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Adoption - Know your facts - What's your breed?

  • English Mastiff - if you're ok with their slobber and their serious size
  • Dalmatian - perfect for the runner
  • Pitbull - Great for people who don't want to groom often. 
  • Shih Tzu - be prepared for serious grooming and teddy bear cuddles
  • Pugs - the perfect lap dog who love everyone and every thing!
  • French Bulldogs – great for couch potatos!
  • Poodles – great if you're a budding hairdresser
  • Jack Russells – perfect match if you want an active, assertive and smart dog
  • Golden retriever – do you have a big play area? Garden? Don’t mind dog hair? Like running?
  • Huskies – Best for serious outdoor types
  • Pinscher – has no fear and LOTS of energy – be warned!
  • German Shepards – respond well to training, intelligance and active owners
  • Dachshunds – will curl you around their….paws….butter wouldn’t melt!
  • Border Collies – Again active lifestylers apply – they need large running area
  • Terriers - perfect match if you live in a small space and like cuddles on the couch
  • Greyhounds - while known for their speed they do well in small spaces too

Dog Breeds for adoption

When considering adoption ask yourself

  • Whats your energy level?
  • What size will work for you and your home?
  • How much grooming are you prepared to do?
  • How much shedding can you bear?
  • Are kids involved/around?
  • What is your noise level tolerance?

Please note ALL dogs need adequate outdoor time, running, walks, rest, feeding, grooming

Adoption - know your facts. Seniors

When adopting a senior pet consider the following:

  • Ask about health and special needs.
  • Consider your budget as older pets will need more Vet visits.
  • Be patient with them as they will need time to adjust.
  • Be prepared for a short amount of time with them.
  • When adopting a senior pet consider the following:
  • Ask about health and special needs.
  • Consider your budget as older pets will need more Vet visits.
  • Be patient with them as they will need time to adjust.
  • Be prepared for a short amount of time with them.

Old dog love adoption

FREE Memorial kit worth $650 for most unique family pet to celebrate the launch of our new Retail Product

Do you have a pet giraffe? Snake? Elephant?

We offer a unique way to remember furry friends who have passed on with our glass keepsake memorial jewelry. Each piece is handcrafted with a pet’s cremated remains and boroscilicate glass in Dublin, Ireland.

To celebrate the launch of our first-of-its-kind retail product in June we are offering a FREE memorial kit which will include a Sterling Silver Paw Print Heart Locket, a Glass Photo Weight, a brand new Encased/Engraved Christmas Decoration, choice of their original 20 inch Sterling Silver Fused Pendents and a Framed copy of the Rainbow Bridge Story to the winner of the Most Bizarre Pet Photo Competition. So if your pet was an elephant, a monkey, a giraffe or a cow then you could be in with a chance! Just email a photo of you and your pet to info@rainbowbridge-memorials.com before May 21st 2016.

Coconut oil for your puppy!?!

Coconut can heal skin ailments, improve digestive health, and boost the immune systems and this doesn't just apply to humans!

Doggy Coconut oil

    HOORAY!

    So what can you do for your pet?

    Add coconut oil to your pets food to help improve their digestion, promote a healthy coat, increase energy, reduce body odor and bad breath and lesson symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease. Start by introducing 1/4 a teaspoon initially and increase to a full teaspoon for dogs up to 10 pounds. Feed as a treat or mix in with food.

    Rub it into their skin will minimize itchy, dry skin, eczema, reduce skin allergies, and fungal infections, and help in healing wounds. Bonus will be smooth skin and a soft, shiny coat. If your pet has dry paw pads, or nose you can apply it here too. OR if you just want to give your pet a luxurious mask then massage a coat of coconut oil in, leave for 5 mins (or however long your pet will stand still for you!) and shampoo out.

     

    See http://www.sitstay.com/blogs/good-dog-blog/37662913-coconut-oil-for-dogs-the-ultimate-guide for more info

    We LOVE Pete the Vet!

    Product review from Pete the Vet : looking after your pet’s remains after their death in a novel way – “cremation jewellery”

    We all dread that day when we finally need to say goodbye to our pets. It’s always a difficult time, and on top of the emotional distress, there’s that difficult decision to make: what to do with your pet’s remains? It’s a difficult subject, and it probably makes sense to consider it in advance, so that when that moment comes, you have already given serious consideration to the various options. Your decision on the day will then be clearer and easier.

    Generally, there are three main choices:

    Burial at home - this suits some people, perhaps with smaller pets and with bigger gardens, but for many of us, it’s just not practical

    Cremation – with ashes being returned. This option is the most popular for many people with a deep attachment to their pet.

    Cremation – with ashes not being returned. Many people feel that they would not know what to do with their pet’s ashes, and they don’t feel the need to have them returned to them. And of course, there’s an extra cost to have pets’ ashes returned, and people may not be in a position to afford to do it.

    At the time of your pet’s death, your vet will usually discuss each of these three options with you, and they will help you make the necessary arrangements in place.

    If you do decide to ask for your pet’s ashes to be returned to you, what will you do with them? Some people scatter the ashes in a favourite place, while others keep the ashes at home, perhaps with a sample of their pet’s fur and some of their possessions, such as a collar or a toy.

    Today’s product review is about a novel alternative for what to do with your pet’s ashes: you can have some of them incorporated into jewellery.  Have you ever heard the Rainbow Bridge story? Well if you haven’t and have suffered pet loss then you should visit www.rainbowbridge-memorials.com: you’ll be able to read all about the Rainbow Bridge, as well as learning about Jennifer’s novel way of remembering your pet.

    Dubliner Jennifer Muldowney created Rainbow Bridge Memorials when her pet dog of 16 years, Roxy died in 2009. A friend shared the story of Rainbow Bridge with Jennifer and it helped her to heal and continues to inspire her collection of pet memorials.

    Jennifer’s collection includes a number of colourful jewellery pieces, from pendants to charms made from the cremated ashes of pets fused with glass. The fusion of ash with the glass creates a cloud like effect, ensuring that each piece is unique and individual to you and your pet. You can add different colours or charms to make it even more personal: just ask Jennifer and she’ll explain how this can be done.

    When you make a purchase on the website – www.rainbowbridge-memorials.com you are sent a Rainbow Pack so that you can send Jennifer and her team a small amount of your pet’s ashes. All postage is included in the price of €160 (or €240 for 9ct gold) and each order is handmade separately.

    Cremation Jewellery isn't for everyone, but if you are looking for a different way to remember your pet, it’s certainly worth considering.

    DIY Christmas Paw-naments! :D

    RBM Xmas Decorations

    Ok so we make some pretty fabulous Christmas ornaments here at Rainbow Bridge Memorials BUT they are memorial items and we want you to celebrate your babies while they are still barking and purring at your feet right now so in honor of that and the upcoming Festive season here is a cool DIY Xmas Ornament you can do at home with your furry loved one!!

    Dough Ornament Ingredients:

    1 cup salt
    1 cup all-purpose flour
    1/2 cup water

    Or ratio of 1 salt to 1 flour to half water ;-)


    Parchment paper or aluminium foil or just something unsticky! ;-)
    A pen or pencil or general poking device for punching a hole - we're so tech here!

    Mix the salt, flour, water in a bowl until it becomes firm. Knead the dough for 30 seconds and then cut individual circles with a Glass or Cup or if you're very fancy - a shape cutter!!! LOL

    Now is the tricky part - hold your pet long enough to get the desired print!!!

    Press your pet's paw into the dough and use the poking device to make a small hole at the top.

    My sample!

    Bake at about 200 degrees in the oven for 2-3 hours or until completely dry and pray it doesn't crack!!

    Once cool, paint the whole piece and then (suggestion!) Use a pretty (maybe red? or Green? ooh and even glitter!) to decorate the paw....

    Another cool suggestion is to write the year and name with marker on the back (HINT: if you've painted a dark color, use a light sharpie like silver or white).

    Annnnnd to prove you CAN be Martha Stewart - finish it off with a festive ribbon to hang on the tree! Voilà!! You ARE amazing and your furry one loves you even more ;-)