GSD Rainbow Bridge Write a Memorial For Your Beloved German Shepherd

Welcome to the GSD Rainbow Bridge. Losing a beloved pet, no matter how long you've had it, can be one of the most difficult things we'll ever have to go through with in our lives.



I hope that the simple process of writing a memorial for your own German Shepherd will help you ease the pain of your loss and allow you to share with others how much your dog meant (and still means) to you.

Special memories last a lifetime and can also help us work through the loss - and by sharing those favorite memories with others we can often work through our grief easier. And it does take time to get over a pets passing so don't feel bad about being upset - this grief is absolutely normal.

And please know that our thoughts are with you in this most difficult of times. Feel free to leave your memorial below and to read the wonderful tributes left by other readers about their own German Shepherds.

Here you can write all about your dog, as much as you want to, add pictures too, and really give us all an opportunity to get to know more about your German Shepherd and the relationship that you shared together. So feel free to use this space to share your pets story and to help yourself along in the grieving process.

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GSD Rainbow Bridge Memorials

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Our True Princess, Rest in Peace 
This day has been darkened by the loss of our beloved princess, she came to us on thanksgiving day 2007 as a abused 5 years gsd. i wanted to kill the guy …

Our Lovely Cassy, RIP 
Cassy was the most loving fun filled german shepard we have ever had,she was so fun and loving,last year we noticed her dragging her rear foot,took her …

My Dear German Shepherd Baldwin, Rest in Peace 
To my buddy who died last week at the age of 11. Your girlfriend Rose and your cat miss you. Baldwin was a special needs dog, although I never thought …

My K-9 Soulmate, RIP 
My beautiful Nikki was a very unexpected and special Christmas gift in 1990. She was my first German Shepherd and she knew my every mood. If I was upset, …

Sabre, My German Shepherd, RIP 
To my beloved Sabre, Glamour Boy, Housemate, Companion, Defence Dog. I will ALWAYS love you and miss you. Thank you for the wonderful two years we …

Retired German Shepherd Police Dog Oscar, RIP 
Thames Valley Police Dog Oscar was born in Jan 2003 and recruited to TVP as a police dog with handler Paul Nally. Oscar had an outstanding career for over …

My Beautiful GSD Buster, RIP 
I lost my beautiful GSD Buster, two years ago in August, I wrote a little message in this memorial page three weeks later. I now have a new dog who I love …

In Memory of My German Shepherd Dog, Briggs 
I always have had a love for German Shepherds and had the pleasure of sharing my life with my sweet boy named Briggs. I lost him suddenly and unexpectedly …

Saige Baxter, My German Shepherd Dog - RIP 
We were lucky enough to have you in our lives for 11 years. We went through a lot. Almost losing you from a kidney sickness, to having to have two hip …

My German Shepherd Dog, Sheba, RIP 
Hello my name is Tia Friend-Johnson and this is my 6 month old GSD Sheba. I first met with Sheba when she was five months old. I had the pleasure of training …

My German Shepherd Stela, RIP 
Stela passed March 10, 2013 She died from spleen rupture that I didn't see it come. I let her out before bed got up 5 hrs later and she look pale …

Rest in Peace, Stela, My Girl!! 
Stela passed March 10, 2013 She died from spleen rupture that I didn't it come. I let her out before bed got up 5 hrs later and she look rush her …

Losing My Best Friend, My German Shepherd Holly. R.I.P xxx 
Holly was born on april 27th 2003. she was my dream dog and was more than my best friend, she would lay her head on me and lay with me when i cried and …

My Dog Hera 
I met my best friend April 23, 2008. I have had dogs before, Husky and chows, I have always admired GSD's. I started reading about them and come to find …

RIP Remington, 7/4/2002-11/22/2011 
Today is the 1-year anniversary of our previous German Shepherd, Remington, passing away. He was born on July 4, 2002, so he shared his birthday with …

Our German Shepherd Lil Bit Taught us More Than We Knew 
Lil Bit was with us 12 good years. She was sweet, bossy, demanding at times and she was always there when we opened the door. She was a chicken when it …

My German Shepherd, Sir River Maxim, RIP 
On Tuesday, 6-26-12 @ 12:05 PM Sir River passed over the Rainbow Bridge with dignity and courage. The last voice he heard was me whispering in his ear …

My Beloved Fraiser 
My Dear Frasier, It has been many years since you left for the Rainbow Bridge. There has not been a day that I don't think about the love I have for …

My German Shepherd Renno, R.I.P. 
My daughter was abducted at the age of 8 months. I went kinda crazy, and then in November of 1996 I got a 12 week old female German Shepherd Dog that …

German Shepherds Bonnie and Clyde; United Once Again 
This is a loving dedication to my two 5 year old (almost 6) GSD's Bonnie and Clyde. They had a love affair from the moment we put them together as puppies. …

Our German Shepherd, Piper 'Bunny Dog' Collins, RIP 
On Friday 11th May 2012 I had to say goodbye to my beloved Piper. She came into our lives on 25th Feb 2002 about six months after we lost our Sally - a …

My German Shepherd Montana Was My Best Friend 
Hello This is a picture of my angel Montana, who I miss everyday. Montana lost her battle to cancer March 3, 2012. Here is our story. I was 24 …

My Lovely Motaki, You Will Be Missed 
Hi, This is Motaki. She is 11 years old in this photo camping in New Hampshire. She died on March 23, 2012 at the age of 13 ½ years. She was still …

In Memory of Our German Shepherd, Phoebe 
I would like to share. a. short memorial of Phoebe. Phoebe first came into our lives, when, she was. 5 years old. We adopted her from a local animal …

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In Memory of Nikita "Niki" 
In Memory of Nikita (Niki) End of Mission January 28, 2012 It is only fitting that a my best friend gets a tribute due to all the love and devotion …

GSD Marley, a lovely chap - RIP 
We picked up Marley on Wednesday 4th January; he had little history except we understand that his owner had died, and he had spent much time in a crate. …

My Best Friend, My German Shepherd, Jess 
Jess entered my life on 10/14/1998. He was extremely intelligent; he would inform me when I missed a phone call. He would shake my hands …

My GSD called MOTO. (And why he is named MOTO) 
Hello to all dog owners everywhere and i would like to share my story with you about my GSD Moto and sadly on this date (10/11/10)which i will NEVER forget …

Our Baby Girl Tala 
My sweet girl who was the leader of the pack, you will be missed! Say hello to your momma for me, I know you'll both be waiting for me at …

German Shepherds Soli, Ami, Biddie, Gnahla, Zea and Leah - RIP 
soli 13/10/89--27/04/02 ami 7/6/91-- 21/11/05 biddie 4/7/94-- 2/7/06 gnahla 19/09/99-- 18/12/09 zea 01/02/02-- 07/08/09 leah 29/9/93-- 21/12/06 …

My Best friend, My German Shepherd Buster 
My beautiful boy I lost you nearly three weeks ago and I miss you more each day, I'll never forget you Buster the house is no home without …

We miss you Ruski girl. 
You left a big hole in our hearts the day you passed away our beautiful Ruski. We had 10 wonderful years with you, you were such a good dog. …

My German Shepherd Friend, RIP 
It’s not fair, you died saving my life. I feel cheated somehow. I would wholeheartedly have traded places with you and I believe you knew it. …

German Shepherd ATAGGIO 8/13/10 - 6/21/11  
A noble friend, of ancient blood, A staunch and mighty guard, A loving comfort, heroine, A loss that hit us hard. She left behind a family And friends …

Goodbye my Sweet Bear - Rest in Peace 
In the early hours of Sunday morning, 29th of May 2011, I lost my German Shepherd Bear to bloat. He was 15 years old and the dog that kept on keeping on. …

The sorrow in my heart is only matched by the absence in my life 
Like a morning glory or a lovers wink, a falling star, the quickest blink. Yesterday, a year ago, time that passed, so quick not slow, tell me …

Our Loving GSD, Richard, RIP 
"And ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation" We adopted an amazing, smart, wonderful sweet German Shepherd …

Our German Shepherd Rosco "Mammys Boy", RIP 
My heart is truly broken, I love you,were the last words spoken, I could not bear to see you so, I knew I had to let you go, The last battle …

German Shepherd Aja, RIP 
Total German Shepherd : Here is a wonderful and moving story sent in by a reader about German Shepherd named Aja. It is well written and vividly tells …

In A Blink Of An Eye 
I still remember the day I brought my sweet baby Gus home. It's been many years but it's as fresh as if it were yesterday. I held in my arms this beautiful, …

My German Shepherd, My baby blitz - RIP 
To my baby boy, you were amazing I love you so much and wish you were still here with me. even though we were only together a short time because …

To My Beloved German Shepherd, Bear, RIP 
Bear was the most amazing dog. He was my sons playmate and daughters horse. He was with me for two different babies and was a true gentle giant. …

R.I.P *Sadie Marie Crusty Mutt* 
Dear Total German Shepherd, This is our late GSD puppy, Sadie Marie. We sadly lost her to liver failure on June 26. 2010 when she was …

Fritz Von Blitzen --- RIP 
My Beloved friend Fritz Von Blitzen, I can picture your beautiful face and your eyes looking into mine, I miss you friend friend, you will always …

My Sweet "Baby" Amber 
Amber was a wonderful dog. She was a wonderful member of our family. She came to us through some friends who were looking to give her a home since they …

German Shepherd Anubis (Nubie), Rest in Peace 
Nubie was our solid black GS straight from Germany and looked just like the Egyptian god Anubis (hense the name). We got him at 3 years old from a GS breeder …

For "Keira" our German Shepherd, xxx 
Keira my beautiful girl, I miss you so much. Our home is not the same without you, such a big empty space that no one will ever fill. You filled my life …

My German Shepherd Gina, RIP 
Rescued with her mother, we never dreamed she would go first, but at 9 years old, cancer crept in and stole her away. We hear a siren and …

My Little Girl Forever, My German Shepherd Adie - RIP 
almost three months ago I lost my little girl. She was my baby and my best friend. Loosing her so unexpectedly was like a knife to the heart. …

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Moments 
Lives are made of years, months, weeks, days, hours, minutes, seconds, relentlessly ticking away. Moment by moment, strung together equals the sum of what …

Mom's Two Angel's 
As like a lot of homes, we had cats, turtles, fish, hamsters and several breeds of dogs. But none were like my mother's 2 beautiful German Shepherd …

My Big Sister, My German Shepherd Sheba, RIP 
Wow what can i say to you pretty girl? It has been almost five years since i lost you those few days before christmas which was the worst ever without …

German Shepherd, Cesaer - RIP 
I was 14 when I first set eyes on this beauiful shepherd wolf stray my father had fed and taken in. Of course we didn't know he was wolf Hybrid until his …

Sleep in peace, my sweet German Shepherd, Bear; I love you.... 
Today, Sally and I were forced to say goodbye to our beautiful German Shepherd, our HoneyBear. She apparently either swallowed, or was bitten by, some …

My Baer - My Hero - My German Shepherd - RIP 
I just lost my beautiful Baer after almost 13 years - my heart is broken and right now I am just crying... Baer had always been a very headstrong, alpha …

My Anika, A GSD with a sense of HUMOR - RIP 
Anika vom Sanderhaus came to this world on November 22, 1999. Shortly after that I had lost my beloved GSD Ilsa we had rescued from the local animal shelter. …

German Shepherd Myah, you were my best friend 
Myah you were my best friend.Titles were not important to you . I WAS IMPORTANT TO YOU. Myah you lived for me and whatever we did together, …

My German Shepherd Mix, Sandi, RIP 
Dear Rainbow Bridge my dog that I had wasn't really a German Shepherd. She was very old. She was a mixed breed. And she was part German Shepherd, Husky, …

Maximus "Max" The Dalmatian 
I hope this will not be removed, this is about a Dalmatian named Max. You see I have his son, named for his father. He was without a doubt one …

My amazing GSD, Schultz, R.I.P. 
This was my GSD Schultz, He was 8 yrs old and was my pride and joy!! I lost him on December 10th 2010 very unexpectedly. He had become sick, …

Sasha, My German Shepherd Friend, My Companion, My Protector 
Sasha was skin and bones when I rescued her. I had no intention of getting another dog that day. In fact, I was walking my other GSD Sonny when we saw …

German Shepherd Zeeba - Rest in Peace 
German Shepherd Zeeba - Rest in Peace This is my German Shepherd Zeeba but unfortunately she's died last month. But her will live in my …

A Bridge Too Far, PD Titan And PD Carts: RIP 
PD Titan was no ordinary dog. He was a NSW Police Dog and the first to be killed by an offender in the line of duty in NSW. Titan was Beychief Magic …

RIP: Our Beloved German Shepherd Zynfyndel, She Loved the Cold 
She was born January 27, 1997, on a cold Winter's day... She always did love the cold. After my divorce in 1995, I lost my two beloved German Shepherds …

Losing my happy dog, my German Shepherd, Cutter 
I lost my beloved Cutter suddenly last weekend from a still unknown illness. He was only 8 years old and full of life. It has been such a shock …

My Beloved German Shepherd, "Duke" 
Duke was born on May 2008. He was a Belgian Shepard and we bought him on August 2008 so that our German Shepard "Nemo" could have someone to …

RIP 'Our Little Gretchen' 
Unfortunately we lost our 10½ year old German Shepherd dog, AKA name, Our Little Gretchen, just plain old Gretcheh or Gretch to us, yesterday. …

My German Shepherd Arek - He Kept Me Safe 
This is Arek who was my loyal companion /protector for 12 years , He was schutzhund 1 imported from west germany at 2 years old. He watched …

My German Shepherd Max, I Miss Him So 
Where do I begin to explain what this Dog meant to me, yes meant, Max died a few months ago. He died very suddenly and I miss him so. In 2012 …

RIP My Baby Boy, Orr 
RIP my baby boy 5-15-2010 ~ 7-28-2011 Orr passed away at the vet while going to get neutered. Before he was even put under he had a massive …

GSD Tribute to Bogey Boga Sigler 
Simply the "Greatest" companion anyone could ask for. Our 9 years together watching the love in your eyes, gentleness, and our walks together …

Our Beloved German Shepherd, Cassi, RIP Not rated yet
she was a bueatiful german shepard,we only were blessed with her for 8 years,she was loyale,smart full of gumption,was always there to give us that love …

Willie Nevada Highway Patrol K9 officer Not rated yet
I gave you everything I could and you gave it all back and more! You were and always will be a hero! You saved lives by taking drugs and criminals off …

My Beautiful, Courageous Girl! Not rated yet
I fell in love with Nikita the moment I set eyes on her and the bond of love that grew between us was powerful. She went to puppy socialisation, got her …

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Vaya con Dios, My Beautiful Girl Not rated yet
by Fred (Orange County, CA) March 10th, 2010 was the day Sally and I were forced to say goodbye to our beautiful German Shepherd, our HoneyBear. …

Our Beloved German Shepherd, Schatze, RIP Not rated yet
Hello, I would like to submit a photo of our beloved Schatze, who blessed us with her presence only a mere 3.5 years before an aggressive cancer took …

It's only a Muppet Not rated yet
Caspa we will always miss you, you muppet, Poppy still misses and loves to hear your name, you were robbed from us too young with terrible illness, hopefully …

Harley At Attention....2005 and Oct 2006, His Last Day Not rated yet
German Shepherd Harley, Rest in Peace A Wonderful Companion...so playful, obedient and loving!!!! helene, monterey park ca …

Our best friend Satchel we love you R.I.P. Buddy,protector,companion. Not rated yet
Satchel was the most loving shepherds anyone could have ever asked for. He was my best buddy an did everything with me including playing at our pool with …

Buddy, one of the family Not rated yet
When we went to pick you up, I really didn't know if a German Shepherd was the dog for us. Michelle was only 6 1/2 at the time and I had only had dashunds. …

Our German Shepherd Wendi, RIP Not rated yet
Our, meaning My son Jordan and I, GSD, Wendi crossed the Bridge 4 years ago. She was a rescue Pup. This dog was my sons best friend. We had …

Belgarion [Garion] our beautiful GSD Not rated yet
We lost you far too soon. But we will never, never forget you and the joy you brought us and everyone who knew you. You taught us so much …

German Shepherd, Sandra Sedona, RIP  Not rated yet
Sandy was the sweetest, dog. A mild tempered German Shepherd, she developed DM at age 8. We kept her with us until she was ready to leave us. …

Cody ~ My Best Friend, RIP Not rated yet
Cody came into my life just a year and a half ago. I adopted him from a local shelter when I was 7 months pregnant. I just had a feeling and …

My Poor German Shepherd, Dolly Dog - RIP Not rated yet
Dolly Dog came to me 6 years ago as a rescue at 10 years old. She had pyometra and the original person sent a very sick dog, who was dehydrated and could …

Martastor Von Lady.....A Princess Among Dogs Not rated yet
I always knew one day I'd have to say good bye to Lady, but it happened much too fast. After raising 5 children and seeing them leave, Lady was what helped …

Our beloved German Shepard Gunner, RIP Not rated yet
Gunner was full of life with a big lovable heart... His eyes were beautiful with nothing but excitement and wonder about the world. I will …

The "Furball Pileup" Not rated yet
Hello, This is our late German Shepherd puppy, Sadie, with the rest of our dog family. I call this the "Furball Pileup". I captured the …

Stanley McCarty Not rated yet
Stanley was a RESCUE of abuse. For 10 years he was my partner & my best friend. On 01-19-2009 he was killed. Stanley will remain as part …

German Shepherd Heidi, RIP Not rated yet
Heidi, you gave me 10 years of great friendship, security, and loyalty. I wish we could do them all over again, just slower, knowing how …

Our Loyal Companion, Our German Shepherd Sadie, RIP Not rated yet
We acquired Sadie in October 2009 at eight weeks old. She was the last of an “oops” litter of German shepherd puppies. She was the most intelligent, …

My German Shepherd / Wolf Hybrid, Cesaer Not rated yet
I was 14 when I first set eyes on this beaufil shepherd wolf stray my father had fed and taken in. Of course we didn't know he was wolf Hybrid until his …

German Shepherd Rex of Fieldfun Farm, RIP Not rated yet
Rex was my best friend and constant companion for many years. He herded the goats on my farm and was in charge of security letting me know …

German Shepherd Maja, RIP Not rated yet
Maja, it's been so long since I've seen you. I never guessed that one dog could make such a huge impact on life. You were my "talker". When …

Sablegirl - Sable GSD DOB 14APR96 Rest in Peace 31OCT08 Not rated yet
You were fearless, my sweet girl; never afraid of standing in the eye of a hurricane. Your head held high, it was a sight to watch your hair …

Our beautiful German Shepherd Dog Max, Rest in Peace Not rated yet
We had a lot of names for Max, they were maximoo, moo moo, Mr big paws, dopey dog and maximus dogimus. We sadly lost him yesterday after a sudden …

To Der Stahl Baron von Liebhoffen RIP Not rated yet
Dear Baron, We all miss you very much, it's been 8 months now and every day I look out in your back yard and see your grave and wish you were still …

My German Shepherd Isis: RIP Not rated yet
I got Isis on the Easter Weekend in 2007. I bought her along with her sister Nala. Sisters being Sisters, they were very naughty as puppies …

Wembly, I'll never forget you, buddy: RIP Not rated yet
Gentle giant. Mans best friend. Fraggle Rock character?? Whenever folks asked me "what's his name?" and I'd reply, "Wembly" they'd almost …

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My Sweet German Shepherds Shadow, and My Sweet Terra Not rated yet
My Sweet girl was 11 a few weeks ago when I took her to the vet. We had rescued her 10 years ago from German Shepherd Rescue. She was skinny …

My Gentle Giant, My Best Friend, My Beloved German Shepherd Gabriel Not rated yet
Gabriel was 5 years and 7 mos old and suffered from Perianal fistula he lost his battle last night around 9:30 pm with the help of my friend …

My German Shepherd, Tressiter, I love you as much as ever. Not rated yet
Tressiter, you enriched my life more than I could ever express. You were faithful, loving and made me laugh with your funny ways. You left …

Memorial to My German Shepherd, Scully Not rated yet
I rescued my girl scully from a junk yard in greenville sc.n in 2002. She was in horrible shape. The guy refused to let me have her at first, but …

My Rabbit Hunting German Shepherd Named Jessica Not rated yet
My German Shepherd was called Jessica, unfortunately she has now passed away, but I still speak to her and know she is there, which is comforting. …

Our Great Guy, Our German Shepherd, Duke Not rated yet
This is in memorium to an incredible dog. We rescued him at the age of 1 1/2 years -- a wild, hyper, totally untrained dog full of love. …

My Best German Shepherd, Sadie, RIP Not rated yet
Sadie has been gone a few years now but she lived almost 13 years and was loved very much. She was a great family dog and the 4th GSD I have …

19 year old Lady RIP Not rated yet
Lady was always part of our family since i was 2. she was a puppy at the time and grew up together. she was the greatest dog of all time and …

My Beloved German Shepherd Dog, Luka Not rated yet
Luka was a great friend to me. We went hiking and /or running together every day. He comforted me when i was having a bad day. Luka always …

Love In A Short Time - Our German Shepherd Heidi Not rated yet
Several years ago as a teen, my family received our first and only German Shepherd Dog. A very light cream body color with blackish brown face and saddle, …

Tribute to My German Shepherd, Gangster Not rated yet
Gangster was the best german shepherd I ever had and i'll never forget him - he was the light of my life for two long years until that tragic …

Dallas-Forever in my heart Not rated yet
I've been an Animal Control Officer for my city for over 29 years. June fourteen years ago I received a call reference a German Shepherd puppy running …

Jerry Lee, we still miss you! Not rated yet
It has been some time since we lost our 10 1/2 year old German Shepherd, Jerry Lee, but he is still missed every day. He was one of a kind, …

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