loving the unloved, homing the homeless

Dogs needing homes

Earnie

Slate Grey and White, Long Coated, male, 10 years old

 

 

Dear old Earnie has sadly come into rescue as his elderly owner was in too poor health to look after him anymore. He isn,t asking for much in his new life just a nice cosy home where he can relax and get spoilt rotten. He is a calm boy who walks well on the lead, is good with other dogs and housetrained. He is still in ver good health and an ideal companion for a less active person. As they say " there,s life in the old dog " and all he wants is someone to share that new life with.

 

Available to a loving home innoculated, microchipped and neutered
Please contact: Gill on 01344 450206 or email
info@thebordercolliespot.com
Please only ring between 11am – 4pm.
Calls will not be answered out of these times or during busy times. The care of our dogs will take priority.

Lassie

Black and white, long coated, female, 9 months old

 

 

Lassie is a very sad and frightened little girl who is going to need someone with the time, patience and love to help her understand that there are nice people in this world. We are not sure of her background as she was found as a stray but whatever has happened to her she has lost her trust. She is not an aggressive girl to people or other dogs. If you pick her up she will cling to you like her life depended on it. She will need a rural and quiet home, preferably with another dog and NO small children. She will also need to be speyed after her first season under the terms of our adoption contract.

 

 

Available to a loving home innoculated, microchipped 
Please contact: Gill on 01344 450206 or email
info@thebordercolliespot.com
Please only ring between 11am – 4pm.
Calls will not be answered out of these times or during busy times. The care of our dogs will take priority.

Otis ( Reserved )

Blackand white, Long Coated, Male, 5 Months Old

 

 

Otis has sadly come into rescue through no fault of his own. He is the result of a breeder selling a pup to a family who did not have the experience or knowhow to handle this highly intelliegent and energectic pup. Whilst they have tried their best he proved too much for them. He is a highly active and intelligent boy who has come from working stock so has the energy for agility or other energetic pursuits. He has had basic training but he will need someone with collie experience to help him blossom. He needs a rural home with no small children. He will need to be neutered when old enough under the terms of our adoption contract.

 

Available to a loving home innoculated, microchipped
Please contact: Gill on 01344 450206 or email
info@thebordercolliespot.com
Please only ring between 11am – 4pm.
Calls will not be answered out of these times or during busy times. The care of our dogs will take priority.

Rocky

Black and white, Long Coated, Male, 15 months old

 

Rocky is a loving and affectionate boy just yearning for a cuddle. He is a calm boy who would make a great first family pet. He may need some training but he walks well on the lead, is good around other dogs and he travels well .He also comes with a pet passport so can tag along on holidays abroad.

 

Available to a loving home innoculated, microchipped and neutered
Please contact: Gill on 01344 450206 or email
info@thebordercolliespot.com
Please only ring between 11am – 4pm.
Calls will not be answered out of these times or during busy times. The care of our dogs will take priority.

 

 

Lola

 Merle, Long Coated, Female, 9 months old

 

Lola will soon be coming into rescue due to a change in her families circumstances. She is a loving and energetic girl who has had basic training but would benefit with this being carried on. She is a clever girl who is good around other dogs, housetrained and good on her recall, walking on the lead is still in progress. She will also need to be speyed at the right time under the terms of our adoption contract.

 

Available to a loving home innoculated, microchipped

If you are interested in rehoming one of our dogs can you please e-mail info@thebordercolliespot.com with information about yourselves and what you can offer a dog. We do NOT operate on a 1st come basis, if we do not think a paticular dog will suit your lifestyle we may suggest another. All adopters will be subjected to a homecheck. We can NOT hang onto dogs for weeks once you have chosen one as sadly we always have a long waiting list of dogs awaiting rescue space. Please include a landline contact number, we will NOT respond to mobile numbers. Viewing is strictly by appointment ONLY

Rex

Black and white. medium coated, male, 4/5 years old

Rex is a freindly and active young man now looking for a new family to call his own. He is great around other dogs and responsive to treats. Rexis looking for a active home where he will get plenty of excersie and stimulation. He needs work with walking on the lead but travels well and is housetrained..he would ideally suit someone looking for a  loving companion who has a large garden for him to run around in.

Available to a loving home innoculated, microchipped and neutered

If you are interested in rehoming one of our dogs can you please e-mailinfo@thebordercolliespot.com with information about yourselves and what you can offer a dog. We do NOT operate on a 1st come basis, if we do not think a paticular dog will suit your lifestyle we may suggest another. All adopters will be subjected to a homecheck. We can NOT hang onto dogs for weeks once you have chosen one as sadly we always have a long waiting list of dogs awaiting rescue space. Please include a landline contact number, we will NOT respond to mobile numbers. Viewing is strictly by appointment ONLY

Herbie

Black and white, short coat, male, 15 months old

 

Herbie is a collie cross with the most piercing blue eyes. He has come to us from a pound where he was signed over by his owner. Herbie is a calm boy who is a bit shy at first meeting but once he gets to know you is affectionate and obedient. He has a funny habit of grumbling but there is no aggression there and with a treat he will be your best friend. We don,t think he has had much training so going back to basics would benefit him, he is very good around other dogs and might be best homed with another dog to help him overcome his shyness. He is good on the lead and clean in his kennel at night. Due to his shyness we would prefer he had a rural home with no small children and only older children who will respect his space.

 

Available to a loving home innoculated, microchipped and neutered
Please contact: Gill on 01344 450206 or email
info@thebordercolliespot.com
Please only ring between 11am – 4pm.
Calls will not be answered out of these times or during busy times. The care of our dogs will take priority.

Dotty

White and black, short coat, female, 7 months

Dotty has been in the foster since before Christmas, as she required eye surgery to remove a cataract in her eye. . 
Due to very successful and widely and generously supported fund-raising, we were able to pay for the specialist veterinary care Dotty needed - and this meant she has built up quite a fan base

Dotty has been lovingly fostered  which means that far from being an institutionalised puppy in a rescue kennel, Dotty has known a happy home life with other dogs and a cat, and has been to Puppy School, and on socialising walks, and has had all the normal experiences one would wish that every youngster could benefit from. 
Her eye surgery was a stunning success, and although she will need some ongoing monitoring by the ophthalmic Vet, and ultimately similar surgery on her other eye when she is fully mature (all of which will be paid for out of her own funds), the time has come for Dotty to find a permanent home, one where her very special personality will be loved and appreciated, as she really is an exceptional dog.

Darling Dotty is going to need an owner who is experienced in the handling and training of a very intelligent dog, so experience of collies is absolutely essential. Dotty is very, very bright, and a very quick learner. 
She has collie characteristics in abundance! She will very definitely need an outlet for this extreme intelligence, otherwise she herself will find ways to use her brains - and these may not be quite what one would want! 
We think she would excel in the hands of someone who enjoys Obedience training, or perhaps one of the many dog sports. In the right hands there is no doubt that Dotty will absolutely be a "dog of a lifetime", but equally, in the wrong hands, she could be a nightmare as she has so much mental and physical energy to use, and for her owner to enjoy. We would like to place Dotty with someone who does not have small children, as the needs of a young family are simply not compatible with the needs of a super-smart young dog. 

Ideally, she would be best with a doggie friend who will set her a good example, but also play with her as she loves other dogs. She will need company most of the time as she is still just a youngster. 
Geographically, her new owner will need to be in travelling distance of Abingdon for follow-up visits to the ophthalmic Vet. We want the perfect home for Dotty, just as we do for all the animals in our care, but after all we have been through with Dotty, and all the love and support she has had, I hope you will understand why the home for this exceptional dog will have to be extra-perfect!

Rolo ( Reserved )

Black and white, short coated, male, 18 moths old

 

Rolo is a collie lab cross who is loving and friendly, He loves everything about life and would like a home where he gets lots of exercise.. He is full of energy and would make a superb agilty or flyball dog as he is very eager to learn and certainly has the speed. He is great around the other dogs and walks well on the lead but would really benefit from some training classes to make him a good all rounder.

 

Available to a loving home innoculated, microchipped and neutered

 

If you are interested in rehoming one of our dogs can you please e-mailinfo@thebordercolliespot.com with information about yourselves and what you can offer a dog. We do NOT operate on a 1st come basis, if we do not think a paticular dog will suit your lifestyle we may suggest another. All adopters will be subjected to a homecheck. We can NOT hang onto dogs for weeks once you have chosen one as sadly we always have a long waiting list of dogs awaiting rescue space. Please include a landline contact number, we will NOT respond to mobile numbers. Viewing is strictly by appointment ONLY.

Molly and Rocky

Please note these dogs are still in their home and NOT at the rescue centre. They are still in their home in Cheshire and the owners are willing to travel to find them the right home.

 

Molly is the black and white collie. She is 7, neutered, up to date with vacc and no health issues. She is a typical border collie and enjoys being outdoors with her frisbee and being in streams. She has some border collie tendencies and will lie low staring at a vacuum cleaner, iron etc if left out giving it the occasional nip to herd it in the right direction. She likes to bite dust when it catches the light. Her favourite pass time however is curled up next to us on the sofa. She does curl her lip sonetimes if she is uncomfortable but does not bite. She gets on with other calm dogs but doesn't like to be bounced on. She lives with a 2yr old whom she has never shown aggression to but would rather take herself somewhere quiet if he is running round. She likes older children

Rocky is the red collie. He is 6 1/2, neutered, up to date with vacc, no health issues. He is a sensitive boy who just wants to be loved. He loves to sit with his paws up on your knee having a stroke. He doesn't like to be left for long periods. He has a lot of energy and loves to run and play frisbee but will settle at home, particularly after a good run. He doesn't like fireworks. He is more nervous than Molly but again shows no aggression to my little boy and will take himself away if things get too noisy. He was initially nervous around older children but after finding they can throw a ball and drop treats they are quite good. As with Molly he can be great with calm dogs but not boisterous dogs. He just wants a home that is quiet where he can be loved and plenty of walks!

The dogs can be home seperately, if you feel you can give them a home please e-mail your details to info@thebordercolliespot.com.

Nikko and Yang

Both of these dogs are currently in Romania where they are beoing cared for until homes can be found for them in the U.K. They have both secured funding for their travel costs so we helping to advertise them to help them start a new life over here, We will deal with the enquiries and the usual homechecks will apply.

Nikko is approximately 2 years old. He is also very friendly with people and dogs and we also told he is good with cats. He is in foster with a local vet in Botosani and is in good health. We do not know as many details about Nikko but we do believe he is house/kennel trained.

Yang is approximately 2 years old. He is very friendly with people and other dogs and wants company.We are told he is kennel trained (so should be house trained) and knows basic commands but of course that will be in Romanian. He walks well on a lead and has played with children with no problems. He does need both mental and physical stimulation so should be good for agility.The only problem with Yang is that he has had fits in the past. He was with Onevet in Bucharest from September until December and just before he was due to leave for the UK in Nov he had 2 fits. They put him on medication and in Dec I had him moved to a good private shelter. The lady there does not use medication for him and since then he has had one fit but it was brought on by him being scared of something. Obviously this will put people off of adopting him but maybe someone will see just the beautiful dog that he is.

 

Available to a loving home innoculated, microchipped and neutered

 

If you are interested in rehoming one of our dogs can you please e-mailinfo@thebordercolliespot.com with information about yourselves and what you can offer a dog. We do NOT operate on a 1st come basis, if we do not think a paticular dog will suit your lifestyle we may suggest another. All adopters will be subjected to a homecheck. We can NOT hang onto dogs for weeks once you have chosen one as sadly we always have a long waiting list of dogs awaiting rescue space. Please include a landline contact number, we will NOT respond to mobile numbers. Viewing is strictly by appointment ONLY.

Bailey

Red and White, Long Coated, Male, 2-4 years old

 

Bailey is very energetic, loving and affectionate. He will follow you around the house and loves human company, although would not be suited to being around young children. He loves exercising and gets on well with  other dogs. He adores playing catch with a tennis ball, and could do this for hours. His main issues are that he  is very sensitive to noise and will bark and whine when I empty the dishwasher, dry my hair, hoover, etc.  When this happens, he will chew the fur on his side, but does not damage the skin. I believe this is a way of coping with his anxiety.

 

He would be best placed with someone who is experienced with dogs, particularly with collies, and has the time to train and exercise him frequently to keep him physically and mentally active. He responds to commands such as to come, sit and stay, and is very food motivated.

 

 

Available to a loving home innoculated, microchipped and neutered

 

If you are interested in rehoming one of our dogs can you please e-mailinfo@thebordercolliespot.com with information about yourselves and what you can offer a dog. We do NOT operate on a 1st come basis, if we do not think a paticular dog will suit your lifestyle we may suggest another. All adopters will be subjected to a homecheck. We can NOT hang onto dogs for weeks once you have chosen one as sadly we always have a long waiting list of dogs awaiting rescue space. Please include a landline contact number, we will NOT respond to mobile numbers. Viewing is strictly by appointment ONLY

Fidget ( Reserved )

Tri- colour, long coat, male, 9 years old

 

Fidget is a loving but complex character, he sadly came into rescue as he couldn,t cope with the baby noise in the house which was causing him great distress. He really doesn,t like loud or squeeky noises but will happily play for hours playing with a ball. Whilst he is fine around other dogs we feel he would be best homed as a only dog in a quiet rural home. He has had no lead training so really pulls on his lead so would ideally suit someone looking for a loving companion who can run around in the garden and not go on long walks....also cats are a NO.

 

 

Available to a loving home innoculated, microchipped and neutered

 

If you are interested in rehoming one of our dogs can you please e-mailinfo@thebordercolliespot.com with information about yourselves and what you can offer a dog. We do NOT operate on a 1st come basis, if we do not think a paticular dog will suit your lifestyle we may suggest another. All adopters will be subjected to a homecheck. We can NOT hang onto dogs for weeks once you have chosen one as sadly we always have a long waiting list of dogs awaiting rescue space. Please include a landline contact number, we will NOT respond to mobile numbers. Viewing is strictly by appointment ONLY.

Stanley

Tri-merle, Long Coated, Male, 3 years old

This is the lovely  Stanley who is looking for a very special home . Stanley is an excellent dog in the house he is obedient and is a very friendly boy to everyone. However he does not like small dogs or anything small and furry. Stanley needs a home where he does not have to be walked around lots of other dogs ie Parks etc. Stanley would suit someone in a rural area with a large secure garden. He has so much to offer the right person . Stanley  loves to play and has so much to offer the right person. Stanley is a collie northern inuit cross and will need a very experience owner who can work with him to overcome his natural instincts .

Available to a loving home innoculated, microchipped 

Please contact: Gill on 01344 450206 or email
info@thebordercolliespot.com
Please only ring between 11am – 4pm.
Calls will not be answered out of these times or during busy times. The care of our dogs will take priority.