High Drive Dogs Seeking New Homes

IMPORTANT NOTE: Canine Higher Learning's HD Dogs is NOT a rescue organization, but simply a matchmaking service. The dogs listed on these pages are all being fostered or sheltered in various locations, by various rescue organizations, and have been evaluated by them. Canine Higher Learning and its partners do not make any guarantees or assurances with regard to the temperament or aptitude of any of the dogs listed. Please use your due diligence when decided to adopt any dog, including doing background research on the breed, and asking as many questions as possible about the individual dog. In addition, as with any internet listing site, please practice safe meeting protocols. While "dog people" may generally be nicer than the average person, dangerous people and "rip-off" artists still exist, so be sure to protect yourself.


KOHL - Adopted!

Breed: Black Lab/English Pointer mix

Status: Male

Age: 2 years (BD July 2009)

Weight: 50 lbs

Height: ?

Listed: Aug 2, 2011


Showing intense ball drive, Kohl has been started in both Dock Diving and K9 Nose Work. He was tested as a potential drug / bomb dog, but was rejected due to his lack of pedigree. He has also been started in Obedience training and will do anything for his ball. Kohl would be a wonderful candidate for a Flyball, dock diving or Agility home. He set a personal best in Dock Diving is 17'11" at his second event, with no serious training!

Kohl was fostered in Gilroy, California.





Breed: Staffordshire Bull Terrier/Border Collie mix

Status: Neutered Male

Age: 2 years

Weight: 35 lbs

Height: 16.75" tall

Listed: Aug 4, 2011


Blu was sent to California for training and evaluation. While I would love to keep Blu, I can only keep so many dogs so we are on a mission to place Blu in a appropriate home. He has been adopted out 5 times in his previous home, so we will make sure that does not happen. He has some amazing qualities. He has work ethic through the roof. He will do anything for you and anything for a toy. Blu has been started in flyball( I would be shocked if Blu was not a sub 4 dog), he is also a super accomplished dock jumper. He has improved every event he has attended with a PB of 21'9 in Big Air and 5'8 in Super Vertical. He will jump for anything and anyone. He excels at everything he does. Blu has been started in frisbee as well.

He is neutered, up to date on everything, stable with children, dogs, farm animals, not an escape artist, housebroken, crate trained and has an off switch in the house unless toys are involved.

Blu will need a strong handler with the understanding of bully breeds. He is incredibly staffy -soft and border collie gooey, but DRIVE is his middle name. He has some negative qualities. I run my dogs 5-10 miles a day and for him that just barely mellows him out. I have swam him, jumped him, ran him and done flyball work with him and he still keeps going. For me that is ok, but for an average home, that will not work. He has a horrible staffy screech that he lets out when he is in drive as well as a bark that will continue if he is in his crate and stimulated.

Blu will only go to an approved home. He will continue his training here and stay as long as necessary to find him a proper home. He is not for everyone but will make someone an amazing sport companion. He also will not be adopted out to anyone beyond the west coast.

Blu is being fostered in Lemoore, CA/ Mesa, AZ. Please contact Candis, flydogs24me@aol.com





Breed: Pit Bull Mix

Status: Spayed Female

Age: 1 year

Weight: 40 lbs

Height: ?

Listed: Aug 4, 2011


Mandy is highly motivated by food and toys. She loves frisbees and balls and will do amazing leaps and tug all day. She is people and dog friendly and would make a highly competitive frisbee dog, agility dog, obedience dog etc.

See further information about Mandy at: http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/20441482

Mandy is being fostered in Sacramento, California. Please contact puppylovedogtrainer@yahoo.com.




TOBY - Adopted!

Breed: Kelpie/Heeler Mix

Status: Neutered Male

Age: 1.5 years

Weight: 36 lbs

Height: ?

Listed: Aug 29, 2011


Toby is ready to jump into his new life. He came into the animal shelter as a stray and has been in an intensive positive training program for a month. This is one smart cookie. He is very food motivated, learns easily and asks for more. His vocabulary grows almost daily. He does super well with dogs and ignores cats. He does well in a home environment. Don't know if he is crate trained. This boy is a love bug and a joy to train.

See further information about Toby at: www.scanimalshelter.org .

See Toby in video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iv9Tyo_Ve8E

Toby is being fostered in Santa Cruz, California. Please contact Joanie at 831-427-0470.





Breed: Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Status: Intact Female (will be spayed prior to adoption)

Age: 10 months

Weight: 26 lbs

Height: 16" tall

Listed: Sep 14, 2011


Baby Girl is a very sweet, toy driven and food motivated girl. She loves tunnels and goes nuts watching other dogs do agility. She is a quick learner and eager to learn. She is good with other dogs. 

See further information about Baby Girl at www.sbtca.com/index.php?option=com_wrapper&view=wrapper&Itemid=12.

Baby Girl is being fostered in Los Angeles, California. Please contact Judith at Champalf@yahoo.com.





Breed: Australian Cattle Dog Mix

Status: Spayed Female

Age: 1 year and 3 months

Weight: 30 lbs

Height: ?

Listed: Feb 15, 2012


Piper is a great companion dog who loves fetching balls and frisbees and enjoys hikes and walks and playing with other dogs. She is easy to train and always up for learning something new. She's quick, agile and definitely a herding dog. Although she is affectionate with people she knows well, she doesn't like to be petted by strangers and is uncomfortable with children. She would do great in an adult, herding breed savvy home and according to our trainer would be a great sports dog. 

See further information about Piper at http://www.milofoundation.org.

Piper is being fostered in Willits, California. Please contact info@milofoundation.org.








Breed: Pit Bull Mix

Status: Spayed Female

Age: 2 years, 4 months

Weight: 50 lbs

Height: ?

Listed: May 20, 2012


Sasha is a good looking go-getter who's in the market for a great new home! A sporty gal, she needs an adopter who's always on the move – she's just not much of a couch potato! She would love to go jogging, running or hiking or get involved in a fun new dog sport with you! She's very smart and is already learning how to sit and walk on a loose leash. There's so much more to learn, so she hopes participate in doggy school as well. She is currently in a foster home where she plays with 2 other big dogs all day and is learning basic house manners. If you're looking for someone who can keep up with your active lifestyle - please contact Casaundra at 408-262-2133 ext. 183.

Sasha is available for adoption at the Humane Society Silicon Valley in Milpitas, CA. See further information about Sasha at http://adopt.hssv.org/animal/animalDetails.asp?s=adoption&animalid=41181&result=38&statusID=3





Breed: Boxer Mix

Status: Spayed Female

Age: 1 year, 5 months

Weight: 49.5 lbs

Height: ?

Listed: May 20, 2012


Calling all athletes! Are you looking for an energetic work-out buddy? Well Coco is ready to PUMP. YOU. UP. She's a fabulously intelligent and athletic gal who loves to run and play. Pull out a few treats and you will get to see her laser sharp focus and willingness to learn. She already knows how to "sit", "down" and "watch" and can't wait to get her advanced degree in training!! She is used to living indoors as part of the family and is already house trained and crate trained. Her friends at HSSV think she is extra special and enrolled her in the Homeward Bound program—so her adoption fee has been fully sponsored! If you think you've got what it takes to keep up with this beauty, call the Humane Society Silicon Valley at 408-262-2133 and ask for Animal ID# 85602.

Coco is available for adoption at the Humane Society Silicon Valley in Milpitas, CA. See further information about Coco at http://adopt.hssv.org/animal/animalDetails.asp?s=adoption&animalid=40684&result=3&statusID=3