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Border Collie Rescue, Australia
Border Collies Available for Adoption

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  • Pia 5 year old black and white female BC (Sunshine Coast, Qld)

  • George 12 month old black and white short coat male BC (Brisbane Southside, QLD)

  • Bruno 7 year old black and white male BC (Macquarie Fields, NSW)

  • Hunter 4 year old red and white male BC (Cairns, QLD)

  • 5 young boys 9 month old blue and white male BCs (Barham, NSW)

  • Tucker 7 year old chocolate and white male BC (nr Lithgow, NSW)

  • Max 2 1/2 year old male BC (Bendigo, Vic)

  • Rex 7 year old caramel and white male BC (Cronulla, NSW)

  • Penny and Phoebe Two 7 year old female BC Maremma cross twins (Victoria Park, QLD)

  • Rusty 13 month old chocolate and white male BC (Blue Mountains, NSW)

  • Tilly 12 month old mostly black, female BC kelpie cross (Kellyville, NSW)

  • Lexa Almost 8 year old classic black and white female BC (Ingleburn, NSW)

  • Oakley 8 month old black and white male BC (Dalby, Qld)

  • Bear 3 year old black and white classic male BC (Kingswood, NSW)


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 naomilouisecdw@gmail.com


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 wilkes.nicolem@gmail.com


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 lindacdavid64@gmail.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 smaller backyard. 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 further. 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 caitlin.schimpf@uqconnect.edu.au


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 kiera_lang@hotmail.com


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 years 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 happy place. 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 brettbode671@gmail.com


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 also birds. 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, when 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 resists. He has been seen by two dog behaviourists. One prescibed medication, which didn't seem to help. Possibly an alternative medication might be needed. 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 Border Collies. 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 craigagreen3@gmail.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 life. Rex is fully vaccinated, desexed and up to date with all his vet check ups. 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 christine_burkhart@hotmail.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 treats. Previously had 6 free range chickens. Penny and Phoebe never bothered them. 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 kristanryan@icloud.com


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 them.) 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 dramatically. 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: anne@eyelightlamps.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 : henry.kirsty@yahoo.com.au


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 anxiety. 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 separate lives. 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: shorty025@hotmail.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 issue. 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 raeemm12@gmail.com


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 lilladysavage01@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 30 2023

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