My name is DINO!

Border Collie Mix Dog for adoption in San Pedro, California - DINO
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Border Collies In Need

Facts about DINO

  • Breed: Border Collie Mix
  • Color: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
Meet Dino.  Dino is a reserved 1year old tri-colored male Border Collie Mix
with a smooth coat with prick ears.  Our best guess is that he is mixed with
Australian Cattle Dog.  Dino entered our program pretty much feral, not
socialized, and he was weary of people.  He is now learning to trust and he
is as sweet as can be.  Dino is looking for his special someone to boost his
confidence with positive reinforcement training.

 Dino is a submissive male and would be best placed with another dog.  He
does enjoy being with other dogs and is well socialized with them.  Dino
walks decently on a leash now, but is bothered by loud noises.  He needs
obedience training and needs to learn his recall better.  He also takes a
soft command since he is so sensitive.  He could use some confidence
building through some positive reinforcement obedience training.  Dino is a
typical male for this breed, as he is extremely affectionate and loyal--he
wants to bond tightly with his human.  Dino can adapt to activity--it just
depends on what you ask of him.  One minute he's out romping around, and
then the next he settles right down next to you.  Dino is nervous, and will
pace a bit until he settles down.  Because a lot of stimulus is hard on him,
a quieter household without small children would be best suited for him.  He
would be well suited for an individual that goes to dog parks or likes to
exercise with a dog by your side.  Dino rides very well in the car and gets
along well with other dogs.  Dino would make a really nice canine companion
for the person who is willing to invest the time in him.

 If you are interested in meeting our dogs, please go on line and fill out
an adoption application.  We require a pre-approved application to be on
file before any meet and greets are scheduled.  The electronic application
can be found on our website at

About Border Collies In Need

About Our Rescue Group...

Border Collies in Need, Inc. was founded in 2007 by a group of non-paid volunteers who have come together to rescue and foster Border Collies (BCs). Border Collies in Need is a non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing Border Collies who are abandoned, neglected, or abused, and placing them into permanent, loving homes. Our dogs come to us from a variety of different sources such as City and County Shelters and strays. We also accept dogs from private individuals, or offer assistance to those needing help to re-home their family pets, who for whatever reason must relinquish their Border Collie(s).

Our ultimate purpose is to match homeless or potentially homeless Border Collies with loving permanent families, specifically interested in the breed. We will accomplish this by providing temporary foster care, necessary and reasonable veterinary treatment, temperament evaluations of the dogs, and interviewing suitability of potential adopters, which includes a “home-check.” Each dog is provided with all necessary and reasonable veterinary treatment, vaccinations, sterilization, and micro-chipping.

Border Collies in Need recognizes the need to expand its horizons beyond the basic rescue duties, and network closely with regional Border Collie clubs which includes herding, agility, and flyball activities for sport and competition. Border Collies In Need recognizes that many regional Border Collie clubs do not have funds to support rescue even though they are the ones who are looked upon as the caretakers of the breed.

It is through the mutual admiration and respect of this breed that will encourage awareness to their plight by breed education, by promoting rescue, rehabilitation, and adoption.

Come Meet Our Pets...

You can meet our beautiful border collies either by visiting us at an adoption event or by appointment. Our dogs for adoption can be viewed on our website at: For event announcements, visit:

Our Adoption Process...

The dogs in our program are fully tested and evaluated for temperament, sterilized, micro chipped, and all required vaccinations have been administered prior to adoption.

In order to adopt a dog from BCs in Need, Inc., you must first submit an Adoption Application. You will be contacted by one of our volunteers to discuss your application and the BC traits you desire for your companion. Once your application has been approved, you will be eligible to adopt.

To submit your application, you may apply online. The more information that you can give us on your application helps us to determine if the dog is the right match for you. Additionally, we may recommend others for your consideration that would fit into your lifestyle. We strive to mutually match our dogs into forever homes with adopters. You will be notified by email or telephone when your application has been approved.

We schedule adoptions by appointment only or you can visit us at local adoption events which are listed on our Events Page. If you have another dog, you will need to bring it with you to see if they are compatible with one another. We will do a home check, however, pictures of your home, yard, fencing, gates, and where the dog will sleep are encouraged.

If you have any questions please email us at