Richard and Diane Legere
F. William Lawton
Mary & John Schaefer, Betsy's furparents
SPECIAL THANKS to Maine's ANGELS
We had numerous
costs with Maine's situation so appreciate all the support to cover her
care. Her angels gave her the funds needed as well as the love and
attention to attract her new home. We know that often when rescue dogs
that loving focus makes a difference!
THANK YOU ALL
MAINE needed a special
place to renew and recover from her surgery so off to foster care she
went. Of course, in pure Maine style, she won their hearts within a
day and they instantly asked to adopt her! No surprise on our end because
all of us who met her at the Farm, were totally charmed and felt she was
such a special girl! So, Maine lives not too far from the Farm, in upstate
NY, now happily adored, never to be out in the woods, covered in ticks,
unwanted and pregnant. She found the life she so richly deserves. We
are thrilled to have helped her. As her new guardians said:
"we're completely in love and couldn't bear to give her up.. she's
everything I hoped for in a dog, only so much more!"
MAINE: A sweet, gentle, loving 4
year old Border Collie mix, Maine won our hearts the minute she arrived.
What a gem. She adores everyone and in such a quiet, unassuming way, Maine
has a fabulous temperament. Maine's litter had to be aborted in an
emergency vet visit Saturday 3/22/08. She had not been feeling well, not
eating, vomiting and a heavy discharge. Her health was worsening which led
the vet to conclude that the litter was in trouble which in fact, turned
out to be the case. Maine is recovering well now in our home and will be
ready for adoption shortly. She is getting back to her happier self, the
sweet, upbeat girl we first met. Maine was a stray in PA, found roaming the woods with a male Border Collie.
Tiny Tag came to us as
a small pup and headed to his new life a bit bigger and a lot more focused
and ready to handle any challenge with ease. His brilliance to learn
anything and fearless nature to try anything landed him in a unique home
with a trainer we know well who felt he was the perfect addition to her
gang of Border Collies and Aussies. Already showing his athletic abilities
in frisbee and agility, he'll now learn the ropes in order to perform in
public, joining her dog team that is part of the Ringling Brothers Circus.
Tag has been winning hearts and attention in his foster home and will now
enchant audiences all across the country. His new life is filled with love
and he'll forever be adored in a real dog lover's life since his furMom
loves training and being with her pack 24/7. Whatever she does or wherever
she goes, they are always with her. A noted sport trainer and performer,
she is thrilled to have such a lively, agile pup who clearly has the
ability to take on the world. We knew from the minute we met this little
guy at three months old, he was destined for something big! Now, he'll
share that spark with everyone he meets.
A special thanks to the Catteneo's
for fostering Tag through the early confusing days just out of the
shelter to giving him a fantastic foundation of love and structure so he
could shine! They gave their hearts and it helped him find a way to give
4 mo old Border Collie, Tag is a brilliant little guy who clearly thinks
through everything, even at this young age. He is very very smart.
Tag is also confident and high energy and really needs an outlet for his
mind and body, like any young Border Collie. He is fearless and super
athletic, happy to tackle any challenge. He loves toys of any kind
and will play with any young dog who engages him. He is great with
mature dogs and can read them well, which allows him to fit in well.
Tag will go to a skilled Border Collie home that really understands how to
meet his needs. He could easily learn agility or any sport or fit in
an active home. He is a remarkable dog already. He is about 15
pounds, typical in size for this age and good with cats. He was abandoned at a
shelter in PA due to his energy
levels. Tag is being fostered in
Lovely LASS found the
perfect life for her! She' joining three other Border Collie friends (one
didn't travel) who love to explore, play and make up herding games so shy
Lass instantly found herself herding like she was one of the pack. She
dropped her worries and joined right in. Her new guardians just adored her
and knew they could offer a happy, safe life for her, forever. She'll even
get to try sheepherding which we suspect she'll be quite good at! Lass's
new furMom saw her picture and knew: "I want to rescue her, no matter
what she needs, she's the one" and so off Lass went to her new life
in Canada, living with real Border Collie lovers who will understand her
is a petite 5 1/2 year old Border Collie with ABCA papers. She is a very
sweet, affectionate girl who loves to cuddle but also loves to chase the
ball. Lass comes to life when she is playing or herding other Border
Collies, which she also loves to do non-stop. She is shy at first but once
she knows you, she comes to life and is happy to be in the middle of the
action. An active girl, she is very calm once inside and tends to curl up
in the corner for a nap. Lass needs the confidence of living with another
dog and would actually do really well with a multiple dog BC household
since she likes dogs so much and gets along with everyone. Lass is always
a bit skittish in new situations so needs a patient guardian who
understands not to push her too fast but rather give her time to feel
comfortable and then she'll blossom. She came from a
home where she was loved but she needed more one on one attention than
they could provide. Lass is about 32 pounds and good with cats. She
was relinquished to the Farm from Pittsburgh PA
SPREE came into foster care
in Vermont after being tied to an old shed on a farm where she supposedly
worked cows. Assuming she needed a job, we soon discovered her real job -
she loved people and cuddling inside on the couch. As she got to meet
friends visiting her foster family, a deep bond formed with one special
young girl and in short order, they clearly were meant to be together. Her
new guardians spent plenty of time getting to know her as a foster dog and
now will switch gears as she becomes their dog! They are thrilled and so
is Spree, starting a new life of love and commitment to her well being.
She now lives in Vermont!
SPREE: A 4 year old
Border Collie, Spree is a love bug, super affectionate, happy to be with
her person. She is also great with other Border Collies and likes to
play. She has working instincts and did work cattle most recently.
We'll be instinct testing her to see if a working home is the best fit or
if an active companion home can work, too. She is good with cats.
Spree is in Vermont, temporarily being fostered.
NYA happily found her
new guardians and it was love at first sight, for both of them. She'll be
joining them on long walks each day and their constant companion which she
will absolutely love. Nya will never have to spend 15 hours a day alone
again. Now, she'll be showered with love and able to give her heart back
in return. She now lives in PA.
NYA: A 5 year old
Border Collie mix: Nya is almost certainly a BC-Belgian Sheepdog cross.
She has the charming qualities of each of these smart, engaging breeds.
Very slightly timid at first, she warms up to a stranger in about a
minute, and with those she knows she is eager for their attention but not
demanding. She has probably had little chance to play with people - she
seems to want to but doesn't really know how. She bounces happily and
barks a little: "come on, lets play!" She is excellent with
other dogs, essentially ignoring them but able to be quite appropriate
when approached. Her weight and the typically Belgian "frosting"
around her muzzle (not a sign of age in that breed) make her look older
than she is. She could be a lovely, easy companion alone or with other
dogs. Nya is not yet tested on cats and weights 50 pounds, with some extra
weight to loose to get her to 40. Nya is being fostered in Pa
and can be seen there or at the Farm.
MADISON found the
perfect home for her with another Border Collie who loves the ball just
like she does, continually ready to go for a throw. And, now Madison has
her own kids who will play with her endlessly and a family that will adore
her. They fell in love the minute she raced out to say hello in true
friendly Madison style plus the kids just loved her freckles and sweet
nature which of course made Madison just charm them more. She'll be the
constant companion to her new furMom exploring and playing, exactly
what she loves to do. Madison happily hopped in the car to head to her new
life in Ct. We were thrilled to see her find the perfect place.
MADISON: A 9 year old Border Collie
with ABCA papers, Madison is a delightful, smart, responsive girl who
loves to play ball and be with her person. She is good natured and easy
going, very happy to go anywhere and do anything as long as she can be a
companion. Madison is also very loving and affectionate but like any
focused Border Collie, once the ball or frisbee appears, she's all about
the game. She is good with other Border Collies, easily playing herding
games, though would be happiest as the solo dog which she had been til her
relinquishment to the Farm. She is trained on the invisible fence and not
good with cats. Madison is about 40 pounds. She was given up due to
Madison not being comfortable around a new baby and toddler in the home.
She came from Maryland.
MERKE found his
forever home as the constant companion to his new FurDad who will take him
everywhere, including on long hikes through nearby forests and farms and
on his runs each day. He loves the breed and happily knew Merke would be
the perfect buddy for a non-stop life of fun and exploration. Merke will
never want for love and attention and will be an adored family member. He
came from a situation where he had been cast off, left outside due to a
new relationship. He now happily lives in upstate NY.
EVIE found a great new
life with guardians who love dogs and also love agility. She'll get to
take a turn on the obstacles each weekend, showing off her great mind and
fast, agile body. Evie is a fearless natural and will surely excel with
her new furDad who will be her sport companion. She'll be showered with
lots of love and have lots of fun, too, in her new life in MA.
A 6 month old Border Collie mix, Evie is a gem, a wonderful
sweet, good natured high energy girl. She loves toys of any kind and loves
to learn, a very very smart girl. She is super smart and eager to learn
anything and could easily excel in any sport home. Evie can stop the
action, too and enjoys lots of cuddling. Evie is great with other dogs and
will be happy with a canine friend or in a home that is active in sports.
She always gets other dogs to play, play, play and loves a good game of
tug. She has a wonderful nature, easy to live with and easy to enjoy
her brilliance and sweetness alike. Evie adores children and
comes to life around them, easily a wonderful girl for special needs
children. She has a sweet, yet playful nature, that kids just spark to.
Evie has all the traits of a
Border Collie and is such a doll. Evie was abandoned in shelter in
PA. Evie is being fostered in upstate NY and can be seen at the
JIM came all the way
across the sea to land where he'll have a country club golf course as his
playground as he learns to chase geese! Jim won the hearts of his new
guardians with his charm and energy, the perfect combination in one small
body. Of course, they haven't yet seen the Jim grin! He'll also get to try
agility with his new Furmom and certainly be an adored member of the
family. He now lives in NJ.
JIM: A 1 year old Border Collie, Jim is
a petite little guy full of speed and focus..he loves to play and is quick
as can be! He is very smart and observant, connecting with people easily
and quickly. A fun loving boy, he is also super affectionate and loves to
cuddle. Jim has all the qualities of a classic BC but in a small package!
He is great with other dogs and could happily live with a canine friend,
wrestling and chasing and playing. Jim is a real livewire, such a joy to
be around and he even has his own cheshire cat full teeth grin! He is not yet tested on cats and weight
about 30 pounds. Jim came a long way to find safe haven at the
Farm...he came from Kuwait, when a friend of a friend who runs the
Humane Society there contacted us for help. Jim had been purchased by
someone living there, in an apartment and of course, he was then abandoned
at the shelter. We're happy to bring this international charmer
FINLY found his
forever home, winning the heart of his new guardian soon as she saw his
picture. She'd been to the Farm to volunteer and patiently waited for just
the right dog to appear and then came Finly! Such a love and play dog, he
will have a great life on acres and acres of fields to explore and race
around plus his own pond, and more importantly, be her constant companion
day in and day out. He will be cherished and give all that love right
back. He now lives in upstate NY.
FINLY: A 1 year old Border Collie
(possibly mix), Finly is one happy guy. He absolutely loves everyone and
is happy to say hello anytime. He is super friendly, easy going and eager
to play, play, play. He loves toys of any kind and especially the ball. He
is very athletic and strong and so outgoing, he can knock you over with
enthusiasm. Finly is a sweetheart, a really nice guy who would be a
wonderful companion for an active person. He loves to cuddle too and can
easily settle once inside, happy to be at your side. He also loves dogs
but needs a friend who can match his physical style of running and
chasing. Finly is 50 pounds. Finly is a larger dog with lots of energy so
should be with dog savvy cats though doesn't want to hurt them, in fact,
he has no clue what to make of a cat.
He was a stray in PA in a shelter that works with us.
FLYER won the hearts
of his new guardians instantly. A real charmer, he was very quickly the
only one they felt had to head home with them and boy was he happy about
that! He jumped into their laps, gave lots of kisses, played with the
other Border Collies that came along who visit at his new home and hopped
right in the truck to head out to his new life in upstate NY. Flyer will
have a large horse farm for his fun and plenty of humans who adore the
breed plus lots of canine buddies. He will surely have a blast!
A 2 year old Border Collie, Flyer is true to his name. He's fast, fun and
loves to play, play, play. He is incredibly sweet and easy going but full
of energy so needs an active home. He is wonderful with other dogs and
loves to play so could enjoy another Border Collie to be happy. He is
smart, eager to bond and really eager to learn anything and everything.
Flyer has a good balanced personality, active but not overly intense. He
loves cuddling too. He is 42 lbs and is good with cats. Flyer's
previous guardians were deployed in the military and abandoned him a
Delaware shelter. Fortunately, we were able to get him into rescue.
SAMI found his forever
home in Canada on 70 acres with a canine friend who likes to explore and
hike, too. His new guardians spent the weekend at the Farm, hiking trails
and found these two had a blast. He won their hearts with belly rubs and
cuddling on the couch, clearly happy to have his new people and they were
happy to have him. Sami bonded quickly and happily headed out to a
wonderful life as their constant companion.
SAMI: A 1 year old Border Collie mix,
Sami is delightful. He is not only unique and gorgeous in his markings,
his personality is wonderful. Sami is sweet, gentle and so happy. He loves
to play with dogs, wrestling, chasing and racing. He is fast, focused and
fun. Sami is easy going and good natured and so wants to be with his
person and have a canine friend, too. He is not high strung or overly
intense but does love to play. He's also quite the cuddler and loves belly
rubs. He is about 35 pounds and is very curious about cats but
doesn't want to hurt them, but best with dog savvy cats. He
was a stay in PA and landed in a shelter that works with us.
KIZZY found the
perfect home with loving guardians who fell in love with her on the site
and then soon as they met her, knew she had completely stolen their
hearts. She'll have a blast with her canine friends, too, one previously
adopted from the Farm. Besides trying agility and lots of other fun
sports, Kizzy will get to try therapy dog work, specifically with children
as part of her FurMom's school. She can join hundreds of children in a
special reading program, sharing the magic only she can bring 'cause she
lights up when kids are around. Kizzy now lives in Ct.
KIZZEY: A 7 month old
Border Collie, Kizzey is a brilliant young girl ready to tackle whatever
comes her way. Kizzey is a gorgeous 'blue', the description for the rare
grey color Border Collie. She enjoys learning and is very attentive and
focused. She does great with other dogs and loves to play so will be
placed with another young BC ideally. Kizzey is active but also thoughtful
and settles down well, even for a pup. She is a classic Border Collie with
a great mind and will blossom when her mind is used, as well as she gets
the exercise she needs. She is not high drive, a bit more easy going, than
some border collie pups. Kizzey loves children and gravitates to
them, especially quieter ones though she loves to retrieve balls and will
happily play, she'll come right up and snuggle, too. Kizzey will be place
with another young Border Collie since she is happiest having a friend for
constant racing, chasing and wrestling play. She has not been tested with
cats. She came from PA, from another rescuer who had taken in a
litter of pups who needed safe haven and then, asked for our help.
MAVERICK now enjoys non stop action on a golf course, joining another
Border Collie who works chasing geese. In reality, however, Maverick,
is still more focused on the ball and happiest when he can chase after that rather than geese. Regardless, his new guardian fell in love with
this little guy and though he's slowly showing some interest in geese chasing, he sure showed his interest in living with his new person so
that is exactly what is happening. Maverick now lives in upstate NY, charming everyone he meets at the golf course, as well as his new
MAVERICK: A 1 1/2 year old Border
Collie with ABCA papers, Maverick is a doll, so tuned into people and so
eager to be involved with someone willing to throw the ball. He's super
friendly with everyone. He would do well in any sport as he is fast,
focused and so relationship oriented. Maverick knows all kinds of tricks
and has great recall, too. He's a wonderful good natured young
Border Collie who definitely needs an active life. Once inside, he settles
beautifully and is happy to hang out. Maverick has excellent recall and is
great off leash, too. He is about 40 pounds and best with dog savvy cats
as he will chase. He was relinquished from a NJ guardian due to a
divorce. Maverick was a beloved family member living with children
who played with him a lot.
RILEY found his
forever home with guardians who loved his sweet nature and people oriented
ways and he happily charmed his way into their hearts quickly. He settled
in beautifully as he headed out the gate, happy to be the center of
attention. He'll be the constant companion to his new furMom and join her
in all that she does, day in and day out, which he will love. He now lives
RILEY: A 1 1/2 year old Border Collie,
Riley is a gorgeous, more petite size BC who loves affection. He is
friendly with everyone, happy to be petted and spend time with anyone he
meets. He is good natured and good with other dogs but happiest as the
solo dog where he can be with someone as their constant companion.
Riley is less active and intense than most purebreds due to his
breeding which was to make a smaller border collie without herding
instincts, more like a 'show' BC. We took in 6 of Riley's siblings awhile
ago from the NJ breeder when he stopped breeding so know, based on his
looks, this is where he came from, too. Riley is a nice, easy going
companion, happy to have a wonderful life with his person. Riley is no
good with cats. Riley was
a stray in NJ, landing in a shelter that works with the Farm.
RUSTY found his
forever family soon as they met him...they knew 'he was the one!' and he
felt the same way. He jumped into their laps, cuddled and of course, then
brought every toy and ball to them for a toss. Being Border Collie lovers,
they were thrilled so he happily headed out to his new life in New York.
He'll be their constant companion, enjoying running and hikes and even
RUSTY, a 2 yr old
purebred border collie with papers, is a high energy "lovebug".
He knows how to play soccer, and will play as long as his person will
throw the ball. Rusty loves interaction with people, either playing
or will settle nicely for a long cuddle. He is a very focused, sweet guy.
Rusty is a soccer nut and will actually move the ball all over the yard
and could easily play with a human partner. He's a huge toy lover and came
to the Farm with a ton of toys, clearly a beloved canine friend and a play
dog for sure. He is good with cats and weighs about 35 pounds. He's
lived in one home since a puppy, but a recent move to NJ, meant no yard
and being left alone 10 hours a day which was making him unhappy.
Well, this letter has been a very long time in coming but having
prayed…..a lot! My
mom has finally realized what you and I both knew…..I’m home! I just wanted to take this time and opportunity
to really Thank You so very much for hanging on in there until she got it
With love from, Ozzy xx
foster Mom fell in love so he stays right where he first landed, happy,
healthy and dearly loved.
a 3 year old Border Collie or Australian Shepherd. He is a calm,
sweet boy who needs someone he can bond with and love forever. Ozzy gets
along great with other Border Collies and enjoys herding games. Ozzy
is very, very shy and can be skittish meeting people or in new
situations, so will only be placed in a home with another herding dog or
two to give him confidence. He tends to hide and will regress
to being skittish when placed in a new home but once he is comfortable
with his home, he is delightful. He loves car rides and romping off
leash and is great with kids. He will share food and toys and will wait
his turn, a very well behaved boy! He is good with cats. Since Ozzy is
skittish, he will only be placed with a hard fence. Once he knows his
person, he sticks by their side and goes off leash just fine. Ozzy
was a stray, rescued from a shelter in PA. The day we evaluated him was
two days before he was to be euthanized, so tail or no tail, he came into
rescue! He is presently being
fostered in south eastern PA.
PAIGE, a 5 year old
Border Collie, possibly mix, is one gentle, good natured girl, happy to be
with her person. She came to the Farm due to health issues of her
guardian. She lived in one home since 6 months old, so, we were thrilled
when one of our former adopters wanted to meet her soon as she came in.
Paige was happy to start her new life and headed out to upstate NY where
she will be very adored and cherished. Paige loves to be the constant
companion to her person so she'll be very very happy.
KANDIE found the
perfect person to love her dearly, play with her constantly and even offer
her the most wonderful people food which Kandie craves..in fact, her new
person lovingly caters to her picky tendencies cause she clearly adores
her. They are a perfect pair, happy to share life together! We're
thrilled for Kandie who truly is a real character, full of spunk and in
need of someone who enjoys all that brilliance! She now lives in NJ.
A petite 11 year old Border Collie, Kandie is a gem. She is interested in
everything around her but most importantly, wants to be with her person.
She happily sits by your side and enjoys belly rubs and affection. Kandie
can be a little timid at first introductions but once comfortable, she is
a wonderful companion. Kandie also loves squeaky toys, she happily carries
them around, playing and will even bark right while she has a toy in her
mouth! She loves to squeak the toy and herd other dogs, too. Kandie loves
the car and does just fine at home when left alone. She is a classic
Border Collie, very smart and attentive. She is ok with other dogs but
doesn't like anyone in her face so could happily enjoy life as the solo
dog. She is not good with cats. Kandie came to the
farm from PA guardians who had to move into a retirement community and
could not take her. She lived with them for 10 years. Kandie
is being fostered in NJ and can be seen at the Farm
LUCY & SPY
found their forever home with guardians who love the breed and have always
had two and just fell in love with the sweet nature of Lucy & Spy.
Lucy & Spy happily gave all their love back, cuddling in their lap and
laid out at their feet, content to have a home again. They'll be the
constant companion to their new FurMom enjoying a great yard with lots to
do and surely adored. They now live in NJ.
LUCY & SPY are gorgeous 8 month old Border Collies who are true to the breed, high
energy, fun and
focused and ready to go! They are very good natured and incredibly sweet.
Lucy is the lead and more confident in tackling anything new, very curious
and eager to please. Spy is super sweet and loving and very
happy to be with you, once he feels comfortable. They make all kinds of
border collie games together, stalking and chasing and love toys. They are
fast and focused. Both have great recall and Lucy even knows some tricks.
They are each 40 pounds and good with cats. We
want to place them together since they really get along well and enjoy
herding each other and making up all kinds of games together. They both
adore people as well, not jealous at all of attention paid to one or the
& Spy had an incident with a 5 year old child visiting their home who
was knocked down and scratched, and nipped. The family loved these two but
felt it was best to put them into another situation since they had a home
with many young children visiting. Spy & Lucy were absolutely fine
with their own children, age 5 & 8 so we have no worries about them.
This was an unfortunate episode. Spy and Lucy are trained on the invisible
fence They came to the Farm from a shelter in PA that works with
CASSY found her
forever home with two aussies and another Border Collie so she'll have
plenty of canine fun but she also has her own agility handler, the young
girl of the home who seriously competes in agility and plans to head for
Nationals with Cas/Cassy at her side. They are a perfect pair! Cas will
love learning and being loved, at the same time. The whole family is
thrilled with 'the sweetest, mushy, beautiful Border Collie' and feel it's
as if she's lived with them all her life. Cas lives in NY.
CASSY: A 1 year old Border Collie,
Cassy is so smart, alert and ready to focus on whatever is asked of her.
She is a classic BC, with all the focus, speed and brilliance you would
expect. She is so agile that for her, it's easier to cross the room, going
over the furniture rather than around it. She also is able to balance on
her back legs, standing fully upright so she can see whatever is above her
normal vision with all four feet on the floor. Cassy is adorable and
comical at the same time. She is great with other dogs and happy to have
another Border Collie for herding games and play. She needs to be actively
engaged with a person or canine friend. Cassy has been tested on sheep and
is showing great promise to do herding. She could also easily excel in
agility. She will only be placed in a sport home where she can be
challenged in activities like herding or agility. She is good with cats and
30 pounds. Cassy was left unattended without a fence so running the
neighborhood, though she never went far. She was relinquished to the Farm
from a nearby town. Cassy
is being fostered in western NJ and can be seen there or at the Farm.
As fate would have it, Mollie
came to the rescue and caught the eye of one of our intake team who is a
dear Friend of the Farm and now she is Mollie's furMom. Soon as she
heard about her and saw her pictures, she wanted to meet her. In classic
Mollie fashion, she showed off all her frisbee skills and maniacal ball
focus which meant she'd be the perfect fit for her pack of disc dogs.
Mollie's health will be managed beautifully since her furMom understands
her needs and of course, she'll be totally adored. Mollie now lives in
MOLLIE: A 3 year old
Border Collie, this beautiful girl is sweeter than sweet, absolutely so
loving. She is a real hugger and loves to give kisses. She's also a big
ball dog, happy to chase and play endlessly. Mollie has lots of drive and
is very very smart. Mollie also has a health issue that made Glen
Highland Farm her last resort to live. She has a pancreatic enzyme
disorder which means her meal is supplemented with a powder to pre-digest
food. This is not that problematic but her enzyme disorder led to diabetes
which unfortunately wasn't treated by her guardians due to lack of funds.
Mollie dropped to 21 pounds when she should be at least 35 -40 pounds.
UPDATE: Mollie is doing so
well, she's ready for a new home! Her health needs are now stable. She's
running two- three miles a day and having a blast playing border collie
games. She is a brilliant girl with the desire to play, play, play. Mollie
is super sweet and loves everyone she meets.
and over again, miracles happen at the Farm yet there is no way to know
it's about to happen until after the event. Sweet tiny Baby found her way
to Border Collie rescue, probably with a bit of Border Collie in her but
certainly not a lot and yet, when she arrived, she seemed to be on a
mission. She was all full of herself, confident as can be and very content
to have found her way to the Farm. Sometimes, we'd wonder exactly why this
little dog was in THIS rescue and each time that question arose, so came
an answer: There is a reason and we just have to trust it will be clear at
Adopters expressed interest and yet
nothing seemed quite right for Baby. Being a comical circus clown kind of
girl, she needed a place to share her joy to keep the laughter rolling AND
she needed a place where she could offer her heart to another who needed
her. And, that she has most certainly done. She has found her mission. One
of our dearest Friends of the Farm since the inception, lost her beloved
Border Jack, Annie, another tiny girl who made it to the Farm six years
ago on her own mission. Akin to Baby, powerhouse Annie owned the Farm
within short order and was then renamed, the Queen, such a princess and mischievous
ruler of her empire. This little dog won her foster Mom's heart so deeply
that she kept her and felt she had found her kindred spirit, a deep, rich
connection unlike any other. But, the devastating news of bone cancer
broke her heart in two. Within days of hearing this tough news, Baby's
mission was crystal clear and she was sent to Annie's furMom to be
fostered. In stepped Baby, who brightened her days as she watched those
last months roll by as the disease claimed her beloved Annie. In some
twist of mystery, it was Baby who knew that her foster Mom needed her to
help lessen the blow and it was Annie who knew that she couldn't leave
until there was a way to leave laughter in the home with the person she so
So, today, Babydoll, as she's now
known, continues a legacy, proving that love is forever, whether in spirit
or in the physical body. Annie and Baby work together to keep a hurting
heart open, fully embracing love.
That is the miracle of dogs.
BABY: A very petite 5 year old Border
Collie mix, Baby is a really sweet, comical little girl who actually
sings! Well, she has a howling talk that sounds like singing and she
happily talks to you all the time. Baby is adorable and friendly to
everyone, really good natured. She loves to be with her person and would
be happiest as the constant companion to someone or in a family with lots
of people. She is good with kids and loves to play. Baby is good with
other dogs though could live as the solo dog. She is 25 pounds and not yet
tested on cats. She was given up by guardians in NY who couldn't
afford to care for her properly. Baby is being fostered in NJ
and can be seen at the Farm
FENNE found the
perfect life with the person who knew she was meant to be hers. Her new
Furmom saw her picture and for weeks, kept looking at her, waiting for her
skin to heal. She was eager to meet her and with each delay, knew that
this was the dog she wanted in her life. She looked at the site five times
a day to make sure she was still available. When they met, it was an
amazing hello from Fenne as if she said, 'hey, what took you so long?' and
nuzzled by her side, not moving an inch. It was clear that these two
belonged together. Fenne was saying this was her person so together, they
headed out for a great life in MA. Fenne will have huge acres to explore
and be the constant companion to her guardian's Mom who works from home
which Fenne will love.
FENNE: A 1 year old Border Collie
(possibly mix), Fenne has a wonderful temperament. She is so easy going
and friendly, absolutely one of the happiest dogs in rescue. She is
everyone's best friend instantly. Fenne is smart and focused so could do
sports but could also enjoy being a constant companion to her person.
She's a real lover, too, a cuddly, wiggly girl who loves attention. She is
super agile, comes off the ground with all four feet and could outrace
another dog pretty easily. Fenne is about 35 pounds, not yet tested on
cats. She is great with other dogs and would love a canine friend but
doesn't do well with little dogs. She is growing hair back from a possible
flea allergy and will have a gorgeous coat soon. Fenne came to the
Farm from PA where she had been abandoned in a shelter.
MAGGIE & JAZZ
found their forever home deep in the woods of Northern Maine where they'll
have tons of space to race, chase and play with their new guardians as
well as each other. We are so happy they found a great life where they
will be adored and continue being together, making up their sister games.
Maggie happily ran after every ball throw and Jazz went for cuddles
inside. Their new guardians came specifically just for them and were
thrilled to add them to their lives.
MAGGIE, age 5, and JAZZ, age 4,
are half sister border collies who have lived together in the same
home all their lives. They will be placed together because they
clearly love each other and get along so well. Maggie, is the more
confident of the pair. She loves to play fetch or tug and shows
a lot of interest in tracking-type activities. Jazz, is a
Border Collie/Aussie mix, a bit more petite. She is the more cuddly of
the two, enjoys herding her sister and playing
"two-ball" - entertaining herself by playing with one ball
in her mouth and batting one with her feet. Jazz is a little shy
and relies on Maggie to help her feel safe. They are both super
affectionate and love being with people, absolutely adorable girls to be
with. They are also very smart and eager to please and not as intense as
some. Both dogs are fast, focused, love car rides, are good with other
dogs and with cats and are exceptionally loyal and obedient once
bonded with their person. They
both are from a NY guardian who can no longer meet their needs. They were
her beloved friends since they were puppies and it clearly shows.
CAREY: a 10 month old
Border Collie, Carey came into rescue with a desire to play, play, play
and also loves other dogs. So he had a blast at the Farm but quickly found
his forever home with guardians who love the breed and are excited to
introduce him to agility for fun as well as their dog park friends who
love to play, too. Carey was a stray in PA and now lives in CT where he
will be happily loved.