Rainbow Bridge - In Memory

Ellie Mae

March 24, 2003 - March 23, 2015

Ellie Mae was my first "very own" dog.
She chose me to be her owner and I couldn't have picked a better dog.
She was sweet, kind, patient, and always made me laugh.
Ellie Mae became a certified therapy dog and brought joy to may individuals in nursing homes,
women shelters, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, and even at my work.
She is missed by many, but I know she is having fun running
around in heaven playing with old friends, her siblings, and even my past pets.


June 2001 - December 2014

Last night we said goodbye to sweet Shadow for the last time.

We first learned of Shadow through Teddy Palmer in the summer of 2009, when she was looking for a home
to retire after her long racing career (171 races) at Southland Greyhound Park in Memphis.
She had been a mother too, and finally was ready to be a full time pet.

We had heard about how sweet brood moms can be, and wanted to give one a home with us.
So, we drove to Oklahoma and met Shadow and the wonderful people of HHGA, and returned home
with the sweetest old lady. On the drive back, she got to see the Grand Canyon,
and we learned how much she loved people, especially children
we would meet who could come up to pet and hug her. Our hope was that if we could give her even
a little time of pet life in a home, lying in the sun, and perhaps even running on the beach,
it would be worth any trouble. It turns out that she lived 5 1/2 years with us,
and that she did, indeed, have a very happy time.

Sweet Shadow was a wonderful, gentle dog.
She had a full and long life and trusted people, who had treated her well from the beginning.
I believe she would thank all of the people who looked after her,
from birth to death. She was born almost on the longest day of the year in 2001,
and left this world in the longest night of the year, 13 1/2 years later.
We will remember her forever.

Donation made to HHGA by Nicola Mohr

KL Baby Bleu

May 14, 2007 - November 5, 2014

Bleu loved everything and everybody....her spirit was as beautiful as her physical appearance.
Often on a walk a stranger would stop to say she was the most beautiful dog they had ever seen - and on more
than one occasion they would ask to take her picture. She loved squeaky toys, sleeping late,
long walks in any weather, treats, and curling up in Mom and Dad's bed.
Bleu quietly laid down for a nap she never woke up from - only a slight comfort to those
who loved her tremendously and miss her terribly.

Anonymous donation made in memory of Baby Bleu to HHGA


March 2003 - October 2013

Porter was adopted from HHGA in June 2003 as a 3-month old puppy. He was very unlike most greyhounds because
he barked and whined a lot! He loved to play ball, and howl at any wolves or dogs that appeared on TV.
He loved to run in our backyard and play with our other dogs. He was a sweet boy that
thought he was a lap dog at times. He will be missed by myself and my husband.
He was gone too soon from our lives, but he is waiting with our other dogs for us at the Rainbow bridge.
Run free sweet Porter.

Donation made to HHGA by The Wiggins

Whistler's Win

May 11, 2003 - June 28, 2012

Winner: Texas Bred Puppy Stakes and 2005 TGA Summer Classic
Win more than lived up to his name as an awesome racer at Corpus and Wheeling and
in his retirement as a best buddy. From the moment in January of 2006 he set eyes on us
he knew he was destined to be a part of our family - he truly chose us (just ask Teddy).
To those who loved him before we knew him - thank you - for preparing him to be a perfect pet
and for going above and beyond for this broken-legged boy
to make sure he got to HHGA so he could find a family.
This boy loved us with his entire big heart ... and we loved him with all of ours in return.
In our hearts forever -- the walk was truly not long enough.

Donation made to HHGA by Steve and Teri Durr

Teardrop (Mandy)

April 17, 2002 - April 17, 2012

Diamond's For Me

July, 1999 - November, 2011

King of the Kennel and Chief Treat Negotiator went to the bridge on Novemeber 14, 2011.
God's fingers touched him and he slept. Finding him asleep never to wake was difficult but the night before,
he was in fine form begging extra treats and ensuring that all his kennel mates were well fed.
He loved being the King in the front room of the kennel. The first to greet everyone and to welcome vistors.
He is missed by all who entered and will remain in our hearts forever.


July, 1996 - June 16, 2011

Amy was a beautiful, independent and loyal friend of ours.
We will never forget her, or replace her with another like dog.
We will miss her every day.
--Nicola M.


October 26, 1997 - May 26, 2011
In memory of Linny, a very special greyhound.
Linny came to live with us shortly before her 11th birthday.
She was a thin, long-legged beauty who didn't much care for cats, small dogs,
thunderstorms, or pet food. Therefore, most mornings we woke up to the smell of
Linny's breakfast (chicken) cooking in the crockpot. Miss Linny liked to go
to bed early - she had a favorite bed and soon learned that the first dog in the bedroom at
night got the first pick of the beds. Since she went to bed early, she liked to have a snack
around midnight and on warm summer nights, a walk around the yard.
Linny loved her greyhound "sisters" and they her.

Linny is dearly loved and missed by our whole family.
Run free and fast, Linny, forever in our hearts.

--Don and Shari J.

Donation to HHGA made by Don and Shari in memory of Lyndumilia

Unity's "Noble" Dream

June 5, 2005 - April 11, 2011
I got Noble in December 2006 when he was 18 months old. Though I had hoped we would have many more years together,
I am very grateful for the 4+ years I have been able to know and love him. He was a real gem.

Noble was a sweet boy, and liked to lay on the floor close to wherever I was.
He was gentle and was very patient with everyone.
His black, silky coat was beautiful, and there was nothing like watching him run in the backyard.
He loved to do figure 8's. And he was quite the conversationalist when he wanted to eat!

I thank the Lord for letting me love Noble and have him in my life.
I will miss him, and always carry him in my heart.
He will also be missed by his greyhound buddy, Hawkeye Tanya,
and Italian greyhounds, Gibbs, Zoey Grace, Gabe, and Meira.

--Pam S.

Donation to HHGA made by Pam in memory of Unity's "Noble" Dream

Sly Thrill

February 20, 1999 - March 22, 2011
She came to me in October 2005, a few months before her 6th birthday after racing in Florida
then having a few litters in Oklahoma. She was the "Queen of Lean", not only leaning on you,
but sticking to you and walking along if you tried to move away. She was the perfect girl from day one;
she loved everyone (except cats) and everyone loved her. Her overbite and one protruding tooth
gave her a distinctive little 'Elvis' smile that was so endearing.
That's what caught my attention on the HHGA website and made me decide to bring her into my family.
She was a treasure and will be terribly missed by the residents, guests, and fosters at the Greyhound Hotel.

Fly free, my beautiful blue angel! Love you!
--Mary Ann M.

Donation to HHGA made by Mary Ann in memory of Sly Thrill (Cinderella)

Flying Excite

June 2, 1998 - Novemer 14, 2010
We adopted Vanessa on December 20, 2006 after her retirement from a racing career
as well as a career as a brood mama. She walked into our house like she'd been here her whole life.
She was quite a character and certainly had her opinions, which she did not hesitate to share.
She was a collector and her favorite thing to collect were my slippers.
We'd routinely play the "slipper game" where she'd steal them and put them in
her bed and then I'd steal them back and put them back in the bedroom.
Sometimes those slippers took several trips back and forth each day.
On August 02, 2008 Vanessa was diagnosed with osteosarcoma.
She battled bone cancer with grace, dignity, and incredible determination
for 27.5 months before succumbing to kidney failure.

Vanessa - We are so proud of you. You will be forever loved and missed.
Run safe and run fast, until we meet again, sweet girl.
--Cindy and Stuart S.

Donation to HHGA made by Cindy and Stuart in memory of Flying Excite (Vanessa)

EA's Lady Gold

January 22, 1997 - October 6, 2010
Adopted at age 11, Goldie was our resident "character." With a determined swagger she was
a world-class counter surfer, an expert at floral re-arranging, a lover of all things plastic, a champion Swiffer hunter,
and an avid shoe collector. The Gold One was our first greyhound, and more special than we could ever say.
Goldie kept us constantly on our toes…and endlessly entertained. We loved her completely, miss her terribly,
and were so blessed to have been her guardians.
--Carolyn and Alan

Donation to HHGA made by Alan and Carolyn in memory of EA's Lady Gold

Rivendell Escort

November 6, 1998 - August 19, 2010
You took huge pieces of our hearts with you when you went, Rivie - but you left your heart here with us.
Many thanks to those who loved her first - her owners, trainers, the farm, and Halfway Home Greyhounds
for allowing us to adopt our Rivie.
She ran 32 races at Southland and had 27 puppies before joining our family.
She also held a dual registration - both NGA and AKC and had a short career as a show dog.
Quite an amazing gal! Oprah says "when you lose somebody you love, you gain an angel that you know"
Angel Rivie, run free, sweetie - you will be in our hearts always - thank you so much for the wonderful memories.
--Steve and Teri D

Donation to HHGA made by Steve and Teri in memory of Rivendell Escort

Tootsgonnagetcha (Gretchen)

April 19, 2002 - August 23, 2010
Loved by her foster home, Mike and Krista, as well as her farm owner, and everyone who met her!

Toy donation to the HHGA kennel by Russ and Teddy in memory of Tootsgonnagetcha (Gretchen)

Jetlag Angel

March 2002 - December 2009
In memory of a special Unruly girl - who never made it to her forever home with us
but has a place in our hearts forever.
--Deb and all the people and hounds of the Whirled Famous Unruly Chat Club

Donation to HHGA made by Whirled Famous Unruly Boys Chat Club in memory of Jetlag Angel


June 1997 - July 2009
In memory of our precious Emma.
"Remembering gives life to those we've loved and lost."
Emma is the brindle next to her sister Glory.
--Erin and Dave J.

Donation to HHGA made by Erin and Dave in memory of Emma


1992 - November 30, 2009
We will never forget her, and will never have another little cat like her -
and after 17 years of her company will always love her.
--Michael and Nicola M.


2003 - March 17, 2009
Eternally in our Hearts.
Our time with her, as short as it was, will stand as the BEST experience of our lives.
Yes, we will have other Greyhounds and Greyhounds Pups to adopt in the future, as we do now.
But Abby has been that SPECIAL blessing you receive once in a lifetime.
--David and Susan S.

Donation to HHGA made by David in memory of Abby

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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 that had been ill or 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 of the pets suddenly stops and looks into the distance. The bright eyes are intent; the eager body quivers. Suddenly, he/she 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 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...
(Author unknown)