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On behalf of the staff at Coffee Road Animal Hospital, we are honored to pay respect to our beloved animal friends who have passed. We also welcome you to create a lasting tribute for your beloved pet or animal friend on our website's Pet Memorial page. You can do this by E-mailing the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Passing : 9/2/18
Dixie was smart, sweet, beautiful and loyal. She was truly one of a kind and will be dearly missed! She is forever in our hearts!
Thank you for the flowers and the card. You are always so thoughtful during these difficult times.
Passing : 7/26/2018
Gender: male-yellow lab
My beloved Hunter love to swim and dive into our pool to get his ball we through in the pool and even went under the water to catch his ball that would drop below the water.
He loved playing ball as long as you through it. He was suck a loving and affectionate boy and would let the grandkids lay all over him. He loved to go to Doggie daycare in his younger years and play with the other doggies, driving to the daycare with his head out the window and excited when we got there. When i picked him up he was so tired from playing he laid down in the car on the way home. Like "mom" I had fun today.
He was very fond of his treats and knew when it was bedtime, he'd be waiting for his last treat before I went to bed.
He was always waiting for me to get home from work and always there to greet me, of course he wanted his dinner too. When the garage door went up I knew he would be there happy I was home.
You were such a big part of my family. My wonderful companion. I will miss you always my friend.
Thank you for always being there for me. Love you.
Thank you Coffee Road House for the loving care you provided to my Hunter.
Passing date: 7-13-18
Our beloved Roxy,our faithful friend, and your love you shared till the very end.
For 11 years our family was blessed, now it's time for you to rest.You still live on in the hearts and minds, of the loving family you left behind. There are not enough words to describe the pain my heart is feeling by loosing you baby girl, mama will always love you and never forget you my little angel. - Mama
Roxy, perfect from the first day we met and forever loving in every way. Always wanting to be by our side no matter what we were doing. You will forever be a large piece of our family that will be missed. You will always be remembered. - Papa
In all things in the world you really don’t expect how much of a bond you can have with an animal. But when you grow up watching them grow and them watching you grow up. They aren’t just your pet they become part of the family. She was my sister one of my best friends and just someone I can talk to without being judged. No matter how much we fought each other we always loved each other. She always thought she was the big sister and the one that could overpower me. Yeah, she’d get in a couple of good bites on my nose, but when it came down to the end of the fight she’d always let me flip her on her back and let me rub her little tummy, or she’ dlet me carry her like a little baby that was one of my favorite things to do to her. But out of everything when I didn’t have much when people weren’t around she was. She’d wake me up every morning scratching on my door wanting to come in to come sleep. That was our thing we’d stay in bed watching anime, funny thing is I feel sometimes she’d would watch it with me because when something exciting happened her ears would perk up and she’d get into it. We were lazy to be honest that’s why we had the bond that we did because we’d love to sleep and lounge around. It’s still hard to think you’re no there you were the last of my childhood, the first night I couldn’t sleep because I was still waiting for someone to call saying that you were going to come home. But I know now that you’re resting easy with Vicky you both are together again protecting each other. There won’t be a moment in my life thatI’ll forget the both of you, I’ll be waiting to see the both of you. You guys impacted my heart and left imprints and will forever be in my heart. I love you goofs this family will miss you and we will always love you little goofball. - Big Bro
2/14/2005 - 1/27/2018
Fritz was a dog made for all the seasons of the year, and a best friend made for every season of life. He thrived in the summertime, beating the Bakersfield heat with trips to the swimming pool. He’d make the journey up to the mountains with his family, run circles around the neighborhood block, and bask outside in the sun. Fritz, always keenly aware of the world around him, understood what summer meant. It was the joyful, family time we were all able to appreciate together: calm, relaxing, and with the occasional leftover slice of pizza.
Summer would always change to fall, and that meant Fritz would lose his companions for most of the day to school and work. Still, he’d wait patiently (sometimes less patiently if there was food in the kitchen) for my brothers and I to make it home from class, and my parents from work. He was ready to show his family love after a long day, and to sprawl out on me on the couch as we decompressed with some TV. Fritz knew that it was that time together every night we all waited for, and he let us know he waited for it too. Winter was fireplace and sock-gathering season for Fritz.
If he had “me-time,” this was it. He’d lay with the fire to his right, a mass of socks to his left, and a blanket draped over him for hours. And yet, he would always find time from his cozy hibernation to greet my brother and I in a mad dash when we came home from college for the holidays. He was the first friend I’d see when I’d come home from the pressures of college life, and the first friend I’d miss whenever I left again. A few weeks would pass by, and we’d have to part ways again.
All the same, our time with Fritz was too short, and the last time I said goodbye when my winter at home came to a close was the last time I got to say goodbye to Fritz at all. When spring came every year, so did the warm constant of California weather and the chirping birds outside that kept Fritz pacing in the house day after day. I spent my last few springs apart from Fritz, but we always knew that spring meant summer was near, and our family would be together again. Since we lost Fritz, we’ve entered a new period of spring. While we miss him dearly, I know he’s somewhere chasing birds, passing the time while he waits for summer. And when summer comes, Fritz and his family will be together again.
Martha L. Johnson
Puma was an annoying, wonderful dog that we will miss greatly! So many times in the days since his passing I look for him to be there and he's not. Loyal to the last, Puma tried to tell our daughter goodbye the night he was dying, but couldn't jump on her bed. We miss you Pumabear!!
5/20/2007 - 3/11/2018
Buddy Salad came from the streets & loved life despite his health issues. Coffee Road Animal Hospital was his favorite place to be! He was always very happy & vocal while visiting his friends at the vet! His life ended with a smile on his face & a kiss on the hand. No more pain, lumpy face or immobile legs. He was the sweetest guy & it took his passing for me to realize just how much he's taught us. To share the joy of loving with everyone you meet. To be happy & enjoy each day, despite your circumstances. To show love to those who are feeling down. To be silly & make someone smile, just because. That time flies by so make each day count. You should be nice to everyone, but it's ok to bark at those who are trying to hurt you. Time spent watching the clouds move, the birds fly & the wind blow is time well spent. And to never complain until you just can't take it anymore. Buddy Salad, you have helped us way more than we've helped you. Thank you for being you the past 10 years. You truly are an angel.
Melani and Brandon Courtis
To my Martha: I’ve never really been a cat person, but from the day I had you, I’ve been a Martha person. Thank you for letting me be your human for the last 12 years. We love you and miss you everyday. It’s not the same without you.
- Melani Courtis
Zach and Allison Pierucci
"My sweet lucy. You were the best companion I could’ve ever ask for. You are missed so much and my heart is breaking, but I know you are happy wherever you may be. I will love you always and please wait for me up in the clouds. See you when I see you my baby. Thank you for all your great love."
Dec 2003 - Jan 2018
This sweet girl grew up with our kids. She was the most beautiful and dedicated baby we have ever known. There will never be another Bianka. We'll love you and miss you forever.
Glenn & Carla Stanley
Females: October, 2003 - September, 2017 and November, 2013 - July, 2016
Rosie and Georgie Girl were a great part of our lives the last decade. We miss their loving eyes, their dedication, their silliness, their companionship.
Richard & Jennifer Sheets
June 19, 2004 - August 29, 2017
Gypsy Girl, you gave us so much love and attention. You are so ever present in our hearts forever. We love you and miss you so much. We also want to mention Our little boy Thumper who is next to Gypsy (7/1998 - 12/15/2009) who we also love and never forgotten.
July 3, ? (he was a rescue) - August 17, 2017
Wilson's Amazing Grace (Gracie)
Female, June 2007 - August 18, 2017
Gracie was a joy to our family. She had an independent streak, and she loved exploring all over the 5 acres we live on. She had a special way of talking to us, she could speak, roll over, shake hands, and rub-a –tummy. She was my constant companion, and I knew that whether I was having a rough day or a great day my sweet Gracie would be right by my side. She loved romping with the grandchildren and loved receiving attention from anyone that was willing to give it to her. We had 10 wonderful years with her, but it wasn’t long enough. She was our beloved Gracie, and she left her paw prints on our hearts forever. RIP Gracie, you will live forever in our hearts.
Fred and Lynd Ash
Female, June 18, 2003 - June 12, 2017
I didn’t want to go at first, I’ve fought with all my might so hold me now just one more time and let me hear you say, because you love me so much, you’ll let me go today I’ll not be far and my spirit will always be close.
Female, July 22, 2010 - June 3, 2017
Our bed is emptier. Our feet are lighter but my heart is heavy missing your presence. The time we spent was with love and joy. You are and were the sweetest kitty. You will forever have a stamp in all of our lives.
Belle (a.k.a mommas)
March 2003 - May 2017
Belle was the most sweetest cat, the one thing that stands out the most is she loved Christmas ribbon, as soon as he heard me wrapping gifts she would come to watch me and play. I miss you so much but I know I will see you again one day. You will forever in my heart love u my pretty girl!
Jo Jo Stice
Our sweet little Jo Jo,
In circles she loved to run,
Always happy to go.
Loyal, happy and ready to eat,
Love is all for her to know.
"Be good" we would tell her,
on our way out the door,
she would bark and circle til she heard us no more.
Rest in peace our precious Jo Jo
For in our hearts you will forever be.
Vic & Paula Chaudry
June 15th 2002 - Feb 17th 2017
Hi Pal, you've been a great company & we miss you so much. You will always have a special place in our hearts and we love you beyond description.
Nellie Mae Winn
Arlene, Nellie Mae & Tessa Lee
January 11, 2007 - February 21, 2017
A life well spent - A life too short
Nellie will be missed by her family, friends both
human & canine and her sister Tessa “Firefly” Lee
Forever in Our Hearts
Nellie Mae was an exceptional 4 legged friend. She had many talents
and achieved many accomplishments. She earned a Bachelors and
Masters degree in Doing Business. She traveled throughout the United
States visiting national attractions from the Grand Canyon to wineries,
Presidential Libraries, State Penitentiaries and many, many more.
She was born to be aTherapy Dog, giving hundreds of hours to serve her
community. She was an ambassador for SCCV. She was an outstanding
swimmer and loved her lake in Michigan. Nellie has many aliases;
Nellie Belly, Wiggle Butt, Pumpkin Girl, Devil Dog, Baby Girl,
Big Girl, Horsey, Big Dog, and A Darling Doodle!
From the moment she found us, she was a joy and inspiration. She made
the family whole and loved us beyond our expectations. She was special,
she was unique, she was our world!
Her SPIRIT was huge and her HEART was loving. Her energy was
FULL until her last day on earth. She was COURAGEOUS!
5/12/1997 - 11/1/2016
My sweet little companion, very loved and very missed. She lives in kitty cat heaven now.
Gene & Kim Weslow
10/29/2005 - 10/28/2016
We lost a special friend today, the kind you can’t replace, and looking at her empty bed, we can still see her beautiful face.We know she’s in a special place our Lord has for such friends, where meadows, fields & flowers help make them whole again. We know she’s watching over us, she’ll be with us when we cry. So with one more kiss on her beloved head, we told our sweet friend goodbye. author….unknown
Liz & Jeff Hatlen
Renee A Davis
I miss you so very much, I keep expecting to see you & you're not there. Thank you for all of the love & joy you brought into my life, also, for your unconditional love. It seemed like you would be with me forever, however, you will always be in my heart. I Love you & miss you terribly.
Nikki, Jason, and Brooklyn Stiles
7/17/2003 - 10/24/2016
Daisy was friendliest dog ever. Everyone that came in contact with her loved her sweet nature and gentle soul. She truly smiled all the time. We will live with the memories of our time spent with the best dog ever!
2007 - 09/19/2016
I am a 62-year-old man, and have always heard the old saying that a dog is a man’s best friend. I really never understood how that could be possible, but when Bella came into my life and we spent the last four years together, I found the phrase to be true.
Bella was always sad to see me leave, but was always happy to see me come home. It seems like we had a best-friend relationship without her ever saying a word, but by how she always wanted to be near me and never expected anything in return. Love always…
Stan and Betty Haymaker
12/2004 - 06/10/2016
02/10/2010 - 06/07/2016
From the very first time we saw Sammy, he was energetic and fun loving. He loved to chase. On the day we went and picked him up he got loose and chased the owners chickens around the yard. He loved the chase and was so excited that he just smiled all over. The funny part was that when he actually caught a chicken he turned it loose so he could chase it again. He was playful and had a gentle nature. He was also protective of his family particularly his 4.5 pound little sister Riley. He loved to be with family. The closer the better. It’s hard to explain how we feel now that he is gone. Suffice it to say we miss him and are extremely happy that our lives came together the way they did.
7/28/2002 - 6/6/2016
Cotton was an amazing dog. She loved to swim, hike, fetch, go for rides and just be with me. She loved me so much. I will never forget my precious Cotton.
Buffy the hole digger.
7/12/2002 - 08/17/2016
Goodbyes are for those who love with their eyes...because those that love with their heart and souls there is no such thing as separation~
Heaven received one of the best...my dearest, beautiful, precious boy, Rocky. I brought him home at 8 weeks and he loved, cared and slept by my side for over 14 years....never spending a night apart. I'm so grateful for having such an amazing dog in my life. Rocky gave so much love and joy (with a bit of Jack Russell naughtiness, too). So sweet, funny, happy, silly, smart, loyal, loving, caring, true blue with a pure heart of gold, strong and athletic (wow the boy could swim....he loved "his" pool every day of the year). Without a doubt he was my best friend and loyal companion. Such a blessing.
I always felt his unconditional love...the way he continuously tried to make my life easier by being so loving and attentive. He was my little shadow... my heart and soul. We both knew how much we cherished each other. I love and miss him beyond measure.
I will always and forever be his "mama" like he will always and forever be my boy, Rocky...aka Boo.
Until we meet again, rest in peace my sweet little dog. Know of my eternal love and gratitude for the blessing of YOU!!!
It's the small things that bring warmth, happiness and love into your life. Fly free my little girl, upon your mommy's wings. Love, Daddy
dward & Irma Leahy
8/7/02 - 01/15/16
Lukas, you were the most wonderful gift that God had given us.
We know that the Angels are stooping above your bed
God's smiling in Heaven
To see you so precious, lovable and witty
I sigh that we would like to be there and kiss you one more time
For I must own
that we shall miss you for eternity
Oscar was a loving guy. He would lay on my lap and look back at me when I would stop petting him. He would lay with my husband and let him rock him to sleep. After I let him into the house he would take off at a run hitting my husband's chair and demand his attention. Once he was petted, he would then take off for my room. If we stayed up late watching TV, he would sit in the hallway waiting for us to go to bed. He gave us a lot of pleasure and love, we will surely miss him.
Annie Mae IV
7/22/01 - 10/16/15
Annie was a fury little thing that knew she was the "Princess". So sweet with big dark eyes. She had the cutest little rear end and wiggle when she walked. I will miss her being with me and her housemates. She was my cutie pie.
Eddie and Patricia Holden
IRA od Troch Javier
7/13/2001 - 11/20/2015
Ira was a great and loyal pet. She was born in Banska Bystrica, Solvensko, trained and came to USA by way of Texas. Flown from there to L. A. where she became part of our family at the age of almost 2. She gave birth to one litter (3 males, 3 females) was a very good mother. She was a great companion and brought much joy into the lives of many people. Certainly she will be missed.
07/5/97 - 11/19/15
For over 18 years, Bailee was the queen of the house. Her favorite past time was to sit on the back of her favorite chair for hours and watch the kids walk to school, the cars drive by, and the other animals run in the neighborhood. She loved to lie by the pool and let the sun warm her belly. She also loved to play hide and seek and bury her snacks throughout the house. When Bailee did not get her way, she would drag her toys out of her bed and leave them all over the house. Words cannot express how much I will miss those days. Bailee, you will always be my girl!
8/25/02 - 10/15/15
Sugar had the most beautiful soul. She was patient and kind. She was loyal and loved her owner more than anything. She loved to eat and would eat pretty much anything she could get her hands on. She loved her toy squirrel and hedgehog. She will be forever remembered and always missed. We love you Sugar.
9/1/1991 - 9/12/2015
Daisy was the most happy-go-lucky soul we've ever met. She grew up with our family, moved to different houses, came on adventures to the beach and ruled the backyard. She was my doll when I was 8, patient and playful, letting us dress her up in baby clothes and roll her around in a stroller. She was the envy of pets among my friends in high school, goofy and happy and sweet to everyone. She was a friend I missed when I was away at college and a companion to the people I left at home.
She had many friends and we all miss her dearly (maybe not the squirrels in the backyard).
We miss you Daisy!
The Pandol Family
4/15/02 - 09/23/15
Darcy was our sweet girl, our little "tank", always happy, with a tail that never stopped wagging.... even on her most difficult days. Though her body grew weaker, her spirit stayed strong. She became our "Energizer Bunny".... going on and on when the odds were against her. Darcy was a gift to our family and a forever blessing to me.
"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened."
9/1/2012 - 6/19/2015
“ Fiona even though you were only with us for a short time, you stole my heart. I loved you more than words can express. I miss you everyday.”
Justin & Gretchen McGowan
4/1/02 - 08/2015
Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.
You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....
2004 to 7-29-2015
Roxy was the sweetest dog you could ever ask for. She loved everyone like they were all her owners. if only our furry family members could live forever! at least all dogs go to heaven!
Eldon & Peggy Mitchell
09/01/2001 to 07/23/2015
5/20/2006 - 5/18/2015
PYLES OF SMILES STORMIN SHERMAN was a wonderful companion. He was there for me and my family bringing love, smiles and that loud bark every day! I did conformation with him, rally and pet therapy for years. Sherman became sick very unexpected with diabetes and we were unable to save him. The house is quite now and his buddies miss him. He will always be in my heart. Until we meet again my boy.
Linda & Carl Angle
We are so saddened by your departure from our sides to go to heaven. We miss you so much but we know you have joined your Buddy Nikolaus & you are no longer in pain. Your sweet Lilly white face and fur and gentle loving personality will always remain in our heart, soul & memory. LOVE YOU!
Sushi came to me from my daughter as a problem kitty that lived in a home with two other cats that would beat up on him. When he pottied on the couch one too many times my daughter called and asked if I would take him. That was a no brainer question, of course I would. He helped me through some very rough periods of my life. Sushi had some quirks, love me all morning but past noon, don’t come near me until bed time. He “might” let me hug him goodnight but he always slept in the room or in the window to get the fresh air. He wasn’t much for others and would hide under the bed, when a friend brought their little dog over he would tolerate it, if it came to near the poor little dog would be a face slap but at least they could be 5 feet from one another. It broke my heart when he started getting sick, and finally had breathing problems, couldn’t walk well and quit eating.
I love you Sushi and miss your meows.
6/2003 - 04/20015
This is a story about Levi Millington who was a male Catahoula Leopard dog who was born around 2003 in Louisiana and sold to unknown wild pig hunter in Bakersfield. My grandson hunted with him and when Levi didn't hunt the way he wanted him to he was going to put him down, now my grandson liked the dog and didn't want that to happen! So the long and short of this he traded a pocket knife for Levi. Now the grandson his brother and a couple of other young men hunted wild pigs and of course Levi went with them and they all became very attached to Levi. One day a wild hog attached the other grandson and Levi intervened and took him out saving the boy from getting a good mauling and possible death, Levi sustained several major injuries but recovered from them. Now Levi had never lived indoors so was not house broke and the grandson had no place to keep him and I was looking for another dog so we took him witch was the best thing I ever did. He never in all the years we had him did he have any accidents. One day while we had him out running a pack of coyotes tried to run him to ground so they could kill him, well now Levi was one very tough dog and in very good shape, they chased him around for about 20 minutes and they could see he was going to get them before they could do him in and they all took off. Levi loved people especially baby's we never had to worry about him hurting anyone or jumping on another dog unless they stared it. He was one very tough dog. All the young men that hunted with him ask how he is and are sad when we tell them he is gone.
Now I hope when we get to the Rainbow Bridge Levi will be there waiting for us.
05/04/2004 - 04/24/2015
I adopted her from Bakersfield SPCA on October 16, 2004 when she was about 6 months. She was the most 'amazing dog' ever and from the day I got her to the time she past, it was always a joy to have her in our lives watching her grow. She was kind, gentle, and a barker but not a biter. I did not spend as much time with her as I should of but she knew I loved her. Her fur was so soft and beautiful, and I will miss her so much but will always be smiling. She was so sweet and no one can take her spot in my heart, even if I get another pet, it will never be the same. I am believing that she went home to Heaven and I will definitely see her again some day.
Adopted 1/13/01- 06/04/11
Sweet, funny, loving chi-mix that was adopted from Alpha Canine Sanctuary. Dixie was always ready for belly rubs and treats. She gave a lot of love in return. I will forever be grateful for having her in my life. What a loyal friend she was. I miss her. Thank God that all dogs go to heaven. xoxoxo
Janet & Donald Swank
12/31/94 - 07/26/11
We were so lucky to have had Chester in our family. We found Chester at the SPCA when he was only 9 months old and it was truly one of the luckiest day in our lives. He will live in our hearts forever.
Weenie was a wonderful pet. She was loyal to her family in the extreme ( to both the humans and the dogs in the family). She gave comfort and support freely. She was kind and gentle, but at the same time fearless and brave.She loved and protected her family members when necessary. She was always up for a road trip to the beach or to the mountains- never complaining about long trips in the car! She was my constant companion every morning and every evening. She slept near me every night and during car rides, always wanted to sit on my lap and help me drive! She was always positive and upbeat, always looking forward to the next adventure. She thought of herself as invincible and immortal. I thought of her that way myself. So, I choose to believe that her spirit is now with God and that she is running happily and freely, while playing with the angels. Weenie died on my lap on May 23, 2011. Just before she died, I asked her to save me a place in Heaven at her side. I loved her dearly and miss her terribly. She will always have a big space in my heart and in my memories.
Tammy and Makenzie Zeman
Fatboy (a.k.a Max)
We loved our Fatboy so much. it was very hard for us. Imax was my daughters first words out of her mouth. not momma or daddy. that shows how much max meant to us. We will miss him very much but we know he is in a better place.
Ode To Winston:
I know cats go to heaven
and now you are there too
You've joined your brother, Gompers there.
Winston, we will always remember you
DOB- Unknown but designated on February 14, 1997 - July 2, 2011
I brought him home from the Kern County Pound in Feb. 1997. All I knew was that he was picked up by Walgreens on the east side of town, and his family never came to claim him. What can I say, but that he was a "good dog". Rest in Peace little man.
Mary Jane Rosenblatt
August 1997-December 22, 2011
My dear Casper, all you ever did was to be sweet; no doubt after 14 years on this earth you are back to your healthy happy self..
With you are lots of dog-friends and Grandpa. Hopefully, Rick Laverty is playing with you right now. Uncle John and Auntie Bess will be happy to make you feel loved.
Please look around dog heaven for Petey, Twix, Snoopy, Oliver, Tomasina (the only cat allowed in Dog Heaven) and Andre.
...and eventually I will join you.
Love from Mom
Tumbleweed & Samantha (AKA Bubba)
Both dogs were the best friends and companions. Together they traveled over 120,000 miles across the United States and visited 9 states. They knew how to order a whipped cream short cup at the drive-thru speaker at Starbucks and the barista's understood what to get them. After Bubba died, Tumbi was never the same and died of a broken heart 6 months later. Their spirit lives on in our hearts.
Dexter is on the left.
November 1997 to December 12, 2011
Dexter came to live with me from the Sacramento Pug Rescue group when he was six. He has been my constant companion for the past 8 years. He loved going to horse shows all over Northern California, playing with his stuffed animals and sleeping in the sun. He brought joy and laughter to our family and will be greatly missed. My heartfelt thanks goes out to the Doctors and staff for their compassion and kindness during this heart wrenching time.
DL, WM, RM, EG Miller
January 2000 - December 14th, 2011
In tears we saw you sinking,
We watched you fade away,
You suffered much in silence,
You fought so hard to stay,
You faced your task with courage,
You felt your hope descend,
But still you kept on fighting,
Until the very end.
God saw you getting tired,
When a cure was not to be,
So he put His arm around you,
And whispered, "Come with Me"
So when we saw you sleeping,
So peaceful, free from pain,
We could not wish you back
To suffer that again
12/99 - 1/23/2012
To My Dearest Family:
Please don't suffer for me. My life with you was incredible, particularly since I came to you as a stray running cold winter streets. I am so grateful for the effort you spent in easing my last weeks. How I felt your love! I must admit though, I have always had a special bond with dad and mostly just wanted to be by his side. I was so grateful that before crossing the rainbow bridge Dad got to hold me in his arms. I know you thought it was hard, but I was comforted. I wish I could have played more with you during the last years, but alas my body couldn't keep up with my spirit. As soon as you get here I will be waiting (with Lancelot, Sadie McJiggers, Homer, and Fred), and we will run as fast as the wind and I'll shower you with my kisses. Until then, love the rest of the pack as you have loved me.
Byron (your little buddy Bdog)
The Cheek Family
12/05/00 – 5/31/12
“Barley Boy” we miss you so much!! You were our first child… we miss how you would always be there at the back door to greet us and then barge your way in the house. Your dad misses his hunting companion and the kids miss there swimming partner. Maddy misses your sweet kisses and her partner in crime. Your mom misses her 100lb lap dog. Not a day goes by that ALL of us don’t think of you. You were a sweet dog. We know that you are able to run and play again. Our hearts are broken, but we know that you are in a better place. We will see you again at the Rainbow Bridge.
Dad, Mom, Kate, Cal, Maddy, & Ellie
Bill & Pam Prewett
The memory of Bailey is a happy one,
He left an afterglow of smiles when his life was done.
With Bailey we had happy times,
With bright and sunny days.
Its time for tears of grief to dry
He left us happy memories when his life was done.
Woody (aka: Sgt-Maj Woody)
Sgt-Maj Woody was a great friend and companion. Regardless of how bad the day had been, Sgt-Maj knew just what to do, and during the really tough times, he was always there to help uplift my spirits. I am getting close to retirement, and like John Steinbeck’s book “Travels with Charley, In Search of America”, we planned to travel this great country together. These plans will never materialize, but when I do get opportunity to travel, Woody will be there in spirit! He died in my arms on 18 September 2012, and if dogs could talk, his last words would have been, “Old Soldiers Never Die; They Just Fade Away. Good Bye My Friend”. Good bye Sgt-Maj Woody may you rest in peace!
Dave, Jaime, Josh and Zoey Guziak
3/20/98 - 1/4/2013
We will miss you Frankie! When we picked you from the cage at the SPCA, we never thought we would fall in love with you so much. Thanks for being the best pet for nearly 15 years!
The Burger Family
8/3/2000 - 1/10/2013
To the most beautiful dog with the golden lashes who made everyone happy. There will never be another like Ruby who still prances in our hearts. What wonderful memories of a soft, loving dog. Until we meet again.
The Cooley Family
Ercole (A.K.A. Mow Mow)
1997 - 2/5/13
Ercole came to us in December of 1997 by way of the Bakersfield SPCA, and quickly became part of our family. He was as sweet as kitties come and was great with children. His favorite little boy was Michael. They played together, ran together, and even became roommates. Nicknamed “Mow Mow” by Michael, Ercole quickly learned his new name ~ especially where treats were concerned. He was extremely devoted, loving, kind, and even became our own personal “watch kitty”. Mow Mow went to kitty heaven after a short illness on February 5, 2013. He will be missed and remembered by all as the coolest kitty we had ever met. We love you Mows!!
The McCullough Family
6/15/2002 - 2/25/2013
Our #1 Little Boy you'll always be in our hearts!
4/11/2000 - 3/2/2013
To my baby boy Jackson, who I lost today and my heart is breaking. I love you so much and you'll remain forever in my heart, for whenever there is this special kind of love, not even death can take away. Rest in His perfect peace my precious boy, for you fought the good fight with long suffering and courage and stayed with me as long as you could but now you suffer no more and are finally free! And even though the days seemed too few with you and are very lonely without you now, my 'little shadow' I know we will meet again my sweet boy and until then, your memory lives on in my heart and my love is with you always... Hugs and Kisses ~Mama's right here~
We got Jack when he was 8 weeks old and truly was a blessing to our family.
He was a very loving and sweet natured Lab. He will be missed in our home
and our hearts.
Charlie, Jaye, Heidi, and Kate
Brandy and Kona
July 1995 - June 25, 2013
To my cat who loved me unconditionally.
Bob & Rosemary
We could not wait for Sugar to be 8 weeks old and we could pick her up from the SPCA. My husband even camped out with a chair, coffee and newspaper on that day to be sure we were there first! She loved being with us no matter what or where and we always wanted her with us too. Sugar was not afraid of anything, she was a great protector but more than that, she gave unconditional love to us constantly. There’s a great loss in our home now but we fill so privileged that we could have shared her fourteen years with us. God bless our Sugar girl.
9/17/2002 - 8/10/2013
Best Friend - acted like he knew everyone.
February 2012 - December 3, 2012
"He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion."
Barbara and Ron Gagnon
Cocoa & Rosie
June 7, 2005 - October 3, 2013
January 28, 2000 - September 22, 2013
The Campbell Family
Princess "Mimi" Campbell
11/1999 - 9/14/2013
We were grateful to have you in our lives for thirteen years. Not only were you our loving dog, you were family. Each and every one of us felt your unconditional love and we are eternally grateful for you being there for us. You will always have a special spot in all of our hearts. We will miss you dearly.
Byron, Carol, Byron, Blake, Brady, Lou and Gigi
Carlos, Maria, Amanda, TJ and your K-9 sister and brother, Maya and Jake Sandoval
10/2003 - 09/17/2013
Simply…irreplaceable in our lives and hearts.
12/2004 - 12-2013
Seamus was a beautiful Irish Wolfhound, one of the tallest dogs on the planet. He went with me so many places and since he was so big and unusual looking, he always caused a bit of a scene wherever we went. Due to his large size (and his 191 pounds) many people wanted to know if he was mean. Of course not - who would want a dog that big that was mean? Seamus was a good, kind, benevolent and "correct" dog, as are most of his breed. He accepted all who came before him, from toddlers to wiggling, slurping puppies to other adult dogs. He accepted them all with dignity. He may not have approved (those puppies!), but he always accepted.
Seamus was the dog of my dreams, the dog of my heart and the dog I had waited nearly 50 years to have. Seamus, I will miss you forever and please, dear boy, wait for me at the rainbow bridge.
6/15/199 - 2/25/2014
11/25/1998 - 02/27/2014
Gone from this life to a better one; always and forever in my heart
I lost a special friend today
the kind you can never replace.
As I look at your empty bed
I know you are in a special place.
~ Thanks to all the wonderful staff who kept him happy and healthy for many years and especially to Dr. Hammans for braving his wrath ~
Reed and Denice Schweer
May 1, 1997 - May 22, 2014
My husband bought Amy Memorial Day weekend 1997, she was the last puppy in
the litter and the runt. I can't tell you how many wonderful years she brought to
my husband and myself she was a very sweet and loving dog. I hope there is
a doggie heaven and we will all be united one day....
2/2/2002 - 5/29/2014
We were so blessed to have Dillon as part of our family from
puppy hood to his last days. His entertaining antics and sweet, engaging
nature made him the "sparkler" among our three cats and three dogs. He was
always a happy boy, a cheerleader for 'life' who experienced each day as his
His full name was "Dillon Macree" which is Irish and means
"loyal companion of my heart". And so he was.... to his very last breath.
We miss him, but hold him close in our hearts, for he truly was our Golden
March 1, 1999 - June 6, 2014
We'll miss you so our beautiful baby girl, thank you so much for (15) years of blissful joy! Now I surrender you back to God where you'll finally be free again to run and play with your Bubbies up there and suffer no more pain. It is without a doubt one of the hardest things I've ever had to do letting you go, but it gives me great peace to know you're finally home and we will be reunited again someday soon! My love for you will never end and always remember~Mama's right here...~♥~
June 14, 1998 - June 20, 2014
My dear sweet Maddie, I feel like you were here today and gone tomorrow so I had no time to prepare for the sudden loss of you! :( And I'm reeling now with nothing to hold on to but the memory of you! But I do have so many beautiful memories to cherish~16 years worth but yet it just still never seems to be enough time together. But I do feel extremely blessed that God brought you to me so I could save you from the uncertainty and sometimes dangerous life of an outdoor feral kitty. But when I think of it today I feel perhaps you saved me and brought such purpose, joy and love into my life and made our family complete for which I'll always be grateful for! :) Yes parting is such bittersweet sorrow but I know I'll see you again so save a place for me! My love always~Mama's right here... ~♥~
Sam and his best friend Murphy, always together!!!!
05/24/01 - 04/28/14
Sweetest Boy! You will always be in mine and Murphy's hearts. Loving you always.
Candy Justice & Roland Croasdaile
3/22/00 - 9/5/14
Left by Cassie
You no longer greet us,
As we walk through the door.
You’re not there to make us smile,
To make us laugh anymore.
Life seems quite without you,
You were far more than a pet.
You were a family member, a friend,
…. A loving soul we’ll never forget.
It will take time to heal,
For the silence to go away.
We still listen for you,
And miss you every day.
You were such a great companion,
Constant, loyal and true.
Our hearts will always wear,
The paw prints left by you.
We love you so very much….
8/24/02 - 08/26/14
Harley was my little sweetheart and had a feisty side which served her well in her fight for life. She will be missed by greatly by us and her furry friend Lady who she groomed daily like a mamma dog. I will miss your excitement each day when I get home and you following me everywhere. I miss you little girl.
Rest in peace dear Amelie, our rescued cat who was queen of our home for three years.
“Koda girl, I am so thankful for the 7 years we were able to spend together. I miss you so much. I wasn’t ready to let you go. I love you!”
Byron, Carol, Blake, Brady, Lou, Lily and Princess
You were a blessing from God to this family. We were blessed to have you in our family for twelve years. You will truly be missed.
I love you, Amber. You are one of the happiest memories I can ever be blessed to have . You were always there for me when I needed you most. And I can never repay you for that. The best way for me to try is to always keep you in my heart. I will never forget how you were there to support me when I was weak, you were always there to comfort me when I was sad and most especially you were there when you thought you were going to get a treat. You were always there for me and for that you will always be in my heart.
12/23/2010 - 04/14/2015
Chico was fun loving, happy and the best little dog we ever had.
He was our baby. All the kids loved coming to see Chico and loved it
when he licked them with their mouths wide open....LOL!
We will never forget our Chico Baby!
15 years old, passed on 4/14/2015
Boo Boo was a very big surprise in our lives 15 years ago. She has been my second baby and my closest friend especially in the most recent years. I think about her every day and I hope that when I get to heaven she will be the first one waiting to see me. Nothing is the same without her and I can only hope that she is in a better place and running and swimming and doing all the things she loved so much. I love you Boo. Mom.
Michael and Susie Hooper
Mr. B was a precious member of our family. About three and a half years ago I took a cute little Kitten to Coffee Road Animal Hospital for her first shots. In a cage in the waiting room was Mr. B with a sigh that said "I am Mr. B and I need a home)" Well he would be house cat number three so I told myself I would think about it. I couldn't stop thinking about him. When I went in to pick him up he was on a chair in the office like he owned the place.
He weighed 21lbs and was Garfield in a Tuxedo. The sweetest and most beautiful guy. We enjoyed every day we had with him. Thank all of you at Coffee Road Animal Hospital for your love and support.
Such an awesome experience at Coffee Road Animal Hospital! We love ALL of them. Everyone is so caring and kind. We have been going there for a very long time. Couldn't imagine going anywhere else. Thank you Coffee Road Animal Hospital!