Jay Jay ^


Jay Jay ^ Status: Available

ID: 22919

Name: Jay Jay ^

Breed: Collie

Age: 8 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.

28-08-18 Jay Jay is a 8 year old collie who has come in to us from a home due to a bearevenment in the family. This gorgeous boy  needs an active home as he is so clever and always on the go. He  loves treats and toys but dosent like rasised voices so needs a calm, child free home. Jay Jay walks on a lead and paws you for a fuss. He is understandably quite unsure about what's happening at the moment. He could be an only dog in the right circumstances and  knows how to sit and give left and right paws. This chap is highly intelligent and needs to go to a collie savvy home.

25-09-18 UPDATE

Jay Jay is not doing that well in kennels, as most Collies don't. He loves going out to play and loves to fetch toys, but only going out for a short time 3 times a day is not enough exercise for him. He will need an active home, with people who will work with his talents and maybe do a but of agility for fun for him. He is a lovely lad, and loves attention, and I think he'd excel in a child free home, away from the stress of kennels.

04-10-18 UPDATE

I met Jay Jay for the first time today and was very pleasantly surprised.  What a happy, intelligent lovely boy he is. We went for a walk first to get to know each other some more. Jay did not react nor care about any of the dogs barking at him as we walked by many kennels, he was completely focused on me and reaching his destination which was outisde where he can run, sniff, explore and be even happier.
Jay Jay would sit by my side each time I asked him, anticipating what it was I wanted next, he walked beautifully on the lead and was very well behaved when we would pass other dogs and cars out and about.
Jay Jay LOVED playing ball in the play yard and drops it at your feet, then sits and waits to fetch again.. We came across some long grass and I scattered some treats for him to sniff and find, oh how he loved this! When every last treat was gone he very comically rolled around in the grass from what seemed to be due to pure joy! I think we’re going to be friends now.. but hopefully not for long as I know there’s a perfect person out there for him they just don’t know it yet!

17-10-18 UPDATE

Jay Jay is such a lovely bright boy, he needs to be in an active home to start using his brain again, he is capable of alot of things but being in kennels he can't reach his potential. He would love to go to a family who are out door, active people so he can start doing what he does best and exploring the world outside of kennels. He is very fit and would need a secure garden with a 6ft fence. He can pull while out walking but this will get better with some training, someone with previous experience would suit him best. He has had a big change in his life after coming from a home to us so he is looking for someone who can give him his forever home and show him all the love and attention he needs.

29-10-18 UPDATE

Jay Jay was surrendered from a home due to his owner sadly passing away.  He is looking for a very special home with owners who are very active but has no children or other dogs.  He is very affectionate with people but can be reactive toward others dogs so he needs a home that have had this breed before and understands them.  If you have a place on your sofa for Jay Jay please apply - you won’t be disappointed.

05-11-18 UPDATE
Jay Jay is a typical collie and like most collies he does not do well in kennels. Since arriving Jay Jay  is very confused and has lots of collie traits so is looking for a collie savvy home. For this reason, we are now looking for a home for Jay Jay with people who are experienced with his breed. Jay Jay is NOT a bad dog, its just kennels isn't the place for him. If there is anyone out there who would be able to help then please apply for him. He just needs a second chance

18-12-18 UPDATE

Jay Jay is an energetic and people focused boy.  He is ideal for things like agility and as you can see from his video he is very smart and already knows lots of tricks and really loves to please his person. All he wants for Christmas is his own family where he can live the rest of his life being loved. Can you make Jay Jay's Christmas wish come true? He is very energetic and an extremely handsome boy.

I have been voluntarily walking dogs at Many Tears Rescue for almost a year. During this time I have been so very fortunate to meet a wonderful boy called Jay Jay . We have been walking together for the past 5 months. Being a collie he loves his long walks and I travel 42 miles round trip three times a week to spend time with him. We walk 5 miles three times a week together which we both love.
During the 5 months I have noticed a lot of positive progress. When I first started walking Jay Jay he used to pull on the lead but very soon was happy to walk at my pace. He quite happily passes other dogs some of whom may be barking at him and he has never reacted to them he is more interested in sniffing the grass and paying attention to the surroundings. We once walked past a pig who was on the roadside after escaping from a local farm and Jay Jay did not bat an eyelid I think it was me who was the nervous one. However, Jay Jay is still nervous of moving vehicles and whereas before would try to pull away he is a lot more calmer. He now lies down on the grass and I fuss him until the vehicle has passed and then he cheekily sits up gives me his paw in anticipation of the piece of chicken I always give him.
When I arrive to walk him he comes out with his tail wagging and runs to greet me. Jay Jay is a handsome, intelligent and loyal boy. Jay Jay and I have become soulmates and I miss him when I don't see him . You are probably asking why I haven't adopted him myself, the answer is that I work 12hr shifts so I am unable to. If I was in a position to adopt a dog you would not be reading this as Jay Jay would be happily at home with me living the life he so deserves.
Please consider adopting this wonderful boy. He would be a faithful friend for life and you would never look back. I have many tears while I am writing this as I would miss this special boy but I so want him to have a forever home.
Today Jay Jay was instantly delighted to see me and walked very happily with me. I did ask if he wanted to go near the river and got a "do I look stupid? No Thank You!" glance .
Afterwards we played a bit with his ball in the kennel. Having read his full CV I tried a few things and asked him to tap my hand with his paw before I threw the ball again - just to make it more fun and he did enjoy himself.
He understands human, so I was able to just prattle away and he responded appropriately. For example, when he placed the ball too far for me to reach, I could just tell him and he would pick it up and bring it closer.
I forgot to take a photo outside, here is one in the kennel. He might not be the most handsome dog in the world, but when he looks happy he WILL make you smile with him:


16-02-19 UPDATE

We are fast approaching half a year since Jay Jay's arrival and with his mind being occupied with as much stimulation as we can give him, he has settled considerably. Despite having very minor, stress related issues at the beginning of his stay he has developed into the most magnificent dog and a very, very good friend to many of the staff at the rescue. Jay Jay has this unique quality, being that he can seemingly understand what you want of him and what you're doing next without you even saying a word, his focus on his humans and the connection he makes with them is truly wonderful. He still remains relatively stressed in kennels, however as any Collie owner would know, a dog like Jay Jay who needs such a vast amount of stimulation and a kennel aren't a great match, but we do our utmost to ensure he is at his happiest. When it's quiet here, relatively calm and he's been well exercised, his affectionate side comes out, he loves nothing more than a good bum scratch and having snuggles and belly rubs in his lovely soft bed and for a brief moment, he is at complete ease, occasionally going for a quick snooze in the back of his kennel in the afternoon.

.....Play time is Jay Jay's absolute favourite time of day and it's where he really starts to showcase what he's all about, with a ball in hand, Jay Jay is able to forget absolutely any of his stresses, the barking of other dogs, the cats and the many other distractions no longer exist, it's just you, him and the ball. He could play for hours, he is extremely obedient and is proficient with his commands. Going out walking is another of Jay Jay's favourite things to do, we are fortunate enough to have a lovely volunteer who comes often and walks him for two hours at a time, which you'd think would tire him out but the second he gets back in his kennel, he picks up his ball and just stares at you with his signature 'play time' look. When out and about exploring, he is generally non-reactive with other passing dogs, he has been walking with other groups of dogs here and he has been flawless, however every so often we will pass a male who may react towards him, in this situation he may react back but with gentle correction and his excellent listening ability, this is a very minor thing to overcome. Jay Jay walks passed cats frequently here on the way from and back to his kennel, while he doesn't even give them a second look if they are still, he will attempt to pull and chase if his attention is drawn to a moving cat, we are unsure what his intention is when he does this but for this reason we would not home him with cats.
.....All of the staff here have have so much compassion and seeing a dog like Jay Jay, who has an incredible amount of potential, stuck in kennels without much interest, is heartbreaking. He would adore a quiet home where he doesn't have to worry over all of the noises and distractions that come with this kennel environment. We eagerly await the day we meet his lucky new owners and we are desperate for him to find his new, perfect forever home where he can have all the play time, balls and squeaky toys in the world, he deserves it so very much.

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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