Each year thousands of unwanted dogs end up in rescue centres, many because of their high energy levels. As this is a quality we value in agility, we believe many would make super agility dogs. So if you are looking for another agility dog, think about giving one of these dogs a second chance. We promise to keep a dog on this page for at least six weeks or until we hear that it has been rehomed. Whenever possible we will let you know where the dog has gone via the Happy Endings page. If you have a dog that you think would make a good agility or flyball dog, you can add it to the page direct by using the online entry form here. Dogs must have a photo to be listed. All we ask is that you let us know when the dog has been rehomed as there are many more dogs waiting to be listed.

This is a free service to private individuals who cannot cope with their dogs any more for whatever reason and for rescue organisations. Please note that while this is a free service, rescue organisations may ask for a standard donation to continue their work.

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Breed:
Shih Tzu X
Contact:
Vicki Withers, Walkergate, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Tel:
07586 562357
Date Added:
30 Nov 2017

SUZIE
History:
No history available.
Description:
Suzie is a small Shihtzu terrier cross. She is super friendly and affectionate. Suzie is house trained and is brilliant off lead with a fab recall. She needs an active home where she will get regular walks places where she can be let off lead. Suzie is fine with dogs outside but in her house she is possessive of her human and doesn't like to share. She can be left on her own
Rehoming Criteria:
Suzie needs a house where she is the only dog and no children. We ask for a minimum donation fee of £45 for a rabbit, £75 for a cat/kitten and £150 donation for dog. Older cats and dogs are subject to a smaller donation of £50 for cats aged 10 and over, and £120 for dogs aged 8 and over. This is to help with the costs of medication, neutering, microchipping, flea/worm treatment, the food and any other costs until their 'forever home' is found.
Child friendly:
No
Age:
18 months
Sex:
Bitch
Neutered:
Yes
Vaccinated:
Yes
Micro-chipped:
Yes
Flea/Wormed:
Yes
Cost:
£150
Where dog can be seen:
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne NE6 4RP (map)

Breed:
Cockerpoo
Contact:
Steina Jenkins, 11 Astrop Road, Middleton Cheney, Banbury OX17 2PF (map)
Tel:
07796 227849
Date Added:
28 Nov 2017

MAX
History:
Max is a very bossy youngsters and his current owners can't cope. They have tried very hard but are not winning.
Description:
Max is cream coloured and would probably measure as a Medium dog for agility. He is very quick to learn and has done basic puppy training. He loves playing with toys and would love to have a job like Agility or Flyball. He is obsessed with feathers but with the right training and an owner who knows what they are doing I'm sure this can be addressed. He can be head strong and has guarding issues which will need to be addressed.
Rehoming Criteria:
Max is not easy and needs an experienced handler! He is very intelligent and with the right guidance would made an excellent flyball/agility dog. He currently lives with no younger children or cats so not sure how he would respond to this type of environment. Experienced handlers only. Please contact me if you think you can help
Child friendly:
No
Age:
7 months
Sex:
Dog
Neutered:
Yes
Vaccinated:
Yes
Micro-chipped:
Yes
Flea/Wormed:
Yes
Cost:
Free to the right home
Where dog can be seen:
Mickleton, Stratford upon Avon GL55 6TX (map)

Breed:
Collie
Contact:
Chrissy Hellewell, Plumbs Farm, Hamstead Marshall, Newbury, Berks RG20 0HR (map)
Tel:
01488 658839
Date Added:
24 Nov 2017

SPUD
History:
Spud came into us at Dogs Trust Newbury in May 2017 from Wales. He had been handed into a local pound as his owners couldn't cope with his breed traits.
Description:
Spud is a stunning black & white boy, . He can be a little cautious when meeting new people but comes around quickly and builds strong bonds. Spud knows all his basic commands and will work for food and toys. He has been trialled with some sheep on a local farm and has shown some real promise. Both times the sheep have been in a pen and Spud has herded them from the outside working for Chrissy. He shows fantastic focus and has a natural herding instinct, but you are able to call him away. With the right training, he could be a fantastic working boy. He is a very quick learner and has mastered a lot of the Agility equipment we have here at the centre including jumping through hoops, the weave, the tunnel, standing on a platform and can jump four jumps in a row. He is currently still mastering the see-saw. We use his tennis ball as his reward. He is an incredibly playful boy who loves affection on his terms!
Rehoming Criteria:
Spud is ideally looking for a breed experienced home with owners who are happy to continue his training. He could potentially live with teenagers who have experience of working breeds subject to necessary meets. He would need to have a garden or a safe and secure area to give him off lead time. Spud would need his own quiet area or den to be able to have his own space to settle in. Because of his strong breed trait,s he would struggle to live in a 'pet' home environment which is why we think he would thrive in either a Working or Agility home. If you are interested, please call us before visiting so we can provide you with further information. If we think you might be a suitable match, we can
Child friendly:
No
Age:
2 1/2 years
Sex:
Dog
Neutered:
Yes
Vaccinated:
Yes
Micro-chipped:
Yes
Flea/Wormed:
Yes
Cost:
£130
Where dog can be seen:
Newbury, Berks. RG20 0HR (map)

Breed:
Lurcher (Collie X Greyhound)
Contact:
Sarah Whitmee, 54 Water Lane, York YO30 6PP (map)
Tel:
03000 121 555
Date Added:
17 Nov 2017

RIGBY
History:
Rigby has come to Hounds First due to the ill health of his previous owner. He was much loved in the family home and it was a hard decision for them to part with him. Rigby is foster in Corby, Northamptonshire. His foster mum took him to Parkrun and he was very enthusiastic and pulled hard in harness for the first two miles and liked meeting all the new people at the run.
Description:
Rigby, a stunning Hancock lurcher (greyhound X collie) lad, stands 27 inches to the shoulder. He is like a big puppy, very enthusiastic and energetic and very very bright. He would be brilliant at cani-X, agility or obedience. He is very adaptable and eager to learn. He does have a collie’s sensitivity. Rigby knows a bag of tricks already including sit, stay, down, leave, heel, come, off, go to bed/mat and roll over! Rigby loves children (and cleaning their faces!). He does have some prey drive and likes a chase – given his level of trainability this can be worked on. We would not home him with cats. He has very high levels of energy but as long as he gets enough exercise also a very good sleeper. Rigby is happy being left and sleeps well/ He can be left for several hours. He will get toys out of the toy box and put them on the table to have them thrown / played with. He greets politely and is fairly laid back around other dogs. Not at all aggressive outside the house with dogs or people. Rigby will come back if there are no distractions. He will run over to people playing with balls, wanting to join in. Will come back if you offer a good game!
Rehoming Criteria:
Rigby needs a home where someone can really give him the time and input he deserves. He would be happy living with another dog or in a group. He could be homed with kids of most ages – he is quite bouncy so little ones would need to be robust. He will be sensitive to his owners emotions and moods so needs a stable, calm, loving home. Other admin things:-1. Complete online adoption application form http://houndsfirst.co.uk/adoption-application/ 2. Pre-adoption call at time convenient to you (take 20 mins) 3. Homecheck with all members of the family. Each home is assessed individually and against the needs of the dog. 4. Completion of the ISCP BFF award - a short booklet and 8 questions on dog welfare and body language paid for by Hounds First. 5. Adoption contract - full rescue back up provided by Hounds First. He can only be visited once homecheck is passed and adoption is agreed by Hounds First.
Child friendly:
Yes
Age:
2.5 years
Sex:
Dog
Neutered:
Yes
Vaccinated:
Yes
Micro-chipped:
Yes
Flea/Wormed:
Yes
Cost:
£165.00
Where dog can be seen:
Rigby is foster in Corby, Northamptonshire. NN17 (map)

Breed:
Shepherd X
Contact:
Sharon, Trowbridge Wiltshire
Tel:
07776301928
Date Added:
10 Nov 2017

FREYA
History:
Freya was rescued as a pup and adopted by a family. At the time the family were told she was not very cat friendly but they then decided after having her for 18 months to rehome 5 cats and Freya had to go. Leash of Life have a back up adoption plan so she came back into their care and had to go into Kennels as no foster carer was available at such short notice. She became very depressed and confused until her current foster mum stepped in to help her.
Description:
Freya is 2yrs old and as soon as she arrived back into the rescues care it was very clear she had not been socialist or trained in any way. She has since learned some simple commands and is able to walk to heal on short lead without pulling and is currently working on her recall. She can get very over excited when out as she has not experienced some things and the world is very new to her. She has bags of energy and loves to please she is able to learn very quickly and we think she would make a great agility dog.
Rehoming Criteria:
She will need to be rehomed with an experienced handler who would be able to continue her training. She is currently living happily with other dogs and would suit a calm K9 companion to sure her manners. If housed as only dog she will need someone around a lot as she is currently able to be left for short periods.
Child friendly:
No
Age:
2yrs
Sex:
Bitch
Neutered:
Yes
Vaccinated:
Yes
Micro-chipped:
Yes
Flea/Wormed:
Yes
Cost:
£250
Where dog can be seen:
Freya is currently living in Tadworth Surrey with her foster family KT20 5QD (map)

Breed:
Sprocker
Contact:
Pye Hill, Pylle, Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 6TG (map)
Tel:
01749860350
Date Added:
10 Nov 2017

TEDDY
History:
Teddy came to us for re-homing because, much as he loved his owners and vice versa, he found living with a small child too overwhelming.
Description:
Teddy is a beautiful, loving boy who thrives on human companionship and very much likes to belong. He loves to hang out with you, be a buddy, loves to join in. He is a really good traveller so is an easy boy to chuck in your vehicle and take out and about with you. If it is not the sort of trip that a Teddyfer can join in with he doesn`t mind staying at home for a few hours provided he has had a good walk beforehand. Teddy thrives on being a good boy and loves the team work involved in learning and training. He is a very intelligent and active boy who loves to be busy. He loves to go on a lovely long walk – the muddier the better! – loves to play fetch until his legs fall off! Being such a high energy, intelligent dog, Teddy really needs a job to do and will need an owner who will enjoy doing agility or scent work with him. Much as Teddy loves people, he can be nervous with new people and also with new dogs initially – he can tend to back off or bark if he is feeling unsure. Once he has been introduced and realises that they are a friend he absolutely loves them and you get typical happy Teddy with a big grin! He is not confident with small children and, because he can be a little nervous with new people and situations, we feel that he would be happiest in an adult only home where he can participate in much of life and enjoy all the input and training that he deserves. If you like beautiful bonkers spaniely things and enjoy challenging an intelligent and active dog, as well as cuddles time then Teddy could well be the dog for you!
Rehoming Criteria:
Adult only home who will provide him with all the mental and physical stimulation that he needs. Adopters need to live within a reasonable distance of Happy Landings Animal Shelter.
Child friendly:
No
Age:
18 months
Sex:
Dog
Neutered:
Yes
Vaccinated:
Yes
Micro-chipped:
Yes
Flea/Wormed:
Yes
Cost:
120
Where dog can be seen:
Pylle, Somerset BA4 6TG (map)

Breed:
Working Cocker Spaniel
Contact:
Chloe Bibby, Crediton, Devon EX17 6RX (map)
Tel:
07498 915112
Date Added:
6 Nov 2017

COMBEFLOREY LILAH
History:
Lilah is looking for a new home after issues with the child with the house where she lived.
Description:
While Lilah is not young anymore, she could really enjoy agility, or other activities like scentwork or obedience. She has nice drive and loves to use her head. She has a good nose on her, too. She has learned that the flirt pole is great fun, and fluffy toys are good to play with, but her favourite is the squeaky bunny! Her recall also needs some training however she is coming along very well! She can be a tad nervous inside the house and can be protective over her space and items. She is fine with adults but communicates her feelings very clearly to other dogs and people. She is not dog reactive so if a dog ignores her she will ignore the dog.
Rehoming Criteria:
Lilah could make a nice project dog or pet in a quiet home, and would enjoy dabbling at sports! She needs for an experienced new home preferably with strict management or no kids or dogs. A working home is not a requirement, but training and adequate exercise is.
Child friendly:
No
Age:
5 years
Sex:
Bitch
Neutered:
Yes
Vaccinated:
Yes
Micro-chipped:
Yes
Flea/Wormed:
Yes
Cost:
N/A
Where dog can be seen:
At my home near Crediton. If you are interested please send an email. EX17 6RX (map)

Breed:
Border Collie
Contact:
Charmian Leech, Heaven's Gate Farm, West Henley, Near Langport TA10 9BE (map)
Tel:
01458 252656
Date Added:
2 Nov 2017

DAISY
History:
Daisy is looking for a home as she was 'too much' in a normal home. She needs a working or agility type home. She has recently failed as a working collie.
Description:
Daisy is a medium-sized, black and white Border Collie who is a typical working collie with collie traits and characteristics. She has a very intense chase instinct. She is very active and needs to be kept busy on a physical and mental scale.
Rehoming Criteria:
Adult only home, with no cats. Could possibly live with a mature male dog.
Child friendly:
No
Age:
1 year
Sex:
Bitch
Neutered:
Yes
Vaccinated:
Yes
Micro-chipped:
Yes
Flea/Wormed:
Yes
Cost:
£150.00
Where dog can be seen:
Langport, Soms TA10 9BE (map)

JESSIE
Breed: Border Collie
Organisation:
Happy Ending: Jessie has gone to an agility home. Good result!(26 Oct 2017)
BONNIE
Breed: Labrador/Dalmatian
Organisation:
Happy Ending: Bonnie has moved to her new home with a running family. They say that they might be interested in agility more'
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Bonnie has moved to her new home with a running family. They say that they might be interested in agility for her when she's older.
(25 Oct 2017)
CADI
Breed: Border Collie
Organisation: Private
Happy Ending: Cadi has found her new forever family. I had a hopeful message about four days after her profile went up more'
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Cadi has found her new forever family. I had a hopeful message about four days after her profile went up and, after a few messages and some time chatting on the phone, we agreed to meet up yesterday morning. Sandra and her husband came down to Wales from the Cotswolds with their two oldies to join us for a walk and see how everyone got along. All was fine and they fell in love with our little lady. Cadi took straight to Sandra and her dogs and a marriage made in heaven was forged. Sandra has been running and training agility dogs for almost 30 years and having lost her bitch three years ago and her other two dogs getting on in years, she was ready to look for something to take on, the timing it seems was perfect. Cadi has already settled in well and went to agility class tonight where Sandra teaches, just to meet everyone. All parties it seems couldn't be happier.
(19 Oct 2017)
ELSA
Breed: Collie
Organisation:
Happy Ending: I have just found a lovely home for her in the Yorkshire Dales. It's great to have known it was more'
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I have just found a lovely home for her in the Yorkshire Dales. It's great to have known it was a resource.
(19 Oct 2017)

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