Lava (ADOPTED!) Lava is in his forever home with his new person Renee and three other siblings! Good work Lava! You look relaxed and happy in your new surroundings! We at HITTGV could not be more happy for you!
He is about 18 months to 2 years old. He weighs 44 lbs. and is a very happy guy with a very sweet disposition. He loves people and wants human companionship more than anything. He will bond quickly to one or more persons. He respects and listens to people, and very much wants to please. These qualities should make him easy to train.
Although Lava is playful and has energy, he is also content to sit quietly with you and soak up human attention. Lava walks fairly well and gently on leash, and he is house trained. He loves riding in a truck or car. Lava is extremely observant and loves watching everything that happens around him. He has some prey drive, and likes to chase large birds (ravens, vultures...). He is curious about cats, but we have not seen him interact directly with them.
He is a bit insecure and does not like to be on his own. Lava is good and likes to play with other dogs. Lava would probably do well with a  submissive and/or female dog, as he would likely try to be the lead dog in a multi-dog household.
As a fairly young dog, Lava would do well in a moderately active to very active household. He will need both mental and physical activity. Lava is a wonderful and loving dog. With a little bit of time, exercise, and training, we are confident that Lava would be the best companion.


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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