My name is OAKLEY!

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

Facts about OAKLEY

  • Breed: Border Collie
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
Oakley is a 14 year young traditionally marked border collie with a semi-rough coat! He's an extremely sweet boy who gets along with all dogs he's met and he absolutely loves people. He has not been tested around cats, pocket pets or livestock yet.

Oakley rides well in the car. He needs a ramp or to be lifted/assisted in and out, but he does well with stairs and navigating. He's great in the house, uses the dog door and is housetrained but he needs to be close to "the facilities" and occasionally will have a "senior accident"!

He is a little hard-of-hearing so it's recommended he be kept on a leash or long lead on all walks or outings for his safety. He will respond to louder noises like clapping and he responds well to hand signals.

Oakley loves a gentle game of ball. He will bring the ball back, lie down and push it with his nose. He does this not only with people but with dogs. He loves to go to the beach. He enjoys short walks on the beach, but he will need frequent stops for visiting (he's a popular guy on our dog beach but he does need those rest stops)!

Oakley is neutered, current on all vaccines and boosters and tested negative for heartworm & Lyme. He's been de-wormed and is on flea control. He was itchy/scratchy at first but since he's been on a grain free diet & treats (recommended continued), and he's better every day. He also takes senior supplements and they seem to be helping him (also recommended). He loves to be brushed and does not only not mind the blow dryer at all but seems to like it!

Anything else, his foster home will be happy to respond by email! Oakley is being fostered in the SLO area.

Please open your heart and home to adopting a senior.  BCIN takes in more than a fair share of the senior BCs, as it is fact that adoption rates in the shelter are reduced significantly once a dog reaches 5 years of age.  BCIN was Oakley's only hope of making it out of the shelter and we gladly welcomed him into our rescue program.  Oakley will be adopted under our Senior Program.  This means we reduce our adoption fee significantly so that he can find a loving home where he spend the rest of his golden years as a pampered pooch.

If you are interested in meeting our dogs, please 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