altADOPTED!  Scout is a happy, energetic guy who loves people and will sit in your lap if encouraged. He is also good with other dogs; he very much wants to play and, uh, herd them around. He would also be a fantastic working or agility dog. Scout is a compact and sturdy 34.5 lbs with a very wiggly, puppy-like personality.  He is an extremely loving and lovable little guy, who makes us laugh constantly.

Scout responds to hand signals and whistles. He will sit with a hand signal. He also sat with a verbal command, but after he was first given a hand signal to sit. He is quickly learning to walk on leash. Scout has energy to burn and as with all young cattle dogs will need plenty of exercise, both physical and mental.  He is a very smart boy, who wants to please.  Although he is very excited when going places and discovering new things, an authoritative voice will get his attention and he will settle down. Scout does NOT guard resources or food  He is, however, mouthy and tries to communicate with his mouth. For this reason and the fact that he may try to herd them, he would not be suitable around very small children. 
With some basic obedience training, consistent guidance, and plenty of positive reinforcement and TLC, we feel sure Scout will become a model citizen! We believe he is house trained. He is current on all shots, neutered, and heartworm negative.


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.