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.
Livie needs to be placed in a home without children.
Livie is a 13 1/2 year old female Border Collie being fostered in Plymouth, Indiana. Livie will need a family who will be patient with her. Please contact email@example.com if you have any questions about Livie. You can complete an application to adopt Livie or any of the dogs on our website at www.comebyebcrescue.org.
Livie – again a feral barn cat will give you an idea of her flight response. When she was with her puppies she was much easier to handle. Now that she wants nothing to do with her pups, she is back to avoiding being handled. She also is very good at her day to day routine….as long as she can predict what is needed from her she is very compliant.
She goes in and out well on her own. Comes to the door when called to come inside…finds her crate and readily goes in without any help or encouragement. In the play yard she mostly just enjoys napping in the sun…..she doesn’t want to play with other dogs. She will typically watch me as I am moving around the yard and if the gates are open into the other play yards, she will readily follow me to see what I am doing in the other yards. She seems to like to be around me, she just doesn’t want me to approach her. There are times that I do approach her and need to approach her……and I basically have to catch her. Once caught she will tolerate handling.
She is clearly afraid but will just freeze and go inside herself and cope with it….she has never tried to bite or get me out of her space by growling, showing of the teeth or anything like that….. she just is frozen stiff…..then once she feels she can escape, she will get away from me…..but again will turn around and watch me…if I call her to her crate or to the door she will still come back in to my space to comply.
Livie and her son, Gus, are adaptable but they will likely never be dogs that will do well outside of what is familiar, predictable and safe. Taking them EVERYWHERE is not the life they will enjoy. Livie is more stressed for bathing and typically tries to escape during bathing time.
She rides well in a plastic crate in a vehicle. She can also ride loose and does ok, but since she is such a flight risk, I have her ride crated. She loves the Nature’s Variety Raw medallions and actually gets a look of excitement in her eyes when I offer them to her….they are the only thing that she will currently take from my hand. She also enjoys bully sticks when she is outside of her crate…..she won’t chew them when in her crate.
Again, she is a project dog and will need an adopter without expectations, just one that is calm, patient and understanding of the trauma that Livie has likely endured for her entire life. The psychological damage is always going to be there……she is adaptable and can learn a routine…but will never be great with the “unfamiliar” (9/24/14)
*** 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.***
More about Olivia
Good with Dogs, Good with Cats, Is Not Good with Kids
Special Needs: REQUIRES A SECURE FENCE. EXPERIENCED HANDLER NEEDED. Livie needs to be placed in a home without children.
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