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
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
Ben --- (posted 29/10/2021) ---
Ben is a striking looking young fellow with an all white face and one
white leg. He is seeking a home experienced with anxious, poorly
He has anxiety issues and this has made him a difficult dog
for his current owner. He gets distressed if separated from his owner,
and became depressed when an attempt was made to surrender him to a
shelter. Ben has gotten along fine with the two childnre in his
household, but in a new home adults only would be preferred. Ben's
anxiety also leads him to bark at any visitors. He doesn't walk well
on lead and he is anxious when he sees another dog. He has some basic
training, and will sit, and shake hands. For more info on Ben please
contact Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org
Gemma --- (posted 29/10/2021) ---
Gemma is a 6 year old fun loving, high energy border collie in need of
a new home with lots of space and time. Gemma is very intelligent,
trainable and loving. Gemma lived in suburbia for 4.5 years with
owners who worked full time which she found unsuitable because of her
high energy needs. She was bored and barked a lot. She was rehomed
with a central qld farmer for the last 18 months as a companion dog.
Gemma accompanied the farmer as she did her daily work so she is
conditioned to being around cattle, horses, ponies etc. Gemma enjoys
the company of other dogs but doesn't require it. Gemma needs to he
rehomed because she has a tendency to bark continuously through
thunder storms and the farm worker is not allowed to keep her for this
reason. She would suit being on a farm, hobby farm or acreage where
she can have outdoor sleeping far away from the house during thunder
storms, or where her new home is far from neighbours, and where she
can be involved in her owner's daily life. Gemma doesn't require
constant attention but does need mental and physical stimulation every
day. For more info on Gemma please email email@example.com.
Maxi --- (posted 1/11/2021) ---
Sparky --- (posted 11/11/2021) ---
Sparky is a great companion. He has lots of energy. He's also a cute
looking boy with one blue eye. His birthdate is 17/3/2014.
Sparky has had a few issues with other dogs, probably influenced by
his early history in an unsatisfactory home. He seem OK with
strange dogs, until any dominance is shown, then he will aggressively
defend himself. His current home has small children who cannot yet be
taught how to interact with Sparky. Whilst he doesn't mind the
children, a home where he can have some peace is sought.
Sparky is house trained, and has always been inside with his family
since they got him nearly 7
years ago. Recent downsizing from a large property to a small one,
means he no longer has the space to run
Sparky needs to go to a home where he has company and space, he loves
walks, and cuddles. Some experience with a dog who is uncertain in the
presence of strange dogs is also desirable.
For more info on Sparky please contact Esther at
Diesel --- (posted 16/11/2021) ---
Diesel is a lovely looking boy who walks well off lead, and gets along
OK with most other dogs. However, Diesel has serious anxiety and
resource guarding issues (including his kennel, his food, and his rear
end when you are trying to groom him) and he will bite
you if you intrude. A strategy to manage and improve this behaviour is
needed in a new home. Diesel has been with his same family since he
was a pup, and is a loyal and obedient boy when not feeling anxious.
Only an experienced home will do for this boy. Diesel is used to being
outdoors, and getting lots of exercise. He is very fit and up to date
with all vet work. If you think you might have the experience and the
rescources to help this boy, then please contact Brad on 0418 325 018
Wombat --- (posted 26/11/2021) ---
Wombat is a gorgeous boy who is trained, desexed and microchipped.
Wombat has been raised since a pup with a loving family with 2 girls
aged 11 and 13yo. He is their best friend - joining them in the park,
on the beach and on the couch for cuddles. Wombat loves attention and
will paw you for more scratches and pats. Wombat's issue is that he
has become too possessive of the kids which has led to some biting
incidents with visitors. Wombat needs a new home to reset this issue
and avoid a repeat - preferably someone experienced with BC's and
without young kids. Wombat sleeps inside and runs every day with us
off leash. He does get the zoomies at 9pm a little and wants his own
space when tired at night. He loves riding in the car and insists on
joining us everywhere. He likes other dogs and tries to get chased by
them. He has many many sleep overs with others (without incidence).
Wombat has experience with Melbourne Dog Trainers and is a member of
the Woofers World playdate team. He enjoys treats and would be very
open to more training. For more information, please contact Tim at
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