Rainbow Bridge

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 valley with lush green grass.

When a beloved pet dies, the pet goes to this place. There is always food, water, and warm weather. The old and frail are young again. Those who are 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, each day they run and play until the day comes when one suddenly stops playing and looks up!

Their nose twitches! Their ears perk up! Their 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 him /her in your arms and embrace.

Your face is kissed again and again, and you look once more into the eye of your trust pet.

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


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Books to help children cope with the death of a pet:

  • “Charlotte’s Web” by E.B. White
  • “Dog Heaven”/”Cat Heaven” by Cynthia Rylant
  • “I Wish I Could Hold Your Hand ” by Pat Palmer, Dianne O’Quinn Burke
  • “I’ll Always Love You” by M. Hans Wilhelm
  • “Lifetimes” by Bryan Mellonie, Robert Ingpen
  • “Mr. Rogers’ First Experience: When a Pet Dies” by Fred Rogers

“Dorothy O’Connor wanted to make sure that homeless animals could be and would be placed in forever, loving homes.
She also wanted to make sure that when they do pass with a full circle of life they have a final resting place that is considered a sanctuary and crossing the rainbow bridge if you may is a sanctuary Memory Meadows provides.”
– Jennifer