Coll Status: Available

ID: 27542

Name: Coll

Breed: Cross Breed

Age: 4 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!

 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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