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Pet Tributes

Every pet’s story deserves to be heard. Please click the button below to share your beloved pet’s story on our pet tributes page and social media. For any questions, please email joshua@caringpathways.com.

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Bruiser

Bruiser

My heart is broken but I'm so blessed that this dog came into my life, all the fault of my husband Scott who rescued him and Lola, his bonded mate, when they were 6 years old, in April of 2015. My sweet Bruiser Bird was diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer on...

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Marilyn Meow Meow

Marilyn Meow Meow

Marilyn was born one day before my other cat died. It took me two months to find her and when I first held her, she licked me on the hand and I knew she was the one. She weighed the same as I did as a baby-6.5 lbs and got a cataract in her left eye shortly after I...

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Mozzie

Mozzie

The day I saw you, you were the first one who caught my attention. This big goofy 6 month old puppy; so many other dogs in the shelter but something just wouldn’t let me leave your kennel. 5 years was not enough, but we are so thankful for the time we had together. I...

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Cooper

Cooper

Pat and I had not planned to get another dog after losing our first Golden Retriever, Katy a decade earlier. But when we took our daughter Shannon to pick her golden retriever from a large litter of puppies, we fell in love with the shy little puppy who had not been...

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Max

Max

I smile to you. I cry for you. I am joy with you. You are loved. Now and forever. Oh Mr. Max. You came into my life after someone else abandoned you. That first day I sat near you, and you... somewhat... accepted my presence. At which point someone said "he looks...

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Copper

Copper

15 1/2 years ago this amazing cattle dog, Copper, came into our lives after our sons picked him out at The Denver Dumb Friends League. We did not know at that time what an amazing personality we had just brought into our home. His love, his energy, his face licks, his...

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Dulce

Dulce

This shorty ☘️ Irish Jack came to us 13 years ago… Lived the best, loved life ever here in Colorado! Dulce means “sweet” in Italian…and he was the sweetest boy ever!! Thank you Caring Pathways for a dignified and peaceful passage of our Dulce.    

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Samson

Samson

We adopted Sam from the Denver Dumb Friends League in January 2008. I was inspired when I read that realtors were showing houses in foreclosure and were finding abandoned pets in these homes. We looked online and fell in love with Sam from his picture. We kept his...

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Uli

Uli

We said goodbye to Uli September 22, 2021 after being lucky enough to have her in our lives for 10 and a half perfect years. She was our perfect middle child, who was, at times, not so perfect! We love how quirky she was and how she took protecting her family very...

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Paco

Paco

How do you grieve the being that helped you navigate the grief of the love of your life? Paco was that being. He came into my life at 8 weeks old, 1 year and 1 month after I lost my husband, James. That was 17 ½ years ago. He literally brought laughter back into my...

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Athens

Athens

To my little dude, it was 14 years ago when you wobbled over to me and plopped right in my lap ready for nap. Since that moment I knew we would be together forever. From several moves and jobs, to a few breakups and other rocky times. We met lots of new friends,...

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Monty

Monty

Today we said goodbye to Monty J. Fluffytoes, who was about 20 years old and had been with us since we adopted him in 2005. We had a hospice vet come to help him pass away peacefully at home. Monty was an awesome cat. He's the reason I became a registered veterinary...

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Gisele

Gisele

Our 13-year-old Havanese, Gisele, was the most special dog I have ever owned. She was intuitive, gentle-natured, and had the best eye contact. She was my companion through the loss of my father, brother, and son within a 5-year time span. After losing her littermate,...

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Linus

Linus

Linus came into our lives when we needed him most. He never made a sound or even did much. At night he would come up and drink water from the bathroom sink. Linus had taken a turn in his health. Within a week my family had to make that tough decision to give a...

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Pewter

Pewter

We rescued our buddy 18 1/2 years ago from a humane society. Pewter was sick with kennel cough as was his sister. Obviously he survived that rough start to his long loved life. He ruled our world. He decided to go join his Papa who left us last January. The two of...

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Scrappy

Scrappy

Scrappy came into our lives nearly 7 years ago born October 31st 2014. He was such a sweet and loving dog. His favorite pastime was licking of which he would do until he fell asleep. He loved playing and snuggling with his brother Scooby. He always looked forward to...

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Yoda

Yoda

My Dear Yoda…2 months have passed & I still miss you everyday. You were the best dog, friend, walking & traveling buddy. Everybody that met you said you were the best dog they met. So well behaved & friendly. So good with all the babies, too. You had...

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Bitty Kitty

Bitty Kitty

My Daddy brought Bitty Kitty home in 2003. A coworker of his found her in their barn. Bitty Kitty was always on my Momma's lap soaking up her love, occasionally she would lay on my Dad's stomach while we watched TV. No matter how small she was, she was always queen to...

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Lucy

Lucy

Last night, we said Goodbye to our beloved, Lucy or Lukesha as I always called her! 12 years, she was part of our family! After someone abandoned her! She was the best Dog, she gave us 5 other babies that of course we kept! She got to spend her life with her babies!...

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Olive

Olive

Four weeks ago, our family said good-bye to our sweet girl, Olive. She was a special little dog, one of a kind, and not just because she was ours, but because she endured so much pain and suffering, and still had the sweetest, gentlest heart. Our daughter adopted...

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Juneau

Juneau

Juneau was a true Colorado dog, summiting numerous mountains, swimming in alpine lakes, riding in the Jeep with the top off, and of course chasing too many tennis balls to count. She had 16 full years of exciting adventures, and we are just so very lucky to have...

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Saturn

Saturn

Saturn came into my life almost 13 years ago when I found under a Saturn car in college outside of a dorm. Her tail was somehow crooked, but that never seemed to bother her! She traveled with me from Tucson Arizona, to San Antonio Texas, and finally to Westminster...

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Juneau

Juneau

Our Juneau girl was the epitome of a momma dog. She was the sweetest, most caring girl you’d ever met. She was only with us for eight years but those eight years were SO much better because of her. She gave the best kisses and nibbles you could ever receive and we are...

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Katsa

Katsa

Katsa came to us 7 and a half years ago. We named her Katsa, which means warrior princess, and she truly was a warrior. She had a chirp that warmed our hearts and we could hear her coming as she walked with a thump, thump. thump. She loved hanging out in the cat...

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Stanley Lebowski

Stanley Lebowski

     This was so hard to do, trying to type through my tears. Stanley Lebowski was our Boy, our Son. We knew him since he was 2 days old when we fell in love with him and 11yrs was not nearly enough. Dr. Eddie Desko made this difficult, almost impossible decision, as...

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Tobias “Tobi”

Tobias “Tobi”

My sweet Tobi peacefully crossed the rainbow bridge a few short days ago and is so dearly missed. He was my loyal and faithful buddy for almost 16 years. I cherish and hold near to my heart all of the adventures that we shared through the years. I am incredibly...

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Lex

Lex

Lex “El Diablo Blanco” Luthor (Dec 3, 2008 – July 20, 2021) Our Lex, how do I describe what life is like now that you’re gone? To be honest, what truly stands out the most is all the things that were ordinary before you were with us are ordinary again. You always had...

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Jache

Jache

My baby boy. My little leopard. My lovey. My boo bah. My little man. My silly boy. My Jachey. My little love. My bubba. My little mushpot. No doubt there were probably a hundred more nicknames over the last 17 years! My  Last September Jache had an abscess in his chin...

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Chico

Chico

The one and only Chico BANDITO 💝 My first child, first soulmate, and true partner in crime! 16 years of unconditional love ❤ Thank you Chico for being my everything!

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Birdie

Birdie

Birdie, my love, was a beautiful all white Himalayan with green eyes. I had the honor of being her human for almost 14 years and she brought me a lot of laughter and companionship during that wonderful time. Between Hello and Goodbye there was love. So much love.

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Zoie

Zoie

Zoie Samuels was an extraordinary cat who brightened every room she entered. She loved being outside, enjoying fresh air and sunshine as much as possible. She was a well-traveled cat, as she lived in four different states. She was born in Kansas, eventually calling...

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Barney

Barney

On July 16, we lost a piece of our hearts with the passing of our first-born fur baby, Barney. He was 18 years, 7 months and 11 days old, and we were blessed to love him from the age of 10 weeks. We are devastated but comforted that his pain is over, and he’s now with...

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Kalub and Sadie

Kalub and Sadie

We’re so grateful for the compassion, patience, and support from Dr. Megan. Saying final goodbyes to loved ones is an extremely difficult thing to do, and we’re thankful that Dr. Megan could come to our home to help us send Kalub and Sadie over the rainbow bridge,...

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Addison

Addison

My heart dog, my shadow and best friend. Words can’t express the gift you gave us when you came into our world. We are so devastated that you were taken away at such a young age with such an aggressive cancer. We wish we could have saved you. Until we meet again, run...

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Kingstin Bear

Kingstin Bear

Our sweet, old Kingstin Bear passed only a few days ago. He was our first baby and he is so dearly missed. Truly loved! The pain of losing him has been so hard and we are so grateful for the nearly 15 years together. What a buddy and friend! We miss you big guy more...

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Brinna

Brinna

Our beloved Cairn Terrier, Brinna, was diagnosed with intestinal myeloma a month ago. She put on her brave face and so the final journey began. We were given the hope for a reprieve from what she was going through, but it was short lived. The drugs stopped working and...

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Patty Cake

Patty Cake

I've had Patty Cake for 13 years. She started as a family pet that we adopted on a whim and ended up outliving her brother and our dog, which none of us expected. Always a lover of food, nothing could get in the way of Patty and her meals. If she wasn't eating, she...

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Loki

Loki

Sweet Loki crossed the Rainbow Bridge a few days ago unexpectedly at 7 years old. He was half chihuahua, half terrier and all scruff. His puppy parent rescued him from a client in Tennessee at 4 weeks old and then he moved across the country to Colorado a few short...

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Kona

Kona

Kona, you left your paw prints on our souls forever. Kind, funny, loyal, stoic. There are not enough words to describe how amazing you were and how much you will be missed. We will love you always and see you soon.

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Kazha

Kazha

Five years and five days after her best buddy Sa’vich crossed the Rainbow Bridge, our sweet Kazha went to find him again. It had gotten as hard to see her struggle as it was to imagine life without her. So, with compassionate care and deep grief, we helped her make...

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Gulliver and Kyan

Gulliver and Kyan

Our hearts are sad to have lost two of our pets after 15 years of friendship. Gulliver was a rescue from a "death row" shelter. A kind animal control employee spotted him and another "cell mate" and got them to a cat shelter for possible adoption. We of course took...

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Cali

Cali

On June 30th, we had to say goodbye to my little best friend. Cali was such a special dog, so loving and gentle with a happy disposition. She loved going on our daily walks. She was so smart, she would wait for me to have my second cup of coffee and then she would get...

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Sydney

Sydney

Funny, protective, loving, incorrigible...we will always love you and miss you, girl.

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Bea

Bea

I rescued Bea as a young kitten living beneath a building in Florida. The moment I saw his floofy face and bright green eyes, I told him out loud, “You are mine. “ My dad and I cared for him for years, until I moved to Colorado in 2015. When my dad passed away in...

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Florence Marie Morris

Florence Marie Morris

Dr. Stacee was the most AMAZING vet we have worked with. She made one of the worst days bearable. It was time for our sweet old Florence to go, but it took me awhile to come around, and Caring Pathways was so patient and caring with me the weeks before, explaining...

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Charlie

Charlie

Charlie was my soul dog. At 18 years young, he lived a long, happy life and was with me through all the best days of my life -- and all the worst ones too. Ring bearer at my wedding. There for the birth of my daughter and learning to be a big brother. Deaths in the...

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Estes

Estes

Adopted in Chicago and named for the Colorado town, Estes the bestest was a bright spark in a dull world. Great big paws, great big heart, and great big underbite, she was rescued from a puppy mill when she was just a baby. So smart and so goofy, it was more like...

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Toto

Toto

Toto, you were the bright spot in our lives for a wonderful 17 years. Even though it seems like a long time, it just wasn't enough. You've left us with so many beautiful memories to look back on. You were loved so much by your parents as well as your siblings and you...

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Sasha

Sasha

Last week I had to say goodbye to my sweet little Sasha. She was the sweetest, friendliest, most docile, funny little dog a human could wish for. The last year or two were difficult watching her abilities diminish. Now she is over that rainbow bridge with all of her...

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Yogi

Yogi

We realized that the time had come for our almost 20 year old Jack Russell, Yogi..to let go and begin life in heaven. Dr. Gina came the same day we called..and was so genuinely sensitive and good with us and Yogi. This made all the difference in the passage for us...

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Chanel

Chanel

Today we said goodbye to my best friend, Chanel. It has caused the kind of heartbreak that crushes your chest and takes your breath away. Even though I was terrified of this day, I honestly couldn’t even imagine my life without her. How do you even say bye to the one...

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Fuzzhead

Fuzzhead

We found Fuzzhead as a kitten crawling under cars in a parking lot. He ran to us immediately when we brought him a can of cat food. He was always a feisty, independent kitty who loved to play. When he was became very sick last January, we had to make the difficult...

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Lizzie

Lizzie

Lizzie girl was my first love. I am now 30 years old but had her since I was 18. She got me through the ups and downs of life. When I met my now husband at 23 he took her in and accepted her and loved her as much as I did. She has brought so much joy to our family and...

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Jackson Wagslick

Jackson Wagslick

I could write a book about how Jackson blessed our lives and the lives of others he met. He was a blessing sent from above, literally an answer to a prayer. He entered our lives when life was at its worst and brought so much joy and companionship. We were fortunate to...

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Luke

Luke

Words can hardly express how grateful we were for Dr. Angel's compassion and expertise yesterday when we had to make the difficult decision that our Luke needed end of life care. Special attention was taken to explain the process to my 9-year old daughter, who was...

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Liberty

Liberty

Liberty came to me when a coworker found her hiding under their car, barely alive and only a few weeks old. She was a strong, beautiful girl that was by my side for almost 18 years. We shared so many wonderful memories together. Liberty has a little brother Indie that...

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Zoe

Zoe

In March I had to make that very tough decision to say goodbye to our sweet, mischievous, always entertaining and engaging tuxedo kitty Zoe. She was approaching her 20th birthday. She came into this world when her mama Petunia snuck into my bedroom closet to have the...

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Copper

Copper

Sometimes a grief is so deep you can’t see your way through. When you love a beagle, your whole heart is in it. When your beagle needs you to do a final act of love, you need a special kind of help. We are so grateful for the care, compassion, and understanding that...

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Jack

Jack

My boy Jack (A.K.A BoBo Bear)  My spirit animal. This sweet boy was an Aussie that showed up in the country. He was shy and scared of people so he roamed the country alone for many years. My parents fed him and gave him shelter until we as a family came up with a plan...

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Bentley

Bentley

I adopted Bentley in Nebraska 10 years ago before I moved to Colorado and we quickly became best friends. He was the best companion I could have had in a new city. B was truly the sweetest and most wonderful boy. He used to love running around the house, getting lots...

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Cosmo

Cosmo

Cosmo found me when I was a senior in college in Reading, PA. He is my soulmate cat. Cosmo has been with me for every important moment in my life from college, to my engagement to my husband, to getting married, moving across the country, having my human children....

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Arya

Arya

My husband Nate and I had to do the hardest thing a furbaby parent could do and put our rescue baby, Arya, down to rest. She was diagnosed with mast cell cancer 6 months ago. We tried chemo and radiation but it was just too aggressive so we made the call. Our sweet...

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A Tribute for Bert

A Tribute for Bert

From Dr. Suzie Gough, Caring Pathways Veterinarian In January 2012 when Josh and I were living in Alaska, we decided we wanted to share our life together with a four legged. Josh googled “Standard Poodle”, “Alaska”, and “Rescue”. And there popped up Bert.  Bert was...

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Boomer

Boomer

My sweet gentle giant Boomer. I was lucky to rescue him when he was two, and he was my faithful companion over 10 great years, we hardly ever missed a walk. He let me foster other rescue dogs and was a good, patient mentor to the scared or nervous ones. Poor guy let...

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Sasha

Sasha

I got Sasha from the Colorado Puppy Rescue. She was all alone in a crate and no one was even looking at her. She was 5 months old and was a Rottweiler/lab mix. I felt bad for her and when I met her in the Acquaintance cage, she swarmed me with a wiggling tail (stub)...

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Axel

Axel

Axel was our dedicated, loving, calm, funny, and faithful boy! He was known in our dog community first as an Australian Shepherd puppy running along side me as I was riding my bike. Then as a slower dog, Axel walked next to me without the need of a leash. He loved...

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Rocky and Sammy

Rocky and Sammy

I just want to thank Dr. Mindy Brewster and the Caring Pathways team for providing such a wonderful service to myself and other pet owners. I had to have my two pups put down yesterday and Dr. Brewster was simply amazing! The level of compassion and preparedness she...

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Wookie

Wookie

This was such a difficult thing to do but Dr. Lori and the team from Caring Pathways were amazing. I want to thank them for their kindness and help through this. I am going to miss my sweet Wookie girl!    

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Topher

Topher

Topher grew up with our family and he was always ready to explore the next adventure with us! Topher played hard and loved harder. May he be climbing the highest mountains, chasing glorious adventures, and resting upon the greenest grass on the other side of the...

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Tigger (aka Feisty)

Tigger (aka Feisty)

What a life you led! From a rescue kitty, to the original test cat for prey drive for Freedom Service Dogs (aka Feisty), to our beloved family member for 12 years. As a test cat, your keen read of a dog's prey drive was always right on target. You were able to help so...

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Cheesecake

Cheesecake

It's been a couple years but I'm ready finally. Cheese was the the worst dog I ever had and I've never loved someone more. We met when I was hitchhiking through California. Someone pushed her out of a car at me and I grabbed her. She was confused as I was about it but...

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Koda

Koda

February 24, 2021 We had to make the heartbreaking decision to put our beloved dog, Koda, to rest. He was diagnosed with an intestinal disease in 2015. He recently relapsed and could not recover this time at the age of 13. We adopted him from the Dalmatian Rescue of...

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Ellis

Ellis

Ellis was a loving dog. He loved everyone.

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Maggie

Maggie

Maggie lived a long life - about 15.5 years. I was so fortunate to have a co-pilot such as her. She meant the world to me and was there for me during some of the toughest times of my life. The decision to put her to rest was very difficult, but the time had come as...

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Elway

Elway

I said goodbye to my sweet boy Elway on January 30, 2021. Elway was with me from the time he was 13 ounces, and gave me almost 20 years of love, fun and devotion. He was my everything buddy and everybody loved him - even non-cat lovers. He was quirky- he loved to eat...

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Honku

Honku

I rescued Honku from the dirt roads of Baja California, Mexico. He was loyal, a true companion, and best friend. I wish our time together was longer, but am beyond grateful for the special bond had. You'll always be with me.... I love you buddy!  

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Argo and Scout

Argo and Scout

Even bona fide lovers of all dogs like myself only get one or two soul dogs in their lifetime, and Argo was mine. He was my reward to myself when I graduated from grad school in Ann Arbor, a exercise in commitment for a 29 year old person who suspected she wasn’t ever...

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Houston

Houston

Blessed was the day that you came to me! A summer camp in the Colorado mountains, for children and adults with disabilities, was the perfect place for you to continue your work as a therapy dog, full time. How proud you made me each and every time someone petted you...

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Sonic

Sonic

Sonic was a loyal best friend to his pet parents and family. He spent his happy young-mid years in Los Altos, CA where he took weekly walks to Petco and annual trips to Mendocino. He loved spending time in Yosemite and being with his dog buddies Sophie-Lou, Indy,...

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Kimber

Kimber

Such a sweet girl, never gave us any trouble, loved everyone. She was a rescue dog from Big Bones out of Windsor, Colorado. but we knew she always rescued us first. My son Cody was always by her side.

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Beorn

Beorn

My boy, Beorn, was a literal dream come true. I can still remember the first time I held him in my arms, and he just felt perfect. For 8 happy years, he was my constant companion, traveling buddy, and I remember always asking 'Can I bring my dog?' to anything I...

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Sampson Carter

Sampson Carter

Moses Parts the Water “Sampson” Carter, 12, passed away peacefully at his Westminster home surrounded by his mom, Sue, his dad, Rod, and his auntie Laura. Sampson pushed his way into this world in February 2008 and never stopped pushing his way into the hearts of all...

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Nevada

Nevada

We were the luckiest of families when this precious dog joined our lives. She brought us so much joy - and some early challenges - but her pure love for all of us and her buddy Billy B.A. the cat (who left us on his own 5 years ago) made every moment with her the best...

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Rascal

Rascal

On January 7th, 2021 we said goodbye to our best buddy and sweetest friend. Rascal was a part of our family for 12 of his 16 years. My daughters saved all of their birthday money when they turned 9 and 7 for a dog. The day we rescued him from the Dumb Friends League...

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Sysco

Sysco

Our precious Sysco.. We rescued him 6 years ago not knowing how much he would change our lives as much as we wanted to change his. He was a perfect loving baby and fit right into our family instantly.. Though our time with him was shorter than we thought he will...

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Rupert

Rupert

Rupert was found under a shed when he was about 6 weeks old in northern Wisconsin, and I have had him since he was 9 weeks old. He had a very healthy and active life, his biggest obsession was birds so we had bird feeders by all of the windows. Rupert loved to climb...

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Jax

Jax

"How lucky I am that makes saying goodbye so hard" - Winnie the Pooh On Tuesday January 8th, my sweet Jaxy boy crossed over the rainbow bridge. There aren't words to describe how much I miss my fur baby, but I know he's running around and doing all the hikes and...

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Bosco

Bosco

You were the most loving and loyal friend to us both. We will miss you dearly.

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Sophie

Sophie

We said good-by to our quiet and solitary Sophie on Christmas day. Our hearts are heavy with loss. While she almost never meowed, at night we often heard her talking to her toy creatures. Once when I was sick and crying, she put her face to my ear and purred until I...

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Zeppelin

Zeppelin

Zeppelin Tadlock's Celebration of Life July 13, 2013 - January 6, 2021 Zeppelin “Zeppy Boy” Tadlock was born on July 13th 2013, in Rapid City, South Dakota. Zeppelin was the son of Crystal and Troy Tadlock. He is survived by his sister, Ms. Josey Wales and brothers...

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Zoe

Zoe

When I got Zoe, she was small enough to fit in the palm of my hand. She turned 10 this Christmas. Zoe was by far the most interactive pet I've ever known, and I've had my fair share of pets. She was a champion ping-pong player, loved soccer, and never backed down from...

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Will

Will

Our family wishes to give a sincere and heartfelt "Thank you" to Caring Pathways and Dr. Megan who brought lasting peace to our dear Will. The manner and professionalism of Dr. Megan was so appreciated in our family's time of grief. We were so relieved to find such a...

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Mia

Mia

Today would of been Mia’s 9th birthday. We had to say goodbye to her on Dec 19th. One of the hardest things I have had to do. Feel robbed that we didn’t have more time with her but at the same time so honored for her endless love and snuggles she gave us for almost 9...

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Lindt

Lindt

Lindt was our baby. She lived a wonderful life. Trips to the mall and the beach, hiked mountains in Colorado, was the title character of a short film, dined in coffee houses and restaurants, an unofficial therapy dog and mascot in a nursing home and an assisted living...

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Kali

Kali

Kali was my companion for over 14 years--she brought enjoyment and laughter to my life. She loved her dinner--dry with a teaspoon of wet--and would start lobbying for dinner in the early afternoon. Besides me, she leaves behind her sibling, Sita, and we both will miss...

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Chloe

Chloe

I’ll miss you more than words could describe, Chloe. My little sidekick... I love you so much and I’m so glad you gave me almost 16 amazing years to be your person. Rest In Peace my sweet little momma.  

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Buddy

Buddy

Below is Buddy's video tribute. Rest in Peace Buddy.  https://www.facebook.com/jeff.hulse.35/videos/10214991034328380/

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Jax

Jax

Thank you for your kindness and patience helping with Jax cross the Rainbow Bridge. Gracie will miss him!

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Bandit

Bandit

Bandit was a very magical part of our lives. He had an incredible personality, we were so lucky to have him in our lives. We had the best 10+ years with Bandit and we deeply miss him. Bandit will be forever in our hearts. We miss you baby boy, love mom and dad. We...

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Jasmine

Jasmine

After a snowstorm on a cold autumn afternoon, a beautiful light in my life vanished and my heart was broken. I knew it would be incredibly sad and difficult to lose our sweet little Shiba Inu Jasmine (I also called her “little monkey” and “my sweethearts” - yes,...

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Duke

Duke

We agreed to foster Duke in April of 2019 thinking we'd help him overcome his heartworm infection and help him find his furever home. But after helping him heal for 6 months we weren't letting him go anywhere. While we knew he was much older and his lungs were damaged...

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Bo

Bo

Bo you were the best dog a man of adventure could ask for; never blinked twice at a chance to hang out, never questioned our adventure destination, simply stayed loyal and close. You will be greatly missed, but the journey without you must go on in our hearts now....

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Pepper

Pepper

Our girl Pepper was the sweetest, quirkiest dog I've ever met. She would wake us up every morning to play, showed her love quite literally by giving us her butt, loved the boy dogs, all the smells, camping, and butt scratches. Everyone who met her loved her and...

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Sawyer

Sawyer

Sawyer was a sweet, silly and curious guy. He loved to swim, explore and sniff. He LOVED peanut butter and so many other treats. He was by far the best ball finder at the dog park! He was always up for a car ride, secretly hoping we would stop at the park. He was my...

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Max

Max

Max was a playful lover. One of those labs who would run up to anyone to say hi. Max loved to play fetch. Max loved to destroy squeakers. Max was an annoying face-licker. I didn't care. Max was a professionally trained upland game hunting dog. Birds were toys that...

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Ollie

Ollie

It was one week ago today that we had to say goodbye to our beloved kitty, Ollie. We are grateful that Dr. Steve was the vet who came to our home to help Ollie in his time of need. Dr. Steve was especially compassionate and gentle regarding Ollie's comfort and took...

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Tasha

Tasha

After thirteen and a half beautiful years together, it is with a very heavy heart, Tasha and I said our final goodbyes to each other on November 2nd, 2020 she crossed the rainbow bridge peacefully, in her favorite pink bed in the sunshine on our back deck. Kristen was...

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Thompson

Thompson

I contacted Caring Pathways a few days ago at the recommendation of our vet. Our beloved retriever, Thompson, had just been diagnosed with cancer and we knew we would need to say good-bye soon. Caring Pathways responded to my email in detail and also asked me to call....

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Auggie

Auggie

I rescued Auggie four years ago when he was just one. I was proud and fortunate to provide him a home. The 'bumper sticker' cliche "Who Rescued Who" was the precise definition of our relationship. He was full of energy yet had a Master's Degree in 'NAP.' He lived for...

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Auggie

Auggie

I rescued Auggie four years ago when he was just one. I was proud and fortunate to provide him a home. The 'bumper sticker' cliche "Who Rescued Who" was the precise definition of our relationship. He was full of energy yet had a Master's Degree in 'NAP.' He lived for...

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Biko

Biko

Biko has been by my side for 19 years, through so many life changes. I miss him so much. He was an ornery kitty to say the least, but he was always my boy. We had a special bond, and I am grateful for the time we had. I am glad he was able to pass with dignity.

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Nutmeg

Nutmeg

Nutmeg ... she was my baby, my shadow, my best friend. I got to be her human for over 15 years. It's only been 2 days and I just can't imagine the rest of my life without my sweet girl by my side. She made every day better and was loved by everyone she met. Never has...

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Frankie

Frankie

A few weeks ago I had to put down my emotional support animal Frankie... it was already one of the toughest decisions and hardest things I had to go through but Dr. Kristen made it as good as it could be considering the circumstances. It was not rushed at all. She...

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Bailey

Bailey

It’s a bit of a paradox to find beauty when making an end-of-life decision for the most loyal of family members and Caring Pathways helped guide us through this mournful life experience and exemplified this at every turn. Like many whose pets are truly family members,...

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Chico

Chico

Dr. Steven came today to help my sweet boy Chico to the rainbow bridge . He was so caring and compassionate and let me and my kids know exactly what was going to happen and when he was going to do it. It was so hard emotionally for us but he made it much easier in the...

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Henri

Henri

"Yesterday, we were very fortunate that Dr. Stacee Kim helped us in ushering our dear little friend, Henri Hardy, from this life to the next. To say that she was caring, compassionate, and helpful not only to Henri but to my wife and me would be a gross...

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Pete

Pete

Yesterday we said goodbye to our sweet Pete. He lived 16 long years. He was a rascal with an amazing long jump. He loved getting in the middle of a dog pack at the dog park and hatching a plan for trouble with a smile on his face. He was a great traveling companion....

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Murray

Murray

Murray was my best friend, my fur-baby. He loved our mountain trips, and was quite the trail blazer. He had a few nicknames, he was called "the doctor' by some, as he always could fix anything that was wrong, "Gandhi", as he loved all animals and people, he would...

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Bobby

Bobby

Today we had to put our long loving Bobby down. Bobby was the sweetest dog and was always their for us during our hardest times. He lived a great healthy life until a few months ago he began to develop a tumor and he struggled walking and eating. It was time it lay...

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Annie

Annie

Annie was the best dog ever! She had a good heart and loved to fetch a good frisbee. She was so good with our children and we absolutely loved her being in our family. She lived a good 12 years with us. We will miss her so dearly. Part of us is now gone, but never...

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Rio

Rio

I am so grateful for Dr. Nicole and the end of life pet services offered by Caring Pathways. Making the decision for our 14 yr. old Golden Retriever (Rio) was heart breaking. Dr. Nicole was amazing. She came to our home on a Sunday evening and was so patient. She...

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Sam

Sam

Sam was the "Best Ambassador to Dogdom!" He never met any person or animal that didn't love him instantly. My co-pilot was a cross between a cruise director and a crossing guard. He always wanted to be with us and part of whatever we were doing. I will miss him every...

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Allie

Allie

Allie was a great cat. She was a most vocal Snowshoe Siamese, who hated going to the vet, loved catnip, laying in the sun, lapping up bathtub water, sitting in laps and being petted. She always had something to say. She went peacefully on Sunday, August 30, 2020....

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Chance

Chance

Chance took his job as head of security very seriously for our home. He had no sense of personal space and was a frequent photo bomber. His creativity in devising new and experimental sleeping positions was unparalleled. While he was apprehensive about the 2 year old...

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Gizmo

Gizmo

Gizmo was only about 7 weeks old, so we didn't have a lot of time to get to know him, but we loved him like we had known him our whole lives. He was my daughters puppy, & she was absolutely heart broken over losing him! Having him cremated for her was a way for...

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Kosh

Kosh

Kosh was a lover of many things and people. He was a fierce protector of the house and was always alert to make sure we weren't pestered by moths, spiders, or the occasional butterfly. Kosh was a hard luck cat that we adopted from the Humane Society seven years ago,...

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Champ

Champ

We said goodbye to our sweet boy, Champ on August 14, 2020. He was almost 14 years old. He had come a long way from the shy little puppy we adopted so many years ago. Some dogs just seem attached to you at your soul, that was Champ. He shared our love for the Colorado...

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Sammy

Sammy

Our silly Sammy. You're not in pain anymore. We miss you terribly. Our memories of our time with you, will carry us through until we see you again. We love love you ❤️.

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Daisey Mae

Daisey Mae

Daisey Mae was the most loving, brave, and joyous little girl to be around. She had an amazing and unbreakable bond with her momma! It breaks our hearts that she is no longer with us, but we are tremendously grateful that she is no longer in pain and able to play and...

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Sophie

Sophie

April 15, 2005 - August 10, 2020 Our beloved and precious Golden Retriever, Sophie Marie Golliher, crossed the Rainbow Bridge into Rainbow Heaven on a beautiful Monday afternoon, August 10th surrounded by her second set of human parents, Bill & Ellen Golliher....

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Bosco

Bosco

You were the most loving and loyal friend to us both. We will miss you dearly.

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Maverick

Maverick

Maverick was always faithful and protected our family. He was the sweetest Bernese Mountain Dog that you could have ever wanted. He lived to be 15 and a half years old. He will be dearly missed and never forgotten. Our time with you was never enough but someday we...

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Duke

Duke

Duke was the center of our family's life for nearly thirteen years.  He came to us as a puppy in a time of a lot of change and turmoil. Duke was the sweetest, funniest and sometimes naughtiest dog ever!  Duke had serious health issues his whole life and ended up...

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Coby

Coby

I just cannot believe our big guy is gone after 20 years with us. He was so full of love and we were so lucky to have him for as long as we did. I We will miss him tremendously and the emotion is still so raw today, not quite 24 hours since Coby passed on and we miss...

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Monique

Monique

My Monique (MoMo) August 27th, 2011 – July 20th, 2020 Monique - All I can say is there was quite a bit of activity between her relatively short dash! Momo brought so much love and personality to our home. She loved the water, chasing balls, riding in the truck, long...

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Rascal

Rascal

Thank you Caring Pathways for being so sweet with my Rascal. She left us far too soon and too quickly. Over the course of 3 weeks, she hurt her hip and we did an ultrasound and found out she had cancer. The last few days she refused to eat and it was heartbreaking....

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Brody

Brody

Brody- What an incredible ride it has been with you by my side for the last 14 years. We have been through so much together, and when the world and life seemed shaky I knew you would be right beside me looking up at me with those big brown eyes letting me know we got...

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Ella

Ella

Ella- June 2005- June 2020 I adopted Ella and her brother when they were kittens. Ella was shy right from the start, hiding behind my tables and and entertainment center for the the first couple of weeks. She gradually warmed up to me and eventually would rarely leave...

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Scooter

Scooter

He lives on in the memories of anyone who was graced by his Elvis grin and his lethal tail. We miss you buddy. Chase all the butterflies and swim in all the lakes. Love, everyone in the Fincher family.

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Martha

Martha

Martha was a great dog. We found her in a parking lot when we lived in Las Vegas. She was very feisty from the beginning. I always called her a gremlin because after she got wet she would turn into a different dog and run around like crazy. She loved my husband more...

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Mia

Mia

Mia was an incredible dog. She loved going on adventures, and snuggling for movie nights. Most of all she loved being a part of a family, she completed our family. We were blessed for 11 years to find such a sweet and loving girl. Her presence will be missed by...

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Maggie

Maggie

Maggie found her way to me in 2012 via New Hope Cattle Dog Rescue. The rescue picked her up in a small town in Kansas, where someone had been shooting at her because she was going through dumpsters. She had just had a litter of puppies and was trying to find food....

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Dooley

Dooley

A big heart and a kind and gentle soul. That was Dooley. Although we were blessed with 6 “bonus” years since he lost a leg to bone cancer, it has been devastating to say goodbye. Dooley loved pancakes, peanut butter, making snow angels and swimming at Chase Reservoir....

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Lily

Lily

Lily came to us on February 20th, 12 years ago as what they thought was a 3 year old dog. From the moment we met her she melted our hearts and became a solid member of our family. The night we brought her home she curled up in her bed and slept all night as well as...

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Stella

Stella

We want to thank you all, especially Dr. Megan, for your wonderful, compassionate care for our beautiful Stella and for us. We called a month ago as we realized Stella was unable to walk and suffering so much. Dr Megan came and was so gentle and caring and made this...

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Brio

Brio

Our sweet Brio passed away on March 24th. He lived to be 10 years and 8 months old. Brio was a tenderhearted boy, who loved the snow, chasing the laser pointer, swimming, digging holes at the dog park, and rolling around in mud. He was an only dog until 2014, when we...

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Zelda

Zelda

In the midst of this global crisis, our family had to say goodbye to our big girl, Princess Zelda. I can remember when she was small enough to fit into my hand. We watched her grow into a 110lb gentle giant and she watched the boys grow into young men. She was our...

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Rocky

Rocky

Rocky, my Little Boy. For 9 years he brought us, and everyone who met him, much joy & happiness, laughter & love. As I grieve, and try to heal from the loss of him, I ask myself — how do I move forward? My answer is— What would Rocky Do? Rocky would keep...

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Zoe

Zoe

It was finally the time to make the heartbreaking decision to help my Zoe girl (Zoezy, Zoezilla, Pistol Pants, Mama, Baby Girl) cross the bridge on Sat. 3.7.20. She went at home on my bed with me very peacefully. Thank you to Caring Pathways for their help and...

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Teddy

Teddy

Will the Circle Be Unbroken? A Tribute to my Dog Teddy He was a rescue dog who rescued me, giving me ten years of love and companionship, Greeting me whenever I came home Following me with his all-seeing lazy eye, promising mischief Bringing me joy with his favorite...

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Kismet

Kismet

Kismet was a very interactive cat! Quite independent, but not aloof. She would teach me the games she wanted to play, like hide & seek. Gone way too soon, but such a wonderful person whom I was blessed to have in my life!

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Fishy

Fishy

Sweet Fishy. Our girl never asked for anything more than a spot in the sun, a warm fuzzy bed and the occasional treat (okay, lots of treats). You see how it was impossible to refuse that little fuzzy face. I miss her musical purr, calm presence and the silkiest fur...

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Courage

Courage

Courage became part of our family as a terrified senior dog who had been kept in a cage outdoors at a Puppy Mill all his life. Rescued at the age of 10, he had no idea how to be a dog, no idea how to live in a house, or any of the other things you might expect from a...

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Stella Bella

Stella Bella

We lost our beautiful Stella Bella last Saturday, Feb. 22, and we are still lost. We rescued Stella when she was 7-1/2, and her personality developed every single day for the past 5-1/2 years. Even at almost 13, she acted like she was 3....so, so sweet, yet such a...

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Goober

Goober

Dear Goober, Thank you for making every day and every moment better with your unconditional love. Thank you for all the fluffy hugs, cute grunts, big smiles, and endless snuggles as you pushed me out of the bed with your big furry butt. Thank you for the drool and...

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Dixie

Dixie

We will forever miss this sweet girl. 14 years of comedic canine pure love from this rescue dog who was somewhere between 1-3 years old when she found us. Though only 35 pounds, she had an extra large personality. Our inimitable Miss Dixie! (Here is a memorial...

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Lucy

Lucy

Lucy came into our lives during a difficult time. Two of our dogs has passed away within 6 months and cancer had affected our family. The moment we brought her home she brought love and structure to everyone’s lives. During her 11 1/2 years she trained 4 more dogs how...

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Tank

Tank

Tank, you were beyond loved! Truly not treated as a dog but as family, we brought you everywhere we went and did not feel complete without you. We are thankful for all the smiles and love you brought us and can’t wait to see you again someday!

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Roxie Taco

Roxie Taco

We decided to say good-bye to our Roxie Taco yesterday. I guess it never feels like the right time. Is it too early? Did I wait too long? After going through all the old photos and videos I could find, I feel confident that it was the right decision and she went...

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Tara

Tara

In the sweetest memory of our special Tara. We will miss you forever and we hope you are at the Rainbow Bridge and until we meet again, know that you were loved more than anything. Peace and love be with you.

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Larry

Larry

Larry Fordham - 2019 Larry was affectionately known as Big Larry.  He was a big cat who weighed in at 15 pounds. so the name fit him perfectly. Larry was a rescue from the Denver Dumb Friends League. Larry only lived with us for about two and half years and we loved...

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Spartacus

Spartacus

The most amazing companion in this lifetime. He saved my life in 2006 when I died and didn’t want to live after seeing the golden light, not suffering anymore pain in this life. I was given the greatest gift, a Boston Terrier puppy, who also was a runt and wasn’t...

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Aurora Borealis

Aurora Borealis

Our Tribute to Aurora- Aurora Borealis or Rora for short was Born 01/08/2007- Crossed Rainbow Bridge 01/25/2020  13 years and 17 days is a long time for a gentle giant of a dog to grace our world with her presence. Part Saint Bernard/ Part Black Lab/ Part Pure Love. I...

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Saki

Saki

Saki, I miss your smile and always greeting me at the door with one of your favorite toys. You are missed! I think about you every day. We will meet again! RIP. Love, Mom

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Theodore

Theodore

Theodore was not just a pet. He was a friend. A brother. A mentor. A listener. A shoulder to cry on. A pillow to lay on. His fur was the softest thing you had ever felt, everyone told me that. I won’t forget the nights I needed him to fall asleep, feeling I’m jump up...

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Roxy

Roxy

We love you Roxy, You were such a good girl and perfect in every way, Keep Schotzie company while you wait until we will all meet again someday! Over the Rainbow Bridge you went.... We always knew you were heaven sent.... We cherish all our time together.... Till we...

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Beau

Beau

I am missing my little guy Beau terribly.  I know he is in a better place and hope to see him again someday.

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Princess

Princess

Princess 4/1/2000 - 4/24/2019 Princess was adopted at just 4 months old and, because we haven't been able to have children, she became like a child, to us. We got her so that our other cat, Gonzo, had a pal and they became inseparable. Princess was always under our...

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Sparky

Sparky

Sparky was my nine year old boys Birthday gift. He picked him out of about 6 other puppies. He said, "I like this one mom, he has a little spark to him." Later I found out he also named his that because it was Benjamin Franklin's imaginary dogs name. Sparky died on...

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Caydee Belle

Caydee Belle

To our dear Caydee Belle who passed on December 17,2019, There is an empty place where you always laid and such a pain in our hearts that won’t go away. We couldn’t have asked for a better friend you were always so faithful to us until the end. Now you are running...

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Milo

Milo

{Sweet Milo Baby}🖤 Jess and I said goodbye to our sweet boy in October. He may have been only a tiny 6.5lbs, but his heart was larger than life. I rescued him back in CT 5 years ago and only wish I had his entire life by my side. This little guy showed up at my back...

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Sadie

Sadie

We had to put down our sweet Sadie, our little fluffy Cockapoo, that everyone loved and everyone wanted to pet. She looked like she just came out of the dryer, when we would pick her up from the groomer. Casey, at Heritage Pet, will miss her dearly. It was a very...

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Billy

Billy

To my beautiful boy Bill You were one of a kind. The sweetest best boy. You brought such happiness to me and your dad. From the time we picked out till the last minutes of your life. You are my heart and soul. The happiest dog I’ve ever known. All of us miss so much....

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Sugar

Sugar

Today we lost a family member that was also a best friend. Our sweet Sugar went to place where she can be pain free. We brought Sugar home when she was just a few weeks old and today she is shy of 15 by three days. She was with us thru three homes, two kids and...

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Mollie

Mollie

Our sweet Mollie girl was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma at only age 7, and within a few short days, we had to let her go. The pain was too much for her, and we could not bear to see her suffer. Mollie was the spunkiest, goofiest, and sweetest dog we have ever met. She...

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Champ

Champ

My sweet Champ left me on 11/06/19, he was with me since around July 4th 2005. He rescued us from the pound and my life was changed. From the first time we met I knew he'd be a challenge. You see I sat on the floor awaiting Champ in the waiting room but Champ...

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Sheena Bella

Sheena Bella

Our best friend - Sheena Bella is missed so much and we have some happiness knowing that Sheena is no longer suffering pain. We like to think that she is in place where her favorite things are in great abundance, and she is enjoying trails made of cheese, bacon and...

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Sydney

Sydney

This is Sydney, aka, Duchess. I only had her 4 years, rescuing her from people who didn't have the time to give her the attention and love she deserved. We rescued each other. She made me laugh each day. She loved to chase water from the hose in the summer, she could...

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Duke

Duke

Duke, it has been only a little over a week since we had to say our final good-byes. There hasn't been a day that has gone by when I haven't been visited by you in sweet memory. Although there are many tears, there are also smiles and laughter when remembering you as...

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Casey

Casey

Casey was the very best dog. She took her job very seriously. She never wavered in her loyalty of me through many changes. We started as a family of just her and me, then added my husband. We weren't sure how she would react when we added a baby to the mix when she...

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Rockie

Rockie

Rockie you were the best dog anyone could ever ask for, and from the day we brought you home you filled our hearts.  Your sweet personality brought so much joy to our lives, and we loved you to the moon and back. Even when you weren’t feeling well you still wagged...

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Koda

Koda

Koda (aka) Kodabear 2006-2019 Koda, We adopted her when she was 3 months old. She was a great beautiful dog, who had lived a great life! She has given us so much love, joy, happiness, laughter, adventure and fulfillment. Koda, was an amazing hiking companion, never...

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Slinky

Slinky

My tribute to Slinky will be tough as there are no words. But what I can say is that she was that "one dog", the one who was an extension of me, who captured my heart and shared my soul. Her sweet disposition allowed us to travel extensively - she was one welcomed...

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Jolly

Jolly

March 9, 2008-November 14, 2019 If love could’ve saved you, you would’ve lived forever. You were the most wonderful companion we could’ve asked for. You were with us for only 8 short years, but in those years you gave us immeasurable joy, love, laughter and comfort....

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Hudson

Hudson

A tribute to Hudson Kronebusch: Hudson you were a part of our lives in every way! You have made us the happiest parents. The moment we met you, was one of the BEST days of our lives. We’ve had so many wonderful memories with you. Hudson, you make us laugh every day,...

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Sam

Sam

Our wonderful dog Sam passed away this week. Dr. Lori was absolutely amazing with helping my family through this very difficult time. Thank you so much. We had old man Sam for 14 years. My son, Roman has had him since he was born. His brother Maxy Boy grew up...

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Rowdy

Rowdy

October 1, 2006 - October 27, 2019 The man with many nicknames. Rowdy pants, pants man, pants, pow-pow, pow, puppy, pup-pup, oager, big, biggie, handsome and many more. All of these you heard daily and we hope you know each one was said with love. Whether you were...

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Kobe

Kobe

Kobe was a beloved member of our family for 17 years. He was part of every adventure and every memory we had as a family. He grew up with our kids and loved us all unconditionally. He was the most loyal, smart, kind companion we could ever ask for. He loved to play...

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Ziggy

Ziggy

Ziggy was definitely your typical small dog that thought he was a big dog. He was an unexpected gift to me when I graduated from college and was my first real responsibility in life. It was my first time naming a dog and I think I chose one that was pretty fitting...

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Bear

Bear

Things we learned from Bear: 1. If you want something (e.g. big pets), ask for it. 2. When your loved ones are hurting, find them and purr for them. 3. If you need some space, it’s ok if people can’t find you for a while. 4. Show your emotions. 5. Wash up before...

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Mumu

Mumu

Mumu lived a long and exciting life. A dog that travelled many miles, and has so many happy tails to tell. You can choose to believe her stories - some of which can seem beyond belief- but know the truth of her loving heart, and her tenacious protective nature. Her...

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Kamilli

Kamilli

Kamilli means"the perfect one" in Swahilli. Being a Rhodesian Ridgeback, it seemed fitting. Unfortunately her life before we were able to adopt her was far from perfect. She had been living on her own with 2 other Ridgebacks in the winter. She was 18 mo old when she...

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Ginger

Ginger

Ginger, you were the first love of my life and it was nothing short of a dream come true when you came into my life 15 years ago. You were sharp as a whip and learned any trick I could think of to teach you. You trusted me entirely and were my constant companion...

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Riley

Riley

He splashed in the Atlantic Ocean and sat on top of Pikes Peak. He was chased by an otter and stared down by a grizzly bear. He pooped in 14 states. He put his head inside a Thanksgiving turkey and feasted. He killed a pika and protected us from lizards. He helped his...

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Fred

Fred

Baby Fred, We loved you so much and we miss you. You will always be a part of our family. A part of you will forever be in our hearts. You brought us more love and joy than you could ever imagine.

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June

June

June was the sweetest dog, she loved her people! So smart, loving & ready to do anything asked of her!  She loved her ball playing days and adjusted even after those days were over. Then loved our walks to smell who was out and about. 🐾😎 June has such a strong...

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Neptune

Neptune

A tribute for Neptune, aka "Tuner" You shared your life with me for 18+ wonderful years... from your independent bird/bunny catching younger years, to your tree-climbing, free roaming, sun bathing middle years, to your last snuggle-filled years, you were my constant...

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Trekker

Trekker

Our dear Trekker (affectionately know as Buba) was loved by so many people-friends, family, Jason his dog trainer, Caroline and Carrie his dog sitters, and the staffs at two doggie daycares. He brought many new friends into our lives. He never trekked in the way we...

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Henry

Henry

Henry lived a long, happy life of 16.5 years. He was born in Hilbert, Wisconsin and grew up near Lake Michigan chasing balls in his Midwestern backyard. When he was 10 he tore is ACL and had a total knee replacement. At 12, he moved to Colorado where he became an avid...

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Wrinkles

Wrinkles

Wrinkles was a casualty of a friend’s divorce. We had 2 other dogs at the time and I hesitated to take her, not sure we could manage three dogs. My husband was sure immediately that we could and she would fit right in. Our other two dogs were both tri-colored hounds...

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Emma

Emma

"The fidelity of a dog is a precious gift demanding no less binding moral responsibilities than the friendship of a human being. The bond with a true dog is as lasting as the ties of this earth can ever be, a fact which should be noted by anyone who decides to acquire...

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Leira

Leira

Leira, also known as my "little patrol dog" had so much personality and a fierce love of life, which is why it's so hard to say goodbye. She had to be in the know of everything, making sure she was included with what was going on. She wanted to go EVERYWHERE with me,...

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Chippy

Chippy

Our home is quiet. We miss her greeting every time we came through the door. Chippy is also missed by Coopy and her sister, Fishy. She watched over all of us, made sure everything and everyone was in their places and maintained order. She was such a loving and social...

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Deuce

Deuce

Deuce was adopted at 4 years old by a family member. When his previous owner passed away some years later his fate was to be given away to an unknown stranger or perhaps another shelter. I fell in love with Deuce when I met him, he had a low masculine “meow”! He was...

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Trilly

Trilly

Our beloved cat Trilly passed away July 24, 2019. As I sat down to write a tribute to him, I tried to remember every detail of who he was and what made him so incredibly special, but the words felt hollow. Listing his antics and describing his personality doesn’t...

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Mojoe

Mojoe

Mojoe Higdon (11-15-2006 to 5-18-2019) It’s been a little over two months since I had to say farewell to you my baby boy. I wanted to do this tribute immediately, but I was so depressed and unable to get myself to face this reflection. And even now I cry at an...

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Koda

Koda

We were incredibly fortunate to have Koda (aka Koda Marie) come into our lives for nearly six years. Basically, he was a 50 pound lap dog that ultimately ran our household. He loved our family unconditionally, was always up for a walk, loved to cuddle, was a watch dog...

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Bear

Bear

We adopted Bear when he was 8 weeks old. He was fluffy and kept licking our faces. He was an excellent companion to my daughter. He was very vocal and loved to go on walks. He was protective of our family and we miss him a lot. Thank you, Caring Pathways, for being so...

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Olivia

Olivia

Olivia came into our lives in 2004 when a family was thinking of relinquishing her to a shelter. I was immediately struck by her beauty. Her eyes were gorgeous and her coat had a beautiful orange color underneath. When I first took Olivia to the veterinarian, there...

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Cornelius

Cornelius

As the sun now sets, without you, I know this: You were the light and effortless parts of myself; you did right by me every day of your life. Your presence gave me solace. I was yours, you were mine, and I am forever grateful.  In having loved him, in him having loved...

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Minnie

Minnie

We adopted Minnie as a senior pet while living in Albuquerque, New Mexico. As a rescue, she had not learned how to walk on a leash, play with toys, enjoy treats or cuddles. In the 6 years that Minnie became a part of our pack, she learned all these things and taught...

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Spanky

Spanky

There are no words to describe how Spanky enriched our lives. He was intelligent, funny and full of life. He was the best big brother to Buckwheat, teaching Buckwheat the ropes. Spanky adored his tennis balls and would carry one with him on every walk. He loved...

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Kira and Rocky

Kira and Rocky

Kira and Rocky were our companions, work supervisors, entertainers, and best friends for many years. They were each other’s constant friends to the end. You are missed. Stephanie

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Archie

Archie

"Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet." - Colette My beloved Archie left this world on June 1. He was by my side through nearly 13 years of changes and challenges: three homes, numerous short term rentals, two stays in Santa Fe, a year in California,...

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Sabu

Sabu

It's been a month without you and it's too damn quiet without you. From the first day I met you as a kitten til your last breath as a beautiful cat you made me smile every time everyday. It may be sad that you are longer with us, yet the memories will last till I see...

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Sully

Sully

Sully was my best friend. I miss him so much but his courage and his spirit will always be with me. Aside from being a wonderful dog, Sully dealt with his epilepsy as though it were an occasional problem that he overcame over and over again with bravery and...

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Emma

Emma

Emma passed one day after Mothers Day. She was rescued from a breeder and we adopted her 9 years ago. An angel that did not know how to be a dog. How to play, how to trust, how to eat out of a bowl. After about 6 months Emmie ran to my husband and jumped up and gave...

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Duncan

Duncan

Duncan died last night. I was there, as I promised him I would be, to feel his last heartbeat, to breathe his last breath. Though there are so many tragedies in the world today and every day, and I feel them all, it does not lessen the grief I feel at his passing....

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Smokey

Smokey

Thank you to Caring Pathways for your donation to the Morris Animal Foundation in memory of my beloved cat, Smokey. When I adopted Smokey from a shelter in Pasadena, CA I was told he was 6 years old. He added so much to my life all the 11 years we were together. For...

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Nadi

Nadi

Nadi (aka Pookie Bear) This precious soul entered our lives January 2nd, 2015.  We decided our youngest daughter needed a friend of the animal kind so we drove to the local animal shelter to take a look.  At the end of the row in the last kennel on the left there was...

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Rue

Rue

Just wanted to reach out and send many thanks for all of the love you brought to us in our difficult decision to help our Rue cross over Rainbow Bridge. Dr. JoAnna was absolutely amazing. She did everything with such grace and respect. I'm not sure myself personally...

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Maddie

Maddie

There are not enough words to describe how special Maddie was, not just to us but to every person that met her. Simply looking into her sweet eyes put you at ease and made you realize how much Maddie loved you. Her favorite things were camping, getting pets, and...

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Browny (Bean)

Browny (Bean)

My Sweet Lil Beanie ...just the most Perfect Little Lass but, your Love and Light You,... You, were SO BIG!! You, were the Cutest Wee Rebel The Sweetest of Any!! Many, after meeting you, had said, "I don't really like small dogs." To the point that, upon hearing that...

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Speck

Speck

Speck (2004 - 2019) We rescued Speck from a shelter in 2004, as we wanted to find a companion cat for my daughter and our other cat, Kelly (1996-2015).  Of all the cats in the shelter's cat room, I noticed Speck followed me as I walked around the cages looking at the...

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Mila

Mila

Nine years ago I was looking at puppies online when I came across a photo of little puppy #96. I immediately called my friend over, pointed at the picture, and told her "That's my dog." There was no doubt in my mind. When I went to the rescue to get her, they put her...

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Longstreet

Longstreet

Yesterday I held my old dog as he crossed the bridge. For those of you who don't know, Longstreet has been suffering with dementia for about 2 years. He went from being with the family for all activities to needing to be quarantined in a safe room for his and the...

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Pluto

Pluto

20 years ago, we adopted two fur babies that we raised alongside our human babies. Pluto and her brother Jupiter graced our lives with joy, laughter and love with their irreplaceable feline spirits. We lost Jupiter at 14, and Miss Plute ruled the house in her golden...

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Lance

Lance

May 1st 2003 - Feb 23rd 2019 Our love-able loyal boy, Lance, was our shadow, protector, and faithful companion. He was so friendly everyone in the neighborhood loved him. We will miss him dearly.

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Kodiak – The Croft Family

Kodiak – The Croft Family

Kodi! Here Kodi!, Good boy! Good Boy! Kodi (Kodiak), you always came running when we called your name before but now you are running free with the heavenly wind. You left us the day before the Full Super Blood Wolf Moon eclipse and the next evening as we viewed that...

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Frogger

Frogger

Frogger was clearly special to anyone who spent more than a minute with him. He was kind and outgoing, always dressed well in his tux. He loved people and wanted their company. People who didn’t know they could be cat lovers loved him. Our house will be emptier...

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Cheyenne

Cheyenne

In 2004 we brought our new family member home and our lives were never the same. Cheyenne was a fiercely loyal, energetic, sweet, loving companion for 15 years. She loved to hike, swim, camp, travel, play with toys in the backyard, play with her best dog friend...

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Quigley

Quigley

My Quigley. My constant steadfast and ever present companion, the love of my life, the funniest, handsomest, sweetest, sometimes naughtiest, fluffiest, and most handsome boy... You are one of the most amazing and beautiful spirits I’ve ever known. You were my Velcro...

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Toby

Toby

Toby was a stray that came into our lives shortly after my Dad crossed over in 2003. He was a loving and faithful companion for my Mom until 2010 when she went into long term care. Toby came to live with me then. Toby loved trips to Grand Lake and car rides to get ice...

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Tanner

Tanner

I am beyond grateful for Alexis coming out to make the worst day of our lives a little bit more bearable.  We couldn't have asked for a better send off for our dear sweet and very handsome 9 year old bulldog/boxer Tanner.  He was very loved and will be missed by...

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Midget

Midget

This is our beautiful Midget. He had a very rough start to his life, but ended up having a beautiful 17 years with our family. Your quirky and loving ways will be missed. Rest in peace my beautiful.

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McLovin

McLovin

McLovin, most people knew him as Dude, passed away peacefully Monday morning. Dude was a sweet and beautiful dog, he was an athlete, ran fast, lean and whippet like. He was brindle and had soft fur and a big ruff around his neck. Dude was always a quiet, patient and...

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Dudley

Dudley

Dudley-- I feel so blessed to have been your dog mommy for 17 amazing years! I picked your sweet little face out of the litter when you were an itty bitty 8 week old, and we created memories that will last me the rest of my life. I will forever miss you and I will...

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Jackson

Jackson

Our sweet Jackson went to heaven today in our home being loved on by his family. He literally died with his face in the palm of B’s hand. I can’t think of a better way to go! 💙 We got Jackson when he was just 5 weeks old, his mother died during the birth so we got him...

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Mogely

Mogely

October 27, 2008-December 22, 2018 I’ll never forget the day I met my beautiful boy. The breeder asked me to choose which pup I wanted out of the litter. I had him close the crate they were in and then open it. Mogely came right to me while all the other pups mingled...

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Walter

Walter

Walter "Peyton" Good Boy Christiansen was laid to rest on May 26, 2018. He was born in Colorado in the summer of 2006. He was a howler and a beggar and the best dog we ever had.  He was a comforter and a snuggler. He survived eating a burbar rug, drywall, a whole...

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Oliver

Oliver

Oliver Wright (May 9, 2003 - December 2, 2018) Our sweet boy and loving companion who was a special part of our family. He lived a long sweet and happy life.

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Angel Sampson

Angel Sampson

💕 Our tribute to Angel Sampson . . . 💕 By: Ralph & Bonnie Sampson Angel is the perfect name for our wonderful little Shih Tzu. You came to us shortly after you were born on April 15, 2005. You definitely added to our life over the 13-plus years you were with us....

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Cody

Cody

Cody picked me out in the Fall of 2006. (born 6/4/06) Among many puppies, Cody ran up to me and said pick me up and take me home. He was a beautiful puppy full of life. Cody passed 3 classes at the humane society and became a therapy dog working at a senior center...

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Zina

Zina

Zina- from the time we held you for the first time at 8 weeks old to holding you at 8 years old, we grew in love with you more and more each day. You were a lovable, playful, energetic “escape artist”. Thank you for teaching us to be playful and enjoy the simple...

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Kisa

Kisa

The most perfect sweet old kitty crossed the Rainbow Bridge in her own home and on her own terms. I went to a pet adoption day in 2006 looking for a kitten and was smitten with a beautiful young adult cat with bright blue eyes and one ear. When I held her for the...

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Cooper

Cooper

From John and Mindy, Tricia, and Tim Dunbar for Cooper.  Written by John for Cooper that left us last Saturday.   Remembering the boy is not hard to do, He came to us as a rescue.  Way back there in December of 2008, I suppose you could call it our fate. Many...

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Stripes

Stripes

After losing our beloved dog about 6 months earlier in 2004, our family decided that we wanted a cat. We adopted Stripes at a local shelter at the age of 3 and when we brought her home she hid under the bed for 2 days. When she finally came out, she become more...

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Tucker

Tucker

Hi Caring Pathways, Your organization and Dr. Kerry Muhovich helped my cat, Tucker, pass very peacefully in my lap. Tucker was my companion for over 19 years, from when he was a 6-week old stray I took in until his body gave up on October 15, 2018. He accompanied me...

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Maddy Moon

Maddy Moon

Maddy Moon, our terrier mix, came to us from the Dumb Friends League in 2005. There were a couple of attempted escapes before she decided she was indeed in a pretty sweet spot here with us. Thanks to Caring Pathways, we were able to say good-bye to her in her own...

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Pumpkin

Pumpkin

It is with a heavy heart that we had to let our Pumpkin go on October 19, 2018. She came to us at the age of two as a rescue. We were privileged to take care of her for 15 years. Her antics gave us many laughs, she was a constant companion, we shared loads of love,...

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Olive

Olive

We adopted our sweet little Olive 14 years ago when she was about 2 years old. She was a feisty little 22-lb. dog with a big bark.  She loved to be chased with one of her many little toys and going to the dog park.  She made us better dog parents and all around better...

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Allie

Allie

Sleep peacefully, Allie. The house is not the same without you. I feel it day and night. I treasure the memories and will love you always. You will be in my thoughts forever. My special girl, gone but not forgotten. Until we meet again.<3 10/05/2018

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Max

Max

We said goodbye to our 19 year old, sweet cat Maxie on September 17, 2018.  We adopted Max to be a companion for our other cat Mario (who recently passed 4 months ago), and he did his job well-they were best buddies for their 19 years together. Max loved to go outside...

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Jackson

Jackson

Our sweet Jackson came to us in January of 2005. He was a Shetland Sheepdog and he was so cute -- he looked just like a mini Lassie! He was a loyal companion from day one, playful, sweet, loving and enjoyed herding us and our children at all times!! He was by our side...

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Missy

Missy

I had a special relationship with Missy. She lived in Texas and was my mom’s dog for many years. We adopted Missy and brought her with us to Colorado when my mom passed away. She was the last link to my mom. Dr. Lori gave me the time and space to grieve my mom again...

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Tango

Tango

Tango was in our lives for such a short 3 years. He was an older cat when we adopted him.  I was not sure I wanted an another older cat. We had recently lost our 18 and 21 year old fur babies. My husband said older cats need homes too... Tango quickly bonded to my...

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Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel

15 years ago I found the most beautiful red toy poodle running the streets of Houston, Texas. She ran up to me and pretty much asked for help. She was 3 years old, a level 2 starvation, had parasites and was very neglected. Both of our words changed after that day...

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Sassy

Sassy

My dearest Sassy came to me when she was just 4 weeks old. Her momma was a barn kitty and abandoned the litter. She was so precious and sassy and I was so happy to be her new momma. She enjoyed catching bugs and bringing them inside for us. Dragonflies were her...

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Bud

Bud

Bud, Thanks Bud for always keeping me safe. Your gift of discernment was superior. I miss your gentle tap in my shoulder to wake me up, the cuddles your kisses. You loved to learn new tricks and signs... our dog language that we made up. Thank you Bud for your tender...

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Tippy

Tippy

Tippy was a 16 year old Australian Shepard born in February of 2002. When we as kids were younger, we had always talked about getting a dog and once we saw Tippy, we knew he was perfect. As a puppy, he was always full of energy, and loved to run. He would always run...

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Raisin

Raisin

I had the great honor of being Raisin's person. As a young adult fresh out of college, I picked up the tiniest bundle of wrinkles. We struggled through me being woefully unprepared to take on a new job, place to live, friends and a sweet faced little pup. Which did...

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Charlie

Charlie

Charlie loved to explore and I am so glad that he wandered into my life. Not a day goes by that I don't think of him and miss him terribly. It's been 6 weeks and I'm still grieving his loss. I wrote this silly little poem for him: Charlie is his name and I'm so glad...

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Ginger

Ginger

We adopted Ginger in August 2010 and loved her until she went over the Rainbow Bridge on June 1st, 2018. We have made so many wonderful memories that we will have forever.   We will always blessed with her wonderful spirit.

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Mario

Mario

We lost our little buddy Mario May 20, 2018.  We rescued Mario as a stray at about 1 year old, and he was our best friend for 20 years, living to be 21 years old. He was a wild child, but grew up to be a big butter cup- a living teddy bear.  He was a talker, and...

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Mokijoe

Mokijoe

It has been a few months now since we said goodbye to you Mokijoe but not a day goes by that we don't think about you.  Every day at 4:30pm on the dot we listen for our little "tiny dancer" to start tap dancing around the kitchen waiting for dinner.  It is a suund...

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Snowball

Snowball

We recently had to say goodbye to Snowball, our faithful companion, who loved us all unconditionally for 15 years. She was an unstoppable silly dog, relentless protector and loved us and our children their whole lives. There was never a day that she did not brighten...

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Star

Star

It’s been three weeks since I said goodbye to Star, my companion and best friend since 2004. Our journey started on a late summer night in September of 2004 when her original owners left her in the overnight box at the Dumb Friends League.  Her leg had a gash from an...

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Dream Butterfly “D.B.”

Dream Butterfly “D.B.”

Thank you to Dr.Alexis for helping our beloved kitty, DB, peacefully find her way to her eternal rest.  DB was the ten year old animal companion of our dear youngest brother. He died last June.  We had promised him we would take his cats into our home and cherish them...

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Monte

Monte

Monte was the best part of my life. Shortly afterwards I lost a dear friend who brought me comfort when I needed it most. I know they are both waiting for me and when the time comes it will be a grand reunion. <3 . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtrjTzEDjak “Just...

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Strauss

Strauss

It has been nearly a week since we said goodbye to Strauss. Strauss adopted us 6 years ago when he was 11 years old. We said goodbye to him at 17 years old. He was a neighborhood tramp who we ran into on one of our evening walks. The next day, I saw him on my run and...

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Rocco

Rocco

Rocco was just 6 weeks old when I brought him home from the Boulder human society . The cutest puppy ever , as you can see from his pictures! He was so smart , goofy & loved his family ! Born with bad hips , but that never stoped or slowed him down he lived a full...

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Katie “The Boo”

Katie “The Boo”

My dog the Boo ( also known as Katie) was my rock during some hard months.   When I first found out about all her health issues, I had just filed for divorce after 17 years of marriage. My ex had left with our other dog and it was just the Boo and I. I loved that...

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Jethro P. Rosenthal

Jethro P. Rosenthal

Jethro P. Rosenthal passed away on 2/14/2018 at his home surrounded by the ones who knew and loved him the most. His passing came after a sudden onset of health issues for which there would be no remedy. It was only fitting that he passed on Valentine’s Day as he was...

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Harry

Harry

We lost Harry this week at 14 1/2 years old. Harry was Int CH Ellyest Knight's Fee UD RE VER SH WCX CCA VC Can WC. A lot of you will not know what all those letters mean. What they mean mostly is that Harry had earned 15 titles in the sport of dog showing and...

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Jakey

Jakey

To all you wonderful loving pet parents out there -at such a heart wrenching time - working thru all the many aspects of grief we feel right now - remember they knew love- you gave them love n safety. Plz remember they would want us to rescue another soul in need when...

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Higgins

Higgins

I don’t exactly know how old Higgs was when I rescued him 4 years ago; he was a hot mess when I took him home from the shelter. Under all that long, dirty Yorkie hair that we shaved off was a sweet little man who brought happiness and sunshine into my life. He was an...

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Otis

Otis

Your ability to make us laugh, to wow us with your canine intellect, and to stealthily find food in the least likely places...you were and always will be such a special part of our lives. You accepted our sweet boy as your own...you were gentle and kind, and playful...

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Phoenix

Phoenix

Phoenix (aka Sissy) was part of our family for 15 years. She grew up with our son, and when he went away to college, she filled a void left behind. She was a rare female orange tabby – spirited and living life on her own terms -- choosing who to love; when to show...

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Sassy

Sassy

Thank you for the beautiful gift you gave us over the past 13 years--to be able to see life through your eyes has been priceless. I truly believe we all rescued each other. Your light was so bright and so joyful. You could be so silly. Remember all those treats we...

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Isabella

Isabella

Our little bear 1/9/2006 - 12/18/2016 You were one month shy of turning eleven years old when we had to say goodbye. Our years together were many but will never be enough. You were such a beautiful and sweet puppy from the start and I’ll never forget the four days I...

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Sadie

Sadie

Our Sadie was everything to us. She was there as our kids grew up and when we became "empty nesters". The joy that she brought to us will live in our hearts forever. While the sorrow we feel is still with us, we know that Sadie is now in a better place. It's hard, but...

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Goliath

Goliath

Thirteen and half years ago on a spring day, we went to a puppy rescue, several months after losing a beloved pet. While everyone fawned over the group of frisky puppies I noticed this quiet puppy off by himself. I sat down inside the kennel near him and waited. After...

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Tulip

Tulip

It is so hard to believe that just 4 weeks ago we gave our girl back to the loving arms of Jesus after being blessed to have her in my life for 22 years and my husband’s life for 8 years. She was our most favorite hello and hardest goodbye without a doubt. Tulip was...

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Penney

Penney

5/01/2001 - 11/08/2017 This is my sweet girl, Penney. She came to live with us when she was about 1 1/2 years old. There was an advertisement in our local paper, her owner didn’t want her any more. Their loss was our gain! She fit in with our family immediately. We...

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Kayah Hammontre

Kayah Hammontre

Goodbye my sweetest Kayah. Kayah passed gently into the great beyond on Tuesday Nov 7, 2017. After 14 glorious years together, I have lost my special girl. Her registered name was: Delana’s Queen Kayah. Purebred through and through. She was my dog. She claimed the...

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Sue

Sue

We adopted Sue (a boy – named Sue) a few months before we got married. For the past almost 10 years, he’s been with us through everything, 4 moves, constant changes, but he handled it all with the grace and dignity he always possessed. We walked miles, and miles, and...

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Sweet Baby James

Sweet Baby James

I lost my first dog at age 18 and refused to have another for 37 years. Maria said “But everyone in Colorado has a dog!” (True, but…) We went to a pet store, but I was still against the idea until I walked past your cage and you reached out and swatted me on the head....

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Kitty

Kitty

Feb 2001 - Oct 9, 2017 My beloved Kitty passed away October 9, 2017. She was never supposed to be my cat. We met by accident and our life together was the happiest accident I’ve ever had. I found her running around the streets, and assumed she was lost. I took her...

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Otto Keller

Otto Keller

On October 4, 2017, we said our final goodbyes to our sweet and incredible boy, Otto. Otto, words are hard to come by when trying to describe or explain how important you are to me. When we first met, I was 20 years old and you were (we think) somewhere from 6-9...

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Little Kitty

Little Kitty

We had to put down Little Kitty today. He first came scratching around our apartment door in Grenada in January of 2003. Letting him into our home and our lives was one of the best decisions we've ever made. I don't tell too many people this but that first year of...

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Graycie

Graycie

This is a tribute to you Graycie! I lost my sweet girl on October 2, 2017 and I miss you so much. Our friendship started in July, 2003...I'm the lucky one because you picked me. I rescued you from a rescue home in Colorado Springs at the age of 8 weeks and in...

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Scout

Scout

With the compassionate assistance of Dr. Lori and Caring Pathways, we said goodbye to our beloved Scout on October 4, 2017. Scout chose us in February, 2004 and was an amazing friend, protector and companion. We will always remember the day when went to meet the...

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Hercules Tiberius

Hercules Tiberius

~Love begins with a smile, grows with a kiss and ends with a teardrop~ We lost our beloved Hercules Tiberius on Tuesday, August 1st. He was 15 1/2 years old. We rescued him on May 4, 2013 at the age of 11 from the Colorado Pug Rescue after our first little boy,...

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Ditka

Ditka

When I met Ditka as a puppy, I was 24-years-old. That day, I knew he was special – but, I had no idea of the impact his life would have on mine. Ditka “The Bear” Aragon was a tremendously brave dog who dealt with health issues most of his life, due to circumstances a...

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Buster

Buster

First I want to thank Dr. Kary Walters. She made Buster's transition easier to bear. We knew Buster might have a brain tumor and that his seizures would become more frequent. No matter how many times you witness a seizure though it is still a horrific experience....

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MaggieMae

MaggieMae

MaggieMae's life did not start out so great. She was abused and ultimately abandoned on a townhome deck for several days. Our son-in-law had seen enough of this heart breaking scenario. One bitterly cold night he dressed as a Ninja and went and rescued her. She was...

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Annie

Annie

11/11/05 – 6/9/17 My phone rang just as I walked out of the Human Resources office – my position had just been eliminated. It was the Rocky Mountain German Shorthair Pointer Rescue. They had a 6 year old female that really needed rescued. I was on my way the next day...

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Butter

Butter

October 30, 2006 (best guess) – June 19, 2017 She was my first little girl…before Butter, I had only ever had male cats. I rescued her from the backyard of the first place I ever lived alone on May 1, 2007. She was eating half-rotten food my neighbor had thrown out...

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Reggie

Reggie

Everyone who met our cat Reggie thought he was a cool little guy. And everyone always commented what a beautiful cat he was. He had the cutest little nose and alert green eyes. He died earlier this spring at the age of 18 years, and we will miss him so much. We got...

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Aphrodite

Aphrodite

I can still remember my baby girl the day she became mine and made her a part of my home. Aphrodite was the runt and was picked on by the other puppies. I remember picking her up in a corner where she lied nestled own her own. She looked lonely, confused and partially...

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Darby

Darby

Our beautiful golden retriever , Darby, left us on a beautiful spring day a week ago. We adopted Darby in 2009. He was a rescue dog that had been abandoned and starved. He was a thin, scared small golden. But with lots of love, safety and care his inner golden soon...

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Romeo

Romeo

My beautiful kitty, Romeo, who led such a full life of 17 years, passed away May 8, 2017. She was the smartest cat I've ever had. She entertained us, loved us, and we loved her. From her tiny little squeak of a meow, to her paw tapping our shoulder when she wanted...

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Cutter

Cutter

This picture was taken July 4,2002 4 days after Cutter came to live with me. He had already stolen my heart a few months earlier when he came to live at Pine Run Ranch. I remember it like it was yesterday, walking into the barn & there he was, the most adorable red...

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Puff

Puff

Dear Caring Pathways team, This is the first time I am speechless. I want to share a tribute to Puff, our beloved feline companion. I wish my tears of sadness & gratitude could put into words what my heart feels. Puff died five days ago. My grief is raw. I reached out...

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Hakuba

Hakuba

Hakuba was the sweetest and most determined cat we have ever known. She loved to give and get kisses and head bumps. How could we be upset or angry when she was there to calm us down and give us a reality check? She taught us the life lessons of unconditional love,...

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Isis

Isis

We went to the humane society in my hometown in July, 2008, to try to find a companion for my dad's friend after my father passed away. While we were talking to the manager of the shelter, someone brought Isis out of a back room to go outside. She was being kept...

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Evan

Evan

We found Evan, estimated to be 1-2 years old, at the shelter on Jan. 2, 2010 and he brought us more joy in the following 7 years and 3 months than we could have hoped for in our lifetime. And still, we wanted more. He gave us joy and light and laughter every minute of...

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Buggzi

Buggzi

There are no words for losing your best friend. Buggzi was just that, a girl’s best bud! He was my sidekick for 13 years. The love he gave was unconditional. He was there through the good and the bad times. I moved out at 17, and I got a dog for companionship. His...

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Ringo

Ringo

Immediately after being sedated, Ringo licked one gently time on my hand. It took about 5 minutes after the first injection. He knew his pain was over, and was well enough to say goodbye one last time, looking at me with his nose pointing down as he always did. After...

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Sparky

Sparky

On Mar 6, 2017 our beloved Sparky had to leave us at 16 years of age. We had her for a wonderful fourteen years. Our middle son brought her up from Chile in ’03 when she was almost two. Sparky, you were the best companion anyone could ever hope to have. You have left...

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“J A Q”

“J A Q”

Along time ago my husband and me, moved to the foothills, back then it was "we". A house to fix up with a whole lot of land, the work never ended my garden was sand. A new job was calling and Doug had to go, A loneliness formed and I felt so darn low. Months seemed to...

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Chance

Chance

Chance you were the best Saint Bernard anyone could ever ask for. You loved everyone and everything except ham, you hated ham. We couldn't go anywhere with you without someone stopping us and asking to pet you. You were a beautiful animal inside and out you brought...

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Sammy

Sammy

We got our Sammy when he was only 6 weeks old. He was a huge part of our lives for 16 1/2 years. From the first day we brought him home, he filled our hearts with joy and love. He battled diabetes for 6 months about 5 years ago. He was such a little fighter, he beat...

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Teddy

Teddy

Teddy was my best friend and the sweetest dog I have ever met. Everyone used to describe him as sweet and it matched his personality perfectly. He always had a way of making me smile no matter what kind of day I was having. He would start jumping up and down as high...

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Gus

Gus

Our beautiful yellow Labrador, Gus, left us unexpectedly on January 21st. We knew the time was coming, but I didn't expect this to happen with my husband and my daughter out of town. Late that Saturday afternoon, Gus let me know that he could not go on any longer. He...

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Tipper

Tipper

I adopted Tipper at the Max Fund when she was 3 months old. Someone had put her out by the side of the road when she was just weaned and a good Samaritan took her to the no-kill shelter. As soon as I picked her up she began playing with the ballpoint pen I was...

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Maggie

Maggie

Our dear friend and companion, Maggie, passed away on December 26, 2016. She was a loyal, dear friend and always there to keep us company with her unconditional love. We had many years with her as part of our family when we adopted her and her daughter, Millie, in...

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Mister Monkey Butt

Mister Monkey Butt

My 15 year-old best friend, soul mate Mister got sick, or at least starting acting sick, very suddenly. He was seeming fine one day and not well the next. I took him to the vet the weekend before Christmas and he ended up having a seizure while at the vet. They gave...

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Hounder

Hounder

Dr. Mike provided such excellent service to our family last week for our sweet dog Hounder. My husband and I were out of town and had to coordinate with Mike to go to our home and help our kids with our sick Hounder. He was so kind compassionate and accommodating to...

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Mr. Potter

Mr. Potter

Mr. Potter (Parson Jack Russell) 16 years old I rescued Potter after witnessing him being thrown out of a moving pick-up truck on a dirt road. I put him in the back seat of my car and we've been best friends ever since! He has touched my heart in way no one has. He...

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George

George

I got George as a scrawny baby back in the days you could still get free pets out of the newspaper. He was a thing to see. His orange fur sticking up in tufts all over the place like he got a bad haircut. It wasn't until many years later a vet told me he was a Maine...

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Tanner

Tanner

Our beloved Tanman was our pride and joy for over 11 and half years. He routinely made us laugh with his goofball nature, gregarious personality and pony-like gait. He was our pal and companion no matter what adventure we set out on. He loved to swim and frolic at any...

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Lucy

Lucy

Lucy was with me for 14 years. She taught me so much about patience, forgiveness and love. She was a really good dog. I was lucky to have her in my life for so long. I am so thankful to have found Caring Pathways and especially thankful for Dr. Kelly Knoll. It's...

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Belle

Belle

My beloved Brittany, Belle, my companion and best friend, shared life with me for over 14 years. It was just the two of us for most of that time. Our house cat and buddy, Vinnie, came to join us a few years ago. My memories of Belle are warm and tender, memories that...

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Stryker

Stryker

I had hoped for one more week with him, but he was ready sooner. My brave protector and friend, my precious boy. I will miss my him more than I can describe (but bear with me while I try). From the first time my neighbor's beautiful, out of control foster dog came...

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Jeremy

Jeremy

This is Jeremy. I found her sitting in a stair well and as I went back to my apartment, she followed me in and made herself at home on my bed. I called out of work sick to get some kitty things and a week later, the vet let me know he was a she. I accidentally adopted...

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Emerson

Emerson

Dear Dr. Muhovich, Many thanks for your patience yesterday. I was not expecting to fall apart over the decision - as I said, I'd been preparing for that moment for more than a year, at least - I was operating on very little sleep for over the past week. Thank you so...

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Ireland

Ireland

Oh our dear, sweet Ireland dog - You gave us so much love, happiness and laughter in your 11 years. Since you were just a "tiny" puppy, bigger than many "regular" sized dogs up until your sweet old age, we loved to see you grow, and grow, and grow. While most people...

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Henley-Shasta

Henley-Shasta

Our sweet baby girl...we miss her so much❣Always a fun challenge, whether counter surfing or being the center piece on someone's dining table....Even tho we have more Portuguese Water Dogs that are just as goofy, our home will never be the same. With all her...

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Bushido & Lucy Liu

Bushido & Lucy Liu

How blessed we were to have these wonderful "Seniors" as part of our lives. Bushido (Shido), our 13 yr. old Boxer, was hours from being euthanized when we brought him home in November 2012; he had been dropped off at Denver Municipal Animal Shelter because he was...

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DaVinci

DaVinci

This thank you comes with such gratitude for the professional and caring help from Dr. Megan Coveyou. My precious little guy DaVinci was comforted with her assistance in beginning his journey to a place of peace and a new dimension of renewed vitality and joy. I...

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BlackBerry Meredith

BlackBerry Meredith

Our dear family dog BlackBerry was a Black Labrador, a scoundrel but with a heart of gold. He and his siblings started out as accidents as our neighbor’s dear dog Cocoa, a Chocolate Labrador, became fertile before they could get her fixed. Knowing what a sweet dog...

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Nimbus (Nimby)

Nimbus (Nimby)

Nimbus was our Ol' Faithful Cloud. We helped rescue him from a negligent owner around 9 years ago and he's been part of our family ever since. Always standing guard and protecting my frail Mother. We'll never forget you Ol Boy, and I'll never forget our weekly howls...

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Rosey

Rosey

About nine years ago I couldn't get it out of my mind to get a greyhound. I even had a dream one night about a beautiful fawn colored greyhound that made my heart leap for joy. Soon I found myself online viewing available greyhounds at Recycled Racers in Commerce...

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Lena

Lena

We are heartbroken, but we couldn't let another day go by without thanking Caring Pathways, and especially Dr. Lori, for the kindness, and compassion you all showed during this time. We adopted Lena in May 2014, from Safe harbor labrador rescue. We knew she was a...

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Jesse

Jesse

Jesse died Tuesday night. He gradually lost mobility and started to slip in and out of consciousness by the time the vet arrived to help him pass on. Jesse was a dog--"just a dog" as some would say. I know. But he was also a constant presence in my life, sometimes...

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Jack

Jack

We recently lost our beloved 9-1/2 year old bullmastiff named Jack Landin. We used Caring Pathways services and was comforted by Dr. Kelly Knoll during our time of loss. She was wonderful to work with during such a difficult time. We received Jack's ashes today and...

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Rufus

Rufus

Rufus was a love bug. That’s the best way to describe him. If he had been a person he would’ve been one of those people who glided through life, carefree and happy, never saying an unkind word about anyone. True, he was skittish around strangers, but I felt honored to...

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Cassie

Cassie

The day I walked into the Aurora animal shelter 14 years ago I could never have known how strongly it would effect not just my life but the life of my husband and 3 daughters as well. Walking through the kennels seeing all those sweet dogs just wanting someone to take...

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Teak

Teak

I feel very remiss in not writing before this. When we made the most difficult decision to let go of our most precious boy Teak I was recommended to you by my neighbor Emily. Our kitty Teak was so much more than just a pet. He had given us joy for almost 24 years....

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Maggie Parks

Maggie Parks

I Had Steak Today! It was a good day, one of my best. I had a steak today, one prepared just for me. It was not a couple of bites of table scraps, or even one of the delicious juicy bones that dad often gives me at the end of our family barbecues. It was not even like...

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Tasha

Tasha

Tasha Tasha was more than just the best dog in the world. She was a daughter and a sister in our family, and losing her is perhaps one of the hardest things we've ever gone through. In the 14 years we had her in our lives, Tasha wrapped herself so tightly around her...

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Willie Gilbert

Willie Gilbert

Thank you so so much for your caring ways and the time you spent with us. You were so gentle and so there for us. I miss him terribly, and Lucy is lonely but not looking for him.

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Bounder Johnston

Bounder Johnston

When we went to pick out a rescue dog in 2006 I asked for an "older, sweet dog who's struggling here". They brought out Bounder. At 3 or 4 years old, "Boog" was just that, a sweetie who just wanted to be somebody's dog. He stuck to me like glue and remained that way...

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Georgie

Georgie

Our beloved dog Georgie who we had to part with in April 2016 at 12 1/2 is still such a void in our lives. Our family adored him and his favorite place as this picture represents was laying in the stream and shaking all over us! Caring Pathways was absolutely...

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Jetti

Jetti

You came to our house and helped us say goodbye to our girl. Thank you! This is our tribute to Jetti....we miss her dearly! Here is the song we composed in tribute to Jetti:

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Moomba

Moomba

Moomba had been a part of our lives for 12 1/2 years. He came to live with us shortly after our youngest son was in an accident and broke his neck (he is ok). He slept under our son’s bed and this ultimately became his den. No matter how many changes we made to this...

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Reed

Reed

Reed was a very important and special part of my life. I’m single and have no children so my pets ARE my children! When I adopted Reed from the shelter they told me he was 11. That was 11 years ago. So that would mean that he lived to the ripe old age of 22. I’m not...

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Sierra

Sierra

Dear Caring Pathways, I cannot thank you enough for the wonder care you provide not only for our beloved CeCe, but also for us as we were in a "puddle of tears" on our back porch last evening. I've always known saying goodbye to a pet is hard, but I had no idea it...

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Max

Max

Fourteen years. That’s how long Max was with us. We met him at a Humane Society shelter in Oakville, Ontario, Canada. The moment we saw his eyes from behind the stall gate, both my wife Audrey and I knew. He was then a three months old German shepherd mix. Since then...

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Maggie we love you

Maggie we love you

Maggie we love you Our dear beloved boston terrier Maggie died this morning, we had Dr. Kelly Knoll from “Caring pathways” come and help Maggie go to be with the Lord. It was ever so hard watching Maggie suffer, she was very brave and we knew in our hearts that there...

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Kassi

Kassi

I never knew one could love an animal so much until Kassi passed away. Such grief. I had seen friends lose pets and think "Why don't you just get a new one?" as if they were interchangeable furballs. It is not like that. They have personalities, you get to know them,...

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Moses

Moses

This is a Tribute to Cloudnines Etched in Stone "MOSES" "Moses" was an excellent, intelligent, Beautiful Samoyed. "Moses" loved everybody and they loved "Moses". Moses loved to go to Dog shows, and did Excellent in the shows. "Moses" was loved by "Hiccup" and "Bug"...

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Molli

Molli

Molli became a part of our family over 13 years ago and every day with her was a blessing. Happy to see us and sad when we left she was the truest expression of pure love you could imagine. Always a greeting at the door with her tail wagging and a shoe in her mouth...

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Lucky

Lucky

We may not be together In the way we used to be; We are still connected by a Cord no eye can see. So whenever you need to find me We're never far apart If you look beyond the horizon And listen with your heart. -Author Unknown Lucky was one of a kind, short little...

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Macey

Macey

Macey came to us in her 13th year. She had been our daughter's dog and when they got a new puppy, Macey was not happy. She had always lived in the city and so coming to our home and having lots of land was new to her. Before long she was running and jumping like a dog...

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Lazarus

Lazarus

We have known that the end was approaching for our beloved American Bulldog Lazarus but we thought he had weeks, maybe even a month or two left. Last week he went downhill fast and we knew it was time to say goodbye. We have always opted for in-home euthanasia for our...

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Louie

Louie

This is my best friend Louie. Born July 30, 2003, passed October 1st 2015. We got Louie at 7 weeks old and chose him because we saw his dad, Rowdy, standing on a hill in the sunset in Cave Creek, AZ. He grew up to be the spitting image of his dad. We moved into a new...

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Brutus/Baby Bear

Brutus/Baby Bear

Dear Brutus/Baby Bear: You were 5 pounds when we got your from a breeder and absolutely adorable. On our way home you peed all over my lap and I didn’t even care. I was just so happy to have you. In those early days you loved carrying around shoes that were twice your...

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Rudy

Rudy

This is my boy, Rudy. We rescued him from a bad situation when he was 1 1/2 years old. We had a special bond, I was his person. He was diagnosed with cancer two months ago. The cancer had metastasized to his lungs and our focus was keeping him as comfortable as...

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Lena

Lena

Lena was our grand dog. She bounded into our life at 1 l/2 when our son moved overseas and has been such an important part of our life ever since. Her joy of living was apparent as she did everything with great enthusiasm – whether it was playing catch, wrestling or...

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Addie

Addie

From Gabriel, A Poem, The mountaintop is not in sight Because there is no mountaintop Poor Sisyphus grief To read this full, heartfelt story, please read the following articles: In This I am Sisyphus The Rock Has Become Heavy

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Tula (01/13/2012 – 07/27/2016)

Tula (01/13/2012 – 07/27/2016)

I want to thank caring pathways and Dr. Joann for helping us let our princess pass on to heaven. She has been my best friend and companion for four short years and we have done just about everything together. She has helped me through some of my hardest times and i...

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Tiffani Lahey

Tiffani Lahey

What can I say about my beautiful balloon princess....you were the best baby in the world. So smart we had to spell words until in time you figured those out. You were such a big part of our heart for 13 years. Taught us so much about love. You were with us in happy...

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Lilly

Lilly

On August 28, 2015, I had to say goodbye to my baby girl, Lilly. She was a 10 1/2 year old cocker spaniel. Lilly was “THE” greatest dog I could ever ask for. When I 1st got Lilly she was 2 months old. Lilly loved playing in the snow, walking to the park,...

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Belle

Belle

Belle was my first baby. When I was looking for a kitty to love she was the first one I saw and I loved her right then and there. She was full of personality, a true Himalayan, She had many sides to her. She was loving, sassy, and playful. Se loved to sleep right...

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Duke and Maggie

Duke and Maggie

It’s only been 98 hours since Duke, our super sweet, long-haired German Shepherd (12 y.o.), and Maggie (17 y.o), the shepherd mix “Dingo” who touched 1,000 lives, crossed the rainbow bridge in our backyard. Duke has never known life without his beloved Maggie, and...

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Haas

Haas

Haas: my furry kid, my best friend, my companion, Tomorrow ends our physical journey together and I am beyond heartbroken. Almost 10 years ago, you survived Hurricane Rita and several tornadoes that touched down in your hometown of Hackberry, LA. One day, in all that...

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Zo

Zo

From the beginning when I sat down at the Pet Shelter and Zo ran up to me to greet me, I knew she was something special. The shelter allows cats to roam the premises and out in the yard. Out of all of the cats there, Zo came over and said hello. From that point...

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Boomer

Boomer

September 18, 1999 – April 11, 2015 Boomer came into my life in October 2006 when he was 7 years old. He had been an unwanted third dog of a friend of my friend Christi, and she brought him to my home after her dog Jake died. I was Boomer’s third owner. From what I...

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Cowboy

Cowboy

My dog Cowboy gave us 13 years of love, love and more love. I will miss him always, for his spirit will live on forever. Thank you, Del Bolack.

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Mocha

Mocha

I first wanted to thank Caring Pathways for being so caring and compassionate during a very difficult time. Nothing can prepare you for the loss of a pet, but Caring Pathways helped us in knowing that Mocha would pass peacefully. I had Mocha since she 8 weeks old. The...

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Zeb

Zeb

The morning of March 17th, 2015 at 3:30am, my whole world turned upside down when my husband and I had to rush my dog Zeb to the animal hospital. All of a sudden he couldn't walk and was very weak. When the nurses let me know that he had cancer and internal bleeding I...

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Zo

Zo

In Memoriam - Zo - 2000-2015 - “Unconditional love is universally paramount!”

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Stella

Stella

Our beautiful girl, Stella, just lost her battle with bone cancer at the end of February, 2015. She lived to be 12 years old and we are grateful for every moment she spent with us. When she was just a puppy of just one year old, she had TPLO surgery and lived most of...

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Paco

Paco

My Little Man was such a special friend. He was his own unique spirit. We all miss him dearly. I miss seeing him play, but I know he is a brilliant field somewhere with all of our family and loved ones. We love you Paco and I know I will see you again on the other...

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Callisto

Callisto

After almost 17 years, we said good to one of my very best friends. Callisto was named after a character on the old show Xena warrior princess that we watched with our children, and she was a sweet, very loving beagle. She was also very smart and strong willed, and as...

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Shotze

Shotze

Thank you so much for your kindness and compassion that you showed my family during a very difficult time. Dr. Amy Coulter came to our house quickly and professionally to assist Shotze’s euthanasia. Dr. Coulter went above my expectations. What was thought to be a...

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Roxy

Roxy

Roxy our dear sweet girl, From the moment we laid eyes on you we knew your were meant to be part of our family. You couldn’t be a more perfect fit. Your sweet and loving nature left an impression of everyone you touched. We could not be more grateful and thankful for...

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Bailey

Bailey

Bailey who's nick name was Engergizer Bunny lived a wonderful life of 14 years and 2 months. Her favorite event of any day was to get into her kiddy pool and if it was not weather for the pool then it was rolling in the snow until there was no more snow in that spot....

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Aran

Aran

The 13.5 years that we spent with our Golden Retreiver, Aran, went by way too quickly. Aran spent many happy hours with us retrieving balls. She loved the water and swam with her head held high doing a graceful doggie paddle. Sadly in the fall of 2014 we came to...

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Hercules

Hercules

December 31, 2014. I lost a loved one today. Hercules. We parted ways this morning. The decision to bring the suffering of a loved one to an end is never easy. I hope I did right by you Hercules because you, my furry 10 lb. canine, have taught me how to be a better...

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Cashmere

Cashmere

A Pet’s Prayer by Hope Harrington Kolb My people are so precious, Lord; I know You think so too… And I believe You put me here To love them just for You! They take such gentle care of me And have such tender hearts. Please use me, Lord to comfort them Whenever tear...

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Lilla

Lilla

Lilla was a great buddy we did lots of road trips and she love to hike and chase rabbits thats the beagle in her when she couldn't hike I started to flat water kayak with her we will miss her dearly in my heart I know she had great life and lots of loving care I am so...

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