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:
Border Collie
Contact:
Brian Davison, Dovecotewells, D And G Canine Rescue Centre, Glencaple, Dumfries & Galloway DG1 4RH (map)
Tel:
01387 770210
Date Added:
22 Jan 2019

PEGGY
History:
Peggy was born on site at the Rescue Centre 16 months ago. She was adopted, but unfortunately this did not work out. Peggy’s owners stated that she had inexplicably snapped on a couple of occasions, so she was brought into the centre to be assessed by our external behaviourist. Peggy’s owners made the difficult yet sensible decision to re-home her.
Description:
Peggy is a typical working stock type collie who is highly driven but has a slightly nervous temperament. She is very active and needs to be kept busy mentally and physically in order to prevent frustration. Activities such as agility or fly-ball would most likely be perfect for her in order to keep her frustration levels down. This gorgeous girl requires clear, consistent boundaries with positive reinforcement. Peggy likes her space and is looking for an owner who can recognise when she feels uncomfortable with close contact. Although Peggy can display a little on lead frustration towards some new dogs, she mixes well with most dogs. She has not yet shared her home with other dogs though. Peggy will herd sheep and hens and chases cats and squirrels. Peggy is house trained and her recall is fairly good but this will need continued training as she is easily distracted by movement. Like most working type collies, Peggy has a high chase instinct and will chase moving cars. This is improving, but she requires an owner who can continue her training. Peggy can get bored easily when left alone and has chewed beds when her owners have been out. Peggy is a lovely girl and can be very affectionate but she will display warning signs when she is not comfortable with close interaction.
Rehoming Criteria:
We are looking for an owner who understands the needs of working type collies and is able to provide Peggy with clear, consistent training and socialising using reward based techniques. She is not to be re-homed with children. Peggy requires an active home, with someone who can provide her with the mental and physical stimulation she requires. Her new adopters must understand that she can only tolerate a certain amount of close contact and they need to be able to recognise her body language when she is not comfortable and give her the space she requires
Child friendly:
No
Cat friendly:
No
Age:
1 year 4 months
Sex:
Bitch
Neutered:
No
Vaccinated:
Yes
Micro-chipped:
Yes
Flea/Wormed:
Yes
Cost:
£110 Adoption Fee
Where dog can be seen:
Glencaple, Dumfries & Galloway DG1 4RH (map)

Breed:
Border Collie
Contact:
Kim Davies, Court Colman, Pen yr Fai, Bridgend, South Wales CF31 4NG (map)
Tel:
01656 728929
Date Added:
7 Jan 2019

PICKLES
History:
Pickles has ended up in kennels due to no fault of his own and is struggling.
Description:
Pickles is a gorgeous boy. He is active, bright and full of beans and is looking for a job. He has bounds of energy and need this energy channeled into an activity. He loves people and cuddles but he can be vocal to dogs on lead but does recover with distraction work. He mixes with dogs but can be worried by bigger dogs, and it does take him a few meets to gain his confidence.
Rehoming Criteria:
Pickles needs an experienced collie home with children age 13+ . It would benefit Pickles if he was to live with another dog in the home and new owners will need to continue his training when mixing with other dogs. He will make a great companion for a family who can put in the work to help Pickles overcome his worries and noise anxieties. A temporary foster may be an option .
Child friendly:
No
Cat friendly:
No
Age:
1 year
Sex:
Dog
Neutered:
Yes
Vaccinated:
Yes
Micro-chipped:
Yes
Flea/Wormed:
Yes
Cost:
£130
Where dog can be seen:
Bridgend, South Wales CF31 4NG (map)

Breed:
Crossbreed (exact cross unknown)
Contact:
Hannah Critchlow, Stray Aid Rescue Centre, Cornforth Lane, Coxhoe, Co. Durham DH6 4EL (map)
Tel:
07713 858632
Date Added:
17 Dec 2018

CHLOE
History:
Chloe arrived as a stray with no microchip and nobody ever claimed her. She's been in kennels now since the 27th July.
Description:
Chloe, a medium-sized Staffie x Husky x Akita crossbreed, is a beautiful light brindle little dog. She has an amazing jump on her and she is extremely eager to learn and please her humans. We believe that she would thrive in any sport.
Rehoming Criteria:
Adoption fee and interview required.
Child friendly:
No
Cat friendly:
No
Age:
10 Months
Sex:
Bitch
Neutered:
Yes
Vaccinated:
Yes
Micro-chipped:
Yes
Flea/Wormed:
Yes
Cost:
£80
Where dog can be seen:
Coxhoe, Co. Durham DH6 4EL (map)

Breed:
Belgian Shepherd (Malinois)
Contact:
Alison Grimes, Meadow Brook Farm, Cole Street Lane, Gillingham, Dorset SP8 5JQ (map)
Tel:
07889 709705
Date Added:
16 Dec 2018

MERRY
History:
Merry was kept in a garage on a one metre long chain for his early life. Then at 10 months. he was dumped in one of the French pounds, where he was due to be pts. One of the workers recognised what a lovely dog he was and begged my friend to take him to her Refuge, where he has been for the last year.
Description:
Merry is a beautiful boy with not a nasty bone in his body. He is, however, typical of his breed - full of energy and desperate to work. I was fortunate to be able to spend some time with him last week and he is amazing. I took him into a class situation for the first time, and although he had only just met me, when there was something he wasn't sure of he turned and gave me a kiss! After class I put him in a cage in a van and, although never in that situation before, he settled quite happily and didn't get stressed. He has escaped death row twice now, please please help me find this beautiful boy his forever home.
Rehoming Criteria:
Merry must go to an experienced home with knowledge of the breed. I do believe he would chase cats or small dogs until he is taught that this is not acceptable. There has been a lot of work at the Refuge to get him to this stage but there is still a lot to be done! Whilst I think he would be good with older children I don't think it would be fair to put him in a home with small children. He can be brought to the UK early in January and can be seen in the Dorset or Sussex area.
Child friendly:
No
Cat friendly:
No
Age:
2 years
Sex:
Dog
Neutered:
Yes
Vaccinated:
Yes
Micro-chipped:
Yes
Flea/Wormed:
Yes
Cost:
Donation to the Refuge Charity
Where dog can be seen:
Dorset or Sussex areas SP8 5JQ (map)

BIZZY
Breed: Manchester Terrier Cross
Organisation: The Little Dog Rescue
Happy Ending: Bizzy has gone to a new home.(16 Jan 2019)
ARTHUR
Breed: Border collie
Organisation: Dumfries & Galloway Canine Rescue
Happy Ending: Arthur has been rehomed. It is not an agility home but in a lovely rural setting with three other more'
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Arthur has been rehomed. It is not an agility home but in a lovely rural setting with three other collies, one near his own age as a buddy.
(13 Jan 2019)
ESTER (FORMERLY FLEUR)
Breed: Labradoodle
Organisation: My 2nd Home
Happy Ending: Ester has found a new home.(10 Dec 2018)
BEAR
Breed: Border Collie
Organisation:
Happy Ending: he went to his new home. And yes, he did go to an agility home.(29 Nov 2018)
EDDIE
Breed: Parsons Terrier
Organisation: Hampshire Hounds Dog Rescue
Happy Ending: Eddie has been rehomed with an active, recently retired couple who are keen to train him further although not necessarily more'
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Eddie has been rehomed with an active, recently retired couple who are keen to train him further although not necessarily agility.
(29 Nov 2018)
FAUN
Breed: Welsh Sheepdog
Organisation: Many Tears Animal Rescue
Happy Ending: Faun has been adopted to a dog trainer who has adopted before from us.(29 Nov 2018)
TASSO
Breed: Border Collie
Organisation:
Happy Ending: Tasso went to the GB border Collie Rescue and they've just rehomed him.(29 Nov 2018)

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