Border Collies in Need, Inc. was founded in September of 2007 by a group of non-paid volunteers who have come together to rescue and foster Border Collies (BCs). BCIN is a federally recognized 501(c)3 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 BCs 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. |
BCs 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. BCs In Need recognizes that many regional BC 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.
Border Collies In Need is based in San Pedro, however our foster homes are located throughout Southern California. BCIN covers the following areas: Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, San Diego, Riverside, Kern, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Imperial, and San Luis Obispo Counties.