Emerson’s Lasting Love


Founder Trish Alley's sweet dog, Emerson, has been a long time contributor to WholeHeart. He has been affectionately referred to as the "Ambassador of Unconditional Love" over the years and we recently learned of his passing on the morning of July 1st.

Emerson would have turned 13 on July 20th. We invite you to honor his love legacy by making a contribution to WholeHeart in his name. Shortly before his passing, he envisioned his love for WholeHeart's work continuing with the following invitation in his advanced directive:

If humans and/or their favorite animals make a gift to WholeHeart in my honor between now and July 20th, I will match their gifts one-for-one up to $5,000. I have made arrangements to make good on this offer in my Advance Directives, in case you are concerned about such things.

With Unconditional Love, Woofs, and Wags,


We have it on good authority that Emerson wants us to know he is still practicing unconditional love with grace and that he is wagging his tail in support of this love-legacy initiative at WholeHeart.

Can you match the love Emerson has shown WholeHeart?

Make a gift between now and July 20th!

If you prefer to donate by check please make it out to WholeHeart and send it to: 

88 High Meadow Lane
Richmond, VT 05477

Thank you for honoring Emerson and the on-going celebration of WholeHearted love!