Sweet, Handsome Dunkin Passes Over the Rainbow Bridge

Dunkin was rescued from very difficult circumstances in the E-Town area.  Below is a beautiful note from Dunkin’s family.

“We lost Dunkin on January 18 to advanced kidney disease, and many related issues.  For the (7) months we had the extreme pleasure of loving Dunkin, he was absolutely the sweetest, most obedient and best companion of any dog my wife Monica and I have ever had or seen.  He was simply a “10 on a scale of 10”. And how handsome was he?”

GRRAND thanks Dunkin’s family for giving him the best 7 months of his precious life!

Sweet Little Sonya Passes Over the Rainbow Bridge

Sweet little Sonya, aka Ya Ya, crossed over the Rainbow Bridge with her loving foster mom this week

Sonya was found in her owner’s home, after the owner had passed away. Her intake exam in August revealed several mammary tumors and advanced dental disease. Of the tumors removed, one was an osteosarcoma. These tumors can be highly aggressive. Due to this prognosis, her age, and other medical issues, it was decided to keep her as comfortable as possible.

Sonya’s foster mom kept a very close eye on her, giving her the best life she could have for the rest of her days. We’re so thankful to her for keeping Sonya comfortable and happy. Please keep her in your thoughts as she grieves this sweet little girl.

Maisy, “Mae Mae,” Passes Over the Rainbow Bridge


Our beloved Maisy, “Mae Mae”, passed on October 10.  We have wonderful family memories as we watched her grow up with our three girls for 12 years. Mae Mae will always be in our hearts.  We loved her dearly.  A sweet farewell to Mae Mae as she crosses the rainbow bridge.

Beauregard (BEAU) Passes Over the Rainbow Bridge

Beau with best friend, Bufford

It was a sunny fall day in 2009 and we were both very busy getting our business ready for the Christmas rush that was approaching fast, but we would soon find out that we could handle a little more busy (and fun) in our lives. It was an interesting phone call from our friends at GRRAND that brought more fun, excitement and love into our lives than we really deserved .

A breeder in Louisville Kentucky had called the office of the Golden Retriever Rescue and Adoption of Needy Dogs organization to say that he had sold off all of his latest litter except for 2 pups. His offer to GRRAND  was “ if you want them, come and get them by this afternoon or I will put them down.” We had owned several Goldens in our life and had approached GRRAND about the availability of a puppy and had been waiting for the response to come.  So when we were asked if we could come to Louisville from Cincinnati that afternoon we said sure and the fun began!

Beauregard (BEAU) was the normal fat ball of fur like most all goldens with as much energy as all of the ones we had previously. Beau seemed to like us as much as we liked him from the very beginning. As he grew out of his mischievous puppy years he began to show how smart he was also. Having gone through three sets of training classes and failing two of them, his trainers all commented that he knew exactly what to do but he just chose times when he decided not to do it. Over the years we marveled at the things he knew like what day was garbage day so he could help us take out the trash, which was the biggest paper to bring into the house every day and of course he knew that when suitcases came out it meant that we were going on a trip.  We were also sure that he knew a lot more of the English language than he let on. Beau was a great listener that you could tell all of your troubles to and he would sit and listen intently and never inject a word of criticism and always left you feeling better for having talked it out. We miss our walks together, our playtimes and the sharing of treats that were not always good for either of us.  We will certainly continue to miss him but never forget him.

Terry and Nancy Metzler