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In Loving Memory of “Honey”


“Please Mary, tell me, that you were there waiting for Honey – that you held her as I had to let her go…and that the two of you are running happily together again.  Miss you both! Honey 3-11-2024” 

Please also keep Honey’s mom, Laura in your loving thoughts & prayers as this is truly heartbreaking beyond words: 

Honey’s mom, Mary passed away, September 18th, 2022 after being in a coma. Honey’s other mom, Laura was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma.  She waited to start therapy, then had a severe reaction and had to stop.  The following day her beloved fur baby, Honey ended up in the hospital and she never left Honey’s mom, Laura was hoping she would have her furbaby next to her during chemo.  

From Laura, Honey’s surviving mom:

“Honey was very loved.  She was Mary’s first dog, but it was a real bond between the two of them.  I know that in the future, I will get another doggy so if you see a girl as sweet as our honey, not a big doggy, please let me know.”

We are all so sorry for the loss of Laura’s beloved Mary whom also loved Honey dearly. 

Honey was blessed to have two extraordinary moms who provided her such an incredible and loving forever home.

Rest in Peace Mary & Honey. You are both together “Happy, Healthy & Whole.”

Special thanks to Cheryl & Leo Wellence Jr for being such wonderful foster parents to Honey

In Loving Memory of Emmy from Mom


“Sending one of my favorite photos of Emmy, as you know she was very camera shy so it was always hard to take a good photo. Emmy was much loved and her time here was way too short. Sad to have her previous abuse confirmed, I know we suspected that something had happened to her, nevertheless it’s very distressing to know she had been treated so badly.

I’d like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude and deepest respect for all you do for the animals that need help.”

There are no words to express our appreciation for all that Emmy’s mom did for this sweet, loving and beautiful senior girl to make the rest of her life extraordinary. Mom did everything humanely possible to provide only the best for Emmy and the love she so deserved. 

Rest in Peace, Dear Emmy. You are now “Happy, Healthy & Whole, running free at Rainbow Bridge 

Until you meet again … always in your mom’s heart and loving memories

Mack is at Peace


You are now “Happy, Healthy & Whole” once again. 

We Love & Miss You Much.

In Loving Memory of Caroline “Betsy” Beal

We appreciate the wonderful care Betsy provided to her beloved rescue
furbaby, Tiny Tim (TT)

Our deepest sympathy to Betsy’s daughter, son, family, loved ones and
friends. Betsy will truly be missed by all whose lives she touched.

Love and Prayers from

The Destiny for Dogs Family♥

RIP Lottie



From Lottie’s Mom

Dogs should live forever…….

RIP Frankie

It is with deepest sadness that the Destiny Family had to say “goodbye” to Frankie who was truly a mentor to so many neglected & abused rescue dogs. We can’t thank Barbara and his beloved, Frankie enough for all they did to comfort and find the most extraordinary, loving forever homes.🐾💕

Rest in Peace Sweet Frankie. You will be missed by all whom you touched🐾💕

Young Frankie. 

RIP Sweet Bella


💔Our loving thoughts & prayers are going out to Bella’s Dad in the loss of his beloved Girl.  Her untimely passing was sudden & painful beyond words. There was nothing that could be done by the Emergency Room Veterinarian Specialists where Bella received treatment for two days💔 

🌹You had a very rough start in life and were truly blessed when adopted by your dad. Rest in Peace Beautiful Bella. You were so adored & loved by your dad and all that you touched🌹

RIP Rocky

🐾💔Very Sad Update from Rocky’s Mom.  Rest in Peace Sweet Boy💔🐾

“My boy Rocky passed away early Sunday morning😭.  He had a mass on his scrotum, it broke we rushed him to the emergency vet, they couldn’t operate because of his heart condition… he was in very bad pain, so I had to let him go, I feel so bad, but nothing I could do for him.. he was a great dog, and happy I had him for this long

This is go bye bye face, always happy to go bye bye in the car, it’s so lonely without him, I feel so bad.”

We are so sorry for the loss of your beloved, Rocky💔You were such an extraordinary fur mom to Rocky. He was blessed to have you. We know that you did everything humanly possible for this special guy. Know that he is at Peace, Happy, Healthy, Whole. Running free at Rainbow Bridge🌈 

Until you meet again, always in your heart, thoughts and loving memories♥️

RIP Madi


“It is with great sadness that MaryEllen and I had to let Madi go to doggie heaven where she can romp with our other 2 Westies… Maxine and Samee. Her organs were failing and other issues that affect 14 YO dogs. She brought so much ❤️ to us , our grandkids and everyone she met. On the good advice of our vet… she offered  that it might be better to let her go with dignity. So last Friday we sadly and with tears let her go peacefully. We miss her sooooo much.  Thank You for all you do and for your thoughts and prayers. Madi was so special and loving. She was with us morning, noon and night in our home, office, Florida and hearts. She truly touched everyone she met…. Everywhere. Right now our home and hearts are torn. We received many thoughtful messages from our friends and from everyone who knew her. We were truly blessed for the 11 years we had her but right now the tears are still flowing.”

🌹🙏Dear Ron & MaryEllen, 

We are all so sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved, Madi. Our heart aches for you. Thank you both for providing Madi such an extraordinary loving forever home and the best care any fur baby could wish for. We sending you loving thoughts & healing prayers. 🙏🌹

Yanna Is Still Loved


“Happy Heavenly Birthday Yanna, my best friend, my soul dog. We are blessed to have been entrusted with you for so many years, and are grateful to have loved and to have been loved by you. Yanna, you made us whole and took a piece of our hearts with you. We love and miss you every day.”

🐾🙏❤️‍🩹We are sending loving thoughts and healing prayers to Yanna’s parents. It is the first birthday without their beloved angel girl 🐾🙏❤️‍🩹

RIP Lewie


🐾♥️4 1/2 years ago you let me adopt my precious Lewie (Louie).  He’s been my life companion and I’ll always be grateful.  So unexpectedly, he collapsed this morning.  By the time we got to Calusa, he was in a bad way.  It happened so quickly.  

I loved him so and thank you for giving him to me.  I couldn’t imagine my life without him.♥️🐾”

🙏We are sending loving thoughts and healing prayers🙏

💜🐾Rest in Peace beautiful, sweet Lewie.  Run Free, Happy, Healthy & Whole at Rainbow Bridge🌈 Until you meet again


Beloved Sweet “Red”


🌹A touching memorial to Red from his mom🌹

“It is with a very heavy heart that we had to say goodbye to our beautiful boy Red. Red’s life was cut short by an autoimmune disease for which there is no cure. My husband and I are extremely blessed to have shared our lives with Red for 6 plus years🐾

Red was our bright ray of sunshine every day. He was the sweetest, happiest, most loving boy ever with an incredible personality and love for life! He had a smile that would melt your heart and surely make you smile.

Red loved his morning walks, and seeing fellow neighbors and doggies. He put a smile on everyone’s face that met him. Red loved his dog van and going on adventures with us. He loved everything!

Every day with Red was truly a gift. He is loved and missed more than I can say. We pray Red is happy and whole again running free and playing with his beloved canine sister and best friend Yanna.🐾

♥️We love and miss you so much Red♥️”

🙏🐾Thank you for providing Red “Heaven on Earth.” He was so blessed to have the most wonderful, loving & nurturing parents. We are all wishing you both love & peace. Until you meet again, Red will remain in your heart & happy, loving memories♥️🐾🙏

🐾Red – Run Free! Happy, Healthy & Whole🐾

RIP Sweet Cali

🐾💔🌈In Loving Memory of Cali. A beautiful & touching message from her mommy & daddy🌈💔🐾

ONE LAST KISS TO KEEP FOREVER. Today we sent our perfect, precious Calli to heaven to be with her beloved sister Lily.  We tried every means possible before releasing this gorgeous being from her pain. If I had had a daughter I would wish her to be just as lovely. She adored both of us, never complained & lived to bring us joy, laughter and affection. My baby was just extraordinary–incredibly beautiful inside and out.  She was calm, giving, kind gentle & friendly. We loved to dress her in her Destiny for Dogs t-shirt to promote rescue.  She always drew a crowd and I would proudly explain no she’s  not a show pup, but the face of rescue. Selfishly, my most favorite memory will always be her endless, sweet kisses which made her fabbie dad a wee bit jealous.  When times were RUFF  she would always  bring me calm and happiness. I so often joked to my peeps that she was my Valium  Zanax & Wine all wrapped in an exquisite bundle of fur. Goodbye my sweet girl– til we meet again.

In Loving Memory of “Cookie”

From Cookie’s mom:“Very sad to tell you our beloved Cookie ended her final camping trip on Monday night. Cookie was diagnosed with oral mast cell tumor in February. It was a high grade tumor with a miotic index of 146! (Should be below 5) with a poor prognosis (2-3 months). Surgical excision and/or radiation would have removed her right upper jaw and nose, still with a poor prognosis. Both the dental surgeon and oncology doctors weren’t in favor of this course. We tried chemo, but she did not respond to treatment. We chose to provide palliative care and enjoy every minute we had with her. She gave us an additional 3 bonus months (she must have known a camping trip was on the calendar).  On Monday, within 24 hours, she went from being her usual playful self to the cancer in her mouth just exploding and invaded the nasal cavity, etc. She was such a fun character!  A great companion who loved fishing, camping, anything that involved going for a ride, and never lost her puppy exuberance despite being 13 yrs old. 
Thank you for finding her for us!!  She was such a good companion, George’s ‘therapy dog’ and a joy to everyone. We will miss her dearly.”
🌈We are all sending our loving, thoughts and prayers to Cathy & George in the loss of their beloved angel girl, Cookie. She will always remain in your heart, loving thoughts and beautiful memories until you meet again🌈
Thank you for providing Cookie such an extraordinary, loving forever home. 

In Loving Memory of “Amy Barone”

Amy King Barone and her beloved dog, “Joy”

April 13, 1966 to June 6, 2022

♥️🙏🌹In Loving Memory of Amy Barone🌹🙏♥️
Our hearts go out to Amy’s Family and Friends in the loss of such a beautiful lady inside and out. Always so loving, caring, nurturing, and truly an animal lover.

Amy adopted Joy from Destiny for Dogs.  I personally had the pleasure of performing the adoption and the chance to meet and get to know Amy. She was truly an angel on earth. Amy and Joy were a match made in Heaven. Joy brought so much joy to Amy. I took this beautiful photo of Amy and Joy which reflects the love, happiness and special bond that they instantly shared.  I was blessed to know Amy for only a short time however felt like I knew her forever.

Amy was truly gone to soon💔 

It is an honor that Destiny for Dogs has been chosen to honor Amy’s Life and “In Loving Memory” of such an extraordinary person.  

Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone who knew and loved her. Plus all the lives Amy touched to make our world a better place.

With Our Deepest Sympathy,
JoAnn Goodrich and the Destiny for Dogs Family🌹

Rest in Peace Haley

From Haley’s mom: “This morning we said good bye to our sweetie-pie, Haley.  We were blessed to have had her in our family.  We called her sweetie – pie because she was so sweet.  It will take time getting used to her not being with us on all our journeys but she is in our hearts forever.  Thank you Wendy Fier Lustgarten and JoAnn Goodrich and Destiny for Dogs, an amazing rescue that brought her into our lives.  Miss you already ❤️😢”
Haley was beautiful inside and out. She will be missed by all she touched.  The Destiny for Dogs Family is sending lots of love, healing thoughts in the loss of your beloved, Haley💔

RIP Roxy and Cali Girl

Cali was our 16 year old Golden Retriever who passed in February 2022 from old age and Roxy was our sweet angel we adopted many years ago and her approximate age was 13 who passed in May 2022. Roxy finally succumb to her long time Cushing’s disease that she was being treated for since she was diagnosed many many years ago. Both lived so much longer than anyone thought as they were so loved and happy. Roxy and Cali were ready to move out of Florida and go on a long road trip across country, but they just could not last long enough for the journey of their lifetime. We will miss having our big girls traveling with us. Roxy and Cali are survived by their Chihuahua sister and two cats, Rock Monster and KiKi. RIP our sweet angels.

All our love…Mommy and Daddy

Charlie Girl


💔“We had to say goodbye to our sweet Charlie today. She was loved and cherished from the day we brought her home 12 years ago. Our house will be so empty without her.”💔

Dear Wendy & Michael,  

So sorry for the loss of your beloved, Charlie. She was such a special girl. Always in your heart and loving thoughts until you meet again … just look up🌈


♥️🙏🌹In Loving Memory of Dakota … Gone too Soon🌹🙏♥️

From Sweet Dakota’s Mom:

“Hi JoAnn,

I wanted to let you and the team at Destiny for Dogs know that Dakota lost her battle to kidney failure yesterday. She was only 17 months old.

I found out in early December that Dakota was born was renal deformity that was very severe.

I loved her with my heart and soul. Thank you for being part of bringing us together.

💔We are all so sorry for the loss of this beautiful, sweet, loving girl that was such a fighter. Sending loving thoughts, healing prayers to Dakota’s mom and family💔

♥️Until you meet again, always in your heart and thoughts. Just look up♥️


🐾💕In Loving Memory of Freddie🐾💕

Freddie went to Rainbow Bridge 🌈 Saturday, March 12th💔

He went easy & peacefully in the loving arms of his Fospice Mom, Lynn. This precious, perfect little gentleman will be missed by all he touched. Rest In Peace Angel💔

From Lynn: “Freddie knew that he was loved. That’s all that counts.   

Thank you for letting us foster him. And for letting me try to fix him.”

♥️Thank you Lynn and Joe for taking such wonderful care of Freddie. You are both truly rescue angels♥️

Special “Thank You” to Dr. Liberman for setting Freddie free🌹🌈♥️


♥️This touching story was written by Oliver’s mom, who also created a beautiful video to remember this very special boy who will be missed by all♥️

“Hello, this is Judeene, I adopted Oliver (black shih tzu) back in 2019. Today was a very sad day for me and my family, we had to lay him down today due to his severe cancer.  But I know Oliver is now in no more pain. He was truely a light to us. He knew when I was feeling down and always crawled on me to cheer me up. He was everything and I want to thank you and everyone involved for allowing me to adopt him and for bringing him into my life and also helping us through this process. 

Although its hard to come to the conclusion that he’s gone, he was amazing and a great soul. Oliver will forever be loved 🖤. Thank you for everything.”

🌈🌹We are all so sorry for the loss of your beloved, Oliver. Thank you for being so wonderful, loving and caring to him. Until you meet again, Oliver will remain in your heart and loving memories🌹🌈

🌈In Loving Memory of King

From King’s amazing and loving Dad, Joe💔

“JoAnn, King took ill just over a week ago and he was admitted to a nearby animal hospital on Monday. At first the staff there were optimistic that he’d be returning home soon, though the treatment options for his cancer would be limited. But then he took a turn for the worse yesterday morning, and he died in my arms at the hospital last night.  Everyone whoever encountered him knew him to be the sweetest little guy. I can’t thank you enough for letting him be with me. I only wish it could have been for a longer time. I miss him already. 

Please feel free to post photos and information about King on your website. I have many photos of him. Here’s one, and I’ll send more so you’ll have a variety of choices. 

There are lots more, but for now I will end with the photo that won the local camera store contest.”

To know King was to love him. We are all so sorry for the loss of this beautiful senior gentleman. Our healing thoughts and prayers go out to his Dad, Joe who provided unconditional love and took extraordinary care of his beloved, King. 

🌈Rest In Peace sweet boy at Rainbow Bridge,

Happy Healthy and Whole🌈

RIP Charlie


“♥️You will always be my buddy, you gave me so much joy.  I miss you already Charlie.♥️”

💔We are all so sorry for the loss of your beloved, Charlie and know how much you loved him and what he meant to you💔
Charlie was blessed the day he became your forever fur-baby.
Thank you for providing him such an amazing, forever home filled only with love, happiness and the best that life has to offer.

We are sending lots of love, healing thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time. Charlie will always be in your heart and by your side. Until You Meet Again … “Just Look Up!”

Much Love, Hugs & Healing Prayers🐾🙏
💗The Destiny for Dogs Family💗

Laurie Zavalcofsky

🌹♥️In Loving Memory of our very own Kat Ziagos’ beloved sister, Laurie♥️🌹

Dearest Kat, 

We are all so sorry for the loss of your beloved sister, Laurie. Our hearts, love, healing thoughts and prayers go out to you, Bill and your family. 

Laurie will be missed by all however you have another angel in heaven to watch over you. Plus watch over all the babies who you both lost that are now at Rainbow Bridge 🌈 

You are so special and we are all blessed to have you in our lives as we know so many were blessed to have Laurie.

💗We love you dearly💗

🐾The Destiny for Dogs Family🐾

RIP Sweet Meg

💔In Loving Memory of Meg from her mom💔

“With a very heavy heart ♥️ we said goodbye to our Meg. We will miss her soooo much she was such a big part of our lives. We thank you for bringing her into our lives for almost 8 years , she was our little diva….. she was so loved 🥰 & now she is out of pain & with her friends enjoying!!!! Thank you 🙏 you are an amazing beautiful lady for all you do!”

To know Meg was to love her. She will be missed by her mom, dad and everyone she touched. Sending loving thoughts and healing prayers to Meg’s parents.
Rest In Peace sweet girl, you are now happy, healthy and whole running free at Rainbow Bridge until you meet again🌈

RIP Geodi

In Loving Memory of Geodi from his beloved mom, Jackie:

“It’s with much sadness that yesterday once again I had to send another over rainbow 🌈 bridge.  Geodi weighing in at only 6 pounds was mighty and fierce, the rest of the crew ran from you when you were in the mood. You came to me six years ago with your brother and you’ve been searching for him since he left us nine months ago. Now the two of you can be together again.  We’re going to miss you little guy but Zen & Laci are waiting for you.  Thank you Destiny For Dogs and JoAnn Lewis Goodrich for everything you do to help these voiceless critters and letting me give these guys a home when you did. RIP Geodi.  We love you!”

RIP Sweet Mochie


💔I lost my beautiful and good, one of a kind baby boy Mochie, Monday on the full moon. So deeply truly saddened. Had him for almost 2 years, was sick for 1 year. Mochie loved riding in the car, loved his foodie, loved walking, loved resting and sleeping late! Vet came to house yesterday, said he wasnt good. Mochie had been fading for some months. Mochie went to sleep in yard, as best he could, beautifully and peacefully. I will get his ashes next week💔

🌈For those who knew and loved this very special boy, he will truly be missed, especially by his mommy. Beautiful Boy, Rest In Peace at Rainbow Bridge where you are now, Happy, Healthy and Whole🌈

Cooper Made it to Heaven

💔In Loving Memory of Cooper💔

From Cooper’s amazing mom:
“Hi. It’s Abby. Just wanted to let you know that Cooper crossed over the rainbow bridge today. He was very sick. I couldn’t watch him suffer anymore. But I wanted to thank you for letting us love him and trusting us with him. And I wanted you to hear it from me. Thank you so much for everything.”

Cooper was a very special fella. He hit the doggie lottery with his caring, loving, patient, mom and dad. They provided Cooper an extraordinary life.

Sending loving thoughts and healing prayers to Cooper’s family. Until you meet again, always with you and in your heart …
“Just look up.”

🌹Rest In Peace, Beautiful Boy🌹

In Loving Memory of “Baby”

💔Our hearts are breaking for Baby’s moms. They were the most amazing fur parents. Baby  will always be in their hearts and loving thoughts. We are all sending our healing prayers🙏
Until they meet their Baby again at Rainbow Bridge🌈

🐾💕Just Look Up🐾💕

“It’s with a very heavy heart to let you know we lost Baby.  She was very sick with a heart murmur/enlarged heart the doctor said she is young with a old heart. We loved her so much as you loved your Babies. The loss is tremendous we will all never be the same. Thank you for bringing her into our lives and saving her.  Our hearts are broken, we could not have had a more special Baby. All the Kisses and Love she brought to us everyday. Like Helen Reddy’s song “The Memories Alone will have to do.”
Much love to you. Thank you for being such a good friend to us.”

RIP Pupster

Dear Michael & Colleen, 

We are so sorry for the loss of your beloved Pupster💔

Thank you for taking such great care of Pupster. He was one fortunate pup to have you both. 

Until you meet again, always in your heart and loving thoughts♥️🐾🌈