Clint is a 4 year old Collie cross. He has now been waiting since May 2015 to find his new home and as he isn't particularly keen on the kennel environment, he is desperate to find a home of his own.
He came into Hope Rescue as a stray so we don't know much about his past history. Clint is an anxious young dog who, before coming to us, clearly hadn't had much positive input in the way of socialising and training. He was in foster for a while and his foster carer made a real difference to him - he loves to learn, is bright and is extremely affectionate.
Clint struggles with busy environments where there are lots of people, noises and traffic. He is active and needs plenty of exercise but he does find busy walks stressful. If he is faced with lots of stimuli such as cyclists, vehicles, unknown dogs and strangers he does tend to get himself very wound up and anxious. We would love to find Clint a home which is in a quiet area where his owners can give him enjoyable walks. Someone with their own field or small piece of land where he could have a stress-free run around would be Clint's dream.
He loves other dogs and enjoys playing with some of the dogs here at the centre, although he can struggle with his introductions when he is already anxious and stressed. We believe he could live with a well-adjusted dog that would give him confidence, but he isn't a fan of cats. Clint would be happy living with teenager and adults.
Clint is housetrained and fine to be left for a few hours. He would love to live with someone who has some experience of training dogs using positive reinforcement who would like the rewarding challenge of helping Clint to overcome his fears. He is a very special dog and although his rehoming requirements are quite specific, when he finds the right home he will bring his new owners lots of happiness and affection on tap.
Whenever dogs comes into our care they are assessed before they are adopted. This is because the majority of our dogs come from Local Authority pounds and with little or no previous history. This initial assessment period allows us to assess temperament, personality and the best match for a new home. We do not work on a first come first served basis but always strive to find the ideal home for each dog.
All Hope Rescue dogs are neutered, vaccinated, wormed, flea treated and microchipped prior to adoption. A homecheck is required, and you will need to come along to the centre to meet the dog with your own dog(s) and family. Our adoption fee is £200.