VIDEO: Dog of the week – Bess

BESS was one of six puppies to arrive at Dogs Trust Shoreham in March 2013.

All of the group were found homes, including Bess, but after two years, the black and white female border collie became uncomfortable with the other dog in the home, so returned to the Brighton Road centre.

Bess is a border collie with unusual eyes

Bess is a border collie with unusual eyes

Manager Tracey Rae said: “She is a very shy girl and takes a little while to get to know and trust new people. Once you have given her 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.

“She loves her treats and this is a great way to get to know her. Also being a typical collie, she is very bright and enjoys treat puzzle interactive games and likes you to play lots, too.”

Bess is looking for an adult-only home, as the only dog. It is important to have a garden and quiet walking places nearby, as Bess is afraid of car travel. Staff at Shoreham are working on this and that training will need to be continued in the new home.

Tracey added: “Bess has been with us now for about six months. She has been getting overlooked, possibly because one of her eyes is blue. We think it makes her even more special, it really is a beautiful colour. It causes her no problems and she can see perfectly fine.”

Contact the centre on 01273 452576 for more information.

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