Wonderful Companion, Quinn Will be Missed

Our GRRAND golden, Quinn (was known as Jude when we adopted him), crossed over the rainbow bridge this week.  He was a wonderful companion for the last 7 years and will miss him greatly.  We are greatly missing our shadow who loved being around his people.  I had attached one of our favorite pictures of him.

Thanks for everything you do at GRRAND,
David and Allison Henkel

Precious Toby Passes Over the Rainbow Bridge

Our precious GRRAND dog, Toby, passed away in April of this year. I thought it would be easier to write this to you after some time had passed, but I find that it isn’t any easier today than it was then. We adopted Toby from GRRAND in May 2009 when he was right about 1 year old. At that time his name was Jazz, and he was surrendered in IN. He was only with GRRAND long enough to be neutered and we welcomed him home as a companion for our 1 year old, Harley. Toby had scars on his neck and he was scared of everything- he had had a rough go in his young life. As we watched over the next few months and years, he slowly came out of his shell and showed that Golden personality. He was so happy to run and play with his sister Harley, and you could tell he had a deep contentment to be part of our family. In 2012 Toby became a big brother to a human boy, Gabe, who came home to us at 2 years old. Toby was so gentle with our little boy! The 2 became fast friends.

Throughout 2018 Toby was slowing down. We could tell his back legs/hips were bothering him, and the vet recommended some medicines and joint supplements to help him. In January, things became worse, and his mobility was greatly diminished. As the spring came on, Toby just wasn’t himself. He would still smile and wag his tail, but we could tell something just wasn’t right. The vet said that he was having small bleeds from cysts or tumors in his liver that were wearing down his stamina. Eventually the bleeding became bad enough that his body couldn’t continue. We said goodbye to the sweetest boy ever surrounded by family and his favorite stuffed toys.

Thank you for all you do for these dogs, and for bringing us such a good boy, Toby.

All the best,
Kerry and Tim Graul

Precious Sassy Passes Over the Rainbow Bridge

We are missing Sassy and sad about her sudden illness and passing. We did not have her birthday, but celebrated it on November 7, the day we adopted her from GRRAND. Sassy was with us nearly 5 years. She adored her babies (toys) and relaxing outdoors with them. Daily walks were also her favorite.

Thank you…Kaelyn


Lilly Runs for the Rainbow Bridge

Our dear sweet Lilly ran for the Rainbow Bridge on October 25, 2019. We adopted Lilly at 1.5 years old in February of 2007, after we were just married. In the 12.5 years we had her we gave birth to four children that she immediately loved and protected.>

In 2009- Lilly, my 9 month old son and I were hit by a car while crossing a cross walk. Lilly went under the car, my son’s stroller barrel-rolled and I was hit, but we came out of the accident with only minor injuries!!!!

In 2013- Lilly was hiking with my husband and son and came upon a pack of coyotes! She ran them far away from Bill and Michael as they chased her. She was attacked by the pack and my husband thought Lilly was going to lose her life that day, but then all of a sudden who emerged from the woods—running alone!!!!! LILLY!! She had several puncture wounds, but had protected her human family.

She helped give me unconditional love as I navigated motherhood with 4 kids under 5 years old! She was calm, patient and obedient! Always letting the little ones climb or rest on her.

There will forever be a void in our home now that she is gone. Our hearts were not ready to let go. We find peace knowing she is running on a golf course now chasing deer and swimming after tennis balls in the river. We love you Lady Lil!

May 14, 2005 – October 25,2019 (14yrs) Adopted by Bill and Dorrie McCarthy in Cincinnati, Ohio