Rainbow Bridge – In Memorium
This page is dedicated to all of the Pets and People dogs and people that are no longer with us. All of the below shared their lives with patients of all kinds. Their presence is sorely missed, but the below is a reminder of their dedication to the Pets and People Foundation.
“The Rainbow Bridge” is a poem about dog owners and the dogs that they have owned meeting in the afterlife. There are many copies and versions of it on the internet, and the author seems to be unknown. Here are a few:
Donations may be made in memory of dogs and volunteers.
Tootsie Th.D.X. 1999-2014
I wanted to let you know that our beloved Tootsie died last Sunday at 15
and a half. She was very active and healthy until her last few days and
died peacefully surrounded by love. P&P meant so much to both of us. We had a lot of interesting experiences together, like being the only non-family members invited to the 100th
birthday party of a person we visited in the nursing home
Broodie Th.D.X. 2000-2014
With great sadness we have to say goodbye to dear sweet Broodie. She lost her battle with Lymphoma and we send our deepest condolences to Broodie and her family. This 13 1/2 year old Retired Racing Greyhound started her career as a Therapy Dog in October 2011. She made over 63 visits as a Pets & People Foundation volunteer. Rest in Peace dear girl.
Sugar Th.D.X. 1999-2014
We are sad to say good bye to Sugar the 14 1/2 year old Papillion . Sugar made 264 visits to his special friends at an assisted living. We will miss this fun loving little fellow that made so many people smile. Rest in Peace dear sweet Sugar and thank you for sharing your joy to so many.
Mattie 1/01/2004 – 3/17/2014
Mattie the Golden Retriever was meant to work. She started her career as a Search and Rescue dog but after her retirement she needed to do something else. On December 17, 2011, Mattie passed the Pets & People Foundation Pet Therapy test. She made her debut on February 6, 2012 and she was an instant hit. This special dog could work a room like a pro. She knew how to count – a very cute trick that she and her handler, Vic would do together. It brought the house down. After the Marathon bombings, Mattie was one of the Pets & People Therapy dogs that was at the memorial and brought a little puppy love to so many.
Ch. L’Ete Compelling Reason – “Reason” CGC, RN, CD, Th.D.X 1998-2013
We are so sad to have to say goodbye to our dear sweet Mackenzie. Mackenzie made over two hundred pet therapy visits. For several years, Mackenzie was a regular visitor as a hospital volunteer. He later became a favorite at a local library. Mackenzie loved his time with the children and everyone loved Mackenzie. RIP to a dear friend that will be forever missed.
Chaucer Th.D. – (Rescue Greyhound) 2007-2013 – 32 visits
Cyrus Th.D.X- 1998-2011
Cutie Pie – DONATION – 2007-2010 – She is running like the wind once again. Her body is whole, without cancer. I am thankful that I had the privilege to take care of her and know her. She took a piece of my heart with her.
Jetty, Portuguese Water Dog, has been a volunteer with Pets &
People since 2007. Jetty recently lost his battle to Cancer .
Pets & People will miss a handsome, caring dog that touched the
lives of many.