LOVED AND NOT FORGOTTEN

Memorials for our loved ones who have crossed the Rainbow Bridge

Wendy Kinderman   I chose to donate to a dog rescue because my sister-in-law Tammy, shown in this picture in pink, gives of herself regularly by fostering and transporting rescue dogs. Tammy recently lost her sister Wendy, pictured in gray to cancer. Wendy was a loving single mother who fought one battle after another in her life. Wendy was a fighter and I relate because of my own struggles in life as a single mom.  -Lisa Harrelson    Lisa and Wendy’s loved ones,  We cannot tell you how much we admire and are in awe of strong women- especially those who raise children as the sole caregiver. Wendy sounds like our actual mental image of SUPERWOMAN. Thank you for sharing your love for her and allowing us a glimpse at an incredible life. Wendy, thank you for your warrior’s heart that was never hardened by life’s misfortunes. We know the world is a little bit dimmer without your light shining here but we will look to the stars to see you glisten your never-ending love, strength, and courage down on us all.   so much love,    Alive Rescue Memphis

Wendy Kinderman

I chose to donate to a dog rescue because my sister-in-law Tammy, shown in this picture in pink, gives of herself regularly by fostering and transporting rescue dogs. Tammy recently lost her sister Wendy, pictured in gray to cancer. Wendy was a loving single mother who fought one battle after another in her life. Wendy was a fighter and I relate because of my own struggles in life as a single mom.

-Lisa Harrelson

Lisa and Wendy’s loved ones,

We cannot tell you how much we admire and are in awe of strong women- especially those who raise children as the sole caregiver. Wendy sounds like our actual mental image of SUPERWOMAN. Thank you for sharing your love for her and allowing us a glimpse at an incredible life. Wendy, thank you for your warrior’s heart that was never hardened by life’s misfortunes. We know the world is a little bit dimmer without your light shining here but we will look to the stars to see you glisten your never-ending love, strength, and courage down on us all.

so much love,

Alive Rescue Memphis

Jasper Stotts   Jasper was lucky to live his whole spoiled life in the same house mostly doing his two favorite things: sitting in the recliner with his dad and getting treats. He knew he could convince Dad to give him just about anything he wanted, so he'd stand by Dad at the table and, if he wasn't slipping Jasper enough table scraps at dinner, Jasper would growl to let him know about the deficiency. This probably made him a little chubby, but he liked to lie in the floor on his back and bark, which sort of looked like he was doing crunches, so we knew he wasn't "letting himself go." When he wasn't convincing his parents he needed something to nibble or a plate to lick clean, he was a great travel buddy and kept them company on camping trips. As the years went by, his back legs didn't work as well, so his parents left a throw pillow on the ground in front of the loveseat for him to use as a springboard to get into his well-worn (almost thread-bare!) napping spot. To an outsider, it looked like the pillow had fallen off the loveseat, and guests were always picking it up and putting it back where they thought it belonged. How many times did Jasper's mom have to say, "Wait! That's Jasper's pillow." Jasper was also an A+ door greeter, and he met everyone on arrival to say hello and receive their adoration. His parents and his cat sister Jazzie miss him very much.     Sweet Jasper. We know you are so missed here by your loving family. Thank you for the many years of service as their favorite seat keeper and eater of table scraps. We hope you love your new job as Door Greeter of the Rainbow Bridge.    Love to you,    Alive Rescue Memphis

Jasper Stotts

Jasper was lucky to live his whole spoiled life in the same house mostly doing his two favorite things: sitting in the recliner with his dad and getting treats. He knew he could convince Dad to give him just about anything he wanted, so he'd stand by Dad at the table and, if he wasn't slipping Jasper enough table scraps at dinner, Jasper would growl to let him know about the deficiency. This probably made him a little chubby, but he liked to lie in the floor on his back and bark, which sort of looked like he was doing crunches, so we knew he wasn't "letting himself go." When he wasn't convincing his parents he needed something to nibble or a plate to lick clean, he was a great travel buddy and kept them company on camping trips. As the years went by, his back legs didn't work as well, so his parents left a throw pillow on the ground in front of the loveseat for him to use as a springboard to get into his well-worn (almost thread-bare!) napping spot. To an outsider, it looked like the pillow had fallen off the loveseat, and guests were always picking it up and putting it back where they thought it belonged. How many times did Jasper's mom have to say, "Wait! That's Jasper's pillow." Jasper was also an A+ door greeter, and he met everyone on arrival to say hello and receive their adoration. His parents and his cat sister Jazzie miss him very much.

Sweet Jasper. We know you are so missed here by your loving family. Thank you for the many years of service as their favorite seat keeper and eater of table scraps. We hope you love your new job as Door Greeter of the Rainbow Bridge.

Love to you,

Alive Rescue Memphis


Adam Hall

Adam Hall’s love for his family and friends (furry and two-legged) knew no bounds, and he used his creative culinary talents to benefit Alive Rescue by participating in (and winning!) AR’s Grilled Cheese Cookoff.

We cannot imagine the impact of the loss of Adam both for his close knit family and friends but also for our community. We are incredibly saddened and know that while our little village here by the river is a little bit darker without him, the Rainbow Bridge shines a little brighter and the beloved pets there have a new, incredible caretaker.

With so much love,

Alive Rescue Memphis


Joey Pope   A very close friend of the rescue lost his son recently unexpectedly. We are devastated and have been thinking about his family constantly. In true fashion of this friend and his family’s character, they had memorials sent to ALIVE Memphis, in lieu of flowers. The list of those who donated included Donna White Royal and the DCS Technology Department, Lendon Balch, Michelle Cummings, Arron DeShazo, Shelby Elmore, Pete Hicks, Chuck Jolley, Russ Kicker, Jennifer Klinger, Jen & Brett Marshall,Justin McCandless, Stacie Moultrie, Cassie Sanders, Tina Streeter and others.   Joey was a huge dog lover and we know that means he had a massive heart and an incredible spirit. We are wrapping all of our arms and paws around the Pope family as they grieve the loss of their son Joey who we know is loving all those pups who have crossed the bridge.    love,    Alive Rescue Memphis

Joey Pope

A very close friend of the rescue lost his son recently unexpectedly. We are devastated and have been thinking about his family constantly. In true fashion of this friend and his family’s character, they had memorials sent to ALIVE Memphis, in lieu of flowers. The list of those who donated included Donna White Royal and the DCS Technology Department, Lendon Balch, Michelle Cummings, Arron DeShazo, Shelby Elmore, Pete Hicks, Chuck Jolley, Russ Kicker, Jennifer Klinger, Jen & Brett Marshall,Justin McCandless, Stacie Moultrie, Cassie Sanders, Tina Streeter and others.

Joey was a huge dog lover and we know that means he had a massive heart and an incredible spirit. We are wrapping all of our arms and paws around the Pope family as they grieve the loss of their son Joey who we know is loving all those pups who have crossed the bridge.

love,

Alive Rescue Memphis


Bruin Schattgen   We brought Bruin home on 12/5/15. He was the fluffiest dog with the big smile, loving spirit and personality. He embraced life fully, loved people, to wrestle with his lil sis Sasha, and treats. He had a patented move, the claw, to get his humans to pet him. He made us smile everyday with his presence and got us through tough times too. We were so lucky he chose us and only wish we had more time with him. He changed our lives and we miss him more than he’ll ever know.   Bruin, we at Alive Rescue know how much a loving spirit can impact those around them. Thank you for changing the lives of your family with your fluff and sweetness. We are sad to see you cross over the Rainbow Bridge but know that you made a difference while you were here.    -much love,    Alive Rescue Memphis

Bruin Schattgen

We brought Bruin home on 12/5/15. He was the fluffiest dog with the big smile, loving spirit and personality. He embraced life fully, loved people, to wrestle with his lil sis Sasha, and treats. He had a patented move, the claw, to get his humans to pet him. He made us smile everyday with his presence and got us through tough times too. We were so lucky he chose us and only wish we had more time with him. He changed our lives and we miss him more than he’ll ever know.

Bruin, we at Alive Rescue know how much a loving spirit can impact those around them. Thank you for changing the lives of your family with your fluff and sweetness. We are sad to see you cross over the Rainbow Bridge but know that you made a difference while you were here.

-much love,

Alive Rescue Memphis


Beaumont Barkley ( Beau ) Sims-  Though not a rescue dog, Beau was an orphan in need of a home when he was just two months old. That’s when he came into our lives, and we have been so blessed ever since. He loved to go camping, to visit with the kids in my middle school classroom, and to ride in the car every chance he could get. He traveled with us across the country several times and toured more national parks than most people we know. He would have been 14 a few days ago, Nov. 24, 2017, but he died suddenly of a brain tumor in July. He was so very special and so very loved. Now he is missed more than we can say.     Beau, all of us at Alive Rescue Memphis applaud your sweet spirit and valiant heart. Thank you for loving your family and impacting their lives. Thank you for encouraging all of us to strive to create the best lives possible that we can for those around us- animal and human alike. We wish we could have met you.    -So much love.    Alive Rescue Memphis

Beaumont Barkley (Beau) Sims-

Though not a rescue dog, Beau was an orphan in need of a home when he was just two months old. That’s when he came into our lives, and we have been so blessed ever since. He loved to go camping, to visit with the kids in my middle school classroom, and to ride in the car every chance he could get. He traveled with us across the country several times and toured more national parks than most people we know. He would have been 14 a few days ago, Nov. 24, 2017, but he died suddenly of a brain tumor in July. He was so very special and so very loved. Now he is missed more than we can say.

Beau, all of us at Alive Rescue Memphis applaud your sweet spirit and valiant heart. Thank you for loving your family and impacting their lives. Thank you for encouraging all of us to strive to create the best lives possible that we can for those around us- animal and human alike. We wish we could have met you.

-So much love.

Alive Rescue Memphis


Brandy Tuttle   Sweet Brandy also called Branyboop or Boop was in the Tuttle home from birth her mom. She would make a crazy sound like Chewbacca whenever we mentioned a walk or if Big Sal (her human grandmother) came because she always gave her a treat :) Her boy cousins loved her and always had to cuddle whenever they came to visit. She was their queen.   Brandy, we are so happy that you lived your whole life with such a loving family. You remind us how important family is and that they are the ones we can always depend on. We know they miss you so much because of all the joy you brought to them.    -we will hold ours a little closer tonight    Alive Rescue Memphis

Brandy Tuttle

Sweet Brandy also called Branyboop or Boop was in the Tuttle home from birth her mom. She would make a crazy sound like Chewbacca whenever we mentioned a walk or if Big Sal (her human grandmother) came because she always gave her a treat :) Her boy cousins loved her and always had to cuddle whenever they came to visit. She was their queen.

Brandy, we are so happy that you lived your whole life with such a loving family. You remind us how important family is and that they are the ones we can always depend on. We know they miss you so much because of all the joy you brought to them.

-we will hold ours a little closer tonight

Alive Rescue Memphis