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Border Collie Rescue, Australia
Border Collies Available for Adoption

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  • Maggie Mae and Eddie Two purebred black and white BCs, 7 and 6 years old (Nicholson, Vic)

  • Harley and Oliver 9 year old red and white, full coated male BC and 7 year old companion BC cross (nr Sunshine Coast, Qld)

  • Rex 18 month old male BC (Southern Tas)

  • Oreo 3 year old black and white classic male BC (Leppington, NSW)

  • Alice Almost 2 year old black and white female BC cross Kelpie (Karalee, Qld)

  • River 6 year old petite purebred chocolate and white female BC (Toowoomba, Qld)

  • Akira 10 month old special needs wheaten and white male BC (Woollahra, NSW)

  • Loki 3.5 year old black and white male BC Kelpie cross (Bathurst, NSW)

  • Harry and Ginny Two mid-aged male and female BCs (Brisbane, Qld)

  • Walt 6 yo purebred male BC (Gold Coast hinterland, Qld)

  • Moose 7 month old brown and white male BC (Brisbane, Qld)

  • Willow 3 1/2 year old brown and white classic female BC (Eastern Sydney)

  • Alfie 6 months old mismarked white and black purebred male BC (Gympie, Qld)


Maggie Mae and Eddie --- (posted 30/11/2020) ---

This affectionate and attention seeking pair are looking for a new home due to a change in circumstances for their owner. A home is sought for the two of them together, as they are very attached to each other. Eddie is the father and Maggie Mae was one of his pups They need ongoing mental and physical stimulation, and to be part of a new family. They are not dogs to be left in a backyard. They are both very intelligent, they love people and they love activity, including outings, swimming and walks. A home with no small children is sought as Maggie Mae was hurt by a child when she was a pup and she is wary of little people. For more info on this lovely pair please email: annbalharrie1@gmail.com


Harley and Oliver --- (posted 30/11/2020) ---

This pair are in need of a new home due to unforeseen family circumstances. A home is sought which can take them as a pair, as Oliver gets anxious when he doesn't know where Harley is. Oliver also doesn't get along with other dogs, apart from Harley so management of situations where other dogs might be encountered will be needed. Oliver has sad eyes which make you just want to give him a hug. He loves to run and play, and he is a great jumper. Harley is on the tall side for a BC, a beautiful boy with a happy, dopey face. He loves his food, and will do anything for a treat. Both dogs are currently living in a home with a 1 year old, in whom they have shown no interest. However, neither of them has much experience with young children and a home with no young children is sought. For more info on this pair please contact Cara by text in the first instance on 0430 521 233.


Rex --- (posted 3/1/2021) ---

"Rex" 18 month old Male BC. Desexed, microchipped and vaccinated. Not suitable for a home with children. Older teens and above only as he has bitten a child recently and gets nippy with my toddler. Is used to cats but will follow/herd them about the house and outside. Fine when they're sleeping. Will chase horses/sheep etc, has been kicked before from chasing. This could be trained out of him. Good with other dogs, can be unsure of larger dogs until he gets to know them. Will bond with one person and be loyal to them. Loves affection and attention from his human. Needs this daily to be happy. Walks okay using a halti. Knows sit and stay (most of the time) doesn't have good recall and needs alot of training time put in. Stays in my yard when I'm not home and he is capable of jumping my fence. If I am home and leave the gate open he will go for a brief wander but always returns home within 5-10 minutes. Forever home needed. Only enquire if you have time to spend with him and on his training. Call me if interested in meeting Rex. Bec 0478112195


Oreo --- (posted 4/1/2021) ---

Oreo is a 3 year old male, classically marked border collie with brown eyes and a shiny, straight coat. He is affectionate, loyal and sensitive with the two loving adults he’s been living with in a suburban setting. He is very good with adult visitors, but is frightened of children and has growled and nipped at them as a warning in the past. He has never bitten anyone, but it’s clear he is unhappy and under stress in this environment. A home with children or frequent young visitors will not be suitable for him. A quieter, more rural setting is needed for Oreo, as he also has noise sensitivity & anxiety (parties, fireworks, construction noise, lawnmowers, heavy traffic noise etc) Oreo has been desexed, is up to date with his vaccinations and is microchipped (but not registered). He is temperamental towards other dogs and needs a home where he will be the only dog. He can be better with them when on a leash and being guided - he is much more of a people person - but in his home he needs to be the only dog. Oreo has been living on a diet of raw chicken, vegetables, raw eggs and grains so this should be maintained. He has slept inside his whole life. Oreo is very obedient and follows commands easily- sit, drop, roll over, stand, around himself, circling you, through your legs, stay (including at dinner time while you put food down), come, fetch & give. Practice these daily and also incorporate new tricks to keep his mind stimulated. He’ll be your shadow and make a fantastic companion, following you everywhere you go. His favourite activities are playing under the hose & playing fetch- he is extremely focused and needs to practice fetch daily. Walks should also be very regular, so someone willing to exercise his body and mind daily is required. If you’re a peaceful, adult-only household wanting a loving companion, Oreo could be the right dog for you. For more information on Oreo, please contact Alex via email: alex.j.tinker@gmail.com


Alice --- (posted 8/1/2021) ---

Alice is a sleek, black and white girl with classical markings. She is a dog with limited social skills, and this manifests in her inability to get along with other dogs. Her attempts to play with other dogs result in fights, and this is happening in her own multi-dog household. A home where she can be an only dog, and be supported to develop some better self-confidence and social skills is sought. Alice has no experience with cats. With adults, Alice loves to play and exercise. She pulls a bit on lead, and is used to walking on a head-collar. She is too reactive for a home with any small children. If you have experience with an anxious working dog, and if you are looking for a young, active dog to become the centre of your world, then Alice might be just what you need. For more info on Alice please contact Lee (please text first) on 0416236787


River --- (posted 24/1/2021) ---

River is a beautiful petite girl who has some anxiety issues and a medium level of training. Her reliability with a recall, for example, varies depending on distractions and incentives. (If you are holding her toy you will have no trouble.) She adores her male owner and is very responsive to him. Considerably less so to others. Her anxiety triggers include some other dogs, and some people, and she needs a child-free home with BC experience to set a routine and work on her self-confidence to try to reduce her concerns. A regime of training with appropriate positive incentives, in her case games, will support this and improve her manners. Currently she jumps up when excited and she pulls on lead when walking. She loves to play! Massive fan of tug of war and fetching. She will play all day if she could. She also enjoys sliding in to fetch, which sometimes sees her damaging a dew claw. Since River needs to be desexed in her new home, getting these removed at that time would probably be sensible. River does really well with a routine and lots and lots of exercise and attention. Routine and exercise change her from anxious back to a beautiful and happy girl. She is very very lovely and sweet. She is up to date with heartworm/fleas etc. She is overdue for her C5 injection. Her mouth is healthy and she has beautiful teeth. For more info please contact Tahneea at tahneea_ann72@yahoo.com.au


Akira --- (posted 6/2/2021) ---

Akira is a sweet looking little boy but he has serious underlying behavioural issues and is only suitable for an experienced home which will be prepared to manage and hopefully reduce his resource guarding issues. His current home has been working on it, with behaviourist support, but have realised that in the longer term they need to find someone who can continue the work. Akira's resource related anxiety is not trivial, and he is not the dog for an average home and certainly not suitable for children's company. In other regards, Akira is well trained, loves tricks and agility. BCRA can offer some suggestions for vet behaviourists if needed. For more info on Akira please contact Caspar at casparjoseph@gmail.com


Loki --- (posted 6/2/2021) ---

This young BC Kelpie cross has anxiety issues and is currently on as-needed medication, and needs an experienced home which will help develop his self-confidence, and reduce he fears. They are quite typical of a BC: thunder (of course) and the vet and handling such as bathing or nail clipping. He has lots of energy, and loves playing tug, or fetching a ball. He travels quite well in the car, and is OK walking on lead. A home which wants to incorporate a young dog into their energetic family activity is sought. For more info please contact Julie on 0402129437 or email jwjjeggins2@optusnet.com.au


Harry and Ginny --- (posted 6/2/2021) ---

These two BCs have a pretty good life on a property, but their owner thinks that they would do better with someone who was able to give them more individual attention. Harry is a big sook who just loves people. He is scared of and agressive towards smaller dogs, including puppies. This may be able to be worked on, but a home with other smaller dogs is not likely to work. Another anxiety is around anything out of place, possibly a canine equivalent of OCD? (BCRA's unsupported description). If something is left out of place in the house Harry will pee on it - where ever it is. This issue needs management and probably work with a behaviourist. Harry is not responsive to training and also cannot be let near chickens. Ginny is very, very smart, will catch a ball with her paws if she can. Her issue is constantly wanting attention. This is probably an anxious behaviour. If you are not giving her attention she will attempt to gain it, and her pawing, clawing, jumping and whinging need management too. Her affection extends to mouth licks if she can catch you unawares. Ginny also licks the furniture, which is also likely to be linked to anxiety. She will shadow you unless she is prevented from doing so. Both these dogs love the cats they know. An experienced BC home is sought for these two. For more info on them please contact Chris at christine@tenue.com.au


Walt --- (posted 8/2/2021) ---

Purebred from Little Eden. Desexed, vaccinated and regularly receives monthly wormer and tick/flea tablets. Walt is an incredibly gentle and relaxed dog with a very affectionate nature. He doesn’t bark (unless a stranger is at the front door or surrounds) and will do anything for food or treats. He isn’t fond of little children disturbing his peace in any way, but would be suitable around older children who like to pat and cuddle in a peaceful way. He is an outside dog, but has always slept in a laundry or garage. However, he would love to be inside at someone's feet all day as he is the ultimate companion dog. Walt is unfazed by other dogs (when walking, etc.) but can be protective of his owner if he feels the owner is threatened. He needs to be in an animal-free home as he loves to soak up all of the love and attention and to give it back! He is a beautiful, relaxed, loving boy who doesn't quite fit the stereo type of a hyperactive border collie, but still has the wonderful quirks and smarts of one. Located Gold Coast Hinterland. Please contact India on 0402 933 309.


Moose --- (posted 23/2/2021) ---

Moose is a 7 month old brown and white male BC. He is vaccinated, microchipped and desexed. He loves playing fetch and will happily chase balls and toys around the yard all day. He is very focused when playing and this is a great time for him to learn new commands or tricks. He will sit, wait, drop, and roll. He does pull on his leash when walking but will still listen to commands on walks. He will jump up to say hello when meeting new people, but doesn’t take long to settle. He is generally submissive to other dogs, but would prefer to be an only dog in his forever home. Moose is being rehomed becuase he and his littermate, currently in the same home, cannot get along. He does have some generalised anxiety, predominantly to loud noises like the vacuum or lawn mower. Moose has tried to herd some people previously, and would be best with teenagers or older children for this reason. He is not suitable for a home with little childnre or toddlers. He loves to lick any part of you he can reach, and would make a fantastic exercise buddy and companion. For more info please contact Ash at ajswift20@gmail.com or 0434 638 345


Willow --- (posted 23/2/2021) ---

Willow is a beautiful dog with a warm and gentle nature. Her favourite thing is to go to her regular park and “herd” the other dogs. She loves kids, she’s grown up around them, the youngest was 3 when we got her. She can get a bit excited when they run around hyper and very occasionally might nip someone while she's running with them. Willow spends most of her day staring at a fence waiting for the dog next door to move so she can herd them. She’s always had a doggy companion, both times they have been a staffy cross that lives next door. They spend the days together as we have an open door with the neighbours. A home is sought where Willow will not be left at home on her own. Things needing to work on with Willow: Her recall is terrible when out. When she’s distracted she won’t listen. She is very dog reactive on leash. She can get territorial off leash at a park with a dog across the other side if she doesn’t like their energy. (but doesn’t do this at her regular park) She can get extremely scared of some noises - clicking or clapping sounds. She is terrified of nerf guns. She also has an obsession with water pistols. She won’t calm down if the kids are using them because she wants to catch the water but can accidentally bite a finger. She’s also a ball thief when the boys are playing cricket. The reactivity and recall may be improved with consistency and leadership. I have seen her respond to better leadership within a week of working with a behaviouralist. She also has a very sensitive stomach so a managed diet is needed. She never barks at visitors or deliveries, every visitor is a new friend to her. Once Willow’s impulse control is managed she will be a dream dog. For more information on Willow please contact Renee at r2@optusnet.com.au


Alfie --- (posted 1/3/2021) ---

Alfie is just a beautiful dog. He was intended to be an assistance dog in his current home. Unfortunately he has severe anxiety going in cars so he is unsuitable and was not able to finish his training. This anxiety will need to be managed, as he is greatly distressed in a car. Basic and some trick commands are well established and loves learning new things. Alfie is great with kids, loves other dogs, cats and humans. He is very food oriented so easy to train. His parents are both working dogs and Alfie would make a great working dog as well. He has 2 different coloured eyes that just make him more lovable. Alfie's pedigree papers as well as vaccination records are available for his new family. Like any BC pup, Alfie is not a dog for the backyard and an occassional walk. He will need ongoing training and management and inclusion in household activity. For more info on Alfie please contact Michael on 0439598960

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