My name is CHERRY COLA!

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

Facts about CHERRY COLA

  • Breed: Border Collie
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
Meet Cherry.  Cherry is an approximately 6 months old female red and white with a smooth coat.  She is typical of a lot of border collies, as she is kind of shy until she meets you, then she warms up to you.  From there, she is all over you.  She is a very active pup who needs an active family or life style. She requires consistent daily exercise along with mental stimulation to keep her balanced.  Additionally, at this age, it is important to keep her socialized as she perhaps will soon go through her second fear stage.  If this is not done, then BCs can develop phobias which may lead into fear based aggressive traits if not addressed properly.  Many BCs are relinquished to rescue at this age, because their owners did not research this breed prior to owning one. 

Cherry is very smart. She already knows her basic obedience command of sit and stay, and she is working on down. She gets along very well with other dogs and loves to run and play. She also likes water!  She is currently being leashed trained and doing well. Like all puppies she can become destructive if left alone too long as she gets bored.  She is also almost housetrained if you let her out often. She will go all night without an accident. We are not sure about cats as she has not been exposed to them.  She would do best in a home without small children as she is quite active.  A border collie savvy home is a must! NO apartments or townhomes, she needs a yard to run and play in.

Cherry's adopters must be committed to work with the destruction and energy associated with raising a puppy, along with housebreaking accidents.  As with all puppies, socialization and puppy obedience classes are a must.  This will ensure that you will have an outgoing, socialized, well behaved, and well-adjusted adult dog in your family. 

If you are interested in meeting Cherry, please submit an adoption application.  In addition to the adoption application, applicants will be required to answer some additional questions pertaining to puppies which will be sent to you after the adoption application has been submitted.  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