"Hi, my name is Scout. I am a 4 year old collie x terrier and I am looking for a *VERY SPECIAL HOME!*
I am a very active and playful boy who loves to go on long walks down the field. My favourite game is fetch. I am very good at dropping the ball at your feet and running off for a head start ready to chase the ball! I love to play with my toys, especially balls or tug toys. When I am feeling playful I will come and drop a toy in your lap, ready to play. Sometimes I do like to be left to play on my own too, and can happily keep myself amused playing with my teddies.
I can sometimes be a little wary of new people, but once I get to know you I am a very sweet and loyal boy. I would be looking for a quieter, adult only home, ideally with owners that are experienced with dogs that resource guard, and will be happy to work with the behaviourist once in the home. I would prefer someone to be around most of the time, but I could be left for 2-4 hours, as I was good when left in my previous home.
I walk very nicely on the lead and have good recall off the lead. I would need to be the only pet in the house as I am not good with cats, and get very worried by other dogs. I prefer to have my own space when other dogs are around, and although I generally ignore them as I am too busy playing fetch, I may snap if they get too close."
Scout first came to the Sanctuary as his owners felt they were not giving him the time and attention that he needed. Once in the Sanctuary we found out that Scout had bitten in his previous home. This was due to guarding his owner whilst on their lap on the sofa. He was then rehomed, knowing about his behaviours, but unfortunately proved too much for the new owners once in the home and had to come back. We are working with Scout here at the Sanctuary, and he has been assessed by our behaviourist who thinks he could be happy in the right home with experienced people. He is such a lovely boy, and we feel it would be a shame for him to live the rest of his life here at the Sanctuary, so would hope that the right people may come along and be willing to work with him. Our behaviourist and Scouts carers here are happy to help anybody who is willing to give Scout a home.
If you would like to know more. please pop up and meet Scout or have a chat with his carers.