Dogs Trust Bridgend play host to fourteen Collies

Dogs Trust Bridgend is appealing for forever homes for lots of Collies as they see an influx of this loveable breed.

Three-year old Khaleesi

The fabulous fourteen range from longer stay resident, two-year old Whiskey, to nine-week old pup Lotus Blossom and her six littermates.

Whilst the pups have now all found loving homes, the rest are eager to meet their special someone. They are all different in their temperaments and personalities, but they have all one thing in common; they would all make a perfect companion in the right home.

The current Collie residents at Dogs Trust Bridgend include:

Khalessi – a three-year old pooch who hasn’t had much socialisation in her early life so can be a little shy when it comes to meeting new people. She will need to live with another dog already in the home as she gains her confidence with another four-legged friend around.

She is looking for a quiet home in a rural area away from lots of notice with an adult only family who are prepared to make a few visits to the centre to build up a relationship. With time and patience her character will start to shine through.

Percy – three-year old Percy is a timid girl who is looking for a forever family that can help her see that the world isn’t so scary. She will need to be the only dog in a adult-only home so she can build up a strong bond with her new owners.

She is a bright girl and has started to trust the canine carers who look after her. Her new owners will need to give her time to settle, but with patience, she will be a lovely companion.

Percy

Whiskey – bright lad Whiskey is two-years old and despite being shy initially, he is full of energy so is looking for a family that can keep up with him. Whiskey enjoys playing with other dogs and must live another dog already in the home as this helps with his confidence. Whiskey loves off-lead exercise and would enjoy an active family who like getting out and about.

As well as lots of exercise, he’d need lots of brain games to keep his Collie mind stimulated so he doesn’t get bored. He’s always up for an adventure and will happily travel in the car to explore new areas.

Angela Wetherall, Dogs Trust Bridgend Rehoming Centre Manager, said: “We have a number of Collie crosses all very excited to find a home to call their own and they would make superb companions for a family of experienced dog owners.

“Sadly, we do see many of these types of dogs coming into us for a variety of reasons and sometimes they are handed in when they become too much for their owners who have not considered the implications of owning a breed that requires a lot of mental and physical stimulation.

“They need regular exercise and mental stimulation, so it is important that we find owners who understand the demands of this breed and are in a position to offer a life-long commitment.”

If you are interested in offering any Dog Trust Bridgend residents a loving home, please call the rehoming centre on 0300 303 0292 or visit www.dogstrust.org.uk.