Happy Tails

Emmy (ADOPTED) is now in family with two other friendly dogs, a mom, dad, and two girls in their upper teens who adore her!  Emmy's new home has sheep and chickens, as well, but only for watching behind the fence.  Emmy is very content to spend her days following Mom or the girls around.

She is a shy, quiet little girl weighing in at about 35 lbs. Emmy has the loyalty and devotion of her breed, without the bossy or busy traits.  She is a quiet and gentle companion. Her favorite thing to do is to hang out with her person, and be your shadow. She is very friendly, playful, and super sweet. Emmy does not have a mean bone in her body.  She is great with other dogs, cats, horses, and she loves little children.

Emmy loves attention and will easily roll on her back for some belly rubs. Obedient, happy, devoted...all in all a wonderful constant companion!  As a quiet, sensitive soul, she is best in a fairly calm household.

altADOPTED! Lokai Meet our newest rescue! We are naming him Lokai, after a character in an episode of the original Star Trek series. He is very gentle and sweet, but very shy. We can see he wants to bond with someone, but is very cautious and afraid. Stay tuned for more about this gentle creature...


Wiley (ADOPTED) is a lovable young dog, about 18 months old, who was found caught in a coyote trap, hence his name (he is also known as Smiley Wiley).  In the short time we have had Wylie in foster care he has endeared himself to all. With his easy temperament and playfulness, he gets along with other dogs and cats, as well as children. Wylie looks like a cattle dog except for his slightly larger size.  We have decided that he may be mixed with some husky and/or Akita, although we have no idea for sure.  He has lovely plush fur that is like a teddy bear.


ADOPTED!  Mia is a very sweet, gentle girl, who is very easy going.  She weighs 39 lbs. and we believe she is about 2 years old.  She loves people and is a wonderful companion.  She is NOT your typical intense, focused, herding obsessed border collie.  Mia is not high energy, but prefers to hang out, snuggle, and crawl into your lap. She seeks out human attention and affection. She is very polite, patient, and extremely quiet. She is very friendly and playful with other dogs. Click here to see her in action with her foster family dog Honey.


ADOPTED! Violet  This cute little couple came to HITTGV in April. They were found together and their special bond makes us believe that they are mother and daughter. Penny (red, of course!) is thought to be mom. Both are happy, playful, and full of love for people.

ADOPTED! Penny: Penny is about 2 years old and weighs 30 lbs. She is a very happy and loving girl, very submissive, and at first she is very shy. Once she realizes she is safe, she will come out of her shell and become very playful.  Penny has a lot of personality and is extremely smart.  She craves human companionship and affection.  All she wants to do is crawl into someone's lap, gaze into their eyes, and give kisses.  She will beg for attention by rolling on the ground in front of you, to submissively ask for petting and your approval.


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.