The Rainbow Bridge

Just this side of heaven is a place called the Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to the 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 the Rainbow Bridge together....


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Do You Have A Great Pyrenees Waiting At The Rainbow Bridge?

Do you have a Pyr waiting for you at the Rainbow Bridge? Why not take a few minutes to tell us all about your Pyr?

Here is an opportunity to share your memories of your beloved pet and honour his or her time with you forever.

We'd love for you to tell us all about your pet. Please make your story 400 to 600 words long as we would love to know all of the details of your lives together. Please provide pictures as well. You can send us up to four pictures of your Pyr.

Thanks for sharing.

Stories Of Other Beautiful Pyrs Waiting At The Bridge

Click below to see contributions from other Great Pyr Owners...

Tundra will be missed by all of us 
We adopted Tundra from the club in 2014 and our lives were changed forever. Tundra enriched every aspect of our life. She was gentle, loyal, protective …

Woolmarsh Thumbelina Twinkletoes 
Their is a hollow silence in our hearts that is echoing through the house. As I woke up this morning and that's how I felt. I told Derek and he started …

Baby Girl 
She came to us as a foster. Young, abused and hurt. She stole our hearts, and became a foster failure. In the 12 years that she honoured us as her family, …

Courtesy Post - Bruno 
Sadly, Bruno became increasingly aggressive, and was injuring livestock so they succumbed to their injuries. DOB: May 30, 2022 Location: Markham, …

Moxie 
Moxie started her life with us in September 2017 at 6 years old, we adopted her on a whim and man was that the best decision we had ever made! She became …

Courtesy - Rex 
DOB: May 30, 2014 (9-years-old) This boy is a Pyr/Rottweiler cross. This is a video of Rex playing . Location: Val Caron, Quebec, but owner is …

Bandit. Miss him every day. Also known as pyrbliss snow prince 
Bandit was the most loving yea protective pet. There isn’t a day go by when I don’t think of him. Bandit crossed over suddenly with suspected heart failure. …

Teddy 
*Sadly, we had to say goodbye to Teddy. As a 6-week old puppy (way too young to be taken from his mom), the 'breeder' delivered him to the elderly owner …

Arthur 
*With great sadness, his family had to say goodbye to Arthur. As he settled into his new home after two months, and felt very comfortable, he started guarding …

Stanley 
*Sadly, Stanley was not safe. The foster was not able to get near him.* Stanley is a 9-year-old mix with maybe Retriever in him.We are still learning …

Courtesy Post - Marley 
Sadly, he squeezed through the gate to go after a member of his livestock got through. RIP, Marley. *ADOPTION* DOB: August 8, 2019 Location: London …

Sam 
August 17, 2023 Sadly, Sam was euthanized due to the number of seizures he was having. Our heartfelt condolences go out to Caitlin. *Update July …

Wally 
Wally, a rescue, came to us in September 2011. The story is that he was picked up in Wisconsin, wandering, and never claimed. He ended up at GPCSO. …

Edelweiss  
Five days before her 13th birthday our beloved Edelweiss crossed the rainbow bridge peacefully with my hand on her head. We had a wonderful 3 years and …

Lily 
Sadly, Sophie was surrendered by someone who got her as a 6-week-old pup from a disreputable 'breeder'. She missed out on crucial education time from her …

Charlie 
Charlie, only 7-years-old, Hound?/Pyr mix, came to us when his owner felt that he was depressed after moving from the country to the city. She wanted to …

Alice 
Dear pyr rescue, I am greatly saddened to let you know that Alice passed away in October 2019 at the age of 10 years and 4 months. It has been over …

Lancelot (A.K.A. Lanny) 
Dear sweet Lanny passed away on December 18th, 2020. He will be forever missed by his family. From his family: He was such a gentle soul, and we will miss …

Butler - Courtesy Posting 
Sadly, Butler passed away after such a short time with his new mom. We send our heartfelt condolences to Marianne. *ADOPTED* This boy was popular. …

Yuki 
We are sad to announced that Yuki has passed away. Our heartfelt condolences go out to her family. This is from her family. Yuki has not been well …

Henry 
We are so saddened to hear that Henri passed away at such a young age. He wasn't with his family for long. Medication could no longer control his seizures. …

Willow - aka The Woo 
Dec. 12th - I had to make the hardest decision to say goodbye to my beautiful, special Pyr Dwarf - Willow or Itty Bitty Girl as she was registered. But …

Jake (now Diamond Jake Einstein) 
October 2, 2019 - Today, Jake's family had to say goodbye to him. *ADOPTED* It's final. This gentle giant grabbed his family's hearts. They have …

Garrett  
Dear Pyr Rescue ! It is with profound sadness to say that Garrett has passed away. We met Garrett in 2010, he was an incredibly handsome and gentle …

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George 
We were camping and saw a lady with a pry.We loved the look of that dog;Went home and found someone selling pups and 3 to choose from. Got there he was …

Emma Lee My Love, My Best Friend 
We got Emma Lee as my father did not have patience for this little fluffball pup. For the past 10 years she has been by my side, kids all grown, youngest …

Yogi 
It is with the deepest sadness we let you know Yogi has joined Venus. They are resting together just as they always did. Yogi did not have the benefits …

Morgan 
Sadly, Morgan was sick for a short time and passed away. He had a good few of years with Carol. He was such a goofball, and didn't have a mean bone in …

Baloo the Rescue 
With profound sadness and broken hearts we had to let Baloo go off to the rainbow bridge today. From the moment we saw his sweet face on the Great Pyrenees …

Jack 
We are very sad to announce the passing of Jack. He was only adopted in January of this year. This is from Jack's foster: This woman is a marvellous …

Edie (a.k.a. Edelweiss) 
*ADOPTED* We are so happy for Edie. She has found the perfect home with people committed to her for the rest of her life. She has another companion …

A pyres pack mate , king,  
King was Milos packmate and hero. King passed july 3, 2017. King was ( Aussie cattle dog and black lab ). Age 13 . Milo ( pyr x St. Bernard x white …

Bear  
It is with great sadness that we announce that Bear, alumni 2017, has passed away. Our heartfelt condolences go to his family. From his owner: Yesterday …

Monty 
We are devastated to announce that Monty passed away due to gastric torsion (a condition in which the stomach becomes overstretched and rotated by excessive …

MIGHTY 
March 12th I kissed goodbye my beautiful male "Mighty". Just shy of 8 years old, he gave me all the love and devotion. He "LOVED" everybody, everything, …

Teddy 
Teddy was a rescue in 2007. He was found wandering along a highway near Bellville. He was emciated , had lost most of his hair and weighed about 80lbs.he …

Weissen 
Sadly, Weissen succumbed to her cancer. Weissen will remain in foster due to impending health issues. A cancerous tumour was discovered on her anus. …

Tigger 
Our Tigger crossed the rainbow bridge in August 2015. All her life she had problems but was the most loving and understanding member of our familie. …

Manouche 
It is with heavy hearts that Manouche's family has announced her passing. She was approximately 13-years-young. Moushy could not have found a better family …

Meadow 
We send our heartfelt condolences to Michelle and Craig. They took her in and gave Meadow the best life she could have in her almost year with them. …

Talos 
That's it. It's has happened. Talos has woven himself into his fosters' hearts, so, it's official. He has been adopted by Agnes and Richard. They …

Heavy Hearted Farewell To An Amazing Warrior 
I cried today when I read your website's description, "Anyone who has lived with a Pyr for any reasonable period of time will tell you about this breed’s …

Cubby 
Sadly, Cubby passed away on December 15th, 2022. He was almost 14-years-old. Our heartfelt condolences go out to Warren and Joella and his foster Craig. …

Yuki 
*Sadly, Yuki passed away January 2023 due to complications from cancer. Our heartfelt condolences go out to his family. *ADOPTED* Yugi has found …

Jasper 
Sadly, Jasper who was one of our rescued Pyrs, has gone to the Rainbow Bridge. This was his story... Judging by how he reacts to having to go in the …

Rosie 
We give our heartfelt condolences to Rosie's family. From her family: Tonight is a very sad and tough night. Six years ago we rescued a 5 year old …

Opie 
Opie is at the Rainbow Bridge. We are so very sad. This tears out our hearts. We are a rescue after all. This is not the outcome that we wanted. …

Misti Yoda  
Misti passed away from cancer on May 2, 2020. We send our heartfelt condolences to her family. We know she had a wonderful life. We are delighted to …

Viki (formerly Victoire) 
This week we said goodbye to a very important and loved member of our family. Viki wasn't just a livestock guardian, she was our family guardian. She loved …

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Alice  
Our heartfelt condolences go out to Sonja. Dear Pyr rescue, I am greatly saddened to let you know that Alice passed away in October 2019 at the age …

Lexi (Snowball) 
Lovely Lexi passed away from cancer on June 11, 2022. Our heartfelt condolences go to her heartbroken family. Here History: Lexi has found her forever …

Zephyr (formerly Bear) 
September 2010 - January 5, 2024 It is with deep sadness that we let you know Zephyr (previously Bear) passed on this morning at the age of 13.5 years …

Update on Garrett - Oct 2011 
* Our heartfelt condolences go out to the Foisy family. We know they lavished love and care on this beautiful boy. * Well! We just passed our 1 year …

Sophie 
Our heartfelt condolences go out to Sophie’s family. From her family: Our family adopted a pyr/bouvier mix from your rescue about 10 years ago. …

Boo 
Boo lived out her life on Dr. Graham's farm where she enjoyed different companions who were being fostered. She passed away at the ripe age of 14. Update: …

Rollie 
We are saddened to tell you that Rollie has passed away at 10 years and 4 months old. Our heartfelt condolences go out to his family. See Rollie's story …

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