My name is Poe!

Border Collie Mix Dog for adoption in South Bend, Indiana - Poe
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Heartland Small Animal Rescue

Facts about Poe

  • Breed: Border Collie Mix
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female
Poe is a beautiful, young, very vigorous newfoundland/border collie mix. She spent a good number of her roughly 8 months of life in a huge hoarding situation in which she was kept in an outdoor cage with none of the socialization that is so needed for a large, growing dog. Since going into her Heartland foster home she has made up for lost time, helped by her eagerness to please and her voice responsiveness: she responds to the sit command, she has learned to cooperate with leash walking (with a combination of harness and head collar), and she is gradually giving up leaping against doors and walls as a way to get her way and express herself (definitely something she would have learned in her caged existence). Poe is an enthusiastic and energetic playmate for similar dogs but currently needs careful monitoring with the somewhat older and smaller dogs she finds herself with right now. She lives in a house with cats and is interested but not attacking and can probably learn to co-exist safely with them. Because of her size (71 pounds and still growing) and inexperience, she does not yet have free run of the house with the other dogs and cats, but does get to join them each day when she can be monitored. Poes housetraining skills are very good, so she must have been potty trained before she went into the hoarding situation. Poe adores being petted and is especially fond of belly rubs. In spite of her seemingly bigger-than-life personality and behaviors, she is essentially a shy dog, is very nervous around new people, and needs plenty of time to build trust. Poe needs forever people who are experienced with handling and training large dogs, a minimum of a 5 ft. fence in a secure yard, and a large, energetic playmate.

Poe is spayed, up to date on vaccinations, heartworm tested negative and microchipped. Her adoption fee is $225.

If you are interested in Poe, please email or you can access an online application at

About Heartland Small Animal Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Heartland Small Animal Rescue is a non-profit serving South Bend & surrounding cities. We are comprised of a group of dedicated volunteers who work to find loving homes for homeless pets in our area.

It is our mission to help reduce the homeless pet population in the South Bend area. You can help by fostering an animal, donating your time or money, or adopting a new family member.

If you wish to send in a tax-deductable donation, our mailing addres is:
PO Box 6033
South Bend, IN 46660
Company Overview
Heartland Small Animal Rescue Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization serving South Bend, IN and surrounding towns by taking in homeless pets and adopting them out into loving homes. We also work closely with local shelters to reduce euthanasia rates by pulling animals and putting them in our program.

All of our animals reside in foster homes until they are adopted out. We do not have a physical shelter. For more information please email

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Come Meet Our Pets...

We hold adoption events on select weekends at Petsmart in South Bend and Mishawaka. We also hold other events throughout the year. You can also contact us directly regarding a pet seen here and we will set up a time for you to meet them in person. You can see our full calendar of events on facebook or email

Our Adoption Process...

All of our dogs, cats, rabbits & ferrets are spayed or neutered prior to adoption. Small animals are usually not altered. We have adoption applications, a short interview process, and an adoption fee for each animal. All animals (except rabbits & small animals) are up to date on all shots.

Adoption Fees:
Puppies (under 1 year) $225
Adult Dogs $200
Senior Dogs (over 7 years) $100
Cats $110
Rabbits $50 (includes alter and microchip)
Ferrets $125/pair; $75/single
Guinea Pigs $25
Rats $10
Hamsters $10
Gerbils $10
Degus $20
Hedgehogs $75
Chinchillas $100
Birds - adoption fee varies with species
Occasionally we get in other animals too!