crossing-rainbow-bridge-dog-flyerWhen an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to the 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, 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 each 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. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run 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 the Rainbow Bridge together …  – Author Unknown


Memorials Winter 2017


MOSBY ADAMS, from Sheila Roeder

SOPHIE, from Janice Ballinger

YELLER, from Sheila Roeder

BEAR, he was my best friend (a Sheltie) and was with me for almost 15 years, from Diane Travis

CALLIE BOO BOO, from Nancy Burton

WOOT, beloved by Molly & Steve Delappe, from Henley Gabeau

SADIE NICHOLS, from Louise Moccia

FOZZIE, my beloved dog, from Rebecca Reed

PEGGY, from Tom & Sharon Watson

SOPHIE, the most beautiful, inside and out, lemon Border Collie ever.  We will miss and love you forever, from Carole & Johnny Adams

SOPHIE ADAMS, from Marie Faulkner

SOPHIE, the most elegantly, beautiful dog, from Mollie McCurdy

BEASLEY, my sweet old boy, from Mollie McCurdy

CHARLIE, and all of the dogs that preceded him, from Joan & James Hughes

BJ, my Border Collie/Poodle mix, who gave me 10 years of love!  From Ann E. Zimmer


LUCY, NICK, CHARLOTTE, & BAM BAM, from David & Debbie Hughes

BAM BAM, beloved St. Bernard of David & Debbie Hughes, from Claude & Sandy Dull

AUSSIE, from Thomas Penn

AMANDA ROSE, I miss you so much-10 years in January feels like forever. You’re always in my heart, love Jan

JACK, from Deb Armstrong

CALLIE & DOC, from Nancy Burton

TESS & PILOT, from Claude & Michele Vincelette

JULIE, beloved dog of the Farley family, from Jeanne & Tony Russell

HARLEY HADEN, family member of Norma & Will Haden, from Clarence & Maureen Burton

MICKEY, LAYA, BUDDY & RIKKI, from Spencer & Ann Taylor

SCOOTER, CAYENNE PEPPER, & McGYVER, all who passed away this past year, from Leni Grigg

POLKA DOT, beloved Corgi of the Leonard family, from Henley Gabeau

LOLA & LEO, beloved 4 legged children of Lilian Boutros, from Stacy Reeder

TOBY& HANZI, from Cheryl Reichard

EMMA, beloved dog of Bob & Christine Holtmann, from Darlene Litten

SAWYER, in loving memory of my previous Cocker Spaniel, from Brenda Wilkinson

SARGE, from Brian Kath

KILLIAN CLEMMER, from Kathy & Clyde Ambrose

JIM, from Selinda Mandarano


INDY GOODROW, a therapy dog, who has a November birthday, from Lois Sensabaugh

ALL DOGS, and THE MOSBY FOUNDATION, to all the sick and injured dogs, and the humans that take care of them and love them. What a great job you do!  Mike Reday

PEPPER, paws crossed, from Wendy & Larry Teeter

ISABELLA, beloved dog, from Barbara Bradley

AETJE & DILLON, from Nancy Burton


MOLLY & BISCUT at Christmas!  Love, Jackson, Bodie, & Jethro

GRETA & LOKI, from Susan & Ray Clark

MARLEY, celebrating 12 years in February 2017! from John & Carol Warren

CHENJI, from Art Hoffman

DUFFY, my Bernese Mountain dog boyfriend.  Good luck to Balin, another Berner who needs surgery.  Feel better soon!  From Astra Winkler and her Mom, Sheryl

DAISY, my 9 year old German Shepherd, who came to us from a neglect/abuse situation, from Sue Solimine


HELEN SEVERS, from Jo Ann Mumma

BARBARA DAUGHERTY, from Henley Gabeau

BARBARA DAUGHERTY, from Jeanne T. Hoffman

BARBARA DAUGHERTY, who for many years kept Westwood Animal Hospital, Staunton, VA together.  A lovely lady, from Jean T. Hoffman

DR. JANET WINSTEAD, from Emily Branscome

SARA LEE SURRATT, from Roger & Carolyn Davis

YVONNE CLEMENT, beloved mother of Suzi, Robin, & CeCe and dogs, Vings and Chou, from Robin Clement

GEORGE S. ALDHIZER II, from Sara Ritchie

DONALD LONG & MISSY, from Shirley Anne Holler

WARREN L. HIRST, my beloved father, from Dawn Blalock

BETTY & BOB CONSTANTINE, from Jennifer Reeder

SARA STEINACKER, from Erica Stoecker

JASON SHIREY, from Susan Anderson

JASON SHIREY, from Suzanne Sirk


GAY DEEL, for her dedication to, and rescue efforts on behalf of, dogs and cats, from Pat Grizzel

I support and admire your work, MOSBY FOUNDATION, for the animals, from Janet Schlosser

EDITH VON STIEMER, from Claire Jacobsen

MARY & BILL SORANNO, from Thomas Penn

LAURIE DOWNING & CINDY ROBERTS, from Dean & Allison Humbert


LINDA & CHRIS FLEET, from Jane & Dave Cangalosi

ALL OF OUR CLIENTS at MIDDLE RIVER VETERINARY HOSPITAL, Verona, VA.  We are truly appreciative of each one of them as they share our philosophy of care and compassion for all pets.

Thank you for all the wonderful work you do for all of our canine friends.  From Kathryn A. Dobyns, DVM and staff

DEB ARMSTRONG, Merry Christmas Deb! From Barbara Breithbarth

LINDA ANDREW, from Beverly Faulkenberry

DR. STACY REEDER, from Becky Lane

LINDA LINK, from Becky Lane

PAM SHULER, from Becky Lane

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