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
Loki --- (posted 6/2/2021) ---
This young BC Kelpie cross has anxiety issues and is currently on
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 email@example.com
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
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
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
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
For more info on Alfie please contact Michael on
Wilfred --- (posted 12/3/2021) ---
Wilfred is a 5 year old male: sleek, black and white, with a
distinctive black marking over his right eye. He is a sensitive dog
who is very intelligent, affectionate, and loyal. He loves being with
his owners and chasing balls. To a degree he probably suffers from
separation anxiety when not close everyone. He will need a lot of
interaction and is calmest when he can see and hear everyone.
Wilfred is great with adults and children from about 5 years old,
however, he has an aversion to children younger than this. It is
almost an awkwardness and he will remove himself if placed near one.
When our toddler was a baby, he gave a slight growl on two occasions
when placed near him.
He gets on very well with dogs that he knows, but it will take some
time to establish the relationship if you have another dog. Wilfred
finds socialising with other dogs stressful and this results in him
being reactive when meeting other dogs and will attempt to attack them
if not on a lead. Wilfred is highly intelligent and learns quickly. He
is very obedient and follows basic commands (sit, drop, stay etc.)
Recently, during our renovations, Wilfred escaped from our yard on two
occasions and aggressively barked at, and chassed, elderly men.
However, this aggression towards people has not been seen before.
Essentially, Wilfred is the greatest companion. He is literally the
best dog within our home setting but comes with complexities and
anxieties when in unfamiliar settings. This presents primarily as
aggression towards other dogs.
The right owner will need space, a secure yard, time and experience in
For more info on Wilfred please contact Kyla- 0423344291
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Amira --- (posted 11/4/2021) ---
Amira she is a beautiful 2 year old Border Collie x Catahoula. She is
mostly black with a small white bib and toes. She is
intelligent and well behaved dog. Both these breeds tend to be dogs
with a strong work drive, and she is a determined personality.
She never has torn up a shoe or couch but when you get home and she
wants attention she will not let up until you have given her some (and
Amira is a bit of an anxious dog, especially with people she
hasn’t met. She is currently living in an apartment and this is not
working. She barks at
people she doesn't know when they get in lifts with her, and people who are uncertain
of dogs cannot cope with this.
An experienced dog home, with the patience to help her with her
anxiety and to give her activity and ongoing training is sought. A
house rather than an apartment is desired.
Amira does like to play with an empty plastic bottle (which
she has been given). She is well house-trained, and she loves company.
She doesn't counter surf or steal food. She does jump up to say hello,
particularly until she gets kisses and a scritch.
For more information on Amira please contact Mervan on
Zoe --- (posted 16/4/2021) ---
Zoe is a stunning girl. Her family's circumstances have changed with
time, and she is no longer able to get the attention or exercise she
craves. She's put on a bit of weight, and she is not her happy self.
Zoe is fully vaccinated and desexed. She loves to run and play and
interact with her people. A home with no babies or toddlers is sought
as she has no confidence with them. Zoe likes other dogs, and she is
tolerant of cats. She is a sweetheart.
For more info on Zoe please contact Tory at email@example.com
Lucy --- (posted 17/4/2021) ---
Lucy is a sweet girl who loves all people including children and
littlies. Her family are moving and they are considering finding her a
home which will have more space and continued interaction with Lucy by
the household. Lucy has a strong herding instinct, and where she
currently resides she can get into strife due to her inability to
resist chasing the alpacas. A home that can manage her herding
instinct, and maybe harness it in games, would be best. For more
information on Lucy please contact Kiera on 0450954372
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