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

Val • Male • 14 years

Call him Valentine, Valentino or just plain VAL; just don’t call him late for dinner! VAL loves his meals and loves his treats. This lovable old boy (14 years, 65 lbs.) can be found lounging on the couch, lying next to his foster dad in his office or walking around the yard enjoying the sunshine. But if it’s raining he will definitely be indoors.  Click or tap here to watch a video of Val.


VAL is a gentle giant. He likes to cuddle up on the couch but will move off when he’s had enough loving. VAL and his four foster siblings get along well and he shows no interest in the cat. He is house and crate trained, and has earned “free time” at night, sharing the living room with sister Sissy and brother Newt. He has shown no inclination to dig or chew things on which he should not. He will chase the ball a little, but mostly then just picks it up, flops over and plays with it. He has not shown much interest in chew toys, only occasionally picking up a bone but bores of it quickly.


VAL likes routine. He goes to his spot at feeding time, accompanies dad and the rest of the pack on their romps around the backyard a few times a day, and stakes out his spot on the couch at bedtime. He is quiet all night and at the start of the day heads out for a stretch before breakfast. If you are looking for a laid back senior companion, then VAL might just be the dog for you.  

VAL 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 VAL 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. VAL is being fostered in Corning in Tehama County, California.

Watch four YouTube video clips of Va!