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My name is Champ!

Border Collie Dog for adoption in Evansville, Indiana - Champ
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Come Bye Border Collie Rescue - Southern Division

Facts about Champ

  • Breed: Border Collie
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10427584
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.

Please contact stephodellfcr@hotmail.com for more information about this pet.

Champ is being fostered at Stephany's in Plymouth, Indiana.  You can send Stephany an email at stephodellfcr@hotmail.com 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 www.comebyebcrescue.org.

Champ – Champ is a handsome middle-aged Border Collie that likely hasn’t had an easy life. He has some very good qualities but also comes with some baggage that makes him a bit harder to adopt. He LOVES tennis ball fetch and has a reasonable amount of endurance for his age as he can fetch and fetch and fetch some more! He also enjoys the “giggle ball” and will entertain himself with that. What surprised me the most about Champ is that he also LOVES being groomed, especially the bathing/massaging part of the grooming. He is not a super affectionate or cuddly sort of dog so I was not expecting him to enjoy grooming as much as he did! On occasion he will settle in for some snuggle time but at this point it’s not often. As he gets more settled in and more comfortable with me he may offer his soft side a bit more often.

He has been fine with other dogs so far. He typically ignores them on occasion he’ll sniff and investigate them but then generally goes on about his own business. He does enjoy fence running and barking at dogs he sees on the other side of the fence.  It’s slightly annoying to me but it seems very entertaining to him

The quirky behavior that makes Champ a bit more difficult to find a home for is his resource guarding behaviors and his willingness to redirect his frustration on whatever is closest to him…if it happens to be your leg, hand, etc…that may be what he decides to grab with his mouth. He is a shadow chaser and will actually even guard the shadows. If you are savvy in dealing with extreme resource guarding behaviors and know when to and when not to apply pressure than you and Champ would likely get along just fine. When doing general obedience type training with Champ he does very well and is rather calm and collected. He is currently in training and as he gets more confident in his skills we will begin working him with more and more difficult distractions, building up to shadow distractions and expecting him to maintain a sit position and keep his brain calm.

If you were to ask Champ what his ideal home would be, I am guessing he’d say a country setting with a piece of land that is safely fenced so that he can run the farm without fear of getting injured or lost, play ball with his human and hang out nearby when his human is doing chores, etc.

I think Champ would thrive in his ideal home and live a happy life. He is not a dog that can withstand a lot of pressure from a human because that causes him to become very defensive and that way he defends himself is by growling and showing you his teeth. A home that doesn’t need a lot from him and one that will allow him the personal space he needs and one that would like to engage in games of tennis ball fetch and let him explore with you outside is one that I think is best suited for his personality.

It’s difficult to know what his past was like but this is who he is now and even though I feel that he can make some positive progress, he is who he is and will need a human that understands that and loves him anyway ❤



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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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Our Adoption Process...

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 http://www.comebyebcrescue.org/info/adoption.