Providing end-of-life care and bereavement care with distinction
Serving Middlesex, Monmouth and the surrounding counties in Central Jersey
Part of the healing process when we lose a friend or family member is the funeral service. That event serves as a moment to gather those who mourn and share the details of that person’s life history, their character and an anecdote or two that we hope to hold on to even though we’ve lost the person.
Let this space be your opportunity to memorialize the pet that you have lost. Please submit a photo and share some thoughts about what your companion meant to you.
When you return to see your memorial posted here, please also read and reflect on others’ memorials. Celebrating the bond pets share with their families – what they’ve meant to each of us – is a healthy step in the healing process.
My beautiful Harley girl. You made us a family. You took a piece of my heart with you. We love you forever. Thank you, Dr Smith. You were an angel to us in a difficult time.
My dear BB
BB was my dear cat for only two years. She was 12 years old when I adopted her from the Human Society of Tinton Falls. Due to her senior age at that time, I assumed that her life span is limited and consequently she would probably never be adopted…. “who wants an old cat.” But I wasn’t about to let that happen!
BB has given me and our family so much pleasure and love in a short two years. She will dearly be missed. BB underwent euthanasia by injection by Dr Robyn Smith. This was administered at my home, after a lengthy series of chemo treatments had been unable to stem serious damage to her organs.
On February 13, at 12:30 BB passed away, as I felt her heart give a final beat while my daughter Sherry and I cradled her in our arms for the last time before we laid her to rest in a grave in our back yard.
BB will be missed albeit with one heart-warming exception which she left with us. My sweetheart BB frequently used the seat upholstery of a chair in my bedroom, as a favorite scratching post. Am I going to do a repair job on it? Not On Your Life! What a heart-warming reminder of my dear BB whenever I see “her chair.” Henry B.
Thank you Dr. Smith for helping us say goodbye to our beautiful queen.
Thank you, Stella for the years of love and happiness you brought us. Thank you, too, Dr. Smith for making her final journey peaceful and comfortable. Thank you for your support of our family during this difficult time.
Patrick, AnnMarie, Michael, Jenna and Rosie
Daisy 17 years 4 months of pure love and pleasure. You will be missed dearly but you will always be in our hearts . We will never forget the joy and love you gave us for so many years, from the day you were born to your passing. Rest in peace our baby girl and enjoy your afterlife over the rainbow with all your other family members. Until we meet again. We love you Daisy.
Kiko 2003-2021: Thank You for all of the love and joy you shared with our family each and every day. You were our best girl and will be missed more than words can describe. But we know that you are now happy and free at the end of the Rainbow Bridge waiting to be reunited with us. WE LOVE YOU FOREVER !!!
Remembering your better days and will never forget the unconditional love you gave our family! You will truly be missed until we meet again.
Saying goodbye to this little guy was almost too much for our hearts to bear. Louie was so loved and brought so much joy into our lives. The grief we feel is heartbreaking.
Rest softly Louie.
Lexie we will miss you so much. Your beautiful nature touched everyone you met.
We are eternally grateful you came into our lives and will forever be in our hearts:
Until we meet again our princess x
Our sweet girl battled CHF (congestive heart failure) for 9 months. She passed away peacefully at home, Thursday, July 16, 2020, surrounded by those that loved her the most. Her little body grew too old and tired of fighting this horrible disease.
She was the sweetest, most gentle little soul one could have ever met. She was our heart dog and filled our hearts with so much happiness, love and joy. We were blessed to have her 14 years and will miss her dearly and cherish all the beautiful memories. Our hearts ache just knowing that we will never see her again.
Rest easy baby girl,
Our beloved Aiden loved his cake.
It’s been a tough road for our beloved Aiden in these last four years. We gave Aiden our best care till the end. I know Aiden felt the love and kindness around him. Vince M.
Buddy and Sadie
Blake left us way too soon and we miss him every day but he had a very happy life and was very loved. Debbie and Gus D.
Garth and his mom after his agility competition victories!
Ch. Ciderhaus’ Awesome Garth
UD, RA, OA, AXJ, XF
My only boy. My only breed champion. My first UD. My puppy whisperer in my grooming shop. The BEST big brother to my Charm. My MAN! My friend. His passing has shattered my heart. Diagnosed with Hemangiosarcoma on March 23rd as a pandemic encircled our world. I was forced to close my shop & given the gift of being able to spend his last weeks with him. By the grace of God, one of my clients told me about Journeys to Peace & Dr Robyn Smith. Her kindness & promptness allowed me to keep my promise to Garth, that I would NEVER let him suffer. As I watched his subtle decline, I got in touch with Dr Smith. When I realized what he had been trying to tell me all day, that he was ready, I contacted her again & said can you come? She was here in less than an hour. He had his dignity & my arms around him as he crossed over. I will be forever grateful for the gift Dr Smith allowed me to give my beloved boy even in the middle of a pandemic. Jean H.
Thank you again for helping Erica and myself during one of the most trying times of our young lives. Lilly has been our baby girl since the day we rescued her 7 years ago.. You helped provide her a comfortable send off in her own home, in her own bed looking out her favorite window as we said goodbye together. For this, I cannot thank you enough. It helped ease both of us knowing she wasn’t nervous, scared or stressed since she was at home with her family until the very end. Brendan C.