Toffee Nixon

Toffee, originally a stray from Ireland, joined our family aged 4, as our first family dog.

She was adopted from the Forever Hounds Trust And was a beautiful collie cross lurcher who could run like the wind and had the eyesight of a hawk. Many a time she took after something she had spotted miles away – from boar and deers, to cats, and her favourites, foxes and squirrels! She never really took to other dogs but loved the two cats she lived with and knew they were different to the neighbours cats that to her were fair game, hence why she was walked on her lead a lot!

She was an amazing companion and loved by all who knew her. She never barked in the house, happily letting anyone in and was always more than happy to share your food, often without asking!

At the end when aged 15 she was diagnosed with Lymphoma and given 6 months to live, she amazed us all by continuing to love life for a further 27 months. Finally aged 17 and a half she let us know it was her time and passed peacefully away in her spot in the garden surrounded by love.

For us it is lovely to know even after her death Toffee will be helping so many others in the future.

Much loved by Ann-Marie, Jon, Emily and Jozef Nixon

George Gilleberg

George was my best companion for 14.5 years and our children’s playmate, friend and comforter.

He was such a gentle soul with so much character. He made our everyday life richer and better. We miss him very much. Run free our beautiful boy.

Sigrid Gilleberg

Lilly Evans

This photo was taken a couple of years ago – she would always hop up onto a seat next to us. Lilly came to us rescued from Romania about 4 yrs ago. She gave us much joy and many happy memories and we’re really pleased to think she is helping others in their studies.

Suzanne Evans

Mr. Mavis Lewis

Mr. Mavis was a beloved pet of Chris and Haidee. Originally just named Mavis, he was renamed to Mr. Mavis after a vet revealed that he was male, and not female as originally suspected. After spending the first six months of his life in rural Wales, he moved to the Bristol to follow his dreams of sampling the best vegetables and nibbles the South West had to offer. Mavis loved his food, particularly romaine lettuce, carrot tops and on one occasion, a stolen pizza crust. He spent most of his life living in Clifton, roaming the flat where he frequently enjoyed sunbathing and sharing veggie meals with Haidee. His long silver and black hair was beautiful and made him very photogenic, although it did mean he had to regularly take baths to avoid becoming too scruffy. He was not a big fan of the bath water, but very much enjoyed being wrapped in a warm towel and being fed afterwards.

Mavis always enjoyed the company of other guinea pigs, and although most of the time was quiet, whenever a new guinea pig was nearby, he would squeak and become very interested, with almost a little bit too much enthusiasm. Although he lived alone for the first portion of his life, in early 2018, Mavis was paired with a younger guinea pig called Buddy. At first they argued a lot, but over time they became best friends. Mavis was dominant and quite bossy, but whenever Buddy became stressed, he became very protective, and would always look to comfort him.

He will be dearly missed by Buddy, Chris and Haidee

Myrtle Marsh


Myrtle was a foundling I rescued four years ago. She was a very pretty blue mini Rex and whilst she liked people, dogs and cats she turned into a right madame with other rabbits so was never able to bond her with a buddy though she was certainly happy enough burrowing holes in the garden and eating any new plants I bought!

Helen Marsh