Harry --- (posted 6/2/2021) ---
Please note: Ginny has been placed in a new home. Harry is still
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
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
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
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
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
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 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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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.
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
If you are looking for a BC companion who will be part of an older
family, then please contact Rikki at firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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 email@example.com
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