Good golly – lotsa collies!
Dogs Trust Bridgend is appealing for forever homes for lotsa Collies as the rehoming centre sees an influx of this loveable breed.
The fabulous fourteen range from longer stay resident, two-year-old Whiskey, to nine-week-old pup Lotus Blossom and her six littermates. Whilst the pups have now found loving new families, the rest are eager to meet their special someone. They are all different in their temperaments and personalities but they all have one thing in common; they would all make a perfect companion in the right home.
The current Collie residents at Dogs Trust Bridgend include:
Three-year-old Khaleesi hasn’t had much socialisation in her early life so can be a little shy when it comes to meeting new people. She will need to live with another dog already in the home as she gains her confidence with another four-legged friend around. She is looking for a quiet home in a rural area away from lots of noise with an adult only family who are prepared to make a few visits to the centre to build up a relationship. With time and patience her character will start to shine through.
Three-year-old Percy is a timid girl who is looking for a forever family that can help her see that the world isn’t so scary. She will need to be the only dog in an adult-only home so she can build up a strong bond with her new owners. She is a bright girl and has started to trust the canine carers who look after her. Her new owners will need to give her time to settle, but, with patience, she will be a lovely companion.
Bright lad Whiskey is two years old and despite being shy initially, he is full of energy so is looking for a family that can keep up with him! Whiskey enjoys playing with other dogs and must live with another dog already in the home as this helps with his confidence. Whiskey loves off-lead exercise and would enjoy an active family who like getting out and about. His new family would need to make multiple visits to build up a bond with him and he would prefer a quiet home life so he can learn to settle. As well as physical exercise, he’d need lots of brain games to keep his Collie mind stimulated so he doesn’t get bored. He’s always up for an adventure and will happily travel in the car to explore new areas.
Angela Wetherall, Dogs Trust Bridgend Rehoming Centre Manager, said:
“We have a number of Collie crosses all very excited to find a home to call their own and they would make superb companions for a family of experienced dog owners.
“Sadly, we do see many of these types of dogs coming into us for a variety of reason and sometimes they are handed in when they become too much for their owners who have not considered the implications of owning a breed that requires a lot of mental and physical stimulation. They need regular exercise and mental stimulation so it is important that we find owners who understand the demands of this breed and are in a position to offer a life-long commitment.”
If you are interested in offering any Dogs Trust Bridgend residents a loving home, please call the rehoming centre on 01656 338745.