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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

Rafferty xx >>
Posted: 9th March 2017

Hello all at second chance.
A very sad email to let you know that Rafferty our papillon crossed rainbow bridge this morning.
He had developed Cerebellar Ataxia and was losing all motive control, apparently a neurological condition he would have had from birth.
He leaves a very big hole in our lives for such a small chap.
Best wishes
David and Ros Wells

So so sorry to hear about wee Rafferty such a lovely wee lad.Rip Rafferty run free at Rainbow Bridge where sadly so many of our dogs are now xx

Rafferty xx
Foxy xx >>
Posted: 28th February 2017

This wee lass went to Rainbow Bridge last November she was 15 years old. Had such a brilliant home, was so well loved by her mum and dad.

RIP. Foxy you were so well loved here xx

Foxy xx
Frodo xx >>
Posted: 27th February 2017

Hello Ena,

Frodo lived most of his life in Scotland with our other Springer Spaniel, Freya and later we included Cleo (retired Guide dog) in the family. He spend a couple of years living in Kentucky, USA and a few months living in The Netherlands. He was well travelled!

We loved him and miss him desperately.

Thanks so much Ena,


We were all so so very sorry to hear about Frodo, but so grateful he had such a wonderful life with you and you family. What a well travelled lad he was.

RIP Frodo xx

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Charlie ( Snoops ) xx >>
Posted: 12th January 2017

It was with much sadness we heard Charlie ( Snoops) had gone to Rainbow Bridge. He was like all our past residents on here who were so loved and will be sadly missed by his family. Treasure the memories you have of him and i'm sure in time you will be able to smile when you remember some of his antics. RIP Charlie your family loved you so much. ( (Snoops ) run free at the Bridge xx

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Roxy xx >>
Posted: 12th January 2017

Roxy sadly went to sleep aged 7, thank you Ena she filled our lives in so many ways x we are utterly heart lost without her x.

So very sorry

Roxy xx
Molly xx >>
Posted: 12th January 2017

Dear Ena and Frank,
Beautiful wee Molly has sadly tonight has gone to join her best pal Max and walking buddy her Grandad at Rainbow Bridge. Molly met us over 12 years ago as a timid but snooty wee madam and chose us as her new pack even though we only came to have a wee look.
That timid wee girl was an amazing loving companion to us from that day until today when after several weeks of poor health which we thought she was overcoming finally resulted in what the Vet believed to be a stroke.
It broke my heart to say goodbye but I know I did what was right for my wee Molly babe. We lay on the floor together cuddling with me giving her much loved ear rubs as she slipped away. Run free my beautiful girl. Your pack especially Mum loves you very much. xx
Yvonne so very sorry to hear about your beloved Molly. I remember the day you came and she said there is no way this family are going without me.She had such a wonderful life with you all.Treasure the memories you have of her and i'm sure in time you will be able to smile when you remember some of her antics.She will be walking with grandad and running about with Max. RIP run free Molly you will be sorely missed by your family xx

Molly xx
Loca xx >>
Posted: 12th January 2017

Sorry to tell you our lovely lady died on 6th January. Had been ill for a little while. Sadly missed by her canine brothers Dermutt and Hector and her human family and friends. Almost 12 when she went. Happy memories and no regrets. R.I.P Loca. Photo is taken on Xmas day just before she ripped the squeeky out of her new toy as she did every year for the last 11. X
The Connells
Peter and Anita so sorry to hear about Loca, but we are so thankful she had such a wonderful life with you, your family and her doggy brothers.Treasure the memories you have of her and i'm sure in time you will be able to smile when you remember some of her antics. RIP Loca run free x you were so loved and will be sadly missed xx

Loca xx
Stroma xx >>
Posted: 29th December 2016

Very sad news last week, Stroma who was a lovely Border Collie has passed over to Rainbow Bridge. She is sorely missed by her mum who hopes she has met up with Russ.Treasure the memories you have of her and i'm sure in time you will be able to smile when you remember some of her antics.She like all the dogs on here have been so very much loved and have left a big hole in their families heart's. RiP Stroma run free at the Bridge xxx

Stroma xx
Tasha xx >>
Posted: 15th September 2016

Hello Ena & Frank,
Just to let you know this afternoon we had to make the heartbreaking decision to put Tasha to sleep. Her back legs couldn't take any more 😔. We would like to thank you for allowing Tasha to be a member of our family as you also gave us Kira they are together now over rainbow bridge. Tasha and Kira brought us many happy days and comforted us on our sad days they have left us with loads of happy memories that we will cherish forever.
Chloe so so sorry to hear about Tasha as always we are so very grateful she Kiera and wee Bobby ( your gran's wee dog ) all had such a wonderful life with you all. Love the photo of you and Kiera xx
RIP. Tasha you will be sorely missed hope you've met up with Kiera and Bobby xxx

Tasha xx
Poppy xx >>
Posted: 16th August 2016

Hi Ena,
Finally getting round to sending you some photos of Maureen Cameron's beloved Poppy. Maureen got Poppy from you in 2004 until she sadly went to sleep for the last time on 12th July 2016. Sadly missed as she was the heart and soul of the house and always the boss!
So very sorry to hear about Poppy, just so grateful she had such a wonderful home where she was so well loved. xx RIP Poppy hope your running free at Rainbow Bridge xx

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Murphy xx >>
Posted: 6th August 2016

Dear Ena, yet again I write to you with my heart broken. Sadly we lost
Murphy on 21/06/16 one year and twenty days after his brother Brodie.
Murphy gave us so much love and memories to have forever. He did pine
for Brodie and we got him a wee pal which did seem to make a difference
to him. Candy is also a rescue pup and she in turn now misses Murphy.
Thankyou for letting us have our boys they were a big part in all my
family's lives and will never be forgotten. Some photos of Murphy,
Brodie and wee Candy xx

Murphy xx
Lily xx >>
Posted: 10th June 2016

Dear Ena and everybody at second chance is with much sadness that i have to let you know that our beloved wee girl LILY has passed on to Rainbow Bridge, we will be forever grateful that when we visited her in your kennels 2 and a half yrs ago that she chose us to be her forever mum n dad, we truly loved her my dark angel i used to call her .. she was the most fabulous sweetest clever and well behaved dog and my best friend, we are just so very sad that the dreaded lymmphona took our gorgeous sweet clever girl away far far far too soon, as she was still under her 7th year and such a joy to have as a massive part of our family may GOD bless her and keep her safe untill we meet again run painfree and happy at Rainbow Bridge LILY ... we miss you always and forever and think and talk about you with fondest memories xx

Linda we were so so very sorry to hear about Lily. So sad she only had such a short time with you and Alistair and your family xx What a lovely tribute to a special wee lass.xx

Run free at the Bridge Lily xx

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Diesel xx >>
Posted: 18th May 2016

Diesel we were so sorry to hear you had passed over to Rainbow Bridge. You were a very special big lad having come on so very well after you were found tied to the gate at the kennels, with just a carrier bag and a wee story about your ear.You were such a big soft lad loved by everyone.We took you to the vets in Kirkcaldy but the vet then wanted to euthanise you as she said you were aggressive eh no !!! you had a very sore ear. Then we got a call from Wendy and Cath at Broadley vets in Stirling the recognised you as one of their past clients.They came through and the rest is history. We then found a wonderful home for you with Carol and Tony only stipulation was they had to use Broadley vets which they did. Thanks to them you went on to have a wonderful life, this is you being nanny to their grandaughter.

Run free at the Bridge big lad you will be sorely missed. xxx

Diesel xx
Oscar xx >>
Posted: 18th May 2016


After 11 years with us and at the age of 13 we unfortunately lost Oscar last week.
Oscar came to us in 2005, when he was 2 years old. He was a brilliant dog, very friendly with people he knew but not so much with strangers. Although towards he end he got much better even with the dreaded vet. We miss him very much and the house is quite literally so much quieter without him.
Fingal is coping quite well as he's got a little friend called Blue staying with us so he's not on his own.
But before you ask we've no vacancy at the moment..... maybe later.
Hi Janice,
We were so very sorry to hear about Oscar.
Thank you so much for letting us know and for giving him such a happy life. Was good when you brought him back to visit and strange thing is you went away with a playmate for him a 12 week old puppy who grew into what can I say a very big lad and was Oscar's best mate. Loved all the pics you sent with them playing together.RIP Oscar you will be sadly missed, run free at the Bridge where lots of Second Chance dogs will be waiting to meet you xxx

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Kerry xx >>
Posted: 16th May 2016

We were on holiday last week of April when were told Kerry wasn’t feeling well and was off her food. When we came back she still wasn’t any better so we took her to the vet on Monday 2nd May 2016. Sadly, after some initial tests the vet thought she could detect a lump in Kerry’s abdomen. We wanted to give Kerry every chance to fight what she had, and after a quick operation, the vet confirmed our worst fears, Kerry had a tumour. We were devastated and as there was little that could be done, it was with heavy hearts and much tears we said goodbye to our dear family friend, our girl Kerry.

Kerry joined our family in 2003 from Second Chance Kennels as a rescue dog to be a friend and companion for our other dog, Holly who also came to us from Second Chance a wee bit earlier. Both girls bonded straight away and were inseparable. Although Kerry had some problems with her legs she always wanted to play and would chase Holly stealing her ball at every chance. She tolerated most dogs easily but for some reason not Border Collies, no way! Kerry was affectionate in her own way and never complained about anything.

Our wee star will be dearly missed; her ashes will be buried next to a young tree we planted last year next to Colin’s Dad’s ashes, Archie.

Sincere and heartfelt thanks to all at Second Chance for giving us the opportunity to have Kerry as part of our family for 13 great years.

Colin Smith & Anne Wilson

Colin & Anne so very sorry to hear about Kerry, but we are so very grateful she had such a wonderful home with both of you and Holly xx RIP Kerry run free at the Bridge xx xx

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Lovely Tia xx >>
Posted: 4th April 2016

Dear Granny Ena,
I had to leave my mummy,daddy and family on the 16th March 2016 after 13 years. I am now away to Rainbow Bridge to run free and make new friends. Thank you Granny Ena for finding me my forever home with mummy and daddy in Perth. I arrived at the right time as my daddy had an accident at work and couldn't work any more so I kept him on his toes and played with him all the time. Mummy took me for my walks every day and loved running along the river bank.
Always and Forever in our Hearts
Tia we are so grateful to your daddy Charlie and family for giving you the best home ever, and for keeping in touch with us through the thirteen years.Run free at the Bridge sweetheart, you will meet quite a lot of our past residents who like yourself have just recently gone over.xx
R.I.P Tia you will be sorely missed xxx

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Todd xx >>
Posted: 15th March 2016

Hi Ena,
Just a wee note to let you know our wee Todd (Lucky) passed away peacefully on Sunday 6th March. He was 15 and was a much loved puppy. Thanks for all the wonderful work you do. RIP wee Toddy boy. We miss you much. Xx
Andrea thank you for letting us know about Todd,and for giving him such a wonderful home, he was like as you say a lovely wee lad.
RIP Todd run free at the Bridge you will be sorely missed xxx

Todd xx
Gypsy xx >>
Posted: 5th March 2016

Hi Ena. With a very sad heart have to tell you that I had to part with my beloved Gyps yesterday. She took a stroke 10 days ago and we struggled on. With the help of an excellent Vet I had to make the heart breaking decision of letting her go. She was an absolutely super dog and my constant companion. Just want to thank you for choosing me to give her a home for almost13 years of her 14years and 2 months. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her and will never be forgotten. Many thanks. Kind regards Judy (Forrester)
Judy thanks for letting us know so so sorry to hear about Gyps. No more seeing her in the morning when we are heading to the kennels.We are so grateful she had such a wonderful home with you. RIP Gyps run free at the Bridge xx
May the memories you have of her be a comfort to you in the days to come.Thinking of you xx

Gypsy xx
Tinsel xx >>
Posted: 4th March 2016

It's with great sadness I write this. Our wee Tinsel has gone to Rainbow Bridge.She had come on so well and had found such a wonderful home with Sharon and her family and wee Jeannie another wee dog she came in with.They like us are absolutely devastated. RIP Tinsel you were so loved by everyone who knew you here. Just so so sad you didn't get the chance to enjoy your new life for longer.xx

Tinsel xx
Max xx >>
Posted: 29th February 2016

Dear Ena & Frank
I'm really sad and heartbroken to tell you our beloved Max got put to sleep on the 19th February 2016. He was 16yrs old. He was really struggling with his back legs and on Friday we had to make the hardest decision we have ever had to face. It has totally tore me apart. He had a great 16yrs with us. I remember the day when myself my mum & dad came to your kennels 16yrs ago & their was a litter of spaniel cross puppies. The moment we saw Max he was the one. Remember we done a second visit to you the next day and my mum picked Max's sister Pepsi, who sadly died 6 yrs ago. When I moved out my mums house into my new house I picked Max (well he picked me really ) to stay in my new home. Max was about 4 yrs old at that time but still had visits & to see his sister Pepsi most days. We had a lot of stressful but funny times with our Max so we would often call him Mad Max, that's exactly what he was. He was such a character in his youth. When Max was 6yrs old I had my little boy Calum who is now 11yrs old. He has been Calums four legged brother and has left a big hole in Calums life. The night when Max crossed Rainbow bridge me & Calum cuddled into each other & cried until 4am the next morning. Our house isn't the same, it's so empty. I don't think I can ever go through this pain again. What comfort's us is knowing Max is now reunited with his sister Pepsi over Rainbow bridge. I thank you both for giving us such a loving, loyal friend & companion for a fantastic 16yrs
Kind regards, Katrina,Grant,Calum,May & Ronnie.X
Hi Thank you all so much for letting us know about Max,we were so sorry to hear he had gone to the Bridge, we are so grateful that both he and Pepsi had such a wonderful life with you all.
RIP Max hope Pepsi was there to greet you xx

Max xx
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