The ruff and tuff dog on the outside, but our sweet boy on the inside. He was our protector from anyone who came in our door or birds that landed in our yard. If anyone willing to throw a stick or ball was in his sight he transformed into a puppy. Soaring from shore into the water to retrieve a stick, but sometimes he would bring back a log he felt was more his "size." . We are grateful for his big heart and the memories we shared. Rest in peace bug. We love you.
McKenzie and Murphy
This dynamic duo, with us for 17 and 15 years respectively, has brought immeasurable joy to our lives. They were our constant companions and embraced all things dog, fetch, walks, traveling in the car and were happy and full of life. In his younger days McKenzie was my fishing buddy. He loved kissing the fish before we would release them back into the stream. Murphy was our inquisitive one, always wanting to know what was going on. Any package that arrived at our home had to be opened with his assistance. In their numerous car rides Murphy was always the co-pilot, with his buddy McKenzie bringing up the rear. Murphy always had to lead and be the first in any situation. Although they have passed, they will live on in our memories
Passed 2 days before her 10th birthday. She left us too soon. We said good bye to our other Sheltie Boo-Bear who was 15 years old two months ago. Macie was never herself again the day we lost Boo. I believe her broken heart sparked her rapid declining health and kidney failure.We will miss her spunky playful spirit and her persistent kissing which she gave freely. Macie, go find Boo-Bear, chase him and grab him by the tail and wait for us to meet you both again someday with your enthusiastic happy barking! "I think GOD will have prepared everything for our perfect happiness. If it takes my dog being there [in Heaven], I believe he'll be there". Rev Billy Graham
Kopper's favorite thing in the world to do was going for walks along the Oregon Trail and smelling and chasing rabbits and rock chuck. I'm sure the entire Columbia Village area heard him when he bayed. He also loved to go on his own around the neighborhood and visit his favorite places. He did both these activities on his final day (the photo is of him in his favorite place) and we know he was happy. He was a great dog and our household will never be the same with him gone. We love you Kopper dog!
Jessie loved everyone but was also a great watchdog. She always made protecting her family a priority.. She was always one step ahead of me as if she knew exactly what I was thinking.. When we lived on a ranch and it was time to bring the cows in, I would go get Jessie to help only to find that Jessie was already doing her duty and was out bringing the cows in! Jessie brought an indescribable amount of JOY to my life.
Thank you for your kindness to our sweet old girl, Pippin. She lived a great life of sixteen years and enjoyed hiking in Boise and hanging out at the lake in McCall. She was the best though just at cuddling, spooning, and just in general always knowing how to bring sunshine to our day. We will miss you, dear Pip, and know that one day when we cross that bridge too, you will be waiting there with your soft brown eyes and wet nose ready to cuddle our cares away. Love you always.
We were devastated when we realized it was her time to go, and we could not have found a more comforting setting to send her on her way. Our little rescued fur baby had such a good life here with us, but we know she is in an even better place now (with full use of her little puggy legs, not to mention a mouth full of teeth!). Thank you for helping us, we appreciate you more than you’ll ever know!!
Jake, Sophia, Candace, Britt & Gretchen...& Chacha Chihuahua too!
Our cat, Magic, hwass laid to rest today, April 12, 2018. July would have marked 19 years of laughter, playing, eating, and spoiling one another. As a family, we would always watch movies together, enjoy treats and snacks, scared one another, sang, cuddled, slept, warmed each other up, made us laugh till we would cry, and of course eat McDonalds French fries like they were a delicacy. His loss is tremendous to our family.. We will miss you Magic and you will never be forgotten, Doug, Karen, and Jim
We had Boo-Bear for almost 15 wonderful years. We got him as a 8 week old puppy. A Beautiful part of our family and "Such a Good Boy" who will be forever missed. Right now he is out there somewhere "playing in the snow"
It hurts a lot to know you had to go, but now your in a better place, now your finally home. Trust me I will miss you and I promise to never forget your face and personality. But when I do come home, I know that you'll be there ready to greet me as I crossover, cause we are an inseparable pair.
Shadow was an adult rescue. We had him for almost 12 years. He was the sweetest dog you could ever ask for. He loved people hiking and car rides. He was a prime example of how shelter dogs can make great pets. He seemed so appreciative when we brought him home. He pranced around the house and yard like he was the luckiest dog ever. We will miss him.
Kia gave us great comfort and love for 12 years. She loved her walks, routine car rides, and became a well rounded traveling companion to us. Fishing trips in the drift boat while keeping an eye on her master was a favorite ritual. She just enjoyed life and all the people she came in contact with. She was a lover! We believe that “Kia” was special - she really touched our hearts and will forever be remembered! We know you have made that great journey over the "Rainbow Bridge” Love you Sweet Girl!
I had the privilege of spending Laura’s 13 years on earth with her. She was born the runt and remained petite but had a large personality. Laura loved to meet new people and see old friends. All of the neighbors knew her by her name and loved it when she came to visit. Laura grew up in New York City and may be the only dog to ride the Wonder Wheel at Coney Island. She had so many unique adventures and loved the life she lived.
Lily was adopted from the Humane society as a puppy and I had her for nearly 14 years. She loved her tennis ball and fetching more than anything. She would go to strangers in the park and expect them to throw her the ball. She had quirks, gave lots of fives, hated baths, and was always ready to go for a car ride. She made my life better and our bond was very strong. She is missed very much. Lily, I hope we meet again someday. You have a very special place in my heart. I love you sweet girl!
Tinkerbelle was born somewhere around July of 2002. She was definitely her own girl, tough and strong willed for a tiny thing. She was a limber and energetic cat. She could launch herself from floor to back of sofa in one leap without blinking. She was a bright and well behaved girl, much loved and cherished, more than words could ever say.
Shaylee was a rescue dog, returned twice. Our friends rescued her the third time and it didn’t work out for them either. Realizing that a fourth time wasn’t an option, we took her in. That was about five years ago; her estimated age was around 12 years. Although she never really knew her name, she seemed to understand us and became a part of our daily routine. She was perfectly house-trained, always insisted on sitting in the back seat of the car, barked only when she knew something was wrong…pretty much the ideal dog. When the morning came that I knew it was her last…it was tough. This dog was a real trooper. A friend of mine recommended GGB. I cannot adequately express the gratitude my family feels for this organization. The sincerity was real, the process was comforting, and the follow up was greater than expected. We left Shaylee in good hands, and GGB provided the closure necessary to begin the healing process. None of us (including Shaylee) would have had it any other way.
We adopted moose 4 yr ago from the humane society. He was 7 and I tried to convince my son to get a younger dog. My son wouldn’t here if it. He told me “if we don’t take him he’ll die here alone.” So that was it, Moose was ours. He and my son were best buds. He brought a lot of love and joy to our family for the short time he was here. His favorite thing was to play ball with my son. He is missed.
Rhode came into our lives as a young dog from the Idaho Humane Society on July 7, 2003. She had a ton of energy and loved to run and chase most anything that moved. She also loved to swim, probably more than anything, except a good belly rub. We took many hikes together, walked on many beaches, and traveled many roads. She was a faithful friend and companion, through years of school, moves between cities, new jobs, and the birth and raising of two kids. Her gentle spirit and tenderness comforted us through tough times. Her happy face and wagging tail always brought smiles. We lost her January 17, 2018, after fourteen and a half years. We will forever be grateful for the memories she gave us and the time we shared. She is deeply missed.
I want to thank Gentle Goodbyes for their professionalism and compassion in helping our Buster transition to a more peaceful existence. Buster was born on the fourth of July in 2006, and left us on January 20, 2018. He was a loving, very smart, quirky and devoted protector of our family, and always knew everything that was happening in all corners of the house at all times. He loved spending time poolside with Lynn, and would keep her company for hours on end. Be well my friend!
Lucy was rescued as a wounded stray in Nogales, AZ near the border to a local shelter. We fostered Lucy and decided to adopt her in 2009. Lucy’s favorite things were: eat, run, jump, visit her Grandparents and chase squirrels and quails.
Lucy’s fond memories will be her dancing for food and smiling to us showing her teeth.
We will miss her terribly.
You were a pudgy senior pup at the shelter when I fell for your sad brown eyes. You never saw a tennis ball you didn't love and your enthusiasm for long walks was legendary. A gentle giant, your quiet patience and love warmed even the most difficult of strangers and your tolerance of a grumpy cat earned you belly rubs and a wonderful spot over the Rainbow Bridge. Snuggling on the sofa, playing in the snow, and getting brushed were your favorite times. You were my first and I treasure our 8 years together. I miss you bud.
Thank you Lord for bringing us the special little girl Shorthair named LuLu.
She loved to hunt, go fishing, camp, loved to snuggle, loved her doggie doors and back yard, she loved to travel, she loved her life!!!! She gave us so many wonderful memories right up to her final day. She was simply a huge light in our lives and our great friend. We could never put into words what this little dog gave us in her life.You will be with us forever LuLu. Thank you and We Love you. You’re a good girl!!!!! 12/17/2000 to 12/19/2017
We adopted this sweet girl when we think she was 3. It took us about a day for her to become "our" dog. She was an amazing teacher of patience and unconditional love. We miss her everyday. Gentle Goodbyes made a very difficult decision much easier to bare. They were very kind to our dog and to us and it made all the difference to be able to stay at home.
JoJo melted our hearts the day we first met and held her. She loved people, road trips, camping, sleepovers and guarding the bird feeder in her backyard. JoJo and our dog, Mindy, grew up together. We miss both dogs but feel fortunate we had over 15 years with JoJo. Thank you, JoJo, for bringing love and laughter into our home. Thank you, Gentle Goodbyes, for coming to our home December 17, 2017.
Volt, friend, brain cancer took you from us before you reached your seventh birthday, but in your short time on Earth, you gave us a hundred years' worth of joy. Like a tiny, vibrant sun in corgi form, everyone who met you felt your radiance. The memories of your humor and your charm will stay with me always. I love and miss you deeply, my beautiful boy.
Delta (Sep 13, 2009-Dec 2, 2017)
She waltzed into our life in Jan 2010 as a four-month old kitten and wriggled her way straight into our hearts. She was the most intelligent, affectionate, perceptive being who brought us a great deal of joy and love. There was not a human she didn't try to befriend.
Her eight years in this world gave us nothing but positive memories and we will were indeed privileged to be part of her life. Rest in peace, sweet little one.
- Mom and Dad (Bhavana and Jai)
George, Georgie, my honey boy, was an indoor cat who loved to go outside; he always hung around but we still kept an eye on him. He loved to roll in the sunshine on the warm sidewalk, he loved to cuddle & would suck on his paw as I held him. We always thought he smelled like maple syrup! He hated being in a car. I am so thankful we found Gentle goodbyes to help us have a peaceful goodbye at home near the fireplace. I miss him a lot. -- Nancy Hartman
In November we made the decision to help our wonderful Boston Terrier “Dot” pass painlessly from this life. I can only convey heartfelt thanks to Gentle Goodbyes for their kindness and flexibility in making it possible for this to occur in our home with all members present. She was our bit of unconditional love and joy, and we miss her dearly.
Our sweet girl. Over the course of 14 years’ of park and neighborhood strolls, thousands of miles walked, uncountable balls thrown & retrieved, and myriad pool laps swam on hot summer days, you were always loyal, playful, and so very gentle. You were loved by everyone and will be forever missed.
Everyone that ever met you loved you. Everyone you met you loved them.
You were smart, loyal, and obedient. You will be missed by us and everyone who knew you. You were a good friend and family member whom will never be forgotten.
Sleep in the sunshine that you loved so much while you live the rest of your time in heaven my old friend.
Sam had a way of making anyone feel like the most special person in the world. Bulldogs don't do much running, but he would run his hardest to get to you. He snuggled the kids every day. He was thrilled by fresh snow. And ear scratches. And bacon. Did he smell? He sure did. Did he nap (a conservative) 80% of the day? Absolutely. And he was perfect. He loved us so well for 10 years. We'll love and miss him for a lifetime.
Our sweet Pepper lived to be almost 14. When she was two months old, a farmer shot her, her mother and all of her litter mates. Pepper was the only one who survived,and made it to a no-kill shelter three miles away. The moment I saw her, we connected. As you can see in the picture of her with my grand daughter Ren, she was the kindest, gentlest dogs I've ever known. We miss her so.
Our sweet gal Lulu, we miss you as much as we are thankful for all the days we shared with you. Always the Lady, so sweet, gentle and laid back and easygoing almost to a fault. You were always up for an adventure as much as you were for a nap, just as long as we, the 'pack' were all together. I miss our adventures, coming home to your smile, waking to your snores and your gentle nudges and just knowing we were both there. You were my one in a million. Big appreciation to Gentle Goodbyes for making all this as easy as it possibly could be. We miss you girl. Thank you for making our lives so much fuller. PS Tibtibs says "Stay silly sis, miss ya, meow".
Holly was a rescued from death row in a local pound in Tennessee. She did not have the forceful and assertive temperament typically associated with her breed so nobody in her area would give her a home. Lucky for us that a GSD rescue group pulled her out and gave us the opportunity to share our home with her. She was as even tempered, calm, and loving as a dog could be, and we will remember her with special fondness for the rest of our lives.
Skeeter was my husbands dog and when he died in 2010 she seemed lost but she knew she had a job to do! He had entrusted the daunting job of taking care of those left behind to her and till the day she left this earth she never moved from my side. I went outside, so did she. I went to the restroom, there she was. I went to bed, she was beside me. I miss this sweet force more than I can say but she did her job and she did it with a happy soul and a sweet personality.
Carlos never met a lap he didn’t like! He loved playing with his doggie friends, first Maddy and Aki then Gracie; he never let them get away with too much. He was much like a dog, first to get up in the morning and sit by his bowl awaiting breakfast, the first to greet me each day when I arrived home from work. He loved eating bacon and playing in water. I am so fortunate to have had him in my life for 15 years. His heart gave out I think because he gave so much love to everybody he ever met, especially me. He was such an amazing, sweet and handsome boy; I miss him terribly!
Zena was a member of our Family. It was Difficult for us to let her go. We wished we could have had more time with her. She was loved by all who knew her. She was wonderful with kids and loved to sun bathe in the water. When she left us a part of us went with her. Our Dear Sweet Zena Beana, you will always have a special place in our hearts. No one can ever replace you. We will love you always! Until we meet again. We miss our Zena!
Our sweet baby Jake, we will miss you so much, but we’ll carry you in our hearts forever. You were the sweetest, gentlest Sheltie who loved soft blankets and snuggling on the couch. You also loved your treats, standing outside with the wind blowing your beautiful coat, and smelling flowers in bloom. We will miss your “happy bark” and wagging tail whenever we walk through the door. Happy trails our sweet boy.
I'll never forget when the gal at Pet Smart brought Stoli out for me to meet him, she's struggling to stay upright and she comes busting through the door and said this is the wildest dog I've ever seen. And he remained that way. But according to this picture, no one would believe that. He was so patient with Boomer and Boomer just loved Stoli. He would rub around on him and meow and loved any attention from Stoli he could get. Boomer is rather lost now. As wild as Stoli was, he was just as sweet. He was loyal, needy but all in all a great dog and even his wild side will be missed.
Gizmo was a great dog who really wasn't a dog. He was a little person with fur. He was our life and he will be so missed. Words can't describe the hurt we are feeling with his loss. We miss the clicking of his nails on our floor, the excitement from him when we return home, the snoring, his sweet and cute little face, his big ears, his companionship, his unconditional love, and just the warmth of his presence. He gave sooo much to us and required so little. We love him dearly and will cherish forever the wonderful life we had with him. We love you Gizmo. Rest In Peace Sweet Boy.
June 15, 2008, Fathers Day, our family met Heidi the Border Collie/Australian Shepard mix at the Idaho Humane Society animal shelter. She was in the back of the kennel, frightened and alone. Her data sheet indicated that she was 4 years old. We took Heidi out of her kennel and got acquainted. We could see immediately that she was smart and knew basic commands. We instantly knew that Heidi was our forever dog and adopted her. We enjoyed our walks with Heidi. She was such a great companion and watch dog. We loved Heidi and she became such a big part of our family. Illness took Heidi away from us way too soon. We will miss Heidi very much. We were very appreciative that Gentle Goodbyes could come to our house and help Heidi end her pain quietly and surrounded by those who loved her.
We had to say goodbye to our sweet boy Ammo a few weeks ago at 7 years young. He was always a very happy boy - his favorite things to do included playing fetch (with balls, rocks, frisbees, pine cones, you name it), swimming, hanging out with his brothers Gunner and Ruger, and car rides with his humans. He will be missed so much, but he lives on in our hearts forever.
Our Leeloo was a big, shy, girl. Her size and bark could be intimidating to those who did not know her, but she was always so gentle. She greeted me with bounces, drooled when she drank or got excited, and raised her paw to ask for one more treat. I miss your snoring, your gentle wake up kisses, and just being next to me all the time. I will be with you again someday, over the rainbow bridge.
Lacy was about 1 ½ to 2 years old when she chose us to adopt her. For 9 years she loved chasing rabbits, whistle pigs, ravens, and antelope in the Murphy, ID, but she adjusted well to “city” life in Nampa. She gave us so much over the years and asked for so little, and we will treasure the 13 years that we did have with her.
Lucy was the truest and most loyal friend. Our relationship spanned more than a decade, during which time she brought me countless laughs, comfort in times of sadness, and taught me about unconditional love. After all she brought to my life, it was an honor to make her last few months as comfortable and peaceful as possible and when it came time to let her go, it was no surprise that she took a piece of my heart with her.
“RIP Badger (9/1/2005 – 4/14/2017). Badger was the best friend and best dog ever. He was a German Shepherd mix with a gentle heart and soul. He loved his three doggy siblings, particularly his hound dog sister. He enjoyed lounging outdoors and i laying on soft blankets and sofas indoors. Routines and being bathed and clean were very important to him. He liked his dog bed “fluffed” every night before bed.
10/10/2001 – 03/25/2017
The “little dog” was a big dog at heart. To some, he’s known as the “bear dog” who fiercely chased away several bears from camp. A constant and loyal companion on many adventures traveling far and near. Overflowing with personality he fit right into any environment. Rock Dog was the absolute best… as was the company he kept.. Thank You for being You little buddy!
Zoh was just a puppy when I gave her to my wife, Teddi. Zoh was the perfect companion for my wife. Zoh was such a loving and sweet little girl who demonstrated unconditional love for, and devotion to, my wife. For the past twelve years the three of us were bound together as a happy family unit. Our little corgi will certainly be missed
Mojo was an amazing dog. With her unconditional love, she cured me of my pain and helped me start my life fresh. She loved to go camping and on walks and just for rides in the car - everywhere we went, she was the star of the show. She was smart and she had uncanny intuition - she just knew things. She will be missed by everyone.
Leon - he would watch me go about me day with his deep brown eyes, at awe with the fact that he could be comfortable and loved after a previous life, where he wasn't given a second or a first thought. He was a sweet, gentle, albeit stubborn guy. I saw a t-shirt once that said "Your dog don't know sit!" Yeah, he didn't know sit and I loved him all the more for it as he stood alongside me.
January 17, 2006 - February 1, 2017
Max was a sweet, gentle, friendly dog. A lover not a fighter. He responded well to voice command, and enjoyed going everywhere his human went. He adored his human. When she was gone, he would get noticeably depressed. Now that Max is gone, his human misses him more than anything. RIP sweet Max.
Harley was my best friend and an integral part of our family for the last 12 years. His clumsy, happy-go-lucky demeanor earned him the nickname "Doofy", but his heart was so gentle and loving. From the first day we brought you home, you've left pawprints on our hearts and lives. Run free, buddy. Forever in our hearts...
We adopted Daisy in Chicago where she was found living on the streets. She was our first baby and we picked her up the day we got back from our honeymoon which was days after 9/11. Daisy taught us so much about ourselves and helped us grow as a family. She made us laugh and was always there for us. We love and miss you Daisy.
Copper Lee Sonic Boom (Boomer)
Boomer spent his days enjoying life and was a loving heartbeat at our feet at the end each day. His passing has left a corgi sized hole in our hearts. He was truly the dog in the quote below.
He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.
- Author Unknown
Maggie was our sweet, kind, little girl of 16 yrs that everyone LOVED and she LOVED everyone. Not a bad bone in her body. She loved to play ball until her little 4 legged brother, Harley came to live with us. He pretty much took over the ball. She loved her nightly treats. WE WILL MISS YOU SO MUCH MAGGIE
You put smiles on our faces everyday for 15 years. You were there for us through thick and thin. Jim was inspected every evening to make sure there were no office dogs you had to deal with. You had the amazing ability to find the exact center of any bed or couch that came your way. Rest in peace Bellaboo. Melissa and Jim Thomssen
Hank was the protector of the home from the moment he showed up for my Christmas present at 5 weeks old.He never failed to greet me at the gate when I came home from the bus stop, He was smart. He figured out how to open the back door to come inside! To his very last second he wanted to be with me. Guard dog on earth, guardian angel in Heaven.
(2001 - Oct 12, 2016)
Our fetchaholic lab. Kimberly still misses sharing her popcorn with you. We all miss your walks and your barks when it was time to eat.We thank you for just laying down and enduring when the pit bull attacked you instead of us.. We wish you an eternity of never-ending happiness and hope to be with you again someday. With love
Moto was an amazing companion, who even after 5 years of being the baby adapted and loved the kids we had with all his heart. He made sure we knew they were protected. He loved to swim, fetch sticks and play tug of war. We couldn't have asked for a better companion. Thank you Moto for the amazing 11 years you gave us
Thank you for making my dog comfortable in his final moments. He was very smart and gentle. The thing I loved most was how he would look you right in the eyes when we spoke to him. You could ask for a smile, a kiss, or to get a toy and he would do it. Or just when you needed someone to talk to, he was always there and you just knew he understood what you you meant and how you were feeling. He loved birthdays and Christmas and would help unwrap gifts, being ever so gentle, never damaging the contents inside. He was my best friend and was always happy to be by my side.