Pet Memorials

Pet Memorials

Furry family members may leave our lives, but they never leave our hearts.

If tomorrow starts without me,
Don’t think we’re far apart,
For every time you think of me,
I’m right here in your heart.


In Loving Memory of Odie Levesque


Owners Name:

Levesque Family

Pet’s Name:


Dachshund Mix

12/2004 - 1/21/2021

Favorite Toy:

Lamb Chop

Favorite Food/Treat:


Favorite Activity:


Favorite Memory:

Chasing snowballs and chasing motorized toys.

In Loving Memory of Kiki ‘The Queen’ Gowan


Owners Name:

Holly Gowan

Pet’s Name:

Kiki the Queen


Domestic Shorthair

8/9/1993 - 1/4/2021

Favorite Toy:

Fuzzy Mice

Favorite Activity:

Chasing Chipmunks then Sleeping

Favorite Memory:

Her gentleness and head bumps

In Loving Memory of Storm Blaha



Brian & Jacob Blaha

Pet name:


Beagle Mix

March 7th, 2005 – August 19th, 2020

Favorite Food/Treat:


Favorite activity:

Being loved

Favorite Memory:

He never wanted to sleep alone. He was always happy and a great friend. He will be missed!

In Loving Memory of Chance Tratchel


Amy Tratchel

Pet name:

Mixed Breed

February 24th, 2006 – June 9th, 2020

Favorite toy:
Tennis Balls

Favorite Food/Treat:

Favorite activity:
Playing Catch

Favorite Memory:
Your buddy Gavin was a baby, sleeping on a blanket on the floor and you laid down next to him to protect him. 

We will love and miss you forever! 

In Loving Memory of Fuzzy Esther Chadwick


Diane Chadwick

Pet name:
Fuzzy Esther

Domestic Longhair

August 24th, 2008 – October 28th, 2019

Favorite toy:

Favorite Food/Treat:
Catnip plants

Favorite activity:
Watching bids, squirrels, butterflies, etc.

Favorite Memory:
She swam across the pool when a dog entered the pool area. Hence a name change to Fuzzy Esther (Esther Williams - the swimmer)

In Loving Memory of Vermeer McKinney

Owner: Andy & Terri McKinney

Pet name: Vermeer

Domestic Shorthair

April 18th, 2005 – July 10th, 2019

Favorite toy: Vermeer didn’t play much. He was more of a lounge in the sun kind of boy.

Favorite activity: Lounging in the sun in a window or on your lap.

Favorite Memory: We loved seeing him lounge in a window in the sun. He was one of our bottle babies that wasn’t expected to survive.

“There will never be a day when I don’t think of you.”

– Anonymous

In Loving Memory of Peyton Hornbuckle

Owner: Emily & Aaron Hornbuckle

Pet name: Peyton


March 31st, 2006 – July 15th, 2019

Favorite Food: Turkey

Favorite activity: Napping

Favorite Memory: He was our first dog, and the best boy!

In Loving Memory of Cadence ‘Handsome Pants' Scheff

Owner: Ken & Denise Scheff

Pet name: Cadence ‘Handsome Pants'

Yorkshire Terrier

December 27th, 2004- March 26th, 2019

Favorite toy: Little Blue Teddy Bear.

Favorite Food/Treat: Loved his treats.

Favorite activity: Going on walks and going bye-bye.

Favorite Memory: When walking at Agnes Patterson on a very warm day he got right in a stream and laid down to cooled off.

In Loving Memory of Melvin Blaha

Owner: Bryan Blaha

Pet name: Melvin

Domestic Shorthair

July 5th, 2009 - March 7th, 2019

Favorite toy: Laser Pointer

Favorite Food: Regular old cat.

Favorite activity: Sleeping and getting attention.

Favorite Memory: Him being here.

In Loving Memory of Waggs Poulson

Owner: Bethany & Grant Poulson

Pet name: Waggs


April 28th, 2004 – March 21st, 2019

Favorite toy: Multi-colored Squeaker

Favorite Food: Scrambled Eggs

Favorite activity: Sleeping in the sun.

Favorite Memory: When you sneezed and looked at him, he would mimic and sneeze back.

In Loving Memory of Emma Marie Lange

Owner: Kelly & Kaylee Lange

Pet name: Emma Marie

Labrador Retriever

April 14th, 2008 – February 5th, 2019

Favorite toy: The first toy we got her. A blue and green rubber dumbbell that we played fetch with until this winter.

Favorite Food: IAMS dry and canned food.

Favorite Treat: Rachel Ray large chicken bones and her dog bones from her friend Jim the mailman.

Favorite activity: Car rides, walks at Red Rock State Park, and playing fetch in the garden.

Kelly’s Favorite Memory: She never tore up the toys I gave her and would demolish the ones Kaylee gave her. Would always make us laugh to go out and see which toy had exploded with her help.

Kaylee’s Favorite Memory: Taking Emma to Red Rock to play in the water and walk. Then each of them getting ice cream cones on the way home.

In Loving Memory of Tucker Bean Blair

Owner: Marty & Debra Blair

Pet name: Tucker Bean

Boston Terrier

July 4th, 2005 - Jan 29th, 2019

Favorite toy: Tennis Ball

Favorite activity: Going for a walk and chasing toys.

Favorite Memory: He hated toys that squeaked. He could chew the squeaker out in seconds, and break it.

“Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint” (Isaiah 40:30-31)

In Loving Memory of Bandit Guymon

Owner: Guymon Family (Bella)

Pet name: Bandit

Jack Russell Terrier

2006 - Jan 23, 2019

Favorite toy: Balls, any toy with a squeaker

Favorite treat: Carrots, jerky

Favorite activity: swimming, keep away, chasing other small animals, hiking, playing in the snow

Favorite Memory: When we went to the shelter and Bella picked him out, she said that he had a special twinkle in his eye. Then she got to pick out his collar and leash that was a happy day for all of us.

Parkview Animal Hospital

2012 1st Ave E

Newton, IA 50208

Phone: (641) 792-0340
Fax: (641) 791-2484
Email Us:

If an emergency is going to require 24/7 care, imaging, or advanced diagnostics, please go to one of the following facilities.

Blue Pearl
Address: 4631 Merle Hay Rd, Des Moines, IA 50322
Hours: Open 24 hours
Phone: (515) 727-4872

ISU Small Animal Emergency
Address: 1809 S Riverside Dr, Ames, IA 50010
Hours: Open 24 hours
Phone: (515) 294-4900

Iowa Veterinary Specialties
Address: 6110 Creston Ave, Des Moines, IA 50321
Hours: Open 24 hours
Phone: (515) 280-3100


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