Jewel is a 16 week old female Heeler mix. She is currently 18lbs and may get around 40-50 lbs. She is the top dog in the litter and is a feisty, fun, and smart little girl. She would do very well in an active home that can hone her energy and smarts. She would make an amazing agility dog and appears to have good drive. She loves other dogs, but does not always take cues when they have had enough. She would do best with another dog that is patient and can teach her proper boundaries. Jewel is pretty well potty and kennel trained.
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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 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 7 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 10 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 4 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.
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 70 lbs. and is 7 years old.  She likes to hike on leash or romp in the yard.  
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.
Willie is approximately 3 years old.  He is a dachshund mix.  He is a sweet boy who is a bit slow to warm up to new people but loves to give kisses to his friends.  He would do best in a home with adults.  He is good with dogs and cats.  He weighs about 12 lbs.  Willie has been started on Nosework and is doing fabulous!
​From Yens' current home: Yens is a 4-year old neutered border collie mix.  He currently lives with other animal companions - a 7 year-old neutered Catahoula mix male and a cat. 
Yens is smart and strong. He has tons of energy and needs a lot of stimulation through physical activity and problem solving. He's happiest when he's out and about in nature with a person who challenges him with tricks or tasks. His favorite game is fetch and he loves chew toys. He has never been trained to work, but demonstrates an interest and he would most enjoy a family who was dedicated to teaching him new skills. Yens is great with cats - gentle and respectful.
He is awkward with other dogs because he often tries to control them, but he can learn to be friendly with help and guidance. 
Yen's greatest frustration is not getting enough exercise or attention. He is happy-go-lucky when he has enough of those things, but he is nervous and barks excessively when he does not. 
Yens would be most comfortable in a home without very young kids where people are respectful of his space when he is resting. 
He likes to stay close and attentive to his primary person and would like a lot of attention from an active adult.  
​Jax is a 6-7 year old miniature Australian Shepherd.  He should go to an experienced home with a fence as he does have reactivity issues.  Not recommended for a home with small children or cats.

Milo is a 1.5 yr. old heeler mix. He is an active dog who loves hiking or a game of Fetch. He enjoys toys including kong, jolly balls etc. Milo was surrendered to a shelter in Utah. Prior to that he just lived outside. He was never trained or socialized. Because of this, he can be fearful of new people but has greatly improved in this area. It helps immensely to have a confident, friendly dog that he can follow. He also gains confidence and trust daily. He does good with dogs (when he first came he had some aggression with intact males but has really mellowed out since being neutered.) He is fine with cats. He's sweet, affectionate and is very loyal. He wants to be right with 'his person'. He settles well in the house after some activity. We have found that he is quite the counter surfer! No food should be left unattended but otherwise is a great inside companion. He is house broke, neutered and up to date on vaccinations. 
From Alpine's current owner:  Alpine is Kelpie. She is a super lovable dog that has so much to offer. She just turned 3 years old in November. I was recently in a "relationship change" and was left alone with this dog. She does have mental health challenges. She was abused as a puppy and as a result she is very skittish when you first meet her. She also believes people are here to hurt her so she is very protective of her keeper. Once she is comfortable with you, she tends to be a little aggressive towards others and needs space from both humans and dogs. I've spent over a year bringing her to training and working with her. She is currently on Prozac and Trazadone as needed.
Jewel (f)
Diggle (m)
Princess Polly (f)
Corin (f)
Rilian (f)
Jolene (adopted), Dolly (available), Reba (adopted)


Geo is a spunky, friendly little heeler mix who loves mental stimulation as much as physical activity. He wasn't doing well in a shelter environment and developed some kennel anxiety, though since being in a house, he's shown significant improvement and is much calmer, quieter, and happier. He's a whizz at puzzles, picks tricks up quickly, is very treat motivated, and can't say no to a good fluffy toy that might need destroying. He's not as ball-crazy as other heelers and really only wants to explore the world with his people - car rides are a favorite. Geo plays well with other dogs, but if he becomes over-stimulated or finds a toy he really wants for himself, he may bark at them and try to herd them, though this is easily corrected and he listens well to commands. He knows sit, down, touch, shake, leave it/drop it, and is working on taking treats softly. When he's finally worn out, he will find the comfiest spot on the couch and curl up for a nap. He's also very good at asking for attention when he wants it and will happily stretch out next to anyone who gives a good belly rub. Geo would benefit from some structure and a routine (he's great at agility!) with people who are willing and able to keep him occupied!

From Millie's current home: We have a 1 year old border collie/corgie (Millie) we are looking to re-home.  
She does love to cuddle & loves to play. She is very sweet & loving with us but the longer we've had her the more aggressive she has become toward anyone who visits. She is very protective of the kids & I along with her home. She gets very upset if anyone rough houses (we have 2 boys who wrestle so this happens a lot) & aggressive toward my husband if he is messing with my daughter because my daughter shrieks when tickled. She's been all bark/growl until this last week when she nipped (didn't break skin) to my son's friend who was going to dog sit for us. We thought she'd do better when we weren't around so he tried again last night when we weren't home & she wouldn't come out of her kennel. She is fine with our cats & my not quite 1yr old kitten is her beat bud. Our other cats ignore her. She does with well with my sister in laws dogs & was ok at her house when we visited overnight.
We took her to my in-laws over Christmas & she was kept in my mother in law's dog kennel building. She did fine with my mother in law & the other dogs as long as my kids didn't go with. This trip was when we realized how protective of the kids she is.
She loves to be outside but can jump our 5 ft fence & will run at vehicles so we can't let her stay out without constant watching &/or on a leash. I feel like she really needs a job & a purpose - especially one that gets her outdoors. She sits & plays fetch really well. 
Jolene is a young border collie (?) mix approximately a year old. She has had a rough few months. She found herself alone and pregnant and we think she also may have been hit by a car. She was in a rural Texas shelter without many options, and she ended up delivering her babies in the pound and sadly most didn't survive. She arrived to our rescue with a couple babies and in very rough shape, skin and bones, she needed her tail amputated (I told her she is an Aussie now) and she had a fractured pelvis which is a lot for any dog to go through. But Miss Jolene is a fighter and is healing up nicely. She has 2 little girls that she is currently nursing and they are doing very well now and she is a great momma. Jolene is potty trained, walks nicely on a leash and enjoys going for rides in the car. She is very affectionate, likes other dogs and is just an all round great girl. Due to her injuries I don't think she would be a candidate for agility, but if you are looking for a sweet girl with a good off switch then Jolene is your girl. Her babies will still need her for another month, after they are weaned she will be available for adoption
Chloe and Bandit

Chloe and Bandit are 5 month old Border Collie/Australian Cattledog mixes.  HeRD of Wy does not place littermates in the same home, so these guys are looking for two great homes that will keep them active and happy!  Chloe has a little problem with her gait, but is that happiest puppy you will find.  So loving and always has a twinkle in her eye.  Bandit is a bit shy and submissive but very loving.
From Piper's current home: Piper is an energetic, active, fun-loving dog. She loves being outside, and loves attention. She is very loyal, intelligent, and trainable. Piper is on a special grain free diet (for treats food, etc) as she was allergic to foods with grain and eats twice per day, morning and night. Piper is used to having warm water added to her dry dog food. She will sit and wait at mealtimes and will eat food when she is told to “eat”. Piper is familiar with hand signals and words like “wait”, “down” “off” “heel”. Piper lives inside and loves to snuggle on the couch. She doesn't like to share, and can be very aggressive. Piper has become increasingly aggressive toward other female dogs in her home, and feeds off of energy. She can not stop whatever she is doing and becomes obsessive. She will run until her pads fall off if given the opportunity. Piper needs a home with no children, and no other pets; there is a possibility she might be ok with one male dog, but may become aggressive and fight if the energy level is too high. 

Things Piper Loves: Belly rubs, Snuggles, Hikes (on a leash if there’s a group, can be off leash if one on one), Walks, Playing Fetch (in small increments, can become obsessive), Tether Tug (this is her favorite thing), Treats &Bones, Balls, Playing, Swimming, and Digging for Mice

Things Piper Can’t Handle: Female Dogs (she has become quite aggressive), Cats, Lots of activity or groups of people (herding instinct is too strong), Mountain Biking (she is too excited with this activity), Children (She gets too excited), Sharing , Loud Noises, Motorized vehicles (lawnmower, dirt bike, atv, etc.),Cows, (she will chase them).

Zorra is a 9-12 month old border collie cross. She is super happy ALL the time and is a giant bundle of fluff, so be prepared for a lifetime of grooming. She has never met a stranger!! She is slightly more selective about her doggie friends. She gets along stellar with my older male border collie and most other dogs but has been known to pick a fight with other dominant females. Zorra is not aggressive, she just wants to be the female in charge so will need some managing in this area. A meet and greet will be a must for any homes with another dog. Zorra is not for the first-time dog owner, nor is she really cut out to be just a family pet. This dog has energy to burn and will need as much mental stimulation as she does physical activity. She is toy obsessed, with anything round being the center of her universe. ALL toys in the house MUST be hidden and are brought out only for training. She will need an owner that understands over the top OCD behaviors and how to manage them. She will make an amazing trick, obedience or rally dog. She might even do well in scent or agility once she gets a grasp on self-control. Zorra is pretty much an open slate that already knows sit, down, spins to her right and has an okay recall when bunnies are not involved. Probably not the best dog for a home with self-moving squeaky toys (cats). I would recommend older kids due to her lack of self-control. She will barrel through anything standing between her and her obsession which could be disastrous for someone too little to stand their ground or who can’t out of the way fast enough. With a structured household and management of her OCD, Zorra has a pretty good off switch and super fun to train. She is kennel trained, house broke, doesn’t chew on people things and is a total love bug of affection. ​
Lady is a mixed breed dog.  She is smaller, about 35 lbs.  She is an active girl who loves to play with toys.    She can be protective of her home and needs a person who is good at managing introductions to new people.

Momma Lucy is a 2-3 year old red Heeler that is rare find. She is an easy going, mellow Heeler that loves to snuggle on the couch and has great house manners. Lucy is VERY food motivated. She is eager to please especially if a treat is involved. She has not had much training, but has such an easy disposition it won't take long to make her even more perfect. She would do best in a home where she can have another dog sibling to give keep her company. She gets along great with other dogs, even dogs like my female who does not normally care for other female dogs. 

Rilian is a 16 week old Heeler mix. She is the odd duck of the group. She is smaller, has a shorter snout, and a curly who knows. She is 15lbs so the vet thinks she is going to be around 35-40 lbs. She might be the smallest, but she defiantly is the feistiest. She has abundant energy and loves to play. She needs to go to an active home where she can a running/hiking partner or put into agility. She defiantly needs someone to harness her energy in a productive manner. She loves people and other dogs and thinks life is amazing as long as she can run and play. She is the type of puppy that plays hard till she literally drops. Rilian is pretty well potty and kennel trained.​Lucy is a sweet young cattledog mom.  Her 7 puppies are growing like weeds and should be available for adoption around the latter part of January, so get your applications in now!

Corin is a 16 week old female blue Heeler mix. She is currently 17lb and may get somewhere around 40-50lbs. She is a sweet and inquisitive little girl. She loves to cuddle but also is up for adventure. She is the type that if she gets bored she will find adventure for herself. She would make an amazing hiking or running partner. She gets along great with other dogs and is respectful of other dogs boundaries. Corin is pretty well potty and kennel trained.

Polly is a 16 week old female Heeler mix (best guess Heeler/lab mix). Polly is the largest puppy in the group. She is currently 26lbs and the vet believes she is gonna be a big girl, 70-80lbs. She is a sweet, easy going, happy puppy. She is very middle of the pack and gets along great with everyone. She does not allow others to push her around, but also does not push the other pups around either. She is very smart and takes in her environment, and is very aware of everything going on. She loves to cuddle, but also is independent. She truly is the best of both worlds....has energy but can chill. She loves other dogs and is respectful of adult dogs. Polly is pretty well potty and kennel trained.

Deuce! Deuce!
 He is a young Belgian Malinois, about 1-3 years old, with little to no training. He has a phenomenal temperament, seems to get along with most other dogs and is people social.  He seems to have
 lived a kennel life and will mark anything and everything he can lift his leg on. As of right now I am guessing he would be a wonderful mid-level sport dog, or companion dog for a highly active and experienced home. He is NOT suitable for a first time sport
 dog owner as he has the control and foundation of a puppy, with the body and strength of a young adult working dog. His drive and suitability for protection work has yet to be tested. He has not been tested with children, livestock, or owner as he has the control and foundation of a puppy, with the body and strength of a young adult working dog. His drive and suitability for protection work has yet to be tested. He has not been tested with children, livestock, or cats.
Diggle is a 14 week old Heeler mix (best guess Heeler/Lab mix) Diggle is currently 21lbs. The vet guesses he will be around 70-80lbs full grown. Diggle is a sweetheart and a half. He is a little on the submissive side and does get pushed around by the other puppies. He has got such a good, sweet spirit. He would do best in a home with another dog and that is easy going and won't bully him. He is an easy going, smart boy that needs someone to gently teach him boundaries as he is very inquisitive. Diggle is pretty well potty and kennel trained.

Cricket ​