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Sandy Crosses Rainbow Bridge


Sandy was helped across the Rainbow Bridge this morning with his foster mom and dad at his side.

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Sandy came to rescue at 10.5 years old after both of his owners passed away.

A big boy at 128 lbs when he arrived, we quickly realized he had mobility issues and learned he needed ACL surgery which the rescue funded.

Sandy’s mobility continued to decline while with his wonderful foster family, Karen, Kevin and their girls, so the decision was made to help him cross the Rainbow Bridge.

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He was a lovable curmudgeon. We hope he has found his original family and enjoying rolling and eating snow and is pain free and happy.

Special thank you to Karen, Kevin and their daughters for caring and loving Sandy while he was in foster care. Fostering is hard. Nothing harder than helping your pup across the bridge.

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1 Ellen Rehmann { 02.10.14 at 4:00 pm }

I know this was a very difficult and sad decision to make. I do not know the foster family or Sandy but I am so very sorry. May he rest in peace now.

2 Beth Schroeder { 02.11.14 at 7:44 am }

I did not have the pleasure of knowing Sandy or his foster family, but would like to thank his foster family for all they did for Sandy. I am sure he appreciated your love and kindness and is thanking you as well.

3 Debbie Dofflemyer { 02.11.14 at 10:24 am }

Hugs to Sandy’s foster family, just know he had a wonderful life thanks to you guys!!!

4 Karen & Kevin { 02.11.14 at 11:29 am }

Thank you Pat and the GRRSM family and other Golden lovers for your kind words. Even though Sandy was only with us five months the grief my family feels, well, he may has well been with us forever. He wasn’t in the best physical shape and couldn’t do all that much he certainly was a real joy to have around -always ready with a soulful look, a wagging tail and as many kisses as you wanted – all rewarded with his favorites – roast beef and cheesy poofs! It was a difficult decision to make, one we did not want to make, but he was too sweet an old man to let his health decline and his pain worsen when he deserved so much better. We were blessed to have him in our family. We love you Sandy and miss you terribly already.

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