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

Tucker • Male •  1-1/2 years

Meet TUCKER - aka Mr. Mellow. TUCKER is a 1-½ year old male border collie, with beautiful golden eyes and an easy-care coat.  He is on the small side, weighing about 30 pounds. He has lovely house manors. He is housebroken and loves his crate. I have yet to hear him bark. He does not mark territory even when out walking.

At home, he spends most of his time under my desk or within easy reach. He is very settled and mellow.  He is on the shy side but greets people nicely.  He does not jump or get overly excited when people approach him. He really enjoys his walks and walks well on a lead. He could use some training in this area because he has not learned to heal. He does sit, and down on command and will come when called. However, he does not have a consistent recall and will not come when distracted.

TUCKER has not learned to play with toys but we have been working on that. He shows very little interest in toys or balls. He does, however, have a strong eye and small animals that move excite him. Squirrels are a great attraction, so are cats. He has learned to leave the cat and is respectful of her space, but he does watch her. I have not introduced him to the dog playgroup because he does not have a good recall, but we were informed he played well with dogs at the shelter in a fenced environment. When walking, he does take an interest in passing dogs, but he does not bark or act out when he sees them.

Overall TUCKER is a great companion dog. He is always ready to go at a moment’s notice but settles down in every environment I have exposed him to. I have no other dogs, so I can't say if he would do better in a household with dogs or not. He seems to be very content as a single household dog and loves having all the attention he can get. He especially loves floor camping in the living room. TUCKER is a classic introvert, he is loving of his trusted human, he makes friends but takes his times. He is a lovely dog, very loyal, very smart, and takes a gentle hand. You can follow TUCKER's adventures on Instagram@rescuebc

TUCKER 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 TUCKER 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. TUCKER is being fostered in Chico in Butter, County, California.

Follow TUCKER's adventures on Instagram@rescuebc