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If you have lost a beloved pet, please email us a photo and obituary to be included on our memorial page.
Harley was Ken and Michelle’s first child – he loved to swim and was known to wake up from a deep sleep in the car when he smelled a lake nearby! He was such a loyal companion and loved his daily jogs with Ken. Once when Michelle was jogging with them, she fell behind – when Harley couldn’t see her anymore, he stopped dead in his tracks to wait until she was again in his sight before starting again.
When two little boys joined his household, he was patient as they pulled his tail and climbed all over him. He had a brief stint as a bird dog, but almost wore himself out because he retrieved EVERYONE’s birds, not just Ken’s! And he loved treats, especially popcorn which he could catch in midair.
Harley started visiting Dog Camp soon after it opened and never again went anywhere else. He got excited when he recognized where he was going and then he wandered around the lobby like he owned the place. We always laughed at him when he came home and was completely hoarse from barking! He loved playing with the other Labs and big dogs and the attention from all the ladies. We were always happy knowing he was being well cared for.
We will miss our friend!
Riley always looked forward to his vacations at Dog Camp and was a regular for 11 years. Thank you Kristen & Erin and all your staff for your nurture and care.
Riley became part of our family in December 2001. We adopted him from BARC, a rescue group for Bernese Mountain Dogs. He has been a joy from the day he arrived, a fluffy ball of fur and love. Riley was a gentle soul, sweet, loving and playful. He continued to try to “puppy play” to his final day. Riley gave us 12 wonderful years of love and we will always be grateful to God for delivering him to us.
~ Cheryl, Todd, Connor & Tyler Green
Hansel Casey was a 10 year old, white miniture schnauzer. Hansel was well known at Dog Camp since he was 8 weeks old. He was a handsome, lovable, well behaved, good boy who loved to chase his sister, Gretel all around the yard. He loved naps with his fleece blanket.
We miss you dearly...
Mom, Dad and Gretel
Buddy started coming to Dog Camp at a young age. It was one of his favorite places to go. He was able to roam around the grounds freely with the friends he always made at Dog Camp. As Buddy’s owners, we loved bringing him to Dog Camp because he was well cared for and happy. Buddy was a very laid back, sweet Lab who loved anyone he came into contact with. This photo is Buddy in his last year of his fabulous life. He was happiest when with his family and swimming in the river. He spread joy and love every day of his wonderful 11 years. His family and friends miss him so much. We love you Buddy!
Lexie chose me seventeen years ago at a shelter in Houston. She was a beautiful, smart, and loving Border Collie. She lived with us in Texas, Egypt, Switzerland, the UK, and Texas again. She has gone to a better place, but will be in our hearts always.
Treasure 1999-2011 Lonnie 1999-2010
Lonny, a fun-loving, ball of energy and his sweet, mellow sister Treasure loved playing with their Dog Camp friends. As Lonny romped around the yard with the other campers, Tre watched the action from the sidelines. In the summer she could frequently be found with her head out the door and her body in their air-conditioned suite. Littermates reunited after a 5 year separation. They enjoyed spending all their time together and always came home from their ‘dogcations’ tired and happy.
Cisco was rescued off the side of the road in Houston as a puppy and delivered to our home. We thought he was a Lab, but he grew into much more. He was a loyal and loving member of our family for 14 years. Not once did he ever get sick or cause a problem. He was a best friend not only to his people family but also his canine family, Sassy, Bella and Lola. We were blessed to have him and he brought us all a wealth of happiness. We will never know exactly what kind of dog Cisco was, he was just a Good Dog.
Bella James, aka, "Bella Bear" or simply "The Bear," was the sweetest, most loving puppy you could imagine. We picked her up as a stray, dumped in our neighborhood 3 weeks after we moved into our first house in May 2001, where we still live. She was a beautiful golden retriever-sharpei mix with a face like a teddy bear and a heart of pure gold; she had been sick and neglected when we found, her but we nursed back to health!
Bella always guarded our house and ran "perimeter patrol" in the back yard every day. We loved watching her "feather duster" tail run by the kitchen window while we were eating. We loved watching the "Bear face" looking in the back door and running outside to play tug-o-war with her rope toy. Or give her a treat while we held it up in the air for her to do the "Dancing Bear" on her hind legs.
Our "Bear" battled kidney disease her entire life and lasted longer than our vet ever thought she would. We laid our Bella to rest on Dec 8th, 2011 after she went into kidney failure, at the age of 12 years. We keep Bella's ashes in our room and remember her every day. Every time we go into the garage, or look out the kitchen window, or walk into the back yard...it's so hard. We miss her dearly. We loved her so much. We know we will meet her again on the other side of The Rainbow Bridge...
We love you - Rest in peace and run free "Bella Bear.
"Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights..." -James 1:17
Sascha was blessed with 14 years of a fun, healthy and loving life. She loved the attention of her Husky brother and all people! Especially playing and hugs from her human siblings Brook and Jenna. We miss her howling songs, sprinting through brisk days, and beautiful presence. Thank you Dog Camp for being a part of her life for so long.
~ The Gura's
Gertrude Jacob was born in Charleston, South Carolina. When her mom, Gina, went to the local shelter looking to adopt a puppy Gertrude walked right up to the front of her kennel, sat down, and stared at her intently as she entered the room. Gina knew the moment she saw her that they were meant to be family and took her home that very same day.
After her mom got out of the Air Force, Gertrude spent the next year traveling all over the United States in the back of their Scion. She loved the cold snow in upstate New York, the green trees in Tennessee, and the cool natural springs in Texas. She had a passion for swimming, sunbathing, and eating bones. She had the most gorgeous brown eyes and she never met a dog that she didn’t like.
Soon after they settled in Austin Gertrude was adopted by her dad, Tony. She became Gina & Tony’s very first baby. The three of them frequented dog parks, bars, and eateries all over the Austin area together. Eventually Gertrude became the best older sister to her little brother, Gerard, a Great Pyrenees. Her parents were extremely thankful they had her to set such a great example for him because, unlike her, he came with a lot of attitude! Eventually she welcomed a human baby sister, Penelope, who she loved to follow around the house, protect, and give lots of kisses.
Gertrude fell ill in the summer of 2016. She spent her remaining painfully short three months swimming at Barton Creek, playing with Gerard at Dog Camp, and loving on her mom, dad, and Penelope. She lived a very short but extremely full six years. She will be greatly missed by everyone in her loving family.
We love you always and forever,
Mom, Dad, Penelope, & Gerard
Grettle was special to me. Out of her several siblings, I choose this little small black pup of the litter of fully chubby bunch of pups. Something inside told me she was going to be a special little girl in my life and that she was! Always by my side, she loved to
take car rides and and naps outside in the warm summer times.
Only a few times we have trusted her in the care of Dog Camp and so ever grateful for the love and compassion that was given to her.
I miss her sooooo much and she will always keep her memory in my heart.
Love mom, Jackie
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Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.
You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....