The Rainbow Bridge

Has your DOG crossed the Rainbow Bridge?


For those folks who have lost a friend of their heart there is help and support for you.  At you will find a description of the beautiful “Candle Ceremony” which takes place every Monday evening all over the world, at an arranged time, to honor and remember our “furchildren” who have crossed the RAINBOW BRIDGE.

Here is the very moving poem…about you, your pet, and meeting again……

Just this side of Heaven is a place called the Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that have been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to the 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 clung 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 the Rainbow Bridge together…”

Author unknown..

If you have just lost your friend, we at PGAA™ extend our heartfelt sympathy.  Losing your CAT, your FRIEND, is a very painful and stressful time for anyone who has shared their heart with a kitten.  They tend to move right into our hearts, and it’s our hearts that ache when they’re gone.

You may want to talk to someone who understands your pain, someone who can listen with a sympathetic ear.

The Veterinary students at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York have established a hot line for people mourning the death of a CAT. This service is a part of their training. The hot line is available Tuesdays through Thursdays, 6-9 PM EST. The number is 607-253-3932.

They also maintain a web site at

The students try to be empathetic and supportive, but please remember they are not yet Vets so they cannot offer any medical advice or opinions.

Some other very good pet-loss web sites are listed below.  These sites cover the entire topic of pet-loss, provide Pet Loss Chatrooms, memorial services, e-sympathy cards, related poems and stores, and other offerings to help you through the loss of your pet.  Visit them, they can help!

The Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement Website  Provide pet-loss services in up to 90 different countries.