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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 an active, high energy three-year-old Border Collie. He is neutered and up to date on vaccinations. He does best with plenty of exercise such as daily walks and the games of fetch with a ball or Frisbee that he demands. He just wants to be with you as you work around the yard, or as your off leash hiking, horseback, even bicycle companion. Opie endured some rough times before he came into Herd and while he has made great progress, he still has some issues to work out with his forever home. It is recommended that Opie not be in a home with small children or dominant male dogs, as he has food aggression issues. He has gotten used to our cats but is still wary of them when they get close. He would be best with an active rural family where he has a job to do and be in the company of his people.  
Carly's puppies
Carly's puppies are cute bundles of mixed breed joy.  They will be available for adoption at 8 weeks of age (January 2019).  Please submit an application now!

Carly - Mama Carly is roughly 60lbs and appears to be a mixed breed dog with perhaps German Shepherd, Border Collie, and several other breeds.

Stradivarius (M) - Talkative and inquisitive. He enjoys wandering from the puppy pile and will let his humans know if he's *too* far from the puppy pile. Has a white stripe on his neck resembling a violin and is named after world famous Stradivarius violins.

Stravinsky (M) - First to try to reach puppy milestones and lead the way. First to open eyes and attempt to walk. Named after famous composer Igor Stravinsky because his humans could have swore he was moved by his music.

Shakespeare (M) - Sometimes the biggest puppy next to Steinway. Also likes to explore and will let his humans know when he's had enough exploring. Enjoys being pet and likes to be snuggled. Named for his white stripe "collar." 
Ghost is a 1-1 ½ year old neutered Australian Shepherd that wants to be your buddy. He is house broke, knows his basic commands, and is really smart so could teach him more. He is also showing interest in working sheep. Ghost is up to date on his rabies. He gets along with female dogs but not males.
​Verkin is a 4-5 year old Australian Shepherd.  He is a big guy, about 55 lbs.  He would do best in an experienced home that will get him lots of exercise.  A home without small children is a must for Verkin.  
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.
Clover is a 1 year old Australian Kelpie.  She is a happy and lovable puppy. Her favorite thing is getting cuddled. She plays very well with toys, enjoys bones and likes to toss toys for herself including tennis balls. She does well on a leash, she's very interested in rabbits and will try to chase them but redirects her attention easily. She can get along well with other dogs but does struggle with sharing attention from her humans with another dog, so if brought into a family with another dog she will need some training to get past that. She is still being house trained but is eager to learn and to please her humans. She is very food motivated. She already knows sit, down, and is learning stay and rollover. She likes to run around for a bit outside, but is generally a fairly low energy dog that is happy to chew on a toy next to you in the house. She does have a bit of separation anxiety so she would be happiest with someone that works from home, is retired, or has a few weeks of time off to work with her training until she has more confidence in herself.
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.
Ghost B was born 11/15/14.  He is 70 pounds, neutered and up to date on vaccines. Ghost is a Catahoula x Border Collie He is a wonderful cow dog. He worked for a year with my husband on the Padlock Ranch in Sheridan. He loves to trail the back of a herd and make sure nobody runs back on you. He also has no hesitation about going to the front of a cow or bull and nipping them on the nose to get them turned around. Ghost has never shown any signs of aggression. He is a sweet dog that will work hard for you but at the end of the day would enjoy nothing more than to be pet and loved on. Good with other dogs. Not good with kids. Not good with cats. Good around horses. LOVES to be sprayed with the hose. Ghost will chase the stream of water for hours. He will swim in any body of water. 
Ghost B
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.  

From Maddie's current owner: She’s spayed, knows her manners, and is kennel trained. She’s approximately 7 years old. She is sweet natured around people, but pretty timid, and no problems at all with being house broken. She has a tendency to whine, but does not bark, except at squirrels.
My son has three dogs…Maddie who looks to be a heeler cross (found by the sheriff’s department when she was a small puppy and my son took her) and two Australian sheepdogs. With another dog added to the mix, plus another two dogs that were staying there, it’s been too much for her and she was constantly snapping at all these dogs. She’s been staying with us since as we have no dogs. My husband and I travel for work a lot, so she can’t stay with us forever. 
We think she would do well where there are no other dogs, and would be fine with a family as she has been around children, my son has daughters that she was raised with.

Hi! I'm Dean! A sweet young boy who loves to play with toys and my foster siblings! I am about two years old and on the petite side. 

I'm a bit shy at first and are learning the rules of living in a house after moving up from the shelter. I do great with crating and have been doing an awesome job of house training with regular potty breaks. 

I am very snugly and love being held by my humans.  
​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.  

Carly is a really nice girl.  She is a mixed breed and may have some border collie, Australian Cattledog, or German Shepherd.  Carly is roughly 60lbs (or should be post-puppies) and seems to be no more than 1.5 years old as she exhibits a very puppy playfulness that is endearing. She LOVES attention and to be around people and sometimes will resource guard her humans from other dogs. She gets along with 3 other dogs in the house, but her humans do have to be careful when petting Carly and her foster-sister Luna. She has also met her foster-brother cat and was generally disinterested.
She is extremely intelligent and seems to pick up on cues very quickly. She is housebroken but has only been on hardwoods. She enjoys being in a crate if the door is open but does not like being shut in and can break conventional crates (we zip-tie her crate closed).
Maybelline is a very sweet and timid girl who gets along great with my other dogs and even my overly bold cat, who she sometimes plays with (it's really cute). 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. She 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. 
Maybelline's challenges are a pretty lengthy list, but there's nothing too terrible on it. This dog does not have a mean or bitey bone in her body. She is scared of loud noises, including thunder, and she has some separation anxiety that seems to be mostly associated with being left in a crate. She does eventually settle down in the crate if there's another dog in the room with her. She is a very mild resource guarder (if the resource is me), and she is pretty needy. We have not yet started working on playing with the ball, so we'll see what happens in that regard. She also can chew her way through a harness or a computer card with just a few bites, but she's some kind of kelpie mix and my current kelpie did this when he was her age - he grew out of it. 
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. She is probably about a year old, and I think Maybelline will have a lot more to offer as she comes out of her shell more. ​
​Paintbrush is a 12 week old mixed breed puppy.  His mother was a chihuahua mix (about 10 lbs) and we are going to guess that his father might be a herding breed mix (maybe border collie) which makes him cute bundle of fun.  He is already larger than his mom, so we are guessing he will be about 30-35 lbs when he is fully grown.  Paintbrush is a sweet pup with moderate energy.  He could be a great family dog or companion for a couple.  He likes to play, but is then content to take a nap in your lap.  He is good with other dogs, may bark at the cat sometimes (but is okay with the cat), and is good with nice children.

​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.

Mace is a sweet pup, approaching 7 months old (DNA suggests very mixed with border collie, australian cattledog, and Swiss shepherd in the mix).  He is looking for a loving, active 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.  

Hi!  My name is Maya!  I am hoping that it will soon be my time to find that amazing forever home that everyone keeps talking about. So let me tell you a little about myself....I am a young girl approximately 18 months old, I am small and compact -- I weigh about 30 pounds, I love to run, preferably with a human. I have excellent recall; I promise to never ever run away. I love being with people and dogs... but I have a special love for kids they are so much fun to be around... my favorite game is for them to chase me, and yes of course I am much faster than kids, but I will let them catch up to me to keep the game going. I am also a snuggler and just live to cuddle. I like going for walks and I am very well behaved on a leash...I like car rides too. Toys are awesome -- I love ones that squeak or bounce or that we can play tug with. At bedtime, I sleep in my crate and will run to my crate as soon as you say bedtime.  Of course, I appreciate a bedtime snack once I get into my crate, but I promise to sleep quietly until you get up in the morning. I have so many great qualities I hope there is a special human out there that can see just how amazing I am.​
Shakespeare (m)
Stradivarius (m)
Stravinsky (m)
​Jex is a 6 year old German Shepherd mix.  He is a sweet boy who gets along with everyone.  Jex is neutered and ready for a new home.  He needs a 6 ft solid fence.

Jasmine is a sweet girl that looks like a heeler-mix and is around two to four years old. Jasmine was a little shy at first but that went away after only minutes in her foster home. Jasmine seems to like all people and tries to cuddle with everyone she meets. She arrived house-trained, likes to use the dog door, gets along with other dogs and cats, walks nicely on leash and is well-behaved. Jasmine likes to be by her foster mom; she is a mellow girl that is content to hang out but also likes to play with other dogs.
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.  


Cattledog puppies
Itty Bitty