Violet, nicknamed “Bissy” for baby sissy, was an extra special Cavalier. Having developed a life-saving bond early in their relationship, her mom Shellie regularly referred to Violet as her “heart dog.”


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 Violet came from a pet store, before her mom knew that pet store puppies come from puppy mills. Having developed a heart murmur and other health issues at an early age, it was Violet’s story that inspired Shellie’s passion for working in rescue.

Violet loved cookies, swimming and being her mom’s favorite. She enjoyed family trips to Lake Tahoe and the beach alongside her big brother, Olive, and a baby sister and brother who are littermates, Ginger and Jackson.


Violet bravely fought Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) for months – with a spirit that never wavered – before complications from CHF, arrhythmia and pulmonary hypertension took her to heaven far too young. Violet passed peacefully in her mom’s arms, wagging her tail until the end.

Violet's Fund was founded in honor of Cavaliers in need of hospice care. Please consider making a donation to our program in Violet’s honor as we continue to care for these brave warriors.

Violet Fry
8/10/2010 ~ 5/30/2019  

By purchasing this Cav Life t-shirt, you will be supporting Violet’s Fund 💜 

100% of the proceeds ($13-15 from every shirt sold) will be benefit our hospice Cavaliers 

💕 Thank you Cav Life 🐶