Rainbow Bridge Memories

This page is dedicated in loving memory to the MNSR alumni who found their forever families and are now waiting for us at the Bridge. 

Rainbow Bridge Stories

It is with the heaviest of hearts, that I share the passing of our dear, sweet Abby. She came into our lives over 5 yrs ago and was the most constant, loyal, funny and loving soul ever after. She saw us through marriage, pregnancies, two babies and two toddlers with unending spirit and grace. One tough cookie, she survived her first home situation and the loss of a dear sister before she came into Rescue, as well as numerous health scares over the years. She passed over the rainbow bridge quickly and peacefully at home, in my arms and is now waiting for us on the other side. She was our first baby, my constant companion and our one, special girl. I am forever grateful to Minnesota Sheltie Rescue for bringing her into our lives and for the 5 1/2 amazing years we had with our Senior Rescue. Please don't ever hesitate to consider a senior dog if you are looking for a rescue dog - they are truly remarkable souls with so much love to give.

Cupcake was a very special girl who chose her forever home in an unconventional way! We all discovered what an amazing bond she and her mom had. Cupcake is dearly missed by her mom and her canine siblings Daisy & Jasper and foster sister Maggie. "My sweet Cupcake has moved on to a better place. One where she could run, chase, bark and play. I will miss her silliness and enthusiasm and master food-stealing skills. I will miss HER." May 26, 2017

Peter was so fortunate to find a loving forever home with people who understood his social and medical needs. They were able to manage his epilepsy for many years. And they helped Peter to feel comfortable without pushing him to be affectionate when he wasn't ready for it, which, in time, he sought out more and more. "He was such a wonderful pup. Watching his journey from troubled rescue to being the seasoned old guy in the house was wonderful. We miss his watchful eye (especially watchful of the cat) and constant Sheltie smile." April 30, 2017


Lio was so happy to make his forever home with a family who treated him like royalty and loved him so. Lio loved greeting all the neighbors, and everyone knew Lio! He enjoyed trips in the RV and was the Sheltie ambassador at the RV park. Lio liked to be in the middle of everything, including the bed at night. He gave so much unconditional love. Lio crossed the Rainbow Bridge in April, 2017 and his family misses him so much. "Thank you for making the adoption of this wonderful fluffy bundle of love possible."