Each year thousands of unwanted dogs end up in rescue centres, many because of their high energy levels. As this is a quality we value in agility, we believe many would make super agility dogs. So if you are looking for another agility dog, think about giving one of these dogs a second chance. We promise to keep a dog on this page for at least six weeks or until we hear that it has been rehomed. Whenever possible we will let you know where the dog has gone via the Happy Endings page. If you have a dog that you think would make a good agility or flyball dog, you can add it to the page direct by using the online entry form here. Dogs must have a photo to be listed. All we ask is that you let us know when the dog has been rehomed as there are many more dogs waiting to be listed.

This is a free service to private individuals who cannot cope with their dogs any more for whatever reason and for rescue organisations. Please note that while this is a free service, rescue organisations may ask for a standard donation to continue their work.

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Breed:
Lurcher (Collie X Greyhound)
Contact:
Sarah Whitmee, 54 Water Lane, York YO30 6PP (map)
Tel:
03000 121 555
Date Added:
17 Nov 2017

RIGBY
History:
Rigby has come to Hounds First due to the ill health of his previous owner. He was much loved in the family home and it was a hard decision for them to part with him. Rigby is foster in Corby, Northamptonshire. His foster mum took him to Parkrun and he was very enthusiastic and pulled hard in harness for the first two miles and liked meeting all the new people at the run.
Description:
Rigby, a stunning Hancock lurcher (greyhound X collie) lad, stands 27 inches to the shoulder. He is like a big puppy, very enthusiastic and energetic and very very bright. He would be brilliant at cani-X, agility or obedience. He is very adaptable and eager to learn. He does have a collie’s sensitivity. Rigby knows a bag of tricks already including sit, stay, down, leave, heel, come, off, go to bed/mat and roll over! Rigby loves children (and cleaning their faces!). He does have some prey drive and likes a chase – given his level of trainability this can be worked on. We would not home him with cats. He has very high levels of energy but as long as he gets enough exercise also a very good sleeper. Rigby is happy being left and sleeps well/ He can be left for several hours. He will get toys out of the toy box and put them on the table to have them thrown / played with. He greets politely and is fairly laid back around other dogs. Not at all aggressive outside the house with dogs or people. Rigby will come back if there are no distractions. He will run over to people playing with balls, wanting to join in. Will come back if you offer a good game!
Rehoming Criteria:
Rigby needs a home where someone can really give him the time and input he deserves. He would be happy living with another dog or in a group. He could be homed with kids of most ages – he is quite bouncy so little ones would need to be robust. He will be sensitive to his owners emotions and moods so needs a stable, calm, loving home. Other admin things:-1. Complete online adoption application form http://houndsfirst.co.uk/adoption-application/ 2. Pre-adoption call at time convenient to you (take 20 mins) 3. Homecheck with all members of the family. Each home is assessed individually and against the needs of the dog. 4. Completion of the ISCP BFF award - a short booklet and 8 questions on dog welfare and body language paid for by Hounds First. 5. Adoption contract - full rescue back up provided by Hounds First. He can only be visited once homecheck is passed and adoption is agreed by Hounds First.
Child friendly:
Yes
Age:
2.5 years
Sex:
Dog
Neutered:
Yes
Vaccinated:
Yes
Micro-chipped:
Yes
Flea/Wormed:
Yes
Cost:
£165.00
Where dog can be seen:
Rigby is foster in Corby, Northamptonshire. NN17 (map)

Breed:
Shepherd X
Contact:
Sharon, Trowbridge Wiltshire
Tel:
07776301928
Date Added:
10 Nov 2017

FREYA
History:
Freya was rescued as a pup and adopted by a family. At the time the family were told she was not very cat friendly but they then decided after having her for 18 months to rehome 5 cats and Freya had to go. Leash of Life have a back up adoption plan so she came back into their care and had to go into Kennels as no foster carer was available at such short notice. She became very depressed and confused until her current foster mum stepped in to help her.
Description:
Freya is 2yrs old and as soon as she arrived back into the rescues care it was very clear she had not been socialist or trained in any way. She has since learned some simple commands and is able to walk to heal on short lead without pulling and is currently working on her recall. She can get very over excited when out as she has not experienced some things and the world is very new to her. She has bags of energy and loves to please she is able to learn very quickly and we think she would make a great agility dog.
Rehoming Criteria:
She will need to be rehomed with an experienced handler who would be able to continue her training. She is currently living happily with other dogs and would suit a calm K9 companion to sure her manners. If housed as only dog she will need someone around a lot as she is currently able to be left for short periods.
Child friendly:
No
Age:
2yrs
Sex:
Bitch
Neutered:
Yes
Vaccinated:
Yes
Micro-chipped:
Yes
Flea/Wormed:
Yes
Cost:
£250
Where dog can be seen:
Freya is currently living in Tadworth Surrey with her foster family KT20 5QD (map)

Breed:
Sprocker
Contact:
Pye Hill, Pylle, Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 6TG (map)
Tel:
01749860350
Date Added:
10 Nov 2017

TEDDY
History:
Teddy came to us for re-homing because, much as he loved his owners and vice versa, he found living with a small child too overwhelming.
Description:
Teddy is a beautiful, loving boy who thrives on human companionship and very much likes to belong. He loves to hang out with you, be a buddy, loves to join in. He is a really good traveller so is an easy boy to chuck in your vehicle and take out and about with you. If it is not the sort of trip that a Teddyfer can join in with he doesn`t mind staying at home for a few hours provided he has had a good walk beforehand. Teddy thrives on being a good boy and loves the team work involved in learning and training. He is a very intelligent and active boy who loves to be busy. He loves to go on a lovely long walk – the muddier the better! – loves to play fetch until his legs fall off! Being such a high energy, intelligent dog, Teddy really needs a job to do and will need an owner who will enjoy doing agility or scent work with him. Much as Teddy loves people, he can be nervous with new people and also with new dogs initially – he can tend to back off or bark if he is feeling unsure. Once he has been introduced and realises that they are a friend he absolutely loves them and you get typical happy Teddy with a big grin! He is not confident with small children and, because he can be a little nervous with new people and situations, we feel that he would be happiest in an adult only home where he can participate in much of life and enjoy all the input and training that he deserves. If you like beautiful bonkers spaniely things and enjoy challenging an intelligent and active dog, as well as cuddles time then Teddy could well be the dog for you!
Rehoming Criteria:
Adult only home who will provide him with all the mental and physical stimulation that he needs. Adopters need to live within a reasonable distance of Happy Landings Animal Shelter.
Child friendly:
No
Age:
18 months
Sex:
Dog
Neutered:
Yes
Vaccinated:
Yes
Micro-chipped:
Yes
Flea/Wormed:
Yes
Cost:
120
Where dog can be seen:
Pylle, Somerset BA4 6TG (map)

Breed:
Working Cocker Spaniel
Contact:
Chloe Bibby, Crediton, Devon EX17 6RX (map)
Tel:
07498 915112
Date Added:
6 Nov 2017

COMBEFLOREY LILAH
History:
Lilah is looking for a new home after issues with the child with the house where she lived.
Description:
While Lilah is not young anymore, she could really enjoy agility, or other activities like scentwork or obedience. She has nice drive and loves to use her head. She has a good nose on her, too. She has learned that the flirt pole is great fun, and fluffy toys are good to play with, but her favourite is the squeaky bunny! Her recall also needs some training however she is coming along very well! She can be a tad nervous inside the house and can be protective over her space and items. She is fine with adults but communicates her feelings very clearly to other dogs and people. She is not dog reactive so if a dog ignores her she will ignore the dog.
Rehoming Criteria:
Lilah could make a nice project dog or pet in a quiet home, and would enjoy dabbling at sports! She needs for an experienced new home preferably with strict management or no kids or dogs. A working home is not a requirement, but training and adequate exercise is.
Child friendly:
No
Age:
5 years
Sex:
Bitch
Neutered:
Yes
Vaccinated:
Yes
Micro-chipped:
Yes
Flea/Wormed:
Yes
Cost:
N/A
Where dog can be seen:
At my home near Crediton. If you are interested please send an email. EX17 6RX (map)

Breed:
Border Collie
Contact:
Charmian Leech, Heaven's Gate Farm, West Henley, Near Langport TA10 9BE (map)
Tel:
01458 252656
Date Added:
2 Nov 2017

DAISY
History:
Daisy is looking for a home as she was 'too much' in a normal home. She needs a working or agility type home. She has recently failed as a working collie.
Description:
Daisy is a medium-sized, black and white Border Collie who is a typical working collie with collie traits and characteristics. She has a very intense chase instinct. She is very active and needs to be kept busy on a physical and mental scale.
Rehoming Criteria:
Adult only home, with no cats. Could possibly live with a mature male dog.
Child friendly:
No
Age:
1 year
Sex:
Bitch
Neutered:
Yes
Vaccinated:
Yes
Micro-chipped:
Yes
Flea/Wormed:
Yes
Cost:
£150.00
Where dog can be seen:
Langport, Soms TA10 9BE (map)

Breed:
French Bull Dog x Staffordshire bull terrier
Contact:
Michaela, Durham DH6 2DJ (map)
Tel:
07799 472628
Date Added:
26 Oct 2017

JINX
History:
Jinx is a super loving, biddable, little pocket rocket of a dog who came into us from a busy, multiple child household and her family simply did not have the time for her so she was not getting exercised at all.
Description:
Jinx is all black with white stripe on back of neck. She is smaller than a Staffy and slightly bigger than a French Bull Dog. We think she would make an ideal agility dog as she is like lightening off the mark beating any dog to the ball and is very agile. She can jump very high off the mark, too. Jinx has bags of energy and sticks to her human like super glue. She is very responsive to commands. Her speed is super impressive
Rehoming Criteria:
Jinx is spayed/vaccinated and microchipped. She will be rehomed with full life time rescue back up and homing contracts and home checks apply. The rescue has a set donation fee. She can be seen in her foster home in the Durham area.
Child friendly:
Yes
Age:
3.5 years
Sex:
Bitch
Neutered:
Yes
Vaccinated:
Yes
Micro-chipped:
Yes
Flea/Wormed:
Yes
Cost:
£175
Where dog can be seen:
Durham DH6 2DJ (map)

Breed:
Terrier X
Contact:
Lizi Bowerman, Harwell, Oxfordshire OX11 0LH (map)
Tel:
07865 499113
Date Added:
25 Oct 2017

TIMMY
History:
I adopted Timmy from a rescue in Ireland back in 2012 when he was approx. 21 weeks old. Over the years Timmy has become increasingly more insecure and reactive in our home environment. It clearly causes him stress and, due to health issues faced by my family, I feel there is nothing more I can do to reduce that stress for him. It's come to the point where I've had to make the extremely difficult decision to find him a more suitable home where he will be happy and thrive.
Description:
Timmy is a small/medium (38cm), short haired, black and white terrier, possibly crossed with a Sheltie. He is a quick learner and loves doing tricks for food but is also a typical terrier! We have been doing agility for four years and he has achieved his Agility Warrant Bronze and just won into Grade 5. While he loves agility, he but can find certain training situations with over excited dogs stressful, but he copes well at shows though he needs careful management to avoid incidents! Timmy has been known to will react aggressively if feeling under threat but has never wounded another dog or human. He has developed a strong chase drive and I have done a lot of training with him to redirect this behaviour. Timmy has a lot of love to give and enjoys nothing more than a good neck rub and snuggling up with me on the sofa.
Rehoming Criteria:
Timmy needs a quiet loving home with experienced terrier owners who will be firm with him and help him with his insecurities. As much as he loves my 11 year old daughter, he finds children unpredictable and stressful, and he cannot cope with the tensions created in a home with pre-teens! It is possible he could live with other dogs. He currently lives with a younger,spayed spaniel bitch, but will take out his stress on her. A confident, happy, non-threatening older dog might be just what he needs to help him feel secure. Ideally no cats or small furries, although he lives with both, as he has become worse with our cat of late. Can be seen at our home.
Child friendly:
No
Age:
5 years
Sex:
Dog
Neutered:
Yes
Vaccinated:
Yes
Micro-chipped:
Yes
Flea/Wormed:
Yes
Cost:
£100
Where dog can be seen:
Harwell, Oxfordshire OX11 0LH (map)

Breed:
Border Collie
Contact:
Tony Swain, 10 Dudley Street, Dudley DY3 1SB (map)
Tel:
07974897919
Date Added:
20 Oct 2017

ZAK
History:
Both of Zak's parents were working farm dogs. He stayed in the family home for his first 12-14 months old and was kept in a yard for 12 months. He was only walked on lead for 20 mins 1-3 times a week. His owner asked us to rehome him as they could no longer care for him because there was a new baby He has settled quickly in foster.
Description:
Zak is a tall tri-colour with a good working weight (20kg). He is a playful boy with an eagerness to learn. He recently started agility at DRUAC and loves it. Toy obsessive but not aggressive. He is a natural. He is very obedient and has excellent recall. He really wants to please and is affectionate. He can be nNervous at times (sudden bangs or movement near him).
Rehoming Criteria:
Zak needs an active family with an enclosed garden. West midlands, South Staffs, Wyre Forest Telford and Bridgnorth areas only or approx 25 miles from Dudley.
Child friendly:
Yes
Age:
2.1/2
Sex:
Dog
Neutered:
Yes
Vaccinated:
Yes
Micro-chipped:
Yes
Flea/Wormed:
Yes
Cost:
£150
Where dog can be seen:
Kingswinford, Staffs. DY6 9AW (map)

Breed:
Collie x Kelpie
Contact:
Jackie Broadhouse, 15 Prince of Wales Road, Weymouth, Dorset DT4 0BY (map)
Tel:
07753 816722
Date Added:
18 Oct 2017

BEAR
History:
Bear is currently in foster care with me and is the most cracking dog. He has come from a broken home and owner could no longer give him the attention he required. He then had a failed adoption of four days! He was too boisterous due to lack of exercise.
Description:
Tri-colour Bear is a cracker but obviously hasn't had much training! He is quite big for his breeds (Collie and Kelpie) He has seen agility jumps and was a natural over them. He is very trainable as he is food and toy orientated. He is full of energy and loves playing and pleasing his humans. He is up to date with all vaccinations and flea and worming treatment.
Rehoming Criteria:
Bear needs a home with older children (8+) and nobody too frail as he can be boisterous and has no concept of personal space yet. Company of another dog would be preferable - to play with and take some of his energy but if somebody is home most of the time and able to work with him, that would work too. He has some separation anxiety issues but they are mild - he will open doors though!
Child friendly:
Yes
Age:
2 years
Sex:
Dog
Neutered:
Yes
Vaccinated:
Yes
Micro-chipped:
Yes
Flea/Wormed:
Yes
Cost:
Charity donation
Where dog can be seen:
Weymouth, Dorset DT4 0BY (map)

Breed:
Border Collie
Contact:
Sophie Whitcombe, Dursley, Gloucestershire
Tel:
07881 423257
Date Added:
18 Oct 2017

BOMBADIL
History:
We have had Bombadil since he was a puppy, and got him from a family member’s farm. He is very much loved and the decision to rehome him has been very difficult. He currently lives with a Jack Russell and a cat. Unfortunately, he is very nervous of children and since our toddler has started moving he has been struggling and we feel he would be much happier in a quieter home.
Description:
Bombadil is a handsome, medium-sized border collie. He is shorthaired mostly black and white with brown cheeks. Bombadil is a friendly and very intelligent dog. He has very good general obedience and has been to obedience classes. He is a very fast learner and has also been doing agility training for about 1 year which he very much enjoys Bombadil also has a strong fear of cars and will try and chase them so needs to be walked away from roads. He does travel well in a car though.
Rehoming Criteria:
Bombadil needs a home with no children. He needs experienced and committed owners who will spend lots of time walking him and providing mental stimulation though training which he enjoys. Due to his fear of cars he ideally needs a home in a rural setting. .We have been seeing a behaviourist with him due to his fear of children and cars and although good progress has been made, these will need good management. We would like to keep in touch with Bombadil’s new owners.
Child friendly:
No
Age:
3 years in November
Sex:
Dog
Neutered:
Yes
Vaccinated:
Yes
Micro-chipped:
Yes
Flea/Wormed:
Yes
Cost:
£150
Where dog can be seen:
Dursley, Gloucestershire GL11 6BJ (map)

Breed:
Collie
Contact:
Cwmlogin House, Cefneithin, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire SA14 7HB (map)
Tel:
01269 843 084
Date Added:
14 Oct 2017

INAYA
History:
Inaya came from a farm.
Description:
She is a very nervous baby girl who will need another dog to help her understand what life in a home is all about and help boost her confidence. She has never lived inside or had the pleasure of going for walkies or a swim in the sea.
Rehoming Criteria:
Inaya is going to need a special person who can see the goodness inside of her and help her discover her personality, which in time will bloom and shine. She is looking for an active home where she can get lots of TLC.
Child friendly:
No
Age:
1 year
Sex:
Bitch
Neutered:
Yes
Vaccinated:
Yes
Micro-chipped:
Yes
Flea/Wormed:
No
Cost:
£200 plus £20 for passport
Where dog can be seen:
Llanelli, Carmarthenshire SA14 7HB (map)

Breed:
Staffordshire Bull Terrier X
Contact:
Edward Cotton, Worcestershire Animal Rescue Shelter, Hawthorn Lane, Newland, Nr. Malvern, Worcestershire WR135BD (map)
Tel:
01905 831651
Date Added:
12 Oct 2017

SQUIRT
History:
Squirt has come into our care after being found as a stray and his owner failed to claim him.
Description:
Squirt is a Staffie X (small to medium size) with sweet eyes, pointy ears and a beautiful black coat. He is a very clever boy and is always eager to please, certainly traits associated with the his breed. Squirt is very agile and focused on food. He seems to really enjoy the agility equipment. He is also a very tactile dog and absolutely loves food and treats which will definitely help him during training sessions. He is a boisterous boy who gets excited about pretty much everything. He gets very excited when on lead and we believe that maybe he has never walked on one, so with the help of our volunteers and staff, he is learning how to better behave.
Rehoming Criteria:
Squirt will need a home experienced with training dogs and willing to undertake training and socialization classes with him. He will need a fully enclosed garden with 6ft fences surrounding, and ample space to bound around in. He is very much a people dog, so would like a family at home for a good part of the day.
Child friendly:
No
Age:
4 years
Sex:
Dog
Neutered:
Yes
Vaccinated:
Yes
Micro-chipped:
Yes
Flea/Wormed:
Yes
Cost:
Rehoming fee: £130
Where dog can be seen:
Newland, Nr. Malvern, Worcestershire WR13 5BD (map)

Breed:
Collie
Contact:
Cwmlogin House, Cefneithin, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire SA14 7HB (map)
Tel:
01269 843 084
Date Added:
11 Oct 2017

INDIRA
History:
Indira came from a farm.
Description:
She is a sweet, pretty little girl. She is nervous but doesn't mind being handled. She is still young and has plenty of time to come around, and learn to be playful.
Rehoming Criteria:
She doesn't yet walk on a lead and has lived outside so would need training, but as a collie she is intelligent and will learn well with the right encouragement. She will need an active home with someone who understands her breed and her need for love and stability.
Child friendly:
No
Age:
10 months
Sex:
Bitch
Neutered:
Yes
Vaccinated:
Yes
Micro-chipped:
Yes
Flea/Wormed:
No
Cost:
£200 plus £20 for passport
Where dog can be seen:
Llanelli, Carmarthenshire SA14 7HB (map)

Breed:
Collie
Contact:
Cwmlogin House, Cefneithin, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire SA14 7HB (map)
Tel:
01269 843 084
Date Added:
9 Oct 2017

INDIA
History:
India is a beautiful collie who has come from a farm. She is a curious girl who got too close to a cow and got a swift kick to the face which our vet is treating.
Description:
India is a sweetheart who is a bit nervous of her new surroundings but is still wagging her tail at us. I did get to take them in the sand school for a while and she loved it, we even had a little play where she'd run towards me and then play bow whilst wagging her tail before running around me. Sadly the second you get your camera out she becomes very timid looking. I don't think she trusts that it won't be used to hurt her.
Rehoming Criteria:
India will will need a kind home where she can learn how to walk on the lead, have some help with house training and learn to the be the best she can be. She is not very confident and will need a lot of help to come out of her shell. She needs an active home with collie savvy people who will love her always and will need to go to a home with a confident resident dog. India needs an active but patient and gentle home to teach her about the good things in life. If you feel that you can help this girl love life, then please fill in an application form.
Child friendly:
No
Age:
1 year
Sex:
Bitch
Neutered:
Yes
Vaccinated:
Yes
Micro-chipped:
Yes
Flea/Wormed:
No
Cost:
£200 plus £20 for passport
Where dog can be seen:
Llanelli, Carmarthenshire SA14 7HB (map)

JESSIE
Breed: Border Collie
Organisation:
Happy Ending: Jessie has gone to an agility home. Good result!(26 Oct 2017)
BONNIE
Breed: Labrador/Dalmatian
Organisation:
Happy Ending: Bonnie has moved to her new home with a running family. They say that they might be interested in agility more'
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Bonnie has moved to her new home with a running family. They say that they might be interested in agility for her when she's older.
(25 Oct 2017)
CADI
Breed: Border Collie
Organisation: Private
Happy Ending: Cadi has found her new forever family. I had a hopeful message about four days after her profile went up more'
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Cadi has found her new forever family. I had a hopeful message about four days after her profile went up and, after a few messages and some time chatting on the phone, we agreed to meet up yesterday morning. Sandra and her husband came down to Wales from the Cotswolds with their two oldies to join us for a walk and see how everyone got along. All was fine and they fell in love with our little lady. Cadi took straight to Sandra and her dogs and a marriage made in heaven was forged. Sandra has been running and training agility dogs for almost 30 years and having lost her bitch three years ago and her other two dogs getting on in years, she was ready to look for something to take on, the timing it seems was perfect. Cadi has already settled in well and went to agility class tonight where Sandra teaches, just to meet everyone. All parties it seems couldn't be happier.
(19 Oct 2017)
ELSA
Breed: Collie
Organisation:
Happy Ending: I have just found a lovely home for her in the Yorkshire Dales. It's great to have known it was more'
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I have just found a lovely home for her in the Yorkshire Dales. It's great to have known it was a resource.
(19 Oct 2017)
KEEN
Breed: Collie X
Organisation: Many Tears Animal Rescue
Happy Ending: (6 Oct 2017)
PEPSI
Breed: Collie X
Organisation: Many Tears Animal Rescue
Happy Ending: (6 Oct 2017)
BECCA
Breed: Collie
Organisation: Many Tears Animal Rescue
Happy Ending: (6 Oct 2017)

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