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

Noel • Female •  14 weeks • Adopted!

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NOEL came into rescue over the Christmas holiday and she has already shown herself to be a precious gift. At 14-weeks, NOEL is at a perfect age to learn & to bond with her forever family. She doesn't know what a stranger is and instantly takes to everyone she meets. She is very treat-motivated, taking treats ever so nicely. Sometimes she even remembers to sit, as if to say "please" in order to get a treat.

NOEL loves to play with toys, & runs zoomies around the house with a toy in her mouth before settling down to give her toy a good chew. And as a typical puppy, she will make anything & everything into a toy. She also shares her toys nicely with the other dogs in her foster home, & they are, in fact, her favorite toys. She runs from one dog friend to another, wiggling & jumping for joy. She tries to listen when they tell her they have had enough. Well, she listens for a second or two before coming back for more fun & frolic. NOEL is progressing nicely with her potty-training and she is crate-trained for sleeping in her crate at night and when her foster mom leaves for an errand. She has not been introduced to a cat, but given her inclination for play she’d probably chalk the cat up to being just one more toy put on this earth to entertain her!

NOEL is started on her puppy vaccines, wormed, and microchipped. As a condition of puppy adoption, she will need to be altered by her new owner when she reaches approximately 6 months (specific time to be determined by your vet). 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 NOEL 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. NOEL is being fostered north of Sacramento, California.