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In Memory

Here is where you will find tributes to the pets we no longer have. They may not be with us physically anymore but their memories live forever. Please contact us if your dog has passed and would like an entry here.

We Hope the following poem will help:-

Rainbow Bridge

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. When an animal dies who 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 vigour. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of day 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.



Breed: Labrador Cross

Gender: F

We gave Lucy a place to call home, but she gave us all so much more… Arriving at Save our Strays on a cold and wintery February in 2011 we were taken by Margaret to meet a Labrador cross, called Lucy. We were in search for a rather special companion for our lovable but nervous Rotti.

Lucy immediately ticked all our boxes. From the moment she arrived, Lucy was a constant, loving presence in our life and Jet’s too. Greeting everyone with enthusiasm and unconditional love every day, we couldn’t have asked for more.

Following a short illness and ongoing issues with her arthritic joints, Lucy very sadly died last week.  We feel so lucky to have had this special lady in our lives.  Thank you again Save our Strays for allowing us to take care of this lovely and loyal girl.

Sir Toby

Breed: Staffy

Gender: M

Our Staffy, Toby, formerly known as Stan, ran excitedly into our lives just over three years ago, literally. My wife, Julie, and I, had only met him once previously at Saltburn, but knew immediately that we had to have him. He was an older boy, but you could see he wanted to please so much and was still very active, also such a lovely natured dog. When Lynn brought him to our home for keeps, that is when he ran excitedly toward us, as if he already knew. Staffy’s often look like they’re grinning, but I have never seen a dog smile as wide as Toby that day, and so did we. From that day on, he never put a paw wrong, never needed to be told off, and was simply the perfect best mate to us both. Three years of pure bliss.

Sadly, he developed neurological problems and in just a short period of time, he changed from being thrilled to reluctant when it was time for his walks and we knew he was not well, but then he went off his food and just lay on his bed with a sad face. The vet told us there was no cure and so we knew the best thing for Toby was to let him go, even though it broke our hearts.

We have cried rivers since, but we are just so thankful that he came into our lives and I know that he was so, so happy until his brief illness. Bless you Toby, you will never be forgotten.


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