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, someone who was 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 begins to quiver. Suddenly, he breaks from the group, flying over the green grass, 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 those trusting eyes, so long gone from your life, but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross the Rainbow Bridge together.


DRU is offering Commemorative Bricks to contributors. For a $200 donation a brick will be engraved with your personal message in memory of, or in honor of, a special animal or person. Each brick is incorporated into the walkway in the memorial garden adjacent to the shelter. Bricks ordered together will be placed together. A Certificate will be sent to you in recognition of your order. Click below to print out a brick order form.

Commemorative Brick Order Form


For a $250 donation we are offering contributors the opportunity to have a plaque with a name (yours, in memory of, a pet) and a dedication message, placed in our memorial hall at the shelter. These are “brass effect” laminate plaques.

We are also offering the opportunity to donors to sponsor one of our dedicated areas in the shelter. For a $1000 donation, a sponsor will be able to dedicate one of our specialized areas. An engraved polished brass plaque will be displayed in the available area of your choice. See form for available spaces.

Memorial Hall Sponsorship Form

Dedicated Area Sponsorship Form



Honor your beloved DRU Dobe or family member with an engraved nameplate on the Doberman Rescue Unlimited Perpetual Plaques. In Loving Memory, In honor of, and one for our SSNAPS (Special, and Senior Needs Advocacy Program).

Perpetual Plaque Nameplate Order Form