The Rescue Rainbow Bridge Author: Unknown

Unlike most days at Rainbow Bridge, this day dawned cold and gray, damp as a swamp and as dismal as could be imagined. All of the recent arrivals had no idea what to think, as they had never experienced a day like this before. But the animals who had been waiting for their beloved people knew exactly what was going on and started to gather at the pathway leading to The Bridge to watch.

It wasn't long before an elderly animal came into view, head hung low and tail dragging. The other animals, the ones who had been there for a while, knew what his story was right away, for they had seen this happen far too often.

He approached slowly, obviously in great emotional pain, but with no sign of injury or illness. Unlike all of the other animals waiting at The Bridge, this animal had not been restored to youth and made healthy and vigorous again. As he walked toward The Bridge, he watched all of the other animals watching him. He knew he was out of place here and the sooner he could cross over, the happier he would be. But, alas, as he approached The Bridge, his way was barred by the appearance of an Angel who apologized, but told him that he would not be able to pass. Only those animals who were with their people could pass over Rainbow Bridge. With no place else to turn to, the elderly animal turned towards the fields before The Bridge and saw a group of other animals like himself, also elderly and infirm. They weren't playing, but rather simply lying on the green grass, forlornly staring out at the pathway leading to The Bridge. And so, he took his place among them, watching the pathway and waiting.

One of the newest arrivals at The Bridge didn't understand what he had just witnessed and asked one of the animals that had been there for awhile to explain it to him.

"You see, that poor animal was a rescue. He was turned in to rescue just as you see him now, an older animal with his fur graying and his eyes clouding. He never made it out of rescue and passed on with only the love of his rescuer to comfort him as he left his earthly existence. Because he had no family to give his love to, he has no one to escort him across The Bridge."

The first animal thought about this for a minute and then asked, "So what will happen now?" As he was about to receive his answer, the clouds suddenly parted and the gloom lifted. Approaching The Bridge could be seen a single person and among the older animals, a whole group was suddenly bathed in a golden light and they were all young and healthy again, just as they were in the prime of life.

"Watch, and see.", said the second animal. A second group of animals from those waiting came to the pathway and bowed low as the person neared. At each bowed head, the person offered a pat on the head or a scratch behind the ears. The newly restored animals fell into line and followed him towards The Bridge. They all crossed The Bridge together.

"What happened?"

"That was a rescuer. The animals you saw bowing in respect were those who found new homes because of his work. They will cross when their new families arrive. Those you saw restored were those who never found homes. When a rescuer arrives, they are allowed to perform one, final act of rescue. They are allowed to escort those poor animals that they couldn't place on earth across The Rainbow Bridge."

"I think I like rescuers", said the first animal.

" So does GOD", was the reply

Below are the Rescues we have lost. And though they may be gone they will never be forgotten.
Wear you silver harness proudly little ones for we will meet again!


2001 - October 8, 2003

As the tears flow I write the email I hoped would never come...our beloved Cognac has crossed over the Bridge today. He was just a baby...2 1/2 years old. At about 1 pm this afternoon we peacefully helped him drift away in my arms. Cognac will always hold a piece of my heart and no one will ever forget him. Run free my boy...wear your silver harness proudly and we will meet again in time.


October 17th

Beloved companion of Lorraine Healy.

Baby was the very reason why Lorraine started this rescue 8 years ago.

Run free over the bridge Baby, and wear your silver harness proudly. You will be missed dearly by all of the staff here at the House.


February 2014

Sadly we had to say goodbye to a wonderful friend and family member of Husky House.

RIP sweet King.


January 1, 2003 - April 2, 2007

Beloved companion of Jason, Christine and Mark

Bo developed Epilepsy sooon after his first birthday. He was only 4 years old when he was taken from us.

It is difficult to put into workds exactly what Bo meant to us. Anyone who ever met Bo knows what a lover he was! Losting him was like losing a piece of ourselves. He will forever be in our hearts.


November 1996 - January 21, 2003

Beloved companion of Barbara Lukowski

Bone cancer took you from me way too soon. You will always be in my heart my pretty blonde girl. We miss you every day. Till we meet again.


Only 2 years old, this beautiful girl just could not catch a break in her short life, dumped with her sister to fend for themselves, she was frightened and feral when we took them in. She had made remarkable progress in the past few weeks and was sweet and shy to those who took their time with her. Lexi passed in her sleep during the night, for reasons unknown.


Thunder was a bautiful Siberian boy whose life was cut short at only 13 months of age despite intensive medical treatment for the last 3 months. He suffered from encephalitis (swelling of the brain), neurological problem of his back legs triggered by he swelling and storage problem which cause his body to waste away no matter how much he ate.


1995 - July 9, 2004

Beloved companion of Barbara Lukowski

I was blessed to have found you that fateful day. We were only together 3+ short years due to multiple heart problems and renal failure...but those memories will last me the rest of my life and keep me smiling. Your personality was larger than life. We miss you every day. Your're in my heart always...till we meet again.


Jan 2000 - July 8, 2003

Beloved rescue of Barbara Lukowski

You were tragically taken from us due to a freak accident. Your sweet nature, smiling personality and super intelligence shall never be forgotten.

You're always in my heart till we meet again.


1998 - June 12, 2007

Beloved companion of Anna and Brad

Isis you will always be in my Rottie girl.


Beloved companion of Anna and Jason

Playmates to sister, Kalea, Nalu and Lani

Little Noni you left this world too soon. We will never forget you or your sweet nature and will miss you always.









Tiny Tim


March 20, 2008

Baby Lily has crossed over the bride. She was loved and cherished by her foster parents Jason & Anna. She leaves her brothers and sisters, Pirate, Bert, Maggie & Razzy.


March 24, 2008

Our beautiful baby Maggie has crossed over the bridge this late afternoon. She was loved and cherished by her foster parents Jason & Anna. She leaves her 2 brothers and sister, Pirate, Bert & Razzy.


June 11, 2008

She was the sweetest little Siberian who loved every one and will be missed dearly.

Rest in peace my sweet Honey girl...Wear your silver harness proudly...We will meet again in the time at the bridge

Skylar Brown (aka Brownie)

2000 - August 6, 2008

Dear Skylar Brown (aka Brownie): You left us way too soon, we will never forget how you loved to lay upside down with your feet in the air, your love bites and all of your other "wonderful ways." You were the best man ever and while unfortunately you are gone, YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.

Hugs & Kisses, Art & Allyson


August 2, 2012

Rest in peace little guy. We will never forget your precious face.