Coll Status: Available

ID: 27542

Name: Coll

Breed: Cross Breed

Age: 5 Years

Gender: Male

Adoption Fee: See below

Location: At Many Tears in
Llanelli, Carmarthenshire

If you are interested in adopting a dog that does not say it can be homed with a cat and wish us to cat test please let us know and we will be happy to do this.

16-5-20 Coll has been returned from a home after an incident in his new home. We are told Coll was on a lead in his drive, when a neighbour came over to stroke him. A cyclist went past and surprised him and Coll panicked and snapped at the man causing a tear in his trousers. 
Coll was orignally rescued from a life on the streets overseas. He was a terrible mess and he had given up when he was found, he was starving, covered in open wounds and dying. He has come a very long way since then and had started to play, enjoy life and was learning to love. 
He can walk well on a lead and really enjoys his exercise, but he will need a quiet and secluded area to be walked in as he doesn't cope well with meeting other dogs on walks. He needs a very sensible, experienced home with someone who is prepared to work with him. He could possibly be rehomed with one other dog or as an only dog.
Coll knows how to sit, stay, was housetrained  and is a genuinely lovely boy. He is food focussed so great fun to train using treats. 
Coll needs guidance, support and and an adult home

23-05-20 UPDATE

26-05-20 UPDATE

Coll has had a very hard start in life and when he was in Antigua, he was a street dog and as a result is finding it hard to read other dogs and not fight, so walking on a lead past other dogs has been a challenge for him. These videos show how we are working with him to get him more used to it. Although we are working hard with him, if you were the type of person who wanted to meet up with lots of dogs or friends with dogs on your walks, Coll would not be able to cope with that. Coll is such a sweet dog, who is wonderful in a home and really deserves to find his happy ever after.e Cats, black dogs aren't considered lucky and our black dogs tend to get overlooked. But we think you'd be very lucky to call one of these incredible dogs your new family member. Aren't Coll and Paris just lovely?

30-05-20 UPDATE

01-06-20 UPDATE

Coll has had his early morning run and is now sleeping, dreaming of the home that never comes.

02-06-20 UPDATE

Coll has had another morning run alongside the bike and now we continue to work on socialising him with other dogs. We do think he would do well homed with a large female dog as long as they were the right match and she was calm and non reactive but he could also be an only dog. He is a really special dog and really deserves a chance. Coll will need a cat free home.

20-06-20 UPDATE

Coll just loves people. Here he is sitting in my vehicle waiting patiently to share my sandwiches and trying my baseball cap for size. One handsome 'goofball.'  

21-06-20 UPDATE

Today Sylvia has been doing some more training with Coll. He loves treats so much that it makes training very easy and he's a very clever boy too!

22-06-20 UPDATE
This was when I was trying to catch Colin. Now all these months later he is still awaiting a very very special home. His life on the streets was extreme. His fear of other dogs comes out in aggression towards them. He is learning to trust in me and my handling of him, however he is not trustworthy to meet dogs in the park or off the lead etc This means anyone adopting him could not walk with fellow dog owners with their dogs free and the adoptee would need to understand he is a project. So you like us wonder who will manage this brave (loving to me and those he knows )dog We won’t give up on him as some place there is the right home for him. If you think it’s you please watch his videos and think long and hard as no one wants to let him down ever

01-07-20 UPDATE
Coll is reavailable again because his meet and greet did not go well, he simply would not meet nicely the person who had kindly offered to adopt him. We are so sad that it has not worked out. If you feel you could make a breakthrough with him please get in touch.

22-07-20 UPDATE

Coll is an amazing dog, he is friendly, funny, intelligent and is an amazing companion. BUT, Coll doesn't like other dogs and struggles with meeting new people. Coll has not been exposed to the public during the restrictions of covid 19, this has had a negative impact on his socialization, we are working on this. He is wonderful with all the kennel staff who he is a firm favourite with.
Today we walked to the stream, Coll is getting braver, he had a paddle in the water. On return to the rescue he inspected the building work ensuring that all was going to plan, sat in the tractor cab awaiting Bill's return and oversaw that Sylvia was planting a shrub to the right depth.Sylvia then fitted Coll with a new collar.
Although we try our best to keep Coll entertained, the restrictions of kennel life are boring and no place for a dog long term. There is a home out there for our precious boy, we just need to find it.
11-08-20 UPDATE

Now you've seen the good, the bad and the ugly.
Coll has waited a long time, but the special person he needs hasn't met him yet.
He needs time, patience and consistency.
If you can help the good side of Coll, in time it will far outweigh the bad.
If you can give him a chance, please contact us.
22-08-20 UPDATE

30-08-20 UPDATE
Today Coll has been down  to the barn for a play session - and he loved it!
13-10-20 UPDATE

Today we did some training with Coll on the lead, walking near other dogs and he did very well.

16-10-2020 UPDATE

Today Coll went in the field with Morrow and it all went really well.
03-11-20 UPDATE

I will start my update by saying how amazing this little dog is. Everyone around here absolutely adores him. He is 100% one of the favourites to all the staff. I know how much of a handful Coll can be, but to whoever finds it in their heart to adopt Coll.. he is worth all the work needed. If any of us are having a bad day, we tend to go and see Coll as he's enough to cheer anyone up. When you go into Colls kennel he jumps around his kennel like a puppy, he gets so excited the moment anyone he loves goes in to give him a fuss.
Coll gets very excited when he see's his lead or when he see's there is a treat on offer, he never fails to make us laugh. We still have no idea why we haven't had any interest in this boy yet. Coll being with us is coming up to a year, that's the longest I've ever known a dog stay in 10 years.
I wouldn't say Coll is unhappy here, he gets buckets of love and attention and goes for many walks with us including going to Mcdonalds with the staff, going for bike rides and nice walks down our lanes. We are all still adamant his family is out there somewhere waiting for him. Please if you're applying for Coll then make sure you have a real long think about it and read his write ups carefully.
05-01-21 UPDATE

Coll had a little trip to see the horses today, I must say he was amazing! He has been here for such a long time but still has a happy go lucky personality and all the staff love him. Fingers crossed this is Coll's year to find his special person!

10-01-21 UPDATE
12-01-21 UPDATE

So today we decided we wanted to try something new with Coll, and that was to see what he was like in a car! He was very eager from the get go but did need a hand getting in. Once he was in the car he got very excited and seemed very pleased with himself - he wasn’t nervous or unsettled at all. Once he was secured in the seatbelt harness, I started to drive off. He was still absolutely fine and also very interested in the world outside the window he could see out of. I decided to put one of the windows down a tiny bit to see what he would do, and he loved it!! He lifted his head really high and his nose was going like there was no tomorrow .. he must have been really enjoying the smells bless him. We drove past a few dog walkers and he was so good. I was expecting him to react, but he was an angel!! When we got back to the car park, I gave him a few gravy bones and told him he was a good boy, securely got him out of the car and then walked back to the rescue. He was SUCH a good boy and I’m very proud of him!


 If your application is successful you will be home checked and you, all members of your family and any dog(s) who will be living with the dog MUST come to meet the dog you want to adopt. All our dogs are micro-chipped, have had at least their first inoculation* and are spayed/neutered unless there is a medical reason for not doing so. You must have a safe means of transporting the dog home in a crate or if this is not possible please discuss with Many Tears or the Fosterer when your application is being processed.

* Many Tears uses Vanguard to vaccinate their dogs.  However, this can sometimes be difficult to source at local vets so if you are adopting a dog or puppy that has only had one vaccination please be aware your vets may require you to start the course from the beginning.

Please read our adoption procedures before applying and then complete the adoption form.





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