Breed: Small cross breed

Age: 10 years

Gender: Male

Can live with children? No

Can live with dogs? Maybe

Can live with dog-savvy cats? Maybe

Rene is a 10yr old male (10kg) cross breed, maybe patterdale X Collie.

He doesn’t act like a 10yr old.

He does have some sight loss.

He is good with dogs outside the home but would really like to be an only dog or with another calmer older dog.

He is very good with people, but scared of children.

He really is a joy – and so quick to learn. He came to us with no manners and needs understanding but this is changing rapidly.

Great when he meets other dogs on a walk, great at night and now sits for a treat and keeps to his bed at our mealtime. I’m starting to get cuddles too!

He has been cat tested and seems fine as long as the cat is dog-savvy.

Read more about Rene on the Swindon Advertiser

Some photos by by Dave Cox for the Swindon Advertiser

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 Rene 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 Rene to help with their care, you can do so by clicking the button below