Pets make up a very important part of our lives. They offer unconditional love and affection, and are great companions. The loss of a pet can be a very difficult time for many owners, as in many ways they have lost an important family member and friend. If you are finding it difficult coping after the loss of a pet then please see our Links page for some resources and programs that may help.
Remembering the happy times spent with our pets can often help with grief. Looking through old photographs can help you to remember the many happy experiences you have had together.
Planting a tree in memory of lost pets allows many owners to create a special place in the garden or yard to remind them of loved-ones lost. Plaques can be created with pets name’s and special messages. Please talk with us if you are interested in having a plaque made.
We have developed below a tribute section for clients who have lost a special pet. A loved photograph can be included in the tribute. Please call or email us if you would like to add a tribute to your pet.
A very special dog who was loved by all and in return loved all unconditionally.
May your cheeky little soul rest in peace.
20/06/2005 – 09/09/2018
Forever in our hearts and memories
Murray, Susan, Nicole & Kylie
02/10/20014 – 17/05/2018
My darling little Kuki I will love you always, even when you pulled down the low hanging baubles from the Christmas tree. How you jumped and sat on the laundry as I folded the clothes.
You always cheered me up, and empathised with me, when my mood was low.
You are in a little doggie heaven now, and I will meet you one day, as I promised you, on your last. Till then, my sweetheart, I will cherish you in my heart.
I am sure that you will join me in thanking all the staff at DVH, for the wonderful care they have given you right through all of your life.
To all the staff of DVH, Kuki says two small words, from the depths of hear heart and the warmth of her bark:
In Memory of my wonderful mate Smokey who was taken from us far too early after being struck by Cancer.
You will always be in my thoughts.
Thank-you Teyzar for your love, loyalty and protection. We miss you so much. You were taken from us too soon. We will always love you. You will be forever in our hearts.
7th August 2009 to 26th October 2016
Our darling little Lucy became a shining star in the night sky on 22 August 2015 after 14 years of unconditional love. How those amber eyes could reach into our souls. Her devotion tangible, her love boundless. Such a beautiful, beautiful little angel. Your doggy bed will always be in the corner, your rainbow blanket on our bed, just in case you are passing by. You have left us with broken hearts but such wonderful memories of a loyal, faithful friend. We hope God stocks Smackos. Big hugs from Mum and Dad, until we meet again.
January 2000 to August 2015
Gone but not forgotten
Always will remember you
Steven Ahretis and family
Lady Jane Grey
3/3/1996 – 10/7/2015
She bounded into our lives as a tiny fluff ball and 19 years later, while a bit slower, she had not lost any of her spirit. She was our girl with the beautiful green eyes who loved to smell flowers. She would travel with us on country trips but would not stay in a cat motel. The joy she gave us was as boundless as her energy and while we may be adopted by another, the likes of her will not be seen again.
Passed away aged 17 years.
From a tiny jet-black puppy to the graceful old grey lady you became.
You were my friend and loyal companion, always there for me. When I was sad you understood. When I had a bad day you were there to cheer me up. You loved your walks every day and would and would start barking when I opened the pantry door where your lead was. Now the house is quiet, except for the cat who misses you too.
You are gone from my life but will remain in my heart forever.
18/12/1993 – 9/01/2014
Much loved and dearly missed
R.I.P my darling Sophie, my little friend and companion of 18 years
April 1996 – 21st May 2014
I miss my little girl with the big purr and loud meow…
A thousand times I’ve thought of you,
A thousand times I’ve cried.
If love alone could have saved you,
You never would have died.
In life I loved you dearly,
In death, I love you still.
In my heart you hold a place
No other one can fill.
It broke my heart to lose you,
But you did not go alone.
For part of me went with you
The day God took you home ~~~
Born 3 November 2006 – Died 30th April 2014
Our dearest Dakota,
You have left us, but you live on in our hearts,
we shall always cherish the happy times we have had together.
We want to thank you for being the perfect dog in every way.
Your beautiful self, so loving, so happy, so friendly and yet protective,
you have excelled in all these things.
There will never be another you, not ever. No other pet will take your place.
You will always be special in our hearts, we love you forever our Dakota.
mama and daddy
2001 – 2014
Our beloved Junior, our faithful friend,
and the love you shared to the very end.
For 14 years our family was blessed,
now it’s time for you to rest.
You still live in our hearts and minds,
of the loving family you left behind.
Love you boy Mummy and Daddy xxxx
Lisa and Jamie Avery
To our dear little Angel Masters,
Much loved and never forgotten.
Always in our hearts,
Love from Barry and Norma.
Dearly loved member of the Lang Family
Ophelia passed away on July 22nd 2013 at the age of 17 years.
She was our ray of sunshine; someone we held dear to our hearts and always will. Ophelia gave us such joy and happiness throughout her life; memories we will treasure forever – loved and remembered always.
My boy. you came into my life by crying on my fence. I thought you were wild and I was scared to pick you up. Then I noticed a collar had embedded under your armpit. No wonder you were crying. I went to you prepared to be scratched all over. I picked you off my fence and you just wrapped both your arms around my shoulders and quietly let me snip off that embedded collar. Many weeks at the vets on drips and 3 operations $$ later, and months of exhaustive attempts to find you your owner or a home. I decided you’re mine, but you decided that long before I, didn’t you my boy. You adored me and were a one person cat (in your eyes). I would walk into the room and find you flat out on your back, back legs straight out, showing me your fluffy belly. I remember picking you up from the vets once and you meowed so loud when you saw me, you were all over me like a dog would be (was there a dog inside of you?). I’ve never been so totally loved by an animal before, nor afterwards. I still have your collar hanging on my rear vision mirror in the car Jack. (doh, I’m crying now)
1998 – 2012
Our beautiful little girl ‘Patch’ –
One in a million, Unique, Sweet, Affectionate with Personality Plus!
We will surely miss your antics and were so lucky to have had you in our lives.
So many treasured memories, forever loved and remembered.
In loving memory of our dearest daughter, Bab
Born: 29th July, 2001
Passed away: 10th May, 2012
Bab, we had you since you were 6 weeks old, you were like a daughter to us, wherever you go, you were always with us, trips in the car, long walks every afternoon.
We thank you for being our very special girl.
Love from Mum & Dad
Branchon & Marguerite
Much loved member of the Rodrigues family
Tarsha was born in Sept 1994 & went to sleep on Oct 26 2011 at the age of 17.
We will miss you so much Tarsha T, but couldn’t see you in pain.
You were a much loved part of our family.
R.I.P meow cat. It was a hard call to make.
Harley you brought us many years of fun and happiness. Now you’re gone, we will miss you heaps little man.
Love Helen and Wayne
Our first baby girl…..we had you for such a short time before we were forced to say goodbye but you gave us a lifetime of love and fun. We love your beautiful face, cheeky, sneaky personality and your snuggles each and every morning. Thank you for accepting our baby boy so willingly into our little family – we wish you could have grown up together – oh what fun and mischief you would have had! One day we will all play together again.
Mummy, Daddy and Dusty xxx
In memory of our beautiful Munchkin who gave us the joy & pleasure of sharing her life for 18 years.
Many wonderful memories
Passed away 24/01/2011
Our beautiful Billy is now at peace and has no more pain. She stuck it through to the very end and gave our family such love. We took you in when no one cared and treated you like one of the family members. Throughout your life you took in Minni, Molly & Noodle, your cat family, and and kept them all in line when necessary but treated them like your family too.
You were are wonderful dog to our family and we miss you and will always remember you.
Billy RIP in doggy heaven.
John, Tracey, Jacqueline & Alexandra Davis
Spike, I had you since you were 4 weeks old. You were like a baby to me. I really enjoyed our walks and talks together. Tigger is missing you heaps – so are the boys Snoopy and Nismo. I’ll always remember you, rest in peace mate. See you when I get to heaven. I’ll owe you a lot of Schmackos.
26/7/1999 to 14/10/2010
Passed away 12/10/2010
I Thought of You Today
I thought of you with love today but that is nothing new
I thought about you yesterday and days before that too
I think of you in silence, I often speak your name
All I have is memories and your picture in a frame
Your memory is my keepsake with which I’ll never part
God has you in His keeping, I have you in my heart
Snookie, Toby and Mickey
In loving memory of Snooky, Toby and Mickey
Many years have passed but we still miss your meows and smooches – thank you our dear little pussies for being such lovely pets.
Julie and Barry
In loving memory of Saani
Our dear precious Saani, we miss you each and every day. We were blessed to have had you in our lives. You always managed to lift our spirits when times were tough, and the fun times we had together were just too many to mention.
We thank you for being our very special little Saanigirl.
We will always love and miss you,
Julie, Barry and Janina
DEC 1994 – SEP 2010
A little tri-colour minature fox
Beloved dog of the SWART family
Thank you Rakker for making us discover dogs as part of life. You came into our lives as a ray of sunshine, and made us laugh with your comical bark. You would sit like a rabbit and do a little dance for us when it was time for a treat. We’ll remember your sweet nature and the lovely black heart shape on the side of your body. Our times and walks together will always be treasured. Rest in peace Rakker.
In loving memory of Louis Brown
21/08/1997 – 15/08/2010
Our little man, we will forever miss your licks and unconditional love. You gave us so much joy. Your presence will be felt by us all the years of our lives. Thankyou Louis for allowing us to love you and take care of you throughout your life.
We will always miss our ‘little tacker’
Reunited with his ‘Big Brother Cosmo.’
In memory of Cosmo Brown
Born 18th September 1993
Died 6th October 2003
Our precious beautiful Cosmo. You were so easy to love; your gentle nature and amazing intelligence will never be forgotten. We had you from when you were just 6 weeks old, we saw you grow into a big strong beautiful dog who loved everybody. We will always remember you were happiest when sitting on mummy’s lap watching television together. All you wanted in return was our love and a good feed. Thankyou Cosmo for some of the most beautiful memories of our lives.
Look after your ‘Little Brother Louis’ for us
Lena and Graham (Mummy and Daddy)
23rd March 2005 – 28th June 2010
Our lil grrl has gone, we miss her dearly and Bailey is lost and lonely…….
We’ve been remembering all the good times we had – the camping, the swimming, the chasing, and especially the cuddles and kisses.
Lee-Anne, Emma, Baylee & Dash
Here’s a photo of my beautiful boys, Henry (black and white) and cheeky Toots.
We will always love and miss my ‘cheeky’ old man Henry – R.I.P.
Kim and Mike
Born: August 10th, 1996
Died: June 20th, 2010
You weren’t just a dog – you were the best friend that I could ever ask for. For nearly 14 years I woke up to find you ready for me to give you a hug. From me being in primary school, high school, through to Uni, you were always a happy and cheeky dog whom I knew could make me happy, no matter how down I was feeling. Your cheeky howl, georgeous big brown eyes and curly scruffy hair made me love you more and more every day. See you my little poomby woomby, you shall be missed.
In memory of JayJay Adams
Special dogs come into our lives,
they leave pawprints on our hearts,
and we are forever changed.
Jean and John Adams
Dear little Susie,
a part of my life for 16 years.
November 1994 to April 2010
A loving faithful pet – greatly loved
18 years old, my oldest pet ever
In his later years loved to play with fresh dripping water from the tap, and splash the water in his bowl.
Got along well with Vari
15-04-1993 to 19-04-2010
In loving memory of my beloved cat, Otis, who has been a constant part of my life and a lovely companion for the past 17 years.
You will always be fondly remembered and sorely missed.
Good bye and May you rest in peace dear Otis.
Feb 1994 to Feb 2010
Ellie is now resting under my beautiful shady gum tree. She was born Jan or Feb 1994, and had spent her first year twice placed at the Animal Aid Shelter as an unwanted cat.
The day I came to “visit” she was just about to be picked up by the vet and put down.
The staff took her out to a grassy logged section to give her a bit of freedom, and I saw how she leaped and loved being let out to play about. She played with her ears layed back and black eyes, leaping on logs and playing hidey in the grass.
I left the Animal Aid Shelter that day on the 2nd of Feb, 95 with a little cat in a cardboard box.
And every day since has been wonderful, she had the best life and I was very glad to have given it to her.
Jes and Sharon Suter X X X
28-11-1995 to 14-02-2010
In loving memory of my beautiful little red dog. I miss your big brown eyes and the love you gave me all the time, you were always by my side. I loved you so much my little girl, you will always be in my heart for the rest of my life. I’LL BE SEEING YOU.
We all miss you, Julie and family xxxxx
You were my father’s guardian, my mother’s friend, lilly’s big brother. Gentle and tolerant always, you did not live out your years, as you were only four when you crossed the Rainbow Bridge. Your big Black Buffy head was always in someone’s lap, and gentle kisses were always on the menu. Your antics will be missed and so will your big heart.
Bye now, you are sorely missed by the Goebels Clan
March 1997 to 12th November 2009
Cara was a very friendly cat, warmed up to people very quickly and was lovely natured (except when it came to other cats and bed time). She was a special companion and we will miss her vocal voice when she wanted food and her always wanting to sit on my lap.
Silvana and Andrew Bruton
In loving memory of my boy Oscar. A quiet, gentle and sensitive soul. He loved his family and was the most tolerant animal I have ever known. Stubborn on occasions but very patient and loyal. A large hole still remains in my heart at his loss, that will only heal over time. Gone but never forgotten.
Oscar 4/1/94 to 16/4/2009 aged 15 years.
7 December 2001 – 12 January 2009
Our Special, Beautiful Boy, Loyal Friend and Family Member. We miss him dearly. He will always be in our hearts.
Fondly Remembered, Never Forgotten.
Lidia, Robert & Sarah Atherton
Harrison will always be remembered as he is in this photo – in the prime of his life – living a life of luxury
Dearly missed by Sylvia and his caring 4-legged companion Peta
March 1997 – December 2008
17.05.1995 – 17.11.2008
A much-loved member of the Tonks family for many years. Loyal friend and constant companion. Proud, strong, stubborn; yet happy and loving. A beautiful boy with a determined soul.
Ridge is missed by all.
Fondly remembered. Never Forgotten.
19-7-1999 to 16-8-2008
Our special family member “MILO,” who always had a mind of his own, was our little protector. His different barks always meant something and we understood. Milo’s love for us was as great as our love for him.
We won’t forget our Milo.
A very lovable companion
Fondly remembered and dearly missed
June 1997 – September 2008
At Peace, now with her sister Bridget
June 1997 – December 2009
April 1994 – July 2008
Much loved member of the Jacobs Family
In Loving Memory of
Mamma’s little baby and Daddy’s little buddy
Silk “Foofy” “Jimmy” Browne
Passed away peacefully 19th August 2008
Aged 14 years
Gorgeous loving boy
Sadly missed as of 2007
By Katalin, Joe & Trish
Lovely boy found wandering in the neighbourhood, looking for someone to cuddle and love him
Waiting for Otata to come home
Loved to give kisses
Sadly missed as of 2010 by Otata and Trish
Beautiful girl with a beautiful spirit, loved being brushed and cuddled
Those beautiful green eyes looking at you
Missed by Joe, Katalin and Trish