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Save Our Herders Outreach Inc

, VA, 23112

Shelter Description

Save Our Herders Outreach (SOHO) is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to herding breeds and herding mixed dogs in need. We concentrate our rescue efforts in Virginia, North Carolina, West Virginia and parts of Tennessee. Most of our volunteers and fosters live in those states and share their homes with their own Border collies, Australian Shepherds, Australian Cattle Dogs, Working Kelpies, Corgis and/or Shetland Sheepdogs.

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Buddy

Border Collie

If you have ever wanted a living, breathing border collie that is a-OK being practically plastered to you as you go about your daily lif... show more

If you have ever wanted a living, breathing border collie that is a-OK being practically plastered to you as you go about your daily life, who loves to play with anything and everything, and who has a personality to match his handsome good looks, you're in luck - we found Buddy for you! Buddy is a six year old male border collie who weighs about 55 pounds, and is a big guy with a big personality. He was originally turned into a shelter in West Virginia for herding children - so we know this guy has some herding instinct, like a typical border collie. He was such a staff favorite that they reached out to us to help him get out of the shelter because he really hated it, and indeed, he still doesn't like being crated much - he'd much rather follow you around or chill in the house - but his sweet and soft personality has won him quite the fan club, both human and canine alike. Buddy is the very definition of a Very Good Boy. He loves to play with anything and everything, but squeaker toys are his favorite. In fact, the clever boy uses his elite soccer skills to tell you that he's hungry - he'll flip and play with his food dish all over the kitchen (complete with big, longing looks at you) until you put some food in it! He loves balls, though he does need the tougher balls like Kong as opposed to tennis balls. Want a friend to play fetch with in the yard? Buddy's your guy - he LOVES to chase. Getting the ball away from him is kind of a task, but we are sure that he could master this pretty quickly with some basic training. Buddy is up to date on vaccinations and neutered, and he is heartworm negative. He is a bit choosy when it comes to his canine companions that he will play with, and prefers playful females, but has gotten along just fine with males too. He is excellent with cats and likes to give them a quick sniff before passing by. Because of his past of herding kids, he will only be placed in a home with children over age 12. He is housetrained and crate-trained (though he's not a big fan of the crate!) and likes to be brushed and handled. We would recommend a basic obedience class to help you bond with Buddy as he is VERY food motivated! Buddy sleeps in the bedroom with other dogs and prefers to be under a chair or a desk when sleeping. We think maybe he was an outside dog at least part of the time, but now that he's learned where the sofa is, he LOVES to be inside! He walks well on a leash once you remind him that pulling is not polite. Buddy loves to smile and snuggle with people, and will gently remind you that he's waiting to be petted by nudging your arm or hand. He is extremely trainable, like all border collies, and enjoys being with his people most of all. If you're looking for your own Very Good Boy, please submit an application for Buddy! SOHO is a 501c3 registered non-profit. We do require that your own animals are up to date on vaccines and heartworm preventative, and titering records are acceptable in lieu of vaccination. To submit an application for Buddy, please go to saveourherdersoutreach dot org, and click on "Adoptable Dogs" or "Apply to Adopt"! show less

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Cannonball! (Austin)

Australian Shepherd

My name is cannonball and I'm a 2-3 year old male neutered Australian Shepherd/Corgi mix. I am a perfect 35 lbs and a ball of energy and... show more

My name is cannonball and I'm a 2-3 year old male neutered Australian Shepherd/Corgi mix. I am a perfect 35 lbs and a ball of energy and fun. When an amazing women came to my rescue she told me I had something called heartworm and that I would be going to New Jersey to get better. I felt fine and was happy to be out of that boring shelter. When I arrived in New Jersey my foster mommy told me that she loved me and would make me all better. I didn't feel sick but was happy to be in a house with lots of doggy friends and all the lovin that my foster momma and daddy gave me. I also got to meet something called a cat. They are like small dogs that are super fun to chase! After meeting all my new friends I had to get injections to get rid of these things called heartworms. I couldn't get to run around with my doggy friends but my foster momma was teaching me to be calm and relax and fun new tricks like sit and down. She also showed me something called a jump. She says it's something that my foster brothers and sisters get to do in agility. I don't know what agility is but I know I would love to do more jumps. It has been boring not being able to run around and play but my foster momma says that my injections are done and I will be ready for my new home the first week in June. She also said that I will be able to run and play and learn some more jumping beginning mid-may. I can't tell time but I hope that is soon! My foster momma asked what I want in my new home so I made a list for her: 1. Lots of doggy friends. I want to run around and play all day with friends. Cats are ok but they won't play with me. 2. I want to be able to learn agility. I love jumping and running and foster momma says that's what agility is. 3. Spend lots of time outside. Foster momma said we are going to try hiking and running once I'm allowed to exercise again. Hiking and running sounds fun! 4. A comfy couch to cuddle up on. I love spending night time with foster momma and daddy cuddling and getting pets from them. That's my list! Foster momma says it's her turn to talk about me so I'm going to go chew on my bone. I look forward to meeting you new family! Cannonball is crate-trained and potty-trained. He has never meet children but older children over 12 years will be considered. Being a very active dog he will be overwhelming for smaller children. He is up to date on vaccines and is on monthly flea and tick and heartworm preventative. Cannonball’s heartworm disease was mild and should not affect him. He will be able to go to his new home the first weekend in June. Cannonball’s adoptive family will have to come to New Jersey to meet him before the adoption can be completed. If Cannonball sounds like the perfect dog for your family fill out an application because this sweet, loving, active, fun loving boy will be swooped up in no time! SOHO is a 501c3 non-profit animal rescue organization. We do require that all animals in the home be up to date on vaccinations and heartworm testing. Titering will be considered in lieu of vaccination records if applicable. If you have questions, please contact saveourherdersoutreach.org. To fill out an application to be considered for adoption, visit: https://www.petstablished.com/organization/6238 or visit us at saveourherdersoutreach dot org. show less

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Nettie

Australian Shepherd

Meet Nettie! Have you ever heard of an Aussie with a sense of humor? Well, if you haven't, come and meet our Nettie! Nettie absolutely l... show more

Meet Nettie! Have you ever heard of an Aussie with a sense of humor? Well, if you haven't, come and meet our Nettie! Nettie absolutely loves people - and loves making them laugh. She is playful, and sweet, and has the typical Aussie bounciness that we've come to expect from the breed. Nettie has been with us awhile due to a long-standing fungal infection that wasn't well treated by her previous owner and that had gotten too far along to be treated conventionally by the time she came to us. Because of this infection, Nettie had to have a large portion of skin on her neck and belly removed by a specialty surgeon once antifungal treatment proved to be ineffective. The type of fungus that our doctor isolated was a type of fungus that grows on bread... so you could say Nettie was well-bread! Since the skin removal, Nettie has done well and has been on a variety of antibiotics to help her heal. She is doing great and now ready for the next step of finding a new family. Nettie loves to play with other dogs, as long as they are submissive. She is quite the alpha female and will try to boss other dogs around without intervention, but can be very attentive to her human companion and will run to them at the slightest weird or loud sound. She enjoys playing with toys, and likes to play tug with other dogs. She doesn't like other dogs sharing her food, though, so she is kept separate from canine companions while she eats. She appears to be okay with cats as well, but will probably need a home with children over the age of 12 as she can turn into a "ball of energy" when she's excited and could easily knock over a younger child. She is a very loving dog towards people and loves nothing more than to smile at you while getting scratched and petted. She's extremely smart and will need someone who is willing to train her in additional basic obedience, but that should be no issue as she's very treat-motivated and eager to please. She is also highly athletic, and would make a good running buddy or casual agility prospect. She is house-trained, crate-trained, up to date on vaccinations and heartworm preventative, and spayed. She will make a fantastic companion for someone looking for a higher-energy pup to be a companion. If you would like to adopt Nettie, please go to saveourherdersoutreach dot org or submit an application at https://www.petstablished.com/organization/6238 - she's waiting for you! SOHO is a 501c3 non-profit animal rescue organization. We do require that all animals in the home be up to date on vaccinations and heartworm testing. Titering will be considered in lieu of vaccination records if applicable. If you have questions, please contact saveourherdersoutreach.org. To fill out an application to be considered for adoption, visit: https://www.petstablished.com/organization/6238 or visit us at saveourherdersoutreach dot org. show less

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Neville McPuffinstuff

Border Collie

Neville McPuffinstuff knows, without a doubt, that he will do anything - ANYTHING - for a Fruit Loop (yes, the cereal). Neville's other... show more

Neville McPuffinstuff knows, without a doubt, that he will do anything - ANYTHING - for a Fruit Loop (yes, the cereal). Neville's other passions include giving kisses, playing with the other dogs, playing fetch like a boss, and strutting around with his tail held high because he knows without a doubt he is awesome, most of the time. Neville was a family pet that was surrendered to a shelter in North Carolina. He is about two years old, EXTREMELY adorable, polite with other dogs and says, as only he can when rebuffed, "Oh dear, I am SO sorry, please excuse me." And then he trots away to find another friend to play with. Neville was returned in February of 2017 to the rescue because he was extremely protective of his family, and has been undergoing socialization and training since. He is a nervous guy around new people, and will need a home without children, and definitely with another well-socialized and playful dog he can play with and learn from. He is super-happy with people that he knows, and wants nothing more than to give kisses and be as close as he can be. He will follow you around everywhere to observe and "help" - that includes the bathroom - so prepare yourself for adopting a dog that will literally be in your shadow as much as possible. He loves to snuggle on the couch, and will quietly lay his toy next to you and curl up for a nap, so he does have a nice "off switch". Neville's ideal home will be one that has a job for him to do and/or will have him in some sort of sport. He is high-energy and LOVES to play fetch, so flyball or agility or another sport for him to do would be perfect. He does need a very dog-savvy family that will understand his limitations with strangers and continue socializing him and training him. He will not be placed in a home with young children as he is protective of his family. Neville has been neutered, is crate-trained, house-trained, and walks well on a leash. He will need another friendly dog in his home that he can pal around with, and gets along well with both males and females. Prospective adopters will need to visit Neville a few times (and give him lots of treats!) before bringing him home, so travel to the Richmond, Virginia area is a must. Neville is up to date on vaccinations, HW negative, and will be neutered prior to adoption. Submit your application for Sir Neville McPuffinstuff today! SOHO is a 501c3 non-profit animal rescue organization. We do require that all animals in the home be up to date on vaccinations and heartworm testing. Titering will be considered in lieu of vaccination records if applicable. If you have questions, please contact saveourherdersoutreach.org. To fill out an application to be considered for adoption, visit: https://www.petstablished.com/organization/6238 or visit us at saveourherdersoutreach dot org. show less

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Pax

Border Collie

Pax is a very sweet, special 7 month old border collie who we have had the utmost joy in rescuing. It was destined to be as he is the tw... show more

Pax is a very sweet, special 7 month old border collie who we have had the utmost joy in rescuing. It was destined to be as he is the twin to the SOHO mascot! He is a beautiful young fellow with the cutest ears you will ever find! Oh and did you notice? We forget ourselves sometimes- he is missing a leg. His previous owner brought him into the vet after he had been somehow broken his leg two weeks prior. When his owners never returned for him, SOHO came to the rescue for this sweet pup. His neglect to the several breaks in his hind leg left him with very little chance of success in the surgeries to repair the damage time had done. Thanks to the love and care of a skilled North Carolina vet,Pax healed beautifully and is absolutely thriving as a tri-pawed guy. He is fully capable, proving this to us by things like jumping up on the couch and hopping over a baby gate within his first week of surgery. As far a mobility, he gets around as good as any other dog. Running, playing fetch (tennis balls preferred!), and swimming are among his favorite activities! It is likely that people have not always be kind to Pax. Upon meeting people for the first time, he is pretty shy and cautious. Once he learns that you aren't there to hurt him, he is ready to play or snuggle right up to you. Thankfully, he is quickly gaining trust and confidence with humans. He looooves cuddles and has a pretty hilarious personality that keeps his foster family laughing. The perfect family for Pax will offer him LOTS of love and wont mind him occasionally running and leaping into their laps with joy. Any dogs are welcome around this boy; he is always ready to play with (and pester!) any pup he can, but we recommend tolerant siblings only! We could also see him doing well as an independent dog of the household since he is really happiest with his trusted people. Pax is fully house trained and crate trained. He will sleep in a crate at night if he reeeallly has to, but would be the happiest boy if allowed the freedom to hop in bed with his people. Pax does a good job of not getting into things and keeping himself entertained with toys and bones. His foster parents allow him to roam the house and only be kenneled when left alone with success of minimal mischief from him. He can sometimes be vocal if he has something to say, so he will not be best suited for apartment living. Ultimately, Pax is ready to please his new family and can't wait find them! Considering his bouncy, young border collie tendencies we cannot recommend him to a family with young children. He will need regular exercise as he continues to get stronger and to curb that border collie energy. We are looking for a home that treats their dog as a member of the family. He will thrive with confident owners who will help him continue to grow and learn all the things a young pup should. So far he has sit, down, come, "go to bed", and of course "who wants a cookie?" mastered! You could be the final hero on sweet Pax's journey, he deserves an all star home. Pax is neutered and UTD on all shots. SOHO is a 501c3 non-profit animal rescue organization. We do require that all animals in the home be up to date on vaccinations and heartworm testing. If you have questions, please contact saveourherdersoutreach.org. If you would like to submit an application, please don't wait! A pup as amazing as this wont take long to find a great home. show less

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Peyton

Border Collie

This beautiful, short haired Border collie is Peyton. Peyton is calm, and cool eight years old. The best part of an older dog? NO house... show more

This beautiful, short haired Border collie is Peyton. Peyton is calm, and cool eight years old. The best part of an older dog? NO house breaking! You won’t need to do any of that puppy stuff with her. Peyton has a beautiful black and white coat of fur. She is fixed. And enjoys food……. All food so she gets a limited diet to help her maintain her girlish figure. Once she gets to know you, she enjoys long cuddles and naps on the sofa with you. While she is currently living with two dogs and a cat-our animals understand her limits of personal space. We also monitor them all very closely. She would be best in a home with no other dogs. Peyton is wonderful with all people and children. Due to her age she is going to need the ability to rest, so a home with older children is recommended. We also recommend a fenced in yard as she enjoys exploring the neighborhood-if you leave the front door open too long. She is extremely intelligent-so play time is a must for her. She enjoys catch, tug of war and learning new tricks. She understands basic commands like sit, laydown and shake. While she can play with other dogs she is a bit stuck in her ways and prefers to play with her people over her foster companions. At the moment, we are trying to teach her to roll over and stay for extended period of time. Peyton loves to go on long walks. She is the perfect shopping companion, who will lay down while you look at products, no rush or pulling-just patient waiting. While she is crate trained, she has no need to stay in a crate while you are away from home. If you are looking for a companion who will lay on the beach with you these warm summer day them this is your girl! If you would like to submit an application for Peyton, please visit our website at www.saveourherdersoutreach dot org and click on "Adoptable Dogs". SOHO is a 501c3 registered non-profit and we do require that your own pets are up to date on shots and heartworm preventative. Titering records are accepted in lieu of vaccination. show less