Never Forgotten (Page 1/2)
Pets are like family, and saying goodbye can be one of the hardest things we do. Our pets live on through our memories, and because of this, will never be forgotten.
If you would like to share a photograph and a few words about a pet you’ve lost – whether it’s recent, or many years ago – please consider using our Never Forgotten page. It’s a special way to share memories of a never forgotten pet with like-minded people, and it’s also a lovely way to celebrate their life.
We hope our supporters will feel comforted by it, whether you decide to share a memory or not.
To leave a memory, please complete our Never Forgotten guestbook below.
AlfieOwned by Bob and Diane Redhead
Alfie made our life complete and we are lost without him. He was full of collie character, fun and mischief. We had a 'talking' collie, a loyal friend and companion. He soon had us trained and would take us on long country walks filled with lots of fun, throwing sticks and laughter. What a character he was. He made lots of doggy friends and would often be admired by their owners. We loved him dearly and were repaid a hundred fold. If only we could have had him longer, that's the sadness that his life was cut short by illness. But we will be forever grateful that he came into our lives, turned them upside down with his cheeky ways. He can never be replaced and will be forever missed and loved, but we hope one day to have another doggy friend, not a replacement, but another little character who we can love and be loved by. So Alfie, many many thanks from the bottom of our hearts for all your love and loyalty and for teaching us so much about dogs that we didn't know before. You were truly one in a million and we will love and miss you forever.
BellaOwned by Oak Tree
Looking after rescue animals can be very rewarding but there are also bittersweet times if one of them becomes seriously ill while in our care. We are heartbroken to have to announce that one of our much loved, longer term dogs, Bella, has recently succumbed to a very swift acting and aggressive form of cancer. We all dearly want a happy-ever-after ending for the dogs in our care and although it did not happen for Bella, we like to think that she was happy with us. Bella slipped away with dignity, surrounded by the people who loved and cared for her. Often referred to as ‘Princess’, Bella enjoyed being a diva. She spent much of her daytime in the office being pampered. She loved her walks but woe betide any cat that dared to pop up in front of her. She had a special harness made as she would wriggle out of conventional ones. Bella was our very own ‘Naughty But Nice’ and much loved dog.
MeganOwned by Diana
Megan our beautiful German Shepherd Rotti cross. Came to us from a Tyneside rescue centre in 2009. She had been abandoned and was under weight. Amazingly in spite of her poor start' she was everything a dog should be: lovable, friendly, lively, but always protective and full of enthusiasm for life. Always smiley faced. Loved her walks and could've easily outwalked me even after going miles. Barked to get in from the garden and barked to get out, barked to be fed, and barked to get doogie treats and was always interested when the fridge door opened! Liked a bit of a ham treat alongside her cat companions. She lived amicably with my 5 cats! LOL! Intelligent and loving. We miss her particularly for announcing the arrival of the postie and for her unique way of quiet woof chatting to us whilst in her basket. Sadly put to sleep on 27th December due to liver disease. We miss her lots.
OzOwned by Rachel & Andrew Griffiths
Cared for by Rachel and Andrew. We only shared your life for a brief moment, but what fun we all had. You were a true gentleman and an absolute delight to care for. A handsome boy with many friends at Oak Tree, you made everyone smile – thank you Oz, we all miss you. Andrew & Rachel & Rachel too xx
FreyaOwned by Jane Archbald
Had to say goodbye to our wonderful little girl on 12th November. We adopted her when she was 6 and had her in our lives for 6 wonderful years. She was a well travelled little lady, she spent several years of her life in France and liked nothing better than to jump into our campervan and go on another adventure with us. She made many journeys back to the UK from our then home in the Charente. We moved back to the UK 3 years ago and she settled down very well to our new home in Scotland. Two years past in October she was diagnosed with Lymphoma and given between 2 and 4 months to live. Amazingly she lived way longer than the time given. We feel so blessed to have had her with us for all that extra time, but are finding it hard to come to terms with the loss of our wonderful funny little lady, and my best friend
Cloud Owned by Judith and Stuart Swinsco
Cloud was a 3 legged black Lurcher. We only had 2 1/2 years together before tetanus took him from us in November 2017.A gentle soul, he became a therapy dog and worked in various care homes and who gave companionship and comfort to all his elderly friends, a dog loved by both his family and everyone who came into contact with him. The loss of our companion and “pal” has left a hole in all our lives, a dog in a million, our pride and joy. Judith & Stuart (Mr & Mrs Cloud)
Hamlet Owned by Johnston family
With great sadness we said goodbye to Hamlet in July. We only had him for two years but he brought us a lot of joy and happiness in that short space of time. We all miss him so much, his grumpy ways, sneaking upstairs to sleep on the pillows and his cuddles but we were so lucky to have had him in our lives.