Lady Melbourne, the BC Girl~Adopted

at the shelter

11/15/11 Update:  Lady Melbourne was brought to me yesterday.  She is very quiet, crate-trained and curious.  Lynne Flannery is fostering her, and we will be getting updates shortly.  I believe that Lady Melbourne may have been on her own for quite some time.  She is eager to please, but unsure of what you want her to do.  Lady Melbourne will make a great companion for a quiet home.  She will thrive on routine and consistency.  She has a very watchful eye, and is very focused on her humans.



Lady Melbourne was rescued by Marjie Wolfe.  For weeks, Marjie worked to get her and her sister, Lady London out of the shelter, and the folks from Brevard County Animal Services lengthened their stay there until we worked out the details!   Lady Melbourne is a small female Border Collie, she looks a lot like my first BC, Troubles.  That’s going way back in time to 1982!  At first glance, she reminds me of Billy Joel (now Amy’s Chas) but Chas is a big boy.

Her eyes will talk to you

Lady Melbourne is full-grown, maybe 30 pounds, and is estimated to be about 12 – 18 months.  She is alert, curious, and highly intelligent.  Lady Melbourne is heartworm positive, but that doesn’t scare me one bit.  To date, we have rescued dozens of positive dogs, all treated with the slow kill method, and Lady Melbourne has all of her medications to start her treatments!

The good people at Val-U-Vet just love her!  Lady Melbourne is being fostered by Ruth in Melbourne.  We’ll be getting updates shortly.

You can visit her photo album on Facebook.  If you are interested in Adopting Lady Melbourne, please visit “how to adopt from us” and email me at

09/29/11 Update:  Lady Melbourne is doing very well at her new foster home.  She is warming up to kids, getting used to her surroundings, is treat motivated, and doesn’t miss a thing!

10/20/11 Foster Update:

It’s hard work being a good collie! Lady Melbourne is adjusting well in her foster home, and has started her heeartworm treatment, she’s doing great, gets along with other dogs, and is enjoying the company of children. She has her favorite toy (a fish), and likes watching TV! -g


Melbourne with Jeff & Cynthia

12/3/11:  Lady Melbourne has been adopted by Jeff & Cynthia!  Can’t wait for updates!



  1. Ruth



  2. Laura Leigh


    I am so happy to see her adopted. I have been secretly stalking her page waiting for this day. She is so beautiful and deserves a happy forever home.

  3. Jeff


    We’re happy to report that Lady Melbourne, now Hollie, is heartworm negative as of December!

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