In Memoriam

This page is dedicated to those who came into rescue but did not make it to an adopted home and to FTH adoptees that have passed away.  We wanted to provide a place where foster parents, adopters, and all of us, can pay tribute to them. Regardless of the amount of time spent with them, they made a lasting impression, and we do not forget them and the joy they brought us all.

Since its founding, Finding Them Homes’ primary mission has been and continues to be rescuing dogs from remote northern communities, that are stray or have been abandoned or have been surrendered, and giving them a second chance at life in a loving forever home. Some of these dogs arrive in very poor condition – they may have been injured in an accident or suffer from disease or malnutrition. All rescues are given the vet care they need as soon as we receive them. We rejoice each time one of these precious animals is matched up to its forever home and we always celebrate that event with a photo of the adopters with their new furbaby.

There are times, however, despite all human effort and medical treatment, we lose one. This is heartbreaking for our team because we want to save them all. But for those that do find homes, we love to see how these rescues are thriving in their new homes and how not only their lives are changed but also the lives of their adopters. So when we hear that one of these FTH rescues has passed away, we grieve alongside fosters and adopters. In one way or another, we all know the deeply-felt pain that the passing of a beloved animal causes.


In Loving Memory of Our Fosters

Pawprints left by you…

You no longer greet me,
As I walk through the door.
You’re not there to make me smile,
To make me laugh anymore.
Life seems quiet without you,
You were far more than a pet.
You were a family member, a friend,
a loving soul I’ll never forget.

It will take time to heal-
For the silence to go away.
I still listen for you,
And miss you every day.
You were such a great companion,
Constant loyal and true.
My heart will always wear,
the pawprints left by you.

In Loving Memory of Our Adoptees