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Rest in Peace Haley

🌈♥️🐾IN LOVING MEMORY OF 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

🐾💕IN LOVING MEMORY OF CHARLIE FROM HER MOM🐾💕

💔“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🌈

Dakota

♥️🙏🌹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.
Lisa”

💔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♥️

Freddie

🐾💕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🌹🌈♥️

💔🌹🌈IN LOVING MEMORY OF OLIVER💔🌹🌈

♥️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

🐾🌹IN LOVING MEMORY OF CHARLIE FROM HIS MOM, JOANNE🌹🐾

“♥️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

🌹🌈🐾♥️IN LOVING MEMORY OF MOCHIE AKA JOJO FROM HIS MOM♥️🐾🌈🌹

💔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”

♥️🐾🌈IN LOVING MEMORY OF BEAUTIFUL BABY. SHE WAS GONE TO SOON♥️
💔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♥️🐾🌈

RIP Frankie

🐾💕IN LOVING MEMORY OF LISA & JOHN’S BELOVED GIRL, FRANKIE🐾💕

🐾💕Thank you for providing Frankie such a loving forever home🐾💕

🙏Rest In Peace sweet, beautiful and amazing angel. Until you meet again, you will remain in your parents loving thoughts and prayers🙏

JoAnn’s Sophie

💔We said “goodbye” to our beloved, Sophie Friday, 05/21/21 when Dr. Linda Abbott, set her free. Sophie went peacefully in our arms. This beautiful, happy, loving girl who always wagged her tail is at peace, no more pain, and now “Happy, Healthy & Whole.”💔

🌈Angel Girl, Run Free at Rainbow Bridge. You will always remain in our hearts and loving thoughts, until we meet again🌈

♥️We love you dearly and miss you much♥️

JoAnn’s Baby “Monk”

Destiny for Dog’s founder “JoAnn Goodrich” lost her beloved Monk on January 30, 2021. Monk lived a long healthy and loving life and his only problem was getting old! JoAnn and Kenny Goodrich will miss him dearly and he will be remembered for years to come. Wishing you both comfort and peace during this difficult time. Love from all your volunteers and friends.

Sad News From Charlie’s Dad

“It Is with my deepest sadness that I write and let you know that Charlie crossed The Rainbow Bridge last night.  Wednesday night he had a first seizure and I rushed him to the emergency room. Medication worked and he was fine and good all day Thursday.  Last night however Charlie had another in the middle of the night, I rushed him back to the Emergency room.  The doctors worked on him for 2 hours to no avail,  they did everything they could to save him. Charlie died in my arms, he was such a good baby I had him almost 5 years.  Charlie wanted for nothing if he needed something he got it . I am heartbroken

 I attached a picture of Mr. Charlie in his own Lawn chair. He was such a big joy to me.

Sadly,

Michael”

💔IN LOVING MEMORY OF ZEN FROM HIS BELOVED PARENTS💔

“It is with a very heavy heart I have said goodbye to my little guy today.  It’s only been less than 5 years we have been together but seems much longer.  I’ll never forget when you and your little brother came to me as fosters from Destiny For Dogs, JoAnn Goodrich!  Thank you for giving me the chance to give him his final forever home. You had such a rough life before.  I’m so glad I was able to give you the love and family you deserved these past few years.  Thank you Dr. Matthew Bond for taking such good care of my boy at the end so he didn’t suffer.  I will miss you always ZEN but for now run free!   Until we meet again.”

Merry Christmas in Heaven Buddy

Dear Buddy, 

Your mommy shared this beautiful Christmas photo of you taken before you recently went to Rainbow Bridge🌈 

You were the best boy ever and so loved by your mom and many others. 

Your young life was horrific however thanks to your amazing mom, you lived the long “Happily Ever After” Life that you so deserved🐾💕

Rest In Peace Beautiful Boy. You are now Happy, Healthy and Whole at Rainbow Bridge🌈  

Run Free. 

In Memory of: Dexter

🌈🌹💔IN LOVING MEMORY OF DEXTER FROM HIS DAD💔🌹💔

“I regret to inform you that Dexter crossed the Rainbow Bridge due to a cancerous mass in his abdomen yesterday morning. We are heartbroken as he was such a wonderful and protective big brother to our departed Sissy and recent brother Corky.  

Thank you for allowing us to brighten our lives with the love and companionship he gave us. We know he is in the presence of our Lord enjoying a joyful existence.
May God continue to bless and provide grace and mercy to you and your rescue.”

In Memory of: Henry AKA Turbo

🌹💔IN LOVING MEMORY OF HENRY AKA TURBO)💔🌹

From Henry’s amazing mom: 

“Hi just wanted to let you know I had to put Henry to sleep Tuesday:( He only had two good legs and hurt the back one Sunday chasing a squirrel causing a fracture and blown out knee. Henry’s other legs would not have supported him having surgery. 
Like my vet said, Henry did what he loved to do and was loved these last years.
“I always told Henry, you only have 2 good legs left, you better slow it down!! Nope, not with squirrels it was his favorite thing and always go time!!!”

🐾💕Henry led a miserable life… until his mom met and fell in love with him. Henry hit the doggie lottery and was provided everything he never had. Plus many years of love, happiness, nurturing and fun. We are grateful to Henry’s mom for rescuing an older dog and providing a full lifetime of love in just a few years🐾💕

🌈Rest In Peace dear, sweet, Henry. Until you and your mom meet again. You will always be in her heart and loving thoughts 🌈

In Memory of: Joanne Sylvester

Joanne Sylvester returned to her heavenly Father, passing peacefully at home with her husband of 62 years, by her side. Joanne was born and raised in New York City, moving to West Palm Beach in 1958 with her husband, Raymond. She was one of the early pioneers of the Palm Beach Civic Opera, now known as the Palm Beach Opera. Joanne sang at several local churches, countless weddings, funerals and other events throughout her life. She was soloist at St. Edward’s Catholic Church in Palm Beach from 1978 through 1989, and continued with the St. Edward’s Choir until 2016. Joanne is survived by her husband, Raymond, and her children, Richard (Jean), Stephen, Philip, Christina Torres (Israel), and Joanna Sylvester-Hartman (Ben), and grandchildren Nick, Olivia, Elizabeth, Jack, and Noah, her brother John Pennino of New York City as well as her two faithful canine companions Dino and Mia. Joanne has always been an animal advocate. The family home was never without a pet, usually more than one. Throughout her life, Joanne’s love and compassion toward animals and humans, especially children, was evident to anyone who knew her. 

In Memory of: Luna

Luna has lost her battle with cancer and walked over the Rainbow Bridge where there is no pain and suffering.  RIP Luna

In Memory of…Lovey

This little kitty was living on the streets with a homeless woman. She was very I’ll and it appeared that she had been a while. As soon as we heard of this situation we picked her up and took her to the emergency. She was having difficulties breathing and was extremely lethargic. When she arrived, she was in full kidney failure and we could not save her. It was agreed that there was only humane thing to do – end her suffering. Before she left this world we named her Lovey and our volunteer Gina stayed with her and showed Lovey kindness and love. She had one final kiss before she passed. RIP angel.

In Memory of: Loba

🌈IN LOVING MEMORY OF LOBA A BEAUTIFUL, SWEET & AFFECTIONATE, 14 YEAR OLD COLLIE MIX SENIOR LADY WHO WENT TO RAINBOW BRIDGE ON MONDAY, JULY 13TH🌈

💔A special “Thank You” to Loba’s foster mother, Susan for taking such wonderful hospice care of her. Plus providing quality of life and TLC during her last few months on earth. The following message was written by Susan💔

“🌈Today we sent this beautiful girl to run free to rainbow bridge where I’m  sure her other mother is waiting for her.  We took her in after her owner passed away so she could spend her last few months in a big yard with lots of dog friends and love. Loba was a very sweet girl and will be missed by my family but she was ready to go. She was so bad on Sunday she couldn’t even walk but wanted to. Loba  was struggling and I did not want her to suffer. She was so tired.  But I had a dream that night that she was running thru our yard happy, healthy with her tail high and I knew it was her time. Run free sweet Loba🌈”

In Memory of: Mr. King

“Mr. King passed away this morning. Thank you for the opportunity to be his mom these last few years Jo. He was my dream boy❤️.  King would have been 17 in September. He was the best little guy. Thank you for you Jo. You made it possible. 😘”

When King’s mom met him, it was love at first sight for both. King was a senior with lots of issues. However, none of this mattered to his mom. She loved him unconditionally and took the best care to ensure that he had the happiest life filled with great food, toys, lots of cuddling and love. Thank you Ro for all that you did for King. You were truly his rescue angel. 

💗With love and appreciation💗

In Memory of : Charlie

♥️🐾🌹IN LOVING MEMORY OF CHARLIE. OUR LOVING THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO TO CHARLIE’S MOM & DAD, LENA & DAVID🌹🐾♥️

We are so sorry for the loss of your beloved, Charlie. Thank you for providing him the most amazing life through thick and thin. You never gave up on him and you loved Charlie unconditionally. You were his rescue angels. From the bowels of hell at MDAS’ euthanasia room to hitting the doggy lottery with you. Until you meet again, always in your heart and loving thoughts. Rest In Peace, dear sweet, Charlie. You were so loved. Run free now, happy, healthy and whole🌈

In Memory of: Fuzzy

💔SAD NEWS UPDATE FROM FUZZY’S MOM💔

“Fuzzy has gone to dog heaven, he was in my lap eating dried liver chips when the anesthesia kicked in.  He had a big melanoma in his jaw, we did auto immune treatments but rejected radiation and surgery for pain and no firm guarantees of extended life time.  JoAnn we loved him so much and thank you again for finding him for us.  

We still have Bunny, high maintenance with special  allergy vet treatments etc. She’s almost totally deaf.  Two trainers and various gadgets never solved her exasperating barking.  But by default she’s now top dog and always lovable.  Thank you for her- and for all you do for so many dogs.”

Fuzzy’s parents took such excellent care of him. We know there will be a huge void in their hearts and home. We are sending our loving thoughts and prayers. Fuzzy will always remain in their loving thoughts and prayers until they meet again at Rainbow Bridge 🌈