Sandy (ADOPTED!) is a 3 year old female, half border collie and half samoyed that is full of lots of energy. She is a very loving girl, wonderful with children of all ages from toddlers to teens. She is very playful, loves toys of all kinds especially balls. She loves to play catch!
Sandy rides nicely in a car, and walks well on leash. She does walk best with a harness or Gentle Leader. She is completely house trained and has NO destructive behavior at all, unless you count mistaking the baby's stuffed toy for one of her own! :-D
Sandy has not met very many other dogs, but after a proper introduction she is good with other medium to large dogs. She wants to chase very small dogs, and may not be suitable for a home with chihuahua sized dogs. Sandy got along with the cat in her former home, but it took 6 months of work so it would probably be best if she were adopted to a family without cats.
She is also a good watch dog, who will bark when people approach the house or come to the door. If friends come by, she will bark initially, but will quiet down quickly and welcome them into the house.
When her former owners moved to a condo, she began barking at all the animals she saw parading by the windows. Her former owners realized that Sandy was miserable cooped up all day inside without access to a yard and decided it would be best for her if she went to another home. Sandy is a great dog, who would do best in a home with a yard and/or people who are fairly active so that she could run and release her pent-up energy. She is up to date on her shots, Frontline flea/tick, and the vet gave her an A+ health report card. And, as you can see, she is a real beauty too!


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