Baxter – 12 month old male Border Collie

Baxter is a neutered male Border Collie aged 12 months old, as of Janary 2014. He is good with other dogs but not with cats. He will only be re-homed with families with teenagers and upwards as he has some typical Collie traits and would not be happy living with younger children. He came into rescue kennels as there was a change in the owner’s working hours and they could not give him the time he needed. Baxter is still a little nervous since coming into kennels but we are working with him to reduce his anxiety. He has lots of good training already in place; he does a nice sit, stay and knows ‘come’ and ‘leave’. He is used to being walked on a head collar, we have had him on a slip lead and found he is not too much of a puller. He enjoys playing ball and with toys. Baxter is fully housetrained and will ask to be let out in the garden. He does not enjoy being left alone for too long but is much better if he is given a bone to chew on; he needs to be introduced gradually to being left in his new home. He travels well.


As Baxter is a young Border Collie he will need an active and busy home with plenty of stimulation and exercise or he will become bored, unhappy and destructive. He would be an ideal candidate for obedience or agility work. Please do not enquire after Baxter if you only intend walking him for a couple of short walks a day. He needs an active home with people around most of the time. Do not enquire if you are out of the house most of the day. Please phone or visit the kennels at your earliest convenience as Baxter will be extremely popular!

RSPCA Essex South West
The RSPCA Essex South West Branch is, like all RSPCA branches, an independent charitable trust. As such, it has to be financially self-supporting – in other words it has to raise the funds it needs to support its animal welfare activities. The Branch covers an area ranging from Dagenham & Barking in the South to Epping & Nazeing in the North, Waltham Abbey to the West and Abridge to the East. Although we do rehome our dogs to all other areas. The Branch is run and staffed entirely by volunteers. The main activity of the Branch is in rescuing and finding new homes for companion animals that for a variety of reasons are either homeless or cannot stay with their present owner. We work in partnership with Goddard's Chingford Kennels, who board and care for our rescue dogs. All dogs who are rehomed from us will have their initial course of vaccinations, worm and flea treatments, will be neutered, microchipped and come with 6 weeks free pet insurance in conjunction with the RSPCA and More Than insurance company. In the last eight years (to December 2012) the RSPCA ESSEX SOUTH WEST Branch has re-homed approximately 2200 cats and 1700 dogs. 220 dogs were re-homed in 2013. For further details regarding adopting a dog from RSPCA Essex South West branch, please visit our website Email: or for telephone enquiries please call 07944 234360 (sociable hours only please).
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