Max is a 3.5 yr old male Border Collie.
Max is a character! He loves being around people and getting lots of attention. He is a placid dog, with never ending energy.
He rarely barks, rather he constantly licks! He needs to have a forever family that can provide him with a lot love and attention, and a big backyard to run around in. He gets on well with other dogs.
He is currently in foster care with his brother, Luke, and they can be adopted together. http://www.workingdogrescue.com.au/2014/12/71080/
To find out more about Max 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
Luke is a Border Collie approximately 3.5 yrs old. He is a placid and an extremely loving dog. He rarely barks or jumps.
He loves being patted and picks up new obedience training quite easily. He had no basic training when he went into foster care, now he walks well and can sit on command.
He has never once shown aggression toward humans however he has a tendency to snap at other dogs when taken to be groomed or meeting them whilst out for a walk.
He needs to have people around him most of the time and a big backyard to run around in. He is an absolutely adorable dog and his new forever family will be very lucky to have found him.
Luke’s brother, Max is also in foster care with him and they can be adopted together. http://www.workingdogrescue.com.au/2014/12/max-male-border-collie-3-5-years-nsw/
To find out more about Luke 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
Kianna is a loveable, sweet natured dog, about 8 years old but with the lively attitude of a much younger dog. She is a compact cross breed, smaller in size than the average Border Collie.
This girl is super friendly, loyal and loves attention. Like most Border Collies, Kianna is very smart. It didn’t take her long to work out the routine and settle in as part of the doggy family. Kianna loves being inside but is equally at home in the backyard. Her favorite spot is the mat near the back door. Kianna is a wonderful pet as well as a very talented working dog. Here on the farm I found that she enjoys sheep work, has plenty of bark in the yards and moves sheep with ease.
Kianna is normally a quiet dog but she gets excited when she meets a new dog. Once she is familiar with them she relaxes. She was nervous when she was introduced to my two horses, which is not surprising, but is quite comfortable with them now.
Kianna is obedient. She has basic training, sit and stay and recall. She walks well on lead and is happy to be off lead. She never goes far away before she circles back to check in and say hello.
I don’t have cats or children so I can’t comment on her attitude towards either except to say that she didn’t take much notice of the children at the vets. From what I’ve seen she is very accepting. Kianna shows no interest in chasing the chickens. The thing she loves most is chasing balls however unfortunately as her front teeth are worn, this would not be recommended. Having worn front teeth doesn’t affect her ability to enjoy her food or to lead a full and happy life.
While Kianna is lively she is not a super high energy dog. She would make a caring companion dog for a person who enjoys being outside and can give her a daily walk. She likes the company of other dogs, and would be well suited to a home with more than one dog. Would also make an ideal pet/working dog for someone in the country.
To find out more about Kianna or to meet 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
Meet Jasper! This lovely young boy is looking for his furever home. Could it be with you?
Jasper is a friendly and outgoing Kelpie Cross pup about 9 months old. Like most pups his age he is very playful and with lots of energy to burn. He has recently discovered the joy of playing with squeaky toys and stuffed animals – he happily goes to the doggie toy box to pick out some favourite toys to play with.
He has settled in well with 2 other resident dogs and is completely toilet trained. Jasper is also crate trained and at night quietly curls up and sleeps in his crate until morning.
His is extremely sociable and loves playing with other dogs. Whilst in foster care he has visited the dog park on many occasions and just loves to run and chase all the other dogs. He travels well in the car and loves going for car rides.
He is also excellent with children and people and displays no aggression. Cats do excite him a great deal and he wants to chase/herd them. His new home would ideally have no cats or pocket pets to distract him, however we suspect he would learn to live with cats eventually as he grows older. At the moment everything that moves is a wonderful game!
Jasper, like all kelpies, is smart and easily trainable. He had little or no training prior to coming into foster care. In a short time he has learn to sit, shake, drop and finish. His lead work is slowly progressing although he does get excited in public where there are other dogs and people nearby.
He would do well in a new home who is willing to continue his training and would make an excellent dog for obedience or agility training. He also shows strong potential for sheep herding. His new home will have secure fencing and be committed to exercising him regularly and providing the stimulation that young working dogs require.
To find out more about Jasper, 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
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/
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