Nerys Status: Available

ID: 25602

Name: Nerys

Breed: Collie

Age: 3 Years

Gender: Female

Adoption Fee: See the adoption details below

Location: In Foster in
Melksham, Wiltshire

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.

27-6-19  Nerys  has come to us as a failed sheepdog. She loves to chase chickens but not sheep!   She is a lovely girl who didn't like having a bath but she was lovely about it. Nerys seems to really like people and loves a fuss. She walks okay on the lead but could do with a little more practice and will probably need to learn about house training as she has never lived in a home.  Nerys is as bright as a button and needs an active home where she will get the exercise a collie needs for both her body and brain.  She gets on well with other dogs so she will be best in a home with an active playmate.  However in the right circumstance with an experienced collie owner we would consider homing her as and only dog in an active home.

21-07-19 UPDATE

Nerys does not really suit kennel life, ike a lot of collies we have here.  She has got kennel stressed and jumps up a lot, wearing herself out. This would stop in a home as long as she gets enough exercise and stimulation. She does have time out by playing with her kennel mate who she loves to be with. Nerys is a gentle girl who takes correction really well and would train excellently.

19-08-19 UPDATE
Nerys is a beautiful girl inside and out, kennel life really doesn't do this girl any good. She walks beautifully on a lead and she will walk to heal if she is asked. Nerys loves nothing more than to jump up and have a good fuss!! She will even roll over on her tummy for tummy rubs. in the right home Nerys could be homed as an only dog, but only if it is suitable home.
Nerys could be homed with dogs her size or dogs that are bigger, i would advise a male, but if its for someone who has had dogs like Nerys and they feel they could make it work then that would be fine to. Nerys would prefer a home where she can run all day or have a job to keep her brain stimulated. Today I took her out on the bike and she loved this, so if you love cycling and are looking for a companion to do your daily exercise with, then this girl is for you!

25-08-19 UPDATE

Nerys is a very sweet girl who will require an active home. She has high energy levels, and although she loves cuddles and her down time, Nerys will walk for hours on end and loves to play.
Nerys does chase toys when you throw them, but she doesn't bother to pick them up, so be prepared to retrieve them yourself if you want the game to continue.
Nerys loves attention from everyone and will jump up and give hugs. Due to this she would be best off going to a home without children or the elderly - in case any injury occurs. I have been working on getting Nerys to stop jumping up and although she understands, sometimes she has so much pent up energy she just can't help herself.
She listens very well to commands during or just after a walk, so nice long walks on a daily basis will be a requirement from her new family.
Nerys does like to bark at our horses and donkeys, she will listen when told off but I believe she would chase them if given the chase. Therefore, very secure fencing is essential and perhaps a house without livestock nearby would be best. However, having said this, when Nerys was corrected by a member of staff the other day she laid down straight away and didn't bark again. This shows that with the right training Nerys could be a fantastically behaved girl.
She is super beautiful inside and out. I love her ears and the smile she always gives me. Are you active and an experienced dog owner? If so then please apply for this lovely girl, she really wants a loving family to take her home now. Collies don't cope well in kennels and Nerys isn't an exception to the rule, she needs: consistency, love, kindness and a nice warm bed to snuggle into.

04-12-19 UPDATE

Nerys has been with us since the end of August. We call her ‘Ness’ and she responds really well to her new name. Ness is a happy dog who loves sofa cuddles and chewing a hide bone. She is really affectionate and loves our dog Jack: they play together and cuddle up together. She needs to find a forever home with another male dog or on her own as she bickers with our other dog Lil who is very dominant and definitely the pack leader!
Ness has been away with us in our motorhome, to the beach and off the lead in the fields where we live. She is vey well behaved but needs recall training as she doesn’t want to go back on the lead if there is more fun to be had off it! She also needs socialisation with other dogs as she can be too rough when she first meets them.
Ness needs a loving home with someone who understand collies and their peculiarities! With a little patience and a lot of time she will make you the most wonderful friend in the world. She didn’t have any love or training for the first three years of her life so has some time to make up!

19-12-19 UPDATE

Ness is doing brilliantly: she is happy, healthy and very energetic! She loves her walks and gets so excited when she sees we are going out. She eats well and has put on weight and her coat is silky and shiny! She is doing well with basic commands and recall is improving: she now needs socialisation as she is still too overexcited when she meets other dogs and needs to practice being gentle and friendly with them. In the New Year we aim to take her to classes to try and get her to mix with other dogs and to desensitise her if she is still with us.
We feel strongly that she should be rehomed either as an only dog, or with a male dog but not a female. Our other dog Lil is very dominant, but Ness doesn’t back down when challenged and so it would be nicer all round if she wasn’t challenged at home at all. She gets on really well with our dog Jack and will play and nap with him with no problems as he is very gentle and sweet and doesn’t try to boss her about!
We love Ness very much and she is so giving with her affection, licks and cuddles! She has some problems which will need a lot of patient work from someone who understands collie issues, but as long as she has this she will be worth every moment someone puts in with her!

22-12-19 UPDATE

Ness is happy and relaxing with her friend Jack! She would love to find her forever home either with another male dog like Jack, or as an only dog.

28-12-19 UPDATE 

Here’s Ness enjoying her Christmas presents! This beautiful girl had a wonderful time and behaved herself impeccably in a houseful of guests!  She is such a sweet baby and just needs a family to live her and help her get over her fears.

21-01-20 UPDATE

Nessie playing with her friends in the field!


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.


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.
Large breed dogs over 25kg cost us considerably more  to spay and neuter so if you are adopting a large breed dog we would be very grateful of an extra suggested donation of £10 towards this increased cost to help us keep running.
 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.
* 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.

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