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Border Collie Rescue, Australia
Border Collies Available for Adoption

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  • Harry mid-aged male BC (Brisbane, Qld)

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

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

  • Oreo 4.5 year old short coat black and white male BC (Fairy Meadow, NSW)

  • Buddy 2 year old male BC (Wilton, NSW)

  • Juniper 4 year old brown and white female BC (possibly cross) (Victor Harbor, SA)

  • Dorian 3.5 year old short coat, black and white male BC cross (Gundaroo, NSW)

  • Indie 3 year old black and white female BC (3/4) cross GSD (1/4) (Essendon, Vic)

  • Jett 7 month old black and white, short coat male BC (Gold Coast, Qld)

  • Ace 5 yo old tan and white, short coat male BC cross (Western Sydney, NSW)

  • Teddy 4 year old black and white classic full coat male BC (Brisbane, Qld)

  • Beau almost 6 year old black and white classic full coat male BC (Location TBA, Qld)


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

Please note: Ginny has been placed in a new home. Harry is still looking.... 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


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


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


Oreo --- (posted 12/8/2021) ---

Oreo is a very much loved family member. Apparently over loved. He is desexed, microchipped, always immunized, given bravecto/worming, yearly heartworm injection. He loves: playing ball!! Playing chasing. Riding in the back of the Ute. Swimming (pool and beach). Snuggling on the couch and sleeping inside. He has gotten a bit fat of late. Loves treats and leftovers too! Can sit, lay, and offer his paw. When playing ball can come closer and move back when asked. Love/hate relationship with the cranky cat. Unfortunately Oreo has developed increased bad behaviors. He recently bit our 12yr old daughter when she went to look at some food he had stolen from the bin. It was quite a startling and distressing incident. He pulls relentlessly when walking on lead. Intermittent listening/obeying skills. Bolts when it suits him. Does bark at birds/people walking past the house/the postie. You can pat him while eating and remove everyday food from him but if he has found/stolen it he is guarding and aggressive if you try to remove it. Oreo is currently in a residential training facility and early reports are saying he is unpredictable and shows excessive aggression without indication prior. He was fine with most of the other dogs there however had taken a strong dislike to two of the dogs. That said he is reported to be very smart, eager to learn and a loving boy to the trainer. The trainer is confident he can work with us and our children to create a safe environment however recommends he never be off lead (beach/park etc as we have had him previously) and that we have a management plan for when we have guests. Oreo requires a level of management that his current family (or any average family) is not able to provide. Oreo needs an experienced border collie owner with no children. Please contact Steve 0434723931 aktm81@live.com.au


Buddy --- (posted 24/8/2021) ---

Buddy is a desexed, healthy, lovely natured, lively 2 year old border collie who has an extremely high hunt/herd and prey drive. For this reason Buddy cannot be left to run free outside the yard. He always needs ot be on a lead and under control. He can totally entertain himself. Buddy has been allowed too much freedom in his early years which has resulted in some bad traits. Buddy is able to follow simple commands in a quiet unstimulated environment. He has a wonderful nature but is a very busy boy. Our trainer has no trouble at all working with him and advises that in the right hands and with some desensitising he will make an active, firm owner a wonderful companion. Buddy needs a secure yard, from which he cannot escape, no matter what the temptation might be on the other side of the fence. For more info on Buddy please email: redhead1@ bigpond.net.au.


Juniper --- (posted 2/9/2021) ---

Juniper is approx 4 years old, currently in her second home (for 3 1/2 years). Juniper didn't have a good start in her first home, and this left her quite hard to train initially. She is brown and white with speckles, reportedly including kelpie, but she looks like a BC, and has a fairly fluffy full coat. Juniper is desexed and microchipped. She is good with chickens, cats and children, and she’s mostly good with other dogs as far as I’ve witnessed. She is loyal and listens to basic commands. She is a little over weight. This is due to an inherent difficulty walking her, as she is poor on the lead. This needs work, as like all BCs she would love to be out exploring. But if it is really hard work to take her walking, it won't happen. Walking at night has been one option, but it isn't always feasible. If she doesnt get regular exercise an gets bored, then she will escape to find something better to do. A secure yard will be needed to ensure that this doesn't become an option in her new home. Juniper loves people and is affection hungry. For more info on Juniper please contact Meg. Please text in the first instance on 0435038461.


Dorian --- (posted 10/9/2021) ---

Dorian is an endearing-looking black and white fellow, but he has a very strong prey drive, and if allowed to run loose he will chase and even kill livestock. Dorian needs an experienced BC home which can manage him appropriately, specifically never letting him run loose and have the opportunity to chase stock or domestic animals. Although no issues have occurred, a dog with such a strong prey drive would be quite unsuitable for interaction with small children, and this too will need to be managed. A secure fenced yard will be a necessity. Pool fencing keeps him safe and secure in his current home. Dorian is very energetic and he loves to run. He sits on command and will respond and come to his name. Once he was on the track of some prey his recall would probably disappear. For more info on Dorian please contact Peter at mrmiyagi04@gmail.com


Indie --- (posted 14/9/2021) ---

Indie is the sweetest dog but just doesn’t like young children, she gets quite anxious around them and tends to treat them like pack members. She absolutely adores the man of the household and is quite affectionate to him. Indie is on the big side for a BC (her GSD heritage) and she has a a medical condition called Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) which means her pancreas doesn’t work and needs enzymes supplements with every meal to help break down the food. She has been doing really well for the last 2 years with the supplement, which is available from online pharmacies. Indie has been living happily with a smaller, 11 year old cavalier and they cohabit very well. If you would like a sweet companion and have a household with no children to cause her stress, then Indie might be right for you. For more info please contact Deb at bambling@gmail.com


Jett --- (posted 19/9/2021) ---

Jett is loved in his current home, but he is not getting on with one of the other older dogs there, and a solution needs to be found so that they can both be content. Jett is very energetic, he needs to be rehomed with active person/family with a large yard or scheduled plans to keep him busy. He needs training, and he needs to learn what is OK. He currently does not walk well on lead. Jett needs to be desexed, and is fully vaccinated and microchipped. Such an active and reactive boy is not suited to a home with younger children or small dogs. In spite of his energy and need for training, Jett loves to be nursed and cuddled. He wishes he was a lap dog. For more info on Jett please contact meagangeneave@bigpond.com


Ace --- (posted 21/9/2021) ---

Ace is a much loved boy whose family is regretfully having to rehome him. One family member has a worsening allergy to Ace's fur, and with continued lockdowns and the additional exposure this has caused, this sad decision has had to be made. Ace is a cute boy, half BC and half Kelpie with a bit of husky and other breeds. He is a very affectionate boy, with no behavioural issues, except a responding bark is something bangs into the other side of the yard fence. He loves the man of the house, and waits for him, enjoying pottering around with him. He is not formally house-trained, as due to the allergy issue he has had to be an outside dog. He does like to sneak inside and sit with his master tho. Ace happily lived with another older dog (bullmastiffXstaffy) until she sadly passed on earlier this year. Ace knows basic commands. He needs to be desexed. For more info on this boy please contact Madison at madisongergi@gmail.com


Teddy --- (posted 21/9/2021) ---

Teddy is a stunning classic BC boy. He is being rehomed because his family situation has changed and it has been discovered that Teddy is really scared of small children. This is unfortunately common with BCs. Teddy is the best mate of the 11 yo boy of the household, and a new home with teenage children or only adults is sought. Teddy loves a snuggle, on the lounge, on the bed, he's not fussy. He wants a home that loves cuddles as much as he does. Teddy is housetrained, and recently desexed. He loves going on walks and he is a pleasure to walk. He is a great guard dog and will always let you know when someone is in the yard. He doesn't bark at 'nothing'. If he gets scared by something he may try and jump on your lap to reassure him he is safe. If you are looking for a BC companion who will be part of an older family, then please contact Rikki at r.mcclintock@hotmail.com


Beau --- (posted 25/9/2021) ---

Gorgeous Beau is a happy and active black and white Border Collie. He loves to play frisbee but will chase a ball also, but hasn’t quite got the return concept of fetch - he drops it away from you to give himself time to get set up for the next throw. He loves walks or runs, going to the beach, camping and swimming in creeks, (but he won’t jump into the pool - he doesn’t like being in pools). He also likes a daytime nap as well and if you come home from work early, he will usually be napping. If we are inside, he will generally find a spot to lay down and relax but if we’re outside he will run around the yard and keep himself occupied. He is a bit of a sooky boy and doesn’t like fireworks, storms or bubbles (strange one, he posibly had one pop on his face/eye when our son has been playing with them because he wasn’t always scared of them). If these are happening he will just look for somewhere to hide out and wait until it’s passed - usually our bedroom/en-suite or his kennel. For fireworks in particular, he needs some cuddles and comfort in a safe space. Beau is super friendly and loves a pat from adult visitors to our house (known or strangers) but unfortunately he gets anxious with little children. He has snapped at our son who is 2 (no broken skin from it either time) because of this anxiety. He was always fine with our niece who is a little older (6) on the limited times she has been here so I think it is just the unpredictability of young children but he needs a family with no young children so he can be relaxed. Beau is fine with most dogs, has had a few encounters that had some slight snaps from both parties but is fine with my parent's little dogs, our friend's similar sized dogs and walks past other dogs happily when walking on his lead. At the beaches and dog parks we have been to, he generally just wants to play with us and his frisbee/ball. He understands and will follow sit, leave, drop, shake, up and stay and will sit for his dinner and waits for you to say ‘okay’ before eating. We also have trained him to go on a bed in the garage when the door goes up for when we drive into/out of the garage, etc as there is no way to stop him getting in and he has been doing this for years without issue and doesn’t hop off his bed until he is called. He has been raised not being allowed on beds or couches unless told to hop up. Currently he sleeps outside in his kennel but has been allowed inside and outside as he pleases. Although, this has had to be limited as he cannot be unsupervised with our son. He is fully toilet trained and we haven’t had issues with him taking/chewing things he shouldn’t since he was a puppy. He also has always been fine with going to the vet. He doesn’t love to be brushed though and we usually do it by having one brushing and one giving treats. We have been working on this and he is getting better with it. For more info on Beau please contact Kirsty at krdwyer90@gmail.com

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