Shep^ Status: Available

ID: 24963

Name: Shep^

Breed: Collie

Age: 4 Years

Gender: Male

Adoption Fee: See the adoption details 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.

26-05-19 Shep has sadly been returned.  He originally came to us from a home as his owner moved and could not take him with them.   He has been returned becuase they found he has a problem around traffic and will lung at passing cars and othe means of transport.  Here in the rescue he is well mannered and well behaved but his adopters say he also became possessive over them has lunged at family members.  We will monitor this to see if we see any sign of that kind of behaviour here and will start to work on him with passing vehicles but this is something that his new owners mst be prepared to carry on with and not allow him to become possessive of them. We are looking to home Shep as an only dog and like most collies poor Shep really struggles in kennels and so we are hoping there is an active collie loving home who are prepared to work with him if these issues arise and who will give him the home, love and life he craves.

07-06-19 UPDATE

Shep is truly a wonderful boy who just needs his owners to be consistent regarding training him. He has gotten much better with traffic since being at MT and seems less obsessed with his kennel workers as they change from day to day.  He is a typical collie and in time, with continued training he would be an almost perfect dog. Can you find it in your heart to give Shep his much needed forever home?

11-06-19 UPDATE
Shep is such a good boy, he will love you and will be totally devoted to you as long as you give him the love, training and be his leader. He has lived in a home, so house training him should be easy although he may need reminding. Positive training with a treat to praise him will help speed this up as he loves his treat.
As mentioned before he was returned due to a problem around traffic. He lies down all calm and waits for the vehicle to come. Then as it passes he jumps towards the passing vehicle. Today we practiced this and I asked him to lie down and got him to wait until the car had passed. So keeping him focussed on you with instructions will help ease this problem. Although, this issue will be worse on a busy road, so starting on smaller off roads is advisable.
After working with Shep for a few days I have yet to notice his jumping at others but he does jump up so training him on this will be essential. If Shep could be the dog for you, come and meet him as he is such a lovely boy.

22-06-19 UPDATE

Shep is the opposite to most of our dogs, he loves people more than dogs. He isn't aggressive towards dogs, he just isn't interested in them whilst he just adores the human species.
In previous updates it has been explained that Shep gets worried and lunges at traffic and this is still true. He will listen to a certain extent but will need some consistent positive reinforcement training to stop him doing this. One thing we did notice was that it seemed to be the noise of an engine that upset him more than the movement of the vehicle.
I'm quite confident that Shep is house trained and he walks on the lead beautifully. He is an highly trainable collie who I'm sure would excel in agility and more importantly in being a loyal family member.

01-07-19 UPDATE

Shep is a beautiful boy who loves his fellow humans. He walks to heal when he is asked. Yesterday I took Shep out for a bike ride and he did this perfectly. Shep would prefer to be an only dog but he is fine with other dogs out of his kennel. We are told Shep travels well in the car on the back seat on the harness but we have not tested this ourselves. Shep is a very special place in our hearts here at Many Tears. He is loved by all us staff and has grown to be one of the favourites here. Shep needs an understanding home where his people won't give up on him. He needs a firm owner who isn't afraid to correct him when necessary. If you feel that Shep is the one for you then please apply for him.

08-07-19 UPDATE

Shep enjoyed a run around the field on a long line today. He is such a lovely boy who is going to make someone a wonderful companion as long as they continue with his training and give him all the stimulation he needs. He's a very intelligent collie.

29-07-19 UPDATE

The adoption fee for an adult dog (6 months and over) is £220 and for a puppy is £250, However if the dog has a passport you will be given this when you adopt and we ask for a further £20 to help us buy a passport for another dog. You will find a break down of what the adoption fee covers under our Adoption Procedures (see link below) 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.

In certain circumstances and in particular when it is one of our long term stayers or a dog who is difficult to home we may transport it down the M4 as far as Reading if the adopter is not able to travel for a valid reason. This will only happen on a Sunday and will be part of our Foster Run where we transport dogs to their foster homes. There will be and additional charge of £20 transport fee for this and the adopter must be able to travel to the allocated service station. Please think very carefully before asking for a dog to be transported as if you already have a dog there is no guarantee they will get along with the new dog or vice versa and you will need to be able to hold on to the dog until the following week and meet the van again if you wish to return the dog.

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





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