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Enjoy a slide show preview of our dogs available for adoption by pressing the Play button below!

To see and learn more about these amazing dogs,

please visit our Adoption Gallery web pages:

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Available Dogs

Item . . . Roxy, mom to the Flintstone Pups who were all adopted in August, is now being treated for heartworm. Per usual treatment, a month at least of crate rest for Roxy, but she’s earned the rest.

Item . . . Oat available for adoption! Oat, a brave lad is another rear leg amputation case. Oat has rebound from his surgery spectacularly and is ready to find his forever home. Here’s a link to his adoption web page where you’ll find a video of Oat in action.

Item . . . Eliot & Copper. The six year old brothers are undergoing their second round of heartworm treatment and crate rest. We’re looking at the later part of September for their return to duty.

Item . . . Pollyanna’s fractured leg deemed mended, now in rest & recuperation.  Read full story and watch a moving YouTube video.

Item . . . Sadie adopted! Congrats to Sadie for putting in the time and effort to overcome her heartworm infection and find her forever home. (Ditto for the effort from foster mom Jean Roberts!) Pictured below is Sadie with new owner, Lynn Wasser.

NCBCRA Medical Report

Link to the NCBCRA YouTube Video Channel

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

From Owners

A good showing for friend of rescue Bill Wilder & Russell at this year’s National Sheepdog Finals in Carbondale, CO. Alas, Bill and Russell’s qualifying round was not strong enough to advance them, but  a good effort for their first entry. Best wishes from NCBCRA for next year’s events.

The Bobbsey Twins, pink collared Flossie & blue collared Freddie, may be our first in-flight carry on, stow beneath the seat in front of you rescue dogBobbsey Twinss! Possibly bc x papillon crosses, they are little bundles of irresistible joy and now available for adoption. Click here to learn more and see photos of them in action!

Click on the video cam or text link above to see our collection of videos, featuring some of our dogs currently available for adoption as well as some of the dogs we have already adopted.

NCBCRA Upcoming Events

Saturday, October 11  Microchip Clinic + Yard Sale at Twin Ridges Home Study Charter School, 111 New Mohawk Road, Nevada City; 8:00 am - 3:00 pm; To donate items ahead of time, please call Peggy at (530) 470-0570, items must be received by Oct 8!

Microchip cost is $20, cash or check (no credit/debit cards); cost includes free lifetime registration with Save This Life + $1000 pet insurance if injured when missing (or register your existing microchip for life for $10) For microchip info contact Jane at jkbrogan@wavecable.com


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Donations are tax deductible!


Our success breeds success! We are in need of foster homes throughout Northern California.

In the Orland area we additionally need help in transporting dogs for vet visits and the like.

Please email us if you can help. Thank you.