We Remember You


The Last Battle 

If it should be that I grow frail and weak 
And pain should keep me from my sleep, 
Then will you do what must be done, 
For this -- the last battle -- can't be won. 
You will be sad I understand, 
But don't let grief then stay your hand, 
For on this day, more than the rest, 
Your love and friendship must stand the test. 
We have had so many happy years, 
You wouldn't want me to suffer so. 
When the time comes, please, let me go. 
Take me to where to my needs they'll tend, 
Only, stay with me till the end 
And hold me firm and speak to me 
Until my eyes no longer see. 
I know in time you will agree 
It is a kindness you do to me. 
Although my tail its last has waved, 
From pain and suffering I have been saved. 
Don't grieve that it must be you 
Who has to decide this thing to do; 
We've been so close -- we two -- these years, 
Don't let your heart hold any tears. 

-- Unknown


In the morning, when the house is still
We remember you.

When we come home and the others are there
We remember you.

Playtime and the others are here
We remember you.

Dinner time and one bowl is missing
We remember you.

As the seasons change and the wind blows
We remember you.

Each extra day was precious
We remember you.

You will always be in our hearts with love
We remember you always, dear friend.

by Susan Salzer, January, 2012



As I see the Gates of Heaven
And I know I'm headed home
I see the great St. Peter
But alas, he's not alone.

The tears have blurred my vision
But I'd know him anywhere
He sits and waits so patiently
He knows I'll soon be there.

I drop to my knees and call his name
He responds with bounding glee
He whines and he cries
The joy is in his eyes
He's waited so patiently.

I know it's truly Heaven
For that it's plain to see
My faithful friend and companion
Is once again with me.

- Kathleen Thompson

Jack's Winnie showing us how to pray for everyone.


                     ZIP - JANUARY, 2014 

owned by Vicki and Michael






It was love at first sight when I saw  that chocolate bundle of fluff. A Labradoodle, what the heck is a Labradoodle?

I soon found out how smart, loving, energetic and so much more a Labradoodle is. You were smarter than most people.

You had us trained in no time. You were a challenge everyday. But no matter what, you walked on water in our eyes.

You had the most wonderful disposition, not a mean bone in your body. Our love for each other was complete and

unconditional. You were a wonderful "big" brother to all the doodles that shared your home over the years. You were

their leader, you were our leader. We loved you and miss you everyday our wonderful Zippy boy. Twelve years with

you was not enough.  RIP Dear Zip, 02/13/2002 - 01/25/2014

                       DAPHNE   MAY, 2014 

 Owned by Marlene


“There is a saying that if you are REALLY lucky, you get one great dog in your life.  That dog was Daphne.”

              Doodles We have Lost - Always Remembered

Rusty - July 29, 2008 - April 8, 2013     






Rusty has crossed over the Rainbow Bridge.

After a very courageous three year battle with cancer, kidney and liver issues, Rusty is in a better place tonight.  Because of his unfailing determination to overcome everything that life dealt him, we had a lot more time with him than we could have possibly hoped for.  Throughout all of his battles, he never lost his zest for life and was always the happiest, friendliest and most loving companion anyone could hope for.

Words cannot express the love that we have for him and now we have an empty hole in our hearts that will heal in time, but he will always be there.  He provided so much joy for my mother during her final years; hopefully they will be reunited and can again enjoy each other’s company.  We want to thank all of his friends and supporters, as your love and prayers provided extra incentive for him to be so brave in his battles against impossible odds.

Chuck, Jan & Rusty






Bailey - January, 2012

owned by Nancy and Jeff





In the morning, when the house is still
We remember you.

When we come home and the others are there
We remember you.

Playtime and the others are here
We remember you.

Dinner time and one bowl is missing
We remember you.

As the seasons change and the wind blows
We remember you.

Each extra day was precious
We remember you.

You will always be in our hearts with love
We remember you always, dear Bailey.

by Susan Salzer, January, 2012




                      SAWYER   5/16/07-11/29/12



On a hot July day in 2007 Sawyer bounced out of the house to chase after our boys and would land in my husband's lap for a few minutes of refuge. Our hearts were smitten but he certainly chose us.

Yesterday, November 29, 2012, we held Sawyer in our arms as he peacefully passed after being diagnosed on November 1st with terminal cancer. Cancer stinks! Our time together was much too short.

We had plans of growing old together with him. We would tease our boys that Sawyer would be romping on the beach with us while they were away at college. Unfortunately, life plans have a way of changing.

Sawyer was a beautiful, bouncing, intelligent, goofy Doodle who saw himself as a 5lb lapdog instead of a 75lb fluffball of fur. He offered us unconditional love and a joy that we will forever treasure. He loved playing soccer in the backyard with the boys and enjoyed the sprinkler even more. He was a snuggler and cuddler who truly enjoyed laying on my lap for extra belly rubs.

Our beautiful, beloved Sawyer...We love you!

Sawyer, you will forever be treasured, loved and missed!


The Hughes Family


owned by Bev
Millie was born on June 30, 2002. We chose her from a litter of 7.  She came to us at 8 weeks old. At that time, goldendoodles were still pretty rare and most people had never seen a black doodle before.

She was an agility dog who loved to jump. Even a swing at the park would do.  Swimming was a huge passion. She swam in our pool every day in the summer. She could just about clear the width of our 18foot wide pool.  She loved water in all its forms - pool, lake, or snow!  She had a scarf for every occasion. I used to say that she always wore a scarf because with a black dog it was the only way to tell which end you were kissing when they were curled up in a ball.  She was incredibly patient and let me do unspeakable things to her.

She was my best friend.  Rest in peace my little bear cub. I will miss you more than my heart can ever express. I just wish that I could kiss that little black nose one last time.  I Love You, Bev



  ZEUS - October, 2012 

owned by Vicki and Michael



Dear sweet Zeus, you came to us as a 30 lb. puppy at 3 months old. You were the easiest puppy anyone could ask for. You loved your big brother Zip and he you. How you loved to go for rides!  Your food allergies were a challenge, but we figured them out. You lived a comfortable life.  You loved to let loose and run full speed across the field. Heaven forbid if anyone got in your way!

You were loved from the moment I meet you and brought you home, and til the day we had to say "good-bye". We were blessed to have you in our lives for the short 8 years, 9 months you were with us. Rest in  Peace my gorgeous Goldendoodle boy.

Born 1-24-2004, gone to the Rainbow Bridge 10/03/2012




Rufus Nelson 2006-2011



It started for us in a puppy shed, with you crawling on to my lap. You recognized me before I recognized you- I hadn't been looking for a skinny puppy with an alligator smile.  So eager to please, you were, but not without a generous splash of mischief to keep us laughing.  You had rich days of sticks and wubbas, bouncing balls on forest trails and cool rivers with your buddies, dog and human.  You spent evenings sharing popcorn and a warm bed with your movie watching humans.  A short life but a good one.  We loved every day with you and treasure the memories made with you- our very best pal.  Love you for ever Ru.



     TRAC - Beloved Goldendoodle of 16-1/2 years


                             Born (rescued) - February, 1995 at one year old

from shelter

                  To the Angels -  June 17, 2011




My precious, gentle boy.  I hope you are at play with Posi the way you two did for so long,  so happily, and so well for all those years and now  together again on this Memorial page to be remembered always by my celebration of your love and joy for so many years. Trac, I don't know what I will do without you. But, please look for and find our Aunt Skippygirl.  She needs and wants you I'm sure, as much as you needed and wanted her. You helped her to Heaven, Trac, and she will probably be right there to help you when you get there. Your tenderness all of your life will never be forgotten by so many who loved you.


You have been the kindest, most gentle, sweet friend any Doodle Mom could ever want, and more.  You leave friends and family who will miss and remember you always. Sixteen and a half years were long enough for you my boy, but never for me.  Watching you grow so tired and unable to get up without my help has been terrible for both of us.  Your eyes clouding over, and sometimes even in the quiet night, that minute of a moan when you tried to turn over and your body and bones ached so. Now you are free from that pain, but never from me. Ever, Trac, ever. To paraphrase that song, "There goes the sun, there goes the son, there goes my sun."


Loyal to the end, never one sick day in all the years we shared, playing catch with me with the tennis ball, running after lizards, smelling every crotch you found, then smiling, loving every flower smell in the garden. Most, loving the children in all the neighborhoods we've ever lived. And those children and neighbors here who came last night to hug you goodbye.


I will miss you more than I can say.  More than words can be uttered through tears for this day I knew would have to come.  You slept in my bed every night of your life  until your body would not let you spring up any longer; then beside the bed next to me when I couldn't lift you up these last few years,  My big boy. a coat as soft as silk and gentle curls everywhere. And more,  you have followed me everywhere, everyday, and you have been the big, important brother to Gus, Gypsy, and Del...a magnificent little brother to Pos, and their gentle teacher, too.   


But I think I will most remember when for so many years it was just you and Posi, the kitty cats and me..."my boys".  You, always eager and willing to go for a ride, nose resting against the window top, your happy eyes smiling at everyone.  Jumping and happy when I would get home from work. But you so frightened of thunder and 4th of July fireworks, and needing in those times, cover and safety from me. There is no thunder or  fireworks in Heaven, just stars of which you are now a bright and shining one my Trac, so don't worry.  But I will also miss the reliable weatherman you were...you could hear a storm coming miles away and always told me lifting your head to the sky and wishing to be covered  and as close to me as you could get until the storm passed.  No more shaking, Trac. No more shaking Trac, no more fear. Oh dear.


I will see you again one day my friend, and we will hold  one another and you will lead me to where I am to go and be with me forever, for in a way, you  have seemingly, always been with me.  May your body rest  in peace with the bright light of joy and spirit you gave me.  I have loved you back for a long, long time, beyond what the  word "love" could possibly mean. You were the best leash walker ever Tracky-boy. "There goes my sun, there goes my 'son', there goes my sun."


Thank you for the lightness of  your being,  your snuggles, for making my own life journey so easy, and for being my ever faithful and gentle, handsome companion.  I love you, Trac, I will miss you  and speak your name all the days of my life. Your brother, Gus, and sisters Gypsy and Del will be lonely without their guardian boy. Until we meet again and I bring you your beloved cottage cheese, green beans, watermelon, and kibble, be at peace in the play yard of heaven and at the Rainbow Bridge. Lucky are the Heavens to have you there.

Your loving Mom,  Judy





Sullivan Arthur aka "Sully"
Born: August 18th, 2003
To the Angels: November  19th, 2009
Beloved Owner: Kelly

Sully was a big beautiful boy. He will be greatly missed and will live on in our hearts forever. He was the best dog anyone could ask for.





Born: July 6th, 2003
To the Angels: March 13th, 2010
Beloved Owner: Susan



Lambeau is an F1 Labradoodle who was born in Nebraska, spent his first 2 years living in Denver, CO and remaining years in Minneapolis, MN. He epitomized the Doodle; he was sweet, goofy, intelligent, bouncy, funny, serious, and most of all loving.  He made me laugh, taught me the importance of living in the moment and amazed me with his unconditional love and loyalty. He was well traveled, right from the start I picked him up in Nebraska and took him on a road trip to TX, and I knew I had the right dog because he was the perfect traveler. After that trip, he had gone to California twice, back to TX, to Wisconsin and once we moved to Minnesota, he made yearly trips back to Colorado and numerous trips a year to Green Bay. Any chance he had to go for a ride with me he took it. Aside from traveling, he loved water, if there was water around he was in it, he loved to swim. He always got along well with other dogs and had numerous dog friends and just loved going to the dog park and Doodle romps. When I stayed with friends and family, they would tell me I could only stay if Lambeau was coming. Everyone loved him. He was my boy. I never spent a night at home without him there, until now, and I really miss him.

Born: 1993
To the Angels: 2008
Beloved Owner: Judy

Hi Posi, it's Mom. I miss you my big tall boy. And today I am celebrating the 15 wonderful years you lived with me. I never knew your birth date since I found you when you were a little boy at a no-kill shelter near our home. You were tied to a Palm Tree, remember? I always thought when we took our long walks you peed on every Palm just to say, "Take that, look where I am now!" 
Oh Pos, we had so much fun. Nobody swims with me the way you did, nobody laughs and smiles the way you did, nobody keeps my secrets anymore. You know Zoey is with you, her burned paw pads were so sore, Pos, and you took good care of her here and I know you are taking care of her there, too. Trac's still here, he will be 15 soon, and he misses you very much. And Gus, still up to his old tricks and you not here to teach him otherwise. Last week he sent a Doodle friend airborne into the pool, I know you Posi, you would have bark-barked at him, bad Gussy, for you were the magnificent patriarch and teacher.
But Posiboy, I have so many happy memories of you. Just you. You and me. My friend, everyone's friend. You with your muzzle out the window of the car, wind blowing, happy kind eyes, making friends at every traffic light. How you are missed old friend, you will never ever know how much. 15 years your lifetime and mine, too short for both of us. 
I want you to understand dearest heart I am making my way toward you...and when we meet we will roll in the grass and swim and hold tight to each other again, I promise. Oh Posi, I cannot wait. Thank you for every kindness you brought into my life and every gentle moment we shared. You are missed, and remembered here. I love you.


Born: 1999
To the Angels:  2010
Beloved Owner:  Karen of Canadoodles 


 Sable was the love of my life for 11 ½ years.  She picked me – and I am so very happy she did.  At 4 weeks of age she quietly stared at me until I finally agreed that she should be My Best Girl – and she was from then on. 

Sable’s breeder brought the Labradoodle to my attention back in 1999 and I actively sought to become a part of that world which came to fruition in 2000.  I will be forever grateful to Sable for bringing me joy, and the best companionship ever offered into my life.  I miss you terribly pretty girl .



Resources for Owners - Grief, Loss, and Healing

http://www.petloss.com/   (also maintains a forum for grief and loss)



Our Fun Loving Goldendoodle,

Lived Every Day to the Fullest

February 10, 2009 ~ January 4, 2016

Loved by Ruth and Steve Kelly 


....photos coming.... 



We wish to express a special thanks to all on the Doodle Zoo, who have followed the trials and tribulations of our Riley boy and to the Doodle Messenger for the miracle gift that provided for Riley’s leg brace. 

Our sadness is overwhelming, our memories are precious. We have learned so much from our life with Riley, we are thankful for every moment we shared. 

Riley will always be in our hearts,


Ruth & Steve Kelly, Rocky our Pug Dog, Jupiter our Border Collie Mix, Molly our little cat and our extended family who all shared our love for Riley