Dawn Marie Titus
(1970 - 2017)

Dawn Marie Titus

New Jersey, United States of America
September 4, 1970

Florida, United States of America
July 2, 2017

This site is dedicated to Dawn Titus. Dawn passed away on Sunday, July 2, 2017. She will be missed by humans and animals alike. She will be remembered for both her personal struggles and her selflessness.

After many years of struggle, Dawn Marie Titus is now resting in peace.

Dawn was born in New Jersey on September 4, 1970. Her mom, Patti, wanted nothing more in life than to be a mother. Patti did the best she could to care for Dawn, despite her own mental health difficulties.

Dawn loved animals and was a heaven-sent angel to dogs in need. A few years before her passing, she followed her passion by starting her own pet care company, Pet Essentials. This appeared to be an excellent decision for Dawn; she could make money while doing what she loved. In her spare time, she also followed her passion by helping rescue dogs to find homes.

Dawn’s animal advocacy touched many people, including me, her sister. As a young adult, I bought two female guinea pigs. One turned out to be pregnant. Due to Dawn’s influence, I chose to keep the babies, even though I was allergic to them! Thanks to Dawn, I feel I did the right thing for them.

Unfortunately, Dawn struggled with addiction most of her life. This put a strain on many of her relationships. To make matters worse, she was also diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

Dawn and I grew closer when she became clean and sober, and when her mental health was under control. I’m certain that the sober years were the happiest of her adult life. While she did very well for several years, there came a time when addiction got the best of her. Perhaps the death of our mother in 2009 was when Dawn’s struggle became real again.

I think we all know that Dawn tried. She really tried. She surely wanted to be able to watch her only niece grow up. She surely wanted to continue helping animals in need. And that is how she will be remembered: for her kind heart and self-sacrificing spirit.

What a beautiful site it must have been at the Rainbow Bridge, where Dawn reunited with so many precious pets. What a peaceful and joyous experience it must be to reunite with her mom, now with none of the earthly tension and issues to hinder their unconditional love.

I hope that Dawn’s passing will influence others to get the help they may need.

Rest in beautiful, blissful, addiction-free peace my dearest big sister. I love you, and I will always appreciate the hardships that you endured. You make me grateful for what I have.

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Guest Book (17 entries)
We shared a grandfather and a name, but I didn't have the honor of knowing you until 5 years ago. What a shame! I was so sad to learn of your difficult struggles with addiction and BPD. You clearly had a HUGE, loving heart, and that's what I will remember about you...
Sandy Logan (Cousin)
July 27th, 2017
Dawn, I remember you as a little girl. You and Aunt Patti were over our house often. You were a great little cousin. The last time I saw you was 1976. I just found you again only to loose you once more. May you rest on peace my little cousin.
Bill Titus (Cousin)
July 16th, 2017
Fly high with the Angels. I am grateful we finally talked again recently. Please take give my Daddy a big hug.
Lisa Lazenby (Friend)
July 13th, 2017
Dawn, so very sorry to learn of your passing but knowing you are with your mom and so many animals. Thank you for your smile and kindness and inspiration to fight.Gods grace and love always.
Angela Castellano (Friend)
July 12th, 2017
Dawn you will be missed Erin and i always enjoyed your visits to help take care of snoop and scrappy may you rest in peace and enjoy all those dogs in heaven. Love you Dawn!
Michael Borkowski (Friend)
July 10th, 2017
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"Forever loved and always missed. Be at peace now, and know the power of God's love that was always with you. Thank you for loving me💜"
Kat H
July 10th, 2017
"Dawn, from all of us here at Pets In Distress, you are missed."
Elena Mavros
July 10th, 2017
"Dawn,it has been a whole week since you found peace. I'm sure you are enjoying it. Sometimes it doesn't feel real. I briefly thought about texting you to ask you what you thought of this site. I love you and miss you. Give mom a big squeeze for me."
Jenna Radcliffe
July 10th, 2017


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