At CVHS, we know how much our pets mean to us, and how hard it is to lose them.  This page is a special place to memorialize beloved pets, a page of love.   


We adopted Sparkles (former name was Tom) as a senior cat from the Central Vermont Humane Society around 2018. He was a gray tuxedo cat. He chose us when we walked into the room. He cuddled my leg, and I knew we had to adopt him. He lived the best 8 years in our house. We gave him great love and he changed us forever. He was a lovely cat who always purred and showed love. He died suddenly in my arms on January 20,2024. We will forever be so grateful to CVHS for the heartfelt duties you do for the animals. -- Diadel 




We adopted Zeus 13 years ago from CVHS. ZEUS was an amazing creature who filled our hearts with so much love and light. Everyday was wonderful with him, even through his sickness (congestive heart failure). He died peacefully in our arms, at home, surrounded with love on 9/22/23. He was our world and words can't express the heartache of losing him or missing him. Thirteen beautiful years filled with love and happiness that we will always cherish. -- Rachel P.



I lost my beautiful German Shepard Dakota March 28, 2023 to cancer; it was way too early. She was the best girl a person or her siblings could ask for. She was always there staring into our eyes, shadowing our every move. She never asked anything but to be cuddled and walked and always be near us. We will miss her dearly.. -- Greg



Patches came into our life from a shelter in Middlebury in August 2009 -we were living in Ferrisburgh at the time. She was a delightful whooper-tail kitty, who often slept between us at night. She was the love of our life! We miss her to this day! Now we have wonderful kitty, Miss Lillie, who came from Central Vermont Humane Society. Please keep up the great work of rescuing and finding homes for so many abandoned / homeless animals. -- Richard

Mickey Bobtail

On December 24, 2023 my beloved cat Mickey passed away. He was an adorable kitten when I brought him home in 2007. Mickey was born without a tail, and his bobtail looked so cute. He was very friendly and playful, and loved looking out the window at everything that passed by. Mickey had a great life and I loved him very much. His nicknames were Frisky Mickey, Mickey Boots (he had white paws) and Mickey Bobtail. He enjoyed catnip, and playing with his toys. I will always remember Mickey. He made me happy, and was my best friend for seventeen years. -- Love, James.



Having 3-6 strays at a time over 40 years, our last family cat passed away in 2000. Mom said no more cats. A year later, Dad was down to camp in Roxbury, we found out from a neighbor that Dad had adopted a cat from CVHS having given a reference. Mom called Dad and asked, "Richard is there something you want to tell me?” and Dad replied “Evelyn we have a cat” well Mom said “no Richard you have a cat!” We went down to see her when I got out of work. She was 9 months-old, her name was Agatha. She became everything to us all. She followed Daddy everywhere. Agatha loved Mom and me, but she was all Dad's cat. Dad passed away in 2017. He left behind his three girls, that is what he called us, so much so that I put Agatha in his obituary. She was a great comfort to us and when she passed away in 2019 it was like losing Dad all over again. Agatha, Sam (Mom's cat), and Patches (my cat) ashes were buried with Mom for she wanted to make sure they were with us. Thank you for all you do on behalf of all animals in your care for you are making a difference. -- Tammy D.



On a whim in January 2013, I went to CVHS to see the beautiful husky named Dona who was posted. As I wait in the room for her, the door opens and in comes this beautiful husky who is the spitting image of my prior dog Kiah, only 1/2 her size. What does she do but plop at my feet, roll on her back, and say "rub my belly?" I was sold. I brought her home and she filled my life with happiness for over 9 years. Bella passed March 11, 2023 after battling dementia for the last year. Despite losing sight in one of her eyes, going mostly deaf, and the dementia, it never stopped my crazy from her hour walk every other day and running 3 miles with me the other days. And boy, could she run and did that 50lb dog pull her master around. The vet said keep her active it would help with the dementia and it certainly did. It was her happiest time of the day. I am going to miss you dog#3 and I know you are in a better place with no more dementia. I love you Bella. -- Terry



Luna was only 12 weeks old when she joined our family. Over 14 years later, she left us on Memorial Day, 2022. We were lucky to have 14 years with our sweet girl, who loved her ball, who did amazing zoomies all over our house, who needed to always rearrange the couch pillows just so, every single day. She was the original Evil Devil Puppy who chewed up our bookshelves, kitchen windowsill, and anything else made of wood. She left her mark all over our old house. Luna was our furry female, a beautiful dog with a magnificent tail. Her personality filled our house, and we will love our adorable girl always. --Laurie and Randy



Olivia adopted me from CVHS in January 2008 when she was just a few months old. She was my constant companion until she passed here at home, in my arms, on 10/20/2023. We had almost 16 wonderful years with each other. She enjoyed being brushed and loved to play. She loved to snuggle, especially at night. She also enjoyed watching birds from her windowsill. Olivia was a very vocal cat and would engage in conversation, especially when it came to her mealtimes or when she wanted a blanket fort made for her to nap underneath. I was blessed to have her in my life and will always cherish the time we had together. I miss her so much and will love her forever. Thank you, CVHS, for all of the work you do and the lives that are changed for the better for it. Godspeed, Miss Olivia ~ you are loved and missed very much.. -- Emily.



Sammy was around 9 months old when we adopted him in 2005 from CVHS. He passed on October 14, 2023 and for the past 18 years he brought us joy and delight. Sammy was cremated and we held a short memorial and prayer for him. "Sammy, may your favorite blanket keep you warm and your greenies fill your belly. May you continue to sun yourself on the patio and jump thru the air chasing butterflies while on your leash. We will always remember you with loving thoughts and fond memories.Run and play with the others at Rainbow Bridge until we are together again. We will love you forever our darling Sammy".. -- Laura I.



I adopted Ozzie back in 2008 when he was a four month old puppy, scrawny and sick with distemper. That skinny little pup turned out to be my once-in-a-lifetime dog. He got healthy and strong and at just one year old he became a certified therapy dog. He was absolutely bombproof and loved everyone and everything. He was the sweetest, happiest dog, and regularly participated in CVHS events. He could be seen marching with CVHS in Montpelier‘s Fourth of July parade (always delighted to be wearing his Uncle Sam hat), as the centerfold for the CVHS training brochure, the cover model for their 2018-19 annual report, and an exuberant participant at the Dog Days pool event each summer. I lost Ozzie to liver cancer in 2022, on Betty White’s birthday, just two weeks shy of his 14th Gotcha Day. He brought so much joy, not only to me and my other dog, Alice Cooper, but to everyone who met him. We all miss you, my little baby dog. You are so loved. -- Jenn



I remember that day you adopted me like it was yesterday. You picked me out of all those humans. Little did I know how lucky I was. You brought me laughs on the worst days. Your love got me through so many rough times. You always sat in your car seat like a well behaved child, you put up with being in the kayak when you hated water so we could be together, whizzing around in a basket on my bike when you were too tired to walk and moving here and there and everywhere. You took everything in stride. You taught me so much.When I had to let you go, I wanted to hold on, to hope, but you were tired and in pain. I am so lost without you, you are everywhere in my home and my life. But I know Teresa will take care of you now. Run to her, she loves you. Goodbye my sweet little man Poncho. I love you. - Thelma

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