My name is JOSEY!

Border Collie Mix Puppy for adoption in San Pedro, California - JOSEY
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Border Collies In Need

Facts about JOSEY

  • Breed: Border Collie Mix
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Puppy
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
Josey is a 6 month old female Border Collie/Shepherd mix with a very sweet and playful personality.  She loves to play with other dogs and toys but she enjoys her afternoon naps the most.  She is good in the house and has only had a couple of minor accidents in her foster home but that was when it was new to her.  She sleeps all night in a crate by her Foster Mom's bed.  She was very quick to learn how to use a dog door and loves the freedom of being able to go in and out when she needs to.  Josey knows "sit" and does quite well on a leash.  She is not comfortable around loud banging noises or things like a lawnmower, leaf blowers etc.  However she doesn't mind the vacuum cleaner or normal household noises.  She would be better suited for a home without children as she doesn't like the quick movements or their sometimes loud playing.  She takes a while to warm up to visitors and new people but is not aggressive towards anyone.
Josey will need to have a home where someone is willing and able to take her to puppy classes to make her a well-rounded and well-behaved adult.
Josey is up to date on her vaccinations, is spayed and microchipped and ready to go into her forever home.
She is being fostered in East San Diego County.

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