My name is Chad and I’m about 18 months old. My foster family say I’m a good boy and that I’m so easy to train! I am learning to walk on a lead as I’ve not done this before, and am learning and enjoying my little training sessions, it’s fun to learn and be told I’m a good boy! I can sit for my dinner and wait at gates and doors to let my humans go first. The thing I really love the most is when you rub my tummy and my chest it makes me go into a trance and I fall asleep!
I live with 6 other dogs, from Chihuahuas to a really big 50kg dog, and I just love them all! There’s always someone to play chasing with. There’s also 2 cats here, and they’re funny looking things, but I don’t care about them, we sniff noses but they just climb trees and don’t play doggy games! We also have some chickens which I like to look at sometimes but My foster mum says ‘leave’ so I don’t even chase them!
I love swimming, that is the best fun. I run and jump in the water and dog paddle around its great! My foster family says I have quite a high energy drive – it must be because I’m a young Kelpie, so I would suit a family and need lots of exercise and training. I reckon I’d be good at dock dogs/ agility/herding/ – anything to keep me I’m busy
I’m really easy going with all animals, people and kids. I’m such a good boy – I have so much love and affection to give !
If you’d like to make Chad a part of your family, or to meet, adopt or find out more details, please read our page on the adoption process and then fill out our adoption questionnaire. Please note that completing the application form does not place you under any obligation to adopt. http://www.workingdogrescue.com.au/information/adopting-an-animal/
Meet the stunning Stella, who is a two year old medium sized female Kelpie cross (possibly with Australian Cattle Dog and Border Collie). She has a blackish/dark chocolate, medium length coat and stumpy tail. Stella is a very placid, gentle and beautiful natured dog who is full of love and affection for all people and dogs alike, and always greets you with a smile and some kisses.
Stella has loads of personality and some adorable little quirks; like throwing her head back and up in the air when she is happy or excited, letting out one of her unique little sounds, resting her head gently on you in any position she can manage, and gently popping her head between your legs and looking up at you with love.
She is a well behaved dog who does not bark or dig, or chew and destroy things. On the odd occasion she can become a bit excited, but quickly settles.
Stella is thriving in foster care. She is trusting and gaining in confidence each day. She will shower anyone she meets in love and affection, almost instantly.
She can sit, is learning drop and stay, and her recall is almost perfect.
Stella is excellent on the lead, and is gentle enough she has even allowed a young toddler to walk her slowly on the lead. She is also easy to walk off lead, staying close and not wandering. Stella is both treat and affection motivated so trains well.
She plays very gently and well with her foster sisters, and is the mediator between the three of them. Not much bothers her, and her foster mum refers to her as ‘Stella the Chiller’ as she is so relaxed and will just go with the flow, no matter what is going on.
Stella is crate trained, and is learning the term ‘bedtime’ to go in there for the night, as well as happily going in to her crate for a nap throughout the day. She is toilet trained.
Stella would suit either a single, couple or family, and she absolutely adores kids and is great with them.
While she loves to be near and around her humans, showing her love for them, Stella is independent and ok to be alone for periods throughout the day; as long as she is included in her family’s lives and shown the love and affection she wants and deserves.
She would be best suited as an inside/outside dog with someone who understands the need to continue working on her confidence and training, while providing her with the mental and physical stimulation required for a working breed dog of her age.
Most of all, Stella would love a home where she can spend time with her family and nuzzle in to her dog siblings and/or her humans, and hear all about their day. She is a very special, unique dog and an absolute delight who will bring so much to the lives of her adopters.
If you’d like to make Stella a part of your family, or to meet, adopt or find out more details, please read our page on the adoption process and then fill out our adoption questionnaire. Please note that completing the application form does not place you under any obligation to adopt. http://www.workingdogrescue.com.au/information/adopting-an-animal/
An extra special home is required for this sweet girl.
Scully was rescued from a Sydney pound in April this year as a very scared and untrusting girl. Throughout her time in foster care, she has proven to be terrified of people she doesn’t know and very flighty around the people she does know.
Scully has spent such a long time with her foster family as they have been trying to help her regain her confidence in people and herself. She has warmed to the family but it took her two months to become confident enough to approach them for a pat. She still needs a lot of encouragement to walk into the backyard with the carers, preferring to stay in her bed where she feels secure. She has bonded well with her foster brothers (dogs) but relies on them to boost her confidence. If she is let into the house as the only dog, she carefully walks around the house and constantly seems to be on guard, ready to flee, unable to relax for the first hour. When she is happy with her surrounds, she becomes extremely loyal, following the carers from room to room, only a foot behind. Scully is not aggressive towards people at all and tends to seek approval and adores attention from those she trusts.
Scully is very skittish on the lead when walking, constantly assessing her surrounds and appearing very flighty. If a person passes, she does what she can to get as far away from them as possible and at times has tried her hardest to slip the lead to escape. If her carer sits with her, holding her for security, she will stay as close as she can, but never relaxes. Like most dogs, Scully will need careful introduction to new dogs as she has developed a fight or flight technique where she tries to get the upper hand before the other dog. This may have come from her anxious foster brother and should be easy enough to train out of her in a passive environment.
Scully is a slight built border collie x Kelpie which makes her very fast when running and is very light on her feet. Most of her walks have been in a paddock where she can chase rabbits and race her foster brothers. She needs the opportunity to exert her energy at least once a day. Her confidence tends to lift when it’s time for a walk and she bounces around with excitement when the other two dogs are with her. When at home, Scully is more than happy sitting on her bed outside or sleeping under the bed inside.
Scully will need a family who can not only meet her exercise requirements but understands her current state and can work with her on her confidence issues. She is a beautiful girl and has a fantastic nature but needs time and patience to learn how to trust her new owners. Once she does trust, she is such a loyal girl and a pleasure to have around. She will need constant company as this tends to boost her self esteem, whether that be another dog or someone who is with her constantly during the day. She has been sharing a house with a 1.5yo boy and although she lets him pat and hug her at times, she doesn’t relax when he’s around therefore, a home without children would be more suitable.
If you’d like to make Scully a part of your family, or to meet, adopt or find out more details, please read our page on the adoption process and then fill out our adoption questionnaire. Please note that completing the application form does not place you under any obligation to adopt. http://www.workingdogrescue.com.au/information/adopting-an-animal/
Hi!!! My name is Snickers, I am a young bundle of keen energy!
I learned my name very quickly My foster Mum says she thinks I will make a real good working dog because of the way I keep an eye (focused) on the cats, I have no wish to hurt them, Mum says it looks like i just want to round them up all the time!
I’m a little bit nervous getting into the back of the ute but am getting braver! Other than initial nerves I travel great! We went to the beach the other and it was sooo exciting! Lots of people and other dogs and new smells and I was brave enough (with some encouragement from my foster Mum with some sausage treats :P) to take a quick dip a couple of times, it actually wasn’t that bad.
I would love to live on a farm but am ok in town, but I would have to insist on lots of walks woof!
To find out more about Snickers, or to meet him with a view to adoption please fill out our adoption form on the page linked below. Please note that completing the application form does not place you under any obligation to adopt. http://www.workingdogrescue.com.au/information/adopting-an-animal
Tommy is an absolutely stunning dog!
He is such a joyful little pup who just loves to please. Tommy gets on great with his foster brother and enjoyed his stay with his temp foster sister too! Tommy has very good obedience for his age, he can sit, stay and shake as well as play fetch and will even bring you the ball back.
For such a young boy he has a great recall and will come running even when there are many distractions around, he follows direction amazingly and will pick up on what you want him to do.
Tommy is well socialised and absolutely loves playing at the dog park and with people, he is good with kids but can be a little jumpy as he is still a happy go lucky puppy.
This beautiful boy is such a loyal and dedicated dog who aims to please everyone, he has a lot of energy and loves his walks and plays. He is a very smart and loving young boy who would make a great addition to a happy, energetic family who will play with him as much as possible and love him forever. I mean who couldn’t love a face like his?!
To find out more about Tommy, or to meet him with a view to adoption please fill out our adoption form on the page linked below. Please note that completing the application form does not place you under any obligation to adopt. http://www.workingdogrescue.com.au/information/adopting-an-animal
Maggie was rescued after being dumped just two weeks before giving birth to 7 little puppies!
Despite any previous life she is one of the most gorgeous dogs you will ever meet. She is just beautiful.. both looks and personality. She just wants to please everyone and everything, and as long as she is by your side she is happy
She is an active little thing! So full of life and adventure. Her favourite thing to do is run around, explore, swim and ride on the back of the ute with her foster siblings! She is also very obedient and has great recall.
She loves to play, especially with her doggie friends, and is in the middle of learning not to jump over people when excited.
Maggie is a very very special girl. She is just one of a kind, and is bound to bring as much love and happiness to her new family as she has for mine
To find out more about Maggie, or to meet her with a view to adoption please fill out our adoption form on the page linked below. Please note that completing the application form does not place you under any obligation to adopt. http://www.workingdogrescue.com.au/information/adopting-an-animal