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A Very Special Thank You To Averil Robinson of PET FRIENDS

Sometimes a dog or cat we try to save passes away before being able to be helped or it is too late to save him or her. Averil very kindly and compassionately has the body cremated at her Pet Friends, and scatters the ashes respectfully and reverently on this lovely special piece of land on her property, for Gerdy as a voluntary favor.

This is a special resting place for the Gerdy’s Rescues animals, a lovely peaceful lake of protected wetlands. Gerdy has never had the body of an unloved or unwanted dog or cat disposed of. Every life is sacred, we at Gerdy’s see that no animal in our care leaves this world alone, unwanted, and unloved and without a friend at the end of life.

And because of Averil, their dignity is preserved even in death, sometimes the only kind and decent thing they have ever had done for them. Our gratitude Averil and also that of the sweet angels you have memorialized for us.

Morphine

MORPHINE Morphine was a lovely little black and white cat with a glamourous “Norma Jean” beauty spot, who gave our daughter Katie 17 years of personality, attitude, great times, endless love and warm companionship. She was a true Gerdy Cat, feisty and so sweet. We all loved her from the first minute we saw her,…

Jay J

In Loving Memory of our darling  JAY J, passed February 16, 2019 from Roger & Judy Cameron family JayJ was an Old Soul, an adult Husky/GSD mix.  Gerdy had a call from a pound she could have him if she’d take him, otherwise he was going to be euthanized, as a stray, because one of his…

Bisous

It’s with immense sadness that we tell you that our Bisous has died. She came to us a damaged soul as so many of our rescue animals do…through love and support she flourished and found security. She truly represents resiliency of spirit. She was loved by all who met her and we miss her deeply.…

Flora

Dear Gerdy and rescue team, Flora was found on the streets of Montreal and came via Gerdy to our family in July 2011. Being as skinny as a supermodel, we called her Twiggy. Stubborn, energetic and loyal Twiggy, gained weight, stole our hearts, became a tireless squirrel chaser and watch dog. Her sudden illness and…

Renoir (aka Brady)

Bonjour, Juste un petit mot pour vous dire que notre beau Renoir nous a quitté, après avoir été notre fidèle compagnon pendant 13 ans. Il n’avait tout simplement plus la santé pour poursuivre sa vie terrestre plus longtemps. C’est grâce à Gerdy que ce chien adorable a fait partie de nos vies et je voulais…

Buster

Hello to Gerdy and team, With great fondness and even greater sadness, we are letting you know that we said goodbye to Buster today, 3 months shy of his 14th birthday. Thanks to Gerdy and everyone who was involved all that time ago in taking a chance on us. He didn’t always listen, wasn’t always…

Jaxson

In memory of a beautiful dog who joined our family..made us lose our hearts to him and gave everyone a reason to love him. Hoping your last years with us gave you happiness and comfort…we are missing you…you are the reason I give to everyone who asked why I chose to foster….Miss you pup..xx ~Patricia…

Austin

Austin, unfortunately you were too sick by the time Gerdys rescued you, but your foster family—human and canine—adored you during your short time with them. Austin you were a winner, loved by all who met you. R.I.P. big guy. ~December 2018

Bella

For an hour you were mine. I loved you unconditionally for every second. We had a beautiful plan now that you were in the good care of Gerdy. A loving foster family was waiting for you. You were safe at last but your body was too weak and tired. I held you every step of…

Toto

This almost 10 year old Shi Poo certainly tested the limits with his owners. They loved him unconditionally, he could do no wrong. Adorable, playful, a real “Dennis the Menace” and stunning to look at. You will be so missed. ~April 2019  

Maggie

She was a fine dog – funny, loving, perfectly behaved with people (less so with dogs she didn’t care for) and absolutely death on squirrels. Her infamous bark (unloved by some) is now silenced, and she is gone to a better place, where treats are plentiful, and squirrels are slow. We loved her, and will…

Brovko

There’s a four-legged hole in our hearts and home today as we say goodbye to our beloved Brovko. Since day one, he has always been with us at the office where he enjoyed spending the day with students and staff. He touched the lives of everyone he met with his charming smile, gentle soul and…

Mr. Tucker

We wanted to let everyone know about the passing of Mr. Tucker on Feb 13, 2019. From the time Gerdy dropped him off at our home he was immediately part of our family. We referred to him as our Wal-Mart greeter because he would go out and escort any visitor in. He had a great…

Lou

I am writing to you tonight to thank you for allowing us to adopt Lou, formerly Milou, almost 12 years ago. Today was his last day with us before passing over, and we have plenty of amazing and loving memories of him. We loved him everyday, and will continue to love him. Thank you for giving us…

Ben

Our beautiful gentle Ben died November 7th at home surrounded by his four-legged buddies,Trooper,Coco and Jessie. We had the good fortune of having Ben as part of our family for 7 years. He came from Gerdy and enjoyed a life full of love, walks, visits to his country house in Vermont and the freedom of…

Finn

In Memoriam Beautiful loving goofy Finn was a special dog. He was a young Lab/Collie mix who was unfortunately very very ill; he could not properly digest any type of food. Gerdy did every test and every procedure possible to keep this wonderful boy alive and free from pain. His human companion and mother was…

Roxy

Roxy , one of Gerdy s rescued souls has passed away at the ripe old age of 17… that makes the old gal a centenarian for her breed! She entered our lives at an old age but with still so plenty of life and love left in her… she had a bleak, rough start to…

Sam

Remembering Sam How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard. A.A.Milne There are so many words to describe Sam; rescue, lab cross, mud puddle lover, gentle giant, brave, George Clooney handsome, blind, therapy dog, but more than anything he was the most amazing best friend that I could ever have…

Bree

It is with great sadness and a huge broken heart that I have to tell you that my sweet little angel, Bree, passed away Thursday, February 1st, 2018. Bree was a sweet-tempered little girl who lived life on her terms. When you came to visit, she’d bark in ecstasy the second you came into view,…

Moka

Hi to all at Gerdys, I wanted to ask if you would place this beautiful pic on your in memoriam page for me. Moka is a Gerdys rescue along with her partner in crime Memphis. (Gerdy will remember them) I am very sad to tell you she passed away this past Monday due to liver…

Keffi

I adopted my darling Keffi boy (known as Happy then) from Gerdys when the Underdog Club had their boutique in Westmount in 2009. I was in charge of the volunteers and Gerdy arrived one day with this gorgeous boy that I took home for an overnight stay (because his foster was too far away to…

Ginger

Ginger, our beautiful red-headed girl left us suddenly on November 30,2017 of what is believed to be a heart attack. Ginger joined our family on July 13, 2015 and was only 4.5 years when she left us. She was beautiful, funny, devoted, smart, full of life, and always had to be wherever the family was,…

Lucy

Here they are on day one…. Hi all With deep sadness, Lucy Basset, one of the original « three amigos » has made her way to the rainbow bridge. She had heart problems and Jeremy didn’t want her to suffer anymore She is under the Apple tree with Wyatt and Isabelle where they will be…

Tobias (Poco)

“I wanted to let you know about the passing of Tobias (he was called Poco when he was with you). He passed away on Saturday 4th November after having spent 10 years with us. We adopted him in 2007, along with Barney. We wanted to thank you for allowing us to spend 10 wonderful years…

Palmer

To let you know, Palmer (Charlot) the basset hound we adopted from you passed away on Monday. He fought a courageous battle with cancer but finally told us it was time. He took a piece of our hearts with him and our house has an eerie quietness to it now. We are grateful he was…

Layla

It was an amazing gift to have Layla in our lives even for such a short time. Layla was a diva and she was treated as such – well deserved. She stunned the world with her natural beauty and most importantly with her very very beautiful soul. I believe the body is simply a vessel…

Gentle Ben

My dearest Gentle Ben, I hope you knew that I loved you so completely. I hope you knew that in my eyes and so many others, that you had the biggest heart that ever existed. I hope you knew that you were my life and that of your human sister Lia. We love you now…

Goldie

In loving memory of our GOLDIE She lived a wonderful life and was loved and spoiled to the very end when she suddenly and unexpectedly passed away due to Renal Failure. Goldie was 16 years old and was loved by everyone who met her and she gave as much love back in return. She will…

Kitana

In memory of Kitana A beautiful cat who enchanted the whole family for over 10 wonderful years. We will all miss you. With Love, The Farkas, Bolla and Howard family

Bacardi “Nummy Nuts” Gagnier

August 31, 1995 – February 17, 2008 Dear Friends, The house is empty – the silence deafening. He’s not at the door to greet us- tail wagging and so proudly carrying around a shoe or two. He’s not here to wake us up at the crack of dawn – grunting with joy, tail beating happily…

Soleil

1987 – 2008 My noble redcat, who passed away in January, at age 21 years. He was a fine fella and a noble spirit, he will always be remembered. Ellen Jacobs

Nikita

It is with great sadness that Gerdy’s Rescue announces that dear Nikita, Compassionate Placement to Josee, has passed away. Josee plans to write us about her experiences with Nikita, who though elderly, was a wonderful companion to her and her children. See Nikita’s rescue story in Tales to Tell. Josee took on an old dog…

Tom

TOM, the little black kitten, son of Little Mama that’s currently up for Adoption, passed away peacefully in his sleep. He was not sick, just called over the Rainbow Bridge early. Now a little angel, he has his Happy Home at last. Very missed by all of us at Gerdy’s Rescues, and Dina who fostered…

Milly

“In memory of Milly my little girl and my best friend, you are always in my heart.” Mike

Zaira

On July 3rd 2007, my beloved dog, Zaira, was killed after being run over by a car twice before the woman drove away. Zaira was such a loved dog in my neighbourhood, adored by children and adults alike. She was gentle and kind and was my best friend. There is a cross now on Delmar…

Denis

At age 17, Denis left this life peacefully. He was an elderly Bichon/Poodle mix found wandering on a street downtown, his coat so filthy it looked black. Gerdy was called and took him over. He was cared for by Jocelyne very lovingly during his last year, still enjoying life but on a much slower pace.…

Molly

Molly was a little poodle mix when she came to us 3 years ago, a worn-out producer of puppies at a backyard puppy mill til age 8 years. She was so auto-immune that she was allergic to all dog foods as well as a bevy of environmental allergies. She was deaf from not having her…

Boudha

Mon petit Boudha, tu seras toujours dans nos coeurs. Nos vies etaient meilleures avec toi. Avec amour et tendresse, Ane et Felix

Meg

Dec. 18, 1992 – June 19, 2006 Our beloved “Big Black Dog” came to us at 7 ¼ pounds, weighed in a mixing bowl. She was one of a rescued, unwanted litter of 10. Mama was a Golden Retriever and Daddy was a Newfoundland “traveling salesman.” Meg became a gentle giant, kind to the various…

Rosie

What can one say about a most wonderful little doggy, except that she was all those things. She was the little girl with the big heart – in more ways than one! We were so blessed to have had her with us for 12 wonderful years. She was good with all people, children and animals…

Smokey

May 1991 – February, 2006 We will be known forever by the tracks we leave (Dakota Proverb) Smokey was so much more than a cat and beloved pet. He was part of a family that relied on his wisdom, grace, and selflessness. Smokey was a very best friend and confidante who listened intently and always…

Crystal

A very special cat who is greatly missed. Rita

Shannon

A much loved friend and loyal companion. Marjorie

Muffin

In memory of a saucy, but loving, feline who came to us through Gerdy’s Rescues at the age of 7. Even though we only had three years together, her spirit and presence will long be remembered and missed. Valerie A.

Poucette (Priscilla)

Poucette was a stray who was lucky enough to have found a wonderful foster home and love during the last weeks of her life. Most likely hit by a car, she was found and cared for by Anne, who also sought medical care for her. She appeared to be recovering, but she developed complications from…