Holly (ADOPTED!) is a truly lovely dog, in so many ways.  She is a happy, quiet, mellow, and super sweet, 8-year old female border collie/ cattle dog mix. Holly is an all-around awesome dog, who would be the perfect companion for just about any family. She is extremely affectionate, and hasn’t met a person she doesn't love yet. She will happily sit by your side, nudging your hand to ask for more pets, please!  We have not yet seen her around cats or children.

While Holly may be 8 years old, she is NOT slowing down anytime soon. She loves going on off leash hikes with her foster family, and she is also excellent on leash for her neighborhood walks. She is extremely tolerant of all dogs, and very polite when meeting other dogs of all breeds, sizes, ages, and behavior type. She would probably prefer a home with another polite and balanced dog around her own size. Holly is also completely housebroken, and does great on car rides. As a very food and treat motivated dog, who also wants to please people, she is an easy dog to work with. Her love of food, has her tipping the scales at 49 lbs. and she would benefit from losing five to seven pounds, to ideally weigh around 43 lbs.

She has so much love to give! Her fosters adore her, and said that if they didn’t have a house full of dogs already, Holly would be their dog in a heartbeat!

Holly has had a full wellness check-up from the vet, and is a healthy girl. She was previously spayed, is up to date on vaccines, is heartworm negative. If you are interested in meeting Holly, please begin our pre-adoption approval process by completing our online adoption form, at http://hittgv.org/index.php/adopt


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.

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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.