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.

Olive

Olive

Rainbow Bridge May 2018

Olive crossed the Rainbow Bridge yesterday. She lived her last years with John and his Mother, and she was very loved. She attended our events, and she always had a big smile for everyone. She was a very special girl and we all have a hole in her hearts at this news. Olive had a great life after she came to us, and was very happy.

Otis and Brutus

Rainbow Bridge March 2018

We adopted Otis (fawin) and Brutus (black) from SPR back in 2010; Brutus passed away late 2016 and Otis passed away yesterday. They were happy, good boys right up to the end. Brutus always loved curling up for snuggles and naps, and Otis liked to sit in his crib (we got a co-sleeper once he became incontinent, because he wanted to still be close to us but was very talented at wriggling out of his diaper) and get pets while we read. Thank you for giving us eight very good years with our sweet boys. We couldn't have asked for better dogs, and we loved them very much.

Lexie

Lexie

Rainbow Bridge March 2018

We adopted Lexie in Aug 2011, and are sad to say she has crossed the Rainbow Bridge on March 9th 2018. She was 6 years young when we were blessed with having her join our family. She wanted only to spend time with her people, go for walks, car rides and cuddle time. I will miss her wagging tail whenever I came home, the graceful way she glided when she walked, and even at the end when she could not hear or see, she knew when I was home. Our hearts are heavy and lonely without her, she was a loving part of our family and will be missed.

Cora

Miss Cora

Rainbow Bridge January 2018

With so much heaviness on my heart my sweet Miss Cora made her journey over the Rainbow Bridge at 4:30 am January 23rd from her favorite bed, under her special blanket I made her, and in front of the wood stove. She traveled on her own time, when she was ready to go. I didn't have the ability to save her life. But God knows that I tried. She was born 10/26/05 and was a spunky 13 years old. She had a rough life before she came into mine. She was blind, deaf and eventually had no use of her back legs. But did manage to get around in her doggy wheels that we got her on 10/21/17. I was so looking forward to her outside in the summer walking around in the yard. She always knew where I was even thou she couldn't see or hear me. She was the boss of our two other pugs, Emma and Titus. They knew not to mess with her. She got monthly pedicures, a special diet, doggy wheels, a stroller for walkies, slept with us, and even got to go on 2 family vacations to the lake. My sweet Miss Cora, run with vigor, hear and see all that is heaven. Know your Momma missed you with every fiber of my soul. Till we meet again sweet girl. - Karyn and Alan

Klaus

Klaus

Rainbow Bridge December 2017

It is with a sad, heavy and broken heart that we said goodbye to our Lil guy Klaus who we adopted from SPR. We want to thank Seattle Pug Rescue for matching us to the best lil dog in the world. He was the best lil travel companion. And we will never forget him . Bless his lil soul as he travel over the rainbow bridge. - Chrys

Big Bud

Big Bud

Rainbow Bridge December 2017

Big Bud (The Most Interesting Pug in the World) passed peacefully with his family beside him. He was with us for two and a half years and over that time he bonded very tightly with his widow (the scandalously younger pug) Sugar. He had a good time all the time, and particularly loved barking at unknown dogs on TV.

Lucy

Lucy

Rainbow Bridge October 2017

We adopted Lucy (Lula) from Seattle Pug Rescue in 2010- she was one of the Kentuckiana pugs brought in from another rescue group. We lost a beloved 13 year old pug, also from SPR, a week earlier. Lucy was about 5 years old at the time and helped us greatly after the passing of our senior pug. She had a sweet personality and enjoyed her treats... more than any of our other pugs! A year ago she and our other rescue, Max, moved across the country with us to Vermont. Lucy was a well-travelled pug. She slipped away quietly last week while sleeping... a shock to discover but we were happy to know that she enjoyed life until the end. There is a big hole in our lives now, but we are grateful for all the years we shared with her! As a previous owner commented touchingly, we are trying not to cry because it's over - we are smiling because it happened. Thanks for nearly 8 wonderful years. - David & Phil

Gin Gin

GinGin

Rainbow Bridge September 2017

GinGin joined our family when our then 7 year old wanted her own dog. GinGin was also about 7. McKenna took the best care of GinGin, and she was the best pug a child ever could have. She had a very blessed life. - Sarah

Chelsea

Chelsea

Rainbow Bridge September 2017

Today we had to say goodbye to Chelsea - our grumpy, smelly, sweet, yoga loving Pug. Her decline these last few months has been rapid, but couldn't be denied any longer. We had one last practice; she used to hang out on my mat when I practiced but stopped because she couldn't walk anymore. Thank you Seattle Pug Rescue for taking her in so we could adopt her. And Nicole and Vivienne for fostering Chelsea so we could fall in love with her! Please don't shop - there are so so many great rescues with dogs to love...and never forget the seniors, which she was when we adopted her. Don't cry because it's over...smile because it happened.

Jack

Jack

Rainbow Bridge August 2017

In the first week of August Jack, our rescued pug, crossed the bridge. We rescued him from SPR in July 2010 along with Lulu. We lost Lulu over 4 years ago, we had Jack for 7 years and 24 days in our home, and the hole he has left is a chasm in our home. Jack was our 5th rescue from SPR, and he was our greatest rescue. We loved him and will always rescue...no matter how painful it is...it is our LEGACY to love them till they cross from their forever hom and keep them in our heart. Thank you for Jack. - Andrew and Michelle

Harley

Harley

Rainbow Bridge July 2017

My old friend, Harley, who came to me through Seattle Pug Rescue, made the trip over the rainbow bridge last month. My heart still breaks. Thank you, SPR, for the chance to love and care for this sweet, sweet guy during his last years. - Linda

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

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