Border Collie Rescue of Northern California focuses on one of the more active, brainy, challenging—and, as their many fans will attest, rewarding—breeds around. And, like many rescues these days, they're seeing a lot of dogs whose owners fall on hard times and can't keep their completely lovely companions. The star of one such sad story is Ben here, who was actually adopted from the rescue as a young dog seven years ago by a very nice family; they recently fell victim to the economy and had to give him back. Ben, a border collie mix, has adjusted well to the dogs and people in his foster home, has great house manners, and has shown a happy, mellow attitude to all. In short, he's a find, and whoever adopts him will be pretty lucky.
Hard times seem to be having their way with a lot of the incoming dogs, as well, as more and more of them seem to be landing in rescue with medical issues suggesting long-term neglect and needing urgent treatment, from heartworm to dislocated hips. Donations in support of the veterinary expenses would be most appreciated.
And a big round of applause to 9-year-old local girl Kimber, who asked family and friends for dog food instead of presents for herself on her recent birthday, and then brought it all to the rescue. Seems they have a border collie mix themselves, so they understand...
Photo: Ben—Border Collie Rescue of Northern California