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:
WSD
Contact:
Ian Hastie, 35 Furze Road, Worthing BN13 3BP (map)
Tel:
01903 260262
Date Added:
11 Aug 2018

LUCKY
History:
Lucky came into Ainmhithe from a bad situation on a farm where he was being kept locked in a shed. He was taken out of this by a family who became aware of him but they had not previously had a dog of their own and were not experienced in dealing with collies.
Description:
Lucky is a lovely black and white collie who is just coming up for 1 year old. His date of birth is 19 August 2017. He is a very sweet affectionate dog who loves cuddles and he gets on well with other dogs. He is also a very active boy and he needs to go to an experienced collie home. He is used to being with a family including young children, but up to now he has lived outdoors.
Rehoming Criteria:
Lucky is a clever boy who has only had basic training to date. He will happily be an only dog or he could just as easily live with other dogs. He is however pretty much of a blank canvas and he needs to learn boundaries of what is acceptable behaviour. He needs to go to a home where his new family will have the time to train him properly.
Child friendly:
Yes
Cat friendly:
No
Age:
12 months
Sex:
Dog
Neutered:
Yes
Vaccinated:
Yes
Micro-chipped:
Yes
Flea/Wormed:
No
Cost:
£200
Where dog can be seen:
County Mayo, Ireland BN13 3BP (map)

Breed:
WSD
Contact:
Ian Hastie, 35 Furze Road BN13 3BP (map)
Tel:
01903 260262
Date Added:
11 Aug 2018

BRUCE
History:
Bruce was originally owned by an elderly couple but he was too much for them to manage and he kept straying into the road. He was subsequently taken in by a neighbour who did some basic training with him but they were unable to keep him because of having a number of dogs of their own and they subsequently handed him into Ainmhithe.
Description:
Bruce as can be seen from the photo is a stunning Red collie with one blue eye. He is a very energetic boy who gets on well with other dogs. He needs an active experienced collie home where he can do something like agility.
Rehoming Criteria:
Bruce is a clever boy who needs to have something to do. He will happily live with other dogs, but could also be an only dog. He needs to go to a home where his new owners will have the time to train him properly so that he can develop his full potential.
Child friendly:
Yes
Cat friendly:
No
Age:
16 months
Sex:
Dog
Neutered:
Yes
Vaccinated:
Yes
Micro-chipped:
Yes
Flea/Wormed:
Yes
Cost:
£200
Where dog can be seen:
County Mayo, Ireland BN13 3BP (map)

Breed:
WSD x
Contact:
Ian Hastie, 35 Furze Road, Worthing, West Sussex BN13 3BP (map)
Tel:
01903 260262
Date Added:
10 Aug 2018

TWIRL
History:
Twirl and her siblings came into us as an unwanted litter from a farm in the West of Ireland. They are energetic active and fearless pups who have real personalities and like most pups they are into everything. The pups are all well adjusted and they do not appear to have any issues.
Description:
Twirl and her siblings have come from a working background. Their Mum is a working collie but she does not look like a full collie so we feel that she and her pups have something else in them. We do not have any details about their Dad.
Rehoming Criteria:
We feel that Twirl and her brothers and sister would suit agility/active homes.
Child friendly:
Yes
Cat friendly:
No
Age:
3 momths
Sex:
Bitch
Neutered:
No
Vaccinated:
Yes
Micro-chipped:
Yes
Flea/Wormed:
Yes
Cost:
£200
Where dog can be seen:
County Mayo, Ireland BN13 3BP (map)

Breed:
WSD x
Contact:
Ian Hastie, 35 Furze Road, Worthing, West Sussex BN13 3BP (map)
Tel:
01903 260262
Date Added:
10 Aug 2018

YORKIE
History:
Yorkie and his siblings came into us as an unwanted litter from a farm in the West of Ireland. Their Mum is a working collie but she does not look like a full collie so we feel that she and her pups have something else in them. We do not have any details about their Dad.
Description:
Yorkie and his siblings have come from a working background. They are energetic active and fearless pups who have real personalities and like most pups they are into everything. The pups are all well adjusted and they do not appear to have any issues.
Rehoming Criteria:
We feel that Yorkie and his brothers and sisters would suit agility/active homes.
Child friendly:
Yes
Cat friendly:
Yes
Age:
3 months
Sex:
Dog
Neutered:
No
Vaccinated:
Yes
Micro-chipped:
Yes
Flea/Wormed:
Yes
Cost:
£200
Where dog can be seen:
County Mayo, Ireland BN13 3BP (map)

Breed:
WSD x
Contact:
Ian Hastie, 35 Furze Road, Worthing, West Sussex BN13 3BP (map)
Tel:
01903 260262
Date Added:
10 Aug 2018

BUTTONS
History:
Buttons and her siblings came into us as an unwanted litter from a farm in the West of Ireland. Their Mum is a working collie but she does not look like a full collie so we feel that she and her pups have something else in them. We do not have any details about their Dad.
Description:
Twirl and her siblings have come from a working background. They are energetic active and fearless pups who have real personalities and like most pups they are into everything. The pups are all well adjusted and they do not appear to have any issues.
Rehoming Criteria:
We feel that Buttons and her sister and brothers would suit agility/active homes.
Child friendly:
Yes
Cat friendly:
Yes
Age:
3 months
Sex:
Bitch
Neutered:
No
Vaccinated:
Yes
Micro-chipped:
Yes
Flea/Wormed:
Yes
Cost:
£200
Where dog can be seen:
County Mayo, Ireland BN13 3BP (map)

Breed:
WSD x
Contact:
Ian Hastie, 35 Furze Road, Worthing, West Sussex BN13 3BP (map)
Tel:
01903 260262
Date Added:
10 Aug 2018

AERO
History:
Aero and his siblings came into us from a farm in the West of Ireland as an unwanted litter
Description:
The dogs are all from a working background, and are very fearless and active pups. They all have real personalities, but they also love cuddles. Their Mum is a working sheepdog, but we do not think that she is a full collie and we consequently think the pups are collie crosses. We do not know anything about their Dad.
Rehoming Criteria:
We feel that because of his working background that Aero would suit active homes where they can do something like agility.
Child friendly:
Yes
Cat friendly:
Yes
Age:
3 momths
Sex:
Dog
Neutered:
No
Vaccinated:
Yes
Micro-chipped:
Yes
Flea/Wormed:
Yes
Cost:
£200
Where dog can be seen:
County Mayo, Ireland BN13 3BP (map)

Breed:
WSD X
Contact:
Ian Hastie, 35 Furze Road, Worthing, West Sussex BN13 3BP (map)
Tel:
01903 260262a
Date Added:
10 Aug 2018

BOUNTY
History:
Bounty and her siblings came into us as an unwanted litter from a farm in the West of Ireland. Their Mum is a working collie but she does not look like a full collie so we feel that she and her pups have something else in them. We do not have any details about their Dad.
Description:
Bounty and his siblings have come from a working background. They are energetic active and fearless pups who have real personalities and like most pups they are into everything. The pups are all well adjusted and they do not appear to have any issues.
Rehoming Criteria:
We feel that Bounty and his siblings would suit agility/active homes.
Child friendly:
Yes
Cat friendly:
Yes
Age:
3 months
Sex:
Dog
Neutered:
No
Vaccinated:
Yes
Micro-chipped:
Yes
Flea/Wormed:
Yes
Cost:
£200
Where dog can be seen:
County Mayo, Ireland BN13 3BP (map)

Breed:
WSD x
Contact:
Ian Hastie, 35 Furze Road, Worthing, West Sussex BN13 3BP (map)
Tel:
01903 260262
Date Added:
10 Aug 2018

MURRAY
History:
Murray and his siblings came into us as an unwanted litter from a farm in the West of Ireland. Their Mum is a working collie but she does not look like a full collie so we feel that she and her pups have something else in them. We do not have any details about their Dad.
Description:
Murray and his siblings have come from a working background. They are energetic active and fearless pups who have real personalities and like most pups they are into everything. The pups are all well adjusted and they do not appear to have any issues.
Rehoming Criteria:
We feel that Murray and his brothers and sisters would suit agility/active homes.
Child friendly:
Yes
Cat friendly:
Yes
Age:
3 months
Sex:
Dog
Neutered:
No
Vaccinated:
Yes
Micro-chipped:
Yes
Flea/Wormed:
Yes
Cost:
£200
Where dog can be seen:
County Mayo, Ireland BN13 3BP (map)

Breed:
Collie x GSD
Contact:
Guy Scott, Chineway Road, Ottery St Mary, Devon EX11 1PL (map)
Tel:
01404 815487
Date Added:
10 Aug 2018

TILLY
History:
Tilly was handed in to ARC through no fault of her own as her owner didn't have enough time for her. She was purchased via the internet and the breeder didn't respond when Tilly's owner realised Tilly needed more time than she was able to give.
Description:
Tilly is stunning! A gorgeous red sable medium-coated girl. She is very athletically built - lightening quick and moves beautifully. Initially she was nervous in kennels but has settled really well and is now showing her lovely, sunny personality. Tilly is super-bright and toy oriented. She is highly trainable and will be a fabulous agility prospect.
Rehoming Criteria:
Tilly is fine with other dogs but has not been tested with children or cats. For this reason, a home without children - or possibly with older teenagers - is preferred. Tilly is very smart and active so needs a job to do - agility will be perfect for her. She will be neutered shortly.
Child friendly:
No
Cat friendly:
No
Age:
9 months
Sex:
Bitch
Neutered:
No
Vaccinated:
Yes
Micro-chipped:
No
Flea/Wormed:
Yes
Cost:
ARC RE-HOMING FEE
Where dog can be seen:
East Devon EX11 1PL (map)

Breed:
Collie
Contact:
Claire Mclean, 13 Holbrook Close,Treorchy CF42 6TJ (map)
Tel:
077839 40122
Date Added:
6 Aug 2018

PATCHES
History:
Looking for a new home for Patches as my son and i work full time and he is s left alone for long periods of time which is not right as he loves company. We got him from a farm in Camarthen. We saw the mam but not the dad who was working at the time in the field.
Description:
Patches is a medium size, long legged blue merle collie stunning markings. Patched has bundles and bundles of energy. He can sit stay and wait..loves giving paw. He loves animals and fantastic around kids.
Rehoming Criteria:
Patches needs to be either with another dog or someone who has plenty of time to spend with him.
Child friendly:
Yes
Cat friendly:
Yes
Age:
7 1/2 months
Sex:
Dog
Neutered:
No
Vaccinated:
Yes
Micro-chipped:
Yes
Flea/Wormed:
Yes
Cost:
£350
Where dog can be seen:
Treorchy, Wales CF42 6TJ (map)

Breed:
Lurcher
Contact:
Jill Jones, Hassage Bungalow, Faulkland, Radstock, Bath & N E Somerset BA3 5XG (map)
Tel:
01373 834244
Date Added:
3 Aug 2018

STITCH
History:
Stitch was born May 17th 2017 from my favortie bitch, Tweed. She has been an entertaining, confident girl from birth. I kept her to do Agility along with her mother. To this end, from the age of six months, Stitch has been to Agility classes to get used to the idea. She is obviously only jumping low poles at class, but on occasion at home has jumped fences with ease. I am gutted to rehome her, but have been diagnosed with an incurable cancer and, above all, I want to be fair to her.
Description:
Stitch is a gorgeous long coated lurcher with an affectionate and faultless temperament. She is a generous, enthusiastic girl who is very energetic. She loves doing agility it and is confident with all the equipment though she has not encountered the see-saw yet. Stitch loves children, people and is friendly with other dogs. She lives with three other dogs - two lurchers and a Border Terrier. We do not have cats so I would be very careful there. She understands that she is not allowed to chase birds (chickens, pheasants etc..), but occasionally tests my resolve. Stitch has been taken out with me on my bike and remains on the lead to run alongside and behaves well. She has been taken into town, in and out of shops and in cafes while we eat. She lies under the table with no trouble. Stitch is very alert, very fast and will chase if she gets the opportunity. However, if she is occupied, she prefers a fully interactive game of frisbee, ball playing or gardening. Stitch is a large dog and will make around maybe 27in at the shoulder. She is strong and weighs around the 26kg mark. She is almost through the chewing stage, but adores leather, shoes etc if they are left around.
Rehoming Criteria:
I have not rehomed a dog before so I am looking for someone special who understands lurchers. She is a sighthound and this must be taken seriously. Stitch is a gorgeous dog in every respect so deserves the best. She must have an attentive, sporty home as she is full of life all of the time. I am looking for a loving home where she will continue agility and maybe Cani-X She is used to being walked in a lightweight plastic mask and will chase deer, hare etc if she is given the opportunity. I do not want her coursing. I would like her to have a home with at least one other dog as she has never been on her own before. She can be seen at home with her mum and granny where any more questions can be answered.
Child friendly:
Yes
Cat friendly:
No
Age:
1 year
Sex:
Bitch
Neutered:
No
Vaccinated:
Yes
Micro-chipped:
Yes
Flea/Wormed:
Yes
Cost:
£300
Where dog can be seen:
Near Bath/Frome BA3 5XG (map)

Breed:
Terrier Mix
Contact:
Appledown Kennels, Harling Road, Eaton Bray, Bedfordshire LU6 (map)
Tel:
01525 220383 (10am-4
Date Added:
3 Aug 2018

PEGGY
History:
Peggy is just as Peggy looks - a little livewire of a girl, always on the go and most definitely not a lapdog. She finds herself looking for a new home because she proved to be a skilled escape artist, but such a fabulous little character, she is without doubt worth paying the extra £s needed for the strongest, most bullet proof fences! Friendly with everyone she meets and great with other dogs, she doesn't want to live with cats and needs further work on house-training and travelling. Peggy would like a very active household, where she can be involved in family life and allowed to be the true terrier she is. PEGGY'S IDEAL HOME - cannot live in Luton - could live with another dog pending introductions - no cats - secure surroundings - ongoing training, including house-training - children over 7 years - very active - can be left for a couple of hours once settled and exercised well beforehand - continued care and stability for the rest of his days (average 13 - 16 years+) IF YOU HAVE A GENUINE INTEREST IN REHOMING AN APPLEDOWN DOG, PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD THE CRITERIA LISTED IN EACH ALBUM. YOU WILL THEN NEED TO CONTACT THE KENNELS ON 01525 220383, 10am - 4pm. WE DO NOT USE MESSENGER FOR KENNELS/DOG QUESTIONS.
Description:
Peggy is a very active, small black and tan, smooth-coated terrier mix. She will be a wonderful addition to an active household. An active home would be ideal.. She thrives on praise and will work for food. She is a quick little dog who has so much potential!
Rehoming Criteria:
Peggy's ideal home would include ongoing training, including house-training. She could live with children over 7 years old and another dog, pending introductions. She needs secure surroundings. No cats. She cannot live in Luton. If you have a genuine interest in rehoming an Appledown dog, please make sure you have read and understood the criteria in each album. You will need to contact the kennels between 10am-4pm. We do not use Messenger for kennel / dog questions.
Child friendly:
No
Cat friendly:
No
Age:
Born Nov 2016
Sex:
Bitch
Neutered:
Yes
Vaccinated:
Yes
Micro-chipped:
Yes
Flea/Wormed:
Yes
Cost:
£150 Donation
Where dog can be seen:
Eaton Bray, Bedfordshire LU6 (map)

Breed:
English Springer Spaniel
Contact:
Appledown Kennels, Harling Road, Eaton Bray, Bedfordshire LU6 (map)
Tel:
01525 220383
Date Added:
3 Aug 2018

PHIL TUFNELL
History:
Phil arrived with us with very little background information. He is a fabulous dog with so much potential and a real zest for life!
Description:
Phil is a liver and white Springer. He is very outgoing and a lot of fun! He will need a home where he will receive full training (including house training)but due to his zest for life and his intelligence this should not take too long. He loves food and will also work for a ball. He does need some work on the lead as he does sometimes forget you are at the end of the lead! He is a very loving boy and will do anything to please. He is amazing with other dogs and will happily live amongst others.
Rehoming Criteria:
Phil's ideal home would have no children under 7 years of age and no small animals (cats etc). He wil need someone with plenty of time to dedicate to training. He would like to live with other dogs pending introductions. He cannot live in Luton. If you have a genuine interest in rehoming an Appledown dog, please make sure you have read and understood the criteria in each album. You will need to contact the kennels between 10am-4pm. We do not use Messenger for kennel / dog questions.
Child friendly:
No
Cat friendly:
No
Age:
Born January 2017
Sex:
Dog
Neutered:
Yes
Vaccinated:
Yes
Micro-chipped:
Yes
Flea/Wormed:
Yes
Cost:
£150 donation
Where dog can be seen:
Bedfordshire LU6 (map)

Breed:
Sprollie
Contact:
Cwmlogin House, Cefneithin, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire SA14 7HB (map)
Tel:
01269 843 084
Date Added:
20 Jul 2018

RILEY
History:
Sadly Riley has been returned as she is resource guarding and her owners are expecting a baby. Unfortunately coming in from a home is a big shock especially for a sensitive collie but she shines as soon as we are away from the huddle and bustle of kennel life.
Description:
This girl is stunning. She is she bright... walks beautifully on the lead enjoying exploring, such a different dog outside kennels. She will sit, give both paws and lay down. We are working on wait! This girl needs her boundaries but is so very willing to please. It is a delight to work with her. Riley bonds with one person. In her last home, it was the husband, but as her kennel 'mum' thinks it is a matter of the right attitude rather than gender.
Rehoming Criteria:
Without doubt Riley very intelligent and, in the right home where she gets to use her brain by doing agility or something similar and gets plenty of exercise, she will excel as she is eager to please. She would prefer a home as an only dog as although she is fine with others she tends to herd them and one where she can have one to one attention but with a very experienced owner. We are told she can be destructive when left so we are looking for someone who has had collie or similar intelligent and active breeds like them before.
Child friendly:
No
Cat friendly:
No
Age:
11 months
Sex:
Bitch
Neutered:
No
Vaccinated:
No
Micro-chipped:
No
Flea/Wormed:
No
Cost:
£250
Where dog can be seen:
Llanelli, Carmarthenshire SA14 7HB (map)

Breed:
Crossbreed
Contact:
Sarah Mitchell, Jail Lane, Biggin Hill, Kent TN16 3AX (map)
Tel:
01959 572386
Date Added:
8 Jul 2018

CASSIE
History:
Cassie is in rescue due to Social Services recommending the rehousing of all the animals in the home. She has lived with cats happily and within a busy household.
Description:
As Cassie is only six months old, we cannot be certain whether she will measure Medium or Large - it will be a close call on Large. Lovely natured, we are seeking an active home for Cassie as she's a busy girl, wanting to learn.
Rehoming Criteria:
Adopters must live within 20 miles of Biggin Hill, Kent as we both vet and monitor our homes.
Child friendly:
Yes
Cat friendly:
Yes
Age:
6 months
Sex:
Bitch
Neutered:
Yes
Vaccinated:
Yes
Micro-chipped:
Yes
Flea/Wormed:
Yes
Cost:
£180.00
Where dog can be seen:
Biggin Hil, Kent TN16 3AX (map)

MICKEY
Breed: Cockapoo
Organisation: My 2nd Home
Happy Ending: Mickey is going to live with a lovely couple in Glasgow who already have a rescue dog.(8 Aug 2018)
DYLAN
Breed: Collie/Lab X
Organisation:
Happy Ending: Dylan has been rehomed to a young woman who does agility with her Labrador but was looking for a faster more'
X
Dylan has been rehomed to a young woman who does agility with her Labrador but was looking for a faster dog. He will be well looked after and loved, and we are sure he will love doing agility, too!
(6 Aug 2018)
HEIDI
Breed: Collie x Lab x Retriever
Organisation:
Happy Ending: Heidi has gone to a lovely new home(27 Jul 2018)
SHADOW
Breed: kelpie x collie
Organisation:
Happy Ending: Shadow has been rehomed to a lady who doesn’t do agility but has had Kelpies before.(26 Jul 2018)
OLLIE
Breed: Jack Russell X Beagle
Organisation:
Happy Ending: Ollie has gone to his new home where they wanted a dog just like him to do hiking and running more'
X
Ollie has gone to his new home where they wanted a dog just like him to do hiking and running etc.
(13 Jul 2018)

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