When the End of Life is Near

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 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 Rainbow Bridge together....

Peace-Full Release / Euthanasia

What to expect when the time comes to let your beloved pet go.
Dayton Valley Veterinary Hospital  would like to help fascilitate this transition by reserving quiet / personal time at the end of the chosen day. Unless of course it is an emergency situation.

Please call the Front Office for assistance in making appropriate plans.


    •UC Davis: 1-800-565-1526 / 1-916-752-4200, WWW.vetmed_ucdavis_edu/petloss

    •Cornell University: 1-607-253-3932

    •Michigan State: 1-517-432-2696


• Owners present or not present.

• Private cremation with Urn which can feature a paw print from your pet or an engraved portrait.

    •Communal cremation - no ashes returned.

    •Owners retain remains.


Treat me kindly my beloved master, for no heart in all the world is more grateful for kindness than mine.

Do no break my spirit with a stick, although I should lick your hand between blows, your patience and understanding will teach me more quickly the things you would have me do.

Speak to me often, for your voice is the worlds sweetest music, as you must know by the fierce wagging of my tail when I hear your step.

When the weather is cold and wet, please take me inside, for I am a domesticated animal, no longer used to the bitter elements, and I ask no greater glory than the privilege of sitting at your feet.

Keep my pan filled with fresh water, although I should not reproach you if it were dry, I cannot tell you when I suffer thirst.

Feed me clean food that I may stay well, and play and do your bidding, to walk by your side, standing ready to protect you with my life should your life be in danger..

And Master, when I am very old, if the Greatest master seems fit to deprive me of my health and sight, do not turn me away... rather, see that my trusting life is gently taken, and I shall leave you knowing that with my last breath I draw, my fate was always safest in your hands.

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