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11/23/2020 9:21 AM

 

 
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Border Collie / Mixed (short coat)  : :  Male (neutered)  : :  Senior  : :  Medium


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Contact Bear's Caretaker/Foster Directly: stephodellfcr@hotmail.com

 

 

Come Bye Border Collie Rescue adult dogs offered for adoption have been heartworm tested and are on heartworm preventative, spayed/neutered, up to date on shots, microchipped and, in season, on flea/tick preventative.  
 

Come Bye Border Collie Rescue puppies are wormed for intestinal parasites, received their age appropriate vaccines and are microchipped. If too young to spay or neuter, the adopter will agree to spay or neuter the puppy as a part of the adoption, along with the payment of an additional $100 deposit. 
 

Please note this dog's foster home Location is included on this page, but you must go through the adoption process and be approved prior to doing a meet and greet with the foster dog.   

About Bear

  • Status: Available for Adoption (adoption info)
  • Species: Dog
  • Rescue ID: D130005
  • General Color: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
  • Color: Tricolor
  • Tail Type: Long
  • Current Size: 48 Pounds
  • Current Age: 8 Years 5 Months (best estimate)
  • Location: Plymouth IN
  • Housetrained: Yes
  • Reaction to New People: Cautious

BEAR NEEDS TO BE PLACED IN A HOME WITHOUT CHILDREN AND NEEDS AN ADVANCED DOG SAVVY HUMAN, HE ALSO REQUIRES A FENCED YARD (5 FOOT OR HIGHER)

Bear....aka "Air Bear"

Bear is a 8 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 8 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 stephodellfcr@hotmail.com if you have any questions about Bear.  You can complete an application to adopt Bear or any of the dogs on our website at www.comebyebcrescue.org.

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Good with Dogs, Good with Cats, Is Not Good with Kids

Special Needs: BEAR NEEDS TO BE PLACED IN A HOME WITHOUT CHILDREN AND NEEDS AN ADVANCED DOG SAVVY HUMAN, HE ALSO REQUIRES A FENCED YARD (5 FOOT OR HIGHER).

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