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Border Collie Rescue, Australia
Border Collies Available for Adoption

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  • Cocoa 11 year old pure bred chocolate female BC (Sydney, NSW)

  • Pepper 6 year old mostly black female BC cross Kelpie (Central Coast, NSW)

  • Tegwen 4 year old blue merle male BC (Midwest Sydney, NSW)

  • Nala 18 month old brown and white female BC (Wollongong, NSW)

  • Jethro 8 year old black and white male BC (Somerville, Vic)

  • Lenny 8 year old mostly black and white male BC (Warnambool, Vic)

  • Lily 4 year old classic black and white female BC (Perth, WA)

  • Chip 3.5 year old classic choc and white male BC (Brisbane, Qld)

  • Merlin 6 year old classic blue merle and white male BC (East Maitland, NSW)

  • Koda 6 year old choc and white male BC (Gold Coast, Qld)

  • Cookie 7 year old anxious male BC (Bonnyrigg, NSW)

  • Gally 4 year old chocolate male BC (Melbourne, Vic)

  • Georgie 3 yo, short coat, black and white female BC cross cattle dog (Nundah, Qld)

  • Bruno 5 yo pure breed, black and white male BC (Melbourne, Vic)

  • Sonic and Dollar Two 18 month old male and female BCs (Cherrybrook, NSW)

  • Booth 4 year old champagne male BC (Balmain, NSW)

  • Max 1 year old, pedigree, black and white male BC (Redhill, ACT)


Cocoa --- (posted 31/12/2023) ---

We have had to come to the unfortunate decision that our beloved border collie Cocoa will need to be rehomed. Cocoa is a 11 year old pure bred chocolate border collie who loves the beach, playing with balls, and going for walks or runs. Unfortunately she has exhibited some troubling behaviours for her whole life which we have been unable to change. Her temperament is not good and she does not like any ongoing affection from other dogs. She enjoys her time alone and is rather aggressive towards other people and in discussing with family in the interest of our family she needs to be rehomed. Would suit a person without kids and a large property with plenty of room to roam. She is generally an outside dog and since birth has not liked being inside. No health issues. For more info on cocoa please contact chris at cekelly21@gmail.com


Pepper --- (posted 29/2/2024) ---

Pepper is an almost completely black girl with a smooth coat and gorgeous ears. She grew up on a 7 acre property, but due to family changes is now in need of a new home. It doesn't need to be an acreage, but it does need to be in a household with time to spend with her, and lots of love to give her. She needs to be an inside dog at least some of the time. Her interactions with people is important to her. Pepper is housetrained and knows a lot of commands. She loves to play, loves balls (is very hard on them tho) and loves to be with you. She has a few dislikes but nothing unmanageable. She has grown up with children and seems to be OK with them, including ones she doesn't know well. She is probably not good with cats or pocket pets. Pepper is used to doggy day care and loves playing with other dogs. Pepper is in good health, and desexed and vaccinated and chipped. If you are looking to include an active and loving girl in your household, she might be just what you are looking for. For more info please contact Chanel at chanelmullen@yahoo.com.au


Tegwen --- (posted 1/4/2024) ---

Tegwen is a 4 year old BlueMerle Border Collie (desexed) and house-trained (indoor dog). Lovely and sweet nature, happy to go on adventures or chill at the pub /cafes with you. He once sat calmly at the pub for 4 hours! Easy going and gets along with most dogs. He does not like overly excited dogs. Otherwise, he's good off-leash and has a good recall when out for walks. He knows a few tricks (sit, stay, shake, roll and 'come around' where he runs between your legs and sit in between). A few things to consider is that he does go to the toilet 3-4 times a day at least (ok to be left at home if you go to work so long as water is restricted). He is on Hills Science Diet Gastrointentinal Biome dog food (normal kibble and raw diet tend to give him the runs). Tegwen lives in a household with a Doberman and a ragdoll, however is best if he is an only dog so that he can have all the attention (he gets jealous). For more info on Tegwen please contact Thomas at ThomasJamesMiles@outlook.com


Nala --- (posted 6/4/2024) ---

Nala is a gorgeous girl, her vaccinations up to date, she is desexed and chipped. She is friendly towards other dogs. She is trained to walk, stop, sit, lay down, spin, stay and come. However, Nala has an extreme fear of storms and is currently on medication. Behaviour modification under professional guidance is really needed by someone who has lots of time (and preferably experience) with a storm phobic BC. Here's some background from her current carer.... Nala was our friend's dog that they were taking to the pound due to relocation so we took her in. We were wanting a family dog and Nala is a very sweet girl. She has been easy to train and friendly towards other dogs. Birds on the other hand are her nemesis and we have learnt to 'let it go' and continue on our walk without pulling to chase them. We are currently working on being settled for longer whilst at the cafe but there are so many dogs there she just wants to play ... she also has no shame in putting her paws on your lap to ask for your biscuit! Nala does require supervision when the children go into the backyard as she has the tendency to mouth them. At the hint of thunder Nala runs uncontrollably at high speed around the yard and barks consistently until the storm has passed....thunder jacket and medication have helped minimally. Hence with multiple complaints from our neighbours and the in-laws neighbours we are looking for a forever home for Nala. If you are experienced in dogs with anxiety and would like a sweet well trained pup please contact me. For more info on Nala please contact Lee at lambikins4@gmail.com


Jethro --- (posted 12/4/2024) ---

Jethro is a goofy, highly intelligent BC boy who has brought his family years of love and joy. He is also an anxious boy (having been for a time on medication to help with this) and he is not comfortable around small children. He also does not like people to force attention on him, and eye contact and direct approaches to pet him make him unhappy. Jethro is wary of new dogs, and whilst he gets along very well with a few dogs that he knows well, a home where he is the only dog would probably be best. A home with experience with an anxious dog, and the preparedness to manage him in ways that minimise his stress is sought. Jethro is smart, and knows quite a few commands, and loves learning. Training is fun for him, as is chasing a ball, playing tug, or finding a puddle to slop in. He is used to sleeping indoors, and spending most of the day outside in a large yard, with chickens for company. For more info on Jethro please contact Cle at cgbreitinger@gmail.com


Lenny --- (posted 12/4/2024) ---

Lenny is an 8 year old Border Collie. He has been with us since he was a pup and loves going to the beach and swimming and chasing his balls around. He is medium haired all black, with little white feet. His vaccinations are all up to date and he is desexed. In terms of his behaviour he can sit, shake and roll over on command. He is also good off-lead at the beach. However, we have an active 16-month old daughter and he has shown some worrying behaviour around her. He is territorial of his bed, food and toys. We don't trust him around our daughter, as realistically we can't always keep them away from each other and if something happens then it's too late. He is also a guard dog, and will growl at people coming to the house who he does not know. He has been around older kids (10+) and have not had any problems there. Lenny is active, however he usually gets one walk a day and maybe some off-lead time at the beach or dog park. He does pull on the lead, so I unfortunately can't walk him with the pram which means he isn't getting as much exercise as he needs. Lenny has no health issues, is happy to be left at home while owners work during the day and is an outside dog. For more info on Lenny please contact jane at jimckinnon@live.com


Lily --- (posted 22/4/2024) ---

Lily is an extremely affectionate dog who loves to play and chase the ball, she's great with older children but unfortunately having some issues with our toddler and now expecting a new baby plus having to downsize she's unfortunately not adjusting well and having some reactive behaviour. She was on acreage and I think she needs a family with time to invest in her, and give her lots to do. She doesn't run away, is extremely loyal and quick to learn, she has natural herding instincts, likes to herd our cat! Gets on well with cats and other working dogs, has had some reactive behaviour to dogs at the park but our trainer said that's because she's so focused on fetching/chasing the ball (her job) that she's telling other dogs to go away because she's busy. She does like to be the Alfa dog. For more info on Lily please contact cookweld@gmail.com


Chip --- (posted 24/4/2024) ---

Chip is a desexed male Border Collie with current vaccinations. He's house trained and mostly very responsive to verbal commands and gestures. A very smart dog, it doesn't take him long to learn and remember new schedules and daily timetables. He'll remind you when it's time to go and pick up the kids from school! Chip is a beautiful boy who loves nothing more than hanging out with his family, being scruffled behind the ears and inside his legs, and chasing the ball - when he feels like it! Like all Collies he could do with a lot of exercise and interaction every day which can be difficult for working families. He's experienced, never car sick and always enthusiastic about travelling in a vehicle. It's not all good news - like many Collies, Chip seems determined to wage a one-dog war against the menace of postie bikes and garbage trucks which plague our streets. Expect excited barking around 11am weekdays, and twice a day on bin day! He has also inexplicably become reactive towards our 14 year old boy, snarling and growling at him sometimes, without provocation. Never a sign of this behaviour with anyone else; small children, adults, strangers, meter men, parcel delivery guys are all greeted with a wagging tail and excited jumping. It is a mystery to us but we cannot put our boy through this random negative behaviour. In spite of this we are certain that Chip will thrive in the right environment. He would suit an experienced "dog person" who understands how to look after and get the best out of this very handsome, friendly, and enthusiastic companion. Chip is based in Brisbane northside, Queensland. To find out more about Chip please contact Jodie at jodiebellotti@gmail.com


Merlin --- (posted 24/4/2024) ---

Merlin is just over 6yrs 3mths..he was born on the 31st Dec 2017. Merlin is a sweet, beautiful and loving boy who still thinks he's a puppy. Merlin loves attention and having a good brush, he also enjoys going on long walks (does pull on lead but is learning not too) - a work in progress. Merlin will sit for food and takes treats very gently from your hand. Merlin is good with my cats/ dog and also had a day helping me babysitting a lamb. Not sure how he is with children as he hasn't had the opportunity to meet them. He can be a little stand offish with new people at first but doesn't take him long to come around. He not a fan of travelling and is nervous in storms. Merlin has not long been desexed and he is up to date with all his vaccinations and heart worm injections. For more info on Merlin please contact Ruth at rndeamer@hotmail.com


Koda --- (posted 24/4/2024) ---

Koda is a beautiful and much-loved male chocolate border collie (6 years old and desexed). Koda loves to go for a daily walk/sniff and loves a quick game of fetch/frisbee in the backyard. Koda is used to being left at home while we go to work, and is always there ready to great us at the door when we get home - he just loves being around his people. Koda would not be suitable to a house with children, but would be a great fit for someone with no kids, a retiree or older couple - someone looking for their new best mate! For more information regarding Koda please contact Bronte on bhopp15@eq.edu.au


Cookie --- (posted 28/4/2024) ---

7yo Cookie needs a new home due to a change in living circumstances. He is desexed, a highly intelligent, handsome and affectionate dog who loves long walks, grooming and crunching on bones. He does have anxiety issues, he is scared of the rain, fireworks, storms, unfamiliar noises, he can bark long and loud, being kept in an enclosed space calms him somewhat, he is protective of his food and has bitten family members, with other dogs he either matches their aggression, else is very timid, he doesn't let his bum be sniffed, he hops away. He also doesn't like his right rear quarters being touched, he can become aggressive. A home experienced with anxious BCs is sought. Cookie has a lot to give, in a home that can spend the time to help him become more confident, and increase his ability to be calm. If you are interested in Cookie, please contact Greg at wanny2@live.com.au


Gally --- (posted 30/4/2024) ---

While Gally (4yr old male border collie) has been very very patient with the children. The children seem to becoming too much for him. The older children are fine. It's the little ones that seem to be bothering him. (And there are a number of children). A home with only older children, or none, is sought for this boy. We are very sad as we feel like Gally is starting to settle down from the puppy stage but we just can't risk the growling turning into a bite. It definitely wouldn't be Gally's fault. We just do not have the time to spend with him. He's an inside boy and just wants to curl up on your lap. Hes very very cuddly. He will eat anything, but he can't tolerate meat in large amounts. He's very good with the cat. Happy to play with him. For more info on Gally please contact Stefanie at strawberrypoppys@gmail.com


Georgie --- (posted 30/4/2024) ---

Georgie was a rescue and I have had her since 8 weeks old, she is fully vaccinated, wormed, microchipped and desexed at 6 mths. Georgie has been raised mostly indoors but is an outdoors dog by heart. She's very social and loves people including children. She is however reactive to bikes and cars whilst on leash. She loves swimming in creeks or beach but is not a fan of waves, and adores chasing a ball, particularly her red rubber ball thrown from my blue ball thrower. Ideally I'd love to see her with a family with a bit of grass. Unfortunately my living circumstances have changed and she is now in a unit which is not her best life even with two balconies, as she just wants to be outside in the grass. For more info on Georgie please contact Michelle at michelleneylan66@gmail.com


Bruno --- (posted 30/4/2024) ---

Bruno is a 5 year old pure bred black & white Male Border Collie. He is a bundle of energy! He's always ready for a game of fetch or a long walk in the park. His enthusiasm is infectious, and he'll keep you on your toes. Being a Border Collie, Bruno has a sharp mind and keen instincts. He loves to engage in activities that challenge his intellect, such as obedience training or interactive toys. Bruno's absolute favourite pastime is chasing after a ball. He'll never get tired of fetching and returning it to you, ready for another round of fun. Bruno has been by our two daughters' side from their birth. He's gentle and patient around them, making him the perfect furry companion for families with little ones. While Bruno is friendly with most animals, he's not particularly fond of cats or small dogs. He prefers the company of larger breeds who can match his energy levels. Bruno needs an active owner who can keep up with his high energy levels. Daily walks, trips to the dog park, and engaging activities are essential to keep him happy and healthy. Noises can sometimes make Bruno anxious, so he'll need a calm and patient owner who can reassure him during stressful situations. Bruno would thrive in a family that loves the outdoors. He's always up for a walk to tag along on an outing. His perfect match would be someone who understands his need for mental and physical stimulation and is committed to providing him with plenty of exercise and love. No health issues and is desexed with vaccines up to date. Due to our changing personal circumstances, we are unfortunately seeking a loving new home for our beloved Bruno. For more information, please contact Jason at jasonperry@hotmail.co.nz


Sonic and Dollar --- (posted 30/4/2024) ---

A home which can take the pair together is preferred. Sonic is a lively and affectionate 1.5-year-old male BC who thrives on interaction and playtime. He adores people and is especially fond of games like fetch. Sonic is incredibly fast and enjoys staying active outdoors. However, he has a curious side and might explore your rubbish bin if left accessible, so a bit of caution in this area would be wise. Dollar, a gentle 1.5-year-old female, is a bit more reserved but incredibly sweet once she warms up to you. She's quite shy around strangers but loves the company of other dogs and children. Dollar has a playful streak, sometimes getting excited by passing cars during walks, so a watchful eye during these moments is important. When left alone, she finds comfort in her cozy little house, where she enjoys peaceful naps. Both Sonic and Dollar are desexed and ready to bring joy to a new family. They each have unique personalities and traits that make them special companions. If you're interested in giving these delightful dogs a forever home, please reach out to learn more about them. Contact Stacey at ges_qhd@hotmail.com


Booth --- (posted 30/4/2024) ---

Booth is a very friendly, good looking and gentle 4 year old " champagne " border collie - he regularly goes up to people and says hello. We've had him since birth and have been careful to train him to walk off lead, responding to simple commands to sit at road crossings and come back when required. Booth is also happy to walk on lead, preferring a gentle leader across the chest, not the neck. We feed Booth Hill Science kibble twice a day which he loves, though he also likes extras such as sardines and minced beef with his evening meal. Booth has his bed in our living room and is fully domesticated to only go to the toilet outside. For more info on Booth please contact Tom at tomstockell@gmail.com


Max --- (posted 17/5/2024) ---

Max is a stunning boy with a white face and two blue eyes. He is just over 1yo, born March 8, 2023. Max is desexed and fully vaccinated. He is a very smart and ENERGETIC boy. He will need a home that has plans for an active life for him. Max gets along very well with other dogs, big and small. Max is used to sleeping in the house and most of the time in his owner's room. He is a very friendly and sociable dog with adults and children. He gets a bit nervous around bikes and people running. For more info on Max please contact Alicia at Alicia.moral2018@gmail.com


For details on each dog please contact the listed owner, and for general information on BC rescue email  bcrescueaustralia@gmail.com 


updated May 21 2024

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