This page is dedicated to our special pooches that have left their paw prints on our hearts. Some unfortunately never got a chance at a forever family but instead, crossed over the rainbow bridge a little too soon. At least we know that we showed them the love they greatly deserved at the end of their lives. We love every rescue and these are just a few very unique ones that we want to memorialize in a special way.
Rest in Peace, Our Fur Babies
Our precious girl Abbey never got the chance to get adopted, but she did get into an amazing foster home with one of our officers and his family. She was blind and had cancer which eventually spread to all four lymph nodes. We were able to help extend her life with one treatment, but when it returned even more aggressively and her quality of life was diminished, we had no choice but to make the heartbreaking decision to end her suffering. At the end of her life, we were grateful that at least she was off the streets and knew what it was like to be truly loved!
Rest in Peace, Abbey - we love you!
May 6, 2013
Here's our old man, Viejo. He never got adopted but also got into an amazing home with one of our great fosters! He was an older dog so they knew it was probably a long term foster situation and they fell in love with him right away. As his health deteriorated they continued to care for him as if he was their own. Finally that time came, the time every animal owner dreads. Only this was harder, they were away on vacation and didn't even have a chance to say their goodbyes to little Viejo. It's never easy but we all know he KNEW he was loved as he showed them love day in and day out!
Rest in Peace, Viejo - we love you!
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February 13, 2015
It's an extremely sad day for the Pooches in Pines family along with those at Davie Creek Animal Hospital. We are sad to say that our sweet boy Tux has crossed the rainbow bridge today in a very unexpected way. His heartworm treatments were going so well but Dr. Higgins noticed that Tux was in pain and something just wasn't right. It seemed that Tux's liver was failing and his body was just shutting down. Despite Dr. Higgins giving birth to her son a week prior, she came in to try and save sweet Tux as everyone at Davie Creek had fallen in love with him during his recovery time there. Unfortunately, Dr. Higgins performed surgery and saw a large mass which, combined with the pain he was in, a difficult decision was made to end his suffering. We all realize we can't save them all but this is the hard part of rescue and our hearts ache today for poor Tux who desperately deserved that second chance at a better life. We are SO grateful for the staff at Davie Creek Animal Hospital for showing Tux love in his last few weeks of life!
Rest in Peace, Tux - we love you!
August 24, 2014
With heavy hearts the Pooches in Pines family is very sad to say that our gorgeous princess Bailey passed away last night. It seems she has had heartworms for much longer than anticipated. We appreciate all the support & donations on her behalf & trust that they will be used to help our other fur babies. Bailey was such a sweet & loving dog & you would have never known anything was wrong with her. Please use her passing as a reminder to never let your pets heartworm medicine lapse, as it's a silent killer!
Rest in Peace Bailey, we love you sweet girl!