How to Say Goodbye to Your Best Friend

How to Say Goodbye to Your Best Friend

Any dog owner will tell you that their pup is a member of their family, so when they reach old age and the end of their life is near it’s devastating and heartbreaking. Unfortunately, the day will come when you have to make that tough call – but don’t spend your last days or hours with your best friend despondent and distraught. It’s important that you make those last moments with your dog count, providing them with as much love and comfort as you can.
Last year, one of our clients was in this very situation. He kindly shared with us the bucket list he created for his dear pup Macho, and some wonderful and touching photos of their week together. Take a look at their stories and photos below.

Macho’s Story

Today, I said goodbye to my loyal and best friend of 16 years. Macho was such an amazing dog, who lived up to his name. He helped me through some of the darkest times of my life and loved me unconditionally, even when I found it hard to love myself. I am so thankful for all of the beautiful memories and our time together. This last week we got through Macho’s bucket list and he had the time of his life. Macho went peacefully in our arms surrounded by those who loved him, with the sound of the ocean in the background (he loved the beach). I will miss you little big guy and you will forever live in our hearts.

Bucket List


Tons of car rides

Play in the water

Visit my dad at work

Spend the day at Folsom lake swimming and lounging with my dad

Play with my siblings at the park

Hang out with my buddy Joe

Spend the day at the beach (my favorite place to be besides in dad's arms)

Eat a hot dog

Hike to Golden Gate Bridge and take a selfie

Have a birthday party and dress like a super hero

Enjoy a puppuccino with my Mina

Have Coffee with my dad

Eat a fruit bowl

In n Out Burger

Go for a family car ride

Leave my paw prints in my family’s heart and head over the rainbow bridge peacefully



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