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:


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P.O. Box 24365

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or email them to: Rainbow Bridge

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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 14
Last Updated on 23 December 2014

Our house is empty now. No longer a gated house or rug runners covering the hard floors. When leaving I look where the water bowls once were.  A habit making sure there was plenty of fresh water.  I look at the top of the stairs a favorite spot of Dollie's.  Mornings are hard when I  look where my Maggie slept  just a few feet from me for 3 years because she couldn't climb the steps.

Read more: Maggie & Dollie

Dec 14
Last Updated on 05 December 2014

We are approaching the first anniversary of the date our beloved Golden, Biscuit, passed away—October 13, 2013. We received Biscuit, then known as Seinfeld, on July 29, 2007, from you. We were to be first time foster parents. He was a stray, found in Stark County.  How could such a large, hairy dog crawl into our hearts so quickly! GRIN lost another foster family, and we adopted Biscuit.

Read more: Biscuit

Nov 14
Last Updated on 11 November 2014

It saddens me to write that Roxy Bash has crossed the Rainbow Bridge this afternoon.  Roxy was a former foster of mine.  She came into GRIN back in 2008 with her sister, Lexi. 

Read more: Roxy

Nov 14
Last Updated on 07 November 2014

DELFING, CIDER Crossed over to the rainbow bridge on Nov. 6th, 2014. CIDER was rescued by Golden Retrievers In Need rescue service and found her fur ever home with the Delfings on October 11th, 2008.

Read more: Cider

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