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.

#366 West

West GSRNE #366 ~2005 - 2/08/2017      Click for more photos of West Password: West   West was just a wonderful dog; affectionate, silly, loved to play--a complete turnaround from when he was first adopted. He loved his humans, and they are very thankful that they got to spend 4+ good years with him. West was their baby, and they were just crazy about him, and he knew it. 🙂   Here is a link to West's biography...

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#364 Manny

Manny GSRNE #364 2004 - 6/8/2018    Click for more photos of Manny Password: Manny Dear old Manny passed away at the ripe old age of 13.5. He had hip problems and hearing loss, but he was still a happy boy. Six months ago, he was having problems passing stool and x-rays showed two tumors. His tumors grew very quickly, causing Manny a great deal of discomfort and pain, so his loving family made the difficult decision to let him go. Manny's dad shared a nice memory about a bear that...

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#359 Joey

Joey GSRNE #359 2006? - 8/2017    Click for more photos of Joey Password: Joey Joey was adopted in 2012, when he was 6 years old. When he came into GSRNE, he was overweight, his fur was matted, and he had an ear infection and conjunctivitis. In spite of all that, he was friendly when meeting people. We're glad we were able to make such a positive difference in his life. His adopters loved him dearly and kept the GSRNE community, friends, and family up to date with their Facebook posts about...

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#354 Ringo

Ringo GSRNE #354 3/7/2006 - 10/24/2015    Ringo #354 has crossed the Bridge. Ringo was adopted in August 2012, when he was six years old. Ringo was a challenging dog, and his adoptive family worked with a trainer and stepped up their leadership. Their hard work paid off, and eventually he became the pack member he was meant to be. Last year Ringo began developing health problems, and his family did everything possible to help him cope. Ringo was beloved by his family, and he is sorely...

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#352 Buster

Buster GSRNE #352 12/19/2007 - 9/20/2015   With heavy hearts we are sad to tell you that Buster #352 has passed away. He was diagnosed in late August with cancer (Hemangiosarcoma). The diagnosis hit us very hard-- he had not shown any signs of being sick until the very day we brought him in because of breathing issues. It was discovered he had a large mass attached to his heart. They drained the fluids out of his chest cavity and we were able to bring him home for a short time. They told us...

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#344 Bear

Bear GSRNE #344 1/2011 - 6/2021    Click for more photos of Bear Password: Bear It is with great sadness that we announce Bear, GSRNE #344 has crossed the bridge. How many times have we heard or read "it's just a dog..." We realize some people don’t understand how upsetting it is to lose a much-loved member of the family. Maybe they’ve never had a dog and don’t realize just how strong and intense the bond is we have with our dogs. If they did then maybe they would understand our grief when...

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#343 Troy

Troy GSRNE #343 2004 - 9/12/2015    Adopted: 5/3/2012  Click for more photos of Troy  Password: Troy  It is with much sadness and tears we tell you about the loss of our Troy. He was put down on Saturday 9/12 after x-rays revealed an enlarged or swollen esophagus and pneumonia.  The esophagus problem was found on September 3rd. We were given medications and were due back to the hospital on September 10th at 5.00 p. During the week Troy seemed to improve. Thursday morning he was unable to...

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#335 Sadie

Sadie GSRNE #335 est. 2005 - 12/20/2015  Click for more photos  Password: Sadie    Adopted: March 17, 2012 Sadie has a condition known as SARDS and had gone blind before we brought her into GSRNE. Her owner had divorced, lost her business, and was losing her home when she contacted us about Sadie. Sadie was adopted by Gail and Barbara on March 17, 2012. They gave her an amazingly good life. Sadie was a lovely dog-- very sweet.  She had so much love in her life. We are so glad we had a...

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#329 Sheldon

Sheldon GSRNE #329 2007? - 5/27/15  We are so sad to report that Sheldon has crossed the Rainbow Bridge.  He had stopped eating and drinking and he started peeing in the house, so his owner took him to the vet. They found a large tumor on his spleen, and they said that operating to remove the tumor would probably only extend his life a couple of months. It was decided that the kindest thing was to put him to sleep without prolonging his suffering. Sheldon was a very friendly, sweet boy. He...

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#327 Mona

Mona GSRNE #327 2002 - 2016   Adopted December 3, 2011   Click for more photos of Mona     I write with the sad news of Mona's passing. She had a wonderful life with me, my only complaint was that it was only five years--way too short a time to spend with such a sweet girl. She and I had many medical challenges over her last 15 months, but we also had many joys. It was very sad to let her go....

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