The green fields of Heaven gained a new guardian Thursday, November 30, 2017. Ziva Dorsey of Shadyside, Ohio lost her brief 34 day battle with Hemangiomasarcoma cancer. Ziva was the beloved German Shepherd dog companion of Renee, Kevin and Andrew Dorsey. It was Andrew who picked her out of a litter of sweet puppies in November 2011, just 8 weeks after her whelping date of 9/11.
Ziva made many friends during her short 6 years of life. She was often seen at the family business of Airport Limousine Service, Inc. in Wheeling, WV, where she made several special friends. Bill Bonitatibus who loved to bring her treats; her “Uncle” Les Pultz, who could make her tail wag like a propeller on a speedboat just by saying “Hello”; Cindy Brautigan who became her favorite house sitting friend; Doug “Bear” Marlin who was always happy to see her, and John Wehrle who never minded the dog hair she left on his black pants. There are others who knew and loved Ziva and she was a wonderful representative of the German Shepherd breed. Smart, protective and always ready to play.
The family would like to thank Dr. Moore and Dr. Puskarich of New Horizon Animal Hospital for being her vets for the last few years. They’d also like to thank University Veterinary Specialists of McMurray, PA for managing her care and chemo treatments for the last few weeks. Dr. Guillermo Couto, oncologist; Maureen “Mo” and Jordan, the oncology vet techs and so many more staff and caregivers. Ziva was in the best of compassionate care and she deserved no less.
There will be no visitation, but the family suggests memorials in Ziva’s name to either www.UVSCaresFoundation.org
or The National Canine Cancer Foundation | Together We Are The Cure
– the National Canine Cancer Foundation. One in three dogs will get cancer and it is not always old dogs that have lived full lives. This heinous disease took a vibrant, playful beautiful dog away from her friends and family, and left heartbreak in their lives.