Dog: Barkley (Sharpei – Boxer Mix) – Hollywood, FL

Dog: Barkley (Sharpei - Boxer Mix) - Hollywood, FL

Dog: Barkley (Sharpei / Boxer Mix) – Hollywood, FL (Mar 17, 2012 – Apr 16, 2021)

If love could heal illness, Barkley would have lived forever.
Our sweet and brave boy Barkley passed away  in the morning on Friday, April 16, 2021 naturally at home in his bed with all of his family surrounding him. We were so fortunate to have all been with him as he took his last breath. Barkley battled terminal cancer for 14 months and was the most strongest, bravest, magical boy we knew.

The strength Barkley had to battle his horrible disease for so long is beyond extraordinary.  We are so incredibly proud of him of his unending strength.  He is our forever Superhero.  Our hearts are broken but we find peace in knowing he is no longer in pain.

We rescued Barkley from a shelter when we lived in San Diego 9 years ago. We went to the shelter to  just “look”. Who can really just “look” around a shelter! We saw so many dogs and honestly none of them felt right. As we were about to leave, we saw a dog in one of the first kennels that wasn’t there when we walked in or at least we didn’t see him the first go around. We saw him trying to hide in the back corner, scared and shaking.  

It was love at first sight.  We knew right then and there that he was the one and we had to take him home and make sure he never felt scared ever again. That day, I never knew how much he would change my life and my heart for the better. He was my pup soulmate and my heart has grown exponentially because of his love.

Barkley was the fastest runner ever and absolutely loved to chase after his ball and soar in the air to catch it.  He loved to be near the water and loved to climb on seawalls, jetties, pillar stairs, slides, and trees.  He was always a puppy at heart and loved to play with toys or chew on a bone.  

He was a wonderful older brother that taught his younger pup brother Riley how to walk down stairs and how to go to the bathroom outside. He was always the best protector and lovingly continued the role when his human baby sister was born.  He adored his baby sister Skyler the moment he met her. Barkley was so full of love you could feel it radiating out of him.  He would do anything for those that he loved and loved to cover your face with kisses.

We filled Barkley’s life with as many adventures as we could. He drove with us cross country from California to Virginia and up and down the East Coast.  He was visited more states than most people we know.  One of our most memorable was when we took him to the see the Grand Canyon.  He has lived with us in 3 states, California, Virginia and our home now Florida.

He gave us unconditional love until the very end and will be missed always and forever. We were fortunate to share a lifetime of memories.  Words can not even describe how heartbroken we are 💙

Barkley leaves behind a very loving and devoted family that miss him terribly – his human sister Skyler (age 5), his dog brother Riley (age 8), and his parents Kristin and Kevin.

3/17/2012 – 4/16/2021 8:08 AM
Forever our Superhero


  1. The love and dedication you gave Barkley radiates from your kind words. What an amazing spirit! We will miss him dearly and are better off for having known him. Cherish the amazing bond and all the adventures!
    Love you!

  2. This such a beautiful way to remember Barkley! He truly was a superhero. He is the strongest dog I know. He fought so hard so long. I’m glad he out of pain and no longer suffering. He will be missed dearly by all his aunties, uncles, and cousins. He will be looking down on all of us from heaven.Love and kisses
    Buster, Cotton, Gigi, Lollipop and auntie Kathy, uncle Pat, and Noah. We Will always remember the visit when you stayed at our house. It was wonderful you love Snow. It It’s snow that weekend and you got to run around my yard and play in the snow.We Will never forget you we will always love you in our hearts love you forever

  3. We will miss you terribly Barkley, we will love you always! Thank you for protecting us from above, keeping an eye on all of us as an angel, you are a super hero!

  4. So beautiful! So much love So very glad Barkley was blessed with you and you with him!! Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. Sending big hugs xoxoxo We love you all and God bless ❤

  5. That’s so beautiful, Kristin, Kevin, Skyler and Ryler. He did have so many adventures even came to Boston to visit us. He had the best family and he will always remember that in heaven as he watches over you and holds a special place in all ur hearts forever. We love you Barley and you will always be remembered. I’m so sorry for your loss, sending prayers, hugs and kisses to all of you. I miss you all so much ♥️. Love you all and can’t wait to see you again. ♥️

  6. Love you too Barkley and thank you again for being the best talk to your family! I know you’ll still watch over them as an angel in heaven. You are a superhero!

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