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FOSTER HOMES NEEDED! In just one year of service, NCBCRA has taken in over 200 dogs thanks to the remarkable effort of our volunteers. Nonetheless, we are ever in need of foster homes. The extent of available foster homes defines how many dogs we can help. The number of dogs in need always exceeds the space we have available in foster homes! Please visit our Volunteer webpage and email us if you can help and become a foster home.  Thank you!

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As smart as they are, border collies are often said to ‘need a job.’ Former NCBCRA rescue dog Cole, now known as Paddington, was ‘hired’ on New Year’s Day to become not only a companion to new owner Kay, but to work as a service dog.  Together, they are both working with a trainer to become a team.  Kay reports that in less than two weeks, Paddington has already started to alert her to medical emergencies. On the non-working side of Kay’s and Paddington’s partnership, Kay reports to Cole’s foster parents . . .


“Just wanted to say thank you and let you know that Paddington is doing really well. He is full of energy and loving his walks and outings. He has been very curious of his new surrounding but has settled in well. He has been eating perfectly well since Day 1 and loves getting treats. We're meeting with the trainer next week, but Paddington already sits, stays, comes and walks well on his leash. He is a real cuddle bug, loves his bed and seems to always sleep tummy up and legs in the air :) He has learned how to play with the ball and will fetch it but I have to wrestle with him to get it back! So we'll work on that, but he's really cute. He is very gentle with everyone he meets human or animal. Loving his company he is a great companion, thanks so much for all the help.”

Paddington takes on role of service dog


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Looking for a new home for your border collie? See our Owner’s page to post a photo or possibly to surrender your dog to rescue

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Attention Shoppers! There’s now two ways your day-to-day shopping can benefit NCBCRA, all at no extra cost to you. One way is through shopping at AmazonSmile.com (see below) and the newest way is by using a S.H.A.R.E.S. swipe card at Save Mart, Food Maxx or Lucky grocery stores.

Send us an email at info@norcalbcrescue.org and we’ll mail you the swipe card allowing NCBCRA to receive up to 3% of your purchase cost as a donation.  Please include your postal mailing address!

NCBCRA is now a registered charity with AmazonSmile. Please select us as your charity so we may receive from the AmazonSmile Foundation a donation of 0.5% of each purchase. This is provided by the foundation to us at no extra cost to you. Click here to select us as your charity.

There’s no difference in shopping at AmazonSmile vs. Amazon.com. Simply shop at smile.amazon.com instead of amazon.com, that’s it! All of your Amazon account info, preferences, etc remain the same. If you’re not familiar with AmazonSmile, click here to learn more. Thank you!

Swipe at Save Mart, Food Maxx &  Lucky stores to benefit NCBCRA

Elliot is a sweet 7 year old, red & white Border collie mix. His foster mom finds him to be happy-go-lucky with a gentle soul. While he can be a burst of energy, he can also be a mellow fellow! His maturity allows him to distinguish between play and relaxation time. For play, he loves to go to the park, fetch ball in the back yard, or enjoy a nice walk around the neighborhood. When his foster family is chilling around the telly, Elliot likes to relax in a comfy dog bed nearby so he doesn’t miss any love from his people! Click here to read more about Elliot and see additional photos.

Introducing Elliot!!!

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