Gone But Not Forgotten


Dear all at CAESSR

It is with sadness that we had to have our beautiful Mia put to sleep. We are heartbroken and miss our lovely little girl every day.

During the month of July Mia was hospitalised with Pancreatitis and appeared to be recovering. Then in September she became ill again and the tests showed she had autoimmune Pancreatitis which is an incurable condition. She was a fighter and, whilst the vets did everything they could to save her, Mia's little body gave up on 23rd September.

She was such a happy and adorable little Cocker Spaniel who enriched our lives. Mia had wonderful holidays in Cornwall and North Norfolk, long walks and trips to the seaside. We have wonderful memories to treasure of our precious Mia who was dearly loved and gave us so much happiness.

With all good wishes

Kay and Graham


Dear John,

Gorgeous Katie sadly had a stroke two weeks ago and passed away peacefully in my arms. She was 15, deaf and a bit blind. We rescued her last year and we couldn't have ever imagined how a very active Springer Spaniel would enrich our lives . She was found abandoned in an empty house and taken to a local rescue kennel where she stayed for a few months. She was moved to the Cocker and Springer Spaniel Rescue, in June last year. From there we got her and we don't know if Katie was her real name or she was given that name at her first rescue place. So, every week she had a new name, most of the time it was just Silly Dog. We also used to call her Tete or Tutu. We thank her for all the fun, love, licks, barks, crazy walks, slobber, loud snoring and general springyness. Till the end she couldn't stop eating treats; such a Spaniel. We love you so much big ears...

John have you got the name of the previous kennel and any more information about the house where Katie was found (what county etc). I am writing an article about Katie and rescue dogs and I would love any further information.

Many, many thanks for rescuing her. She was so loved by my boys, we can't believe how gentle she was. Also she was a lovely friend to Laika our blind working Cocker.




Hi John and all at CAESSR

We are very sad to let you know that our gorgeous Gorgie passed away peacefully on Friday morning at the grand old age of 17 years, 1 month and 13 days.

Gorgie was adopted by ourselves on the 19th September 2011 from CAESSR after being surrendered by his previous owner.

Gorgie not only proved himself a valuable and much loved member of our family, but was a wonderful advocate of rescue dogs, especially older ones. He was a credit to his breed and colour. Although, we as a family are devastated by the loss of such a wonderful dog, our sadness is lessened by our gratefulness of being able to spend nearly four amazing years with him. We will love and remember him forever, and will always be eternally grateful to CAESSR for entrusting us with him.

Thank you.

Elisa and Ray & Family xx


Dear all at CAESSR,

It is with great sadness that we write to let you know that our gorgeous springer Todd crossed the Rainbow Bridge on 11th July. We were simply too upset to write sooner.

We adopted Todd on 19th December 2012, and were so lucky to have a wonderful two and a half years with him. He was a bright, friendly, gentle soul who loved nothing more than being adored by his family. We discovered that Todd was deaf, but that he was also so eager to learn to communicate and we developed his own set of gestures that he quickly learned and always wanted to respond to. Todd loved to play, but equally loved to cuddle up and snooze, always positioning himself to have a head rest! Todd was a sun-worshipper and always managed to find a pool of sunshine to bathe himself in. After his previous life of being an outside dog, he certainly proved he preferred his home comforts, politely declining walks in the inclement weather and preferring to have a coat on in the rain!

Todd had suffered recurrent UTI's in the time that we had him, but an underlying cause could never be found. Our vets and even the specialists he was referred to, could only describe him as a puzzle! Very sadly, it was an aggressive infection that resulted in us making the heartbreaking decision to have him put to sleep. He had deteriorated rapidly over a few weeks and wasn't responding to any of the treatment. He spent his last few days on a drip, refusing food and water. The light was fading from his eyes and we couldn't allow him to suffer. At the age of what we believed to be about 9/10, we hadn't expected to lose him just yet.

We miss Todd enormously. He was such a wonderful character and a treasured companion. We are desperately sad to have lost him much sooner than we imagined, but are so grateful to have had him in our lives.

Thank you for letting Todd be part of our family. We were blessed to have known him.

Sending best wishes,

Emma and Andy



29.08.03 - 21.07.15 - with us 07.10.11 - 21.07.15

It is with much sadness that we have to tell you we had to let Molly to go peacefully yesterday. We adopted her from CAESSR in October 2011 and she came with an abundance of unconditional love and lots of character. Gary picked her up from you in Stoke to drive her to her new home with us in Northumberland, however, I had to meet him half way as she barked and jumped about the back seat all the way - at that point we knew we were in for some fun times!

Molly was a rabbit and bird catching kind of girl and almost never failed to bring something home - much to the delight of our neighbours and the people we passed! She had so much energy and fun in her every walk produced a story. She even tried to drag a dead fox home one day - luckily we were able to persuade her to leave that one in the fields!

Molly was diagnosed with a brain tumor in January 2015 and we played each month as it came, thankful that she had stayed with us another month, however, she became very poorly at the weekend and the vet advised us that she now also had heart failure. We knew that if the medication didn't work over the weekend the best thing for her was to let her to go peacefully, which happened last night. We were with her and we were the last ones she saw and heard and she went knowing she was loved very much to the very end and knows how we feel about her will never go away, a hole has been left in our hearts forever.

We are grateful that CAESSR allowed us to adopt Molly, who turned out to be the best pet we could have ever wanted, her tail wagging, face rubbing, tickle demanding ways will forever be imprinted on our hearts. Our four legged shadow will never leave our side.

RIP Molly, love forever. 

Amanda, Gary and Amber

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