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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…”

“…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

Shadow (FKA Josie) came to us not knowing how to be a dog. She learned to catch a ball (and bring it back!), to swim in the pool every chance she got, and carry around a toy. She was our shadow from the beginning, always just wanting to be with her family. She was such… Read more


My wonderful Libby, “June’s Miss Liberty”, AKC Canine Good Citizen and Therapy Dog, passed away March 15, 2022. Our life together was one grand adventure. She came to me as a foster on 4/10/16, starved, sad, dog bitten, and frightened. Still so needy, I adopted her on 5/18/16. Over the next several months she blossomed… Read more

We said goodbye to Remy after his 10-week battle with the bane of Golden Retrievers: cancer. Our beloved golden-eyed boy was happy almost until the end when we made the difficult decision to let him go. Our hearts are broken. Big brother Goose has lost his shadow. Wroxy the cat has lost a luxurious tail… Read more

Here’s a glimpse into Caleb’s life, from his adoption photo to his beautiful rainbow… Read more

Bruno came to us in June 2016.  He caught my eye because of his beautiful red coat.   I followed his story on Facebook. He was a hard one to get into rescue as he was an expert escape artist. He even gave his foster mom a big scare when he and his foster brother Mocha… Read more

You didn’t leave us in winter with its deep blanket of snow all around. You didn’t leave us in the spring as tender green shoots push through warm soil toward the sky. You didn’t leave us in the warm hazy lazy dog days of summer. The dog days were yours to enjoy. But in the… Read more

Goodbye my big baby. You were made an angel too soon… Read more

Luna (aka Macy) came into our lives August 17, 2013.  She was a rescue from Brownsville.  We met her at the Meet and Greet at Petco.  We were so excited to have her that we did not ask if she rode well in a vehicle or what she was used to eating.  She loved going… Read more

Sunny crossed over the Rainbow Bridge on September 10, 2020.  We adopted Sunny (fka Brooke) from Golden Beginnings in June, 2010.  Sunny was the sweetest girl ever.  She had a rough start and remained scared of any sudden movements.  Sunny had mange and no one wanted to adopt her.  We thought she would be the… Read more

To Sutter You no longer greet me, as I walk through the door. You’re not there to make me smile, to make me laugh anymore. Life seems quiet without you, you were far more than a pet. You were a family member, a friend, a loving soul I’ll never forget. It will take time to… Read more