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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

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

Rest in peace my Baby Shane…. such a loving, friendly, and gentle soul.. Taken from us too quick due to kidney disease. I feel lucky to have been his Mommy for the past 1-1/2 years. Thank you Golden Beginnings for bringing him into our family. Pam Holter… Read more

Luna was a beautiful dog who guarded us all well for the ten years we were privileged to have her. She came to us as a foster when we had Bosley and he was the last alpha dog she recognized. She was much more like her Great Pyrenees parent than her Golden one but she… Read more

This is Aubrey. A little more than three years ago her owner decided she wasn’t worth keeping. She was in poor health, had a benign tumor at the base of her tail which would require surgery, and appeared to have been kept outside her entire life. She was in rough shape. Enter Golden Beginnings Golden… Read more

It is with deep sadness we inform you that our Tinkerbell, better known as Tink or Tinker, crossed the Rainbow Bridge on February 6th. She had several grand mal seizures in late September 2016, as well as advanced arthritis. Although meds for both helped, they took their toll. Over the past several months it was… Read more