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A Memorial for Daisy


All things in my life that are beautiful are introduced to me by my Sister Including this little Daisy ... This little bundle of love that stole my heart from the first day we met at Cauz For Pawz continued on a path of enriching my life in so many ways I couldn’t write all of them. All she had to do is look at me with those eyes and I was manipulated into giving her what she wanted I just couldn’t say no and if I did she knew to blink twice and I was done ...I loved her so very much with every inch of my heart and soul I just adored her. Her paw prints are etched in my heart The day I had to say goodbye to her was the second hardest day of my life and as my Sister brought us together she too helped me to say our final goodbyes to Daisy cupith over flows with the love that fills my heart that has been brought to me by these two Souls ♥️🐾♥️How Blessed I am ♥️


Sweet Sally came to us unexpectedly. With a knowing wink from behind the bars of a shelter cage, we knew she was destined to be part of our family. 

Sally proved a fantastic cuddler, using her petite frame to her advantage to curl up as tightly as possible and then some.

A chatty cat, Sally often had opinions on most of what went on in her life in Stuy Town, especially when her brothers Thor and Pete joined our family. 

Sally would often spend her afternoons lounging in the warmth of the sunshine, occasionally jumping up to see what was going on in the wilds of Stuy Town. She loved watching birds and butterflies before spending her evenings with her family.

We love her and I'll miss her always.


-Heather Cohen


The best little love bug ever!

Thanks Dr P from Reade Veterinarians for years of care and a compassionate farewell.

Canela we will miss you always.
RIP Canela




September 20, 2007 – January 19, 2022
On Saturday, February 26th, I donated cat supplies to Cauz for Pawz. I was informed that I could commemorate my cat’s memory in the ThriftShop’s newsletter. My Tess, a Mask & Mantle sweetheart with beautiful bright green eyes and fur that was as soft as silky hair, was the loveliest girl ever. I adopted her from ASPCA in November of 2008. She was just a year old, and had been returned by a family with young children. Tess needed a home where she’d be with adults who adored her. And we did. And Tess adored us.
She was the most affectionate, friendliest cat I ever had. Tess would greet any visitor to the apartment, whether it was a friend, delivery person or maintenance worker. Then she would pose on her back with all four paws in the air.
I will forever miss her presence when I wake up in the mornings, when I get home from work. And I miss her jumping on my lap for some love.
I miss her cat hugs and spooning with her when watching TV or reading. There will never be another cat like my Tess.
R. McGonagle, PCV


Moxie was born November 20th and we were blessed with her presence for 13 years until she went over Rainbow Bridge February 9th 2022. Moxie loved walking around the neighborhood and meeting everyone, wagging her tail and ready to play. A walk usually started with a treat at CauZ For PawZ and ended with an after-walk treat  at our neighbors. She loved her treats, yet she always had her beautiful sleek body. Moxie had a way of lighting up your day. If it was the dainty way she walked down the hallway steps or the way she would look up at you with her beautiful soulful brown eyes. She will be dearly missed and always hold a special place in our hearts.


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It is with profound sadness that I share with you now that a few

weeks ago, Mignonne, my dog-ter, left this world.

Mignonne was a black, 5 lb., toy Phantom Poodle rescue dog.

Sadly, her early years were spent in a puppy mill and with a

dog hoarder. So, it’s easy to see that her fear and skidishness

were proof of the very difficult life she had before we met.

I melted the very moment she was placed in my arms. This tiny little

creature was a beautiful angel. And, except for her losing some

teeth after 2 pregnancies, she was nearly perfect—a beautiful

dog with exquisite features and a quiet, laid-back disposition.

Early on we could see that she absolutely was a “movie star” by all

of the attention she got. People would stop us everywhere and

admire her sweet face, wiggly walk, white paws and bulls-eye

butt and then say, “What a beautiful dog”! It was like being the

parent of a celebrity! And I was very proud that she and I had

matching snowy-white beards and would tell people: “That’s how

you can tell that she is my “dog-ter”—which made them laugh.

Her last trip, a true adventure for us both, was the first time that

she was ever on an airplane. It was there, while visiting family

in Florida, Don first felt a lump in her neck and showed it to me.

So we took her to the Vet. He said it was most likely a sebaceous

cyst, but took a needle biopsy to be sure. But sadly, it wasn’t a

cyst at all, it was a very aggressive, untreatable cancer that would

double in size every month. His guestimation was that she had

a few months. The cancer though was not on that schedule.

During her final days, she began coughing and having trouble

breathing. She had no interest in food and didn’t want to walk

anymore. She was telling us with her eyes, “please, let me go”.

I didn’t sleep much that night—I just held her close, told her that

I loved her dearly and cried. By the morning I knew though that

although I felt heartbroken, it was time to say our last “Goodbye”.

With Don by my side, we carried her to her Vet’s Office. Mignonne

had lost some weight now and was merely 4lbs 7oz. We cried

as the first shot put her into a dream state, and with the next one,

instantly our sweet poodle was gone—in just the blink of an eye.

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