Just this side of heaven is a place called The Rainbow Bridge.
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 and 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 thing: they 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. The bright eyes are intent; the eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to break away 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. . . .
Boston Terrier Friends Memorials.
These pages are for friends and family of Bostons.
Catnip Garden Memorial
Rainbow Angel Legend
A Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi
Lord, make me an instrument of
Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
Where there is injury, pardon.
Where there is doubt, faith.
Where there is despair, hope.
Where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master, grant that I may not
so much seek to be consoled, as to console;
To be understood, as to understand;
To be loved, as to love;
For it is in giving that we receive --
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
And it is in dying that we are born to
Also, please read Pixel's Story.
in memory of my cat who was killed by my Boston, Buster.
Lighting a candle in memory
Lightning Strikes Pet Loss
University of California, Davis, The Human - Animal Program
Tele # 916-752-7418
A support line, staffed by UC Davis Veterinary student volunteers, is available
Monday through Friday from 6 to 9pm PST, at 916-752-4200
University of Florida, Pet Loss Support Hotline
Tele # 352-392-4700, ext. 4080, to leave a message.
Calls will be returned between 7 and 9pm EST.
Michigan State University, Pet Loss Support Hotline
Tele # 517-432-2696, Tuesday through Thursday, 6:30 to 9:30pm EST.
Ohio State University Pet Loss Support Hotline
Tele # 614-292-1823
The University of Pennsylvania, Small-Animal Hospital,
Kathleen Dunn, M.S.W., chief social worker and pet bereavement counselor
Tele # 215-898-4529
Tufts University,Pet Loss Support Hotline
Tele #508-839-7966, Monday through Friday, 6 to 9pm EST.
Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Pet Loss Support Hotline
Tele # 540-231-8038, Tuesday and Thursday, 6 to 9pm EST.
Washington State University, Pet Loss Partnership
Tele # 509-335-1303, or email at Pet Loss Partnership
The Animal Medical Center
Tele # 212-838-8100
Companion Animal Associates of America
Pet Grief Support Service
Tele # 602-995-5885
The Iams Company
central hotline that refers callers to the nearest regional service
Tele # 888-332-7738
P.O. Box 131, Moorestown, NJ 08057-0131
Tele # 800-404-PETS. Long distance calls will be returned collect within 24 hours.
Local calls (southern NJ and Philadelphia) will be returned by a volunteer within 24 hours
free of charge, 609-667-1717
San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month from 7;30 to 9pm.
Call the SF/SPCA at 415-554-3000 to confirm sessions. Admission is free
Rainbow Bridge Tribute Page
Cornell University's Pet Loss Website
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Last updated March 29, 2009.