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My name is Sissy!

Border Collie Dog for adoption in Highland, Illinois - Sissy
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Come Bye Border Collie Rescue

Facts about Sissy

  • Breed: Border Collie
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 10224568
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.

Please contact jsmbmiller@comcast.net for more information about this pet.

****SECURE FENCE REQUIRED****


 

Sissy is a 2 1/2 year old female Border Collie whose foster home is in Westville, Indiana.  For additional information on Sissy, please contact Sharon at jsmbmiller@comcast.net.  If you have questions on our application process or for an online application, go to the Adoption Info page on our website at www.comebyebcrescue.org

Update 4/25/17*****************

Sissy has been with me for 8 months now and is super fun to work/play with!  She is food and toy motivated!  Her focus and eye contact are amazing!  Sissy has completed an obedience and beginner agility class and is ready to learn more. She is always pointing out to me where the critters are hiding in the back yard, barn hunt or nose works may be good classes for her as well. Even though she is a busy little girl, she does have an off switch.  Now that the weather is nice she will often take a nap on the back deck.   

At home she is very relaxed, confident and playful!  In a new environment she is a little nervous and unsure.  Like most Border collies, Sissy is very sensitive!  She has responded very well to my cheerleader style of training.  She LOVES her people!  Sissy will crawl on your lap and give very gentle soft kisses.  She is a velcro dog and follows me everywhere. 

Sissy is great with my dogs most of the time. Inside she is very polite.  Outside, when she's running and playing her prey drive will kick in.  She sometimes will run right into one of my dogs to stop them.  She loves toys, and has no problems taking one out of the mouth of another dog!  She has shown some resource guarding behaviors with other dogs around food. Sissy has been learning from my dogs what behavior's are appropriate and what behavior's will not be tolerated. During her agility class she had a few dogs run up and get in her face and she was just fine with it.  I will place Sissy in a home with other dogs as long as that home is very dog savvy and has experience dealing with these behaviors. 

We are working on impulse control and for her to be able to walk by moving vehicles without her lunging at them.  She is not a dog that would do well in a city environment.   A secure fence is still a must for Sissy!  I do not feel an invisible fence would  keep her safe!  A home where she is not left alone for more than 5 hours would be best.  I would also recommend that she not go to a home with cats.  


Update 9/25/16*******************

At 40lbs Sissy is the perfect size.  Her coat is probably considered rough, given the length of hair on her tail, her ear feathering and rough hair around her head, but her body hair is short almost smooth, and she has a little feathering on her legs.
Sissy has been her name since she was 8 weeks old.  She was relinquished to a shelter when her elderly owner could no longer take care of her.  A Good Samaritan pulled her from the shelter and then contacted Come Bye.

 

Like most Border Collies, Sissy is a little shy when she meets new people, but it doesn't take her long to warm up.  Once she gets to know you she will crawl in your lap and give you hugs.  Sissy LOVES her people.  She is good for baths, nail trims, vet visits and awesome in the car!  Sissy knows 'sit', 'down', 'spin' and 'leave it'!  She is taking an obedience class and of course she is the best in her class.  There is a nutty 6 month old puppy in her class that keeps trying to get her attention, but she just stays focused on me. Sissy is food motivated and easy to train!  She is doing great on leash but will try and herd cars and critters. Sissy is a busy busy little girl and would do best in a home where she can be kept busy.   
 She is good with dogs, but her herding instincts can be annoying to them. Sissy would do best as an only dog. 

 

 I did take her to Lake Michigan, and with the some coaching she will walk in the shallow water.  This may have been her first time ever being introduced to the water. 

 

Sissy is very noise and motion sensitive.  A home without a great deal of traffic and a secure fence is a must for her.  She is afraid of thunder, but does fine as long as she is in her crate away from any windows. 

 

Stay tuned for more to come on this fabulous girl!
 





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About Come Bye Border Collie Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Our mission is to rescue and successfully re-home border collies. It is our belief that dogs of sound temperament should be given every chance to lead a happy, healthy and fruitful life. In support of our mission, we also offer training resources and support to current owners experiencing behavior issues with their border collies. We do this in the hope that these dogs are able to stay in their existing homes and do not end up at a shelter or in a rescue. Unfortunately, there are far more wonderful border collies in need than can be saved.

We are an all-volunteer organization staffed by individuals committed to saving this wonderful breed. Some of our volunteers have little experience with border collies, while some possess over a decade of working with border collies. We work extensively with many other border collie and all breed rescues.

What We Do--
We rescue border collies. We educate people.

Why We Do It--
Many people are interested in adopting a border collie because the breed has been labeled as the "smartest dog." With intelligence comes responsibility, and it is this lack of responsibility on the part of the owner, which results in many border collies ending up in a rescue or a shelter.

The volunteers at Come Bye BC Rescue all have a love for dogs, but a particular passion for border collies. It is this passion that moves us toward our goal of finding loving forever homes for these wonderful dogs, while continually serving as an education and training resource for both current and prospective border collie owners.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Each dog we rescue is placed in a private foster home. It is the role of the foster family to provide love, veterinary care and training to each foster dog.

Once in foster care, the foster home will arrange veterinary care (paid for by Come Bye BC Rescue) to ensure the health of the animal. Each dog is given a complete exam, spayed or neutered, heartworm tested, brought up to date on vaccinations and treated for any medical problems they may have. Some of the dogs we rescue have significant medical issues. We are very proactive in addressing any diagnosed or suspected medical problems, including the recruitment of specialists to treat the condition and, if necessary conduct surgery and advise on rehabilitation. Dogs are not discriminated against based on health issues.

Many of the dogs we rescue have never lived in a home or know what a toy is and need to be taught to play. Foster homes provide the training necessary for each dog to learn manners, housebreaking and basic obedience. Many dogs have had little to no human affection and attention. One of the most important jobs of the foster home is to teach a dog to trust humans.

Our Adoption Process...

Our rescue strives to find the perfect home for each and every dog that we accept. Our volunteers screen every potential adopter to ensure the safety and happiness of the dog(s) placed. Applicants are screened via telephone interview, reference checks, veterinary history and home visit to ensure the safety and well being of each dog we place. We have a high rate of success in our placement of border collies in adoptive homes.