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Border Collie Rescue, Australia
Border Collies Available for Adoption

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Maxie 8 year old black and white male BC (Baulkham Hills, NSW)

  • Loki 5 year old black and white male BC (Hunter Valley, NSW)

  • Bodhi 4 year old brown and white male BC (Western Sydney, NSW)

  • Sadie 11 year old female BC cross (Reservoir, Vic)

  • Cookie II 5 year old blue merle purebred female BC (Kellyville, NSW)

  • Ellie 8 year old chocolate and white female BC (Central Coast, NSW)

  • Asha 7 year old all black female BC Kelpie cross (Gold Coast, Qld)

  • Billie 6 year old tricolour female BC (Garfield, Vic)

  • Bowie 20 month old female BC (Sydney, NSW)

  • Lexa 8 year old chocolate and white female BC (South East area, QLD)

  • Cooper 20 month old male BC (Throsby, ACT)

  • Moya 2.5 year old blue merle female BC (Melbourne, Vic)

  • Boags 9 year old red and white male BC (Sydney, NSW)


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


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


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


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


Maxie --- (posted 29/5/2024) ---

Maximus Loyalus. Meet 8-year-old Max. Loyal to a fault, intelligent, a wonderful protector and now looking for a new home after his elderly foster parents are no longer able to care for him following recent breast cancer treatment (they have had him for two years after heart failure in his original owner made it too hard to walk him.) We are happy to transport Maxie to someone who may love him. He is in great health - around 8 years old. When my parents first rescued him, he was extremely aggressive as he was not walked enough. This was especially around food and toys; however improved significantly with many weeks of dog training. He still has some issues with anyone coming near his food and barks if anyone comes near his owner. It takes him a little while to adjust to new people, but happy for people to come meet him first. He is very obedient in other circumstances and with the right owner (a tradie perhaps not young kids or elderly) who is prepared to exercise him, he could potentially be a beautiful life companion. He has been fully treated by his vet and had his teeth cleaned recently too. We are based in Baulkham Hills, Sydney. For more info on Maxie please contact Jane at jane@digimedaustralia.com.au


Loki --- (posted 30/5/2024) ---

Meet Loki, the lovable 5-year-old Border Collie seeking his forever home! Loki is not just well-trained and housebroken, but he's also bursting with affection and loyalty. He adores companionship but struggles with separation anxiety, so he's looking for a family who can shower him with love and attention. He's always been around other dogs and would do well in a single dog or multiple household. If you're ready to open your heart to Loki's boundless affection and provide him with the care he deserves, he's eagerly waiting to become your loyal companion. For more info on Loki please contact Lani at lani.snow@outlook.com


Bodhi --- (posted 10/6/2024) ---

4 year old beautiful white and brown Border Collie, male. Bodhi is a large Collie around 30kgs. Bodhi is such a fantastic dog, great around other dogs and cats, we have 2 cats he loves, and also great around kids. We have a 3 year old which he adores and follows everywhere. He has no formal training but great manners, walks on the leash without pulling, listens to instructions and just wants love and to play. With our family life changing I can't give him what he deserves in terms of play and time. He goes to the park daily but needs way more. Hope we can rehome him to a loving caring family with a bigger property where he can just run and play the whole day. For more info on Bodhi please contact Cameron at cholmes9@msn.com


Sadie --- (posted 13/6/2024) ---

Sadie an 11 year old female border collie cross, desexed, microchiped, a recent vet visit including blood work and health examination done, no issues besides itchy skin that was treated with ointment. Slightly overweight. Behaviour wise Sadie is very well behaved, she enjoys sleeping inside at night and will happily stay in her bed unless she wants to go outside to the toilet. Leash manners need some work and practice, as her previous owner couldn't walk her much due to illness. Sadie gets along well with other dogs, she only will get jelous if her owner is giving too much attention to another dog or if food is involved, so maybe it would be better if she was an only dog. Sadie, even at her age enjoys to chasing and catching possums, so small animals would be best to avoid as she has never been tested with cats or small dogs. Sadie is located in Reservoir, Melbourne Victoria. Her owner has passed away and the family are trying to find a loving warm home for her, unfortunately our circumstances would not be able to provide Sadie with the life she deserves in her golden year's. For more info on Sadie please contact Murray at murraymarko1989@gmail.com


Cookie II --- (posted 13/6/2024) ---

Cookie is a blue merle border collie, she is 5 years old. Cookie is DNA tested as purebred. Cookie is an athlete, she loves fetching the ball. Cookie is also highly intelligent, for most of the commands, she can understand after just a few tries. Cookie is good on leash and she usually walking by my side. Cookie is friendly to kids and adults. We also have another dog, which is older and a border collie as well. We feel that 2 dogs are too much for us after we have 2 kids as we cannot look after these 2 dogs together as well as we expected. Cookie really needs to be an opnly dog so she can get all the attention she desires. We will keep Cookie until we really find a good family for her. For enquirers I may need to ask a few questions about yourself and your family to make sure if Cookie is the right one for you. Please contact me via amylzy1988@gmail.com for more info and pics of cookie. Thank you.


Ellie --- (posted 21/6/2024) ---

Ellie is an 8-year-old chocolate/white border collie (de-sexed) with up-to-date vaccinations and dental. She is a beautiful, affectionate dog who enjoys playing catch or relaxing with you. She grew up on a property in Queensland. She's not trained, but is well behaved on and/off leash, and comes when you call her. She has anxiety and gets upset when she hears thunder or other dogs barking in the distance. She also has incontinence (which is managed effectively with medication) and requires a low-fat diet (e.g. Hills ID kibble, boiled chicken, boiled rice etc) due to a pancreatic issue. She is primarily an inside dog but loves her daily exercise and enjoys playing with other dogs (she currently lives in a household with a labrador). Ellie would be best suited to a home where she is the only dog and ideally a home on acreage/semi-rural. For a border collie she is surprisingly well behaved on days where she receives little exercise. The most important thing for her is lots of pats and the opportunity to have a sleep on her bed inside - especially if it's a thunderous day or there's some very loud noise outside. As a young family, we're unable to give Ellie the time she deserves which is why we're looking for a better home. For more info on Ellie, please contact Luke on lukeatkins@live.com.au


Asha --- (posted 24/6/2024) ---

Originally from Toowoomba, Asha is lovely company for someone who is dedicated to her alone. She is a lovely affectionate companion who is 7 years old and will not leave your side. Asha has grown up in an older family and is not adjusting to our household changes which now includes babies, toddlers and school kids around her making sudden noises and being rough. She is protective of her things (bed and food) and will not share with others. She will growl and snap to show she is unhappy. Asha has had formal obedience training and will sit, come and walk well on a lead. She is also desexed. Currently on acreage she enjoys being outside and does not run off. She will bark if someone comes to the door and will quickly settle once you greet them. She loves her food (and yours if you let her have it) but watch out for her waistline as she can gain weight if unchecked. As known with this breed she does occasionally have ear infections and smelly feet which is currently managed with Apoquel and good quality food. For more info on Asha please contact Annette at annette.crane1@gmail.com


Billie --- (posted 26/6/2024) ---

Billie is a tri colour (brown, white & black). Following a move to a smaller property, she is no longer getting along with the other two dogs in the home, and is bullying them. No visits to the vet with any injuries have been required, but the older dogs are not happy, and the family cannot watch this continue. With Billie's training she can do the basics, but we have been unable to walk her on the lead due to her aggressive behaviour or and poor socialising with other dogs or people. She is 6 years old and has a friendly and loving nature to me, so a single female with no other animals or children would be the safest option if she can be rehomed. If you are experienced with unsocial BCs and would like to give this girl another chance, please contact Robyn for more info at robyndellorso@gmail.com


Bowie --- (posted 3/7/2024) ---

Bowie is 20 months old and currently in Sydney. She is the most beautiful, loving and kind dog. She loves playing fetch with ball and frisbee. She also adores swimming at the beach, fetching a stick in the water. She's great with kids and other dogs in the house. She's used to pet sitters/friends/daycare looking after her since she was a young age. She has shown some fear aggression towards to 3 specific dogs around my area when she turned 1 year. We have been avoiding dog parks at times where there a lots of dogs around. She also sometimes shows herding behaviour to smaller dogs when at the dog park. Worked with a behavioural specialist who told me it's a part of their development and advised to avoid the situation where the fear aggression starts. For me, ideally I would love to see her with a family where she has lots of love and attention that would love to play with her, train her and be part of the family. For more info on Bowie please contact Ruth at ruthpokeeffe@gmail.com


Lexa --- (posted 5/7/2024) ---

Lexa is a beautiful chocolate/white female border collie. She is desexed. She absolutely loves to chase her ball and to cuddle up with the family. She is very friendly with people although she does like to jump up and kiss faces. She doesn't love other dogs but has never attacked another dog. She knows her basic skills but does become hyper focused if food or her ball are her reward. She will dig in the yard if she gets bored. She has never run away before. She is very loved but needs more than what can be offered. For more info on Lexa please contact stephanie_may@live.com.au


Cooper --- (posted 6/7/2024) ---

Cooper is a 30 month old, desexed male Border Collie. My wife bought him as a semi-retirement dog for herself but has been working 7 days a week for most of the past year. He is a lovely dog and has had some training and can walk well on leash. He recently had a four week intensive "boarding school" training experience and he is certainly much easier to manage and very attentive to his humans wishes. He is very defensive of his food and the breeder says that he was the boss of the litter in that respect. There are two smaller, older dogs at home and he gets along well with them but would like them to be more playful, same for the cat. Cooper doesn't spend much time alone at home so he hasn't developed any boredom related bad habits. Our main concern is that if he gets loose from our yard due to human error he will run up to people and bark aggressively and we have even seen him grab a truck driver by his pants leg. He does not like trucks (recent training has greatly improved his reaction to vehicles) and also wants to chase scooters and bicycles which makes us very nervous. Currently the excitement of freedom overcomes his training and catching him can be a strenuous and time consuming activity. Given that our business commitment look like increasing, we think Cooper deserves a home where he can be given the education and attention he needs by people who know and love Border Collies. Cooper has not had contact with small children or sheep so I would be wary of introducing him to either without close supervision. I suspect a semi-rural home would suit him beautifully. For more info on Cooper please contact Peter at petercook474@gmail.com


Moya --- (posted 6/7/2024) ---

Moya is a 2.5 year old blue merle pure bred BC girl. She is desexed, healthy and up to date on vaccinations. She's a petite 16 kg sweet and social girl, who loves just about everyone and everything. She will happily greet anyone she meets and does sometimes jump, but she's trying to control the urge. She loves to quietly nap near you in the evenings and will get on your lap for cuddles and belly rubs. She is crate and obedience trained and can sit, drop, wait/stay, heel, and do a few tricks. However, she is also a bit stubborn at times and has poor recall when her agenda is deemed more important to her. Her favourite thing is a ball and she would happily play ball or disc with you all day if you let her. She also enjoys walks, cow hooves, lickimats and puzzle toys. She has strong drive and natural instincts and will herd smaller animals, birds and young children. This also means she can be reactive to noisy, fast moving bicycles, motorbikes and sometimes large trucks. She will thrive in an active household with older children mature enough to care for her needs. She would love to be the only dog showered with all the attention and affection, but she does get along with other dogs generally and may be able to join a household with a dog that has a similar energy. Please contact Emma at escarbonetti@gmail.com for more details.


Boags --- (posted 9/7/2024) ---

Boags is a 9 year old border collie. He's red and white, with one blue eye and one brown eye. He's an incredibly beautiful dog and we always get stopped in the street for pats and photos even. He's been desexed and up to date with his vaccinations. I've had him since he was a puppy and is very well trained. He's got great recall and is very easy to walk. He can sit, stay, lie down, roll over. He is happy sleeping inside. Or outside. He loves swimming at the beach and loves sticks. I've had to make the very hard decision to try and rehome him. I'm a single parent, with a young toddler and he is very anxious around him, and will growl a lot at him. I have to keep them separated when they are in the house together. They are fine if there's space and we're outdoors. I now live in an apartment which is too small for them to be together in. Boags is a very friendly dog but doesn't like getting too much attention from people and doesn't like to be patted too much. He's got arthritis in his back legs so he doesn't need the amount of walking and running that a usual border collie needs now. I've always worked full time so he is happy to be left on his own during the day, as long as he gets out a couple times a day for a quick walk/toilet break. He's never lived other dogs or cats but I believe he would be ok with another older dog that isn't too boisterous and doesn't jump all over him. Contact Natalie on berrellnatalie@gmail.com

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


updated July 09 2024

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