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Say hello to Natalia!
Approximately 2 yrs, 50lbs, VERY sweet and gentle, possibly border collie / shepherd mix giving her the “panda shepherd” look. We rescued her thanks to a great group of volunteers and networkers. It takes a village!
Natalia flew here and if she never does that gain, it will be too soon! BUT, she totally appreciates a car!
Natalia was great in her introduction to new dogs.
There will be updates and more photos to come as we get time to spend with her... and I want to get her groomed! It seemed she never had been and the new hair was pushing out clumps of old hair!
Natalia is on the shy side, and she could use a quiet gentle home with one or two other dogs.
I've had a handful of dogs just like her, and they have been the best!
Dodge's adoption fee is $350 to include his vetting and micro-chip registration
Bear, he's a working dog!
Anyone need a helper on the farm? Look at Bear! He's got the moves, the eye, he really wants to work!
He's been a great pack dog, and loves our hikes, but he rally wants to help me whenever he can. If a dog isn't loading up quick enough, Bear rounds them in!
I'm looking for that home for him! He'd be great. He's so obedient. Wants to please you Sooooo badly!
Bear has been severley overlooked! He should have been in a home long ago. Although he has been doing some great work while in rescue. Bear has evolved! And it's clear, he wants to work.
Bear is great in the house or the car. He loves other balanced dogs. He's been great in my pack.
He is so sweet, gers right under your hand and looks up longingly, "take me home" he seems to say.
Very, very affectionate dude.
About 3 1/2 yrs old. Bear was originally found by someone driving through Squaw Valley. They opened their door, and Bear jumped right in! That was May 4th, 2021. Don't know what his history prior to that was. The finder would have kept Bear but their dogs didn't accept him.
I am here to say that was not Bears problem. He's with so many dogs all the time. He's very social. Webster looks like a cow he'd like to round up, but he's easily verabally corrected! "Bear, sit!" He complies.
Bear is alway off leash with all the trust that goes with that. He sticks close by. And, of course he runs to that whistle!
Bear knows commands. Comes, sits, lies down, and stays.
Bear could defintely help out on the farm. He's worked before and you can tell.
Bear was dropped with Animal Compassion Team in the Central Valley, adopted and returned, a couple of times. He didn't like kids messing with him when he came here, now he wiggles around under a childs hand for affection.
Since Bear has been here, he's good with everyone, including kids. I'd supervise until he's their dog.
Bear is Cattle Dog and Border Collie. Very smart, you need to be smarter. Lots of energy, you need that that lifestyle too. Needs, wants and loves to be loved, that is teamwork between Bear and his person/s.
Check out his photos and video Or apply and meet him, see what you think.
WEBSTER is back! He was in his adoptive home for six months! Everything was “wonderful” Webster is “wonderful”. His owner adores him still, but, he went after the cat. Seriously he didn’t want the cat rubbing on him anymore… Cat was there first Webby.
Webster is about 5 years old and a very healthy, small cattle dog mix, he’s about 40 lbs, he's lost weight here, and could lose a couple and look great! His teeth are the teeth of a younger dog. Maybe he is?
Webster seemed to have found his niche in a San Fransico apartment. He was surprised and sad to be back in rescue, no longer center of attention.
I’m skipping over a lot of history. Since I first met Webster in November of 2020. And getting to the bottom line in describing the right home for this little dog.
If Webster had a nice normal Human! A pack leader. Someone who knows what’s going on by feeling it. And able to resist Websters charm! He is a dog! He’s a pushy little guy and he tries to get as much privilege as possible, right from the get go! You don’t allow a dog to do this. They gain privilege slowly.
Make him sleep on the laundry porch for a week, then a room closer to you. But always exercise your power to say, “go lie down”, and he will leave the room and go to his bed.
This is hard, but necessary. Web is so much more comfortable and balanced when someone is telling him every little thing to do or not do! It’s exercise for his brain and he loves to work for you. He respects it! Commands to sit, lie down, get in the car, and DON’T get out of the car! I can stop Webby in mid air while jumping out of the van on our hike, and I do it, just for practice, and he can show me what a good boy he is.
This dog is extremely obedient, he’s impressive. One simply has to maintain their status as HUMAN and his as DOG. And then Webster can really be in any situation there is. It totally depends on how savvy his person is, as he is with me. I’m not talking cruelty or a constant cold shoulder. Just no unearned affection. Nothing over the top, no demonstrations of undying love, and Webster will revere you for life
His fantasy life would be a travel dog! Someone who basically lives life on the road. Out of a suitcase and hotel or RV. He’s perfect for this life. Webster is the best co-pilot. And he loves it. He does great in new places, quiet and polite. He would be a pro road dog! If he was in your vehicle or with your stuff in a motel room, he’s secure in the knowledge, you’ll be back, and he watches your stuff.
For a normal home-life in one setting Webster probably needs the following:
1. One person! Webster has chosen sides, usually the woman. His divide and conquer plan has some flaws. Maybe if he had thumbs he could carry out his intentions.
2. No children please. He thinks fat little naked calves are just perfect to nip! Another dog or two would be great, confident dogs though.
Webster does well with others of all sizes and ages. But he needs a top dog, and that is his human! He worships my 100 lb 9 yr old male Romeo. So a mentor dog would be great.
3. Maybe no cats... maybe. I thought he could be trusted. He didn’t like the cat in his adoptive home, making amorous advances, but if Webster has the right human, the stink eye or sharp tone would halt any thought of trouble while he got used to his new feline friend.
4. An adopter who like walks or hikes, and he loves water and the beach! Webster LOVES to go. This dog won’t stop if you don’t.
5. A secure yard or no yard. If left unsupervised Webster will try to escape a yard to be with you. So until he’s bonded and at home, no unsupervised time in a yard. He’s very well house trained. Non destructive. But Webster needs someone committed to keeping him safe and supervised for a couple weeks, just until he forms an attachment! And the, you couldn’t lose him unless you could outrun him! He is totally comfortable in my yard with the other dogs while I do my house things. He is not going to be inside on a beautiful day.
If you are a single person, and see yourself so... and want some loyal, low maintenance company, Webster could be your guy. He loves to the road. Loves his walks! And loves the most, being with his person. Webster loves his wire crate with his bed pad in it. Door is never closed, he retires himself!
I know he’s got mixed feelings about being here now. He used to have the run of this place, but he’s the new kid in town for now. Webster does not understand why he’s in a yard not inside. But, he quit whining about it pretty quick. He knows the program here. He’s accepting.
Webster comes with his bed, collar, lots of toys and accouterments. Everything Webster. And of course he is neutered, fully vaccinated and micro-chipped.
Willie is free as a dog can safely be! This approx. 8 mo. Border Collie mix pup, is in Paso Robles. He's now neutered, has current vaccinations and micro-chipped.
Willie was a stray in Kerman a couple months ago. Just a baby. It seemed he had no human experience. No leash experience and so frightened. Nice dog, but kinda feral.
Willie didn't have a chance if he went into this little rural shelter. The director reached out to the best, Kalyn. She contacted me, explained and offered to keep Willie until he could get in here.
Kalyn got him walking on a leash and follow her along without one. She says he's only a reliable as the dog he's running with, but we'll take it! There's lots of dogs that have good recall here, and we'll teach Willie!
He's here now and great with my entire pack. He's a just kid! He's a little shy, but once he's on a leash he's your dog. He'll need some attention to get him comfortable, but he's happy and excited about life!
I'm looking for a home with another dog though. Help show Willie the way! He'd be fine with kids, and possibly cats. He's very sweet.
Adoption fee is $350 and includes sterilization surgery, vaccinations, flea & tick abatement, worming, transportation to us, microchipping + chip registration. Also covers care for all the dogs while in rescue.
To download an application to meet Willie: http://cchdrescue.org/adoptionprocess.html or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Central Coast Herding Dog Rescue, is a Rescue Alliance partner, a federally recognized 501(c)3 non profit organization, dedicated to finding great dogs, great homes. County of San Luis Obispo Animal Service Operating Permit #C2649. Thank you for reading about Willie, and thanks for considering rescue!