Our rescue friends Phil & Becky Gang, have donated "In memory of 'Harrison' our foster/hospice Shepherd we rescued from the high kill shelter in Vegas"
They wrote: "Harry was at least 10 years old and dumped at the high kill shelter with a "boney mass" on his forehead. We brought him into our home and gave him 3 months of good food, treats, a soft bed and managed his health issues until he could no longer be comfortable. He loved to lay right in the middle of the kitchen and block the pantry door and the freezer drawer of the fridge and I fondly referred to him as my speed bump. We believe that he lived outside full time and eventually was dumped because of his health issues. He was a stubborn old man, had a big heart and taught us a lot about life. He loved tennis balls but most of all he loved his new Dad. It was very hard for them to say good-bye but we know that he's on the other side now and in no more pain."
Sending our sympathy and gratitude, dear friends
Allison Gee has made a donation in memory of the 10th anniversary of "losing my beautiful Jack"
Our sincere thanks Allison
Markian Pelenytschka offered thanks in the form of a donation for the remembrance of Markian & Kerrie Pelenytschka's best friend, GUNTHER.
The Warburtons have made a donation in the memory of Teekah who left for the "bridge" at 14 and half years Steve wrote:
"This donation is in memory of Teekah. She enriched our lives just as so many of the dogs that have found homes on this site have enriched others. We hope this helps more furry bonds to form in the future."
We too, Steve, hope that others will see the value of sharing their lives with a senior. Thank You
Mike Clark has generously donated in the memory of two recent losses; Staff volunteer Darlene's "Monty" along with foster Mom Kim's "Benny".
Thanks Mike..your generosity enables us to help the next rescue
Nick & Donna Beauchamp have sent SW GSD Rescue a donation,
along with some very kind words, in the memory of Zeus.
It was Nick & Donna who initially brought his plight to our attention.
It wasn't long after, that Zeus was removed from the filth, neglect and outdoor living in which he had grown up.
He was placed in a very loving and caring home which hopefully, made up for the
miserable existence he left behind.
Zeus left for the Bridge this past November, 2017, just 2 weeks shy of his 13th birthday.
Our sincere thanks to the Beauchamps
Rebecca "Becki" Johnson donates in memory of Duchess, "My go-to girl for the home front. Gone to the Bridge in June 2017...I miss you every day" Thanks Becki, Duchess was a special girl.
Amy Powne has made a donation in the name of Mike Clark, in loving memory of "Sadies" Clark; "Merry Christmas, Michael, Sadies loved you so much!"
Mike & Sadies
Kathleen Popovec has donated to our rescue efforts on behalf of her brother Gregg, in the memory of his beloved "Annie" Thank you, Kathleen.
Johnna Baca of Phoenix has made a donation in the memory of William Wallace, her good friend's late son who was a German Shepherd lover. We're sure that William would have appreciated you remembering him this way, as does his Dad and SW German Shepherd Rescue...Thank You Johnna.
Lisa Dillon has made a donation in the memory of her friend's dog, Dargo and wrote: "In memory of Dargo, faithful friend and companion to MY dear friend. I am thankful to have met both of them" Thank you Lisa
Dee Adams & John Robertson have made a donation in the memory of "Alaska" who made it to a remarkable 17 years old..a very painful loss.
Our thoughts and our thanks go to his heartbroken family.
Becki Johnson has made a donation to SW GSD Rescue "In memory of the Johnson crew, Shelby, Fryde, Annie, and Oscar, The Best Pups Ever".
Thanks so much, Becki, we really appreciate the help...they're waiting at the Bridge.
"Gramma" has made a donation to SW GSD Rescue in the memory of her grandog Macy Gray. She wrote: "We are all heartbroken in losing Macy. What a beautiful comical baby she was." We think so too, Gramma, thank you.
Markian Pelenytschka has made a donation to SW GSD Rescue in the memory of "my best friend, Gussy". Sorry to hear of your loss, Markian, thank you for your contribution.
Donna "Carla" O'Leary has made a donation in the memory of her "Chica" and wrote:
I am lost without her and miss her terribly. So does her best buddy, my little terrier Oliver. I just wanted you to know and give you my heartfelt appreciation. We had the most wonderful life together, the three of us.
Thank You, Carla, Our thoughts are with you & Oliver
Bryce Easton recently lost his girl Tessy and asked that his contribution be applied to Bella J's surgery in Tessy's memory. Thank you, Bryce.
Mike and Diana Clark have made a donation to both Southwest & White German Shepherd Rescue in the memory of their beloved "Sadies"
they wrote: "Sadies filled a huge hole in my heart and meant the world to me. I considered her my little girl. I think my wife said it best: As I sit here waiting to say my final goodbye watching you in pain, my heart is filled with pain and happiness all at the same time. You have brought such joy and laughter to our family. Getting to spend your final days at home with you has meant the world....You put up a great fight. Thank you for everything you have given us, especially your unconditional love. So I will not say goodbye. I will say 'see you later'. Until then you will be in our hearts."Jo Ann Rudd has made a donation in memory of "Gunny". Thank you, Jo Ann.Ruth Vivas of Scottsdale has donated to SWGSDR "to honor the memory of KIm.. ..A son, brother, and best friend. We will always remember you". Thank you, Ruth for thinking of the fur kids at this sad time.
"Kim"William R. Cartmell has made a generous donation in the memory of his long time friend and animal advocate, John C. Sobble. Please accept our sincere condolences for your loss, William, and much gratitude for your contribution. SW GSD RescueSandra Trujillo has made a contribution to SW GSD Rescue "In loving memory of Nate Metzger, you will never be forgotten" Thank you Sandra.Kecia Smette donated "In honor of the wonderful 'Beika', an amazing companion who always had a smile on her face" Our sincere thanks and condolences, KeciaStephanie Lawrence has donated to SWGSDR in the memory of Boomer, Sophie and Lucy, her sister's fur kids at the Bridge as well as to honor her own Sadie & Rooney with whom she currently shares her life. Thanks Steph!Heidi Bouten and Bert Oster wish to honor the memory of their boy, "Sarge" by making a donation in his name:
"Sarge's absence has created the darkest days and nights I have ever experienced. The contrast to this is the joy and sunshine he brought to us in life every single day."
Thank you Bert & Heidi. Your support in Sarge's memory will help other orphans in need.Tammy Barker has donated to SWGSDR in the memory of her beloved GSD Raja, lost a year ago, and wrote: "There has been a hole in our hearts ever since; he was such an amazing, loyal companion. He was my shadow, always at my side. He will be forever missed.
Our sympathy, Tammy, thank you.Pamela Peet has donated "In loving memory of previous GSD's Dillon and Bear who were rescues and loving companions from Indiana whose beautiful faces are still dearly missed." Thank You Pamela.
Sandra & Richard Whitman wish to honor the memory of their boy Samson by making a donation. Thank You..please give his sister "Sweetie" a big hug for usHaley Compton has donated to SW GSD Rescue "In loving memory of Ice. A loyal family dog who loved playgrounds almost as much as he loved his humans."
Thank You, HaleyTeresa Tallman has donated to both SW GSD Rescue and White GSD Rescue in memory of "Sweet Cloud" and wrote: "A White GS that we had for over 12 years. We loved him so much. He was much loved. We miss you. Always."It is with a very heavy heart that we send our deepest sympathy and love to the family and friends of Arthur Jones, of Tucson Arizona. Art passed away peacefully on May 20, 2015. He was the kindest and most generous man and will be greatly missed. Art and his wife Janet were fans and supporters of both Southwest and White German Shepherd Rescue.
Art adored his Nellie who preceded him to the Bridge in late 2014. Here proud Pappa is pictured on Nellie's adoption day and shortly before her departure.
Art had requested that his and Nellie's cremains be mingled..hopefully they are now playing fetch together at the Rainbow Bridge.
Art's family requested that donations to SW German Shepherd Rescue be made in lieu of flowers
Nick Bourg & Shelley Seyfried-Bourg of Tucson, AZ have made a donation In Art Jones' memory; thank you so very much
Our thanks to Nancy Binnie for her contribution in the memory of Art Jones.
Bobby and Karin Davis donated in the memory of Art and Nellie Jones..much appreciated, Thank You
Glenn Jones & Robert Schwarz of Charlottesville, VA made their donation; "In loving memory of Arthur Jones of Tucson, AZ"
Much appreciated, thank you
Charles "Hos" Hoskins has donated to SW GSD Rescue in the memory of Dave Browning who passed away on May 11, 2015. Our deepest sympathy to Mary Browning on her loss.
IN MEMORIAM 2014:Margaret Earle has made a donation to SW GSD Rescue in the memory of a dear friend's Mom, known affectionately as "Grammy Gouze", who passed away in November, 2014. We hope Grammy is now frolicking with her favorite German Shepherds at the Rainbow Bridge. Thank you, Margaet.Rebecca (Becki) Johnson has donated to SW GSD Rescue in memory of "Fryde" and "Annie", "I miss you every day" Our sincere thanks, Becki
FrydeDiqui La Penta of California has made a donation to SW GSD Rescue in honor of Desiree, Shawn & Colin McDonald of Glendale, AZ
Matthew Bowers has made a contribution in the memory of Shadow. Thank you, Matthew, for thinking of us and honoring Shadow's memoryDeborah Kaye has made a donation in memory of Luca, "who was my good and faithful companion for six years" Thank you Deborah, so sorry for your loss.Janet Spadora has made a donation to SW GSD Rescue in "memory of my favorite vegetable taster and sous chef extraordinaire, Nellie Jones"
We miss Nellie too, Jan...thank you for thinking of us at this very sad time...SteffNicole Putnam made a contribution in the memory of Nate Metzger and wrote: "Thank you for you're selfless volunteering for GSD causes and for our beautiful girl, Lucia. You are missed dearly."
Bianca Silovic has made a donation in the memory of the Elliot family's much loved German Shepherd, Zabu.
Thank you Bianca, please extend our sincere condolences to the Elliot family.Carol & Carl Schneider have made a donation to SW GSD Rescue on behalf of Ralph Bianco in memory of his gal Sheba. Our condolences to Ralph and thanks to Carol.Dawn Nehls & Sylvia Stevens have made a donation in memory of their Jessie
Thank You from SW GSD Rescue
2001 ~ 2014
"We miss her each and every day and so does Max. Words cannot express our thanks for all the Shepherds you have rescued..."
Jessie and little Max and with Sylvia & Dawn
IN MEMORIAM 2013:Paige Wander has made a donation "In loving memory of a dear friend, Dan Francis, who dedicated his life to sharing his love with special 'German Shepherd' friends..R.I.P."
We thank Paige and believe that Dan is frolicking with his old friend "Keasy" at the "bridge"
Allison Gee has made another donation to GSD Rescue in the memory of her boy Jack. We are so very grateful for her continued support.
Sadly, Sharon & Bill Eider-Orley recently lost their boy Rio. Their friends Casey & Tim Bolinger have made a donation to SW German Shepherd Rescue in Rio's memory for which we are very grateful. We send our condolences to Rio's Mom & Dad.
Suzie Eyrich has made a donation to SW GSD Rescue in honor of a true companion and dear friend, Baxter. "Baxter was a beautiful dog who brought love and joy to everyone he came in contact with. He will forever be loved." Thank You Suzie
Sharon and Bernie Quicci of Phoenix have made a donation in the memory of Mary Lois Christensen, a lifetime owner and lover of German Shepherd Dogs. Our sincere condolences to Jerrie Roberts, Mary's daughter, who requested donations in lieu of flowers on her Mom's behalf...Thank You.
Marjorie Richard of St. Petersbug, FL has made a donation in Mary Lois Christensen's memory...much appreciated
Kay Tyree of Nebraska made a donation in the "memory of Lois Christensen..she loved dogs!"
June Hedberg and Fern Eleson, both of Whitney, Nebraska, have made donations to SW GSD Rescue to honor the memory of Mary Lois Christensen and her GSD Tango, with our sincere thanks.
Freden Price of Chadron, NE has honored the memory of Mary Lois Christensen with a donation to SW GSD Rescue..thank you Freden.
Our gratitude to the First Baptist Church of Chadron, Nebraska for their donation in Mary Lois Christensen's memory...much appreciated.
Thank you to Hazel J. May of Tempe, AZ for her donation in her "good friend Mary Lois Christensen's memory"
Angela has made a donation to SW GSD RESCUE in loving memory of Sam, adopted in 2003. "He brought so much happiness into our lives. Truly the handsomest, funniest and sweetest boy ever - thank you for the happiest 10 years. We love you and will miss you forever. Love your Moms, Ange & Holly"
NOVEMBER 26, 2002 ~ MAY 23, 2013
At 9 months old – August 2003 At 10 years old – December 2012
5/23/2000 – 2/6/2013
Lois & Bill Baker have made a donation to SW GSD Rescue to honor the memory of their beloved "Chipper"-- originally their daughter's dog, Chip became theirs upon her passing.
CHIP'S RETIREMENT DAY
"Chipper was a special Service/Therapy dog for nine years. He was loved, not only by us, but by everyone who knew him. Chip came to live with us when he was 3-1/2 years old, after our Daughter, Melissa, was killed. We helped each other through our horrendous loss. He is with her now, his true partner, chasing tennis balls and giving her lots of kisses. They are both in our thoughts and hearts always and forever. Mom and Dad"
Rebecca Gang has made a donation to SW GSD Rescue in the memory of her beloved boy Mike; one of many in need that Becky & Phil have taken under their wings Our sincere thanks to this giving family
Lorraine and Norman Sandell have made donations in honor and memory of two truly wonderful dogs; Sunny & Rain. Thank You! Grandma Lorraine wrote:
"In Memory of Sunny and Rain the beloved pets of Brian and Ami Snodgrass, they are our companions forever and will be truly missed; they have now adventured on to Heaven - 2012"
Stephanie Sandell has also made a donation in Sunny and Rain's honor, obviously two memorable German Shepherds. We really appreciate the support.
Her friends and family have made donations to SW German Shepherd Rescue in the memory of Lucile Beckwith.
We extend our sympathy to the Beckwith family along with sincere thanks to those expressing their loss through honoring Lucile's love of GSDs and supporting our rescue efforts:
A contribution to SW GSD Rescue has been made by Lee Heath of Phoenix, AZ in the memory of Lucile Beckwith, who had a love for animals, particularly German Shepherd Dogs. Our sincere thanks.
"To my dearest friend Lucile Beckwith, May you rest in place with Angel's wings safely around you."
from Peggy Baier
"This is in memory of Lucile Beckwith for her love of animals. May she rest in peace."
from Monica Sarli & Mark Lockett
"In memory of Lucile Beckwith"
from Lysa Romain-Endyk
"May your loving angels look after you now and always. Rest in peace Lucile."
from Mary Dayyo with sincere thanks from SW GSD Rescue
"In memory of Lucile Beckwith, a wonderful Mother and friend. She will be remembered as a lovely woman with a kind heart and a great love for the animal kingdom,"
from Nanette Brown
A donation has been made "In loving memory of Lucile Beckwith"
by Colleen Steele~~with thanks from SW GSD RescueEllen Silverberg has made a donation In loving memory of Cooper Smith
You were an exceptional friend, companion and protector for my beloved buddy, Steff. She promises to find you at the bridge, so keep your eyes open and your ears up and she'll be there one day. In the meantime, let her know that you're still with her. She misses you very much!
Melissa Kemp has made a donation in the memory of her "Tootsie", adding, " Many Thanks to SW GSD Rescue for connecting me to such a devoted and sweet companion."
Giovanni v Kleiner Feuerball
December 4, 1998 ~ August 10, 2010
Tim & Deb Roberts have made a donation on the two-year anniversary of the loss of their very special boy "Gianni"...the dog responsible for the creation of SW German Shepherd Rescue
"Dakota" Foss-Sutherland~Hospice Therapy Dog
Adopted 1/16/01 – 7/5/12
Donation made by Charis Williams in memory of Therapy Dog/Actor/Beloved Family Member Dakota, whose gentle soul will be missed by so many. From a poem by his Mom, Patti: "DAKOTA is my shepherd; I shall always love. He restored many souls as he walked beside me down patient hallways for therapy's sake. Surely his good memories (and hair) shall follow me all the days of my life; as DAKOTA will dwell in my heart for ever."
Amy Suslosky has made a gift in memory of Sable Barr, "A beautiful, loyal, loving protector and friend" in the name of Sable's folks, Lori & Tony
Charis Williams has made a donation to SWGSDR in memory of her “Pet Therapist and Loyal Companion” Allie. We feel your pain, dear friend.
Allie 8/3/05 ~ 2/16/2012
"You will be forever missed Pretty Girl - Love, your Mom and Partner"Diane Kleinemas has made a donation in memory of "our 8 year old GSD Miss Maggie May who passed away last April." She had a big heart and an even bigger personality. She is truly missed!"
Miss Maggie May
BOB LANG & ROBERT GIBSON have made donations to SWGSR in memory of Bob's late wife, Dali. We send our condolences and thank you both for your support
THANKS and SYMPATHY TO OUR SUPPORTER & BELLA's MOM, KIM DiROBERTS:
"In memory of the most wonderful soul, my "faccia BELLA". The 11 years with you came and went so quickly. My heart is broken without you every second of every day. You were my love....."
IN MEMORIAM 2011:
Tracy has made a donation in memory of Heart, "my beloved Shepherd who was my great gift from Steff. He is playing over the Rainbow Bridge, healthy, happy, and whole at last."
KEITH HOSKINS 1954 ~ 2011
Keith's book of memories: falconerfuneralhome.com
A young Keith Hoskins along with the more recent middle photo illustrates Keith's lifelong love of GSDs. Keith told Darlene over thirty years ago, "If it isn't a German Shepherd, it's just a dog"
Darlene & Keith on Monty's adoption day, and the rest of their pack.....Keith asked to spend time with all three individually shortly before he left us~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Dan & Sharon Girardin have made a donation in Keith's memory~~Thank You
Troy and Heather Zimmerman have made a donation in memory of "Marie", the Young family's much loved, kind & faithful GSD. Our thoughts are with you at this very sad time.
Greg and Bonnie Holz have made a donation to SWGSR in Memory of their GSD Hadley We think of you and Hadley often...Thank You!
Antoinette Nicolini has made a donation to SWGSR in memory of Xander Ozog 3/1/99~1/25/09 Thank You.
Tom & Jen Edmondson want to thank their very good friend Kenny McDaniel who was a true comfort and guiding light during their recent loss of Gonzo --- “daddy’s boy” ---the best GSD family member you could ever imagine! They did so with a donation to SW GSD Rescue...Thank You
Jerry & Marcy Siegel have made a donation to SWGSR in honor and memory of their beloved Lab Cocoa..heal soon, Dear Friends
On March 19th our friend, supporter and devoted GSD lover Bob Johnson passed away. Despite his 81 years, Bob walked his GSD two miles every day without fail. In fact, he was walking his gal Lilavan when he was brought to the ground and broke his hip resulting in a downward spiral while hospitalized. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and his wife of 60 years, Alice.
The following friends and family have made a donation to SW German Shepherd Rescue in Robert L. Johnson's memory and for which we are most appreciative:
- Kim Fontana of Lake Villa, IL
- The "3:30 Neighborhood Cocktail Group"...GEOFF, JIM, PAT, VERN & JIMMY, HAVE MADE A DONATION IN HONOR OF THEIR VERY BEST FRIEND & NEIGHBOR BOB, who throughout the years, gave us his friendship, smile and precious stories which we will always remember; "WE Love You, Bob"
Jack & Diane Holliday have made a donation "in the memory of our friend Bob Johnson who so loved his GSDs"
Allison Gee has contributed to our Buddy's medical needs in the memory of her boys Ace the Lab and Jack, her GSD...thank you, Allison.
Michael Sime of Verona, N.J. has made a contribution to SW GSD Rescue in memory of Mindy Barnes Herman. Our deepest sympathies, Michael, thank you.
Our thanks to John Wham of Tucson, AZ for his donation in Mindy Herman's memory
Judith Brodner of Buffalo Grove, IL has also honored Mindy's memory with a contribution to SWGSR..much appreciated.
Many thanks to Howard Hirsch of Dunwoody, GA for his contribution in the memory of Mindy Lynne Barnes Herman
Jeri & Steve Rifkin of Highland Park, IL donated on behalf of Eileen Schechter in the memory of her daughter, Mindy Lynne Herman; our thanks to the Rifkins
A donation has been made in Mindy Herman's memory by Avrian Seigel of Morton Grove, IL...Thank You.
Dianne Kahl of Deerfield, IL has made a donation in loving memory of Mindy Herman..with our thanks
Kathy Beazley & Pam Simmonds have made a donation in the memory of Turbo, "a wonderful dog and we will miss him greatly." Our thoughts are with you.
IN MEMORIAM 2010:
Rob & Dee Dwight have made a donation in the memory of Tina, a very special Schipperke long thought of as a "miniature GSD" ....Sleep well little girl DEBRA McVANELL has made a donation in honor of Katie and in the memory of all of the GSDs that never make it into rescue..Thank You Deb. Julie Sergel has made a contribution in honor of young Doug Lynch who passed away in late 2009...Thank You. Elizabeth Bradley of Arizona Cakes has donated In memory of Stella & Maggie, 13 years of pure joy with our furry GSD kids.
We miss you.
Beth Redstone has made a donation in the memory and honor of Sasha, her son Matt and the Shain family's much loved GSD.
"We were blessed by the few years we had with you and will miss you always... ... From your loving "grandma's"
We are always saddened by the loss of such a young fur kid; our thoughts are with you, Matt, Jeanne & Lily.
Bonnie & Daryl Zimmer have made a donation to SWGSR in memory of Freija, the Chelstrom family's beautiful and greatly missed GSD. Our thanks for the support from the Zimmers and sincere sympathies to Eric, Michelle, and Soren Chelstrom on their recent loss. Sharyn & Tom Potter have made a donation in the memory of their boy Raleigh
"Whom we miss every day"
November 30, 1998 ~ May 22, 2010
Jim & Joan Werbick have made a donation to SWGSR in the memory of their friend Ireta Hand. We send our condolences to Ireta's family and friends with sincere thanks to the Werbicks for their support. JoAnna & John Newton have also made a contribution to SWGSR in the memory of Ireta Hand ~ ~ Thank You for thinking of us in this difficult time. Richard & Donna Jarcik of Sun Lakes, AZ have made a gift to SWGSR in the memory of their dear friend Ireta Hand. SWGSR is grateful for such support and send our thoughts and prayers to Ireta's husband Frank. John & Carol Cain of Sun Lakes have made a donation to SWGSR in the memory of Ireta Hand as well. Our sincere thanks to the Cain family. Greg & Bonnie Holz have made a donation to SWGSR in honor and memory of their Hadley, a GSD they miss every day.
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