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About Us

A little about us at HDRCO

Our Story

Herding Dog Rescue of Central Oregon (HDRescue) was founded in May of 2023. Our mission is to help herding dogs who are abandoned, neglected and abused or simply in the wrong home into a loving appropriate home.


We rely on foster homes, donations and volunteers.


Every dog/puppy will be up to date on their vaccines, microchipped and if older than 6 months spayed/neutered.

Any known health concerns will be addressed.


Our adoption process focuses on the dog being our priority.

Thank you for considering rescue!



Woman holding a dog

Jessi Harrison - President

I spent the first 14 years of my life in Tillamook Or. growing up with any animal I was allowed to have. 

I'm a firm believer of anti-breeding, rescue is in my blood. The first dog I rescued and gave a forever home to was found near a dumpster in Anchorage, Alaska. (where I lived the 2nd part of my life) It was 20* below zero that day.

As time went on, I started my first dog pack, all rescues. Some came from a shelter and others from people who didn't want them anymore. I have 6 dogs of my own and sometimes up to 14 depending on how many fosters I have. I started fostering when I moved back to Oregon (the 3rd part of my life). Life is good here! I have 5.4 acres, it's a place for all kinds of animals. I've fostered for many rescues over the last 10 years. I work for a very popular veterinary clinic called Bend Veterinary Clinic and have been there for almost 10 years.

Woman with horses and dogs

Erika Selman - Vice President

An Oregon native whose love for animals stems from her early childhood. She began riding horses at the age of 3 and hasn’t looked back. Her passion for helping animals in need grew as a young adult when she started fostering for a Oregon based non- profit. She has fostered and helped rehome countless dogs and puppies. She currently has 3 dogs of her own that have been adopted from rescues in Oregon and one from Mexico.

Woman with a dog on the beach

Tammy Leicht - Secretary

I got my first Border collie by mistake and never looked back; I was hooked. She came from an

abandoned litter, to say she was challenging would be an understatement. I definitely learned a

lot. A couple years later I decided to rescue another one.  

Feeling like I needed to help, I started volunteering for a local Border Collie rescue, which lead to

fostering. I then moved to the PNW and became involved with a herding dog rescue which took me on

a path to becoming the Assistant Director.

I believe in rescue!

Leigh Jones - Treasury

Leigh is a business owner, with her big picture perspective and attention to detail she will keep us focused and moving forward.


Miles was surrendered to another rescue as a 6 month old pup. The day I met him, he was very shy and reserved. He would only walk on carpet or grass, no hard surfaces. At the time I had a female Border Collie mix (Mia) who was a well-balanced, amazing dog and she was just what he needed.Over time you could see how brave he was, scared of everything yet did anything. Many times it was his idea to try it. He's a thinker who does things in his own time.Miles is my adventure partner, he travels everywhere with me. You will rarely see me without him.I started Miles in agility thinking it would be good for his confidence and once we got passed the beginning he began to thrive. He loves it!I wasn't looking for another dog but he found us and I'm so happy he did! Rescue Dogs Rock!!!  

Tammy Leicht

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