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Thread: Melbourne - Drover.....a very "special" Border Collie needs his forever home.

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    Default Melbourne - Drover.....a very "special" Border Collie needs his forever home.

    Drover, a 6 yr old, Desexed, shorthaired BC, is searching for his forever home.

    Drover has Cerebelar Abiotrophy,(Wobblers Disease) and ideally he needs a space to call his own. I have had Drover for about a month now with the intention of him being a mate for our other BC. Sadly this arrangement has not worked out.

    Drover does not need any special medical care or medications. He does not require special food. I have experimented with Fish Oil and Vit E in his food and on these supplements he does seem to have "better' days.

    But the aggression towards our other dog still occurs. I have been informed by his previous owner that he was friends with a female dog and that worked well. I have not explored this avenue. Drover does not require any extra care to any other dog, just an understanding of his condition.

    Drover LOVES his walks.....he gets 2 per day and the rest of day he sleeps as he gets quite exhausted. He falls down a lot but gets straight back up and keeps going. He craves human contact and its very obvious when he's happy with humans. So he needs a family where there is someone around often and not out for long hours.

    The current situation I have to keep the 2 dogs in is unacceptable for both of them and to be fair to both of them. I am needing to move Drover on. He is in good health, has a hefty appetite , has had an initial vet visit in which they recorded his condition, wormed and vaccinated.

    He is a lot smaller than most Border Collies. He is located in Tarneit, Melbourne's west. I would like the potential new home to come and view Drover out on a walk and we can discuss his needs.

    I just wish to find the best home for Drover that he deserves. If he got along with our other dog, he would be staying. But the situation is not good for either.
    Last edited by Hyacinth; 07-29-2013 at 01:22 PM. Reason: took out hte email for formatting and clarification.

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    Hi Rambo's mum

    I hope you find a good home for Rambo.

    It is good to see that he is already desexed, up to date with vax and worming.

    He needs to be microchipped in Victoria before you can rehome him - maybe you can put a fee on to cover the cost of that. It's not a good idea to advertise dogs as "free to good home" because bad homes are more likely to end up with them. You want some token fee to give the dog meaningful value and reduce the chances of someone who can't afford to look after him properly taking him.

    This describes the process, it's clear you've worked through the first bit (do you really have to) and the rest of it describes ways you can go about it.
    Help! I need to rehome my pet - PetRescue

    PS your post didn't appear immediately because you put your email link in it so it had to be approved by a mod first.

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    Oh sorry yes he is Microchipped too. Currently connected with Stawell shire, until i worked out if he would stay or not.
    I do have microchip details.
    And its Drover I'm rehoming not Rambo.
    He was "given" to me so felt it inappropriate to ask for a fee.

    Oh wondered why it didn't post....sorry getting used to things here.
    Thank you

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    I'm also getting pressure from my family to move him on, Who are not very supportive of the situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rambo'smum View Post
    I'm also getting pressure from my family to move him on, Who are not very supportive of the situation.
    That's mean of them.

    You could also try contacting Australian Working Dog Rescue via their facebook page.
    https://www.facebook.com/awdri.com.au

    They can probably help with more info and with spreading the word.

    And I would be putting up a poster with tear off phone numbers along the bottom... at your local vet and pet supplies store.

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    thanks for the suggestions Hyacinth.

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    Closed the thread

    This dog is no longer available for rehoming.

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