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 Summer 2016


SOPHIE, from Janice Ballinger

JACK, from Debbie & Judy Armstrong

JACK, a wonderful dog for all seasons. Much loved & much missed, from Beverly Faulkenberry

JACK, a devoted, ever lovable companion, from Barbara & Becky Breithbarth

FINDEM GARGOYLE, our sweet, funny, goofy Greyhound. A true dog’s dog, from Karin Magno & family

FINDEM, the coolest Greyhound ever. It was a true honor to know you, love Carole Adams

AMANDA ROSE, I miss you so much, love Jan Johnson

AMANDA ROSE, I miss you and love you, from Alice Mae Johnson

DIETER HUNGERFORD, from Henley Gabeau

CLOVER DYER, in loving memory of Marcella’s precious Clover, from Mollie McCurdy

BEAU WADE, thank you for always sharing your toy basket with me. I miss you. Your cousin K.C., from Barbara & Thomas Amatucci

MILO HADEN, beloved Lab of the Hadens, from Clarence & Maureen Burton

SAMMY, beloved companion of Nod & Theresa Osmer, from Rick & Jane Smith

CIERA AND CODY, two wonderful dogs whose love & antics will remain forever in their owners hearts, from Barbara & Tom Amatucci

MISSY, from David & Rebecca Francis

KATIE SCHOOLEY, sweet black Lab of Ann & Charlie Schooley, from Jean T. Hoffman

EMMA BOUKNIGHT, from Janet, Terry & Otter Riddlebarger

MABEL JOHNSON, from Janet, Terry & Otter Riddlebarger

CASEY, from Rebecca Rader

BIJOU, a sweet rescued Beagle/Basset mix girl who ended up living a wonderful life with Mollie McCurdy and her other rescued dogs, from Carole & Johnny Adams

BIJOU, my precious and loving “Bagel”, from Mollie McCurdy

RUGER, a silver lab, who was killed from being attacked by two other dogs, RIP sweet boy, from Anonymous

ROCK, beloved companion of Deb Matthews & Chey Larson, from Richard Hillelson

ADELE, faithful friend of Henley Gabeau, from Margaret Henderson


BABY GIRL & BEAU PINE, two precious dogs from your 1st quarter newsletter, from Karen Van Es

TINK, BOOTS & NEO, from Pete Dey

MARLEY, the best dog ever! From John & Carol Warren

TRIP, from Joan Eberly

ISABELLA, beloved dog, from Barbara & Jim Bradley

SARA STEINACKER, from Erica Stoecker

LENA MAGNO, an awesome, beautiful Cocker Spaniel who took a copperhead snake bite before her owner did. Thankfully both survived with treatment. LENA, you are a true canine HERO!!!


SUE SCHROER, from Mark & Peg Carty

JOHN A. MORRA, a devoted animal lover and my Dad, from Karin Magno and the employees of Northrop Grumman Corporation, Charlottesville, VA

AVANELL EWING, from Bev Grimes

MAJOR JOHN PELHAM, from Heather Harris

RAY BONACCI, from Louise Moccia


The hard working STAFF OF THE MOSBY FOUNDATION, from Sheila & Ray Roeder

DEBORAH ARMSTONG, for rescuing JACK and giving him the most loving home any dog or person could hope for, from Barbara Breitbarth

JENNY BREITHBARTH, as JACK’S second Mom giving him loving care extraordinaire, from Barbara Breithbarth

EDITH VON STUEMER, from Claire Jacobsen

KAREN BRACKEN-PENLEY, and all the dogs she has loved and cared for including Guiding Eye dogs, from Karen Van Es

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