altADOPTED! Mercedes is approximately two years old. She is very thin and currently only weighs 30 lbs. Mercedes is an incredibly loving dog, who is completely focused on people and wants to please. She is quiet, very attentive, and will try to do whatever you want. Mercedes sees people as her security and wants nothing more than to be curled up in someone’s lap.  She is the definition of a “velcro” dog, who will bond very closely with someone as the most adoring, loyal companion, at your side at all times. Mercedes is house trained, crated trained and walks well on leash. She appears to have had some basic obedience training, and enjoys playing ball.

Mercedes has shown the desire to be dominant with other female dogs. Also, depending on the other dog, when in her crate, she will sometimes growl a complaint when they come near.  Although Mercedes originally was found together with a male cattle dog, she is not interested in other dogs and is not playful with them. This could be a temporary state of mind, as she has been through many very stressful changes in the past several weeks, and has not had an opportunity to feel relaxed or secure. She needs a loving home, where she will feel safe, slowly feel more confident, and allow her personality to blossom.


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.