Zeus, whose new name is Wileyhad been at a shelter for a month before we found him. The shelter people thought he was such a great dog that they couldn't bear to put him down and asked for help to place him. We immediately stepped in and brought Zeus to HITTGV. He is a very smart dog and already knew most of the basic commands like sit, lie down, stay, come, roll over, high-five, and probably more that we don't know about.  He has a happy, calm, relaxed and easy temperament; but when you turn on his "play" switch, you can see he was born to play. He is now happily ensconced on a large vineyard property with his other four legged siblings.

His new owner Matt says "He is a sweetie and he fits right in here. When I started up my truck to let it warm up on the first morning I had him, he jumped over the closed tail gate and up onto the tool box. I don’t know where he came from, but I’m pretty sure it was a ranch. He is definitely a truck dog!"

Perfect! Good luck in your new adventures Wiley!



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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