In Memorium


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.” – – Author Unknown

CovyCovy Tucker Hill’s Valentino II “ARGUS” CD, RN, BH, CGC – Owned, Trained and Loved by Cynthia Binder, DVM, February 14, 1998 – January 5, 2008 – Cynthia says Argus was “My long awaited very FIRST German Shepherd Dog”

KatieRancho Rhein’s Nerilka “KATIE”, CGC, CD, RA, BH, AD, TR1, TR2, SCH2, KKL2, Top 10 ATAA dam 2007, 2008 / July 26, 1998 – May 18, 2009; Owned, trained and loved by Cynthia Binder, DVM. Cynthia says, “Katie-Lady, my foundation female for Binderhaus Shepherds and my first Schutzhund dog.”

sonomaSonoma Spilos vom Binderhaus “SONOMA” RN, RA, HT, HCT, BH, TR1, TR2, TT, TC, CGC, TDI/October 23, 2000 – October 22, 2010 – Owned, trained, and loved by Kathy and Dean Spilos. Kathy says of Sonoma, “My stunning red lady and soul mate whose voice awakened a long too quiet household and introduced me to the world of dog sports and amazing adventures – our angel at Rainbow Bridge.”

BalaBala vom Binderhaus “BALA”, CGC, CDX, RE, HT, PT, HSAds, BH, AD, TR1, TR2, TR3, HTAD1s, HTD1s, TDI, Top ATAA dam 2008 – 2014 and #1 ATAA dam for 2011, 2012 / October 23, 2000 – June 23, 2013/ Owned, trained and loved by Cynthia Binder, DVM. Cynthia says, “Bala was and remains my heart dog – and she opened the door to all my future achievements.”

Obedience - Harley ClassicHigh RPM Aus Dem Traumblick “Harley” UD, VER, GN, TC, HIC, CGC, Therapy Dog – January 11, 2008 – June 19, 2016 – Owned, trained and loved by Cathy Jahelka.  Cathy says of Harley, She was my heart and soul dog and a once-in-a-lifetime companion and friend.  We had so many adventures which included traveling and competing with her in Utility in 2013 and 2015 at the AKC Obedience Classics in Orlando, Florida.  I will always cherish my memories of our travels especially her smiles, tail wags and a lot of talking whenever I said, “road trip!”

“CODY” HIC/ April 2009 – July 13, 2017 
Owned and loved by Pam and Eric Slimko who say, “Cody was the love of our lives.  He blessed our home with joy.  We know he’s waiting for us at the Rainbow Bridge.”

Special recognition to club friend Caba v. Herzensfreude, SAR/February 19, 2005 – February 17, 2015 – owned, trained and loved by Jodi Thomas, and his breeder (our special friend) Kathy Moacanin, Herzensfreude GSDs.

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