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Thirteen years ago, I began fostering rescued animals. My fostering adventure started with cats and grew into dogs (my first “dog” foster was a mama dog with 7 pups!). Since then, I have fostered hundreds of dogs for area rescue groups. It brings me great joy to know that a small commitment of a few weeks of fostering saves a life. Throughout the years, I have been trusted to care for pets of friends and family. I truly enjoy caring for pets and getting to know them as individuals with unique personalities. I look forward to meeting your four-legged, furry family members and would be honored to be trusted with their care while you’re away.

Healthy Dog Euthanized to be Buried with Owner

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In a shocking example of animal cruelty, a perfectly healthy Shih Tzu mix named Emma was euthanized so she could be buried with her late owner. Staff at the shelter tried to talk the executor of the woman's estate out of killing the dog, but their request was refused. They said they told the person on numerous occasions that they could easily find a new home for Emma. They described the situation as heartbreaking.

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Larry Spiaggi, president of the Virginia Funeral Director's Association, told the New York Post that it's not legal to put animal remains in a casket for burial.
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Would you have done the same?
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I have one and life lasted for 14 years and I can say this kind of dog is so demanding for love and attention. I believed this dog can survive and so cruel ending life...my heart is broken...
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I have one and life lasted for 14 years and I can say this kind of dog is so demanding for love and attention. I believed this dog can survive and so cruel ending life...my heart is broken...
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I agree, what a gorgeous dog.
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As long as our pets are looked at as possessions they will be disrespected and abused with legal support. Domestic pets have less rights than livestock.
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Shih tzus get extremely attached to their owners and they typically are a one person dog and once that person is gone it’s really hard for them. My mom had one and we used to meet people who either have or had one and heard stories of them grieving themselves to death after their persons death. Not to say they did the right thing by putting down the dog.
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Fine the animal hospital that did it. I would have stolen the dog.
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Who would kill this dog so it could be be buried with the owner. How selfish
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but she’s so cute. some people are just animals
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I actually just read this on CNN, and I think to put it nicely this is the epitome of self absorbed selfishness. To take another life just because...WHY??? The more I think about this the angrier I get. They also need to find out the name of the vet that did this. This is one time I would not hesitate to pass this person's name along to PETA.
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What vet did it.
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