Update on Alfie who is a 4 year old Border Collie. Still not sure what the true situation was with this lovely boy but a 2 year old got a bite on the nose and scratches down his neck. My assessment is that he can be a bit nervous of men till he get to know them (like a lot of dogs) and he barks at other dogs but I have seen no aggression at all. Collies are working dogs so he needs a home where he can have plenty of stimulation and walks. They get bored very quickly if shut away for long periods so he will not go to anyone who works long hours and to be on the safe side no very young children. If you are interested in giving this lovely boy a loving home.
All of the dogs that come through our doors go through a period of assessment and medical treatment as required, this will enable us to discuss with you the current needs of the dog.
By default the dog will be:
- Assessed by our Vet
- Wormed, treated for flees.
- (where necessary) on appropriate medication.
For guidance only:
We advise you spend time with the dog. Please be aware that it's personality will change over time as they/you interact.
You will be asked to complete a pre adoption/home check form.
When we have received this we will make contact with you and arrange a home visit, where we will verify your home check paperwork.
You will then be asked to complete the adoption paper work and you will need to sign the declaration to say that you accept the terms and conditions.
If at any stage in the adoption process, we feel that the situation is not right for our dog, you may be turned down. We don't have regimented rules on what homes are suitable.
If you decide to adopt one of our dogs we ask for an adoption fee of £175 - £200 (to cover some of our costs), this depends on the age and breed of the dog.
Sometimes we have older dogs looking for homes which we lovingly call our ‘doggy pensioners’ and for these dogs we ask for a reasonable donation. Older dogs make wonderful pets.