Please Help Dear Tiny!

Due to unforseen circumstances,at nearly 12 years old Tiny is sadly looking for her final loving home. She is a wonderful, loyal and obedient girl who just needs 24/7 LOVE.  A working sheepdog in her early years, Tiny does have mild arthritis and needs her exercise monitored. She gets on very well with people and can live with another calm dog;  however, she needs constant human companionship and can become stressed when left alone. Tiny is such a gorgeous girl and deserves a five star home, with compassionate owners who will allow her to relax and enjoy the rest of her years.  Tiny is currently in foster care in Northamptonshire.

If you are interested in giving a dog a home please click The Border Collie Spot Rehoming Questionnaire to download it, complete and return by e-mail to info@thebordercolliespot.com. All dogs are vaccinated, microchipped and neutered (unless prevented because of age or health).

12 year old Tiny

Betty

High drive, very agile, beautiful sable Welsh collie.  Perfect prospect for agility or flyball once trained.  Currently has had no input and therefore no manners, but that will be easily sorted with positive reinforcement.  Great potential for a sporting home, Betty is around 8 months old.

If you are interested in giving a dog a home please click The Border Collie Spot Rehoming Questionnaire to download it, complete and return by e-mail to info@thebordercolliespot.com. All dogs are vaccinated, microchipped and neutered (unless prevented because of age or health).

Betty

Lassie

6 month old Lassie is a very sweet little bitch who is fine around other dogs and is very waggy tailed. She has a lot to learn but with patience and time will be a lovely family dog.

If you are interested in giving a dog a home please click The Border Collie Spot Rehoming Questionnaire to download it, complete and return by e-mail to info@thebordercolliespot.com. All dogs are vaccinated, microchipped and neutered (unless prevented because of age or health).

Lassie is 6 months old.

Flossie

Flossie is just one year old. She walks nicely on the lead and is very waggy tailed but has a lot of adjusting to do to fit into a different life for her. Patience and gentle handling will bring out the best in this lovely young girl.

If you are interested in giving a dog a home please click The Border Collie Spot Rehoming Questionnaire to download it, complete and return by e-mail to info@thebordercolliespot.com. All dogs are vaccinated, microchipped and neutered (unless prevented because of age or health).

Flossie is a year old.

Cassie & Storm

8 year old Cassie and 6 year old Storm are beautiful girls who have lived together, but can be rehomed separately.  Neither has any vices and are just waiting for their forever homes to come along.

If you are interested in giving a dog a home please click The Border Collie Spot Rehoming Questionnaire to download it, complete and return by e-mail to info@thebordercolliespot.com. All dogs are vaccinated, microchipped and neutered (unless prevented because of age or health).

Cassie

Storm

Santi

18 month-old Santi is fully house-trained, amazing with children of all ages, and other dogs.  He is well behaved around the house, responsive to commands, and  happy to do as he is asked.  He is an extremely sweet-natured boy.

He does need more obedience training when he is outside. His recall is hit and miss but his current owner has been working hard on his lead work.  However, he is a big, strong boy and wants to chase squirrels!   Santi would be super for agility, flyball or other canine sports.  He is chipped, neutered and vaccinated.

PLEASE NOTE:  Santi is not at The Spot.  If you are interested in offering him a forever home, please email jacqui@jacquimacdonald.com.  Do not contact The Spot, please.

Santi

Penny

You’re probably thinking that she’s back again, like a bad Penny!  But she’s really not a bad lass.  At 10 years old she’s spent her life devoted to her owner who, because of his own state of health, did little nor no socialisation with her, so she’s proving more difficult to find a forever home for than most!   There must be someone out there who will provide a home for Penny – or help us find one.  Penny must have a home with a very secure garden and NO other animals. She needs someone who will be understanding of her occasionally difficult ways. She will travel OK in a car in a cage.   She isn’t happy at The Spot because she has to be walked on a lead and kept in isolation from the other dogs here.  Please help if you can!

If you are interested in giving a dog a home please click The Border Collie Spot Rehoming Questionnaire to download it, complete and return by e-mail to info@thebordercolliespot.com. All dogs are vaccinated, microchipped and neutered (unless prevented because of age or health).

Penny

Milo

This is Milo’s story from the point of view of the people who bought him.  Bear with, as will also tell story from fosterer’s point of view too.

Milo was purchased from a local farm when he was 3-4 months old.  From that early age he started to show aggression/protection to anyone approaching his owner and her son until he got to know them.  When out and about, on the lead in busy environments, Milo rears and barks at traffic, bikes, scooters and any sudden noises. He constantly looks behind him especially when someone is walking behind us. When that person gets close he rears and barks aggressively.  His owner avoids these situations where possible and is careful that no-one approaches to stroke.

Milo has never bitten his owner but he will growl at us if we try to take the ball from him. He has growled at her son when having a bone. Whilst staying with me recently, I tied to cut a knot out from behind his ear, he lunged at me and put his mouth around my arm but no damage done. Although he is always pleased to see my youngest daughter, she came home from school after a school production, dressed in black, Milo growled and was not happy until she changed her clothes.

Off the lead in dog parks, open fields and the beach Milo ignores other dog walkers and dogs. If a dog should want to play, Milo will avoid it. If the dog should persist and make contact however, Milo will warn it off and on a few occasions has attacked.   Milo adores his ball which is his only focus when out.  (When you read the fosterer report, below, you’ll see that Milo is loving his walks with her other dogs and there’s been no issues at all.)

In the home, Milo constantly follows his mistress around. He will settle when told but not for long. Any visiting friends, Milo will tolerate but any sudden movements he growls/barks and often ‘chases’ them out of the house when leaving, with biting a real threat if she’s not quick to act. Her son’s best friend is so afraid of him that he declines any offer of after school tea.

The dog’s owner is a victim of non- violent domestic abuse and was not allowed friends/family or even her sons friends to visit. Now her partner has left the household she is beginning to have regular visitors but as Milo is not used to having other people around his over protective behaviour is escalating.  She struggles to give Milo the exercise, training and stimulation he needs. She is dealing with the aftermath of an acrimonious separation, has re-current chest infections and chronic back pain.

Personally, I (the owner’s mother who is trying so hard to help Milo) wonder how Milo was treated by her ex-partner. I know from neighbours he was harsh toward Milo, one comment was ‘I hope you don’t treat your wife like that,. I also know when out in the car, Milo was shut in the boot!

Now, from Milo’s fosterer:

Milo really is a lovely house guest and so chilled. Visitors appear to be his only worry, but controlled with lovely mature cheddar cheese, he accepted my brother and family’s arrival. Once settled, he was allowed to wander and whilst he kept his distance, he relaxed. Then when they were ready to leave, I fed him cheese again.  The fosterer is not seeing anything like the extremes of behaviour described by the family that bought him (a very stressed environment by the end) and has said she will happily hang on to him until we find him a forever home.

Now, obviously, this young man (18 months old, neutered, vaccinated, chipped) needs to go to a very collie-savvy home in which his training can continue and then there’s no reason why he shouldn’t be an excellent and loyal pet or a sporting dog.

To apply for Milo specifically, please download and return our Border Collie Spot Rehoming Questionnaire to vharry@btinternet.com.  Milo is currently located in Tadley, Hants.

Handsome Milo

Milo and new friends

Timmy

MEET THE FABULOUS TIMMY who is just 18 months old.  A big, bouncy young dog, eager to learn, Timmy has a wonderful temperament and is good around other dogs.  Ideally, he would love a rural home with lots of off lead walks and we think he’d make the perfect flyball, agility or hoopers prospect.

Timmy

 

If you are interested in giving a dog a home please click The Border Collie Spot Rehoming Questionnaire to download it, complete and return by e-mail to info@thebordercolliespot.com. All dogs are vaccinated, microchipped and neutered (unless prevented because of age or health).

Timmy

Max

 

Max is Ready!!

Dear Max is finally ready for rehoming now we have sorted out his terrible leg issues (major surgery to fuse his shoulder joint) and he is once again fit and well (if he ever has been!).  Anyone who comes to see Max will fall in love with him. He has so much character and is so loving with other dogs and people.  We think – as members of The Border Collie Spot Facebook Group will know – that Max is very special so will only go to a very special person to give him the home he so deserves.  Just 3 years old, Max is ready to have the pain-free life that he deserves and to make one very lucky family very happy.  Could that be you?

If you are interested in giving a dog a home please click The Border Collie Spot Rehoming Questionnaire to download it, complete and return by e-mail to info@thebordercolliespot.com. All dogs are vaccinated, microchipped and neutered (unless prevented because of age or health).

Max

Due to his owners moving house, this sweet young man – just a year old – has found himself at The Spot through no fault of his own.  Max did go to what we hoped would be his forever home for Christmas but sadly he’s too strong for their young children and not trustworthy with their house rabbits!  So, if you are free from small children and domestic rodents, you could be in luck and spend many years having fun with Max.

If you are interested in giving a dog a home please click The Border Collie Spot Rehoming Questionnaire to download it, complete and return by e-mail to info@thebordercolliespot.com. All dogs are vaccinated, microchipped and neutered (unless prevented because of age or health).

Max is just 1 year old

Moss – Please Help!

Dear Moss is a young man who’s had a very painful start in life and now he needs two new hips so that he can enjoy life pain-free.  However, we need to raise £12,000 (£6,000 per hip)!  We’ve just been told by his fosterer that his pain meds have had to be increased and that means more stress on his internal organs, too.  If you can spare anything at all we – and mostly Moss – would be incredibly grateful.  Please click on the donate button on our home page.  Thank you so much.

If you are interested in giving a dog a home please click The Border Collie Spot Rehoming Questionnaire to download it, complete and return by e-mail to info@thebordercolliespot.com. All dogs are vaccinated, microchipped and neutered (unless prevented because of age or health).