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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)

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

  • Wilfred 5 year old black and white male BC (Newcastle, NSW)

  • Amira 2 year old mostly black, short coat female BC X Catahoula (Sydney, NSW)

  • Lucy 7.5 years old black and white, short coat female BC (Wilton, NSW)

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

  • Jazz 7 month old short-coat tricolour male BC (previously incorrectly listed as female) (Hervey Bay, Qld)

  • Diesel 8 year old classic black and white male BC (Sydney, NSW)

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

  • Patch 7 year old black and white male BC (Logan, QLD)


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


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


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 dog ownership. For more info on Wilfred please contact Kyla- 0423344291 or Michael- 0401215536 or email michael.flanagan@mn.catholic.edu.au


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 an incredibly 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 enough). 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 0450571039


Lucy --- (posted 26/4/2021) ---

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


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


Jazz --- (posted 6/5/2021) ---

Hi, my name is Jazz. I am an extremely cute, intelligent, fun loving, 7 months old, tri-coloured, short haired Border Collie. I am very energetic & have a cheeky personality – apparently. Both my birth parents were working dogs & I would love to be like them. My adoptive parents brought me to their home when I was 2 months old & I have had a very happy 5 months with them at their home on a 900sq metre block but it seems I need more than they can give me (after all they are nearly 70!). I would love to live in a home with another dog who I could play with in a large yard or perhaps on a small farm or acreage. I love going for walks & walk very well on a leash. I love playing on the beach with my friend Skye & chasing balls (although I don’t always bring them back). I don’t chase birds (seagulls, magpies or Ibis) but I have never met a chicken. I am with my parents if they are inside but would be very happy outside with a friend. I sleep inside but love cuddling my puppy friends in bed (inside or outside) when I have sleep overs. I have graduated from Puppy School & follow basic requests. I am fully vaccinated, am up to date with my worm, tick & heart pills & am due to be de-sexed in June(I don’t know what that means but Dad says it won’t hurt). If you could be my forever family I would love to join you. I will bring my own bed, blankets, toys & bowls & would promise to love you as much as I love my current family. If you would like to contact me you could email (not really sure what that is either) me via my parents, Peta & Brian canozus@tpg.com.au Woof woof, thank you


Diesel --- (posted 7/5/2021) ---

Diesel has sadly lost his owner, and he is in need of a new home which will love him just as much as he was loved previously. He is a purebred boy with a heavy long coat, fully vetted, desexed and chipped. He is a well-behaved boy, past puppy youthfulness, and with so much love to give. For more info on Diesel please contact Nick at hannannick@hotmail.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


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

Patch. 7yr old (human years) Black and white border collie, well trained comes when called off the leash. Will sit and shake hands on command. Loves walks and car rides especially the beach and water. Loves swimming. Absolute beautiful dog but when it comes to storms,thunder, fireworks he barks and runs like crazy trying to get at the noise. Family circumstances are changing and it is difficult to attend to his needs when storms hit. Currently the only way to fix this is to put him inside in the laundry with loud music to drown out the thunder and storms which settle him. This is his only flaw. Very good guard dog, not a fan of anyone he doesn’t know coming through the gate at home. Would make a fantastic companion especially to a farmer and only the best, loving new home will do. For more info on Patch please contact Lachlan on 0497959809

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