Oscar came into our care recently as his owner was in ill-health and could no longer look after him.
Oscar has the potential to be a really great dog and now needs an experienced owner who can give him the physical exercise and mental stimulation that every collie needs. Oscar has never had contact with children and has a tendency to jump up so we are recommending that he be rehomed with adults only. He has, however, lived with a female cat. Oscar will need some lead training and we recommend that he learns to wear a head harness. A structured training programme will be needed for him and he would benefit greatly from taking part in training classes.
Oscar will make a great companion. Please get in touch if you can give him his forever home.
In the right hands, seven-month-old Jasper will be an absolute star. He's an exceptionally bright boy and a quick learner. Jasper already knows several commands and is easy to train as he responds very well to verbal praise, treats and toys, especially a ball. He will instantly look at you when his name is called but he still needs work on his distance recall. Jasper is crate-trained, house-trained and calm when being walked around livestock, and he loves cuddles and being close to you. He will benefit from some lead training, and he also has a habit of grabbing the lead but that can be corrected by focussing his attention on something else, treats for instance, or asking him to carry a toy. Jasper can be nervous around traffic so a home in a quiet, rural area would be best for him.
Through no fault of his own, Jasper has already had three homes, so his next home really must be forever. We will only rehome Jasper to someone with collie experience who can provide him with the physical exercise and mental stimulation that he needs. He would probably excel at obedience work and, although he's too young yet to do agility or flyball, that's something that ought to be considered for him for the future.
Please contact us if you can help Jasper reach his full potential.
Sweet Betsy was brought into our care recently by one of our Inpsectors when her owner could no longer look after her. Betsy has previously lived with two cats and teeenage children, and she's happy when travelling. Although Betsy's previous owner told us that Betsy could react to other dogs when on the lead, she has successfully been walked with another dog at the kennels!
Betsy is currently waiting to be assessed by our behavourist.
Please contact us if you can give Betsy a loving, forever home.
Young George is a happy, affectionate boy who loves cuddles and company. He is lively, but friendly, and now greets the staff each morning with a play bow! George came into our care via the Inspectorate after he was found in woodlands with injuries. He is now fully healed from the wounds but does have old scars. George has been good with other dogs he has met at the kennels. He does have a strong hunting instinct and could pull someone over when he sees a rabbit, for instance. He is currently being walked on a head collar and can be a bit bouncy initially but then settles into a steady walk. George, like all lurchers, will have sudden bursts of energy, so he really loves having a blast around our secure exercise area.
Young Ruby is a bundle of fun and looking for her forever home after spending lockdown with one of our lovely fosterers. Ruby will need an active, breed experienced, owner who can give her plenty of exercise. She is a very bright girl; she was taken round an agility course with her fosterer and absolutely loved it. Ruby knows lots of commands and loves to play games. She's great in the house and a good traveller. Although she's an energetic girl she also loves to snooze and her bed is very much her own special safe place. Ruby can be nervous in new situations so her new owner will need to demonstrate confidence in handling her. She can react to reactive dogs but has been walked with a calm, non-reactive dog with no issues. We are looking for a quiet home for Ruby, preferably in a quiet area where she won't encounter many other dogs. In a busy area, she will need to be muzzled.
Please get in touch if you can give this sweet, affectionate girl a loving home
Bandit (age 9/10), Dennis (7/8), Sadie (6/7) and Scout (6/7) are all looking for their forever homes with collie-experienced adopters. They are all very sweet dogs but very nervous and will need several visits so they can get to know their new families. None of them have been trained or ever lived in a home, and it's possible that Willow may be deaf. They all need a quiet home in a rural area with adopters who will give them plenty of time to settle into their new surroundings.
With time and patience these dogs will make lovely companions. Please get in touch if you can offer one of them a loving home.
Esme is small for a Dogue De Bordeaux and needs a new home with lots of patience and experience of managing a nervous dog. She has made good progress since arriving, but still requires a calm, patient and steady approach to her continued rehabilitation. Thankfully she is treat motivated and this has helped her to gain confidence and build trust in us. It will take several visits to build the relationship, but once she trusts you, she enjoys a scratch of her ears and stroke under her chin and will be a lovely companion. She is playful and has been good with other dogs. She enjoys walks and can walk nicely on a harness. She would enjoy the company of a steady doggy companion to help her learn how to be confident in different situations.
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