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billys mum
11th May 2006, 02:46 AM
I have a blehiem cavalier already and would like to find him a friend I have tried all the usual places. dog rescue homes etc even uk cavalier rescue but so far nothing has come up. We live in London, some beautiful parks near by.
Billy is around 7 years old, male, Neutured ( we got him from battersea dogs home around 5 years ago ) . He is in serious need of a freind preferably female if anyone haers of one that is not too far away I would be truly grateful if they would forward any info to me at deeashworth@hotmail.com
We love billy so much and really feel that he needs a girlfriend.

Thankyou in advance for any help with this.

Claire
11th May 2006, 11:14 AM
I know it is a bit of a distance, only a 4-5 hour drive, why don't you try Many Tears rescue in Wales?

Alison_Leighfield
11th May 2006, 11:36 AM
Yes please try Many Tears.

This is where the two little ones in the picture came from. Both were ex-breeding bitches from the puppy farms down there, they so needed a kind home with someone who would understand their nervous and frightened ways. The rewards of having these two girls are unmeasurable.

I did the drive from Jun 15 M4 in just under three hrs, well worth it.

Visit the web site that they have and jump in quick if you see one as they do go very quickly.

You could always try the Cavalier club rescue but they are few and far between.

good luck!

Alison, Wilts, UK.

Karlin
11th May 2006, 12:14 PM
Rescues are very far between. Hence if you are really interested in a cavalier sooner rather than later I'd look into getting an adult dog or a puppy that has been 'run on' but is being sold (eg was going to be shown but now isn't) from a good breeder. Or check the ads for someone looking to rehome their cavalier.

If you want to stick with a rescue, get on waiting lists if at all possible with the rescues and stay in touch with them. And do keep an eye on Many Tears -- that's the only rescue I know of that has cavaliers come in from time to time. I have in past spoken to some general rescues in the UK and they have all told me they have huge waiting lists for any cavalier that comes in. I also have usually up to about a dozen people waiting for any cavalier that comes in (I do rescue in Ireland). Also your chances are much higher if you would welcome an older dog or perhaps one with special needs.

Because there are always so many offers of homes with rescue cavaliers, I do encourage anyone who really wants this breed to talk to good breeders, look for dogs being rehomed, etc. It is wonderful to give a needy and deserving dog a home but outside of some elderly dogs and some with a serious illness, the reality is that there are not many cavaliers that are truly in the kind of crisis for rehoming that happens every days with many other breeds and with mixed breeds in pounds and shelters. And as you have found, they are so hard to find that for anyone really hoping to have a cavalier, it makes sense to consider non-rescue channels.

I only have about a dozen dogs a year coming in to rescue in Ireland, just as a point of comparison.

Claire
11th May 2006, 12:36 PM
I will also contact my breeder as she sometimes lets go of her girls after she has finished breeding them....

Claire
11th May 2006, 05:46 PM
She hasn't got any Cavaliers that she wants to rehome at the moment, but her friend has a shih tzu that has just been neutered and is 2 years old.

Alison_Leighfield
11th May 2006, 06:14 PM
I will check M/Tears for you daily if you like.... the site gets updated a.m and p.m. most days and will post you if anything comes in... they go that fast!

Is it only a bitch you are wanting?

Also can I ask would you really be wanting a puppy farm rescue?

There is alot of time and work and patience that you have to give. most have never been in a home or out for a walk etc and not toilet trained. They have been kept in awful conditions, often caged for years and just used for breeding and most have a few health probs...however...they catch on really quick and will love you to bits for your time and love.

Expect only a little from them at first but you will be amazed at what you will receive. I'm happy for you to ask as many questions as you want before you say that you would be interested...

feel free to e-mail me user.leighfield@btopenworld.com

Alison, wilts, UK.

Claire
11th May 2006, 06:16 PM
Hi Alison, I could not get into Many Tears today was saying Maintenance.

Karlin
11th May 2006, 06:34 PM
Many Tears is also listed in the breed rescue contacts posted at the top of this forum. :thmbsup:

Alison_Leighfield
11th May 2006, 07:22 PM
Claire,

it seems OK now, since this a.m two newbies have been put up, not Cavaliers, perhaps that is why they went down for a while.

Alison, wilts, Uk.

billys mum
30th May 2006, 01:14 PM
Thanks guys you are all fantastic. we have been looking at web site all over but so far no luck. We were hoping for an older dog since billy is 8 years old. And or thought he is getting more and more puppified as he gets older I think a young dog might be a bit too much excitement for him. We are not nesecarily looking only for a girl as we know that cavs pretty much get with each other regardless if they are the same sex or not so even if a boy comes up that would be fine.
We are very patient and don't want to rush as we want to make sure that we get the right dog.
Thanks again everyone for all you help

Karlin
30th May 2006, 03:25 PM
Let ALL the UK breed rescues know you are willing to take an older dog by preference. :) They can be harder to home.

Claire
31st May 2006, 11:34 AM
Completely forgot have you tried Battersea Dogs Home - there isn't any Cav's there at the moment, but lots that need a loving home.

billys mum
1st June 2006, 03:15 AM
We were actually really licky with Billy, He came from Battersea dogs home, But they don't seem to have had any since that was 5 years ago. We will keep looking. In the mean time we have rehomed a cat that billy seems to get on really well with I only wish that I had figured out how to upload my pictures. I'm a bit of a dunce when it comes to these sort of things.

Claire
1st June 2006, 05:34 PM
There should be a thread with this - or ask Karlin (she is great at explaining things in an idiot guide method).