Adopt a Dog | Bertie, Bearded Collie | Dogs Trust

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About Bertie

Bearded Collie
5 to 7 Years


Bertie may behave more like a working dog than a family pet but once you have a bond with Bertie he will become a super loyal friend. Bertie is mad on playing with toys and he really wants to work hard for them to keep him busy, so search work and tracking will serve him well instead of just a game of fetch.

Type of home needed

Bertie can live with a maximum of 2 adults only and can live with a dog in his new home, but no other pets. The cons will be Bertie won't be too comfortable with unknown people interacting with him,and there are times he wants to be left alone with his toys or on his bed and he won't enjoy walking down a busy street. The pros are that he is great with dogs, can be left a few hours, is housetrained, mega-trainable, loves his walks and is super enthusiastic. Bertie will require multiple visits to the centre before he goes home so we are looking for a home that is within easy travelling distance.

More about me

Bertie is a Patchwork dog - He has a combination of behavioural and training needs that together make a patchwork of requirements for his new home and family. He lives in a quieter area of the centre that visitors cannot access but please ask about him at reception. It might not be possible to meet Bertie on your first visit.

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How rehoming works

Thank you for your interest in Bertie, who is based at Loughborough. 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), 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 will 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 Loughborough
Hill Farm
Wide Lane

LE12 6SE

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Opening times

Monday 12 – 7
Tuesday 12 – 7
Wednesday 12 – 7
Thursday Closed
Friday 12 – 4
Saturday 12 – 4
Sunday 12 – 4


01509 880 070

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