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Posted over 9 years ago | Updated 1 day ago

My basic info

Border Collie
Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg) (when grown)
Pet ID

My details

Alert icon Not good with kids
Checkmark in teal circle Good with dogs
Checkmark in teal circle Good with cats
Checkmark in teal circle Shots current
Checkmark in teal circle Spayed / Neutered
Checkmark in teal circle Housetrained
Checkmark in teal circle Has special needs

My story

Here's what the humans have to say about me:

You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.

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Bear....aka 'Air Bear'

Bear is a 11 1/2 year old smooth coat male Border Collie mix being fostered in Plymouth, Indiana

This dog can fly through the air....typically after a tennis ball ;)

Bear is approaching 10 years of age but hasn't really slowed down over the years.... he is still willing to play fetch ALL day if I'd let him. Bear is good with other dogs, however he can be a bit of a target for dogs to pick on.... he hates confrontation with other dogs and will usually bark and sort of scream a bit to ask them to give him some space. He is not a dog that wants to fight with other dogs....he wants to flee. He currently lives in my home with 10 other dogs and is great! He will chase kitties for fun but has never tried to hurt them. He is suspicious of people he doesn't know and will avoid them when given the choice....however he will play ball with ANYONE!! Once he is familiar and comfortable with someone he is great. I have zero issues with handling him for grooming, nail trimming, etc. He does have to be muzzled for vet visits as he doesn't want strangers invading his personal space. I typically muzzle and handle him for his vet visits so that he is not stressed about someone doing it.
He has taken a few Agility classes and has worked with a few different people in those classes and works well with other people in a training setting. He wouldn't take much more work to have ready for Novice Agility classes. He would make a nice performance partner for a dog savvy handler. One that understood that fearful dogs need space and to feel safe before they can be expected to perform in unfamiliar environments. Bear has been overlooked for years due to his quirks which I can understand but he is just a super easy dog to live with in my country setting. I haven't given up hope that he may have a home of his own one day (4/2020)

Bear will need a family who will be patient with him as he is slow to warm up to new people and places.  Please contact if you have any questions about Bear.  You can complete an application to adopt Bear or any of the dogs on our website at

 ***  The potential adoptor will get a refund on the Application Fee if it’s determined by the Foster Parent that it’s not a good match for the dog and the dog for them.***

Visit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet.
February 22, 2024, 5:02 pm
Come Bye Border Collie Rescue

Contact info

Pet ID
P.O. Box 332, Highland, IL 62249

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

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.

Adoption application

Go meet their 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.

More about this rescue

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.