Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal who has been especially close to someone dies, that pet goes to the 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 and water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable. 

Animals who were 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 from days and times gone by.

The animals are happy and content, except for one thing: they miss someone very special to them; the person they left behind.

All of the animals 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 quivers. Suddenly he begins to break away from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him 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. Happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

                                          Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together…


Wrex re-named Sunny

Had a sad but lovely email from Shirley & Derek, Sunny came into our care in 2009, he was due to be put to sleep . His 7 days and his time was up so we stepped in, he found a wonderful home with Shirley & Derek, Sunny developed a slight limp, vet treated it as a sprain,limp didn't get any better, so  xray was taken, terrible shock, Sunny had cancer in the shoulder, he was still full of beans, Sunny was fine up until the 23rd November, Then Sunny had a stroke, devastating for  Shirley & Derek, he lost the use of his back legs, he went to sleep for the last time at home with the people that loved him, he really will be missed



Had some sad news that Kaiza fell asleep for the last time on the 2nd of October 2014 , he was really a special boy

Kaiza was a member of our team's dog and sadly will be missed

He was a jack of all trades which included a few B.I.S. in the show ring in his younger days, Obedience, couple of goes at agility, search and rescue dog training amongst a few other things Janice done with him - flyball was his favourite.

he's now with Charlie and Aiken all three will be once again together




It was with a very sad heart that we received the news that charlie girl fell asleep in Malcolm arms on the 18th October 2012.charlie suffered some health issues and it was felt by Malcolm and Liz it would be kinder to let charlie pass with dignity .This girl was a true ambassador to the breed and will be missed by everyone that had the pleasure to know her .R.I.P Charlie

Pup the Puppy


On the 23rd of February 2012, we took in two puppies both boys,were asked if we could help out, sadly a female pup had already passed away. On the 4th March we lost the little boy, he gave up the fight to live and passed away in Hughy's arms with our own dogs around him



Zeus came into our care in 2008 after his owner left him in boarding kennels and never came back for him in Ireland,Zeus later found his forever later  became a PAT DOG and also a BLOOD DONOR

 Zeus passed away on Tuesday night 28th Feb 2012 from heart failure

Zeus will be very much missed by Sue and her family


Ceri ( Panda)

Ceri had a wonderful home with Jane and her husband.

Ceri became very ill,not eating,weight loss,Ceri had test done at the vets, which came back with devastating news, Ceri was in Kidney failure

But Jane was not going to be beaten by this disease, with the vets help, Jane changed her diet which was very expensive and Ceri was doing well

Ceri went on to win a 1st in  *Best Rescue dog or Bitch*  and passed her             

  *Kennel Club Good Citizens award* In 2010

But is February 2011, Ceri had taken a turn for the worst, Ceri was not eating

she was giving up on life on the 23rd of March 2011, Ceri went to sleep for the last time in Jane's arms

Ceri will be sadly missed by everyone that knew her.


Solo fell a

sleep in Hughy's arms for the last time on the 12th November 2010, Solo was a very special girl and always will be.

Solo will always be in our hearts forever

Thank you to everyone that's send kind messages 

If It Should Be

If it should be that I grow weak,
and pain should keep me from my sleep,
then you must do what must be done,
for we know this last battle can't be won.

You will be sad, I understand,
but don't let grief then stay your hand,
for this day, more than the rest,
your love and friendship must stand the test.

We've had so many happy years,
what is to come can hold no fears.
Would you want me to suffer? So,
when the time comes, please let me go.

Take me where my needs they'll tend,
only stay with me until the end,
and hold me firm and speak to me,
until my eyes no longer see.

It is a kindness that you do to me,
although my tail it's last has waved,
from pain and suffering I have been saved.

Do not grieve, it should be you,
who must decide this thing to do.
We've been so close, we two these years,
Don't let your heart hold any tears.

God Bless

Thank You Lyn 




 4-Paws Rottweiler Rescue received a phone call on the 20/08/10

that Cody was put to sleep today, Cody had an illness that the owner and the vet decided it would be kinder to put Cody to sleep


Keziah ( Kez )


4-Paws Rottweiler Rescue received a phone call on the 19/10/09

that Kez has passed away after fighting  cancer Kez will be sadly missed




Macka was picked up as a stray, Macka was very much under weight and also had mange, after treatment, Macka was ready to be moved on, Tasha picked him up and re-named Macka Connor,he was then put into foster care with Janice and Tom for a short time.

But Connor didn't take to kindly to the cats Janice and Tom had, So was send down to Helen and Hughy's Connor had a bit of a ding dong with another dog, which he was taken to the vets and later found that he had a few other medical problems and also a abscess in his ear canel which was treated, But sadly Cannor showed aggression and  bitten three times. It was with heavy  heart that the vet was called in to send him on peacefully.

It sickens us that humans mistreat and abuse a dog and use them as punching bags when the going gets tough, and you wonder why these dogs reacts the way they do.

Please THINK before you buy that cute puppy.Its rescues like ourselves that have to step forward and try and put your animals life back together again.

A big THANK YOU to Tom and Janice, we all tried for Conor 

Well done to the person before 4 Paws Rottweiler Rescue that

 wrecked the lads life you must be so proud of yourself ! NOT!



4 paws received some disturbing news that Buster had been pts due to actions of his owner that were beyond the control of us here at 4 Paws Rottweiler Rescue despite our best endevours we were unable to get to buster before this was carried out



Sadly Apollo was put to sleep on 9th August 2009

Due to medical problems he will be

sadly missed by Angelique and family

Apollo will never be forgotten





Aiken sadly passed away on the 31st July 2009

Aiken was one of  4-Paws member's team dog

Aiken will be sadly missed


Little Bear


Little Bear was only a few day’s old when he came to us

over time he became ill, he had a lung infection and a heart

Murmur was found, Bear was put on medication to fight the infection

this was just to much for his little heart to take.

Bear was rushed to the vets, no more could be done for little Bear

He was put to sleep on 17th October 2008


Bear you will be missed dearly






            Fluffy passed away                       Tia passed away                         Zara Passed away

            22nd Sep 08 at 7pm                   23rd Sep 08 at 5:15                    24th Sep 08 at 6pm   


When 4 paws Rottweiler rescue were contacted to help rescue 3 little girls we could not imagine what a roller coaster ride of emotion, we were all about to undertake.


These girls arrived after a long journey from Ireland, arrived here with Helen and Hughy. These wee girlies had all got loving new homes to look forward to Tia with Kerry and Zara with David and Pascal and Kelsey (fluffy) going to stay  with Helen and Hughy.


Kelsey soon became ill and was rushed into the local vet but unfortunately despite all there efforts Kelsey lost her fight for life.

Tia soon followed with the same issues closely followed by Zara. Despite all 3 vets working together unfortunately Kelsey Sophie and Zara just were not strong enough to fight anymore and passed away peacefully.


Just how 3 gorgeous girls could have such an emotional and everlasting presence on the people who they met will never be forgotten.


May we at 4 paws please say a huge thank you to all the veterinary teams that tried in vain to save these girls, and a huge thank you to Kerry, David and Pascal for allowing these babies into there lives for a short time. Also thank you to all the other Rottie rescues for there support during this time and a


Special thank you to one special lady you proved to us that guardian angels do exist.

Please take this as a personal thank you from Helen and Hughy and all at 4 paws as a personal thank you.


Heaven has just gotten itself three new angels.