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 Spring 2017


SOPHIE, from Janice Ballinger

BELLA KEECH, from Holly Gola

MILO, the rescued street dog who proved to be a noble gentleman to the core, from Robin Eastham

RUDY, from European Schutzhund champion to the world’s most reliable farm dog, Rudy’s kind and noble nature made us all feel safe, from Robin Eastham

SHADOW, in loving memory of Marcella Dyer’s precious dog, from Mollie McCurdy

LADY MAXON, from Sharon & George Goodrow

MR. TOM, from Jean T. Hoffman

YELLER & CREAMY, from Sheila & Ray Roeder

BELLA & CASEY, our beloved dogs, from Jim & Barbara Bradley

ROCKY, from Webb Lutz

CANDY, beloved Chihuahua and best companion of Travis Ralston, who died in her owner’s arms after spending many years together, from Erica Stoecker

MARLEY, my wonderful black lab, from Deborah Armstrong

MARLEY MOO, a sweet, lovable black lab, from Barbara Breitbarth

RIPTON, from Kathryn Dobyns

BESS, from Virginia Anslinger

WOODIE HANNAH, a 16 year old cat, from Maureen & C.A. Burton

SEGEN, beloved pet of Bob Holtmann & Christine Worontzoff, from Darlene Litten

CHICO, a very special “Chihuahua”.  He was one of my favorite foster kids, from Ginger Taylor

PRINCESS, beloved pet of Harriet Prim, from Mary Raye Cox


WINK SMITH, from Charles & Cindy Low

WINK, from Peter Dey

WINK, from Kelley Montgomery

WINK, there are good people “out there” willing to help & love “unloved” dogs. Good luck to Wink and his caregivers, from Mike Reday

WINK, from Nancy Basmajian

WINK, sending my love to Wink! I’m just a kid so I don’t have much but I hope he gets better as I am an animal lover myself!!! Prayers for Wink, from Christian Torres

WINK, hopefully stories like this one in the news will help eliminate animal abuse. Keep it up!!  Best of luck to Wink, love Carolyn Greitzer


DAVID DABNEY and the family’s dog, HENRY.  They will be missed by many, from Margaret & Charles Brand

MR. BILL SIPE and his cat, Mr.Tom, from Jeanne T. Hoffman

BARBARA COHEN, in loving memory, from Mollie McCurdy

LOIS SENSABAUGH, a lover of all dogs, from Dave & Gail Brown


ALL PEOPLE who willingly go to extra lengths to aid an animal in need, from Nancy Wadley

MARY & BILL SORANNO, from Thomas Penn

EDITH VON STUEMER, from Claire Jacobsen

GINGER TAYLOR, from Marge Brandel

HENLEY GABEAU, from Elizabeth Leonard

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