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

Linus • Male • 4 years

LINUS is a male, tri-color rough coat Border Collie/Australian Shepard. He weighs approximately 48 lbs. He is approximately 4 years old. If you were looking for a happy boy, one, who is willing to please, wants to be loved, then let us introduce you to LINUS. LINUS is a Camp fire survivor. He has been with his foster mom and pack for about two months. In this time, he has re-gained confidence and in a sense, has learned to be a dog again. His foster mates have rejuvenated his play genes where he now romps with them in the backyard; plays tug, and takes immense joy in chasing birds and squirrels! He likes rolling in the grass, sniffing new dirt, exploring bugs and plants, and loves those belly rubs. He has learned ‘stay’ has its rewards and ‘come’ comes with affection.

Routine is very important to LINUS. He retires to his crate each evening where he sleeps quietly through the night. He enjoy his afternoon nap on the couch (or foster Mom’s bed!). He is also learning from his foster mates to be a watch dog. He has learned to vocalize when it's time to eat, have a biscuit or time to go outside. He is still cautious of new situations and may look to his foster mates and his foster mom for cues on how to respond. Each walk for LINUS can be a new experience.

LINUS will be an outstanding addition to your home and family If you are experienced with the nuances and sensitivities of Border Collies. He would do best in a relatively quiet home where you can endear him with trust and take time to socialize him. With this approach we are confident he will fast become a loyal and forever friend.

LINUS is micro-chipped, neutered, 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 LINUS 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. LINUS is being fostered in Rancho Cordova in Sacramento County, California.