Shasta Cove Dogs


Cody came to us from a loving home - he is a purebred golden retriever who, at 1 year of age was diagnosed with extreme hip dysplasia, osteoporosis and arthritis, intestinal problems and severe allergies. The family who loved him could not afford his health care and were looking for some one to take over. When he came to us he could barely stand, let alone walk, and eating was a challenge - but his spirit and attitude, his zest for life, and his ability to love and to be loved, were truly astonishing and inspiring - this wonderful being had such life affirming qualities there was nothing to do but follow his lead. He is walking & running now - (one knee, two hip surgeries later) - albeit with a strange gate. He eats well, his allergies and arthritis are well managed - his health is good and seeing him run and play is such a joy, a miracle really...........HE carried us all through the long, anxious, painful months of his healing.(CLICK HERE to continue)


Cody died in the early Summer......
to read more about Cody please go to our DogDays Blog,
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From our Blog 6/17/10

Cody died today.....
he took off this morning, on a blue sky day......
Cody loved life with a gentle fierceness that I could almost touch.
With the exception of my Dad,
I have never known a being more committed to being happy.
To finding the light in every single moment.
Physically he was never strong, always a bit unsteady, off balance.....
spiritually his enduring strength and harmony were literally breathtaking.
Cody was never contained or limited by his physical self.
He was transcendant.
His spirit entered the room before his body and continued after.
We understood, from the beginning,
the honor that being able to care for him was.
Tending to him was a delight, a wonder......
Cody was truly a gift -
Of light and love, of knowledge and strength,
of courage and commitment,
of all that we have ever sought.
He was the mother of our pack.
Perhaps because he knew what it was like to be physically "less than",
he took great care with the puppies who came into our life and
tended Lucky, Rusty, and Abbey as their health diminished.
He was friend and companion to all of us,
sharing his heart, his food, his bed, his toys, his joy, with any one of us,
2 and 4 footed alike, who were in need.
He taught us so much - as Dogs do -
not by any one specific "action",
by simply being,
here with us, in his life.......Beautifully.
Grief is like the ocean - it comes in waves,
and each wave, as it breaks over us all,
brings not only the missing, but also,
the warmth and delight,
of loving Cody.
Thank You, Cody.
Cody 11/6/99-6/17/10



There are love dogs no one knows the name of.  Give your life to be one of them. - Rumi