Nikki, (ADOPTED) is happily living in Pacifica with a new cattle dog sister to play with. She is enjoying hikes and exploring the great outdoors with her new family. Sounds like fun Nikki!

Nikki is a young, red border collie/cattledog mix, is a gorgeous girl who needs a calm and quiet forever home. She is a gentle girl who will need a non-chaotic environment to let her heal and restore her spirits.

This girl probably has had very little, if any, love in her lifetime, until now.  She loves her new name, Nikki! She gets all bouncy and happy, and will come springing like a gazelle as if she can't believe that you want to see her! She is very fast and loves to race around...a very high energy girl. She is hesitant with strangers and will cower when she hears loud noises or voices. But once she knows she won't be hurt, she makes friends easily. She gets along with dogs as she had nearly 15 other house mates, while she was being nursed back to health. She likes toys and will run with them, but has no idea what "fetch" is. She needs a soft-spoken and dog-savvy home. No kids would be best for her, unless they are older and gentle. 

Everything is new for this girl. She is crate trained, only in the sense that at her first foster, her crate was only for sleeping and resting; and her door always remained open. She needs to run and is not a dog who would appreciate being cooped up in an apartment or house with little or no yard.  She loves soft cuddles and gives appreciative kisses. No rough-housing from a person, but she plays with other dogs and vocalizes while she does. Makes a bunch of different noises...just her way!


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.