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

Please give a warm, snuggly welcome to LUKE! This two year old boy is a beautiful rough coat, tri-color male border collie. He is quite affectionate, though a bit on the shy side. LUKE is a busy boy at his foster home, curious and exploring about the property, but in the evening in the house can often be found curled up close to foster mom or dad. LUKE has been an outstanding guest at his foster home. He has not been a barker, a digger, nor a chewer of inappropriate items; he has only chewed on kongs and deer antlers provided him. LUKE also crates quietly overnight and is housebroken. He's a bit cat curious, and will give chase to resident PuckleCat, but our Puckle is quite dog savvy and chooses not to run. Along these lines, LUKE was accused of chicken killing and surrendered to rescue because his instincts got the better of him. A home with dog savvy (or no) cats and no chickens looks to be in order!

LUKE knows "sit" and "shake" and smart boy that he is, will most likely prove to be an apt pupil for other commands. He sometimes gets a bit “grumphy” with a couple of his foster brothers, but readily stops when called. He exhibited this behavior when he first came into rescue at a different foster home so we are on the fence whether he should be placed into a home with other dogs. He hasn’t scrapped with any of his pack mates, past or present, and the other dogs generally ignore his utterances and he’s only displayed this behavior with males. It may well be pack posturing or perhaps a gap in confidence upon entering a new pack, but if not the only dog, then being placed with females may be the best approach.

LUKE is a lovely boy who will become an active buddy to whomever adopts him. He will benefit from your love and guidance to become the best dog he can be! LUKE'S rucksack is packed and he's ready to find his forever home.

LUKE 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 Adoption Application and wish to enquire about LUKE, 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. LUKE is being fostered in Auburn in Placer County, California.

Luke • Male • 2 years • Adopted!

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