We love and care for them daily. We celebrate their birthdays and their “gotcha” days. They bring us happiness and laughter. Losing a pet can be just as difficult as losing a close family member or friend. We are honored to share a place to memorialize loved family pets that have passed away.

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Brenna

Brenna was a foster fail. The dog I never wanted, but she wormed her way into our hearts and family like fungus.
In her prime she was in the top 10 female field trial dogs in the nation. A devastating diagnosis of myasthenia gravis ended her career and almost ended her life.
In the end, her previous owner surrendered her to us, where she eventually went into remission and went on to live the last 5 years of her 10 year life with us.
For a dog that knew nothing but kennel life, she adapted to life in a home with dog beds and toddlers seamlessly. Like a true Labrador she ate anything and everything she could. She ate $40 worth of Girl Scout cookies and never got sick. She ate an entire 100 count box of crayons, bird seed and just about any type of food that was available. She would play frisbee until we forced her to stop.
When you would talk to her, she would squint her eyes and fall down for belly rubs. If we scolded her, and told her that was not angel-type behavior, she would squint, wag her tail and fall down in apology. She never met a human she didn’t like, an item she wouldn’t retrieve or a food she didn’t’ like.
She was our heart dog. Our best dog. Our angel.

Jersey

My sweet Jersey used to go through the McDonald’s drive through and sit in my lap waiting for chicken nuggets. He was also the biggest ham when I took him anywhere (work, bus, parks). He was such a laid back boy. I really do miss his company and most of all his hugs.

Heidi

From the moment we met I was smitten with this gorgeous, silly girl. Even if the feeling wasn’t completely mutual for my husband at her more “spirited” moments, he cried real tears for her, too, when we had to say goodbye to her in February (cancer). She made me laugh at her complete inability to do anything with a toy other than taunt our other dog, Hawk, with it, loved sticking that cold nose right on your face, smelled like the most delicious popcorn, and was simply my girl. Thank you to my husband for loving me so much that he made a place in his heart for her, too, and to the sweet, constant Heidi that I was so lucky to love.

Possum

You survived Hurricane Katrina, gave birth to 7 puppies in the car on the drive up from Mississippi where you were found, and still had 16 years to spend with us. You were the sweetest little trouble maker, made everyone who met you smile, and stole food whenever possible. With you as my almost constant sidekick, we had many adventures and I will always feel the empty spot that you left. I watched you run over that rainbow bridge, thrilled to have hind legs that worked as they were supposed to again. Love you always, my little Dodo Bird.

Ernie

Our 12 year old Ernie passed away very unexpectedly. He was a talker, player and a snuggle bug. My 14 now 26vyear old daughter will always remember him as Ern burn. Thank you to the team at OAH for years of keeping him healthy

Paisley "Bean"

We were blessed to have our little Bean for 14 amazing years. She was always down for an adventure. She was so tiny when we got her that I was able to sneak her into move theaters. The older she got, the more her Dachshund voice appeared so we stuck to more “dog friendly” events after that! Despite her 3 inch legs, she was a great hiking buddy, sometimes making it to 9 miles! She loved everyone and everyone loved her. Up until she passed, I didn’t quite realize the full extent of just how many lives she touched. There will never be another Bean and she will be deeply missed. I know she is up in heaven right now, bossing all the dogs around, being the “sheriff!” Paisley has been there and helped me get through some very low points in my life. She made things easier and always loved to the fullest extent. I just hope I made her life as great as she made mine. We love and miss you, Bean Burrito ♥️

Stella

Stella was the most sweet girl ! She filled our hearts with so much love ! 🌷🌸💕💗 we miss those little snuggles and kisses 😢

Muffin

Muffin was a sweet girl. She loved walks, car rides, and trips to the park. She tirelessly defended her family from the vacuum. Muffin was a master cuddler and always made sure she was touching one of her humans. When her parents finally decided to add a baby to the family she proved herself to be extremely tolerant. When cats joined the family she was the perfect surrogate mom for them, allowing them to groom and even suck on her fur. Our 14 years with Muffin will never seem like enough; she will always be our Bitty Girl.

Maggie

Maggie was the sweetest girl a family could ever have and we all miss her happy tail wagging and excited little dance. She was with us for 15 1/2 years and grew up with our kids. She taught her beloved younger brother pup Henry a lot, and he misses her too. She was a fluffy little thing that could play dress up with our daughters as well as ride a four-wheeler in the woods with dad. Maggie had a cute little excited sneeze and as she got older, started to “bark bark” at the backdoor to make her wishes known. She loved to play with her favorite toys - we called her “babies” and would often carry them everywhere with her. Adorable with long hair or short, she was a perfect companion for our kids and wanted nothing more than to be near them. Maggie loved observing the younger pups in our extended family play together, while she kept a safe distance watching them tire themselves out. Even though she was the smallest - she was the queen of them all. We wish she could have stayed with us longer. Our house isn’t the same without her. We were so blessed to have her in our family and know she is still with us in our hearts. It is comforting to think of Maggie playing together with her dear friend and cousin, Roxy in heaven - until we see her again. God Bless - 11/30/05-5/4/21 We love you Maggie ❤️

Remi

My sweet little old man, 14.5 yrs. I have been blessed to have such an incredibly good dog!