All you need is love, love, love. All you need is love. (Beatles)
This beautiful, big, black Kelpie x is about 4 years old, we think. He came into care several months ago, afraid of everything. He wouldn’t go near my hand, come through a door or even eat his food without encouragement. Any sharp, loud or unfamiliar noise had him running away. He didn’t even appear to know his own name. But, through everything, he has never shown any aggression towards anything. He is a gentle, sweetheart.
Max has come a long way. He comes when he’s called, sits on command and has learned to play. He eats well (& has put on weight) and will wait his turn for a treat and take it gently. He enjoys a run but will also spend a lot of time sleeping. He has his quiet spots where he goes when he’s uncomfortable but he rarely runs in fear. He loves people, especially children although he avoids very young children. He’s not keen on large groups but is getting very attached to individuals, especially females…he takes a while to get to know males. He gets along well with other dogs, but tends to ignore them.
The right home for Max will be one where he is listened to and encouraged. He doesn’t mind some time on his own but misses you when you’ve been out, even for a short time. He does not appear to be a jumper but he will chase birds & cats…’though I can’t see him hurting them if he actually caught one.
He needs a home where his development will continue but he will give great love and company in return.
To meet, adopt or find out more details about Max 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/
Buster is a well mannered sook who would do anything if you’d just let him be your lap dog! He has no idea he’s too big for that! He loves to come inside and sit at your feet or lean against you for a pat.
Buster will walk beside you. He can sit, high five, shake hands and roll over. He’s nearly mastered the ‘beg’. He is still learning how to take food gently from your hand but sits and waits for your ok before eating from his bowl.
He’s a lover. He cuddles adults, kids and anyone who’ll be nice to him. He is friendly to all of the other animals at his foster home.
If Buster is distracted by other playing dogs, he acts like his ears are ‘painted on’ for a bit! He’s getting better though, he’s just so keen to play. He is great with recall when he is the only dog around.
Buster will let you pat him, tickle him, lean on him and snuggle him, he loves it all. He’s a great all rounder and would be the best family member. He’d love a doggie friend to hang out with when the humans are busy. He’d be very pleased to be involved in all of the family activities too.
To meet, adopt or find out more details about Buster 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/
Louie is a vibrant and happy little boy, with a very adventurous spirit coupled with a curious and fearless nature. He is very intelligent and learns quickly. He has already mastered sitting on command and drop, is working on the commands stay and come, is house training nicely and is embarking on lead training. He is very affectionate and loves to cuddle when he is tired. He also has an independent, willful streak. He likes to have the company of another dog if his humans are out of sight at this stage. He seems to have natural herding ability and loves to gently push the chickens where he wants them to go and is not afraid of sheep, but rather has a good bark at them.
To meet, adopt or find out more details about Louie 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/