This weeks Senior Sunday post focus’ on the Northern California Border Collie Rescue & Adoptions in Corning, California.
Note: This weeks post is a tribute to my landlord’s Border Collie, Miss Emma who was a good friend to Miss Divinity, as well as being a joy for me to offer her treats.
From the Northern California Border Collie Rescue & Adoptions website
Northern California Border Collie Rescue & Adoptions, Inc (NCBCRA) is comprised of volunteers who give of their time, energy, and resources to help place border collies into new homes where they will be well cared for and loved. Our goals are to save the lives of border collies and place them into safe and nurturing environments. We strive to prevent uncontrolled breeding via a spay and neuter adoption policy and we educate prospective border collie owners on the benefits and potential difficulties of border collie ownership.
Northern California Border Collie Rescue & Adoptions is a California based non-profit corporation with 501(c)(3) tax exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service. As a tax exempt non-profit, donations made to NCBCRA are tax deductible. While we share common goals with Monterey County based Border Collie Rescue of Northern California, we are legally separate entities. Generally, dogs fostered south of Stockton are listed with BCRNC and dogs fostered from Stockton northward are fostered with us. Please complete an NCBCRA Adoption Application if you have an interest in one of our dogs. If you have an approved application on file with BCRNC let us know and we will request it be forwarded to us. While adoption procedures are similar with our two rescues, please review the requirements of each as they may not be the same in all aspects.
NCBCRA serves an unending supply of abandoned, lost, & mistreated animals. The majority of dogs come to us through animal shelters, but we also help owners directly who can no longer keep their canine companions. We feel the caring for lost, neglected, and abused border collies can best met by those who know and love the breed the most. We do not have a central facility, but rely on non-paid volunteers to administer the rescue and foster dogs in their own homes and to meet with prospective adopters. The individuals who comprise our rescue have many years of experience with border collies and understand their physical and mental needs. Their reward is in knowing one of their canine charges, that might have been put to sleep or left abandoned to fend for itself, has been placed into a loving and caring home.
A successful adoption usually Black and white Border Collie Slip occurs when an owner makes time for their dog and provides the dog with structure and routine. We understand time may be tough to come by in any given day, but regular activity such as taking your dog jogging, to the dog park, or, when feasible, to work go along way to creating that special bond that results in calmness and desired behavior from your dog.
While our focus is on placing border collies as pets, many adopters recognize the talents and devotion inherent in this breed. They work with their dogs to develop them as therapy, herding, and quite often, as agility dogs. These border collie owners look at this effort as an opportunity to participate more fully in their dog’s life.
Seniors have a lot to teach, we just need to be willing to watch, listen, and learn… (Divinity’s Dad, 2012)
Here are some, but not all of the senior dogs currently available for adoption from the Northern California Border Collie Rescue & Adoptions.
Note: All of our dogs are micro-chipped! Newly microchipped dogs have free lifetime micro-chip registration with SaveThisLife.com
COPPER is a stunning 8-year-old border collie that is both active, yet content to spend time following his foster dad around the farm while he does chores, or stretch out in the sun when his foster mom & dad read the paper on the back patio. He loves to ride along in the car for errands to town, meeting people in the shops and offices he visits. Everyone comments on what a lovely boy he is!
COPPER is a dog that bonds strongly with his person. While he likes his foster mom and the people he meets out & about, he REALLY likes his foster dad and chooses to spend his time & attention with him. He will love having a person to call his own again, as he is a devoted companion. COPPER has had some training in his previous life; he knows “sit,” “down,” & “shake,” & he walks nicely on a leash. He has nice manners in the house, and is housebroken & crate-trained. Because COPPER is a bit independent and chooses whether to respond to the request to come when called, he will need to exercise & play in a securely fenced area. He does, however, check in with his person from time to time! And because he is bossy and too keen with other dogs & cats, COPPER needs to be the only pet in his new home.
COPPER is micro-chipped, neutered, heart worm negative and on preventative, and up to date on vaccinations.
To learn more about Copper, click the link to his Northern California Border Collie Rescue & Adoptions – Adoption page
REX is a gorgeous red and white Blue-Eyed Husky / Border collie mix. We consider REX a special needs boy who needs a special home. REX needs to be an only pet. No cats, no dogs, no livestock whether indoor or outdoor. REX does very well in his current foster home. We would like to find him an environment as similar to his current situation as possible. REX also cannot be placed in a home with small children.
REX needs a home with secure fencing where he can hang out, run around and dig (he will dig). He cannot be exposed to other animals in the yard. This includes potential fence fighting with neighbor’s dogs or the potential for the neighbor’s cat to stray inside. REX’s owner should familiar with the stubbornness and unpredictability one would expect from the combination of breeds. Because of his personality REX is not one to be taken hiking, heading to dog park or hanging at the beach. He needs to be a homebody.
REX is a fun loving boy who likes to play ball (more accurately called keep away). He would make an excellent companion for a couple who live away from the hustle and bustle and don’t get many visitors. His fosters have a VERY SELECT few friends and family that are allowed to socialize with REX. REX is very smart. He knows his room is his home (right by the back door) and goes directly in from outside. He is also crate trained. He’d willingly go in when crated, and a simple “Go Lay Down” gets him to go in. He can be a little mischievous so crating or confining to his own room is recommended if leaving the house. REX has never had an accident in the house.
REX is micro-chipped, neutered, heart worm negative and on preventative, and up to date on vaccinations.
To learn more about Rex, click the link to his Northern California Border Collie Rescue & Adoptions – Adoption page
MILTON is a beautiful tri-color senior boy, about 9-10 years young. MILTON is currently interviewing for his Forever Home. He wins all prizes for being a champion tail-wagger with a loving disposition. His vision is diminished from cataracts, but he sees shadows and forms, which makes him cautious, but calm and determined in his movements. In short order he learned where the doggie door was at his Foster Home. He loves to go for walks, feeling secure with his person on a leash. His Foster Mom is quickly falling for his handsome features and self-confidence to trust in his abilities.
MILTON gets along splendidly with his Foster sisters and ignores the cats! His real happiness however seems to lie in being with his person. MILTON responds lovingly to being petted, hugged and just talked to. You can always find him by calling his name and listening for the tail thumps. He then comes over or with a “let’s go”, he is up and moving with you. MILTON will readily load up into a car (perhaps with a helping hand!) and likes to go for rides. He has never had an accident in the house; indeed he doesn’t seem to have any faults – eats well, comes when called, knows basic commands, does not bark or dig in the yard.
MILTON is the nicest, kindest most appreciative Border Collie his Foster Mom has seen. MILTON would be perfect in a home with someone who would like to take walks with him and love on him. MILTON is a special boy. A generous donation has already been made in MILTON’s name so Rescue will be happy to forego his adoption fee for someone who is interested in bringing MILTON into their heart and home.
MILTON is micro-chipped, neutered, heart worm negative and on preventative, and up to date on vaccinations.
To learn more about Milton, click the link to his Northern California Border Collie Rescue & Adoptions – Adoption page
Hi, my name is NEWTON. My foster family says I am a senior, but I’m not even the oldest dog in the house, so I don’t really know what that means. My foster dad says I’m distinguished, but my foster mom says I am homely, goofy and she doesn’t know what heck kind of dog I am. I don’t know what that means either. I just want to play ball. I want to play ball in the morning. I want to play ball all day. I want to play ball before I go to bed. Do you want to play ball with me? Oh wait . . . breakfast and dinner and pretty important to me too. Oh! and chasing birds. I like to chase birds when no one wants to play ball. Sometimes I chase the cats too. I caught one once. My foster mom was not happy with me. Sometimes no one wants to play ball with me and I will go lay down and mope. I love attention and affection, but my foster parents say I am a wiggle worm. I can’t help it. It feels so good to get an ear and belly rub, and I can’t get close enough to my people, but I sure do try really hard. My foster mom tries to get me to settle down when she pets me, but I can’t!!! I just can’t! So she usually gives up after I crawl in her lap and continue to wiggle a little closer. Maybe if we went out and played ball some more I would settle down, but I doubt it. I do settle down nicely when it’s time to go to bed. I am potty trained and crate trained. Did I mention I like to play ball?
NEWTON is a Senior boy who acts like a pup. If you could spend some time with him, you just might fall in love with his personality. He is always ready to play. He simply cannot hold still if you start petting him. He has adjusted to all kinds of dogs over the time he has been with us. Sometimes it can take a couple of days for him to adjust, but he always does. He is very food motivated and knows some basic commands.
NEWTON is micro-chipped, neutered, heart worm negative and on preventative, and up to date on vaccinations.
To learn more about Newt, click the link to his Northern California Border Collie Rescue & Adoptions – Adoption page
FROM SISTER ORGANIZATION (Border Collie Rescue of Northern California)
Joker is a well behaved 9-year old neutered male. He was originally adopted from BCRNC as a puppy but was recently surrendered back to BCRNC because his family could no longer care for him. His family describes him as a very sweet, curious and fun dog who does not act his age at all!
Joker is totally housebroken and gets along great with other dogs. Joker knows a few basic commands and does not exhibited any destructive behavior such as digging and chewing.
All in all, Joker is a wonderful dog! He is polite, obeys commands given to him, and is a joy to live with. Joker is a great catcher and loves to catch treats as well as his toys. He is current on all of his vaccinations and has been microchipped. He is very healthy and weighs around 45-pounds.
To learn more about Joker, click the link to his Border Collie Rescue of Northern California – Adoption page
Deeohgee has been part of our family for 8-years, living with us in Pacifica. we rescued him as a 4 month old puppy. He is registered and current on his vaccinations and is neutered. It pains us very much to be looking for a new home/family for him. He is a Queensland healer/Black Lab mix; black with a white chest blaze. He looks like a healer but a bit taller with ears that flop occasionally. A very handsome dog. He is still active and full of energy. He loves to walk, run and roller blade on leash.
Unfortunately, my wife has developed severe dog allergies and he must live outside (with a doghouse for shelter) in our fenced backyard 24/7/365. He has been very friendly and protective of the family. He will alternate between hanging out the window and sleeping with his head on my lap during a long drive and is generally very loving and affectionate. Recently he has snapped and snarled at our 2 and 1/2 year old daughter when she tackles him or touches his hocks. He has NOT bitten her but we are frankly, just not willing to take the chance any longer. We are not willing to see if a trainer can “fix” this behavior, I can not recommend him as a dog for a family with young children. He has always behaved himself with the adult male of the house and apparently needs a strong owner. He has always had the yard to himself: while he gets along well with most dogs in dog parks we do not know how well he would share space with another dog. Deeohgee is still living with us but we prefer to find a good match for him rather than surrendering him to the local San Mateo shelter which I have heard would most likely result in euthanasia.
To learn more about Deeohgee, click the link to his Border Collie Rescue of Northern California – Adoption page
Dottie is a 7-year old spayed female. Dottie is a very loyal Border Collie/Black Lab Mix. She was born here on the ranch and adopted out at 8-weeks, but returned 1-years old because the owners were caught with a dog the landlord did not approve. Dottie cowers at times and crawls on her belly when called so I’m not sure what happened in that year she was gone.
Dottie is a GREAT guard dog and is very trustworthy. She won’t leave the yard even if someone accidentally leaves the gate open. She does chase cats but is very good with the grandchildren. Dottie has a summertime skin condition that requires foam application daily. She rides well in the car and tolerates other dogs walking past her, but does not like other dogs to approach her food, toys or bones. Dottie IS, however, fine with people getting near her food, toys or bones.
To learn more about Dottie, click the link to her Border Collie Rescue of Northern California – Adoption page
Sydney is an 8-year old neutered male. He is athletic, loyal, attentive, and very smart. Protective of women and dog friends. Loves to learn and to please. Loves to chase balls, especially at the beach (but is not ball-obsessed). Loves to hike, run and beach walk. Like many herders, he does not like dogs with wild or nervous energy, but he manages to get along with most dogs he meets, especially those who want to chase or be chased.
Sydney wants lots of exercise and stimulation, but he also loves to cuddle on the couch at the end of the day. Much more motivated by attention than food. Is occasionally slow to warm to men, but always gets there eventually. Quick learner who loves to be taught tricks and games.
To learn more about Sydney, click the link to his Border Collie Rescue of Northern California – Adoption page
NALA is a 7-year old spayed brown and white female. NALA is extremely friendly, she gets along with Cats, Dogs and people. She is a total love and enjoys company. NALA also loves to play fetch.
NALA was diagnosed an autoimmune pemphigus about 2-months ago. She requires medication daily which we have been able to give her. Due to the steroid to control her condition NALA needs someone home to let her out to the bathroom often. She can’t hold her bladder as well on this medication.
NALA family has tried to assist in every way however she needs a home where someone is able to be with her more than we can. Or someone who has a yard that she can have easy access to.
To learn more about Nala, click the link to her Border Collie Rescue of Northern California – Adoption page
Teddy is a 7-year old neutered male. Teddy is a happy, playful boy who loves to be with people, gets along with other dogs but is not used to living with cats. He has not received much training but is very smart and learns quickly. Teddy is a boxer- border collie mix and has a lot of energy when he is outside but will settle down easily once inside. He likes to guard and protect his home and will give alarm at unusual noises like a knock on the door but does not bark excessively. Teddy has not shown any issues with children – he was raised with my 13-year old daughter.
Teddy loves to go to the dog park to run and play with other dogs or chase squirrels. He would be great in a house with a large yard or a farm yard where he can run and have a job.
To learn more about Teddy, click the link to his Border Collie Rescue of Northern California – Adoption page
Molly is an 8-year old spayed female. She is super sweet and loyal. Molly loves fetching, going on walks and scratches and pets on her backside. She is also a fan of laying around and can be left alone for hours and cause no problems (unless we forget to put the lid back on the trash can!). Ever since we had our kids we haven’t been able to play with her as much and she has gained some weight, a new owner could turn her around in no time!
Molly does get protective around her food dish, but only displays such behavior with toddlers. She would do well in a calm household with someone looking for a very sweet and affectionate companion.
This has been really hard on our family since we know she is such a good dog with a heart of gold. But her instincts kicked in and now we can’t let it escalate. Please help.
To learn more about Molly, click the link to her Border Collie Rescue of Northern California – Adoption page
Northern California Border Collie Rescue & Adoptions contact links
To learn about all the dogs, that the Northern California Border Collie Rescue & Adoptions has available for adoption, click the following links:
* Northern California Border Collie Rescue & Adoptions – Website
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* Northern California Border Collie Rescue & Adoptions – Twitter
* Northern California Border Collie Rescue & Adoptions – All Available Dogs for Adoption
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