Floss Status: Available

ID: 25510

Name: Floss

Breed: Collie

Age: 6 Years

Gender: Female

Adoption Fee: See 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.

09-09-20 Floss is a gorgeous female Collie who originally came to us from a breeder and has been returned after a short adoption. Floss is a beautiful girl who is super sweet and gentle with people but can be very reactive with other dogs. Floss will be looking for an experienced, adult only home as an only dog with someone who is willing to put in the time and effort with training her to meet other dogs more positively. Floss is a quiet girl in kennels and can be quite shy when she first meets you, but she soon comes out of her shell and enjoys a tummy tickle. In the right home, with someone who is around most of the time and willing to work through her issues, Floss will be an absolutely amazing girl and a wonderful companion. She needs a cat free home that is rural as she does struggle to walk past other dogs.

09-09-20 UPDATE

Floss has come to us having been adopted from us in the past. With us she was a shut down scared girl who shared the kennel with other dogs, once adopted her confidence grew and she started to dislike dogs she did not know and wanted to fight. She has come back to us very reactive. We are working with her but she will need someone who is on the ball and she needs to be walked on a muzzle and she to be an only dog. She is very sweet with people and responsive when dogs are not around and this needs building on. She is a retired sheepdog but I think would still be keen to work sheep.

29-09-20 UPDATE

We have a great dog trainer who is advising us on how to improve the rescue dogs lives and to help them get homes. Floss is one of the dogs we're working with and we are trying to take her attention from always looking out for other dogs, to do something more fun. Floss is doing well and we're doing games with treats with her so she can learn that other activities are more fun. Floss learnt to look for treats quickly and has learnt not to take a treat until we say, she is very clever and very gentle.

06-10-20 UPDATE

I have spent time with Floss recently, she is such a sweet dog and very quick to learn so we have been keeping her mind busy with learning new tricks and training to keep life interesting for her and also to bring her focus more on us. She is a very responsive and sensitive girl. Floss works well for food and is always wanting to please you. She has a real affectionate and soft side. Sadly Floss doesn’t know what to do with toys so we will be trying to increase her interest in them over next few weeks so she has another hobby in her life! Floss’s issues with dogs are exacerbated in a kennel environment so we will be giving her regular breaks in a calm area away from her kennel to help her destress as well as working on her reactivity towards dogs.

27-10-20 UPDATE
Floss is unbelievably affectionate and wants nothing more than to be loved, after coming back from a walk she will immediately dive bomb her bed and smother herself in blankets, waiting to be pet. She may be a bit big to be a lapdog but that certainly won't stop her!
Very cognitive in nature, Floss' attention is often drawn by the many distractions in her surroundings. She can become fixated on passing dogs, in which case it can be rather difficult to shift her focus. She's usually quite docile and can be easily motivated by treats in a calm environment, but the hectic nature of the kennels may be holding her back. She's rather clever and will make a wonderful companion to an attentive owner who can satisfy her cognitive needs.  If you're looking for a single dog, please consider Floss.  

17-11-20 UPDATE

As previously mentioned, Floss is far too intelligent to be stuck in kennels.Today was my first ever day working one on one with her, so while I can't go into the detail of previous updates, I can definitely say what she is like on first meeting.
She is a beautiful, obedient girl with an eagerness to learn and impress. She meets every new person perfectly and becomes very affectionate once she knows you properly. Her reactivity with other dogs has improved dramatically, while she still reacts to dogs out on walk occasionally, she now passes other kennel gates without even looking at the other dogs.
Floss really does love her walks, but unlike a typical Collie she doesn't rely on having loads of them and is just as happy playing on our yards, so I'm sure she'd love a big garden in her new home! She walks well on a lead. She is a perfect only dog, she is a soft, cuddly lady and she deserves all the attention of her lucky new owners.  

18-11-20 UPDATE

Floss had a little outing in the car today! She can tend to get a little car sick but her new owners can work with her on this. However I must say she was the perfect little travel buddy. She needed a hand to jump up but once in she settled well.  

20-11-20 UPDATE

So Floss is our “dog of the week” this week and what a dog she is! Today we tried something a little bit different and took her into our staff break room for the lunch break. It’s got nice sofas and home comforts, something a little different for her to experience rather than the kennel. She was extremely calm and relaxed in there, probably just happy to be out of a kennel environment for a short while and relax.
As you collie lovers will be aware, collies do not cope well in kennels. She was asked to jump on the sofa for a cuddle but before that she sat nicely next to it, very well mannered! She is an extremely intelligent girl and has likely learnt not to jump on furniture without being invited on to it. We cannot guarantee this in her new home but even so she’s a fast learner and loves to please!
Although the sofas were good, her favourite was having a good back scratch on the rug on the floor! Just look at how happy and settled she is, absolutely loving the comforts! As she liked it so much we decided to place it in her kennel to make it that little bit more homely and comfortable! Although Floss loves her new rug, it’s nothing compared to having a proper home to call her own.
Please give Floss a chance if you can offer her perfect forever home. Please read all the information about her on her profile, what type of home she will need etc. I would highlight it here however this update was just to show you how such a small thing can make the world of difference to a dog like Floss who is constantly stuck behind a kennel door waiting for months for her go at forever happiness. It was lovely to see her in the break room so relaxed and happy however slightly heartbreaking that she had to go back to a kennel afterwards knowing how good it can be in a home. Poor floss has waited far too long, please don’t let her wait any longer! 

22-11-20 UPDATE
Another day goes by for Floss in kennels and whilst we smother her with love, lots of toys, cosy bedding and tasty food, it's still not a home. This wonderful lady would settle in to a home so quickly, she's a ready made companion for someone so very lucky.  

23-11-20 UPDATE

Floss has come on such a long way since having returned to kennels. She is a typical collie, intelligent and alert. Although such an easy girl to look after in kennels, she is so deserving of her chance to have her very own family and to be able to spend the long winter nights with home comforts. Today we met the horses, Floss was such a good girl. It is imperative that prospective applicants have collie experience, and are truly committed to caring for our Floss. Please read all the updates fully and if you think that you can fulfil her needs then please fill out the application form.  

PLEASE NOTE: We nearly always home dogs who have come from breeders where there is ALREADY A RESIDENT DOG living in the house. They have usually never lived in a house before and are only used to canine company. They usually get their confidence and learn faster with another dog to copy from. This also helps with house training and learning how to walk on a lead. They will make lovely pets but do need a lot of love, time and patience. If the ex breeding dog you are interested in can be an only dog it will say so in its write up. Please read our information on ADOPTING EX-BREEDING DOGS before you apply.


All 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. 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. 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.

* Many Tears uses Vanguard to vaccinate their dogs.  However, this can sometimes be difficult to source at local vets so if you are adopting a dog or puppy that has only had one vaccination please be aware your vets may require you to start the course from the beginning.

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





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