Rehoming by appointment

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I'm looking for a new home...

About Freddie

2 to 5 Years


Freddie is a handsome two-year-old Collie. He is a sensitive boy with heaps of energy. He loves to play ball and go for long walks. An active home is a must! He would love to do further training such as agility and he would be good at canicross. Freddie enjoys socialising with other dogs, some he loves and will kiss their faces, others he just walks alongside. He prefers dogs that are not too big or too rough, he can be worried by large dogs. Freddie is friendly with most people, he can be conflicted when meeting strangers, excited, but worried. With people he knows and trusts he will come over on his own terms for a fuss and when he does, he is quite the affectionate boy. Freddie will need his adopters to be experienced in understanding body-language, he communicates well, to those who know how to read him. When playing ball, Freddie will let you know when he is happy for you to throw it. He enjoys playing fetch but will often gather up his balls and guard them, this is when he requires space until he is ready for you to interact again. Freddie is a bright spark who loves training. He knows a 'sit', 'down' and a 'wait'. He loves treats and training using positive methods is an absolute must, he reacts badly to 'being told off' due to past experiences. He will need a very patient, positive home.

Type of home needed

Freddie is looking for a home with adult-only adopters who are kind, patient and understanding. He would be best suited to a home with lots of land as he needs an off-lead lifestyle. Experience with understanding body language is important and Collie experience would be very helpful. Freddie takes his time to fully trust people and he will need adopters who will train him using positive methods. Freddie would not be suitable for trips to the pub or cafes. He could possibly share his home with a small to medium sized dog who is confident and playful and not interested in toys. He is looking for a home without cats. We have no history of him with small furries and he is okay on his lead around livestock. Freddie is happy to travel in the car, in the boot behind a dog guard only. He will need a quiet home with minimal people coming and going. Any time left alone will need to be built up gradually. Potential adopters should be prepared to come to the rehoming centre a few times to build up a bond with Freddie.

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Freddie will be removed from the website when we have received 30 applications. If a suitable home isn't found, we will repost Freddie's profile on the website.


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Thank you for your interest in rehoming a dog from our Ilfracombe Rehoming Centre in Devon.

The first step to rehoming from us is to complete our online application form. We’ll review your application and if we think you could be a good match for the dog, we’ll give you a call to chat in more detail.

When reviewing applications, we're looking at how closely your lifestyle matches the needs of the dog. If we have lots of strong matches, then we'll start with the family that applied first.

We may arrange a virtual home check to find out more about you, your lifestyle, and the home you can offer. We may also make an appointment for you to come and meet a dog at the centre.

Start your online application now.

We aim to respond to all rehoming applications within five working days. If you have not heard from us within five working days, unfortunately you have been unsuccessful this time.

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Dogs Trust Ilfracombe
West Down
North Devon

EX34 8NU

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Opening times

Visits to the centre are by pre-booked appointment only.


0303 003 0000

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