Pet Memorials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
Layla Rose
6/8/2006 - 7/31/2020On Friday, July 31st 2020, we lost our precious baby girl Layla. It's been 7 days, 168 hours, 10,080 minutes of heart wrenching agony. The house doesn't feel the same without you doesn't feel the same. There are no pitter-pats to hear on the floor anymore. Our hearts are broken each time we wake up and don't see you....the tears just won't stop, and your not here to lick the tears away like you always did. Our lives will never be the same again without our pumpkin head. You were the most amazing, beautiful, kind, loving, gentle dog this world has ever seen. Your eyes were the sweetest, most loving, innocent eyes we have ever looked into....we miss you so very much baby girl. You brought so much love and joy to our lives and our hearts are empty now. You were always our favorite hello and you were our hardest goodbye. We will cross the Rainbow Bridge together and be reunited when the time comes and we will never let you go. You are and always will be our precious angel baby girl and will be forever in our hearts and souls. We love you so, so very much Layla Rose and we miss you every second baby girl.Donna ConnellyMassapequa Park, New YorkAugust 7, 2020
2/8/2020 - 8/2/2020Wiley was the greatest blessing that ever entered mine and so many other people's lives. He was 4.5 lbs of love, sass, and cuddles. I adopted Wiley on my 21st birthday and he was with me for five years, taking on all the challenges of growing up and young adulthood with me. Wiley came into my life at a time when I needed him the most and filled every day with joy and love and laughter. Wiley loved all food, sleeping in under the covers, singing, and lounging in the sunshine. Wiley touched the hearts of everyone he met, my family, my husband, my friends, and the countless doctors he saw over the years. Wiley had a way of inspiring people and rallying them together. Our home is so empty without his kisses and the little pitter patter of his paws. Our hearts will never fill the hole that Wiley left, but we know we are so lucky we got to be his humans.Anne Marie & Spencer Hankins/WyattSt. Petersburg, FloridaAugust 7, 2020
8/31/2004 - 8/1/2020We are so grateful to have had our sweet Poco for 16 years. She was a sassy, spunky gal who enjoyed countless adventures and family pack snuggles with us in those 16 years. We lost her lifetime partner Gus 3 years ago and like to imagine them together again. In fact, the evening after she passed, there was a magical vibrant full double rainbow in view from our home and it just felt like a clear and loving message from both Poco and Gus that they are reunited at last and waiting for us at the Rainbow Bridge.Lori HAmherst, New YorkAugust 7, 2020
1/18/2005 - 7/31/2020Cosmo, was a gentle and loving soul. His daddy's best friend and his mommy's sweet boy. He loved people, especially children, and his family; where by his love he filled their lives with such joy. His loyalty and love for his family was unconditional. He accepted his family with all their flaws as well as their virtues. Winter was his favorite season and he liked nothing more than to play in the snow and catch snowballs. He loved cool days and many days he would lay out enjoying the cool air listening to the birds and enjoying the sound and feel of nature.

His daddy called him “Super Dog” and Cosmo loved to go hiking with him. The quiet of the trail in the deep woods is where their bond of love and friendship grew deep. He loved wading through creeks and sniffing out scents of forest critters. He always led the way on the trail and never got them lost. He gave tons of kisses and loved to get kisses back. Cosmo loved to cuddle and hang out with his family while they watched TV. He had a sense of humor and would lift the family cat “C.K.” up from behind with his nose when C.K. wasn’t looking, always ready to take off in retreat when he made C.K. mad and chased after him in retaliation. He was a happy dog and did the “bone dance” when he got a one of his cookies. He was athletic and would play tug of war, fetch the ball, and soft frisbee.

He loved his mommy very much and comforted her when C.K. passed away and eased her burden when her dad also passed away. Cosmo touched other people’s live as well. Because of knowing Cosmo, many people adopted their own dogs. He taught is daddy to love dogs and to enjoy the simple things in life. He was a gift and a joy and even though some might think he was just a dog he made the world a better place by making people become better in themselves.

In later life he got old and slowed down; but his love never faded. Even when his sight faded away and cancer and diabetes started to ravage is body, he remained a happy dog and inside his own mind he was still a puppy. He continued to run in his sleep and he would dream of chasing critters or finding out what was over the next hill on the trail. Though the walks with daddy became shorter and slower he still enjoyed getting out. Having to be guided by daddy because of his blindness, he still liked to sniff and listen to the sounds of nature. By then, the wooded trails were a distant memory. He began to spend more and more time in bed and in the last couple years of his life his daddy would stay with him at night to make sure that he was alright and let him know that he wasn’t alone now that he was living in a darkened world. In his last days, he was in increased pain and was having trouble sleeping, getting comfortable, and getting up and down the stairs. Cosmo and mommy and daddy knew that it was time.

One week ago, today, Cosmo passed away peacefully and with dignity in his bed, surrounded by his loving family and in his daddy’s arms. As he slipped away, he gave his daddy one last kiss goodbye. Now the house seems empty and his mommy and daddy miss him very much. The grief is more than they can bare and it is only now that these words are able to be written.

From mommy and daddy - Goodbye sweet boy and wait for us, we love you so much!

Where someday in the hereafter, Cosmo will again give his mommy a kiss and he and his daddy will walk the trail once again.
Brian & Terri PaukertAnnapolis, MarylandAugust 7, 2020
8/6/2020Rain was a rescue with Aussie Rescue -- ARPH. She and her daughter Misty were lived their lives in dirt on the end of chain. We think that Rain was 10-12 years old.
We named their two girls Rain and Misty because the first photos we received of them were chained, in the mud and in the rain. Despite this treatment, Rain was the sweetest dog. We moved her into our program in mid-June. We had her spayed and a mass removed from her abdomen. The biopsy on the mass was "inconclusive".
We thought she slipped at her foster and injured her shoulder. X-Rays revealed the worst -- bone cancer.
While we had her with her foster, she was taken care of and loved. We are heart broken that we could not fulfill our promise to her -- a forever home where she would be pampered.
karen johnsonAlexandria, VirginiaAugust 7, 2020
Kung Pao Chicken (pao)
6/1/2010 - 8/1/2020Last weekend was so incredibly hard. I knew my sweet fur-baby Pao's health was deteriorating very quickly and I had to make the tough decision to let him go. I'm glad we were able to do it at home in a quiet, peaceful, and loving way. His brother never left his side and even licked him and comforted him until the end. I am going to miss my snuggies with this crazy, wild cat. He acted more like a dog than a cat at times: always begging for food, following me where ever I went, loved to cuddle, but then ran around the house like he was doing laps at the Indy 500. Pao, your brother and I miss you terribly. Even your brother has looked for you and has been sleeping in the last spot where you slept. We will always love you.L CanterErlanger, KentuckyAugust 7, 2020
10/29/2006 - 8/7/2019Franklin. My sunshine, my snuggle bear, my buddy and my muse.

It's been a year since you have passed. You're still used as a meme in this house and in my inner friends' circle because you've left such a huge impact with the time you've spent here. I'm happy to know that I can still feel your fluffiness when I think about cuddling you. Accompanied by a purr of understanding and a feeling of endearment coming from your beautiful, gold eyes.

I want you to know that the pain of losing you has started to numb, no longer do I think of your last few days and that awful morning. When I scroll though my pictures of you, I'm reminded of how happy and spoiled you were in your lifetime. You weren't a pet to me, you were a huge part of my life; the guru of comfort and socialising, who only communicated your wisdom in purrs and boofs. You were the gentle giant who would live to meet new people and the more anchored in any of your relationships and I try to live by your teachings.

I will see you again when I reach the rainbow bridge; with your head down, eyes looking up and your tail starting to wag at a leisurely pace, picking up speed as I close the distance.

I love you Franklin, please wait a while longer.

Charlene PeckGrosse Pointe Woods, MichiganAugust 7, 2020
7/21/2020Dear Jaxey,

We are missing you and your funny expressions. The squirrels deer and lizards are OUT OF CONTROL!!! I imagine I hear you in the house. We miss your sweet kisses in the morning and seeing you take off around the house. We are sorry you got sick and suffered so much near the end of your life. Hopefully you are healed now and chasing lizards again. We feel your presence here.

Today we may bring another family member home...she is the total opposite of you in looks and possibly temperament. We are nervous. That said, you will ALWAYS have a special place in our hearts and no other pet will ever be like you or replace you.

We will always love you Sweet Boy!

Love Mom
Vicki GurleyDavidson, North CarolinaAugust 7, 2020
8/5/2020 - 8/5/2020Dearest Ericka,

For 15 years you were my companion and my friend. You meant as much to me as my human family. Letting you go yesterday was one of the hardest things I have ever had to do, but I comforted you in the time you needed me most. You will be remembered forever and always missed.
Tahkyia WillisRonkonkoma, New YorkAugust 6, 2020
7/3/2009 - 8/5/2020Bacardi we miss you so much already!!!! Our house is so empty without you!!! We will always remember the day we brought you home❤️❤️❤️You were so little hard to believe you were ever little!!!! You were exploring the yard and fell into the pond😂 I went in after you one leg in one leg out of the pond basically doing the splits!!!! I lifted you out you shook off and looked at me like what? Why are you in there? ❤️❤️We will miss our couch cuddle time❤️❤️❤️ You will always be our Gentle Giant!!! We love and miss you!!! I refuse to say goodbye we will see you again run wild and free❤️❤️❤️❤️Love you big boy❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️Linda WagnerALLEN PARK Michigan, OhioAugust 6, 2020