On Our Packages
Ellie Mae is an affectionate, happy Pit Bull/Border Collie mix who we think was born mid 2011, but she is being coy about her exact birthdate. Ellie, is a rescue dog that found herself abandoned at the Tracy, CA shelter. The shelter staff loved her and did everything possible to get her adopted. The staff saved her many times when her time was up. They even had her picture taken with Santa in hopes that someone would take her home but that didn’t work out and they had to find another path for Ellie.
Early in 2012, Lucky Dog Rescue in Pleasanton took Ellie into their foster care program and brought her to many adoption events in hopes of finding the right family. The great people of Lucky Dog Rescue www.1luckydogrescue.org worked very hard to find Ellie a new home and one day at an adoption event, Mary Ann Pfeiffer saw her and fell in love. Ellie came home to her new family and met her new big brother, Roger, and they have been best pals and playmates ever since. Ellie quickly fit right in at the Pfeiffer household and loves to go on daily walks, explore the backyard and chase lizards and squirrels.
As a Pit Bull/ Border Collie mix, Ellie has very soft fur, is a little bit timid at first but once she knows you, she just wants to cuddle and have her belly rubbed. She is very smart and high energy and will play for hours with her buddy Roger. She sleeps in her crate at night and comes bounding out every morning ready to enjoy the new day. With Lamb Treats as a training aid, Ellie loves to leap through a Hula Hoop!
Roger is a smiley, tail waggin Cattle Dog/Pit Bull Mix (we think) that was born in 2005. Roger was abandoned as a puppy in Arnold, CA, where he was initially found by a local resident who gave him his name and turned him over to the Calaveras Humane Society. The Calaveras Humane society put Roger in a foster home on a ranch and posted his picture on their website. Annalise Pfeiffer who was 10 at the time had been nagging her mom and dad for a puppy and found his picture online while vacationing in nearby Twain Harte. The first time Annalise met Roger, he was a gangly little puppy that came running right up and jumped in her arms.
Roger came home to live with the Pfeiffer’s and was their first dog. Roger fit right into his new home and adjusted to suburban life. Roger is always happy and loves to meet new people and make friends with other dogs. He enjoys long hikes and playing catch with his ball. His nemeses are bushy tailed squirrels that always scamper up a tree out of reach. For Roger life was pretty simple and a little bit boring until his sister Ellie showed up. He now has to share his family (and his food and his toys and his bed) but it is a good trade off to have a full time playmate that has a lot of energy.
Roger was instrumental in the founding of Superior Farms Pet Products and he has put in a lot of hours testing and perfecting the treats and chews.
Beau is our 3 year old male Border Collie. About 2 years ago we were looking for another sheep dog to help Lilly out. A friend of ours trains sheep dogs and told us about this male Border Collie that she had been working with on and off for about a year. The owners were planning to move to South America where they would be living in a high-rise apartment. She knew that Beau was not going to adapt well to sitting still. (That is an understatement.) And when she had expressed this to the owners - they had mentioned that they would be willing to give him to the right home. So I took my older boys to meet him. The trainer cautioned me that she had no idea how Beau would be around the kids but we never had need for concern. Beau went straight to the kids – couldn’t get enough of them. Lucky for us we were the right home! Beau and my oldest son Nate became fast friends. He waits for Nate to get home from school every day so they can go for a bike ride and dig in the dirt. On occasion we can pull him away from the boys long enough to help us move the sheep!
Lilly is literally the sweetest dog I have ever met – and I have met quite a few. About 4 years ago a good friend of ours acquired Lilly to use on his own flock. Soon after, his day job fighting wild fires called him away. It was a bad fire year and it looked like he would be gone for most of the summer. A mutual friend knew our flock had gotten much bigger and that we were looking for a sheep dog so she suggested that we babysit Lilly. Our boys were 5 and 2 and the time. As with any Border Collie, there is energy practically sprouting from the ends of Lilly’s hair, but she slowly walked to Colton (the 2 year old) sat down and rested her nose on his arm waiting for him to pet her. He was in heaven and we were all smitten. She instantly became part of our family. That fall our friend realized how attached we had all become and decided he couldn’t take Lilly away. Yay!
Lilly is a professionally trained working sheep dog and she is GOOD at her job. During downtime she is a mellow, somewhat shy girl who is content to sit with your hand on her head for hours on end. But when we put her to work, a switch is flipped and a bold, tenacious, focused worker is on duty. I love to watch her work the sheep. It is the best showcase of her intelligence, agility and spunk. Plus she saves me a whole lot of running around pastures!
Jake is the biggest softie I have ever come across! We adopted him from a friend almost 8 years ago when she had to move and wasn’t able to take him along. He has a fierce look about him as he is a Pitt Bull/Labrador mix but his actions are what speak volumes. He is the sweetest dog and you would never think otherwise after meeting him. He is great as a solo act, and has also embraced the “mom” role to our new puppy Hailey, a 3 month old Jack Russell. Now if only they would slow down enough to get a picture together!
Roadie was named after my parents found him on the side of the road and sent him to college with me! Roadie is a Queensland Heeler and Jack Russell Terrier mixed breed. Roadie is a sweet guy who was very shy when I first got him, but with lots of TLC and patience he has really come out of his shell and now enjoys coming into work with me each day at the Superior Farms Pet Provisions Headquarters. Roadie’s favorite activity is running! Roadie is an incredibly high energy, active dog who enjoys our nice long walks or runs in the park. Roadie enjoys all of our treats, and is especially fond of his role as “head treat tester” at the SFPP Headquarters.
A happy girl who loves to herd sheep. Still a puppy she’s just learning her trade right now and she’s really good at it! She lives on a farm in Northern California where she gets to practice what border collies do best.