In Memory of
our beloved GSPs
It is with heavy hearts that we announce another alumnus has passed to the Rainbow Bridge…
From our 2018 alumnus Patches’ family: “It is with an unbelievably heavy heart that I write to let you know that our dear, dear Patches crossed the rainbow bridge on February 5th. We adopted him from SEGSP on December 17th, 2018. He was a failed hunting dog from a farm in South Georgia and he was turned into a shelter in Savannah. He was listed as being 4 yrs old and he weighed about 35 lbs (quite underweight). We adopted him 4 weeks later (after his temperament, neuter and health tests). Some close friends had been his foster family (Nick & Megan). We had lost our dog Lulabell a couple of months earlier and for the first time in our lives, we were dogless. Patches found us at a time that we needed to be found.
After developing an odd, intermittent cough and being treated, unsuccessfully, for pneumonia, we found out on December 17th, 2022, that he had inoperable histiocytic sarcoma and only a few weeks to live. We were devastated, but we made the most of our time with him and treated him like the prince that he was.
During the four years we were honored to be his family, he was my running partner - covering somewhere around 3,000 miles and doing 10 mile runs like they were nothing. He helped me train for a Grand Canyon rim to rim to rim run. He was best friends, therapy buddy and partner in crime with Clank (aka Clark), our SEGSP foster fail from 2020. Clank is also devastated by this loss. He never barked and never, ever, under any conditions, pooped on a walk or a run. He was very private and preferred to do his business in the dark, ivy-covered recesses or our yard.
He’s truly one of the best dogs we’ve ever been honored to call family. Letting him go was one of the hardest things we’ve ever done. We can’t thank SEGSP enough for allowing us to be his forever family.”
"Friendship isn't about whom you have known the longest... It's about who came and never left your side." Unknown