In Memoriam: Janie

You’ve never felt love like this.

Janie was adopted from Dogs Without Borders by her loving dad Thom on March 21st, 2009 and on that day both of their lives changed for the better. It was special day for Janie, a shelter dog who would finally know stability, family and love. It turned out to be an incredibly special day for Thom as well. He didn’t just adopt a dog, he gained a friend, a travel companion, a confidant and a teacher who made him a better person. She made him more aware of the world we live in, and the people in this world.

Janie LOVED to ride in the car – they drove across the US together at least 5 times, and many more times back and forth between California and Missouri.  She visited Washington DC, Ohio, Aspen Colorado, Big Bear Lake CA, Monterey CA ,New York, NY and many other places. A well travelled dog indeed, always by her dad’s side.

Janie was a complicated dog to some. She loved on her own terms. She wasn’t a velcro dog who always wanted to be in your arms, but she wanted to be with you.  She didn’t care for toys, but her favorite treats were Beef Flank steak treats from Just Food for Dogs.  Janie brought great happiness and joy to all those who met her and who had the opportunity to know her.

Janie’s time on this earth came to an end on April 17th, 2019.  Thom has donated this page to keep Janie’s memory alive forever in our rescue, in our hearts, and for all the other “Janie’s” out there looking for their forever home.

The day I adopted Janie I knew would be a special day and as it turned-out it was the best day of my life, the best thing I ever did in my life. Janie changed my life, Janie made me a better person.  Janie made me work for her love and in return she gave so much more than I could ever have imagined.  We were together constantly and as much as I did for her, she gave back so much more.  There can never be another Janie and I will leave this world a better person because Galit let me adopt her.  Janie will always be in my heart and I think about her every day.   I miss her more each day.