Rainbow Bridge Memorials – K9 Family

Welcome to our Memorials pages, where all our beloved furbabies can be remembered with love.

These beautiful souls are all dogs which have lived as Sanctuary Dogs with K9 Crusaders. Many have been neglected, abused or mismanaged to an extent where they needed the security and stability that the kennels provide. They are all our K9 Family and have a very special place in our hearts.


Date: May 2, 2016

IT IS WITH immense sadness, and considerable distress, that I have to post that we have lost our beautiful, sweet natured gentle giant, Amber.

Amber didn’t have much luck in her 9 years. Passed from pillar to post, and horribly neglected, Amber arrived at K9 Crusaders in a shocking state, both physically and emotionally.

We healed her physical self, and in time her emotional scars. She knew more stability here than she had ever known, and I hope, more love.

This evening she came in from her favourite place-our ‘deep cover’ field, and became quiet and listless, refusing her tea. She vomited the tell tale bright white slime that indicates bloat, frequently caused by gastric tortion.

We lost no time in getting her into the car and to C vets, where she was given pain relief and x rays. Our worst fears were confirmed-a full gastric tortion- her stomach had rotated completely. Blood tests indicated she was unlikely to survive surgery, given her age and size.

On the advice of the vet, we let Amber slip away. She went peacefully, and just looked as though she were sleeping.
Amber has been buried in her beloved deep cover field. No more pain now, sweet girl.


If you wish to have your beloved pet added to our list of memorials then please email us at k9crusaders@btinternet.com quoting “Rainbow Bridge” in the title. Please feel free to add a photo, date and any message you would like included.