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Lil Miss
6th September 2012, 11:17 PM
I am not sure if this is the right section so apologies to the mods if not.

I used this site 4 years ago as I was looking to give a Cav a rescue home and I was lucky enough to get 2!!

Sadly, both have now passed on with Casper being the last in January of this year.

I am now ready to give another forever home to another Cav who is needing it.

I am still in the Scotland area however, like last time, I am prepared to travel (within reason of course!)

Thank you.

allie
7th September 2012, 02:22 PM
NESSR [Northern English Springer Spaniel Rescue] have Tri & Blenheim boys looking for a home together [in foster Northumberland]. Oldie's Club also have an adorable Tri boy 10 y/o in foster in Kent.

Brian M
7th September 2012, 02:56 PM
Hi

just sent a pm with the number of The Cavalier Clubs North coordinator ,they had two last week after homes .

Rgds

Brian

Lil Miss
7th September 2012, 04:35 PM
Hi

just sent a pm with the number of The Cavalier Clubs North coordinator ,they had two last week after homes .

Rgds

Brian

Thanks Brian (an loving your avatar!!)

She didn't have any for rehoming.

Lil Miss
7th September 2012, 04:37 PM
Thanks Allie


Although I took a pair the last time, I really am only looking for one this time.

And whilst I don't mind older ones, I think 10 is just a bit too old. I have a daughter and I have to think of her as well with regards to how long realistically a dog would be with us.


But thanks for replying :)

Karlin
7th September 2012, 04:46 PM
The best thing really is to contact UK breed rescue and also watch websites for UK rescues as well as Dogpages.co.uk who often list dogs. I've got rescue listings pinned at the top of this section. :)

Cavaliers do sporadically appear in rescue but younger dogs are very rare -- most in rescue will be age 5-plus. You might also check small ads for people rehoming a family cavalier.

Lil Miss
7th September 2012, 05:48 PM
Cavaliers do sporadically appear in rescue but younger dogs are very rare -- most in rescue will be age 5-plus. You might also check small ads for people rehoming a family cavalier.

Just to clairfy that I am not particularly looking for a young dog per se (my last 2 were 5 and 6 when rescued). I just think that 10 is too old, for me and my family anyway:)

Lil Miss
16th September 2012, 11:05 PM
Just to say that I have left 3 messages for the Scotland co-ordinator for Cav Rescue and there has been no response. I have apologised on the ansaphone if the number is no longer for the person I am looking for (maybes the co-ordinator has a new number and the site hasn't been updated).

Anyway, I am just leaving a post here on the off chance that he may frequent these boards and he can always PM me.

Karlin
17th September 2012, 12:27 AM
I am pretty sure they do not come here. :) One reason they may not have replied is that dogs may not come in that often to rescue and people doing rescue are not involved full time and the person may simply be away or may have a backlog of calls.

It can take quite a long time for rescues to come up. If you are anxious to get a new cavalier soon then maybe try the small ads for families rehoming their own dogs. From what I understand, not a lot of cavaliers go through Scottish rescue -- I have talked to several people who spent quite a long time looking for a rescue in Scotland and generally found one with NESSR or other general rescues instead.

I think you either will need to be ready to wait over the coming year to see if a dog comes up through rescue locally, or else be ready to travel to other parts of the UK, or consider rehoming a family dog in need of a new home. Those are the dogs that often end up in rescue anyway.

Lil Miss
18th September 2012, 01:35 PM
Thank you for your words Karlin.

Perhaps you are right in what you are saying, it's just that the site states someone will be in touch to get you on a waiting list - after all, they don't know anything about me!!

I am checking the usual sites for people trying to rehome their dogs (which due to the recession is increasing :() and I am prepared to travel within reason. My last rescues were from North East England.

Thanks again :)

Lil Miss
19th September 2012, 07:03 PM
Thankfully I got a call from the Cav rescue co-ordinator.

No doggies in at the moment but I will get my application in and keep my fingers crossed.

I will keep looking back here too though as you never know :)

Nicki
21st September 2012, 07:36 PM
SO sorry to hear of your losses, another general rescues to try

http://littledogrescueforum.co.uk/

Lil Miss
25th September 2012, 09:23 PM
SO sorry to hear of your losses, another general rescues to try

http://littledogrescueforum.co.uk/

Thank you very much Nicki - you are very kind.

I wasn't aware of this website so I shall get myself over there too!

Charlifarley
4th October 2012, 03:30 PM
Hi Lil Miss, have you seen this lovely girl that's with Dog Trust in Glasgow?
http://www.dogstrust.org.uk/rehoming/dog/1093155/niya#.UGYfKrKPW8A

Lil Miss
12th October 2012, 09:55 PM
Hi Lil Miss, have you seen this lovely girl that's with Dog Trust in Glasgow?
http://www.dogstrust.org.uk/rehoming/dog/1093155/niya#.UGYfKrKPW8A

Hi there....No I hadn't - am going to have a look now!
Thank you :)

Lil Miss
12th October 2012, 10:00 PM
Gosh, Niya looks exactly like how my Casper was!! Sadly though she has to be rehomed with her friend Kai who is a SBT and I would never have that breed of dog. It's a real shame as I know I will not be the only person who will think like this which means Niya will end up in DT longer than she probably would had she been up for rehoming on her own.

Never mind - it's great to know that people still have me in mind :) Thank you again

Karlin
14th October 2012, 01:00 PM
Sorry, but I do not think it can be considered a detriment to a dog to need to be rehomed with a longtime companion of any breed. Staffs are amongst the most loving dogs with humans (and should be bred to be so very specifically, like all bullbreeds) and when socialised properly, like any other dog, will also be just as friendly to other dogs. The biggest problem with ALL dogs that snap and bite is poor socialising and bad training in technique or intent. I have seen plenty of that in everything from yorkies to labradors to a couple of cavaliers. :(

My professional and UK-qualified dog trainer friends see little difference between bull breeds and any other dogs that take their classes. Most people, if they have encountered a snappy dog, have probably encountered a small breed. A lot of toys and terriers for example, are known for being bitey and thus are not considered good family dogs. Check the breed enclyclpedia written by Dr Bruce Fogle and staffs are noted as great family dogs, loving to children too.

Sadly a lot of irresponsible humans raise some breeds specifically for aggression or treat them poorly and make them aggressive. This isn't the fault of the breed but what people do to them. Stating that it is the fault of the breed is like arguing that cavaliers somehow create their own health issues.

I am sure these two will find a great home with someone who will equally love both just as they love each other. It would be a shame to split them, which DT recognises to their great credit. They are not in the business of just making people happy but in making sure dogs are happy too. The goal of a good responsible rescue is never to move dogs through as quickly as possible, but to find exactly the right home for each dog -- which in this case, means keeping both these two together. :thmbsup: I am sure they are happier together in a DT kennel, waiting for that just-right home that welcomes them both equally, than they would be split apart forever. :)

Lil Miss
14th October 2012, 01:18 PM
Sadly a lot of irresponsible humans raise some breeds specifically for aggression or treat them poorly and make them aggressive. This isn't the fault of the breed but what people do to them.



Agreed. Which is why getting a SBT from a rescue would be an very considered decision.

I respect your opinion and I am sure you will have the grace to respect mine. I am not tarring all SBT with the same brush and I know any dog can be snappy or even bite and I agree that it's always the owner and never the dog.

I have clearly riled you with my comment and that wasn't my intention so I will just say thanks to the forum for assisting me to get my last dogs and it's been lovely looking at all your pictures (especially the puppies!). My daughter and I have spent many hours awwing and ahhing at them.

Hopefully my search to find the correct dog for me and family will be fruitful soon.

Kind thanks to those who were positive to me in my search and didn't judge me for my valid reasons for not being able to offer a dog a forever home.