General Tributes

  • OreoBay Prince of Tides CGC TDI

    05/21/2006 - 09/19/2020

    Everyone loved Leo. For 13 years he changed the lives of countless children through his dedicated therapy work with those having special needs. He was their hero and had an ingrained sensitivity for the delicate emotions of a child. Leo looked at the world with wonder, energy and curiosity. His sense of humor was one rarely equaled by humans. But most of all he communicated love and warmth through his eyes. We shared our lives to the fullest and had some incredible talks together.

    My deepest love and respect for him will always remain. Thanking you dear Leo, from the bottom of my heart.

  • Afortunado Expect the Unexpected


    06/14/2007 - 01/02/2020

    Friends of Barb Crowther and Shelley Plucker make this donation in memory of Mister who Barb described as:

    My true heart dog. He introduced me to so many things in life. He pushed me to my limits. He was my 1st tracking dog, obedience dog, Owner-Handled Top-20, water trial. He raised puppies with me, was an amazing therapy dog and was my support dog for so many times in life. He was forgiving of my mistakes and took such joy in our accomplishments. He taught me to laugh at myself. He was one of a kind. I will never know another dog like him.

  • Wallace O'Thomas

    Wallace O’Thomas

    05/23/2004 - 12/14/2019

    A Life Lived Long and Well. May He Rest In Peace. 


    03/26/2012 - 07/21/2019

    We will always think that Potion was what God had in mind when he created the dog. Her titles speak to what she could do, but they are the tip of the iceberg of who she was.

    She was confident and kind, smart and sweet, fun, fast and funny, athletic and intuitive, and we loved her beyond expression.

    That hemangiosarcoma robbed us of another 7 years with her is a great sadness we will carry always. She was the perfect partner and best friend.

    In a lifetime of dogs, Potion was the dog of a lifetime. I can only hope that when I close my eyes here for the last time, there will be a little white paw on my chest when I open them again.

  • Popeye

    GCHS UCH IntCH Odyseas Reel Sailors Eat Spinach UD RA NAP NJP CWDX NW3-ELT2 THD TKA CGC AoM GROM MAC-5

    04/13/2010 - 04/30/2019

    Popeye crossed the Rainbow Bridge just a couple of weeks after his 9th birthday. Though his life was far too short, he was the center of our world for those nine years.

    His accomplishments were amazing, well beyond anything we ever dreamed of. He was also a wonderful friend and companion, both for us and the many others he affected through his therapy work.

    He took his work seriously, but he also brought humor and love to all that he touched.

    We will think of him every day and try to focus on all the gifts he brought into our lives the last nine years.

  • Molly

    Cypress Bay’s Unsinkable Molly Brown UD RE WWD CDC TDI

    06/12/2006 - 09/25/2018

    Molly crossed the Rainbow Bridge, where her many friends – Magellan, Macy, Morgan, Willy and others – were there to welcome her.

    Molly was a Working Water Dog and had advanced titles in Obedience (UD) and Rally (RE). She was a therapy dog (TDI) and had a Canine Good Citizen (CGC) title.

    In addition to her many accomplishments, she was simply a perfect dog. People who met her were always amazed at how friendly and gentle she was.

    Molly is already making new friends across the Rainbow Bridge.

  • SunJoy

    09/07/2002 - 07/10/2015

    We chose your name long before we knew how much of a “joy” you would add to our lives. You were our beautiful, gentle and wonderful girl. You fought a courageous battle with Lymphoma and prevailed for 2 additional years. We will always have a special place for you in our hearts. We miss you terribly!

  • Helm’s Alee Because Elk Run

    Helm’s Alee Because Elk Run

    10/26/2004 - 05/21/2014

    Perry was named for singer Perry Como, in the hopes that he would be as mellow. He was! He had the joyful spark of a puppy, but was sweet & calm. This made him an exemplary therapy dog. For 6 years, Perry supplied love and games of fetch at an assisted living facility. Two days before he died of hemangiosarcoma, Perry was in the emergency vet’s waiting room; he was wearing a cone, stitches lined his abdomen, yet he headed to the elderly persons nearby and gave affection– still on his mission.

    Perry took very good care of me, too. His love was boundless, his kisses precious. He made me laugh, especially when he helped himself to only the gourmet items in the refrigerator whenever I forgot the padlocks.

    Wherever he is now, he is providing love, laughs and joy.

  • Amigo’s Mars

    Amigo’s Mars MX MXJ XF CGC

    11/22/2002 - 04/09/2009

    What an amazing boy – we treasure every single moment spent together and the joy you brought to our lives. There were so many things we still had to do, but your accomplishments while you were with us far surpassed any expectations we had when you joined our family six short years ago. You were funny, sensitive and an amazing athlete. You lived to run agility and it is remarkable how many lives you touched with your enthusiasm for the sport. You will never ever be forgotten. Our first PWD, first agility dog and always first in our hearts – your spirit lives on forever. We miss you Jazzy boy.

  • Stargazer’s Quixotic Comfort

    Stargazer’s Quixotic Comfort

    "Sancho Panza"
    08/23/1995 - 10/03/2008

    Son of Star (Glenllyn’s Stargazer Lily) and Spinnaker (Fantaseas Spinnaker). Amidst our sorrow though, we comfort ourselves in knowing that if it is at all possible to pursue food thievery on the “other side”, Sancho will be gleefully leading the pack, teaching all those less-skilled K9s how to open cupboard doors (with baby locks), pry open plastic containers and sweep counters. I hope he manages to steal, swipe and swindle all the bread and pasta he can find.

    I know everyone understands when I say he was more than a dog, quite human, and yet void of human foible. We welcomed him as he inserted himself into every available nook and cranny in our lives. He had an endless supply of happiness to dole out which I often relied upon.

    Simply looking at him made me smile, every single time. That is something.