Pet Memorial Program
Pet Memorial Cards
When you want to do all you can to honor the love shared…
He gave you everything in life… his heart, his love, and his admiration. You in turn gave him all that and a perfect life, as well as a peaceful end. For that, you are forever grateful for the journey shared, and the guidance from a caring end-of-life professional when it mattered most.
For our beloved pets and those who care for them, the International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care Pet Memorial program is the opportunity to honor the love shared with a beloved pet. A donation to the IAAHPC, a 501 c 3 non-profit association, memorializes the special bond and helps further the field of animal hospice and palliative care. Furthermore,
every card purchased ensures that 100% of the tax-deductible proceeds go to help elevate the mission of the IAAHPC. Whether you are an end-of-life care professional or a loving family looking to show others you care, purchasing a packet of these cards allows others to know how much you care, and also give them the opportunity to have their pet’s photo included in the annual Memorial Tribute video.
These cards are available in 3×5 or 4×6 sizes. Thank you in advance for your donation and for your continued support of the IAAHPC.
Sooty was a feral cat who I tamed. He was all black, with half a tail and a crushed foot that had healed. It took me a year and 7 months until he wanted me to pet him. After that, he sat on my lap every day, and slept by my side every night for 14 years. Taming him was the most meaningful experience of my life.
Sooty was a gentle cat, with the loudest purr I’ve ever heard. He was so happy with his indoor home, and he had no bad habits. He loved the company of my other cats, especially the foster kittens I rescued each year. His best friend was Dudley, a large black cat who was rescued from a shelter. They used to sit so close that I called them the two-headed cat. Dudley misses him now.
I will remember how loyal Sooty was, always wanting to be on my lap the minute I sat down. I will remember how his half-tail swung back and forth when he walked or trotted. I will remember his very loud purr. I will remember that he chose to trust me, and for this I am forever honored and grateful. My life with Sooty changed me, and I will never be the same.
We miss you, Soot-Soot!
My little sheba I miss you every moment of every day!!! The house is very quiet I still listen for you to start “talking” in the middle of the night. My ❤️ is broken I miss you so much.we will be together again. Farwell little “red” your not very far your paw prints…forever in my heart❤
Squeakers was a wonderful, sweet, loving kitty and we were so blessed to have her in our lives if only for a couple of years! She is now in Heaven pain-free and playing with all the other kitties that have gone before her! Until we are all together again…we love you Squeakers!
Trouble was our First Fur Baby that we adopted after we were married. When we first brought her home she was bouncing off the walls and doing zoomies so I kept telling her she was gonna be in trouble when her dad got home. That is how she got her name. Ironically after we name her she calmed down and became the best cat in the world!! She LOVED her doggie sibling Lexy and strangely enough, Trouble loved All little kids, I mean 5 and under screaming and screeching kids. She adored them. 17 years Trouble was a constant Luv Bug every single day and night. She loved sleeping with Daddy and would literally pound on the door with her paws nonstop to get to her daddy. Lol.. she used to greet the postman and the ups man and the pizza guy and they were all astounded at how friendly and gentle and curious she was. She loved everyone who came into our house. Our hearts are broken, our first baby has gone to heaven to be with some of her fur siblings. I cannot express how much our hearts are hurt and missing our First Baby.
Double left my life just as suddenly as she walked into it, but I’m going to be forever grateful that she chose us to be her family. She was always asking for attention, and more than happy to spend the day cuddling wherever she could. Things just aren’t the same without her in my lap. Rest in peace Double, one day we’ll nap together again.
Bently was with us for 17 wonderful years you couldn’t ask for a better campanion to share life with. Bently was a rescue as he was found tied to a tree without water I had to have him. He was laid to rest on July 12 as it was time due to his body was just used up . This was the humane thing to do for him. We love you Bently.
Jack was our little guy, he was in our life for 14 great years, Oh our heart is broken without this little gift from heaven, he got his wings on 9-12-22. God how we miss him. We love you Jack, Aka, little guy, lil pup.
In loving memory of my sweet Zena girl. My Warrior Princess. You were already 6 years old when we met and when I brought you home you were finally able to be a dog. You loved meeting new people and especially loved children. You were such a kind and gentle soul. I hope you know that you gave me so much more than I have ever given you. I miss you so much mama girl. Until we meet again. I love you forever and always.
The always adorable, Cosmo Italiano, was my loving companion for 14 years. He was the sweetest, most agreeable pup I’ve ever shared my home with. Cosmo had his own fan club; friends would always include him in invitations to dinner at their homes; boating; concerts; polo, etc. My comfort is visualizing Cosmo at the Rainbow Bridge surrounded by his 2 German Shepherds siblings – who will watch out for him until we are reunited.
Shorty came into our lives in 2013. She had been a stray but was tame and sweet. She like bed to be with us. And she liked our dog, Sasha. She would meow loudly outside our bedroom door demanding to come in. She sit beside me on the sofa wanting to be pst of the family. She wanted treats when Sasha got a treat. And she would wait on mats by doors til we would return from walks or a closed room. She was always gentle and sweet with us never. I ting or using her claws. I miss her terribly. Love you, Miss Shorty
Zeus was loved by many, he was a soul dog and just a lover. He was loyal and strong and is now pain free from bone cancer. Fortunately our family got to spend 9 beautiful years together and this past summer before he gained his angel wings. Forever remembered as moose as that nickname stuck with him through his life. Until we meet again. Love the Rowan family
Princess Sophia (Sophie)
She was a small pint-size pup and won everyone’s heart she met. Our little Princess became quite the explorer, and over the years, we nic named her Dora.
Her feisty personality allowed her to conquer what she wanted, so those pretty bows and ponytails would become the flight of the crazy hair doo.
She was part of a trio for her first 6 yrs. Her 2 siblings passing she missed them so.
Not long after, we found a baby brother for her, and he became her torment and kept her on her paws. They grew very close the next 8 years.
Now it was her time to go and be the beautiful Angel with her siblings. Her baby brother calmly knew sitting by her side at the end. We comfort him, and he comforts us with heavy hearts missing our Sophie.
This tiny little bundle of white her nose now black our Beautiful Princess is our Angel 😇 above. 14 1/2 years of 💘Love, we celebrated Valentine’s Day and your birthday with you. Our hearts will always MISS YOU 😢
I miss your calming nighttime snoring 💤
Love, Mumma ,Dadda and Oliver🐾
We miss you with all our hearts. You left an empty spot in our lives. We look forward to the day that we can hold you again and look at your loving eyes and tell you that we love you dearly. Until that day, we will keep you close to our hearts. We love you and miss playing with you. God bless you!
Poured out from her upon her little world.”
Nelson was the best brown dog! He was our loyal snuggling friend, baby, family member for all but a few weeks of his over 17 years. He is so, so missed and his memory cherished! We hope you’re running and playing all day, buddy.
Forever my sweet girl.
The most demanding, wonderful chicken. Thank you, little bear.
Duke we miss you so much. You were the sweetest, most gentle and patient boy ever. Life isn’t the same without you. You were the one constant through so many changes in our lives. You brought so much joy and companionship over your 13-1/2 years. We love and will miss you forever. Thank you for all the love and fun. Be at peace Sweet Boy. XxOo
This is Pepper. She was a broken, abused, very afraid little girl when we adopted her. She slowly began trusting us and truly learned what love is through her time with us. She had a very happy life and became my absolute soul mate. I can’t believe she’s gone, but I know she’s running and playing in heaven with her canine sister, Ginger.
I rescued Bella from the Humane Society when she was eight years old. She was one of two dogs relinquished and her pet brother or sister was adopted right away and Bella had been there for a month. We bonded immediately and even though my son wanted a puppy that was at the Society, I convinced him that we needed to take Bella home. She was so happy on that ride home with us. She was a great dog. She was so well behaved. I really didn’t want to get a dog, but I knew my son wanted one and I had just bought a house with a huge fenced-in backyard so I decided to go ahead with the adoption. I never imagined the bond I would form with that dog or how much I loved her. I still miss her horribly and believe that the decision to say goodbye to her was one of the hardest things I’ll ever do in my life. I miss you and I love you, Bella. I can’t wait to see you again.
We were lucky to have our sweet “Tiny” aka Diezel for almost 14 years! Although we miss him dearly, we know he is finally able to challenge everyone in a tug of war again and chase after all the frisbees and sticks in doggy heaven. We love you Tiny.
This is chomp. He was a great dog and friend. We miss him so much.
Maggie & Scout
Don’t forget, my girl
Somewhere between hello and goodbye,
There was love
So much love
To My Sweet Ginny, In October, 2010, we found each at the perfect time. You were a third time rescue, and were looking to still find your forever home. I saw you were hurt and abandoned through those big, beautiful eyes, and you needed someone to love and enjoy your sweet, gentle and sometimes mischievous ways. I, too, was in the process of reinventing my life, and I needed a best friends to walk beside me in my new life. It was you, sweet girl. Your mere presence and puppy purrs got me through the challenging moments and subsequent loneliness during those years.
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Sweetie was the most vigilant caretaker and constant loving companion. She had a deep soul and was gracious to every other animal.
Keegan the Comforter
First named Keegan the Fierce, he came to us at 13 years old, having been with two other families…the first as a pup where he was the Comforter to his human mom when her husband died tragically in an accident and mom had to work long hours then and made the hard decision to rehome Keegan at 11. The second home with an elderly couple who had owned Irish Terriers all their lives where he was the Comforter to his new Dad as he struggled with the onset of Dementia until new mom was diagnosed with inoperable liver cancer. So he came to us and our son fell in love with him and took him to his heart and home until our son was also diagnosed with inoperable cancer! And so Keegan came to us, with our son, his dad, and he became OUR comforter when our son passed away. We loved him and cared for him and took him everywhere with us…he especially loved camping! At age 16 years, 4 months, our sweet old man went into kidney failure and we told him it was our turn to comfort him, his work was done and he could go to be with those who crossed over before him. We loved him so much and will miss him forever but we will see you again one day, when it is our turn. Until then we say “Well done, good and faithful Keegan the Comforter!”
Chumley was 10 years old when we had to say goodbye. At the end of his years, he suffered from Canine Cognitive Dysfunction. It was very hard to see our best friend go through this. He was the best dog we’ve ever had and is missed tremendously. We’ll love you forever!
Smokey was the best cat I’ve ever had. He was so loving and funny. He always put a smile on my face and made me feel loved. He was my therapy cat and my best friend.
I miss you! You were such a sweet soul.
Annabelle came into our lives when she was 8 weeks old. She was a loving sister to her kitty sisters and gladly took on the role of big sister when I became a mother. She loved spending time at the lake and on boat rides. She was my best friend and helped me through some difficult times. We love and miss you so much.
She was the sweetest most loving dog a family could have. So many happy times spent with you Abbey. RIP baby girl 😥 🧡
Murphy was a character that truly made everyday with him special! Not a day goes by we don’t miss his goofiness and his loving eyes that would look into your soul! Rest in peace Murphy boy, you were so strong all the way to the end, our super dog!
Laid to rest 11/18/21
Tears will dry, hearts will heal but memories will always remain. Foxie was 1 of 100 of a special kind. RIP Foxie.
To my dear sweetest girl, Ruby,
You brought Love, Joy, companionship, and courage to my life when I needed it most. And for over 13 years, you were my steadfast bestie. I will love you and miss you always.
Until we meet again, my sweet girl, run again in the sun! I love you!
Charley came to stay with me when I adopted him on August 14th, 2004 he lived to see his 18th birthday on Valentine’s Day 2021.
I think of Charley everyday and I long for the day that we will be together again.
You are in our hearts forever Charley!
Love Mommy, Dad, and Kyle
My sweet angel, you will forever be missed. It was the greatest joy and honor to have you by my side through all the ups and downs in life.
Our beautiful blue Buster who loved us, protected us and stood beside us for 15 years. We will miss you everyday when you’re not there to get the paper at the end of the driveway, sound the alarm of an impending delivery, grind your head into us for affection and watch over me in the kitchen for scraps. We will miss you forever and ever.
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