Dogs Trust


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About Rafa

Border Collie
8 and over


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.

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Could you be Rafa's special someone and give him the home he needs?

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How rehoming works

Thank you for your interest in Rafa, who is based at Snetterton (Norfolk). Please note this is not a reservation on this dog. To start the rehoming process you will need to go to a rehoming centre for a quick chat. Please find information below about what to expect during the rehoming process. We hope to see you soon.

  1. The average time between visiting a Rehoming Centre and taking your new pet home is just eight days. Every circumstance is different but this brief guide lets you know what you will experience when you decide to rehome a dog from us.
  2. The rehoming centre is your gateway to finding your new pet pooch. When you arrive at the centre you will be greeted in reception by a friendly face.
  3. During this first visit we will take a few details from you so we know what you are looking for. You will be able to visit the dogs and we'll advise you on how to find the right dog for your circumstance and that your circumstances will work for the dog too.
  4. We would like you to get to know your chosen dog before you take him home so, if you have any other dogs or family members, you may need to bring them along for a further visit to ensure the whole family is happy with the decision.
  5. The fee for rehoming a dog is £150 (£140 in Ballymena due to extra dog licence fees),for puppies its £150 adoption fee plus a £45 Dog School fee but every dog is vet checked, microchipped, and neutered as well as a very cool Dogs Trust lead and collar - so we think it's a good deal!
  6. On rehoming your new dog from Dogs Trust you can receive 4 weeks' free insurance from our partner Petplan, this covers your dog for any unexpected illnesses and injuries, for further details and to activate your 4 weeks' free trial visit the Petplan website.
  7. So now you are ready to take your new pal home, just one more step which is a pre-adoption talk. This ensures you are aware of the responsibilities of dog ownership and reminds you that we are always here when you need us!
  8. Get in touch with the centre your dog is located at to arrange a visit.
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Dogs Trust Snetterton
North End Road

NR16 2LD

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Opening times

Monday 12 – 4
Tuesday 12 – 4
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 12 – 4
Friday 12 – 4
Saturday 12 – 4
Sunday 12 – 4


01953 498377

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