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Hi everyone! My name is Venus and I’m a very special pooch on the lookout for my perfect best friend! I’d previously been living at the Somerset centre where I made lots of good friends so moving here to sunny Clacton was scary at first. But I put on my big girl pants and I’ve been proving to everyone here how clever, loving and amazing I truly am. 

My favourite thing in the whole wide world is fetch. I could play it allll day! In fact, I challenge you to find a dog better at fetch than me. I absolutely love my toys, each and every one of them, but the squeaky kind are super fun. I can’t wait to get a forever home with my very own toy box!

My second love in life is cuddles. I form very strong bonds to my favourite people; so much so that I can’t control my wiggly butt when I see them! I can’t wait to have my very own human who I can snuggle with for hours on the sofa. I’ve been waiting a long time for a best friend, perhaps you have too? I’ve got a big heart full of love waiting to give to the right person. 

I do have some insecurities and I’m looking for an experienced dog owner. I am very worried by new people and it takes me some time to trust; so a quieter home with few visitors would be best for me. I feel the same with dogs too so I need someone who can give me lots of reassurance whilst we work on my training. I’m looking for a best friend who’s on the same page as us Collies. Someone who’s happy to don a pair of wellies and join me on long countryside walks rather than city life. Because I reserve my love for those who have earned my trust, you’ll need to be able to visit me here in Clacton regularly so we can strike up a friendship. But if you think we could grow to love each other and become the best of friends then give my humans here a call! They’re waiting!


1 - 4 years
Age of Children in Family:
Adult Only
Other Dogs in Home:
Cats in Home:
Time Left Alone:
Up to 2 hours
Exercise Needed:

Centre: Essex - Clacton

NAWT Clacton, The Street, Little Clacton, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, CO16 9LG
Phone Number:
01255 860062
Opening Times:
7 days a week (except Christmas Day & Boxing Day). Dogs & Cats: 1100 - 1500 WE ARE TEMPORARILY CLOSED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS
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