Pet Memorials
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7/1/2007 - 8/2/2020I knew it was time to bring another canine family member into the home, as the house had grown just so quiet following the passing of another beloved dog, Petey Joe. I went to Sterling Animal Shelter very worried I would be overwhelmed with the sorrow of not being able to bring them ALL home with me, and that I wouldn't know how to pick just ONE. I went to a cage that held about 15 Lab mix puppies just running around, digging, barking... and there, sitting in the middle of all of them was one small black puppy, just looking at me. I asked to go into the cage, and went and sat next to him. He climbed into my lap, and I picked him up and placed him on his back in my arms, where he just laid back and looked me in the eyes... and right then I fell hopelessly in love. We brought his "brother" home that day as well, from a completely different group, but they were as thick as thieves from day one.

For 13 years, Tank has brought endless joy, love, and adventure to the family, and even when we knew he was at the end, his body had finally failed him and he was just tired, his last day was spent at the lake, digging for rocks in the water, rolling in the pine needles, and napping with his brother. He still smiled, his eyes were still bright, he still had a kiss for everyone before leaning up against you for a bummy-rub. EVERYONE should experience the utter joy a beautiful, innocent soul like Tank can bring; the world would be a much better place if people did.

I miss you so much, big man.
Lisa CaselloWrentham, MassachusettsAugust 3, 2020
5/31/2004 - 8/1/2020Missing my Chewy so much ❤️ I remember the day he came home from a local shelter. He was just an 8 month old puppy with tons of energy. I fell in love with him immediately. He and I had a bond that was unique. He was my little man who I adored even when he was acting naughty. I am missing a piece of my heart without him near💔 I hope to see him again some day. Love you to infinity Chewy ❤️❤️Melanie HoytKissimmee, FloridaAugust 3, 2020
8/2/2020Bella, a gentle soul was a part of you. We don't know who that soul was but we know the soul brought you to us after several others abandoned you. Lucky, lucky us.Jeanine MuirPittsburgh, PennsylvaniaAugust 3, 2020
10/7/2000 - 8/2/2020Noel was a truly special cat. She was an integral part of our family and a staple fixture in our home for 20 years. She was the most kind, sweet and loving girl. She was happy just being surrounded by the people she loved, sitting in a sunny window sill. She made our hearts so full and everyday with her was a gift and an honor.Joan McWilliamsDrexel Hill, PennsylvaniaAugust 3, 2020
Maggie Mae
8/1/2005 - 6/23/2020Maggie Mae was in my life for 15 years. She was my first puppy. I am so happy I had the chance to love her for so long. Maggie Mae honestly is the reason why I kept going when I was dealing with depression. I knew I had to keep going for her. She was with me through some sad times but also there were so, so many happy times!
One of my favorite memories is just us snuggling on the couch together her sleeping either in front of me or snuggled behind my legs. I also remember waking up to her and she was completely up against my back and I would roll over and she would put her head on my neck. It was the best way to wake up. As a puppy she loved to go to the dog park and would just run and run. That is how I picture her now over the rainbow bridge just running and running. After Maggie would eat her food she would always go to the carpet and roll around on her back and be her frisky self. Her last year of her life she was not able to do that due to her arthritis in her hips. I know she is rolling around on her back now so happy. She also loved her grandma who helped take care of her when I was at work.

Making the decision to help her transition was the hardest thing I have ever had to do. But she loved me for so long and did so much for me I had to help her. She was in pain and did not have a quality of life. Maggie Mae did what she was supposed to do, she loved me and got me to a place in my life where I am doing so much better. She knew I was good so she could go.
I was so lucky in that I got to plan how she passed. I was able to take amazing pictures of her and I in the days leading up. I was able to hang up her puppy pictures and create a place in my home where she would be comfortable and not scared. The day I said goodbye she had a breakfast sandwich and ice cream. She also had bacon, hamburger, and chicken. While she was being given medicine, I got to read her a letter telling her how much I loved her. I got to hold her as she passed so peacefully.
The grief I felt was like no other. But the grief was so big because the love so, so big.
Dr. Kali was so amazing. She was full of love and so caring that I knew my Maggie was in good hands. Dr. Kali has the biggest heart and even though the day was so hard her presence of caring made it so much more peaceful. I will never forget her and how wonderful she was!!
JOELLEN KATZJacksonville, FloridaAugust 2, 2020
1/4/2020 - 7/26/2020Oswego is the true example of why we foster.Michelle LogiudiceTonawanda, New YorkAugust 2, 2020
Avery Johnson
12/25/2006 - 8/1/2020Thank you Avery for giving us almost 13 wonderful years, I know you are with your brother Cooper now. The house is empty now and I look for you often. I miss tucking you in bed at night. I miss you sitting there looking at me wanting love. Thank you for giving us your love. MIss you little oneKaren SimonAntelope, CaliforniaAugust 2, 2020
3/1/2006 - 7/28/2020I've had my baby Vegas for 14 years. She became very sick and knew it was time to say goodbye. My heart is as broken as the imprints she left in my heart.
She will be forever missed. My home feels empty. Her sister Bella mourns with me.
I originally went to the shelter to adopt Bella. They advised me that Vegas time was up and would be euthanized. I said NO!! Put her on my tab. I'm naming her Vegas because her life was a gamble and she won. I believe she's still with me. Always will be...
She was my shoulder baby. Always interested in everything I did. Lived on me...
Life has changed...
Melinda CzarnyszkaMenomonee Falls, WisconsinAugust 2, 2020
Max Pilny
7/7/2007 - 7/31/2020How do you memorialize an affectionate, loving, smart, gentle giant? My husband and I housesat a beautiful labradoodle named Lenny and said that if we could ever find a dog like that, we would open our home up to him. And, then Max appeared. His beautiful amber eyes could melt you and that's exactly what he did! He was gentle, obedient and mannerly. However, we also found him to be a "Goldilocks" when it came to his bed! Every pillow off every bed and sofa, were thrown on the floor and, oh, how he loved to eat the starfish out of my shell bowls! Each time we left our home, we had to rearrange the stools on the furniture and put my shell bowls on top of the refrigerator. But, Max got past that and soon settled into his big, new comfortable bed that we bought him. Did I say settle? He actually "cathunked" his 110 pound body on to the floor. I personally know. being an attentive "mother" and listening for him to go to bed. Max roamed a lot, watching and guarding. Our little guy, Elvis, misses him terribly, too, and has become very clingy since Max's passing. Our entire household is "raw" right now and we miss his deep bark and head butt greetings at the door. We know that Max is in heaven, roaming the hills, for if God loves whom we love, then Max is there waiting for us. See you on the other side, our beloved boy! We miss you and love you!Linda BrandtSt. Augustine, FloridaAugust 2, 2020
Wally, Bubby Boy
1/1/2011 - 6/29/2020Wally was a Cocker Spaniel mix rescue from Crawford County Humane Society.Debra JohnsonToledo, OhioAugust 2, 2020
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