Scottish rescue dog's search for new home nears 100 days as charity issues appeal

By Ketsuda Phoutinane

An appeal for applications has been issued after a Scottish rescue dog has attracted very little interest.

The Scottish SPCA issued a plea on Facebook as the charity has been looking for a new owner for Daniel the border collie for nearly 100 days.

Daniel is a 'handsome boy' who walks 'beautifully' on lead and loves toys, but the dog has 'quirks' specific to his breed and needs to go to an adult-only home.

The black and white border collie is an eight-year-old former working dog housed at the SPCA's Dundee location.

The post tugged at the hearts of dog lovers with the appeal racking up over 1,600 shares, 1,200 likes and over 300 comments.

Some commenters just couldn't understand why the border collie hadn't found a new home yet.

Daniel the border collie has been looking for a new home for nearly 100 days (Scottish SPCA)

Several shared their love for border collies.

"Rescue collies can be wonderful," wrote one woman.

"Our Jasper was rescued by us and yes did have a couple of quirks but he was a Brilliant, loyal, loving, family pet who lived to within two months of his 18th Birthday!"

In their appeal, the charity specified they were looking for an owner with previous experience with collies and their behavioural issues.

The SPCA's appeal says: "We have been searching for a home for border collie Daniel for nearly 100 days, but unfortunately he has had very little interest.

"He is a handsome boy who loves going for walks and playing with his toys. He walks beautifully on the lead and knows his basic commands, but he can sometimes get a bit grumpy when playtime is over.

Daniel is an eight-year-old former working dog (Scottish SPCA)

"We are looking for an owner who has owned collies previously and has experience with behavioural issues, as Daniel has some breed specific quirks which are related to his days as a working dog.

"He will also need further socialisation as he is not a huge fan of his fellow canines.

"Daniel will be best suited to an adult-only home with no other pets, and he would love an enclosed garden to have some freedom. As he was previously kept as a working dog it is possible Daniel is not fully house trained.

"Despite his quirks, Daniel is such a lovely dog and we would love to find his forever home. He just needs an understanding owner to give him the chance he deserves."

Find more out about Daniel and apply to rehome him here.


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