We are always on the look-out for folk to provide homes for our dogs. The people listed on this page have applied to adopt by completing our form on “Application to Home a Dog“. They have all agreed to share their details so please don’t abuse the privilege.

Adopter details

Hi, I’d like to adopt a retired working dog.

About me

My name is Penny MacDonald.  You can reach me on: 0274736350 or email at borderreach@xtra.co.nz. I live in Tokoroa in our own property. I can walk/exercise a dog and I already have 2 other dogs. The dog would not be left alone.The dog is likely to be left alone for 00 hours per day.


There are no children at the property. At our property, we have 1 cats, 00 chooks, 00 rabbits and 00 sheep.
Details of other animals:

2 horses and 2 highland cows

We are interested in adopting the following dogs:

Border collies

A few words about our property:

11 acres lifestyle block plus holiday house fully fenced on western bays lake taupo

Here is why I think we can provide a good home:

We are currently sharing our retired active lives with our 4th and 5th border collies , respectively . Have always had Border Collies and have had 3 at one time before with no issues . Would love to help another of these special dogs to find a forever home.