The number of dogs we can pull from the shelters and save from death is directly related to the number of foster homes we have available.

Sometimes it only takes a little time to network a good dog to find just the right fit. By using our foster families, we can accept more dogs before their time runs out and give them the best chance to find their new home. Fostering can be for a very short time, or longer as needed. If you can foster a dog just let us know what you are willing to commit to and we will find the right match for you. Medical expenses are paid for by us (with prior approval)—all you need to do is feed and fulfill the basic needs for the foster dog.  To learn more about our fostering program, click here.

Please complete our Foster form if you would be interested in fostering—you could be saving a precious life.

Please download, complete, and return the Foster Care Application form. If you do not get a confirmation that your application was received, please contact us another way.

The offline Foster Care Application form can be downloaded in either: PDFDOC, or DOCX format.  When completed, please return the form to us by: Scan and Email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or US Mail to HITTGV, PO Box 9585, Santa Rosa, CA 95405.


Our mission: To rescue, care for, and rehabilitate unwanted, abused, and neglected dogs of herding breeds, concentrating on Australian Cattle Dogs and Border Collies.

Our focus is on their permanent placement into appropriate, loving homes, and informing the public about the special nature and needs of herding breeds.

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We are grateful for any contributions to help us rescue, care for, and transport animals.

If you prefer to write a check, please mail it to: Herd It Through The Grapevine, P.O. Box 9585, Santa Rosa, CA 95405

Herd It Through The Grapevine is a 501(c)(3) approved organization.


Please click to donate a bed to our Shelter.