Four wonderful 3-4 month old Border Collie/Aussie pups have arrived at
GHF all ready to go - good natured, friendly, happy and full of
curiosity! They are hilarious, like all puppies, eager to see the world.
Sweet as can be, they are already showing their personalities and we'll
update more as we get to know them better. They came from an Ohio shelter
and thanks to the incredible efforts of a few people: Tami Grandia, Julie
Shuchman, LuAnn Heller, Heater Gates-Rusher, Kelly Muller, Tony Bove, Joe
Bove and Ann Gardner - they safely made it here! We will be looking for
homes with canine friends since puppies are happiest with a buddy and it
helps handle all their energy needs!
Kelly and Nolan
Kennah and Nye
found exactly the people to understand her! Her new FurMom and FurDad have
another BC, Jade, who like Sophie, has some issues that need attention and
understanding. They helped Jade gain plenty of confidence in life and now
they wanted to help Sophie, too. They were drawn to her sweet face and
affectionate nature and knew they could help her learn to trust people
more fully and they would enjoy her loving nature themselves. Sophie
visited with them at the Farm twice before everyone knew this match would
be ideal for all involved and Sophie agreed, happily hopping into the car
to head to her new life in NY. She'll have 70 acres for exploring which
she loves to do! And, she'll be their constant companion.
very petite 9 month old Border Collie, Sophie is a gorgeous little girl
who needs time to learn how to be in the real world and feel safe. She is
great with her person and bonds fast and she's very loving. She's also
adorable as she plays with toys and leaps on your lap to be by your side,
happy to nestle next to you. She is super sweet. However, Sophie was not
socialized properly so is very nervous meeting new people and new dogs and
will bark and panic, either hiding or lunging at what scares her. She will
also nip when pressured. She will only be adopted into a home
with a very skilled BC savvy person who
can take her step by step into the big world so she succeeds. She requires
positive training and step by step introductions to people she doesn't
know. It could take months to help Sophie readjust or years- there is no
way to know but she is young, super smart and very eager to learn plus she
is a 'soft' BC so wants to do what is right, once she knows what that is.
Food motivated, Sophie is very responsive. Sophie does
well with other dogs and likes to play. She is a tiny little girl, only
about 20 pounds and fine with cats. She
lived in a NY home with 5 children and is great with kids. She was
not properly socialized to a lot of situations, instead, sheltered in the
found his new life with one of our fosterers who saw him and instantly
knew they wanted him! He'll have plenty of play time with his new buddies,
Harvey and Jake, who love to race and chase and wrestle just like he does.
Plus, he'll be hiking and swimming, two other things he loves to do. Celt
now lives in upstate NY where his great new life is about to begin!!
A 7 1/2 month old Border Collie/Aussie, Celt is not only gorgeous, he's
smart. He's happy go lucky, eager to be with anyone and everyone AND, most
importantly, he is also energetic. He is a very physical player with dogs
and will push any dog to wrestle and mouth and really needs a YOUNG canine
friend for play! Keeler has a very pushy play style so may not fit with
just any dog. He has plenty of energy but is also quite a cuddler, loving
any lap time that he can get, very people oriented. Celt responds great
off leash and is also fine with horses. He is about 35 pounds and best
with dog savvy cats.
found the right home with Border Collie guardians who love to throw the
ball as much as she loves to catch it! She had a great game with them and
was ready to hop right in the car and head out to even more play time.
She'll be the center of attention as their constant companion living in a
country paradise where she walk and explore and even swim on all their
acres. This busy BC girl will surely love a love tailored just to her! She
now lives in PA.
A 1 1/2 year old Border Collie, Lena is a smart girl with lots to keep her
mind occupied as she watches everything around her, keeping track. She is
smart and responsive to her person, loves to cuddle and enjoys being the
center of attention like all young BC's. She's a toy girl too. She
absolutely loves retrieving tennis balls and also frisbee. Lena is a fast
runner and a focused girl, happy to have a person for lots of play. She is
so smart and very responsive to learning so could be fun in sports or any
activity she was taught. Lena has great recall and is a good hiking buddy,
too. Lena is best with dog savvy cats. She would do best with
another submissive BC that was male or as a solo dog. She has
been given up from NY guardians who could not mix her with their dogs when
they inherited her due to a death.
found exactly the right person for him, someone who understands all his
playful curiosity and innocent puppy like manners, boldly exploring
anything and everything. His new FurDad spent the night with him in the
adoption RV and the two of them were clearly a great match. Jake was one
happy boy! And, his new guardian was thrilled to find him. He'll be his
constant companion at his art studio where we're sure Jake will help out!
He now lives in NH.
JAKE: A 5 year old Border Collie, Jake
is a character. He's full of excitement to say hello to everyone and
anyone with a big bold jump up and kisses. He keeps everyone laughing!
Jake is very responsive to coming when called and want so much to be
wherever you are so could be a great companion. He's not showing much
herding instinct, more focused on a person and cuddling and attention. He
is very loving and sensitive, eager to please. Jake is good with other
BC's and could have a friend or possibly do just fine alone, depending on
the situation. He has not lived in a house but is perfectly housetrained,
doesn't chew on anything and is very calm when inside. He and Anney,
were a pair of BC's used for breeding by a NY breeder who replaced
them with younger dogs. Fortunately, they are both here and are great
dogs. He is about 50 pounds and good with cats.
was the last pup to find her place far from where she started - she's now
living in PA, the constant companion to her guardians who fell instantly
for her. They happened on the site, by chance, quickly wrote to see her
and the next day, she was headed home in their car, the perfect fit!
Kennah will have two canine buddies who love to race and chase as much as
she does! (pictures to come) This sweet girl is all about love and will
now have all the love she deserves, forever.
KENNAH, 4 1/2 months old is a loving,
super sweet pup who is ready for affection all the time. She LOVES people
and has the makings of a great therapy dog, happy to lay near you,
thrilled you are in the room with her. She also loves to race, wrestle,
chase and play with other dogs and jumps right in with the adult BC's for
tons of fun. She is not overly intense like many BC pups, she's more easy
going with playful puppy energy. She's about 25 pounds.
FOR JODI-BUG!!!! She found just the right place and just the right
people who not only adore her but understand her! She'll be the constant
companion to her FurMom and join her BC buddy, Magic, to learn the ropes
of her new life. Jodi's charming 'high-five' tricks kept them chuckling
while she of course showed her affectionate side too....exactly what they
were looking for! And, they understand that, at times, Jodi's skittish
nature can pop up so she'll need reassurance. Jodi will have so much fun,
racing on the beaches of Cape Cod and enjoying hikes all the time, which
she absolutely loves. We're all so thrilled that Jodi is all set in her
forever home and know she'll charm them beyond what they can imagine!
We'll miss the little Bug who made us all chuckle, too. Jodi was in rescue
for almost two years while she needed the time to get a real understanding
of life and we knew this day would come where she'd put everything
together for a very special adopter! Many thanks to everyone who helped
Jodi find her way!!!!
3 1/2 year old Border Collie, Jodi is having a great time at the Farm,
free from the life of breeding. She is a gentle, shy girl who is now
racing around playing with other rescue dogs at the farm, really learning
that life is good. Jodi captures your heart quickly as she snuggles up for
attention and then darts away to check on something of interest. We
affectionately call her "Jodi Bug!" and she races over to say
hello. However, Jodi is a skittish Border Collie so will only be
placed in a fenced situation without children. She feels
nervous with new people and chaos so needs a quiet home setting with
another canine friend, preferably a male. Jodi can scale our 5 foot
fences easily as well as jump through windows and on top of 4 foot high
crates so she'll need an invisible fence to contain her safely or someone
who always goes outside with her. She is about 35 pounds and good
with cats. Jodi, came with Dessie , both abandoned at a PA
shelter which fortunately works with GHF
Jodi has charmed us all at the Farm with her little
'paw' mannerism where she says hello and does her Jodi wave, pawing in the
air and then on your arm for attention - quite the charmer she is! Dancing
Jodi - watch
her video here
headed home to a great life where he will be cherished and appreciated for
who he is - one amazing, smart, sensitive boy who also loves to play and
herd like crazy! We're really really happy for Dawson who won everyone's
heart who met him, including our vet team. Dawson will continue sharing
that charm and be his FurMom's constant companion, even getting a chance
to do therapy dog work!!! He now lives in PA.
DAWSON: An 8 year old Border Collie
with ABCA papers, Dawson is a blast! He loves to herd and run and turn the
angles chasing balls or dogs! He is a happy, happy guy ready to play.
Dawson also wins hearts and makes friends easily as he comes us close,
sitting near you for a quick pet and hello. He loves to get hugs, too!
Quite the charmer, he is impossible to not adore. Dawson is a classic BC -
smart, well-mannered, bonds quickly - and has his own mind for what is fun
- herding! and ball play! His recall off leash is great and he comes right
to the whistle. He is about 45 pounds and good with cats. He is very good
with other dogs and could happily join in with other BC's or be a solo dog
with an active guardian. He was surrendered to the Farm from a PA
guardian who moved to a smaller home.
A 6 year old Border Collie, came to the Farm ready to go and eager to find
her new life and that she did! Within a short time, she was the dog shown
to adopters searching for a mature BC female who would be their companion.
They traveled hours to meet a few dogs but soon as they met Bristol, they
knew she was the one to fill their hearts. BC lovers, they knew she was
exactly what fit their lives. She'll have plenty of land to enjoy and
explore and will be the center of attention in their lives. She now lives
in upstate NY where she will certainly be adored.
found the person who totally gets him and he'll be his constant companion
everywhere he goes! Boyd was thrilled to have his new FurDad and clearly,
his new guardian felt exactly the same way. He wanted a buddy to join him
and that's what Boyd wants, too!!! Way to go Boyd!! Lots of toy play
ahead, walks, car rides and love!
A 6 year old Border Collie mix, Boyd loves to play and is one happy, happy
guy. He loves to run after balls and is quite agile even for a bigger BC
mix. He is fast chasing the ball and bounds back to you for another throw!
Boyd is very friendly with everyone and eager to meet new people. He
doesn't have any strong herding instinct, he's more interested in people.
Boyd is good with other dogs and would like to play with a canine friend
though he could also be happy as the companion to his person. He's very
smart yet easy going. Boyd is 65 pounds and is OK with dog savvy cats. He
lived chained outside but thankfully, due to a divorce, he's come to
rescue for a warm, comfortable inside life and he is LOVING it!
LOGAN landed just the right life for him where he'll have a canine
friend for chase games and a family who will just love him to pieces. He
decided his new little boy was a perfect addition, too and as his Dad
said, Logan went right up to him for attention which was quite clear in
the adoption office too. Logan will have loads of fun at the beach and
surely be the center of attention in his new life in NY. We're really
happy for this little guy who deserved such a fun, loving home for sure.
A 5 month old Border Collie, Logan is quite the charmer with everyone who
meets him! He's very outgoing and friendly and absolutely loves toys. He's
totally fearless and very agile, jumping from chair to couch to coffee
table with ease. Super cuddly, this little guy is a classic BC with the
smarts, energy and good looks! He loves playing with other BC's and has
plenty of energy to go, go, go! He is related to Kade, another young BC in
rescue. He is almost 20 pounds, average for his age. He came
from a VT breeder.
LILA landed a big life where she'll be doing agility all the time;
getting to herd sheep and keeping her new FurMom very busy! This
little BC is full of energy and ready to go, so soon as her foster Mom met
her, she was stunned by her instant reaction - she has to stay! It was
only days and it was clear that Lila found the life she wanted and her new
guardian found the BC she had been looking for. As she said, "She
is tough, intense, and sweet all at the same time in an adorable small
package." Lila, soon to be renamed, now lives
in NJ with dog expert, Diane Bauman!
LILA: A 5 month old Border Collie, Lila
is all action. She is fun, friendly and looking for a way to use her mind
and body all together. A good natured, smart girl, she's in need of
something to do or another young BC friend for active play. Lila is
confident and outgoing, curious about everything! She is OK with dog savvy
cats. She was
relinquished directly to the Farm by a NJ guardian who could not meet her
needs. More pictures will come soon.
found just the right person and just the right place to meet her needs
perfectly! She has a new FurMom we know well from summer camp at the Farm.
Soon as we heard she was interested in a new agility dog, we were thrilled
she was coming to meet River. Of course, River won her over with that
sweet, loving nature plus her focused athletic abilities! Miss River
showed her best nature right away! River will join in her agility
activities quickly as well as be her running partner, both things River
will love! She'll have two canine friends for lots of fun, too .She now
lives in PA and we'll be seeing her this summer!
RIVER: An 10 month old Border Collie,
River is all action! She is fast when she runs; focused and ready to go,
all the time! She is a classic young BC with loads of energy. She can
settle down and cuddle but her first choice, is being active. She loves
toys of any kind and can easily entertain herself, too, though loves a
good throw. River is smart and attentive, learning everything quickly,
including many commands. She is eager to please and also loves belly rubs
so bonds quickly. She is about 35 pounds and is OK with dog savvy cats. She came from NY guardians
who could not meet her needs and felt she needed a better situation.
are so excited for HAYDEN who found his new life a year after he
came to GHF. He needed time to understand the real world and learn all the
great things about people so he could be ready for this big day! And,
ready he was....he played frisbee with his new guardian and went for a
great hike off leash, joining GHF alum, Bud, for tons of BC fun! Hayden
loved having a young girl to call his own and cuddled next to her, happily
on the couch. His Foster Mom smiled with tears of happiness as she watched
Hayden bravely join his new guardians. It's a very very special moment to
see a young dog mature into a stable, happy BC who knows that life is his
to enjoy, rather than be abandoned and neglected. We are thrilled! Hayden
now lives in NH.
A 2 year old Border Collie, Hayden is having a blast learning that life is
about running, playing and enjoying dogs and people. He came to the Farm
as a very shy, under-socialized dog and has really blossomed. He likes to
be involved with other Border Collies and really follows the lead of a
more confident dog which is great. He's good with everyone he meets but
just needs patient people who don't over-pressure him so he can say hello
on his own terms. He's super sweet and loving and learns everything very
quickly. He's been enjoying hiking off leash with his FosterMom's
dogs and has been loving toys! He's a play dog at heart and he's now got a
great smile showing just how happy he has become. We'd like Hayden
to have BC friends, one or two and a quieter home without a lot of chaos.
Hayden is good with cats. He and his father, Hoot, were
abandoned at a NY shelter from a farm.
sweet, good natured TESSY found a wonderful life in Maine where
she'll enjoy plenty of acreage, long long walks and be the constant
companion to her new FurDad who travels throughout the state on business.
Tessy loves the car and will be thrilled to be his buddy cause having a
person to call her own, is what counts. Her new home on 12 acres is
surrounded by hundreds of acres of woods and fields to explore which
she will absolutely love!
TESSY: A 10 year old Border
Collie/Golden Retriever mix, Tessy is all about people - she loves
everyone! She is a very lively, fun, young spirited girl who is nowhere
like her age. Tessy is bouncy and friendly and playful, loving every toy!
She has a wonderful disposition, much like a Golden, where she wants to
accompany her person wherever they go and just enjoy some snuggling and
walks. She is delightful. Tessy is 55 pounds and fine with cats. She
lived in a home with other dogs but would be happy as a solo dog.
She would be a marvelous therapy dog. Tessy is trained on the
invisible fence and GREAT off leash, sticks right with you for hikes.
caught the attention of her new guardians the minute they met her - this
sweet, girl with so much bc eye - exactly what they wanted! She joins two
canine friends, one is a great herding model which she quickly decided to
follow -Tek - the other, a relaxed play boy which fits her other side,
too. Mika loved all the cuddling but she was ready to 'work' her new
canine friends pretty quickly. It was quite wonderful to see her go into
action! She gets to spend the night with them at the Farm while they are
enjoying a vacation here. Mika now lives in Rhode Island and she'll have
summers at the beach which we know she'll love!
A 4 month old Border Collie, Mika is having a blast at the Farm with her
new pup friend, Tiki, as they race and wrestle and play, clearly two happy
characters. Mika is a sweet girl who loves toys and loves attention. She
can be a little shy at first so would do best with another canine friend
to lead the way. Once she settles in, she's good to go, happy to climb in
your lap or tag along for a good run in the field. She's good with cats
and about 15 pounds. Mika was relinquished to the Farm by a NY
guardian who had landlord issues.
found the best life with another GHF alum, Merlin and canine friend, Sami
where play is the highlight of the day! And, frisbee and ball are non-stop
events! Ballou's new guardians love the breed and love to train and teach
all kinds of tricks to keep their minds occupied plus they really
understand the energy level of the young BC's. They were smitten
with Ballou's great nature and athletic interests, a perfect match for
them. He'll now lives in NY.
BALLOU: A 7 month old Border Collie,
Ballou is a joy to be around -fun, sweet, and all about play! He is a toy
nut and will enjoy playing with anything and everything. He is fast and
agile and could easily excel in sports. His fearless nature and thoughtful
approach make it easy to teach him anything. He is super responsive to
people and eager to learn. Ballou is quite affectionate, loving cuddle
time in your lap, too. He's friendly with everyone and loves to be with
people. He also loves other young BC and can race and chase and wrestle
endlessly when paired with the right dog. He does fine with older BC's
too, understanding how to read them well. Ballou has a great nature and
would love an active person who offers him challenges. He is 35 pounds and
good with cats. He came to rescue from a CT who could not meet his
makes history! Our first adopted Texas Border Collie found his way to a
new life! His new guardians were charmed the minute they spent time
getting to know him. His calm, settled, sweet nature won their hearts!
While they met other dogs who were tempting, it was Carver who they felt
had to go home with them. His new life will be just perfect for him, being
the center of attention with plenty of exploring on miles of walks in the
great outdoors. He'll even be going trout fishing with his new FurDad,
hanging by the river living the great life! Carver, now named Shiloh,
lives in PA. And, they plan to come back for a buddy soon!
CARVER: A 3 year old Border Collie,
Carver is the nicest guy, happy to say hello to everyone! He is very
confident, good natured and has a wonderful nature. He is eager to be with
people but a more easy going boy, not hyper or overly intense at all.
Carver is also good with other dogs and will enjoy a companion but could
easily be a solo dog since human companionship matters to him. He is
smart, a great thinker and a very interesting BC who has been unfazed by
the odd life he found himself living. He has not yet been tested on cats
and is about 35 pounds. His pictures make him look heavier than he really
is, he's much smaller. Carver came from the Texas
found the right place to call his own, forever. One of our volunteers
regularly walks dogs at the Farm and soon as she met him, she was smitten.
So, off to her home for a check-in to see if Ben liked it as much as she
hoped he would and of course, he does! Ben is going to enjoy 35 acres to
call his own, as well as sheep he can keep an eye on! We know Ben will
love that. He'll also have canine friends and his own kids for plenty of
ball throwing. He now lives in upstate NY.
4 year old Border Collie with ABCA papers, Ben is a sweet guy who likes to
be near his person. He can be a little shy at first with new people but
once connected, he is relaxed and good natured. Ben is smart and observant
of everything going on around him, a real thinker. He is not totally into
toys, instead more interested in being around the action and will herd
other dogs while in play. Ben is best in an adult home since he needs a BC
savvy person who understands his somewhat sensitive nature. And, he is
really happiest having a female BC friend cause he loves playing and
wrestling games. He is about 45 pounds and not good with cats. He
was relinquished directly to the Farm from a MD guardian who could no
longer care for him.
found exactly the life that suits her - with loving guardians who adore
the breed and lots of acreage for fun and play! They were drawn to her
sweet nature instantly and knew she'd fit their beloved BC, Kinzer so off
Rubie went to her new life! Rubie now lives a life of plenty of sunshine,
lots of outdoor exploring and continuous love, all of which she so richly
deserves. And, of course, plenty of toy play and water splashing, both
things Rubie is crazy to do!!!
RUBIE: A 7 year old Border Collie,
Rubie is a sweetheart, gentle and soft with people and very happy to be
your friend. She loves attention and comes over for affection easily. She
is not high energy but rather more relaxed and easy going. She will,
however, love a great game with toys where you engage her in play. She's
adorable to watch and a very sweet girl to get to know. Rubie does love a
male BC to have as her friend so ideally, that is what would make her
happiest. Rubie is strong enough to tell another BC what she likes but
doesn't want to get into trouble with dogs or people. She is a smart,
attentive girl. Rubie is about 35 pounds and note yet tested on cats. She
came to the Farm from a guardian who could not meet her needs.
found the most loving guardians who adore this breed and love to bring the
mature dogs into their home. They have GHF alum, Betsy, from the Farm and
as soon as they saw Odie on the site, they had to come for him! Of course,
Odie showed off all his charm chasing jolly balls and then, destroying
every stuffed toy. They chuckled watching this good natured boy enjoy
getting the squeaker! Odie won their hearts even more when they met him,
so off he went to his new life, filled with love. He'll be their constant
companion and enjoy being the center of their lives! They just 'knew' he
was the one for them! Just like they knew, years ago, that Betsy was
ODIE: A 10 year old Border Collie, Odie
is a doll, happy go lucky and easy going, he just wants to join in
anything that is going on. He is super sweet and loves his toys, too. He
gets along well with other BC's, but would be happy as the solo dog where
he can enjoy all the affection. A loving boy, Odie is very very special.
He does have limited vision in one eye with a cataract but his other works
well. Odie is fine with cats and about 45 pounds. He is being fostered in
NJ. He came to the Farm from a less than ideal situation but he has
no worries now.
landed in exactly the right place at the right moment for her to find her
new life! Her foster Mom evaluated her, fell in love and offered to bring
her home til a home could be found.....well, a home was found right then
and there...hers! So, Breezy joins GHF alum, Woody and her beloved,
Archie, to create a great trio again! Breezy steps into the spot where
senior BC, Morgan, landed years ago in what we like to call a 'failed
foster'!! Morgan recently passed on. Breezy is very happy that life opens
doors as it closes them so she can stay right where she is!!! A sweet
ending to a story all about love and moments that bring people and canines
is a petite, young 12 year old Border Collie with ABCA papers. She
is smart, focused, obedient and eager to play ball but will settle nicely
always up for a car ride, too! Breezy is good with other dogs so
could easily join another dog or be a solo dog. She has lived in one
home since a pup with children but sadly for her guardians she needs to be
re-homed due to an infant with allergies. Breezy has lived in an
unfenced situation and has been trained to stay in the yard. Breezy
did geese work when she was younger. She is a marvelous, friendly,
spirited girl who is a
classic Border Collie through and through. She is not tested on
cats. She has been surrendered directly to the Farm from NY