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Quirk is a 6 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 7 years old.  He is a character but probably needs an experienced and firm home as he will push limits when permitted.
Wrigley is a neutered 11 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 – DOB August 12, 2014 – Male Border Collie/Australian Shepherd mix

Opie came to HeRD from a family in Utah very skinny and heavy with attitude. This was not a good place or time in Opie’s life. He has come a long way from that situation. He has been fostered by HeRD since March 2018. He is currently living with 2 other dogs and 2 cats. Sally, our pyr/BC and he used to get into it when he first came here but they do well now. He and Jim, our BC, do well together primarily due to Jim’s absolute absence of aggression. They will chase the same ball, but defer to the one that got there first. 
He loves Frisbee, chukker ball, and rope ball outside and enjoys ‘bumpy’ ball and ‘holey’ ball inside. He will do flying flips when tossed the ball inside – he is very athletic! He sometimes porpoises the ball to make it fly instead of catching it. The balls are his security blanket. If he gets upset he often gets a ball and ‘resets’ himself. He often goes to his corner by himself to decompress. He will set a ball on your chair just before you sit down. This way he gets you to get up to throw it off!
 He loves going on hikes with his canine friends and people and does well when meeting other people and dogs on the trails. He has been on a number of pack walks with up to 10 other dogs and does fine – just keep moving. He does not chase horses, cows, or deer. He often accompanies Chris and the other dogs to the volunteer fire department and knows all of the guys, who play ball with him. He is not much of a barker unless there is a strange car/person, or if he wants inside. He will know that there is thunderstorm coming before the weatherman and will bark to come in, or try to escape the fenced area. If he does escape, he hasn’t run off, sticks around. It would be cruel to leave him outside in a thunderstorm. He doesn’t like gunshot or fireworks. 
Opie is really smart. He will understand commands before you realize you have given one. I swear he understands conversation. He does not need a shock collar, a loud bang will get him back in no time! Ha ha! He has been through basic obedience and did very well. We feel that he has huge potential. 
Opie has calmed down around his meal time. We feed our other dogs first, in a separate area, and then put Opie’s food down. If he does growl, make him back off-sit-wait, put food down, tell him ‘go eat’.  His most favorite treats are lamb and cow lungs (send with you). 
He has weird quirks. He doesn’t like to be told to ‘take it nicely’ for treats, for some reason that brings out anger in the guy. He may take a treat by grabbing it, but not always. He does not like to have treats from an open hand. Make a game of giving him treats by tossing them for him to catch, he seems to like that. And it keeps him away from your hands! He doesn’t like to be pointed at. He can go from being a petted dog to a growling dog in a second. Don’t pet him while he is lying down anywhere, generally does not like this, and frankly, he doesn’t even like to be looked at or acknowledged when he is lying down. He is allowed on our furniture, bed, anywhere he feels comfortable. You can sense his ‘dark’ moods even if he isn’t growling. He gets real still, his pupils get large. I will talk lightly, hey buddy! When he growls, just leave him alone. He has his dark moods usually in the evening inside of the house. He needs a dark place that you call ‘corner’ so when he does act up, tell him – ‘go to your corner’. Sometimes we distract him by asking him to get his bumpy ball and that diffuses the mood, sometimes. 
When Opie is outside, you can brush him, usually. Clipping toenails is at his mood’s discretion. Sometimes good, sometimes not. We have not bathed him but he loves, loves, loves his puppy pools and water that he can flop in, usually after a good round of play. He is not a belly-rub dog, and does not like to be cuddled. You know you have his heart when he comes to you and kisses you on the lips. We have not been super strict with Opie when he jumps up to show excitement or affection because he’s not a cuddly dog, so when he does this he is showing his affection. 
Best way to bond with Opie – take him places, play Frisbee and throw the ball. Treat him fairly, no head games with him. He’s been through a lot in his life. This last year has been his best year. Love him for who he is and work with his issues. ​
Oreo is a 5 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.
Verkin is a 6 year old Australian Shepherd.  He is curretnly about 47 lbs.  He will need an experienced home, but is a lovely, snuggly boy.  He has plenty of energy, but can also have an off-switch.  Verkin is not a candidate for a home that has children under the age of 12.  Verkin tends to bother the kitties, so needs a home with no cats.  He would do fabulously as an only dog or in a home with the right personality of dogs.
Princess is a 1.5 year old Australian Shepherd mix.  She has a gorgeous fluffy tail!  Princess needs a home with no other dogs or cats.  She will need to continue her obedience training and manners in her new home.  She is nervous with new people, but very lovey when she warms up to someone.
From Dora's current home: We have had Dora for the last five years.  She was about 4 months old when she came to us. 
Dora has many very lovely qualities. She's very nurturing and always keeps an eye on her pack to make sure they are all cared for. She's been excellent with children (we have a two year old daughter), and she's very loving toward all her people. 
The issue we are having is that she started attacking our other female terrier/chihuahua mix shortly before our daughter was born. We have been keeping the dogs separated for the last 3 years. In that time, Dora has lived peacefully with as many as 4 male dogs, all of various breeds, sizes, and ages. While on walks around our neighborhood, Dora is not aggressive when encountering other dogs. In fact, she prefers to avoid other dogs that she meets when we're out and about. She is crate trained, does very well on a leash, and has had some basic obedience training. She has never been exposed to cats so we don't know how she would do with them. She is up to date on all shots, has no known health issues, and just had a dental at the end of February. We think she would do very well in a home as an only dog or with male dogs only. 
Haley - Adoption Pending
Haley is a 6 year old 35 lb Black and White Australian Shepherd.  She is a nice girl who loves, loves, loves her kiddie wading pool.  She is rarely dry!  Haley would like a an active and loving home.  She is great with other dogs and never starts trouble.  She hasnt been cat tested, but would probably be okay with cats in supervised on introduction.  Haley would probably also be okay with nice children.  This is a great little dog.
Bodhi is a one year old Mini Aussie. He is such a sweetheart and love bug. He loves being with his people and loves other dogs! He is housebroken, kennel trained, and knows basic commands. Bodhi is in need of an experienced herding breed handler as he is your typical little Aussie, in that he can be mouthy and nippy. We are currently working on this issue, but as such he cannot go to a home with children. He also can be somewhat protective of his person and needs someone to check this behavior so it doesn't become a problem. Bodhi has no issues letting you know his feelings or what he wants in that moment. He appreciates having another four legged friend when someones not home to keep him company.  Bodhi's barking is too excessive for apartment life.  For someone who is familiar with this breed and has experience training, Bodhi is a dream dog. He would do great in agility, rally, or just a hiking/running buddy. 
Talia is a big girl.  She could be a catahoula or aussie mixed with a large breed like great pyrenees?  She loves to follow her person around the house and check in on them.
Tamsin - Adoption Pending
Jasper is a 9 month old Border Collie/Australian Shepherd mix.  Jasper is a high energy dog with a lot of sport potential.  He is athletic and has some natural herding instincts.
Tamsin (or T for short) is a young female mixed breed, possibly with some German shepherd and border collie.  She is a sweet and loving girl with a great temperament.  Her only issue seems to be a fear of men - although she's not aggressive and will tolerate being near them, take a treat from them, and seems to like it better when she meets them on a walk versus a confined space. Additionally, a couple times on the leash something freaks her out and she seems to get overwhelmed and revert to the flight instinct, which is likely due to some past trauma.  We feel her very playful personality will be popping out more and more soon. 
​Reed is a 5 year old border collie mix.  He will need an experienced home with no children.  
Gypsy - Adoption Pending
From Gypsy's current home:  Gyspy is a 3 year old border collie female. She is fixed and current on her vaccines. She weighs about 38 pounds. She was a gift to me from my mother after my dog passed away. She is very sweet and affectionate but not a good fit for my family. I am a single mom with 2 boys, the youngest special needs. I just don't have the time to work with her and train her. Her name is Gypsy. She's short haired and the color of nutmeg. She is great with kids, but would not do well with cats. She gets along reasonably well with my oldest son's jack Russell but he gets snippy when she tries to herd him. She comes from working parents. Her instincts common to her breed seem very strong. I really hate thinking I can't give her what she needs, but I can't. She really is a great dog and deserves a home where she can work and play like she needs and wants. I think she would be amazing at agility if someone had the time and ability to train her.Gypsy is crate trained, walks well on lead and is chipped.
​12 week old reservation puppies.  May have some border collie or German shepherd heritage.
​Milo is approximately 3 months old and so cute it should be illegal.  He is probably a Jack Russell Terrier mix.  He loves kids and is super smart.  He will need an active home.
Forrest - Adoption Pending
Terry - Adoption Pending
Hello, My name is Forrest! I’m a big dog, possibly a Leonberger mix, and currently weigh about 70 lbs. I am about a year old (best guess). I was given up twice because I was too big. I’m a very friendly and social guy, good with people, dogs and cats. When I arrived I wasn’t used to living inside but I adapted quickly. I am medium energy and do great on walks and riding in the car. Housetraining is going very well, I’m proud to have had very few accidents in the house. I like to play with toys, especially chew toys like bones or antlers, squeaker toys, balls, and rope toys. The more toys the merrier. I learn quickly, listen well to my people and am easy to redirect. I have learned to sleep in a crate at night. I don’t bark much and share the office with my door dad who works from home during the day without any issues. I love to play with water, and have a lot of fun in the doggie pool every day. I’m a good boy and am looking for a home where I can be part of the family, enjoy walks and outdoor activities and where my size is not considered a problem.