Coll Status: Available

ID: 27542

Name: Coll

Breed: Cross Breed

Age: 5 Years

Gender: Male

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.

16-5-20 Coll has been returned from a home after an incident in his new home. We are told Coll was on a lead in his drive, when a neighbour came over to stroke him. A cyclist went past and surprised him and Coll panicked and snapped at the man causing a tear in his trousers. 
Coll was orignally rescued from a life on the streets overseas. He was a terrible mess and he had given up when he was found, he was starving, covered in open wounds and dying. He has come a very long way since then and had started to play, enjoy life and was learning to love. 
He can walk well on a lead and really enjoys his exercise, but he will need a quiet and secluded area to be walked in as he doesn't cope well with meeting other dogs on walks. He needs a very sensible, experienced home with someone who is prepared to work with him. He could possibly be rehomed with one other dog or as an only dog.
Coll knows how to sit, stay, was housetrained  and is a genuinely lovely boy. He is food focussed so great fun to train using treats. 
Coll needs guidance, support and and an adult home

23-05-20 UPDATE

26-05-20 UPDATE

Coll has had a very hard start in life and when he was in Antigua, he was a street dog and as a result is finding it hard to read other dogs and not fight, so walking on a lead past other dogs has been a challenge for him. These videos show how we are working with him to get him more used to it. Although we are working hard with him, if you were the type of person who wanted to meet up with lots of dogs or friends with dogs on your walks, Coll would not be able to cope with that. Coll is such a sweet dog, who is wonderful in a home and really deserves to find his happy ever after.e Cats, black dogs aren't considered lucky and our black dogs tend to get overlooked. But we think you'd be very lucky to call one of these incredible dogs your new family member. Aren't Coll and Paris just lovely?

02-06-20 UPDATE

Coll has had morning run alongside the bike and now we continue to work on socialising him with other dogs. We do think he would do well homed with a large female dog as long as they were the right match and she was calm and non reactive but he could also be an only dog. He is a really special dog and really deserves a chance. Coll will need a cat free home.

21-06-20 UPDATE

Today Sylvia has been doing some more training with Coll. He loves treats so much that it makes training very easy and he's a very clever boy too!

01-07-20 UPDATE
Coll is available again because his meet and greet did not go well, he simply would not meet nicely the person who had kindly offered to adopt him. We are so sad that it has not worked out. If you feel you could make a breakthrough with him please get in touch.

11-08-20 UPDATE

This video shows you the good, the bad and the ugly.
Coll has waited a long time, but the special person he needs hasn't met him yet.  He needs time, patience and consistency.  If you can help the good side of Coll, in time it will far outweigh the bad. If you can give him a chance, please contact us.
22-08-20 UPDATE


16-10-2020 UPDATE

Today Coll went in the field with Morrow and it all went really well.  He is an amazing little dog and everyone here absolutely adores him. He is 100% one of the favourites to all the staff. I know how much of a handful Coll can be, but to whoever finds it in their heart to adopt him - he is worth all the work needed. If any of us are having a bad day, we tend to go and see Coll as he's enough to cheer anyone up. When you go into Colls kennel he jumps around his kennel like a puppy, he gets so excited the moment anyone he loves goes in to give him a fuss.
Coll gets very excited when he see's his lead or when he sees there is a treat on offer, he never fails to make us laugh. Coll being with us is coming up to a year, that's the longest I've ever known a dog stay in 10 years.
I wouldn't say Coll is unhappy here, he gets buckets of love and attention and goes for many walks with us including going to Mcdonalds with the staff, going for bike rides and nice walks down our lanes. We are all still adamant his family is out there somewhere waiting for him. Please if you're applying for Coll then make sure you have a real long think about it and read his write ups carefully.
05-01-21 UPDATE

Coll had a little trip to see the horses today, I must say he was amazing! He has been here for such a long time but still has a happy go lucky personality and all the staff love him. Fingers crossed this is Coll's year to find his special person!

10-01-21 UPDATE
12-01-21 UPDATE

So today we decided we wanted to try something new with Coll, and that was to see what he was like in a car! He was very eager from the get go but did need a hand getting in. Once he was in the car he got very excited and seemed very pleased with himself - he wasn't nervous or unsettled at all. Once he was secured in the seatbelt harness, I started to drive off. He was still absolutely fine and also very interested in the world outside the window he could see out of. I decided to put one of the windows down a tiny bit to see what he would do, and he loved it!! He lifted his head really high and his nose was going like there was no tomorrow .. he must have been really enjoying the smells bless him. We drove past a few dog walkers and he was so good. I was expecting him to react, but he was an angel!! When we got back to the car park, I gave him a few gravy bones and told him he was a good boy, securely got him out of the car and then walked back to the rescue. He was SUCH a good boy and I’m very proud of him!
26-01-21 UPDATE

So today we bathed Coll and although he was not impressed with it, he let me lift him and wash him without an issue. I don't deal or spend much time with Coll but yet he still let me bath him and without a need for a muzzle. You have probably read that Coll has been here for a year and has had issues in the past but with the help of Sylvia and the staff here, we have worked through these and he has progressed to lovely dog. He's not perfect and still needs reminding and will still need a home that will suit his needs and continue with his training. He's full of life and has so much love to give if given the chance. He will need time to get used to you so he might need a few visits from potential adopters but it will be worth it. Please don't over look this boy.

23-02-21 UPDATE
I've been working with Col for just over a month now, and although we had a rocky introduction, he's grown to be one of my favourite dogs to work with.
He's very untrusting of strangers, whether new people or new dogs he's very likely to react, and when he gets himself all worked up he forgets what a smart dog he is.
We're working on Coll's reactivity and although there's a long way to go, he's made great progress this past month. When Coll used to see a trigger, he would react and it would be very hard to bring him back down to earth - we've been working on Coll's engagement with the handler and teaching him that he has other options when he sees a trigger.
He's got a long way to go but it's much easier to regain his attention now than it once was, I'm hopeful if Coll continues to work on his training plan he'll be a new dog in no time.
Coll needs a home where his new people understand that they're taking on a project. Life may need to revolve around Coll, especially for the first few months while he settles in and you get used to each other. Someone with a proven interest in dog behaviour and preferably someone who has dealt with reactivity issues before. As Colin is quite untrusting of strangers it might be necessary to have a couple of visits and go through his training plan with the staff before he goes home.
If you think you could provide Colin with the home he needs please get in touch with any queries you may have.

14-03-21 UPDATEColin has come along a great deal in the short time that I’ve had the pleasure working with him. When I first met Colin he was incredibly fearful of me, it took a bit of work to get him to accept me as a friend. But now that we’re bonded he gets excited every time I approach his kennel and seems to really enjoy the company of people.

Colin’s focus was all over the place when we first met, and although it still needs work we can now maintain his attention around triggers about half of the time. This is a big accomplishment for Colin. By offering him alternative behaviours and building our engagement with him it’s giving him the opportunity to be successful around his triggers.
Colin is an incredibly smart dog and needs to be challenged regularly. Once he learns something, he masters it and gets bored off it very quickly – so constant variety and thinking outside the box for enrichment will help Colin in his new home.
Here is Colin doing some entry level scent work – we’ve hidden some tasty treats for him under one of the cones and encouraged him to use his nose to find them. After 2 days of doing this he’s finding them very quickly and indicating on the correct cones, not just trying every cone. As you can tell by the video he literally jumps for joy when he achieves his goal. He loves working and being challenged.


 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.

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





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