Rainbow Bridge

There is a bridge connecting Heaven and Earth. It is called
the Rainbow Bridge because of its many colors. Just this side
of Rainbow Bridge is a special land.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to
someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are
meadows and hills and valleys with lush green grass 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 have 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 nose twitches and the eager body quivers. Suddenly, this one breaks away from the group, flying over the green grass, legs carrying them 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…



We lost our sweet Solo in early 2014. Our rescue wants
to give a big thanks to our volunteer and board member
Linda and her husband Skip that took Solo into their
homes and hearts and fostered him until his last days.
We will see you on the Rainbow Bridge handsome boy!


We lost our sweet Coco this summer. He made it past 16 years old and was the senior dog of the rescue. Our furry little fluff ball was a favorite of volunteers and adopters alike. We’ll miss you pal!


Nikki came to us from the shelter where she was
dumped by uncaring owners. She was a beautiful lab,
blind in one eye and older. She was a typical lab who
loved everyone but we didn’t get to love her too long.
Nikki died of bloat soon after we got her in February of
2012. If you’re not familiar with this malady, it
happens mostly in older, large dogs and can be caused
by eating too fast or exercising too soon after eating, or
for other unknown reasons. The dog’s stomach or
intestines twist and nothing can get in or out. Despite a
rush to the er vet, we lost our girl. Rest in peace Nikki.
We wish we still had you here with us. Her striking blue
eye and brown eye combo and sweet nature is missed.


Obi was an older German Shorthair Pointer. A gorgeous,
goofy boy. He was the ultimate pointer, fixating on
backyard squirrels for hours on end. He was only with
us 2 months when we had to make an emergency vet
trip and Obi passed away. Thank you obi for keeping the critters away!
Obi is waiting at the rainbow bridge for us with his head in the air…on squirrel patrol!


Sam was our first rescue and he was a classic. He was a
tripod with a front leg amputated after being hit by a
car at age 2. Sam got old and was no longer wanted so
we took him in and gave him our best till his passing on
Christmas day 2012. Everyone that met Sam loved him.
He was so appreciative of his life at the rescue. His life
at the rescue was good to him. Good bye Sam, we miss
you. We’ll see you at the rainbow bridge.



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