Collie Cross Bowie Needs An Experienced Home


Streatham Hill, London

Pet Description

Bowie is a lovable collie who needs an experienced loving home.

Please view Bowie's open page on Face book below:
(copy and paste into URL at the top):

Bowie was a rescue collie cross dog who had a bad start that has made excellent progress. She now needs an environment where she can flourish.
Ideally an experienced collie owner, living by the coast or a large rural home.
Reasons Bowie my darling girl needs to be found a new home is that I live in central London near a primary school which is causing complications to her social life experiences.

She prefers to be clipped and loves a towel dry....

The positive points:
Bowie is a highly intelligent dog medium energy. She does not chew and can be left for up to 4 hours.

She has learnt a number of commands: Impulse and action about 10 at the moment.
She is crate, clicker, house trained
Very obediant.

She likes to play games, hide and seek, tug, dog interactive puzzle games
She learns very quickly
Incredibly loving and loyal to me.

She can recall, if she sees a squirrel there is a knack of getting her back
She is loving to my two step children (girls aged 11+)
Once she trusts you she is loving, kind, funny, enjoys a fuss on her terms.
She loves a massage from me several times a day.

The negative points (no dog is perfect)
She does give warning signs like flat ears, lip curl etc
She likes to chase which means kids going to school on scooters do need to be avoided... any kids on scooters or bikes.
Men that she doesn't know in enclosed places she will be nervous.

She is fine in the park off lead but on lead or at home proper introduction needs to be made.
It is better not to let strangers stroke her on any occasion
She has a bed time of around 9pm-10pm as when she is tired she can revert to her untrusting behaviour.
(She will go to bed on her own or willingly with a treat)

When she is sleeping she needs to be left alone or woken from a distance (by talking to her).
New people need strict introduction
She needs to be a only dog household

(she does have doggy friends but doesn't like to share food or toys with dogs but will share with her human friends)

She has dislocated her left elbow twice and had some hydrotherapy.

The vet has given her the all clear but it will mean games with balls and frisbees need to be controlled. It would be good if she could swim from time to time as she loves the water.

I can hand on heart say she loves me and has never broken my personal trust with her.

She is also chipped had her vaccinations and is spayed.

I can hand on heart say she loves me and has never broken my personal trust with her.

Many Tears page link below. Is not as accurate or up to date as the above information or face book page.

She has really come on since we first had her:

But please go through Many Tears (land line number provided) if you're interested in adopting Bowie. You can contact me if you have any questions.

Advert Type:For Adoption
Age:2 years, 10 months old - More Info
Pet Breed:Mixed Breed
Pet tags:Pets for adoption, Dog for adoption

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