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.

#394 Shadow

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...

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#393 Harmony

Harmony GSRNE #393 3/27/12 - 7/25/2019    Click for more photos of Harmony Password: Harmony The GSRNE Family is heartbroken to announce that Harmony, GSRNE #393 crossed over the Rainbow Bridge this morning. All of us know only too well that the hardest part about owning a dog is having to say goodbye, and that goodbye often feels far too soon. Harmony's passing was totally unexpected--nobody saw this coming for this sweet dog.   Update on 06/19/2015 Harmony had her annual check-up and...

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#392 Georgie

“If there ever comes a day when we can't be together, keep me in your heart. I'll stay there forever.” The worst part about owning a dog is having to say goodbye, and no matter how long we have them in our lives that goodbye often feels far too soon. It is with a heavy heart that we announce that Georgie, GSRNE #392 has crossed the Rainbow bridge. Deb and Fran you both are in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry for the loss of your beautiful girl, Georgie.  We never seem to have them...

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#390 Phin

Phin GSRNE #390 2007 - 2019    Click for more photos of Phin Password: Phin Adopted on 3/15/2014   “My sincere thanks to GSRNE for providing Phin and I with a wonderful journey together.” GSRNE’s Phin has crossed the bridge. We all loved him very much and knew how happy he was with adopted family. Rest in peace, beautiful Phin.   10/5/2014 Update: Phin has bonded very well with his Dad and is very happy. He is enjoying playtime and walking at the Outer Banks. He no longer has...

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#389 Chloe

Chloe GSRNE #389 3/09/2007 - 3/24/2018    Click for more photos of Chloe Password: Chloe   In April 2017 Chloe was diagnosed with two types of cancer and due to her age, her oncologist recommended palliative care. Her family told us that if you saw her, you would not believe that anything was wrong. She still enjoyed going outside to play and would shake her squeaky snake for attention. She had almost a year from the time of her diagnosis to enjoy with her loving family before she...

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#385 Kyra

Kyra GSRNE #385 1/07/2007 - 2/28/2017    Click for more photos of Kyra Password: Kyra It is with heavy hearts that we said goodbye to our beloved Kyra. Last May, Kyra was having trouble with her rear legs and would sometimes collapse. After x-rays, cat scans, and a myelogram, the diagnosis was chronic intervertebral disc disease. A month of treatment and restricted exercise yielded some improvement, but only temporarily. Eventually, the kindest option was just to let her go. Rest in peace,...

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#382 Simba

Simba GSRNE #382 2003 - 12/27/2018    Click for more photos of Simba Password: Simba It is with tremendous sadness that we share that Simba peacefully crossed the Rainbow Bridge. This sweet boy had so many issues when we brought him into GSRNE, it is amazing to read that he lived to be 15 years old! What a gift it was for all of us to see such a wonderful dog live so long. He was energetic up until the day before he died, when he became very weak and refused to eat. Given he was 15 and had...

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#381 Saphira

“I carry your heart with me (I carry it in my heart) I am never without it. Anywhere I go you go, my dear”…♥️🐾 It is with great sadness that we announce that Saphira, GSRNE #381 crossed the Rainbow bridge.  We knew this beautiful girl well she was adopted by members of the GSRNE Family when she was only 9 months old.  We are heartbroken for our friends, Amy and Gail who lost her so suddenly and unexpectedly.  We hope it gives them some comfort and peace in their hearts...

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#380 Alfie

Alfie GSRNE #380 2004 - 2017    Click for more photos of Alfie Password: Alfie We also lost Alfie yesterday. He was a paralyzed senior when we took him into GSRNE. He had been tied outside to a truck with a rope and hurt his neck. His loving foster mom and adopter gave him all the love and care he needed to get his mobility back. This sweet old boy will be missed.   Adopted on 10/28/2013 Biography He was 9 years old when he came into our rescue in February 2013.  Alfie had been a stud...

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#378 Major

Major GSRNE #378 1/28/2012 - 4/12/2020    Click for more photos of Major Password: Major We're heartbroken to report that Major passed away on Easter after battling with cancer. Rest in peace, dear Major, we'll see you on the Bridge.   Biography: Major is a gorgeous, large, young, neutered, male GSD.  He came into our program from a shelter asking for our help. He is very active, strong, and energetic, but settles down after physical and mental exercise.  He is very smart and takes...

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