Herd It Through The Grapevine has teamed up with Second Chance Greetings to create birthday, holiday and everyday greeting cards that feature wonderful rescued herding dogs like yours. And 50% of the proceeds will go directly to HITTGV! Please visit their website and like them at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Second-Chance-Greetings/659753007397406
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You can also submit a photo that shows how unique your rescued dog is. If it's selected, Second Chance Greetings will put it on an equally unique greeting card featuring your best friend!
Please take a look at our newest adoptable dogs and whether you are looking for the perfect face, the perfect demeanor, or it's love at first sight, hopefully you will find the perfect companion at HITTGV!
We are also in dire need of people who can support us as fosters! You can also foster a dog until the perfect forever home is found or as a trial period with the option to adopt.
Although we are not currently able take in new dogs, we made an exception for this 5 mo. old boy, Cody, who needs very special surgery. This sweet, happy, playful, submissive little guy was born with a few 'plumbing' issues. We knew his need for expensive corrective surgery would prevent most others from rescuing him. After Cody has had a week or so to recover from his surgery , he will be available for adoption!
We would be very grateful for any donations to help us pay for the $1,000 veterinary costs for Cody, and enable us to continue rescuing great dogs like him, whose illness or injuries should not be a death sentence. As a federally recognized, 501(c)(3), non-profit organization, your donations are tax deductible. No contribution is too small. Every $5 and $10 helps! Thank you!
Cheyenne (ADOPTION PENDING) is approximately 18 mos.to 2 years old, and is rather thin, weighing in at 28 lbs. She is happy, bubbly, sweet, loyal and loving snuggler, who is shy and quiet when first meeting people, but warms up quickly. She is fine with all women, but is a bit nervous when first meeting men, and may shy away from them at first (but this doesn't stop her from accepting a cookie from them). She needs to meet men quietly, and is fine with them once she knows they won't harm her.
Cheyenne is a high energy, Energizer Bunny, when it comes to playing. She can play all day, and needs enough space to run freely, and get plenty of physical and mental exercise. She thinks that all dogs are her best friend and adores playing with other dogs. She would be best paired with another young dog of equal play style and stamina. Cheyenne shows her border collie herding instinct sometimes in the way she plays. She will run and then crouching in wait for another dog, before popping up to play and run again. Cheyenne loves all toys. She will chew up the soft toys and swallow some of it, and should only have the ones that she cannot destroy. She also loves to chase balls, especially when they are thrown low to the ground. In a multi-dog household, she should be fed separately or under close supervision/management, as on occasion, she has shown food aggression with another dog.
When at home, Cheyenne is happy to hang out with her person/people and entertain herself. She likes to sleep with her person, but is also fine on her dog bed on the floor, or sharing a dog bed with another dog. She is also fine if left alone for several hours. She is generally quiet, but will bark if someone is outside or approaching the house, or if surprised by a stranger.
Cheyenne walks well on leash, using a head collar (i.e. Gentle Leader). If on a leash attached to a regular collar, she will pull most of the entire time. Being a typically brilliant border collie, she is very smart, eager to please, and learns very quickly. She does get easily distracted and should be well exercised before training sessions. She is house trained, and she needs to go out immediately after eating. She is great riding in a car, and sits quietly. Cheyenne is good with cats, and hung out with the one at her first foster home. However, if a cat runs, she will chase, thinking the cat wants to play. At the same foster home, there were chickens in a coop, and Cheyenne would continuously circle the coop whenever she was nearby.
Although she is making progress, Cheyenne is still nervous and unsure of herself around new people and surroundings. A few times, when startled and unable to cope with a situation, she has panicked and snapped at the nearest moving thing. For this reason, we do NOT recommend her for a home with young children. It is clear that Cheyenne has had a secluded life with very limited life experiences. She needs an experienced, confident, calm and reassuring leader, who she can follow and feel secure with. Cheyenne also needs gradual and consistent exposure to new situations each day, in order to become less fearful and help her gain more confidence.
Ripley (ADOPTED!) is happy, lively, fun loving Australian Kelpie mix, who weighs 40 lbs. and is approximately 12-18 months old. This girl is a playful spirit, who loves all people, often enthusiastically greeting visitors with kisses. More than anything she just wants a human of her own. She follows her foster people from room to room, and adores being petted and belly rubs.
She is fine alone in the house, and enjoys riding in the car - happily sitting quietly and watching the world go by. If you don't want her in the front seat or with her head on your shoulder while driving, she will ride quietly in a crate, too. She is housebroken and learning that a crate is good for naptime.
As a young herding mix, Ripley hasan active brain. She would be best with people who can give her both the physical and mental exercise she craves. Ripley is one of the brightest, most intelligent dogs we have met, and she is very eager to please. As a result, she is a super quick learner, with incredible potential. It is clear that prior to our rescue, no one has taken the time to teach her any rules, manners, or routines. Her fosters are teaching her polite behavior and basic commands, and Ripley is doing great. Her ideal home would be on country property, with person(s) with prior training experience, time and willingness to continue teaching her manners, and that her pushy ways will not work.
Around other dogs, she is a confident,dominant female, who wants to meet other dogs by running up into their face. Ripley would benefit from socialization, and learning that what is fun to her, is rude to others. She would do best as an only dog, or with a well-balanced, non-reactive dog. Ripley is probably not good with cats. Ripley loves children, and seems to know to be gentle with the little ones. However, we believe Ripley should be in a home with children at least 7 years or older, as she could to jump up on people when she's excited to see them. She has NOT done this when meeting children. Also, her fosters are working with her on this.
Ripley is a happy, playful soul, with vast potential. She needs the right person, who respects a thinking dog, and can andwill make the commitment to teach her how to control her impulses to do whatever she wants. Once she learns, Ripley will be an amazingly wonderful, loyal, loving companion.
Farley (ADOPTED!) is about 9 -10 mos. old, and weighs 38 lbs. He has a very happy, easy going, and very sweet personality. Farley is super friendly and great with all people and all dogs. His foster calls him a "lump of love." He has a happy and submissive nature around bossy, dominant dogs. He will just roll over for them, and then happily get up and continue to play. Farley an energetic, athletic boy, who loves to run and play.
Farley is extremely bright, observant and attentive. He is willing to do whatever his humans want him to do. We believe he was from a farm/ranch and had never been on a leash, freely playing, before he ended up in a kill shelter. He is quickly learning how to walk nicely on leash, and how to live in a house.
Millie (ADOPTED!) is as sweet as they come, and a turn-key dog ready to be someone's best friend! She is about 4 or 5 years old. At 56 pounds, she is a bit plump. Her ideal weight is about 48-50 lbs. She is mellow, quiet, and gentle. Millie is a low energy cattle dog, mixed with Lab and Australian Shepherd. She is a shy girl, but warms up to people pretty quickly. She meets people in a quiet, low key way and loves most everyone she has met, especially women. Millie would make a great companion dog for someone who isn't too active and is just looking for the companionship of a best friend.
Our girl is looking for a person(s) of her own who will shower her with attention and love. She can get along with other dogs who are easy, and who don't get in her face or her backside, but she would prefer to be an only dog and have her person/people to herself. As a cattle dog, Millie is a velcro dog, who will follow you from room to room. Throughout the day she will take naps or relax in whichever room her person is in. She adores petting and being talked to, and will gaze at you with the cutest closed mouth smile. She is also fine at home alone. Millie loves to go for a ride, and rides very quietly in a car. She doesn't only attach herself to one person. At her foster home, she has 3 foster parents, and will follow each around at different times.
During nice weather, Millie likes to slowly wander around in the backyard, soaking in her surroundings, taking her time, sniffing, exploring, and nibbling a blade of grass here and there. She has not shown many herding tendencies. She has shown no interest in toys or playing ball. However, Millie has a playful side, too. Once she understands the routines and is comfortable in a home, Millie becomes very animated and playful when she know she is about to go for a ride, or out for a walk, or to a park. Millie mostly doesn't care about other dogs if they leave her and her person alone, but she may bond with another dog who has similar energy to her. She shows no interest in cats, and would be fine in the same home with them. She is completely housebroken and very easy on a leash.
Millie would also be a good watch dog, and has barked at loud mysterious trucks pulling up near the house. She did meet two men who approached her, and triggered a fearful, protective response in her. She was obviously afraid of them and tried to bark them away. Otherwise, she has been fine with all other men, women, and children, often walking up to greet and invite people to pet her. Millie is a very smart girl, and takes a few days to assess and become comfortable in new situations. She would prefer to live in a quiet area without too many loud passing vehicle sounds nearby, and would do best in a home without cats.
Piper (ADOPTED!) is about 2 years old and weighs 34 lbs. She is a very sweet and loving dog, who is shy at first, and prefers to meet people and other dogs slowly and at her own pace. By nature, she is a mellow, moderate energy girl, who adores human attention. She will co-exist and sometimes play with other dogs, once proper introductions have been made and she knows they are friendly.
As a shy girl, she will be frightened if people or dogs approach her quickly. If people ignore her and allow her to approach and sniff them, she will soon be crawling in their lap for petting. More than anything Piper craves human affection and people of her own. She is a typical velcro cattle dog, who wants to be near her person/people whenever she can, and is less interested in playing or interacting with other dogs. For these reasons, Piper would do well as an only dog. She would also be fine with an easy going dog. Our girl wants to please people, and is extremely submissive and responsive if she understands what you want her to do. We have not seen Piper with cats, but she is so responsive to human wishes, that if not used to cats, she could learn to be around them. While her foster is teaching her a few commands, Piper will need to learn basic obedience commands, as well as boundaries, and continued socialization. Being unsure of herself, Piper likes routines and knowing what to expect. She is also very big on treats! Piper is housebroken, and walks fairly well on leash. We have noticed that when on leash, she is sometimes a bit nervous and reactive if people and animals approach her head on. When off leash, she is much more relaxed and easy going, and has not shown this behavior.
We believe that when Piper feels settled, safe and secure in a home, receiving all the love and attention that she craves, that she will become more calm, easy and confident when meeting new people and dogs. It is also very apparent that Piper's chief goal is to be a constant, faithful, and most loving companion for some lucky human(s)!
Often times we are contacted by other rescue organizations to post a dog that needs a forever home. To see a list of our courtesy postings click here. If you are interested in any of our courtesy posting dogs, please note that the contact info will be different from HITTGV and you will most likely be dealing with another rescue organization. Again, thank you for considering rescue and good luck with finding the perfect pooch!