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Quirk is a 4 year old mixed breed (according to his DNA test, more than 6 breeds!)  He has an endearing expression and a sweet personality.  He is pretty shy with people, especially men, but clearly wants to be involved with them.  His ideal home would be a quiet and patient single person who would let him snuggle on the bed and go hiking, but would not expect him to be a social butterfly with strangers.  He is fine with cats with a proper introduction.  Oh, and did we mention the cutest ears?  Quirk is neutered and current on vaccinations.
Thomas is a border collie/corgi mix.  He is about 5-6 years old.  He is a character but probably needs an experienced and firm home as he will push limits when permitted.
Dallas is a 6 year old Australian Shepherd/Border Collie/Cattledog mix.  He is super affectionate with his owner and likes to sleep under the covers when its cold out.  Dallas tends to make questionable decisions in ambiguous situations and needs a handler with a quiet lifestyle and good management skills.
Wrigley is a neutered 9 year old​ Australian Shepherd with a tail.  He's had a tough past and will need a patient person who is willing to accept his quirks.  He can be very loving and is a handsome boy.  He does have high anxiety and a few behaviors such as pulling on a leash and not tolerating grooming well.

Opie is a young Border Collie around three years old. He is very smart, learning commands often after just a couple instructions. He knows all the basic commands; come, sit, stay, heel, roll over, back up, bring me your ball “no, the other ball”…  He is active and enjoys walks, rides, and just being with his people. He can be high energy, but chills out with you in the evening. He is neutered and up to date on vaccinations. Being a smart active Border Collie, he does best with plenty of exercise and stimulation such as daily walks, following along off leash when you go hiking, horseback riding, or on your bicycle. He really enjoys games of fetch with a ball or Frisbee. He just wants to be with you as you work around the yard and as your travel companion. He loves to go for rides.  
Opie endured some rough times before he came into Herd and has made great progress, however, he still has some food aggression issues to work out with his forever home. But on his walks, he enjoys meeting other people and friendly dogs. He’s very tolerant of the foster puppies we have, letting them haul his ball away and sometimes playing chase with one. At this time, it is recommended that Opie not be in a home with small children. He has gotten used to our cats but is still a little wary of them when they get close. We think he would be best with an active rural family where he has a job to do and be in the company of his people.  

Petunia is a 1 year old border collie mix.  She is active and playful.  She really likes people but can have a little submissive urination when she is excited.  She will be a great companion.
Oreo is a 2 year old neutered male border collie.  Oreo came in with some touch sensitivity, which has greatly improved.  He is now a very cuddly boy, but because of this history, we are recommending no homes with children under 13.  Oreo likes to fetch and would probably also be a good running buddy.  He would do best in a home without cats.
Lucy is an 8 month old Catahoula Leopard Dog.  They are sweet as can be.  Lucy loves to crawl in someone's lap.  She will be great as a family dog.  She is currently about 40 lbs.
Foxy is a sweet German Shepherd/Collie mix.  She is great with cats, likes to play with playful dogs, and is good with people.  She weighs about 55 lbs. and is 6 years old.  She likes to hike on leash or romp in the yard.  

​Viola is approximately 2 years old.  She is a sweet, but very shy dog.  She does well with nice or playful dogs.  She is okay with cats, but might be frightened by rambunctious children.  

Hi, I'm Carly! Now that I'm done with raising 8 puppies, I am ready for a home of my own too! I am very sweet and super smart, about 60lbs, and 1.5 years old. I am friendly with people and dogs and I am interested in cats, but once I get a good sniff I treat it like a dog. I am a very playful pup and love to play and romp. I do prefer a home with adults only.  Because I'm so smart, I get bored easily and will start to chew out of boredom. I also go to my crate when asked and will generally calm down there, especially for bedtime! I am an active dog too and would love for someone to take me for hikes, long walks, or potentially running (my foster parent's haven't had a chance to take me running yet). 
Maybelline (aka Mabel) needs an update as she has progressed greatly in the last few months. She can no longer be described as timid and is actually quite outgoing. She loves other dogs, cats and people. She has taken to clicker training enthusiastically and is quite smart. She is kind of a velcro dog - she just wants to be with her person (maybe people - I am the only person in my house, so...). If you're looking for a snuggler, she will be happy to oblige.
Maybelline is mostly food motivated, but she does enjoy the toys and chewies in the house. She did well at the vet - didn't freak out when the vet examined her and was perfectly amiable with her, though obviously not thrilled to be in that environment. And her velcro nature has been useful for leashwork – she basically walks in a near perfect heel. 
She has some separation anxiety and does not like to be left alone. However, if there is another dog around, she is fine. She’s pretty easy going and has grown out of her chewing stage, though if you leave a food wrapper laying out, expect to return to confetti. 
If you're looking for a companion dog you could not go wrong with her - she's a total lovebug and is very responsive to training. If you have another dog or other pets, she would be an ideal choice; in fact, it seems best for her to go to a home with other dogs (cats are a bonus) as she loves to play with my pack and other dogs.
​Darling is young female Australian Cattledog.  At 25-30 lbs she is on the smaller side.  Very sweet.  Good with other dogs.

Cooper is a 6 year old tricolor Australian Shepherd. He is on the bigger side, around 60 lbs.  Cooper is a typical aussie.
​Samoa is a 6 year old female Border Collie mix. She loves her people and loves to have someone to play with. She does well on the leash with a few reminders to "leave it". She does have aggression towards other animals, she needs to be the only one in the home. Samoa also loves children and is very tolerant of them. She is a very sweet dog who needs to find her forever home.

​This is Star and she is a star. She has an incredible amount of energy and seems to be on the go most of the day. Unless she is resting, then she likes to be close to her human. She will need an owner that has time to spend with her and can give her the attention she needs and deserves. She's barely a year old and has not had a lot of (if any) training. We are working on some basic commands and housebreaking. This is made difficult, however, because it appears she has bad experiences in life. She's frightened of commands. She is frightened of strangers and particularly men. She tries to make herself as small as possible when there is a man in the house and is refusing to come inside from outside if she thinks there is a man in the house. She is working on this but it will take a lot patience and consistency to help her overcome early bad experiences. She's worth it. She loves, loves other dogs and loves to play with them. She loves to run and would be a great running companion. She's not trustworthy off leash, yet. She's worth the time and effort for the right home. Beautiful to a fault. Character to Nth degree. She's a lovely lady and worthy of her name. She's a diamond in the rough.  

Dali is a 2 year old miniature Australian Shepherd.  Dali is a timid and very feminine girl who weighs about 17 pounds. She acts very loyal; when we are on a walk she stays right by your feet. She has a sweet temperament and likes attention once she gets to know you. She does guard food if any is left in the bowl. At her foster home she lives with two other mini aussies and has not had any issues getting along. We have had them around 4 kids under 6 and Dali was very gentle towards them. She will add so much love to your home!

Hello! My name is Gus. I’m about 4 years old 50 lbs and I am a Border Collie! My favorite things are being outside, playing with a ball, and laying around on something soft! I do great with other dogs, but I haven’t met any cats yet. My exercise has been restricted due to a heart worm diagnosis but I seem to show interest in going outside on a walk. I am house trained and know when I need to go outside and don’t have accidents. I do well on a leash and in the car. Gus was not my given name, but I’m slowly figuring out how to answer to it. I am a good boy who can be trusted out of the kennel without making a mess in the house. I love most of all meeting and greeting new people with a big smile and a tail wag!  
Danny Boy
Danny Boy is a confident, socialized, fun-loving two-year-old Border Collie. This dog will melt your heart. He loves people and other dogs. He is 64 lbs., microchipped, neutered, and up to date on vaccinations. Danny is very athletic and would benefit from having a job like ranching, herding, or participating in sports like agility, flyball, lure coursing, etc. Also, Danny could be a great running and hiking buddy once bonded to his new owner. He bonds fast to his human. This big boy will require a secure area to exercise as he is prey driven and loves to chase bunnies. Danny is working on potty training and does great on a routine. If left alone, Danny is a typical two-year-old that gets bored and will get into mischief. Therefore, crating is recommended when left unsupervised until he matures. Although, he loves crating up for food, treats, and bedtime, he will require prior exercise for longer crate periods. Food puzzles and frozen bones help his alone crate time experience. Yep, Danny is social and prefers to be in company of other dogs and people then be alone. He hasn’t been fully tested with cats and/or small children. Therefore, because of his young age and size, Danny should be supervised in presence of small children. He doesn’t realize his size and wants to jump, hug and sit on people’s lap. He thoroughly enjoys chew toys, bones and a good game of fetch. Danny has tendency to crave attention for himself and may jump over other dogs to rush to your side. In spite of his bunny obsession, he does extremely well on a leash, and is working on redirects during walks. He is not an overly hyper or anxious dog and can chill with the best of us. Danny Boy will make his new owner very happy. He is pure love!
Chief is a large Border Collie mix, weighing in at 62 pounds. We believe he is 5 or 6 years old. Chief was found as a stray in southern New Mexico, but his demeanor suggests that he was once a beloved pet. Chief is a gentle dog. He is a good hiking dog, but is also happy to hang out with his people. He is crate trained and house trained. He knows sit and shake. He does fine with the other dogs in our household.  
​Quigley is a 3 year old female Australian Cattledog (and mom to the Classics pups).  She is very sweet and LOVES, LOVES, LOVES her ball.  She will paw your foot to let you know you need to keep throwing her ball.  She is generally good with cats and is good with most dogs.  We think she would be fine with kids.
Doc, is a delightful, dashing 5-6 month old red and white smooth coat Border collie. To add to his beauty, charm, and character, Doc has a 2/3 length tail! We don’t know if he was born with a naturally short tail, or if it is due to an accident, but whatever the cause, it doesn’t bother Doc in the slightest! 
 Doc is a happy, bouncy bundle of fun! His favorite thing to do is anything his people are doing. If you want to snowshoe, Doc wants to snowshoe. If you want to play soccer, Doc wants to play soccer. If you want to cuddle, Doc wants to cuddle. If you want to chill in front of the fireplace, Doc is right there with you! Although he absolutely loves HIS people, Doc can be shy around new people. Given just a little space and time, Doc warms up and becomes everybody’s friend!
Doc had a rough beginning in life and was surrendered to a rural shelter for having too much energy and being somewhat fear reactive. (As always, there is more to that story….) We haven’t seen a lot fear, but we do see a happy, impressionable, extremely intelligent pup with strong opinions! Doc’s rough start is behind him now! He does not dwell on the negatives in his life. His world is roses and sunshine!  Doc does very well with other dogs. His best friends include a Doberman, a heeler, a hound, a hound/GSD mix and his foster family’s 5 Border collies. He reads other dogs well and interacts with those who want to interact and respects those who don’t. Doc also does well with cats! He has been around horses with no problems.
Doc will require a good dose of daily exercise as he grows. He walks/hikes/snowshoes/etc. for 25-30 minutes now, but that will need to increase as he matures. When he gets daily physical and mental stimulation Doc is mellow and is very happy to relax and chill. He has a great “Off” switch. Doc is eagerly learning basic commands (sit, down, wait, stay), how to walk on a leash, house training and crate training. He is doing very well in all aspects of his training. He is a fun dog to teach! 
 Doc will thrive in a loving home where he is a valued member of the family and can take part in most family activities. Due to his rough start, Doc should not be in a home with children under the age of 10. Doc needs a job (agility, hiking, biking, skiing, obedience, moving livestock, etc.), a breed savvy home and gentle, soft, consistent and firm leadership. Doc adores his people and gives his whole heart and soul to them.

Classic Pups
​Meet the CLASSICS!  These sweet pups are purebred Australian Cattledogs.  They are twelve weeks currently and ready for new homes.  They would like active homes that will keep their minds and bodies busy.  2 males, 1 female
Bentley is a young adult Australian Shepherd with a full tail.  He really loves kids. I had 15 people at my place over the weekend and everyone fell in love with him.  Children were ages 4 and 12. 3 kids total. He comes when called, is potty trained. Uses the doggie door.  He definitely will need an active person or family . He is very social and wags his tail at strangers walking towards him and wants to meet everyone.  He is skittish of anything that drops or quick movements. Working on desensitizing him with that. He runs to the other room if something is dropped.  Plays well with other dogs. Cats, not tested. He would be a fantastic running buddy.  In a nutshell, he is a prince!
Che is a neutered male border collie and is estimated to be about 4.5 yrs old.  Che is a sweet dog and loves attention but he has a jumping on people problem that has him looking for a new home. He also gets bored and therefore destructive to landscaping and sprinkler systems. He is a good dog with boundless energy and deserves a home that can give him the time and attention he needs. Che really enjoys hiking and snowshoeing and does really well off leash on the trails and never gets too far away.
Border Collie mix puppies
​These little dynamos are about 16 weeks old.  We believe they are border collie/Labrador  mix puppies.  They will need active and committed homes.

Moose - Adoption Pending
​Sage is a sweet and mellow girl. We think she is about 5-6 yrs old and our best guess is a mini Australian Shepherd. She loves all people! She is easy going and requires very little exercise. She is happiest with her person and is great company! She loves attention and will rest her head in your lap till she falls asleep standing! Sage was surrendered to HeRD when her owner passed away. Prior to that, Sage lived outside and her dog house was 'under the barn'. Sage is putting those lonely days behind her and is ready to be a devoted family companion. She does well with non-dominant dogs. She can be a little bossy at times but for the most part lives peaceably with six other dogs. She does alright with cats but will chase them if they run. She is very soft-natured and responsive to learning new, appropriate behaviors. Sage is ready to give her new, forever family an unlimited amount of love and affection!
Sage is a bit leery of the camera so her pictures don't do her justice!!
​Bear is a 9 year old Border Collie mix. He is energetic and lives to play ball. He is very sweet, never met anyone he doesn’t like and loooves kids. You could be a burglar in our house but as long as you pet him you are friends for life! He is good with cats although he did not grow up around them he has always been around other dogs and gotten along well. 
​Missy is a Border Collie/Husky mix.  She is guessed to be a 1 yr old, and is around 40-45 lbs. She is good with dogs of all sizes and dog savvy cats, (she also loves to play with both)!  She is house trained and crate trained.  Missy is a sweet girl with energy, but also enjoys down time lounging around on the couch, dog beds, and chewing on antlers and bones. She also loves to snuggle and be with her person. She would make a great exercise partner! She loves attention and to go for walks. Since she has not had any training in her previous home, she will need a forever family willing to help her with this, and will need a loving and patient home. She just wants to please her human and and be loved and exercised regularly. Although she loves kids, I think she will be best suited for a home with older kids, at least until she gets some puppy training “under her belt”. 
Moose is a cute tri colored 3 month old Australian Shepherd puppy.  He is almost potty trained and loves his crate. He plays with toys and likes to chew, but so far hasn’t destroyed anything at his foster home! He likes time alone and doesn’t really need constant attention.  At his foster home he lives with two  mini aussies and has not had any issues getting along. We have had him around 4 kids under 6 and he was very gentle towards them. He is awonderful dog who will add so much love to your home!
Piper is a super nice male Border Collie.
Verkin is a 6 year old Australian Shepherd.  he is curretnly about 47 lbs.  He will need an experienced home.
Flying High Pups
River is a fantastic young dog.  She is energetic and sweet.  She loves to romp with other dogs.  She will do best in an active home that has time to spend with her.