me love more than most could and bonded with me more than I allow most to bond to. He was my kid. He brought so much happiness to me and our family and I will always be thankful for that. He gave us more of a purpose and more of a meaning to life. Everything we did we did with purpose revolving around our dogs. I will never forget the day I picked him up to take him home at about 8 weeks old from Ali Garay-Gainers house with my best bud Andy Mariano and I will never forget the day I had to pick him up because he could not walk any longer.. All to go potty. It feels I picked him up quite a bit but really, he picked me up when I was down. Sucks not having him near to pick me up when I am down now. I will also never forget the day I had to say goodbye. The gut-wrenching look my wife Sharminy gave me followed by his last breath he took. Sharm looked over at me and said, “he’s gone” … This will forever haunt me.

I am still trying to figure out the words to say. Maybe I just do not know the right things to say as I know nothing will make this better other than time. You all get my point. I love him. I could go on and on about the memories that constantly pop through my head or tell you about how I randomly want to scream out loud the funny statements I would say to him or the odd names I would call him. I’ll miss the morning tail wags when we go potty, the 360’s of happiness when I walk through the door, the walks and cuddles, his smile and happiness and his bond with me. He had no bad bone in his body and was such an innocent and sweet soul. I have been bottled up and just lack the proper words to such an extraordinary dog. Words do not do enough. Primo would be 7 years of age on the 26th of this month. My baby man. Im going to miss you bro...

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My wife Sharminys message

Grieving is an understatement, but I know mourning is healthy. Depression is real and the emotional pain hurts so bad. Somedays I can look at pictures knowing his is at peace, other days it breaks my heart. 💔

Preeeem,

My puppy son.. I miss hoovering over you while holding your chest and hugging under your belly and saying "you are a good boy, mommy loves you.." I miss waking up to you jumping on the bed to say good morning (that always made me so happy) and kissing your sweet face before we go night night.. I miss the touch of your soft furs.. you attacking the vacuum.. but most importantly, I miss taking care of you when you needed it the most and being your mommy! A piece of my heart was taken from me to be with you. Life without you doesn't seem real.. and I deeply wish it wasn't.

..until we meet again at the rainbow bridge and cross it together. 🌈🤍 I will love you Primo, forever!

I contemplated writing a post but I would do him a disservice if I didn't.. call it the silver lining with this damn pandemic or whatever but I am more than thankful to have been able to spend all day, everyday, home with him since March 16th. I will never forget the morning of April 17th, exactly 2 months ago when we got the call of his biopsy results confiming lymphoma. That was day 3 that Primo was at the vet on fluids and antibiotics as his levels also came back borderline kidney failure. Our world immediately turned upside down. We started him on a strict diet and medicine protocol that needed administered 2 hours apart. I still have the alarms on my phone and it destroyed me to turn them off.. 7am, 9am, 12pm, 5pm, 7pm and 9pm. For the past 3 months our world revolved around him, his every need, making sure we did everything we could do for him and now there is a huge void in our lil family.. and our poor Kaia looking for her brother when we take her to go potty.. absolutely heartbreaking! A short 49 days after diagnosis, things started to take a turn for the worst and we had to make THE MOST difficult decision 2 days later. He was doing so good so at those times I neglected to prepare myself although I feel this is something you can never really prepare for. Our "baby man" went peacefully, at home, laying on his Kaia's blanket, holding dad's hand while my hands were on his face and chest.. I felt him take his last breath and will never forget that moment.
John Nardicoatesville, PennsylvaniaJune 22, 2020
Fritz
5/3/2020 - 6/20/2020Fritz Perls, 10, crossed the rainbow bridge on June 20, 2020. A social distancer long before it was fashionable, Fritz found his way into his home and mom’s heart in 2014 after a rough few weeks on the street. He had a strong affinity for rotisserie chicken and salmon patties. He loved warm, clean laundry, his mom’s lap, and the sound of a can opener. A lifelong fan of lounging, Fritz was never one to pass up a long nap in his regal cat tower. If his mom was doing homework, he was sure to sit directly in the middle of the keyboard to ensure quality pets were administered. He will always be his momma’s baby boy. He is survived by his feline sister, Butterscotch Polkadots, and the many birds he’d enjoy watching out of his door wall. The world is a bit emptier without Dr. Fritz Perls in it, but his meek meow echoes through the hearts of those who loved him. Rest in peace, Fritzy. Enjoy the endless cans of salmon and Fancy Feast on the other side until we meet again.Terri NaboznyGibraltar, MichiganJune 22, 2020