Pia --- (posted 13/11/2022) ---
Pia is beautiful 5 year old, very obedient and smart. She knows how to
sit, lay down, shake, stay, hi 5 and has great recall. She loves
swimming at the beach or in dams and runs on the lead really well. She
will also run on a lead alongside a bike for exercise. She is very
playful and good with older kids. She has no experience with young
children. She has never had any medical dramas and
is in good health. She would be best suited to a house that has time
to exercise her as she can get bored and dig. Pia is not getting along
with the other dog in her household and rather than have them both
under stress, she is seeking a new home, preferably where she will be
the only dog. For more info on Pia please contact Naomi at
George --- (posted 31/12/2022) ---
A beautiful male short-haired border collie (George) is in need of a
new loving forever home.
George is very active, intelligent and affectionate. He has been in a
loving home with a single owner. He is up to date with vaccinations
and is microchipped.
George is very affectionate and comfortable with people he knows and
other dogs he knows. He knows the basic commands and is toilet
trained. He has been to puppy training and obedience training.
He loves playing fetch, squeaky toys, enjoys car trips somewhere
exciting and really loves cuddles. He understands 'cuddles' means a
big hug. He is a really sweet young dog.
George has grown up with a very friendly cat. He is obsessed with the
cat and will round it up. He may or may not suit a home with cats due
to his tendency to want to round then up. Not all cats will enjoy
this and may get very stressed. A home without cats is preferred.
George hasn't had much exposure to young children. He is untested with
this. Generally BCs and small children are not a good mix.
George has some anxiety and may bark and lunge when he sees other dogs
he does not know while walking on a lead. He needs some further
training to help him overcome this reactivity and anxiety.
He does not enjoy dog parks due to being anxious around new / unknown
dogs. A home experienced with anxious BCs is desirable.
George has also jumped/climbed some fences when left alone, so secure
and high fencing is a must. He may need some training around
separation anxiety to help him settle in to a new home.
George will suit a home with lots of stimulation through people or
activities. He loves being by your side and loves car trips.
He would suit a home with other dogs but will need to be introduced
slowly. Once he is comfortable, he is very happy with other dogs and
plays all day.
He needs a home where he will continue to be loved and supported with
training so he can live a happy and full life.
For more info on George please contact Nicole at
Bruno --- (posted 2/1/2023) ---
Bruno is a gentle soul. Likes to be around people and running around the
front yard. His family are moving, and there will be no place for a
BC in the new home. Bruno does not like the lawn mower and whipper snipper,
he will bark when he can hear one, uncluding next door. He is missing
a toe from an accident with a previous neighbour and a lawnmower. :(
Bruno is also scared of cars when out on a walk, and he will lunce at
them. A home which will spend some time helping to develop some
confidence when out and about, so that passing cars do not cause him
stress would be ideal. Bruno doesn't bark at other dogs.
He loves to have you throw the ball for him to chase.... but he will not
bring it back. Bruno had some training as a pup, but this has not been
continued. He would love to learn more. He
will sit on command and will sometimes stay on command.
Bruno is desexed.
For more info on Bruno please contact Linda at email@example.com
Hunter --- (posted 11/1/2023) ---
We have a beautiful 4 year old male pure bred border collie, Hunter.
Due to some change in some work circumstances we have sadly had to
make the decision to re home him. We are working longer hours meaning
he doesn't get the attention he deserves and have recently relocated
to Cairns for work and meant moving into a smaller block of land with
He loves to play, chase a ball and loves a good head rub and a run on
the beach. He sometimes barks, but generally it will be at something
going around him, not barking unnecessarily. Due to work circumstances
and spending less time with him, his training has probably fallen to
the wayside ... he knows the general commands etc but may need sometime to
re establish it fully. He's mostly a good walker, that being said, I
do walk him on a halti to stop him from pulling.
He's fully vaccinated, desexed, microchipped and on monthly Nex Gard
Spectra. He's never really been around children so we really couldn't
comment on that. We would also say that he would be better suited to a
house without cats unless they are kept separated. The only issue we
have ever had with Hunter is that he can be possessive over his food -
he is ok with us, will sometimes growl if we touch him while eating
but knows we're boss and that's that. But if there is another animal
around or comes close while eating he will be protective/growl etc.
This has been since he was a puppy and at puppy school they gave all
the dogs big treats to eat and it was chaos. Happy to discuss this
Hunter is such a lovely dog and we are very sad to make this decision.
Adoption $400 - happy discuss relocation costs as well. He flew from
Brisbane to Cairns last year and was fine.
For more info on Hunter please contact Caitlin at
5 young boys --- (posted 31/1/2023) ---
These 5 beautiful desexed boys are part of a litter that now needs to
be rehomed. They are being looked after, but have not been trained.
They are currently a happy little pack, pretty much doing as they please.
Obviously they do not need to
be rehomed together, but perhaps a pair together might be a ready made
doggy family? Note that they are not housetrained, and not well
socialised with regard to town life, or many of the noises and sights
in the world. A strategy will be needed by new homes to engage them
in a companion BC life. For more info on them please contact Kiera at
Tucker --- (posted 7/2/2023) ---
Tucker is a magnificent looking choc male 7 year old registered
pedigreed dog. He was returned to his breeder after more than 6
due to some behavioural issues. He needs to
find a forever home with an experienced BC family. He is
great 99% of them time but
the other 1% he suffers from fear aggression.
Thunder and lightning approaching is a particular trigger and he will
escape from the yard in panic.
He gets very scared and will bite anyone trying to help him for the
next few hours till he calms down. If he is left alone at home during a
storm he will do his darnedest to escape.
If he is crated beforehand and he cannot escape and he's fine.
A strategy to manage him, possibly with the assistance of a
behaviourist, is necessary. Tucker loves his crate, it is his safe
Tucker also an issue with a car. He happily gets
into a car or truck etc but he doesn't want to be handled whilst in
there or pulled
out...He will get out by himself - he doesn't want help.
Tucker usually gets on well with other dogs of every
size but has had issues with entire males. He is also somewhat food
aggressive but this is manageable.
All these behaviours suggest Tucker needs an experienced home with
only adults, and the intent to help him increase his tolerance of
things that cause anxiety.
Tucker is obsessed with a ball thrower.
For more info on Tucker please contact Brett at
Max --- (posted 14/2/2023) ---
A distraught owner seeks your assistance to rehome Max.
He is exercised daily but his barking is excessive when
left alone outside. The barking is triggered by neighboring dogs and
The barking is constant and is now an issue with local Council.
To keep him safe Max is being placed in a crate inside for 6-8 hours daily,
no one is at home. He is not
living his best life.
Outside the confines of the backyard and when on or off lead in open
spaces or bushland he is not a
barker. He does not constantly bark if you are in the backyard with
him either and playing games
with him. Out in the bush he will try
to herd roos at a distance. He has a strong herding instinct.
Antibark devices have sensitised him to having new collars put on, and
He has been seen by two dog behaviourists. One prescibed medication,
which didn't seem to help. Possibly an alternative medication might be
Max does have special needs. He does not like to be patted although he
does love human interaction
and will lick your face when greeting you if given the chance.
He will also
guard objects that he has 'stolen'.
He has a few triggers.
Max knows his walking lead and you have no problems putting
that on him. The dog
behaviourist explained the behaviour and said it is not unusual in
Max will play fetch all day.
He knows all the basic command and has good recall. Loves swimming,
trail walks/runs, fetch. Being
off-lead in the bushland he always behaves and does not bark. He will
chase cars though so needs to
be on a lead near roads with the compulsive behaviour to herd. Max is
crate trained and contentedly sleeps inside
at night. Max has his
own FB page
https://www.facebook.com/max86bordercollie/ with plenty of photos and
videos of his life.
Max lives happily with a cat. Even when the cat paws
him and gives him a wack as
he walks past, Max Will play and paw the cat back
in a playful way. Max also
has other dog visitors in his life and when he trusts those dogs he
does not again act aggressively. He
is better with smaller dogs and can have anxiety with bigger dogs if
they rush at him. Again, once he
becomes accustomed the anxiety and aggressive behaviour disappears.
Max needs a home with an experienced BC owner, and no children.
For more info on Max please contact Craig at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rex --- (posted 17/2/2023) ---
Rex is a purebred 7 yr old male Border Collie (caramel/white
combination) and has been the beloved pet
of an elderly person who is no longer able to care for him. Rex has
been in foster care for a few months
now and has learned to love getting out and about for regular walks,
meeting other dogs at the beach etc.
Rex has a loving and loyal nature and needs a single dog household as
he wants all the attention for
himself (which is what he is used to) in a home. He doesn't want to
share food or toys with another dog.
Rex would prefer no children or children over 12+ yrs of age. He isn't
good with cats. His coat has been
kept short to minimize shedding.
Rex loves to play games, chase balls and bark at the bats in the back
corner of the yard or cuddle up on
the sofa with you.
Rex is OK on the lead but not suitable for off lead anywhere as he has
been known to chase joggers,
prams and cyclists in the general park area in the early part of his
Rex is fully vaccinated, desexed and up to date with all his vet check
To recap the home Rex needs:-
** 24/7 access to house/garden (dog door ideal)
** No other dogs in the house
** Daily walks
** Children over 12 yrs of age
** Regular grooming
** Good diet
For More info on Rex please contact email@example.com
Penny and Phoebe --- (posted 5/3/2023) ---
Penny and Phoebe are 7 years old. They grew up on acreage with a dam.
Inside outside dogs. At home they ate one meal a day of the very best
meat roll and kibble for working dogs. They are family oriented and
have never seen a farm or sheep or cows.
Their current vets are Koala Park. All of their records are there on file.
They love children and are passive and are loyal.
A change in family circumstances means that they have to find a new
home. A good family on acreage is sought to keep them happy.
For the past 8 months they have been boarding at Shady acres and I can
no longer afford to keep them there. I take them out every Saturday
for 5 hours. They swim at Thompsons Beach (paddle)
Love walks. Know commands like left and right and right back. They are
perceptive. They are loyal to kind people. They are very good socially.
However, with the maremmma in them, they are stubborn when they want to
be. I give them uncooked bones from the butchers and chicken necks as
Previously had 6 free range chickens. Penny and Phoebe never
They barked at the postman and avoided some tradies.
If you have the desire for a ready made working dog family,with some
space and the time to give them some fun exercise, then Penny
and Phoebe are waiting to hear from you.
For more info please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Rusty --- (posted 31/3/2023) ---
Rusty needs a new home. This is a regretful decision
that I don't make lightly. In fact it's taken a long time to work out
that Rusty is just not a suburban dog.
This is Rusty's second home, I've had him for 4 months, training with a
dog behaviourist weekly. He is fun and affectionate but he is however
an anxious/reactive dog. His isolation/lack of socialization when young
means that he was frightened of everything, he missed out on meeting
the world. He's come along way, is fine now with all household
appliances etc, and loves living in a house bit still needs a lot of
work. He's a wonderful dog, silly, keen, affectionate and oh so
handsome! He's great at self entertaining, zoomies are one of his
favourite things, loves his toys (watch out for your socks tho, he eats
A solid strategy/commitment to continue to train him is needed to help
him manage his fear reactivity and become comfortable with the world.
He barks /lunges at strangers, dog walkers, slow calm introductions on
the lead, advocating for him help a lot. He is scared of
thunderstorms, but again a calm response with his lead on helps him
An upcoming change in my circumstances means I cannot look after him and
continue with his training. I have teenagers with friends dropping
over and his reactivity is stressful for all involved. Blackheath is a
busy place with lots of dog walkers, this environment is difficult for
him at the moment. I believe it all will resolve with a structure
around his issues. He is a good boy, willing to please you at every
chance, and will turn into the greatest dog with time and compassion.
Contact Anne: email@example.com or 0497288153
Tilly --- (posted 30/4/2023) ---
Tilly is a 1 year old black and white Border Collie X Kelpie who is
fully vaccinated and is also desexed. She is a very energetic dog who
enjoys playing with her toys, playing fetch and a good game of tug of
war. She is gets very excited meeting her people and meeting visitors.
She is a little timid around other dogs especially those who are jumpy
and boisterous. She seems fine with smaller less energetic dogs. Tilly
loves a good cuddle with her owners of an evening once she has used
her daily supply of energy. She is crate trained at night. Tilly loves
her walks and is getting better at the 'no pulling' but currently uses
a halti to guide her and lots of praise and treats too. She lunges at
cars passing by so will need further training to overcome this. Tilly
has had a rough start to life and will require an experienced owner.
She is reactive to loud noises especially planes and cars - which make
her bark and cause her stress. We have started to help her with this
anxiety but she still has a long way to go. A lot of patience and time
will be required. She is also an anxious soul. The same loud noises
that she reacts to cause her great anxiety. She gets very upset when
her owners leave her and she will require someone home more often than
not who knows how to work with separation anxiety for her to learn how
to remain calm even if her owners are not around. Due to her anxiety
and reactivity and the amount of work needed to help her, we would
recommend that Tilly goes to a home without children. She needs a
place that is calm and understanding. We love Tilly to bits but know
that she requires a home with someone who is very experienced in this
breed and her challenges. If you think you have the right home and
experience to help Tilly live her best life we would love to hear from
you : firstname.lastname@example.org
Lexa --- (posted 30/4/2023) ---
Lexa will be 8 on July 31st. She is a pure bred black and
white long hair collie, a very pretty girl. Lexa is very intelligent
like most BCs and also like many BCs, she has a considerable level of
Lexa isn't good with other dogs or
animals. A home is sought where she can be an only pet. She needs
continued development with positive reinforcement for interactions
that cause her anxiety. An experienced home is needed.
Lexa loves people.
While she hasn't had any professional training she is
house trained and knows to sit. She loves playing fetch and she
doesn't bark much.
After living with other BCs for some years, the dogs are no
longer getting along, and injuries due to fights have occurred. The
only solution seems to be to give them the opportunity to live happier
Lexa is also reactive to noise and she
hates storms and any loud noises. She loves walks, she goes twice a day
but is very nervous around other dogs walking. Lexa is desexed,
micro chipped and fully vaxed and up to date.
If you are an experienced home who might be able to give Lexa a more
settled life, please contact Brooke at: email@example.com
Oakley --- (posted 25/5/2023) ---
Oakley is a much loved pup, and a change in his family circumstances
have forced a search for a new home.
Oakley is a reactive boy, and he doesn't react well to any other
reactive dogs. This may indicate a need for remedial socialisation to
help him cope. He sometimes seems to be jealous of the other BC in the
home. He also has food resource guarding issues.
He air snaps as a warning to other dogs, and he has unfortunately been
attacked by another dog recently. A home experienced with an anxious,
poorly socialised BC is essential.
Being a BC, and still very young, he has boundless energy, and is
exploring all the usual BC vices. In spite of being provided with good
exercise and lots of interactive toys, Oakley is chewing things if he
can get hold of them, jumping the fence to explore the neighbourhood, and
being excessively enthusastic when greeting and interacting with
people. He was a prospective assistance dog, and consequently is very
attached to his owner, which is another aspect of his character which
will need management to build his confidence.
Now onto the good stuff: Oakley loves getting and giving affection to
everyone he sees, especially when we go walking. He knows the commands
sit, down, stay, paw and spin. He is still working on leash manners
and his recall in distractions.
He sleeps indoors at night time and plays outside till midday, then he
comes in for a nap, only to go back out and play when he's awake.
He does have an unknown issue with his back legs - two vets
think it's growth pains. An X-ray is suggested to try to diagnose any
Oakley needs a home with a plan to develop his independence whilst
setting the boundaries that a young BC needs. A home with no children
is sought. A home where he is the only dog might also be wise, unless
you have experience and confidence with dogs that have resource issues.
If you think you might be the right home, please contact
Emma at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bear --- (posted 26/5/2023) ---
Bear is an attractive black and white boy, fully vaccinated.
He is a sweet and gentle boy, who has been raised around other dogs
and cats, and is quite social. Bear is a smart boy.
He knows basic commands. He loves going
for walks and he also loves swimming. His notable bad habit is to dig
if he gets bored.
Due to a change in family situation Bear needs a new home, one that is
active with people who want to spend the time with
him. If you think Bear might fit into your family then please contact
Kristie at email@example.com
For details on each dog please
contact the listed owner, and for general information on BC rescue email firstname.lastname@example.org
updated May 30 2023
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