THIS PAGE IS DEDICATED TO OUR SPECIAL POOCHES THAT HAVE LEFT THEIR PAW PRINTS ON OUR HEARTS BUT SOME UNFORTUNATELY NEVER GOT A CHANCE IN FOREVER FAMILIES. INSTEAD, THEY CROSSED OVER THE RAINBOW BRIDGE TOO SOON.  AT LEAST WE KNOW THAT WE SHOWED THEM THE LOVE THEY SO GREATLY DESERVED AT THE END OF THEIR LIVES.  WE LOVE ALL OUR RESCUES BUT THESE ARE JUST A FEW VERY UNIQUE ONES THAT WE WANTED TO MEMORIALIZE IN A VERY SPECIAL WAY. RIP FUR BABIES!
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October 2012
 
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!
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!

Bailey

2/13/2015
 
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!
 
#RIPTux ~ We will forever be #TeamTux
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8/24/2014
 
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!
 
RIP Bailey, we love you sweet girl!

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9/22/16
 
When we got the call that Mason had crossed the rainbow bridge it hit us all very hard.  Mason came to us an old and abandoned guy with a broken soul.  We knew we had to find just the right home that could care for him and show him the love that he deserved after his previous family left him at a dog park.  Michelle had been following our page for awhile and said Mason just spoke to her through his pictures.  She drove here from Ocala to meet him and it was love at first sight.  She didnt have Mason long, less than a year actually, but that didnt change their special bond.  The sweet boy that pulled her heart strings through pictures was suffering and in pain beyond help.  
Michelle is a special adopter to us because she only adopts senior dogs and gives them the special love they need.  After some healing she took in another of our senior dogs and they are living happily in the country!
 
RIP Mason - we love you!  
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7/7/18
 
Our Officers found Winston on the side of the road, left for dead.  They refused to let that be this sweet dog's fate and rushed him for medical care.   While at the clinic someone fell madly in love with him and decided no matter what she was adopting him.  Winston had many medical issues, one being cancer in his leg.  They wound up amputating his leg and became lovingly know as Winston the Tripod.  He was adjusting well to his new home when he suddenly was having problems getting up and moving.  His owners found out the cancer had spread to his back and was growing too fast for any treatment.  They had to make the hardest decision to end his suffering but not before having a professional photo shoot to remember this awesome dog in all his glory.  Winston, you fought a hard battle from the first night we met you but were lucky to know love like never before. 
Run pain free now sweet boy.
 
RIP Winston
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