Lost Souls: Found! Inspiring Stories About Herding-Breed Dogs is full of 50+ stories from people who have fostered and adopted Australian Cattle Dogs, Border Collies, Collies, Shelties, and more! People looking for herding-breed puppies, herding-breed dogs for sale, or herding-breed dogs for adoption should read this book first to learn about the breeds and about herding-breed rescue. If you’re already involved with herding-breed rescue, these stories are sure to resonate with you! This book is a great gift for lovers of Border Collies, Collies, Shelties, and Australian Cattle Dogs, and it’s a fun, easy read for you!
Excerpt: “The first few months with Clem, my adopted Cattle Dog, were impossibly difficult. She was skittish and shy of everything. She constantly chewed and got in the trash. Every noise and movement caused her to roll over and pee in submission. The shelter’s behavior helpline was quick to suggest giving her a job to do, attending classes that used positive training techniques, and providing lots of exercise. Playing disc, flyball, and agility immensely helped her behavior to improve! Clem knew I would change from pajamas to jeans before taking her outside. One day, as she whined to go out, I said, “Hang on! You know I have to change my pants.” She cocked her head to one side and trotted off to the bedroom. Thirty seconds later she came back dragging a pair of my jeans that she had dug out of the laundry basket. I had never taught her this “trick.” That’s when I realized she was much smarter than I had thought!” –Aly Jabrocki
Stationery: Shelties, Border Collies, Collies, and Australian Cattle Dogs (ACDs)
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-Each box contains 8- 5 x 7 flat note cards with envelopes printed on 100# cardstock
-A portion of every sale is donated back to the rescue of your choice*
-Back side of each card is the same color as the card border and has a “Did You Know” about the breed
T-shirts: Border Collies, Australian Cattle Dogs (ACDs), Collies, and Shelties
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The “Adopted. Who’s next?” shirt series is meant to honor adopted pets and their resilience. Wearing these shirts is a great way to start a conversation with people about rescue and adoption. A significant portion of profits is donated back to animal welfare organizations.*
Thank you to Emilee Fuss, Jennifer Hague, Mark Nardecchia, and Susan Papa for these beautiful images.
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