German Shepherd Rescue of New England, Inc.

Waiting at the Rainbow Bridge

#394 Shadow

GSRNE #394
2008? – 12/2015  

“I have lived with you and loved you, and now you are gone. Gone where I cannot follow, until I have finished all of my days.” ~Victoria Hanley

Shadow was a 7-year-old Sable female GSD who had a loving family, including children. When the family lost their home, they moved in with relatives who had no room for Shadow. A friend tried taking her, but the dog in that home resented her and made her life miserable; so the owner contacted GSRNE. We were grateful that we had a foster home available for this sweet girl.

There are not a lot of people willing to step up for a dog who is no longer a youngster; but those who do, tell us that it’s one of the best things they’ve ever done. That’s certainly what we’re hearing from Shadow’s adopters! When they had applied to adopt a rescue GSD, they had a female Chocolate Lab who was 6 or 7 years old, and they were hoping to find a male who would enjoy being part of their family and not be too pushy with their girl. Sadly, their dog was diagnosed with cancer and died before we had the right male for them to adopt.

When we told them about Shadow, they wanted to meet her…and she seemed to choose them on the spot (she was adopted on 8/2/2014). She always loved having her neck rubbed and quickly let her new Dad know that a neck massage was very much appreciated; she would tap him with her paw when she wanted him to “do it again, please.” She always loved going for her walks, playing with all her toys and just being with her new family.
Today we heard that she had crossed the Bridge… Her family is devastated. They decided to have a necropsy done and found out she had a tumor on her heart that burst. We are grateful she had 18 months with them…
Rest easy, pretty girl, and wait for us at the Bridge…