All of us have deeply loved animals that are no longer with us on this side of the Rainbow Bridge.
We may have had them for years, or they may have touched our lives deeply in a very short period of time. It may have been a much cherished family member, or a rescue that crossed our path in a memorable way. You can also honor a pet belonging to a family member or friend. The length of time we knew them doesn’t matter, nor does the species; the love is deep, and never goes away.
This page memorializes these animals that are so greatly missed, sharing a cherished picture and memories, while supporting our mission to fund local animal rescue welfare groups. This website is devoted to animals, so the memorials will be for animals only.
“What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” — Helen Keller
“If there is a heaven, it’s certain our animals are to be there. Their lives became so interwoven with our own, it would take more than an archangel to detangle them.”
— Pam Brown, English author
“You think dogs won’t be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there before any of us.”
— Robert Louis Stevenson, Scottish author
“Unlike some people who have experienced the loss of an animal, I did not believe, even for a moment, that I would never get another. I did know full well that there were just too many animals out there in need of homes for me to take what I have always regarded the self-indulgent road of saying the heartbreak of the loss of an animal was too much ever to want to go through again. To me, such and admission brought up the far more powerful admission that all the wonderful times you had with your animal were not worth the unhappiness at the end.” — Cleveland Amory, author and animal rights activist
“Grieve not, nor speak of me with tears, but laugh and talk of me as if I were beside you. I loved you so—‘twas Heaven here with you.” — Isla Paschal Richardson
“I have sometimes thought of the final cause of dogs having such short lives and I am quite satisfied it is in compassion to the human race; for, if we suffer so much in losing a dog after an acquaintance of ten or twelve years, what would it be if they were to live double that time?” — Sir Walter Scott, Scottish author
“Love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.” — Kahlil Gibran.
“Death ends a life, not a relationship.” — Jack Lemmon, actor
“In death they were not parted.” — 2 Samuel 1:23 (Old Testament)