Northern California Border Collie Rescue & Adoptions

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to the welfare of the border collie
Serving the greater Sacramento valley and Sierra Nevada foothills

Callie is, without doubt, the most unique, fun, involved, soulful and unexplainable dog I have ever had the privilege of knowing. If I didn’t already have three dogs, she would definitely be mine for life. I know I will never find another like her. Callie is probably nearing her second birthday, weighs about 50 pounds and has an excellent spirit. She knows sit/stay, is housebroken, uses a doggie door, loves riding in the car and doesn’t chew inappropriate items. She is a very loving and loyal dog.  She is an easy keep and delightful to have around.

Callie gets along really well with other dogs/cats and while she LOVES playing ball more than anything, she always defers to any dog who might want to get the ball first or take it away from her. She is not an alpha dog and doesn’t have any interest in bossing other dogs around. Because she is so smart, attentive, and athletic, she would love agility activities if someone wanted to introduce her to that. Check out CALLIE’s YouTube Video!

While my other dogs are often just laying around (as dogs do!), Callie is much more involved in life. She sits at attention for half an hour or more outside watching the birds around our feeder and when she’s had enough walks away. She often sits and stares at the TV for minutes at a time if any animal is on the screen, and she always looks intently out the window of the car. If I vacuum or mow the grass - anything mechanical – Callie’s interest Is piqued.  

Callie is intuitive and seems to understand peoples’ “vibes”. She reads situations, leaning into you for reassurance when she needs it. This is very hard to explain of course, but she is somehow so much more than a typical dog. She is always there, yet  never makes a bother of herself. She is not a needy dog and yet she must be involved in your life in a way other dogs don’t even notice. Given Callie’s sensibilities, she probably shouldn’t be in a home with young children who might be too rough with her. Also, Callie is somewhat fearful of strangers suddenly touching her or strangers coming in the yard. When I take Callie into stores or to the park, I always give her a minute before I let someone pet her. In the yard or house, I simply have the person throw the ball to her a few times and she’s in on her way to being Callie.

I believe Callie would be happiest with at least one strong 1:1 relationship with someone in a family. I think she would feel somewhat lost if she were just the family dog with no one in particular that would bond strongly with her. She isn’t a dog that would thrive being relegated to the background. Her understanding of a relationship is one of deep involvement on both sides of the equation.   


CALLIE is micro-chipped, spayed, heart worm negative and on preventative, and up to date on vaccinations. If you have an approved Northern California Border Collie Rescue & Adoptions Application and wish to enquire about CALLIE please email us at If you have an approved adoption application with Border Collie Rescue of Northern California let us know and we will request it be forwarded to us for consideration. CALLIE is being fostered in Loomis in Placer County, California.

Callie • Female • 2 years

Watch a YouTube video
of Callie