It is with deep regret that Herd It Through The Grapevine, a small, herding breed specific rescue, is winding up its operations after 13 years and many hundreds of wonderful dogs rescued.


If you are looking to adopt or need help for a herding breed dog, below is a list of herding breed specific rescues in California (and one in Washington State).


Additionally, you will find via this link, a page listing several other rescue groups that will rescue or have taken in herding breed/mix dogs. This is by no means a complete list, and we encourage you to search on adoption sites, such as Petfinder.com, for herding breed dogs and the various groups willing to rescue them.  (Rescues highlighted in RED on this page are groups with whom we have had positive working experience(s).



    Cattle Dogs/Heelers, Australian Shepherds, other herding breeds & mixes


Helping Herders Rescue

Yorba Linda, CA

Email:  helpingherdersrescue@gmail.com

Website:  helpingherdersrescue.org

Founders:  Linda Sufficool and Lori Mercer


Central Coast Herding Dog Rescue (CCHD)

Past Robles, CA

Email:  info@cchdrescue.org (preferred contact)

Phone: (805) 238-1446

Website:  cchdrescue.org

Founder:  Wendy Hoffman


Performance Rescue (East of Sacramento)

Magic Canyon Ranch 

Somerset, CA. 95684

Email: performanceresq@att.net

Message Phone: (530) 409-9800


Pacific Northwest Cattle Dog Rescue

P.O. Box 50

Ilwaco, WA  98624

Email: info@pnwcdr.org

Phone: (360) 526-8489

Website:  pnwcdr.org


Aussie Rescue SoCal, Inc. (Australian Shepherds, Cattle Dogs & all herding breeds)

Woodland Hills, CA

Phone: (818) 716-1700

Email: info@aussierescuesocal.com

Website:  aussierescuesocal.com

Principals:  Bob and Tory Epstein


Aussie Rescue San Diego

Bonita Road, Bonita, CA

Email:  info@aussierescuesandiego.org

Website:  aussierescuesandiego.org


NorCal Aussie Rescue, Inc. (Australian Shepherds only)

Auburn, CA. 95602

Email:  kim@norcalaussierescue.com

Phone: (530) 268-1600

Website:  norcalaussierescue.com

Founder:  Kim Kuenlen


Australian Shepherds Furever

2910 S. Archibald Ave., Ste. A607

Ontario, CA  91761

Phone: (866) 496-1993

Email:  australianshepherdsfurever@gmail.com

Website:  australianshepherdsfurever.org/

Facebook:  facebook.com/AustralianShepherdsFurever




Border Collie Rescue of Northern California (BCRNC)

Gilroy, CA

Email:  bcrncinc@aol.com

Website:  bcrescuenc.org


Northern California Border Collie Rescue & Adoptions (NCBCRA) 

Serving Sacramento and the Sierra Nevada Foothills

P.O. Box 5004, Corning, CA 96021

Email:  info@norcalbcrescue.org

Phone: 530-324-2275

Website: http://www.norcalbcrescue.org/index.html


Border Collies In Need, Inc.

Mailing address:

1621 W. 25th Street #104

San Pedro, CA 90732. 

Based in San Pedro, however foster homes are located throughout Southern California. 

Website: http://www.bordercolliesinneed.org

Email: rescue@bordercolliesinneed.org


The Perfect Dog Rescue (Border Collies, all breeds)

P.O. Box 361441

Milpitas, CA  95036 

Email: theperfectdogrescue@gmail.com

Phone: (510) 333-4420

Website: http://www.theperfectdog.org

Founder:  Diana Rapa:  Diana@theperfectdog.org