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Karlin
9th November 2006, 12:58 PM
FOUR more, three females and a male. One female already booked. Females will likely be sorted on my long waiting list for females but another tri male from a stressed background will be looking for a loving home. :)

That's 12 cavaliers in 10 weeks. :yikes

Mimi
9th November 2006, 01:13 PM
Hi Karlin ,
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Mimi

Karlin
9th November 2006, 01:16 PM
Yep I have my list of waiting homes! I am going thru in chronological order on these. :)

SHANO
9th November 2006, 02:03 PM
I can't believe how many there are! Cavaliers out there must be like Labs or Beagles out here...

Cathy T
9th November 2006, 03:27 PM
Jeez Karlin...you sure have your hands full!! :yikes

misty
9th November 2006, 07:15 PM
There seem to be cavaliers all over the place at the moment :(. Is this the lead-up to Christmas? :(

pippa
9th November 2006, 08:42 PM
Why are so many people handing up cavs,they are such placid and loving dogs.

In my area when I got Gus 4 and 1/2 years ago hardly anyone had them, then all of a sudden they were everywhere,but I do notice a lot of people take them on without realising that they are a house dog not meant to sleep outside and not very good at being left alone.

Maybe when people realise that they need to be indoors and with people, they don't have the time to give them the attention they need, so give them away.

This is sad ,people should really think hard about the commitment needed to have any dog but especially a cavalier,they are practicaly human.

I work part-time but on weekends when there is always someone else around, and during the week I am here all day.
The longest I leave mine are 4 to 6 hours at the most and usually less. They don't mind us going out as usually there is somone coming or going.

When we are all gone out for a while they make a big fuss of us when we come home but if we are all just popping in and out at different times they don't bat an eyelid.

Recently I heard of a cav that went missing,when I asked what had happened I was told the owner went out to the back garden at 10 pm to put her to bed in the shed and she was gone! they were putting her to bed early because it was a stormy night. They were devastated.
They got her back and were delighted, but it breaks my heart to hear of a cav spending a lot of time( most of it from what I can gather) outside and sleeping in a shed alone :(

I wish there was some way of educating people on these little dogs and maybe so many wouldn't end up in rescue.

Karlin , I think you are just wonderful and wish I could do more to help but to be honest while I do have the time to give, financially I can't manage more than two dogs :(

Best of luck with the rehoming :flwr:

Karlin
9th November 2006, 09:50 PM
but I do notice a lot of people take them on without realising that they are a house dog not meant to sleep outside and not very good at being left alone.

Maybe when people realise that they need to be indoors and with people, they don't have the time to give them the attention they need, so give them away.


That is pretty much it for a lot of them that I get calls about. For some people, a new baby or a new garden is the reason. Sometimes people were given a puppy as a present that they never really wanted (that's why a no-gift-puppies policy unless you KNOW the person wants oneis a good approach!) :( For some people the decision is really hard. For others they are just an inconvenience.

Most of the dogs I've had are strays. Only more recently have they been people giving up a dog.

It's great when you get the pics a few weeks or months later and there's the dog very happy in the *correct* home for him or her. :)

I'm not sure why there are suddenly so many -- though in part it is that more people know I exist. In the case of every one of the last 13 cavaliers I've had, I've ended up with them because people know there's an Irish cavalier rescue.

I'd really like to help more of the puppy farm ex breeding dogs or regular breeder's ex breeding dogs -- have started to get a couple of those. Problem is I don't have a place I could keep them myself -- so it makes rescue harder. :)

Lisa_T
9th November 2006, 10:01 PM
Karlin is there anything I can do to help up north? Like letting vets and animal shelters know that there is such a thing as a specialised Cav rescue in Ireland?

Alison_Leighfield
10th November 2006, 10:46 AM
I think the P/Farms have a turf out now of the older bitches that have just had litters...obviously they don't want to have to feed and shelter over the winter months when no pups are due, a waste of money in their eyes...:( :( :( ...well if you can call it food, shelter and water.. :yikes :yikes :yikes..

...make any sense Fran?

Alison, wilts, U.K.

moniechris
10th November 2006, 05:12 PM
I can't believe cavaliers are strays over there!!! In the US I rarely meet anyone who has ever heard of the breed (everyone I meet thinks my boys are cocker spaniels or springer spaniels :x ) I can see how the population is starting to pick up though...the pet stores are carrying more and more of them which is HEARTBREAKING.

There is a "puppy shop" next to a favorite resteraunt that I frequent and the cavaliers they carry are ALWAYS sick. Most either have soft spots, hernias or major kennel cough. I even overheard the sales girl tell a customer who was buying one that the puppy "had a "slight patella issue" that it will probably just grow out of." ARE YOU KIDDING??!! This enfuriates me. I pulled the lady aside when she walked out the door to call her husband and told her what this actually involved.

Another woman that I know who bought two cavaliers from the same place ended up having to pay over $4000 in vet bills and specialists because of "mild kennel cough" (as described by the shop and their recomended "vet). It ended up being a collapsed trachea. This is horrible.
I pray that the population in the US doesn't end up like it is in europe... I wish I was there to help. I think I would have 10 cavaliers if I did...

Justine
21st November 2006, 10:15 PM
i did send you a e mail my husband and i fosterd for lab rescue when we lived in england i do have a five month old cav. we live in waterford dungarvan area i do have one six year old but would love to help if i can
I will get my husband to send this email again

Karlin
21st November 2006, 11:04 PM
Thanks Justine; I got your mail and pic! Are you offering to foster or do you want to apply for homing a dog? If you want to home a dog you can fill out an application on www.rescue.cavaliertalk.com. Most fosters I keep in the Dublin area but it is useful to have volunteers in other areas just in case a dog needs a safe place and is down in those areas. :)

Justine
23rd November 2006, 08:10 AM
filled in the application form for you .i am looking to getting another cav.tri colour if poss.cleared this with my husband all ok would prefer to give a dog a home .my dogs live inside seems to be a bit of a novalty here .all mt dogs are naut.or spade and we have ins.i dont work so allways at home.await for your reply.no hurry.here if and when.justine and alfie.

arasara
23rd November 2006, 12:08 PM
WoW Karlin that's insane ! That's more than 1 per week!! I am sure on this board there are some US (and Canadian? icon_whistling ) folks that could help you out if the dogs came with you to the states for the holidays.. LOL :D That's good that you have a waiting list for the dogs though. Please keep us updated with everybody! :flwr:

Karlin
23rd November 2006, 12:19 PM
It has been crazy; for the first time in two years I had no one on the waiting list for a while. But still managed to find homes. :) Now I have a few back on the list but the list doesn't always match with the available dogs. Cavaliers are never difficult to home but sometimes I need a little breathing space to find the right home, especially if (as right now) I am swamped with work at my day job. :lol:

I now will have to figure out how to use a spreadheet because I really need to start keeping track of dogs and owners. I can't keep track of them in my head any longer!

misty
23rd November 2006, 01:33 PM
Karlin, you're doing a wonderful job :) .... thank goodness for you and your team of foster carers :).

Donna, I agree about the puppy farmers ... it is only the very fortunate puppy farm rejects that find their ways into rescues. If the others are lucky, they may be abandoned to fend for themselves. Many aren't that lucky at all :( :(.

matties mum
23rd November 2006, 02:11 PM
Karlin, you're doing a wonderful job :) .... thank goodness for you and your team of foster carers :).

Donna, I agree about the puppy farmers ... it is only the very fortunate puppy farm rejects that find their ways into rescues. If the others are lucky, they may be abandoned to fend for themselves. Many aren't that lucky at all :( :(.
it is quiet true that the ones that come into rescue are the lucky ones---Aileen