Brio Passes Over the Rainbow Bridge

Brio came into our lives via GRAAND and the “Prison Program”  on New Year’s Eve 2009,   as best we can tell, a 2.5-3 year old “Mostly Golden” boy.   We enjoyed  9 years with this lovable pooch until he passed over the Rainbow Bridge on October 23, 2018.

Brio was the consummate companion and loved people and children, though not so much other dogs.  We miss his soulful eyes and nudges, long walks and endless fetch of the tennis ball when he was young.

In Brio’s memory, we will continue to support GRRAND and the never ending work the volunteers do and have decided to become volunteers ourselves and look forward to our next GRRAND adoption.

Brio — adopted Dec 2009 by Mary Corbett and Dennis Menezes
Passed  October 23, 2018

Sweet Miss Moby Passes Over the Rainbow Bridge

Our beautiful Golden Miss Moby left us on March 26, 2019. She was with us for over seven years. We were told by GRRAND that she was about seven years old when we adopted her in 2011, and that her “first life” wasn’t a very happy one. Our family, including our children, grandchildren and their dogs, gave her all the love we could for her “second life”. Her passing leaves a BIG hole in our lives: no more greetings at the family room door when we come home; no more morning walks around our rural property; no more running at the fence with a neighbor’s dog; no more stroking her deep, thick fur for stress relief (mine!). She is certainly being missed every day and will be for a long, long time! Moby, we love you!

Richard & Susan Kogler

Beautiful Zoey Passes Over the Rainbow Bridge

Zoey (fka Ginger) passed over the rainbow bridge on January 31, 2019 from liver cancer. She joined our family in May, 2014, along with her friend, Piper (fka Betsy). They were both surrendered through the courts after living their early lives in deplorable conditions as breeding mommas in a backyard puppy mill. After the farm was raided in subzero temperatures they spent months together in a kennel at the humane society while the case worked its way through the court system. They were released to GRRAND when the owner agreed to surrender them as part of the court settlement.

Zoey’s Golden spirit was not broken by her early life, but she did have to learn about living in a house, how to play, what a ball was, the fun of shredding a stuffed animal, tasting her first treats. Zoey was Piper’s rock, she vicariously provided confidence and courage to Piper.  Zoey loved life and her people. She was smart and silly, always with a smile. In the short 4 1/2 years she was with us she barked less than a handful of times but in all other activities she lived out loud, as if to say “here I am!”  A Velcro girl she was always touching or near a person, inserting her 83 pounds into the center of everyone’s attention. When we attended the annual GRRAND event at WAGS Park, she was too busy meeting all the people to care about the other dogs or the water.

Hard to select just one photo of our beautiful girl.  The first photo is of Zoey and Piper sharing a secret.  The second photo is of her (left) and her BFF, Piper. The third photo shows her happy face.

We all miss her dearly.
Denise Boutet, Marietta Ruedebusch & Piper

Beloved Breeze Passes Over the Rainbow Bridge

Breeze (named Harley before adoption)
Passed – October 16, 2018
Adopted by Selvitelle family in March 2010

We lost our beloved Breeze on October 16, 2018 to cancer.  He was a loving, sixty pound lapdog whose departure left us with huge holes in our hearts.  We will always remember and miss him and the special joy he brought into our lives.

Mike and Shelly S.

Gunner Passes Over the Rainbow Bridge

We adopted Gunner on August 3, 2009.  We lost this sweet old gentleman on 10/8/18, two months shy of his 13th birthday.  He was a good boy and we loved him dearly.

Bob and Kathy Murphy
Beavercreek, OH