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Border Collie Rescue, Australia
Border Collies Available for Adoption

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  • Randy 9.5 year old short coat female BC cross German Coolie (Narre Warren, Vic)

  • Riley 5 year old tricolour male BC cross kelpie (Tasmania)

  • Astro 16 month old male Bordoodle (Sydney Northern Beaches, NSW)

  • Chloe 12 month old black and white, short haired female BC (Orange, NSW)

  • Ember 7 month old merle female BC (Sydney, NSW)

  • Ralphie 2 year old special needs double merle male BC (Sydney, NSW)

  • Horace 4 year old chocolate male BC (Canberra/Batemans Bay area, NSW)

  • Bo 12 month old red and white, short coat male BC cross (nr Wodonga, Vic)

  • Ralph 10 month old male BC Koolie Smithfield cross (Hobart, Tasmania)

  • Rain 9 month old blue and white male BC (Belmont North, NSW)

  • Missy and Brandy 12 month old black and white, short coat female BC and 4 month old pure red cattle boy (Mittagong, NSW)

  • Sailor 4 year old, mostly white male BC cross (Geelong, Vic)

  • Archer 6 month old male BC Beagle cross (Nambour, Qld)

  • Rex 6.5 year old caramel and white male BC (Sydney, NSW)

  • Millie 4.5 year old female BC needs temporary home for approx 9 months (Central Coast, NSW)

  • Ella 7 year old red and white classic female BC (Casula, NSW)


Randy --- (posted 22/3/2022) ---

Randy was a rescue dog and has had a wonderful five years in her current home. Randy is a very gentle dog, she is totally ball obsessed and absolutely loves going for walks and for playing ball. She is very pampered, as she sleeps on my bed, or anywhere she pleases. She is however very anxious and has been treated extremely bad by humans in the past. She is scared of rapid movement of feet and hands and will also get distressed if you pick up a broom or a vacuum or a hose or have any item in your hand that she's unfamiliar with. She will shake hands. And is very gentle to take food. She is house trained, and will let out a small bark when she needs to go outside. She is good around other dogs to an extent. When I walk her most of the time she is fine, with the exception of if a dog barks at her, then she will react. She does have epilepsy and is on medication which costs roughly $1.00 a day. She has one tablet half in the morning and a half at night. Her rehoming has been a difficult decision and she needs somebody who will love her unconditionally, as I have. Somebody that will be happy to walk her and play ball with her. She is a very loyal pup. Randy is not destructive either inside or outside and is happy to be both inside and outside and does not suffer from separation anxiety. Unfortunately, she is not good around children, and the presence of young children in the family, and the stress it is causing her, is making it necessary to find her a new home. For more info on Randy please contact Selena at selenasparkes@gmail.com


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 amykile94@gmail.com


Astro --- (posted 14/7/2022) ---

Astro's family have decided to seek a new home for him where he will be able to live his best life. Astro has extreme separation anxiety which he needs to be medicated for. This will have to continue to be managed, and may be for life. He is basically a good dog. He loves bening part of the family. He is ball obsessed and using a ball as a training tool is a great motivator for him. But he is exciteable and mouthy with people (not bitey), and herds children. Astro needs a home with no children, experienced with anxious dogs, and prepared to help him develop calm. He gets on really well with other dogs of similar size, especially border collies. He is house trained and mostly hangs out inside where he can see us. He sleeps in his own bed upstairs in our room. AStro gets distressed if left alone at home and will try to escape. Astro's family are going to wait until just the right new home comes along. If you are an experienced BC home with the enthusiasm to help a young anxious dog live his best life, then please contact Jessie at ross.jessie100@gmail.com


Chloe --- (posted 14/7/2022) ---

Chloe is a loving energetic 1 yr old black and white, short haired border collie looking for a loving home. She is smart, full of energy, loyal and very affectionate. Chloe is vaccinated but not desexed. Chloe has two weaned female pups who are 6 weeks old. They are the product of a liaison with our gentle 3-year-old long-haired border collie with whom she has been raised. Unfortunately, Chloe has been left to her own devices with her mate and has missed out on the love and attention a beautiful pup like Chloe deserves. Chloe has not been trained, she is very excitable, jumps up on people and looks for affection from all she meets. Chloe responds to her name, loves her food and mostly sits on request . Most of Chloe’s interactions have been with adults and a 15yr old but I believe she would also suit a family with children. Chloe has never exhibited aggression towards humans or animals. We are hoping Chloe will find an affectionate family who will train her and love her as she deserves. Please contact Pat in Orange NSW on 0421707797 to see if you and Chloe are the right match.


Ember --- (posted 14/7/2022) ---

Ember is a 7 month old Merle Border Collie (DOB 22/11/2021) located in Sydney. She is a beautiful puppy, she loves all people, including kids and babies. She has never met a person she doesn't like! When going for walks she will say hello to everyone she sees if I let her! She loves ice cream and most especially cat treats!!! She loves the water and splashing in the waves. She knows the following commands: Sit, Come, Lie down, Leave it, On your bed, Shake, Roll over, Stay, Spin, Drop It and Okay. She would sleep on the bed if allowed, however she is happy to sleep in her bed in the bathroom. I'm sure she'd be fine with a laundry or whatever rooms suits if you don't want her in the bed with you. We would have her sleeping on the bed but keep her in the bathroom so the cats can wander freely at night. We are looking to reluctantly re-home her because of problems with our cats adjusting to her. She likes three of our cats and either ignores them or occasionally tries to get them to play with her. So 3 of our 5 cats have gotten used to her, however 2 of them are still distressed and scared. This is causing problems for Ember - I don't feel she is living her best life with us because of the restrictions she must have on her. She can't access outside via doggy door because our cats are inside only, this means that when she is outside she has to say out until we come home. She has to be supervised as we cannot trust her behaviour around the scared cats (she does chase them sometimes because they act very nervously). She cannot access much of the house as we keep areas separated for the cats. She is happy to spend lots of time (all night if we let her!) outside however too much time outside I worry is meaning she isn't part of the family and I don't want her to have a life of just an "outside dog". We hoped the cats would adjust, however I feel Ember is not getting the love and attention she deserves and I don't want her development harmed because of this situation. We have tried many trainers, and spoken to many experts. I feel that without knowing when the cats will adjust it is not fair for the cats (one has been to the vet multiple times for stress related urinary issues) and it's not fair for Ember for this to continue for an unknown amount of time longer. The only problem Ember has I think has developed recently because of her spending so much time outside on her own - she has started to chase cars that she sees going past our house (she is usually in the front yard and chases them inside the yard of course). This means we are needing to keep her in the backyard away from this stimulus (as advised by a trainer) which she doesn't like (it is much smaller). The trainer we are working with has given us simple strategies to deal with this. She doesn't chase them on walks but does notice them. I feel Ember would be happy with a doggy friend, she is desperate for someone to play with and the cats don't play. She has seen her doggy brother recently and loved playing with him. Ember has daily walks (often twice a day) and is working on loose lead walking. I would love Ember to have the life she deserves - where she is a part of the family, gets to snuggle on the lounge while watching tv, cuddles on the bed at night, gets to go to cafes with you for lunches, gets to play with a doggy friend, gets to play in her yard when she wants but gets to stay inside and relax as well, where gets to go for walks and just be loved. Please note we have worked with trainers who do not see any aggression in Ember and they do not see her to have any major problems. However this situation is incredibly stressful for the whole family, including the children and cats and we have realised that this is the best solution for everyone. For more info on Ember please contact Owen at osmith@neutron.com.au


Ralphie --- (posted 14/8/2022) ---

Ralphie is a double merle BC and was born with little to no hearing and only one functional eye. He's very smart despite his disability and knows to sit, stay and shake. Ralphie's family circumstances have changed meaning they cannot provide what this boy needs. Ralphie is a sweet dog but needs lot of exercise and owner input. In this regard he is a typical young BC, wanting to learn and be on the go, and requiring management. Experience with a deaf dog would be desirable. He also needs a home where he is the only dog, or with a chilled out older dog. Currently Ralphie uses the other family dog as his eyes and ears. He gets very close to him and stares at him (making the other dog irritated and on edge) and studies his body language to figure out if there's anything going on around them. Whilst this is a smart move on Ralphie's part it has caused a change in temperament of the older dog. At the dog park, any enthusiastic or bouncy dog that insists on trying to play with Ralphie gets avoided if possible, and if not, then he will try to nip them to discourage them. His interactions with the world are more difficult than most BCs. Ralphie needs a home where he will be managed and trained with patience. He will need ongoing management too, as there are dangers for deaf dogs, who can't hear cars, or owner commands. Only the very best home will do for this much loved boy. For information on Ralphie please contact Anthea at a_foley16@hotmail.com


Horace --- (posted 16/8/2022) ---

Horace - chocolate colour male approx 4 years old. Well behaved and will never run away even if a gate is left open. Good with kids, gentle. No formal training but will sit for dinner, come when his name is called etc. Due to our personal circumstances, we need to rehome our beautiful pup. We would prefer someone to adopt within a few hours of the Canberra/Batemans Bay Area. For more info on this Horace please contact Peter at Peterboyle86@gmail.com or phone 0400046886


Bo --- (posted 21/8/2022) ---

Bo is in foster care and looking for his new forever home. Link to the rescue site here: https://www.petrescue.com.au/listings/918697


Ralph --- (posted 29/8/2022) ---

Ralph is a young boy with a lot of potential, but also some challenges. His current family realise that he needs an experienced home who can spend the time and effort required to work on his issues and help him become the happier dog that he might be. Currently Ralph resource guards food. Even with a regime of no food bowl, and feeding small amounts at a time food can be an issue. And Ralph persists in stealing anything and everything that he can find loose in the house, and guarding it whilst he destroys it. Management and alternative behaviours are going to be key to reducing this behaviour, and it will take some time, as he's had quite a bit of practise. Ralph had an accident as a pup and was convalescing for some time. His early puppyhood did not give him the usual life experiences. An experienced home with no children is sought. For more info please contact Heidi at bergies12@gmail.com


Rain --- (posted 8/9/2022) ---

9 month old Rain is a desexed male blue border collie working line needing to find a new home. Rain thrives with training and loves to learn and loves bush walks. Rain needs someone who really understands dogs and their behaviours with strong leadership who can work with some behavioural issues to help him excel and thrive to do what he was bred to do. Rain needs an owner experienced with poorly socialised and anxious BCs, who will work to develop his self-confidence. A home with acreage where he will get to work and run and get the mental stimulation he needs, or an owner with plans to include Rain in activities that achieve the same level of stimulation. Rain is anxious with other people who he does not know and anxious with other dogs. He needs management, positive reinforcement, training and mental stimulation to thrive and grow to be the beautiful and strong boy he is inside and out. There is nothing Rain won't do for his owner to learn something new and exciting. If you are looking for a working dog to train or train in agility, he will not disappoint. He will be the most loyal dog you ever had. For more info on Rain please contact Lindsay at xellebee01x@gmail.com


Missy and Brandy --- (posted 12/9/2022) ---

Missy is 1 year old, short hair, desexed, vaccinated and microchipped. She has a great temperament and loves humans and other dogs. She has had some training as a pup, however would be beneficial to have some more. Like any young BC she needs ongoing management and development. Missy is very smart, energetic and loves chasing after tennis balls. She barks at birds/ pigeons if they settle on our roof. Other than this behaviour she is a beauty. She has always been an outdoor dog - The breeder is registered and we have all files required on her vet visits etc. Brandy is a 4 month old red cattle boy full breed. He is microchipped and vaccinated and comes with vet records to confirm he is healthy. Brandy has a loving nature, gets on well with other dogs and people. He is an outdoor dog, has no bad habits as yet! Loves his food and also exploring. This pair do not have to be rehomed together, but can be. For more info on Missy and Brandy please contact Gordana at jgperinich@hotmail.com


Sailor --- (posted 13/9/2022) ---

Sailor is a 4yr old BC cross (white with brown spots, fully vacc, desexed and microchipped) and a very loving, beautiful and devoted boy with a super sweet temperament. He was rescued by us at 7 months. Eager to please and happy to follow you around all day and he “roo roo roos” when he’s excited. He’s great with kids, however, can be nervous if they get too close up to his face or randomly step on him. He loves pats and cuddles, loves brushes, baths, and will play all day long. He is happily crate trained and comfortable sleeping in crate or inside in his bed. He is well house trained and very obedient. He is a fantastic guard dog, but doesn’t bark excessively. He absolutely loves his toys and takes great comfort in his soft toy babies. He is not destructive and loves to have his bed full of his toys to snuggle and chew on. Sailor currently has a dog sister of same age and is great with her, though he can be anxious on lead especially if approached by other dogs and may give a warning snap. No aggression towards humans ever. Has been exposed to other dogs in kennels, doggie daycares and pack walks with no problems. Suspect issue is around primary owner and overtop need to protect her. Has never actually bitten another dog to our knowledge. He is a good off lead and can be mostly trusted, especially if he's focused on ball play/fetch. Loves the beach and water. Sailor's main issues stem from his separation anxiety and intense focus on primary owner. He has done quite a lot of behavioural training and is not considered a reactive dog in the very negative sense of the term. He can however pull and lunge on lead, gets extremely overexcited and has trouble regulating his anxiety once off his property. However, this has been different when he's been on pack walks with other dogs, away from owner and home, and he has coped well. We feel is best exercised in his own yard, or off lead in a safe environment where he won't be suddenly confronted by other dogs. He has been exposed to chickens and cats, but has a strong prey drive. Would not recommend that he's left unattended with cats. He has also been known to chase goats and horses. Sailor would thrive in a home with an older family or couple with no children or older more relaxed kids and who are experienced with BCs. Especially if he had the chance to live on a larger property. He is the most loving boy and just wants to be loved unconditionally with someone who is around home fairly often or most of the time, and he can be by their side most of the day. He really wants to be on the couch for snuggles and tummy rubs. He would probably be best suited to a home where he is the only dog even though he has always been with other dogs. He can be pushy and too dependent with his current adopted dog sister, and moving into a home with an established dog might be a problem for him. Sailor is currently on medication for his anxiety, though we believe in the right home he will be able to be weaned off this. We love him to bits, but are rehoming him because, with 2 young kids recently diagnosed with ADHD/Autism, we feel that our home environment is not the relaxed calm space that he really needs to thrive. He has so much love to give and really is the most divine boy. For more information please contact Emma at emmajohnstonegill@gmail.com


Archer --- (posted 25/9/2022) ---

Archer - born 24/3/2022 Archer is equally happy being your shadow as you move around the home, as he is playing with other dogs. He's a high-energy border collie / beagle cross and is a very handsome boy. He is sharp as a tack and understands basic commands. He sleeps in a crate for daytime naps and at night. Archer is fully toilet trained, a good on-lead walker and enthusiastic about meeting new people and dogs. He's also mat trained and is OK with being left at home for 4-5 hours, as long as there's an exit for the bathroom. Archer has a mild aggression issue. He doesn't have a middle ground, and goes from being OK to biting (not severe) very quickly. This has happened 3 times, which is why I'm looking for a loving and supportive new home for him. He has seen a behavioural vet who prescribed dog Prozac. This is a long-term commitment for him, with the view that it will modify his brain patterns sufficiently so he can be trained to come to his owner when he's feeling uncomfortable, instead of becoming aggressive. He's also very sensitive to the car and gets car sick. We've been working on desensitisation and have anti-nausea medication and sedatives. Please contact me at ellen@digitalmanifesto.com.au to learn more about Archer or to meet for a play date.


Rex --- (posted 28/9/2022) ---

Rex is a purebred 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 could do with losing some weight (he’s been fed steak every day) and getting back into a daily walking regime which his owner hasn’t been able to do for a while. Originally taken on from someone who couldn’t keep him at 6 months of age, Rex has lived with the same owner for 6 yrs and has a loving and loyal nature, sleeping besides the bed and on the sofa during the day. Apart from being a schmoozer, Rex loves to play ball in the garden, he’ll also keep the birds off your veggie garden! Rex would prefer no children or children over 10+ yrs of age. He would also prefer no other dogs or cats in the household as he likes all the attention. His coat has been kept short (by a professional groomer where he’s been very well behaved) to minimize shedding but will soon grow out again. Rex is OK on the lead but not suitable for off lead in dog parks etc. Rex is desexed, fully vaccinated and up to date with all his vet check ups. He’s always been very well behaved at the vet. Rex has been taught to poo/wee inside at night on dog pee pads but has toileted outside during the day with the door open. He would just need a bit of training to use a dog door in a new home. Please apply to janeisobel@bigpond.com if you are interested in adopting Rex.


Millie --- (posted 30/9/2022) ---

Millie needs a foster home for about 9 months. Her owner loves her dearly and does not want this interruption to her life to mean Millie needs to be rehomed, so a loving family is sought who might add Millie to their number for this period, until she can be once again cared for at home. Millie gets on with other dogs absolutely fine. She has been introduced to 2 golden retrievers, Labrador, Italian Greyhound, 2 x mini daschunds, beagle, English Staffie, German Shepherd ( it was about 4 months old not an adult ) to name a few that have visited. She has no experience of cats. Millie isn't motivated by food, but she does like fresh mince and I have given her chicken necks. Her usual food is dry kibble. Worms tabs etc get mixed with mince. She is up to date with needles and having her second rat vaccine this week. Some training is being done on her recall as it could be better. She will sit and is usually ok on a lead walking. She is a runner and needs to be in a fully fenced property. She is scared of storms and she isn't a fan of drones or cranes and she doesn't like water or hair dryers. She is beautiful. She likes people a lot and is curious but doesn't like people shouting. She has no health issues. She is gorgeous and will play with her football for ages but happy to chase anything you throw so she can fetch it back! She does not like bush turkeys. She is happy to sit at your feet, get rubbed, lay next to you on the lounge. She is an inside and outside dog. Millie is an adaptable girl who will be easy to love. If you think that you might be able to make room for Millie in your household for some months, until she can return home, please contact Felicity for more info at felicity@thefieldsalesteam.com


Ella --- (posted 1/10/2022) ---

Ella is a gorgeous girl. Her original family moved OS and left her with friends. Unfortunately their situation has changed and a new permanent home needs to be sought. Ella gets on with other dogs, I can walk her with out a lead and she stays by my side. Similarly if I ride a bike, I can steer clear of oncoming dogs and their owners, and she will stay along the paths I choose. She never bolts when a gate is opened, she will wait until given permission. I can leave it open a walk out of sight and she will remain within the boundary. Stay means STAY. I can cross a 4 lane road without her and she will stay until called across. Ella likes to sit nearby during family gatherings. She never scrounges food when no one's is looking . I can be cooking and she will not go near the food, even if left unattended. She can sit and drop. She doesn't really play fetch and return. She just likes company. She doesn't like it when strangers get in her face with their face. Apart from expecting good manners from people, she is great with everyone including children. Ella would love the stability of a permanent loving home. If this might be you, then for more info on Ella please contact Julio at julio.salazar@live.com.au

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


updated October 02 2022

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