Our Petsies stuffed animals give you, your kids, or a loved one a way to hug their best friend again.
"After our mom passed, we had to move our 89-year-old dad into a memory care unit. She had been 'the brains' and he was 'the brawn' for the last few years. He was unable to care for his beloved 14-year-old dachshund Coco once he moved into memory care so we moved her into our house with our two other dogs.
We ordered dad a Coco plushie for him and wow, what a difference it has made in this transition. Dementia is a terrible disease but it has allowed him to believe that his plushie is the real Coco. Best purchase we have made and recommend for anyone with a family member with dementia losing their pet."
Seeing how much comfort (and snuggles) our Petsies plushies bring to those who have lost their fur babies is what keeps us going every day! We feel truly blessed to play even the smallest role in comforting others during a time of heartache.
Watch this heartwarming video of 3 people being suprised with Petsies stuffed animals.
Harriet and her husband lost their dog Wiena (pronounced 'VEE-NAH') this past year. They got a Petsie of the dog and named her Miena. Wiena would accompany her family on various trips and adventures, so when she passed away, Harriet and her husband struggled to cope. Once they got their Petsies plush, they began to bring her on trips with them. She goes with the family whenever she can!
"Last year (2016) we took Wiena (VEE-NAH) to Arizona (Grand Canyon, Sedona). Now that she is gone, we have her Petsies (Miena - MEE-NAH) who gets to take the trips. I had pictures of Wiena which I really loved when she jumped up on a rock during our hike on the Adobe Jack Trail in Sedona. So this year, we took Miena and made the pilgrimage to the rock. Last year I could walk well, but now I have to ujse a Rollator and found out the trail was quite rocky and difficult, but we did it. Miena even fell off the rock and has been baptized by the Red Rock dust of Sedona". -Harriet Feria
My name is Frankie and I’m part of the Petsies team. I wanted to personally express my heartfelt condolences to those who’ve lost their beloved companion, because I know the depth of pain you can feel when you lose such an important part of your family. I’ve felt that same loss, and it never gets easier.
When my dog, Devo, came into my life, my heart grew exponentially. He taught me how to love unconditionally, be patient, be present, and learn to truly care for something other than myself. He also had the goofiest personality (which always made me laugh) and was totally there for me during my awkward years… loyalty to the max! And even though I knew he wouldn’t live forever, nothing truly prepared me for the loss I felt when he was gone.
It’s amazing how much our pets touch our heart and truly affect our lives. I’ve always said, it doesn’t matter what they do—poop in the house, eat my brand new shoes, howl like wild banshees when they see other animals—one little snuggle makes it all worth it. And it's the gift of a forever snuggle partner that we wish to give to you!
As the sadness of your loss lingers, we hope cuddling up with your custom Petsie will help bring you some comfort and happiness.
Vice President at Petsies
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