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


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There are a variety of reasons for someone to relinquish their dog. Often it is because of a change in life circumstance beyond their control. We understand the difficult decision these owners face and appreciate the effort they are making to find a suitable home for their dog. One advantage of obtaining a dog directly from its owner is much, if not all, of the dog’s history may be known. Dogs are presented on this web page as a service and courtesy to their owners, but are not being made available for adoption through NCBCRA. We have not met these dogs and our understanding of them is limited to the information provided by their owner. No fee has been required of owners to place their dogs on this web page though some owners may have provided a voluntary donation. To enquire about a dog on this page, please contact the owner directly.    

Due to limited resources, we are unable to accept owner surrender dogs into rescue at this time. Click or tap on this link to review the exceptional information on re-homing your dog offered by the San Francisco based American Pit Bull Terrier rescue, If you have a border collie in need of new home we would be happy to place their photos and a description on these web pages. Please email us at for additional information. Please note, Owner posted dogs are required to be spayed or neutered.

If interested in Fancy, please contact Sharon at

Rosie is a Border Collie mix. She is 11-years young and is sweet and loving, playful, extremely intelligent and in excellent health (no health issues in her 11 years other than being bit twice by rattle snakes!). She loves playing with other dogs and has never shown any aggression toward people or other animals.  She has not been around cats.  

We adopted Rosie from Mexico where she was a  feral puppy  for a short time. She then lived happily on 20 wooded acres in northern California until her master died last year and her elderly mistress had to sell the place and move to a large town. Rosie has not adjusted well to city life and a small back yard, and exhibits ongoing significant anxiety with some nighttime barking. Her owner and her vet feel she would be happier and better adjusted in a situation where there is another dog (or dogs) for companionship, ideally in a rural setting.

She loves to go on walks, and play “keep away” with her various toys (She never caught on to “fetch”). Rosie has been through obedience training and knows all the basics.  She heels well on a leash  during her walks. Rosie,  probably because of trauma in her early life, is initially fearful of new people, but within a short while becomes friendly, attentive, and loving. She is quite independent and doesn't always “come” on command.  She is mischievous and  has a sense of humor rarely seen in a dog. She is also an excellent watch dog.   She has been an outdoor dog, except being brought in at night.  

Rosie is spayed and current on all her meds and inoculations. She has had regular veterinary care since we adopted her. During her physical exam a few months ago the vet said she was as “healthy as a 4-year-old dog.”  Rosie is looking for a permanent, loving home.  In turn, she will be a devoted, loving pet. The photos were all taken in the past 6 months – some showing her summer hair cut and others as she is now. If you are interested and can provide the kind of  home for Rosie described above please contact Sharon at

Meet Rosie!!