A generous donation was made in honor of Gracie Good Girl, loved and adored by her parents Chris and Lori.
To her parents Chris & Lori, "Gracie Good Girl embodied Love and Joy. She never met a ball or beach that she didn't love or a package she couldn't unwrap. She was the world’s BEST dog, a teacher and model for joy and playfulness and serenity and unconditional love. A better shortstop than Ozzie Smith, an accomplished surfer and swimmer, a true Sufi master, a patient big sister (to Lulu), a gung-ho explorer, sweetness incarnate, loyal and noble and graceful, and an integral part of our family."
A generous donation was made in honor of Buddy, the beloved beagle of Mark and Linda
A generous donation was made in honor of Dakota by Joanne
A generous donation was made in honor of JT Snow the Younger.
In loving memory of JT Snow the Younger who fought through a lifetime of health issues. He brightened the day of everyone who met him with his bright eyes and wiggle butt. We miss you buddy.
A generous donation was made in honor of Charlie Brown and Murphy Brown by Patty.
A generous donation was made in honor of Pearl
I adopted Pearl through a rescue group in 2004 where she was found abandoned in a Las Vegas animal shelter on her last day. She was estimated to be about 4 or 5 years old, and so she lived to be 15 or 16. I was by her side when she left me peacefully on August 6, 2015.
Driving over 1100 miles round trip from Berkeley to Las Vegas to retrieve her was something I felt destined to do and I was not disappointed. I thought she was the most beautiful dog I'd ever seen, and she hopped happily into my car as if she was expecting me. She knew she was mine and I was hers. I named her Pearl, as I sensed she was something precious, and I was right. Dignified, gentle, a thinking dog, a wise soul, a protector of the underdog; always present with her love and loyalty and possessing the true heart of a collie.
To live in this world, you must be able to do three things: to love what is mortal; to hold it against your bones knowing your own life depends on it; and, when the time comes to let it go, to let it go. - Mary Oliver
Forever loved. Never forgotten. My girl Pearl.
- Helen W.
A generous donation was made in honor of Bailey by Jackie G.
A generous donation was made in honor of Pepper
On March 13, 2015, I drove 800 miles to Petaluma to adopt a beautiful Border Collie named Pepper from Lily's Legacy SDS. By the time we made the 800 mile trip back to Sun City, AZ, Pepper and I were best friends. Being retired, I was home with her 95% of the time. We walked in the park twice a day. Pepper was fascinated by the ducks and geese around the lake. She would "talk" to me if I was not getting her treats from the pantry fast enough, or getting my shoes on quickly enough for our walks. On December 30th, Pepper was diagnosed with a fast growing brain tumor and Vestibular Disease. We fought as best we could with meds, but the end was inevitable. She lived for 17 days and passed away on January 16, 2016. Even though Pepper was in my life for only 10 months and 3 days, I treasured every day. It was a true-love journey that ended way too soon.
- Steve B.
A generous donation was made in honor of Banjo
Banjo was adopted into our family in November 2013. He completed us. We quickly established his routines into our daily schedule. Banjo was polite, well mannered, and photogenic. Banjo would wait at the door for dad to come home from work at 8am. Dad would have to woof down his breakfast because Banjo was ready for his morning walk. After dad walked him around the neighborhood a few times Banjo knew exactly where to go. He was in charge. He led the way. He could walk 2-3 blocks. On hot days, Dad would wait as late as 10pm to walk Banjo. Once on a sleepless night Dad got up at 3am and took Banjo for a walk! He loved sniffing around. Banjo loved his dad for walkabouts and followed him around like a bodyguard.
He would often walk into his brother and sister’s rooms taking inventory of what they had. Banjo loved chicken. He was always the first into the kitchen waiting for it. Banjo would wait patiently for us to come home. We always told Banjo where we were going. I’m going to school now, I’ll see you later; I’m going to church now, I’ll see you later; I have to run errands, I’ll see you later; I have to go to work to buy you a toy, I’ll see you later! Each time we came home, he would be waiting at the door!
On August 5, 2015, with heavy hearts we laid Banjo down to rest. He had just turned 12 on July 1st. A neurological disorder and resistant to meds made it difficult on him. We had to let go, let God! I would like to thank Alice and Allie for the support that they had given us during this difficult time. They gave us strength to walk, carry, and care for our 75lb yellow lab in his final days. My strength to part from our precious soul was, “I’ll see you later”.
- The Miller Family
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