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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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Cannonball! (Austin)

Corgi

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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Sydney

Australian Cattle Dog

Are you looking for the perfect partner to be a weekend warrior? Then look no further!!! Sydney is here and looking for her forever fami... show more

Are you looking for the perfect partner to be a weekend warrior? Then look no further!!! Sydney is here and looking for her forever family. Sydney is an 8 year young Australian cattle dog. She is spayed, up to date on vaccines and is on monthly heartworm and flea and tick preventative. You may think that 8 years young is too old for you but Sydney has the energy of a cattle dog when you want to get out an be active but can also relax and hangout with you. The best part about having an adult cattle dog is you don't have to potty train her, crate train her or teach her to walk on a leash because she already knows how to do all those things! She would be a perfect fit for a couple or family with older children (12 years and up) who is active and likes to be outdoors. She LOVES to play ball and loves loves loves playing with other dogs. Once she has had her fun all she wants to do is cuddle up and spend time with her people. Get ready for the love because she loves to give kisses and wants to be as close to you as possible. Once the weekend comes, the party can begin! Sydney enjoys getting out and hiking and meeting new people. She does great when out in public and loves everyone she meets. She would love to use her brain in some training classes and could be great at obedience or rally even. She enjoys using her sniffer while outside so maybe a nosework class would be a fun bonding experience for her new family. Sydney is currently on a diet as her previous owners thought feeding her meant they loved her. She is working very very hard to get the weight off and her new home will need to continue her diet with their veterinarian. Sydney's new owners will need to travel to Highland Lakes NJ to meet Sydney and make sure she is a fit for the family. So you think Sydney is the perfect fit for your family? Well DUHHH of course you do she is PERFECT, then fill out an application for her because she is ready to start her new life with her new family ! 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