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Enjoy a slide show preview of our dogs available for adoption by pressing the Play button below!

To see and learn more about these amazing dogs,

please visit our Adoption Gallery  

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In addition to dogs being fostered by NCBCRA, we also feature dogs being re-homed directly by their owners and available for adoption from shelters & other rescues. Please visit our Dogs Available From Owners and Dogs Available from Regional Shelters and Rescue web pages.

Due to limited resources, we are unable to accept owner surrender dogs into rescue at this time. We encourage anyone looking to re-home their dog to review the detailed information on re-homing at badrap.org

Click/tap here or on the scene above to visit our Holiday Spirit Donation Tree where you can drag and drop ornaments & presents to make a donation. Thanks to all who have adopted dogs, our rescue volunteers and friends, NCBCRA has placed nearly 600 dogs into loving homes since our inception in 2014. As we conclude our fourth year of service, we ask you to consider making a donation to assist in next year’s efforts to bring as many dogs as we can into rescue and help find them forever homes. If you have any questions on using the Donation Tree, do not hesitate to email us.

This year’s Holiday Spirit Donation Tree is dedicated
to the relief efforts of the Butte County Camp Fire.

Donations will benefit the North Valley Animal Disaster Group

Camp Fire photographs courtesy © Lori Harrington

OPIE, and dogs like him, are the reason we exist and why we do what we do. This darling boy came to us badly injured and in need of lots of help. The vet could not let this boy go without a fight, so he reached out to us and it was a no-brainer to take OPIE in and get him the surgery he needed to repair a broken pelvis. He looked so sad when we picked him up, but he was on the road to recovery. His surgery was performed mid-October and his progress was steady. All he wanted to do was join in all the Border collie games.  We progressed from carrying him out and back in, to short walks on a leash which became progressively longer, until being cleared for all activity. While content on a leash we could see he really wanted to run free. Click/tap to see and read more about Opie.

Attention Shoppers! There’s are two ways your everyday shopping can benefit NCBCRA, all at no extra cost to you. One way is by shopping at AmazonSmile.com and the other is by shopping at Save Mart, Food Maxx, Lucky or Nugget grocery stores where up to 3% of your grocery purchase can benefit NCBCRA. Click/tap here for more information on each of these non-profit charitable programs.

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Introducing Opie!

Zinfandel (aka ZIN) is an easy-to-groom 14-week-old smooth-coated border collie/McNab/maybe a little cattle dog mix boy. His ears will probably stand up, but right now they are undecided, & we think they are adorable. ZIN loves toys that squeak or crackle, & one of his favorites is a used water bottle. He also likes to chew on soup bones or any good sticks he finds in the yard.  He gives great kisses & likes to tug gently on his foster mom’s hair to show her that he loves her. Click/tap to see and read more about ZIN.

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By Tyler Fetterman

Hello Zin!