Obituaries

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.

Frankie Goodman

One fall day, more than 13 years ago, an abandoned puppy bounded into our lives. A friend that knew we were looking for a pet dog called us after she found him roaming around in her neighborhood.  Although we wanted to get another small lap dog, right away we fell in love with Frankie, a mixed-breed black lab.  We weren’t the only ones. Frankie was easy to love. Every person or dog he encountered was immediately a newfound friend and someone he wanted to play with. When we were out on our daily walks, kids in the neighborhood would call out to him, “Hey Frankie.”

Missy Ashcraft

Her estimated birth was June, 2003.  She came into our lives because someone had dumped her out on the side of the road in North Carolina. On Bev's way home from work, she saw a pretty little gal sitting on the side looking back and forth, as if waiting on her owner to come back.  Bev stopped the car, said "okay little missy girl come on" and the rest was history.

Missy loved to play with her sister, Mallory, and get belly rubs.  The only award she won was the key to our hearts.

Dharma Ashcraft

Born June 1, 2000 in Michigan and dropped off at 3 months old in a box on the doorway of a vet's office.  Beverly Ashcraft was taking her dog to that exact vet’s office for an exam, when she saw and fell in love with Dharma.  She joined their family and filled their home with her love, sweetness and the beauty of her wagging tail.

Dharma loved carrying her stuffed animals around, especially her stuffed goat.  She earned her Canine Good Citizen Award after basic obedience class and became a therapy dog.

"Shadow" Brook Robinson

Born in Winchester, Virginia April 2, 1998 and crossed over the Rainbow Bridge on August 7, 2013.  Shadow is survived by her human parents, Dennis and Frances Robinson; brother, Taz, who is a toy poodle; human sisters, Alicia Claybaugh and husband, Scottie and Crystal Robinson; human brother, Dennis, Jr. and Rocio; human uncles, Hunter and Dakota, cousins, Dillyn, Draytin, Chloe and Thre.

She loved looking out the front door and going outside with us on the porch.  Shadow would also greet us at the door and always ran up and down the steps, just as kids do.

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.

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