I'm being cared for by: Come Bye Border Collie Rescue
Help me get seen & adopted!
Facts about Otis (Courtesy Listing from Chicago, IL)
Breed: Border Collie Mix
Color: Black - With White
Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
already neutered, housetrained, and up to date with shots.
I am already neutered, housetrained, and up to date with shots.
Otis (Courtesy Listing from Chicago, IL)'s Story...
Otis (Courtesy Listing from Chicago, IL)'s Story...
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.
OTIS IS A COURTESY LISTING WHO LIVES WITH HIS OWNER IN CHICAGO, IL. CBBCR OFFERS COURTESY LISTINGS AS A COMMUNITY SERVICE. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THIS DOG, PLEASE CONTACT THE OWNER DIRECTLY: Foundbrittney@gmail.com
Meet Otis, a 1.5 year old border collie/cattle dog mix looking for an active family to call his own! Otis found himself at Chicago Animal Care and Control as a stray when Found Chicago rescued him a few weeks ago. Since then, he has been working hard on his basic obedience, overall manners, and even some energy outlets to keep him occupied, such as fetch and running alongside rollerblades and bikes. He's everyone's best friend and enjoys spending time with both people and other dogs. Otis will need a lot of mental stimulation and structure in his new home to stay out of trouble, as most smarty-pants dogs do! This guy is ready for action when you are, so come down and meet one of our favorite guys!
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.
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