"Just this side of Heaven is a place called the 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 the Rainbow Bridge together..."
- Author unknown
If you have lost your special Sheltie and are looking for grief support, the following organizations/websites offer resources for pet owners:
These veterinary clinics offer in-home euthanasia services as a compassionate option for pets and their owners:
- MN Pets
- True Companions Vet Van
- Blue Skies Pet
- Private Pet Passing
- Lap of Love
- In Home Pet Euthanasia (nationwide links)
This page is dedicated in loving memory to the MNSR alumni who found their forever families and are now waiting for us at the Bridge.
Please note - we will be adding the Rainbow Bridge memories in the near future.