Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to 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. 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 Rainbow Bridge together...
Smokie came to us as a stray and was kept warm well, fed and loved for the year she was with us.
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COCO came to us as an elderly stray. She was found to suffering from hypothyroidism, which we were able to treat, and she found love and lots of attention in the last few months of life. x
PATRICK, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, and King, the German Shepherd, were two dogs in long-term foster due to their poor health. Both remained with their foster mum for a couple of years. They proved to be loving, funny, and enjoyed the company of other dogs. x
NALA was taken to the vets to be put to sleep as a fourteen-year-old as the family said she did not get on with the new puppy. Brought to safety from this cruel fate, Nala enjoyed a healthy, happy five years in long-term fostering. x
SMOKIE was another poor stray. She was taken in and showered with love and attention for the last few months of her life. x
SPECIAL came to us when his elderly owner passed away. Special was made to feel just that by his foster mum. He was loved and cared for until he, too, passed away. x
FRANK, the most relaxed rabbit in the world. He was a great teacher; always so patient with all the new foster dogs, allowing them time to learn how rabbits should be addressed. x
BEAUTIFUL BLU came into the rescue aged three and was returned at age eight. He had developed epilepsy which required careful management. We had the pleasure of Blu's friendship for almost a year during which time he mentored many rescue dogs, cats and small animals. He was a real ambassador for the breed and is missed by many. x
MABEL didn't have long to enjoy the warmth comfort and love we offered her. She came in as an elderly stray; we sorted out her mouth for her, enabling her to enjoy her food pain-free, and treated her for her thyroid condition. She was happy and pain-free for a few months and passed away peacefully. x
HUSKY came to us as a stray. In that time he was cared for until the vet advised it would be kinder to let him rest in peace due to liver disease, diabetes, and an infection. He had the best medical care and was thoroughly spoiled by his foster mummy. x