Mayhew, A City Boy

Sep 28, 2019 | 2019 Articles, Animal Rescue Adventures, Lee Juslin

by Lee Juslin

Mayhew is a six-year-old, eleven-pound mix of Yorkie, Maltese, and Mini Schnauzer. He was turned into a busy N.Y. shelter where he was deemed unadoptable because of behavior problems and a severely matted, dirty coat.

Mayhew panics when a groomer tries to use clippers on him. According to his foster mom, PK, he gets absolutely hysterical. So, at the busy shelter he was pushed aside and not shown to potential adopters.


Fortunately, the shelter called Col. Potter Rescue because they thought he was a Cairn. Although he has no Cairn DNA, the rescue took him in. Once out of the shelter, Mayhew became calmer and allowed PK to scissor and bathe him. He does put his teeth on her hand when she clips his nails but only as a warning. He does not bite down. He also lets PK brush his teeth.

Although Mayhew has a Maltese coat, his personality is more like a Yorkie. He wants his own person with whom he can cuddle and get head rubs. He enjoys sitting in a lap, and although PK crates him in the bedroom, he would like to sleep on the bed with his person.animal rescue

Mayhew has begun to show interest in toys, especially chew toys. He has gathered all his favorite chew toys at PK’s house and stored them in his crate. He gets along with some other dogs but tends to bully submissive dogs.

This little boy does have some separation anxiety and may turn destructive when left alone, so PK crates him when she leaves. He barks in his crate until she leaves the house, and then he settles down.

Mayhew is a city kid and doesn’t need a fenced-in yard because he walks well on a leash and enjoys his walks at home. He is a chewer and needs a number of chew toys to keep him busy. He is house-broken and will go out in the yard with his person, though he prefers a walk.animal rescue

Mayhew is a sweet boy who needs to be an only dog with someone who has time to spend with him. At eleven pounds he would be a good companion for a retired person, couple, or a quiet family with older children. He does not have any health issues, and is ready for the right forever home.

If you would like to learn more about Mayhew or the other pups at Col. Potter Cairn Rescue, apply to become a foster parent, or make a donation to help this all volunteer organization keep on rescuing sweet pups like Mayhew, contact Col. Potter on Facebook or their web site:


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Lee Juslin is a free lance copywriter living in North Carolina with her husband, Scott, and her band of misfits: Tarquin, a Wheaten Scottish Terrier, and three handicapped cats. They can be seen on their website: Hampshire Hooligans. She owns I B Dog Gone, a small embroidery business and is the author of the Nurse Frosty books for children and Frosty’s Story: Tales of a Therapy Dog. She supports a number of national and regional terrier rescue organizations.


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