found the perfect family to love her. They were charmed by her sweet
nature and gorgeous little face as she looked at them with that 'impish'
look only Hope can do! She played with them outside and inside, happy to
have all the attention and content to have her new family. Hope will now
live in CT as the constant companion to her FurMom and with plenty
of hands to toss toys and scratch her belly, too!
8 month old Border Collie, Hope
is a smart, lively, focused girl who is looking for a place to use her
mind and body together. She loves toys and jumps into playing with
anything and everything. It would be easy to teach her all kinds of
things, including sports since she's got an agile body and can easily
focus. She is also a sweet, cuddly girl, too and loves to sit on the top
of the couch like a cat, all curled up, watching the world go by. Hope is
a classic young BC who really needs a BC savvy home. Hope does best as a
solo dog since she's a strong girl She is smart and
benefits from direction and being challenged. She is about 30 pounds and
fine with cats. Hope was in a Massachusetts shelter. Hope
is loving off-leash hikes on the trails at GHF, swimming, racing and
joining a pack of super fast BC's!
landed perfectly with one of our NJ fosterers who has a huge heart
for seniors and agreed she would help him. Well, that she did and
now, she says he can't leave! She has fallen in love with this sweet boy
who needed a great place to live with outdoor fun, canine friends and
proper care. Niko is one lucky boy who will now enjoy the rest of his life
adored. His new guardian feels she's equally as lucky to have him with
her. He is joining another GHF alum, Mitzi.
Niko was in horrific physical condition,
having been neglected by his elderly guardian who loved him but could not
provide appropriate care. Niko's return to good health required $2100 in
vet bills, obviously worth every penny to give him the loving life he so
deserves. We appreciate the support from caring BC lovers that make it
possible for us to help Niko and so many others like him, especially the
senior dogs who land here in such bad shape. Their return to health,
happiness and real love is an incredible transformation to be able to
An 11 year old Border Collie, possibly mix, Niko is a sweet guy who loves
attention. He's happy to be near his person and join in whatever is going
on. He's quite the cuddler and easy going. Sweet Niko is very good natured
and blossoming each day he's in foster care. He has lived in one home
since a pup, being the companion to his FurDad who had to move to assisted
living. For Niko, that turned out to be a good thing since his care had
been lacking for the past four years. Niko came to rescue in very rough
shape with muscle atrophy from not being able to get outside for exercise
and approx 15lbs over weight. We're hoping that physical therapy on an
underwater treadmill will remedy this. We'll also be handling additional
vetting needs once he's stronger though we're happy to report that his
bloodwork, thyroid and urinalysis showed he is a fairly healthy guy! He
came from an apt in NJ. He is good with cats.
found the perfect person who will totally understand his needs and love
him completely. In a unique twist of fate, he was back at the Farm from
his foster home so he could meet two prospective adopters. In order to
help keep him balanced and content, we tucked him in with our visiting
volunteer/adopter and it was kismet. He clicked with her pack and the two
of them were a perfect fit. Brock has some anxiety and worry in new
situations so once he seemed so settled with her two dogs and her, we knew
this was the ideal place for him! He now lives in CT and will get to visit
doggie daycare frequently to help with his energy needs and of course,
gets TONS of love from his new FurMom. We'll see the whole trio this
summer at Camp Border Collie for Kids when she volunteers to help out,
again then too.
A 1 1/2 year old Border Collie, Brock is a sweetheart. He loves everyone
and is so happy to say hello and in his gentle, friendly nature, says
hello instantly. He likes toys and is interested in other dogs and happily
says hello to them, too. Brock is a sensitive boy who takes his time to
jump into new things and then happily realizes that he's accepted. He can
get nervous in some situations at first and worries when left alone but is
learning to trust he'll be ok. He's a really sweet boy, more easy
going than some new young BC's. He is about 45 pounds and is fine with
cats. Brock loves attention and is a very affectionate, good natured BC. He
was a stray in upstate NY.
found the perfect situation with the right people who would not only love
her, but understand her and provide all the space for her to run, chase
and use that brilliant mind! Her new guardians came to see Abby a few
months ago and just felt drawn to come again as she adjusted to being a
happy girl and once they saw how ready she was, they knew she was coming
home with them! Abby will now have 71 acres to call her own and hang with
her FurMom 24/7 for lots of outdoor fun. We're so happy for Abby who
clearly deserved a place tailored just to her. She now lives in NY.
A 5 year old Border Collie with ABCA papers, Abby is smart, sweet and
focused. Abby is a classic Border Collie with lots of interest in
toys and loves to learn. She is a strong girl so best as a solo dog since
she will herd another dog in a very typical female fashion, controlling
the other dog. Abby is best with a seasoned BC handler since she has
worries meeting strangers and needs to be managed. She does not like
to be overwhelmed or crowded by someone she doesn't know. However,
once she knows you and is comfortable, she is a cuddler and bonds
intensely. She is super responsive and sticks by your side wherever you
go, turning on a dime when called. She will only be placed in an
adult home. Abby is about 35 pounds and not good with cats. She
was given up from a PA guardian who could not meet her needs. Abby
is loving off-leash hikes on the trails at GHF, swimming, racing and
joining a pack of super fast BC's!
BLAST has landed in her forever life! We are thrilled to share the
great news that her foster family decided that Miss Blast belonged with
them! She came a few times to meet adoptive candidates and for various
reasons, she was not chosen. Each time, they took her home and confirmed
for themselves, just how unique she really is and how much THEY understand
her needs and love the joy she adds to their lives. While Blast was not
right for everyone else, she is very very right for them...brilliant,
bold, boisterous and a blast! She is an original! And, now, she has a home
to call her own FOREVER. We love this girl and are so happy she is now set
with all she needs. Blast lives in NY with two other BC's, her own little
girl who loves to toss that ball and a FurMom and FurDad who think she's
A 6 year old Border Collie, Blast is smart as a whip. She knows tons
of tricks: sit, down, roll over, shake, back, wait, hugs, kisses and look,
plus she absolutely loves to learn whatever you want to teach her.
She is super smart and loves toys of any kind. She will retrieve
anything you toss her way!. Blast really bonds with her person and
blossoms with the attention of being a solo dog, loyal and content to be
your companion. She is incredibly friendly with everyone she meets
and able to jump to give you a quick lick on the nose to say hi.
Blast lives up to her name...a blast of energy and a blast of fun and
love, too. Like most female Border Collies, she is the dominant
female so it's best for her to have a home without other dogs or with a
submissive male. This is very common with this breed which is why we
don't like to place females together. Blast is about 35 pounds and is best
with dog savvy cats since she will herd a cat. Blast was adopted two
years ago from GHF and returned due to a life change which leaves her
alone 10-11 hours a day.
John & Bonnie Yurga - In loving memory of Marlene Merkel
Lynn & Larry Adelsohn
& Joanna Grossman
Mike F. Balm
Cathy & Steve Bouck
Janice Cannizarro & Sugar in loving memory of my precious Oreo
HELP SHARE SOME OF YOUR GOOD LUCK.....
Sometimes life is about handling what was dealt to
you and that is exactly what young 10 month old Border Collie, LUCKY,
is doing. And, we at GHF, are doing it with him, step by step until the
end. His story will break your heart but then again, there is plenty of
good news because he'll have the best support he can have to manage the
longest life possible, possibly six months to a year.
Lucky has Primary Pulmonary Hypertension meaning a
vessel or vessels in his lungs somewhere create high blood pressure at
such a level it's causing him to be in heart failure on the right side.
When Lucky moves too actively or sometimes, much at all, he faints and
collapses. This is a rare physical defect that has never been seen in
young dogs. Our cardiologist from Upstate Veterinary Specialties
indicated there is absolutely nothing written in veterinary medicine
about this condition.
So, just when this young boy would like to play
ball and race around, he cannot. All the things a normal young BC does
by nature, Lucky cannot. He moves as if he's a senior BC in those later
years when exercise is just too much. Lucky has had this condition since
birth and his former guardians did what they could until this point
where medications are too expensive.
GHF took Lucky in to determine whether surgery
would be an option and now knowing it is not, Lucky needed a place to be
til the end. We were happy to give him that. He is going to be on five
medications, two of which are extraordinarily expensive, with a monthly
total of close to $185. The diagnostics for his care, so far, are
closing in on $1500 and he will need regularly EKG check-ups to be sure
he is tolerating the medications.
A 10 month old Border Collie who has been aptly
named, Lucky, is in need of all your loving thoughts and generous
There is no guarantee how much time Lucky will have but we are eager to
give him whatever we can. One thing that is so amazing about him is his
sweetness. This boy is all joy, just radiating from his heart to
everyone he meets - happy, happy, happy. He was a favorite at the vet
and now is in long-term foster care with one of our team who has senior
dogs so it's a quiet setting for Lucky to live.
She kindly helped
transport him to the vet and felt drawn to help even more so he could
have an appropriate place to be loved and carefully monitored. He loves
other dogs but cannot be over-stimulated to be too active so is now with
three seniors for companionship and loving it. Please consider being
his angel... we will need NUMEROUS people to help offset the costs
ahead. And, if by chance, you are drawn to be Lucky's adoptive
guardian, we would be happy to talk to you about his care. Lucky is
a magnificent, smart boy who is a heart worker, touching all he meets
with a very special grace. He originally came from Tennessee to a family
who live in Connecticut.
A very special thanks to Ann Gardner for giving
Lucky a place, for now.
UPDATE APRIL 10TH:
With the coming of spring, we'd been seeing Lucky have a harder time
breathing and actually collapsing quite often with even a small amount
of exercise. He had not been eating well and had extremely loose stools
due to the medications for his condition. We feared the end was near.
Happily, it's not! In the last
few days, Lucky has been eating better and collapsing far less so we are
optimistic he may have more happier months ahead. He came for a Farm
visit with his fosterMom and had a chance to meet plenty of other BC's
which quickly livened his spirit. For a short while, Lucky
appeared almost like any other young pup, running after the other dogs,
eager to say hello. Within a half-hour, he had to rest, his chest
heaving with the pressure of compressed lungs and half a working heart.
But, nonetheless, Lucky closed his eyes happily. Watching this wonderful
boy brighten with this active day, was remarkable.
No matter how long the time
ahead, we can all see that Lucky is lucky for each day he can
A great teacher with an important lesson for us all.
SENDING LUCKY ON WITH LOVE
months to the day that Lucky came into rescue, he's gone back to spirit.
love, this brave, wonderful, good natured boy left us today, May 14th.
Lucky had two months of fun with other BC's and 24/7 love and attention.
He flourished, the happiest guy to watch but, as we all knew, this
disease was progressive. He had been worsening in the last few days,
with extreme weight loss, and so much fatigue, he could barely stand up.
Lucky was clearly ready to go.
Thank you all
for your kind, caring support. Border Collies are highly intuitive
and feel whatever is around them and in his case, everything from
everyone related to GHF has been all good, loving energy.
thanks to Ann Gardner for opening her home and heart to be with
Lucky. We are so glad GHF could handle his medical needs, thanks to all
your generous support.
John & Bonnie Yurga - In loving memory of Marlene Merkel
Lynn & Larry Adelsohn
& Joanna Grossman
Mike F. Balm
Cathy & Steve Bouck
Janice Cannizarro & Sugar in loving memory of my precious Oreo
landed with exactly the right guardian - she actually came back for him!
She and her husband had met Nick before and ended up adopting Loki (on the
right) when their BC, Hershel, clicked so well with him. But, when she saw
that Nick came back to the Farm (through no fault of his own), she
contacted us right away and knew another trip from Delaware was in the
cards! Her heart had been drawn to him all along and this time, with Loki
in the mix, all three dogs clicked beautifully so off they headed to a new
life, all together. A joyous reunion unfolded at the Farm...clearly meant
NICK: A 2 year old BC/Aussie mix, Nick
is a real people oriented boy. He is super friendly, eager to say hello
and ready to be by your side. Nick is so happy, a great natured dog. He
loves other dogs but doesn't like a dog to overpower him so does best with
playful, softer dogs. He would really enjoy a canine friend since he does
love to play though could enjoy being an only dog if someone was his
constant friend. He loves to be with you. Nick is very curious about cats,
his enthusiasm can be intimidating for a cat so probably best with dog
savvy cats. He is about 50 pounds. He came to GHF from a NY shelter
where he had been abandoned. Nick was adopted into a nice home
with another BC but returned because the adopter felt she could not really
meet his needs.
landed at GHF with paperwork as a purebred BC - clearly he's a 'borgle'...
beagle/border collie or something like that! But, nonetheless, it was very
clear that this little guy needed to be here cause he's full of energy and
fearless as can be so imagine our delight when one of our long-time
fosterers and adopters wrote with excitement to meet him!!!! She had just
lost her wonderful mix, Ally, who she adored and felt that Alfie was
calling to her. SO, off he went to the best home he could land - agility,
hiking, tons of mental stimulation, a pack of canine buddies and plenty of
love - all for him!!! He now lives in Rochester and we'll hear all about
ALFIE: A 4 1/2 month old Border Collie
mix, Alfie is FULL of playful energy, absolutely curious, lively and bold,
ready to jump into anything! He loves toys of any kind and will happily
play with any dog ready to join in big-time puppy games. Alfie has a
wonderful sweet nature and loves every person he meets so can easily join
a family or adult home that is very active. His BC nature is obvious with
his energy level so he will need an outlet for his mind and body like
sports or another young dog for play. A smart little guy, he's going to be
small since he's a bit smaller for his age. He is fine with cats and about
17 pounds. A dog lover in PA heard about him and stepped in to get
him to GHF.
landed in the exactly right place with a skilled guardian who understands
her needs and a life that suits her perfectly. Her foster Mom wanted to
help a dog with special worries and as often happens, Lara won her heart.
As she said, "Lara has worked so hard to be a good girl, I feel like
I would let her down if I sent her back or to another home. We love
Lara." So, Lara is there to stay. She's now living on a 400 acre
horse farm with her fosterers who manage the place so can provide her an
active but safe setting to minimize her worries. She has four canine
friends and joins in all the great activities they do and her new FurMom
has high hopes that one day, she'll be a wonderful performance dog. But,
if not, she is a good faithful friend. Lara now lives in NY.
A 2 year old Border Collie, Lara is very, very intelligent and is happiest
learning new things. She is also very high energy and loves an outlet that
combines her mind and her body. A sweet girl, she loves to hang with her
person and bonds quickly to someone who understands her. Lara also loves
to play with other dogs and is a rough and tumble, chaser and wrestler.
Since Lara is a thinker when it comes to people, she worries with meeting
strangers so needs BC savvy guardians who can handle appropriate
introductions with new people. She has done beautifully with our training
team and now has the foundation for enjoying new people more easily.
Lara will only be placed with skilled BC adopters in an adult
home and she
will need an activity to stimulate her, like agility, freestyle, hiking,
something where she has a clear outlet for her energy and mental needs. She
is a more petite BC and will herd cats so best with dog savvy cats. Lara
was dumped at Best Friends Animal Society in Utah and was flown
found a wonderful home that suits him perfectly - guardians who will be
with him as his constant companion and 200 acres to enjoy and explore.
Plus, Tedd, who loves to swim, now has his own pond! and a flock of sheep
to keep an eye on, too. So, all in all, Tedd will his own BC paradise! His
new guardians were charmed by his marvelous nature and sweetness. He now
lives in NY
TEDD: A 6 1/2 year old Border Collie,
Tedd is great. He's friendly and sweet and likes to be involved in
everything. He can be a little shy at first but with reassurance, lets
that go. He loves toys and playing with other dogs, having lived with a
female BC, though he does well with both girls and boys. We would prefer
that Tedd has a BC friend again, like he is used to. Tedd is an
affectionate boy who really bonds closely with his person. He loves to
swim and did live on 10 acres in an unfenced situation successfully. Tedd
can go to another unfenced home though needs to be on leash for awhile at
first since he can be a bit spooked in new settings. He is 45 pounds and
good with cats. He was relinquished due to an illness in the family that
made having two BC's in the home, too much. He came from NY and
lived in one home since a pup.
MERCY found her way to the Farm just in time to meet her new
guardians...she came, they came days later and it was meant to be! Mercy
is now joining another big time ball BC, Zorro, who is as focused on the
ball as she is and they hit it off instantly. Racing for the balls,
letting each have a chance to get it without arguing, they seemed like
they had lived together all their lives. Her new guardians love that ball
intensity and are happy to provide all kinds of outlets for focused play
and attention. They spent the night in the GHF adoption RV and had a
chance to fall in love, adoring Mercy's friendly, sweet, wonderful ways.
Mercy now lives in PA. She had been relinquished to the Farm when her
previous guardian was moving to Alaska and felt Mercy's houdini fence
escapes would be too perilous. Mercy's new guardians felt confident they
understand her needs since they have another high energy intense BC just
like her! A perfect pair, which was their goal.
SCARLET: A 3 year old Border Collie,
possibly mix, Scarlet is a character. She loves to play chase games with
her toy in her mouth, her version of keep away and then races around happy
and proud. She's a very sweet girl, too, happy to have attention and just
loving to be with her person. She is not high energy but does love to have
something to do, exploring outside, playing and being with her person. We
are just beginning to mix her with other dogs and will update her bio
shortly. She seems to be a strong female, like most female herding dogs.
She is not yet tested on cats and weighs about 40 pounds. She came
to the Farm from a NJ shelter.
Special thanks to Liz Jordan for helping
Scarlett get to safety at the Farm
A sweet young pup was on his way to GHF with the help of adopters who
frequently help transport numerous dogs to the Farm. When they saw his
picture, they asked to foster him and within short order, clearly knew
he was meant to be in their lives. This little guy is one lucky boy. A
sweet poem captures all that transpired. He now has a loving home rather
than being cast off unwanted.
It was an ordinary day in the middle of
May Mom and Dad were at home not contemplating this poem,
When an email from Lillie asked them to take a ride two pups needed
transport they had been cast aside.
So up the Northway they sped in their car
they had a long journey I had come very far,
When I first saw my Mom I put my front paws on her lap my head to her
heart and I never looked back.
I adore my Mom and I won't leave her side
I cuddled in her lap the entire ride,
On the streets I had to eat rags and anything I could find I was
starving for food and someone to be kind an older dog, Riley, looked
after me he's safe at the Farm now which I'm so glad to see.
My vet said I'm malnourished my pulse
just a quarter of what it should be she said not to worry she'd take
good care of me,
Dad strokes my boney body and says I'm his man he calls me "Mister
Muscles" although that's not what I am (just yet).
Mom feeds me good food four times a day
and gives me my medicines so someday I'll play,
I even like an orange wedge which Dad thinks is weird he makes a strange
face and rubs at his beard.
I'm learning to lift my leg but it's
difficult as could be so I squat like my five sisters when I have to
From the Farm I'm number eight six here on earth two behind Heaven's
I'm really happy here my hard days are
I love my new family this is where I belong.
So if it's okay with you, Lillie I'd
really like to stay Mom and Dad will send you my adoption fee -
what do you say?
Will you put up my Big Red Heart?
I'm all a quiver I've got a good home now
Kindest regards, Brither
(I'm named in honor and loving memory of
my Mom and Dad's first dog from the Farm in 2001, brother Brither
has two new dog friends and a FurMom who adores her! She's already playing
like crazy with GHF alum, Rudy and a shadow to sweet Luna, fitting in like
she's lived there all her life. Her new guardians are thrilled with the
perfect girl to make this great trio and so thankful they came for her.
She now lives in CT.
BRYN: A 4 year old Border Collie, Bryn
is a really sweet girl, loving attention. She also loves to play with
other dogs and is happiest with a BC buddy. She runs and chases and plays,
making up games endlessly. She is not high energy but rather more moderate
in her drive but does need an outlet for mind and body - in her case, a
dog friend is very important. Bryn wants to be near her person as a real
companion. She has the most expressive ears that can turn and tilt, giving
great signs of Bryn's personality! She is gentle, smart and well mannered,
eager to please. However, she doesn't like chaos - in her previous home
there was a 14 month old toddler, 1 month old baby coming and lots of
people coming for music lessons, it was too much for her. She was
not getting her needs met so her NY guardians felt it was better for Bryn
to find a new life. She was loved by her family but will do better
in an adult home. She is about 45 pounds and likes cats, though will play
with them so needs cats used to a dog really involved with them. Bryn also
loves playing ball!
Special thanks to transporters Susan Myers
and Jane Locacio for getting Marlee safely to the Farm
Smith & Jeffrey Doucette
or as she's known, the Divine Miss M, has a home right where she is! Her
foster Mom found that she needed to make this little girl an official part
of her canine family. She has fostered five senior BC's for GHF, each
absolutely special and adored by her but - Marlee is different. As
she said, "Once settled in, she decided I was hers and that was
that." She loves her dearly and wants to be with her as
long as possible, enjoying every moment. We are thrilled for Marlee
and her foster Mom who has a heart of gold for these remarkable seniors.
She now lives in NY.
A 11 year old Border Collie,
Marlee is a sweetheart and loves her ball! She will race for any catch and
happily drop the ball right at your feet, happy to run again! She's quite
focused about that ball play- clearly her job! She is really adorable and
good natured, happy to say hello to anyone. Marlee is also easy going and
relaxed inside but loves her outside walks and playing. She is good with
other dogs though like most senior dogs, doesn't like being crowded so
needs other dogs to give her some room to herself. She is smart and tuned
into everything around her, loving to be with her person. Marlee is about
35 pounds and is not good with cats. She was a stray in PA.
Another rescuer asked us to take her in.
LUCY: A 6 month old possibly BC/lab
mix, Lucy is a love. She is the happiest girl around, loving life and
loving people. She's easy and sweet and smart though happiest playing with
other dogs or in your lap. Lucy is just darling. She and a friend,
Nelson, were found in a field as strays in PA. GHF was asked to
take them in. Lucy is 29 pounds and fine with cats.
& LUCY have a life together forever! Every now and then,
certain dogs land at GHF that just belong here, looking for something
special that they can give to their guardians. This duo is just that..a
very special, loving pair of heart workers. Their sweetest nature shone
through soon as they met their new family who were absolutely thrilled to
have these two join their family. They had been thinking it was time to
add a furry friend when a good friend had visited GHF and seen these two,
suggesting they consider them. Well, soon as they saw their pictures, they
knew coming to meet them was in order. Nelson & Lucy give their hearts
soon as they meet anyone but it was particularly sweet as they cuddled
with the kids, content and happy, as if they knew they landed right where
they were supposed to be! They now live in MA, constant companions to
their FurMom and FurDad who run an organic farm. They'll have plenty of
acreage for fun and lots of love, adored forever, sharing their fun antics
NELSON: A 6 month old
Border Collie mix, possibly bc/collie, Nelson is a love, absolutely the
sweetest couch potato cuddler we've seen in a long time. He's all legs and
clearly growing in spurts but his heart is bigger than big, just happy to
cuddle and share his love with a person. Nelson will instantly seek out
someone for their lap. He also likes to play with other dogs but is not
high energy, just a more normal playful pup. He is fine with cats and
weighs 35 pounds. Nelson and another pup, Lucy, were found wandering
in a field in PA. GHF was asked to help.
RUDY found his new guardians while they were visiting GHF for
their vacation at the Canine Country Getaway. They came up for a tour with
GHF alum Weller and their Bandit, and had an inkling that adding another
BC felt right. So, they met a few different rescues and finally it was
Rudy who won their hearts, a perfect compliment to their pack. They
understand that timid nature since Weller was a TN dog afraid of
everything. Their patient nature gave Weller the confidence to trust life
is good and now, they can help Rudy with that same experience. Rudy has a
canine pack to help him feel safe, including sweet 13 year old Sofie,
asleep in the foreground after a few days of fun at GHF! We're
thrilled for Rudy to find such a perfect fit for him. He now lives in PA.
RUDY: A 9 month old Border Collie, Rudy
is a gentle, sweet boy who loves attention and enjoys knowing he has his
person nearby. He also loves other BC's, and happily joins in the action.
He is really blossoming as he gets to join in herding games and following
all the action of friends just like him. Rudy is a bit shy at first and
will sometimes hide til he knows things are safe. Then, he's like a little
colt, springing to action, just galloping and happy as can be as he
explores. Rudy will only be placed with another young BC. He will do best
in an adult home who understands how to help a timid BC gain confidence.
He is evolving into the happiest boy in rescue! Rudy is about 35 pounds
and good with cats.
found the life he needed that suited him to a T! Funny that one of his new
friends is T-Bone and another Tye, a GHF alum! Booker needed exactly what
his new guardians can provide....tons of cuddling and love with lots of
lap time and a big yard that he can explore and bark til his heart is
content! Booker has 3 acres to call his own with a creek for his swimming
exploits and lots of dog play and hiking fun nearby. He'll get to go to
their camp for some off leash fun eventually though now, he'll cuddle,
race and chase, cuddle, race and chase and all in all, have exactly the
life Booker wants...people, dogs, the great outdoors! He now lives in NY.
We're thrilled to find a life that works for him!
BOOKER: A 10 month old Border Collie,
Booker is a classic young BC who loves to run and is fast as can be. He is
having a blast racing around and discovering that chase games with other
BC's. He loves to wrestle and chase and race and is easy going with
other dogs. Booker is a super sweet cuddler and wants to be in
your lap for lovin' as well as checking in to be sure he's with you. He is
so friendly with everyone he meets, with a classic Booker hello of an
affectionate greeting! He has lots of energy but settles well
inside and aims to please. He can be heartbroken if you're not happy
with him, such a sweet, sensitive guy. Booker needs a good sized
property since he really loves to run and explore. He is about 35 pounds
and is OK with cats. We want to place Booker with another young
BC. He came to GHF from a shelter in Delaware because
his guardians just let him roam free.
found the proverbial, 'life of Riley' where he'll have 160 acres to call
his own, a wonderful BC friend, Fly and guardians who really love the
breed! His new FurMom and her son came to meet various dogs and felt that
Riley was just the boy to add to their home where he may even have a
chance at therapy dog work one day, like his new buddy Fly. For now, Riley
will have a great outdoor life exploring his new home as well as tons of
love where his brilliance and sweetness can truly be appreciated. He now
lives in PA.
RILEY: A 1 year old Border Collie,
Riley is a doll. He's gentle and sweet and loves attention though a bit
shy at first so needs reassurance. Then, he blossoms, cuddling and asking
for more attention. He is absolutely in love with other BC's and instantly
wants to play and race and chase, adorable to watch. Riley's confidence
soars with a friend to shadow so we'll place him in a home with a canine
buddy. Riley is easy going and playful, not overly intense. He's just
starting to learn about toys since it appears no one spent time playing
with him but we expect that will change! He was from a NY shelter,
abandoned as a stray. He is 36 pounds and is good with cats.
CHELSEA: A petite 7 month old
Border Collie/Scottie, this little girl is a charmer, absolutely the
sweetest little thing who wants to be right by your side. Wherever you go,
she goes right with you. A real cuddler and love bug, she needs guardians
who want to lavish attention on her and she'll be thrilled! Chelsea also
loves other dogs and joins in the action easily, happy to race and chase,
making up fun games. She's adorable to watch and is enjoying her new
rescue buddy, Pace, both exactly the same size though she doesn't mind the
bigger dogs at all. She is 20 pounds and is good with cats. She
came to GHF from PA guardians who did not have the means to meet her care
& PACE, both little BC mixes, found a life where they can be
together which they love! They have raced and chased and wrestled and
hiked and even swam in the creek, as best buddies at GHF so now they'll
get to do that forever. Their new guardians came from Nantucket Mass
looking for a pair of fun-loving, carefree canine buddies and these two
were so perfect, they only looked at them. They'll get lots of beach time
chasing birds and waves as well as plenty of attention from all the
friendly dog lovers on the island. We're thrilled for them both.
PACE: A petite 7 month old Border
Collie, possibly mix, this little guy is fabulous. He's focused, fun and
ready to go, go, go. He loves toys of any kind and will do a vertical leap
with all four feet fully balanced, right off the ground. He's a little guy
who is unlikely to get bigger so the perfect sport boy. He also adores
other dogs and will play endlessly, racing, chasing and making up games.
He is about 20 pounds. Pace would do well with only VERY dog savvy cats as
he is very eager to play and can have a pushy style that would overwhelm
many cats. He was a stray in
found the right people who understand her worries and know they can guide
her through life so it's all good and she can feel safe and loved. They
had been looking at her picture on the site and knew while vacationing at
the Farm, they wanted to spend time with her. Their other dog, Norman,
seen sleeping after a big day of trail walks, gave his vote for Caleigh,
too. She spent the night and in the morning, appeared as though she'd
lived with them all her life! Caleigh now lives in PA and we hope to see
her at their next Farm vacation. She has acres to race and explore and
plenty of ball play as the constant companion to her new guardians.
A petite 2 year old Border Collie, Caleigh is a sweet girl who is starting
to realize being a Border Collie is fun. She is loving the action of
playing with the dogs at the Farm and coming out of her shell. She can be
shy and nervous with new people so will need a seasoned BC person to help
her gain confidence. She can get overwhelmed easily so only will
be placed in an adult home since she can nip when worried. She
loves to play with balls and squeaky toys and joins in herding games
quickly, with the other BC's. Caleigh will herd cats so is best with dog
savvy cats. She is approx 30 lbs. While she is an adorable little girl,
she is not for first time BC adopters. She came to the Farm
from elderly PA guardians who could not meet her needs and she has
been under socialized with new people. Caleigh is a ball nut and
happy to race and chase and play anytime, anywhere!
& ZANE are now starting a wonderful life with guardians who
adore the breed and love having four dogs and knew once they read about
THEM on the website, they were the pair to join their lives! Of course,
Harley & Zane showed their loving nature right away, in their laps
with lots of kisses. They'll both be joining 13 year old Wally, who gave
his BC vote for this pair and their 9 year old mix, Pickles who reigns
over the gang. This foursome worked beautifully together and will have a
wonderful life as their constant companions enjoying plenty of ball play
and great exploration outdoors! They now live in CT.
HARLEY & ZANE are a
wonderful, gentle, sweet, loving pair of Border Collies. Both are 7 years
old and as lively and fun as any young dog. In fact, Zane, the boy, is a
herding live-wire who loves to circle Harley when the ball comes her way.
Harley, the female, doesn't mind all that focused staring right at her
cause she knows the ball is hers to catch! They are an adorable pair, full
of classic BC traits. Harley loves the frisbee, too and Zane will enjoy
ball play as much as herding Harley. These two are so good natured, it's
wonderful to be with them. They get along beautifully and have lived
together for the last 6 years. Harley was bought from a breeder and Zane
was adopted from a shelter at one year old. Both are fine with cats. They
were relinquished to the Farm due to a divorce. Their PA guardians could
not care for them. They are both about 35-40