Pet Memorial

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We see so many wonderful pets in our practice, but Rosie was truly a part of our family as she spent many days here boarding with us while her family traveled throughout the years. She was a lovely Labrador Retriever who was smart, affectionate, loyal, and a truly loving companion who really enjoyed belly-rubs. When she passed away at age 12, we asked her owners if we could dedicate a memorial page in her honor so that others could share pictures and memories of their own beloved pets. It is their hope and ours that this page will become a site where those grieving the same loss can find comfort and commemorate all the wonderful things pets bring to our lives.

From Rosie’s Family


Pets aren’t our children, but it certainly feels like it. And it hurts – a lot- when they die. So when our lab, Rosie, passed away due to cancer it profoundly touched our hearts. But on the bright side, we were blessed with twelve wonderful years with a happy, loving dog. She was smart, gentle, loyal, affectionate, eager to please, and an accomplished hunting partner. And the bond we had with her indeed felt like family. So whether you agree with such notions – that pets are like children – Rosie truly WAS a part of our family, and we miss her. We are thankful for the wonderful memories she left with us and so many others (including her awesome friends at Southwoods Animal Hospital!). We hope other families get to experience the love and joy that a “Rosie” can bring.

Pet Memorial Gallery

Forever in our hearts.

You were part of my heart
From the moment you came
I knew that my life
Was no longer the same

Because no matter how dark
The day or the night
You were there by my side
Making my heart light

Spirit and warmth
Always shone from your eyes
And the love that I gave you
You gave back, a thousand times

Though you’re not here to hold
Thoughts of you make me smile
And I know I was blessed
To love you for a while.

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