Hi, my name is Tippy and I am very happy! I am looking for my special family who will love me for forever.
When I found myself in the pound I was sooo scared as it was noisy. Then AWDRI got me out and I went into foster care and my kelpie foster sister laid down beside me and let me sleep. She makes me feel safe and relaxed so I really want to live where there’s another confident, fun dog like me! My foster mum says we’re like Mini me and I copy what she does.
I am very polite with food, I take treats very gently. I sit and “wait” for my dinner like the other dogs here. I am a very good sleeper, toilet trained, LOVE going for outings and rides in the car. I just think water is so much fun. We go to a creek a couple of times a week and it’s fun, so is the beach!
I can shake hands (well I high 5 actually), sit, drop, wait, come, round legs, and learning roll over and commando crawl. If I am off lead occasionally I chase a bike tyre but I have learnt NO means NO!
I am 5, my previous owners said I was good with kids and cats. I like the kids at the park- they give me pats. I really like a cuddle but I’m a bit wary of people I don’t know so please be patient with me. Sometimes I won’t even come inside for my foster mum and keep just far enough away so she can’t get me. But she leaves the door open and I come in and go on my mat when I’m ready. (I love people but just take some time to trust you).
But when I’m settled I really like a cuddle, LOVE a belly rub and a playing with you. If I really like you I let you pat my bottom. Lucky you! If I miss you I sometimes steal a shoe and take it outside. I don’t chew it, I just move it. If I really miss you I move 2!
My foster mum is a shift worker and she says I just fit in. Sometimes we all go back to bed and I snuggle into her legs and am very quiet and don’t move so she can sleep. But she says sometimes I have a girly snore!
I like to be part of the family, going for outings, supervising gardening, or if you watch TV I’ll flop down on a mat and sleep.
I don’t like thunder and lightning but I do love playing with other dogs, its so much fun. I get excited when they don’t run – so the cattle dog in me comes out and I give them a little nip on their heels. I’m learning not everyone appreciates that so much. But I am happy so don’t get upset when they tell me off. I just smile! And keep playing. I like chasing birds too.
Something you should know: When I got desexed it mucked up my hormones a bit. When I used to wee sometimes I would leak for a few minutes. But my foster mum has worked out a way to stop that and she can tell you how easy it is. ☺ A tablet once a week and some cream rubbed into my belly every night and it’s all stopped!
So I am looking for a family with:
Another dog who is fun.
Who will take me for walks and outings every day where there’s water cause I over heat quickly.
Where I can be inside when you are. I am not needy I just like to be part of the family. If you watch TV I’ll flop down on a rug and sleep. Unless you want a cuddle????
Take me for rides in the car
Who will love me lots but be patient and give me space in new surroundings.
Who has a shell pool with water in it.
Who will let me sleep inside.
If this is you please see the link below!
To meet, adopt or find out more details about Tippy 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/
Suzi is a very gentle girl who loves affection. Very good with kids, dogs and even cats!
She is a tiny little girl and loves to get up on your lap for cuddles. Her front teeth are almost non existent so soft food is best for her. She has a skin condition which has been treated and is getting better every day.
This girl would be perfect in a home with children. She loves going for walks and is great on the lead. When she came into our care she fitted in straight away with no issues. She loves coming inside and just wants to be wherever you are, but she is also very good when its time to go back outside. Suzi loves to jump up to have a cuddle, but amazingly she doesn’t do this to the kids unless she is asked to.
To meet, adopt or find out more details about Sue 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/
Please let us introduce you to 4yo Steel. Steel is an owner surrender who is in foster care in Melbourne.
He has come from the land so would probably be suited to a farmlet or somewhere he has room to move. He may prefer to be around you, so perhaps be taken to work each day or someone who works from home. Steel travels perfectly in the car and waits for you patiently when you go into the shops. He has a very quiet nature. The big city is all new to him and is still finding some noises or traffic a little scary, but I am sure he will blossom once he settles.
He is in foster care with three other dogs and he gets on ok but hasn’t had a lot of dog socialisation before coming to the AWDRI family where he was a single dog and person home. Steel loves to be part of whatever is going on and if he can see you from outside he will try and stare you down. He enjoys a play with the other dogs and will use his paws to get your attention. I think Steel would be better with older children if he were to go to a loving family, as he can be quite playful so may knock a little one over with his enthusiasm. He doesn’t bark much and there has been no destructive behaviour.
Steel is of good size and proportion for a Kelpie and will require regular exercise and mental stimulation. He does like the ball, so you will need to have a supply of these available for him. Being fawn (almost like the colour of a mushroom) in colour, he will require someone committed to feeding him a good quality diet to maintain his coat and skin. Ideally he would like to be around his human and be part of what you are doing no matter what it is. All up we think Steel would be prefer to be part of an only dog home so he could have you all to himself.
Steel is quite well mannered and does sit on command and shakes paws sometimes, he is the perfect companion. We are working with lead training as he can pull but is adjusting well. Occasionally he jumps up but is easily corrected.
Steel has been perfect in the house even though he came from being an outside dog and hasn’t looked to mark his territory inside. He likes to come in of a night and sit down in front of the TV with you. He sleeps soundly overnight.
Steel is a beautiful dog and he will only go to the most loving and suitable of homes.
To meet, adopt or find out more details about Steel 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/
Bluey is a 2 year old ACD who is a little nervous and shy to begin with but a big cuddly teddy bear when he gets comfortable with you. He loves walks and water and is perfect on and off the lead. He is good with other dogs, fine with cats and kids of all ages but due to him being a little nervous is probably more suited to school age kids. He has been around cattle and horses and shows no interest in them at all and will happily just follow his person around. Bluey would suit someone with a gentle touch who would love a companion to go on walks with and then come home to relax on the couch together.
To meet, adopt or find out more details about Bluey 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/
Bella is such a delight, always happy, very much a fuss free soul, she fits in wherever she goes.
She was surrendered as her owner is undergoing chemotherapy and could no longer keep her. Bella fitted in with her new carers immediately, sharing her new surroundings with 4 Kelpies and a boisterous 18mo toddler whom she adores.
She displays kindness & contentment 100% of the time. Loves going for walks, travelling in the car, supervising the gardening, being groomed and bathed. Happy to spend her days indoors or out just so long as she has a comfy bed to laze in. Accustomed to being indoors at night, she sleeps like an angel and is clean and house trained.
While she snoozes endlessly when nothing interesting is going on, she soon jumps into action when the back door is opened, always ready for adventure. This faithful girl loves to be by your side. Her life’s purpose is to please, love and be loved.
She’s a healthy girl, has good teeth, is currently overweight but with continued low level exercise she’ll return to fitness in no time. Since being with her new carers, Bella has been on a low dose of anti-inflammatories. She adores her walks and activity and we feel its vitally important to ensure she is comfortable and happy.
So who would be a suitable candidate for Bella ?
Someone who will appreciate a loyal, happy, loving companion. Someone who will enjoy a daily walk, spends time outdoors gardening. Someone to give her love and attention and allow her the simple pleasures in life. She’s very good with children and other dogs alike. As she is heading into her twilight years she also enjoys a balance of peace and quiet.
Everyone who meets Bella falls in love with her immediately. Such a character, an absolute treasure and a wonderful companion.
To meet, adopt or find out more details about Bella 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/