Kali Brennan, North Carolina – Kali was 11 days short of her 11th birthday when she peacefully crossed the Rainbow Bridge in her sleep. She was on her favorite bed, as is fitting for the pack alpha, and was surrounded by her fur siblings. Kali was one of fifteen puppies in an accidental litter between a German Rottweiler and an American Staffordshire Terrier.

She was a gentle soul that loved every human she met. Kali loved sleeping in her human’s bed, car rides, cheeseburgers, and fresh eggs collected from the chickens (with or without mom’s help). She was an obedience school graduate whose favorite trick was being able to catch a flying treat in a single snap of her jaws.

Kali was an activist and regularly fought against breed specific legislation that she believed was unjust and selectively enforced. She looked forward to a day when all dogs would be treated equally and that a dog would not be judged on the shape of her head or the size of her teeth.

Ms. Brennan never had puppies of her own but worked tirelessly with T.A.R.A., a local rescue, to help correct some problematic behaviors in younger puppies. As headmistress for Kali’s Reform School for Naughty Puppies, Kali used a tough love approach to ‘knock some sense’ into wayward puppies so they could find forever homes of their own.

Her humans and extended family are devastated by the loss but hope that she enjoys running joyfully through the fields surrounding the Rainbow Bridge with D.O.G., Athena, and Tripod.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests treats and toys be brought to your local animal shelter or a donation made to a local rescue in Kali’s name.