My name is Castle!

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

Facts about Castle

  • Breed: Border Collie Mix
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 9512008
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.


Meet Castle (“Cass”)


·         Are you looking for a companion who can keep you company on your morning run but who will cuddle with you on the sofa in the evening?

·         Are you willing to devote some time every day to work on obedience training with a nice boy who could improve on some manners? (but he is pretty good)

·         Are you willing to be outside with a dog who needs to learn how to play with balls and Frisbees, so he can replace a hunting instinct with an drive to play?

If you answered yes to these questions, then we might have the dog for you:

Castle is a very nice 3 year old (neutered) male border collie. He was relinquished because he would escape from a very small city yard, despite the fence. Providing for his safety will be a major consideration for his new home. He should have a yard with a fence, preferable a 6 foot high fence. An e-fence would probably not work for this dog due to his strength and speed and determination (he is a Border Collie after all). He has a strong prey drive and will chase squirrels, chipmunks and cats. Oh yes, that’s another thing – he does need to be in a home without any cats.

He loves attention. He will ask to be petted and rolls over easily to have his belly rubbed. This is a great indicator for his trust in people. He gets along with other dogs in the home. He does well with small children and has not demonstrated any herding behaviors with them.

He has started basic obedience classes, but he has a long way to go. His youth and energy make sit and stay very challenging! He is a fast learner and loves squeaky toys.  He is a quiet and gentle dog in the house. 


Cas is being fostered in Center City, Minnesota.  If you would be interested in learning more about Castle, please contact us:


Visit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet.

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.