My name is ALEX (Courtesy List)!

Border Collie Mix Dog for adoption in San Pedro, California - ALEX (Courtesy List)
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Border Collies In Need

Facts about ALEX (Courtesy List)

  • Breed: Border Collie Mix
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
Alex is not part of BCIN’s rescue program.  Please contact Shyreen directly to ask questions about Alex or to meet him.  Her e mail is or by phone at the 626-339-1354, mobile is 626-893-2400.  There will be a small rehoming fee for Alex.
My name is Shyreen Russell. I own a boarding and training facility in Covina CA. I currently am trying to place a rescue border collie mix named Alex in a home but am not having any luck. He is about 1.5 years old, house trained, and knows all of his basic obedience commends by treat training as well as praise/correction.
Alex came to me by a training with an older couple that couldn't handle his activity level. The husband works many hours and the wife doesn't like dogs. While the husband was at work, the wife would occasionally walk him but then he was in a small confined area the rest of the time. When the husband was home, Alex was very high energy and allowed to jump, play bite and torment him. Alex is now not very trusting, it takes him a little time to warm up, but once he does he is very loving.
Here, Alex is becoming more balanced and manageable but he is going "kennel crazy". He constantly paces and barks, causing him to have diarrhea. I have started taking him home at night and to my surprise he is just a normal dog. He still has normal puppy behavior like taking things he shouldn't, getting in the trash, chewing etc... He is also a little "bossy" with my other 5 dogs but is truly a sweet boy. No aggression toward large or small dogs.
The problem is I am in Covina and this is not a community that has large properties nor is it a place that is knowledgeable about this breed.  I would be happy to offer free training to anyone that adopts him if needed. He's been with us about 6 months and I just feel terrible that I haven't been able to place him.

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.

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