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.

Working with our friends at Rescue Dogs for Agility Homes UK to find happy homes for active dogs.

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Breed:
Collie x Corgi
Contact:
Elizabeth Wood, RSPCA Millbrook Animal Centre, Guildford Road, Chobham, Surrey GU24 8EH (map)
Tel:
07748 668137
Date Added:
4 Dec 2019

MABEL
History:
Mabel was found by our Inspectors abandoned in a car so we have little history. She has as a result some guarding issues in the kennels and with some strangers.
Description:
Mabel is collie in her drives but has quite short legs which we think may come from a Corgi X. She is very driven by tennis balls and will play fetch for hours, She will also search for the tennis ball when you hide it. She has such a high working drive and, due to her bad past and behavioural problems, needs an experienced handler who can channel her focus and give her positive outlets. She is great with people she knows but can be reactive to strangers. She is muzzle trained.
Rehoming Criteria:
She will need someone with collie or similar working breed experience. She is not suitable to be homed with children. She is okay around dogs but will be quick to tell them off, so may be able to go with similar dogs if the introductions are successful. She is a very active dog and will need someone who can keep her active most of the day. She may need careful management with visitors to the home until she gets to know them. She will need to be exercised in quiet areas that aren't to busy.
Child friendly:
No
Cat friendly:
No
Age:
4 years
Sex:
Bitch
Neutered:
Yes
Vaccinated:
Yes
Micro-chipped:
Yes
Flea/Wormed:
Yes
Cost:
£170.00
Where dog can be seen:
Chobham, Surrey GU24 8EH (map)

Breed:
Springer Spaniel
Contact:
Gilly Minnican, The Birches, The Frith, Brownshill, Glos. GL6 8AD (map)
Tel:
07980934164
Date Added:
28 Nov 2019

JOY
History:
This lovely girl started her life of in Spain. Joy was found as a puppy in a bin by a lady and has been in her care, She felt she could not give Joy the life she needed as Joy has grown in energy and wanted to put her into rescue in Spain. Unfortunately the Spanish rescues are overflowing with dogs and the charity we work with can only take in sick and injured. When we heard about her plight and, after an initial assessment was carried out on her temperament, we agreed to help her. 9 month old Springer Spaniel bitch being fostered in family home in Gloucestershire with other dogs and cats.
Description:
Since arriving Joy has progressed so much in such a short time. It's pretty obvious she has the most lovely nature. There have been no problems with the other dogs. I am actually a dog walker, so the first few days I walked her over the secure field we have with lots of different dogs. She loved it and was good as gold. Joy has never been an off lead dog and with her energy I really needed to see if this could change. Yes, she is a typical Spaniel charging around looking for things but after working on her recall in the field and teaching her the commands. She got it so quickly and I have let her off now in our woods and boy does she love it,! She does not have an immediate recall but as you can see from the videos, it's not bad for a Spaniel. She travels well in the car, is house trained and sleeps on her bed at night. She is a little insecure still and likes to know where I am but is getting more confident. Here are some videos of her. If they don't work, you can see them on our web site. 1. Playing with her foster brother https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwHERc7SQNQ 2. With one of our daycare clients https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xIPBfcxnII We were told no to cats but as you can see she is fine with our cat - I think if it was not a confident cat she would chase but there is nothing nasty about her. 3. After two days of a living with a cat https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDcg1HUZlAE 4. With the dogs over the field https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Bwo7QW1uxg 5. Recall training https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rP5AKvBAS1o 6. Off the lead in the woods for the second time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWtDJA7fbw8
Rehoming Criteria:
Joy needs a Spaniel savvy home - somebody who knows the breed and understands this dog needs her excercise twice a day, lots of love and companionship - somebody who lives in a rural area she is not a town dog. I have no doubt Joy would be fine with children, but I want them to be older over 10 as she needs long walks and you cannot do this with little ones. She also needs time again something you cannot do with a growing family. She has responded so well to training. I think attending classes with her as she is so smart and would do so well. This would benefit her too so she understands more what is needed from her as I feel she has not had a lot of training so gets worried she is not doing the right thing. She could be great for agility once you get her focused and she learns the basics at training classes, she wants to please. Joy has the makings of being a cracking dog with the right people and lifestyle and its important we get this right for her, she would not suit being left hours on her own and would benefit from another dog but not essential as its people she loves. Joy has been spayed, vaccinated, chipped and has her own Pet Passport - if you feel you are the right match please email us at starfishdogrescue@hotmail.co.uk
Child friendly:
Yes
Cat friendly:
Yes
Age:
9 months
Sex:
Bitch
Neutered:
Yes
Vaccinated:
Yes
Micro-chipped:
Yes
Flea/Wormed:
No
Cost:
325
Where dog can be seen:
Gloucestershire in family foster home GL6 8AD (map)

Breed:
Collie
Contact:
Penny (Breeder) , Denny, Sterlingshire FK6 5HH (map)
Tel:
07435 965297 (Penny)
Date Added:
28 Nov 2019

GARTH KENNEL COLLIE
History:
My name is Ann Watt and I'm helping an elderly woman in her late 70s to find home for some litters of puppies. She is KC registered for Border Terriers but breeds other dogs such as Collies and JRTs as well. She is NOT a puppy farm. All the dogs are well taken care of and only lack socialisation. As they are local to me, I'm handling the pups as much as possible and putting toys in with them. They have been brought up on a farm with cats and other animals all around.
Description:
Two puppies are left from this good quality farm collie litter - one black and white and the other brown. No fancy stuff. Great natured, clever mum. I have one of their collies myself and she's awesome.
Rehoming Criteria:
If I cannot find homes for these puppies at the age 10 weeks, they will have to go into rescue.
Child friendly:
No
Cat friendly:
No
Age:
9 weeks
Sex:
Bitch
Neutered:
No
Vaccinated:
No
Micro-chipped:
Yes
Flea/Wormed:
No
Cost:
£400
Where dog can be seen:
Sterlingshire FK6 5HH (map)

Breed:
Border collie
Contact:
Jayne, 7 Swanley, Alkington, Berkeley, Gloucestershire GL13 9JL (map)
Tel:
07889879944
Date Added:
28 Nov 2019

BAILEY
History:
Bailey is a beautiful boy, but he is not getting on with my other dogs. When out walking and free running, he is fine. It just seems to be at home and I have to separate them all which makes it an unhappy household.
Description:
Bailey is a loving black and white mid-coat collie. He has done some agility work. He loves to please people and will do some tricks.
Rehoming Criteria:
Bailey needs a loving home, maybe on his own. Can be see at home or at a pre arranged area.
Child friendly:
Yes
Cat friendly:
No
Age:
2 years
Sex:
Dog
Neutered:
Yes
Vaccinated:
Yes
Micro-chipped:
Yes
Flea/Wormed:
Yes
Cost:
£200.00
Where dog can be seen:
Berkeley, Gloucestershire GL139JL (map)

Breed:
Collie X
Contact:
Christine Blackburn, London E11 1NL (map)
Tel:
07931 637 391
Date Added:
25 Nov 2019

ROO
History:
Roo was originally from Romania and rehomed to an elderly couple who are not a suitable home for such a high energy dog due to mobility issues.
Description:
Roo is a gorgeous, petite 17kg lad who is so eager to please and learn and extremely friendly with people and children. He is currently given little opportunity to socialise with other dogs and walked on a close slip lead, which is making him frustrated as he gets on very well with other dogs when allowed to mix. He was taken by an assessor to meet a dog to test his reaction and it was very clear he had no issues and just wanted to play, but can also ignore. He is also non-reactive to dogs who show aggression. During the assessment he was taught a hand signal within seconds and is clearly very highly intelligent. He hasn't lived with cats. Roo is pretty good on lead but currently not allowed off lead. It is strongly felt he would pick up sound recall very easily with reward based training given his responses during the assessment. Roo has no anxiety when left home alone for short periods, is fully house trained and loves to travel in the car. He is neutered and up to date with vaccinations and in very good health.
Rehoming Criteria:
Must be an active home. Roo can get excited and 'mouth' so ongoing training is needed and he would be better suited in a home without very young children. over six. Home checks apply. Full rescue back up given
Child friendly:
Yes
Cat friendly:
No
Age:
16 months
Sex:
Dog
Neutered:
Yes
Vaccinated:
Yes
Micro-chipped:
Yes
Flea/Wormed:
Yes
Cost:
£260
Where dog can be seen:
Gloucester GL51 0QD (map)

Breed:
Border Collie
Contact:
Amie
Tel:
07590 915466
Date Added:
20 Nov 2019

BRANSTON
History:
Branston is a very loveable but also a very anxious boy. He is reactive to many triggers within his environment which means he is unable to cope well in his current home where he lives with another Border Collie and a toddler. He has never attacked another dog or children, but does bully the older dog. Over the past three years, he has been working with a variety of behaviourists who advise that the best thing for him is to remove some of his triggers, which largely involve the other dog and the toddler. They think, he will thrive much better in a home where there are no other animals or children and where he will receive the 1-2-1 attention that he craves and desires. It's a heartbreaking decision to rehome him and a last resort, but the safety of both dogs and the child involved needs to come first.
Description:
Branston is a red merle border collie. He is approximately 20kgs so is Medium-Large. He enjoys 1-2-1 agility sessions with a dedicated trainer and current owner. Although due to his reactivity, he hasn't competed at an agility show yet. At training, he is completing courses at a Grade 7 level and is incredibly focused whilst in the ring. His strong herding instincts and motion sensitivity means that he often lashes out at the other dog in the home and he has shown some growling tendencies, fear aggression and stalking behaviour towards the toddler. When he is alone, he is very loving and attentive. He loves learning new things and playing as well as having some relaxation time with his owners.
Rehoming Criteria:
Branston is very intelligent and requires a lot of mental stimulation so would suit a home with experienced Border Collie owners. It would be great if he could continue his agility training. An environment where he is the only dog with no children is now the best option for him. Support will be available for any potential new owners. They will need to be home checked and the current owners will take Branston back if things don't work out.
Child friendly:
No
Cat friendly:
No
Age:
5 years
Sex:
Dog
Neutered:
Yes
Vaccinated:
Yes
Micro-chipped:
Yes
Flea/Wormed:
Yes
Cost:
0
Where dog can be seen:
Birmingham by arrangement B38 8PH (map)

Breed:
Carpathinan Shepard
Contact:
Ben Hiscoke, 12 Coke Road, Norwich NR1 2LW (map)
Tel:
07539 811089
Date Added:
5 Nov 2019

NIA
History:
Nia is a three year old rescue from Romania. She spent her first year on the streets and had a litter of pups. She was then rescued and has had a good life in the UK. She is a much loved pet and companion but due to losing my house I cannot offer her the life she needs. I am reluctant to let her go but it is in her best interests.
Description:
Nia is a dual layer coat black and grey 32kg Sheppard. Very intelligent and quick to learn. Affectionate, full of beans, very treat orientated and responds very well to commands. Loves exercise and loves having tasks. Her only quirk is scavenging food from the streets and she is not fond of having her claws trimmed!
Rehoming Criteria:
Would only go to a loving home and is great with children 4+ but is picky about sharing with other dogs. Would need a fit person who could give her plenty of exercise. Fully house trained and not a destroyer.
Child friendly:
Yes
Cat friendly:
No
Age:
3 years
Sex:
Bitch
Neutered:
Yes
Vaccinated:
Yes
Micro-chipped:
Yes
Flea/Wormed:
Yes
Cost:
0.00
Where dog can be seen:
Norwich, Norfolk NR1 2LW (map)

Breed:
Collie x Jack Russell
Contact:
Charlotte Leech, South Shropshire LD7 (map)
Tel:
07912 484280
Date Added:
4 Nov 2019

BOB
History:
Bob was rescued as a small pup from a public shelter in Romania and didn’t have the best of starts at a young age. He has been fostered in Knighton since he was five months old, and it’s really time he found a forever home of his own.
Description:
Bob is possibly a mix of Jack Russell x Collie. He is a gorgeous, lively boy, full of intelligence and personality. He loves to play with other dogs, toys and humans, too. Bob is highly motivated by food and can be trained with normal dog food, let alone treats. He has the potential to be a very well behaved boy. Now what he needs is someone who can put the time in with him. He would be fabulous at agility. Shy with strangers at first, he soon comes round. He walks nicely on-lead and recalls well. Bob is house-trained, crate-trained, non-destructive, and travels well. He will be a medium-sized adult dog - not more than 15kg.
Rehoming Criteria:
Bob would need a home with at least one other, youngish playful dog and an adopter who understands that he can be shy with strangers - especially visiting the home - and that they feel confident they can manage this. He is child friendly if they are older, calm, and dog savvy. He can live with cats, and has done before.
Child friendly:
Yes
Cat friendly:
Yes
Age:
11 months
Sex:
Dog
Neutered:
Yes
Vaccinated:
Yes
Micro-chipped:
Yes
Flea/Wormed:
Yes
Cost:
£275
Where dog can be seen:
South Shropshire LD7 (map)

Breed:
Border Collie
Contact:
Kim Davies, Court Colman, Pen yr Fai, Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan CF31 4NG (map)
Tel:
01656 725219
Date Added:
2 Nov 2019

PADDY
History:
Paddy has missed on early socialisation and will need a experienced collie home that can keep him mentally and psychically stimulated.
Description:
Paddy is a sweet, gorgeous boy with heaps of energy and so much potential for making a fun loving companion. He can be worried with men initially .
Rehoming Criteria:
Adult only home. He could live with other dogs. We are unsure about cats
Child friendly:
No
Cat friendly:
No
Age:
7 months
Sex:
Dog
Neutered:
Yes
Vaccinated:
Yes
Micro-chipped:
Yes
Flea/Wormed:
Yes
Cost:
£150
Where dog can be seen:
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan CF31 4NG (map)

NED
Breed: Working Spaniel x
Organisation: Starfish Dog Rescue
Happy Ending: Mr Ned has been reserved. Someone who does agility shared him with a trainer they know so he will certainly more'
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Mr Ned has been reserved. Someone who does agility shared him with a trainer they know so he will certainly be going to a good knowledgeable home.
(28 Nov 2019)
GIDGET
Breed: Husky X
Organisation: Dogs Trust Merseyside
Happy Ending: Gidget has gone to a lovely home.(31 Oct 2019)
MOLLIE
Breed: Border Terrier x Miniature Poodle
Organisation:
Happy Ending: Mollie has been re-homed.(27 Oct 2019)
CASEY
Breed: English Springer Spaniel
Organisation: loyalwill canine hydrotherapy centre
Happy Ending: Casey has gone top an acive running home.(27 Oct 2019)
TALIA
Breed: Sheltie
Organisation:
Happy Ending: Talia has a fun future ahead of her in an agility home.(27 Oct 2019)

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