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About Ernie

Collie Cross (Border)
5 to 7 Years


Ernie is a gorgeous boy who is so deserving of a forever home. He can be scared by new people so new owners will need to be committed to making several trips to the centre to gain his trust. He will be well worth the effort as when he knows you he gives the best cuddles and will be your best friend. Ernie loves his toys, loves his treats and loves a good run off-lead.

Type of home needed

Ernie will need a quiet adult only home, he will need dog experienced owners who can help him slowly be introduced to new people in a positive way. Ernie is currently only mixing with smaller dogs and more socialisation will be needed once in a home. Ernie can not live with cats or small furries.

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Kim, Bridgend's Training & Behaviour Advisor is one of Ernie's best friends, she says "Ernie is a gorgeous boy, and because he's one of my firm favourites, I get showered with kisses everytime I see him. Our favourite game to play is fetch - he could do it for hours! I'm sure once somebody gets a bond like mine with Ernie, they will receive the same amount of affection that I see day to day."If you are interested in Ernie please call in advance so we can make sure a member of the training team are in.

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How rehoming works

Thank you for your interest in Ernie, who is based at Bridgend. 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 Bridgend
Court Colman
Mid Glamorgan

CF31 4NG

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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


01656 725219

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