This year, we had to face a hard loss. Coco passed suddenly in October, leaving behind her brother Gio and the DeJohn family. Coco, our trained, certified, on-staff Therapy Dog, used to provide comfort and emotional support to people in need. She loved to help adults and children when attending funeral services. Additionally, Coco liked to visit hospitals, nursing homes, hospices, and children’s facilities, as a service to our community free of charge. Petting or hugging her used to ease minds away from the problems at hand and would trigger memories of happier times.
Coco was born in 2013 and was welcomed into the DeJohn family in August 2013. Coco completed seven weeks of therapy dog training, passed her test, and became a member of Therapy Dogs International, Inc.
Coco loved to make new friends and she had such a playful energy that only a dog can share.
She also liked driving her family nuts with her mischievous ways. We’ll miss you Coco.
Coco touched so many in her years serving as a therapy dog for the funeral home. The community shared in our grief, and supported us through it all.
IN MEMORY OF MAGIC
I would like to personally thank you for placing your trust in DeJohn Pet Services to care for your beloved pet in your time of loss. It was truly an honor and a privilege.
I, like you am a pet parent and know the unconditional love between a pet and their family. I rescued my dog, Magic, a Portuguese Water Dog, ten years ago and our bond was instantaneous. Magic became a therapy dog in 2008 and together, we visited patients at Hillcrest Hospital, Hospice of Western Reserve, the Ursuline and Notre Dame sisters and made house visits.We visited various schools for their reading programs and Magic always brought so much joy to the children. What made him so unique was that he was the first funeral home therapy dog in all of Cleveland. He was a therapy dog for DeJohn Funeral Homes and attended funerals at a family’s request. With his sweet, gentle demeanor, Magic has brought comfort to many grieving people during their time of sorrow.