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Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler (medium coat)  : :  Female  : :  Medium

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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 Tess

  • Status: Available for Adoption (adoption info)
  • Species: Dog
  • Rescue ID: D230013
  • General Color: Black with Brown, Red, Golden, Orange or Chestnut
  • Current Size: 28 Pounds
  • Current Age: 1 Year 3 Months (best estimate)
  • Location: Plymouth, IN (Casey Cripe)
  • Housetrained: Yes
LOVES Tennis balls!


Tess is a very small heeler. Some would call her a mini.  Pictures are definitely misleading.  Her estimated age was under 2.
She loves ball and plays well in a group. She will run for the ball but won’t demand it from dogs, but if she can sneak it, she will definitely zoom off and play chase.
She is crate trained and will hug your legs every time she comes out of her crate. She eats every meal in her crate and dives right inside, when asked to.
She is absolutely crazy about a water hose.  She leaps threw the air and hunts down the water spraying towards the ground. She is playful but does have a turn off button.
You get inside the house to relax on the couches, she is there and wants to be on your lap, if you allow it.  Her foster mom allows her to climb up and cuddles on couch with her.  She snuggles into your chest and loves to lay on her back like a baby.  She is quiet the character.  
Tess has a really good sit and is learning her recalls.  
Every dog has their downfalls.  Tess struggles with running a fence if other dogs are present on the opposite side of fence. But she does get some extra exercise that way.  
Tess is in a foster home currently with a few dogs.  She does well with them, except she can stalk a bit and she occasionally would try to nip dog ankles if arousal was present. Typically when the ball was thrown.  However since she has been in her foster home, foster mom has seen less and less issues with nipping dog ankles.  
Unfortunately Tess is heartworm positive and will go thru the treatments.  Her first injection is around the first of May, but we still can find her a home and begin the process, however she won’t be available until treatments are completed.
Tess came to the rescue as a stray from the Muncie, Indiana area.  
Most heelers do not do well in shelters and typically shut down.  It’s so hard to see the positive dog when they do this.  Her foster home life is going great and her transformation has been amazing.

Tess is being fostered in Plymouth, IN


If you have questions about Baloo, please email   cripecasey@gmail.com  .  For additional information on Border Collies and our adoption process, please visit our website at www.comebyebcrescue.com.  If you have questions about Avery 

 ***  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, if we do not process their application.

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