Although he is 10 years old, Rafa is young at heart and is still an active collie who likes going on walks and playing with toys. He enjoys a gentle fuss from people he is familiar with, and when confident he will nudge you for more. Potential adopters should have experience of anxious dogs, as this sweet boy needs someone who can understand him. He can be a little worried when entering new environments, but when he's given space to explore, he can often settle himself. Rafa enjoys walking with other calm dogs, and is polite when greeting canine companions.
Type of home needed
Rafa is looking for a quiet female only household, as he is currently uncomfortable around men. He is a sweet boy who takes his time to build bonds with new people, therefore he will need adopters who can visit him multiple times at the centre. Rafa's new family will need to be at home with him for most of the time, as he doesn't enjoy being left alone. He cannot live with children under 18, dogs, cats or small animals. Rafa will need to live in a rural location, away from noise, and will need a decent-sized garden. Rafa already knows how to sit, paw and walk nicely on the lead- however he would benefit from a little extra training. But his love of snacks (especially cheese) will help with this, as he can learn through reward-based training.
More about me
If Rafa sounds like the pawfect addition to your family please get in touch and we will email you a homefinding questionnaire to complete and return to us. Also please be aware that we are dealing with many enquiries for the dogs as they become available and you will only hear back from us if we are able to proceed with your interest. All other application forms will be shredded to comply with the rules of GDPR. You will need an email address and we will conduct a home visit via video so you must be comfortable with the technology used. In keeping with current government guidelines we are unable to rehome to those that are vulnerable or self-isolating.
During these uncertain times, whilst we have had to unfortunately close our
rehoming centres to the public, we’d like to reassure you that our wonderful
staff will continue to provide the best possible care for our dogs. We are now
able to start the search for new homes for a small number of our awesome dogs.
This will really help us to support even more dogs who are most at risk of
being put to sleep as a result of this crisis. We have been overwhelmed by
your offers of support, and we wouldn’t be able to do any of this without
your help. We’d like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to
those individuals, who are doing everything they can to make sure our dogs
get fed, walked, looked after and, as soon as we are able, finding them
their forever home. We appreciate you thinking of us at what is a difficult
time for all. If you would like to make a donation to support whilst we continue
looking after the dogs in our care you can do so here...