RAINBOW BRIDGE

With sad hearts and fond memories of our beloved pets who have crossed the Rainbow Bridge…

When one of our beloved pets pass away, that pet goes to a place called 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. 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 together you and your special pet(s) cross the Rainbow Bridge.

#174 Diamond

Diamond GSRNE #174 Adopted in February 2005   We adopted Diamond when she was approximately 2 - 2.5 years old. She came from an abuse situation, where the husband was abusing the wife and terrorizing Diamond. When she first arrived at our house, she would not let her new Dad (me) pet her, although her Mom could. She ducked in terror at the whirring of the ceiling fan, when she heard tree branches stirring in the wind, or even if I opened up a newspaper too quickly. Thankfully, the one...

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#166 Koa

Koa GSRNE #166 Adopted on August 30, 2004   Update on January 2007: Koa and his family were being held after being confiscated for an abuse/neglect case and had spent most of his first 7 months in a shelter while awaiting judgment. Shortly after the shelter was awarded custody, they called GSRNE for help. Koa and I met for the first time when I picked him up in Connecticut for German Shepherd Rescue of New England. He was a very insecure boy that did not ride well in the car as he had...

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#165 Jada

Jada GSRNE #165 11/23/2003 - 3/04/2016   We are sad to report that Jada has passed away.  Her mom got a call from her petsitter one day-- Jada would not get up. Mom rushed home and got her to the vet, and they found that Jada had cancer. There was nothing that could be done for her, and they had to let her go. "On Angels wings she was taken But in our hearts she'll stay And in gods light she will rest Until we meet again someday" ----------------------- We adopted Jada (formerly Grace)...

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#162 Bella

Bella GSRNE #162 ? - 3/9/15  Bella #162 crossed the bridge this Monday. She was a very sweet and kind girl. Bella came into our lives in 2004 and quickly became a big part of our family. At the time we adopted Bella we had a Shar Pei, Vinnie. They had so much fun together. Throughout the years Bella has helped us raise another Shar Pei, Sophia, and our current boxer, Cecil. We lost the Shar Peis much too young to Shar-Pei fever, but while they were with us, Bella had so much fun with them....

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#161 King

King GSRNE #161 2/19/1995 - 11/29/2005   You had to endure a hard life until the angels from GSRNE eventually were able to rescue you. You were leashed outside to a tree, flies were biting your ears off and you were afraid of thunder and lightning. You had to wait seven months in a shelter until you found the way to us 02/27/04. And then we had to rush you to Tufts hospital and you barely survived Babesia Canis. It was a big expense for GSRNE but worth every penny of it. I don't know...

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#158 Phoenix

Phoenix GSRNE #158 Adopted on January 8, 2004     Phoenix has crossed the bridge but brought comfort and joy to many during his life. Rest in peace, dear one.  Read about his happy times as told by his loving owner. I have loved and owned German Shepherd Dogs for many years, and when the last of my lines died before Christmas, I was heartbroken and devastated. Then GSRNE gave me a beautiful 10 yr. old male “fuzzy bear” with the name, Phoenix. Phoenix is truly my gift. He loves and...

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#157 Sterling

Sterling GSRNE #157 ? - 8/29/2015 Rest in peace, dear Sterling. You attended so many GSRNE events with your mom, dad, and faithful GSD sister Luna, who was waiting for you at the Bridge. You will be missed by all who had the pleasure of meeting you. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Sterling, pictured on the right, is just a wonderful puppy and we love...

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#156 Sugar

Sugar GSRNE #156 8/2/2001 - 4/17/2015    We've all heard of a wolf in sheep's clothing, but what do you call a Labrador retriever in German shepherd's clothing? We call her Sugar! That's the name she came with and it fits her so very well. She is as sweet as sugar and has never met anyone that she didn't like. Sugar came to live with us when she was 15 months old, a few days before Thanksgiving in 2003, which was very appropriate. With Sugar at our house, we had much to be thankful...

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#155 Akaysha

Akaysha GSRNE #155 3/10/2000 - 7/18/2010   My heart is broken. My beloved Akaysha (GSRNE #155) went to the rainbow bridge on Sunday, 7/18/2010. Akaysha was a God-send to me. I had lost my precious GSD, Nikki, the year before and things were plain lonesome around here. I found GSRNE and went through the adoption process. I met Akaysha at her foster home with Lynda and Warren at the end of 2003. She loved them and their Clinty. I almost felt guilty driving away with her, because she was...

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#154 Tess

Tess (was Angel) GSRNE #154 Adopted in November 2003   Just a quick note about Angel (GSRNE #154), who we adopted in mid-November. She's great! She's growing into those enormous ears -- 70 pounds already, and she's so long & leggy that she'll be a big girl when she fills out. We renamed her Tess -- she's a sweetheart, but angel is pushing it a bit. She's getting along fine with Toby, her older Lab brother, who's starting to enjoy her despite her ignorance of a proper nap schedule...

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