- All Dogs With Video
Hello, my name is Paddy. I’m a ten year old male Border Terrier crossbreed. I arrived at The Mayhew because my owner died. I’m a calm and sensible chap. I get along well with everyone I meet and I’m super affectionate. I enjoy being stroked, if you stop stroking me I’ll offer you my paw to ask you to continue. I also get along very well with other dogs, if another dog is too boisterous for me I’ll simply tell them off.
I’m toilet-trained, I can be left home alone for a couple of hours without any problems, I walk nicely on my lead and I know the basic commands which I respond well to. I love my food and I can become grumpy if you disturb me when I’m eating. Being an older chap I also don’t appreciate being man-handled. I enjoy travelling in the car, especially if I can sit on the front seat and look out the window!
I’m now looking for a forever home with an experienced person or family who have owned dogs before and have researched my breed type. I’m looking for an all adult home without visiting young children and I can also live with a calm dog providing they’ll give me space to settle in, but no cats please. I’ll need to live in either a house or ground floor flat with direct access to a garden. My new owners will be expected to provide me with a minimum of one hour of off-lead exercise every day.
If you’re interested in adopting me you will need to be fully prepared for the hard work and long-term commitment involved in caring for a dog, which must not be taken lightly.
I hope to see you soon,
Hello my name is Buster! I am a friendly boy but my hearing and eyesight are not as good as when I was a pup. I love people and love to have some company, although I don’t mind being left for a few hours if you need to go shopping. When you go shopping could you buy me some apples they are my favourite thing…thank you.
I don’t mind other dogs, but these days I would rather they didnt fuss around me or get in my face. If you have an older quiet lady dog I may like to live with her though, if she is gentle and we get to meet first to see if we like on another. I don’t like cats though– so no cats please.
I have lived with children before aged 10 years old and over so could live with that age range again or slightly younger, but no younger than 8 years, again I don’t want too much running around or being over fussed.
I do have a heart murmur. I have had it quite a while, and I don’t have any medicines for it although this may be a factor in the future. I do still like my walks though – but if you stop for a chat or to look at something I will let you know I would like to move on please!. I do like to travel in the car.
My favourite things to do are to sit in the sun, lie on my bed, chew my Nylabone and when I am up to it have a gentle game of tug – oh and don’t forget I very, very, especially love an apple! So don’t forget to bring one along when you come to see me….love Buster x
Buster is in foster in the Rutland area of Leicester and any prospective adopter will need to be able to visit him there. Once to say hello, and then having seriously thought about the commitment of offering Buster a forever home, a second time to take him home. We do ask for an adoption donation of £90 to help us to continue our work with other Senior Staffies in need.READ MORE ABOUT THIS DOG...
Long legged blitz the 2 year old German Shepherd crossed with a Rottweiler, is one of our more elegant dogs. He’ll stand around the exercise run with a wonderful proud air about him, looking extremely handsome and sophisticated. He’s a very confident and loyal chap who’ll intelligently listen to commands and play chase for a lifetime if you asked him to. One of the delightful things about blitz is his cheery face; he has a huge grin nearly all of the time and its definitely contagious! Most people find themselves smiling from ear to ear in blitz’s company, without even realizing it!
This agile, energetic and eager to please boy is looking for an only pet household with children aged 13 plus, who have the time to give him tons of love, attention, a few treats and a big smile in return.READ MORE ABOUT THIS DOG...
This adorable little lady is Rags and she has such a sad story to tell. She came into rescue with her friend Missy from her previous home where she was not being cared for properly and was most likely abused as well. Rags is now safe in the care of Starfish Dog Rescue where she is being treated kindly by her loving foster mum. She is a Norfolk terrier cross Jack russell who is just 6/7 years of age. Rags has the sweetest nature and is slowly responding to the love and care she is receiving in her foster home. It has been a heartbreaking journey for her; when she first arrived she just hid for days behind a chair and when she went into the garden, she would wedge herself behind the greenhouse and hide, the poor girl. She now has a regular routine which includes walks, meals and of course, lots of TLC.
Rags love going for her walks, but she is still quite nervous and the smallest thing can make her jump. The poor girl flattens to the ground as if she is afraid of being hit. However, she will come up behind you wagging her little tail and give you kisses. She is gaining confidence every day with her foster family, which includes another small dog. Rags sleeps well all night upstairs and is clean in the house. She has met the granddaughter and is fine, although she does not like it when she plays drums with a wooden spoon. She would probably do best in a quiet home without lots of young children around. She desperately needs a loving, patient home where her owners will not expect too much of her to begin with but will allow her to gain their trust as slowly as she needs to.
Here is a lovely video of Rags in the garden:
Rags could share her home with another quiet, calm and gentle dog. She doesn’t have a bad bone in her body and she so deserves to be loved and cherished as she should have been earlier in her life.READ MORE ABOUT THIS DOG...
Cute little Missy came into rescue as a neglected and abused little lady. She is a little Fox Terrier cross who is only around 6/7 years of age. She and her friend Rags arrived in rescue with Starfish Dog Rescue together, in the hopes they would find loving new homes where they can be cherished as they deserve to be. Poor Missy was quite traumatized when she first came into rescue, but just a couple of weeks in her foster home, she is a different girl! She still has that worried look with new people and is not as confident as a little terrier should be, but she loves her foster family and has settled in very well with them. She loves playing ball with the boys and she is happy to make herself comfy on the beds when her foster mum is at work!
Missy just loves her cuddles and she would like a home where she has free access to the sofa and beds as well! She is good on her walks and off the lead, but is still a little anxious and sticks close by you. Although she travels well in the car, she is still just a little anxious and nervous there as well, poor baby. Missy can live with children, but would prefer a quiet home where the kids are a bit older and used to being with dogs. She does enjoy playing football in the garden! She would love for her new owners to give her plenty of cuddles and reassurance and she would really love to share the bed with you at night!
Here is a video of Missy enjoying a game of ball with her foster family!READ MORE ABOUT THIS DOG...
Hello, my name is Amaruq. I’m a seventeen month old male Siberian Husky. I arrived at The Mayhew because my owner worked full-time and felt she could no longer look after me. I’m a very friendly and active chap. I get along well with everyone I meet and I am always happy to say ‘hello’ to strangers. I have not been properly socialised with other dogs and I can be overly defensive when meeting new dogs but with controlled socialisation my behaviour is really improving.
I am toilet-trained, I travel well in the car and I know all the usual commands which I respond well to and I recall very well to a whistle. I’m an intelligent boy and I learn new commands quickly. I am also very affectionate, I enjoy human company and I like to be included in everyday activities. I do not like being left on my own and I have been known to howl when left home alone. Super playful, I always enjoy a good game with my toys, I especially enjoy playing with squeaky toys.
I am now looking for a forever home with an active and experienced person or family who have owned dogs before and have researched my breed type. I can live with teenagers but I will need to be the only pet in the home. I will need a home in a rural or semi-rural area where I can be exercised without coming into constant contact with lots of other dogs. My new owners will be expected to take me to training classes, continue working on my socialisation with other dogs and provide me with a minimum of one to two hours of controlled active off-lead exercise every day.
If you are interested in adopting me you will need to be fully prepared for the hard work and long-term commitment involved in caring for a dog, you will be taking on a fourteen year commitment which must not be taken lightly.
I hope to see you soon,
AmaruqREAD MORE ABOUT THIS DOG...
Lovely Freckles brother to Pepsi recently brought over. His siblings Elsa and Alan are already here and settled in the UK and doing really well, they are all lovely natured like this boy. Two were homed as young dogs and his sister Pepsi was also rehomed in the last couple of months, and she has done amazing and I can see no reason why this boy will not follow suit he is so similar in nature to Pepsi.
He is very good with other dogs and when meeting new dogs he is very submissive, very friendly with people and also cannot see why he could not live with cats too, like his siblings before him he has no malice in him. The only difference to them is that Freckles just loves his ball and all he wants you to do is throw it for him and him bring it back for you to throw again.
As soon as he see’s you when you arrive at the Refuge where he is still living with a brother and another dog in their own run – his tail starts wagging and he picks he half eaten ball up as if to say over here please please come and love me and throw the ball. It’s such a bloody waste a beautiful dog like him is not with his own family. His sister did not take long to adjust, remember these dogs have been loved all their life they have had no cruelty at the hands of man so yes will be unsure of traffic and getting out and about but it will not take long.
Living together, he only had one accident in the house. He is gentle natured and will do better in a quieter home rather than homes with young children running around everywhere, another dog probably a quiet female would suit him for confidence but with a bit of work (taking out and about) you will have the most wonderful boy although I think he is wonderful now.
Freckles has been neutered, fully vaccinated, will be blood tested and have his own passport.READ MORE ABOUT THIS DOG...
Rudi is a German Shepherd mix, we think of around 2 – 3 years old he has been in rescue for just over a year. Rudi when you visit him at Auntie Sherlie’s is one of the dogs who will push forward he just loves people. He want to kiss and cuddle you and just craves affection it would be hard not to notice this lovely boy. He has the most terrible story and despite that story his heart never grew bitter.Â He was living in a Spanish home with two identical dogs locked in a small enclosure in terrible conditions covered in poo. One of the volunteers used to regularly visit and take the dogs food and water. One day she turned up and one of the other dogs was dead she thinks from heat stroke that dog had been dead for nearly a week before they moved him, so you are getting the picture nice loving home, lots of homes like this in Spain. Rudi one day escaped but unfortunately while out he got knocked down by a car and dragged along the road, that was when he did enter the rescue system as the rescue we support Noahs takes in the sick & Injured dogs. It took months for Rudi to recover with lots of vet visit and bandage changes.
His back leg will never be right and he will always limp and does not use it very well the vet has said to leave it or they could put a plate in the leg but then his leg would be stiff and he would not be able to bend it or curl it up but he gets around fine but I should imagine in later life he will maybe suffer with arthritis.Â He is quite a sensitive boy and so loving but if you catch him unaware sometimes he will yelp and coward as if he is going to be beaten. So sad if you see the video you will see how loving this boy is. He is fine with the other dogs and not really interested in them. He is a people dog and would love his very own family to shower and pour his love into. If you like big hearted affectionate dogs who will tell you every day how grateful they are to have a home and show you how grateful they are then please consider our Rudi.
Video of him.
Rudi will be neutered, fully vaccinated and have his own Pet Passport.READ MORE ABOUT THIS DOG...
Little Jaydee is our next slip of a lad weighting in about approx 6 kilos. He is a Chihuahua mix boy of about 18 months old living with 30 other dogs of all sizes and ages. What Jaydee loves most in the world is his toys especially his ball, second is his food. He is what you would call a character in the dog world. He is full of it, he can jump like a kangaroo too. Jaydee is very loving little boy and loves to cuddle up with you. He sleeps in his crate at night. He was found on the street abandoned like so many and now when it gets dark he gets really scared and refuses to go out this is probably from his street days.
He can food guard with the other dogs although it does not last long he eats fast and he also guards his toys they are so precious to him. So we think to be sure of the home working that its as an only dog with no children. You can see from the video how he is with the other dogs and is fine its just us being over cautious but its too heart breaking if a homes fails because of it so we rule out all the reason it could possibly fail and the best match for our little man.
Jaydee making his bed
Jaydee getting a cuddle
Jaydee with other dogs and his ball
Jaydee will be neutered, vaccinated before he is homed and have his own Pet Passport.READ MORE ABOUT THIS DOG...
Lovely Olive young puppy girly of about 7 months old living in a foster home. Olive we think is some sort of Lurcher type girly big Whippet size type. Olive another dog abandoned,Â not that she realizes it. She is being fostered by a lovely couple with their other dogs. She is a very happy well balanced little girl who loves life. She is good in the car, good off the lead comes to a whistle, has been cat tested and was fine but would cat test her again as it was when she was younger but she has no malice in her so cannot think it will be a problem but best to be safe.
This girly would make the perfect family dog. She would love being in an active family home, camping, walks, playing football in the garden. She is fine being left, IÂ cannot think of anything bad to say about her. IÂ think she would benefit from being with another dog – as you will see from the video but a very lovely sweet natured dog with no sides, IÂ love her.
Video of Olive
Olive will be spayed, fully vaccinated and have her own Pet Passport.READ MORE ABOUT THIS DOG...
Lovely Iris a German Shepherd crossÂ girly of about 8 months now. IÂ just love this gentle girl, Iris was born in rescue with her siblings. They are all still waiting for a home but I have picked her out as I fell in love with her. She is the most gentle of the litter and was removed because she was being picked on. I hope from my video you can see what a lovely natured dog she is – this girl does not have a bad bone in her body no malice just love. IÂ put her on a lead and even on the lead considering what a big girl she is she is even gentle on the lead. She is fine with other dogs and would suit living with a laid back dog not dominant.
IÂ feel I am repeating myself all the time but again I cannot find any fault with her nature and character and how she is. She will need time to adjust to living in a home and getting used to normal stuff, traffic etc but again a lovely dog that has know no cruelty and will in time adjust quite easily like many before her have. She has been cat tested and is fine. Sorry about video as was doing on my own but hopefully it gives you the idea about how lovely she is.
Video of Iris
One earlier in the year with Uncle GuidoREAD MORE ABOUT THIS DOG...
Lola 4 year old mixed breed girly we think has German Shepherd in her. Well Lola where do I start never meant to have a favourite but I have because I think of her life and the person she is. Because the Charity we work with Noahs have so many dogs some are sent to other kennels.Â I was told about Heidi the little girly that is up for rehoming she had been at this other kennels for 8 months and with everything going on with the other dogs sometimes these dogs unfortunately get pushed to the back burner so up we went into the mountains to this kennels to see lovely Heidi and this is where Lola was she has been there 3 years !!!
We got her out and I just melted how does a dog which unfortunately in a lot of ways has been forgotten be so lovely. The people who run the kennels have obviously looked after her well and given her love as she would not be as nice as she was but what a bloody crime that this girl has been locked away for 3 years. If you watch the video you will see how lovely she is.
When I first met her…
Well I could not stop thinking about her and wanted to do further assessments to see how she would cope with the outside world etc. We also got her andÂ Heidi moved down to the refuge so they had bigger pens to run around with not so many dogs and lots more volunteers making a fuss of them.
Out and about meeting a child
So when we had our committee meeting I went and picked Lola up and bundled her in the back of my car not knowing what would happen. Lola settled down on the back seat and just laid there. When we got the bar where the meeting was she soon settled at my feet after saying hello to everyone. Afterwards I took her for cake andÂ tea. She met a child and I videoed it, an extremely drunk man who fell in love with her and kept repeating how come she has been waiting for 3 years lol and was right in Lola’s face before I could stop him again that tail went and she kissed him. It makes me cry writing this email that is why I left it until the end such a beautiful dog and what a waste of those 3 years. I am sure she was a bit stressed she must have been but she never showed it.
Back at the compound I did some heel work with her and videoed it the best I could just look at her and how she picked it up. Sorry I have so many little videos of her as I know she is not cute and fluffy and we would have to work harder to find her a home as she is just a big black and tan cross breed but if my husband would let me I would have her in a heart beat. I love them all but some because of their life are extra special because of their character just like people really – no matter what crap is thrown at you some people are still lovely Lola is one of them.
Teaching her to walk to heel
The home she needs is someone who is experienced and will guide her over the first few months in the big wide world she listens and responds and I would rather she stayed where she was and eventually came to me on foster than going to the wrong home.
Heidi & Lola after we moved them to more space..READ MORE ABOUT THIS DOG...