Reno De La Cruz
September 7, 2007 ~ July 21, 2023
We adopted our Reno in 2008 as a 6-month-old puppy when his previous owner chose to surrender him so that he could have a better life. He was our first puppy in our first apartment as newly graduated young adults. Little did I know how much I needed him to enter my life so that I could grow into a better person. He taught me so much about patience and unconditional love. It was a privilege and a blessing to be his owner and have him as a friend, to see his sweet doggy eyes staring up at you, to receive non-stop kisses from him, to have him snuggled up in bed with us, to go on long walks. Our hearts shattered when we let him cross the rainbow bridge on July 21, 2023. He was the first dog I had for a full 15 years and I didn’t know how immense the pain would be. Sometimes I wish I would never have dogs just to avoid this pain, but I know I would not trade this love from a dog to avoid the broken heart. Reno was worth it all and more. He will always have a place in my heart and I am thankful for all the memories of the last 15 years. RIP sweet beautiful good boy!