Coll ^


Coll ^ Status: Reserved

ID: 27542

Name: Coll ^

Breed: Cross Breed

Age: 4 Years

Gender: Male

Adoption Fee: See the adoption details below

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.

08-02-20 Sylvia found Coll lying outside of a supermarket in the street. He had given up on life and humans too, he was starving, thirsty and clearly unwell. His body was itching with mange and he had open wounds from pressure sores. Coll was stiff and frightful and wouldn't let Sylvia get near him so she threw food over to him so he could eat at least. Sylvia spent days doing this over and over again trying to catch him and eventually did with the help of others; she took him to the vets and an amazing team cared for him and did blood work on him.  While the vets were caring for him they gained his trust, he spent a month with them and Bill and Sylvia then took him home.
Coll does have heartworm but we will pay for his treatment if you want to adopt him and cannot pay for this yourself.  Sylvia would keep him but she would rather him go to a home where he can be someone's special boy as he can be mistrustful of other male dogs - he has likely been mauled by them whilst on the streets.
We estimate he is about 4 years old, who knows what he has suffered for those 4 years - we are told that 4 is the average age that dogs die as street dogs. But now Coll has the chance to live a life of happiness! He has gone from the scared dog that couldn't be caught to puppy like behaviour, bowing and wanting to play, wanting to be loved.
Coll does still cower if you move fast, and still expects to have things thrown at him which is heartbreaking to see. He is so very special and the only reason he is not staying with Sylvia is because a home without so many dogs would be kinder for him.
He will need an adult only home as he needs a calm environment in order for him to learn to trust and gain confidence. Please please give him the chance he has spent the last 4 years waiting for.  Coll has a passport. 

17-02-20 UPDATE
Coll is a beauty and is learning to trust other dogs. He has lived on the streets for so many years watching his back for other packs and probably having had some very serious fights. He was an outcast and that how we found him. His attitude has changed to HUGELY appreciating our company, and so far slowly accepting female dogs. He would absolutely love to be an only dog with people who loved him. He is a special survivor and I am desperate for him to have a happy ever after. Please share his post.

19-02-20 UPDATE

Coll is a bit of a superstar here at Many Tears, reason being he is adored by every single staff member. He has such a big personality and honestly, it’s hard not to fall in love with him. I was smitten with Coll from the day he came to us, and I visit his kennel every single day even though he’s not on my section. It’s so hard to believe he lived on the streets of Antigua for so many years, because he’s turned into such an affectionate and happy boy.
Unfortunately for Coll he does have heart worm, but we are treating this with medication that we give him every morning. He takes 2 tablets in a bit of meat which he eats with no problems whatsoever. If you’re really interested in adopting Coll and don’t have a lot of money, we will pay for his ongoing medication - that’s how much he means to us.
Coll was found as an outcast of a pack and had given up on humans and with life, so he can still be quite wary of some dogs but he is currently kennelled with a female Vizsla who he absolutely loves playing with. He plays rough and he mouths a lot, not out of aggression, but because he doesn’t really understand how to play properly. With correct socialisation, he will get better at interacting and playing with other dogs (and humans), but his future owners will need experience to correct him when needed. Coll can be an only dog, but he can also be re-homed with another dog. However, this dog will need to be female, quite large and very playful.
He is an absolutely beautiful dog, inside and out, and whoever adopts him will be extremely lucky. Since he’s been kennelled with another dog, he’s started to copy her and has become interested in toys. This may not sound like a lot to some people, but for us it’s everything. From going to having absolutely nothing on the streets and not even behaving like a normal dog, to chasing a tennis ball around our sand school, it’s just heartwarming.
This dog has had a terrible life, yet he’s still such a happy soul. I would love nothing more than to find him the perfect forever home, so he can finally start the life he deserves. We want his future home to be special, because he’s a special boy. His new owners will need to shower him with unconditional love, kindness and patience, and nothing less. So if you think you could give this to our beautiful boy, please come down to the centre to meet him.

09-03-20 UPDATE

Coll is a very happy and playful boy with lots of energy. He loves to go for a walk with us and will love to explore lots of new places and go on adventures with his forever family. Coll can still be a little reactive towards other dogs when on lead, but we will continue to work with him on this, he has been kenelled with larger females who he gets on well with. He is very friendly with people and loves to have a fuss made out of him.

23-03-20 UPDATE

Coll is still with us and we aren't quite sure why. He is so very loving and we are all big fans of him here!



The adoption fee for an adult dog (6 months and over) is £220 and for a puppy is £250, however if the dog has a passport you will be given this when you adopt and we ask for a further £20 to help us buy a passport for another dog.
Large breed dogs over 25kg cost us considerably more  to spay and neuter so if you are adopting a large breed dog we would be very grateful of an extra suggested donation of £50 towards this increased cost to help us keep running.
 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. 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. 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.

* Many Tears uses Vanguard to vaccinate their dogs.  However, this can sometimes be difficult to source at local vets so if you are adopting a dog or puppy that has only had one vaccination please be aware your vets may require you to start the course from the beginning.


Please read our adoption procedures before applying and then complete the adoption form.





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