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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 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....

This page is for all the dogs that have been through the doors of Second Chance Kennels and have sadly passed away.

We will put up photos and stories here as memories to the dogs that were loved so much by us and their owners.

Song: Tears In Heaven by Eric Clapton

Ben >>
Posted: 1st July 2007

Ben was a German shepherd / collie mix, who came to us at ten months as he alledgedly nipped a child. Well, his mum & dad came and fell in love with him, but I was bit wary as they had a young boy. Suffice to say Ben has been their best friend for over 8 years.

They are all so devastated at losing him but sadly he was ill and there was no cure for him. We at Second Chance are all so upset as well.

Sleep tight wee man knowing how much you were loved and how much you will be missed by everyone.

Love from Ena and all at Second Chance Kennels xxx

Jet >>
Posted: 23rd June 2007

Jet, a very handsome black lab who came into us when he was nine years old, has sadly passed over to the bridge.

He was thirteen years old, so had a wonderful four years with the mum he "chose" all by himself. I don't know if she had much of a say in the matter, but she and her partner and their family totally adored Jet and are completely devastated at his passing..

Sleep tight Jet dreaming of ducks & rabbits.

Love Ena Mhairi and all at Second Chance Kennels xxx

Would just like at say although this has been a terrible year for us hearing about all our past residents going to the bridge, we are eternally grateful to everyone who took them in and gave each and everyone such a wonderful life and their second chance of happiness.

Roxy >>
Posted: 23rd June 2007

Sometimes we forget how long we have been running Second Chance and that the first puppies we rehomed are now getting to be old dogs :(

Tracy called me to let me know that the wee girl Roxy she adopted over ten years ago has sadly passed over to the bridge.

Tracy, Lloyd, the kids and Roxy's canine sis Sassy (who is also a Second Chance dog) are absolutey devastated.

Our thought are with you all and we are so grateful Roxy had such a wonderful life with you.

Sleep tight Roxy you will be sorely missed by everyone and Karen your groomer also sends her love.

God Bless,

Love from Ena Frank and all at Second Chance xxx

Rusty >>
Posted: 9th June 2007

We got very sad news this week from Rustyís family, a second chance dog who went to her home 16 months ago.

We were so very sorry to hear about Rusty, she was a dear wee soul who came into the kennels as a stray. Nobody came looking for her, but Mike & Linda fell in love with her and took her home. We will never be able to thank them enough for making her last 16 months happy.
Run free Rusty knowing how very much you were loved by Mike, Linda, their family and all of us here at Second Chance xxxx

Dear All

Just a short note to say that we had to have Rusty put to sleep on Monday.

The whole family are very upset but we all know it was for the best.

Rusty had been failing for some time but on Sunday she took a real turn for the worse and as a result she could hardly stand up for more than a few seconds. She also had stopped eating since Saturday.

By Monday she was just lying in her bed and we knew we couldnít let her go on.

Everyone at Ryan & Calder were really nice and it was a very quiet & calm end as she just lay in my arms quietly as she went to sleep.

We will miss her so much and just wish she had been better able to enjoy the 16 months she was with us.

Will get in touch soon


Lucy >>
Posted: 15th May 2007

We got this very sad message from Liz & Neil about their beloved girl Lucy, and we just wanted to say that we were very sorry to hear the news, it's never easy when we lose one of our doggie friends but when we know they have had the best life had to offer, it makes it a bit more bearable.

We also want to thank you, Liz & Neil, for giving her a lovely home.

Rest in peace Lucy & God Bless,
Ena Frank and all at Second Chance kennels


I'm afraid that we have had to put Lucy to sleep. We were away in her caravan on the Easter weekend and on the Saturday/Sunday, she developed a sore paw. We took her to Ryan & Calder when we got home. She was treated with antibiotics initially. A biopsy was later done and the result showed that she had a Spindle cell tumour in her paw which Mr Ryan decided was inoperable. We did much soul searching and eventually decided that we did not want to put her through the trauma of having her leg amputated.

Last week she looked as if she had just given up and had even stopped eating. This meant we were unable to give her her medication.

She had 3 good years with us being a proper terrier and the decision we made was the right one - she would not have been able to chase wildlife or even dribble footballs(at which she was an expert).

We have nice memories of her and know she will always be with us.

Sorry to be the bearer of sad news.


Neil and Liz Russell

Thumper >>
Posted: 12th May 2007

Well Thumper, you were a very special boy, a big gentle giant. You were due to go to the vets when you were only seven years old. But some kind person brought you to the kennels instead and you stole the hearts of your mum & dad as soon as they saw you.

You had over five years of love from them and their wee grandson who adored you.

You came for a visit a couple of months ago and at that time you werenít too well, but it was so lovely to see you big fella little, little did we know it was going to be your last visit.

Youíll be sorely missed by your mum & dad & their grandson, and all who knew and loved you.

God bless,
From all at Second Chance xxx

Kirsty >>
Posted: 12th May 2007

We've just had some really bad news about wee Kirsty, she was adopted from us about five years ago when she was only about eight weeks old. Sadly, Kirsty has gone to the bridge.

She was the sweetest puppy and was adored by everyone especially her mum & gran.

We were all very sad to hear this news especially when she was so young, but she hadnít been keeping too well for a wee while now.

Our thoughts are with her mum & gran who are obviously devastated at losing their wee girl, and we just want to send our condolences to them.

Sleep tight Kirsty knowing you were so loved.

God bless,
Ena & all at Second Chance xxx

Tess >>
Posted: 28th January 2007

Our wee Lurcher lass "Tess" has sadly gone to the Bridge.

We had a Christmas card with such a lovely photo of her, this is how we will remember her.

This wee girl was found one night tied to a lampost, we were really quite sorry for her, little did we or she know about the fabulous home that was only a few weeks away.

So off she went to stay with Sheila & Alistair and did she fall on all four paws, she had such a wonderful life for nearly five years, I know we all feel cheated especially her mum & dad that they did not have her for longer, but the life she lived was full and was so filled with love for her.

Sleep tight angel knowing how much you were loved while you were here.

Lots of love,
Ena & Frank and all who knew and loved you xxxxx

Russ >>
Posted: 29th December 2006

Some may remember Russ the lovely older Collie, we had staying last year. We got some really sad news today, he passed away last month. We were all so very very sad as he was a real gentleman loved by all who knew him.

Mhairi, myself and my grandsom Ryan visited him in the summer and Ryan had a lovely time playing with Russ with a ball in his garden.

Russ had been found wandering the streets, we took him in and his mum just fell in love with him. She had hoped for a good few years with him but sadly it wasn't to be, she only had him for just about a year. At least for his last year he had a wonderful home, he was even good with the cats!

This is a photo of him & his mum the day she took him home.

Sleep tight Russ you will be sorely missed.

Lots of love from Ena, Mhairi and all at Second Chance Kennels xxx

Charlie >>
Posted: 3rd November 2006

This is Charlie with his mum & big sis saying hello to a puppy. This was just on the 10th Oct 2006. Sad to say that Charlie passed away about three weeks later.

Charlie was adopted from Second Chance when I used to work from home, he was a tiny wee puppy, his family have given him such a brilliant life and he was so very much loved.

We are so glad he came to visit sleep tight big lad. Your family miss you so very much.

Love Ena & all at the kennels xx

Jude >>
Posted: 6th October 2006

This young lady Holly chose her new mum 10th May 2004, she was four years old then, so new home new name which was Jude and really suited her.

Sadly she was diagnosed with cancer early this year and bless her she fought it bravely for nine months. She went to the bridge early September as you would guess her mum is devastated, such a very short time to have had with Jude who was an absolute darling, our thoughts are with you at this very sad time Wilma.

Sleep tight Jude knowing you were a much loved friend to your mum.

Love from Ena and all at Second Chance xx

Bella >>
Posted: 1st September 2006

We all lost a very special girl a few weeks ago.

Bella who was a Rottweiler and seven years old at the time she came over from Australia with her family but sadly circumstances meant she had to come to us.

We all loved her to bits she was a very special lady, good news was to come for her though in the form of Gwen & Alan McDill and their wee boy from Glenrothes. Bella had such a very happy life with them was adored and loved by all who knew her.

One sunny day a few weeks ago she went out to her favourite place in the garden everyone thought she was sleeping as she always did, but when called for her tea sadly she never came.

Bella had over three years with her beloved family and our thoughts are with them all at this very sad time.

Sleep tight sweetheart you were a very
special lady xxxxx

Bella  Bella
Coire >>
Posted: 9th August 2006

This wee dog must have been one from the Pet Care Centre next door.

Coire must have been such a well loved dog and she had a very happy life with her family.

I've shown this to Phyllis from the Pet Care Centre and we are all very sad for her family and our thoughts are with them at this sad time.

Hi There

Just to let you know of our sad loss.
We got Coire as a puppy from your kennels in 1991. She was a black and tan Lab/collie cross and we have had nearly 15 wonderful years with her.

She was loved by everyone as she was a very good natured dog with lots of great qualities.

Unfortunately she was diagnosed with a brain tumour in January 2005. She battled through her illness with great character and bravery, but sadly the cancer spread and her body could not take any more. She lost her fight on 11th April 2006.

Coire is sadly missed by everyone and will always be in our hearts.

Lots of love to coire from mum, dad and Michael.

Dave & Jan Kemp

Update 26th Oct: A few pics have been added below so everyone can see what a beautiful girl Coire was.

Coire  Coire
Kaya >>
Posted: 25th May 2006

This lovely girl was chosen when I worked from home, sadly she has passed away at just over eleven years old.

Kaya has had the best life possible was so loved and adored by her family, I couldn't have asked for a better home for her. This is her enjoying some of the good times. She is with her beloved dad on the first one and talking to the snowman and enjoying her garden.

To Sam & Ann and their son my thoughts are with you all, and thank you so very much for giving Kaya her " second chance"

Thinking of you all.

Take care
Ena x.

Kaya  Kaya
Bonnie >>
Posted: 14th May 2006

Dear Ena and All at Second Chance,

I only had Bonnie a short time, but she was part of the family and I loved her just like the rest. She has left her mark in my heart and I really miss her. I only hope I managed to make her latter days a bit happier for her.

Kind Regards, Linda

This wee girls story was - her dad had passed away and her owner that was left was unfortunately not doggy minded so poor Bonnie spent most of the latter two or three years in boarding kennels. She came into us at about ten years old, but pleased to say she wasn't here long before she was chosen by Linda, so thanks Linda for being the best mum this wee soul ever had and giving her such a wonderful few years, filled with love.
Thinking of you.
Take care

Sam >>
Posted: 14th April 2006
Sam, who was a handsome white and black Collie mix, was chosen from the kennels about six years ago. Charlotte and Sandra who stay in the village, had gone to Edinburgh dog and cat home and the kennels next door but they didn't click with any dog until they came into us and there he was lying in his basket as if he had been waiting for them. Sam had a few problems as he didn't have a good start in his young life, but these were all worked through and he was a very much loved dog. Then in November last year they came back for a pal for him and again took Megan a wee scared girly, who came on leaps and bounds in their care. Had a visit yesterday 9th April from a very distressed Sandra with the awful news that Sam had gone to the bridge on the 7th April, to say I was shocked was an understatement I could not take it in, but he was really ill and they did the best thing for Sam to stop him suffering anymore. We were just saying anytime I used to meet them in the village he would never come to me, it was as if he thought I would take him back to the kennels poor love. I know how cheated they all must feel as Sam was only just over six years old. I just want to say how very sorry I am about Sam and to thank you for giving him such a lovely caring home. Thinking of you all. Ena x.Sam

Mickey, Jason and Rocky >>
Posted: 14th April 2006

Catherine and Lenny, who are now very good friends, have sadly in the last three years lost Mickey (under the umbrella) he was thirteen when they took him under their wing, frightened of the dark, so Catherine & Lenny left night lights on for him. Then there was Jason a lovely boy of about eleven years old , such a gentle lad, he is the mostly white boy, he left for the bridge last summer aged about thirteen, and then their beloved Rocky passed over about two weeks ago (end of March), he was eleven.

Sleep tight boy's knowing you were so loved, and are sorely missed.

To Catherine and Lenny thank you both so very much for taking "our" boy's into your home and giving them all the love and security they so needed. God bless you both x.

Mickey, Jason and Rocky  Mickey, Jason and Rocky
Caesar >>
Posted: 4th December 2005

"It is with deepest regret that we have to inform you that Caesar died this morning at 0600hrs.
After having a Spinal stroke then being diagnosed with cancer, we are afraid his body could not take it anymore.

To say he was a great dog is a massive understatement and what a charactor, absolutely brilliant. We could not have asked for a more loving dog our only hope is that he thought the same as about us."

Ian & Lisa Findlay

This lad was a big gentle giant, and we thank Ian & Lisa for giving him such a wonderful home. Our deepest condolences to all the family.

Sleep tight big lad.

Lots of Love from Ena & Frank and everyone who knew and loved you. xxx

Max >>
Posted: 14th November 2005

Dear Ena and all,

Just a very short message as our hearts are broken. Our beautiful Max died on Tuesday from cancer. We came to your place 3 1/2 years ago to collect the white German Shepherd for Pam Walker at G.S.D. Rescue amd we kept him for ourselves. He was a wonderful character and everyone just loved him. Max was only 4 years old and this has made it so much harder to bear. He only became unwell two weeks before he died. Thought you would like to know. Keep up the great work you do. Thankfully we still have our other Shepherd, Kezi, to keep us sane.

Mabel and BIll. xx

Hamish >>
Posted: 6th November 2005

We were lucky to get our dog from your kennels 12 years ago. A cross-collie alsation. Fantastic temprement, so loyal and playful both our baby and best friend.
Sadly on Tuesday the vet had to come to our house and stop him from suffering any more pain as the paralysis from the nerve condition he has had now reached the middle of his spine leaving him confused and frightened.
There is now a big void in all our lives as he was more than our dog he was my daughters playmate, my husbands friend and my baby.
We all miss him so much.
Thank you for allowing us to have Hamish in our lives and I know he is much happier now free from pain.
Lynne Ralph

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