Remembering some much-loved pets


We thank all the staff at the Ark Vets for their understanding and compassion during an extremely difficult time, we were all absolutely devastated when we lost our beloved friend ‘Sandy’ on 5th June 2019, he was truly a participating member of our entire family and loved by all who met him, needless to say he has left a huge hole in our lives and we remember him throughout each and every day.  So much a part of our family, if Sandy could not come with us anywhere, basically we did not go!  He was a well-travelled dog, enjoying many holidays with us in the UK and in France!  He is pictured here on a boat on one of our family holidays to The Lake District, he liked nothing better than just being with us all and we liked nothing better than just being with him.


We said goodbye to Bryer on the 18th August 2018. My wife and I were in tears for the whole weekend. We will miss the sound of her tail thumping on the ground whenever she saw us looking at her and the big slobbery hugs she would give whether we wanted them or not. Thank you for your kindness, the vet was wonderful, thank you.

Honey Sharp

Very sad day Saturday 26th May 2018 when we had to say goodbye to our beloved Honey after 13 and a half years of love and devotion. A wonderful companion who loved being with people, she loved being cuddled by the grandchildren and never showed any displeasure even when she was nearly having her ears pulled off. We will all miss her.

Many thanks to Julie and all the staff at Ark for their help and compassion.


On Saturday 22nd September it was a very sad day for all the family. After 12 years we had to say goodbye to Junior (Junes). He was my best friend, faithful companion and protector. He was such a character and will be greatly missed by us all. Love you Junes Xx

Thank you to Marcus and all the staff who cared for him x 



Nipper May 2000 to 20th July 2018

Nipper has been a big part of our life for best part of 18 years, since we found him in a rescue centre in the latter part of the year 2000 and his passing has left an enormous hole.

His big heart and a massive personality meant life was an adventure. We went wild camping, walked the Fells and have been up Snowdon and Ben Nevis together. He even won a rosette for coming fourth in a posh dog show in Dorset but we can't remember what for!

Anyone who ever met him will have a ''Nipper'' story to tell.

Thanks to everybody at ''The Ark'' for looking after, and putting up, with him all his life. He wouldn't have been around so long without your expertise.


Star Hambling

Star has been my best friend since she came to live with me on 24/12/15. She had a playful but sweet and cuddly nature and she was loved very much. I sadly lost her to cancer on 24/01/19. It was the right choice to put her to sleep but the house is not the same without her. Thank you to Marcus Harrington and colleagues for all of the effort that you made to look after Star and for the support that you have given me. 


We had to say goodbye to our lovely boy on Wednesday 4 April. He always lived life to the full. Always happy and always pleased to see people. I hope Troy you are in a happy hunting ground where you can chase bunny rabbits forever more. We would like to thank the team at Ark who were so supportive of my husband at the end.