“Border Collie Rescue SA” received a call from a man who’s pup was being removed from his care home. They quickly remedied the situation and a group came together to help.
Julie Morris received a call from a man living in a retirement village with his 9-month-old border collie. He was deeply upset as it was decided that he could no longer keep his dog and had to get rid of it. He called Julie because she manages the Border Collie Rescue SA and hoped she would be able to help rehome her.
Julie was determined not to let his dog get sent away and approached the retirement village to see what their options were. The board held a meeting after Julie emailed them and agreed that is she had the dog spayed, vaccinated, chipped and dewormed, she could stay. She would also need to be trained and should anything happen to the elderly gentleman, the Border Collie Rescue SA would take the dog in.
These were the terms to allow the man to keep his beloved dog.
“Nothing worse than having a grown man sobbing down the phone, he broke my heart this morning. Had to try something!” – Julie Morris
She posted the story on her Facebook page and asked her friends if anyone would be able to help with the training needed.
“What I am looking for now is someone/somewhere willing to assist him pro-bono in some training. We aren’t looking to make her into an obedience champ, just to be able to pick something up if he drops it, maybe open cupboards (don’t think that’s a must-do though) and some basic household obedience, sit/down/stay/recall etc”
Quickly people started coming together to assist. While many couldn’t help with the actual training, they offered to pay for a trainer’s petrol or to bake a cake for the person who takes the job on.
The beautiful collie gets spayed this Thursday and then she will start her training once recovered. Julie’s efforts have helped keep a dog with its loving owner which is always the best outcome.
“Julie Morris, thank you for all that you and your “circle” do for people and animals. You are appreciated and admired!” – Lisa Mason-Chase
For more information about Border Collie Rescue SA, click here.