In loving memory of our faithful friends....
“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” – author unknown
This page is in memory of dogs who were never placed into new homes, but remained part of The Dog Rescuers Inc. family. Though they weren’t adopted, they passed in the loving arms of a TDRI team member, with tears, love, and never to be forgotten.
This page also has postings of dogs who have passed, whose family members have made a minimum $35 donation towards helping other dogs in their memory. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to place a memorial message here for your special friend.
River - November 2020
We want to thank The Dog Rescuer’s Inc, for introducing us to River in 2011. Our family fell in love with River and we adopted him in March of 2011. We had some challenges at first, but River settled in quickly. With his big heart and wonderful personality, he made his presence very well known!
River was a priceless addition to our family bringing joy at every turn. With a loving family, River became his own person with lots of character, attitude and opinions.
Our hearts broke hearing the news that fun loving Norton had crossed over the rainbow bridge. May he run free and be his silly happy go lucky self, until we meet again sweet boy!
We were the luckiest family to adopt Norton. We had this loving sweet little boy for only 3 1/2 years. Norton loved our walks and quickly became the ambassador of our neighbourhood. He would stop and wag when someone new or familiar was coming so he could say hello. We miss him dearly.
Timo - December 21, 2019
Timo, the beloved 14 year old yellow Lab x crossed the rainbow bridge due to complications from an enlarged heart. He passed away with his brother Dimitri and foster dad Richard by his side. Timo came into the program with his brother Dimitri and had lived years of neglect and yet he was the sweetest soul with the most endearing and charming personality. Timo blossomed in his loving foster home with Kelly and Richard who gave this sweet soul and his brother a second chance
Bully - January 2019
Bully our lovely, silly senior dog crossed the rainbow bridge with her loving foster Mom Samantha at her side telling her what a good girl she was and how much she was loved. When Bully came into our program it was discovered shortly afterwards that she had cancer. We did surgery and removed the tumour and Samantha very kindly decided that Bully would stay as her palliative foster dog and she would see her to the end. Bully will be greatly missed as she left big paw prints on the hearts of many.
Annabelle - March 2018
Annabelle has been the palliative foster of Wesley and Chris and wow did she hit the jackpot! This senior came to us tired and scared and soon immersed herself in a wonderful life of trips to the cottage, all the swimming a Labradior could ever want, being the star with the grand kids and a fellow dog Abbey for company. She captured everyone's hearts and adored her foster dad. She will be greatly missed.
Memi Gizmo - February 2018
Memi Gizmo came into our lives 6 years ago after spending his life living in a backyard. He landed in the loving arms of foster mom Shannon and immediately made a big impact. While in our program it was discovered that Memi was heartworm positive and had a number of medical issues so this sweet boy was moved into our palliative program. While he was never officially adopted, this sweet soul found his family with Shannon and his foster sibling Cruz. Sadly, Memi has crossed the rainbow bridge and
Tucker crossed the rainbow bridge early 2018 and is greatly missed. One of a kind, he loved snuggling as much as he did hiking. He was very loved and brightened everyone's day with his smile. at 80 lbs this "lapdog" had a heart of gold and a love for all cookies. He was a sensative boy who always wanted to provide comfort to his people and is very much missed by his family and by TDRI - especially Melissa.Tucker, you will never be forgotten.
We were saddened to learn that after spending the majority of her life on medications for allergies that this little one was in liver failure. She spent a week under veterinarian supervision and unfortunately her condition led us to having to make a decision to let her go. She was held tight and told how much she was loved at the time she crossed the bridge. Run and play little one. You were loved.
Luke - February 2016
Luke was only in our program for a short time and came in with his brother Tank.Luke had been well loved but his family had fallen on hard times and were no longer able to keep them. Last week Luke got into some things he shouldn't have and that resulted in a blockage. When we went to do surgery for the blockage it was determined that he was loaded with cancer. It was very progressed and it was decided that the kinder thing would be to let him go. Vanessa gently held him as he passed away.
Bess - January 2016
We are saddened to share of the passing of Bess the beautiful Saint Bernard who was adopted from our program. She was adopted by her foster family at 9 years of age, was loved and never had to be separated from her giant brother Russell the Saint Bernard (who they also adopted). Our condolences to this very special family.
Max - January 2016
We have also learned of the passing of a happy yellow lab named Max who joined our program almost 3 years ago, and was also adopted by his adoring foster family. Max had a beautiful personality and immediately captured the hearts of his foster parents. Our hearts go out to his wonderful family who have been long- time, dear friends and volunteers of our rescue.
Happy - September 2015
Happy was well loved and adored by his previous owner, was given up due to tragic circumstance. He captured many hearts during his time in our program but sadly became ill and passed in the loving arms of the TDRI family. Never to be forgotten.