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Welcome to Heaven at Home’s Pet Memorial Center. We invite you to upload a selection of images of your beloved companion and share his or her story. Our staff will review and publish your submission to this page, and with your permission, may also post it on the Heaven at Home Facebook page. Thank you for choosing Heaven at Home to create a peaceful passing for your pet.

In Memoriam: Lexie

By Anonymous Pet Parent published on January 25th, 2021
"The wonderful care from the Dr. that came to the house was so appreciated. She was gentle and caring with our girl as if she was her own. Thankful doesn't begin to cover how we felt.…"
We are so proud to have been your humans Lexie! You are a Pampered Poodle for sure girl with close to fifty wonderful babies in your lifetime. Your temperament was so exceptional. You were your Dad's greatest companion when he was living the lonely bachelor life before I came along. I knew if he ever loved me half as much as he loved you I'd be one lucky gal! Losing you has left a HUGE… Read The Rest of This Memorial

In Memoriam: Casey

By Anonymous Pet Parent published on January 18th, 2021
"When I called Heaven at Home, Mary was kind and helpful. Dr. Katie was a calm and reassuring professional when she was at our home. It's people's kindness that is very much appreciated when going through…"
We adopted Casey and her sister Nicky in 2008. My husband and I had gone to the Humane Society to (hopefully) find a kitty to bring home. We ended up bringing home both girls. My husband was Casey's human. She loved her dad so much. At the end of his workday, she would sit on his lap while we watched tv. She was so sweet and beautiful. We miss her very much. We were fortunate… Read The Rest of This Memorial

In Memoriam: Kodiak

By Anonymous Pet Parent published on December 17th, 2020
"My dear sweet boy, Kodiak. Rest well my dear pups. Thank you for everything you've taught me about life & how to live it."
You were adopted as a 7-week old puppy in 2007 from a good friend of mine who passed away in 2015. I wasn't a very good owner during the 1st year of your life, having no clue on how to raise a "Good Dog". Fortunately for me, you were always a good dog who didn't require me to be a good owner, and unfathomably smart as well, learning to be potty trained in around a… Read The Rest of This Memorial

In Memoriam: Chihiro

By Anonymous Pet Parent published on November 9th, 2020
"Thank you so much for giving Chihiro such a beautiful departure."
Fathered by a Southeast side alley cat, Chihiro needed a home. A yellow tabby without a whole lot going on, he nevertheless instantly captivated Caitlin, who was six or seven years old at the time. We tried our best to keep him inside, but between five kids opening and closing doors and, in his later years, grandchildren doing the same, we never quite succeeded. He spent his days roaming the woods behind our home having… Read The Rest of This Memorial

In Memoriam: Sadie

By Anonymous Pet Parent published on October 28th, 2020
"Sadie leaves behind her Mom, her Dad, and two sisters all of whom loved her more than they had ever loved any other dog before. In addition to her immediate family, Sadie leaves behind two sets…"
Sadie was born in 2008 but did not make her way to our family until early 2011. Our family was thrilled to welcome in our beautiful, rambunctious new black lab, and she immediately became both a companion and an exceptional guard dog. Sadie enjoyed opening the pantry and eating her favorite people foods, mostly bread and peanut butter. She once opened a jar of peanut butter all by herself, although her family is still not… Read The Rest of This Memorial

In Memoriam: Monkey Bair

By Anonymous Pet Parent published on October 20th, 2020
"Monkey’s final months and last day were incredibly difficult and painful, but they would’ve been much more so without the help of Dr. Hoss. She was patient, kind, and generous throughout the entire process. From the…"
My wife and I adopted "Dobie" from the Lake County Animal Shelter in Crown Point, Indiana only a few months after getting married. We changed his name to Monkey due to his unusual curly tail and his boundless energy. Monkey loved being in the sun, chasing birds, destroying squeaky toys, eating snow, and long walks around parks and the neighborhood. He had a particular dislike for the rain and fireworks, both of which would set… Read The Rest of This Memorial

In Memoriam: Annie

By Anonymous Pet Parent published on September 24th, 2020
"I cannot say enough good things about Heaven at Home. From my initial phone call with Mary to Dr. Laurie coming out to the house. They were compassionate and caring and I would never choose any…"
Annie came to my husband from Curious World Pet Store. Yes, they actually sold puppies at these stores many years ago. All her other brothers and sisters had been adopted and she was all alone. She went home that night to our family full of kids that would smother her with love. She was such a loyal girl and would always be by our side. She lived to the healthy age of 16 which is… Read The Rest of This Memorial

In Memoriam: Kayla

By Anonymous Pet Parent published on August 6th, 2020
"We are so grateful to the staff of Heaven at Home for what they do. Our last day with Kayla came quicker than planned, and from the first call, I was treated with such compassion. They…"
Kayla, Kayla, the girl with the chocolate eyes on a licorice face with a paintbrush tail is a little poem we created for our beautiful girl when she was a little pup. We adopted Kayla after the loss of one of our cats in honor of him. Kayla was an active, social, and super-intelligent dog. She opened doors (& let the cat out), jumped from high levels, and opened the gate to take off to… Read The Rest of This Memorial

In Memoriam: Duke

By Anonymous Pet Parent published on August 6th, 2020
"I am so grateful for all the amazing staff at Heaven at Home who have such a difficult job and do it with such class and grace. Rest in Peace Duke."
He showed up on my Facebook feed. Duke. A 10-year-old golden retriever at the Animal Shelter. How does a ten-year-old golden end up at the shelter? I messaged them and asked if he was available. I went to meet him. "He sleeps 23 hours a day" I was told. He smelled horrible. He had just been neutered and couldn't be bathed for a week. His breath was wicked. It didn't matter. He was mine. I… Read The Rest of This Memorial

In Memoriam: Pookie & Scooter

By Anonymous Pet Parent published on July 30th, 2020
"Thank you, so very much. So glad that all of you are so willing to do one of the toughest jobs a veterinarian has so often."
I can't tell Pookie's story without first telling Scooter's. Scooter, our amazing black cat, came to us in 1997 as a tiny kitten. She was already a survivor, having had and beaten some awful illness that took the rest of her siblings and left her with a weak rear end. That never stopped her from getting into whatever she could, though. Scooter was very vocal, often sounding like a baby or a goat, depending on… Read The Rest of This Memorial