You have enjoyed your pet’s companionship and shared their love. So it is never easy to let them go. At Ridglea West Animal Hospital, we understand the pain of your loss and are here for you during your grieving period. Lighting a virtual memorial candle is a symbolic way to honor your pet’s life and mourn their death. For the religious, a virtual memorial candle can represent a prayer. For others, it is simply a way to show that your pet’s spirit lives on in the hearts they have left behind. Remember your loved one and create a personalized pet memorial page as well as lighting a virtual candle with us today. Share this page with friends and family so they too can light a virtual candle in honor of your beloved pet.
For every passed patient who is memorialized, we make a donation to the AVMF in your pet’s name. AVMF donations benefit pets in need who visit our clinic.
To search the Memorial for someone special, you may enter the pet’s name in the field below, or scroll the page:
The 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 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…