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About Tess

5 to 7 Years


Tess is a very special dog who needs a very special home. She is amazing, affectionate, fun loving and water daft! Tess has lived in a loving home all of her life and loves to be around people. She is cuddly and adores playing with all sorts of toys. She has the very busy mind of a collie and does need to have something to do to kep her busy mind active. This would be easier if Tess was not was not frightened of things outside, in particular certain loud noises but most of all the sight and sound of any vehicle. She needs her own quiet garden with no noises in the immediate surrounds and definitely no vehicle sounds nearby. She would be ideal to roam a large garden and would love to have water to play in as this is her most favourite thing in the universe! But beware - she does get muddy.

Type of home needed

Tess can entertain herself if not kept busy and is a wonderful dog for those who are willing to work around her ways. She loves a cuddle, loves to join in looking for things, loves tug and fetch and also having a quiet pet, half on your knee. She does take a long time to trust people fully and can still be worried by fast moving hands and noises if they catch her attention. She would benefit from her own chill out area in the house.

More about me

If you think you have the right environment then call us for more information. And to re-iterate, she must live in a very quiet home with no traffic nearby, her own garden and an adult only home with no other pets.Tess is a 4 year old collie. To rehome me please click on the "Rehoming me starts here" button below. Applications will close when Tess has found her forever home.


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Thank you for your interest in rehoming a dog from our West Calder Rehoming Centre in Edinburgh.

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.

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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 West Calder
West Calder
West Lothian

EH55 8LE

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Opening times

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


0303 003 0000

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