A Resource Guide For Our
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      The Rainbow Bridge

In Memory of Bart
May he rest in peace.

In Memory of Baby
May her memory be
for a blessing.

In Memory of Indah
Indah had been a part of
the Orangutan Language Project.
She was a resident of the
Great Ape Trust
in DesMoines, Iowa.
May her memory be
for a blessing.

In Memory of Harry
Harry was a member of
the Search Dog Foundation
in Ojai, California.
He is survived by
his guardian
Russell Tao.
May Harry rest in peace.

In Memory of Molly
May her memory be
for a blessing.

In Memory of Jazz
May his memory be
for a blessing.

In Memory of Bear
May his memory be
for a blessing and
may he rest in peace.

In Memory of Sirius
Sirius was a member
of the K9 Unit of
the New York
Port Authority Police.
He died in the
South Tower of the
World Trade Center
on September 11, 2001.
He is survived by
his guardian
Officer David Lim.
May Sirius rest in peace.

On a Very Happy Note
A little black Lab
was named after Sirius.
She was born on September 23, 2004
and is the partner of
CBP Canine Officer Walter C. Riggs
in Front Royal, Virginia.
Now there are three bright stars
that are Canis Major —
two in the heavens
one here with us now.

May little Sirius have a very
long and a very happy Life.



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, all of it covered with lush green grass.

When a beloved pet dies, the pet goes to this lovely place. There is always food, water and warm spring weather. There, the old and frail animals are young once again. Those who are maimed are made whole once more. They play all day with each other, content and comfortable.

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!

Then 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 him or her in your arms and embrace. Your face is kissed again and again and again, and you look once more into the eyes of your trusting pet.

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

Author Unknown

  Suggested Resources

Animals on the Other Side
by Sylvia Browne

Coping With Sorrow
on the Loss of Your Pet

by Moira K. Anderson

Final Farewell: Preparing for
& Mourning the Loss of Your Pet

by Marty Tousley, et al

Forever Friends: Resolving Grief
After the Loss of a Beloved Animal

by Joan Coleman
Paperback/March 1993

Good-Bye My Friend: Pet Cemeteries,
Memorials, and Other Ways to Remember

by Michele Lanci-Altomare
Hardcover/October 2000

Goodbye Dear Friend: Coming to
Terms With the Death of a Pet

by Virginia Ironside
Paperback/August 1997

Goodbye, Friend: Healing Wisdom
for Anyone Who Has Ever Lost a Pet

by Gary Kowalski
Paperback/October 1997

Grieving the Death of a Pet
by Betty J. Carmack
Paperback/January 2003

Healing the Pain of Pet Loss: Letters
in Memoriam

by Kymberly Smith
Paperback/January 1998

The Heart That Is Loved Never Forgets:
Recovering from Loss: When Humans
and Animals
Their Companions
by Kaetheryn Walker
Paperback/December 1998

It's Okay To Cry
by Maria L. Quintana, et al

Journey Through Pet Loss
by Deborah Antinori

Losing Your Dog: Coping With
Grief When a Pet Dies

by Mickie Gustafson, et al

The Loss of a Pet : New Revised
and Expanded Edition

by Wallace Sife
Paperback/May 1998

Loving and Losing a Pet: A
Psychologist and a Veterinarian
Share Their Wisdom

by Michael Stern, et al
Hardcover/February 1998

Parting Words/Parting Ways:
Saying Good-Bye to Your Pet

by Laura Ritter Carlson
Paperback/February 2002)

Pet Loss : A Thoughtful Guide for
Adults and Children

by Herbert A. Nieburg
Paperback/March 1996

Pet Loss and Human Bereavement
by William J. Kay et al
Paperback/November 1995

Pet Loss And Human Emotion:
Guiding Clients Through Grief

by Cheri Barton Ross, et al
Paperback/ May 1998)

Pet Loss: A Spiritual Guide
by Julia A. Harris
Paperback/November 2002

Pet Loss: A Spiritual Guide

by Eleanor L. Harris

Preparing for the Loss of Your Pet:
Saying Goodbye with Love,
Dignity, and Peace of Mind

by D.V.M. Myrna Milani


Books (continued)
The Rainbow Bridge

by Paul C. Dahm
Paperback/October 1998

Remembering Pets: A Book for
Children Who Have Lost a Pet

by Gina Dalpra-Berman
Hardcover/June 2001

The Revised Mini-Resource
on Pet Loss

by David C. Anderson
Paperback/April 1998

Saying Good-Bye to the Pet You Love:
A Complete Resource to Help You Heal

by Lorri A. Greene, Jacquelyn Landis
Paperback/December 2002

Saying Goodbye to Your Pet:
Children Can Learn to Cope With Grief

by Marge Eaton Heegaard
Paperback/November 2001

Surviving the Heartbreak of
Choosing Death for Your Pet

by Linda Mary Peterson
Paperback/February 1997

When a Pet Dies
by Fred Rogers
Paperback/May 1988

When Only the Love Remains:
The Pain of Pet Loss

by Emily Margaret Stuparyk
Hardcover/February 2000)

When Your Pet Dies
by Christine Adamec
Paperback/April 1996

When Your Pet Dies
by Diane Pomerance
Paperback/June 2001

When Your Pet Dies
by J.Quakenbush

When Your Pet Dies...
A Healing Handbook for Kids

by Victoria Ryan
Paperback/December 2003

When Your Pet Dies: A Guide
to Mourning, Remembering and Healing

by Alan D. Wolfelt Ph.D.
Paperback/April 2004

Journey Through Pet Loss

by Susan McElroy
Audio Cassettes

Legacies of Love, A Gentle Guide
to Healing from the Loss of Your
Animal Loved One

by Teresa L. Wagner
Audio Cassette/April 1998

Angels Rest

Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
5001 Angel Canyon Rd.
Kanab, Utah 84741-5001
ph: 435-644-2001
fax: 435-644-2078

Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement

International Association of Pet Cemeteries & Crematories
P.O. Box 163
5055 Route 11
Ellenburg Depot, NY 12935
ph: 518-594-3000
fax: 518-594-8801



Arfriend dedicates the production of to the welfare of all living beings.
May they each always experience the causes of happiness.
May they each never experience the causes of suffering.


All Creatures Great and Small