Over The Bridge

There is an Indian legend which says, “When a human dies, there is a bridge they must cross to enter into heaven. At the head of that bridge waits every animal that human encountered during their lifetime. The animals, based upon what they know of this person, decide which humans may cross the bridge…and which are turned away.”

  • oliver

    Oliver • Always in our hearts

    March 23, 2009 Oliver was dumped in the shelter when his family found out he had Osteosarcoma. The kind, decent thing would have been to humanely say goodbye to their companion in the arms of those he loved, but that was not to be his fate. Instead they brought him to a hard, cold unfamiliar […]

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  • oscar

    Oscar • Always in our hearts

    1998 – June 3, 2008 Oscar, fondly known as Schizo, was cared for as a permanent foster for the last two years of his life by volunteer Kelli Maher. When she took him in, she was told the cancer would take him in just a few months, but she did everything she could to extend […]

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  • princess

    Princess Pearl • Always in our hearts

    July, 2011 – May, 2012 A loving Message from her foster Right after July 4th 2011, Flori called and asked if I would be willing to temporarily take in a foster. I was hesitant because my 15 year old lab, Sadie, had been attacked by a golden I’d gotten out of the Downey shelter 2 […]

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  • reacher

    Reacher (Yeti) • Always in our hearts

    Reacher was a Pyrenees -Golden mix, without the Golden characteristics and totally bonded to my husband. We have two other female Goldens who are true Goldens and love to play. In the last year Reacher warmed up to me, tolerated the other two when they were playing, although it made him nervous. The last year […]

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