Five-year-old collie Kiera arrived at Dogs Trust Ilfracombe six weeks ago after her owner died. She was shy initially and missed her home comforts but soon came out of her shell when canine carers discovered that she was a real water baby and loved to splash around in the stream on site at the West Down centre. The team said many visitors had passed her by, despite her fun-loving nature, and she would make a great companion for new owners who love to spend time at the beach. Lin Knight, rehoming centre assistant manager at Dogs Trust Ilfracombe, said: Kiera is such a sweet girl who came into us through no fault of her own. As weve got to know her, she is heaps of fun and, because she loves to get out an about, exploring new places and chasing balls in the stream, we know shell make a fun friend for the right family. Her ideal day would be an early morning walk on the beach, playing fetch and darting in and out of the sea, followed by a long walk in the hills and more fetch games before settling down for the evening. Shes definitely not a lap dog and would suit an active home with owners who have time to occupy her clever Collie mind. We hope the tide will soon turn and shell be making waves with a new family. Kiera could live with children older than 11-years-old. She is happy to have doggie walking buddies but would prefer to be the only dog in the home. If you could offer Kiera a place to paddle in, contact Dogs Trust Ilfracombe on 0300 303 0292.