A place to honor and remember your best friend. Submit a photo and short 150 word story below of your wonderful friend who is now waiting for you on the rainbow bridge

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to 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 Rainbow Bridge together….

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Patricia Defechereux


Everyone loved Leroy! He was a great travel dog too. Sweet eyes. He also loved going camping with his mom and dad. He sure loved his walks through and people petting him along the way. He wasn’t fond of cats, squirrels, or possums. There wasn’t anyone he didn’t love. Our beloved Leroy passed away at 13 years old.


I was beyond blessed to have Coco for nearly 13 years. She was the queen of the Sharp Park beach and everyone in the West Sharp Park neighborhood knows/loved Coco. More than a companion she was the light of our lives. Coco would get so excited every time we went to the beach to run, play in the surf on warmer days, see her friends and so many great neighbors that would have treats for her. No matter how bad the day was it got immediately better the moment we opened the door when we got home and saw Coco’s wagging tail and huge smile. We miss you sooo much and will be reunited with you at the rainbow bridge someday baby girl.


I am saddened to say that one of my furry friends crossed the Rainbow Bridge.💔🐾 Bravo was not only our December 2022 calendar model, he was a fixture in Vallemar. Everybody loved him! Bravo loved car rides, people, his family and his sister Echo.❤️ We will miss you Bravo.😪


Our Lotti was an 11 year old Soft-Coated Wheaton Terrier who passed away suddenly. She had lots of friends, always eager to walk or go for a ride in the car. She was the 2020 March calendar girl. We miss her happy face and her energetic ‘Wheaton welcome’ every time we came home. We miss her but continue to smile at the joy she brought us.


Krush was a 5 year old English bulldog who loved everything, everyone and every animal. He was the happiest dog with the biggest personality. He would happily introduce himself to anyone and have a full conversation with anyone who spoke to him. He cheered everyone up with his huge smile, it was contagious. He loved being at the beach and going on hikes and playing with his brother Kano. Krush is no longer with us but will never be forgotten.


Max passed just a few days shy of his 14th birthday. I will always cherish the memories of him from 3 months old, watching him grow, taking him with me wherever and whenever possible. A true Labrador Retriever, he loved water, the beach, and playing fetch. He also enjoyed jumping in the snow and being my number one companion on long road trips culminating in unexpected adventures. I loved how he would take any opportunity to sunbathe until the highlights on his yellow fur coat became shiny. I miss him, and am forever grateful our lives have crossed.