Pets have long been a part of our lives, many are considered to be members of the family and as such are deserving of the same attention both in life and in death. When experiencing pet loss, many pet owners wish to memorialize them with a pet memorial. This section will be dedicated to those pets that have crossed the rainbow bridge. We invite you to share your favourite photo and memories of your pets here. We also dedicate this page to our beloved sanctuary dogs that cross over.


Butttons memorial

Sweet 16 year old Buttons was admitted to the sanctuary after her owner passed away. Buttons always lived in a yard, on her own, so it wasn’t too difficult for her to adjust to sanctuary life. She took a couple of weeks to settle, but then it was as if she had always lived at the sanctuary. Sadly she crossed over today 4th December 2017 in the arms of one of the volunteers. Run free dear Buttons. Till we meet again.


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Louie, you did beat all the odds and lived a full 16 years. A happy cat that shared your life with cats and dogs alike. Run over the rainbow bridge, until we meet again you beautiful soul.








samira1Samira (Sami) with such a lovely colour of fur came to us and we loved her immediately. She had bravely suffered through a lot of operations, as told by the vet who treated her on behalf of Island Sanctuary. She had fit in so well with our family and we enjoyed each others company and love for 12 years. Sami always looked forward to the long walks, especially trying to catch the gekkos. She once suffered a ‘bloat’ and we thought we had lost her, but she battled on and enjoyed many more years with us and our other dogs. The years passed too quickly and she started to suffer from various ailments but while she still looked forward to her daily meals , we continued to do everything to keep her happy and comfortable until the end. Sami crossed over in February 2016 and we still miss her dearly.


Beyond The Rainbow

As much as I loved the life we had and all the times we played,
I was so very tired and knew my time on earth would fade.
I saw a wondrous image then of a place that’s trouble-free
Where all of us can meet again to spend eternity.

I saw the most beautiful Rainbow, and on the other side
Were meadows rich and beautiful — lush and green and wide!
And running through the meadows as far as the eye could see
Were animals of every sort as healthy as could be!
My own tired, failing body was fresh and healed and new
And I wanted to go run with them, but I had something left to do.

I needed to reach out to you, to tell you I’m alright
That this place is truly wonderful, then a bright Glow pierced the night.
‘Twas the Glow of many Candles shining bright and strong and bold
And I knew then that it held your love in its brilliant shades of gold.

For although we may not be together in the way we used to be,
We are still connected by a cord no eye can see.
So whenever you need to find me, we’re never far apart
If you look beyond the Rainbow and listen with your heart.

By Cate Guyan