Breed: Collie cross

Age: 2 years

Gender: Male

Can live with children? Yes

Can live with dogs? Yes

Can live with dog-savvy cats? Yes

Lassie is an adult male collie x, 2 yrs old.

He is good with other dogs and cats, fine with people.

A very peaceful, calm dog.

He is great with other dogs and children and is currently living with a 2 year old.

Lassie has leish – see below.

For his Leish, Lassie takes 1.25 of a tablet (which is provided by SNDogs) twice a day wrapped in ham or cheese – he thinks it’s a yummy treat!


Leishmaniasis is a disease that is transmitted by the sand fly Mosquito in Spain. A sand fly has to bite an infected dog and carry the infected blood to the next dog it feeds from and will then infect that dog.

You cannot catch Leishmaniasis from a dog with the condition, you need to be bitten by a sandfly and we do not have any in the UK, so a dog with Leish is not contagious to you or your family.

Mediterranean Leish is not the same as African Continent Leish which can be transmitted to humans.

In the UK, vets do not have much knowledge of this condition and often can give advice that may be over cautious. We use Vets Klinic and they now have a good understanding of the condition.

Dogs who come to the UK with Leish, come with their blood tests and medication.

If the Leish is inactive, it usually just means they have to take a tablet or two to keep it under control. The exact dosage depends upon the weight of the dog.

Stress in dogs with Leish can lead to dogs having a higher reading and once settled in a loving home many dogs’ reading lowers, sometimes to the point they no longer need medication.

This dog has been reserved, which means that they will be meeting people so that a trial can take place. You can still apply for adoption, however please note that if the trial period is successful then Lassie will no longer be available to be rehomed.

If you have already been homechecked you may not need to fill out a new application, just email and let us know. Homes already checked will get priority.

Adoption fee is £200 per dog unless otherwise agreed. This is payable at the time you take a dog on a two-week trial.

If you would like to sponsor Lassie to help with their care, you can do so by clicking the button below