Terrier Cross

Laynie – 10 year old female Terrier Cross

When I first saw the picture of Laynie, in a public shelter in Romania, she was cowered in a corner with her face pressed into the wall. I instantly knew she was a Safe Rescue kind of dog. She had begun to grow in confidence a little bit prior to leaving Romania to come to the UK but the stress of the travel set her back and when she arrived with me she was biting and snapping at anyone who tried to touch her. However, within just a couple of days of home life Laynie soon settled in and started to subtley become a part of the household.

Today is just one week after her arrival in the UK and Laynie is enjoying short slow walks, even going off lead and coming to me when I call her. She is still uncomfortable being picked up. Some of this I think is due to previous abuse and her feeling of no control of the situation. Also she arrived as an emaciated bag of bones so I think it was quite possibly physically quite uncomfortable for her to be carried. She is now gaining weight beautifully. Once we are happy with her physical condition we will have her teeth checked, as I think they are a little manky at the back, but that doesn’t mean we cannot be looking for her perfect home in the meantime.

Laynie is probably around ten years old (ish). She is fine with other dogs and ignores cats completely. She has been okay with my children so I am not worried about her coming into contact with visiting kids, however she would like a quiet, pampered life so I think an adult only home would suit her best. This is one special little dog that has captured a thousand hearts. We are looking for a home for her where she will be spoilt rotten for her final years, nothing is too much trouble for her.

Could that special someone be you?


Lady – 1 year old female Terrier Cross

This is the gorgeous Lady. Lady is a 1 year old Terrier cross ( we think maybe corgi ? ). Lady is a lovely friendly, happy, loving little girl. Lady is great with other dogs, but unable to live with cats, She travels well in the car, walks nicely on the lead and loves her walks and cuddles.

Lady is a lovely girl, who would love a home to call her own. Lady is spayed, chipped and has had her first vaccination.

Can you offer this lovely little girl her forever home ?


Askey – 3 year old male Chihuahua cross Terrier

Hello, my name is Askey. I’m a three year old male Chihuahua and Terrier mixed-breed. I arrived at The Mayhew after being found abandoned on the streets of London. I’m an active and outgoing boy. I’m very friendly with people and I get along well with everyone I meet. Super affectionate, I enjoy being showered with love and attention and I also like to curl up on peoples’ laps and go to sleep.

I can be grumpy with some dogs, especially when I’m on my lead, off my lead I’m better behaved but I can still take a dislike to some. I’m toilet-trained and although I’ve not yet been taught any commands I’m an intelligent chap so I’m sure to be a quick learner.

I’m now looking for a forever home with an experienced person or family who have owned dogs before, ideally feisty terrier types. Someone living in a rural or semi-rural home, where I can be exercised without coming into constant contact with lots of other dogs. I can live with sensible children from twelve years of age and upwards who are used to being around dogs but I’ll need to be the only pet in the home. It’s not yet known how long I cope being left home alone so I’ll need a home where there is somebody around for most of the day. My new owners will be expected to take me to training classes and provide me with a minimum of one hour of active, controlled, 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, you’ll be taking on an eleven year commitment, which must not be taken lightly.

I hope to see you soon,



James – 4 year old male Terrier cross Pug

This gorgeous boy is James, the 4-year old Terrier cross Pug, who is being fostered in Crewe, Cheshire. Don’t be fooled by the ‘pug’ in his make up. This boy has a terrier personality through and through. He has energy by the bucket-load and a deep hatred for felines! James requires a lot of exercise and stimulation on a daily basis. His recall is excellent so he regularly enjoys long runs in the fields near his foster home. On a lead he will bark at other dogs, but once introduced he will happily run and play with others. He is very responsive and listens to vocal commands. On the lead James pulls initially, but he does love being outside, and this is just due to over excitement. He soon calms down and walks well on a lead.

Since being in his current foster home it has become obvious that James is a very stressy, anxious lad who would benefit from living in a quiet and calm home with no children, or older, calmer ones. He came into us earlier in the year and was adopted by a young family. Unfortunately, he was returned to us because he wasn’t coping and was exhibiting signs of stress. At the moment James is getting ‘back to basics’ puppy training and he needs to learn how to stay calm – this is something that his new family will have to continue with. The high energy, over-excited behaviour is very much stress related and will no doubt get worse when moving to a new home. Any prospective adopters should work with his current fosterer to reduce this.

In his foster home there is a very dog savvy cat but James chases him at every opportunity so he will not be rehomed with cats or small animals. He currently lives with multiple breeds and sizes of dogs and has no issues but was a little over enthusiastic with the others. When James first arrived he did have a little grumble at the other dogs at meal times but is fed in the same room as them now and has been fine. Around the house James can be fearful of noises outside and may bark to start with. Once he’s reassured he does stop and these episodes have reduced dramatically since he has familiarised himself with his home. In the garden he hasn’t tried to jump the fences but he is very much a terrier and does need secure fencing in case he sees a cat.

James isn’t keen on travelling in the car, due to a bad experience he had before coming into rescue earlier this year, when he was thrown out of one. He will pace and cry to start with but this is being worked on as he travels to work with his foster mum every day. Any adopter would have to continue to work on this area with him. This lad is very happy when he is with people. He adores cuddles and attention. His favourite place in the world is curled up in a tight ball next to you on the sofa. He loves being bathed and groomed too! He cannot cope with being left for long periods but a couple of hours at a time is fine. He is crate trained and although complains for a few minutes soon settles down to sleep.

James is a beautiful boy who is learning lots of skills in his foster home which will prepare him for a forever home. He is a lovely friendly dog who, with consistent training, will be a great fun companion.

We are looking for a terrier-experienced home looking for an energetic dog outside the house but cuddly dog inside the house. James has had a tough past and so any new adopter should be prepared to be patient and work through any issue that arise as he settles in. James is neutered, microchipped and fully vaccinated. Prospective adopters will be expected to travel to meet him in his foster home in Crewe, Cheshire.


Lucky – 2-3 year old female Terrier cross Collie

Lucky is 2-3 years old and a medium sized cross breed, we think she maybe Terrier cross Collie. She is a lovely girl who mixes well with the other dogs and likes everyone and has lots of character. She is speyed and vaccinated and in North Hertfordshire.

She could live on her own or with another suitable dog but can not live with cats. She could live with a family with older children or with an active adult only home. Most of the time she is a happy laid back girl but does show signs of wanting to chase things, this could be redirected onto toys as she seems very easy to train. Please call for more details.


Toby – 4 year old male Terrier Cross

Toby is a 4 year old Terrier cross who came into the centre due to welfare concerns. He is a very sweet little boy who is growing more confident every day. When Toby first arrived he was underweight, but he is now receiving the treatment he needs and is getting lots of TLC from the staff. He enjoys having lots of cuddles and fuss and loves being centre of attention. Toby is an active boy who loves his walks, but due to his high chase drive he will need to be kept on a lead or training line in public. Toby is sociable with other dogs but can be vocal at first, so he could possibly live with another well suited dog. He would not be suited to a home with cats. He is also unsure of young children but could live with teenagers. He is a loving boy who will make a great companion.


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