If love alone could keep them here , none of these dogs would be at the Rainbow Bridge. They are part of the Success Stories of the Rescue, for they all found a forever home - where they were respected, protected and LOVED!
In memory of Amber – October 2018
I collected Amber from Lee in Norfolk in June 2013, having just lost my previous fox terrier, Lavender, who had also come from Lee three years earlier. Amber had been found wandering in Wales and had already been via the RSPCA and another owner when we took her on. We felt a bit sorry for her and wanted to give her a more permanent home on the Isle of Wight. She was a little cautious at first and enjoyed the comfort and safety of her basket when she first arrived, but she soon settled in and became an important part of my home and life. She had such a kind and gentle nature and was friendly towards everyone (and other dogs!).
Initially, Amber did have a few slightly naughty characteristics (emptying bins, opening cupboards and climbing on to tables!) and also a few “eccentricities” – she preferred to spend most nights sleeping in the laundry basket, rather than her own bed! We eventually supplied her with a laundry basket for herself!
Amber had a few health problems along the way, but most of these were dealt with by the local vets. She was diagnosed with cancer in January 2017, but this didn’t stop her from leading a normal and fairly active life. She did slow down in the last year as old age and arthritis crept up on her, but even as recently as March this year she was having a great time running around in the snow (we don’t see much snow on the Isle of Wight!). More recently she slowed down quite rapidly and became less interested in going for walks and her usual activities and spent much of her time sleeping and wasn’t enjoying a good quality of life, so we took the difficult decision to have her put to sleep.
We were so grateful to Lee and FTR for the opportunity to re-home another Fox terrier. Amber made such a difference to our lives and she will be greatly missed.
On 29th September 2013, I rehomed a dog from you - he was called at the time Thrastar but was quickly renamed Jasper. I am sad to inform you that on 18th October, Jasper lost his battle against kidney insufficiency. He had had the condition for over a year and for the last three months was living on 'borrowed time' since his blood count had reached 30 at the beginning of July. So, we lived each day at a time, enjoying very short walks and lots of cuddles.
He brought such joy not only to my life but spread smiles and happiness to almost everyone he came into contact with. Older folk would remember their childhood pet, some remembered one 'on wheels' and little children were re-assured to touch a 'cuddly sheep'. He was such a character and I feel blessed that when he came to me he was already so well trained. A lead was only necessary on busy roads, he walked along with me and never ran off or was disobedient. He was such a pleasure to walk with.
Thank you for giving me such a wonderful companion.
Lisa November 2017
We lost Monty today . We are
devastated , but so pleased that we know that he had a lovely life with his family here in Yorkshire .
He loved being free in the garden , loved food ...any food , loved being free on the beach at Filey ...and the fish and chips after , loved the sun on his face and peace he found with us .
Thank you Lee England for allowing us to adopt him 10 years ago . They have been the best years . Karen 11/08/17
Maddy who was rehomed by Joy at 2 years of age and passed way 3 weeks ago at the age of 15 and a half.
A character through and through, feared by the vicar and the postman. Lover of squirrels and a footwarmer!
"We miss the dog hairs and her knack of knowing when the fridge opened even though she was deaf and the growl if she knew she had to go out and didn't want to.
The house is dead without her." Sept 2016