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.

—Author unknown


These are some of the pugs who have come through Seattle Pug Rescue before ultimately going on to Rainbow Bridge.

Oscar

Oscar

Rainbow Bridge November 2016

It's with a very heavy heart, I had to say goodbye yesterday to Oscar & let him cross over to Rainbow Bridge. I will never forget seeing his sweet face looking out the window of the white truck & my daughter Lauryn who was just little then saying, "I want the black one". I was to foster another dog that day, but you let him come into our lives. What a blessing and amazing little dog he was. I was privileged to have enjoyed 14 of his 16 years. He was quite the clown & loved the beach, but most of all he was "The Man" OSCAR MAN. He was loved by all & will be missed, my heart is broken. Please honor him on your website. This is the picture I want him remembered by.

RIP Oscar...... I know your running & having the time of your life with Sophie & Ajax. Your Mom & sissy Lauryn will miss you terribly!

Christye & Lauryn in Huntersville, NC

Pebbles

Pebbles

Rainbow Bridge October 2016

Pebbles was our first foster fail. An accidental foster to begin with, we could not give him up when he got placed. Our first black pug, what a character! From the funny teef to the screaming to the humming. He had so much to say. He was my power walker. Best behaved pug ever. We love you Black Beastie! - LaVonne and Andy

Tugger

Tugger

Rainbow Bridge August 2016

Tugger was our first rescue pug, adopting him in 2010. He was a Kentuckiana pug, brought in from another rescue group. After laying by the front door for a week, he became the boss of our pack. Stealing toys and demanding goodies until the end. We said goodbye at the age of 15-1/2. What a great dog he was, we miss him so much. Love you Tug-a-lug! - Andy and LaVonne

Snarkles

Snarkles

Rainbow Bridge July 2016

We adopted Snarkles from the SPR in 2009. We lost him the first week of July after he was diagnosed with cancer. He was the most loyal dog we have ever seen, and he was awesome at knowing when to switch into "comfort pug" mode. He will be dearly missed. -- Sean & Pamela

Walter

Walter

Rainbow Bridge August 28, 2016

Walter was the original incoming pug to the current Seattle Pug Rescue. Walter was just about one year old when he came into Rescue, and he was the first pug Cathy and Sherry brought in. He was something of a trainwreck at the time. After several surgeries and lots of therapy, where Walter was a complete trooper the whole time, he was much better. Walter spent a long and happy life surrounded by people who loved him. He loved everybody right back with every bit of himself! Walter never let anyone forget he was really in charge of things!

There is a hole in our heart, but we know Walter is happy and pain free, running in the sun with all of his pug friends, and keeping an eye on those who loved him.

This is a picture of Walter from the 2016 Pug Gala Parade of Rescues.

Bubba

Bubba

Rainbow Bridge August 2016

Bubba was a rescue that filled our home with a bouncy personality. He hated to be held but loved being with us to share in whatever adventure we were doing. He will never be forgotten and will always be loved. -Shane & Michele

Lenny Lynn

Lenny Lynn

Rainbow Bridge June 2016

From the day we met we were inseparable you brightened my life like a beacon of love always wore a smile and made friends no matter where you went. You were my best friend the snoring lump that took over the bed every night that happy girl looking at me or licking my face every morning. We had a bond that few understood we went everywhere together so neither of us had to feel alone. You brought joy and laughter to every life you touched. I know you started off with a rough life we both did maybe that's why we were so close I knowing we both are survivors. Even though you were with us for a short 4 1/2 years I swore to make up for the abuse you experienced from humans in your past. Some say I spoiled you rotten I just think I was giving you all the love and kindness you had missed out on. These next few weeks without you are going to be some of the hardest I have experienced in my life just know I will never forget you and you will always be daddy's little girl. I look forward to the day we are able to reunite I am going to place your ashes with a tree seedling in hopes that your spirit will live on. I love you to the moon and back Rest peacefully Baby Girl thank you Seattle pug rescue for blessing us with this beautiful creature. -Jason

Daisy

Daisy

Rainbow Bridge March 2016

Daisy truly personified her name. She was such a cheerful, sweet and affectionate girl. We adopted Daisy and her son Duke from Pug Rescue almost 12 years ago. We lost Duke in 2014 and Daisy crossed over the Rainbow Bridge on 3/18/16. Those silly pugs provided our family so much joy. We will miss them but will always remember them...Stan & Pam

Grampy

Grampy aka Nike

I adopted my special pug from SPR and he was the best dog ever. Being an older pug, he had issues with hearing and eyesight, but he was the most devoted pet I could have ever wanted. A few years back we came to the Pug Gala event in Monroe where he was originally adopted. He took part in the parade of adopted pugs.

I cherished the moments I spent with him. Because of his advanced age he left us a few years ago. But he will never leave our hearts. ~ Kevin

Norman

Norman

Rainbow Bridge October 2014
Our beloved Norman (Kyle) died Sunday the 19th. When we adopted him five years ago, we had no idea how much love he would bring to our home. He left us too soon, but he will always be remembered. ~ Emily and Daniel Keller

Duke

Duke

Rainbow Bridge September 2014
We adopted Duke and his mother Daisy through Pug Rescue 10 years ago. We are saddened to have just lost Duke to cancer. He was such a joy...full of personality, goodness, and affection. He insisted on being with someone at all times, following us around the house and sitting at our feet. Although he never did get the hang of that potty training thing, we enjoyed every day he was with us. He crosses the Rainbow Bridge to join his old roommate Hooch, who we lost in 2010. We'll miss ya old buddy! ~ Stan and Pam

Max

Max

Rainbow Bridge July 2014
Max passed away at age 11, from cancer. "Max, you were such a little character - we all miss you so much. The house seems empty without you - what a presence you had! You were a gentle, loving boy, yet excited and ready for anything - a walk, ride, going to events, or just cuddling in the chair with me or the grandkids. You loved the beach, having company, going to Chopper's and Mud Bay for treats. Love and miss you so much, but glad you are out of pain and playing at the Rainbow Bridge. Will see you there, my boy." ~ Sandi and family

Pugsley

Pugsley BuBu

Rainbow Bridge September 2013
Pugsley BuBu was adopted by Sandi so he could spend his last days in a loving home. In spite of congestive heart failure, he lived almost a full year longer than expected. "Such a sweet little love bug, a courageous little old man who came into our home bringing love and humor with you. You were with us too short a time, but you were loved every minute of every day, and still are. We miss you so much, and will see you again at the Rainbow Bridge."

 

Boris

Boris

Rainbow Bridge May 2014
Boris was adopted by Erika in 2002. He passed away in May 2014 after he became unable to walk. His guesstimated age at that time was about 17 years old, so he had one heck of a run. Boris was a wonderful dog and he is missed every day.

Feldman

Feldman

Rainbow Bridge 7/1/14
Feldman was treasured by his family. His life was short, but since he came into Rescue, full of happiness and love. He will be greatly missed by his pug buddy, all of us in Rescue, and his family.

Hannah

Hannah

Rainbow Bridge 5/8/14
Our precious Hannah lost her fight with cancer on May 8. She was a brave, cheerful little girl who was loved by all who met her, especially her foster mom, Ashleigh. We know Hannah is at the Rainbow Bridge now, watching out for all of us and playing with all the pugs who have gone before her. We won't forget you, sweet Hannah.

Grizzley

Grizzley

The ever-so-kind and sweet Grizzley rescued us almost seven years ago. He has crossed the Rainbow Bridge to be reunited with his brother, Earl. He gave so much and asked for so little. Enjoy paradise, little buddy. See you again some day. Love and miss you so much.
~ Tom and Lisa

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