Collies Rory and Pepe need stable loving homes after unsettled starts in life.
Monday 24 February 2014

RSPCA Bryn-y-Maen Animal Centre in north Wales is appealing for loving homes for two dogs in their care who deserve the best of futures after terrible starts in life.


Pepe was originally rescued as a puppy from horrendous conditions along with a large number of other collies. Soon after he came into the care of RSPCA Bryn-y-Maen, Colwyn Bay, he was diagnosed with the dreaded Parvo Virus, although he soon recovered and spent the next few months waiting for the courts to decide whether he could be found a new home. During this time, Pepe developed an issue with his growth plates, an operation and a metal pin later and you wouldn’t know the difference.

Once Pepe’s postoperative cage rest was completed he was fostered by his current owner who adopted him as soon as we had the go ahead to rehome him. Unfortunately, Pepe’s owner’s circumstances have now changed and they agree that he needs a new home where he can get a consistent routine.


Centre manager Vicky Williams said: “Pepe does all the usual collie things like chasing his ball, agility, obedience and cross country walks. He is a typical collie, energetic, diligent, intelligent and sensitive. He loves exercising every day for around 2-3 hours but he would happily do more if you’re a lover of the great outdoors! Unfortunately, due to Pepe’s sheltered beginning to life he is wary of new situations and people. He does however, love other  dogs and would be happy to share his life with a canine pal. This may help him to settle into a new home quicker and to accept new situations more readily.


Prior to coming into RSPCA care Rory had spent most of his life in a kennel, and had little experience of living in a home or the joy of human companionship.

Vicky Williams said: “When he came to us his luck changed when we managed to find Rory a wonderful foster home where he could start to experience the life that many dogs take for granted.


“His fosterers have done a fantastic job, and although it has not always been a smooth journey, significant progress has been made and Rory has come a long way from the anxious dog observed by us initially.

Rory is very capable and willing to learn, he enjoys playing and also the mentally stimulating challenges his fosterers place before him. He has become very relaxed around the house, and is now often seen enjoying his own company, playing by himself with his toys.

“We are now in a position to find Rory his forever home. Rory loves people and will go out of his way to seek attention whenever the opportunity arises. He needs a home where he continues to receive both the companionship and guidance he has received from his fosterers and the staff at the Centre will support you in this if necessary, in just the same way we do for all our dogs. We are looking for an adult only home for Rory which is prepared to give him the time to develop further. He will enjoy an active home where exercise and attention is on the daily agenda”.


If you think you can offer Rory or Pepe the fresh start they are looking for then please get in touch to with the Bryn-y-Maen animal centre on 0300 123 0745 or at The centre is open 11-4 everyday, except Wednesdays.

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