When most people retire they choose to relax and take it easy...
When Dee Seiffert retired she chose to take in abandoned, mistreated shelter dogs and care for them, love them and find them forever homes. Well done, my friend, well done.
- Claire Jesiolowski, fellow volunteer
On May 9, 2012, Dee Seiffert was taken from us. She knew her time was coming and she continued to support the efforts of Rogers' Rescues every chance she could. Just 2 weeks before her passing she was there to greet the drivers of a very special annual transport to save dogs from West Virginia and Kentucky. Dee toasted their arrival and spent time enjoying the dogs.
Dee spent 7 years as an active foster home, a consistent presence at transport set up and clean up, a transport co-pilot, and all around ambassador for Rogers' Rescues.
Dee was born in Mobile, Alabama. In her professional life, she was a draftsperson, designing and engineering fans for Buffalo Forge. She also worked at Bethlehem Plumbing Supply on inventory control. Dee is survived by her husband, Rich; daughters Mary Carole and Wendy; brother Robert; and 2 Rogers' Rescues dogs, Millie and Flash.
This page offers you some of our favorite photos of Dee with the dogs she loved so much. Click here to see a slideshow of Dee's fosters.
Here are some comments from fellow Rogers' Rescues volunteers and supporters after they learned of Dee's passing.
"Good bye my dear dear friend, you were the best travel buddy, navigator and Kentucky roommate ever. Your spirit and sense of humor never faded. I will miss you so much..........."
"It is an honor to call her friend. Rich and her family are in my prayers. A very very sad day and a huge loss. What a welcome she will have at the Rainbow Bridge ....greeted with a glass of beer of course."
"Dee saved many a dog's life through RR finding them forever homes where they would receive the love they so deserved. In doing this Dee also gave the gift of unconditional love to those who adopted one of her dogs. She did all this with the support of Rich who became Foster Dad to all her rescues. Dee was also a great Ambassador for RR and it was because of her that we became volunteers. We will always be grateful to Dee for rescuing Chase and adopting him to us. Chase now has an angel watching over him."
Maureen and Dave Martine
"One cannot ask for anything more than a full life and a peaceful passing. God bless Dee and her family. She was definitely a hell of a lady and she will be missed. Fortunately, her strong spirit and good deeds will remain here forever."
"Beautiful soul, beautiful spirit... we were all so lucky to know her."
"Such a great spirit and a wonderful, original lady. She will be missed by us all."
"She was an incredible lady and it was an honor to call her a friend. My heart goes out to her family and we will all miss her greatly. I'll have a beer in your honor tonight Dee. Hope you are able to find my fuzzy kids up there and will take care of them until I can join you all someday. I know they'll be in good hands."
"Sad, sad news. A lovely person with an equallly lovely family. She will be sorely missed."
"She will have quite the welcoming committee in heaven, surrounded by all the furries that she has loved, lost and saved. She was a wonderful woman and I am very fortunate to have known her."
"A very sad day and a great loss. I am glad after all she went through that it was peaceful. We will miss you, Dee....take good care of all our friends on the other side of the rainbow bridge until we all meet again."
"So very sad. I'll always remember Dee's fun sassy attitude and how we enjoyed visiting with her. I know she'll be looking down on us and cheering all of us on."
Cynthia, Rescue Coordinator, Paris Animal Welfare Society, Inc