George passed to the Rainbow Bridge today to await Brigitte and Bill.  George was a dog that was meant to bring joy to every creature that he encountered.  You just could not be anywhere near him without petting him.  Please read the following moving tribute to George from his foster mom Brigitte.  Thank you so much Brigitte and Bill.




George, Brigitte, and Sable

After several weeks of ups and downs George told us early this morning with a sad face and labored breathing that he could not stay with us any longer, because he was just too sick. It broke our heart to think that the end had probably arrived. George was by far the gentlest dog I have ever met. He loved everyone and everything and he never let anyone get away without petting him and once they did he would not let them stop.  George came to our house in January, he could barely walk due to his weight and he was covered in urine and feces, but under all that was an exceptionally sweet, sweet dog who would change our life forever with his kind and gentle way. We often asked him why he did not come sooner when he was younger, we would have had more time to care for him and love him.  But this was not meant to be, we were very fortunate to have had him for the nine months we did.

Bill, with George and Sable

Thank you Karen for helping him when you were his only hope, I could never repay you for the joy he brought to us. Bob, thanks for bringing him to us that January day I didn’t realize at the time how special he would become.

I’ve attached a few pictures from happier times.




George with his girlfriend Sable