Dogs Trust


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About Spencer

Border Collie
1 to 2 Years


Spencer is happiest when he is playing fetch. He has a lot of energy that he likes to put into action through walks and ball play. He is happy to travel in the boot of a car to get to quiet walks away from dogs and fast traffic. Spencer does like a fuss from people he knows, but is worried by overhandling. Adopters will need to be patient and understanding and have a 'hands off' approach until Spencer is ready for affection.

Type of home needed

Spencer is looking for an active adult only home with a limited amount of visitors. He would like a home where he can enjoy fetch to his hearts content. He will need a nice secure garden and access to an off-lead field would be beneficial. He is looking to be the only dog in the home and he is not a fan of horses. He would like his humans around most of the time, with a view to building up time left very gradually. Adopters will need to live locally so Spencer can come and visit a few times before adoption.

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How rehoming works

Thank you for your interest in Spencer, who is based at Ilfracombe. 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 Ilfracombe
West Down
North Devon

EX34 8NU

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Opening times

Monday 12 – 4
Tuesday 12 – 4
Wednesday 4.30 – 7.30
Thursday 12 – 4
Friday 12 – 4
Saturday 12 – 4
Sunday 12 – 4


01271 812 709

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