March 14, 2009 - December 20, 2017 Breed: Chihuahua Age: 8 years 9 months & 6 days Stage: D Hometown: Scottsdale, AZ / Miami, FL / Woodhaven, MI
"Payton from birth was always a daddy’s girl. I was the center of her universe and her world revolved around me. She taught me so much. Like how to love selflessly, to always smile, and laugh often. Payton’s love and all dogs love I believe is a glimpse to how God intended humans to love one another. Her love was truly unconditional.
When I got divorced back in 2014 Payton and her older sister Jayda were the only things I fought for and won thank God. Her love and the happiness she brought to me made everything easier. She helped mend my heart and for that I will be eternally grateful. God knew I needed Payton more than she ever needed me. I am so blessed that He choose me to be her dad.
You are forever in what’s left of my heart. I miss you every second of every day, but I promise to be strong for Jayda. So until we all meet again in Heaven know that daddy loves you endlessly." -- Dad, Rob Patino
“For Every Joy That Passes, Something Beautiful Remains.”
Crystal Gem Dupouy November 17th, 2003 – February 28th, 2017
“No words describe a mother’s tears; no words can mend a broken heart”
The day I met you was December 25th, 2003. I got you as a Christmas gift, but you became so much more as years went by – 13, to be exact. You were there when I transitioned from high school to college; when I graduated; when I met the love of my life; when my grandparents left this Earth; through uncertain times, you were my only rock.
You taught me lots about love, companionship and personal growth. We both became better for each other and individually: you always wanted only “the best things” and I made sure you got them until your very last day. Every sacrifice was worthwhile as long as your heart kept beating. And we met a lot of angels along the way: people who were always there to help keep an eye on you or make sure you got your medicines. They all hold a special place in my heart. I wish you could have been there on my wedding day, scrambling my dress and wearing one of your own;
I wish you could be there to meet my first human child (you’ll always be my first baby) or that we did that trip to foreign lands together…but God had other plans and now you’re but a memory: the sweetest, cutest and fluffiest one of all. Sleep tight, little one. We’ll meet again. -From your loving mom, Rose
December 1, 2005 - January 22,2018 Breed: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Age: 12 years Stage: D Hometown: Ridley Park, PA
"Ruby was the sweetest, friendliest most lovable dog ever. She was always excited to see anyone especially her family. She loved to go for walks and especially loved to go for car rides. She was loved by everyone she met. She has taken a huge part of my heart with her.
Ruby, I love you and miss you so much. You will be forever in my heart always and forever. Until we meet again." -- Ruby's loving mom, Debbie Bach
May 9, 2009 - October 17, 2017 Breed: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Age: 8 years Stage: D Hometown: London, UK
"The most handsome, campest, bravest cavalier passed away in my arms at 9:25 in the morning. Louis's dad, Dr. Brockman, and Dr. Bristow were also with him. Louis was so loved. This photo with his pink tennis ball sums him up- the joy and love he filled us with with never be forgotten. Our hearts are truly shattered and the pain is unbearable. Louis is a total one off - he can never be replaced. Rest in peace my handsome man. Mummy loves you always. You are such a brave boy." --Emma
August 26, 2008 - August 23, 2017 Breed: Chihuahua/Dapple Dachshund Mix Age: 9 years Stage: D Hometown: New York, NY
"I lost my little buddy, my best friend and another piece of my heart on August 23, 2017. Those of you who knew Milo knew that he and I were inseparable. He was a true companion; my sidekick and the sweetest, most loving dog anyone could ever ask for. Friends and family would call him my shadow because where I was, Milo could be found right next to me. Those who knew how I was with Milo probably thought I was crazy about how I humanized his emotions, but all I know is that I felt nothing but pure love from Milo. He brought happiness into my life and he helped me cope with my mom's death by staying at my side when I needed it most.
I will miss being woken up every morning at 5:30am sharp because it was time for his breakfast. He would lick my face and nibble on my nose and ear relentlessly until I got up to feed him. I'll miss him running to the bathroom to lick the water off of my legs when I get out of the shower. I'll miss him bullying me into giving him another treat after dinner. But most of all, I will miss the feeling I got from seeing him after a long day of work--pure happiness.
Although another small piece of my heart is missing, I know that once Milo crossed over that rainbow bridge, mom was there to welcome him with open arms. Rest in peace little buddy. And thank you for bringing so much joy into my life."
Beanie November 16, 2017 Breed: Stage: Hometown:
"Beanie lived 17 years in good health until about three months ago when her heart started failing. She was one of the very best dogs we ever had. Beanie gave pure love every day of her life. In turn John gave her constant love and care. She was funny and happy, full of spirit. She ruled the other dogs and kept them in order. She loved to be on watch for possums in her yard. When baby possums played dead she brought them in the house to John’s bed. He put them back in a safe place. Our Beanie was greatly loved all her wonderful life. She is greatly missed." --Beanie's loving parents, John Simpson & Kay Ruffini
Feb 17, 2007 - July 31, 2017 Breed: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Age: 10 Years Stage: C Hometown: Port Washington, New York
In December 2015, Chester was diagnosed with Mitral Valve Disease. Chester’s heart was so enlarged that his left lung bronchial was almost completely blocked, and the lower part of his lung was collapsed. The doctors put in a stent to open his airway. Chester was scheduled to have Mitral Valve Repair surgery November 2017, in Versailles, France. In May, his cardiology said that Chester would not make it to November. Chester was moved to the Emergency waiting list, where a spot came open in September.
Six weeks before leaving for France, Chester had some complications and passed away on July 31st. He left behind his dad and mom, Victor & Cindy; his brother, Sal, and his dog brother, Kingston.
“Chester lived like a rock star and Kingston, his little roadie, following him along on the journey. Unfortunately, as time went on, the rock star life caught up to Chester and he had to put a hold on his tour. But that didn’t stop Kingston from being Chester’s little groupie. Kingston made sure Chester still felt like he was the star that he was, and encouraged him to carry on.” Written with love by Sal.
Chester meant the world to the Knapp family. He is loved and missed.
Sept 24,2007 - May 20, 2017 Breed: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Age: 9 years Stage: D Hometown: Fervaques, Calvados, France
"Choupinet was 3 months old when he came home. He was a cute puppy. My older tricolore taught him what he needed to know to be a gentle boy. He was the best friend I had never had. We were always together. When his beautiful eyes stared at me, I was instantly comforted. He loved playing with his ball. We spent hours playing together. I was proud of him when he was awarded at exhibitions. He was a very sensitive boy. He enriched the life of my mum who was ill. He was devoted to her and he felt she was leaving us before I did. After her death, he was sad and sorrowful. He gave me all his love and we lived happily until September 2016 when he had his first heart failure. We took care of him. Our life stopped. We didn't go out anymore, one of us always stayed with him to watch over him because he often fainted. We took care of him with our wonderful vet and he lived a year and a half in his happy life of good dog. He never showed he had this horrible disease. He couldn't run or play, but we did all we could to give him joy and pleasure. He was very greedy and even the last day, he ate his dinner as usual. At 10pm, he asked for his treat and a few minutes later, he fainted for the last time. We were devastated and have been since. I can't help crying when I think of him. He was affectionate, gentle and the best companion I have ever had. Now, I have four cavaliers and a puppy but Choupinet will stay in my heart forever."
--Choupinet's loving mother
Coal was my sweet little toy poodle who died of MVD/CHF on December 6, 2016 at 13 years old. He had been diagnosed exactly one year before when he was coughing, wheezing and felt "squishy". I brought him to the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center where they diagnosed a Grade 5/6 heart murmur, admitted him into ICU, put him in an oxygen kennel and gave him diuretics. He responded immediately and went on to have a good life for the next year, with medications every 12 hours and regular check-ups. He was a total sweetheart and I loved him dearly. He was "My Boy" and always will be. I miss him every. day!!!
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