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

POPPY is a young, beautiful, two year old border collie with a long, silky, tri-colored coat. She is a medium sized girl, weight about 45 lbs. She has lots of energy and like many a border collie, is absolutely ball crazy!! She has a naturally friendly nature but she is definitely an “alpha” female! Typically friendly with other dogs, she is no shrinking violet to dogs not friendly to her. She has not been physical with them in response, but has told them off vocally. She nags her older foster brothers all the time to play with her. When her older foster brothers get fed up with her young energy they eventually get snippy with her. However, she still continues to pursue them to play. She would love to have a companion of similar energy who will ACTIVELY play with her.

She apparently has had little training and additional socialization would be beneficial. However, she is very smart and has responded well to a firm voice. POPPY rides well in the car, is crate trained, and housebroken. At her initial (temporary) foster home she did chase after the house cat, so a home without kitties might be in order, or at least one with dog savvy felines.

Apparently, not much has been asked of POPPY of her prior owner, so POPPY is used to calling the shots so to speak and doing what she pleases. POPPY’s foster mom wants to stress a strong, but loving and patient attitude is required in handling POPPY. You MUST be her leader, not vice versa. But spending just a short amount of time with her is to see she is worth the effort to have her blossom into the companion dog she was meant to be! If you feel you fit this mode, POPPY is eager to meet with you to discuss your future together! Woof!

POPPY 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 POPPY 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. POPPY is being fostered in Nevada City in Nevada County, California.

Poppy • Female • 2 years • Adopted!

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