Zeb Nurko

Zebadiah Nurko

January 20, 2010 – October 9, 2019

Zeb was adopted from Briggs Animal Shelter in Charles Town, WV.   He was unusual as he came right to us and seemed to pick us.  Zeb loved to bark at the deer in the back yard.  He enjoyed playing with his stuffed hedgehog.  And when it came time for a treat, Zeb always waited for permission before taking it.  He lived to play ball and to retrieve.  Zeb would get so excited to see us when we returned home after being gone, even if for only an hour.

Gatsby Lewis

Gatsby Lewis joined our family in November, 2004, rescued from the Charleston SPCA when Bryan & Christa were stationed there with the Air Force. After Christa’s mom passed away, Bryan suggested that they go “look” at dogs, and it was that very visit that we fell in love and adopted him that day. Named for the storyline of The Great Gatsby, upon moving from a shelter to base-housing too large for just the two of Bryan & Christa, he truly went from “rags to riches, Old Sport”.

Jasper Cain

“Our grand-daughter rescued Jasper from a shelter. In time she realized he needed more attention than she could give, so she rehomed him with us.  Jasper was a part of our family for 8 years.  He enjoyed walks in the park with his human dad and meeting little kids; and riding in the truck.  He liked playing with any toy that had a squeaker; he loved to tear them out of the toy!  Jasper would talk to you; he would sit in front of you and grumble until you guessed what he wanted…  Treat, Water, Go Outside??

Chloe Kerns

November 8, 2013 – September 23, 2019

Chloe chose her family on January 1, 2014.  She enjoyed playing ball and loved her toy, Lamb Chop!  Chloe was pictured in a Rappahannock Electric Cooperative Magazine.

She is survived by her parents, Mike and Tonya Kerns.


Caesar Titas Snyder

September 7, 2009 – August 18, 2019

“We saw Caesar when we were walking through a pet store; knew we had to take him home at first look.  He enjoyed relaxing and giving love.  He liked to play with his stuffed sock.  He would always give us the sad eyes look for goodies.

Angel Geffken


December 25, 2009 – September 3, 2019

The Geffken family adopted Angel from Esther Boyd Animal Shelter in Frederick County, Virginia; when she was just 4 months old.  It was love at first sight!

She loved playing with her dog buddies, Walker and Oscar.  As well as car rides and cuddling with her loving parents, Shawn and Karen.

Logan Murphy


June 17, 2010 ~ July 24, 2019

Logan was born into the Murphy family.  He loved dancing around; always so happy to see you every morning.  He enjoyed spending time with his dad; especially riding in the jeep!  Logan loved bones; so he would always sit, shake and speak for a one.  He especially liked to chase squirrels.

Logan loved everyone and didn’t have a mean bone in his body.  He was a wonderful dog; who will be missed very much.

Spade Woolf


January 1, 2000 –

June 28, 2019


‘Cooper’ Connor Howe Stutz

15 June 2004 - 3 June 2019

Cooper was born at Betty’s Mountain Views Dachshunds in Front Royal, VA.  He was Sired by Betty’s Creamy Frosting and Dam by Mini Short-Bred Sandie.