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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

Bobby xx >>
Posted: 2nd July 2015

Hi Ena just a wee message to let you know sadly we had to have Bobby put to sleep today xx he was 12 yrs old 2morrow xx he's had a good life but sadly he had cancer n today we had to make a really hard decision xx we want to thank you for bringing Bobby or Taffy as u knew him into out lives and allowing us to have the pleasure xx we had him for just over 11yrs xx we had to make hardest choice we have had to make xx but again we wish to thank you for many happy years with him xx he turned out to a really really faithful dog xx so sweet right till very end xx

Hi Elizabeth so so sorry to hear about your beloved Bobby, but so grateful he had such a wonderful caring loving home with you.
Thank you for letting us know.
RIP Bobby you were very special xx

Bobby xx
 
Brodie xx >>
Posted: 14th June 2015

Hello Ena, it is with a broken heart that I write this email, we had to
have our beloved Brodie put to sleep on Monday 1/6/15. He has had
congestive heart failure for a few months but deteriorated very quickly
over the weekend. We have had 13 and a half wonderful years with him and
his brother Murphy and have so many memories that will be with us for
the rest of our lives. Murphy doesn't understand where he is and keeps
looking for him, they have never had a day apart from the day we got
them from you all those years ago. Brodie was so dearly loved by us all
and we will never forget him. Thank you for letting us have them both xx
Lynne we were so so very sorry to hear about Brodie, but so grateful he had such a wonderful home with you and your family not forgetting his brother Murphy xx



Brodie xx  Brodie xx
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Luna xx >>
Posted: 1st May 2015

Dear Ena ,
I thought I would let you know that sadly We had to have Luna put to sleep yesterday. She was one of Bonnie's puppies that you let us adopt 7 years ago. She had air escaping into the cavity surrounding her lungs and the vets couldn't find the cause. She went downhill so fast and there was absolutely nothing they could do to save her.
I am absolutely devastated but wanted to thank you for allowing us to have 7 of the most wonderful years with her. She grew up into the most beautiful, gentle, kind, loving dog you could have ever known and I am so grateful that We could share our love with her.
our little pappillon x Gizmo (6) is completely lost and so confused. Luna adopted him as her puppy the moment We brought him home and they slept together, ate together, played together and She even washed his face every morning. I do not know how he or I will cope with this devastating loss.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for allowing us to share our lives with my beautiful girl.
Yours sincerely
Louise Pirie.

Louise thank you for letting us no about your beloved Luna, we are so grateful she had such a wonderful home with you and your family xx This is the photo of the day you adopted her xx

RIP Luna knowing you were a much loved wee lass xx


Luna xx
 
Prince xx >>
Posted: 24th April 2015

Prince was a part of our family we loved him dearly
Had prince for 12 years he was the best friend you could ever ask for rip boy you will live on through our hearts.
the day he passed was one of the hardest things we ever went through but he had a fantastic life and now is at peace we
love you Prince fly high boy we will never forget you because you live on on our memory's and our hearts.
We were so sorry to hear of Prince's passing but we know he had a wonderful life with you all for twelve years, for that we are very grateful xx
RIP Prince big lad you will never be forgotten xxx


Prince xx  Prince xx
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RIP Holly XX >>
Posted: 20th April 2015

Dear Ena and Frank as you know we lost our wee darling Holly last Monday we are totally devastated , we had her for four and a half wonderful years and the fun enjoyment and love we got from her was unbelievable. It has left a huge hole in our life's and her brother Caesar's life as well ,he is completely lost without her. We want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts , and if it had not been for you and Frank we would never had the pleasure of knowing our wee darling Holly for which we will be eternally grateful to both of you. Till we meet again our wee sweetheart HOLLY ( Dolly ). R.I.P.xx
We were so so very saddened to hear of Holly's passing Davie & Isabelle but so very grateful to you both as we know she had a wonderful home with you and Cesar thank you xx
RIP Holly you were so well loved here and will be sorely missed wee one xx


RIP Holly XX  RIP Holly XX
 
Wee Tyke xx >>
Posted: 30th March 2015

Hi Ena,
Glad you liked the photos of Tyke. As you know he passed away very suddenly on Monday 16th March, 2015. He had been diagnosed with chronic bronchitis which had led to a weakened heart. During the 9yrs or so that we had him he was an absolute joy. He truly was 'a wee dog with a big personality'.
We now have 'Piper' a 4month old Jack Russell girl which we got from yourselves on Friday 20th March. She has fitted in really well and is helping to fill the (big) gap left by Tyke.
DAVID.
David we were saddened to hear about your wee lad, I know you and Joyce were heartbroken.He had such a wonderful life with you both and we were so grateful for that, thank you for the photo's of Tyke, he was a right wee charmer as was your Lucy.
So pleased Piper has settled so well and it was a miracle she arrived just when you needed a wee dog to love.Think Tyke maybe sent her our way as when you came to tell us about Tyke, we knew nothing about her then a few hours later Frank got a phone call about Piper and the rest is history.
RIP. Tyke Run Free at the Bridge xx


Wee Tyke xx  Wee Tyke xx
Wee Tyke xx  Wee Tyke xx
 
Zak xx >>
Posted: 13th March 2015

Hi Ena that's my boy Zak passed over last night, he was 15 , just want to say thanks for letting him into our life's , we stay in Ballingry , he was a lab / collie /retriever.
Hi thanks for letting us know about Zak, we are so grateful to you for giving him such a wonderful home. Glad I saw him that day at Bark in the Park. He was a handsome boy.
Rip. Zak knowing your were much loved and will be sorely missed xx


Zak xx
 
Katie xx >>
Posted: 13th March 2015

Hi Ena, here are the pictures of Katie. She sadly passed away on new years day.

We were very saddened to hear your news about Katie, I remember Derek always used to come down to the kennels looking for a Beardie, was never lucky so he came down one day to say he was going to book a puppy, I said so you don't want to see who we have ?? He said oh yes I'll have a look showed him Katie and that was it he was in love, as was the rest of the family.So off she went to her new home. Then awhile later Derek came back and said they were moving to Houston Texas, I said oh well we'll take Katie back, he said no you won't she's coming with us I was so so happy for them all especially wee Katie. She has had a briliant life for all those years and even had a pal which is nice. Thank you all and rest in peace Katie you were very special and your family miss you. xxx


Katie xx  Katie xx
 
Ben xx >>
Posted: 9th February 2015

Hi Ena,
I know Ben wasn't a born and bred Second Chance boy, but it always felt that was his adopted home.... Ben died this evening, quickly and peacefully at home after a second stroke. Young Timmy is totally confused now, but he was very good lying with Ben and gently nuzzling him in his last minutes.
Linda
Hi Linda so sorry to hear about your beloved Ben, I know he wasn't officially one of "our" boys but I did think of him as one,I have known him for such a very long time and he welcomed our boys into his home, he was very good with them. Blue just in January and now your beloved Ben. I'm sure Timmy will look after you.
RIP Ben you were much loved and will be sorely missed xxx


Ben xx  Ben xx
 
Fergus ( nee Blair ) xx >>
Posted: 1st February 2015

Dear Ena and Frank, please find attached a couple of photos of our wonderful Fergus (nee Blair). He came in to our home and lit up our lives. He had the most friendly and gentle little nature, always so pleased to meet and greet everyone whether we were out and about, or in our home. We miss him so much and still like to reminisce about all the times we shared as a family with him. We are so grateful to you Ena for bringing us together. God Bless you Fergus, we love you and miss you, Sheena Alan Matthew and Chloe xxx

Fergus you were so lucky to have found your special family, of course they too were blessed to have you in their lives. You are so missed and they speak of you with great fondness. You will live on in their hearts and I'm sure they will have so many treasured memories of you. RIP Fergus sleep well xxx


Fergus ( nee Blair ) xx  Fergus ( nee Blair ) xx
 
Susie & Fudge xx >>
Posted: 20th January 2015

Ena,
Here are the photos of Susie, as promised.
We miss her and Fudge so much, but it is nice to have such lovely memories.
Debbie xxx
Thanks Debbie and Chic for giving Susie and Fudge such a wonderful home, and yes you will have so many treasured memories, of them both .
RIP Susie hope you have met up with Fudge and not forgetting Paddy.xxx


Susie & Fudge xx  Susie & Fudge xx
Susie & Fudge xx  Susie & Fudge xx
 
Wizzer xx >>
Posted: 16th January 2015

Lorraine thank you so much for letting us know about your beloved Wizzer, what a grand age he lived to, and had such a wonderful home filled with love, so much so you couldn't stand the house as it was so empty without him.
I'm sure he will be pleased you have helped these two wee ones who so needed someone to love them.
It was a bit naughty of me letting them into the office when you were there !! but you Dave and your daughter needed another wee soul to love and what better than two.
We know no dog will ever fill Wizzer's paws but they will help.
Take care Ena and Frank xxx
ps: Didn't want to take anything away from your beloved Wizzer so have put the pups photo on Happy Hounds xx
Hello to everyone with a shared interest in the invaluable work
done by
Ena, Frank and all those who support Second Chance.
Here's a picture
of our much loved and sorely missed dog we lost on
Christmas Eve. We got him from Second Chance way back in 1997 when
Ena was running Second Chance from their home and a hut in the back
garden! We feel privileged to have had him for more than 17 years.
He was totally placid, an expert in telling you what he wanted and
was very much
admired by everyone who met him (except the odd
dog!).
As you can see
from the news on the site (Happy Hounds), we came up
to leave a bag of food and ended
up with 2 puppies (Buster and
Baillie). We have never had so many
visitors and I have never seen
so many grown men mesmerised by 2 wee
dogs. I had 3 workmen in and
couldn't get them to do what they came for
because they were
totally gaga about the puppies! They are "mint"
apparently. Lol
I am a totally biased puppy mummy but I have to agree
they are absolutely gorgeous and we hope to have them for as long as we
had Wizzer. Here they are having a wee cosy in my dressing gown :-)


Wizzer xx
 
Blue xx >>
Posted: 9th January 2015

Hi Ena,
Sad to say Blue died this afternoon. He did so well over the last four years with his arthritic feet and his bad chest. Yet again a great Second Chance dog that I was fortunate to have for so long. Ben and Timmy are a bit lost this evening without him.
Linda.
Linda so very sorry to hear about your beloved Blue,such a lovey boy, thank you so very much for giving him such a wonderful life. RIP You were so well loved Blue and will be sorely missed xxx


Blue xx
 
Mitzi >>
Posted: 30th November 2014

Hi Ena. Hope you are well. I just want to pass on that our beautiful wee Mitzi we got from you some years ago was sadly put to sleep today (sat) after a period of ill health.As sad as it is, we have been blessed with many years of love, loyalty and devotion from our beautiful wee dog. She was given a Second Chance, one, which if reflects the love & happiness we got received, was a happy outcome for her. Thank you so very much for our gift from you. Best wishes, Diane & Allan Fenning. X
Diane & Alan, So so very sorry to hear about your beloved Mitzi, she was a wee sweetheart and Frank and myself are so gratefull you and your were lass had such a wonderful life. She wanted for nothing and was like most of our dogs was shown love in abundance for that we thank you both. You will have so many treaured memories of her and time you will remember all the things she got up to, I remember something about Mitzi and a bridge !!!
RIP Mitzi run free at the Bridge, where there will be many Second Chamce doggies waiting to greet you xx


Mitzi
 
Laddie xx >>
Posted: 10th November 2014

Hi Ena here is the photo I promised of our beautiful boy laddie, he was a very loved boy by Kenny and me he was so intelligent , he could not talk but he could let us know what he wanted just by a look. He was Kennys best friend and where Kenny was you would find Laddie , Laddie has left pawmarks on the hearts of all our family and we miss him so very much Jean and Kenny xx

Jean thank you so very much for letting us know about your special boy, he was such a handsome big lad and I know he has left a big void in your lives.

RIP Laddie you will be sorely missed xx


Laddie xx
 
Nicky xx. >>
Posted: 8th October 2014

This wee lass Nikki was adopted on the 26/2/12 she was 12 years old.What a loving happy home she had with her mum dad and the boys. I remember being a bit concerned as she was older. I needn't have worried as she had the BEST home ever. Below is a story from her mum.

We were so very sorry to hear Nikki has gone to the bridge RiP wee one xx

Nicky - Jack Russell
You may remember I got Nicky from you at the end of February 2012. Sadly she had to be put down on Monday afternoon. I just felt I should let you know. She has been the best ever little dog and a most amazing companion. Although already old when I got her from you, she has brought a lot of joy to our family and was a brilliant first dog for my 2 boys, who both adored her.
I'm so very sad at losing her but pleased I was able to give her a nice home for her last years. She and I were together all the time and developed a rather special bond.
I will be looking to rescue another dog as some point, although I'm not ready for another dog straight away, but I will be keeping an eye on your website!!

Nicky xx.  Nicky xx.
Nicky xx.  Nicky xx.
Nicky xx.   
 
Our beloved Lily was ( Fern here ) xx >>
Posted: 28th August 2014

From Sue x
Lily came into our lives when we least expected her. We are so lucky to have had her for such a short time. She brought so much pleasure and love to everybody who met her and many tears have been shed by many for the tragic way in which she left us. We had a wake last night for Lily. Friends and their dogs came by and we remembered as many things as we could about her:
The way she jumped and did a circle when she saw us coming down the hall towards her.
The way she started with her head on the pillow of the bed and always ended up way under the duvet - don't know how she could breathe like that!
The way she chased the others on the beach - she loved the beach.
The way she tucked her head under my chin when I carried her.
The way she licked my nose.
The way she drank her goats milk in the morning.
The way she took her prawn crackers outside to the bench and ate them slowly.
The way she blossomed, trusted and forgave.
We miss her so much. This has been the most devastating thing that has happened to us and we can only hope to heal a little every day. I am surrounded by the most beautiful and loving dogs every day who lick away our tears and I am sure they understand that we are sad.
When we walk now Lily will always be where she loved to be , a little behind me and skipping from left to right. Her ashes will be spread at her favourite beach and when I leave this world and meet up with her again, I will never let her go. Lily we love you xxxxx
I LOVED YOU BEST .....
So this is where we part my friend,
And you'll run on around the bend.
Gone from sight, but not from mind,
New pleasures there I hope you find.
I'll go on, I'll find the strength,
Life measures quality, not it's length.
One long embrace before you leave
Share one last look before I grieve.
There are others, that much is true,
But they be they and they aren't you.
And I, fair, impartial, or so I thought,
Will remember well all you've taught.
Your place I'll hold, you'll be so missed,
The fur we stroked, the nose we kissed.
And as you sleep in peaceful rest
Sweet Lily know we loved you best.
From Beth:
Lily was only with me for 3 and a half weeks but they were the best weeks of my life. Every night when I look at the empty space on my bed I start to cry and remember how Lily slept on her back all night. When the school bell rings at 3:25 all I could think about was 20 more minutes and I get to see my baby girl. Just so heart-breaking her life had to end like this.
Your always in my heart Lily and not a minute goes by where I don't wish you were in my arms.
RIP my sweetheart. Love you always xxxxxxx
From Ena xx
Sue and Beth & Joe, what a lovely tribute to your wee girl.Thank you so very much for loving her, I will never forget how kind you were and what a lovely caring loving home you gave her,until that fateful night !!Why is life so cruel sometimes !!!
Fern as she was when she came into the kennels was so very timid, she would lie in her bed, but if anyone looked at her, she used to jump behind it and lie so she couldn't be seen bless her.
With time patience and lots of love she started to trust me and then slowly Frank & Sarah. When I walked into the kennels in the morning she used to come out of her bed and was so pleased to see me she used to bark with excitement, and jump at the gate to get out. Me and wee Alfie spent so much time with this wee lass, she was always in the reception and yes she used to hide under the desk or bhind a chair if anyone she didn't know came in.There are no words to decribe how much I loved this wee lass. She came with her family on Monday afternoon to visit and when she came brought Lilly's with her, they have to be my favourite flower now and there is a video of her at the kennels when she finally came into her own and trusted. That is if I haven't worn it out. How I will always remember you x RIP wee lass you touched so so many lives while you were here and went to so many lovely places with your family. Love you Fern Lily xxx



Our beloved Lily was ( Fern here ) xx  Our beloved Lily was ( Fern here ) xx
 
Heidi R.I.P.xx >>
Posted: 25th August 2014

Hi Ena
Just wanted to thank you for letting us have such a wonderful wee dog. We got her from you over 12 years ago but sadly we had to let her go a few weeks ago.
She went down hill very quickly but we have great memories of this most wonderful, loyal, loving and best friend anyone could have.
She was always on the go and had that sixth sense of knowing when you were feeling down or Ill and would always be by your side with that silky wet nose nudging your hand until she go a smile from you....she always knew how to make you feel better.
She was such a kind dog to both our cats and wee pup who all miss her too.
We are so please that you choose us to look after her and can only thank you once again for 12 fun filled fantastic years with her.
Regards
Ann McGregor and all the family x
Anne we are so so very sorry to hear about Heidi, thanks for letting me know. Thanks for giving her such a wonderful home where she was obviously loved very much. xxx
Rest in peace Heidi there are lots of your pals who were here, who are waiting at the Bridge to greet you xx


Heidi R.I.P.xx  Heidi R.I.P.xx
Heidi R.I.P.xx   
 
Fudge ( was Pip here) xx >>
Posted: 23rd August 2014

Hello Ena,

I wanted to let you know that Fudge (or Pip as he was when we first met him at SecondChance) had to be put to sleep at the beginning of this week. It has been a very sad time for us, but it was for the best. He went down hill very fast over the last couple of weeks, and could hardly get up in the end. The vet thinks is was connected to his liver, although his arthritis was getting very bad and we knew it was only a matter of time. We miss him dearly, he was such a lovely boy.

Susie is still going strong, although she too is now troubled with arthritis, and Skye is as bouncy and loveable as ever. We are all going on holiday to Devon next month (although it will seem very strange without our lovely boy), but I will pop along and see you with Susie and Skye when we get back.
I am so sorry that we didn't manage to get along with Fudge, but a few weeks ago we would never have imagined that he wouldn't be coming with us to Devon!
I will always remember the first time we saw Fudge (Pip) at SecondChance, and how he chose us to be his new mum and dad.
I am so pleased that he did!

Love Debbie & Chic
Debbie & Chic,
So so sorry to hear about Fudge,I remember very well that Saturday you came to visit. We spent a lot of time out the front with " Pip " then when it was time for you to go, I came in and shut the gate " Pip " started scratching at the gate, I remember opening the gate up and shouting to you that you had forgotten someone, we laughed and you went away only to come back the next day for him, he was so happy to see you, and we will always be so grateful you gave Fudge such a wonderful loving caring home.
R.I.P. Fudge such a handome big lad, you were well loved and will be soerely missed. xx


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Reggie xx >>
Posted: 19th August 2014

We are all so sad - Reggie left us on Saturday night. He had pneumonia but his lungs were clearing however he was refusing food and we thought we were getting him round to eating but just after he had a bite to eat and a cuddle on Saturday he passed away. It was all obviously too much for him.
Reggie was born at the kennels in January 2001 and went home with an older person who promised his teenage grandchildren would walk him however he was back at Second Chance when he was 18 months old severely overweight and trying to sleep in half a small travelling case (Labrador sized dog). That's when I first met him 12 years ago, having taken some bedding in for the dogs. He came home with me that day and the diet started.
When he first came home he had an aversion to grey haired men especially with sticks and teenage children (no need to say more about that) but he overcame this which was good since he had a fearsome set of teeth.
Reggie lost more than 20kg but was crying when he moved so he had his hips x-rayed and it was discovered that he had hip displaysia and terrible arthritis. Two hip operations later and he was running around with the best of them but he wasn't finished yet. He developed allergies and had to have tests which showed he was allergic to just about everything but especially house dust mites so the carpets were removed from the house and laminate flooring laid in their place which along with monthly injections and daily pills sorted him out and he became a happy, healthy dog.
The reason I'm writing all this is to say that had it not been for the insurance we had for our boy we would have struggled. His medication would have cost £300 per month then his operations, x-rays, consultations etc were about £4,000, it was so worth taking up the policy following the initial period supplied by Second Chance. Please get your pets insured folks, it's worth it.
Reggie was a wonderful dog and very much a Mummy's boy. We all miss him, human and canine alike and can't thank Ena and Frank for entrusting him to us.
Photo attached.
Marjorie

Hi Marjorie,
We were so so sorry to hear about Reggie, but so grateful he and you and your family found each other, all these years ago.
We know nothing we can say will help as no words could describe how your feeling right now. at this very sad time,but please know our thoughts are with you all.
What a lovely tribute to your boy, love this photo of him xx
Thinking of you all.
RI.P Reggie you will be sorely missed by your family canine and human xx
Ena and Frank x



Reggie xx
 
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