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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

Cindy >>
Posted: 20th July 2009

hello ena,

Sadly on the 27th february 2009 my gran had to let Cindy cross the rainbow bridge. She had a lot wrong with her and to keep her alive my gran would have been injecting her four to five times a day, she just couldn't do that to her. We all miss Cindy so much and she has a very special place in all our hearts and my grans back garden. when Cindy got put to sleep we got to burry her in the back garden so my grandad made this xx
love from Chloe xxx

Kye >>
Posted: 9th July 2009

Hi Ena and all at the kennels.

About 14 years ago a lovely shepard named Kye came to stay with us.We came to see him at your house as you did not have the kennels then. We fell in love with him and got to take him home.We had many happy years and fun with him. Sadly,last night it all became to much for him and we had to let him go to rainbow bridge.He was such a lively dog and brought lots of love and happiness into our home. We are all at a loss and will miss him so much.
Thank you for allowing us this privilege and pleasure to have him as part of our family for many years, longer than we hoped. We will miss him dearly.


Heather Stewart

Sparkey >>
Posted: 31st May 2009

We got our Sparkey from you in August 2000. Just wanted you to know that we had to put him too sleep on Tuesday. He developed diabetes and subsequentley went blind.On Tuesday his wee body couldnt take any more and the vet advised he be let go. He was a super wee dog with a great character. He originally came from Kippen, you may remember him.


Hi Folks,

I so remember wee Sparky and somewhere I have a photo of him lying on his dad's knee on the couch. Oh I am so so sorry to hear about the wee man Can you send me any pics of him and I will put him on Rainbow Bridge.

Again so very sorry they leave such a big void when they go.

Warmest Regards

Hi Ena,
Thanks very much for your kind message.Your right he has left a big void in our lives and not just ours, friends and neighbours are also missing him as he was a very happy sociable wee dog. He has left us all with very happy memories.I've attached some pictures of him before he got sick.

Thanks again,

Jack and Jackie Laska.

Sparkey  Sparkey
Sparkey  Sparkey
Sparkey  Sparkey
Sparkey  Sparkey
Lucy >>
Posted: 25th May 2009

Here is Lucy's photograph as promised. She was 9 years and had the most placid gentle nature youu could find, except when saw little hairy things. Missing her daily.

Fiona when I think about Lucy I always recall the night I went looking for her in the snow. and I don't do driving in the snow !!! She had been lying on her armchair at the radiator in her wee room and I let her out last thing and well the gate wasn't shut properly so of course when I went back out to as( I thought )to get her back in, there was no sign of her, I left the kennels gate open in case she came back, I jumped in the van and went looking for her. Really upset because I couldn't find her, came back into the kennels to phone Frank to tell him, I wouldn't be home. I looked in her room and there she was all curled up sleeping on her chair !!! I was so relieved and that is how I will always remember your special girl. Sleep tight Lucy ( hope you have a nice armchair you loved your comfort ) your folks love and miss you so very much xxxx

Tessa >>
Posted: 24th May 2009

We've given two of your dogs homes in the past but, sadly, one of them died recently on the 9th March of cancer. Tessa, aged 14, was loving, gentle and laid back. She was great with our other dogs and loved everyone she came across. I still remember the day we picked her, she was so affectionate, quiet and wouldn't stop licking my hand. Just as she was throughout the twelve years we had her. It was a very difficult decision to let our big girl go but we didn't want her to suffer. We all miss her very much. Bobby is aged 16 now and we've had him for fourteen years. He can get a bit confused at times and is a bit unsteady on his feet but is still doing well. I'll send you some pictures when you get back to me.

I am so sorry to hear about Tessa, it's awful when they leave us and leave such a great big hole in our lives and hearts. Did you rehome Bobby and Tessa from the Pet Care Centre next door to us as we have only been open ten years, It makes no difference if you did as I would still have known her and if you send me a photo I will certainly put her on Rainbow Bridge.

This is the lovely Tessa and one in happier times with her family

Tessa  Tessa
Paddy >>
Posted: 4th April 2009

Just finally had the courage to send this email about our beloved big boy Paddy who sadly passed away on Friday 16th January after a tragic accident. We came into your kennels just about five years ago on a sunny day in May just for a look at what dogs you had at the kennels with no intentions of taking any away that day. Then we saw a very sad, shaking springer who had come in half an hour earlier, he stole our hearts with his sad brown eyes. Needless to say we left with him that day and from that day and every day after he was our big boy Pads. We had him all his matted hair cut and what a beautiful and stunning boy he was. Every day we miss him but we now can smile and laugh at his comical ways and his love of life.

The greatest thing you will ever learn is just to love and be loved in return and our boy gave us that unconditionally.

Elaine and Ricky

Jack >>
Posted: 26th March 2009

Hi Ena,
please find attached a couple of photo's of our Jack for your Rainbow Bridge, as my wife said he went to sleep on Friday and we now have a huge void in our life. We have however came to a decision that we are not complete as a family without a Lab in it so we are going to see the parents of a litter that have just been born on Sunday. So we will be starting from the very beginning this time. Little did we know that a chance phone call 10 years ago would have made such an impact on our lives. Thank you (albeit belatedley) for letting us have Jack all those years ago and for now knowing the pleasure and satisfaction that comes with owning a wonderful dog.

kind regards and continued success,

Frazer & Moira Hogg and the boy's


Hi folks so sorry to hear about Jack, my it doesn't seem that long at all.Glad he gave you so much pleasure.
Rest in peace Jack you were so loved and will be so sadly missed, by everyone who knew you. Sleep tight Jack you were such a well loved boy.

Love from your Mum, Dad and all at Second Chance xx

Jack  Jack
Charlie >>
Posted: 5th March 2009

Dear Ena
Just a wee note to say that we had to have Charlie "put to sleep" on Friday night. He had a tumour in his liver and lungs and was starting to struggle with the effects of it all.

We want to say a huge "thank you" to you for choosing him for us 8 years ago. We have had such good fun with him and he was a good friend.

I know everyone thinks their dog is the best but he really was. He was such a character and everyone knew him!

We've been meaning to come up to see you for months and never quite got there. Hope you and Frank are keeping well.

When things aren't so raw we'll pop up to see you(not for another dog though).

Thanks again- he was a smasher.

Gillian,Andy Michael & Matthew xx

So sorry to hear about wee Charlie he was a wee darling, sleep tight wee man. You were so well loved by your family and all who knew you.

Ena Frank and all at Second Chance xxxxxxxx

Floss >>
Posted: 5th March 2009

Hi Ena,

This is a note to let you know George and I have lost wee Floss.

We had to take her to the vet as her backend went,but there was more wrong than we thought.

She wasn't eating,couldn't walk right,and didn't want to do anything.

It was the 26th of January,we had to put her to sleep.

She's left a big hole in our lives,she touched everybody she ever met,she made everyone smile.

She gave George and I a reason to get up every morning.We will never forget her.

We got her over 12 years ago from you at Thornton,we think she was one of best to come from there.

I hope these photos will remind you of her.

Angela and George (Dunfermline)xx
PS: she was an angel in a collie coat


I am so very sorry to hear about Floss I remember when you adopted her from the Pet Care Centre next door, when I used to help out there before Second Chance kennels were built.If my memory serves me well you stayed in Dunfermline near the glen. Phyliss will be sad to hear about Floss but we are all so grateful she had such a wonderful life with you,

Rest in peace sweetheart knowing how well loved you were by your Mum & Dad and all who knew you.

Ena xxxxxxx

Floss  Floss
Rocky >>
Posted: 20th January 2009

Dear Ena,
I have sad news for you, Rocky had a stroke on Thursday and had to be put to sleep.

Rocky and Cassie had become close and she is missing him too, but I think she will be fine given time. We are thankful that we have our wonderful Cassie.

I have attached the last photo of Rocky with Cassie, it was the only one we were able to get as they always went daft when they saw the camera, we were so lucky to get it.

A very sad

Jim Margaret and Cassie

Bonnie >>
Posted: 19th January 2009

Dear Ena

I am so very sad to have to tell you that Bonnie passed away beside us on the bed this morning. She had taken very ill on Thursday morning and was given injections yesterday - hoping it would help her pick up. But her breathing was very laboured - I felt her breathing start to relax and thought she was calming down, sadly I fell asleep cuddling her and woke with her gone, a week after her 8th birthday. We had her for 3 years, 4 months and 2 days - not long enough. We are very privileged that she allowed us into her life, and can't begin to tell you the love we felt for her, Harvey her doting brother included.

I cannot describe to you the pain Mark, Michael and I are feeling - she was our baby, and we don't know how we are going to cope without her.

She was the best thing that has ever happened to us and brought us so much joy and love I cannot tell you - we are absolutely heartbroken.

Lesley, Mark and Michael xx


Bonnie was one of the Rottie girls who came up from down south, to find the most fantastic home ever, thanks Lesley Mark & Michael for giving Bonnie such a wonderful loving home albeit an all too short time, it doesn't matter how long we have our beloved dogs in our lives it is always too soon to say goodbye.
I remember taking Bonnie over on her home visit and there was a run out in the garden with a rabbit in it and our Bonnie decided she would quite like to say hello jumped up and nearly went through the run enclosure, suffice to say the rabbit quickly became an indoor rabbit in one of the kids bedroom.

Run free at the Bridge Bonnie you were such a special girl.
Lots of love from your family and all at Second Chance xxxxxxxxx

Ps I'll try and find a photo of her.

Bonnie  Bonnie
Jade >>
Posted: 9th December 2008

This lovely girl is Jade, her mum & dad came to the kennels five years ago and fell in love with her, Jade was nine years old when they adopted her, she has spent the last five years being loved and cosseted.Her mum & dad are devastated and miss her so very much.Rest in peace Jade knowing how much you were loved.

From Ena & all at Second Chance xx.

Monty >>
Posted: 28th November 2008

It was with great sadness we learned that this lovely lad has gone to the Bridge. We first met Monty's mum when she came to offer him a home all these years ago.Pat and her husband had Oscar an older black lab at the time. Sadly Oscar has also gone so he and Monty will be together again young and fit.
Pat is such a lovely lady that when I called her to say I had a 5 month old golden lab and then a 6 month old chocolate lab she was over like a shot offering them homes, she also took Dougie in who had been left tied to a bus stop and was just a youngster. ( she has a very understanding husband )So Monty had all these lovely friends in his life. You had such a lovely life Monty you couldn't have been more loved or cared for, to say your folks are devastated is an understatement they are heart broken. Go play with Oscar and rest easy you were one very lucky boy having people who adored you as much as you loved them.

Love from Ena & all at Second Chance but most of all from your mum / dad & " brothers " xxxxxx

Chip >>
Posted: 17th November 2008

Had a call from Linda she has sadly lost her beloved Chip, he is on the left of the photo. He was adopted from us way back before we had the kennels, when I used to work from home. He has had a wonderful life this is him with his sis Misty another Second Chance girl.
Rest in peace Chip in the knowledge you were well loved and will be sorely missed.xx

Zack >>
Posted: 13th November 2008

This is Zack he was adopted seven years ago and has had such a wonderful life. Sadly, Zack has gone to the Bridge due to ill health, way too early at only seven years old. However, he has had all the love in the world and was adored by his owners, something a lot of dogs never get.

Hi there, you wont remember me, myself and my husband bought Zack from you
seven years ago. He looked like a black lab in disguise, (a few
wee white bits) he was hyper when we bought him desperate for attention. I
think him and his brother Dino came in at the same time, but Dino was away
when we got Zack. It was to let you know, the joy that Zack gave us, shall
never be replaced, he was the best dog in the world, and sadly, three
months ago, we had to have him put down as he went blind due to diabetes.
I found your website and I had to email to tell you we had seven great
years with him. If you can reply to my e-mail, I shall send you a nice
photo of him.

Kind regards

Jenny livingstone

Here is the lovely boy himself. Sleep easy Zack you were obviously so well loved and will be sorely missed by your family xx

Harry >>
Posted: 8th November 2008

Well, we had some more really sad news on Thursday. Our wee Harry the Griffon has sadly gone to the Bridge. He had only been with his Mum since the 13th April this year. He must have been about thirteen years old and was quite poorly to start with when he was here.I remember Mhairi and I had to take him to the vets as he was really unwell. He was in the vets a few days and we went to see him, we were devastated as he looked as though he was going to leave us then, but no he rallied round and he came " home ".Then Alexis saw him and that was it love at first sight. He had another two wee Griffons for company.He was such a special wee lad everyone loved him and we are just so sorry he didn't get longer with his family but at least the seven months he did have were very happy ones filled with love. Rest in peace wee man you touched a lot of hearts while you were here.
Ena and all your friends here at Second Chance xx.

Shamus >>
Posted: 1st November 2008

Hi folks, I just read your bit about shamus and wanted to let you know how sad we were making that last call to the vet. Shamus was not the sharpest card in the pack and a bit of a bozo at times, however he was a lovable bozo and was very good with people and other animals including dogs, cats and horses. He even played with the young horse that Rhonda has. He supposedly hated cats when we got him but he had never met a "Maxi" cat. Maxi soon had Shamus trained and they became best buddies. Unfortunately at around two years old he took ill and everything was tried, he had all sorts of blood samples, skin biopsies etc and the only conclusion was that he had a form of "Sebboraic eczema" Not sure about the spelling. Apparently it is a genetic thing that strikes at about two years of age. We managed to bring him back from the dead once with the aid of steroids and other pills. Unfortunately, he started going downhill again and we just could not watch him suffer.Although it was all a bit sad, Rhonda and I were happy that we were able to have the pleasure of his company for two short years. He really was a nice dog. Best wishes : Ben & Rhonda ps : he is buried in a lovely spot under a tree by a burn - rest in peace Shamus.


Well it's been a really sad week here at the kennels two of our past residents both young dogs have gone to the Bridge.

We have about seven dogs on the Isle of Skye two of them are at the Lodge Hotel Edinbane owned by Hazel & Peter, who have become dear friends.We call them our Skye branch of Second Chance Kennels. They do home visits for us on the Island and it is because of them we now have such lovely homes for our dogs on the Island.

Well Hazel called me on Wednesday the 29th Oct. To tell me that Shamus our lovely Shepherd has gone to the bridge again a youngster about 3 years old. Shamus lived on Skye with Rhonda & Ben until quite recently and had a great life, loads of space and Sam his special friend the collie to keep him company. Then his folks moved down to the borders and of course he and his collie friend went with them. He hadn't been keeping well,he had a really bad skin condition latterly, his folks tried everything they could to help him but then he was finding it difficult to walk, so with much sadness decided it wasn't fair to let him suffer and let him go to the Bridge.
We would like to thank Rhonda and Ben for giving him such a happy although way to short a time with them.
You are the first dog from the Skye branch to go to the Bridge Shamus and Hazel & Peter send their love and hope you know you were so well loved rest in peace , Hazel says goodnight god bless. xxxxxxxx

Pheonix >>
Posted: 1st November 2008

Some of you may remember Pheonix our handsome Alaskan Malamute,
Your mum called us last Saturday 25th Oct :to say you weren't very well.They took you to the vets but sadly you were so ill, you didn't come home with them. Angela & Billy are devastated as are all of us at the kennels, it's so hard to take in you were so young, not even two years old and had everything to live for.We all feel so sad for you at last you had found the home of your dreams, we were so happy for you,( especially Ena as Frank was making noises about adopting you himself) and then this happens, you were such a sweetheart Pheonix and everyone loved is so unfair sometimes.. At least your last few months were very happy ones both here at the kennels and then at home with your folks, who already have a Second Chance dog wee Susie who is now ten years old, you and she were getting on so well and she still lies at the front door waiting for you to come home.Rest in peace big man knowing you were so loved and will be so missed by everyone who knew you.xxxxxxxxxxxxx

We would like to thank PAWS R-I-P for the very caring professional way in which they dealt with Pheonix's cremation. I would have no hesitation in recommending them, they are truly caring lovely people, and Pheonix is now at rest in his own home.
Thank you Brenda & William.

Marcus >>
Posted: 16th October 2008

This is Marcus he came into us with his brother Chad ( 8yrs) after their family moved abroad. Marcus was 11yrs young they were both rehomed together in February of this year. Their mum absolutely adored them both and they went on to have a very happy secure life. Sadly, Marcus has gone to the Bridge. We are so very sorry he didn't have longer with his mum but the time he did have was quality time and we are so grateful he had these few months of happiness.
Rest in peace wee man you were well loved this year xxxxxxxx

Jason >>
Posted: 16th October 2008

This is wee Jason he had originally been kept in an indoor kennel most of his younger life. Then we were asked to take him in.He was such a sweetheart,then this lovely couple came to the kennels looking for a wee dog and there he was of course they both fell in love with him and have had him since 23rd March 2004, he was eight years old. Sadly, Jason has gone to the Bridge and his mum & dad are devastated, he was just over twelve years old but had the most fantastic loving home he could ever have hoped for.
Sleep easy wee man you were well loved xxxxxx

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