Ernie

Male 4 years

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Ernie is coded "blue he is a 4 year old neutered black and white short coated collie cross. He originally came into our care as his owner enjoyed socialising with other dog walkers and Ernie would be very vocal and his owner struggled with this. He was then in another home for over 2 years but was retuned as he'd snapped at the children on a few occasions when being hugged or pestered and on one occassion did leave a puncture wound.

Ernie is a friendly boy and happily greets everyone he meets but due to the above incidents we wouldn't house him with children under 16yrs old. He is housetrained, is good when left alone for a few hours, responds well to basic commands and travels well. He does sometimes bark at other dogs when out walking and doesn't really know how to behave in close contact as he does become worried. Chases cats.



HOMING FEE £280


Billy

Male 7 years

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Hello everyone my name is Billy. I am coded "Yellow". I am 7 years old and I have been neutered.

I was in a home for 6 years but then my dad became ill with Dementia. He would shout and scream which scared me as I didn't understand why he had changed. Then one day, when he was putting me in the car a male stranger walked down the neighbouring path and I jumped out and nipped him on the leg. Following this my life completely changed as my mum was scared that this could happen again and my dad could no longer care for me properly whilst she was at work. The neighbour reported the incident to the police and my mum and dad were told they had to keep me on a muzzle and a lead which my dad didn't fully understand and so didn't do.

My mum had no choice but to return me to the The Border Collie Trust, I tried to be as brave as I could but the truth is I am heartbroken and missing a family to love me. After 9 months here nobody will even give me a chance because of what I did and the effect it's had on me trusting people. I am now worried by men as I don't know what they might do but given a chance and time I know I could learn to trust again. I am well behaved within the home and I am good in the car. I love all the staff here and they give me lots of walks and affection. I have even made friends with some work experience students and was fine going to the vets for my booster vaccination. All I need is a little space and understanding to help me with my fears and a home without children, cats or other dogs.

Please someone give me a second chance and make my life complete again.

Just before I go you will need to come and visit me a few times and on the first meeting please don't try to touch me as I get very scared as I think you might hurt me. I have met a male stranger and because he didn't try to interact with me the first few meetings and allowed me to move at my own space I have decided I can trust him and he has now become my friend.



HOMING FEE £150


Skyler

Male 3 years

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Skyler is coded "Yellow". He is 3 year old entire black and white long coated collie. He came into our care from another rescue so we don't have any history on him as he was found as a stray.

He is a friendly boy but can get a little worried meeting new people and being over handled especially by men so would be better suited to a home without young children. He has been ok meeting other dogs but is a little over the top so may be too much for some. He has come from a rural location so isn't used to built up areas so will only require short walks in quiet areas until he gets used to new environments.

He has met one of our centre cats and wanted to chase it so will not live with.



HOMING FEE £340


Shep

Male 3 years

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Shep is coded "Yellow". He is a 3 year old, neutered, tri coloured short coated collie. He was originally bred to work but was then found straying and never reclaimed by his owner due to his/her declining health.

He was then in another home for 3 months but was returned as he became reactive towards other dogs when out walking and one occasion slipped his harness and got into an altercation with another dog.

Shep is a confident friendly boy and although he has lived with another dog due to the above incident needs to an only dog. He is housetrained, is good when left alone for several hours, travels well and knows basic commands.

He does chase cats and can clear 6/8ft.



HOMING FEE £350


Chase (RESERVED)

Male 7 years

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Hello humans my name is Chase and yes I know I don't look much like a collie but I am as intelligent. After all here I am writing my own website description unlike my collie friends who have no idea how to even use a keyboard.

I spent 7 years (my whole life) in a home and was very happy living with my mum and two children until another dog joined our family. We had disagreements over food and toys which he usually started until one day I really had enough and told him off, it was then I found myself in kennels.

Don't get me wrong it's nice here and I get several walks a day, plenty of attention and probably too many treats as I am slightly overweight but I really miss my family and all the comforts of a home.

I have been here now since January and hardly anyone has been to visit me and the few people that have say I'm too big or fat even though I walk very well on a lead. I am clean in the house, good when left alone for a few hours, I'm fine with visitors to the home including children, I'm good meeting other dogs and enjoy travelling in a car.

Please if anyone out there would give me a second chance I promise to do everything I can to make you happy.



HOMING FEE £300

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Echo

Male 3 years

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Echo is coded "Yellow" He is a 3 year old neutered white and black medium coated Collie. He came into our care from another rescue after being found as a stray. When rescued he did have a break to his tail which has now been amputated.

He is a gentle boy but is shy on first meeting people and often tries to avoid interaction but given a little time he soon overcomes his fear and is very affectionate. He would be better suited to a calm home without young children.

Although overall ok meeting other dogs out on a walk he can sometimes be a little worried so would be best as an only dog. He does chase cats.



HOMING FEE £365


Indy (RESERVED)

Male 2 years

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Indy is coded "Yellow". We are told he is 2 years old but is possibly younger around. He is a neutered black and white short coated Collie. He originally came into our care from another rescue with no history. He was then in a home for 3 weeks but was returned as his owners working pattern changed meaning Indy would have to be left alone long hours. He was then in another home for 4 weeks but was returned as he was very worried and anxious if he heard/saw children and on two occasions snapped at the child he lived with when she approached him.

Indy is a friendly boy but does lack confidence. He requires a home in a quiet location where he can enjoy playing in the garden without hearing the sound of children. He loves being walked in quiet rural areas away from the hustle and bustle of built up areas.

He is housetrained and crate trained and is good being left but prefers the security of a crate. He travels well in the car, responds to basic commands and has lived with cats.



HOMING FEE: £390

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Bodie

Male 1 years

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Bodie is coded "Blue" he is a 1 year old entire black and white short coated collie. He originally came in to our care as his owner no longer had time for him due to work commitments. He then spent 4 months in another home but was returned as he would bark at visitors when they entered the home and on one occasion when a male visitor who was standing up suddenly laughed Bodie jumped up at him and mouthed his arm, the man grabbed his collar and in doing so Bodie bit his hand causing two puncture wounds.

Bodie is a shy boy and needs someone that understands him and is willing to introduce him to new experiences/environments gradually. Although he has lived with a 5yr old child in his original home we wouldn't house him with children under 12 yrs old.

He is housetrained, crate trained, is good when left alone, travels well and knows basic commands. He is fine around calm dogs but will guard toys/bones etc around other dogs. He does sometimes get worried around boisterous ones so will need to be an only dog.





HOMING FEE £300


Ray

Male 1 years

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Ray is coded "Yellow" he has just turned a year old, he is an entire tri coloured short coated collie. He came into our care as he chased and nipped at the owners 4 cats. He was then in another home for 6 weeks but was returned as his owners couldn't cope with a young dog as he would constantly seek attention and didn't like being shut away in a separate room.

He is a friendly boy and has happily lived with a 6yr old child. He is house trained, knows basic commands travels well and is ok meeting other dogs out on a walk but won't live with others.

He isn't really used to being left alone and can open doors. Lunges at traffic.



HOMING FEE £385


Checkers

Male 1 years

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Checkers is coded "yellow" he is a 16 month old entire black and white short coated collie cross. He came to us from another rescue, unclaimed stray.

He can be a little shy when first meeting people but soon overcomes this and then enjoys being fussed. He has been fine meeting other dogs whilst in our care but again can initially be a little unsure so is better around calm sensible dogs. He is clean in kennels but does tend to pull on the lead.

He has met the centre cats and will chase them so may not live with.



HOMING FEE £350


Bastian

Male 3 years

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Bastian is coded "blue" he is 3 year old neutered tri coloured short coated collie. He was a much loved family pet but sadly one of the children he lived with suffered a life threatening asthma attack and animals were found to be a trigger so sadly the family had to bring him into our care.

He was then in another home for two days but was returned as he bit the owner. On 2 occasions he had just woke up and when the female owner spoke to him he jumped up and snapped at her hand/arm making contact. The third incident he had took a wrapper from the bin and when the male owner tried to encourage him to drop it he growled and then turned and snapped at him, again making contact and causing a puncture wound. His original owner said they hadn't experienced anything like this with him but he had recently started food guarding when in the kitchen.

Bastian happily greets everyone he meets and has been fine towards all the staff whilst in kennels but obviously in a home environment may resource guard and require time to adjust when waking up.

He is house trained and crate trained, is good when left alone for a few hours, travels well, knows basic commands, tends to ignore other dogs and has lived with cats but the home he was in for 2 days although good with the cat indoors he did chase her outdoors.

Bastian has lived with young children and been fine with them but due to the above incident we wouldn't house with anyone under the age of 17yr.



HOMING FEE £300


Ralph

Male 2 years

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Ralph is coded "Blue" he will be 3 years old in July he is a tri coloured medium coated collie cross. He was found straying and although chipped was never claimed.

Ralph is a nervous dog and will require an understanding/experienced owner that in the early days can give him the time and space he requires to gain trust in people as if worried he could snap but once he has built a relationship with someone is a gentle friendly boy. He would be better suited to a quiet household without children.

He travelled well on a long journey to our care but was crated. On arrival he was nervous around staff and the following day was very stressed and did have a small seizure but this may have all been stress related as he has been fine since and the previous kennels said he had been fine whilst in their care.

Ralph has settle well with us and will now approach staff members and wag his tail and initiate contact.

He wouldn't live with a cat.



HOMING FEE £280


Ollie

Male 1 years

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Ollie is coded "yellow" he is a 20 month old neutered cockapoo. He was relinquished by his owner to another kennels as they struggled to cope with him. He was then in another home overnight but was returned as he grumbled at the other dog.

Although a bouncy friendly boy towards people he knows he can be a little shy around strangers so would be better suited to a home that doesn't have young children. We are told that in his previous home he would resource guard and although has never bitten when in a stressed/frustrated situation he does nip/tug at clothing.

Ollie doesn't really know what is expected of him and negative training techniques have been used in the past.

He is good with other dogs when out walking but may be better as an only dog





HOMING FEE £350


Fig (RESERVED)

Male 3 years

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Fig is coded "yellow" he is a 3 year old entire black and white short coated collie. Fig was a much loved family pet but struggled living with a 2 year old child and was becoming increasingly unhappy and upset by both the sounds from the child and his toys.

Fig is housetrained, is good being left alone, knows basic commands, is good with visitors to the home and travels ok in a car. He is good with female and neutered male dogs but can be reactive around entire males. Does lunge at traffic when out walking.



HOMING FEE £360

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