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Sherman was a big part of our lives (literally..). Every time we came home he would always come to see us straight away, it doesn’t feel the same now that he’s gone. I still always expect him to be there when I come home. I still remember the day I came home from school and met him for the first time. We love you so much Sherman and we miss you. I’ve still got the only teddy you ever liked (your bear Barry). You will never be forgotten Shermy xx
Our dog Doogie came to us after a difficult start in life. A nasty owner was now in prison and a new home was required, safe and secure with no more cruelty or abuse. He chose us when we arrived at the foster house, jumping into the car when we tried to take him for a walk, almost as though he was telling us he was our “Forever Hound”. Never was there a more trusting and loving pup, who filled our lives with fun and laughter. Sadly Doogs was diagnosed with a heart condition which finally took him from us but in the 4 years we enjoyed together he wanted for nothing. Spending winters in the Alps, (we even got him his own French passport so he could travel post Brexit) Summers in Scotland and day to day, plodding around Wimbledon Common. We miss him very much and as we prepare for our wedding we have asked for no presents only donations towards the fabulous charity that gave Doogie a 2nd chance in life.
Luna was a beautiful, cheeky and goofy girl. We found each other in 2019. She brought back the happiness that had been missing in my life for some time. We went on lots of adventures together. She was also loved by her uncle, grandma and grancha. She kept us laughing through lockdowns and socially distanced meet ups.
Luna will always be in our hearts. ❤️🐾
I had to say goodbye to my Mr Darcy on the 18th May 2023. He come into my home on the 1st July 2015 and was no trouble whatsoever right from the start. He was my big Teddy Bear who I loved dearly, such a big gentle giant, so laid back and easy going. I miss him greatly.
I lost Pippa recently, two months short of reaching 15 years. She was rehomed when Forever Hounds Trust were GRWE. Despite having epilepsy, she was the most beautiful girl and was loved by everybody. Thank you for allowing me to have such a beautiful soulmate in my life. 2008-2023 ❤️😞 xx
He came into my life almost by accident. My children and my cats fell in love with him (he snuggled up with my cats and seeing them all together melted my heart just to watch). He came to work with me, he ‘volunteered’ at a home for people with disabilities and despite a difficult start in life was just happy to be loved and offer unconditional love to others.
Saying goodbye was the hardest thing I have ever done – he was too young to go and I was not ready to let him go.
I am bereft- the house is so empty without him- the simplest things like him licking my plate after my supper and his unconditional love he gave me when I had a difficult day. I am so glad he came into my life but losing him is indescribably hard.
Though I have had family dogs all my life, Sky was my first dog, which makes him very special. He bounded into my life after being returned to Forever Hounds, who matched him to me. Confident, beautiful and funny – he became an amazing family dog who loved other dogs and the growing number of children around him. He was brave, strong and resilient – fighting cancer and recovering so well. I was so proud to call him mine and talk about him with other sighthound owners. He died peacefully earlier this year, sooner than I expected. I wish I could have had him a little longer but he gave such joy to all who knew him. He will always be with me.
Badger, you made me very happy for 11 and a half years. I so much miss you. I miss your soft ears and silly zoomies. I miss how you tapped me with your paw. I miss singing you lullabies and kissing you goodnight. And I so much miss the way you used to look at me: so lovingly. You are forever in my heart. I love you so much my boo boo boy xxx
One Saturday Morning we visited a GRWE meet and greet. Under the table just after being rescued from Ireland that morning was a tiny golden bundle.
Orla was our golden princess & companion for 14 years until she passed on 13/10/22. She has left a hole in our hearts and will be greatly missed. Thankyou GRWE for allowing us to have her.
Grace and Dylan
Such good friends for 10 happy years. Miss them so much.
You travelled the world with us and chased everything. You ran like the wind but let the chickens bully you. Long of snoot, soft of fur and fleet of foot. Loved forever, we will find you in Valhalla.
Our gentle giant Bertie was an absolute gentleman. He adopted us in 2018 when he was 8 years old. He loved and was loved by everyone. Very unassuming but a massive presence wherever he went. He has left a massive gap in our Back Pack and will be forever in our hearts. An easy hello, a very difficult goodbye x
An absolute cracker rescued from China. What a super super character Libby (Valentina) was. Taken extremely suddenly which ripped us apart after only 11 weeks after losing Bertie. Libby was so so much fun, absolutely loved life after the canidrome and became an internet, tv and radio sensation. Sleep tight Libbynator xx
Fenton (formerly Prince) joined us in 2013 after being rescued from the pound in Yorkshire. He was the most amazing addition to our family – the most lovable, boisterous, playful and happy dog. He loved life to the full enjoying jumping five bar gates, splashing around in water, swimming in the sea, running in the snow, chasing balls in the garden, hacking out with the horses, flying through the air at agility, surveying his territory and of course sun bathing. RIP our beautiful, happy loving boy…we miss him deeply.
We tragically lost our wonderful Indie dog this summer. He was such a lovely dog, an amazing fun personality. He is greatly missed by all the family especially his best lurcher friends Woody and King.
RIP Rosie, our beautiful, gentle girl. You gave us so much love and happiness, and we will miss you, our walks and cuddles. You were so brave and now your pain has been taken away, you are together again with Monty in that big field in the sky where he will be able to look after you.
Our beautiful Freya gained her wings 16.11.22. We are heartbroken, you have left a huge whole in our lives, but we are forever grateful for the 10.5 years we got to love and cherish you. Run free baby girl we will never forget you xxx
Ruby – you were such a naughty but loveable woofer. I hope you’re playing at peace with your favourite pelican toy – we will miss the squeaks…
I can’t believe I will never see your funny face with your gumdrop nose ever again, my beautiful girl. Fly high my gorgeous girlie I will love you forever.
The loss of Freddie leaves an ache in our hearts and a hole in our Forever Hounds Trust team, but we are also so grateful to have had this wonderful hound in our lives and as an ambassador for our cause. Thank you Freddie.
Happy memories of Tess, our dear pet, who after giving us seventeen years of love and companionship, fell asleep on 27th March 2008. Greatly missed but still with us in spirit.
To my absolute best friend.
Mr Bo Jangles
My best boy, just the sweetest greyhound, he loved everyone and had the biggest heart. Bo was always there right beside me. Miss you darling boy x
Blessed with this pure sweet hearted gentleman in my life for 14 + years. A beautiful whippet with huge ears and a bow leg…His grey and peach brindle colouring, unique as he and his zest for life was a joy to see ….. until we meet again sweetheart x
Our Irish marked chocolate smooth saluki. Bronson was a complete one off. Our special boy needed so much but gave so much in return and we lost him far too soon. We were truly honoured to have been gifted with this amazing creature who loved us x bless you darling x
Missing you every day. My first ever dog and the very best.
Ruso & Harry
Ruso was my cheeky goofball and his antics will be missed so very much. Harry was my everything, my first greyhound and was the start of my rescue journey as a volunteer and fosterer. Always & forever in my heart.
My beautiful girl, my soulmate, my world, loved forever xx you made the world a better place just by being in it, thank you, I love you, I miss you forever xxxx
To the softest sweetest girl, such a gentle and beautiful friend. We miss you everyday and will love you always.
You were the most gentle, beautiful girl. Always afraid of men and always looking back when we walked. You were found tied up in a park and a couple of days later your skinny frame gave birth to 10 pups. We met you when they were 5 days old and waited for you. You fell asleep one night and never woke up. We still miss you, beautiful girl xxx
My beautiful baby girl, reached nearly 16 after 11 years of being a working dog with my late partner.
Do you believe?? Saved my sanity through the lockdown and died on April 12th as things re-opened.
She was a twin I don’t know what became of Bonnie.
My beautiful big boy. You were the best. Forever in my heart and thoughts. Still miss you.
Much love, you will be missed. RIP Holly.
Dash has left a beautiful indelible paw shaped mark on my heart. He left too soon. We saved each other. I was so lucky to have him in my life. Love him forever
In memory of our beautiful boy Jaxon. You were kind, loving and funny, and bought us so much happiness during our time together. You will be forever missed and we carry you in our hearts always xx
Oisin – our quirky, big, beautiful and much beloved boy. You brought so much joy into our lives and so many tears when you left. It was our privilege to be adopted by you. Love always xx
My beautiful gentle boy, you won the hearts of all who knew you. You came to stay with us in your forever home but we knew we couldn’t have you forever. We miss you so much, so goodnight sweetheart, you are now free to cross that Rainbow Bridge.
A fantastic companion, partner in crime, and therapy dog. Boots, you helped me overcome PTSD and together we lived a full and comical life! Loved by so many, and missed enormously by me. Thank you for coming to live with me. I miss you!
Bonnie was my best friend. People say I rescued her but she definitely rescued me. She was the most loyal, gorgeous, loving girl ever and when she went to the rainbow bridge she took part of my heart with her xx
You left this earth 21st Jan 2022. I feel completely lost and heartbroken without u. Thank you Susie for your gentle loving nature, for all that you taught me, for the wonderful adventures we went on together and the precious moments we shared. My best friend, you will be forever in my heart.
My beautiful girl, I was told that you would blossom like a rose with love in the right home and so you became ‘Rosie’. I was proud to see you do just that and become a confident overgrown puppy, a model citizen and my little shadow. Love you always.
You were the best boy Ted, full of love, snuggles and roaches. We still miss you so much, run free our much loved boy.
Muffin was a very much loved hound whom we had from the age of 18 months up to 15 years old. She is missed immensely and was the most amazing cuddle monster and great companion.
My beautiful girl and first hound. Little did I know how much your quiet , gentle , crazy nature would help me through not so good times . We miss you. From your Mum, Jazz, Willow and Nala.
Bobby you were the best boy. First greyhound and our hearts broke when we had to say goodbye. You will never be forgotten for your bin diving, pasty stealing, sofa hogging and just the best cuddles. Sleep well handsome boy.
We lost our George in May last year to heart failure. We shouldn’t have favourites, but he was mine and I was his. I miss his soft floppy ears, his stillness at the bottom of the bed and his beautiful soul. I have my memories, and I thank you for your precious time xx
We adopted Dobby in September 2017 after a week of fostering her. She was a year old petite Saluki lurcher. She fitted in immediately and within days had her Dad wrapped around her little finger and that is how it stayed. Dobby would accompany us both on runs and also started walking the South West Coast Path with us. Our plan was to do the entire walk with her over her lifetime but it was not to be. On New Year’s Eve 2021 she was diagnosed with incurable lymphoma. Our hearts are broken but her spirit is with us. We will miss her always.
We fell in love with Patsy at first sight and there was no way we were leaving without her. After I lost my husband in 2018 she gave me a reason to carry on. She was a princess among hounds, and as GRWE said, she was ‘born to be in a home’! She made our home very happy and her absence is palpable. Thankyou beloved Patsy. Run free! xx
Gorgeous George, as he was known at the Forever Hounds kennels, was with me for three and a half years, and was well named. As well as being beautiful to look at, he was the most loveable, well-behaved dog one could wish for and gave me many hours of company and pleasure. He simply loved people, and made a friend of everyone he met. Rest in peace my friend.
Lovely Tattie, best loyal friend and companion.
(named Tatlier at the rescue)
Sleep tight our special boy, you brought us so much happiness in the year we had you. Your funny little ways, your cuddles always be in our hearts. We will never forget you gorgeous Frank, sleeping in the garden where you loved Zooming around. You were so special our gorgeous boy, you took a piece of our hearts with you.
She changed our lives in the 14 months we had her. She was taken by a very aggressive cancer a week before her 4th birthday. The sweetest, gentlest, most beautiful girl. Missed every day.
The most beautiful boy. So handsome, so clever. Scared of little dogs, noises, rain and storms but loved people and sunbathing and zooming. I miss him every day. He talks to me still, in my mind, when I walk alone. I am never alone.
Emira was my first pure saluki and made me think I must be a saluki whisperer as she gave reliably me immediate and perfect recall! She was exceptional; when I once fell ill with food poisoning, she didn’t leave the side of the bed or even lie down through an entire night, but stayed looking over me until it was over. Ten years of deep love, and she is at rest in our chakra garden.
You were a bit of a one off, never a dull moment and we lost you far too soon and you are very much missed.
Our dear friends, Fay and Darrin lost their beautiful Shadow today. He was the most daft, happy lad and the best burger sharing buddy anyone could have. Run free, Shadz we love you. xxx