Gone But Not Forgotten


In April 2011 we came to CAESSR kennels to look at Barney who was then only 11 months old and brought him home.

Barney soon became an important part of our family even though sometimes he could be stubborn but always made us laugh.

He helped me through my brain injury by being my constant companion.

Unfortunately he was diagnosed with Cushings Disease last year which we had got under control with medication until February this year when we saw a big change in him, after months of vets visits and more medication and tests, cancer had developed which could have been there a while but Cushings can hide it.

On Sunday 28th April we had to say our final goodbye a decision we found ripped our hearts out, but to see him out of pain helped.

Thank you Caessr for our beautiful boy, and continue to make other people as happy as we were with Barney.

Anne & Craig  💔



Back in October 2013, we visited the CAESSR kennels and brought home with us a treasure; an 8 year old chocolate working cocker spaniel called May. The plan was for her to be a companion for our black Labrador, Diesel. May took this on and much more; entertainer, companion, joker, visitor at a local retirement home, but most of all my confident and soul mate whilst I was having chemotherapy.

Today (22nd March 2019) we had to say our final “good night and sleep well” to our gorgeous girl. Old age finally took its toll on our little darling.

She will be sorely missed by us and our friends, but we thank CAESSR for matching us with May and to the gamekeeper who donated her to your organisation thereby giving us over five years of her retirement years.

Keep up the good work - all of your dogs deserve their forever home!

Much love,

Lin and Clive



Good morning Ian…….we re-homed Toby from you in October 2013.

Sadly we had to have him put to sleep on the 7th March, so we had him as part of our family for 5 ½ years

He was a wonderful dog in every way and brought us so much joy…we will miss him terribly.

We are now at an age where re-homing another Springer (Toby was #5 ) would not be right for us or the dog. However, if as we have done a couple of times, we can help you here in the south by visiting/assessing prospective re-homers for your dogs , please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Please find attached a pic of Toby, he was a real news hound.

I have also attached a poem by R C Lehman which was published in ‘Punch’ in 1902 Originally ‘’Rufus a Spaniel’’

This was copied to me by a friend nearly 30 years ago when we lost our first Springer, and I have subsequently changed the name to those of our dogs as we lost them. We think it says it all about this wonderful breed.

Thank you for all the good work that you do

Kind regards

Chris and Bob


It with sadness that I write to tell you that our beloved Hogan passed away peacefully this week after a short battle with cancer.

We adopted Hogan as an 8 year old nearly five years ago. He was the first dog that my wife and I have owned, despite growing up with dogs, and we were delighted to take on an older dog who perhaps wouldn't be everyone's first choice of dog but who fitted perfectly with our life stage.

I cannot begin to tell you how much joy Hogan has brought us and you matched him with our circumstance perfectly. He was such a loving dog and just wanted to be around people. We hope that we gave him the happiness that he certainly brought us and as an overweight dog on arrival, we were pleased to get him walking lots and eating well, which meant a healthy existence until his health troubles started this year.

It is a hard time for us as we have lost the very best of companions and a member of the family, but in time we will look back with fond memories and the brilliant decision we made to contact you all those years ago.

Thank you for the work that you do and thank you for introducing Hogan into our lives - we will forever treasure him.




Ben, my best Irish mate, has today gone over to Rainbow Bridge. He is already missed. This is the last photo of Ben.


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