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> Sam, 17 Month Old, Springer X Collie, on behalf of Friends of the Animals RCT South Wales
R8chl
post 8th Feb 2012, 8:38 am
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If you are interested in adopting Sam please read about our re homing process

http://www.friendsoftheanimalsrct.org.uk/a...oradoption.html

and complete a Pre Adoption form (link below) and Katherine or Pauline will contact you for a chat

http://www.friendsoftheanimalsrct.org.uk/dogadopt.html

Name: Sam
Age: 17 months
Breed: Springer x Collie
Can I live with Children: Yes, older as a little clumsy
Can I live with cats: Probably not
Can I live with other dogs:Yes
Fostered In: Derby


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Sam is an active fun loving boy who is looking for an active forever home. His basic training is being worked on, but he would benefit for formal obedience classes, agility or flyball training as he needs an activity where he can work his mind as well as his body.

Sam needs a minimum of 2 hours walking per day and would benefit from being homed with another dog that could offer him play and also some stability. He can only be left for short periods of time so a home with someone around most of the time is a must.

He will chase cats if they run and will do the 'collie stare' if they sit there but will try to provoke them. We think it could be worked on but would never trust him.

Sam is very loving an loves nothing better than cuddles on the sofa but without exercise and training could get disruptive in the home.


Sam is neutered, vaccinated and microchipped

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post 9th Feb 2012, 11:06 pm
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Sam is being fostered in Derby and we are loving having him with us. He is a great little fella, keen to go for walks but also happy to stay in for a cuddle. He gets on well with the resident dogs and has found a place in the hearts of my three 'youngsters' (18, 19 and 20 years).

Here is a slide show of his first off-lead walk. We ordered the snow specially to make it memorable for him!

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post 14th Feb 2012, 5:01 pm
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Sam is very well settled with us now. He likes to have an active walk in the morning and then is happy to pootle around the house for the rest of the day, playing with our two residents and having a cuddle whenever he can get one. He does like to be with a person and I think needs to have doggy friends to play with. He has been for a walk today where he ignored ducks and children but had a great time running around with other dogs we met...and not bothering about the mud! He joined in with the 'chuckit' game and knows how to bring the ball back. He is a bit of a food thief so you need to be careful about leaving food around.#If we didn't already have two of our own the Sam would definitely be a 'keeper'.

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post 16th Feb 2012, 11:27 am
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Sam is a wonderful lad still looking for his forever home. He really needs to be a 2nd or multi dog to an older more experienced dog/s. He is not able to live with cats or any other livestock as he will chase and get fixated with them.

He does not like to be left for any period of time and will bark. With this in mind he will need to be in a home with someone around most of the time. With time this will get better with work and love from his new home.

He enjoys his walks, but need some work on his lead training and would benefit from going to some classes to help him socialised more and focus. When walking off lead he stays close, but will dash off to greet any new dogs that he sees. He is a friendly happy boy who loves his life.
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post 17th Mar 2012, 3:55 pm
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Here are a few of some recent photos of Sam. He has filled out a little, is much more relaxed and happy in himself and simply adores being able to run around and have a good time chasing a ball or having a sniff around. I think he would be ace at agility or flyball.

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post 22nd Mar 2012, 10:17 pm
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Here is a lovely photo of Sam in the kitchen. He looks like he is about to do something naughty!

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post 23rd Mar 2012, 10:20 am
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Hello. I sent a pre-adoption form for Sam but have not heard back from you yet. We would like to know more about him to see if we are suitable parents for him. We are also considering some other boys and girls so need all the facts to help us make the right decision. Does he still bark when left? Is it just for a while in the way of the collie 'barking off the premises' habit or true separation anxiety? He looks like a gorgeous boy who deserves the best!
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post 24th Mar 2012, 8:10 am
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QUOTE(Mountainflower @ 23rd Mar 2012, 10:20 am) *

Hello. I sent a pre-adoption form for Sam but have not heard back from you yet. We would like to know more about him to see if we are suitable parents for him. We are also considering some other boys and girls so need all the facts to help us make the right decision. Does he still bark when left? Is it just for a while in the way of the collie 'barking off the premises' habit or true separation anxiety? He looks like a gorgeous boy who deserves the best!


Have pm-ed you.
He is fine when left with the other dogs and able to get around the house, doesn't like being confined to one room and will dig at the carpet by the door (clever dog has worked out at some point that you can open the door that way). Similarly doesn't like to be left in a crate, likely to howl if he is. We have to say that we absolutely adore him!
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