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When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, 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 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 



In Memory of Pets

SWEETIE, BUSTER, STINKY, LUCY, KARMA & BUDDY, from Robin Clement

ASIA, beloved Dalmatian of Tricia & Sill Manning. Asia spotted their world with Great Joy & Love.
From, Mary Raye Cox

MATTIE, from Mary & Paul Small

DAVE, faithful companion to Jody & Michael Allen. A true gentleman; I feel blessed to have met him. From Robin Eastham

PIERRE FLETCHER, a noble guardian who picked his home well. He is much missed by all who knew him.  From Robin Eastham

MAHDIDOG, thanks for all the big love. Today would have been her 17th birthday! She was lovely. Love you forever, Heather

GRACIE, beloved companion of Kerri Gordon. The gift of their love will no doubt be gifted forward in Kerri's work, where her compassion and strength help rebuild so many lives.  Thanks for your good work, Robin Eastham

YELLER ROEDER, from Raymond & Sheila Roeder

TIPPY, my sweet cat who passed away recently, from Audrey Hutchison

MOSBY...My daughter was Staunton's city horticulturist when Mosby was killed. She knew him from being a great downtown “ambassador of goodwill”. Terrible tragedy & loss. Hard to believe it's been 9 years. What a grand tribute to a wonderful dog!  From Sydney Chichester

ROY, beloved Border Collie, from Courtney Pugh

BALBOA, aka “BOBO”, we will miss you happy lab! From Courtney, Barry, Cosmo, Bella & Drew Pugh

BRETTA, from Hazel & Bruno Giraldi

JEB, my loyal friend, from Jennifer Sampson

BUBBA, from Karen Stiano

PETUNIA AND HER SON MOSBY (my dogs), from John Perlman

JACK SWARTZ, from Karen vanEs

EDDIE DODDS, adorable fur dog, from Diane & Bill Rhoades

MOLSON, SOFIA, BAILEY, CODY & KENZ, from Andy & Karin Blay

YOGI LYNN VANDERCOOK, from Sarah Keys

MAIA & SOPHIE TUCKER, from Fredrick Aldhizer

MOLLY, our beloved Golden Retriever rescue, from Shirley & Dan Holler

ASIA MANNING, from Eileen & Mark Rowe

FREDDIE, your life was too short, from Wayne Ryan

BERDEE, from Debra Gilbert

MURPHY GIRL GHILONI, a Daschund who brought joy to Pat & Chris for 18 years, from Mary Raye Cox

PILOT VINCELETTE, our dear sweet-hearted “Pilot” the Pug. He passed away 9-21-12. He was 16yrs plus 1 month young. He is now in God's loving hands. You will always be in our hearts big guy. Love, Claude, Michelle, Abby & Rio Vincelette

EVIE HERSHEY, the best King Charles Spaniel EVER! From Deb Matthews

ROSIE ROSS, I lost my precious Rosie July 12th. I'm so devastated and I miss her so terribly. God Bless all of you, Marilyn Ross

LUCY, a kitten, from Lois Pitts

KELI, the most precious Schnauzer who lived such a wonderful life with CJ and Jayne Freed, from Carole & Johnny Adams

KELI, beloved Schnauzer of Carol Jackson & Jayne Freed, from Beverly Faulkenberry

JAKE & RUBY, from Jennifer Lee



In Honor of Pets

LEXIE, our special dog!  From Alan & Katherine Martin

MOSBY,  The Mosby Foundation, what a grand tribute to a wonderful dog!  From Sydney Chichester

MOSBY, Thanks Mosby for helping all the animals and people who love you, from Sheila Huntley

SOPHIE & OLIVER, our labs, from Carol Uffelman

BARNEY WILLSON, from Barbara & Tom Willson

COCO CHANEL, from Pamela Gwathmey



In Memory of People

ELLEN SCHAFFER, FROM BJ Casali

ANNIE JACKSON, my Mom who taught me love and compassion for all life, from Carol Jackson

DIANNE PULLO, in memory of my dear friend and colleague, from Vicki Edelmann

SAMUEL WALDRUFF, from Beverly Grimes

ELLEN BOND SCHAFFER, Happy Anniversary, Oct 9th would have been our 41st.
I miss you more than ever. Love, Mikey



In Honor of People

ANGELA BROWN, from Anne Frank

FONDA BELL, for her tireless efforts in dog & cat rescue, from Gretchen Price

Happy Birthday BEVERLY FAULKENBERRY, from Mary Penn-Soranno

CAROLE ADAMS, Thanks for all the lives you save and the ones you enrich too. Thank you too, for giving us the opportunity to help you in all this. It makes us more dog-like and thus better people. From Peyton Coyner

TED KERASOTE, from John Warren

CAROL JACKSON, from Sheila Huntley

RALPH DEY, from Peter Dey




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