VIDEO: Dog of the Week – Bess

BESS is back at Dogs Trust Shoreham and looking for a new home.

The seven-year-old black and white female border collie first came to the Brighton Road centre with six puppies in March 2013.

Bess is a firm favourite with Dogs Trust Shoreham staff

Bess is a firm favourite with Dogs Trust Shoreham staff

Bess was in a home for two years but became uncomfortable with another dog there, so sadly had to return to the centre.

Dogs Trust said: “Bess is a very shy girl and takes a little while to get to know and trust new people. Once she’s had the time to become comfortable with you, she is very cheeky and enjoys a fuss.

“She also really enjoys playing fetch with tennis balls and footballs.”

Bess loves treats and being a typical collie, is very bright and enjoys treat puzzle interactive games.

An adult-only home is sought, where Bess can be the only dog. A garden is important, too, as Bess can be worried by loud noises and is not comfortable around heavy traffic.

“She is just learning to walk on very quiet roads, so a home where there’s quiet walking places on the doorstep would be ideal,” added the charity.

“One of Bess’s fears is car travel. She is having training at the moment to make her feel more comfortable around the car. This is something new owners will need to continue as it will take time for Bess to be happy to get into a car and travel.

“She is such a sweet girl and a firm favourite with the staff here at Shoreham.”

Call the centre on 01273 452576 to find out more.

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