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    • 23 Mar, 2017

    It’s #NationalPuppyDay!

    We can think of no better way to celebrate Puppy Day than with footage of some of our adorable, fuzzy pups.

    Every year, we see hundreds of puppies in need come through our doors, so today we take a look at our most recent success stories!

    These gorgeous pups came to us in desperate need and are now able to grow up in a safe and loving forever home…


    Ten-month-old Bob first arrived at The Mayhew after his previous owners sadly could no longer look after him anymore. Adorable Bob was born completely deaf and so needed an owner who could take the extra time to care for him. At the Mayhew, Bob spent hours with our Kennels Team to learn sign language, how to walk on a lead and how to use his other senses to compensate for his lack of hearing.  As soon as he was showing off his playful nature, Bob found a home straight away.

    Bob has since settled in really well and is enjoying his new life in his loving home. His new owner, Amy, said: “Bob is completely unique and we love him. He has been quick to settle in and get to know our eight-year-old dachshund, Cyril. He impresses every human that we meet with his tricks and his good behaviour in the park. And he enjoys a good race around with playful dogs. Bob’s eccentricities just make him all the more lovable.”


    A young woman originally bought three-month-old Jack Russell Terrier cross, named Ella by Mayhew staff, for her boyfriend. But when they suddenly broke up, poor Ella was no longer wanted and she was later brought into our care.

    At first the boyfriend was undecided whether to keep Ella or not, but eventually turned up at The Mayhew to sign her over. After speaking with our Adoption Officers and Animal Welfare Officers, we informed him that at the time we were overwhelmed with a surge of dogs and puppies being left in our care before Christmas and that we were struggling with room. We suggested that he try another rescue shelter, however, he proceeded to pass Ella to members of the public outside instead, so we made the decision to take her in our care straight away even though we were stretched for space. Our Vet Team thoroughly checked Ella over and our Kennels staff helped her settle in and made her feel more comfortable.

    As soon as she was showing off her friendly and affectionate character, Ella found a new home straight away. She has since been renamed Pippa and is enjoying her new life in her loving home, and particularly enjoys cuddles.


    An eight-week-old black Labrador cross, named Madison by our Mayhew staff, was purchased online as a present, but later no longer wanted. She been sold from an online site to a young man who was looking to purchase a puppy for a family member, but it turned out that the family member didn’t want a puppy and the poor little pooch was later brought into The Mayhew.

    Our Vet Team immediately checked Madison over and discovered she had worms, which was causing her diarrhoea. Madison was given antibiotics, round-the-clock care and was put on a special diet. The Mayhew’s Head Vet, Dr. Ursula Goetz MRCVS, GP Cert (SAS) CVO, said: “Unfortunately we see a lot of puppies like Madison, who have been sold online and from illegal breeders, and with little care taken over their welfare. Many of these puppies are too young to have been removed from their mothers and haven’t been vaccinated or de-wormed.”

    Thankfully, after receiving medical attention from our Vet Team and love and care from our Kennels staff, Madison is beginning to get back on her paws in no time and has since found a loving forever home.

    Sadly there are many more homeless puppies brought into The Mayhew, and so we encourage anyone thinking of getting a puppy to consider adopting from their local rescue shelter. If you’re looking for your pawfect four-legged-friend, head over to our adoption page here.


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