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Please take a look at our newest adoptable dogs and whether you are looking for the perfect face, the perfect demeanor, or it's love at first sight, hopefully you will find the perfect companion at HITTGV!
We are also in dire need of people who can support us as fosters! You can also foster a dog until the perfect forever home is found or as a trial period with the option to adopt.
New Dogs Rescued! Detailed descriptions coming soon.
Cheyenne (in the bandana to the right): Female, 15-18 mos. old, and weighs 28 lbs. She is a very loving snuggler, who is shy and quiet at first, but warms up quickly. OK with cats. Very energetic and playful.
Stella (left) is a cattle dog/McNab. She's a happy, playful puppy, about 14-15 weeks old, and 21 lbs. When not playing, she can be quiet and has a calm personality. OK with cats.
More detailed description/information coming very soon! Please check back!
Farleyis about 9 -10 mos. old, and weighs 38 lbs. He has a very happy, easy going, and very sweet personality. Farley is super friendly and great with all people and all dogs. His foster calls him a "lump of love." He has a happy and submissive nature around bossy, dominant dogs. He will just roll over for them, and then happily get up and continue to play. Farley an energetic, athletic boy, who loves to run and play.
Farley is extremely bright, observant and attentive. He is willing to do whatever his humans want him to do. We believe he was from a farm/ranch and had never been on a leash, freely playing, before he ended up in a kill shelter. He is quickly learning how to walk nicely on leash, and how to live in a house.
Rocket is a border collie male, about 7-8 mos. old, weighing 25 lbs. He is an energetic, happy, good natured boy, who loves to give out kisses. He's an outgoing, sweetheart of a character, who is very friendly and excited to meet all people and all dogs. This pup is good with children, and seems a little more restrained with them, than with adults. Rocket has only been seen with one cat, and showed curiosity rather than fear or prey drive. He seemed at ease with it. However, his energy could be too much for some cats.
He loves to play with people and other dogs and has a comical way of trying to initiate play, by putting his front paws on your body and pushing you. He is big on playing with other dogs (& people), running and leaping through the air. Rocket is a curious, high energy and bold guy, so he'll need lots of exercise and attention, which will help keep him in check - and tire him out for the night. He is also able to calm down. Rocket likes to follow his person around and cuddle up with them, when he finally settles.
Our boy seems to like all toys. He enjoys soft chew toys. When playing with some of his chew toys, he tosses them in the air and jumps up after them, like playing self-catch. Playing tug is a favorite game for Rocket, especially with his canine foster sister. He also loves balls, but is still figuring out fetch. He is a quick learner, but still needs continued work to learn basic manners and discipline. He is getting better at walking on leash, but will still zigzag to follow his nose. He is pretty much house broken, and almost there. As a young pup, he likes to chew on things. He is learning about what is ok and what is not for chewing. If he is scolded for something he shouldn't have, he will leave it alone. Rocket enjoys car rides and whether in a crate or buckled in the back, he mostly stands up to watch the world go by.
In summary, Rocket is a high-energy boy, who will need lots of exercise and attention, to keep him in check - and tire him out for the night. He will make a great, fun companion for an active person or family, who have the time to work with him and channel his energies and busy brain. He would be a fantastic agility dog.
Millie is as sweet as they come! She is estimated to be about 4- to 5-years old and weighs 56 pounds. She is a bit plump, and her ideal weight is about 48-50 lbs. She is mellow, quiet, and gentle. Millie is a low energy cattle dog, mixed with Lab and/or Australian Shepherd.
Millie is looking for a person(s) of her own who will shower her with attention and love. She doesn't care about other dogs if they leave her and her person alone. Although she would prefer to be an only dog and have her person/people to herself, she can get along with other dogs who are easy, and who don't get in her face or want to sniff her. She shows no interest in cats. She is housebroken and very easy on a leash.
Although Millie is fine at home alone, she would prefer to have her human around. Throughout the day she will take naps or relax in whichever room her person is in. She enjoys being talked to and will sit there listening with the cutest closed mouth smile. She has shown no interest in toys or playing ball, she would just prefer to sit next to you with her head in your lap being pampered with affection, and gaze lovingly into your eyes.
During nice weather, Millie likes to sniff around in the backyard and soak in her surroundings. When outside, Millie loves to take her time, sniffing and exploring, and nibbling a blade of grass here and there. She has not shown many herding tendencies other than chasing a raccoon and deer. She is protective of her foster home and has barked at loud mysterious trucks pulling up near the house.
Millie is a shy girl, but will warm up to people quickly if she deems them safe. Loving most everyone she has met, except for two men who approached her, who triggered a fearful, protective response in her. She was obviously afraid of them and tried to bark them away. Otherwise, she has been fine with all other men, women, and children. Millie is a velcro dog, who will follow you from room to room to be with you. She doesn't necessarily attach herself to only one person. At her foster home, she has 3 foster parents and will follow each around at different times.
As a shy dog, Millie can be a bit nervous in new environments and situations. It will take her a few days to settle into her new home. She would prefer to live in a quiet area without too many loud passing vehicle sounds nearby. She would make a great companion dog for someone who isn't too active and is just looking for the companionship of a best friend.
Orbit is a sweet and loving Australian cattle dog/kelpie cross. He is approximately 18 months old, weighs 35 lbs. and is handsome, smart and athletic. He is great with all people and all dogs. Orbit loves playing with his foster brothers and sister, as well as meeting new dogs at the dog park. He is very friendly, outgoing, and full of life, with a sweet, happy, and playful disposition. Every volunteer who has met him, describe him as "a sweetheart" or "a darling boy."
Our boy had a rough start in life. He was confined to a small back yard with little stimulation. From his very first daily walks, it was clear that he had never been in the outside world. Orbit didn't know what cars were, and had never walked on an incline (up a hill). Not knowing what to do in these new situations, he would immediately flatten himself on the ground and refuse to budge. He also came to us with a respiratory infection and an infection on his tail, caused by compulsive chewing. As a young herding dog with an active mind and energy to burn out, we believe that he began chewing his tail out of boredom and frustration with the lack of an outlet and activity.
Since being rescued, Orbit is adapting quickly and joyously to the outside world. He is learning to walk nicely on a leash, and only took a couple of days to be housebroken. Our vet surgically cleaned and trimmed his raggedly chewed tail, and his wounds are healing nicely. With healthy outlets for Orbit's desire to run and play, and once his tail is healed, we are confident that his habit of perceiving his tail as a bother to him will eventually disappear.
Orbit is looking for his forever family and constant companion(s). He would be better in a household where he was not left alone for long periods of time until he can settle in and trust he is safe. He would be a fantastic running buddy and family dog. Orbit would do well in a multi-dog household, with opportunity for lots of daily exercise, and exposure to new things in the world.
Orbit is current on all his vaccinations, neutered, microchipped, and heartworm negative.
Please call us if you are interested at all. We ask all potential adopters to complete and submit the adoption form, found on our website: hittgv.org (click on the "Adopt" tab).
Ripley is happy, lively, fun loving Australian Kelpie mix, who weighs 40-45 lbs. and is approximately 12-18 months old. This girl is a playful spirit, wholoves all people, often enthusiastically greeting visitors with kisses. More than anything she just wants a human of her own. She follows her foster people from room to room, and adores being petted and belly rubs.
She is fine alone in the house, and enjoys riding in the car - happily sitting quietly and watching the world go by. If you don't want her in the front seat or with her head on your shoulder while driving, she will ride quietly in a crate, too. She is housebroken and learning that a crate is good for naptime.
As a young herding mix, Ripley hasan active brain. She would be best with people who can give her both the physical and mental exercise she craves. Ripley is one of the brightest, most intelligent dogs we have met, and she is very eager to please. As a result, she is a super quick learner, with incredible potential. It is clear that prior to our rescue, no one has taken the time to teach her any rules, manners, or routines. Her fosters are teaching her polite behavior and basic commands, and Ripley is doing great. Her ideal home would be on country property, with person(s) with prior training experience, time and willingness to continue teaching her manners, and that her pushy ways will not work.
Around other dogs, she is a confident,dominant female, who wants to meet other dogs by running up into their face. Ripley would benefit from socialization, and learning that what is fun to her, is rude to others. She would do best as an only dog, or with a well-balanced, non-reactive dog. Ripley is probably not good with cats. Although she loves children, we believe Ripley should be in a home with children at least 7 years or older, due to her currenttendency to guard her bowl if approachedwhile she is eating,and to jump up on people when she's excited to see them. Her fosters are working with her on this.
Ripley is a happy, playful soul, with vast potential. She needs the right person, who respects a thinking dog, and can andwill make the commitment to teach her how to control her impulses to do whatever she wants. Once she learns, Ripley will be an amazingly wonderful, loyal, loving companion.
Max is a male Corgi mix approximately 1-year-old and weighs 18 lbs. He is a great smaller dog with a big brave heart. He’s very cute with big bat ears that he hears everything with. He is playful and loves to run and play. Max needs daily activity to burn off his young energy.
He tries to be a bit bossy with other dogs and would not do well with smaller or younger children, as he does like to herd and nip sometimes while he is playing. He has done very well with his foster’s 8-year-old granddaughter going for dog walks and hanging about the house together. Max is very loving and attaches to his household and family very quickly. He wants to be with you and be your loyal companion at all times.
He arrived at his fosters house with separation anxiety issues and when he was left home in his kennel or in the car while out running errands he would bark. Max has settled in and he does still bark but stops quickly when you are out of sight. His anxiety issues have improved quite a bit in the short time he has been with us.
He is a quick learner and listens well. Max has steadily been improving on his manners. He has all his basics down, is eager to please and enjoys being worked with. Max really is a great little guy - super loving and looking to devote himself to you and be your best friend and companion ever!!!
Cali (ADOPTION PENDING) is approximately 14 weeks old and weighs 11 lbs. She is the one with the little spot on her forehead. Although she looks to be all Border collie, her mother is a classic blue merle heeler. Cali is a playful, confident and extremely bright girl. She is the one often trying to engage the others to play, and is the brave one. Like the other puppies, she loves being held.
When their foster mom is preparing their food, Cali will sit quietly, watching, and waiting to be fed. After they eat, and get a bit of playing out of their systems, all the pups in this litter show a calm nature, much like their cattle dog mother. She is very responsive to people. Cali is learning 'sit,' 'come,' and is being house trained, to do her business outside - or on puppy pads.
(Please see postings for Snoopy; Lucy; and Gypsy for additional group photos.)
Lucy (ADOPTION PENDING) is approximately 14 weeks old and weighs 14.5 lbs. She is very friendly, outgoing, and playful. Although she looks to be all border collie, her mother is a classic blue merle heeler. Lucy is very sweet, loves being held and interacting with people.
Similar to her brother, Snoopy, Lucy is always happy, very friendly, loving and rather curious. After she eats and plays for a little while, Lucy is happy to hang out. She will investigate new things, and come out when something is going on or to meet people. When they aren't being playful puppies, all the pups in this litter show a calm, easy nature, much like their cattle dog mother. When their foster mom is preparing their food, Lucy will sit quietly, watching, and waiting to be fed. Lucy is learning 'sit,' 'come,' and is being house trained, to do her business outside - or on puppy pads.
(Please see Snoopy; Gypsy; and Cali; for additional group photos.)
Gypsy (ADOPTION PENDING) is approximately 14 weeks old and weighs 14.5 lbs. She is the biggest of her litter of 5 puppies. Although she looks to be all border collie, her mother is a classic blue merle heeler. It is clear that this little one definitely has the heeler/cattle dog's velcro nature and desire to have a human of her own to follow. Gypsy loves being held, but when given the run of the house, chooses to be her foster mom's personal shadow, constantly at her feet, following her around the house.
Gypsy loves other dogs, too. When allowed to be around the adult female at her foster home, she will adoringly follow her around and try to get her to play. While Gypsy is a playful puppy, she is quieter and more reserved than several of her siblings. When their foster mom is preparing their food, Gypsy will sit quietly, watching, and waiting to be fed. After they eat, and get a bit of playing out of their systems, all the pups in this litter show a calm nature, much like their cattle dog mother. Being more reserved than some of her siblings, when first meeting people, Gypsy does not run to greet them, but quietly sits and observes. She warm up very quickly and is very responsive once she knows someone. Gypsy is learning 'sit,' 'come,' and is being house trained, to do her business outside - or on puppy pads.
(Please see Snoopy; Lucy and Cali; for additional group photos.)