Toby (was Turbo) ^


Toby (was Turbo) ^ Status: Available

ID: 9241

Name: Toby (was Turbo) ^

Breed: Collie

Age: 5 Years

Gender: Male

Adoption Fee: A minimum donation of £100

Location: At Many Tears in
Llanelli, Carmarthenshire

If you are interested in adopting a dog that does not say it can be homed with a cat and wish us to cat test please let us know and we will be happy to do this.

09-07-18 Toby was adopted from us as a puppy but has sadly been returned as he has developed some typical collie traits but he is actually a fun and lovely dog who just needs a collie understanding home.  Toby is a high energy boy who needs to go to an very active home where exercise is high on the list of priorities.   Kennels is really not the place for a boy like him and he is very stressed to find himself here.   Toby is house trainined and  walks on a lead and would be happiest in a calm and quiet home where any children are older.   We are looking for experienced collie owner(s) who  love to go for long walks in all weathers and give him something to do you keep his brain busy.  If you are that person and will work with Toby he will become a happy and faithful friend.  The below was written by someone who used to walk Toby when he was in his last home and they have asked us to add this so help him find the perfect new home.

From Toby's dog walker

Yes Toby has he quirks but what dog doesn't.  He was so much fun with my kids. The photo is when we had a day at the beach where he spend the whole day surfing with the kids in the water.  I never needed to use a lead with him as he was always so well behaved off it and would never go far from me.  He was very responsive to his name, highly intelligent and would really understand you.  He would really talk to you through his eyes of what he wanted/needed.  I would take him out running and also on my mountain bike where he would follow along all the time and would love it.  I could trust him near cattle and horses.  There aren't sheep near me so I wouldn't like to say on that one.
When walking with other dogs which would be up to 6 with me or sometimes more if I met with a friend and her dogs.  He was always the one that the other dogs would want to play with which he was always obliging to do and have a good old chase around.   I would say that he definitely does have a liking for other collies over other dogs.  Especially my 3yr old female border collie they were very much definitely husband and wife in love. So I believe could be homed with other dogs if they were the right fit.  I think bitches suit him better and a collie would be the icing on the cake for him.

The areas that I would have to be careful of and what how I handled it would be:
  • Lorries - but if I was near a road he would be on a lead so I wouldn't need to worry about it as i know he couldn't go further than the lead.  I would only have to say his name to reassure/control him and say no and he would be ok.  Many dogs have a "thing" for lorries or bikes even!
  • Florescent coats - I know many dogs that will bark at people wearing them.  However all the times he was with me he was never actually that bothered by them but I would make sure i called him.  He was always very obedient.
  • On the Lead - like many dogs Ive come across they can actually feel threatened on the lead and unfortunately Toby is one.  Due to this I would never have him on the lead when meeting new dogs as he MAY snap.  He was great otherwise on the lead, i.e didn't pull hard.
  • He could also become protective when in the van so wouldn't want to let other dogs in.  But again is quite common, as quite intimidating for some when they feel boxed in or in a confined space. This was easily resolved by asking him to jump out while the new arrivals would jump in.  He would then happily jump in after them and all was good. I decided not to trust him completely with puppies/younger dogs when he had snapped at a puppy once.  However he had been on the lead at the time, but i chose not to take that risk.  However he did love another border collie puppy I would look after on the same day as him.

15-07-18 UPDATE

Yesterday Toby was caught having fun in the paddling pool!  He mixes with other dogs here and in the right collie savvy home we think he will be a very happy boy and become a wonderful companion.

16-09-18 UPDATE

Toby like a lot of collies don't cope well in kennels.  He is quite stressed, isn't resting and not getting the exercise and stimulation that he needs.
Toby can be quite reactive when other dogs pass the kennel and this is the typical of many other collies who stay in kennels.
We have decided to muzzle Toby when he is out walking up the road with me or to and from the sandschool and this seems to have calmed him down.   He is getting used to wearing the muzzle and if you feel a little shocked by this, remember the safest dog in the park is the one with the muzzle.
Toby is ball obsessed and I try to wear him out a bit by playing  ball with him, but he equires more work than I can give him.
Under Toby's stressed out exterior is really a lovely dog, and when I can work with him and he's not stressed he loves attention. He absolutely loved the family he lived with  but we feel that he may have been a bit protective of them.
Toby needs a new home with collie experienced owners who are prepared to put some work into this rewarding handsome lad. MTAR can give some advice and if you feel that you are the person for Toby we are willing to work with you. As Toby has a few issues he will be by donation.

Although TOBY (WAS TURBO) ^ is by donation rather than the full adoption fee, we ask for a minimum donation of £100 to help cover the costs that have been incurred. All our dogs are micro-chipped, have had at least their first inoculation and are spayed/neutered unless there is a medical reason for not doing so. If your application is successful you will be home checked and you, all members of your family and any dog(s) who will be living with the dog MUST come to meet the dog you want to adopt. You must have a safe means of transporting the dog home in a crate or if this is not possible please discuss with Many Tears or the Fosterer when your application is being processed.

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