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Rainbow Bridge

In Memory of our beloved friends

Just this side of Heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food and water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable. All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.

The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing: they miss someone very special to them; who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. The bright eyes are intent; the eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to break away from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster. YOU have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together…”
~Anonymous

“…Grieve not, nor speak of me with tears, but laugh and talk of me as if I were beside you…I loved you so – ’twas Heaven here with you.” ~Isla Paschal Richardson

Jax

I adopted Jax from Golden Beginnings in 2005.  I never changed his name cause it fit him so well.  We called him Jaxie too. Very sadly he passed away a few weeks ago.  He had a tumor & was having seizures. I just want to let y’all know that he was the best dog I’ve… Read More

His story began in an Arkansas puppy mill. In 2004, Golden Beginnings was one of a number of Golden Retriever rescue groups throughout multiple states to take in the scared, neglected animals from this mill. We were matched with “Redford” because we were seeking a companion dog for our female Golden. We stipulated that this… Read More

We lost our sweet Tressel, originally named Ty, on June 26, 2017. He was one of Macy’s pups born February 2,2008. I applied for one of her puppies but I assured my husband that there was no way we would get one. Then lo and behold we got one! He gave us so much joy in… Read More

12 years ago, my husband and I were engaged to be married and decided we really needed another dog to go with my 5 year old beagle mix, Layla. I adamantly didn’t want a puppy and he specifically wanted a Golden. After looking at several dogs through Golden Beginnings we found “Mikey”. He was an… Read More

On August 1,2017 our sweet Macy crossed over the Rainbow Bridge.  We adopted her as a puppy in July 2009 and she was such an easy puppy was quickly named PPP (practically perfect puppy). She loved running through the waves at the beach and rolling in anything stinky. She will be dearly missed by her… Read More

Kayenta

06 August 2017 was really a rather bad day: hemorrhaging, not feeling good, and just laying around. I stayed with Kayenta all night long. At 5am, she and I slowly walked outside like we always did mornings – but not today – normally I’d sit on the patio while we played run & fetch with… Read More

Gus

Gus

Fourteen or so years ago, we adopted a Golden Retriever from your organization. He came to us as Guthrie but we called him Gus. On 08/10/17 we had to put him down. We estimate he was at least 16 years old. Of course we miss him so much already. This note is to say Thank… Read More

Rudy - Golden Beginnings Golden Retriever Rescue - Rainbow Bridge

Rudy came to us in February 2009. We tried other names on him but always came back to Rudy, as in Valentino. He was a lover boy all the way, even at times insisting I hold his paw while I ate supper. He was always in the way, always looking for food, and always hoping… Read More

Timber - Golden Beginnings Golden Retriever Rescue - Rainbow Bridge

Timber, our big Golden, traveled over the Rainbow Bridge on July 11, 2017. He had many names, as dogs seem to generate, and our favorite was Mr. T. Timber had the kindest, sweetest disposition. Nothing upset him even though his little sister would jump off the top of the couch in a takedown match. He… Read More

Molly - Golden Beginnings Golden Retriever Rescue - Rainbow Bridge

Our sweet, beautiful girl, Molly, went over the Rainbow Bridge on July 6. Our hearts are broken, but we are glad that she is at peace. She was the undisputed Queen of our house. She was always ready to receive our love, and she quietly returned it. She put up patiently with her little brother… Read More