Rolo is a gorgeous, young boy with a long, soft black and white coat of medium build. He was rescued as a puppy and adopted by a family who didn’t understand the requirements of a Collie. As a result, he was surrendered to our rescue a few months ago because he was a stressed dog and they didn’t have time for him. Rolo needs active outdoorsy owners, living in a rural area, who are experienced dog owners and, ideally, familiar with Collies. Most of all, someone who can commit to giving him all the exercise, training and mental and physical stimulation he requires and especially lots of time, patience and love. He would be fantastic for agility or obedience. No cats and another dog would be favourable for him to play with. Children over 12 yrs we recommend.
His Best Points :
Rolo is a classic Collie: incredibly energetic, super intelligent, very affectionate with people, very playful and obedient.
Foster Report :
Rolo was initially very stressed, and as a result he went for our dogs a couple of times, but after a few weeks he gradually relaxed and now they all get along well. They all eat together without problems. He is sociable when he meets dogs during walks, but if he is stressed he can act up, so he needs time to settle in and proper introductions with other dogs. He chases cats and is interested in birds too. He is pure energy, he doesn’t seem to need to rest! He would love a big garden and other active dogs to run around and play with. He also loves balls and toys. He loves walks and can pull on the lead when excited, but when he relaxes, he doesn’t pull.
With people, he’s a 10 out of 10: very eager to please, very intelligent, a very fast-learner, obedient and loving. He is not shy or wary with people at all, he is very affectionate with everybody. He always rolls on his back to ask for belly rubs! He is well-behaved at home, he is fully house-trained and can be left alone for short periods. The worst he has done is stealing a toilet roll!
Dog Details :
Breed : Collie
Age : 2 years
Height: 90 cm to head, 66 cm withers
Living with dogs : Yes
Living with cats : No
Living with children : Children over 12 yrs
NEEDS to live with another dog Maybe/TBA
Health: No health issues notified
In Spain can travel to the UK once he has a home to go to
Adoption Fee : £495 – to be paid direct to the Spanish rescue to cover excessive EU paperwork and travel costs via UK bank account
NOTE – Homecheck : All our adoptions are subject to successful homechecks. There is now a deposit for all homechecks of £25 which is deducted from the adoption fee.
If the homecheck fails the £25 will be reimbursed.
If people withdraw after the homecheck this is non refundable.
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Can live with children over 12
Needs to live with another dog
Adopting A DogWatch UK Rescue Dog
Before being adopted, dogs will have been vaccinated, wormed and treated for fleas.
If old enough they will have been neutered, if too young the new owners will need to ensure this is done.
All dogs are microchipped
All new owners can apply for 4 weeks Pet Insurance FREE, to be activated from the link on our website
For Rescue Dogs coming from overseas
This adoption fee is a contribution towards the costs of rescuing the dog including
– microchip, pet passport, vaccines, tests for South European diseases, neutering (IF OLD ENOUGH), parasite treatment and transport to the UK.
We can not home dogs from overseas to people who work full time or long hours, unless some sort of doggy day care is offered. They need someone at home a lot of the day, they are not used to being alone for long periods. A dog walker for an hour out of the day is not enough.
Leaving dogs a long time on their own means they are highly likely to develop separation anxiety which is distressing for them and everyone in their new home.
How to adopt a DogWatch UK Rescue Dog
For full details see our Adoption page
To apply to adopt please fill in our adoption application