Solo Status: Available

ID: 29858

Name: Solo

Breed: Collie Cross

Age: 3 Years

Gender: Male

Adoption Fee: See below

Location: In Foster in
Llanfynydd, Carmarthen

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.

20-03-21 This super handsome fellow is Solo! He has come from a breeder to find a loving home. Solo is quite frightened at the moment and really doesnt know what to expect here at the rescue. He gets on well with other dogs of a similar size to him and will need a large size dog in his new home to help show him the ropes as he has never lived inside before. Solo is a smart and active fellow who is going to need a home where he will get plenty of exercise and mental stimulation to get the very best of him. He is too worried to home around children at the moment and will need a patient person who is experienced with nervous dogs to be able to commit their time and dedication into helping this worried boy. In time we know he will find his zing and his wings... and will fly! 

22-04-21 UPDATE

A gorgeous boy, Solo's made great progress since first coming to the rescue. The first time I met him a few weeks ago he was very nervous and wouldn't come near me, but will now cautiously approach me and allow me to put the lead on him without any fuss. He still has a long way to go but the progress he's made in such little time is very promising.
He's still a bit unsure about people, particularly those he doesn't see too often. He's also reactive towards other dogs, especially those that pass his kennel, he is however currently kennelled with a larger greyhound and could fit in nicely with a well-tempered dog of a similar size. Since he still has a bit to learn and isn't completely comfortable around people it would be best if he was homed with a resident dog. He's a bit of a project but will be worth it.

19-05-21 UPDATE
Solo is just lovely. I have only met him a few times, he is generally quite anxious, but he is fine with people he knows. He is currently feeling sorry for himself as he's hurt his paw, but he'll be back to his happy self in no time.
His new owners would need to build his trust and bond with patience, but once he knows you are his humans I'm sure he will flourish!

07-06-21 UPDATE
Solo is a very sweet dog. In the time he has been in the rescue his confidence has grown and he is more inquisitive than when he arrived. Solo will walk on a lead for someone he has formed a bond with, but is more scared to walk with someone he doesn't know very well. Through the day today I have been in and tried to spend some time with Solo and he has been approaching me and has accepted some fuss too. Solo would need an experienced home with another dog to show him home life.

25-06-21 UPDATE

Solo is such a nervous soul but once he knows you he is happy to see you. He loves to play in his kennel to pass the time, especially with his food and water bowls!! He is such a funny character, and he walks lovely on the lead when he trusts you. At the moment he is kenneled with an Airedale and enjoys her company. I'm sure Solo would thrive once he has the security of his own home and humans.

28-06-21 UPDATE

Solo is still a very nervous chap, but when he builds a bond with you he does come out of his shell. When I come to see him now I get the pleasure of him running towards me with his whole body wagging, it makes me smile every time. Solo needs a resident dog and people that are experienced with scared, high energy dogs. He will need lots of mental stimulation in his new home.

05-08-21 UPDATE

Solo is breaking my heart. To be as terrified as he was when he first came in, I can not bare to think of what he has been through.
I have worked with him consistently since he arrived at MT and I think he considers me his person, I get the sweetest greeting when I go in to his kennel. But when someone he doesn't know is there, he tenses up and shuts down. It destroys me to see it.
What I wouldn't give to be able to take him home and heal every single one of his psychological scars.
Solo is a flight risk, he may always be, so VERY secure fencing is a must. He also needs a resident dog and no children in his new home.
He deserves the absolute world.

11-08-21 UPDATE 

Solo is still waiting. He will be very nervous with his new people at first, but once he realises you're his person and he's not going anywhere I'm sure he will be so loyal and so happy to have his own human. Every day I'm hoping the right home will pop in an application and we can wave his sensitive soul goodbye with all of the excitement and love as he goes off to his new life. He will thrive if given the opportunity.

I first met Solo a few weeks after he came to the rescue. He was such a scared and nervous dog, it was a very short introduction. It is sad that, despite making progress, he is still here and one of the the Many Tears Forgotten Souls. I spoke to the kennel staff on Monday and, as an experienced collie owner who has rescued a few dogs with similar dispositions to Solo, I asked if I could spend some time with him and thought it may help him to meet someone new.
Solo is a project for an experienced dog owner who will have to be prepared to put in the effort to his rehabilitation and training but I took away many positives during the few hours I spent with him this week. I was armed, with a large tub of chicken, in preparation for our introduction, and noticed straight away, he loves his food and was soon eating chicken out of my hand. This progressed to me being able to stroke him and get fairly close. I sat on the bench outside Many Tears and we watched the world go by together, with chicken eating intervals in between.
Cars passed us, as did a tractor and two cars parked up outside the rescue. Solo was not totally comfortable with the noise, especially a motorbike, but he stayed close to me and, at no point, did he try and wriggle out of his lead and bolt. They were short periods of nerves and fear which he soon recovered from. There were also people going in and out of the gate next to us and he coped with that very well.
I started chatting to some of the visitors and again, he was comfortable with that. One lady sat next to me and gave him some chicken which he took from her. Much to my delight, he then stood up and indicated he would be open to going for a little walk. He would not go far from the centre but for Solo to walk at all with a total stranger was brilliant. I felt very proud of him, especially when I looked down and saw his tail was no longer between his legs and he looked happy. We also went inside the rescue and I sat on a bench there with him by my side and he watched the hustle and bustle of kennel life go by.  I also sat on the floor with him and he allowed me to put my arm around his neck and have a little cuddle.
Solo is such a lovely dog who would be so loyal and loving if he could only find his person in life. The staff there have worked so hard with him and I can see he has built a strong bond with them. I will keep seeing him and try and build up to longer walks and introducing him to new people and noises in the hope he won't find the outside world so scary. What I would really like for him though is for someone to take him home with them and give him all the kindness, love and patience he deserves. He will be a loyal, loving and rewarding companion.  

30-10-21 UPDATE

Solo has been in foster with me for nearly two months now and really enjoys being here. He is mostly clean in the house, he enjoys his walks and especially loves the beach. Solo is a flight risk, he may always be and any loud noises may cause him to bolt, this is one of the reasons he is looking for a very special, experienced home.
Solo is very sweet when he knows you and looks to me as his person, he isn't keen on new people and does take a while to warm to them. He will need a very special resident dog/s in his new home as he can be a bit naughty when he is excited or wound up by something (I.e. doorbell etc) and will nip the other dogs. I manage it here and we are currently correcting him each time he does it, but it may be something he always does.
He can also be selective in what dogs he likes, but overall he does enjoy his dog friends company. He loves a few of my dogs in particular and he plays with them alot, he can be quite rough so this is something that his new dog friends will have to be okay with. Solo really does need an incredibly special home that will always keep him safe and happy, he's been through a lot in his short life and deserves his happy ever after. But until the right home comes along, he is happy enjoying his life in the countryside here.

10-01-22 UPDATE

Solo (known as Newt here in foster) has been with me for a while now and is well and truly settled in to home life. We still have to manage his behaviours, but he is learning to relax a bit. He is still a major flight risk and is still incredibly destructive (he is never left at all), so these are things that his new people will have to be prepared for.
However, he is very loving when he trusts you and it warms my heart when I see him cuddled up with my other dogs on my bed, he really has had a terrible start in life and being able to see him enjoying normal dog things, like beds and toys, it makes my heart full.
I am happy to talk to anyone in depth about his "quirks" but whomever adopts him must be fully committed to seeing anything he throws at you through. He deserves that.

04-04-22 UPDATE
Solo just wanted to pop in and say hello. He is still in foster and learning new skills, like how to carry toys around. Solo requires an incredibly special home still and although he has come a long way here, I don't think he'll carry that into his new home entirely. So his new people must be prepared to go through all the initial teething problems, Inc his ongoing destructive habits.  He is a boy who has been through so much and really does deserve the best.

25-05-22 UPDATE
Solo, who is called Newt in foster, had his first ever bath today, as he decided to cake himself in fox poo, apparently a little bit just wasn't enough.
He didn't like it but he trusts me enough now to know I wouldn't harm him, so I was very proud of how he coped. He is very fluffy now though.  

PLEASE NOTE: We nearly always home dogs who have come from breeders where there is ALREADY A RESIDENT DOG living in the house. They have usually never lived in a house before and are only used to canine company. They usually get their confidence and learn faster with another dog to copy from. This also helps with house training and learning how to walk on a lead. They will make lovely pets but do need a lot of love, time and patience. If the ex breeding dog you are interested in can be an only dog it will say so in its write up. Please read our information on ADOPTING EX-BREEDING DOGS before you apply.

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