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SAD NEWS UPDATE ON HOPSCOTCH

Always in our Hearts.. Hopscotch

It is with a heavy heart that I am writing to inform you, Hopscotch went to Rainbow Bridge yesterday. Her little heart finally gave out. Dr. Hedges said Hopscotch went peacefully with her foster mom by her side.

Hopscotch received the best care, TLC and quality of life. At least she didn’t die alone in the dumpsters where she was found.

Special thanks to Dr. Hedges, Sandy Ames, and Hopscotch’s foster family for all they did for this special girl who fought to live a normal life, even only for a brief time.

Until we meet again … always in our hearts.

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Aunt “Lil” Lillian Ganz

Those we love can never be more than a thought away… for as long as there’s a memory they live in our hearts to stay. You were a wonderful mother, daughter, grandmother and friend; kind to everyone.

In Memory of Aunt “Lil” Lillian Ganz

Sweet Tukee

Tukee went to peacefully to Rainbow Bridge on March 20, 2017🌈

Tukee had pancreatic cancer and nothing else could be done for him. Tukee was in a loving foster home with our  amazing Sue and Bill who provided the best Hospice care, lots of love, great food, walks, rides in cars.  He was a very special boy💔🌈🌹

Rest In Peace dear, sweet Tukee. Run free, happy, healthy and whole🌞

Rest In Peace dear, sweet Tukee. 💔🌈🌹

In Honor of Aunt Millie

In Loving Memory of our beloved, Aunt Millie. March 18th will be the one year anniversary of her passing💔

We are sending our loving thoughts and prayers to Aunt Millie’s daughters’ Marla, Wendy and their families🙏

We all love and miss Aunt Millie🐾💕

Mildred Frier
March 14, 1924 – March 18, 2016

Aunt Millie holding Francee🐾💕

Sergeant Daniel P. Orr

“In Loving Memory” of Sergeant Daniel P. Orr who passed away February 2017.  Danny, a tough, proud Marine who loved his dogs.  This was Danny with his beloved dog, Diamond.

He will be missed by all.

Dear T-Bone

💔IN LOVING MEMORY OF T-BONE💔

Dear T-Bone,

We did our best to provide you a second chance at life. You were so loved by all who touched you.💕

We took you for a long ride in the car, listened to music, you ate cheeseburgers, Dr. Abbott and her staff gave you yummy treats, until it was time for you to go. I spoke to you softly, told you how much you were loved and held you closely, until you went peacefully. We were all with you while you crossed over the Rainbow Bridge🌈

Run free and happy dear T-Bone. No more suffering, no more pain, no more being neglected.

When you left, you took a piece of my heart. Until we meet again…

Sweet Lucy

Lucy and Ricky Update for Web SiteRest in Peace dear, sweet, beautiful, Lucy. Until we meet again.  You will remain in your parent’s (and my) heart

Otis Will Be Missed

image1Otis will be truly missed by his Mom, Dad, Barry and the entire family.  Cancer took this sweet angel.

 

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RIP Barbara J. Petraitis 1946-2016

current-photoDestiny’s dear friend and Toby’s beloved mother, Barbara passed away sadly leaving her three dogs, Duke, Pupster and Toby plus her two cats, Minnett and Mui Mui.  Barbara was a great supporter of Destiny for Dogs.  We have taken her fur babies (Duke, Pupster and Toby) and will find loving homes for them.

Update:  Pupster and Duke are with their new loving forever homes.

During Barbara’s memorial service we met Lucy.  She asked about Barbara’s babies.  Afterwards Lucy went to Toby’s foster parents, Sue and Bill, to meet this special boy. It was love at first sight.  Below is a picture of Lucy and her son Luke. img_3694fullsizerender

 

 

RIP Darling Darla

darla-01Darla was a very special dog.  She loved to go for walks and chase her ball into the ocean.  Later as her vision went she loved to ride around in her red wagon.  She will be missed

RIP “Jackie 0” – August 17, 2016

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Dear Kat & Bill,

We are truly sorry for the loss of your beautiful and loving Jackie O. She was very blessed to have you and Bill and you were equally blessed to have her. I know that you gave her everything she needed plus all the love and nurturing.

Jackie O will always remain in your loving thoughts and prayers until you meet again at Rainbow Bridge.

We love you dearly

Destiny for Dogs

In Loving Memory of Cornelia Perez

Cornelia PerezAs the shock of losing a beloved friend, my voice has failed me until now.  The world, my world, the rescue world from Vero Beach to our Rescue Destination and beyond gave Heaven back Cornelia Perez on May 15th, 2016.  She was lifted from this earthly life surrounded by her beloved husband, children, dogs, the love and prayers of friends and admirers from every walk of life.

As grief has dulled into an ache to hear her voice one more time, I have dedicated these past hours, days to her words, all that she inspired and taught me about what rescue really means to the animals.  While rescue has long been my passion and has brought me joy in untold quantities and forms – what I will forever be thankful for is Cornelia.  Cornelia brought me hope, inspiration and absolute determination that I could do this.  Never by myself; but with her belief in me and guidance she was the strength and the wisdom out of which my Destiny for Dogs became a reality.

Cornelia Perez was, and will always be, the unsung hero of my heart.  She would never accept praise, applause or accolades she so well deserved in life.  She knew, and assured all of us that our best way to show appreciation of her is to dedicate our hearts and souls to the animals.  Many of us have followed in her footsteps; few of us will ever fill her shoes.

I know I speak for everybody in our corner of the rescue world…she is greatly missed.

Rest in Peace our sweet angel and continue the care of our babies that have crossed over the rainbow bridge that will need your continued love.

All my love to you my dear friend,

JoAnn Goodrich

Angel RIP 03-06-01 to 06-19-16

IMG_84081Our Destiny for Dogs friend lost her beloved Angel this 19th day of June.  Angel lived a long and very happy life with her mommy.  She will be missed and will join all our other departed friends at the “Rainbow Bridge”.

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Charles “Chuck” Chandler – Rest in Peace

Chuck ChandlerChuck lived in Fort Myers, FL and passed away peacefully at the age of 67 at Lee Memorial Hospital on May 31st, 2016. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his loving wife Joan Berg Chandler and sister Mary Chandler Mahoney, along with his lifelong companion Scooter Chandler. He loved Scooter, his little Yorkie.  Scooter passed over the rainbow bridge some time ago.

Chuck was a Veteran who served in the Vietnam War.  Chuck enjoyed bird watching and was a member of the Audubon’ Society, NRA and the VFW.  He enjoyed fishing, reading and taking Scooter for long bike rides.

God Bless you Chuck!  Your sweet “Scooter” was waiting for you to be with him for eternity.Yorkie Rainbow Bridge

Rest in Peace Miss Vee

image1Today Miss Vee was led over the “Rainbow Bridge” with the help of Destiny for Dogs. Our volunteer (Linda) told her how much she was loved, kissed her little head and hugged her until she passed over.  She is now happy, healthy and whole.  She was loved and will not be forgotten.  Until we meet again at the Rainbow Bridge.  Miss Vee you have a home there with all the other Destiny for Dog angels who are welcoming you into their forever home.

Our Beloved “Aunt Millie” Has Crossed Over the Rainbow Bridge

AUNT MILLE & FRANCEE 1Destiny for Dog’s friend “Mildred Fier” passed away Friday night, March 18, 2016.  You may not know her but you have seen her.  Look at the top of our web site and you will see Aunt Millie holding Francee who also crossed over the rainbow bridge this year.  They are both together now but will always be remembered by being a permanent part of Destiny for Dogs.

Aunt Millie was born on March 14, 1924 and passed away at the age of 92.  She lived a wonderful long and happy life.  She will be remembered by many for her wonderful deeds she has done in her life and we are happy that she will guide our sweet canine friends in the wonderful afterlife they are all enjoying together.  Rest in Peace our dear friend

Dennis, Ginger and Francee

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FranceeUntil We Meet Again You Will Always Be In Our Hearts

See you later our little angel girl.  Know that you were loved dearly by mommy and daddy.  You had 17 wonderful years of life and gave so much happiness to so many and placed smiles on their faces.  Only 3-1/2 pounds, however you were the alpha dog in the “Goodrich Household.”  You were never afraid of anything, not even Guida (Blue & Gold Macaw) who chased you around the house.  You always stood up for yourself unlike your big brothers and sisters who ran away from Guida.  Your quirky little walk, that sweet little face and those beautiful eyes.

A piece of our hearts went with you last Sunday (1-31-16) night when we let you go.  Dr. Bennett was very gentle and kind.  I asked you to look into my eyes, to trust me and I told you that you would soon no longer be in pain and know you were loved.  I know you felt surrounded by love.  I held you and kissed you and told you it would be OK to go.  Dr. Bennett made sure you were comfortable until you were at peace.

After you left us I held you until it was time to say “Good Bye” to your earth body.  We will scatter your ashes with your other sisters and brothers.

You are once again happy, healthy and whole.  You will remain in our hearts until we meet again at the Rainbow Bridge.  We love and miss you.

Daddy, Mommy, Morgan, Monk, Guida, Sophie, Ginger and Abby.

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Good Bye Sweet Roy

Roy, Rest in PeaceRainbow Bridge 03Roy was a dear senior Shih Tzu rescued from Animal Care and Control when he was sick with kennel cough.  Roy was placed with a foster family until he was well and then his foster family fell madly in love with him and kept him until he recently passed away.  He was truly loved and will be missed. Rest in peace little guy, run free at Rainbow Bridge where you are now, happy, healthy and whole. Until you meet again, always in your mom and dad’s hearts.

In Loving Memory of Charles “Charlie” Darcey

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Charlie Darcy, 75 of West Palm Beach, formerly from Beacon and Fishkill New York died suddenly on December 18, 2015 at Wellington Regional Hospital.

Born In NYC on July 21, 1940, he was the son of the late John and Helen Darcy. Charlie attended Beacon High School and worked for IBM for thirty years. Charlie was one of the original members of the Beacon Ambulance Corp. He was an active member of Mays Hook and Ladder until he moved to Fishkill. Once in Fishkill, he joined Protection Engine Fire Company. Shortly after, he became one of the founding members of the Rombout Fire Department where he spent the rest of his volunteer firematic career. At Rombout, Charlie worked his way through the ranks being voted Chief twice and lastly Commissioner.

After his retirement from IBM, Charlie and his wife Marianne moved to West Palm Beach. Here he volunteered for the local hospital and eventually started working part-time for the Palm Beach County Sheriff in the Special Events Unit. Charlie spent his life doing what he loved most, helping people and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife Marianne (Gorges) Darcy of 54 years. They were married on May 20, 1961. He is also survived by their children, Brian and his Children Erin, Ariana and Jillian; Michael and his wife Chris and their son Ryan; his daughter Judi DeFrance and her husband Jeff and their children Michael and Heather and his daughter Lisa Carozza and her children Gabriella and Vincent; his sister Joan Powers and his brother John. He was predeceased by his sister Kathleen Esposito and his Son In Law John Carozza.

Services will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 on Tuesday December 22 at Palms West Funeral Home 110 Business Parkway Royal Palm Beach, Florida 33411. In lieu of flowers the family is asking for donations to be made in Charlies name to Standup2Cancer.org or Destiny for Dogs, 326 Macy Street West Palm Beach, FL 33405 or to any charity of your choice.

Remembering Rosie

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Our Dear Rosie, a sweet 15 year old blind and deaf Shih Tzu girl saved from the Animal Care and Control’s euthanasia room.  We all did everything to provide Rosie quality of life, however three months later, there was nothing more to do.  Rest in peace angel girl, run free at Rainbow Bridge where you are now, happy, healthy and whole.

Until we meet again, always in our hearts. You mattered to us and we loved you.

Good Bye Bailey

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image1Bailey, a loving senior Maltipoo was truly loved by his family. However, his mom became sick and could no longer care for him so Bailey was surrendered to Destiny for Dogs.

Bailey’s Foster Mom, Holly took great care of him and decided to become a “Foster Failure.”  Sadly, Bailey stopped eating for a few days and couldn’t walk. He went peacefully at home with his mom holding him, thanks to Dr. Abbott. Rest in peace angel boy, run free at Rainbow Bridge where you are now, happy, healthy and whole.

Until we meet again, always in our hearts.

Our Sweet Valli

In Memory ofValli, the sweet little Shih Tzu girl that was rescued from the shelter.  Valli had a lot of issues however her mom and dad loved her and she returned the love two-fold.  Her adopters provided her a wonderful and loving home. Valli had true quality of life and love even if only for a short time. We will all miss this very special little girl.

Valli’s body left you today however her loving spirit will always remain in you heart. Until you meet again.

We are all very sorry for the loss of your beloved, Valli.

In Loving Memory of Ruth J. Jones 1923-2015

Ruth Marie Jetzne JonesHeavenRuth was the mother of Michelle Jones who was very much an animal lover and a friend of Destiny for Dogs.  She will be missed by her family and friends.

Ruth J. Jones beloved Boynton Pioneer passed away peacefully at home on August 27, 2015. She was born in Detroit, MI on September 19, 1923 to Joseph and Marie Jetzne. Although she, along with other notable relatives, got sand in her shoes and moved to Florida in 1942, she never forgot her Michigan roots and family. Ruth married Thomas Mason Jones, of the Jones Hotel Family, in 1946 and forever became a part of Boynton history. Many remember her for her years of service and helping start Bud’s Take-Out, or as the Avon Lady for 40 plus years training and helping others succeed. She loved returning to her home of 62 years, The Ruth Jones Cottage, while it was the Little House. Ruthie is survived by her son, Thomas Mason Jones, and daughters, Janice Heine (Joe), Emilie Little, Michele Jones, and daughter-in-law, Susan Jones. Grandchildren: Michael Jones, Krista Tower (Joel), Cassidy Jones, Rachel Mohlman Shidaker, Keith Jones, Jr., Laura Jones and two great-grandchildren; Riley Shidaker and Emma Tower. She is preceded in death by her son, Keith Jones and two grandchildren, Colby Jones and Carly Jones. She is remembered by other countless family and friends.

 

Rest in Peace Sweet “Mork”

Mork (on the right) passed away on July 21, 2015.  Rest in Peace sweet angel.

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RIP Scruffy

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“RIP Scruffy AKA Ladybug.  She was 9 years old and only had one tooth.  We took her out of the shelter on a Friday afternoon and the next morning she started having seizures.  We lost this lost soul but at least she knew kindness and love for a couple of days. She was so sweet and cuddly and she broke our hearts. The price of compassion is heartbreak.”

Schotzie – Rest in Peace

Schotzie 03-20-15March 20, 2015.  Our dear friend Ginger  lost her sweet “Schotzie”.  She is heartbroken but is glad to know that “Schotzie and Shadow” will be together.  Rest in Peace sweet angel.

Rest in Peace Papi

Papi 02We lost our dear sweet senior “Papi”.  His dear sweet mom, Mary Sue, held him and loved him as he crossed over the “Rainbow Bridge”.   Papi surely felt the love around him as he left us.  Papi’s mom spoiled him and loved him so much and provided him with such a wonderful quality of life for his last few months.  Rest in Peace angel boy.

Rest in Peace our sweet Onni

 

OnniOnni,

When we adopted you we had no idea what you would be like. What could be wrong with you that someone would give you up? You turned out to be the best most loving companion anyone could ask for. Our time with you was short but full of love and joy and we were thankful each and every day for your coming into our lives.

Rest in Peace our sweet angel

Rest in Peace – Jack aka Frankie

Jack 01Jack aka Frankie was called to his forever home and will become part of his new “Over the Rainbow Bridge” family.  Sometimes we cannot control what happens but can only hope that this sweet angel knew what real love was before he left us.  His final journey was preceded by the love that Destiny for Dogs showed him by rescuing him and letting him know that he was loved.

Rest in Peace our canine friend and don’t forget to find our sweet departed “Destiny” who will be glad to share her bowl, bed, blanket and toys.

Sweet Peanut

Cheryls PeanutRainbow Bridge 06Last night at 8:37PM, a little angel named Peanut grew her wings and flew away from her loving home of 17+ years to Heaven.  Her strong will power pushed her to walk without sight, try to stand on legs with no strength and, in the final minutes of her life, I watched her breathe her last struggling breaths after all had failed.

My house & my life feel so empty and lonely now without her, my little Peanie Weenie, who weighed just over 3 pounds at the end.  I believe she can now see perfectly and run on strong legs, and the day will come when she will be by my side once again.

Cheryl

In Memory of Angel

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Have you a kitty in Heaven, Lord?
Is there room for just one more?
Cause my little kitty died today;
she’ll be waiting at your door.

Please take her into Heaven, Lord.
And keep her there for me,
just feed her, pet her, love her, Lord,
that’s all she’ll ask of Thee.

Dana Lynn Underwood

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        (1949 – 2014)

Dana Lynn Underwood, 65 of Hypoluxo, FL passed away Wednesday, September 25, 2014. She was born in Washington D.C. to Theodore C. and Betty V. Owens on June 1, 1949. Dana did not just live life, she attacked it. Dana graduated from FSU where she met her husband John and was a great supporter of the Seminoles. After spending many years working at the National Enquirer she joined her husband and established a real estate appraisal company in Lake Worth, FL. She and John worked together for 35 years. Dana had many stages in her life that she guided John through. In the early years of marriage it was tennis 7 to 8 times a week. Dana was an avid fisherwoman, she belonged to Ladies Let’s Go Fishing and would fish in locations all over the world. Dana and John boated together in South Florida in many different types of craft over a 40 year period. When her fear of being in the water overwhelmed her, she became a certified diver. When she recovered from her first bout of cancer her first comment was “I want my Harley now.” She rode for many years and was a member of Palm Beach HOG. She was also an avid pool player and participated in local poker leagues. Dana was devoted to her pet dogs and spent many years training her animals. She is survived by her husband, John; beloved labradoodle, Darby the therapy dog; father, Theodore Owens; sister, Melissa Ruth (husband, Robert); brother-in-law, Kelly Underwood (wife, Trish); sister-in-law, Leah Ann Pickett (husband, Todd); nephews, J.R. Underwood and Phillip Pickett.

Buddy

Buddy 01Sadly, little Buddy went over the Rainbow Bridge today where he is now happy and pain free.

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In Loving Memory of Dave Rintz a Friend and Rescue Angel

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I Have Done Something

I looked at all the caged animals in the shelter…the cast-offs of human society.

I saw in their eyes love and hope, fear and dread, sadness, and betrayal. And I was angry.

“God,” I said, “this is terrible! Why don’t you do something?”

God was silent for a moment, and then He spoke softly, “I have done something,” he replied. “I created you.”

David Rintz, 67, died peacefully in his sleep at home on Sunday, March 30, 2014. He was born December 16, 1946 in Lancaster, PA where he lived until he entered the United States Navy in November of 1964 serving his country proudly in the Vietnam conflict aboard various vessels including the USS Arlington until December 1970. After his discharge from military service he returned to Lancaster where he honed his skills in the carpentry trade. Dave moved to Fort Lauderdale in the 1980’s where he worked for local building contractors until he started his own carpentry business which later grew into a successful custom cabinet shop. Dave was passionate about riding motorcycles and rescuing abandoned animals. He is survived by a brother and sister, nieces and nephews in Lancaster and many friends in Fort Lauderdale as well as his special canine family, Cookie and Emma.

I Have Done Something

I looked at all the caged animals in the shelter…the cast-offs of human society.

I saw in their eyes love and hope, fear and dread, sadness, and betrayal. And I was angry.

“God,” I said, “this is terrible! Why don’t you do something?”

God was silent for a moment, and then He spoke softly, “I have done something,” he replied. “I created you.”

— Author Unknown

Zulu and Gunnar

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Dear Destiny for Dogs,

Attached are photos of our Zulu crossed over the “Rainbow Bridge” on March 29, 2014 and Gunnar crossed over on March 31, 2014.  Zulu was 10-1/2 years old and Gunnar was 14-1/2 years old.

RIP SWEET ZULU and GUNNAR ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥


 

Farewell Sweet Bob

20140207_121519Dear Destiny for Dogs,

I want to say I am so blessed to have friends and rescue partners like you. I am so grateful for your generosity in helping me bring Bob home. I can’t thank you both enough for your love and kindness.

You made a very sad day for me better by not having to worry about a financial burden. Thank you both for everything you do for me. I hope I can repay your kindness. XOXO

Rest in Peace our little Cricket

Cricket came to us after living alone on the streets for several months and trying to survive.  Destiny for Dogs found Cricket a new mommy and daddy a while ago.  We are sorry to say that Cricket has crossed over the Rainbow Bridge to be with all our other sweet angels we have loved so much in the past.  Cathy and Tom have lost the love of their life and they will be forever changed knowing this sweet angel.

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Princess living in NY

RIPPrincess came to Destiny for Dogs when her Daddy passed away.  Even though princess lost her Daddy, she had found a new family who loved her with all their heart.  We are sad to report that Princess has crossed over the “Rainbow Bridge” from liver failure.  We are so sad for Bill and Manning who adopted her and gave her such a wonderful life after her loss.  Princess is now with her Daddy again and we know they are happy once again.

Rest in Peace our sweet angel.

Grandpa

GrandpaWe have lost our Grandpa.  He was given a wonderful short time since his rescue and he finally was shown what true love was.  We will miss him dearly.

Good-Bye our sweet Toby

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