Milo and Joy are two amazing Poms who I was blessed with when they were about 6 and 8, respectively. Somehow, people had let them go. Milo was turned into the Pinellas County animal shelter right around the time that I started looking for…

Mia’s Story

I haven’t been able to write a tribute about Mia. We had so much heartbreak in 1 month. My Shotgun crossed the Rainbow Bridge on 11/11/2021, then our Mia 12/15/2021. My son bought Mia from a homeless guy living out of a truck in June 2010.…

Jazzmine: An angel in disguise

I feel instantly in love her. She was brought in because she had been hit by a car and had a broken femur on her back left leg. This is Jazzmine's story.

Shotgun – My Best Boy

I still can’t believe my boy is gone.  He has touched every part of our lives.  This is Shotgun's story.

Boomer’s Journey

The cancer was swift. Three days felt like three hundred. On his last day, he tried to stay with us, please us, even trying to wag his tail. I can see it in his eyes though. "Let me go, it's okay." HE is trying  to comfort ME. In the…


  She came to us at 18 months of age. At the time, she had not developed into her full essence—inexperience on a leash and fearful of car rides. We were only supposed to have her for a time until the previous owners got their home…
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Once in a Lifetime

I’ve always been told that a dog comes into your life for a reason, and that was so true of my JJ.

For the Love of a Wigglebutt

Maggie Tinkham, aka Mags the Wiggle butt, of Abilene, TX., peacefully crossed the Rainbow Bridge on June 14, 2019 with her grandmother by her side.


"Others may make the same claim, but you ARE the best dog in the world" A beautiful tribute to Jake. #GoneDogs

The Beauty of an Aging Pack

I've been around dogs my whole life, but these last 10 years I've been with just three. And we're getting old together.

The Reason I Love Dogs

Everyone who knows me knows I love dogs.  But why?  A friend recently asked me this question and I had to really think about it. I mean, sure, dogs are fun, and awesome, and cute, and they provide unconditional love. They’re great listeners,…
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Scooter, My sunshine

I looked into her eyes and asked her “is it time?” Her eyes met mine. I knew. Her eyes spoke with no words.
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Today Is Beautiful

The late March sunshine warms my face as I cross the parking lot. The sky is a dazzling shade of Carolina blue, and I notice the apricot trees are beginning to blossom.
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What Happens When Your Dog Dies

At some point every person who loves a dog will have to say goodbye to it. Here's what to expect.

Losing Pepper

Losing a beloved pet. The idea has always felt so far away to me — until one week ago when I lost my beloved dog Pepper.