My name is Tessa!

Pointer Mix Dog for adoption in Evansville, Indiana - Tessa
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Come Bye Border Collie Rescue - Southern Division

Facts about Tessa

  • Breed: Pointer Mix
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 4202770
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Tessa is a Pointer mix, approximately 5 years old and is being fostered in Plymouth, Indiana.

Tess is around 4-5 years of age. She is not a Border Collie but since she is black and white and in danger of being euthanized an exception was made. She was originally saved by a shelter in Oklahoma and then was put on a two day transport to Indiana. I fostered her for several months and then what we thought was going to be her forever home came along. She was with her adoptive home with her doggie sister Annie for 3 years and then her human parents decided to move to China for a job opportunity. This left Tess needing to be returned to rescue and was going to leave her sister Annie homeless. We weren’t about to let that happen either and Annie became a foster with Come Bye Border Collie Rescue as well. Annie has since been adopted and now it’s just Tess waiting for her happy ever after!!

Tess is likely a pointer mix. She is a fabulous dog! She is literally like Velcro. She loves just hanging out with her favorite person or people. She is an excellent house guest and happy just lounging around. If you want to get out for a walk and some exercise or just going out for a ride in the car, she’s game for that too. She is really up for just about anything if that means getting to be with her person. She is a very affectionate and cuddly dog. She is good in her crate however she is also good loose in the house. She is good with other dogs but when first meeting new dogs she can be a bit sassy. She is also good with the new people she has met. She is really a pretty perfect dog overall…her only hang up is that she can easily jump a 5 foot fence. She hasn’t ever attempted to jump a 6 foot fence and the only reason she jumps a fence at all is to get to me…she’d like to be attached to my hip if that was possible

If you are ready for a sweet, fun, athletic and beautiful middle-aged pointer mix to share your life with, please consider giving Tessa the forever home she so deserves!!

For more information on Tessa, please email  stephodellfcr@hotmail or go to our website at  to submit an application to adopt Bella.  Look for us on Facebook!

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About Come Bye Border Collie Rescue - Southern Division

About Our Rescue Group...

Come Bye BC Rescue is an Illinois-licensed, not for profit rescue organization dedicated to the rescue of border collies. Our western boundaries extend as far west as Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and as far east as Ann Arbor, Michigan. Started as an all breed rescue in 2002, we soon found ourselves devoting most of our efforts to saving border collies. Incorporated in Illinois as Animal Protective Association of So. Illinois, we are also known as Come Bye Border Collie Rescue to more accurately reflect our passion for the border collie breed. 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.

We rescue border collies. We educate people. 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 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 each dog placed. Applicants are thoroughly screened via telephone interview, reference checks, veterinary history and home visit. We have a high rate of success in our placement of border collies in adoptive homes.

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.

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Come Bye BC Rescue takes great pride in placing our foster dogs in a home that is best suited to each dog's individual personality, temperament, and activity level. We will do a phone interview with you, a veterinarian reference check, personal reference checks, conduct a home visit, and do whatever else is needed to verify all the information on your application. We want to be sure that you and your new dog are a good match, so that each placement is a permanent one. The adoption process is our way of getting to know you, your family, and your lifestyle. First and foremost, the Rescue's main responsibility is to our foster dogs. Additional information is located on our Adoption Info page at