Love lives on at the shelter
When Jessica walked into the Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County 11 years ago, she came across a sweet pup that needed a home – an Australian kelpie named Barrett. Jessica knew she had to adopt him, and the pair quickly became close companions. Little did she know just how much adopting a shelter dog that day would change her life and his.
“My favorite memories were just cruising around town together with the windows down and music playing, ” says Jessica Stewart, Barrett’s adopter. “He loved to sit in the front passenger seat and just look out the window peacefully and take in the sights. Sometimes it felt like he was more human than dog.”
Barrett enjoyed a second chance at a new life full of adventures.
“We enjoyed hiking, backpacking, and camping the most. He always kept me on my toes and oftentimes would beat me to the summit of many mountains!” says Stewart.
After many years of wonderful memories, sadly, Barrett passed away. He left behind many marks on many hearts. To honor Barrett, his portrait is now displayed on the shelter’s new Love Lives Forever Memorial Wall where his memory helps thousands of shelter pets find a second chance just like he did.
“I feel very honored to have Barrett’s memory on the tribute wall,” says Stewart. “He changed the lives of everyone he knew. He was loved deeply and will be forever missed.”
Whether it’s a beloved pet that’s passed away or one that you’re currently making memories with, the Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County is offering a chance to honor your furry companion. The shelter’s Love Lives Forever Memorial Wall displays a picture of your beloved pet for one year in the lobby of the shelter and serves as a beautiful way to memorialize the indelible mark left on your heart by a pet.
The shelter’s Make Happy Happen Gallery is a great way to honor the joy your pet brings to your life with a professional portrait session and canvas print proudly displayed on the gallery wall.