There is a bridge connecting Heaven and Earth. It is called the Rainbow Bridge because of its many colors. Just this side of the Rainbow Bridge there is a land of meadows, hills and valleys with lush green grass. When a beloved pet passes away, they go to this place. There is always food and water and warm spring weather. The old and frail animals are made young again. Those who were maimed are made whole again. They play all day with each other.

There is only one thing missing. They are not with their special person who loved them on Earth. So they run and play until the day comes when one suddenly stops playing and looks up! The nose twitches! The ears are up! The eyes are staring! And this one suddenly runs from the group!

You have been seen, and when you and your special friend meet, you take them in your arms and embrace. Your face is kissed again and again and again; and you look once more into the adoring eyes of your trusting pet.

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

Author Unknown

This is Toni

Toni was about nine months old when we adopted her.  She had belonged to someone who bred Australian Shepherds. One day she ran away from her breeder and got lost. She was on her own for a long time.  She ended up at an outdoor theater and crossed the stage ---- in the middle of a performance.   The dog officer was called, and when he came he decided to give her a “Tony Award” for her debut by naming her Toni.
Eventually, Toni was sent to Red Acre Farm Hearing Dog Center to be trained as a hearing dog, but she didn't pass the physical.  She was put on the adoption list, and we adopted her. We were truly blessed.  We had 15 wonderful years with her.

Dot Burt


This is Chao-Li Hughes III

He was age 8 when he had to be put down because he had no hip sockets to hold up his body, he was always a sick doggie; like people who have sick children he needed extra love and attention for all his health problems. He was a gentle soul and very loving. I was able to have the honor and privilege to have raised him for almost 8 years, he died age 8. He was the best friend I ever had, We went through so many things  together from dating to surgeries and through  my depression and just growing up. He is thought of every day of my life, and I know he is my own special angel who looks after me always. I miss him so much, he was a one in a million dog, he was so sweet and smart. August 31, 1987- December 1, 1995 .

Photo and story by Pam Hughes

On March 27th, 2004  Joanna sadly said goodbye to her dear friend- her shetland pony "Tinker Bell"

Tinkerbell was almost 17 and had contracted laminitis (the same disease that Secretariat had)

She was an important part of Joanna's life and she will miss her dearly.

This is Sadie






Read Sadie's story