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Another Success Story - Logan!


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SAMSON is a tri-colored, approximately 9 month old boy who weighs 25 pounds. Because of his dietary needs and a digestive condition, he is classified as a special needs pup, but don’t tell SAMSON, as he sure doesn’t know it! SAMSON is full of life and energy and enjoys spending time with people and other dogs. He likes to play fetch and is very vocal when he is hungry and when he needs to go outside. He is a cute little guy who made the mistake of eating his collar when he was a baby, requiring removal of most of his small intestine. Click here to read more about Samson and see additional photos.


Introducing Samson!!!

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Finn is available
 for adoption!

Earlier this year we lost our beloved 15-year old Australian Shepherd to cancer. While his presence was still felt, his absence was sorely missed. We knew it was time to again open our hearts and our home to a new companion. Thus, began our search. We knew three things. We wanted to adopt a rescue dog; we wanted another Australian Shepherd or a Border Collie, and mostly we needed a special canine that could bond with our one-year old kitten who had been extremely attached to our Aussie. We found all three in Logan (formerly Crieff).

Logan has settled into his forever home perfectly. It is hard to imagine that it has been just over a month or so since we made the 8 hour round trip to get him from his foster residence and return to his new home here in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

He enjoys his daily strolls through the neighborhood and has many people "ooh" and "aah" over him calling him everything from sweet, gentle, handsome, striking and horse! He adores all the attention and is the perfect Border Collie ambassador. He walks well on a leash and rides beautifully in the car, but is also the perfect gentleman should the need arise and he needs to be home alone. He only alert barks when necessary and quiets as soon as you ask. He takes treats ever so gently and has the mellowest of temperaments. There isn't a mean bone in his body. He is the ultimate couch cuddle. All he wants to do is give and receive love - which by the way, he has one of the softest canine tongues we have ever been kissed by.


Read more and see more of Logan here