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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

We lost our dear Baxter about 8 months ago. He came to use at a time when Debbie was having health issues, and he stayed by her side until recovery. We loved him so very much. He was so sweet and loving. Debbie and I loved Baxter so very much. It broke our hearts to… Read more

We are heartbroken that Jake (fka Cash) left us on May 18 after liver failure. He adopted us 5 1/2 years ago after he was hit by a car and taken in by GBGRR.  He immediately stole our hearts! He loved his brother Marcus, who didn’t know how to play until Jake joined us and… Read more

Cinnamon enjoyed living with my mom and me for over 6 years. She had a couple of acres where she could roam free at times. She had a favorite spot in the house, in the living room looking out our bay window onto the backyard and the bayou beyond. She could see when raccoons moved… Read more

Our lovely sweet Ollie (Oliver to you) left us this week.  If you remember, thanks to you Cil he was brought back to life after some years of near death.  We had him for almost ten wonderful years which would have made him 14 this coming December.  He had heart issues for about a year so we knew… Read more

Life can be so cruel and unfair! We lost our sweet sweet Scooter today.  He fought a very brave strong fight against lymphoma but was just too tired to fight any more. He was a goofy dopey boy who loved to chase squirrels. He loved his human girl Mary, his late brother Lucky and his newest… Read more

We had to say goodbye to Bailey (aka Bear) last night. This was due to complications of Degenerative Myelopathy. We had him for 10 wonderful years and will be forever grateful to Golden Beginnings Golden Retriever Rescue and Mike Patterson for allowing us to adopt him. We will miss him greatly. Alan & Ginger Ash… Read more

We are heartbroken to say that our sweet Patrick has passed away.  As his seizures became more frequent, he had difficulty walking. It was so sad to see him decline so rapidly.  As recently as last August he was hiking miles and miles with us in Colorado each day with no problem. Buddy sensed something… Read more

The Rainbow Bridge gained another angel today. I had to say goodbye to my sweet Dixie girl today. I will miss her gentle presence and her antics – like bouncing for her meals and burying stuffed animals in the back yard. My heart is broken. Midge Leonard… Read more

Once upon a time, two years ago, a handsome golden boy was found scooting down a country road and picked up by some nice person driving by. That person contacted GBGRR and he was transported to a GBGRR foster. When he was ready and posted on the website we saw him and after meeting him… Read more


Sam was a very loving dog, he loved to play with tennis balls and he would sing/howl for a piece of raw carrot every morning.  He liked to take walks and was very obedient in staying close when he was off leash.  He loved to travel with us and liked to sit up in the… Read more