IN MEMORY

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 Harry
2002-2016
Harry here fast asleep.
It was heart breaking  to everyone who knew him, as he passed away peacefully.
Harry lived with Ruth for 14 1/2yrs.
I bred him and named him after my Dad to whom I had just lost.
Harry was a typical Handsome Fox Terrier, everything needed to go his way and his new owner Ruth paid for it if it didn`t.
My advice about Foxys were taken in vain by Ruth at first but she begun to learn fast from me,
and in the end Harry became a fantastic companion(most of the time)to her.
He always hated cats and would love a punch up with certain dogs but like most fox terriers mellowed with age.
Because he would always come and stay when Ruth was away,in a way was still my pup and I shall miss him
so very much,even though my cat is much relieved.
Rest in peace Harry, We will always miss you ,you little tyrant .
Lee x And his mum Ruth xx
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We rehomed Fionn over 7 years ago, he was known as Charlie then.  We  went to visit Lee one Saturday afternoon in March 2009  and came back to Lincolnshire with  Fionn ( aka Charlie).
 
Sadly  Fionn passed away on Monday of this week. He had recently been diagnosed with cancer, had coped with his first session of chemo very well and was due his second treatment later this week. How ever he had lost mobility in his back legs and the cancer had returned.
 
He was a fabulous dog and will be missed by Paul and myself and our Patterdale / Jack Russell cross Brady. Fionn always lived life in the chilled out zone, enjoyed his food , his special chair and his holidays in France. He was great with other dogs and people. We love the breed and were always glad we went to visit  Lee. Fionn  filled   a great void in our lives, when our first Wired Haired  Fox terrier Cal passed on.
Lesley Anne
December 2016

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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

 

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Benson
"He will always have a very special place in our hearts" Simon.

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Lulu who left Hazel on the 4th March 2016 is missed very much and will never be forgotten.
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Truman much loved by Dave, Cara, Keana & Callum
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This is Archie who Denise lost recently..............click on link for her words to us  Archielink
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Pebbles passed away December 2015 was loved dearly by Susan and will leave a huge hole in her life.
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Bebe from Alison. July 2015

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Huckleberry was lost at only 9 months old. He had bags of personality and vitality. He loved everyone and everything - apart from the neighbour's peacock! January 2015
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Jack passed away aged 16 1/2 in October 2014, after 12 wonderful years with Neil and Babs from Devon who adopted him from FT rescue in April 2002. "He will be in our hearts forever. He was a very clever dog (well he thought he was human) and was greatly admired by all who knew him. He loved Christmas time, especially opening presents so this photo reminds us of him so much."
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Bertie was adopted by Julie in Dec 2005. His owner had passed away and he had been in and out of the rescue due to his bad behaviour and Julie was his last hope. She had lost two wires 5 months previous and was in a terrible state not knowing if she wanted another dog or not, but along came Betrie and she felt they had both been given another chance.

Continued now in her own words "I brought him home to my house in Bolton. He was a little terror to say the least. He jumped at Buses, Cars, Vans, etc. and if I had a pound for every time he ripped my son's joggers when trying to leave the house or nipped us, I would be very rich indeed. He was hard work to say the least and at one point I actually thought I could take no more.
Sadly Bertie passed away on Monday 22nd September 2014 after suffering for 5 years with liver disease and bad skin problems. Bertie certainly turned his behaviour around, he remained a little bugger at times but that was just him. He became a big part of our lives and after almost 9 years we are heartbroken to lose him. He gave us nothing but pleasure and has left a big hole in my life but I'm so happy to have had him. I would say to anybody if you have a difficult Wire don't give up, be patient. It may take a long time but well worth it in the end."
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Eric who passed away recently and left John and Alice. Described as a splendid dog and will be greatly missed. His ashes are to be scattered at Tal-y-Bont.
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Paddy was rescued at 14months in 2002 by Peter. He was a lively, happy and cheeky dog until the end of his life. Although he wasn't taught Paddy's stance on sitting was an elaborate 'song and dance act'! He always enjoyed the comforts of the settee to the floor. He was attuned to what time Dinner time was. No one who met him failed to like him.
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Bob Jane and Jeff had him for 2 years. He gave them and everybody an enormous amount of love and friendship. He had a great personality and will be sadly missed. Jane and Jeff felt very luckly to have been able to offer him a home and were amply rewarded by him. He is buried in the garden where he loved to roam. May he run free forever.
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 Archie

Archie came to us one week after Molly in June 2002 when he was two and a half. He had behavioural issues but, with a firm, loving and consistent approach, he turned into the most lovely dog imaginable. The key to Archie was that he was a very frightened little dog and, as soon as he knew that we were in charge, he was able to relax and be himself.

Archie loved people, other dogs, and was very demonstrative in his affections – you wouldn’t get a bite from Archie but you would get a lovely kiss.

The only word to describe Archie was ‘dogged’ to the end; he never gave up and he has left a huge Archie-shaped void in our lives. Our other fox terrier, Alice, came to live with us when Molly died and she treated Archie like her puppy and, most of the time, he let her do it. She is very quiet without him.

For the last few months of his life, he used to go out for his ‘walks’ in his dog buggy because he had lost the use of his back legs, with Alice walking by his side (though when it was very cold, Alice used to get in with him),

We are all bereft as are the many visitors to our home who came to know and love Archie, this warm, eccentric little boy. Rest In Peace, Archie, we will never forget you.
Lavender

Lavender came to live with me on the Isle of Wight in August 2010, having spent 4 months with Lee in Norfolk. She was eight and a half at the time. She soon settled in to her new home. As I live on my own she was a great companion to me, but she also loved the company of all who visited my home. Anybody visiting the house (including complete strangers) would be enthusiastically greeted by Lavender who would then rush off to find them a soft toy to play with!

Lavender was gentle natured and was great fun with children. She also had many amusing (and slightly daft!) characteristics, which endeared her to everyone.

The sudden loss of Lavender on 18 May of a heart related condition has left me and my family feeling very sad and empty. She will be greatly missed by visitors to the house and by many people in the neighbourhood who got to know her well. I only had her for just under three years, but it feels much longer as she made such an impression.
Poppy

Our dear gentle Poppy came to us in 2009 after a stay at Battersea and Lee's home in Norfolk, we loved her from the very start of our time together.

She gradually gained confidence and developed the terrier stubborn streak. Sadly Poppy had severe heart problems and became ill suddenly in the night of May 24th 2013. We rushed her to the emergency vets but she was too weak and we had to let her go. We are devastated at the loss of our darling girl. She has been buried to rest in the garden where she loved to play. We miss her so much and will never forget her.
Becky

After losing their fox terrier Annie aged 15, the family decided to opt for a rescue fox terrier. They met up with Lee to pick up Becky, a five year old, from the Stafford Dog Show.

They'll never forget the day. It was love at first sight. Her first owner (they called her, her real mummy) had passed away and they had the impression that Becky missed her greatly. Obviously she was pretty nervy and timid for a few weeks but gradually with lots of love her confidence grew. She never really liked going for walks (very unusual for a fox terrier!!) and just loved coming home.

Her biggest love was stuffed toys, in fact, anything furry. They have a photo of her with a birthday card in her mouth because it has a bit of fluff on it! The family was forced to hide anything furry and she would stalk a drawer if she knew a furry thing was hidden in it. She ended up with all furry things around her bed or, as the daughter called them. “carcasses” – ha! Sadly she passed away a couple of weeks ago with kidney failure. Although they had her for just 3½ years - she will always be remembered as a very, very special doggy.
Buddy

The family adopted - a beautiful Wire boy - he was one of our Senior Rescues - but his wonderful family always referred to him as their little boy and their Buddy.

" Buz (Buddy) was adopted in March 09, he camg to live with us in Alconbury Weston, Cambs. Although we only had him for 11 months he soon became very much part of our family and a big part of our lives. He was taken from us by the terrible illness called degenative myothopathy which took him very quickly. It was our pleasure and priviledge to have known him.

He died 12th Feb 2010 and leaves a big hole on our lives and in our hearts. He will be sadly missed. "

(March 2010)
Harry

The family adopted - a beautiful Wire boy named Harry - he was about 9 years old at the time. Unfortunately they lost him to cancer of the glands.

He was the most
wonderful, patient, fun, and filled their lives to the full. He went camping, climbed the Welsh hills with the family. He
hated the sea and he never could be persuaded to have a swim. He was a true thief and they could never leave anything in his reach.

The family are
going to miss him and thank Mrs England for giving them three great years with him.

(December 2009)
Jackson

We were terribly saddened to hear the news that Jackson passed away – his owners adopted him from the Rescue in 2004. He was found as a stray and had difficulty at first – it took him a while to come out of his shell – but when he did – what a beautiful boy he was!

He had battled many health issues – but in true Fox Terrier style he carried on getting the best out of life – he was one very brave pup.

He started his own blog in 2007 and with Watson, was the inspiration behind a range of terrier greeting cards (www.foreverfoxed.com). He was always a character – and loved to destroy toys, trample flowers and run on the beach with his pals.

He was nominated for Bravest Pet in Sussex – he started the Substantial Wires club and through his blog was adored by many! He inspired other Rescues to get involved and Jackson and his owners have been instrumental in making our Fun Walks an enjoyable event – Jackson brought so many dogs and owners together – he has left a fox terrier shaped hole in his owners hearts – we will all miss him.

(May 2010)
Jimmy

Jimmy was rehomed in 2000 - his new family loved him from the start. He was a joy and they will mis him terribly. Sadly they lost him this year to a degenerative illness. He will be missed

(October 2010)
Millie

Millie came to the rescue via Battersea Dogs Home - she was adopted when she was 5 years old.

"She was a very independent minded dog who did what she
wanted, but we loved her all the more for that. She was 'mother' to
Spencer and protected him fiercely! "

(March 2010)
Molly

In summer 2002, after losing their two fourteen year old fox terriers George and Tilly within five weeks of each other, Jan and Geoff contacted the rescue and were able to adopt seven year old Molly from a very loving home in Manchester who because of their changing family circumstances had to re-home her quickly

When they arrived at her previous owners’ home Molly was in the kitchen, her favourite place if food might be on offer - when she came into the sitting room she walked very shyly over and gave Jan a lovely little kiss - from that moment on she was theirs.

Molly was a lovely, spirited, affectionate and often eccentric little girl - and together with her new friends Archie, a three year old fox terrier and Tara a twelve year old toy poodle the three quickly became a little pack. Molly loved being by the seaside – she had some delightful eccentricities she loved making a nest in any sort of container that might be left on the floor, she loved chasing stones and helping Jan and Geoff in the Garden. Tara the poodle died in 2008 and shortly afterwards Molly started to become blind – Archie seemed to understand and was able to help Molly a lot. After seven years in her adopted home and a little after her fourteenth birthday sadly Molly died – they will always be grateful for this little Angel in their lives and hope that they will be able to help another rescue dog and find a new companion for Archie

“You cannot do a kindness too soon,
for you never know how soon it will be too late.”
(Ralph Waldo Emerson)
Polly

We had Polly as a rescue dog in 2003 from Lee England, at that time she was around 5yrs old. Polly was at first a little shy when we brought her home to Warwickshire,but after a short time she grew into being one of the family with myself and my wife. Polly was full of character, she would follow me everywhere I went,she was MY dog, and I loved her to bits.She loved every minute playing with her toys when the grandchildren came to visit,she also understood exactly what you said to her; in particular at dinner time. Polly loved to cuddle up in her bed and understood that if you told her to get in her bed she would do just that and look at you with those big brown eyes.

There is now a very BIG void in the family as Polly was a very lively dog for her age (around 13 / 14) who loved nothing more than going for walks and being very happy with us . Polly will be sadly missed by both of us,and I just hope that she is not suffering now,GOD BLESS POLL'S xxxxx

(March 2011)
Rosie

It is with great sadness that our darling little Rosie has passed away. Rosie became ill in the evening of Christmas Day, by Boxing Day morning we realised that Rosie was very ill. We immediately took Rosie to the vets where after several tests it was discovered she had an inoperable tumour on her spleen which was affecting her liver and kidneys. It was after these findings that we had to make a painful but correct decision to help Rosie on her way and she was put to sleep on Boxing Day at 16.20hrs.

We have had Rosie cremated as we did our other beloved fox terrier Joe. It was an individual cremation and now we have Rosie’s ashes along side Joe’s.

We thank you for the opportunity to have been able to give Rosie a home. We absolutely adored Rosie she gave us so much love and affection. It was so very sad that we only had Rosie for 17 months but we will never forget Rosie she will live on in our hearts forever.

(Feb 2011)
Rowan

As the discerning reader can tell – Rowan is not a fox terrier. He is in fact a freakishly large Welsh Terrier. Rowan came to the rescue with a fox terrier companion and was taken in ‘by association’. He was adopted in 2006 - he was loved from day 1 - what an amazing boy. It was clear that this beautiful boy was a tornado - and their lives would change dramatically.

If he was a human he would be called a hero. His positive attitiude to life in the face of so much hardship (4 homes and over 2 years spent in kennels,plus battling two different cancers). His outgoing fun-loving and trusting nature was incredible and inspirational. He was loved by anyone who loves dogs. He is an irreplaceable member of our family and we love him so deeply.

His owners allowed him to be the dog he wanted to be - and were so thankful they had the priviledge of knowing him. He was always and will always be the top dog. He has let a massive hole in their lives. Despite the great sorrow they feel, they wouldn't have missed the chance to have such an angel in their lives. A small tribute was made for his memory on YouTube (YouTube link)

Take care King Rowan, may you terrorise all the little mice at Rainbow Bridge and put all those Rottweilers in their place. We will miss you.
Sophie

Her owners had the privilege of owning her for just under 7 years. They collected her from Lee in November 2002 and brought her back to York to share their home with their other WHFT Harvey. It is fair to say they eventually both agreed to differ after a numerous confrontations! I believe Sophie was very happy with us and enjoyed life immensely, sadly for her family she died in late September this year (2009).
Terry

Terry came to us 10years ago. He was around 4plus years old and had been with 2 families already. Initially he was quite nervous,but very quickly settled in with us and Darcie our female wire.Terry loved other dogs and children and has been a great part of our grandaughters lives,he loved their toys and enjoyed nothing better than joining in with their fun.

We owe much to Terry as he was a catalist that enbled us to join the local community when we moved to Devon 7 years ago,as he was so admired for his handsome looks.Our local Ramblers group will also miss him as he accompanied us on our weekly 8 milers.Thank you so much Terry for giving us so much pleasure and leaving so many memories.
Toby

Toby was adopted from the Rescue in April 2004 and his owners enjoyed every hour and minute of the day with him. He became ill very, very quickly and passed away recently.

The four and half years that they were with him were an absolute joy and he was told on a daily basis how beautiful he was and how much he was loved. They share their grief at his loss with their friends and family - everyone is very upset, especially those who knew him well and most saying what an intelligent charismatic chap he was.

The family are grateful for having the opportunity to be part of his life.
Toby

Toby was adopted from the Rescue in August 1991 - his owners were so excited at meeting him they arrived an hour early. It was love at first sight - the sadness of his passing has been outweighed a thousand fold by the happy memories thy have of their time together; How he would stand on the passenger seat of the car, paws on the dash and head out of the window - beard blowing in the wind! He never forgot to remind them of tea time, or his routine of din-dins, tablets and chew! He had loys of favourite places: the churchyard, playingfields and woods in Adderbury; the fields around Broughton Castle; Banbury on market day to name a few.

He had an extra special favourite thing to eat as a treat - an ice cream cornet - he would hear the van and look out the window and start barking 'Come on Dad, get my pennies' - he would salivate all the way to the van - his owners would hold the cornet for him turning it round so that it would be slurped evenly, until it was just above the cone - at this point Toby would gently take it and lie down with it bewteen his paws - not even a crumb survived.

(November 2010)
Watson

In 2002, Watson was rehomed at the tender age of 8. He was a lovely boy and came from a loving home, but they were going to have a baby and thought he wouldn't like not being the centre of attention.

He suffered terribly from separation anxiety but that was Ok as both owners in his new home worked from home and had the time and patience to help him. Sadly he died rather suddenly from cancer in August 2004 but his memory lives on!

He was obssessed with food and could recognise the tell-tale rustle of a crisp packet opening from quite some distance. He once ran the full length of a park to steal a bacon sandwich off the plate of an unsuspecting person enjoying lunch at the park cafe. He is deeply missed and after three weeks - his owners came back to the Rescue and adopted Jackson (please see above)
If you would like to remember your Fox terrier rescue dog on this page - please email Lesley the photos and text.
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