Obituaries

Rocco Louis McCormick

February 6, 1999 –

June 24, 2013

Love at first sight is what Courtney had when she met Rocco in a Manassas pet store.  After she visited the 8 week old pup for several days in a row, her friend, Michael, knew that Rocco would be the perfect gift for Courtney’s 17th birthday.  He quickly went to work to raise the funds from family and friends; Rocco was purchased and was given to Courtney, a few weeks prior to her birthday. 

Buddi Martin

November 22, 1999 – June 4, 2013

John and Linda Martin were surprised by the gift their daughter, Gidget, and grandson, Brad, gave them on Christmas Eve, 1999.  When Buddi came to live with them he was small, but each day they could see him growing.  John and Linda were told that he would only weigh about 35 pounds, however, when they took him to the vet, he laughed and said “add another 100”.  Buddi was an American Bulldog born in Monroe, North Carolina on November 22, 1999.  He had special markings of white and rust color with a white ghost on his left hip.

Berkeley Hurst

In 2003 on an October day a little dog had lost his way.

Ann and Matthew turned around and picked him up and Love was all around.

Open the door you would see a wagging tail, we knew his Love would never fail.

Berkeley is gone now and I write this with a heavy heart.  Our Love for Berkeley will always prevail and one day again we will see that wagging tail.

We love you Berkeley,

Steve, Ann, Matthew and Amanda Hurst

Chloe "Bear" Holcomb

January 5, 2007 – May 27, 2013

Chloe Holcomb was adopted by her human mommy, Tammy Holcomb, from Winchester Aquarium and Pet Center in 2007 and resided in Front Royal.  “As soon as we entered the pet store and saw her”, Tammy remembers, “I fell in love”.   Chloe was very lovable and affectionate; she would always give you little kisses on your ear.

Peppie Gill

November 30, 1998 – May 19, 2013

Peppie was born in Longview, Texas on November 30, 1998.  She was adopted by her human family and lived in Linden, Virginia.  Peppies’ favorite past time was to cuddle.

She is survived by her human parents, Tony and Tammy Gill, human siblings, Shelby, Joni and Wyatt, and her human uncles, Brayden and Lucas.  She is also survived by her Feline and K9 family.

Peppie will be greatly missed and cuddle time will never be the same.  We love you Peppie

Briarpatch Halo

September 20, 1997 – May 10, 2013

Halo was born September 20, 1997, in Millers, MD at the Briarpatch Kennel owned by Jack and Terri Batzer.  At 8 weeks of age she moved into her forever home with Lisa Drinkwater and the Pine Hill Terriers.   Halo loved to hunt; and hunting she did, from groundhogs, red foxes, raccoons and more.  When she first started to hunt she would wait at the entrance to a den “on point” until Lisa arrived and told her it was ok to enter.  Of course, that didn’t last long. 

Sandy Michael

January 1, 1996 – September 8, 2011

A sweet girl goes on to the Rainbow Bridge.

Officer Max

Passed January 8, 2012

Patrol K-9 Max passed away of natural causes on Sunday January 8, 2011 at his home in Bloomery WV.
Max was an 11-year old Belgian Malinois who began his career with the Frederick County Sheriffs' Office in November 2003.
Max was certified in narcotics, tracking and bite-work.
His hard work and dedication was demonstrated daily.
Max like so many service dogs are the humble heroes of law enforcement.
His skills led to numerous apprehensions and drug related arrests.

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