Dear Connor,


They say you don’t know what love is until you are owned by a dog and I now know that is true. You have been my rock, my faithful companion and my best friend for the past seven years. I have learned so much from you…like there is nothing that cannot be cured by some snuggles, a kiss and a pug hug. You make me laugh every day and help me to not take life so seriously.

Thank you for picking me and trusting me to be your human and your Momma. I knew from the moment that you untied my sneakers that we were destined to be partners for life. There is no one who could ever love you more than I do. I promise to face all of life’s obstacles with you head on and to protect you like you have always protected me. You never had a chance to meet your Grandpa (my Dad), but I have this feeling like he sent you to me so that we would have each other through the hard times. I never imagined that I could love something so much. We have our own language and way to communicate through snorts and snuggles. You make my life an adventure! Thank you for loving me so selflessly and honestly.

Love Always,


Breed: Pug

Dear Dodge,


You are my life. From the moment I saw your brother at a friend’s house, I knew I wanted one of your kind… crazy thing? You were the only one left, and I had you in my arms 2 days later! It was my senior year of high school, and I had ‘forgot’ to ask my parents before bringing you home. I kept you a secret for a week or so because I was in the work study program at school and got to leave at 10:30. So what did I do? I took you with me in my purse! You were an angel and to this day, my one teacher has no idea you were ever in class. I eventually decided to take mom to lunch one day and tell her the news. She got in my car, moved my purse off the seat, and hopped in. All of a sudden my purse started moving… mom’s response? “Whatever it is, you’re not keeping it.” Little did they know what an impact you would have on our lives down the road.

Six years have passed by now, and as I sit here at work with you by my side, I couldn’t imagine my life without you. You don’t just come to work with me, we work at the Humane Society together. You put your front paws on the desk anytime someone walks in the door, and usually greet them before I even have the chance. Everyone loves your big pug eyes and your curly pug tail. You have such a personality that it seems to pour out of you. When someone brings in a dog to surrender, its almost as if you cry with the owner as they are saying goodbye to their beloved friend. You are their comfort.

You mean the absolute world to me, you spoiled lil’ thing! I know your grandparents (my parents) also love you more then anything in this world. You have a huge place in all our hearts and seem to leave a little spot on everyone’s heart that you meet. You’re an amazing dog and an even better best friend. I love being able to talk to you about anything and not have to worry about a response. Just the look in your eyes usually helps me figure out what path to take or what decision to make. I even love when your lips get stuck on your teeth and you have this stupid looking smile on your face. I say something about it and you lick your lips almost as if you’re embarrassed! It’s adorable. Last but not least, I am sorry I am always putting you in those ridiculous sweaters, but it is all in good intention of keeping you warm! I think you know that at heart but I figured I would spell it out for ya. I love you to the moon and back Dodge, you truly are my best friend.

With love, your mommy <3

Breed: Pit bull/Pug Mix

Dear Diesel,


We just wanted to thank you. Before you came into our lives, Koda (your sister) was very shy, unhappy and incomplete. Within days of you being here, she was a different dog and we were a different family. We were so grateful to give you happy years, considering the first few were so sad. You have left such an impact on all of us and we miss you so much. We are all blessed to have had you in our lives, mommy’s boy. Xoxo

Breed: Pug