Little Timm is now living in
central NY in a family that is devoted to animals and consider him to be
the most wonderful new addition! They have 32 cats they care for and
now Timm can meet many of them but he'll be the ONLY dog, so he's king of
is a 3- month old, petite border collie mix, maybe jack russell or corgi
or something else, but no matter what, he's so friendly and sweet and easy
going that he's wonderful. Timm is playful with other dogs yet okay
being by himself, bonding with a person. He does, however love to
play with the young puppy now in rescue, Loki. Timm is not showing
heavy border collie instincts, though he is very interested in playing
with toys and the ball. He has a thoughtful temperament for a puppy,
not pushy or bold, instead more observant and affectionate. Timm
weighs about 10 pounds now and will be a small dog since he's mixed with a
tinier breed. Timm was a stray.
Dylan found the dream home where's the center of attention and will have
two sets of border collies to hike with when his new guardians hike with
their good friends. They fell in love with his unique color and face
and then he fell in love with them, quite instant bonding!
DYLAN: a stunning
2 year old tri-color purebred, Dylan is a classic border collie, showing
great sensitivity to people and everything around him. His tri-color
markings are a beautiful creamy camel color with white and deep red, hard
to see in the pictures. He's very
sweet and affectionate though he is spirited and also independent.
He is good with other dogs though just having been neutered, may still
have some issues with male dogs, but nothing extreme. Dylan is very
obedient, knows sit, lay down, come and stay and will respond eagerly to
bonding with a person. He also loves to play ball and will herd or
chase squirrels and other wildlife, as well as cats. He is very,
very smart and food motivated so highly trainable. A real
love, Dylan was given up because the teenagers wrestled with him, causing
him to nip. He would do best in a home with adults and/or other
border collies. He is approximately 35 - 40 pounds, typical in size.
DYLAN relinquished by guardian
HANNAH & CALI (aka PIPPA & NICKIE): Both about 6 months old,
and beautiful border collies, these two girls found a fantastic home
together! Sort of a yin/yang combination, shy Hannah will have the bolder
Cali to give her confidence and teach her the ropes while they enjoy 40
acres in Vermont, living with another Border Collie, the 13 year old
matriarch Pearl....she'll definitely teach them both everything from
the rules to playing soccer which she still does with a fervor. This
wonderful family are border collie lovers and their two boys fell madly in
love with this pair!
Sweet, little Pippa is 6 months old and as charming as can be! She
is friendly once she feels safe but quite shy at first. Pippa is learning
to socialize with other dogs and absolutely loves other border collies,
especially one on one and she will be placed in a home with another
border collie as that helps her confidence tremendously.
showing all the instincts of herding, running and the need for mental
activities, typical of a border collie. Pippa's socialization with people
and other dogs is important in insuring that she does not remain shy and
fearful of new things....she is a sensitive border collie and will need
careful guidance overcoming her hesitations. Pippa loves to leap up into your lap,
nestling under your chin for safety and will happily give endless kisses.
She needs some TLC to gain her
confidence but her curiosity and interest in everything will eventually
outweigh her shyness. She is, however, very afraid of children so would be
best in a home with older children only. She weighs 24 pounds and
will probably be a smaller size border collie. PIPPA came from a
backyard breeder situation with less than ideal conditions.
approximately 6 - 7 months old, Nickie is a lively purebred border collie
with the classic instincts already showing...fast speed, a bit of herding
other dogs, and sharp awareness of everything going on around her.
She is very affectionate, fine meeting new people and eager to bond.
Very loving and friendly, she, can however, be afraid of large men and
will bark so will need some socialization to help her overcome that fear
rather than enlarge it. She LOVES to play ball and with toys and
easily interacts with other dogs. Nickie is approximately 25 pounds
and average for her age. She is very food motivated and frantically
eats, much like dogs do when they've been on the street for awhile.
Nickie's name describes her situation....she was saved just in the 'nick
of time' when a rescue person persuaded shelter staff to pull her off the
euthanasia table where she was slated to die. Fortunately, she is
safe now and as lively as can be! NICKIE was a stray.
Little Andy now has a big brother, another border collie names Jaxx who
will play with him day and night. His new guardians are devoted
border collie lovers so Andy will be dearly loved, get a chance to learn
frisbee, ball and play endlessly.
LOKI, a 2 month old
purebred border collie named for the trickster god in Scotland, Loki is
all puppy, happy to be in the middle of tons of activity or happy to be
wandering on his own, exploring. He's very good with other full
grown dogs and holds his own, even when they are rough. And, he especially
loves playing with the other puppy now at the farm, Timm. He bonds quickly with people and loves toys, especially ones for
chewing! Loki is an adorable, affectionate little guy and already
showing a high level of energy so will most likely have classic border
collie traits. Loki is approximately 10 pounds now. LOKI was a
|Sparky went to a wonderful
home in Ct with an older border collie, where he is dearly loved.
Brandy went to a great home with another furry
friend, a female border collie mix and he's doing beautifully.
life has certainly changed for the better. Scout was rescued out of a
shelter in TN that kills 1400 dogs a month. Now he lives with a
lovely family in Kennebunk, Maine. He has two cats of his very own--or
that is his version--plus two teenage girls and a great mom and dad. He
gets to romp in a big, wooded yard, go in the car with his mom, attend
puppy obedience, and be the center of attention. Scout is a happy boy.
is a three-month-old smooth-coated border collie mix. His face looks
like it has been painted, eye-liner and all. Scout is a friendly, sweet
puppy; he loves to play with other dogs yet is content to lie quietly
beside his person and watch the evening news. He will make some lucky
person a loyal friend and faithful companion. Scout still needs to learn
to walk on a leash and ask to get outside. So a patient, puppy-savvy
guardian is required. If you want the intelligence of a border collie in a
beautiful, calm package, Scout is your guy.
For more information, contact Chris at 617-492-3299. He
is being fostered in Massachusetts.
found a wonderful home where she can be the star on the agility course as
well as in the house! She'll have another furry pal, an Australian cattle
dog, to play with but her new guardian is most excited to teach her all
about tires, obstacles and a-frames...they'll be together almost every
weekend....doing what every border collies loves!
FIONA...a 1 1/2 year
old purebred, Fiona is a delightful, fun-loving, people oriented border
collie. She loves to play ball, drops it upon return and also enjoys
other dogs but is not pushy at all. She also has a beautiful silver blue
color in one eye which gives her a very distinctive look. She can be shy
when she first meets someone new but really wants to connect so with a bit
of patience, she comes right over and her affectionate nature takes over!
Fiona loves to play ball, with a fast race to get the ball, retrieve it
and return it, dropping it right at your feet. She is very energetic and would benefit from lots of activity or another
dog to play with. She is also quite agile so might be good at
agility. Fiona weighs 36 pounds, typical for a more lean
female. FIONA was relinquished by her guardian
because she was too timid
has found his forever home--5 acres near New Haven, CT. He is the only
dog in a warm and loving family. He likes the fact that his
people know all about border collies and appreciate that he is
particularly laid back and mellow. All Rowdy ever wanted was to adore and
to be adored. Now he has that chance.
is a 7-month-old border collie/bearded collie
mix. Actually, he isn't a bit rowdy although he does like playing with
other dogs. Rowdy is extremely affectionate and desperately wants a person
to call his own. As you can see, he is quite beautiful with the markings
of a border collie and the coarser hair of a beardie. Rowdy has the
biggest, most glorious smile and loves being in the house with his person.
It's hard to believe that Rowdy's owners didn't come to claim him at the
shelter. He's such a completely lovely boy.
For more information, contact Chris at 617-492-3299.
is being fostered in Massachusetts.
Max is now living happily on lots of acres in Vermont, with another
beautiful border collie! His new family met us at a local sheepdog trial
in NY and got so enthused with adopting another dog, they visited the site
and decided Max was it! Well, Max thought so, too!! No more chaos and
confusion with a house full of kids and a small yard, just lots of focused
attention with who really understand him!
MAX is a stunning 4
year old purebred border collie. He is also a fabulously intense
Border Collie, full of spirit. Max loves Frisbee and ball toss
and would be great at agility, as both his focus and recall are amazing.
He will need regular exercise to channel this energy. He is house
trained and very good with other dogs. He walks on leash, knows sit
and down. Max can be hesitant with strangers, at first, but if
allowed to greet them, at his own pace, warms up quickly. Max
settles in the house quickly and is very quiet and prefers a quieter
house. In fact, he becomes agitated with yelling and noise. Max
would do best in a calm yet active household with confident adults. Max
was relinquished due to the lifestyle of his guardian who had two young
children and a baby. Max is registered with the North American
Sheep Dog Society. Max is being fostered in CT MAX, relinquished by guardian.
(aka Jake) found a new home, believe it or not, with another
Jake, a 5 year old
border collie who loves to play ball just as intensely as he does!
So, with two teenagers to throw the ball after school for hours, both Deke
& Jake will enjoy racing to reach the ball, again and again and again!
JAKE, a beautiful 3
year old purebred border collie, Jake is a really loving dog. He
bonds instantly and wants to be with people and is very eager to please.
He is really affectionate, gentle and even a bit shy at first. He
does, however, LOVE to play ball and as you can see from the
pictures, he is very focused on his ball game! Jake knows
basic obedience and is fine with other dogs though he does not like overly
pushy dogs that need to play a lot and would do better in a home where the
other dog is more confident and independent yet would benefit from another
canine companion. He is presently on a diet as he is about 10-15
pounds overweight...yet just as active as a more typical size border
collie. JAKE was relinquished to rescue from his guardian who
dearly loved him but moved & could not provide what he needed for
found his forever home with a european accent.. .his new family is fluent
in french so he'll be getting commands in two languages! and, he'll be
getting plenty of love from the two children and mom & dad, who he promptly
showed great affection for the instant they arrived - it's true! When that
happens, we see the truth of what we always know about adoptions...THE
DOGS CHOOSE THEIR NEW LIVES... we're just the facilitators to put the two
parties together... so little Finn is no longer unwanted and rejected...
instead, he's very much loved.
FINN: Finn is an
adorable 7 - 8 month old border collie pup with the unique blue coloring
coat. He is incredibly sweet, easy-going and friendly. He
mixes well with other dogs and likes to play though loves the attention of
people, too. He will need obedience training and while he is not
heavily food motivated, he is eager to please and responds well to people.
Finn is not yet showing strong instincts like herding or nipping. He is
now about 35 pounds. FINN was a stray.
(aka Matty) found the perfect forever home...one will he will be the center of
attention and he gets to travel! He's now living in upstate NY with a
retired couple who will spend every day with him as well as take him to
Florida in their RV in the winter....what a life!!!
MATTY: A 6 month old border collie mix, Matty is a sweetheart. Very curious, eager to
connect with people and wanting to play, Matty is a typical young puppy,
with puppy energy and mischievousness. He will need obedience
classes and a comforting guardian to help him feel secure. He is a
little nervous when meeting strangers and in new situations but quickly
warms up when reassured. Matty really needs a stable home situation
that he can count on. He's good with other dogs though will be more
socialized here at the farm, meeting many different age dogs. He can
be hesitant with new dogs. It seems likely that his hair will grow longer
as it's already longer and wavier on top. Matty is approximately 25
pounds. MATTY, a stray about to
be euthanized due to lack of space at a local vet hospital.
....Perry (aka Matty) in the RV, heading to
Florida for the winter!
(aka Bella) now has a fantastic forever home with her own furry friend, another border
collie mix named Iggy. Krissy and Iggy became fast friends right away and
she also has two young boys who will lavish hugs, kisses and lots of ball
throwing on both of them. Krissy left the streets as a stray and now lives
in upstate New York on 3 acres she can really call HOME.
BELLA: a 10
-11 month old female border collie mix, beautiful Bella is absolutely
wonderful. She is very, very sweet, easy-going and friendly to everyone, including
all dogs she meets. She'd be fine in almost any home environment.
She shows no signs of typical border collie behavior, just typical young
dog behavior. Bella has gone through
consistent obedience training and knows sit, stay and come. She was part
of our Camp Border Collie for Kids program working with the Fresh Air Fund
children in dog training. Bella received an 'A' on her skills, working
every day. . She also tends to chew and mouth, again because
she's a young dog. She is very responsive to people and wants to
please. BELLA was found as a stray.
has found an incredible family in Ct as his forever home! with three
children and a large yard, Tucker is now in heaven and at some point soon,
they are going to add another dog to keep him company. Considering
Tucker was going to be put down just because of overcrowded conditions at
the pound, he's now luckily going to live a very long life!
TUCKER is an adorable 3
year old shepherd/bc mix (we think - either that or tri-colored bc with
something else - he's got a mardi-gras head on this skinny little body).
He weighs 43 lbs., and is a medium to large sized dog. He is
learning the invisible fence, and is EXTREMELY obedient. He comes to
you when you call him, he understands no, good boy, stay, come and sit.
Tucker LOVES his playmates and has met other strange dogs and has been
friendly toward them. He is definitely a people dog/dog dog.
We've given him the cat/ferret test and he passed with flying colors!! yeh!
He likes to lean on you and marches up and down when you scratch his back.
He loves to give kisses and is very quiet in the house. Tucker likes
live music and will "sing" along with whatever song you happen
to be playing. He is a great dog for someone who has children (any age) or
even an elderly person. He's not a high-strung dog at all, but does
have energy to play. It could that he may have been abused at one
point and only wants to please now because he is SO obedient. I love him!
He doesn't nip and is not mouthy at all. He'll bark when he hears
something strange - and that's all. TUCKER, relinquished to a
found a border collie girlfriend as well as a great home where he's in the
spotlight as the 'kids' in the family. He now lives where ball and frisbee
are everyday activities and doggie fun is the focus! Lucky Zack is now in
ZACK: a border
collie mix, Zack is approximately 6 - 7 months old. He is very, very
friendly with everyone and other dogs and has tons of puppy energy.
He loves to retrieve the ball and run and run. Zack has a
well-rounded personality, an easy going dog but as a young puppy, he can
be very nippy and will need to be monitored for his mouthiness so should
only go with children over 10. Zack is smaller in size than
the average border collie, though the picture doesn't quite show it...he's
about 30 - 35 pounds but shorter.
ZACK, was a stray in
a local pound.
is the sweetest loving dog.. always wanting affection...he does great at
keeping up with Oreo on our walking trails and they run and play through the
woods like deer... It is great to see them so happy out in the woods... We
are heading for a hike now... but as I was waiting for Rich to get
ready... I thought I would write
you and let you know how happy we are with How wonderful a dog Zack
are really excited by Dart's new home...a pleasant and wonderful
surprise! Our first adopters and our web creator came to visit the Farm
with their dog Sami (our first adoption at GHF) and they fell in love with
Dart who also fell in love with them and Sami. So, he's now living happily
in New Jersey, racing around keeping Sami busy (who loves other dogs) and
finding out how great his new family life can be.
Little Dart is obviously a border collie mix...or the first ever miniature
border collie in history! He is about 1 - 2 years old and to see how
small he is, just look at his size next to a full-grown border collie, yet
notice that all the markings are exactly that of a border collie, so we
guess he's mixed with a terrier. Dart is a very gentle,
people-oriented sweetie. He's a little overwhelmed with some big
border collies that are very physical yet loves others, like Chance he
absolutely adores. He's very alert and runs and plays just like any
other border collie. He's about 10 - 12 pounds. DART was
a stray about to be euthanized due to space at the pound
(aka Shae) has found the ideal home - she's been adopted by a wonderful
agility instructor who also happens to be the editor of Dog n Handler
magazine ...she taught at Camp Border Collie & Friends and fell madly
in love with Spryte. She tried her on the agility course and even sheep and
decided she had to add this little Spryte to her life! We're so so
happy because Spryte really needs a home to keep her busy and utilize all
her brilliance, physicality and yet still love her deeply cause she's so
so affectionate. Expect to hear about Spryte in the magazine!
SHAE: a 1 year
old purebred, Shae is an intense border collie who wants to be active,
whether it's agility, obedience, flyball or frisbee or ball retrieval. She
has the infamous border collie 'eye' and the quick mind to match. At
a mere 28 pounds, she is extremely agile, super fast and very, very tuned
into everything around her. Incredibly responsive, she is eager to
please and connect in a relationship with someone. Shae gets along
beautifully with other dogs and has been tested on sheep and is showing
strong potential for herding and definite potential for agility, flyball
or any other border collie activity. She is a smaller than average border
collie, very petite. SHAE was relinquished by her owner as too
active for their family