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Rook is a fun loving and active dog. He is 3 years old. His mother is a purebred Border Collie and it is presumed that his father is a Yellow Lab. Rook loves to chew on a good bone or go for a jog. He loves, LOVES, loves to swim and is an amazing companion. Rook also loves to play ball and retrieve.  He would be a good companion for a young single guy. Rook needs a home with a strong/comfortable owner. He does not do well with other dogs and needs to be in a one dog only family. He is incredibly loving and will always stay by your side proud to be your dog.  Rook is neutered and current on vaccinations.
Wrigley is a 4 year old neutered Australian Shepherd with a tail.  Wrigley's disposition is sort of "grumpy old man" mixed with "silly puppy."  He likes going for walks and hanging out, but likes to do things in his own way and at his own pace.  Wrigley would do best in a home with no cats and no children.  Doesn't he look better all cleaned up and groomed?
Ethel is a 3 year old Australian Cattledog mix.  She came to us as a feral dog and has come so far, but still needs a very special person to commit to her and keep working with her on socialization.
Quirk is a 1-2 year old Border Collie mix.  He has an endearing expression and a sweet personality.  He is pretty shy with people but clearly wants to be involved with them.  He is good with other dogs and 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 2 years old.  He is a character but probably needs an experienced and firm home as he will push limits when permitted.
Genny is a young female heeler cross. She is ever so sweet and loves her people.  Genny is house broken and knows sit.  Genny crates well and is a love to have around.  She does like to chase things that move, including cars, so will need a fenced yard.  NO CATS.
Anastasia is a 7 month old chihuahua mix.  "I'm a very playful pup and love exploring everything from sticks in the yard to pieces of food hidden in a kong!  I love playing with my foster siblings, especially the ones around my own size (10lbs). I have some very big ears and am using them to learn new things like "sit" and "down."  I'm very good about being in my crate and like to sleep in there with my cozy blankets and a chew toy. I'm very energetic and love to play but am also ready to snuggle whenever you are! I'm really hoping to find my forever home and people who will help me learn what it's like to be part of a family!"
Hi, my name is Snickers and I'm a very sweet 5 month old female Chihuahua mix I may not be a great herding dog but I have a lot going for me! I love snuggling and having my belly rubbed and ears scratched. I snuggle very nicely with my little foster dog friends and am getting used to the big golden retriever I live with. I'm definitely new to being around people and will curl up when I get frightened but I'm coming out of my shell and am going to be an amazing family member if someone will give me the opportunity
Hannah is an 8 year old spayed female border collie/Australian shepherd mix.  She is looking for a new home because her owner passed away.  She may be happiest as an only dog.  She is good with cats and she loves people.  This is an amazingly sweet dog!
Clover is about three and a half years old (approximate birthdate May 2013) and is most likely a spaniel mix. She is a sweet, affectionate dog. She is loyal and kind to her family. She does not bark or act aggressive toward strangers who come to the door.  She does okay with dogs that she is introduced to slowly and in a controlled manner and likes to play with dogs her own size once she becomes familiar with them. Clover  will do best in a home with older children or no children at all. Younger kids make her anxious. She can be quite stong-willed. She needs a 6 foot fence.  She knows several commands: Sit, Down, Bed, Leave it, Wait, Kennel.

Adopt a friendly, playful, snuggly puppy!   Born approximately May 1, 2016, Zachary is just over 6 months old.  He is about 25 lbs so shouldn't be over 35 to 40 lbs full grown.  He is very social, but still a puppy so will need some training and manners still.  Zachary will be a great family pet.

Adopt a friendly, playful, snuggly puppy!   Born approximately May 1, 2016, Grover is about 25 lbs at just over 6 months so we expect he will weigh between 30 and 40 lbs full grown.  He is incredibly intelligent and very social.  Imagine how fun he would be to teach tricks to!

Holly is a beautiful collie/husky mix although her exact breed is unknown. She is moderate to high energy dog, estimated to be 2 to 3 years old and she weighs about 50 lbs. She is very sweet, gentle, sensitive as well as a little shy and has a very independent spirit. Holly gets along great with dogs and cats, but she is very modest and lets herself get pushed out of the way by others. She does well with people young and old if they are kind and patient, with a preference for women (at least in the first couple of weeks). Although used to being an outdoor dog, she now prefers to be inside with her family and she has picked up on house training quickly. She is very well behaved in the house but does not like to be crated during the day. Currently Holly can be home alone in a crate for up to 4 hours 2-3 times a week. If crated for a longer time or more often, she panics and will work hard on escaping from the crate. If not crated and left alone, she likes to completely redecorate the room and make sure you get the point. Holly would therefore be the happiest and do best in a home where she does not have to be alone very often. She does sleep in her crate at night without problems. Holly is housebroken and learning to walk on a leash. She does best on a long leash that gives her the opportunity to explore and sniff around. Since Holly is an active young adult, she needs regular exercise. She absolutely loves to go on walks and is a great running partner. Being a larger dog, she would do best in a home with a good size yard. She has not shown interested in jumping the fence so far but definitely has the ability. Holly loves chew toys, stuffed animals and squeaker toys. She likes to play with other dogs too, as long as it is not too crowded or too wild. She takes treats very gently but is not super motivated to be trained in exchange for treats. Holly has learned to sit for her meals and to catch treats. She doesn’t know any other basic commands yet but is contemplating them at the moment. She is an incredibly loving dog and a very loyal companion for the right person or family.​
Max is a lovely 1 year old Australian Cattledog.  He loves to have other dogs to roughhouse with and might also learn to play fetch.  He is neutered and current on vaccinations.  The ideal home for Max would be one where he would have a job.  We can definitely see him herding cows.
1 males 2 females.  Australian shepherd or Border Collie or Shepherd mix puppies.  These little guys were orphaned at 5 weeks.  They are now 15 weeks old and looking for forever homes.  Puppies require a commitment of time and training.

Jon - he is a sweet baby who leans as a females dog. He follows me around looking for approval in all he does. He is a pleaser and really laid back. He hesitates with change, but goes through it if provided positive support (treats help). Trained to eat and sleep in a crate (non-wired to prevent his naturally kinked tail from catching). Basic obedience has been started.

 Tyrion - is a roamer and slightly independent. Loves treats (best way to recall right now :) ) and attention. He'll love playing with you and following you around. Trained to eat and sleep in a crate. Basic obedience started.

 Sansa - this little white "angel" is sneaky! Currently has a little trust issue on recalls due to long confinement from a broken leg, but I am sure that will be easily corrected once we get a chance to keep her with the group. She loves attention and people, not much scares her, and she gets over it pretty quickly on what does. She will give someone a run for their money. Not sure if all that energy is just pent up or if it will last, but her sweetness and antics will fill your heart.
Katie is an Australian Shepard and was born 6/26/12. She is approximately 45 pounds. She is very sweet and smart and quickly learned some tricks like shaking and playing dead. We've not given her any formal training but she is smart enough to learn most anything someone wanted to teach her. Katie is apprehensive initially around men but does warm up once trust is established, is good with young children, but is a little scared of cats. She has tried to engage our cat in play a few times but usually tries to avoid the (indoor) cat most of the time. We have another female dog (similar size) that she tries to dominate. We also have a male dog that she doesn't mess with and will try to engage in play from time to time while outside (he's older). I have no idea how she is with small dogs but would probably be better suited to being the only dog or paired with a male.  She is very food motivated but has a sensitive stomach so care should be taken with what she can get into. It took us several attempts to find a dry dog food that doesn't cause her to lick her legs raw. She will also help herself into litter boxes if they are available. Katie is housebroken and will let us know by whining or nosing us if she needs to go out and sleeps in our bedroom on her own bed at night. When we are gone we can trust her in the house as she has never chewed anything or had an accident, we just need to be sure she cannot reach any food items. She is a low- to medium-energy dog and loves to go for walks as well as bark at any "intruders" that may be around her house. Katie will ride ATV's and prefers riding them to running alongside them. She dislikes water and will not get in it on her own. Katie's herding tendencies are strong and she will chase deer if given a chance. She will bite lawnmower wheels, trimmers, ATV tires, and bicycle tires so planning is a must if she will be off-leash. She truly is a very sweet dog and seems to have no desire to leave us (unless something is moving fast and she chases it). We have a low chain link fence that she respects and will not try to go under or over it. I think she would be great for an active person with a yard that can work with her off-leash quirks. She seems very loyal and loves pets and attention. She needs a person or family that can give her undivided attention and take her for daily walks. Katie will be a great dog in the right house. She is current on vaccinations except kennel cough. She truly is a sweet dog but is a little timid in some situations. Our daughters are 9 and can get pretty rambunctious. Katie doesn't seem to mind but would not be appreciative of a baby that pulls hair, or things like that. 

Xena is a beautiful Australian Cattle Dog with a tail. She is about 1 years old and weighs about 35 pounds. Xena is sassy, smart, and super-active. She needs a home that will provide her with physical and mental stimulation. Xena loves to play with other dogs. She is completely house-trained and loves car rides. Xena is very affectionate. She crates well when we leave her at home. She can be a bit mouthy and like a typical Cattle Dog, she gets excited by moving objects, such as bicycles and skateboards. She would do best in a family without small children.  Xena likes to play fetch. She is currently enrolled in a basic obedience class. 
Norse Cowboy Puppies
These little cuties are border collie or border collie mix puppies.  All males.  Date of birth 12-13-16.  Very social and outgoing.

Tehy all want to be good, they want to potty outside. First thing in the morning they all rush out of their pen to door and outside to potty.    They are quiet all night, and they will let you know when they need outside by vocalizing. They are out about every 2 hours or so - they are pretty young babies still.  Loki is one of the smallest and has a smooth coat. He is a lively little puppy that enjoys tormenting his brothers! They may be bigger than he, but he holds his own and then some! He has cute vocalizations that he picked up from our adult dogs - a real mimic. He is smart, you can almost see the wheels spinning in this little guy! When he gets an idea he isn't easily distracted from it. He's a spit-fire alright!  Thor is a fuzzy puppy who likes to follow you around in the yard, he is a lover. He likes to be by your side on the floor and snuggle. He's a pretty chill pup, not high strung - a quiet, mellow fellow that looks you right in the eye. He already knows 'sit'. Like his brothers, he is treat-motivated. He enjoys wrestling with his brothers and loves puppy toys and chewing on shoes!  
Suzie is approximately 5 yrs old.  She is a border collie mix. Suzie and her sister were kept in an outdoor kennel for most of their lives. They were never let out and were kept in very poor living conditions. Suzie is now learning that life is fun and enjoys exploring. She has a happy , goofy side and loves toys! She bonds quickly with 'her people' but is very reserved and unfriendly with strangers. When we first got her she would nip when pushed or frightened. We our working on building her confidence and she is improving daily. Because of this Suzie should not go to a home with children. She needs an understanding and experienced owner. She is incredibly smart and eager to learn. Suzie lived in a very isolated environment with no socialization. We're still getting to know her disposition around other dogs. She is unsure around them but is getting better. She has a bit too much 'border collie eye' for cats. She can't help but herd them, relentlessly! Suzie is a wonderful dog with lots of potential. 
Beautiful, Sweet, Loveable Lucy is enjoying life, perhaps for the very first time. Lucy spent the first six years of her life abused and neglected. She was eventually taken by authorities. She lived those 6 years in filth and fear, BUT Lucy has found her inner happy and has learned to wag her tail a million wags a
minute! She is a delight! She loves walks, other dogs, laying in the sun, consistent meals, and a life without fear. She is starting to love snuggling – she just isn’t real sure how to do it, yet, but she tries so very hard! She is a bit clumsy, but her feelings of joy and love for her new life and the people in it are very real! In spite of the cruelty she has seen and experienced, she harbors no resentment, only uncertainty. We have seen ZERO aggression. Lucy has a pure soul and an incredibly kind heart. Lucy is a Border Collie mix weighing in at 43 pounds. Lucy may never be the life of the party. She is very worried when new people approach her and will get very small and try to become invisible. If her environment gets too chaotic she will retreat to a quiet and distant space. However, she is completely devoted to her foster mom and dad. They have gained her trust and she loves to lay on the floor at their feet. She is so attached to them that she is already hiking off leash and never strays from their sight. She may lag behind to smell a particularly good smell, but comes running when called. Lucy adores her people, is good with other dogs, somewhat fearful of cats – but has learned to coexist with the cats in her foster home, is house trained and crate trained, though she definitely does not need a crate. Lucy is smart and is a willing and happy learner. She joyfully responds to positive reinforcement. Any kind of anger, roughness or harsh restraint will shut her down. She is content to be in the house in crummy weather, but enjoys sunning herself on the deck on nice days. One fairly long walk a day is all she requires in the exercise department. Lucy is beginning to see the value of play and will fetch a ball!  If you are willing to spend some time gaining her trust, Lucy will give you undying devotion, companionship and a loving hiking/walking partner in return. She neither requires, nor expects much but gives SO much love in return. She will do best in a patient, predictable and structured environment.
Phoebe is a beautiful 8 year old Aussie who has lived the life of a breeder. At the age of 8, her owner gave her to a young couple, who then relinquished her to a Utah shelter stating she was fearful of men and had nipped the adult male in the house. I've had Phoebe two weeks now and she is a timid girl, very hand shy. I haven't seen an ounce of aggression, just a very unsure, fearful sweetheart. She has started to approach for loves, but is clearly lacking in confidence. I have not seen any difference between fear of males versus females. She is great around other dogs, cats are unknown. She is house trained and doggy door trained. She has a good recall. Phoebe would be fine with other dogs, but would do well as an only pup too. Due to her timidity, no small children. Phoebe will need a very loving, consistent home that will help her learn to trust again.
11 Weeks
Winnie is a 17 month old (born September 2015) short haired Border Collie. She is spayed and up-to-date on all shots and had her most recent wellness exam in December 2016. Winnie is a typical Border Collie with lots of energy, smart as a whip, and an affinity for squirrels and bunnies. She is a great family dog and likes lots of attention. She has been around cats when visiting other homes, but we cant say for sure what her reaction would be to cats as full-time housemates. She is best suited for a family with lots of wide-open space for her to run and play – a small fenced-in yard is not ideal. She is great on long runs (5-8 miles), and loves to hike.  She also loves to play ball.  Her current household has a 10-year-old and a 6-year-old and she is very playful with them.
There is nothing cuter than a puppy! These eleven week old female border collie mix puppies certainly prove that statement to be true. They are happy, active puppies – full of typical puppy behaviors. Puppies are great at house work and will pick up anything that is left lying on the floor and try to eat it so it is not making a mess in the house. If you have a home where you can handle a busy puppy like one of us and will not leave us alone for more than 4 hours per day, please complete an application to adopt one of us!
 We estimate their date of birth ~December 28, 2016. Each day is a new adventure for them. They love going outside, chewing on sticks, exploring the yard and all kinds of soft toys. They have age appropriate vaccinations and are microchipped.  Puppies, while adorable, are not for everyone. Think carefully if your lifestyle has room for the extraordinary responsibility of raising a puppy. Do you truly have time for the daily nurturing and constant supervision required? Do you mind piddles on your floor, chewing on your things and, before you know it, a “teenage puppy” with ideas of his own? The proper handling and socialization of a puppy are critical to their development into a well adjusted adult. As the puppy grows he will require your steady, kind leadership, commitment to his training and rely on you for his extensive daily exercise needs.
11 Weeks
Nash is a 4 yr old blue heeler/border collie cross. He was brought into the animal shelter in Bozeman by a concerned neighbor of the former owner when he was 1 yr old, after being hit by a car and left for dead in his backyard. The shelter staff and generous veterinarians performed multiple surgeries on Nash to repair his broken pelvis and back, and he also had an FHO on the right side. The current owner fostered him after his surgeries and adopted him after his medical foster. Three years after his accident, you cannot tell that Nash ever had such a difficult start. He is vivacious and energetic and loves to work and play. He is good with other dogs and has been in doggie day care and boarding situations with new dogs frequently. Ultimately, he needs a home that can provide daily stimulation beyond what his current home can provide. His owners now work out of town and he is unable to go to work with them like he did initially. This means he isn't getting the attention he deserves and craves. He would do well in a home with other dogs and an active family. He is rambunctious so babies and toddlers may not be the best companions for him. He is friendly with all people, but does have a hard time controlling his excitement. He lives currently with children 8 and up and loves to play with them. He does have the tendency to chew paper products if he doesn't get his daily exercise. He is smart and listens well to those he has a deep connection with, although he does struggle to listen when he is actively "working" and herding his dog friends at the park. Nash loves to cuddle and sleep at the foot of the bed on the floor. He is afraid of fireworks and will find a hiding place during most 4th of July activities. He does ok off leash when with other dogs, but very well with just humans with no dog distractions. 
This handsome and intelligent cattledog is Sherlock.  Sherlock is a 5 year old neutered male.  Like most cattledogs, he is a loyal loving boy who will do best in a home that is familiar with cattledogs.  He is looking for a new home because his owner has moved from a country living situation to a small home in town and has not adjusted well.  He can be snippy and nervous with new people and needs a person who helps build his confidence and sets appropriate limits for him.  He has worked with a trainer and videos from his time in training are available to approved applicants.  Sherlock would do best in a home without children.  Sherlock is okay with cats when supervised but as a precaution should not be left unattended with them.
Cinnamon is a young spayed female Kelpie/German Shepherd mix.  She is a big girl, maybe 55 lbs.  She is mellow and takes new situations in stride.  She likes dogs that don't try to start fights and thinks people are great.  A real cuddler, this one.
Cossel is a 6 month old Border Collie/Lab mix.  She is a very lively and energetic pup who just wants to run, and run fast. She knows sit, lay down, and is currently working on staying. She loves to please, and the outdoors is her favorite place to be. She is very protective of her family though has never gone after anyone, just barks. Her current home finds that they don't have the time and space an active puppy requires.  Cossell needs a home with lots to do and a family who has the time and love to give to her.
Elle is a 6 year old spayed female Australian Shepherd.  She is a fetching fanatic!  She generally does well with other dogs and likes to play with them.  She is an active home and will let you know when she is not getting enough exercise by whining a bit.  She has a great big grin and would love to share her enthusiasm for life with you.