Memorial

Sammy’s Fund and Therapy Animal Memorials

Any donations received on this page will go toward the memory and loving service of our companions in helping those who need it the most.

Sammy’s Fund

Sammy’s Fund  was a generous and heartfelt gift from the members of our organization. There has been a Memorial Fund established called “Sammy’s Fund.”  It was named in memory of the cherished companion and best friend to Linda Smith, the founder of Rim of the World Comfort Pets, Inc. Sammy was 5 1/2 when his life was suddenly and tragically cut short when he was fatally injured in an accident.

Linda and Sammy worked side by side as visiting therapy pet volunteers. They visited a variety of health care and educational milieus; bringing smiles to countless people. Everyone that knew Sammy loved him. Sammy was a model for training standards in service and therapy.

The painful and premature loss of Sammy has prompted the members of Rim of the World Comfort Pets to establish a fund to honor his memory and continue his legacy.

The Sammy’s Fund award is an annual fund benefit commemorated with a plaque.  The recipient may be an individual or group in recognition for ongoing support of Rim of the World Comfort Pets, Inc. and our mission.  We appreciate significant donations and major efforts to succeed in fund raising events and promoting our services “above and beyond” to and through the facilities clients and community we serve.

Sammy’s legacy has been carried forward in devoted service by many of our angels in fur who have made the lives of so many people remarkable and changed by their unconditional love and therapy.  This includes the patients and clients they have visited along with their handlers who have shared their lives.

Therapy Animal Memorials

Therapy Animal Memorials are in memory of all of the angels in fur who have provided service and love to so many people. They have changed the lives of all of the people they touched – or who touched them.  All of these heroes featured here are waiting for us at the “Bridge” in everlasting memory and love.

Handlers and family of these angels are encouraged to memorialize their companion in service here. Their memories are kept alive in these sweet thoughts of the love and laughter that they left behind. They want us to go on and benefit from the lessons they taught us in bond and relationship until we meet again.

Your generous support and gifts make a difference.

Athena

Athena Breed: American Mix Birthday: 9/2000 Sex: Female Handler/Owner: Sherry Clauson ATHENA has been visiting people since 2006. She visits many health care settings and is a Certified Reading Education Assistance Dog. School children love to read books to her. She...

Jimmy

Jimmy Breed: Shetland Sheepdog "€œSheltieâ" Birthday: 3/16/2009 Sex: Male Handler/Owner: Candyce Morris JIMMY started therapy work this year: 2011. He is a natural at loving people of all ages. He joined our family at four-months-old and his favorite food is hot dogs....

Levi

Levi Breed: Labrador, Husky, Retriever Mix Birthday: March 2, 2012 Sex: Male Handler/Owner: Grace Shumate Born on Dr. Seuss’ birthday, Levi loves books and making others smile. He is a gentle giant who gives hugs, shares his toys and enjoys walking around...

Rudy

RudyBreed: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Birthday: 7/11/04 Sex: Male Handler/Owner: Peggy Larkin RUDY has been providing therapy services since 2006. He loves people of all ages and is a breed made for love and cuddling. When he visits children, he plays the show...

Missy

The Power of the Dog There is sorrow enough in the natural way From men and women to fill our day; And when we are certain of sorrow in store, Why do we always arrange for more? Brothers and Sisters, I bid you beware Of giving your heart to a dog to tear. When the...

Poca

Angel Flight:  POCA 4-2-14 With sympathy and prayers in the loss of POCA and her relocation to the Rainbow Bridge to join Georgie. Alan has been a core member of our organization since our beginning in 2006.  He and his first therapy dog Georgie have visited all of...

Beo

How do we say goodbye to our angel animals and how do we deal with the dreadful sense of loss when our beloved animal dies.   I believe they are waiting for us in heaven. We all have to keep our eyes on the prize.   We just keep caring for others and reaching out and...

Caydee

Caydee died suddenly and there was no clear cause.  We are never ready for this to happen and the path through grief is never easy but grieving for that pet is an important part of recovering.  In reality, grief is our final expression of love, the last gift we have...

Rosie

Mortality nudges into our awareness at different points in our lives. Sometimes it strikes like a fist, at others it brushes alongside with a deep touch. This fist hit Guylaine. Why did God need to call Rosie? There was great need we know. Death seldom comes at...

Sammy

There has been a Memorial Fund established called “Sammy’s Fund.” Sammy’s Fund was a generous and heartfelt gift from the members of our organization. It was named in memory of the cherished companion and best friend to Linda Smith, the founder of Rim of…

They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old:

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the goind down of the sun, and in the morning

We will remember them

Unknown

The Power of the Dog

There is sorrow enough in the natural way
From men and women to fill our day;
And when we are certain of sorrow in store,
Why do we always arrange for more?
Brothers and Sisters, I bid you beware
Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.

When the body that lived at your single will,
With its whimper of welcome, is stilled (how still),
When the spirit that answered your every mood
Is gone – whether it goes – for good,
You will discover how much you care,
And will give your heart to a dog to tear.

Rudyard Kipling