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.
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.
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.
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