My sweet golden retriever, Kelbi, came to me from a rescue when she was 8 1/2 years old. It’s more difficult to adopt out older dogs so I felt great about my decision to adopt Kelbi. She lived to be 14 1/2, so I had 6 wonderful years with her. This is a very good long life for a retriever.

She passed away about a week ago, and it has been very painful for me. However I know that she is no longer suffering and that is comforting to me.

Everyone loved Kelbi, every dog and cat that she ever met felt safe with her and loved to hang out with her.

— from Anaheim, CA