Remembering  our Finlay

The 21st of May 2021 was a sad day for all at the Sanctuary as we said goodbye to our longest resident and 25th Anniversary Mascot, Finlay. 

Finlay had been part of our everyday lives here since January 2012.  He first came to us at 6 months old in June 2011 and after 6 months in a home, he found himself back in our care and he’s called the Sanctuary home ever since.  He saw a lot of dogs come and go over the years and had been with us through thick and thin.  To know Finlay was to love him…..or keep a very safe distance from him!  We had hoped he would find a home but sadly that wasn’t to be. For one reason or another, the perfect home never came along – but he had the next best thing…us, the Sanctuary team.

We gave him everything he wanted and needed.  He loved Dogs Day Out, mainly, because he loved a spin in the sanctuary van, our doggy living room (his bachelor pad), the barn (his studio apartment) the pools (his spa).  We honestly spoilt him and he touched everyone’s hearts.  Sadly his breed, age and lengthy battle with arthritis meant that he was struggling daily and he deteriorated quickly, we couldn’t watch him suffer any longer.  He had one last cruise in his beloved van, a charcuterie meal and we let him go – Rainbow Bridge certainly gained one very large, slobbery furry angel.