View Full Version : Passed away: Jesse:(very active!) 11 year old tri cavalier

12th February 2007, 04:26 PM
I know very little about this dog at the moment.

However the owners tried to surrender it to the dog warden in Navan or Meath (not clear where this dog is). The warden told them if it went to the pound it would be put down, as few would be likely to want to take an elderly dog when there are pup[pies in the next kennel. So the dog is back with the owners. Apparently the family who owned it have 'given' it to their mother who doesn't want a dog. :sl*p:

The warden notified the small rescue in that region today. I have spoken to the rescue and she is going to ask the owners to bring the dog in to be checked by her vet so we at least have a health assessment.

If the dog is in good shape then I will try to find a home. I can help split transport costs etc if the dog has an offer of somewhere to go as a retirement home.

Plese note I will not know anything further til the dog is health checked which hopefully will be done tomorrow or the next day.

Any offers of help please post or PM!

This dog will be put down if I cannot offer any alternatives. :(

13th February 2007, 03:42 PM
A little more info. This is an 11 year old male, he is neutered and vax is up to date. Owner is in Ashbourne; I am going to try to ring them later and find out how he is healthwise.

Looking for a retirement home as the alternative is, he will be put down. :(

14th February 2007, 12:20 AM

Is there any chance of us finding an 'escort' over here for him, as was done with Sam (Hammer as was)?

I could take over from the mainland, but obviously he's far too old to come across on conventional dog transport.

How much time does he have?

14th February 2007, 12:47 AM
No further info on him yet. I won't make any decisions on him til I find out what shape he is in.

If he is OK I will be looking for a foster for him as he will need a place to go for a week or two until we get him sorted one way or another and decide if it is possible for him to travel or if he needs to focus on getting a home here.

14th February 2007, 09:35 AM
bless him - thank goodness for people like you Karlin, who are looking out for him.

Keep us posted.

Barbara Nixon
14th February 2007, 01:50 PM
Fingers crossed for him, as not all 11 year-olds are ailing. Monty is 11 and has just a low grade murmur, which doesn't bother him.

14th February 2007, 04:03 PM
Ok story on him clarified -- he has been a much loved pet. he sounds like he's in good health. Owner is taking him to the vet yesterday or today for a health check for me and is very anxious that he find a good home if possible.

He belonged to the son and his wife; but they moved somewhere that they couldn;t have the dog, and the mother has had him for several years. But now there's a grandchild who is asthmatic and the grandmother minds the child and this is causing serious problems. So there is a quite genuine reason for trying to place him.

He was neutered at 6 months and has always been well looked after.

Thanks for the various PMs so far on this guy. Once I know his health status I will let people know. At the moment he is safe with the owner but the idea would be to get him to foster; I do have offer of foster from this weekend. :) Alternatively he could likely stay with the owner until rehomed or transport is arranged depending on what happens next.

If he goes to the pound he will have NO chance. I just spoke to the warden; pound is full and he woulkd be pts within 24 hours. The owner is very upset at the situation but feels helpless.

Barbara Nixon
14th February 2007, 07:03 PM
It won't come to this ??????

matties mum
14th February 2007, 08:01 PM
I hope not Karlin please do all you can ----Aileen and the gang (Jazzie--Barney---Sam)

14th February 2007, 08:21 PM
Ok I have spoken to the owner. The difficulty with these cases is going on information coming to me at second or third hand in this particular case.

The situation with this fellow is that the 7 month old baby in the family has severe asthma to the point where she has been hospitalised a couple of times already. So the owner must find a home for him as he cannot be around the house when the baby is there. She is minding the children for 5 days next week while the parents are away and has already had to book him to kennels so that he won't be in the house at the time.

However she is extremely responsible and a very nice woman who just has no idea how to go about rehoming a dog of this age. She has had him to the vet today and the vet said he needed a tooth descaling and his ears cleaned, both of which she has arranged for when he comes back from kennels. He has a mild heart murmur but is not on any medication -- pretty amazing for an 11 year old guy. On top of that he is walked briskly TWO MILES a day and is well able for it. The vet said she would be very reluctant to see anything happen to him as she feels he has a good few years in him yet!

He is a tricolour and somehow I forgot to get his name! She has full papers for him etc. He is neutered, up to date on vaccines, and is groomed every three months so he will also be groomed just before he goes to a new home. :)

So I will definitely take him on as a rehoming project. There is less urgency as he is in kennels anyway next week, then has his vet appointment, and she is happy to hold on to him when I am gone for two weeks in early March.

That means fosters are off the hook (for now anyway!) and the goal is to find him his retirement home -- though sounds like he would be outwalking most of us!

14th February 2007, 08:29 PM
I want to add, to clarify why situations where there is the possibility of pts actually can indeed 'come to that' :( as unhappy as that option is:

The issue for me is that if I have no one who offers to foster indefinitely or home the dog, I cannot take him -- and the only option is to pts for the owner. Younger dogs I can commit to as I always have people waiting for a dog up to about 6-7 -- but older than that, especially this old, an offer has to be there to take him, for me to ask for short term foster. I have no resources and no ability to hang on to such a dog myself given my own living arrangements (no garden, cats in the house, small house with three dogs already and no 'spare rooms' in which to put a dog). Hence: as a rescue I am always dependent on my network of fosters, transport people, etc. I can't commit to dogs that will end up having nowhere to go and no one to take them. I only take on what I can manage. Many other rescues, with property, kennels, even a garden, can more easily make those commitments and thus buy more time.

Barbara Nixon
14th February 2007, 11:00 PM
Does the lady not have a neighbour or friend who'd like a small dog ?

Barbara Nixon
14th February 2007, 11:22 PM
I couldn't send my dog to the pound. I'm afraid my grandchild would have to stay away, but then I'm not very maternal (humanwise).

15th February 2007, 03:18 AM
That is so sad!! lets just hope that something can be worked out!

15th February 2007, 10:55 AM
Hi Karlin, do you have any idea how he gets on with other dogs? I would be interested in giving him a loving new home, once he is ok with other dogs

15th February 2007, 11:27 AM
Sue, I'll PM you my contact details. I believe he very much gets along with other dogs. He sounds like a fantastic, very spry dog. :)

Barbara, if she had a neighbour or friend who'd take him I am sure she would not be at such a loose end. She contacted the warden because she felt she had no other choices. Fortunately she did. :)

15th February 2007, 11:31 AM
Just spoke to the owner. Loves other dogs, generally very quiet with them, and his name is Jesse. :)

matties mum
15th February 2007, 12:07 PM
I have been watching this very carefully and so pleased that he may have another home to go to :xfngr: ----Aileen and the gang (Jazzie ---Barney----Sam)

15th February 2007, 12:17 PM
Oh I so hope this fella finds a quick foster home and / or permanent home.

15th February 2007, 12:36 PM
Getting sorted. :) :xfngr:

16th February 2007, 12:38 PM
Still looking for a home. Here is Jessie's official listing:

Jessie is a tricolour neutered male Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who would put many younger dogs to shame and have them feeling guilty about their unused gym memberships! Though he is an 11 year old gentleman, he takes a daily walk of at least 2 miles with his owner and his vet says that he should have a good few active years to look forward to yet. He has just had a vet check and has a slight heart murmur -- normal in CKCS and many small breed dogs at this age -- but it is mild and needs no medication. He is going to have his teeth descaled before he goes to his new home as well but the vet says that's all he needs -- he is up to date on his vaccinations, has been groomed every three months all his life, loves kids and is happy with other dogs, sleeps politely in the kitchen in his dog bed every night, and is in all ways a model senior.

So why is he being rehomed? Only with great regret -- but his owners' latest grandchild has severe asthma to such a degree that at only 7 months old, she has already had to be hospitalised several times due to breathing difficulties. The doctor has said she absolutely cannot be around a dog in the home and as she goes to her grandmother's regularly to be minded, Jessie needs a new home. They have not been able to find any other way to work around this.

His owner, the grandmother, is a very active walker and takes him out for at least a two mile brisk walk daily which he enjoys. She says he is also a very lively, active, friendly dog who enjoys children and people generally: a model cavalier!

Jessie will be homed subject to a homecheck and will need an indoor home for his retirement years -- and hopefully, an owner who enjoys walks!

matties mum
16th February 2007, 08:00 PM
I hope that Jesse gets a new home soon I will keep watching with :xfngr: Aileen and the gang (Jazzie---Barney---Sam)

matties mum
17th February 2007, 04:48 PM
Any news on this boy getting a new home :xfngr: Aileen and the gang (Jazzie--Barney--Sam)

17th February 2007, 07:41 PM
Yes please let us know. If he were in the UK..........

18th February 2007, 11:13 AM
Jessie will be going to a LOVELY man who has been talking to me for a while about taking a harder to home dog. :jump:

18th February 2007, 11:47 AM
What great news :D Happy forever home Jesse :D :D :D

18th February 2007, 12:39 PM
I am very glad that Jesse has found a home. There is something special about the oldies.

Barbara Nixon
18th February 2007, 02:02 PM
I'm so pleased. This one, being Monty's age and just as spry, has played on my mind.

Would his new dad let us have a photo of him ?

18th February 2007, 03:24 PM
It will be a week or so before he takes him; hopefully we can get him to add a photo to the forum. :)

Cathy T
18th February 2007, 04:14 PM
Hooray for Jesse!!!

matties mum
18th February 2007, 04:28 PM
Hooray for Jesse!!!
:jump: b*n*n* Aileen and the gang (Jazzie---Barney---Sam)

18th February 2007, 06:16 PM
i am so happy that he got some where to live!! :) :)

18th February 2007, 06:34 PM
phew - well done. :D

19th February 2007, 12:30 AM
Great news!!

19th February 2007, 02:29 AM
That is fabulous!!! :rah:

19th February 2007, 08:54 AM
Thats great news :)

21st September 2007, 09:20 PM
It is with deep sadness that I have to announce that Jessie was pts this afternoon by his wonderful, heartbroken owner.

His hind legs had given out and he was in a lot of pain. The owner felt he would not want to put such an elderly cavalier through any procedures (he is the son of a vet).

Before taking Jessie, his owner had been in touch with me about taking an older cavalier. At the time I had about 3-4 cavaliers in rescue at once. He asked: "Which is the most in need and which would be hardest for you to home?" I said Jessie, because of his age. He said: "Then Jessie it is!" And that is how these two sweet gentlemen met. :)

His owner sent me the most wonderful email 'from Jessie' telling me all about his new life which involved nightly walks, boating trips, travel, and visits to family, where he was regularly snuck chicken and other delights by mothers and aunts.

He had the run of his owner's house (he arrived from his previous owner with a piece of dirty carpet which he was told was what Jessie would lie on 'when allowed in the sitting room'. "That will be the first thing I will burn!" his new owner told me. He also told me however that Jessie could clear a room with his gas. :lol:

I was supposed to go visit the two of them and hadn't got back to them, and then got this sad, sad call today. He was in tears.

I told his owner that I knew he would make the right decision for Jessie and fully supported him in the road he would choose to take and that I knew Jessie had had one hell of a life with him.

I told him when if and when he was ready, I would gladly home ANY cavalier to him, this wonderful, wonderful man.

Spare a thought and a prayer for Jessie, and to his owner, who is suffering the loss of his much loved companion this evening. :flwr:

21st September 2007, 09:23 PM
karlin that is so sad!! i am so sorry for jessie and his owner!!

21st September 2007, 09:29 PM
Oh how incredibly sad! What a truly wonderful person to take on this lad and to do the right thing by him when needed to. He is in my thoughts tonight :flwr:

21st September 2007, 09:30 PM
Oh I am so sorry Jessie and his new owner did not have longer together
Aileen and the gang (Barney ---Jazzie---Sam)

21st September 2007, 09:33 PM
At least Jessie had a couple of months with a great owner. When u see this guy give him a big hug from me and the gang.

Barbara Nixon
21st September 2007, 09:40 PM
So sad, but, Karlin, you know there's a safe haven waiting for another needy , who will be along soon.

21st September 2007, 11:11 PM
Kind hearts and gentle souls make wonderful families till the end. No lost for lack of love. Hope you will find this kind heart another gentle soul to love.

Cathy Moon
22nd September 2007, 12:40 AM
How sad! :( I'm so glad Jesse was in a loving home for his last months, though. :flwr: Karlin, I hope you find Jesse's adoptive owner another cavalier to love. No cavalier can be replaced, but there are many special cavs needing a loving home!

22nd September 2007, 10:17 AM
Poor Jesse, at least he had a good life and was loved.:(

22nd September 2007, 12:18 PM
He'll be top of my list for a really nice dog anytime he wants one. I think it may be a while though before he would consider that. He is just so good; he was so willing to take on a dog with just a short time possibly before him.

22nd September 2007, 12:31 PM
So sad but at least he had a few wonderful months where he knew how much he was loved. My heart goes out to his broken hearted person. Run free at the bridge darling little Jesse x

22nd September 2007, 02:22 PM
What a gift this man was to Jesse....we all should be as lucky. I am heartbroken for this kind man. I hope he will be ready for another needy cavie soon. Bless his kind heart.

28th September 2007, 09:37 PM
oh Karlin I'm so sorry - this is really sad :(

At least Jesse's last few months were with a very special gentleman who loved him very much - he must be heartbroken right now, but in time he will just be left with the precious memories.

When you speak to him, please tell him that we are all thinking of him.

28th September 2007, 09:42 PM
I might give him a call in a week or so, when he has had a little time to himself, and I'll let him know so many were thinking of him. I'd like in time to find him a really wonderful cavalier again.

28th September 2007, 11:57 PM
I am so sorry to hear of this sad ending to a wonderful story. Sounds like he and Jessie touched each other's life when they needed to touch...if not for this special man Jessie would not have had those wonderful few weeks.

Claire L
29th September 2007, 10:43 AM
I read this story last night and just couldn't post because I was crying so much. How wonderful that this man was able to open his heart and home to Jesse but how sad it is that they were parted so quickly. Please give him a big hug from me and thank him for putting his heart on the line.
I hope in time he will be rescued by another needy Cav who will help to heal his broken heart.

29th September 2007, 01:02 PM
Oh no, I am so sorry to hear that. I was simply in tears after reading the thread and the sad ending. I really hope that the nice gentleman will get a new dog who will live happily with him.

30th September 2007, 06:34 PM
It really is very sad for the gentleman but a good ending for Jessie. He had a wonderful time and was let go with dignity when the time was right. It's just a pity he didn't always have such a loving owner.

You really have to admire someone who asks to take on the hardest dog to place. He must have a heart of gold.

Rj Mac
2nd October 2007, 09:44 AM
We're so sorry to hear of Jesse passing, but at least his last while was with someone who loved him, and gave him all he deserved, Hopefully you'l be able to find him another Cavalier when the time is right Karlin :flwr: