Julius is on trial with his new family 💖 He is an almost two year old beautiful Kelpie boy. He will make a great dog for an active person or family with older kids. He is a mix between a velcro dog and a ball of energy. He is very food motivated. Julius loves to be inside resting in the evening and outside running around during the day. He will constantly check where his humans are but when left alone for the day is fine amusing himself with a few toys in the yard.

He has been both inside and outside. He sleeps in his crate. He is house trained and will use a dog door if provided and will tell you if he needs to go out otherwise.

He is great meeting medium to large dogs. He is very vocal and scared if he is on a lead and approached by a dog. First time introductions should be done through a fence or door with Julius contained but not on a lead. Has not been tested with small dogs or cats.

Julius would love a large yard and somewhere to run but currently he has a smaller yard and gets two good walks a day. Kelpies are working dogs and Julius will need a home where he will receive plenty of brain stimulation and/or exercise.

He gets very excited when he sees humans and he will jump, he stops with a firm command and is learning quickly. He will need someone able to continue training him. We prefer he goes to a home with older dog wise children.

He no longer jumps on his current foster parent after one week but he tries to jump up to strangers and gets over excited, so preparing any visitors beforehand will help with this.

Julius will suit a family possibly with a medium to large size dog for company and an active lifestyle, with the ability to continue the socialising and training that he seems to have missed out on so far.

To submit an expression of interest for Julius please email Lorraine on

Breed and genderMale Kelpie
Activity levelModerately high
Coat careLow
Indoor / outdoorBoth – is house trained
Training levelOngoing training & socialising
Special needsNone
Adoption fee *Plus council registration if adopted in NSW*$630 See notes below
Microchip number:900164002080537
Rehoming number:R251000002
Source number:RE130809

*The adoption fee includes microchipping on the NSW Companion Animal Register, desexing, C5 vaccination,intestinal worm and flea treatment. Council registration for rescue dogs in NSW is $27.50 and $23 for pensioners.This fee applies from 18/7/2016
Best outcomes: For the best possible outcome for each adoption we do prefer that you come to us and meet the dog or puppy in person.
Please note: Even though you may be first to call, this does not always guarantee you will be chosen to adopt. By no means do we run on a “first in, first served basis”. We aim to ensure that our animals are adopted into the most suitable home for them and the new family.