Rainbow Bridge

#Just this side of Heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. When an animal dies that 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 vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing: they each miss someone very special, someone who was left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; his eager body begins to quiver. Suddenly, he breaks from the group, flying over the green grass, faster and faster. You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into those trusting eyes, so long gone from your life, but never absent from your heart. Then you cross the Rainbow Bridge together.

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Jenny and Jessica APRIL 2024


In 2018 we adopted two Yorkshire terriers from MTAR, they were in foster in Penzance and we were asked to take them both as they had bonded in the rescue we collected them on the 14th of April. They were named Jenny and Jessica and they became our loving shadows and companions.
The two girls had such a bond they were never apart and enjoyed lots of walks on the beach and caravan holidays with us. we had them for nearly 6 years but last October 2023, Jessica was diagnosed with lymph node cancer and was given 4 to 6 months to live. She was put on palliative care and remained very perky until earlier this week.
Jenny meantime, had been diagnosed with renal failure in January and it was found to progressing rapidly in the last few weeks.
On Thursday the 4th of April we let them go, as they were devoted to each other we decided they should got together. Our vet made their passing dignified and very calm, our girls went to sleep together. We are grateful to MTAR for rescuing these girls for us, we will miss them
Phil & Jan Hodgkinson



MIZZY - March 2024


On 10th July 2010 we brought home our dearest darling Mizzy (was Mishka) from Claire, her MTAR foster mummy in South Wales. Mizzy was her first foster. Mizzy apparently was afraid of men, but when my husband and I came to meet her, she plopped her little head on his lap and said “I choose you, Daddy”. He remained her favourite snuggle-partner.
We all agreed she was not a pink diamante collar sort of girlie, and more of a Mizzy than a Mishka. We found out recently ‘mysh’ means ‘mouse’ in Russian – uncanny, as one of our [many] nicknames for Mizzy was mouse-face!
We sadly had to say goodbye to her late on 7th March 2024, aged 16, after a very sudden illness and she passed away peacefully at home in my husband and my arms. She gave us 13½ beautiful, incredible, healthy, happy years and saw us through some very tricky times, leaving us only when she knew everyone was in a good, happy place.
She was amazing, and we have never forgotten how her foster mummy Claire allowed us the privilege of being Mizzy’s forever family.
Run free, mouse-face.
Mummy’s first girl and best girl. x



GABBY - February 2024

Gabby (MT Zarah) adopted 4th May 2014
Gabby crossed the rainbow bridge on 15th February 2024 having had the time of her doggy life with Andrew and Helen for almost 10 years. Despite her troubled start in life, she adored everyone she encountered from Jessie her cousin, her doggy day care friends, the hydrotherapists and all her admirers on our walks. Gabby loved apples, ice cream and Tadcu’s treats and was never far from her doggy parents side. Although heartbroken, they are now treasuring all the fantastic funny moments and memories they made together. Forever in our hearts our gorgeous Gabby ????????????



ROSIE - February 2024


Please add Rosie (Rose) to your Rainbow Bridge.
A lovely Border Terrier lady who we rehomed from you in 2018. Sadly she passed away last November. We had 5 or so lovely years with her, think she would have been about 14 when she passed.
Steve Corless



SUZIE - January 2024


Suzie (MT Miff)
Adopted 22/8/2017 crossed over 8/1/24
The sweetest, gentlest little one, who could be so stubborn. Was always fearful of humans but learned to tolerate them. Accepted all the fosters that passed through the house with a calm gentleness. Sadly heart failure took her away to play with with her rock Dell (not MT but a rescue) who left her 3 weeks before.
Run free little one and thank you Kathy Collier for fostering and Many Tears for rescuing her from Ireland



EDIE - November 2023


Edie crossed the rainbow bridge November 2023. She was one of a bonded pair and is sorely missed by Alice and Diane. She was adopted Easter 2015 and was the sweetest, gentlest soul and feisty personality in a fragile body. After years of being kept in a cage at a puppy farm, Edie received all the love and comfort she deserved for the second part of her life in abundance. Love you forever, little Edie.
Thank you, Many Tears <3



LEO - November 2023


We adopted our beloved Brittany Leo (formerly Rio) from you during February 2014, he was aged 5+, we loved him from the first. Leo died on 18 October 2023, aged 15 years. It has been a privilege to have shared his life and our love for him is unending, we miss him every day. The photos show Leo with his friends Harry and Katie, they got on so well.
Thank you, Karen and Bill Brooks.



BOSCO - November 2023

We travelled to Wales from Essex in January 2012 to pick up the amazing Disco Pants Dalmador called Bosco. No spots for this boy, but like a stretch limo he was quite a bit more dog than we were expecting! He very quickly found a place in our hearts and our rather full household of 6. He was our first and quite probably will be our last family dog joining the family when our 4 children were in their teens. He became quite arthritic and couldn't gallop around like he used to, but you could tell he was still a Pup in his head.
He left us to join his friends and family over the Rainbow Bridge on 24/3/23 and we are all rather broken hearted and the house is empty without him.
Manny, Russ, Carre, Ollie, Aimee and Isabelle Miller



PANDORA - October 2023


Pandora (Pander) came to me in October 2010, she was in foster care and had been with MT since June. I kept going back to her photo and knew she was the girl for me. She had been found as a stray and was a frightened and untrusting soul. We soon settled into a steady routine and with the help of a lovely dog auntie nearby she was able to socialise. We travelled the country and walked thousands of miles together and she wanted for nothing, we were just great mates. I would not have coped with lockdown if it hadn’t been for her. The past year she had struggled with arthritis, was very breathless after short walks and then developed an infection. On 21st August I made the heartbreaking decision to send her across the bridge.
I feel her everywhere at home and those memories are strong, it was an honour and a privilege to love this beautiful creature.



TRIGGER - July 2023


In July 2012 I was fortunate to adopt Trigger (then known as Tigger) from Many Tears. He brought us a huge amount of joy, love and fun over the years but sadly today (14th July 2023) his life came to an end. He was living on borrowed time with age related heart and lung problems but seemed to be coping with medication and supplements. Today I took him to the vet for his annual checkup and booster and he suddenly collapsed in the waiting room. On examination and after scanning I was told he had a ticking time bomb in his abdomen....a massive tumour. There wasn't going to be a good outcome from this and I had to make the heartbreaking decision to let him go. I can't believe he was so gravely ill and yet was eating well and wagging his tail right to the end. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him as a gentle loving friend....my two youngest grandchildren have grown up daily with him....sat on his back and played with him with never a growl or a snap or anything when they've been a little too boisterous.
Rest in Peace darling Trigger and thank you to Many Tears for allowing me to adopt such a sweet and gentle boy.



BEATRICE - July 2023


Our beautiful Bea, Bea came home to us on November 2014 at approx 2 years old. She was a huge mad fluff ball . She loved us and our little Pom Wilbur who passed over the bridge in May this year . She was sad without him and at 10 to 11 years old and after many happy years and cuddles she followed him just two days ago. We love you Bea our bestest girl, thank you to Many Tears for allowing us to be your family. You were our Bernard and we were your pack.
We miss you hugely but we know you had the best ten years with us.
Goodbye beautiful.



HENRY - June 2023


Our beloved Henry, formerly known as Dylan, left us on 30 June 2023. Henry's journey began with a dreadful start in life as a stud dog in a puppy farm, leaving him damaged and nervous especially of men. However, he emerged from those dark days as the most gorgeous and loving boy who touched the hearts of everyone he met.
Henry's story with us began on 8 August 2018 when we were incredibly fortunate to adopt him from Many Tears. From the moment he entered our lives, he brought immeasurable joy and happiness. Despite the challenges he faced early on, Henry's resilient spirit shone through, and he transformed into a wonderful companion. In next to no time, he settled in and he started playing as if he was a puppy, making up for lost time. He liked to make sure everyone was aware of dinner time, a prod from his nose, of increasing force, would remind you if he thought you were running late!
Tragically, in April, at only 7 years Henry was diagnosed with Lymphoma, a battle he fought with immense bravery. On 30 June 2023, we had to say goodbye, our hearts breaking as we made the difficult decision to let him go. Though his time with us was far too short, the impact he made on our lives will last forever.
Three years ago, after the loss of our Cavalier, George, we welcomed Pipin, a Romanian mix breed from REAN, into our home. Henry and Pipin forged a beautiful bond and shared countless moments of joy and playfulness together. Henry's playful spirit was truly brought to life in the great outdoors, where he found solace and happiness after his tumultuous start in life. In his final moments, surrounded by the familiar sights and sounds of the garden he loved, we sat together on the bench, cuddling Henry as we bid him farewell. Now, he rests peacefully beside George and Charlie, another cherished Cavalier who has crossed the rainbow bridge. Alongside him lie his toy squirrel and some treats, symbols of his insatiable appetite and his playful encounters with squirrels in the garden.
Although we mourn the loss of Henry, we find solace in knowing that he is now running free, reunited with his mentor and companion, George in a place where pain and suffering have no hold, where only joy and love prevail.
Henry, you brought immense joy and love into our lives during the five precious years we shared. Your memory will forever live on in our hearts, and the impact you made on our lives will never be forgotten. Thank you for blessing us with your unwavering love and devotion.
Rest peacefully, dear Henry, knowing that you were deeply loved and cherished.
Forever in our hearts.
Best wishes, Jeanette



FERN - July 2023


Gorgeous gorgeous Fern, taken far too soon. Fern was by far the cheekiest beagle in the world. She knew exactly what she wanted and she knew exactly how to get it! She had a distinct "I'm hungry" howl and an even more distinct "I need a wee awoooo!" howl! She made me smile every day. She knew so many tricks and was a little show girl when doing them. She would slip out of her kennel and get SO grumpy if she had to go back in and not get a walk from her successful escape! It breaks my heart that dogs like Fern are easily forgotten because they never had their own humans or home. But Fern, I'll never forget you, you had a really special place in my heart, and I'll think of you every day at dinner time.
Sleep well, beautiful beagle girl x



SHILOH - June 2023


Where do I start with my darling Shiloh, she was a darling girl who was so easy to look after in kennels and even easier when she finally came home with me. This poor girls life came to an end too soon but she had a special place in a lot of the staffs hearts and especially mine. Even though this baby never got the home she deserved I know she knew what love was by the kindness and love given to her by the staff at the centre. I’m forever grateful that I was able to make her last week a special one filled with love, comfort, peace and mostly importantly a home and family she can call her own. She will always have a special place in my heart and I'll never forget her cheeky little tongue that used to poke out. I love you forever and always Shiloh xxx
Shiloh has been an absolute pleasure to look after for her entire time here at the centre, and I'm so glad she had her final week in a home with one of the staff and a pack of fellow boxers. Kennel life isn't sparkly, but it's definitely a step up from Shiloh's previous life. She definitely knew how much all of us staff loved her, she had us all wrapped around her paw. She is not in pain anymore and I'm just glad she had the months of love that we gave her, a little bit of home life, and that she got to fall asleep peacefully surrounded by people that loved her.
Sleep well, angel girl



NELLIE - May 2023


From the day I saw your picture, you melted my heart. That first day we met on the 27/09/2014, you where the dog for me. I would like to say I rescued you, but In truth you rescued me. From the deaths of my parent's to my relationship break up, you where there for me your soft fur catching my tears. You loved your food and our long walks, our holidays to Norfolk. You loved your fur brothers and sisters and they loved you. On the 30/05/2023 my heart broke I know your now out of pain and how brave you where through your illness. Run free my beautiful girl and until we meet at the rainbow bridge, I will miss and think of you all the time. Sleep tight my little Nellie.
27th September 2014 to 30th May 2023
Thank you to the many tears family for the work you do and for allowing me to have adopted my little angel.
Paul Shiels



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