Shadewood Farm

Shadewood Farm is located in Charles City County, between Richmond and Williamsburg, Virginia. It is owned and operated by Harriet & Kevin Pittman, who raise Border Collies, Anatolian Shepherds, and Dorper sheep on their small family farm.

They also maintain an AKC regulation agility field that is available for rent. Additionally, they own and operate A Stay in the Country Pet Lodge and Training Center, where they provide boarding, grooming, daycare and training for all breeds of dogs.

Shadewood Farm and Kennel Border Collies
Harriet Pittman, owner of Shadewood Farm

Harriet Pittman

Harriet has enjoyed working with dogs all of her life. She has thousands of hours of dog handling experience and is an expert in identifying and managing dog behavior.

She has been training, showing, breeding and caring for animals for more than 30 years. And many of her dogs have received American Kennel Club titles in conformation, agility, obedience and herding.

A dedicated animal lover, Harriet is involved in the local canine community.  She actively utilizes and promotes only positive training reinforcement techniques.

Our Philosophy

At Shadewood Farm, we believe in the extraordinary bond between dogs and their people. It is our passion to provide pet owners with the resources and assistance they need to enjoy an amazing life with their pets.

Our Commitment to You

Occasionally we will have Border Collie puppies for sale to approved homes. Whether you are looking for a faithful companion, a pup to compete with or a service/working dog, our goal is to produce exceptional Border Collies and to prepare both the puppies and the puppy parents for a wonderful future together.  Our puppies are always well-socialized, temperament tested and are up-to-date on their medical care. And we remain to be an available resource to our pet owners throughout their dog’s life. Learn how we raise our border collie puppies.

What People are Saying About Us…

“Shadewood Farm and Harriet Pittman are GREAT!  We got our Border Collie pup at Shadewood Farm and are so pleased.  Our pup is healthy, intelligent and very pretty!!!  The best thing about Harriet is she gave us a sense of security; we knew she was there to help us with any problem we might have.  She is both knowledgeable about her dogs and warm and easy to talk to.  We highly recommend Shadewood and Harriet.”

Mary Farrell


American Border Collie Association
Bred with Heart
AVIDOG Associate
American Kennel Club Breeder of Merit
Association of Professional Dog Trainers
The Livestock Conservancy

We are proud members of:

  • America Border Collie Association
  • American Livestock Breeders Conservancy
  • Anatolian Shepherd Dog Association
  • Association of Pet Dog Trainers
  • Hampton Roads Owner Handler Association
  • Owner Handler’s Association