Join Pet Lovers at the 10th Annual Rainbow Bridge Walk

A loss of a pet can be heart-breaking.  Many wish they had a way to honor and remember that relationship.  The 10th annual Rainbow Bridge Walk on Sunday, September 19, provides an opportunity for pet owners who have lost a pet to come and pay tribute to their pets and the love they shared.

Mike Kovack, Medina County Auditor, is sponsoring the event at Buckeye Woods Park, 6335 Wedgewood Rd. (State Route 162) in Lafayette Township in Medina, with registration starting at 12:30 p.m. and the program starting at 1 p.m. Admission is free.

“We encourage anyone who has recently lost a pet to attend the walk,” said Kovack.  “We have found this ceremony to be a powerful benefit to those who have suffered the loss of a beloved pet.”

The walk over the bridge at the park symbolizes the pet’s walk to a wonderful new home after it passes away and awaits its reunion with its owner.  

“It is comforting for attendees to be with others who understand the loss,” said Char Arthur, founder and coordinator of the Rainbow Bridge Walk. 

Attendees should feel free to bring other pets, but they should be on a non-retractable leash at all times. The event features a short memorial service, a pet blessing, various remembrance activities and an optional one-mile Tribute Walk. 

Those who pre-register for the event will be entered into a raffle for a free sketch of their pet done by a local artist. Pre-register here at: . Businesses or individuals who are interested in becoming sponsors and receiving recognition for their sponsorship of $50 or more may send an email to Char Arthur at: .

For more information, to submit an online tribute or view a video of the event, please go to