Breed: Male Koolie x
Weight: 31 kgs
Legend has it that Baggins Pickersgill was originally raised to be a sheep farm working dog but was surrendered because he was too kind to the sheep. After that he was adopted by a groundsman who worked in parks and gardens where Baggins would run free most of the day. Baggins lost his beloved person under sudden and traumatic circumstances. He never got a chance to say goodbye.
Baggins is a sweet, highly social boy. He is an independent Koolie who has places to go and people and dogs to meet. He loves following his people around and has attached quite strongly to a few key people in his life. He is a delightful and active six years young. He is always up for a long walk or a bit of tug or ball play. Baggins is house trained; he is a gentleman and wouldn't dream of leaving a house untidy. Baggins walks well on the lead – off lead, typically he will recall...in his own time.
Baggins loves other dogs but also knows when a dog doesn't want to meet him and he simply gives other such dogs their space. Baggins will never be involved in a spat; he is too intuitive and wise.
Baggins isn’t great with cats. He doesn't know why he thinks they should be barked at and harassed, but he is certain to grow an extra meter in size and attitude when he encounters a feline.
He is happy and healthy now but was once very overweight which led to him developing diabetes, then cataracts and eventually going blind. VicDRG arranged cataract surgery and Baggins now has his sight back. He has a mild hip issue which is being corrected with exercise and physio-therapy. The person adopting Baggins will have to be prepared to work hard to ensure he has the most appropriate diet for his condition.
Baggins would love to be on property with his person and a couple of dogs around a lot. He enjoys lying in the sun but when it is cold he likes to sleep on the bed.
Baggins likes to roll; in grass, in poop, in the sunlight. Rolling makes him happy! We have been told he likes a bath so much that he lays down in the water. Mostly Baggins sleeps in his own bed in the lounge room but on occasions, he has been known to like to snuggle in bed. This happens mainly when he is feeling a bit insecure.
Absolutely everyone who meets this dog loves him. He has dog charisma in spades. Everyone wants to keep him. It will take a special person who can.
Thank you to Lyndsay of Paw Focus Photography for the fantastic photos of Baggins.
Microchip Number: 941000013954441
Source Number: EE104797
Baggins is a diabetic and requires insulin shots twice daily.
All our dogs are desexed, C5 vaccinated with intranasal, microchipped, wormed, fleatreated and if over 12 months heartworm tested.
Adoption Fee: $580
If you would like to give Baggins Pickersgill a new home please download the application form.
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Please note: we do not rehome interstate or to applicants under 25.
It is our policy not to rehome dogs in the Sunraysia area. Please go to your local pound, or contact your local group. As rescue groups have transported thousands of homeless dogs from Mildura and Sunraysia Pounds in the last decade, we do not intend to send any back there.