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Border Collie Rescue, Australia
Border Collies Available for Adoption

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

  • Lip 6 months old, deaf, special needs male BC (Brisbane, Qld)

  • Raikou 5 year old classic red and white male BC (Canberra, ACT)

  • Stevie 5 year old purebred blue merle BC boy (Ipswich, Qld)

  • Emmett 6 year old classic red and white male BC (Mackay, Qld)

  • Buddy Holly 2 year old classic black and white male BC (Rylstone, NSW)


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


Lip --- (posted 21/4/2021) ---

Lip is a handsome young man who is truly one of a kind. Originally destined to be a working dog, his life changed direction when it was realised he was deaf. He has a beautiful white head, spotty nose and two different coloured eyes. Its love at first sight for everyone who meets him. He’s very smart, and has mastered hand signals for sit, lie down, stay and come. With patience (and treats!) he will be able to learn much more! Lip is looking for a calm life with steady routine, as he displays some signs of autistic behaviour. He wants a best friend and the more time you spend with this boy, the more you learn to pick up on how he’s feeling. Some days, a walk might not be on the cards if he’s feeling too stressed, as the over stimulation can do more harm than good. He also has quite a voice on him, and can bark when left alone, so neighbours in close proximity won’t suit nor will a busy life. He LOVES car rides, they’re a nice safe space for him and he’s content to lie on a passengers lap and snooze the trip away. He loves puddles, cuddles, food and play time, he would play all day if he could! He’s currently trying some different medications to ease his anxiety and let him switch off. He’s not yet desexed as it’s recommended for him to wait until he’s one year old, but he’s microchipped and up to date with all vaccinations, flea and heart worm. He shows early signs of hip dysplasia, and is currently on mild pain relief. Please contact Emma on 0450 531 562 or emmamaidens@gmail.com


Raikou --- (posted 11/5/2021) ---

Raikou (kou) is 5 years old and he was rescued when he was 9 months old. We were the first humans he had met (other than the man that owned him) and our older dog (a mastiff) was the first dog he had ever met. Because he had no interaction with people, dogs or the world in such a vital time as a puppy it has lead to some issues. He has severe anxiety and OCD. (some meds have been trialled, but help from a vet behaviourist seems needed) He is great with other dogs (currently lives with two others) and is great with kids - he has always been around children and seems very gentle with them. Kou's primary issue is separation anxiety when left alone. This has lead to the decision to rehome him, as we are simply not able to be home as much as he needs us. He has obsessively started chasing shadows & running into fences/doors when we aren’t home (neighbours have let us know). He has completed four levels of dog training and is classified as a trained dog in Australia. He is excellent off lead and has great recall, loves fetch and would play for HOURS if he could, loves swimming & water. He is housetrained and slept inside most of his life. He is scared of loud noises ie. trucks/busses going by on walls & thunder which causes him to cower. He is very submissive and scared of particular men in hoods/hat or that are very tall. Only a home ideally set-up to manage Kou's issues will do. For more info on Raikou please contact Zach on 0413476067 or email Zachary.treacy@hotmail.com


Stevie --- (posted 11/6/2021) ---

Stevie is a handsome, loving and loyal lad that has been with our family since he was a puppy. He is a purebred blue merle border collie and is desexed and 5 years young. He has been raised alongside our three little women now aged 6yrs, 4yrs and 1yr. He has always been gentle and loving towards people, both big and small. Although anxious with new people at first, he is quick to warm up. He will happily give and receive any form of affection whether it be cuddles, kisses or pats. He loves to be as close as possible to you, often leaning on or placing his paw on you. He craves attention and stimulation and wants to please you. Although he loves company, he can happily be left alone with a Kong toy for short or long periods throughout the day. He has a strong herding instinct and will chase almost anything. He does get easily excited and a bit boisterous so would more suit a calmer environment - a family with older kids or couple or single looking for a best mate for life. He is quite clever and responsive and has attended obedience training and obeys basic commands and hand signals. He enjoys swimming, being groomed (but not his tail so much) and car rides. Walking on the leash is a bit of a challenge when seeing other dogs / cats / passersby. He tends to tug and pull but just needs some consistent training in this area. He has always preferred the company of humans over other dogs so a home with other dogs probably isn’t going to work (or may take a bit of work). Stevie is a great guard / alert dog and will protect his family by barking at other dogs and suspicious lurkers walking by. Little do they know he is a big, cuddly and soft teddy bear and wouldn’t hurt a fly. One last thing.. he would much rather prefer to dig his own bed rather than sleep on one provided, unless it’s your own! The reason we have found ourselves in this situation, rehoming Stevie, is that we sold our family home and are now residing in a tiny rental with very little yard. Unfortunately moving again isn’t an option. Stevie hasn’t settled in well and is craving his own space and larger backyard where he has freedom to run and explore. It breaks our hearts to see him so stressed and unhappy. Please reach out if you feel you can provide him with all the love, attention and space he needs. We hope we can find his forever home so he can live his best life. He is a beautiful boy and will be a loving companion for life. He will be sorely missed by our family. For more info on Stevie please contact laurenlynch173@gmail.com or phone 0430 171 769.


Emmett --- (posted 14/6/2021) ---

Emmett is an attractive classic boy in need of an experienced BC home. His previous life has seen him poorly socialised with people, especially children. A home with no children, and a commitment to manage Emmett and develop his social skills is essential. At present he considers himself a guard dog of his premises, and although he can be introduced to new people, his current first reflex will be to aggressively see people off. Emmett has also not been socialised with other dogs. In a comfortable environment he is a very playful dog and in the office he plays with a basketball. He probably has an underlying good nature but would have to be retrained with new owners to be less fearful and protective. His last visit to the vet was in January 2021. Emmett is chipped and is registered with the local Mackay Regional Council. For more info on Emmett please contact Steve on 0403189458


Buddy Holly --- (posted 16/6/2021) ---

Buddy Holly's owner is moving from a large property, and this boy needs to find a new home which will give him the love he is used to. Buddy is not well socialised, with people or with other dogs. He has spent a lot of time with his person, and no-one else. He is basically a farm dog. He is full of energy and loves to play. He also loves his bones. If you are an experienced BC home with no small children, looking for a young active BC with which to develop a bond, then Buddy Holly might be waiting for you. For more info please contact Chris at zuhriboy@outlook.com

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site updated June 16, 2021

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