Say a gentle hello to Swift, a handsome collie boy who is settling in at the centre. Swift is only young but has obviously had a negative start to life. He’s been taking his time to come out of his shell and learn that he can put trust in people, but is coming on amazingly with our staff. He will need time to bond with his new people but all the effort will be worth it to have this boy as a lifelong companion.
We’ve discovered that Swift *loves* the company of other dogs and his mood perks right up when he’s around them! To bring out the best in him, we would love for Swift to go to a home with another confident dog who can show him the ropes – even better if he can have another working breed as a new brother or sister. Ideally his new home will be full of doggy adventures and activities to keep his mind busy and help his find his feet in the big wide world. Collies are such smart dogs and Swift would be a great candidate for a dog-sport or scent-work to build his confidence.
We would be happy to carry out a cat test with Swift at the dogs home. He could potentially live with calm well-behaved older children of ages 16+ who can listen to instruction. He will need a calm and consistent environment to settle with his new family and will not be able to do so with children who cannot respect his space.