Losing one of these guys is tough at any time. It breaks my heart, but I know I gave these guys the best opportunities I could possibly provide. They were loved dearly during their stay here with me and those that went to their loving homes had the very best.
Pip - rescued
January 118, 2018 passed March 22, 2019 - approximately
During his short time with us we
worked hard to find a hospice home for Pip. When he
arrived with us we knew his little old body was failing him.
He had good days where you would never know how old he was
and we loved him through the bad ones. Rescuing senior
kids is so very difficult. He passed away here
with us knowing he was safe and loved.
Sparkie - rescued
September 15, 2018 passed October 3, 2018 - approximately 8-10 years
Sparkie was a sweet little guy.
He was working hard on getting his weight back and was doing great.
The time before the shelter and his time in the shelter was just to
much for him and he passed in my arms.
Cerise - rescued
November 19, 2017 passed February 26, 2018 - approximately 10 years
Cerise arrived in cardiac distress.
After getting her on good heart meds the distressed eased. We
were working to place her in a hospice home, to have her pass away
in her sleep. We are comforted to know that she was cuddled
and loved during her time here and didn't pass away in a cold and
Chance - passed August
24, 2017 - approximately 10 years old.
Chance was with us such a short
time. When getting his vet care we found mouth cancer
that had penetrated his throat and lungs. His trachea
was nearly completely collapsed and his heart was working
overtime to keep him going. We made that horrible
choice to allow Chance his peace and let him pass on to
Rainbow Bridge. He had love and comfort from every
person along his journey and we are thankful that he didn't
go through this end of life alone.
Precious - rescued August 26
- passed October 29, 2016 - approximately 10 years old.
One of the most heartbreaking things we encounter in senior dog rescue are dogs that pass shortly after we get them. Precious was a super sweet and loving girl who passed peacefully in her soft bed. She is no longer in pain from her bad hips and knees, she is running happily through the fields loving her new home.
- arrived August 14 - passed October 12, 2016 - approximately 10-15 years
River had two months in our home before passing away quietly in her sleep. These are the difficult sad things that we get with the senior kids. She was much loved during the short time she spent with us.
- September 27, 2016 - approximately 7-10 years
We tried so hard with Prince.
He came to us with a large tumor on his side and kidney failure.
After removal from the shelter he went to our Calif vet where he
stayed for about a week on IV fluids. After the kidney values
had improved he went into a foster that was able to get him eating
and well enough to transport to Oregon. Here we determined
that removing his tumor and getting a dental (very badly abscessing
teeth) was the best route to help him continue his improvement.
Sadly two days following his surgery he went into kidney and renal
failure and passed away. This one was so hard - we took what
we felt was the best route for him to have a chance at recovery.
My heart hurts from this
loss - My love flows to every single person who helped us help
Prince. All of the love and support that flowed to him gave
him the best chance we could offer him.
From the time he was removed from the shelter
he knew love and compassion. He knew homes, gentle touches and
was kept out of pain. He passed away in the arms of someone
who cared very much for him. Now he is romping with the
angels, out of pain and free.
Rescued Sept. 28, 2015 - Feb. 25, 2016
12 - 15 years old.
Coco lost his elderly owner before coming to us.
Making the final decision for these guys is one of those things I wish I never had to do. Coco's health dictated his need to cross rainbow bridge and find the owner who loved him his entire life.
- Rescued October 29, 2015 -
February 22, 2016
12 - 15 years old. "RIP Quizmet, we will never forget you."
Trace - Jan 27, 2014 - Oct 20, 2015
Sadly Trace had to short of time with his new home. "Trace passed on Oct 20. He had problems from the beginning. I did everything I could to give him the best life he could have and to see him decline broke my heart. For the 21 months I was blessed to have his love and companionship there wasn't a moment of regret that we adopted him. He wasn't with us nearly long enough. Knowing what I know now, I'd still have taken him. I will miss him always.
I hope you are doing well and I thank you for allowing Trace to come to us."
Cara - May 25, 2015
Cara was part of our 2011 Mass Rescue, she lived, loved and was adored by my grand daughter Samantha. We believe she was about 13 years old.
"RIP Sweet Baby Girl♡ Mama
loves you and will miss you!
You saved my heart in so many ways, God knew I needed you, and you comforted me through so many hard times, and you celebrated many good times.♡♡♡"
Annie - February 27, 2015
almost 13 years
Annie was placed by us in 2012 and thrived in the three years of her life when cancer overcame her little body. Her family was blessed by her sweetness.