We are not a shelter or public facility, with regular business hours, where potential adopters can drop in at any time and go home with a dog of their choice. All of our animals are fostered in private homes, which allows us to properly assess their temperament and behaviour, and understand the type of family that will best suit their needs.
Please note that many of these herding breeds are transferred or surrendered to us because they exhibit
We rarely get a "couch potato" that is happy to just sit in the yard and watch the world go by. It is even rarer that we get puppies less than a year old or well-trained stock dogs. It is more likely that we will get a dog that was found as a stray, was chasing livestock and in danger of being shot or would shut down when worked on livestock, was nipping the kids or smaller animals or chasing bicyclists/cars, is somewhat fearful of specific types of people, barked excessively or has resource guarding or separation anxiety issues or some other obsessive behaviour often left to manifest into a bigger problem before coming to us.
Most of our rescues come with baggage of varying degrees. Before you fill out an adoption application, we recommend a couple of articles to read that go over a few things you should probably consider before bringing home a dog.