Sweetie Hodnett

It is always hard to say goodbye to a beloved family member, which is exactly what Sweetie was – and more!  We will never forget the day she came into our lives and into her FOREVER home 10 years ago.  We found Sweetie wandering at our apartment complex and immediately fell in love with her; like any responsible pet parents we put up signs so she could reunite with her family.  Little did we know that she would escape and end up with us for a second time.

Tiny Byrd

9/17/99 – 6/7/14

When Ashley Byrd’s babysitter told her she was moving and had to take Tiny to the pound because she was unable to take her with her; Ashley said, “I’m taking her!”   And so she did; loving Tiny for the next 15 years.

Tiny’s favorite things were playing fetch and belly rubs.  She enjoyed her favorite toy, which happened to be a rubber flea.  And Tiny could play dead on demand!

Mable McCormick















Satin Harry - della Badia

September 27, 2000 - July 21, 2014

UDC-Ch. Destiny’s Digital Image, UD, RN, WAE, CGC, Schutzhund 3, OB3, T3, A-ATT, MXS, MXJS, RATN; known by those who loved her as “Satin”

Jacob Matthew (Jake) Leonard

Born October 14, 1998 in Winchester, VA

Earned his wings June 7, 2014 in Purcellville, VA

Jake came to us as a gift from our daughter when he was about 8 weeks old and we welcomed him into our hearts, lives and family in December 1998.

He was crazy about his long walks with Dad and his car rides and definitely knew which one he was about to receive. Leash meant walk and keys meant ride and he would be waiting at the door as soon as you picked one of them up.

Brutus Leonard

Born:  January 14, 1998 in Doswell, VA

Death:  July 12, 2014 in Leesburg, VA

He welcomed me as his Dad on June 26, 1998 and has been my best friend ever since.

Whenever I was home he wanted to be close to me at the very least in eye site, he wanted to watch over his daddy.

In his early years he enjoyed long walks and guarding his domain, which he considered everything he could see from his yard to be his to guard. 

Stewart Varnau

January 9, 2011 – June 9, 2014

Rescued from a horrible back yard breeder in 2011 and taken to the Esther Boyd Animal; Stewart was soon adopted by Catherine Varnau.

Stewart loved to snuggle and go for car rides, especially when he could sit on the dashboard and see the big world around him.   His favorite treat was frozen marshmallows.

Catherine’s favorite memory is when she took Stewart with her to get her hair and nails done for senior prom; he sat on her lap for hours and never moved.  He just loved being with his human mommy.

Fluffy Grew

September 2, 1996 – January 21, 2014

It is unknown where Fluffy was born; however the Neff-Grew family adopted him from the SPCA for their daughter, Whitney.  For 18 years, the Grew’s loved and cared for Fluffy; he became permanent in their hearts for eternity.

Bandit Ashbaugh

Born June 28, 1999 in Orange County, Virginia and adopted on August 20th to his forever family, Bandit became the love of Tom and Kristi’s life.  He was their first child.