The Rainbow Bridge


Just this side of Heaven is a place called the Rainbow Bridge. When a beloved pet dies that has been especially close to someone, that pet goes to the 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 are not with their special person; someone who was left behind; someone who loved them on Earth.  

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops playing and looks into the distance. The nose twitches, the ears are up; his eyes are staring; his body begins to quiver. You have been seen. Suddenly, he breaks from the group, flying over the green grass, faster and faster. 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 those trusting eyes, so long gone from your life, but never absent from your heart. 

Then you cross the Rainbow Bridge together........Never again to be separated.


You are invited to share your thoughts and memories of your beloved pet-we've all been there, and because we have an incurable love for animals, we will always go through this....just know that we will all meet up someday over the rainbow bridge. Email your stories to:

Our little baby….. Bella was adopted a year ago, March 7th along with her adorable brother, Elliott. Bella touched our hearts and brought so much joy and happiness to our household in her short time with us. We gave her a wonderful environment to grow and enjoy. Although her time with us was not as long as we hoped, I know she is enjoying her days at Rainbow Bridge. With a heavy heart and eyes full of tears, we love her and miss her daily. Love always, Mommy & Daddy D

Simon crossed the Rainbow Bridge on November 17th, 2006. He was the most extraordinary cat I have ever met. He loved to talk to me and would follow me around the house like a puppy. He would always lay on the bathmat while I was in the shower and lately had begun licking the water off my feet (quite an interesting sensation). He was always at the door when I got home. When he heard my car arrive, he would start calling for me. One of his favorite spots was on my lap when I was using the computer. He would not take no for an answer. It was laptime. He was put to sleep after he threw a clot that paralyzed him. The worst news in the world is "I'm sorry. It doesn't look good for him." I miss him terribly. I know he's having a wonderful time laying in the sun. I'll see him on the Rainbow Bridge someday. Jeanne Macarro

Liz and Doc
In the past 12 months we lost two beloved friends, "Liz" an incredible black Lab who was the center of the universe in the house-all the animals miss her tremendously especially Eddie the cat-Liz was her mom. And Doc, who fought for nearly 3 years and 56 visits to UofPenn but in the end lymphoma won. They are SORELY missed, loved and I know they'll be the first ones I see when I get over to the other side....

Alfie had a rough start, and came to us as part of a TNR effort. Though he was not on this earth long, he had a good, loving home and was quite a character-always talking and very playful. I will miss him very much.~K

He's the guy that started it all, that turned me into a cat lady. He was the cat that everybody turned to in the little cat "town" within my house-everybody just gravitated to him for attention, snuggling and even an occasional smack on the head with one of his monster paws.~K