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Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us every day.
Unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed and very dear.

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Rocha

Rocha1
Passed Away 13TH August 2017 11 years old

Rocha was our beautiful, furry baby.  My partner Josh and I managed to adopt her in December 2016.
We had known about Rocha from an early age – we are friends of the owner. 
Her living conditions were awful; she lived in a run down shed through all weathers, summer and winter,
she had no social interaction and was very rarely taken for walks.  Despite this she maintained a
happy outlook when meeting us and when we settled in our first new home, we begged the owner to let us adopt her. 
We were met with the usual “ She’s getting old  - she hasn’t got that long left – you’ll only get attached –
Too late for the last one and we didn’t care about the other excuses we just wanted to secure the best for her for whatever
time she had left, we weren’t interested in us, it was Rocha’ s quality of  life we were interested in.

Rocha passed away and we only got to spend eight months with her, but those eight months were honestly
the happiest we have ever been because we got to see Rocha Smile with her ears perked up and
when she slept it was in a warm and comfortable place where she was loved, and she knew it.
Words can’t express the hurt of missing her, the memories she has given us will last forever.
Though we are sure she was grateful for those last eight months, it’s us who are thanking her for spending them with us.
She made it clear to us what true love and heartbreak really is. Josh & Tasha Phelps.

Rocha1
Rocha, AKA Princess, Hairy Baby, Rambo, Dora,Sharkhead,
Rochy Roo Rah, and the Great Fantassmo (donít ask!)

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We recently lost Gerry, he was in our long term programme, Gwen Bennett fostered him for a time and wanted to remember him…..

He was one of the first dogs I walked when I volunteered at R.I.N. Straight away I loved his noble bearing and his lovely gait.
He soon learned to recognise the sound of my car arriving and would demand his walk, thus ensuring he went out first.
I fostered him for a time and he loved being in the house but hated the presence of so many cats (not mine). 
He returned to Ann’s kennels but early last year, he started to suffer severe mobility problems.
This was greatly helped with Acupuncture and his quality of life was restored for another fourteen months.
But, his time caught up with him and his suffering became too much.

Sadly now he has left us for his final rest.

Gerry
Miss you Gerry, you'll stay in my heart.

RIP Jerry.
From us all at RIN,

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Mr Darcy

Darcy

Our thoughts are with Sue James at Four Seasons Kennels in South Wales.

Sue took in Mr Darcy after he had been found tied to a gate in atrocious freezing weather
after which, not surprisingly, he got quite ill. Sue loved and nursed him through the crisis,
he emerged the other side a dog with a reason to live again and enjoyed a few more years
living in comfort and a loving environment thanks to Sue.            

Very Sadly Mr Darcy passed away peacefully, of course with Sue by his side on 29 April.

Our condolences go out to you Sue.
From the rest of the RIN team

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We have received a generous donation in the memory of a great rescued dog

Theo

theo 1 theo2

Theo threw in his lot with Dale McLelland and we can't do better than her own words...

I rehomed Theo although not through a rescue.  He had a really bad start in life
but he just had a wonderful ability to trust and move into his new life.
He initially had some fears around men in particular

but we worked with him to help him become more confident and he really was a gentleman Rottie.
He truly was the perfect dog.

My bond with Theo was so strong that it's painful to be without him but I can take comfort in that fact
that I was with him at the end, he needed that to feel relaxed.
He was so badly treated before I got him and I think he knew that I had saved him from that life and so we bonded instantly
We are the ones that carry around the issues from previous times, dogs are far more resilient than us.

Theo meant the world to me and I will cherish the memories of the time that we had together, although it was far too short.
 Dale McLelland

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Riley

Riley came to us, and we were told he was as a four year old, but it was soon very obvious he was much nearer to eight.
He was a challenging chap, but we came to terms and slowly managed each other, and we decided he would be very difficult
to find a forever home for and he would be best served in our Longterm facility and he was placed with Sue at four seasons kennels
in South Wales. Sue brought him around to start enjoying his life but all too soon Riley developed physical problems and on 3rd of April,
we took the  decision to save him any further suffering. Sue has to take all the credit for his last couple of happy years and,
Sue will miss him.
Riley

Thanks yet again Sue, your care and love does not go un-noticed

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Charley

Ambassador, Friend, Companion, Rottweiler.

Charley

Charley passed on 11 October 2016 aged 13.
During his first years he was starved and beaten and when we received him from a rescue home he was so scared of people and was a bag of bones.
Despite this he never showed an ounce of aggression and after just some simple love and care he became more confident so that he would soon
be able to stroll up to strangers and nudge them for a cuddle.
 He was truly a gentle soul. Everybody who met him loved him.
His qualities were recognised in the local press for his work as a PAT (Pets  As Therapy) dog in East Surrey hospital where he cheered up staff,
 patients and their relatives.

A great ambassador for the breed.

charley 2

He will be greatly missed but treasured always.
Pauline & John Griffiths

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It is with heavy heart that we mark the passing of Ringo.

Words just can't express the loss.

Ringo had over the years become the Mascot of RIN

For that reason we are going to leave his entry in our

Long Term Care section.

Ringo and Ann bonded like sand and cement and we all feel her loss.

Good-bye Ringo, sleep easy ole' lad
ringo

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JUDY

Lisa Dowel writes for her sister Sophie

It is with great sorrow that we let you know our beloved Judy passed away on 19th April 2016.
She was matched to us by Rottweiler's in Need in October 2009 and we had her for nearly 8 wonderful years before she succumbed very quickly to cancer.
During that time she was a Rottweiler Representative at the Dog Training School in Timperley (for people thinking of adopting a Rottie).
She also "gave back" by adopting a wild kitten 'Richard' of her own who still looks for her every day.
Judy changed the perception of Rottweiler's wherever she went, everybody loved her including one man who overcame his fear of dogs with her.
Judy

It's very hard to forget one who was always glad to see you. Rest in the Peace you deserve Judy, our family member and friend.

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Lizzie Thompson would like to remember
MILLIE
Millie

We rescued Milli in 2007 aged 13 months.
We had 8 wonderful years with her and she was always part of our activities.
She was loved by everybody who came in contact with her. She
was gentle, kind, funny and so very loving. She made best friends with Our Tortoise Rocky.
She was my best girlfriend.
Sadly We lost her on Thursday 14th April 16 after she collapsed in the night.
The vet on examination said she had multiple tumours that had gone undetected.
We are heartbroken and feel so lost.
Her furry friend Budz Our Yorkie misses her so much too.
We are just so grateful to her for all the love she gave to us and everybody else who loved her too…
Love you Mills, baby girl..xxx



Rosie
ROSIE
DIED 27TH FEBRUARY 2016

With a broken heart I have to share the sudden death of Rosie
– my beloved rescue Rottweiler from R.I.N. June 2011. 

Almost immediately Rosie realised there were loving humans in this world and I believe
she enjoyed every moment of her life with us.  
An ardent fan of television, she would listen for the music of her favourite programmes
and then take up prime position in front of the television!

 I would like to thank Ann & Joyce for entrusting me with Rosie and we can be sure that
she is now at peace in Doggie Heaven reunited with her best buddy Toby.

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My sweet Tara
aka Tara the tank,
Nearly 3 wonderful years together.


Tara The Tank

Miss you so very much,
Thank you so much R.I.N for letting me have her,
so glad she got to see Ann one last time.


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Tosca
Tosca

Tosca was taken from us in August, a victim of bone cancer. She was our baby and we are lost without her. 
We wanted to thank Rotties in Need for giving us the best dog we could have wished for. 
She brightened up our lives every day.  Tosca came to work with me and was the office mascot and was adored by everyone and everything.
This is such a sad time  but without RIN we would have never been blessed with the best dog in the world. 
Tosca was 18 months old when we drove all the way to collect her.
Tosca sit
We have had the best 5 years with her but feel heartbroken that she was taken from us too soon.
Sadie & Ziggy x

Tosca was in the best place and received the best care with you
We at RIN couldn't have found her a better forever home.
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Tess
Tess

Tess was one of our 'Long Term' Gals,
She had been kept outside as a guard dog by her owners,
but they were being evicted so they handed her into a local Pound, and she came to us as a rescue.
At a good ten years old we felt it best if we looked after her  in her 'Autumn years'
and we transfered her to Long Term Sponsorship during February 2015.
Tess was a real character, selectively deaf but sound as a pound, and SMART! We loved her.
Rest in peace old friend.

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Sadly we said goodbye to Tilly this week at the grand old age of 12 and a half. Her owners wrote....
"She was our first ever Rottweiler and immediately won us over
to understand and love this great breed.  Although she never had her own litter, she became a fantastic foster mum
to a number of RIN puppies over the years, one of which (Charlie) we still have today.
  She was part of the Snowdon climb raising money for RIN and was always willing to show people how loving and wonderful she was.

Goodbye Tilly, we all loved you and miss you".
Andy Watson and Family


We said Goodnight to Dustin today.
He had been with us since 2009 after being picked up as a stray. He was a big lad and full of fun.
Despite his playfull character, he was in our long term care programme and it was from here he was
helped on his way to end any more pain and prolonged suffering from bone cancer.
Dust-Bin
5/5/15
So Long Dustin, it was a pleasure knowing you.
From all of us at RIN

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gabby
It is with heavy heart that we report the loss of Gabby, she came to us recently
We nic-named her 'Flabby Gabby' and set about trying to sort out her diet and excercise.
She was a lovely girl, and was starting to respond, but one day she felt a little peeky,
the next morning she was found peacefully curled up in her own bed.
Sleep tight Big Girl, love found you a little late.

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Bridget

Bridget came to RIN in her Autumn years and we fully expected because of her age, that she would be with us for the rest of her life.
Sadly, that turned out to be all too soon. She was diagnosed with an inoperable tumour in her mouth.
We thought it best to prevent any further pain that she didn't come around from the anaesthetic.

There may be times you miss me,
I sort of hope you do,
But smile when you think of me,
For I'll smile when I think of you.

Sleep tight lovely girl.
From all your friends at RIN

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Sunny Sit
We lost Sunny in Late April 2014, a great sadness was felt by all of us at RIN, but none so much as Ann
with whom Sunny lived out his last eight years.
This was a complete contrast to his first years, He came to RIN in August 2006 from Liverpool RSPCA,
in very poor health and he was due to be
'put to sleep', mainly for health reasons. He was quite explosive around other dogs,
enough so for us to believe he was used for baiting or fighting, hence the scars and attitude.
He arrived in very poor condition, extremely thin,
and covered in those scars, which we were told were 'cigarette burns'.
He had mellowed a lot in his later years, and he adored Ann and living with her.
But, he was never leaving his own Shropshire paradise.
He is laid to rest in the orchard.
RIP Sunny.
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Rachel and Wayne would like to note the passing of Diesel who was adopted from RIN seven years ago.

Diesel & Bilbo
Diesel and Bilbo
Rachel & Wayne wrote:-
"Just want to say thanks to everyone at Rottweilers in Need.
Diesel had a great seven years with us, wish it could have been longer.
So well behaved until he saw water and then we couldn't get him out of it!
Our family isn't the same without him but we hope he is free from pain now".

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Ronnie
Ronnie
(AKA Ralph)
We must sadly mark the passing of Ronnie, an older rescue who found peace when
Lesley Osborne adopted him in April last year (2013). Lesley says he was a super
companion and she wishes he could have had longer, but it was not to be.
God bless you both.

We are very sad to report the sudden death of Hudson, he was rescued and taken in by a Welsh pound,
he spent 12 months in their care and subsequently came to us.
He was fostered by Sue and he was in need of a good bath, a good feed and a few tons of TLC.
Sue nursed him back to what she thought was good health, and we were in the process of arranging
to have a tumour removed from his face.
Money was raised from kind folk -reported on the fundraising page- and everything was ready to go.
Unfortunately The Vet found his heart condition when assessing him for the surgery,
so this was put on hold whilst he underwent medication to support this problem.
Sadly this condition took him..... Sue says :-
"He was a sweetheart & gentleman. He would always greet you with a toy or a chewie, & had a wicked sense of humour.
He loved rolling in "the green, green grass of home""
A lovely lad he will be missed by all who came to love him.
Our heartfelt thanks to everybody who reached into their pockets to assist Hudson, i
t seems so unfair that he at last found solace only to have it taken from him,
but we should take comfort in the knowledge that his last months were in Sue's care and he was at last, loved.


Hudson being silly.

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Roddie.

Roddie was rescued by us and spent five precious years in the company of special people.

The cost exacted by your going is paid in full. But underneath that pain, exultant joy that you have been.
That time shared with you, in love of life and joy of being, was worth it all.
Memory of you, will be in time less sadness than delight in your exuberance, your joyful love, offered without evasion.
In the quiet, wise kindness you lent to everyday, your gentleness, with trust that made us so aware of the privilege of knowing you.

A Special Private Person....

Thank you.
(Mary Saltmarsh December 2013)
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'Saffie' another abandoned dog given a forever home in September 2008 by Ian and Rachel Thomson.
Roughly eighteen months old,
she obviously fitted into this loving family well as can be seen here, in the full photo the front door is open! Thats Love...

dirty saffie
Unfortunatly, Saffie contracted cancer, and went down-hill very quickly.
Rachel writes this epitaph to a lovely Girl..

At 0910 today our strong, brave, loyal, loving and incredibly beautiful Saffie made her way to Rainbow Bridge.
We held her, stroked her and told her how much we loved her and thanked her for making the last 5 years so wonderful.
We'll miss you so much Saff Saff,
Saffie
until we meet again at the Bridge, run free my angel xxxx

RIP Saffie From RIN.

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It is with great sorrow that we have to mark the passing of Zara.

Zara was adopted as a rescue by our principle carer and founder Ann, last week
Ann had the heartbreaking task of preventing further pain and suffering to 'her dog'

Zara

“I will not stand at your grave and cry, for you are no longer here – but you shall not die”!

Zara was a guiding light to many a misguided dog.  She looked after strays and waifs that were partnered with her,
sometimes for short periods, sometimes for longer.  She always seemed to calm the wild ones and lift the frightened ones,
it seemed she made their lives have some meaning. 
How she achieved this will always remain a mystery but a wild and abandoned dog paired with her, soon adopted her calmness. 
Over the years after she herself was rescued, she became a companion to countless other rescues that were entrusted to her care,
not always gentle with the tearaways, but always winning, she helped them on to the right path.
Their eventual recovery and adoption into their forever homes was due in no small part to her ‘skills’.
She will be forever very, very sorely missed.

ZARA

I will not stand at your grave and weep,
You are not there, you do not sleep.
You are a thousand winds that blow. You are the diamond glints in the snow.
You are the sunlight on ripened grain,
You are the gentle autumn rain.
When I awake in the morning hush, you are the swift uplifting rush
of quiet birds in circled flight.
You are the soft stars that shine at night.
I will not stand at your grave and cry,
You are not there, you did not die.

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For Dora

We've Lost a Friend.

we lost a special friend today the kind you can't replace,
and looking at her empty bed
I still can see her beautiful face.
I know she's in a special place the Lord has for such friends,
Where meadows, fields & flowers help make them strong and whole again.
I know she's watching over me
She'll be with me when I cry,
So with one more kiss on her beloved head
I told my friend goodbye.

Dora

Good night Dora. With love from all your friends at RIN.

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For Tia, a beautiful girl
Tia suddenly passed away due to a short illness
Tia's loss is felt by us all at R.I.N.
Our thought's go out to Tia's new forever family, we are truly sorry for your loss.

Christy and Tia

Christy and Tia

Christy's favourite group, 'The Wanted' recorded the track 'Gold Forever'
and she wanted to remember Tia with this very fitting verse from the song.

We're standing in a light that won't fade,
Tomorrow's coming but this won't change,
Cause some days stay gold forever.
The memory of being here with you,
Is one I'm gonna take my life through,
'Cause some days stay gold forever.

For our beautiful Tia, gone before we knew it.  Loved by Christy, Morag and Kevin.
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For Gemma, a rescue that didn't make it, but not through want of trying.

Gemma

Have you a dog in Heaven, Lord?
Is there room for just one more?
Cause my dog Gemma died, and
she'll be waiting at your door.

Please take her into Heaven, Lord.
And keep her there for me,
just feed her, pet her and love her, Lord,
that’s all she'll ask of Thee.
(From us all at RIN)

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In fondest memory of Louie.

Louie came to me from Rottweilers in need. He had some issues, some of which involved 'Big Teeth'.
After a few months, some rows, a lot of love and patience Louie turned out to be one of the finest dogs (Rottweilers) I have known.
He was with me for only a very short time,  18/01/2011 to 03/10/2012.
He had become my best friend and a big brother to my Spaniel, Jet.
 Louie now lives in the garden with Helga, the bitch I lost in 2011.
I leave the outside light on for them.
He was a credit to his breed, and I will always miss him.

R.I.P. Louie.

Simon Davey

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In loving memory of Solomon & Tyler.

Solomon And Tyler - Together

God lent you to me
Hearts of gold, so strong and bold. So gentle, so loving and so proud.
You both brought so much into my life. No matter where I took you.
No matter whom you met, every one loved you and thought you were the best.

You were part of me, faithful companions you were true ROTTWEILERS, right to the end.

You continued giving me your love to the end. Filling my life with joy. Your last days were of the hardest of my life,

Deep down I knew you would not be coming home. All I could do was to be with you, loving you to the end,
Telling you I loved you, how much you brought into my life.

And when your eyes finally closed, part of me closed too,

No matter where you are Big Boys, No matter where you roam,
I hope you are both with Flynn and the rest of my babies.

And my love, you will have always for ever and a day.

God bless you Solomon & Tyler.

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In loving memory of Judy.

Judy was one of the first Rottweilers rehomed by Rottweilers in need in 2006

and was much loved and cherished by Caroline, Mike and Myles.

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In loving memory of Jenson.

EVERYDAY PASSES AND YOU ARE NOT IN OUR LIVES

BUT NOT A MOMENT PASSES WHEN YOU ARE NOT IN OUR HEARTS

SLEEP TIGHT BIG LAD

LOVE

MUM AND DAD

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