Our Friends, Soul Mates, Family, they were there when we needed them most.

 

Welcome to the Rainbow Bridge

This page honors those who have left us, those we call Friends, Soul Mates, Family, Sweethearts, Buddy. The ones who were with us at all times, who spent their vibrant lives intricately braiding themselves into our family routines, who made us smile, the ones who shared our joys and our grief. When we needed them the most, they were there.

This page is also a tribute to those who did not have the opportunity to find the homes they deserved and so desperately wanted. Despite our efforts and goodwill, they passed on because the legacy of their earlier lives had weakened them too much, and their poor little bodies could not sustain them. Thanks to our wonderful foster parents, they found love and TLC in the last days of their lives. They are the ones we mourn the most, because we shared the most with them.

They are gone
from our sight.....
but never our memory.
gone from our hearing....
but never our hearts.
gone from our touch...
but their presence is felt.
and the love that they gave us
never departs.

 

The Rainbow Bridge

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

Author unknown...

 

I Only Wanted You

They say memories are golden
well maybe that is true
I never wanted memories,
I only wanted you.

A million times I needed you,
a million times I cried.
If love alone could have saved you
you never would have died.

In life I loved you dearly,
In death I love you still.
In my heart you hold a place
no one could ever fill.

If tears could build a stairway
and heartache make a lane,
I'd walk the path to heaven
and bring you back again.

Our family chain is broken,
and nothing seems the same.
But as God calls us one by one,
the chain will link again.

--- Anonymous ---

 

SWEET REST & GODSPEED


DOGS WHO HAVE CROSSED OVER THE RAINBOW BRIDGE

(sorted alphabetically)

(Click on the picture or the dog's name above the picture for more info)


Angel

Angel

1998 - 2009

She came to us at an older age of five with nothing. She gained a brother and a new Mom and Dad. She learned to play and be a family member. She brought love and plenty of boxer antics. When she met her brother you would have thought that they had been raised together. She is in our hear...

 ... (more info)


Banger

Banger

We adopted Banger (known as Hammer at the time) about 8 years ago. He had an energetic life hiking, walking, camping, and driving around Canada with us for 7 years, even pulling our daughter in a toboggan in the winter and dressing as a zebra on Halloween!  It took a while to teach him to stop coun...

 ... (more info)


Barron

Barron

In loving memory of our boy Barron. Barron was the man of the house, and my guardian angle. We brought him home in June 2011 and he is now gone but he will always be in our hearts.

The Craig family.

 ... (more info)



Belle & Stranger

Belle & Stranger

Belle and her fur sister, Stanger were suddenly taken away from us way too soon. Although they are together in heaven, it doesn’t get any easier for us as time passes. We miss you both and you will always remai ... (more info)



Blossom (aka Susie Q)

Blossom (aka Susie Q)

Blossom was born in less than perfect conditions (to put it mildly) at a run of the mill "Backyard Breeding" facility. Because the "breeder" didn’t take care to ensure that her mother and father were healthy en ... (more info)



Blossom and Pup

Blossom and Pup

Most of the dogs who come into Boxer Rescue Ontario's care go on to lead long and happy lives with their new families. Happy endings are our specialty just like in a fairy tale. Unfortunately, real life is often not  ... (more info)



Buffy

Buffy

Buffy affectionately known as our (mama girl) was adopted from Boxer Rescue Ontario on July 25 ,2004 this was a happy day for us.As many before her she came to live at her new forever home a place she was meant to be ... (more info)



Cairo

Cairo

 

By Francesca Colussi:

On Monday night, I had the awful task of helping my Boxer/Ridgeback baby girl Cairo cross over. Her health had been degrading slowly for quite sometime. Even though I knew thi ... (more info)



Clyde

Clyde

It is with a lot of tears and a very heavy sad heart that we had to say goodbye to our dear Clyde today. To me he was known as My Bambino and always answered to that name, but only when I used it. Clyde was truly a l ... (more info)



Dan Whaley/Cassius/Beatrice

Dan Whaley/Cassius/Beatrice

Sadly, Boxer Rescue Ontario has lost a friend and supporter in Daniel Whaley. Please take a moment to honour Daniel and his beautiful boxers that are with him now over the rainbow bridge.


 ... (more info)


Dozer

Dozer

TREASURED FRIEND

I LOST A TREASURED FRIEND TODAY, ... (more info)



Dyllon

Dyllon

Dyllon

 

I am a foster home with BRO and have been for a few years.  I have had a few fosters, but never one that touched my heart like Dyllon did.  I do not recall how Dyllon found hi ... (more info)



Ellie

Ellie

MEMORIES OF ELLIE

Ellie came to us during Spring Break 2008. She was about 71/2 years old and had come from a tough background. She really needed someone to put her trust in. This turned out to be my husba ... (more info)



Ernie

Ernie

Ernie first came to me from Boxer rescue Ontario as a foster but the second I saw his beautiful gold/brown eyes shining from this sad looking dog, I knew I would keep him.

As a rescue he was obviously the  ... (more info)



Excalibur

Excalibur

What can I say. I remember the first time I saw you on Sun. Aug 1st, 2010. Your foster Dad Randy was walking you on the green grass at the Cookstown Mall. I thought Oh my! He's a big boy!

I miss our 6:00 a ... (more info)



Ikey Andrews

Ikey Andrews

After spending a loving, quiet weekend with our boy Ikey, our wonderful vet came to the house and gently put him down. He had been diagnosed two weeks ago with a large splenic mass, pneumonia and megaesophagus.< ... (more info)



Jackson

Jackson

Jackson

May 29, 2007-Mar 25, 2013

It is with great sadness that we say good bye to our four legged friend Jackson.  He came into our care June 3, 2011.  He was a loving boy with us, his imm ... (more info)



Java

Java

In July of 2007 came one of the best things that has ever happened in my life. My boxer Java arrived from her foster home from BRO. We were destined to be together & soon were the best of friends & insep ... (more info)



Jazz

Jazz

We met Jazz 11 years ago. She was a tiny, brindle pup. At nine months, she had been rescued from a puppy mill in Montreal and we found her through BoxerRescue. It was the start of a beautiful friendship. It took ... (more info)



Keiko

Keiko

November 28, 2000 – October 15, 2011

Keiko you were my best friend for almost 6 years. From the moment we met, with you dragging me down the snow to the van, you knew you were headed to your foreve ... (more info)



Lexi

Lexi

To Lexi (aka Lexus)

My Wiggy-Waggy Girl

Feisty and a challenge

You had been through so much too

But I knew you’d found your forever home  ... (more info)



Lexy

Lexy

I met Lexy in October of 2003 through Boxer Rescue

She was just under one year old, and when I went to the foster house

there were 3 dogs and they all ran to the door.

Two of the boxers were un ... (more info)



Lucy

Lucy

Stephanie Maggs 'Lucy, My sweet, grey-faced beauty'

 ... (more info)



Lucy (trio)

Lucy (trio)

Stephanie Maggs 'Trio Re-united'

 

' ... (more info)



Matty

Matty

Matty St. Claire Baird AKA Matty

1998-2007

Matty arriv ... (more info)



Mortimer a.k.a "Morty"

Mortimer a.k.a "Morty"

Mortimer (Morty)
1998 – 2011 Morty joined our family i ... (more info)



Mugsy and Allie

Mugsy and Allie

Some words about Mugsy and Allie from Boxer Rescue Ontario member an ... (more info)



Rocky

Rocky

(1999– 2010)

It is with deep sadness that we announce  ... (more info)



Roxanne

Roxanne

Jan 7/98 - Feb 9/09

It is with great sadness that we let you ... (more info)



Rudy

Rudy

Rudy defied the odds from day 1. We conquered food sensitivities and ... (more info)



Sasha

Sasha

Sasha came into our lives in June of 2001. Norma had been in communi ... (more info)



Stoli

Stoli

Stoli is sadly missed by her parents Drew Gerrard (BRO Volunteer) and Don Wyatt.

 

Please watch this tribute to Stoli's great life:

 ... (more info)



Taurus

Taurus

Boxer Rescue Ontario had to say goodbye to Taurus Friday December 27th, 2013.

Taurus came into foster care and unfortunately was discovered to have medical ... (more info)



Tie

Tie

Our Permanent Foster

September 15, 1998 - August 14, 2009

Tie came to us April 2006 as a 7 year old with some separation anxiety. Since I was out ... (more info)



Tigger

Tigger

In memory of Tigger.

Run free!

 ... (more info)



TJ

TJ

Sweet Rest and Godspeed TJ

I just wanted to let you all know that this am (17 Sep 2010) Ursula and I made the difficult choice to put TJ down. He was and will always be a great friend and is going to be missed by so many people.

Chris, Ursula and Nelson

 ... (more info)



Willow

Willow

Willow became a part of our family in Jan 2002. She was approximately 18 months old at the time.She was born deaf, which to her was not an issue  as she knew nothing else. I have to say we initially had some anxiety about her deafness, but when we met her ,all those fe ... (more info)


   

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