Sweet, Smiling Megan Passes Over the Rainbow Bridge

Megan was born on February 20, 2007.  She found her forever home with us on May 23, 2009.  Although her name became Megan, she could have been named Buffy because of her beautiful blond hair.  Megan’s sweet face always seemed to be smiling, particularly when she was on her back with her belly being rubbed.  Megan died on March 25, 2020.  We already miss her so much but know that we will see her soon in Heaven with the rest of our forever puppies.

My Best Friend Arnie, Crosses the Rainbow Bridge


Arnie joined our family in November 2007 and left us on January 18, 2020 crossing over that Rainbow Bridge quietly, but with dignity and pride.  Arnie and Ruby are together again, passing only 3 months apart.

Arnie finally succumbed to his arthritis in his hips and spine. He fought valiantly and showed us what courage is.  Arnie was 13 ½ years old, and brought us happiness, joy and a sense of completeness in the 12 yrs. with our family.  His passing has left us with a large void.

The love and devotion that dogs bring us is unconditional and Arnie had a heart the size of Texas. He was a master beggar, loved his stuffed dolphin Daisy and always wanted to be with us.

Thanks for giving us the opportunity to know and fall in love with Arnie.
The Wieland Family

Rio, Best Companion Ever Passes Over the Rainbow Bridge

I adopted Rio from GRRAND in September 2010 as a three year-old (born in 2006). He crossed the rainbow bridge on Saturday November 30, 2019 after a short illness. Rio came to me well-trained through the REACH program. Throughout his entire life, he was my “shadow,” never wanting to leave my side or the room I was in. When he was younger, he loved long walks around Germantown in the evening, trips to the dog park, and belly rubs (of course). I will miss his constant reassuring presence, his devotion, and even his hair (which I will continue to find for years and years, I hope). My experience with Rio has convinced me more than ever that dogs are a gift from God to show us what it means to love unconditionally, to show compassion, and (most importantly) to appreciate the little blessings and gifts of life all around us. Thank you to GRRAND for matching me with Rio, as he has made my life better as much I have made his.

Daniel M.

Beautiful Ruby Passes Peacefully Over the Rainbow Bridge

We wanted to reach out to the GRRAND family and announce the passing of our beloved Ruby.  Ruby peacefully passed away in October 2019.  Ruby will be greatly missed but we were lucky to have been blessed with her quirky antics as well as her warm loving attitude and disposition for 5 years.  Cancer took Ruby too soon, but we know that she is in peace.