Sam

Updated October 10, 2021 Categories: DAWGDOGS NEEDING A HOME !!, dogs.

Sam needs a home !!

progress update: 10/10/2021

It was D Day on Sunday when Sarah and I managed to get both a collar and harness on Sam. He had a couple of days getting used to the feel of it and today went out for his first walk. After a few minutes of chewing at the leads, he quickly found the dog news on the verges and lamp posts of far more interest. Did not react to the cars, a jogger or people walking past. We walked to the Rec and friendly and interested in all the dogs he met. Soon he was pulling on ahead in his excitement at all the new smells . No reaction at all as we walked past the men working on improvements at the Rec or the digger dragging it’s bucket across the pathway. I stood near the main road to see how well he would just wait and for 10 mins he waited patiently. We met a lady and her Chihuahua who greeted calmly . He was a little weary of the lady holding out her hand with a treat but previously to that he gently touched her hand with his nose.

So pleased with him. In the weeks he has been here he has grown in confidence with new people and just loves the dogs that have come and gone to new homes.

So, you have never had a dog, live in a flat with no garden and think it a good idea to have one. Which dog would be the most suitable ?? Oh, of course a very young working Collie from a Welsh farmer !!!
This is how Sam came to live in our area with a couple who then put him in a garage with no windows when they found him too much too handle…….. No wonder he was too much for them having come from a farm where more likely tethered as no interest in herding. Then finding himself in a town with noise, traffic, inside a house with a TV blaring etc etc and terrified of a being on a lead.

Luckily for Sam he was handed over and is now with me. After two days he would let me stroke him but not take the lead off, which he had on for a week, until unclipped from his collar. I still can’t put another lead on him but that will come in time. He is a lovely dog who just needs time and a Collie experienced home. He and Heidi got on straight away and Sam was so pleased to have dog company. She chewed his collar during their rough, young dog play and today I will try to get both a collar and lead on him. I understand why he doesn’t like the feel of it knowing that like other dogs in the past who were tied up or treated roughly he is frightened. He will come on in time and be a confident dog who likes walks . He is very loving and pleased to see the people he has become used to. It only takes a couple of days and he is jumping up to say “Hello “

If you may be able to offer a home

please call Helen on 01202 380467

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so please be patient if you don’t get an answer straight away:

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We usually only rehome within approx. 50 miles of the Bournemouth / Poole area
so that we can ensure the continued well-being of the dogs in our care.
We will only rehome further afield if the homes are exceptional.
We are NOT looking for just ANY home that is offered.
All potential homes will be assessed to try and ensure the best possible home
to cater for the differing needs of each individual dog that we rescue