22/9/18 – At last! Beth has found a new home – on a farm. Perfect!
Beth is a smart and quirky 12 year old Border Collie who is at National Animal Welfare Trust in Hayle, Cornwall.
In her former home, cheeky Beth had a happy but basic rural life, doing as she pleased, out and about on a smallholding. She has a farm collie’s mentality so ideally needs a similar home setup now, preferably a secure, quiet farm or smallholding where she can be independent and play with her beloved toys.
Beth used to while away her days wandering around the smallholding and pottering into the farmhouse kitchen. At night she slept in the kitchen (which only had a table and chairs and Beth’s bed in it). Beth needs her indoor space to be quite bare, or at least to not have soft furnishings, as she does like to play tuggy with curtains and pull stuffing out of cushions, even if you are in the house with her. She thinks that soft furnishings are big toys and she has decided that she is far too set in her ways to accept a different point of view on this matter.
Beth likes to be with her people, but she doesn’t like to be fussed over (and could possibly nip) so needs hands-off owners who will leave her alone with her collie thoughts. In time, and after a lot of collie-style consideration of the matter, Beth would accept being stroked by her new owner, but she is sensitive around her neck and back end. NAWT always ask for potential adopters to do lots of visits to the dog they are interested in, so Beth would be able to get used to you before contemplating going home with you.
Beth needs a home with no resident or visiting children. She could possibly live with a compatible dog (she has done previously) but she isn’t cat friendly. Any chickens etc. would need to be securely fenced off. Beth’s favourite thing in the world is her toys. She tries to cram as many in her mouth as possible, and doesn’t like to give them back! She will destroy toys if they’re soft ones.
Beth does have her quirks, but she is such an independent character that you can’t help but admire and smile at her! She is incredibly nosey too and loves to know what’s going on. She will be a great companion if she is just left to be herself. She’s too stubborn and set in her ways to change, thank you very much!
There are some beautiful beaches around Hayle, so visiting Beth a number of times to get to know her would be a great excuse for lots of trips to the seaside!
Could your home be perfect for Mad Beth (as the Oldies Club web team have affectionately christened her!)?
Contact NAWT Cornwall as follows:
Phone: 01736 756005
Read about Rehoming dogs from NAWT here.
Please mention that you saw Beth featured on the Oldies Club website.
This replaces Beth’s original Oldies Club page dated 22 December 2017.