My name is Hunter!

Border Collie/Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Highland, Illinois - Hunter
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Come Bye Border Collie Rescue

Facts about Hunter

  • Breed: Border Collie/Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10492534
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.

Meet Hunter! He is an enthusiastic and playful Border Collie/Labrador mix who's about a year old. He is being fostered in Plymouth, Indiana. You can send us an email if you have any specific questions about him.  If you have any general questions about our adoption process, please go to the Adoption Info page on our website at

Hunter may seem shy at first, but he will quickly warm up to new friends and become a complete love bug.  He is dog and cat friendly and is currently being fostered in a home with 2 dogs, 3 cats, and a Guinea pig. When first meeting new dogs he tries to be a little dominate but knows to back off when told to.

Hunter is a complete gentleman in the grooming salon and is perfect for nail trims. He loves to play with a ball and frisbee, however he is not coordinated enough to catch a frisbee in the air. He is such a goofy boy and trips over himself and rolls all around. Hunter is very polite in the house and keeps himself occupied by chewing on his bone during quiet time. Hunter didn't listen very well when his foster mom picked him up from a shelter in Ohio, but since then he knows his name, knows how to sit, and lay down. He loves baby carrots from the refrigerator as treats and is polite with hands around the food bowl. Hunter is 100% crate trained and waits patiently for his foster mom to come home and play with him and his foster brothers. 
This sweet boy is looking for a forever home that will continue some sort of training with him. He would be an awesome service or therapy dog. (Update 10/29/16)

Hunter is a 9 month old male that was relinquished to Brown County Animal Shelter in Georgetown, OH. He was relinquished because the owners daughter went to jail. He is very sweet, good with other dogs and kitties. He is being fostered in Plymouth, IN.  For additional information on Hunter, please contact  For general questions on our adoption process, go to the Adoption Info page on our website, or contact

This is what his foster mom says about Hunter:

Super sweet boy but really shy at first and was a nervous pee-er. He has totally warmed up to me and is comfortable in my home. Hunter does love dogs and kitties. I have 3 cats and he doesn't even bother them at all, nor does he even acknowledge that they are even around.

He plays well with a dog his size, but is very barky at my small dog... to the point where he gets scared of him. Any other time he is good around him. My dog that is closer to his size he does play well with. For the most part he plays nice but is very vocal while playing. All of which is play and not aggression. He is all puppy and is figuring out how to play with others. An example is when my heeler chases a frisbee, Hunter wants to chase the heeler and nibble at his back.

We are working toward playing nice but like I said he is all puppy!! :) He is somewhat crate trained. He doesn't potty in the crate, but will bark for several minutes once in the crate. Sometimes he will go willing in the crate and other times he needs a treat of encouragement. He does settle down about 5-10 mins once in the crate and he has been getting better each day.

He is not 100% house trained but training him shouldn't be hard. His biggest problem is he doesn't know how to tell me he has to go out, so like any other puppy it's always outside after a nap, playing, and meal time. Hunter is great on the leash. He will however go from side to side and front to back when walking, but hardly ever pulls me around. He is going to make someone a great dog one day! I'm going to be sad to see him go when the time comes. 




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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.