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Paws & Remember works to help pet owners in a time of mourning and reflection. By bringing together support services and memorialization options, Paws & Remember helps pet owners cope with loss and honor their pets in an appropriate, meaningful way.
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GEPETTO

Jeannie B. - Hazleton, PA

I always loved cocker spaniels and I was filled with joy when I brought "GEPETTO" and he instantly filled our home with much love and happiness. He truly was a good dog. He was a faithful friend for 17 years. My kids named him Gepetto. I wanted to name him "Penny" because he loved to play with pennies and he would chew on a penny but never swallowed it. When I was sick in bed for a whole week, he layed right by my side and would only leave when he had to go out. When my son pretended to hit me, Gepetto would come running and growling and he felt proud when I hugged him and called him my "hero". Of course, he waited to be rewarded with his favorite peanut butter treat. I could write a book full of memories...some funny, some sad. Sadly, on March 29th, 2017, Gepetto suffered a severe seizure and was bleeding internally. When he came out of his seizure I could tell that it was time. I LOVE YOU GEPETTO, TIL WE MEET AGAIN...Run Among the Angels <3 <3 <3 April 8, 2000-March29, 2017

Tiger

Iris P. - Mulliken, MI

My sweet baby T, I already miss you so much, but know you are now with the angels and crossed over to the Rainbow Bridge, suffering no longer. Love and Miss you so much baby girl! (March 16, 2017 --3:55pm)

Spaulding K419

April M. - Fenton, MI

Spaulding was my husband's Retired US Army SSD partner and he was my heart. He saved many lives while deployed to Afghanistan finding IEDs and weapons caches.. including my husband and the SF forces he was attached to. He retired in 2011. Home with us. He was the best dog so loving. We loved him with all our hearts. He is my heart and it is forever broken without him. EOW 22MAR2017

Diamond

Kathy and Mark  H. - Valparaiso, IN

Diamond was our best friend and companion. She was a very healthy dog til she came down with oral cancer in December. We opted to do radiation to shrink tumor. Radiation took a toll on her mouth and softened gum which made her gum to be exposed...was hard to look at her mouth cause we felt so bad fir her but bless her heart she never stopped eating...the jaw bone got so bad we had to put her down 3 weeks ago...the hardest decision we ever had to make...been very hard on us we miss her so much. Weekends are hard her not being there when we have our morning coffee...coming home and nights are awful...she's not there to greet us and come to door when we come home...she always looked out the Window when we left to say good bye. It's so hard. We had a great friend. Never boarded her, went on trips with us. A perfect pet.. We cry and remember her everyday. She was the best. We couldn't ask for a better pet...love and miss her so much...we know she has no more pain and is in heaven but hard to move on..bless our little girl.

Casey

Ranette F. - Omaha, NE

I recently had to make the hardest decision to have Casey put to rest on 1/7/2017. He was an amazing beautiful soul. He loved everyone well except for the mailman, ups person and fedex person. He loved water, swimming and loved the mud too. I struggle every minute without him. He was not just a dog to me he was my child. I know he is free from the pain his body suffered. Rest in peace my baby boy.

Darrell Wells

Darrell W. - Crozet, VA

Wylie was a Seal Pt Birman 2 months shy of 18yrs. and just passed 1/29/17. While I am still grieving the loss since he was with me 17 yrs, 7 mos, the sympathy and special attention to my loss by the staff at Paws was extraordinary. Their sense of urgency in deciding on detail for Wylie and timely response in return phone calls was special. Helping me with the selection of the urn and the special package of heartwarming messages and resources for grief counseling goes above and beyond. They will always be a definite recommendation for their services. Thx especially to Todd for the help and understanding my intense and almost unbearable grief in Wylie's loss. Thx so much in such a huge time of sadness. D Wells

Skyye

Donelle D. - Vesuvius, VA

Skyye 9/24/2004-12/14/2016 He was the light of my life. My soulmate. The greatest companion I could have ever hoped for. He was a relentless ball player but only on his terms. I threw the ball, he caught it and then chose which one of the other dogs would bring it back to me. Our eyes were windows into each other’s souls. He amazed me at every turn. He was so smart that I joked that he did my taxes. He was loving, handsome, athletic and healthy until the day he died. Meningitis may have been the evil thief. I am thankful that he didn’t suffer a lingering, painful demise. He will always live in my heart. I’ll be forever grateful that he came into my life bringing joy every day for the brief but love-filled twelve years we were blessed to be by each other’s sides. Till we meet again at The Bridge... his mama, Donelle

kimberly bivens

kimberly b. - omaha, NE

I lost bella due to throat cancer she played a very big roll in my live and i loved her unconditionally,so did annie the little brown dog in picture with her .She will forever be missed

SHERMAN

Sal S. - East Hartford, CT

Sherman, my boy... Sherman had to be put down last Wednesday, as he was suffering from Leptospirosis, which we found about the day he passed. I am devastated by his loss, suffering from guilt and depression. This dog was almost humanesque. He would greet us with a hug and kiss, everytime we would come through the door. He would lay on our kitchen table, waiting for us to come home. He knew exactly when it was dinner time, and he knew exactly (7pm), that it was time for his chew stick! His departure has left a HUGE void in my life. I'm really having a hard time dealing with this, but have hope that each passing day will help... We loved him unconditionally... He was with us for 11 1/2 years, and this house is now a very lonely house without him...

Omar "Fatboy" James Gresko

Jessica G. - Fort Wayne, IN

He was the most living puppy I miss him so much he should have never been put down for being hyper. It breaks my heart still to this day. His sister Dottie still looks for him and waiting for him to come home because I was going to pick him up then got told they euthanized him.... It is still hard to talk about because I watched him be born and watched him grow up He was one of my kids I just wish time could go back so that I can have him back where he belongs! PIP Fatboy you will always be in my heart. 9-9-15 to 12-3-16

Cayenne

Jeanette K. - Waverly, IL

I chose my Burnaby Cayenne from a litter of 5 babies. She was the smallest of the litter, but she stole my heart from the moment I saw her. She loved people, especially if the let her give them kisses. She has been my best friend for so long and I will miss her forever.

Bailey

Mark G. - Earlysville, VA

Our beloved Ms. B obtained her wings today at 2:46pm today Jan 9, 2017. She was with us for 11 years, 2 months, 7 days. Bailey was an English-bred Golden Retriever, born with hip dysplasia. Her vet said it was the worst case she had ever seen. But, this did not slow her down. As a puppy, she was ruled her world. She was very bossy, and she made sure the other dogs (and us) knew she was in charge. Because of her hip dysplasia, she was allowed to live inside the house and she made sure the dogs knew she was special. When we moved, the other dogs were flown to the new location, Bailey went with us on the road trip. We stopped at every rest stop. People would smile at her, when she was doing her business. Because she carried her own lease but stayed with us and had no interest in other dogs. She did not live her life as a dog. She lived a very good life as human trapped in a fur suit. Bailey was diagnosed with cancer in April 2014. She went on chemo and lost all her hair. What was left, was a very fine fur coat. She was beautiful!! She went into remission in Dec 2014. But, had lost eyesight in her right eye and 90% in her left. This was not because of the cancer, but to her having hypertension. ALL dogs need to have their blood pressure checked as part of their exams!! In Aug 2016, the cancer came back. It was caught early and she went back on chemo and held the cancer in check. With all her medical issues, the one that got her was hip dysplasia and it was fast. It was two days ago, we noticed her dragging her left hind leg. She was also having trouble getting up and was unsteady when standing. Throughout her entire life with hip dysplasia, she never complained about pain or discomfort. She took Rimadyl daily for years, but had to stop when she did chemo. When she couldn’t get up at all or stay standing, we knew it was time. She was a huge part of our lives and will be missed everyday. We love you Bailey!

Pretty Kitty

Sara D. - Van Wert, OH

Pretty Kitty was born in my home. I gave her to my mom as a companion, as my father had passes a few years before. For nearly 5 years, PK was mom's friend, sleeping in bed with her, following her around the house. In 2001, mom passed away. The only logical decision was for PK to come live with me and my husband. She slept in bed with us, and was a wonderful, loving, regal cat. I loved her dearly. On 12/22/2016, we had to let Pretty Kitty go. She had become weak, tired and thin. I appreciate the respect and dignity that were given to her at the vet's office and at Paws & Remember. The urn and little book are wonderful, and the lock of fur is truly appreciated.

Lacy

Angela S. - Richmond , VA

I found this little guy outside alone in the cold he was no older than 3 weeks old and took him home,And I have never had a cat before always dogs so he was my first kitty and he was the best kitty ever.. He even acted like a dog he would go to the door when he had to go potty he would come when you called his name not kitty kitty..just the sweetest man kitty ever.. He slept on my pillow ever night i have 2 pillows i sleep with and he would sleep on the other one.. That was his bonding and quiet time he had with me all to his self because we have dogs also. This has been very hard for me losing him it seems like that is all I think about is him..I have lost dogs before and yes it had hurt too.. But there is something different about this..He was 10 years old and we had put him down Sunday so bringing in the New year wasn't to good for me????

Jasmine

Denise R. - Fort Wayne, IN

This is my sweet baby girl Jasmine. She stayed with me till the end. She passed while at home, on the couch where I held her in my arms but a few moments before. She was born Jan 2, 2001 and passed Dec 2, 2016. She was one month short of her 16th birthday. She had thyroid issues since 2014 and lived with kidney failure for over a year with the help of Royal Canin Prescription dietary food. She remained relatively healthy till the week before she passed. I miss you so much Jazz. I know you are in heaven with Daddy running and playing again. Thank you Paws and Remember for taking care of my baby girl for me. I love the urn I picked and so many of her things fit in it with her. Her pink bowl with Woof and paws on it. I put her pink collar with leash, her pink and tan jacket, and her purple sweater it with her. These were Mommy's favorite things to put on her when it was cold and she had to go outside on trips. Jasmine, sweetie, you'll be in my heart forever and I'll see you in heaven with Daddy someday. Till then you take care of each other. Love, Mommy.

Jasmine

Denise R. - Fort Wayne, IN

This sweet little girl was given to my husband and I by my step-daughter. Jasmine was a mix of pure-bred Shih Tzu and Australian Shepherd. She was the love of our life and completed our family. We already had two cats, but I'd always wanted a dog. We doted on her and she lavished all her affection on us. Of course, my husband was the playmate and I the caretaker. That's alright because we both got our fair share of a fully enjoyable life with this sweet ball of fur. She grew to become an over-grown lap dog to anyone who sat down at our house. She was always on daddy's lap unless company was around then they had to contend with her. She was very spoiled, had mind of her own, and we indulged her. We always warned anyone coming in that she would be all over them in an instant. She was the center of attention even after we got her a companion dog who was more mellow. Now it's been a year and 5 months since we lost my husband and three weeks since we lost Jasmine. The other dog is confused and we both miss her so much and it doesn't help that we are in a new home now. Another member of our family is missing now and it's hard for us trying to adjust to it.

Kim S Frazier

Kim F. - Lagrange, IN

This is my daisy duke I miss her so so much.r.i.p baby girl.

Kim S Frazier

Kim F. - Lagrange, IN

Daisy duke was a awsome dog and my bff.she is missed so much.i Rember the day I went and picked her out of the liter.she lite my life up.i have nothing but good memory's with her.mommy and daddy misses ya baby girl..we love ya.R.I.P till we meet again.

Kim S Frazier

Kim F. - Lagrange, IN

Daisy duke was m uh baby.she will always be missed she was my everything.mommy loves and misses u daisy duke.R.I.P till we meet again.

Shiner

Ken L. - Shenandoah, PA

14 years my buddy

Star

Brandy C. - FORT WAYNE, IN

My cat star had internal issues that the vet couldn't fix so it was really hard to let him go

Oreo

Sarah  S. - Auburn, IN

I cannot express how much Oreo meant to our family. She was a part of our daily routine, not just watering and feeding her but she was there when we got up in the morning, went to school with me every day to drop the kids off, picked them up, napped with us, stood by me as I cooked, did laundry, and was always outside with us. She went everywhere I went. Everything I did she did. I do not think there were many days over the last 6 years that I had ever been without her. She is truly my best friend and companion. She was a member of our family and will remain that way. Today, picking her up from the vet was very hard but at the same time it made me feel secure because I knew she was home once again. I will forever love and miss her. Oreo was the sweetest, smartest, kindest, and most loving dog I have ever known. She had such a spirited soul and I know that wherever she is, she is healthy once again and running happy. I will miss her but I know I will see her one day! I cannot thank my vets office or Paws and Remember for helping us through these tough times and taking such great care of our sweet Oreo.

Riely

Marsha C. - Bryan, OH

Words cannot express how much our hearts are filled with sadness. Riley was our faithful companion and best friend. He was a true member of our family. He loved us as much as we loved him. Our home is not the same without him. His paw prints will be forever in our hearts.

Lucy Noodles

Tabatha L. - Bellevue, NE

We said goodbye to our Lucy Noodles on Saturday 8/27. She was a funny and smart constant source of love and affection who was by my side always. Words cannot describe the hole she leaves behind

Scrappy Do

Yesenia G. - Omaha, NE

I LOVE YOU BABY BOY :[ I MISS YOU EVERYDAY, EVERYDAY WITHOUT YOU HURTS, I WISH YOU WERE HERE WITH ME, TO TAKE YOU ON ONE LAST WALK.

Scrappy Do

Yesenia G. - Omaha, NE

I remember coming home to a beautiful white, fluffy dog, a small dog, he would follow me around every where, i remember i would get so annoyed because he would follow me all the way to the bathroom. I remember seeing him get up from bed when i would microwave my food or eat, he would stare at me, Scrappy do just died recently and no words can explain how bad it hurts to lose my little boy, my pet son, my companion, I've had sleepless nights, i don't see him between my legs at night, his soft fur and his smelly breath, all gone, i know i will never get over this pain i feel inside, a pain that no one understands but him and I. I know my little one is up in heaven with my grandma, eating bones and eating ice cream, I LOVE YOU SCRAPPY DO. R.I.P MY LITTLE ONE :[

Bolo ?

Michele J. - larwill, IN

When Bolo came to our home it was the best day of our lives. When Bolo passed June 12, 2016 It was the worse day of our lives. It's so , so hard to say goodbye.... Thank You Paws & Remember. You made the cremation process a little easier with the booklet and Bolo's shavings of his hair. I opened it up as soon as I seen it just, to see if I could still smell him. Angel his daughter misses him... We will never forget my pal.......

KATIE

CAROL S. - Swanton, OH

KATIE A WEEK AGO TODAY MY BEST FRIEND KATIE SUDDENLY GOT SICK. SHE WAS GONE WITHIN 30 HOURS. IMHA TOOK OUR DOG QUICKLY CAME ON SUDDENLY WE LOVED HER SO MUCH AND WE MISS KATIE SO MUCH. WE PLANTED A NEW TREE TWO WEEKS AGO AND TODAY WELL BURY HER ASHES UNDER TREE. OUR DOG KODY MISSES HIS COMPANION RIP OUR DEAR FRIEND.

Sweetheart

Joy M. - Wallingford, CT

Sweetheart was my heart and soul. We shared an I breakable bond. She was my soulmate. We had 10 great years together. She will always be in my heart. I cherish her memory and let it live on. She was my best friend.

Freckles

Mary Beth & Jimmy P. - Drums, PA

Freckles was a Chinchilla loved very much. She was such a good pet , she loved neck & ear rubs , actually she just loved all petting & attention. Sooo cute. Hope she is in heaven running & playing at peace. This was our 2nd pet to be done by Paws & Remember they do such a wonderful caring service . She is missed. God take care of you & Ernie. You all are in our hearts forever. Kisses & Hugs. Sweet angel Frecklina - her nickname- sorry little one.

Sadie

Kristine L. - Algonac, MI

To my sweet, beautiful girl, Mommy misses you so much. You are forever in my heart.

Harvey A Depew

Harvey D. - Butler, IN

On the 22nd of April 2016 we had to make the decision to put our beloved dog Peanut down, I took him to the vet clinic that day and i had some time alone with him and the hardest thing for me was when i had hand on both sides of his head telling him how much we loved him and how much we will miss him, as i looked into his eyes he had a tear just hanging in both eyes and it about ripped my heart out, but i knew this was best for him, he had congestive heart failure and had fluids around his lungs. he was a dog who at one time wieghed 32 to 40lbs and when i took him in that day he wieghed 67lbs. But i will say this Peanut you were and always will be my held in our hearts forever and we will see you again some day!! Love you my Peanut, R.I.P!!

Ellie Mae

Angelica N. - Fort Wayne, IN

We rescued Eleanor Maebell at only a few months old. She was a part of our family for only four short years, but is in our hearts forever. Despite her size and being only two pounds she loved to run with the big dogs and play in the yard. She loved the outdoors and car rides. She was fearless but so loving. She would walk you to the door when you left and be there to greet you when you came back. She was kind to everyone and will be greatly missed! 11.24.2011-4.22.2016

Tiger

Terry B. - Decatur, IN

On April thirteenth my sister cat (Tiger) passed away, he would have been fifteen in August. He was the third of our four kitties we had (Precious passed away Oct. 7 and BJ Nov.2, 2015. BJ was also his buddy). The new kitten we had gotten in November just loved Tiger. Snuggles would sleep beside him on a blanket in front of the desk and play with Tiger's tail. Now they are playing and chasing mice in kitty heaven. We miss our babies so much but enjoyed the time we had with them and their love. We have pictures of them when they were kittens and their adult years.

Couper

Bobbie lynn P. - Freeland , PA

Couper was a wonderful almost 10 year old Labrador who just passed this morning. He is and always will be our best friend. Fly with the angels my boy!

King George

Nasima W. - NY, FL

My beautiful cat love of my life King George was lost at Feb, 2016.. I tried to save him and I miss him because he was my extended family, I loved him..Not a moment pass by when I don't remember him..his pain and death will torture my soul as long I live.. Love you Georgie

Sweetheart

Joy M. - wallingford, CT

Sweetheart was the best pet. She was very intuitive with me. She came into my life as a stray cat and stayed I my heart forever. I love you so much Sweetheart and I miss you very much. You were the best.

Barney

Connie D. - Staunton, VA

Barney was always mamas boy..I had him 15 years. I will always miss my sweet boy.

Buster

Bob  D. - Lake Orion, MO

Buster was a beautiful Cairn terrier. He was a smart and loveable family member. He owned me and we had glorious times together. He was the only pet who was totally mine.

Sky

Chris V. - Stanardsville, VA

Sky's spirit will be missed, but memories of her will live on... Sky was a loving, 9 year old beautiful black lab with white feet who enjoyed meeting people. She earned the AKC Distinguished Therapy Dog title. She touched many lives, from greeting shoppers, visiting seniors at day care, nursing homes, senior centers, and traveling. With her wagging tail and smile she would create smiles on all who meet her. When given the opportunity at home she would chase squirrels and rabbits, and visit the sheep.

Wilson

Chris & Carol D. - Goshen, IN

Wilson came to us from un unwanting home, he was a little old and a little febile. Wilson immediately became part of our family. He loved us and we loved him with all our hearts. He would chomp his teeth and bounce up and down on his rear legs when he wanted to go outside or was waiting on dinner. He was a wonderful old man that was at my side every morning as I dressed for work. We miss you old man and will always have you in our thoughts and in our hearts. Relax in peace Papa

Zoe

Bill and Julie B. - Monroeville, IN

Zoe was a beautiful, sweet German Shepherd. She was a therapy dog with Three Rivers Visiting Dog Service. She brought much joy to those she visited at local nursing homes. She kept her sweet demeanor through her difficult illness and her memory will be forever cherished in our hearts. Rest In Peace Zoe!

Church

Valerie F. - Cedar Lake, IN

I personally want to thank you for making the loss of our cat, Church, a little bit easier. I finally had the courage to pick his ashes up today from Hebron Animal Clinic in Indiana and I was very impressed to see a beautiful wooden urn with his name engraved on it. And the memory booklet is fantastic- I will be filling it out and will give it to my 8 year old daughter who lost her best friend. My husband took Church in to the vet be put down, as I just couldn't do it myself. I didn't know what my husband had picked out and the wooden urn is perfect. With my other deceased pets, we went through another company for their cremations and chose the most affordable plans (tin urns). With any other pets we have that cross over in the future, we will use your company from now on. Thank you so much- it's been a very difficult time but your company has made it a little less painful. Your work/company is beautiful. Thanks again. Valerie Frick

Chelsea

Eric  L. - papillion, NE

Chelsea is our little sweetheart. she made our life complete. for 9 years, she brought us such joy and love. She passed away to heaven without us on 1/4/16 due to kidney failure. our hearts have broken in million pieces and will never heal again.

bree garinger

bree g. - Ashley, PA

FoXie was my baby girl she died at age 12 due to lung cancer. She was a great dog whenever I was sick she was always by myside...I love and miss you everyday...fly high baby girl until I see you again

Poodie

Kirsty A. - Papillion, NE

I first named her Socks, but Poodie became her true name quite quickly. Everyone knew her as Poodie and she only responded to that name. She was adopted from a nearby farm at just a few weeks old along with her sister Angel and they were always completely inseparable. Whenever they cuddled up, they looked like a yin yang: Poodie's jet black fur against Angel's stark white. On December 30th, 20 minutes until my 27th birthday, we laid her to rest. Kidney disease had claimed her so quickly. She was 15. My precious little Poodie, you will always be my baby. You are forever loved, cherished, and remembered. Thank you for everything.

MayBell

Debbie  D. - Livonia , MI

MayBell was a rescue. She was Very Gentle, Kind and Sweet even when my Very young nieces came over played with her. She always excepted a new rescued cat into the home. She would sit behind me on the couch and pet me with her paw and nuzzle me with her head, Purring So Loud! I posted a picture of her in her Halloween costume is a pumpkin because she was my Pumpkin. I Love You MayBell!! I Pray that they find a cure for cancer.

lisa hopkins

lisa h. - goshen, IN

I got Wiggles when she was just a few months old,I loved her so very much,we have been threw everything together,she was 13 yrs old she would of been 14 on Feb 2,2016,I lost her Dec 19,2015 from her kidneys failing, I am so lost without her I cant even describe how much it hurts, I love her for always and forever

Buddy

Sinisa M. - Richmond , VA

Buddy was part of our family for 15 blissful years. He was a German Shepherd/ Lab mix and was the best dog our family could ask for. He loved going for walks and hanging out with the cats. Unfortunately Buddy's hind legs got worse and worse and his walks got shorter and shorter until he could not go for walks anymore. Buddy passed away at home on 12/5/2016. Paws and Remember was really there for us this day and took care of our best friend. We hope he is in the sweetest doggy heaven. We love you Buddy!

tula marie

bobi g. - mahomet, IL

lil tula was an awesome lil dog=miss her more than my life! thank u for the aweome job u did with her remains-truly grateful

Baxter

Karen V. - Drums, PA

Being a mother doesn't mean being related to someone by blood. It means loving someone unconditionally and with your whole heart. It has been such a privilege to have you in my life. You are and will always be my baby and my favorite boy. In the weeks since you've been gone I'm realizing that the hardest part wasn't losing you its learning to live without you. While forever would never be long enough I remind myself how lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard. You will always hold a special place in my heart. Love mom??

Godiva Lynn Smith

Brittney S. - Council Bluffs, IA

We lost our sweet Godiva on November 21st. She was the first dog my husband and I got when we first bought our home, so our first born. She was such a sweet and wild girl. We miss her so so very much. I know she was suffering and I know we did the right thing to help her get to the rainbow bridge. Godiva, mommy and daddy love you so much! Please watch over us!! We Love you Pup

B.J.(Precious' Sister

Linda B. - Decatur, IN

On November 2 Precious' sister had to be put to sleep because she was so sick. we miss them both very much and can't wait to one day see them again. I have a new little boy kitten that I love very much but I will always miss my other babies(Apollo, Fluffy, and Precious) very much. B.J. was my sister Doreen's cat and she did everything could for her baby(B.J.)that was possible she misses her very much. We love and miss you both.

Baghee

Robin D. - Palmyra, VA

I worked as a Vet Tech in an animal hospital and Baghee was brought in, with 4 other siblings. They were 1 day old and had been left in a shoebox in a parking lot. I took all of them home to care for but she was the only one that survived. As with any bottle-raised animal, she had her quirks. Any time she was shown affection she drooled like a leaky faucet. She lived with me through 8 moves, getting married to another Vet Tech, tolerated various animals coming and going (both permanent and temporary), and 2 2-legged children born into the family. She was my constant for so many years and I miss her dearly.

Baxter

Michael L. - Drums, PA

Baxter was by far my best friend. He was always there for us and he was always happy to see us. Baxter was 12 years old when he passed away on Nov 4th and it completely devastated our family. There will never be another Baxter and I just want him to know how much we loved him and will miss him.

Missy

Joann J. - Flintville, TN

I got Missy from a shelter, and she was real wild because her previous her previous owner abused her. The first 3 days at my house she hid and refused to eat. On the forth day I left her alone to go to the store. When I got back home she jumped into my arms, and was my very best friend for 13 years. Cancer took her on9/4/15 and I am very alone now.

Muffy Ann Denton

Elizabeth D. - North Manchester, IN

Our sweet Muffy was born June 2012 and we got her September 2012, she was my best friend, my sidekick, my partner in crime and never left my side. Muffy was always there for me and never failed me. Yesterday 10/24/15 one of my children let her outside and she got hit, someone left her lay on the side of the road and never stopped. We searched for hours and I found her around 9pm. My heart sank when I saw what I thought was her, called my husband and he came and it was indeed her. I've never in my life felt a pain like this, everything I do and everywhere I go I catch myself looking for her or waiting for her. I miss her more than words describe. I just want my baby back. You will always be in my heart Muffin, mama loves you!

Lucky

Lorinda K. - Toledo, OH

I was blessed to have Lucky for over 12 years. He accomplished many things for me in his life. He helped one of my dogs with a grieving problem for starters. He was there for me during my divorce. During his younger gotta run stage I sat him down and promised him that if he would stop trying to run down the road that I would always make sure he had a loving home and never go hungry and give him all the treats and love he would ever need. He stood by me when we had to move and accepted my new husbands dog like she had always been his long lost buddy. After many years the tumors and difficult walking and eating just got to be to much and I had to let him go. He is in God's hands now.

Precious

Linda B. - decatur, IN

Precious was my beautiful black cat that I have had since she nine months old. I got her after I lost my eighteen year old cat named Fluffy. She was with me at in my bedroom on the bed when sat on my bed. I miss her especially at night. She was my baby!

Louis Caudill

Patricia C. - Bronson, MI

Louise passed away from a flipped stomach. She left behind her sister Thelma who is in the background of the picture I sent. I don't know which one of us is having a harder time getting over Louise.

Bailey

Elaine M. - New Port Richey, FL

Our Bailey was the most precious dog you would ever want to have. He passed September 24, 2015 at the young age of 10. Our hearts are broken as he was the joy of our household. He was there when we had good times and bad. We will never forget him and love him forever and ever. Love you so much Bailey, RIP.

Samantha

Don D. - Greenwich, OH

Sam was a very friendly dog . Not a mean bone in her body . Loved kids , going for rides , walks & being by my side whenever she could . She will be greatly missed . Rest in peace girl dog .

Bella

Jessica Y. - Berne, IN

I don't know where to begin...I had to put Bella to sleep February 19th 2015 at 1:41pm. She'd starting having health and behavior issues and her vet suggested it was a brain tumor and given her age euthanasia would probably be our best option. It's taken me this long to talk about her. I know I did what's best for her but it still hurts and I still miss her so much. I got Bella in 2007 from a neighbor who'd re-homed her twice, she was between 8 mos and a year old, malnourished to the point of looking deformed. I took her home, bathed her, fed and watered her, went out and got her a nice collar and lots of toys. I had to teach her how to play, then I had to put up with puppyhood and all the things she'd ate. Furniture, clothes, shoes, kids toys, then she got over being a puppy, lol...sorta, she started chewing her own things at least. She loved chasing birds even as an older dog, she loved soft comfy places to sleep, she took up most my bed and snored like a buzzsaw! Anyhow, I loved her and all the wonderful things she brought to my life even if they didn't seem wonderful at the time. I pray she's in a better place where chasing birds isn't frowned upon.

Stuie

Joan S. - woodland, CA

So sad that I had to put my cat of 10 years, Stuie, down. It was such a hard decision, but he was very sick. He was the most lovable cat, everybody who met him loved him. I am grateful he chose me. He will always be in my heart.

Gadoo

Angela T. - pasadena, CA

We had the pleasure of having our beloved cat for 11 yrs and had the very difficult decision to put him down due to sever asthma. RIP Gadoo

Sally Benigni

Sally B. - Tavernier, FL

My sweet little boy chihuahua named DOS who loved everyone, gave thousands of kisses, washed all his sister chihuahuas faces and ears. I miss you little boy. There will never be another like you. I sure hope its true and we will meet again some time in the future. I miss you my little darling.

Remington

Debbie P. - Portage, IN

I just want to say we loved our Remi and it broke our hearts to lose him on the 4th of July. He was 9 years old and the most loving member of our family. Thank you to your organization for the care you gave to him. It means the world to us.

Dusty Joe Taylor

Stacy T. - Elkhart, IN

12 years ago I went to my local shelter looking for a dog the first day I found a couple I was like kinda liked them. The next day I went I walked into the stray room all of a sudden I looked up and see these eyes looking at me like please help me I rushed over to the cage and there he was!!! The dog I belonged to!! I asked about him they said they had just taken him out of the night deposit box, needless to say I put a hold on him I sat there EVERY DAY FOR THREE DAYS. Holding him taking him out just cuddling with him. The director finally got tired of me sitting around there with him and told the girls to put the adoption through. They knew nothing about him I named him I took care of him. I got him home and the next day he got so sick I thought I was going to lose him just when I found him. He had kennel cough extremely BAD case of it. From the moment our eyes met we were as one!! I have had other dogs that I took in but they never stayed he has been the only one that was never going ANYWHERE!! Well in March or April of this year he devolved a lump on his neck. My vet said it was infection from his teeth being bad convinced me to put $400 in removing his teeth and said he would be ok two weeks later told me it was cancer! Needless to say I was devastated then anger. Well now it's time to say good bye to my best and most loyal friend IVE EVER HAD!!! I can't imagine him not being here ever again. Yesterday was very hard it hit me I only had two days left with him. Tonight I'm taking him to Kentucky Fried Chicken( his favorite place) that was the first food he went crazy over! So I've promised him that I would get him some for his last meal!! It's been 12 tough years but him and I been through it TOGETHER! I can't imagine not having anymore with him. Thanks to a friend she started up a fundraiser to help me get what I want for him. I know one day Dusty and Bandit (his adopted brother) and I will ALL be together again swimming with the Dolphins!! But I will miss him so much!! The last four days have been a lot of crying and trying to prepare for Monday! I'm just not ready to say good bye but I know it needs to be so he's not struggling to breathe or get food down for the cancer is so big and just spreading to the point his neck is almost one huge tumor! I will be lost without him but at least I will still have parts of him with me always!!! Animals are far better than humans because they WILL LOVE YOU NO MATTER WHAT! And more loyal and not judgemental towards us mommies and daddies!!

Moky & Peedy

Pam M. - Chesterfield, VA

We were blessed to have our precious Moky for 15+ years. We got Moky from the dog pound when he was about 12 weeks old. He slept for 2 days when we got him home. Probably because he was crying and yelping at the dog pound for so long and was exhausted. He was so smart, loving and very full of energy. When we traveled, he went with us. He never had to stay in a kennel. We didn't go anywhere unless he could go with us. His daddy fed him steak when we had steak, hamburger when we had hamburger and I don't mean scraps. He got his very own. As he aged, I would fix him boiled chicken breast. Chicken was his favorite. He loved bully stix and baked pig ears, so Mommy always had a stash of his favorite treats in the panty. Every night when it was time for bed, he would get a little toy from his toy basket and carry it upstairs. Then once a week Mommy would take them down stairs. Moky learned how to sing Happy Birthday and would sing happy birthday to anyone that would listen!! He loved to ride anything that moved; The 3 wheeler, the golf cart, the snow sled, and in the car! It was a honda hogdog ride! Then he started to have some issues with his hind legs and was aching with arthritis. So he quit going up the stairs for our bedtime ritual. Then things progressed as he got older. He quit eating his favorite treats. Doggy dementia had set in and he got very confused. He had lost his hearing after a bad ear infection and his sight was going. Mommy had to carry him down the 3 steps from the kitchen to the garage and then back in again because it was too painful for Moky to try to climb the stairs. Sometimes it seemed as though he was losing control of his back legs. Moky loved our house at the river. We let him walk thru the wet cement when we were pouring our sidewalks so he will forever be memorialized. We are so thankful that when his time came that he passed at our river house. He loved the river sooo much. No steps. He loved going in and out and not having to deal with the steps. Mommy has cried every single day since Moky passed on 5/31/15. The house seems so empty without him here. When we see puppy hair, we say that Moky has come to visit. How are we going to get by without our precious Moky. We pray he is waiting in heaven for us and that when it's time, he will greet us with his sweet face and wagging tail. He was named Smoky, but the little boy down the street couldn't say the S in Smoky, and called him Moky and it stuck. Moky it was. Moky was almost human. There are no words for how much his mommy and daddy miss him. We miss him like he was our child. Because he was. We still talk to him every day and we hope he hears us. We also had a Netherland Dwarf rabbit named Peedy. Moky and Peedy played together all the time. Peedy was the sweetest rabbit ever and would give you kisses on the nose. So when the time came we had Moky and Peedy put together and they are in the same box. Thank you Paws & Remember for doing such a great job with our babies. We love you Moky and Peedy so much it hurts and can't wait until we meet again. Until then, sweet babies, we hope you are in glorious beautiful heaven doing what you love the most. You will always be in our hearts! We love you, Mommy and Daddy

Jack

Betty H. - Toledo, OH

Jack used every one of his 9 lives to stay with us. He fought so many health issues and came back strong every time. Jack's body finally gave up on him but his spirit never left. Until his last moment, Jack gave us the unconditional love and comfort we tried to give him. There was nothing we wouldn't and didn't try to give him the best life possible. Jack we love you and miss you so much, until we are together again you will remain in our hearts. Godspeed buddy, godspeed.

Jemo

Glenda C. - Meriden, CT

Jemo was one in a million. I got Jemo when he was barely two weeks old. He was found abandoned under a bush. I bottle-fed him gave him and gave him a happy home. He became a cherished member of my family. He was one of kind...He was my baby and I am going to miss him so much. R.I.P Jemo

Missy Ladner

Angela L. - harrisonburg, VA

Heaven received a wonderful angel today. Missy was 11yrs old and we lost her to cancer. Missy was my little angel and the smartest and best dog ever! We feel as though we have lost a piece of our heart. I know she is in heaven looking down telling us not to worry because she no longer is in pain. I will always love her and she will always have a special place in our hearts. Missy,mommy and daddy love you and miss you terribly. I know you are pain free now and in heaven with great grandma and the rest the angels. We will always love you!

Maverick

Dawn L. - Toledo, OH

Maverick was only with me for 4.5 years. Not enough time at all. He was my shadow, never far behind me. Always in my heart. A piece of me went with you Mavy James. Life is not the same without my sidekick.

Sissy

Price D. - Champaign, IL

Sissy was one of the birds who lived at the animal hospital I started working at straight out of college. I was the caretaker, charged with medicating her. She lived in a room with other birds that the other staff rarely visited. As her only human friend and the only ticket out of that little room, we soon became fast friends. When the veterinarian in charge of her care left to go to another practice, I begged to take her home. She was so happy to leave the clinic, and she completely changed my home life. She greeted me every time I came home with "Hi, pretty girl!" or "SOOOOOO pretty!" She loved showers and singing in them, joining in especially with Bon Jovi's Living On A Prayer. She couldn't fly due to some permanently missing feathers, but pretended she could when she was assisted by a guiding hand. She was taken from me far too soon, but completely changed my life in the time I knew her. I hope you're flying all by yourself now, pretty girl.

blossom

susan m. - kendallville, IN

one of the most difficult decisions of my life - to let you go.

blossom

susan  m. - kendallville, IN

I had this sweet little dog for fifteen years. She was only 14 weeks old when i brought her home.From day one she ruled the roost and let our other two dogs know it.Of course she had my husband and me both wrapped around her paw as well. As you can see in the photo she loved her biscuits.We miss her dearly.

Cad

marianne k. - earlysville, VA

Cad went to Dog Heaven March 4th. I was blessed to have him 11 years, as my very best friend and companion. His name stands for Crazy Assed Dog, and he lived up to it daily! I have never had a dog so full of spirit, fun, adventure, love, devotion and determination. He had hip dysplasia, heart problems, melanoma...went thru several surgeries and came back fighting. He was a kisser dog, full of affection, always at my side and when not getting into predictable trouble. I still come in the house and tell him I am home, still tell him I'm going to work now, still tell him goodnight I love him, still tell him he is my best friend. No words can explain the loss I feel.

Sheba

Denise P. - cedar Lake, IN

My Sheba passed away on 3/2/15 at home by my side... She was such a special girl to me. She was my little girl always by my side - she was a mamas girl. Ever since she was a puppy she always loved chewing on pillows so she always had her own. I think its because she loved taking the stuffing out. She loved her squeaky toys no squeak no toy. The fouth of July was her favorite holiday. She loved the fireworks. She would try to chase them but of course she was on a cable. I could go on about her. My heart hurts but I know she is with me in spirit

Gracie

Laura  W. - Macomb, MI

Our Gracie was full of love and warmth and she loved us and everyone who took the time to get to know her. She loved children ever since she was a young girl. A warm and loving face greeted us at the door when we came home every day . She is missed in leaps and bounds and will be re replaceable and she will remain in ours hearts forever.

Grace

Michael  W. - Macomb, MI

On March 4th, 2015 at 4:30 am Gracie passed on to her next assignment. In the end she went on her own terms with as much dignity as she was known for. Gracie came to us from a friend who thought we could provide her with a better life, instead it was she who made our life better. She spent every one of her 4645 days with us caring for all us and anyone who entered her domain. Although she has passed, her presence is still felt those of us left behind. We have all been assured that when we are chosen to crossover she will be there to guide the way. Until then she will watch over us.

Pokey

Karen D. - Nancticoke, PA

My best friend through thick and thin for 17 years. You were well loved, and will be missed terribly. Sleep sweet.

Chattli

Sheillah M. - Brooklyn, NY

Today Feb 5th I lost my beloved pet Chattli of 12 years of Kidney disease. He was very smart,loving and loyal Cat. While other Cats run away Chattli was very loyal,just a great Cat.He once stood against a possum when we lived in Louisiana. He is always in my heart,hes still with me

Sebastian ( Catty Boy )

Miriam M. - East Hartford, CT

My Sebastian was the best friend that a person can ever have. He was kind, sweet, loving and affectionate to everyone that came across his path. He was not a shy boy . He greeted everyone that came to my home. I got Sebastian when he was about 7 months old, not knowing that through out the years my love for he would grow stronger. I loved him. He loved me. When I saw him getting sicker and sicker, I knew that it would be time to say goodbye. But when that day came, it hit me so hard carrying his lifeless body. Holding him for the last time crying for him. I never thought that it would hurt that bad losing him. People have said to me ( he was just a cat) I say no, he was family to me and my kids. Starting the new year without him is going to be hard. I think about him daily. He passed away almost two weeks ago 12/18/14. My Sebastian was a good boy and I will truly miss him. I love you Sebastian with all my heart.

george

brittney and michelle l. - dayton, OH

George walked up to me and my brother and he follow us and eventaully we took him to vet and got him checked out he was a step dad to our cat oliver and he would always lay with us .he was a great mouse catcher.he passed away November 8,2014.we will always love him.

Hazel

Danielle B. - Papillion, NE

We saved the life of this little crazy chocolate eyed dog, and had no idea the love we were about to get for the next 8 years. Hazel was a rescue dog from a hunting establishment who would use dogs and throw them away when they were done with them, but Hazel got a second chance at a life she would have otherwise not known. She got a warm home, a boy to love (and his bed to sleep on every night), milk bones, hunting, tennis balls, walks, car rides, and trash cans. She was well loved ---- and she knew it. But she had been battling cancer all year long and we decided she would never give up the fight on her own. For the last few weeks of her life she was in a lot of pain so we helped her on her way, and is finally finished with the "cone of shame". Being the girl she was, she would never let us know just how much pain she was in and in true Hazey style, she went out with her tail wagging. She will be sorely missed, but her memory will live on forever. RIP Hazey Lou Boo...We love you xoxo.

Obadiah

Jean C. - Kendallville, IN

This was the hardest decision I have ever had to make in my life. That was to put my min pin to sleep. He was 14 years old. I am so greatful that I had 14 wonderful years with him. But I miss him so much. He had so many health problems that came on very quickly. My heart aches so bad with emptiness. I know it was the right thing to do. Poor guy couldn't get up from his bed. He was the best dog, He was smart, well behaved, tender hearted and loved to be held or just lay on my lap. He was a small dog. I decided to have my Obadiah cremated. I am so glad I did. I feel like he is home where he needs to be. I feel closure now with Obadiah home. I want to say thank you to Paws and Remember for everything. I was in tears when I saw the beautiful wooden urn with Obadiah's name on it along with paw prints in the corners. I do wish I would of had his birth date put on there. I love the frame and the booklet. Also the small baggie with his lock of fur in it. I was not expecting that at all. I was so happy to see they saved some of his fur for me to keep. My heart is not so empty now knowing that Obadiah was taken care of the way I wanted him. And he is now home.

Farley

Kristin H. - New Milford, CT

It has been just over two months since Farley died unexpectedly. I have a million reasons to be thankful that this dog did not suffer for long...but on days like today, when I miss him more then I thought I could, I wish I had had more time. I don't know exactly what made him die, I just know I wasn't there. I didn't get to say a proper goodbye and I wanted to be able to give him comfort in his final moments. I didn't think he could die overnight at the vet when he was getting fluids, for symptoms that didn't match up. I didn't honor my feelings and turn my car around to sit with you until the office kicked me out. I just thought you would get the fluids you needed and Lenny would pick you up in the morning and we would go on from there. But I did honor your feelings. I knew you wanted to stay where you were, I knew you felt okay enough. I understand I sound selfish. I miss silly things about you Farley, I miss walking you in horrible weather and drying you off with a towel, I miss that frito smell between your toes, I miss you waking me up in the morning and I miss you sitting next to me at home. You gave the best parts of yourself to Lenny and I. You made our hearts grow and you showed us to our people friends. You're a good boy.

Jasmine

Esther S. - Piqua, OH

Jasmine was my rock. She took care of me. Pretty much a service dog. She was my best friend and care taker. She will forever be in my heart. Nothing but love Jasmine, nothing but love

sassy

tonya s. - bluffton , IN

sassy was a sweet and loving dog

piper

Melissa c. - huntington, IN

Piper was born in the summer of 2000 and passed October 31, 2014. She was a highly devoted family member and pet. She loved my kids as her own. Everyday since they started school she would walk them to and from the bus at the end of the street and she knew the times and she loved doing it. Her devotion and love was far beyond any normal dogs. She was and always will be loved beyond words we miss her and think of her everyday. When piper passed with all her family around her she didn't die alone part of each of us went with her and we knew she loved us. Seconds before her passing she looked at each one of us with loving eyes to let us know it'll be ok. Piper I know your not hurting anyone and I know your now complete in your new body but I want you to know your loved and missed beyond words and if I could bring you back I would in a second forever loved forever missed rest in heaven special angel. I hope your angel dog wings are the biggest set up there cause you deserved them.

Roscoe & Maddi

Fonda G. - Palmyra, PA

I lost Maddi very suddenly. She had cancer and we didn't even know it till it was too late to do anything. The cancer had spread to her liver and lymph nodes. She was the sweetest most loving dog...basset and cocker mix. She was 10! 3 weeks later I lost my little guy Roscoe. He was only 8 and was a chihuahua mix. Quirky little guy but so funny! He had been dealing with a herniated disc in his back for a few months and medication wasn't helping after a while. He then developed CHF. I realized that he was in more pain than not. He didn't enjoy anything at this point, he couldn't go for walks, wouldn't play with his toys and wouldn't even eat a bone! It was time and it was soooo hard! To lose one pet is devastating but to lose 2 within a month is unbearable. I miss them both so much and just wish I had one more day with them both! I have since gotten a puppy, Cooper whom I love so much but I still miss my other babies!

Buddy

Barb D. - Maple Grove, MN

15 years ago Buddy rescued me.Four days ago we had to put him down.Wow, where does one start.So many wonderful years we had.The last two years he was failing from Blindness, deafness and a Huge cancerous Tumor on his back leg.But that did not stop him or me from caring for my guy. I'm 64 years old and the pain is so bad.My heart is so broken. The tears just don't stop.I see and hear him everywhere. I talk to him. I pet him.I do the motions of feeding him and giving him his bedtime 'cookies'. Next week I'll be bringing him home.I'm just afraid I won't be able to let go of his urn.I was very blessed to have Buddy in my home, in my heart.It just hurts so much.~~

Giambi

Tiffany W. - cOLDWATER, MI

Giambi has been a part of our family for 10 years, he was such a good dog. he was my sons first pet and they were best buddies. We had to have him put down last night and our heart are broken. I kept hearing noises thinking he was going to jump on my bed and sleep and he didn't. RIP dear friend, we love and miss yo9u

Fluffy

Tatiana L. - Toledo, OH

My name is Tatiana I am 19 years old. My grandfather passed away a year ago and his cat Fluffy was his baby, his pride and joy. He was an outside cat and has been alive since I was a little girl. I found him today laying outside grandpa's door. That was the last piece of papa I had left. He is now with his papa in Heaven. R.I.P. Fluffy.

Midnight

Gary N. - Sylvania, OH

Our 17 year old cat died peacefully at home. He joined our family as a kitten when our son's orchestra teacher offered him one of the kittens her cat had delivered. He was active and playful with a strong spirit of independence. He loved to be picked up and petted. When I would come home from a hard day at work, I would pick him up, and he would start purring loudly which would help restore my spirit. He was quite athletic and would jump into our backyard tree during happier days. He is greatly missed.

Mattie

Heather C. - Goshen, IN

She has been my best friend her whole life. I have had her since she was born. She picked me as much as I picked her. She was 8 years old. She started having seizures in February or March of this year. They were caused by a brain tumor. Had a shunt put in and had it radiated. It helped that tumor but it went to her brain stem. Did radiation on that one and it helped but than it went to her spine. We radiated that as a last ditch effort to help her. She than died the next day about 4 hours after I picked her up.

Bailey

Samuel G. - hot springs, VA

I loved this boy. 10 years day and night we where together. I expect to see him in his normal places on the cool tile, at my feet in bed. Was a great baby boy. Had a personality larger. Than life. This big house never felt empty until now. We lost him to stage 3 cancer.

Shyloh

Mary D. - Plattsmouth, NE

Shyloh was a lovely little kitten that died when she was only 6 months old. She died on September 16th 2014, I miss the little child. She basically was a child to me I knew her when she was in the womb I watched her grow up from a newborn to a bouncy energetic little black poof ball. Shyloh would always jump off my bunk bed when I opened my door and climb on my desk and climb on my shoulder and meow until I pet her. I can't sleep in my room.. I miss her so much she was my outlet from depression and I just miss her so much.. I thank Paws and Remember for such an amazing urn.. But Shyloh with forever be missed. I love you Shyloh and until we meet again I will forever miss you.

Sadie

Greg S. - Fort Wayne, IN

Sadie you were the love of our life. You were the protector of my children, the guardian of the house and the ever loving, ever giving companion. You walked into our hearts and made us better people. You graced us with your love for 14 years and even though our time with you was too short your memory will be with us always. Rest easy old girl and we will be with you again before you know it.

Sidney

Greg S. - Fort Wayne, IN

Sidney was my best friend. He never left my side through his entire life. Whenever one of us would come home his little nub of a tail would kick into high gear and he would look at us as to say “Don’t ever go away again..I missed you so much” Sid had a way of looking deep into your soul and he knew when you needed a friend. He was my buddy, my friend and my companion for 14 years. God blessed this entire family with your presence and it was a gift and an honor to have you in our family. Rest easy my friend for I know in my heart that we will be together again.

Ernie

Mary Beth P. - Drums, PA

Ernie died on 8-8-2014 and Paws & Remember cremated our best pal. He was sick for awhile but that day we realized how sick he was. He left our side so quick and 2 weeks has passed and I still cry and miss that little guy. Please keep Ernie on this webpage forever because Paws & Remember did such a nice job for us and Ernie. He was 14 years ... 7 months old I wish we had more time but I can only hope he is an angel now.. all our love little guy.

Rascal

Karen O. - Hickory, NC

I lost my sweet furchild, Rascal on 8/15/14. He was mine for 11 years, 6 months and 7 days. It sounds like a long time but it was too soon. On that day he was found to have a mass in his stomach and only hours to live. I had to make the heartwrenching decision to have him put to sleep. I got only 30 minutes to say goodbye. He left pawprints on my heart and I will never be the same.

Felix

John P. - Omaha, NE

Felix you are in our Hearts, and thoughts, we all miss you very much! Our home seems so empty without out you! Dad, Mom, and Family

Kristin M Acosta

Kristin A. - Fort Wayne, IN

Storm: My 13 Year old Malamute. Best Friend, Protector, Loving, Big Sister, Beloved Baby!! Mommy & Daddy have lost a piece of their souls now that your gone... There Just Aren't enough words....

Lance

Karen F. - Holland, OH

My Red golden retriever Lance was my best friend for 14 years. I got him with my kids when he was 6 weeks old and he was with me every day since then until last Sunday when we had to let him go. He helped me raise my kids, saw me through both of my parents' deaths, kept me company when my husband worked out of town for long stretches, was seeing me through my daughters horrible heroin addiction which is still active, and helped me train a puppy who is now 2 and is missing him also. Lance was my rock. We loved each other so much. I have to believe that if you love someone that much (even an animal) and they love you back then there must be a place for them in heaven with you, otherwise how would it be heaven? Good Bye my beloved friend. I will miss you until I see you again. I love you always.

Sandy

stacey j. - elkhart, IN

Sandy is my best friend,She's 14 and I've had her since I've been 2, we had to put her to sleep because she was having seizures,and we were scared one day it'd kill her I miss her so much. I've cried every day since we out her down on thurdsday I sleep with her collar wrapped around my wrist at night and I cover up with her blanket. I just can't beieve shes gone. I love her so much,to the moon and back. r.i.p best friend,thanks for being so amazing.

Gabriel

rachel l. - wapwallopen, PA

For the past 16 years Gabe has been by my side. Always loving and loyal. He was my father's favorite and they were inseparable, until my father's sudden death 10 years ago. I made an incredibly hard decision to put him down because of his deteriorating health, and my heart is grieving. I lost a friend,a faithful companion, and last possession of my father. I love you Gabriel more than any words can convey. Love and miss you always and forever baby boy?

Fred

Brooke W. - Fort Wayne, IN

My dog is/was a pitt bull. There are many rumors that pitts are thick, blocky, mean dogs. But fred was none of these things. He was a loyal, and loving friend. Possibly one of the sweetest dogs you could ever meet, with a good heart. He was almost 16 when he passed away May 22, 2014, and he fought til the very end. We had gotten Fred when I was 2 and a half, so he was more then a dog, or my friend, He was my brother. Though many times I yelled at him and even slapped at him, I've always loved him and he never stopped showing me how much he loved me. He slept with me every night, and he always guarded me from anything from strangers, to my mom who was yelling at me for doing something wrong. Back about 4-5 years ago I had moved in with my dad leaving him with my mom and my 1 and a half year old little sister. And he was never mad at me, or showed me any resentment, he was only loving and sweet. Then last April I had to move back in with my mom and sister, and I feel like it was perfect timing because I got to spend one last year with him, and I so thankful for that. His health had been quickly deteriorating for the past 2 years, He had trouble standing up, without his hips shaking, his beautiful tan color on his belly went from white to blue and purple splotched skin. And Fred had always been a very vocal dog but he would moan in pain or at least discomfort everytime he moved. But he never failed to get up to welcome me home from school with his little tail wagging and him whining for attention. But then about 4-5 months ago we thought he had a seizure, because he had urinated in the house for the first time in almost 10 years, he was also almost completely unresponsive. But within 12 hours he was up walking around again acting like everything was fine, so life went on again. But May 19th at about 3AM, I had returned home from my school's Prom with a friend and Fred seemed different. Like more sluggish, he welcomed us home with a wagging tail but he didn't cry for attention, I had assumed it was because it was so late that he was tired and was just being a grumpy old man. So we went to bed. The next morning though, like the time before he was partially unresponsive, but this time he could barely move his back legs, he would moan loudly everytime he moved, and then he stopped eating. Upon talking to my grandmother, my mom had narrowed down that he had had a stroke, and this wasn't his first one. And with that the idea of having him put down was tossed in the air, and since he was my dog I had to make the decision. I would come home crying from school, but he would laying there staring at me with his tail wagging. And I'd get down on the floor with him and pet him and kiss him and talk to him. I was hoping he would pass away at home so that he could be with us. Because I was terrified of him being put down and then the doctors taking his body and throwing it in an oven with like six other animals, and Fred hated other dogs and cats so I couldnt do that to him. I wanted him to stay with us. On that Thursday, Mom took me out of school early and on the ride home to get him she had told me that she was getting him creamated. I was so relieved. But when we got home, He was laying in the recliner barely moving but his tail was still wagging for us, he was such a fighter, he had a true heart of gold. I sat there as mom went to get our driver, as I fed him marshmellow fluff(because marshmellows were his favorite, but my sister ate all the marshmellows) and then mom and I fed him Peanut butter. He had thrown it up in the car when we had arrived. When we had arrived, there were two little dogs in the side door where we entered later. And Fred who though he had trouble walking, still tried to sniff them out. He even loved on the vet's assistant giving her his happy face and trying to kiss her. I held his head as they uthenized him, he felt so heavy. His eyes stayed open, and he had his tongue haying out. We stood there over him for a long time, and when we left and came home, his blanket and toys still laid where we had left them. I sat there in the recliner(we called it his chair because it was his favorite spot in the whole house and because he smelled like dog and was covered in hair no one but him and I sat in it)holding his blanket, and every so often smelling it, because fred smell was/is always so comforting to me. Not a day goes by that I dont think of him, or that I don't think I hear him. I think I hear him jump off my bed upstairs, or off of his chair, or hear his nails click-clack over the kitchen floor. I miss him so much, I want nothing more in the world but to hug him again, or get his dog breath kisses, or just him laying in the door way of the room I'm hanging out it because he's protecting me. He was my friend, my family, and most likely my soul mate and he'll always be that. Fred 'Emerald' Watson July 16, 1998- May 22, 2014

Cindy Judy

Cindy J. - harrisonburg, VA

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cocoa

Cindy J. - harrisonburg, VA

Cocoa your were our baby girl, our little Lucy, your were part of me and your daddy's life for 14 years. We enjoyed our family trips to Myrtle beach they were the best of times and I have great memories I will cherish forever. I know that you were getting tired and when your daddy passed I knew he needed you in heaven with him. I will miss you baby girl and I will hold your love in my heart, your mama, big Lucy

Napayshini

Dawn M. - Pittston, PA

My Nappy was a gift sent from above for sure. He was brought to my vet hospital in Nevada by a client she was jogging by a dumpster and heard a mew coming from it she saw this tiny kitten about a week old or so. She took him for a few days could not take care of him because he required almost 24 hour care. I was looking for a cat and took him. For a few days he was just no name till I was able to find the perfect name, it was Napayshini it is Souix Indian and it means couragous and strong that was my boy. We were together for 7 short years. He moved with me and his brother Oscar from Vegas to CA and to PA sadly the trip was too much for him. He is my sweet boy and I will love him and miss him forever.. I will hate coming home because it killed my baby.. I can only hope we will meet again.. I love you my sweet boy and I am so sorry I could not do more to save you...

CHESTER

Mollie M. - Fort Wayne, IN

My loving cat CHESTER will always be remembered. The way he would try and grab my hand when I would play with him. The way he would always sleep at my head and nuzzle me to sleep. CHESTER I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU MY BABY.

Sarge

Melissa S. - Elkhorn, WI

I miss you and love you Sarge forever and always!

Sweetypeaty

Jeremy B. - Huber Heights, OH

We lost our sweet girl Sweetpeaty on May 6 2014. She was the sweetest and most loving cat you could ever have. We got her when she was just 2 years old, and I really believe she picked us. We had her for 13 years. She was the most lovable cat, who when you went to work in the morning would jump in the window and watch you go, and when you came home would be waiting for you in the window to greet you first thing. She never left your side and always wanted to be in your lap. She would lay in your lap and put her head in your side.. She was the most gentle lovable beautiful cat, and everyone who saw her always commend on what a beautiful sweet cat she was. We had her for 13 years and she was very healthy as could be and then I noticed she was losing weight a lot. I took her to many different vets. The first one said she had a thyroid problem and to give her medication but that was all. Well after a week she got sicker and i took her to 2 other vets who after running many tests said she had renal disease and kidney problems but it could be something else. They weren't sure about what else it could be. She had gone from such a beautiful healthy cat to a sick little girl. They said they didn't know how much longer she had. We took her home and she looked us in the eyes and I could tell her time was running short. She ate a little baby food that night(its all she would eat and drank some water. I laid her in the bed between us put her in my arms. I told her we loved her so much and did not want her to leave us, but I did not want her to suffer. I told her we loved her so much and did not want her to be in pain. The following morning our Sweetypeaty passed away. We were both devastated and have been complete wrecks this entire week. I never knew we could cry so much. i think we have both cried so much in the past week then we have in the past 15 years we have been together. We decided to have her cremated and brought her back home the following saturday. There is a big empty hole in both of our hearts that can never be replaced. She was the best cat, and such a sweet girl, who would follow you everywhere and want to be with you whenever she could. She showed both of us so much love, as we showed her as well. We don't have any kids yet so she was our little girl. We love you so much Sweetypeaty. You will always be our sweet girl, and you will always be in our hearts forever. I know we will see you again someday, and I cannot wait for that day, where we can hold you in our arms again.

DION

Richard/Linda K. - Port Chester, NY

Our precious "DION"peek-a-poo went to "Puppy Heaven" on 5/6/2014. He gave us 16+ years. It seems like only yesterday that we brought him "home" at 8 weeks old. He was the joy of our lives. We are missing him terribly. But, he seems to be giving us "signs" that he is still in our presence. And,we know that someday we will see you again at the "Gates of Puppy Heaven", and when we do you will speak to us in your "real voice", and tell us how much you loved us too.... Mommy & Daddy Dion

Kaiser

Bill  S. - Sullivan , OH

I got Kaiser the week of thanksgiving 2012 at 6 weeks old. He chose me. I was looking at one of his brothers when I felt a strong tug on my chain on my wallet. Once I saw him pulling with all his might to get my attention, I knew he was the one! I'm on disability and spent almost every waking minute with Kaiser. We were two peas in a pod as my girlfriend put it. He was such a good boy and loved his walks we would take around town. I only had him for 18 months, but he means so much to me. I lost him last week and am absolutely lost without him. I miss my buddy but I'm glad knowing that he's ok now and not in pain anymore. I love you buddy and can't wait to play again in heaven.

Rufus

Stephanie  C. - Charlottesville , VA

God didn't have any guardian angels available so he sent me a Rottweiler.You are missed my sweet boy.

Harley Waters

Harley W. - dayton, OH

He was a really good cat he was loved by all of his family members his name was kit kat I just watched him be put down and it was very peaceful and emotions were vey high I would have never thought this would have happened but it did and it was very sad but know he is not hurting so that is one good thing we all loved him.

Bubba

Evan P. - Fort Wayne, IN

I lost my Bubba on March 11. He may have been a little guy, but he had a big loving heart, and I loved him very much.

Wizzar

Krystal C. - Grand Forks, ND

This is Wizzar but we called her wizzy or wizzay ma she was born a few years ago and she had a twin brother that looked identical to her he passed away from 125 sezuires and she just passed away on March 11,2014 it is the day before my birthday she was a pit bull but was the sweetest one i know besides her dad Gucci but i mean when i would take her for walk when she saw another dog she just kep walking and at every street corner she stoped and sat until i started to cross when she was ff leash she stayed right next to me but when her dad was off leash he ran about 4 feet ahead and stoped until i came close then ran ahead again i love them both but losing wizzy one day before my birthday is just really sad i miss her alredy im sorry wizzy for not being there when you were sick with heart worms and cancer i wish i was but school is a big part of life and you had it when you were little gucci tought you everything you knew

Allie

Mandy H. - Fort Wayne, IN

My Allie girl turned 13 on January 1st of 2014. She was my companion, my confidant, my best friend. She was with me through all my ups and downs, and always kept me smiling. On February 25th, I had to make the tough choice of putting her to rest after a very long illness she couldn't bounce back after. I got to bring her home on March 7th, I have been missing her so much. I was upset because I hadn't gotten a lock of her hair as a keepsake and to my surprise I found one in her remembrance book. I was overcame with tears. So thank you for giving that to me, when I needed it most. My Allie girl will be dearly missed, but I know she is running around and playing just waiting until we meet again.

Lokey

Audra T. - Fort Wayne, IN

Lokey was the sweetest, most gentle dog. He would have been 4 on St Pattys day but had to put my boy to rest 3-4-14 had lymphoma. Broke my heart but he gave me the best 4 years love u boy and u will always be in my heart Love mamma Audra

Baby

nicholas v. - pflugerville, TX

He was my special little buddy. We slept side by side most nights, and ive cared for him for 14 years.he was my closest friend.

Valentine

Jenessa J. - Paxton, IL

On the 21st of February 2014 I lost my best friend of 16yrs. Valentine was my first dog I ever brought home and the first one I have ever lost. She was my co-pilot and helped me through the loss of m son. She lived through being bitten b a rattle snake and never met a person that didn't fall in love with her...even if they were afraid of dogs, she changed their mind. There were so many people that were effected by her passing. I started working at All About Animals Pet Clinic in July of 2014 as their groomer and couldn't ask for a better place, they love the wonderful job your company does and always speak very highly of you. I was so shocked when I got Valentine back today and saw all the beautiful things and it put me at ease to know you treated her like the wonderful family member that she was and will always be remembered as. Thank you so much from the very bottom of my heart.

DENISE PLENTZ

DENISE P. - Toledo, OH

My dear Roxie what happiness you gave me for 11 years , I know the first six years of your life were very unhappy in the darn puppy mill just being used as a breeding dog and treated like crap and just dumped when you could not produce puppies anymore...but i hope you were happy the 11 years of your 17 years with me...you were my princess and I loved you VERY much...RIP my sweetie...mom will always remember you and love you...XOXOXOX

Roxie

Staci W. - Delphos, OH

Our beloved Roxie, was a very special member of our family. She was so very loyal and the perfect best friend ! Her legacy will make it very hard for other dog friends that come into our home and measure up, we dont believe that will ever happen. Thats how special our Roxie was. She belonged to our eldest daughter, whom rescued her from a sure life of not so happy moments, to say it nicely. Roxie loved to go "bye bye" and would do anything for a special treat. Her favorite place in this world was beside her best friend,Kacey.

Shadow

Joyce S. - Fairmount, IN

Shadow was 8.9 yrs. old.I had to put him down on 1/14/2014.He had really bad knees and had a hard time getting around and then he was diagnosed with diabetes so I made the hardest decision to put him out of his misery.I miss that Shadow so much that it really hurts.I wish I could have him back.I cry everyday for him.He was a mini Aussie and very loyal and loving.May he rest in peace.

Bear

Michele  W. - Peru, IN

Even though we had you just a short time, you will forever be in our hears. Mommy and Daddy will miss you very much.

Apollo

Mary Ellen  H. - Emmaus, PA

On Jan 9th 2002, Apollo our Bichon Frise was bought for our son soon to be 9 on the 13th of January. For health reasons on Jan 10th 2014 I had to put Apollo asleep :'(. He was an puppy when we first picked him born on Halloween 2001 lots of energy very similiar to our son's energy a perfect match! But we soon learn that this tiny dog meant for our son would become my dog loving me unconditionally being at my side during many different surgeries. There was a bond between us he knew when I wasn't my best and I knew when he didnt feel the best. In the beginning car rides made him sick but he outgrew that and loved to go with me everywhere! Camping was his is favorite place and he hated to be left alone and made sure you knew never to do that again. He never ran away and was able to be without leash when we camped an amazing gift. Unfortunately, not all pet owners are cognizant of bad pets. Our dog was NonAggressive and had to Endure a bite last Mothers day while in my arms from a mean Boxer that attack in a PA campground. But I cleaned his battle wound and he got better and we had him for seven more months. Apollo was a great Dog, loved my many had a sweet disposition loved to horse play, loved my son and even my tough serviceman husband had a soft spot for Apollo although he doesnt readily admit. Apollo will be missed a lot his daily presence his warmth body his funny positions following me everywhere!!! But I will walk again with you my friend Apollo but till then i will cherish all your good memories. You have touched my heart and it is cracked now but I know you are no longer suffering & I'm thankful that you are at peace.

Elsie

Sue S. - Wabash, IN

When we lost our baby girl Elsie we were devastated. We miss her so much. She was such a sweet girl. We would like to thank you for making it easier to deal with her death. You did a great job to help us through the cremation process.

Zoey

Matthew B. - Swoyersville, PA

Thank you for the booklet to help me remember the wonderful life I've had with my Zoey puppy dog.

Peanut

Shirley S. - Marion, IN

I bought her for my Dad, who was in a coma. I layed this tiny dog on his chest and his arms immediately went up to her and held her in place. I took her everyday to visit him in the long term care facility. He responded to this little dog. One day a Dr was in while he was holding her, and the Dr, asked Dad what his dog's name was. Dad slurred the word Peanut. We all laughed because this name fit her well. Dad loved her, and she loved him. Dad became well enoughh to return home and Peanut could finally be with him all the time. Whereever Dad went, Peanut went. To the store, rides on the golfcart, or just sitting on his lap. When Dad passed away a few years later she lived with Mom, and it was not the same. She spent most of her days under the bed. We visited often and she would always come trotting out to greet us, and spend time on our laps. Mom passed away Dec 31, 2011. There was no doubt in my mind that I wanted Peanut to live in my home. My mission was to make the rest of her life as happy as she had made my Dad. She took to my husband and found her new place in life. Right next to Bob. We loved Peanut and she loved us, but hated our doberman! Wally. He learned quickly that she was the new alpha of the house. Watching them became our evening entertainment. Peanut always won. She became sick, with a heart based tumor, and we kept her comfortable, until her cough and fainting spells forced me to make one of the hardest decisions I ever had to make. Peanut and I went to McDonalds, and shared a hamburger, visited Dad and Mom at the cemetery, and went for a long ride. Her little head out the window smelling all the smells of this world. I held her in my arms and in seconds she was gone. A part of me went with her. A few days later a call from our vet came and, Peanuts ashes were there. Bob picked them up, and when I saw the beautiful bag, and box, I broke down again. There was a piece of her fur, and a beautiful card. What caring people to handle her with such dignity. The picture of Peanut is taken of her sitting in my Dad's chair, wrapped in an afgan that my Mom was making for me, and did not get done before she passed. You are missed Peanut, but not forgotten, thanks to Paws and Remember.

Linda Dotson

Linda D. - Indianapolis, IN

Cane was the most wonderful puppy I ever had, I loved him so so much had him for 12yrs. He had to be put down 11-29-13 health reasons. I miss him so much there will never be another Cane. he was my family. Imis him,he was like a kid to I no time heals allpain but I will never get over his passing, and will always love and rember him . rest in peace. love you Cane-k9

Penny

Zinnia A. - Mishawaka, IN

My Penny was a very special dog. A 15 yr. old Papillon, she usually would have the energy of a pup. Even when she became paralyzed from her mid-section back, about 3 summers ago, she adjusted well to a doggie wheelchair I ordered just for her. Others who saw her walking with tongue hanging and ears straight up, would just comment on how sweet and energetic she appeared, as they watched her prance by. She would not be stopped from walking just because her back legs were not working! She will live in my heart forever! An incredibly brave and sweet girl...

Guinea

Alice V. - Toledo, OH

That pic was when he was only 13 years old. Sadly he had passed away November 14 2013 and is 16 years old now. I got him when he was six months old. My step mom couldn't handle him pooping in the house and when the neighbors didn't want to deal with him anymore she was going end up having to take him to the pound. I saved him that day 16 years ago. I still remember what my mom said to him when we went to pick him up. "I want you to know dog that I don't like you but I don't want you to go to the pound either." He gave her a look that said "Oh you may not like me right now but you will come to love me as much as my new owner, your daughter does now." He turned out to be right. My whole family and even my online friends who never met him fell in love with him. He had a few problems. Allergies to weeds, smoke, and dust was the biggest. And we took him to the vets a number of times for any injuries he had gotten. He never played with toys but he enjoyed life. He loved to sunbathe in the backyard. And even though he would get my mom mad by sleeping on her glider out back he really showed how much we loved him. And today he passed doing the one thing he loved. Sunbathing in the backyard. I miss you so much my Guinea. Oh and he was named Guinea because when he was born he looked like a guinea pig.

Spike

Paul G. - Swoyersville, PA

Spike was always by my side, He loved car rides and even had a carrier for the back of my motorcycle. The highlight of he day was waiting for the mail so he could go wild at the window when the mailbox lid closed. RIP Pal!

Hershey

Christine S. - Plains, PA

My good boy Hershey.Mommy misses you. My heart is broken.

Hershey

Christine S. - Plains, PA

On Wednesday October 30th. I lost my Hershey unexpectedly. He was fine all weekend eating, drinking normal, playful. On Tuesday morning he threw up, so thinking he had an upset stomach I gave him pepto bismol. He wouldn't eat anything and seemed lethargic so I took him to the Vet that afternoon and a tech gave me a shot under his skin (electrolytes) to get his appetite back.and medicine to settle his stomach. Made an appt. for Wednesday with my Vet at Plains Animal Hospital, thinking he would just need another shot since he wasn't any better Wednesday. When the Dr. saw him he said he had Juandice, I couldn't beleive what I was hearing. He said he believed his liver and kidneys were shutting down. We did bloodwork and it was confirmed. He said there are usually no signs until it is too late. I am the type of pet owner who takes their pet to the Dr. for any little thing when I feel something is wrong. He was giving no indication of that. Hershey was 14 1/2 years old he was my best friend and buddy always by my side. I never knew a person can have so much tears in them . I have been crying a river and then some. It is so hard to sleep at night knowing he isn't right by my side. I am so very devastated with his loss. I was with him to the end. He wasn't in any pain and went peacefully. I will never forget him he will be in my heart forever. Until we meet again, I love you very much and will never forget you....Mommy..

Daisy May

Amanda N. - Tipp City, OH

Daisy May was more than a pet to us, she was our child.... we loved her more than anything in this whole wide world. She was diagnosed with congestive heart failure and kidney failure. we kept her alive for an additional 8 months to the astonishment of our vet. We loved our vet who helped us with the medicine and sub q fluids... once the vet told us that she would have to be put to sleep, she came to our house and lil Daisy May died in my arms and knew we loved her. we wrapped her in her favorite blanket. The urn that we purchased for her is so beautiful..

Maggie Sue

Chelsea H. - Louisville, KY

When I was 7 my mom decided to get me and my brother a pet. We drove all the way up to Indiana to get our puppy. I went in there to get her and she just looked at me with those big puppy eyes and I knew she was perfect. She watched me grow up; go from a little girl to mature adult. She was there when I needed someone to talk to, someone to be with, and a sister I never had. She grew to become a part of my family more than just a pet she was a sister, daughter, best friend and granddaughter. Everyone loved her more than anything in this world. She we realized she was blind in 2012 we knew we would have some trouble coping with her blindness. As her blindness got worse, she progressively got worse mentally and physically. She had 2 strokes which caused her to wobble and fall when she walked. On Sunday night she fell down our step and hurt herself. We no longer wanted her to feel pain and suffer. We put her down on Monday; October 14, 2013. We love and miss you Maggie. May God be with you

Magic

Sage C. - Indianpolis, IN

I've had Magic for as long as I can remember. She came from a broken home, and was quite scared when we got her. She often hid and stayed away from people. That didn't stop my younger self from seeking her out and befriending her. I became the one she trusted and loved the most. On October 5, 2013 I lost a great friend to Feline Infectious Peritonitis, a rather rare and untreatable disease and it's hard to imagine not having her around; not laying on my lap and purring. She was only ten, I had imagined being wit her for so much longer. I will definitely miss her. I'm glad to have been able to have such an amazing friend; one I won't ever forget.

Tigger

Stacey P. - Crozet, VA

I was privileged to be Tigger's owner (Mommy) for 8 years and watched him turn from being a scared, timid kitten into a loving, outgoing, jovial cat! He brought so much joy to our family and made us laugh with his crazy antics. Unfortunately, he developed heart disease (cardiomyopathy) a few years ago and was maintained on medications very well. However on September 13th, he unexpectedly decompensated and ultimately left us. My family misses him terribly and his brother, Bennie (orange cat) is grieving too. I am grateful for this service and feel that I have a little more closure and will always have a part of Tigger with us. Having no idea what I was "signing up for" with Paws & Remember, I have been thoroughly impressed and am forever grateful that Tigger's remains were treated with dignity and returned to us in such a professional and tasteful manner. Thank you for this service and helping ease the pain of losing a member of our families!

Kiegan

Annie H. - Cold Spring, KY

On September 28, 2013, I lost my best friend in the whole world. Even as I type this, the tears continue to fall. He was the best cat anyone could ever ask for. He was kind, sweet, and loving. He was there for me when nobody else was, he gave me the unconditional love that I needed to have. He was my constant companion, always next to me on the couch or snuggled with me in my bed. Always wanting my attention, whether it was a quick pet, a long belly rub (his favorite), or being held and getting a million kisses on the top of his adorable little head. I always called him mommy's special boy, and that is exactly what he was for eight and a half wonderful years. I am honored that he picked me to be his mommy when he was a baby, and I am so grateful for all of the love and affection he gave me right up until the very end. He was taken from me far too soon, a sudden and unexpected illness ended his life way earlier than it should have ended. But I hope that I filled the time I had with him with enough love that he had just as full and happy of a life as a cat who lived twice as long. I miss him terribly, and I wish he was here with me now. This time when we were separated, it wasn't "see you in a little bit" it was a permanent "goodbye" to him on this earth. He was the best cat in the world, there will never be another one that would even come close. My heart will always have a hole, and I will always feel like something is missing from my life. Kiegan, thank you for letting me be your mommy. Thank you for loving me the way that you did. I know that I was selfish to ask you not to leave me, even though you were hurting, but I thank you for trying so hard to pull through. I thank you for that last snuggle the last night you were at home. I thank you for letting me cuddle you right up until the moment I had to let you go. I will always love you and always miss you. You will be mommy's special boy forever and always. I love you so much.

Sky

Linda B. - La Vista, NE

We had to say goodbye to our sweet Sky yesterday after she lost her battle with cancer. We are having her cremated with this organization, please take care of her, we can't wait to have her home again. Rest in Peace sweet golden Angel "Skybird"

Bailey

Lori  E. - Sheridan, IN

Bailey was much more than a dog to me he was my best friend and the only one to ever love me as much as I loved him. I lost him on 9-13-13 and people tell me that it will get easier but each day goes by I miss him more and more and my heart has been forever broken. I love you and always will Bailey mommy misses you so much!

Tigger

Christine  S. - Plains, PA

Tigger came into our lives as a stray 15 years ago and captured a piece of our hearts. So loving, playful and smart. We miss you . She will be in our hearts forever !!!!

Bogart

Jamie C. - Findlay, OH

Bogart was my 13 year old Boxer. He was full,of vim and vigor, in his day. He provided his family with lots of years of enjoyment. On September 11, 2013, he died a peaceful death, with his Mommy holding and talking to him. RIP my puppy, Mommy will love you forever.

Rocky

Brandy W. - Tremont, PA

Rocky, 14 years ago I cried to your Dad that I wanted to bring you home. 14 years of joy you brought to our lives. We all miss you so much, I hope you are swimming in heaven...

Tigger

Christine S. - Plains, PA

Tigger came into our lives as a stray 15 years ago. We never had a cat. She was amazing, so loving, and loyal.Our hearts are aching but we will carry on fond memories of her forever.We Love and Miss you Tigger !!!!!

Baby

Tracy A. - Genoa, OH

I had baby 12 years. I loved that little dog more than life itself.She had the most unconditional love a pet could have. She was always first at the door to greet me,and I never slept alone. She didn't deserve to be attacked and killed she will always have a special spot in my heart.Until the day I can join her. I miss her sooooo much. My heart has never been this broken.

Buster

Christine M. - Kuna, ID

August 26,2013, made the decision to put our baby to sleep, he has seizure, and on medication, when he has 3 clusters we have to take him to the vet, which costs between 6-800 dollars, we have already put out 2000, he was going on 6 years old, He was my baby, After 3 clusters last night, I had the worst night of my life, since we had to put one of Our others down, I love you so much Buster, Mama.

BRITNI

DEBBIE M. - LIMA, OH

we just picked our precious britni's ashes up from our vet & i have to tell you how beautiful the box was & the hair & paw print displayed. britni died very unexpectantly august 12 at 1:30 p.m. we had been gone 30 min & came home & knew something was wrong. she died 26 min later but she was able to hear how much we loved her & that she was the best dog imagineable. when we got her she was only 7-8 weeks old & we lived in a mobile home. she was going to be too big to keep there so we literally bought our house because of her. we always said she was our $55,000 dog & she was worth EVERY penny. she was the most faithful, sensitive and companionable dog we could have ever imagined & she is & will always be missed greatly.

yoko riter

catie r. - monroe, MI

we will always love and have you in our hearts I couldn't ask for a better friend to have then you yoko you where alwas there for me and I know your still with me even if I cant see you I can still feel you with me and I know your ok and ill miss you so much and I love you yoko and ill be with you in time cant wait to hold you again and we can go froging. love your mommy

Kotah

Charlotte W. - Hinton, OK

He was our grand doggie and he wasn't a dog he was like our child. Not sure if the heat got him or a black widow. I just want him back. There's such a void and not sure how to think of life without him. He was the greatest companion to our whole family ever. He talked to us, he's set on my (grandmas) lap like he was a little puppy and love on us. He loved going bye bye, shaking hands and giving me high five. It's just like losing a family member. So devastating and not sure how we can cope without him. We all love him so much!!!!! We miss you Kotah!

Kitty

scott w. - tularosa, NM

"Sasha" was her name when she came to live with me. She was 9yrs old then, back in May of 2007. Her previous owner had gone to die in hospice care, and her thoughtless son had dropped his mom's cat off at the humane society. I graduated from college in California in May of 2007 and moved back home to Michigan. The very next day, after moving into my new apartment, I met Sasha, who I re-named "Kitty". I know...how original, but that's what she seemed like to me. She never liked to be picked up and hugged on and squished. Her preferred method was to hop up next to me on the couch and lay in my lap. Since her previous owner had declawed all 4 paws, she especially enjoyed a thorough itching...especially her neck. Last week, I chaperoned a group of teenagers to church camp. I left plenty of food and water for her and my younger male cat. However, kitty decided not to eat or drink much last week, and I noticed that she was acting very listless and lazy. This morning, she was vomiting and peed on herself. The vet said she would require bloodwork & 1-2 days of IV fluids, with no guarantee of a full recovery. (hundreds of dollars). I decided today, July 16, 2013, to let her go. One of the worst days of my life as I stood there, in the vets office, trying to contain to bawling that I wanted to let out, but was to ashamed to do. I'm doing it now and I'm grateful for this site to be able to write it all down.

Allie

carol s. - west wyoming, PA

My baby girl was with me for eight years. She brought me joy and loved me unconditionally as I did her. She was loved by our whole family. We could never have asked for a better dog. She crossed the rainbow bridge on 6/17/2013. Godspeed little one. You are pain free. Run with the angels. My heart aches for you but you will always be in my heart.

stripe

summer h. - ft wayne, IN

You came into my life unexpected walking down the street. You were abandoned by those who loved you before. You were the sweetest most loving cat. There wasn't another dog cat or human you didn't love. You were always by my side through everything. I will never forget you Stripe. I'm so glad you loved me and I'm grateful I got to hold you while you passed away. I promised you I would never abandon you even after you got sick. You were the sweetest, most active and affectationate little cat. You will always be with me. I love you very much Your memory will live on. You will always be my baby boy.

Lucy Lou

Nina S. - Waynesboro, VA

Lucy Lou was taken away from our family way too soon. She was loved by all who met her and the best friend to my mom and dad. She was taken from our family on June 12, 2013. Please make sure you are paying attention while you drive and brake for ALL animals! And should an accident happen, please take the time to find the owner.

Bentley

Patricia T. - Paulding, OH

Due to my babies age and health we had to let him go three weeks ago...he was the cutest and funny Basset Hound ever...it was so hard to let him go..but we had to be strong for him..had him cremated..and now I have him home with me again.Thanks to all who took care of him after his passing.

Juan

Edie H. - Mason City, IA

Juan was a very special guinea pig that died. He was very cute, a black and white very special little guy. He will always hold a special place in my heart.

Molly Belle Banks

Alexandria B. - Germantown, OH

I had a wonderful life because i was loved by you

Murphy

Diane L. - Plymouth, OH

Just another pic to show what a loving cat my Papa Murphy was. He and my other little boy Henry loved each other. Today Henry is so sad, just keeps looking for his buddy and crying. Just put Murphy to sleep yesterday 4-15-13 Cant stop crying....I am so sad..

Fluffy

Bill S. - Greenville, SC

I miss Fluffy.

kim m.

I work at a vet clinic and have always had to help owners and pets ans some or very speical to me to send them on, the other day i had to send on my little girl a darling cogi that was my husbands dog he picked and i lost him in 2008 to cancer, and his little girl that stooled my heart from a puppy needed to be put to sleep do to medical problems the vets cant fix and you were the iceing on the cake to let her go and have wonderful ending to her life, what a great job you all do. thank you so much for the love of animals and the great care you do, I cant thank you All enough for the wonerful care. God bless you as we send our loved ones to you. kim

SHORTY

lisa g.

THAT IS SHORTY!!

SHORTY

lisa g.

Paws n Remember i want to thank u from my heart u did everything for my lil' son Shorty n he thanks u too n sometimes i think he here at our home too. And thank u for your hospitality. My heart hurts n it's very hard for me to accept his death!! As i cry n thinking everyday since why he gotta go. It's not the same without SHORTY!!! (crying) take care Paws n remember!!

SHORTY

lisa g.

I got Shorty when he was only 7 weeks old in 2009 on 9/11, can u believe it? A true story. Part of me is still missing but he is in my heart everyday. Shorty was tough kitty alright i still feel bad i would shout at him to listen n i feel terrible mother n his owner. i guess male cats are very hard to train them then the females ones i suppose. Shorty went through alot n i fail i didn't protect him enough. Shorty was bold. sometimes i think he could have been human-kitty-crazy-fun-lovable-tough cat. He never liked going 2 the vet where he was pronouced dead. Shorty was already passing away on my arms lying on his little bed with his skyblue blanket with white poka dots around it n Shorty was cremeted along with his white round soft bed!! Real soon hopefuuly, in his memory, i will get his pic (a cute one with those shinning yellow-green eyes he haded, on my right arems. he was a special kitty to me. i feel content with it. And one last thing now i feel content that he is on the beautiful hills n rainbow colors with his new furry babies playing together until we meet again boo. I LOVE U N MISS U VERY MUCH, MY SHORTY!!! KISSES XOXOXOX BE A GOOD BOY!! Yes, i do believe in heaven where our pets are passed over!! from Lisa Garcia PS shorty n i used to huv a staring contest, of coz i lose. there is so much to tell about my bugsy!!

Lucy Lu

Jacquline G.

We adopted Lucy Lu from the Charlottesville/Albemarle SPCA Dec. 2011. She was returned 4 times to the SPCA before we adopted her. We fell in love with her as she fell in love with her new family. Lucy Lu gave nothing but unconditional love and happiness to everyone around her. Lucy Lu fought lung cancer and lost to it this morning. She will always be in our hearts and thanks to Paws And Remember, on our mantle.

Lily

Mary M.

My gal Lil' in 2006 shortly after adoption. She journeyed alone March 19, 2013 as I wipe away tears.

Roscoe

Paul S.

I would love to thank Paw and Remember. They did such an amazing job and the love and compassion they have will mean alot to my family and I with the loss of our baby boy. He was such a nudge. He was full of love and knew when you weren't well or sad and was there to be by your side. Always with the look or paw to say hey I love you. Ty guys again may you guys be blessed for your love of pets and there families.

alyssa

cheryl s.

alyssa was my 10 month old great dane she was not just a pet she was my baby she dies sudden of a heart attack on march 1, 2013 at 8:05 am it has just broke my whole family heart R.I.P. my baby girl

Murray

Ken  N.

Just wanted to take a moment to honor my boy Murray. I rescued him 15 years ago when he was 2 1/2. He was my buddy and I'll miss him every day. He didn't seem to have anything wrong until about a week ago. I found out he had a mass in his throat and was no longer able to eat or drink. He still had that loving look to the end and purred as I would pet him. Sleep well my little friend.

Getz

Sean and Elizabeth S.

My husband and I lost not only our pet but our son,and best friend. Getz was an amazing young man whom we miss so very much. He was unlike any other animal that we have had . We took him in a year ago from the streets where his previous owners left him. We brought him into our home, loved him and gave him a family and spoiled him. Its so hard , my heart hurts and tears are rolling down my face. I miss him so very much. Mommy and Daddy love you Getz!

Lucky

Tina and Tom  M.

Lucky aka "KeKe" was just shy of 6 years old. He had always been a picky eater and showed not signs of pain or disease. We took him in because he was getting very picky and i did not want him to get too skinny. He also had major pet dander, for a year or so, but did no think anything of it. Come to find out he was not absorbing his nutrients and had a blocked intestine and a tumor surrounding his intestnes as well. We did surgery and he never recovered. He never would eat or drink and found out he had a high grade intestinal lymphosarcoma and he was not even 6 years old!! He never had all of the symptoms together for his cancer, we never felt anything, he never acted like he was in pain, and yet he was dying of cancr. We miss him tremendously!!!

Tiger

Samantha F.

Tiger was my very first cat. I am 25 and I've had him for about 19 years. He followed me everywhere in the house, and he was always and forever hogging my bed and trying to steal my barbecue chips. I miss him so much and I will always have a spot in my heart, and my bed, for my fuzzy buddy.

Doodlebug

michelle b.

Doodlebug was my baby for 9 years, since she was 6 weeks old.She was my best friend and always by my side.She passed on Feb,18,2013. I didnt know she was sick, she just got up and looked at me and went into another room and went to sleep.She was the best dog anyone could ever ask for and very smart.Doodlebug will be missed very much and never forgotten, there is a place that fills my heart with only her.Goodbye for now my sweet baby.

Baron

Tammy H.

Baron was a member of our family since we brought him home from the breeders in 2000. He was a large black and tan German Shepard who was very laid backed and very gentle. He loved to ride in the auto whenever he could. He would even lay in the car when it was in the garage. He always wanted to go on trips anywhere. He also was never very far from a ball. He would play ball 24/7 if he wasn't sitting in the vehicle. As Baron journeyed into his senior years he developed pannus in his eyes which caused him to lose his eyesight until he was treated with steriods and eye drops, which helped him recover his eyesight, for the rest of his life. As he aged he began to have more difficulty in moving. I took him to a wonderful veternarian who helped him manage to continue to walk with acupuncture and laser treatments. But it soon became obvious that he was feeling more pain and the treatments were not as effective. His pannus was also starting to return and other family members urged me to let Baron go. It has been a very difficult time for me because I miss my big loveable teddy bear very much. I know that he is in a better place and he is no longer suffering but we all still miss him tremendously. His companions Kylee and Bud are wondering where Baron has gone, they think he is still on a trip.

Buddy

christina m.

I miss my dog buddy so much. I had to put him to sleep on Sunday Feb. 10, 2013. We found out he had cancer and it was so bad it was collapsing his lungs so we only got to be with him 6 hours after we found out about his cancer. I am so hurt and the devastation of him being going is eating me up. His best friend Abbie misses him a lot to. He was like a child to me and this is the worse feeling in the world....

Bo

Cheryl B.

Bo was so very special as he was born with so many problems and I rescued him from being put to sleep. He had heart problems, asthma, allergies,a dislocated jaw and was only able to eat canned food and had to be fed for the most part. I got to me moomy to Bo for over 2 years until he passed away after having a seizure on Friday Feb. 8, 2013. I am having a real rough time loosing Bo as he was only 2 pounds but had a 1000 pounds of love. I miss him sooooo very much.

Buddy

Christina M.

Our first dog Buddy. He will always have a special place in our hearts. He was laid to rest on Feb, 10, 2013 at 11:24 a.m. My precious BIG BOY had to be put to sleep due to cancer. I will never ever forget you buddy and i will take care of your sole mate abbie. She has been so lost all day sitting at the window waiting for you to come home. I love you and miss you

Tinker

Christine S.

Our Tinker brought Love, Laughter and Companionship into our lives for 18 wonderful years. On February 3, 2013 my husband and I had to make that difficult decision that all pet owners dread. We thank Dr. Doug Ayers at the Plains Animal Hospital for taking such good care of him .Thank You Tinker for all the wonderful memories you have given us. You will be in our hearts forever. Until we meet again. Rest in Peace, our Good Boy !!!

Tinker

Christine S.

Our Tinker brought Love, Laughter & Companionship into our lives for 18 years. We deeply miss him, thank you Tinker for all the memories. You will live on in our hearts forever!!! Until we meet again. Rest in peace our Good Boy.

Bolt

J H.

Bolt was a 6 year old Yellow Lab with an infectious personality and offered unconditional love.

Cozmo

Kindle G.

Cozmo would have been 16 years old on March 30th this year. He is a Shiba Inu and the best dog ever. We love him so much.

Annie

Cheryl D.

This is a picture of Annie. Isn't she beautiful!

Annie

Cheryl D.

Annie came into my life to heal my broken heart. Heal it she did. I fell in love with her as soon as I saw her. I wanted an orange kitty but the rescue center had none at the time but brought this tiny brown kitty---who just so happened to have a patch of orange on one of her hind legs. I knew she was the one. I have never loved an animal like I loved her. We put her to sleep on Tuesday after a 9 month battle with lymphoma. My heart aches as I remember the first day I saw her and that little orange leg. I feel like I lost a piece of myself with the loss of her. I will miss her always.

Austin

todd g.

my friend and companion thru thick and thin, you were there for the sad times and the good times, I love you Austin may you have a good rest

Missy

Lianne A.

Our beautiful Missy entered her resting place January 12,2013. As we sit and wait for her return, we know she fought hard. She was stricken with Osteosarcoma in probably August, diagnosed in September and the disease progressed, invading her beautiful face and jaw. She was our St. Party's Day girl, just shy of turning 10 years old. She was/is our everything...an exceptional pet with such an infectious personality that everyone loved her. We rescued her, but she rescued us and gave us such joy! We miss her and love her so.

Rani

Jim S.

We adopted Rani (pronounced like "Ronnie", and is Sanskrit for "queen") from the Michiana Humane Society in October of 2000. She had health issues much of her life, but it did not keep her from enjoying her hikes in the Indiana Dunes daily, up until the end. She had a wonderful, gentle disposition. If one of our cats wanted to check out what she was eating, she would back up and let the cat go up to her dinner bowl! She helped sustain me when we lost one of our other rescued dogs in a horrible accident. I miss her so much. I want to thank Paws and Remember for their services yesterday (January 10, 2013) in Fort Wayne.

SnickerDoodle

Richard P.

Snickers is a mini pincher and we got as little puppy. We picked her out of the litter cause she had on her neck a patch of hair that always stands up which her mama had also. My aunt and uncle also picked one from the litter, they picked the runt.She always thought that she was a full size pincher. Nothing would stop her if she wanted a piece of you... She has been an awesome pet and loved by the whole family, she will be greatly missed.

Ozzie

Andrea M.

Ozzie was adopted by our family after being returned from his first adoption for being "too friendly". Ozzie loved attention and would "head butt" you until you acknowledged him and pet him. He was very sociable and loved to be around "his people". He enjoyed following the dogs outside in the spring and summer and enjoyed rolling around on the patio. We love you Ozzie and thank you for all of the wonderful memories.

Gizmo sebastion

rachel l.

He was my baby, my joy,and the laughter in my heart for 15 years.The decision to let him go was extremely hard but I knew it was time to do the unselfish thing and give my Gizzy peace. The vets and receptionist at the emergency animal hospital in plains,pennsylvania made the process of my choice a little easier with thier compassion and understanding I thank them from the bottom of my heart. I love you Gizmo and you will be a part of me forever...goodbye for now but not forever.

Midnight

linda o.

my Kitty midnight was pretty all black with yellow eyes she lived to be 93 human yrs but everything that lives at some point dies my Kitty had thumbs and talked real loud one day in an elevator sticking her head out her box she was working the crowd she had quite a personality though at times she was a snob she only wanted people food tuna, turkey and chicken chewed but tonight she made me sob I held that furry little body for an hour after she passed away cuddling and kissing, stroking her remembering the love we shared and all of her quirky ways we used sleep side by side with her head and paw on my arm snuggling closely - purring and whenever she wanted attention she mewed maaaauh like an alarm I was forced to sleep with ear plugs or she would keep me wide awake ]talking all through the night but now there is just silence no Kitty meows to wake on a rainy Sunday afternoon in March of '94 I thought I heard a cat loudly talking she was hiding behind a garbage can trying to get out from the rain she looked like a tiny panther stalking but when I picked the poor thing up she was shivering and soaking wet looking like a drowned rat that's when I heard her first meow that's when she called me maàuaaah

Penny

Trudie and Jeremy B.

Penny was our angel, she was the sweetest, affectionate, loving dog we have ever had. She saved me more then once with her unconditional love. Her personality was awesome. We lost Penny on October 19th 2012 to kidney failure. We had just returned home from our honeymoon when we took Penny to the vet and unfortunately she did not come home with me that day, we had to put her to rest. We had her cremated and she is now back home with us. We still listen for the sound of her feet in the kitchen or the knock at the door when she was done outside. We love you Penny and Miss you!

Boo Boo

Melanie F.

We lost our baby 11/2/2012 and she was just that a baby only 10 1/2 mos old. Within a weeks time she went from our playful, lovable, energetic,baby girl to a very sick little one. She was found out to have FIP, a disease that may never have affected her, but it chose to hit her fast and hard. She stopped eating, playing just slept lost four pounds in 5 days, it was horrible, the vet said putting her to sleep was the best thing for her, because there is no cure. Maybe we could have prolonged her life by a few weeks or maybe even a few months, but I don't think that would have been fair to her, I think it would have been for my own selfish reasons. So we had the toughest decision that I believe we have ever had to make. It's amazing how attached you get to them and how much you just fall in love with them. We miss her so much. Love you baby Boo!!!