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erving the greater Sacramento valley and Sierra Nevada foothills

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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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Follow the video cam link to see our collection of videos, featuring some of our dogs currently available for adoption.


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BANDIT is a beautiful 3-year-old boy whom his foster mom describes as an “easy keeper” dog, which is to say, he’s been no trouble to foster at all. While coming off a ranch as a mostly outside dog, he has made the transition to being comfortable in the house, worked his way into the canine pack at his foster home and seeks love and attention from his foster family. BANDIT does have a strong personality and is physically a larger dog at over 60 lean pounds such that an experienced dog handler is recommended. Click here to read more about this fine dog and see additional photos.


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FOSTER HOMES NEEDED! In just our first year of service, NCBCRA has taken in over 180 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!

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  

Gemstone puppy adoptions took place these past two weekends with nine of ten little ones now off to their new homes. Congrats to the lucky pups and new owners alike! The Gemstone pups are a wonderful mix of Border Collie and Black Lab. They are 10 weeks old as of Feb 23. Pictured below is our one remaining Gem, Jade, a cute, curious, cuddly boy, ready to find his forever home!

Introducing Bandit!!!

In addition to the adoption fee, puppy adoption requires a $100 spay/neuter deposit. Upon our receiving the spay/neuter certificate from you, the deposit is refunded.

If you have an approved Northern California Border Collie Rescue & Adoptions Application and wish to enquire about JADE, please email us at Adoptions@norcalbcrescue.org. 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. JADE is being fostered in Live Oak in Sutter County, CA

JADE is an inquisitive & adventuresome fellow, he is usually the first to try new things and run off with new toys .... smart as a whip. He adjusts rapidly to new settings and is the one that goes and goes until he finally puppy crashes, a smooth coated, slim & sleek little boy. He is 90% paper trained.


Dirk finds a home at Pedroncelli Winery in Geyserville!

Not looking for a puppy right now??  Check out our available adult dogs via the slide show at right or go directly to the Adoption Gallery to see more heartwarming and deserving dogs.

Cute YouTube video of Jade

JADE has been started on his puppy vaccines, wormed, and micro-chipped. As a condition of puppy adoption, he will need to be altered by his new owner at approx. 6 months (specific age to be determined by your vet).