Welcome to Dogs Trust West Calder!
Please keep an eye out for event updates (you'll see them on the right of this page, under the address!). We run a series of fun days encouraging people to find the perfect pooch, and everyone is welcome.
Manager Susan Tonner and the team look after 37 kennels filled with dogs waiting for this forever homes. We're only closed one day a week (Tuesday), so there are plenty of opportunities to drop in; who knows, you might find the dog of your dreams!
Below are videos for four of our 'unusual suspects', six wonderful collies who are all a little bit different from the usual - for example, some are very relaxed about being home alone, and others could spend time in a cosy outdoor kennel. You can read about them all in more detail on our blog, or give us a ring to find out more: 01506 873 459.
Shelly: Home Alone
A hugely affectionate girl who loves a good cuddle or game with her carers, 8 year old Border Collie Shelly is also a bit of a comedian who makes funny faces - sticking her tongue out - when you throw a toy!
Shelly can be nervous with strangers and dogs, but she's obedient, and does enjoy a country walk. Some coverage of vet bills is offered (please speak to staff at the centre to find out more). She needs an adult only home, and would prefer to be the only pet.
Distinguishing Feature: Shelly could easily go to a working household as she will happily pass the time with her toys and enjoying her home comforts when left alone.
Cassie: The Great Outdoors
3 year old Collie Cassie loves her walks; she is a very outdoorsy dog. She is happiest around water - she splashes in it, digs in it and fishes for stones She would be great fun for someone who loves long walks in the country side.
Cassie is worried by strangers and dogs but is very obedient and keen to learn new behaviours. She loves when we play with her but is also happy lazing around most of the day. She needs an adult only home and would prefer to be the only pet.
Distinguishing Feature: Cassie would be happy living outside in a cosy den and she's relaxed about being home alone.
Rocco: A River Runs Through It
Rocco, a 5 year old Border Collie is affectionate and loves to play - he will play with any toy that moves! He is worried by strangers and dogs but has slowly been building up his confidence here at the centre and has met a few dogs that accompany him on his walks. He would enjoy walks in the countryside.
He needs an adult only home and would prefer to be the only pet and can be left at home alone if his owner works or would also be happy with an outdoor kennel.
Distinguishing Feature: Rocco is a full-on water baby. He has a pool in his kennel in the summer and misses it so much in winter he'll head straight for the shallow river on our grounds whenever we let him.
Buster: Home Alone 2
Buster is a sweet 8 year old Collie who enjoys playing with his toys on his walks. He has lots of energy and loves nothing better than chasing after his favourite toy ever: a ball. Still, he'll happily play with any toy, given the chance!.
Distinguishing feature: Having tired himself out on his walk, Buster then enjoys a long lie-in at home, so much so that he’d be happy living with owners who worked all day.
If you have any rehoming queries or want to know more about a particular dog, please call the centre on 01506 873459.