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My name is Addie (A Courtesy Listing in Brookfield, WI)!
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Come Bye Border Collie Rescue
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Border Collie/Australian Cattle Dog
Black - with White
(When grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
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Small red x Not good with kids
Small red x Not good with dogs
Small red x Not good with cats
Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered
Small blue checkmark Housetrained

My story

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


Addie is a 10-month old BC/ACD mix who was adopted from a rescue and who is not well suited to her current home.  The current home has switched to foster status and Addie is now available for adoption.  Interested parties should contact the foster home at the e-mail address above to discuss arrangements to meet Addie.

Addie is a young and energetic dog and is reactive to other dogs, strangers (both men and women), and children.  It is not advised that Addie be considered by a home that has children in the household, and it is strongly suggested that an owner with experience with reactivity in a herding breed be sought for Addie. 

Addie's foster home says this about her:

Addie is a beautiful 10 month old Border Collie/Blue Heeler mix. We are complimented daily on her
good looks and seemingly good manners (ha! more on that below). She is a fun-loving goofy pup that
loves to play tug and chase or fetch squeaky toys and balls. She loves to be with you and if you leave for even 30 seconds to take the garbage out, you will be treated to the most loving, affectionate greeting upon return. She wants nothing more than to hang out with her owners, often napping at your feet. She is super smart and loves to train. She knows basic commands (varying levels of competency) like Sit, Stay,Down, Heel, Come, Leave It, Wait At The Door, Go To your Place...
She is extremely food motivated and also a heavy chewer and will shred plush toys in minutes but is better with stronger dog toys that are made for chewing. She likes to play with other dogs,
but we have not been allowing that lately because of her reactivity issues (see below). She has not been
exposed to cats or other pets. She has a lot of energy and requires lots of exercise both physical and mental. , , Challenges: , , Addie has issues with resource guarding, aggression and general reactivity.
In summary, Addie is a beautiful, loyal, smart, fun but also challenging dog that requires an experienced dog owner with a lifelong commitment to training and exercise. She requires daily physical and mental stimulation and a fenced yard where she can explore and play safely, and no dogs or kids. If you can provide this, you will be rewarded with a wonderful companion.

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September 20, 2022, 1:42 pm

Come Bye Border Collie Rescue

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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.

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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.