10/4/13 – We just heard the wonderful news that Roy has found a home at last.
What a truly special lad Roy is … and … he gives the best ever cuddles! Roy is a blind, 10 year old, grey and white, male Collie who came to Many Tears rescue some months ago and is currently living in a foster home in Romford, Essex, until he finds his forever home.
Roy absolutely loves people and is looking for a loving, quiet, calm, retirement home with someone who is as loving as he is. He will need someone at home with him most of the time to give him the support and guidance he needs. A securely fenced home with no access to ponds and not too many steps would suit him best. Any children in the home should be teenagers as he easily gets startled by sudden movements. Roy would really prefer to be an only dog and needs a home without cats.
Roy isn’t very confident on a lead, but this is because he cannot see where he is going, not because he is scared. Apart from being blind, Roy is in good health and has no known medical needs.
This is what his foster carer has to say about him:
Roy is a handsome, well-behaved, mature dog. He loves people and always comes when his name is called when indoors and is easily guided by voice. Visitors of all ages, and people outside, have all been greeted gently and with confidence. He is always ready with a waggy tail and cuddles when our teenage daughter returns home from school (revision or cuddles with Roy? – no contest!). It has taken a little while for Roy to find and remember his way around our home and garden, but he has gained confidence every day. Any adoptive home would need not too many steps, no access to ponds, etc., and to be uncluttered, so that Roy can safely move independently around the home.
His lead walking has improved during the time he has been with us, but he is quite strong on the lead. Roy enjoys his walks and he is quite active for his age. As his recall is very poor when out of the house, and for his safety, he needs to be either on an ordinary lead or a long line when out walking.
Roy is crate trained, sleeps all night and, after a few minutes of driving in the car, settles and travels well on a clix harness. Roy is generally good with all other dogs, but he occasionally startles and panics if other dogs move unexpectedly. So, for this reason and as he adores his human friends, Roy would best suited as an only dog, and with no small children or cats. He would definitely welcome a friendly, dog-savvy teenager in his new home though.
Surely this perfect gentleman of a dog, with so much love to give, deserves a peaceful, safe and loving home, where he can live in love and luxury for his golden years? Roy is probably the most loving dog in the whole world, who, I am sure, once settled into his forever home will make a once in a lifetime companion. He is truly very special. Please don’t keep him waiting too much longer.
If you can offer Roy a peaceful, loving home with lots of cuddles and lovely walks, please contact Many Tears as follows:
Tel: 01269 843084
Before you apply to adopt a dog from Many Tears please read their Adoption Procedures.
Please mention that you saw Roy featured on the Oldies Club website.
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This entry replaces Roy’s original dated 17 October 2011.Tags: Active Oldie, Calmer and Quieter, Collies & Shepherds, Good with kids, Good with other dogs, Medium Sized, Needs someone around most of the time, South East, Special Needs