Henry --- (posted 13/5/2020) ---
Henry (full name Henry-Alexander) is a handsome boy who can be calm,
time in the sun relaxing the day away, or snoozing the evening on his bed
in the living room or snuggling up for a bum
rub. He loves kids and is very good around children, and he loves
visitors. He also loves greeting you effusively first thing in the
morning! However, Henry is also a very anxious dog + ADHD, and without his
medications delivered at exactly the right timings, he's no longer
able to chillax and live the good life, and instead needing to busy
himself with barking at a wall, barking at you, barking at the
neighbours, or the usual bored behaviours of digging and chewing -
basically he just can't sit still.
Henry has some basic training, but his anxiety in early life has
impacted on his learning, and more work is needed.
His family continue to work on relaxation strategies with him,
practising stay/look as recommended by the behaviourist, telling him
when he's a good boy, rewarding relaxing behaviour etc. They are not
able to commit to his ongoping development, and so they are looking
for a family that can. This will allow Henry to develop to his capacity.
Henry is currently occassionally reactive to random dogs when out
walking. This can be improved, but it will also take time. (Henry really
Henry-Alexander's dream home would probably be somewhere quiet, with a
loving owner who is mostly home and able to give him the attention
(and regular medication)
he needs to be a good boy. For more info please contact
Oreo --- (posted 11/7/2020) ---
Oreo is a very affectionate and well-trained BC boy with a white face
and two stunning blue eyes. He currently lives with a family with
children, and he has always been good with them. He is a bit on the
timid side, and he is less happy with the doggy companions with whom
he is living. His anxious behaviours with another BC have led this
family to seek a new home for him where he will be the only dog, and
where he can continue to have his confidence developed with positive
reinforcement. Oreo will sit, come and wait to eat as requested. His
timidity does suggest that a home experienced with a similar
temperament dog would be to his advantage. For more info on Oreo
please contact Nerida at firstname.lastname@example.org
Panda --- (posted 20/10/2020) ---
Panda is a stunning classic boy who was rescued by his current home.
They are now looking for the right permanent home for this beautiful
boy. He is very friendly, well trained (lead, crate, house, etc),
loves to retrieve, and he has a surprisingly easy coat, given its
lenght and fullness. Panda is living with two other working dogs, and
he loves them, and goes along with whatever they want to do.
He isn't perfect, like any dog. He is storm phobic, which needs to be
managed, and he was not well managed or trained as a pup, so he gets
very exicted out on lead, wants to chase wildlife, and he also has
separation anxiety if left alone outside. He is great at the dog park.
Only an exceptional home will do for this boy. He is not a BC to be
put into the backyard and walked with once a day.
If you are looking for an adult BC who just wants to be part of a
permanent and loving home then Panda may be right for you. For more
info on Panda please contact Eddy on 0432661646
Badger --- (posted 25/10/2020) ---
Badger is a much-loved family pet who needs an experienced working
breed home which can manage and develop him. Badger does not always
behave appropriately with his people, and will resource guard and
exhibit wilful and aggressive behaviours if he isn't getting what he
wants. This seems to be a particular issue with children in the
he lives happily with a cat, he has a strong prey drive and other
cats, or rabbits will spark this. Badger is not easy to walk - he is
strong and he pulls on lead. However, once at the dog park he happily
interacts with other dogs. Ideally Badger will find a home with an
experience dog owner, with no children in the household, where a set
of rules can be established and stuck to. For more info on this boy,
please contact Christine at email@example.com
Rusty --- (posted 1/11/2020) ---
Rusty is a lovely looking and much-loved family pet. He has anxiety
issues which make him uncomfortable and agressive around some family
members, so although he has never bitten anyone, he is clearly
unhappy. This anxiety also manifests as overstimulation and a need to
chase and bark when travelling, and a variable attitude to other dogs.
Rusty has been well-cared for, and generally sleeps indoors. He is
desexed, vaccinated, chipped etc. He is seeking an experienced BC home
that will work with him to reduce his anxiety, and make him more
comfortable in new situations and with people. For more info on Rusty
please contact Michael on 0408 325 767
Pumbaa --- (posted 12/11/2020) ---
Pumbaa is a healthy 5-year-old pure bred border collie from Ross
Creek, Victoria. He is seeking an experienced home that can manage his
issues. He is a beautiful
chocolate, rough/medium coat border collie. Pumbaa is desexed, micro
chipped and up to date with
his vaccinations. He is a much-loved family pet with two young boys
who were 3 and 5 years old
when Pumbaa joined the family.
Pumbaa has been well
socialised through ‘puppy school’
and regular attendance to obedience training. He responds well walking
on a long lead in the bush,
and a short lead in the suburbs, although he can get distracted when off lead.
Pumbaa loves fetch, swimming and displays a strong tracking instinct when
bush walking off lead.
Unfortunately, when Pumbaa was 1yo, he
suffered a scary incident of animal cruelty when he escaped into a
neighbour’s paddock and was forcibly
grabbed around the collar, beaten and subsequently bit the hand of the
perpetrator. Since then
there have been instances where, when frightened, he will bite the
hand reaching for him.
This fear of handling by strangers has also affected his attitude to
The family has sought Vet advice and has come to the tough decision
that Pumbaa is not suitable as a family pet in a home with children.
(Noting that he has not bitten a child)
Pumbaa does not display aggressive behaviour towards
other dogs, nor members of the family. Vet advice is that with extra
work and strategies from an
animal behaviourist, it will be possible to desensitise Pumbaa from
feeling scared when strangers
grab him by the collar.
Pumbaa will thrive in a rural environment in a home with an
experienced dog handler and no small
children. For more information on Pumbaa please call Chris on: 0406
485 505 or email:
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