View Full Version : Tiger at the Mayhew (London)

29th October 2006, 08:31 PM

They are looking for someone to rehome or foster him

matties mum
29th October 2006, 08:35 PM
how could they just becuase they are moving house poor fellow---Aileen

29th October 2006, 09:03 PM
!! A dog that enjoys baths?! Too bad he's not in Canada! I WISH I had a dog that enjoyed baths!

What an adorable little fella. :) It's unfortunate that owners aren't more responsible with their animals. :(

Barbara Nixon
29th October 2006, 10:32 PM
He'll be snapped up.Cavaliers always are on Dogpages.

Izzy used to love baths. He would try to get into the bath everytime he followed me to the bathroom. Teddy likes them when it's another dog in the bath; he wants in , too.

29th October 2006, 10:42 PM
!! A dog that enjoys baths?! Too bad he's not in Canada! I WISH I had a dog that enjoyed baths!

Holly likes her baths. I think it's because they're warm and she gets cuddled afterwards :D

30th October 2006, 12:36 AM
Good that he went to rescue and I'm sure he'll be very quickly homed. :)

The two main reasons for giving up dogs/taking to pound/giving to rescue:

1) moving house 'and the garden isn't nice enough/big enough/is being redone so he can't use it/won't have a garden
2) we are having a baby and cannot imagine trying to walk the dog twice a day -- even though we just got the dog two years ago and knew we'd be planning a family

Number three is always something related to the dog's behaviour -- and when you meet the dog, it is clear it has never had an ounce of effort dedicated to the training with which the problem would never have arisen in the first place... :? I've yet to meet a cavalier with a real personality problem, but I've met lots of cavaliers with problems caused by the way they have (or haven't) been treated... :x

30th October 2006, 08:01 AM
:( If they're giving them up for those reasons they didn't deserve to have them in the first place. Of course that's not much good to the millions of dogs that are left homeless every year, but at least they have some people on their side. :flwr:

Ever since I read that poem on the General Discussion (How could you?) I've felt even more emotional than usual about this.

30th October 2006, 01:29 PM
Couldn't agree more! I don't understand how they can take the time to know he likes baths and rich tea biscuits and then give him up?


30th October 2006, 01:42 PM
I don't understand how they can take the time to know he likes baths and rich tea biscuits and then give him up?

That's very true! But you'd be surprised at what people will tell you about how much they love their dogs and all sorts of little details -- then will rehome to just anyone or leave them to you to sort them out 'otherwise I have to take him to be pts at the vet/take him to the pound if you can't come get him'.

I'm dealing with a situation like this right now for a dog that was rehomed inapropriately by the owner and now I am supposed to drive several hours to sort out the dog because the original owner doesn't have time. Which I cannot do because I too have a job and limits in what I can manage. Plus there is a nearby option to sort the dog if it can come into rescue. As it was supposed to do in the first place. :x

30th October 2006, 04:07 PM
A lovely little boy. I think they want a forever home for him rather than a foster. I have offered to foster him though :D He could chase the cats from the garden with Charlie - it's Charlie's favourite sport - considering I was told that he was fine with cats and adored them! the only thing he adores about them is seeing them scarper out of the garden :roll:

30th October 2006, 04:11 PM
Hi Maxes Mommy ,
How could you cope with letting him go after fostering . After 5 minutes with a cavalier I would have great difficulty in letting them go . I think you are wonderful to give this little man a chance .
Maybe he will be a keeper .

30th October 2006, 06:15 PM
A lovely little boy. I think they want a forever home for him rather than a foster. I have offered to foster him though :D

No on the main Mayhew page they say they are also looking for someone to foster him, so you better hop in the car now! :lol:


30th October 2006, 08:46 PM
Donna - looks like charlie might have a new friend!! Maxx will probably be a HAPPY MAN to have charlie running around bothering someone else! :lol: :lol:

30th October 2006, 09:54 PM
Am I missing something...are you having him Donna? :roll: :roll: :roll:

Alison, Wilts, U.k.

31st October 2006, 01:35 AM
Thank you Maxx's Mummy for offering to take in Tiger. As sad as these things make me, I feel better knowing there are caring people like you in the world.

How can people own a Cavalier and be able to give it up? Especially with a dog like Tiger, who I must say looks like an absolute angel. It breaks my heart everytime I hear stories like this. I was shopping at Petsmart the other day and walked by the rescued cats who were up for adoption just so I could read the tags on their cages. One of them read: "3 years old...Owners had a baby and can't take care of cat." Okay, I know I don't have any children so maybe I can't talk but I don't think it takes a BRAIN SURGEON to care for one baby and a little cat! I hope they don't have another child. The first baby might have to go! :yikes

31st October 2006, 01:43 AM
Oh the 'baby excuse' makes me go nuts too... I know many happy families with dogs, cats and babies... goodness my parents got a *Great Pyrenees* when we were 7, 5 and 3... a dog that outweighed all us kids within 7 months! :lol: My littlest brother could ride on her back and she'd pull us all in a cart. A cat in comparison is so easy! Plus when you are a stressed out parent with a screaming young baby, I can;t think of anything more comforting than a purring cat and a glass of wine after baby finally goes down to sleep... :wggle:

It's never *really* the baby or the new garden. It is just an excuse to get rid of a pet they clearly didn't want. Tht's why in rescue you learn to never ever actually believe what anyone tells yuou about a dog they are handing in to rescue. They will disguise a problem dog, or alternatively give a lovely dog a 'problem' as it gives them an excuse to get rid of it. Likewise the household excuses.

I am happy to say I just homechecked a lovely couple for a beautiful young cavalier though -- with pics of their previous dog all around the house. :) That's the kind of home you want a dog to go to; so I hope it all works out when they all meet tomorrow. :rah:

31st October 2006, 07:42 AM
There is always an excuse..never the owners fault!

I had a call yesterday from a friend looking for a home for a 2yr old Blenheim boy "Charlie" ....owner going into care...the family bought the dog as a companion for the old lady...didn't they think about "afterwards" it was obvious the dog would live the longest, didn't they feel responsible to think that far and take the dog in themselves? they have tried to re-home him themselves but after just three days the "New" people don't want him... :( ...proberbly because he is still whole and they don't want the bills for his little op!

I have passed details onto the Cav Rescue in my region "South West" I left two messages on the answer phone and no one has got back to me yet :( will keep trying today for him.
He is living local to me, Fairford area, Glos, good with family, people, kids etc....I will ask around local to me and see if I can help also.

Alison, Wilts, U.K.

31st October 2006, 03:15 PM
Hope he finds a home soon, Alison. Poor little love :flwr: . It sounds like Charlie, he went from rescue to an elderly lady on the proviso that if anything happened to her then her family would look after him - that lasted all of a couple of weeks :roll:

The Mayhew haven't got back to me at all about Tiger so I guess they don't want a foster home for him.

Mimi, it is hard to let them go and yes, of course i get upset (who wouldn't) but at the end of the day I can't keep every needy dog that comes my way - much as I'd like to :lol: . I think it is much better to get them in, train them a bit, socialise them and get them to good health and fitness levels and above all, teach them to trust again. After that, we've done our job and they are ready to go to their new forever homes :D

Charlie is staying here though - we couldn't inflict him on anyone ;) :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

4th November 2006, 04:02 PM
Tiger has a new home and will be moving in this weekend :flwr: The Mayhew are going to keep my details though and when any Cavaliers or Charlies need foster homes then I might get a call :D