This old beauty was found wandering alone in a park in Tucson. Some good Samaritans took her in and looked for an owner. Surely someone was missing this sweet girl that was very well fed and must have been loved. Amazingly no owner came forward to claim her and no rescue in Tucson was available to help. She made her way up to Prescott and to her foster family in Sedona, Steve & Sarah Wallace. There was a bigger plan for her that became evident when Emma came to "summer vacation" at Dogtree Pines while her family was on vacation. She immediately loved the grounds in the Pines where she could wander freely inside or out while interacting with other dogs her age. We all decided that it was best for Emma to stay at Dogtree Pines permanently. Emma is our oldest resident at an estimated 16-17 years old. You can see her regularly sporting her fancy jammies to keep her warm due to her thinning hair.
Emma caught a cold that, although treated immediately, turned more serious. She was ready to ditch that old body for a new one at the Rainbow Bridge. We will miss you so much Emma-Bear. You were a light on our lives and at Dogtree Pines!
Fly High Emma!
DOB: 2006 | 6.2.2022 - 3.28.2023
Fairwell, my friends and family. Yesterday I was lovingly released from my failing body while in the arms of my mom Cindy, who lived with me and loved me at the amazing senior sanctuary where I spent my final months. My passing came just two days after my former foster mom Sarah came to visit; I knew she loved me too and that it would be okay for me to conclude my time here soon. And although yesterday I transitioned from my earthly body, I plan to reside firmly in your hearts and memories, where I hope I will continue to make a positive impact in your lives by my example and the example of those who cared for me.
Fairwell, my friends and family. My rescue journey is complete, but the journey of many other animals continues or is just beginning; they need the support, dedication and love you showed me, as do those who volunteer in rescue day in and day out. Please be inspired by how my life was transformed at the moment some good Samaritans found me wandering in a park and Katrina with Yavapai Humane Trappers stepped up to take me into rescue and get the vet care that I needed; be inspired by the fosters that offered to make their home mine, teach me what it means to be a loved family dog and helped me on my weight loss plan through healthy meals; be inspired by the leaders and volunteers at Dogtree Pines Senior Dog Sanctuary where I found companionship, love and expert care among more than a dozen others close to my age and condition; be inspired by those who donated as they were able to support these rescues in their critical work. And know that you are loved and appreciated for joining me on my rescue journey as well as the journeys of other animals that find themselves lost, homeless or unwanted.
Take good care, my friends and family. I am with you.
Yours forever, Emma (aka Emma-Bear)