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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

Sweetpea >>
Posted: 24th February 2013

This wee lass was adopted as a puppy when we worked from home (pre kennels) sadly she passed over to Rainbow Bridge in January of this year aged 15 years. (This was my name for her as a puppy.)


Rest in peace lass you were a very special wee girl. xx

Benji >>
Posted: 23rd February 2013

Sadly Benji went to Rainbow Bridge last year, he was adopted from here over 11 years ago and had a wonderful life, for that we are very grateful.. His folks now think it's time to give another one of our dogs a home and have taken wee Pudsey home. You would have liked him Benji.


Rest in peace wee man knowing how much you were loved xx

Benji  Benji
Rollo >>
Posted: 3rd January 2013

Hi Ena/Fank
Here is a photo off Rollo in his buggy , got Rollo september 2001 (9 months old ) great dog he loved all .
sadly in January 2012 his back legs gave up , but he did not, so we did the same. But all came to a head and sadly we had too put Rollo to sleep on Sunday 30th December 2012
as you can see he did very well and so much so we had too get new tyres for his buggy ,a well used buggy ! and a well loved dog we will all miss him .
so folks Rollo got more than one chance , just a wee bit off love to your dog and he will pay you back !
thanks to Second Chance Kennels , wee had a lot off fun with Rollo

many thanks Alan Dingwall
Allan thank you so much for the pic of Rollo, sorry it's at such a sad time, and thank you for giving him such a wonderful life, he looks quite happy with his new back legs, we were so sorry to hear about his passing to Rainbow Bridge but he knows he was so well loved. R.I.P Rollo from all at Second Chance xx.

Piper sad news today 1st Jan. >>
Posted: 1st January 2013

Dear Ena and Frank.
Today is a very sad day for us. Wee Piper has passed away. I think Stewart told you he had not been well for the last year and was attending the vet. He lost a lot of weight and had protein in his urine. He went for a walk on Saturday with us in his wee tartan coat but took some kind of turn early hours of Sunday morning. He could hardly manage his own weight. He slept most of Sunday and I lay down beside him till the early hours of Monday and Stewart took him to bed with him for the remainder of the night. We both hoped he would pass away in his sleep but it wasn't to be. We rang the vet and Stewart took him in. I knew in my heart that I would need to say goodbye. The vet put him to sleep held by Stewart. Stewart has brought him and home and we have burried him in our field. My sister-in-law and her husband bought a pear tree which we have planted to mark his grave. The wee bold piper used to go down the garden to our pear trees and pick a pear and bring it back and munch it. We called him piper the pear pincher. We will miss our wee trouper especially Stewart - piper followed him everywhere. We still have rocky and a rather large lurcher called Joey. I am still not sure how he came to be here. Thank you Ena for letting us have Piper he was a great wee chap and I still remember him jumping up on to Stewart's knee in your little room and eating the sausages. The house seems empty without him clicking about.Attached one of Piper on his own on the bed and the other with him relaxing on the sofa with his pal Rocky. Mind you it is worth mentioning that Piper was the boss. Even though we have the other two dogs we miss piper dreadfully. He was a wee fellow but a big part of our life.
Thanks again for our lovely wee trouper who will be sorely missed.
All the bes for 2013.
Debbie and Stewart so sad to hear about Piper, but after his bad start he had such a wonderful life with you,we couldn't have wished for a better home for him.
Rip. Wee man you were so well loved xxxx

Piper sad news today 1st Jan.  Piper sad news today 1st Jan.
Jake Lurcher >>
Posted: 30th December 2012

We bought Jake in November 2001 from yourselves, he was a bit of mischief at times he loved nicking socks or pants from the air dryer and run about with them, but a wonderful dog, loving but not one for cuddles unless he initiated due to the horrible start in his life. He was a gem with our son who was born in 2003 and they grew up together and had a special life together. Sadly recently he started to loose weight and blood tests suggested Lymphoma, chemo wasnt an option as he was too ill and the kindest thing to do was not let Jake suffer. He passed onto Rainbow Bridge last Friday the 23rd of November, its the hardest decision to make. Jake had a wonderful life with Paul, Aaron and I and will never be out our memories.
Jackie we were so so sorry to hear about Jake, but thank you for giving him such a wonderful loving home.And thank you for letting us know xx
R.I.P. Jake knowing how much you were loved by your family and friends xx

Jake Lurcher
Jet >>
Posted: 8th November 2012

Janet we were so sad to hear about Jet .x

We were so sad to lose Jet, she was such a special dog. She was very difficult at times and both myself and Iain had a fair few nips (not that she had many teeth left!) from her but it wasnt her fault that she had a bad start in life and had become very defensive. Most of the time she was an angel and she was so affectionate and loyal. She has left quite a gap in our hearts and life. Lovely pic of her on her favourite sheepskin.
I would be no good at writing something for rainbow bridge but have sent you a photo of her on her favourite sheepskin rug on her second favourite place to be, the sofa. Her favourite place being our bed underneath the duvet! If she ever disappeared off in the house that was where you would find her.

Janet you have done really well with your story about Jet, so I have just left it.

Thank you very much for giving her such a wonderful life Janet & Iain xx

Our Lovely Bess >>
Posted: 7th October 2012

Hello Ena, sad news about Bess i'm afraid. The vet sent her to sleep yesterday at home as she was deteriorating more and more, not eating and getting weaker and weaker. As you will understand we are shattered and will miss her so much. She was a wonderful wee dog for us.Thought you'd like to know.
We are just so glad that we had the opportunity to bring her to see you the other week. We took her to Paws RIP this morning and Anne was so helpful and compasssionate.
Hope all well at your end. Will hopefully catch up soon. Love Alison & Charlie Cuthbert.

Alison & Charlie Thank you so much for the photo's of your lovely girl, to think you were on holiday with her this year and just popped into a dog show being judged by Jan Fennel and she won best veteran, well she would be however many dogs were entered because that's what she was just the Best !! This is the one with the card on her collar.I think you have a few rosetes fror her. She was a very photogenic girl.

Alison & Charlie, We were so so sorry to hear about Bess,You must both be devastated. We can hardly credit it is nearly 15 years ago, when we worked from home., that you adopted her and I will also remember how she never seemed to forget me no matter if I hadn't seen her for a couple of years. One time I remember we were in Kinross in the High st, good job there was a wall behind as she jumped up to give me kisses.
I will always be grateful to you both for bringing her back that Saturday just two weeks ago for a visit, although she couldn't jump up I got a lovely wag of her tail. Everyone knows I don't "do" photographs but for Bess no probs this is the last time I saw her just about 10 days before she went to the Bridge I will never be able to thank you both enough for bringing her down that Saturday as I keep saying she was one special lady I feel so priveledged to have been part of her life xxxx

So pleased found your photo with Bess x

Rest in Peace Bess: You were loved so so much xxx

Our Lovely Bess  Our Lovely Bess
Our Lovely Bess  Our Lovely Bess
Our Lovely Bess  Our Lovely Bess
Our Lovely Bess   
Chloe >>
Posted: 7th October 2012

Well Frank and myself were passing a road end where our lovely wee Chloe went to stay, I wasn't there when you went to your new home Chloe but knew the lady who adopted you, of course you had a lot wrong with when you came into us, but we took you straight to the vets and you needed operated on.I rememeber saying after we got you home a couple of days then you were like a spring chicken at the kennels. However you were only out for two weeks when you took badly again and Rainbow Bridge was calling you.You were such a sweet sweet wee dog, if things had been different I would have kept you myself and saved your poor mum so much heartbreak xxx

Rest in peace Chloe we all loved you, you were a very special plucky wee lass xxxx

Kelsie >>
Posted: 6th October 2012

Hi Ena,
Just a note to let you know that I had to let my beautiful Kelsie go this week. She's been a great friend and I miss her very much, but it was time for her, she was very frail and now she'a at peace.

Heather both Frank and myself were so so sorry to hear about Kelsie, she was Frank's best pal here. She was such a lovely lovley girl and I know you will be devastated at her loss. We are both thinking about you and thank thank you so much for the beautiful card with the pics of Kelsie xxx

RIP: You will be sorely missed xxxxx

Our Smokey 1991 - 7th June 2012 >>
Posted: 12th September 2012

Well it has taken me from June to add Smokey to Rainbow Bridge.As a kitten someone just went away and abandoned him,he arrive from under the hut Spring of 1991, long before the kennels he was only a baby, a gorgeous silver tabby. We had Sula our Rottie, she was a sweetheart loved everything and everyone, so she didn't mind in the least that Smokey now resided with us. He was a super wee cat, before we had our own kennels we used to foster for the Pet Care Centre, so he got used to having dogs around. Then we fostered Tess and yes failed with her,couldn't part with her, then Kyra came along and stayed then Gem a puppy farm dog and then wee Jet and yes you guessed right they all stayed, and then there was Sandy the wee Yorkie and yes he stayed too then we found a ferret Lucky and he stayed, he and Smokey got on well together as did all the dogs except Tess she really only tolerated wee Smokey all these years.Lucky was Tess's best pal. Smokey you were a joy to have in our family,latterly you were incontinent and had started to go off your back legs and we probably kept you going longer than we should have,but you were still eating and drinking. I had to go into hospital on the 5th June and poor Frank had to take you to the vets on the 7th June. Poor man between me having a magor opon the 6th and then losing you wee man he was in a terrible state. At least you are now at peace and back in the bosom of the family, although we now only have Kyra nearly 17 and Jet over 14 !! Well Smokey wee man I like to think you enjoyed life with your adopted family and I miss you sitting cuddling up on my knee. we loved you so much Smokey and miss you every day. Good night God Bless Smokey xxx

Our Smokey 1991 - 7th June 2012  Our Smokey 1991 - 7th June 2012
Mac >>
Posted: 30th August 2012

Dear Ena & Frank, I am sorry to tell you that I lost MAC my lovely little Scottie, my friend and companion, who I got from you nearly 11 years ago. He was a feisty little man who chased the postman and nipped everyone's toes when I got him first, but after a lot of love and kindness he turned out to be the best friend anyone could have asked for. I could write a book about him and it would make comical reading.
Thanks again to you both for giving me and my family 11 years of love and companionship.
Regards Margaret Wylie and family.

Margaret we were so so sorry to hear about Mac, he was quite the little character, you came to the kennels and adopted him on the 4th April 2002 when he was 4 months old,I see from your letter he passed away 23July 2012, thank you for giving him such a wonderful home. I have added the pics you sent he's a wee darling xx.
Rest in Peace Mac you are so missed my your mum and family xx.

Mac  Mac
Mac  Mac
Mac  Mac
Madge >>
Posted: 15th August 2012

Just a quick note to say we had to put Culli (Originally Madge) to sleep tonight 6 years after we got her from Second Chance Kennels. She was an old lady and was determined not to let her condition hold her back, she was a wonderful companion and will be sorely missed.

Thank you and keep up the good work

Frankie & Jan Calder (Westhill Aberdeenshire)

Dear Frankie & Jan,

Thanks for letting us know about Culli ( Madge ) we were so very sorry to hear about her, and know you will both be devastated.
I have the pics of her sitting at the table I think it was her birthday bless. What a wonderful home she had with you and we thank you so very much,wish there were more homes out there like yours.
Thinking of you both
Warmest regards
Ena & Frank.

Meg >>
Posted: 27th July 2012

Stirling so so sorry to hear about your beloved girl. Meg was an absolute sweetheart xx

Thanks for your e-mail Ena, it means a lot she will be rememberd. and thanks for finding and giving me my best frend. Meg was happyist with something in her mouth a ball ,usually 2 balls or a stick then sitting with me and getting a good cuddle as long as i didnt touch her toys. she loved every one and everything, all though she did not have a litter she was a mother to all.

Meg  Meg
Jake >>
Posted: 8th May 2012

I got Jake from you 1996 when you worked from home. I remember leaving a message for you on a Friday afternoon asking if you had any Jack Russells, when I came home on the Saturday afternoon , there was a note through my door saying you had one on a farm in Aberdour looking for a home.He's been here ever since much preferring the company of rabbits and cats to other dogs. I did attempt your dog training classes in Kingseat many years ago but it was suggested that I don't come back as he was too much of a disruption! His health has been failing recently and today I had him put to sleep. It was a very sad day but he has been a fab pet for the last 16 years and will be sadly missed. Norman

Norman we are so so sorry to hear about Jake, but what a wonderful life he had with you, I love the one with the rabbit so cute. I keep forgetting how long we have been doing this.Recently though sadly a few have passed over to Rainbow Bridge. Rest in peace Jake hope there's some rabbit's for you to cuddle up to. Love from Ena & Frank xx

Jake  Jake
Zues ( our Colorado boy ) >>
Posted: 2nd May 2012

Zeus is gone. He died in my daughter Cameron's arms a few minutes before I got home. I asked him not to make me take him to the vet today and he followed through.
He was 2 months to the day from his 12 th birthday. I'm just empty right now. He is my big boy. Thank you for the priveledge of trusting me with him all those years ago.
Susan and kids x

Susan we are all so desperately sorry to hear about your lovely big lad, he was one of the biggest most gentle dogs we ever had the priveledge to know. Frank and myself are so grateful he had such a wonderful loving caring home with you all, over in Colorado Spring.I remember you telling us about him chasing the bear away from your property and going down the creek to see the Elk.
We also remember coming to see him just before he went away he was at the bottom of your garden,we shouted on him and he just used to launch himself at us always a great welcome we got from him. Susan thank you and your family so very much for giving him such a wonderful life. Rest in Peace Zues maybe you'll get to chase a bear or two at Rainbow Bridge xxxx

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Tess (Pal of Sam & Jack ) >>
Posted: 29th April 2012

Frank/ Ena

Just a short note to let you know that Tess passed away today Sun 29th April. Since she went on her medicine she had been full of energy and life but as we expected she suddenly couldn't go on any longer.
We have nothing but great memories of a lovely girl and thankfully the company of Sam and Jack
Kind Regards

Oh Jim we are so sorry to hear this sad news, but what a wonderful life she had with you and your family, I know she was " your " special " girl, and was so much loved.

Sleep well Tess you will be sorely missed.

Love Ena & Frank xx

Tess (Pal of Sam & Jack )
Biff >>
Posted: 29th April 2012



It was with great sadness we learned, " our " Biff has gone to the Bridge. He survived his pal Tess by about five months.Biff had a wonderful home with Heather / Mark and the kids who all adored him. This was the wee lad we picked up at the vets all these years ago when he was about six and had been taken in to be PTS as he wasn't good with children !!!! What absolute rubbish he loved the three boys in his family and was very gentle with them they are heartbroken now that he is no longer with them.Thank you all so much for giving Biff the most wonderful home.
RIP. Biff Hope Tess was waiting for you. love Ena & Frank xxxxx

Mikey >>
Posted: 29th April 2012

I called Mark out of the blue yesterday one to see how wee Mikey was doing and two about another matter. This was when I found out he had just been rushed to the vets. We hoped and prayed he would make a good recovery but it was not to be. So sending our heartfelt condolences to Mark and Brittany we are so so sorry. Rest in peace Mikey you had a wonderful life and were absolutely adored by Mark & Brittanny and all your family xxx

Hello Ena and staff. You will know already that Mikey passed away yesterday following a terrible accident at our home.He was tough enough to make it to the Vets surgery, but his injuries were so severe, he passed on a few hours later despite everyone's best efforts. Little Brittany is devastated, \"Mikey\" and she were so close, and they spent every spare moment together.In closing, Mikey had a wonderful life with us and when we brought him home from the Vets, we have buried him under his favourite copse of trees in the garden where he loved to lie in the sun. We both miss him so very much, we are just heart-broken. We just wanted to thank you all for allowing us the absolute privelage of having him in our home for 5 and a half of the happiest years of our life. With all our love to you all and to all the \"doggies\" looking for a new home. Mark & Brittany Watson. XX.

Willow >>
Posted: 17th April 2012

Hi Ena
Just to let you know that Willow has gone to Rainbow Bridge on 30th March. This is a photo of Willow, Yasmin and Keaton just before going to the vets. Yasmin felt that it was the right time to let her go. Very sad but the right thing for Willow.
Sylvia x

Sylvia thanks for letting me know, from a wee dog that was found wandering the City bypass in Edinburgh she went on to have such a wonderful life with your Aunt & Uncle. We are so so grateful to them for giving her so many happy years.
Rest easy Willow you were so well loved xxx.

Teddy >>
Posted: 3rd April 2012

We are all very sad to let you know that Teddy, who we adopted from the
Petcare Centre next to Second Chance, having seen him on your website, sadly
left us on Sunday 25th March. He was a happy healthy wee man until the week
before when he suddenly collapsed but recovered. Alas his recovery was
short lived and we had to take him to the vet when it was apparent that he
couldn't manage any longer. His 5 pals, Reggie, Daisy. Iggy(Second
Chancers), Kizzie and Mouse miss him. Teddy was 16 years old, was a great
character and gave them all a run for their money when there was a ball to

Marjorie so so sorry to hear about Teddy, he was a real character, and so loved by everyone, he had a brilliant life with you all, couldn't have wished for a better home for him. R.I.P. Teddy you will be sadly missed xxx

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