Help! Aunt died where can her lovely cocker go?

(26 Posts)
HalloweenDuck Thu 07-Mar-13 23:41:19

ok long story in a nutshell. We got a cocker bitch at 8 weeks 2.5 years ago. After a few months realised my youngest was allergic. Heart broken we gave her to my aunt, she used to have dogs and childminds. She lived 2 hours away but we used to see dog 3/4 times a year. My aunt died suddenly today. I have collected the dog today but we need to place her somewhere tomorrow. We are in Cambridgeshire and wood green was my first choice, but apparently from what I found they want a couple of hundred pounds to take in the dog! We can not afford that! She was got from a good breeder but she is not returning my calls! She us up to date on jabs, not neutered, very very friendly, lives with cats and brilliant with children. She does however need a good bath and hairbrush!! Please doggy people out there help me! I adore her and need help finding her somewhere to go tomorrow!

Ponders Thu 07-Mar-13 23:46:51

sorry about your aunt, Duck sad

no other local shelters?
RSPCA?

you have an excellent reason not to be able to keep her

good luck

bubbles1231 Thu 07-Mar-13 23:48:39

Talk to her vet. They may have the ideal client who has recently lost a dog and is looking for a new one. That way she stands a chance of going to somewhere decent.

bubbles1231 Thu 07-Mar-13 23:49:23

Just realised you live further away,?talk with your local vet

Google breed rescue?

Whojamaflip Thu 07-Mar-13 23:51:23

Try the Cinnamon Trust - they used to re-home dogs belonging to older people who had either died or were unable to look after their dogs any more

HalloweenDuck Thu 07-Mar-13 23:54:27

Thanks for replying, I did speak to her vet, they were very kind and will send over her notes etc but didn't know of anyone who could help. I am desperately googling, but nothing really coming up around here! Getting worried now. My daughter is wheezing so bad I feel guilty about her but then bella is in the kitchen all alone and I feel bad about her!

I'd try CAESSR - the main breed rescue here .

Sorry for your loss.

LadyTurmoil Thu 07-Mar-13 23:55:05

www.facebook.com/pages/Ravenswood-Pet-Rescue/217313541617802 "are a small independent rescue based on the Cambridge/ Norfolk border" The above link is their Facebook page and www.ravenswoodpetrescue.co.uk They might be able to help or suggest other local rescues

LadyTurmoil Thu 07-Mar-13 23:55:39

Sorry about your aunt sad

LadyTurmoil Fri 08-Mar-13 00:04:30

www.homes4dogs.co.uk/
Toll Cottage
Leicester Rd
Wansford
Cambridgeshire
PE8 6NR
07849 637862 or 01780783331

HalloweenDuck Fri 08-Mar-13 00:25:42

Wow! Thanks so much for those! Will ring them in the morning!

The breeder may well not be returning you call because it is crufts and they may well be there already. Definitely go through breed rescue.

ruledbyheart Fri 08-Mar-13 15:38:18

HalloweenDuck sorry for your loss, there is a rescue in Royston that have foster homes rather than kennels called Heathlands animal rescue (on Google).
I'm not far from you and may be able to help but I can't PM you.

PromQueenWithin Sat 09-Mar-13 07:54:42

Any luck? Hope it's sorted

LeeCoakley Sat 09-Mar-13 23:39:17

Yes, any luck?

ThatVikRinA22 Sat 09-Mar-13 23:44:21

any luck?

i would take her but you are a long way from me. i have a cav but she is getting on a bit now bless her....thinking about another dog.

I never knew Wood Green charged for taking in a dog and I used to work there!
I would phone them anyway.

PromQueenWithin Sun 10-Mar-13 11:46:37

We are also thinking of another dog and it would be a cocker, we already have one that's 2. If you can't find anywhere you think she'd be happy, get in touch with me, we will give her a good home.

Boomtastic Sun 10-Mar-13 11:51:32

Has your aunt left any money? If you need to pay a rescue to take on her dog, it might be payable out of the estate.

Sorry for your loss.

idirdog Sun 10-Mar-13 11:54:13

Do not rehome privately you can never tell what the future will hold as this thread has proven.

If the dog had originally gone through rescue it would have the backing of the rescue for life and would now be in the process of being rehomed in the correct environment.

The first place to try would be breed rescue so CAESSR.

RSPCA Do not do do private rehomings only legal cases now so don't waste a phone call.

Branleuse Sun 10-Mar-13 11:54:23

if you're stuck, ill take her.

Branleuse Sun 10-Mar-13 12:02:13

you can never tell what the future may hold anyway. I don't understand that comment.

starshaker Sun 10-Mar-13 12:05:07

here they will do what they can to help

MrsHowardRoark Sun 10-Mar-13 12:11:59

I'll take her.

We've been looking for a cocker that needs rehoming. I have a 16 month old DD so didn't really want a puppy. I've always had spaniels so am used to the breed.

We live in Kent.

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