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Dexter

Dexter

Fear, anxiety, rudderless. Our family experienced these emotions and feelings when we had two senior dogs struggling with mobility. Both were large breeds who could no longer get in cars on their own, making traditional vet visits not only challenging, but essentially...

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Molly

Molly

Molly Brown April 2003 – June 2019. I just want to say how grateful we are to 4 Paws Farewell for helping us send our cherished companions on their final journey.

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Missy

Missy

Missy was so sickly when we rescued her, we didn't think she would live more than a couple of weeks. We took her home to give her lots of love, plenty of food, and a nice warm bed. She had been living outside under a dirty old couch, and was covered in ticks and...

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Flanagan

Flanagan

Flanagan, my 18-year-old kitty, had had kidney disease for several years, but there had been no precipitous deterioration in his behavior or symptoms since diagnosis 2 years before. Clinically, his numbers were not improving, of course, since...

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Brogan

Brogan

Last night I had to let go of part of my heart.....My Dear Brogan spent 13 yrs with me ALWAYS Loving Me!!! There wasn't a day that he was ever mad and me or never a day he talked back at me! It was ALWAYS TRUE LOVE ❤!!! I was so very blessed to have all...

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Why We Chose Hospice For Maya

Why We Chose Hospice For Maya

by LISA JENNETT WOOD Maya…Our Great Pyrenees Princess I’d never had a dog as long as we had her. She lived in our home as a cherished member of our family. Maya was our baby!

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Ollie

Ollie

Our beloved cat Ollie died on August 31st, 2016. We are so grateful that he was able to die at home, outside with us in one of his favorite resting spots, and  in a very peaceful away. Beth carried out the euthanasia in the most caring and compassionate way. Beth had...

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BUBBA

BUBBA

Bubba slipped his earthly bonds today, Independence Day 2016. He died peacefully, surrounded by love, and accompanied by wishes for a grand reunion with his beloved sister Violet          and all the other special dogs who have shared this home....

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Love for Zoe

Love for Zoe

Always by my side through life, now forever in my heart. Zoe lived a life full of love, big adventure, & service. I could never ask for more loyalty & a hundred years would not have been long enough my girl. You are so incredibly missed!

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LIVE ON IN GLORY KAISER

LIVE ON IN GLORY KAISER

We, Nancy and I, are German Shepherd people, After our first two, Bruno and Zora left us, Kaiser and Titan both came to us via NC German Shepherd Rescue and Adoption in 2013. It was only 30 months ago, when he was 4 years and 11 months old, that he adopted me when I...

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Meant to Be

Meant to Be

Dan Krause and his wife, Mery, have had Golden Retrievers, two at a time, for most of the last thirty-five years. Here is their story about the love that they have shared with them over the years, written for Critter Magazine. Read Here: Meant to Be Below is a picture...

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Littlejohn

Littlejohn

Littlejohn was a great big dog in a modest size package – he had to be to survive his tough early years  without a home and keep his signature optimism.   Under the protective supervision of our German Shepherds, he made a splendid transition from feral dog to pack...

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Teddy

Teddy

As my German Shepherd service dog, Teddy brought years of gentleness and devotion to my life, and often enough, also her wry sense of humor.  She was, as the song goes, the wind beneath my wings.  A sweeter soul, I have never known.   It meant a great deal to our...

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Ginger

Ginger

Our dog Ginger was two months less than 17 years old when you came to help us on Saturday morning December 12, 2013. Ginger had been having trouble walking with her back legs and we had to help her up to move around and frequently be with her in the yard. Some days...

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Zadok

Zadok

In 2002, I visited Catman2 in (or near) Cashiers with my dog, Lily. My cat of 4 years had recently died of chronic renal failure.  Two weeks after her passing, my dog, Lily and I were still sulking around our apartment. I was paying a monthly fee for having 2 pets in...

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Lily

Lily

Thank you, Dr. Beth Marchitelli, for helping to transition our Lily Nadea into a peaceful death. Thank you for your compassion and empathy. Thank you for the swiftness in which you arrived to help her (and us). Thank you as well for the sympathy card as well as the...

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Love from Pudge

Love from Pudge

Dear Beth, Thank you for the most extraordinary experience with Pudge. I have never seen anything more peaceful in my life. I know he was happy to see you, and was ready to leave this earth behind and the pain that went with it. By the way, I remember when Pudge was...

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Sweet Carson

Sweet Carson

Dr. Beth Thank you for your kindness and loving care of my beloved Carson. He was glad to be able to make the trip across the rainbow bridge from his earthly home. We appreciate you making that possible. I appreciate your gentleness and soft touch and I know Carson...

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Hank

Hank

Hank had the most adorable goofy face and sweetest brown eyes, with huge goofy paws and personality to match, that instantly won over hearts and incited smiles and pets of affection from most everyone he encountered. But he wasn’t just ‘goofy’ – he was also, and more...

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Shady

Shady

From the moment we met you, we knew you were special. When we brought you home, you talked to us, followed us around the house and then snuggled up to us, purring to express your contentment. We were amazed at your playfulness and agility. When we approached a flight...

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In Honor of Leah

In Honor of Leah

******** Within minutes of our first phone contact, I knew I wanted Dr. Beth Marchitelli to be the person who would help Leah pass quietly and comfortably in her own home when the time finally came. The thought of cramming her into my small car for a sad and painful...

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Abbey Porter

Abbey Porter

    Abbey was a very special service dog who made a great difference in the life of her service partner, helping her to maintain a vibrant and independent life, year in, year out.  With great poise and presence, and always whole-heartedly, Abbey stepped...

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Slick the Cat

Slick the Cat

Slick was our sweet cat. He was born in May of 1997 and died in February 2013. He loved to sit on people's laps and he slept with Max.  Max drew this picture of him.  He loved to eat, especially chicken.  When he was in the kitchen he would whine for food and in his...

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Tribute to Lobo

Tribute to Lobo

With his part wolf heritage, it is in his willingness to step through the deep wariness of his lupine nature to join us in our human world, that he gave us his most precious gift.  We thank you for helping us to make the slipping of his earthly bonds an act of love....

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Love for Bruno

Love for Bruno

Remember Bruno 9. 23. 1999 to 1. 14. 2013 "...what is to cease breathing, but to free the breath from its restless tides, that it may rise and expand and seek God unencumbered? Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing. And when you have...

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