Safe with AWDRI pending transport into foster care
Pound notes: Young kelpie female, surrendered with pei x , owners moving, this girl is only 8-9 months. Both dogs are fine with others
Meet Bluey, aka Binky the pocket rocket.
Binky is possibly crossed with a small terrier as he is a compact little guy with a massive personality. He has a very gentle nature, being respectful and kind to children, cats, other dogs, and squeaky toys. He is not a destructive boy at all, loving his teddy and toy collection.
Binky loves to run, and off lead time at the park is his one of his favourite times, running fast to keep up with the bigger dogs. Balancing this is his second favourite time… as a couch potato under the cushions and near his human.
Binky had a rough start to life and entered foster care as a frightened, nervous guy who wanted to hide in his cage. Now, he is a gentle little man, who loves human interaction. However his early life has left him with a sensitive skin which does require some attention, as he easily scratches his belly and legs. Regular attention to his diet, and with simple skin care, there are no major issues.
Binky is crate trained and likes to eat meals, and sleep, in his little safe area. He is not as yet fully house trained so regular visits outdoors is recommended.
You should meet Binky. We are sure he will win you over. Continue reading
Drake is wonderful dog, he is a super affectionate boy who loves to be around people and other dogs. For a young Kelpie, Drake is quite calm and has been happy to hang out in the back yard with is foster sister while I have been at work all day. He is not destructive and has not chewed anything or dug any holes out of boredom.
When we are home he follows us around the backyard and sits at our feet when we are sitting around the outdoor area. Drake loves to run on the beach with us and enjoys a swim too! He loves to chase the waves at the beach and chase a few sea gulls flying over head!
Drake has not had much training but is a quick learner. He can sit on command after only a few days and has almost mastered recall. When at the beach or the farm Drake comes when called or to a whistle, although if not in safe wide open space away from the road we would not let him off the lead as he had no “road safety” training and tends to make a run for it! But he is a smart dog and with some obedience training I believe he would pick up recall perfectly! Drake tends to pull a bit on the lead but since we have had him on the halty he has stopped pulling altogether and is very responsive.
He is not very interested in treats but will sit for them if presented to him. He does not bark or cry at night or when we leave and he is fully toilet trained. He needs to learn some more commands but this would not take long at all! He has not showed any signs of food aggression around his foster sister but we have not left them unsupervised with bones yet.
We have had Drake around many children and he was great with all of them, running around with the older kids in the back yard and sniffing and being very gentle with our friends 1 year old son.
Drake is a tall dog and does jump up a bit when greeting people at the gate or when being fed but he is learning quickly and responds to a firm “no” or “get down”.
Drake would make the perfect pet for any family, couple or single. All he requires is a lot of love and affection! He only aims to please and is a fast learner! Anyone would be lucky to have this guy as their new best friend!
To meet, adopt or find out more details about Drake 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/
Manson is a sweet good natured dog – easy to train and very affectionate.
Manson is fine hanging out on his own during the day as long as he is rewarded with lots of play time when you’re around, whether it’s fetch or some obedience training. Manson loves to play fetch.
He’s a versatile dog. While he is happy to lounge around, he also has lots of energy and loves the water and to belly flop and bite the splashes. He’s a very funny dog.
Manson heels very well on a lead and will ‘sit’ and ‘sit stay’ for nearly one minute. He sill ‘drop’ for a treat and sits for his dinner.
Manson loves to go out in the car. He loves all people especially males – he isn’t protective at this stage – and doesn’t bark at strangers. He is good with children of all ages. He is fine with other dogs (a little over-exuberant for little dogs).
He has been exposed to cats. He is scared of one of the resident cats and the other he wants to chase – but he responds very well to voice tone. He will listen and not go to chase. His training is going very well – showing less interest every day. He is interested in his carer’s chickens – they haven’t free ranged with him – but he would probably chase them. He is not interested in the horses but is untested on sheep or cattle.
He would suit an active family or a guy for a workmate to go on the ute each day. He’s a good little mate for an active person/family. Continue reading
Pound notes: This sweet girl is bc x kelpie, 6 months, has been parvacd. Needs a vet to look at her front foot as its swollen.
Lucy is now in care with AWDRI. She is receiving treatment for her sore foot and will be ready to adopt once she has recovered. Her profile will be updated once her carer has had the opportunity to assess her temperament.