God saw that you were getting tired,
And your cure was not meant to be.
So He put His arms around you
And whispered, "Come with me."
A Golden heart stopped beating,
Adoring eyes went to rest.
God broke our hearts to prove
He only takes the best.
- Carol Aberst


If you're a G.R.I.N. member or had a G.R.I.N. dog and would like to submit your tribute for this page, send your story, along with pictures to:


Rainbow Bridge Tributes

P.O. Box 24365

Cleveland, OH 44124

or email them to: Rainbow Bridge

Please include a SASE if you'd like your pictures returned

If you would like a printable copy of the Rainbow Bridge poem, please click on the following link: Rainbow Bridge Poem

We all know there comes a time when our faithful and beloved companions must cross the Rainbow Bridge. The following are tributes to these wonderful creatures.

Dec 15
Last Updated on 03 January 2016

Peaches was relinquished by her breeder/owner as they are retiring, moving west, and due to age, feel they cannot care for the dogs anymore.

Read more: Peaches - 15082

Aug 15
Last Updated on 19 August 2015

On Christmas Eve in 2005 I adopted a beautiful golden retriever from GRIN she was 2 or 3 and today 8/18/15 I had to put my beloved Brooke down--she was such a beautiful companion and the most wonderful dog I have ever had---in 2005 I applied and was paired with her and I had my misgivings at first-- but WOW... I do not recall who matched me with her but what an awesome right spot on match! I miss her so much and just wanted to share how grateful I am to have had her in my life and it wouldn't of been possible without GRIN. Thank you   --Kathryn

Aug 15
Last Updated on 11 August 2015

My GRIN buddy, Rusty (6145) had to move from this world on 7/24/2015. It was very sudden, and I miss him terribly. We selected each other for different reasons, mine was to have a friend I could take on visits to my Mom in assisted living.

Read more: Rusty (6145)

Aug 15
Last Updated on 07 August 2015

It is with heavy hearts that we report our beloved GRIN #10185 Senior Aadoption "Danny#2" is on his way to Dog Heaven. This small & stoic golden was rescued by from Belmount Cty., OH. he was abandoned in St. Claresville, OH. GRIN picked him up and took him to GRIN's vet. He was then lovingly fostered by Anna & Frank McVan in Madison OH. (as their #49 GRIN foster). We adopted him Nov 3, 2011 - he passed away in the loving hands of his owners & the awesome AHI staff of: Dr. Jen J. & Theresa C. (both GRIN owners) on August 6th 2015. He was buried with prior GRIN dogs: Windy & Danny #1. We're now Re-reading the most comforting books by Dean Koontz "A Big Little Life" & Debra Marlin "YellowDog" AS always, Counting our many Blessings.

~ Ruth & Vin Fiordalis

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