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Please ensure that you read the entire profile prior to submitting either an adoption application or an email seeking further information.

A copy of the Melbourne Animal Rescue Inc. Adoption Policy and Process is attached at the bottom of this profile.

While we endeavour to reply to all emails and adoption applications within 3-5 business days, time constraints imposed by other responsibilites may delay our response time.





This gorgeous 12 week old Border Collie cross is on the search for her new family.

Piper is your typical puppy - energetic and adorable, but with all the attributes of the border collie breed aka super smart!

Piper is house trained, lead trained and has basic obedience but of course in true working dog style she does need to be constantly entertained to avoid her getting up to mischief.

PiperPiper lives with one of her siblings and loves to run and play with him, and also really enjoys the company of cats! She is well socialised with older and bigger dogs too, and has been introduced to kids although doesn't live with any.

Piper needs a new family that has very secure fences, as when she's older she will be very agile. At the moment being so little, she can squeeze through any areas she wants to explore to occupy her puppy curiosity, so we need her new family to be prepared for a rigorous yard check.

Piper needs a family who will take her to puppy training, and then further training once completed. This is non negotiable. She is incredibly intelligent and needs a family that understand Border Collies are smarter than the average dog, with energy to burn, so formal training where she can gain social skills with other dogs is vital.

Piper is not a puppy for couch potatoes. She will be a very energetic dog and will need daily exercise, both physically and mentally.

All up Piper is a very confident and social little girl who loooooves cuddles and food and will make the most wonderful loyal companion for a very lucky family.

If you are interested in adopting Piper please fill in an APPLICATION FORM  with as much detail as possible.- 

Name  Piper
Age 12 weeks
Breed Border Collie X
Sex Female
Vaccinated Yes
Desexed Yes
Microchip 900139000014271
 Adoption Fee $800


Dog Adoption Process

Application Form completed (Dog Adoption Application), with as much detail as possible including any questions you have and information about existing pets

Melbourne Animal Rescue Inc. reviews and contacts successful applicants within approx 3-5 days

Meet and Greet and yard check with the dog/puppy is arranged at a convenient time for both the MAR representative/foster carer and potential adopter, including introductions to existing animals and all members of the potential home.

If there are no issues, the dog/puppy is potentially able to stay at the home from this time for a 2 week trial period to ensure the match is compatible.

Adoption form is filled in and adoption fee paid (refundable within the 2 week trial period)

Adoption Pack including any relevant certificates and medical documentation is provided after the 2 week trial period.

Dog Adoption Policy

Please note: completing an adoption form does not guarantee that an adoption will take place.

Melbourne Animal Rescue Inc. reserves the right to choose the most suitable applicant and reject those deemed less suitable.

Occasionally, there can be multiple applications for the one animal and there is NO 'First In - Best Dressed' - the multiple applications are vetted for the most suitable.

We do our utmost to contact all applicants, including those who are unsuccessful, to inform them of the result but as we are staffed by volunteers, most of whom work full time, occasionally responses are overlooked and we apologise in advance if this occurs.

MAR does not adopt to those who are not permanent residents of Australia.




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