Obituaries

Archie Headley

July 9, 2004 – August 10, 2013

Archie was born in Strasburg, Virginia on July 9, 2004 in a litter of 8.  His pet parent, Jerry, who previously had 3 bull dogs, knew that Archie was the one for him when he saw him. 

Archie loved to nuzzle his bone and toys.  He also liked to sleep; however his favorite pastime was the ladies!  Jerry said that when there were women around, Archie didn’t even know who he was; he totally ignored him. 

Goldie Sneathen

1998 - 2013

In the fall of 1998, we looking to add to our family with a new puppy. We knew when we saw Goldie she was the one for us. Actually, we always said she adopted us. Her love had no limits, she was always there to greet us at the door and show her enthusiasm for each of us. She was the center of the family unit. Always a classy little lady, she soon earned the nickname “Diva” and lived up to it!! But no one minded pampering her because she was so loving and sweet.

Max Kitty Mellott

February 22, 1990 – July 13, 2013

Max was the beloved kitty of Cindy Mellott of Leesburg, VA.

He lived with his feline “siblings”, O’Malley, Whispurr, Tinsel and Willow.

Max had the most gentle spirit and was a friend to all of the new siblings that came through our home.

He was my resident supervisor that helped to take care of anything that was going on in the house.  Especially workman or repair people; they would marvel how he would come and sit and talk to them while they worked.  We were never sure if he was giving advice or praising their work.

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.

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