On behalf of the staff at The Natural Pet Enrichment Center, we are honored to pay respect to our beloved animal friends who have passed. We also welcome you to create a lasting tribute for your beloved pet or animal friend on our website's Pet Memorial page. Please feel free to complete the following Pet Memorial Form in Adobe Acrobat format, which requires the free Acrobat Reader to view.
Shadow (6/9/2004 - 8/12/2017) - Our customer, Gloria, wanted to add Shadow to our Memorial page. Gloria found some words to pay tribute to her, Shadow, off of a treat container from TreatPlanet. It goes like this: DOG WISDOM BE BRAVE - no matter your size Make your own fun -- DIG LIFE Have a mind of your own Be LOYAL & FAITHFUL Chase after your DREAMS Take a nap Wag more -- BARK less Learn new tricks no matter your age NEVER stop playing Live UNCONDITIONALLY Make new FRIENDS
"Soulmate....love of my life. Best friend ever. Always in my heart..and putting smiles and warming everyone's heart...miss her so much" ~ Jiggy's mom (Kim G.)
“Hi Natural Pet Store, I just wanted to thank you for being so kind and welcoming to my dog, Daddy the pitbull, over the years. Visiting your store was his #1 favorite thing to do. Most of time he had to be carried out of the store because he never wanted to leave. He LOVED the Christmas events each. We were planning on attending them this year but he became very ill days before the event. He had a tumor on his spleen that ruptured. He passed away after having surgery, the vets did everything they could but the cancer spread.” Daddy.....Run, play, be pain free, we love you and will miss you. 🌈💕 12-2018
Betty H. says: This is my Mikie. Mikie was rescued at 8 months. He was so tiny. At about 7 years old, we found out, although not visible, he had a deformed spine, and was in pain. He started on the typical treatments, which helped a little. He started seeing Dr Topham, which helped a LOT. She is a certified VOM. What helped more than anything, is the CBD oil. Thank you Natural Pet for researching products and caring so mush for our furkids. Mikie passed away last November after a brief illness, which just shut his old body down, He is so missed.
Betty H. says: Thornedge Up Roar at Trinity was a mischief maker from the beginning. His 2 wonderful sisters were born, mom and babies cleaned up and everyone settled down. However, Rory decided to make an appearance over an hour later! As a pup. he loved playing, and that never really stopped. He received multiple championships in agility, with his fun moms. Diagnosed the previous year with a heart murmur, Rory was on medication and still doing great. At his yearly echo, the heart murmur had not worsened, but, unfortunately, a tumor was found on his heart, a mean one. He wasn't given long to live, but he didn't know that. We got an extra six months, with natural remedies. The tumor apparently invaded other areas, and he wasn't enjoying his food (previously ravenous and happy always). He still had that light, until he no longer wished to eat and other symptoms showed up. He was such a loving, wonderful member of my family, and I couldn't let him suffer. Rory Red Dog- November 5 2004 - January 9, 2019. My God, how I miss my boys...
One of our long time favorite pups to come into the store with his family was Do. Do crossed over the rainbow bridge at 17. You are missed Do.
This is BLK taken in Dec. She was a wonderful 28 year old loving girl. She was so loving and always purring laying on my chest keeping me safe. ~ Charlote H.
Our beloved Tanner gained his wings 2-16-19. He has left furever paw prints on our hearts. Tanner was our pot of gold at the end of our rainbow...and now he’s crossed the rainbows bridge️.
Rainbow Bridge gained another sweet angel, Bella. Ginger and Bella would come in together with their mom and dad. Such a beautiful girl in and out. She was 11 yrs. old and was diagnosed with liver cancer. We will miss seeing her and her sister Ginger will as well. “Dogs’ lives are short, too short, but you know that going in. You know the pain is coming, you’re going to lose a dog, and there’s going to be great anguish, so you live fully in the moment with her, never fail to share her joy or delight in her innocence, because you can’t support the illusion that a dog can be your lifelong companion. There’s such beauty in the hard honesty of that, in accepting and giving love while always aware that it comes with an unbearable price.” – Dean Koontz Until we meet again -
Our IT guy and dear friend, Joe, lost his mom’s fur baby, Cookie. She crossed over the rainbow bridge to be with her mom. She had the prettiest face. She will be missed but is by her mom’s side and enjoying her mom’s cooking. We’ll miss ya, Cookie!!
From one of our beloved customers and Chance's mom: Our home is one pet short this afternoon...kidney disease has taken our sweet Lilly at just ten years old. She was by far the quirkiest but sweetest cat I’ve ever had from her fascination with running water to her habit of meowing at the top of her lungs when I went out of sight in the house. I brought the four of them home to foster at just 5 weeks old and from the start she wanted to be with me instead of her litter mates. I’m sure my feet will forever feel her at the bottom of the bed where she slept each night and I know it will be some time before we don’t feel the need to turn the faucet on. Run free my sweet girl and may you have all the fresh cold water you desire. Chance's dad had this tribute about Lily: Today was a tough day, today was the day we hated to wake up to but knew it was inevitable, today was the we had to say goodbye to our little Lilly 🙁 Lilly was diagnosed with kidney failure in January, her numbers were off the charts and we were amazed with her will to live for another 6 months. Today was the day that her sickness finally caught up with her! The past 6 months we made sure Lilly had everything she needed to be comfortable and I think she knew it....If she didn’t want chicken she ate tuna, if she didn’t want tuna she ate dry food, if she didn’t want dry we gave her another type of dry food, she even had the opportunity to eat a hot dog a few times. She was queen of her castle and we enjoyed every minute of it! I was never a cat person but Lilly and her brother Bodie changed that from the first time they came into our house at 5 weeks old over 10 years ago. She was a quirky girl ... LOVED cold water and ice...if she was in hiding she would always come out at the sound of ice in a cup! Her favorite time of the day was anytime with Heather!!! When Heather fostered the liter she had no choice on who was going to stay with us, Lilly picked her immediately! She went wherever Heather went, she watched Heather get ready every day, never missing a morning on the bathroom vanity. She LOVED sitting on Heathers lap cuddled up in a nice blankie. She loved jumping in boxes ... any size box would do but the smaller boxes always seemed better! She was afraid of unfamiliar voices and when someone entered the house she darted under the bed and when they were leaving she came out like nothing ever happened! Whenever I came in she started to run until she heard my voice then she would realize it was OK and come up to say hi! I will forever miss being greeted every morning by her big loud meow’s and her big eyes looking at me just waiting to turn on the faucet! Once settled in for the day she would find a special place Heather made for her on our bed or by the back window...she loved sleeping in our bed and loved watching the amazing butterfly garden and bird feeders...I loved hearing her. Shirt at all the birds!! Heather thank you for taking such good care of our Lilly for the past 10 years!!! I know she loved you every minute of every day and you made her life so amazingly special and did everything possible to let her know how amazing she was .... I will miss her! Gone but not forgotten ... love you sweet girl!!
GABBY, the Matriarch of our 4-legged family for the past 13 years finally surrendered to old age and health issues. She was never the same since being diagnosed with canine leukemia! GABBY was a once in a lifetime dog lived an incredible 13 love filled years and was instrumental in providing a warm loving home to so many fosters!! She was an amazing therapy dog that visited school with Heather early on in her teaching career and was the reason Heather fought so hard to get Chance!! GABBY was instrumental in teaching Chance how to trust and play with other dogs. She played gently for hours with Eugene and Lucy and would even let Eugene win at tug of war every once in a while! She always tolerated Lucy pawing and jumping on her when she was a puppy just to get her to play!! GABBY is not the dog that Heather picked from the liter ... she was the dog that picked Heather! I will always miss watching you prance out of the house as if you just won a gold ribbon and lying with you on the floor!! Watch over all of our 4 & 3 legged friends from above and please give a belly rub to Lilly, Bebe, Riley, Trudy and that little stinker Sophie and to all the others that have come and gone over the years!! Please tell my Charlie I miss him and would have loved watching him run around down here with you guys! GABBY you’re gone in body but will never be forgotten!!! RIP Sweetie!!! ❤️🐶❤️🐶❤️🐶
It has been almost 2+ months since we had to assist our baby Angel over the Rainbow Bridge, yet my heart still hurts the same today as it did the day she passed. We were only blessed to have her in our lives for a little over a year and a half; as we adopted Angel spring of 2018. We knew upon adoption she had kidney disease which progressively got worse. She was then, later diagnosed with an advanced stage of cancer... One of the highlights while Angel was still with us, was being able to take her to your store and place her in one of those little green shopping carts/buggies which allowed her to enjoy the sights,sounds and smells of the store! As the kidney disease and cancer became progressively worse, it became harder for us too take her to the shop and it would also be difficult on her little fragile body. To all those at the Natural Pet that had the chance to meet a true Earth Angel, I thank you for taking the time to not just photograph her but be a part of her life. Also for assisting me as her human guardian and primary caretaker in finding the best and most appropriate holistic foods and supplements to help ease the devastation of those two wretched diseases.
Dr. Dobias is a holistic veterinarian and an expert in natural nutrition and disease prevention and treatment. Dr. Dobiasjust lost his beloved dog, Skai. He wrote a beautiful letter about him and I decided others who have lost a beloved pet might be able to relate to his thoughts and feelings, fear and love for his dog, Skai. So click on the link below and read his letter: