Many of the dogs that we rescue are saved only hours or even minutes before they are due to be euthanized.

Others are sent to us because for any number of reasons, their current owners are unable to keep them.

Herding dogs make wonderful companions for those who can give them the time and the outlet for their energy. They are not “lap dogs” who will be happy sitting on a sofa all day, but their energy and loyalty can provide the right home with unending love and enjoyment.

Help make a HAPPY ENDING for a rescue, fill out an adoption form.

Please either download, complete, and return the adoption form; or fill in the online version below.  Please note that the Online Form may not work properly from an iPad or Smartphone (especially an iPhone).  Any laptop, desktop (including a Mac) should be fine.  If you do not get a confirmation that your application was sent, please contact us another way. 

All potential adopters must be at least 21 years old, and have current identification, with a verifiable address and phone number.

The offline adoption form can be downloaded in either: PDFDOC, or DOCX format.  When completed, please return the form to us by: Scan and Email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or US Mail to PO Box 9585, Santa Rosa, CA 95405.

Adoption Fee: We have an adoption fee, which is typically $250 per dog. This fee helps to reimburse our rescue for some - but not always all - of the veterinary and other costs incurred in the process of rescuing and caring for each dog.  To see how adoption fees are spent, click here.

Online Adoption Form:

* = Required Field

Please include City, State, and Zip Code
Companion for me, companion for another animal, for a child, for a gift, watch dog, etc.
Include: Breed/Mix, Size, Coat, Age, Training, Exercise Requirement, and Sex (or no preference).
Include: Name, Address, Email, Phone, and their Relationship to you


Our mission: To rescue, care for, and rehabilitate unwanted, abused, and neglected dogs of herding breeds, concentrating on Australian Cattle Dogs and Border Collies.

Our focus is on their permanent placement into appropriate, loving homes, and informing the public about the special nature and needs of herding breeds.

Contact us at:   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


We are grateful for any contributions to help us rescue, care for, and transport animals.

If you prefer to write a check, please mail it to: Herd It Through The Grapevine, P.O. Box 9585, Santa Rosa, CA 95405

Herd It Through The Grapevine is a 501(c)(3) approved organization.


Please click to donate a bed to our Shelter.