This page is dedicated to all the Dogue's that have been part of our rescue family               and who have now been given their wings.

                                 Beyond the Rainbow Bridge

               As much as I loved the life we had and all the times we played,
                 I was so very tired and knew my time on earth would fade

                I saw a wondrous image then of a place that's trouble-free
                       Where all of us can meet again to spend eternity.

                   I saw the most beautiful Rainbow, an on the other side
                Were meadows rich and beautiful - lush and green and wide
              And running through the meadows as far as the eye could see
                      Were animals of every sort as healthy as could be
                 My own tired, failing body was fresh and healed and new
             And I wanted to go run with them, but I had something left to do
                     I needed to reach out to you, to tell you I'm alright
          That this place is truly wonderful, then a bright glow pierced the                                                                       night

       "Twas the glow of many candles, shining bright and strong and bold
         And I knew then that it held your love in it's brilliant shades of gold.
             For although we may not be together in the way we used to be
                        We are still connected by a cord no one can see
                  So whenever you need to find me, we're never far apart
               If you look beyond the Rainbow and listen with your heart


It is with a heavy heart that we have to do this memorial for the very dog that started all of our rescue efforts many years ago, the wonderful Layla.

This girl was such a beloved family member and true best friend to Jo her devoted mum who is devastated at the loss of her girl.

She was a true ambassador to her breed and was loved by all that had the privilege to meet her.

                                  What will I do without you
                                  My precious, furry friend?...
                               Part mischief, but all blessing,
                                    And faithful to the end!

                            You look'd at me with eyes of love:
                                    You never held a grudge...
                            You thought me far too wonderful
                                       To criticize or judge.

                                It seems your greatest joy in life
                                     was being close to me...
                              I think God knew how comforting
                                 Your warm, soft fur would be.

                                 I know you think you were human,
                                       And it's sad it wasn't true...
                               Cause the world would be a nicer place
                                      If folks we're more like you!

                                 A few good years is all we had
                                    until the day you had to part...
                                 But you my Layla, will always hold
                                     A huge place within our heart.

                        You will me missed Layla ...Fly free sweet angel xx


Our beloved Max was only 18 months old when he went over the bridge his family who absolutely adored him in the short time they had him, he was such a treasure and he will be deeply missed by his mum & dad and fatty but his suffering is now over but this boy crossed over knowing he was loved and adored.

Oh what unhappy twist of fate

Has brought you homeless to my gate,

                                  but come with me and you will see
                                     what a loving home can be   


     " The mighty oak has fallen "           

Heavenly Father, Creator of all things, thank you for having 

entrusted us with a loyal pet.

Thank you for letting him teach us unselfish love. Thank you for the memories that we can recall to brighten our days  for the rest of our lives.

Finally, in gratitude, we return                                                                                 our pet to you.



Blue was truly the sweetest boy and after having a sad start ended up with a wonderful family who adored him. He was around 6 years old when he came into our care and it took a while for us to find him just the right home, thankfully we did and they got the pleasure of showering him with love for his final year or so. 

You will live on in my heart
my little friend so true, and memories of you will fill my mind
         until I go to you.


                             RIP darling boy you will be dearly missed.


Sadly Dozer had to be put to sleep due to a back issue that was just not responding to treatment like hoped.

RIP Dozer you will be greatly missed by your mum and dad and all of us at Rescue.



It takes us back to brighter years,
to happier sunlit days
and to precious moments
that will be with us always.

And these fond recollections
are treasured in the heart
to bring us always close to those
from whom we had to part.

There is a bridge of memories
from Earth to Heaven above…
It keeps our dear ones near us
It’s the bridge that we call love.

        ~Author Unknown

      RIP precious Nina


Sunlight streams through window pane onto a spot on the floor.....

 then I remember,
it's where you used to lie, but now you are no more.

Our feet walk down a hall of carpet, and muted echoes sound.....
 then I remember,
                                                 it's where your paws would joyously abound.

                        RIP Clyde you are very much missed


RIP Gucci you were a much loved and treasured family member and your family were heartbroken by your loss.

I lost a treasured friend today
The loyal dog who used to lay
Her gentle head upon my knee
And shared her silent thoughts with me.

                               RESCUE POEMS



                        Now that I'm home, bathed, settled, and fed,
                            All nicely tucked into my warm new bed.
                       I would like to open my baggage Lest I forget,
                       There is so much to carry - So much to regret.

                             Hmm... Yes there it is, right on the top -
                         Let's unpack Loneliness, Heartache and Loss,
                         And there by my leash hides Fear and Shame.

                     As I look on these things I tried so hard to leave -
                       I still have to unpack my baggage called Pain.
                       I loved them, the others, the ones who left me,
                   But I wasn't good enough - for they didn't want me.
                  Will you add to my baggage? Will you help me unpack?
               Or will you just look at my things and take me right back?

                             Do you have the time to help me unpack?
                          To put away my baggage, To never re-pack?
                              I pray that you do - I'm so tired you see,
                  But I do come with baggage - Will you still want me?


                                             By Evelyn Colbath


                                      TENDER HEARTS

                                   (A Tribute to Volunteers)
                                              By Dee Clair

                              I greet each day inside my cage
                            And wait for God to write my page
                             I wonder if you’ll come today?
                             And let me feel the light of day

                          My whole life has been dark with pain
                     And those who caused it--what did they gain?
                               They stole my trust, my livelihood
                              And all because they simply could

                            I yearn to run through scented fields
                                Without a cage and lock to yield
                         To chase a squirrel that can't be caught
                              To earn a love that can't be bought

                                 But the darkest days have a light
                          In the quiet mornings that follow night
                                    You come to visit every day
                                Without a motive, without a pay

                                  You carried me when I was weak
                            Brought trust I was too pained to seek
                        You healed my wounds that took their toll
                              You rescued my slowly dying soul

                                   And now I listen for your voice
                              Knowing that you're here by choice
                               You didn’t know me at the start
                               And yet I’m planted in your heart

                                I’m learning to accept your praise
                                  And not avert my fearful gaze
                                    Forgive me if I cower still
                                My life has been against my will

                                    I feel that you are growing tired
                         Within this fight that you’ve been mired
                             If you can keep your doubts at bay
                        It would mean the world if you could stay

                                  I can’t predict how this will end
                                But I know this of you, my friend
                               You selflessly all played your part
                             You saved me with your tender heart

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