It must have been fate that day Steve went to the pound and came home with Nancy and Meg the two rough collies,and old Shep the border collie. Shep would have been put to sleep as he had nipped one of the staff. Someone was looking out for Shep that day. I think you know the story there owner had died and they ended up at the pound. Meg and Nancy were Rehomed with in a couple of weeks. Meg went into a foster home she was very old and not well, Rough collie rescue, helped us and found her a new mum. Nancy also found a lovely new family, Shep was left on his own. We tried to Rehome him with other dogs but he would not accept them. He has liver failure and is on meds, we have been trying to find him a foster home as he is so unhappy in kennels and has become grumpy and lost a bit of weight. Staff try to spend time with the older dogs but they can only do so much. Yesterday a lady phoned and asked if Shep still needed a home, as they had room in there heart and in there home, and could they come and meet him. Here he is today with the lovely couple, who have made staff so happy knowing tonight he will be laid on the sofa in his forever home, with his new Mum and Dad. I walked him to the car and said my goodbyes, I then walked back to the kennels with tears in my eyes. All staff at Rain wish you all the best old lad and they are glad that Rain Rescue were there to help you and your sisters find the homes you all deserved. Please donate and help more oldies like Shep Nancy and Meg because without Your help Rain would not be here to carry on with there work.


He is on medication which Rain Rescue will continue to pay for, and going back to the vets for a check up to see how he’s doing on Thursday.  However, Shep is very very sad and lonely and can’t bear life in kennels.

Do we have any loving people out there that would take in this boy.  He’s a lovely old soul and doesn’t deserve this life and ending.  Sadly he’s not good with other dogs, but he may take to a nice friendly female as he did live with 2 for a very long time.

PLEASE – have a think of anyone you know that may be able to give this old boy a year or two of love in a home.

There will not be a rehoming fee for Shep, but we would appreciate a token donation.

If you think you could offer Shep his lifelong Foster home, pleasecomplete the Home Finder Form or email

All animals in Rain Rescue care are

    Vaccinated, microchipped, flead, wormed and neutered

    Examined by a vet and treated according to their instructions

    Assessed by an experienced member of our team to determine what type of training and education they need

    Assessed to help match them with their right new home and owner

    Re-homed with 4 weeks free insurance from Petplan

    Option to take Petplan Covered 4 Life policy (depending on Petplan criteria even for older dogs)