Riley --- (posted 17/5/2022) ---
Riley is seeking a home with no small children and no other dogs. His
anxieties mean that he is stressed in the presence of both,
and he sometimes feels the need to be aggressive to repel both other
dogs and children. His body language and signalling of his anxiety
with children is good, but it unreasonable to try to keep Riley in a
household where he must be separate from the adults in order to keep
the children safe. If interacting with an adult he knows and loves, Riley is much
happier. Riley's anxieties include loud noises (including cars) and
sudden movement (eg falling leaves) so he is very easily startled.
Like many anxious dogs, Riley has learned basic commands well and he
has a terrific recall. He also loves swimming and playing fetch (all
day if you let him).
An experienced BC home with the patience to build Riley's confidence,
whilst keeping him safe from the scarier things in life is sought.
For more info on Riley please contact Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Lucky --- (posted 16/12/2022) ---
Lucky is a much-loved senior black and white border collie. He was
bought by his current owner when he was only a pup. Since he was
little, he has been friendly and energetic, always running around in
the backyard. He loves his food, especially boiled chicken!
not really house trained and has been outdoors for most of his life.
He will require a bit of training for him to adapt to a new
indoor home. However, being a middle-aged dog he would almost certainly
love to become part of a family 24 * 7. Unfortunately, as his current owner has recently sold
their house and are making plans to live overseas for the long term, they
are looking for somebody who would love and look after him
If you are looking for an undemanding older dog then Lucky might be
right for you.
For more info on Lucky please contact Daina, either at
email@example.com or send a txt to 0451796996 and Daina will call
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Blue --- (posted 17/1/2023) ---
Blue is our amazing 9 month old Amstaff x Border Collie puppy, who we
adopted at 8 weeks of age from a rescue. He is extremely intelligent,
playful, beautiful natured, and loves all humans and dogs alike (They
all love him back!). Unfortunately, due to Blue's behavioural issues
we are looking to rehome him to someone who is either very experienced
or a behaviourist/trainer themselves. Perhaps someone looking for a
challenge. We refuse to give him to just anyone, as we do not want him
to end up surrendered or in a pound. His behavioural issues consist of
generalised anxiety, hyper arousal, difficult settling in the home,
sensitivities to noises, some barking at noises (this is getting
better) and excessive biting (towards me). The veterinary behaviourist
we have been working with has him on medication and we have a plan for
training etc. The behaviourist has also stated she can go over all the
details with the new owner if necessary. We have been working with
Blue to help him as much as we can and although we love him so very
dearly, our finances are dwindling and we are mentally and physically
Blue can sit, lay down, shake, middle, spin and comes when called
(this still needs more work). He is good on lead, however this also
needs more work and training as when he is excited or distracted he
does pull a lot. He is very strong and still just a puppy so continued
training on this is a must. He is energetic and needs a lot of mental
Blue is a lovely puppy with so much love to give for the person who
can help him get through this stage. For whoever can do this, you will
have the best, most loyal, balanced dog who will do anything for you
for as long as he lives. We adore him, and only the best, most
appropriate home will do. If you think this might be you please contact
Cinzia via email for more info. email@example.com
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
Obi --- (posted 4/2/2023) ---
Obi is a lovely, clever, healthy and inquisitive Border Collie who is
friendly and loves playing frisbee and getting loads of pets and
scratches. He is 14 months old and wants to experience everything, he
is independent and inquisitive and can amuse himself but he is also
very loving and can't get enough scratches and hugs. He has boundless
energy and is excited on walks and sometimes nervous but also
loves hanging out with people, meeting new dogs and being part of all
the action. He is crate trained and loves sleeping in his crate. He
is still learning not to pull when walking, is slightly
reactive to cars but responding well to training. When he is nervous
and under pressure, he might jump/nip so is best suited to a family
without young children. He is a super quick learner and loves
learning new tricks and chasing balls. He would make a great
companion for adventurous people or if people have the time to train
him in a sport. For more info on Obi please contact Tara at
Shadow --- (posted 6/2/2023) ---
Shadow is a very beautiful girl looking for her special human and forever
home. She is mostly black with a white blaze on her chest and a few
white toes. She is aged around three and was desexed and vaccinated last
week. Shadow is good, if a bit excitable, round other dogs and has a good
recall. She also walks nicely on lead. Great with humans and has been
very good with any kids we have introduced her to. Despite being moved
around a bit in her lifetime since her previous owner was taken very sick in
hospital, she has taken it all in her stride and would make a
fantastic companion for the right person. A reasonable price is being
put on her, to recoup some of the vet costs that have been incurred
for her desexing and vaccinations, etc.
Only the best home will do for this gorgeous girl.
For more info on Shadow please contact
Jean at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Bob --- (posted 22/2/2023) ---
Bob is a 5 year old desexed male border collie. He is a very
affectionate dog once he is comfortable. He is however an anxious dog,
with strong protection tendencies. Very strong herding instincts,
loves chasing balls and is sociable with some dogs. I've been doing
alot of positive reinforcement with him and clicker training which he
responds really well to.
Bob would suit a home that has a very good understanding of the BC
breed, has maybe one other dog - female preferred - tho he's good with
grumpy older male BC dogs (his father was a grumpy dog!). Somewhere he
has space outside to run would be preferred. Would suit some-one who
is keen to continue positive reinforcement training with him, training
in agility or see if his herding instincts are helpful.
Bob is very healthy and will come with all his medical information and
his gear. Only genuine enquiries pls. If you are able to provide a
loving and supportive environment to Bob, please email me.
Bob is reactive to certain situations and the vet has just prescribed
anxiety medication to lower his stress response.
For more info on Bob please contact Ruth at email@example.com
Benji --- (posted 1/3/2023) ---
I have a pure bred, sweet 1yr 9mth old male looking for his right
forever home. Benji is fully vaccinated, microchipped, desexed and up
to date with his worming. He is great in the house, backyard and going
on car trips.
After being hit by a car in 2021, (degloving injury to his left
forelimb and foot, no fracture, some laxity of one toe), he has made
an amazing recovery and has regained full use of his leg again. Given
the rehabilitation time frame, he would benefit someone who can
continue his socialization training. He is best suited to a home as a
solo dog but might be okay with a female if introduced appropriately.
He is not suitable for off leash walking at dog parks running with
other dogs; social time and more one on one time is what he'd love.
Benji would love someone with Border Collie or working dog experience.
He loves the beach, walks and would benefit from someone who could
continue his training walking alongside busy roads. Whilst he enjoys
having activities to do, he's not an over active border collie. He
loves to be with you, enjoys time to relax, play with his toys and
likes classical music (I can tell you more about his training with
this upon expression of interest). He has great recall and knows quite
a few commands.
Benji is not suitable for a home with young children.
Benji has a simplified diet free from pork and seafood. Chicken is
what he likes best.
If this sweet natured, eager to please boy sounds like the right fit
for you please email firstname.lastname@example.org: - your location, - experience
with Border Collies, - Work/life arrangement in terms of how you will
welcome him into your home and time spent at and away from home, - and
importantly, why you think Benji's the right fit for you.
Jeska --- (posted 3/3/2023) ---
Jeska is a 7 year old Border Collie. She has been desexed,
microchipped and her last vaccination was late 2021. She is very
healthy, obedient and keen to learn, run and play. She loves to play
ball games and round up our sheep, cat and chickens. She has lived on
a property in the hills and is not accustomed to suburban life.
Jeska has issues though, as she nips some visitors, including
children, to control them. Also, twice she has been attacked by dogs
and now she lunges at strange dogs, if approached by them, before they
can attack her. A home experienced with anxious BCs is needed.
Continued positive re-inforcement of calm behaviours, and improving
social skills should make her a more relaxed girl. For more info on
Jeska please contact Anne at email@example.com
Dobbie and George --- (posted 4/3/2023) ---
This is the story of Dobbie (black) and George (tan). They are Border
Collie/Kelpie cross, 4 1/2 to 5 years old, desexed and have never been
separated and I don't believe they should be and will thrive better
together. They come from a good home originally but there was a
marriage breakdown and divorce. They lived on acreage which needed to
be sold. I can only afford to buy a townhouse now and with the
housing shortage, townhouses with small yards are highly sought after.
I have come to realise a small townhouse yard may not be in their best
interests. They are currently living with my parents, also on acreage so
the environment with which they are familiar. My parents already had
2 dogs and a few other animals and have helped care for them for
nearly 2 years, so after a great deal of thought, I would like to
find a new loving home for them. They have earned it. It has been a
difficult decision and I am not making it lightly.
I would like to tell you the good things about them. They are happy,
healthy and as well balanced as any dogs can be. They thoroughly
enjoy human company and have experience with most ages, but largely
adults. When smaller children are with them, they love them. They
came from their original home to where they are now to mix with an
entire miniature schnauzer and a desexed bull arab cross. They all
get along famously and there has never been a fight, they all play
together. They love to lay on the veranda of the house, although they
don't live inside and they are locked on the veranda at night and
sleep quietly. They have responded well to this human closeness and
would be great company for anyone. Treats ensure their undivided
love. They like waterholes, but not baths. I'm not sure about the
ocean. No issues with storms. They are good and not fussy eaters.
Now their lack of experiences - suburban living is one, another is
travelling in a car often although they have been occasionally. I am
sure they will adapt and gain confidence with that experience. They
have not been on a lead a great deal, but again, they adapt. Treats
make the difference. They have not been to dog parks, but have mixed
with dogs and people at a dog friendly beach, on leads, and were
absolutely fine. Love being adored. They definitely don't like cats,
chooks or plovers. Ride-on mowers were an issue but we have worked on
that and generally restrain them anyway at mowing time just to be
sure. Having lived on acreage, they are not familiar with being
crated. They are energetic in a normal healthy dog way but if they
have a good walk or run around they are happy to lay on the veranda.
Chasing balls is not their thing, more playing with each other. Their
interaction with other animals like cattle and goats is limited but
they have been around alpacas.
They don't seem to have many bad traits that would be any different to
any other type of dog. Every dog at some point does something you
wish it hadn't. They don't seem to be any more anxious than any other
dog when in an unfamiliar situation. They will need good fencing.
Their possibilities are there to be enjoyed. They look to herd so
perhaps someone may be able to try some kind of training with animals
or dog agility. They
are smart and keen. They could also just be the best companion dogs
and live life going for walks and sitting with you and being cared
for. They give it back in spades.
They deserve to live their best life now, together. They have been
through an emotional time, along with me, and they survived it because
they had each other, so I want to respect that devotion.
The location is around 45 minutes north west of Brisbane. If you are
genuinely interested in offering to take them both into your life,
please email on firstname.lastname@example.org
My name is Dale (I'm their dad), and my parents are Viv (my dad) and
Jenny (step-mum). If you have any other questions, please ask.
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 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
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