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Border Collie Rescue, Australia
Border Collies Available for Adoption


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  • River 6 year old petite purebred chocolate and white female BC (Toowoomba, Qld)

  • Loki 3.5 year old black and white male BC Kelpie cross (Bathurst, NSW)

  • 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)

  • Zoe 4 year old classic tricolour female BC (Canberra, ACT)

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

 

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 tahneea_ann72@yahoo.com.au
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Loki --- (posted 6/2/2021) ---

This young BC Kelpie cross has anxiety issues and is currently on as-needed 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 jwjjeggins2@optusnet.com.au
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 torychristensen@me.com
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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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site updated April 18, 2021


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