Little JAMIE is about to have a big life, joining a great pack of canine friends, including GHF alum, Tag, adopted last year. Lots of fun in agility and hikes and time devoted to his mind, body and soul - the perfect blend for this clever pup. We are thrilled for him to have such an active, loving home!

JULE landed beautifully with GHF alum, Jess, who will be the mentor pal, enjoying a fun, active life together. Her new guardians are with her 24/7, enjoying the great outdoors and creating activities for a breed they know well…Jule is their 4th BC from the Farm!

Loki Summary:
 - Experienced BC home REQUIRED
 - solo dog or friend


LOKI: A 5 month old Border Collie with ABCA papers, Loki is very, very intelligent and a super athlete. He loves any toy of any kind and will entertain himself with a variety of toys, all at once. He is also strong willed and will need a good outlet for him mind, like sports. He is not for first time Border Collie adopters and will only be placed into an experienced BC home. Loki interacts well with other dogs outside with chase games and enjoying all kinds of play however inside, he does require structure or he can attempt to control the other dogs. Once engaged properly, Loki responds beautifully to what is asked of him and learns rapidly. He is fine with cats. Loki is typical in size for his age, about 25 pounds. He was relinquished to GHF due to the unexpected birth of twins which made meeting his needs likely impossible. He lived in one home in NJ since a pup.

Rudy Summary:
 - solo dog or female friend
 - NO cats
 - rural setting
 - fenced yard required

Rudy's Angels
-Dave & Ellie Robitaille & GHF alum, Cody
RUDY: An 2 yr old Border Collie/Aussie, Rudy is all joyful fun, energy and enthusiasm for life! He is one happy boy with the desire to play, play, play. He loves other young herding dogs and plays endlessly, making up herding chase games that are really fun to see. He is a sweet boy who loves attention as much as he loves action. So, while you’re tossing his toys, he’s happy to have a quick cuddle, too. Rudy will be happiest with a female canine pal and a guardian who is around a lot so he is not stuck inside all day. He would be a wonderful hiking partner. Eager to please and smart as can be, Rudy is a delightful young BC mix who bonds quickly and loyally. Rudy does have a strong habit of barking at novel things - sounds, people, dogs - whatever catches his attention so he will do better with less stimulation around, in a more rural setting. A savvy guardian can work on this behavior and likely improve it, but it seems to be part of his true nature. He is about 40 pounds and is not good with cats. He was originally placed as a puppy in a home where the guardian worked and he was crated more than he could handle so he returned to GHF.  He requires a fenced yard.


Roxy Summary:
Male BC friend preferred

 - fenced yard REQUIRED
 - BC savvy adopter

ROXY: A very petite 2 year old Border Collie, little Roxy is a spitfire who thinks life is all about action, fun and a person to do things with - classic! She is very bright, very alert and very busy so not for first time BC adopters. She is extremely sweet and good natured, totally a love-bug and great with everyone she meets. She will do best with someone savvy who really enjoys the mental capacity she has and also understands her quirks like catching rain drops or barking at high pitched sounds, all fairly typical for high energy Border Collies. Roxy does have obsessive tendencies so will need someone involved in her activities that knows how to handle OCD behaviors. Roxy is very obedient, eager to please and wants to be involved in anything around her. She’s fine with any dogs but clicks with other BC’s instantly and loves to make up games with them. We’d like to see Roxy live with a male BC, ideally, so she has the companionship of another dog who thinks the way she does. Roxy is a major toy girl so loves to play with anything and anyone ready to go! She is about 30 pounds and good with cats. She requires a BC savvy guardian.

Special thanks to Rose Lynch, Gail Mirabella & Sue Myers who helped insure that Roxy made it to GHF from southern VA.

Special thanks to Leslie Wehr for fostering Roxy
and giving her time in a real home setting!

Sweet RHY found the perfect guardians who love his sensitive nature as well as his play drive, enjoying all the ball tosses for this athletic guy, who raced and chased and had a blast with them. As his new FurMom said, ‘he’s exactly what I was expecting, he’s adorable!” Rhy hopped into their car happily heading out to a new life where he’ll be center stage as the important ‘kid’ in the family. He’ll get a chance for long country walks in the nature preserve right behind his house and we know Rhy will absolutely LOVE that!! He now lives in NJ where he’ll be enjoying plenty of couch cuddle time, too.

RHY: A 2 year old Border Collie mix, (We did a DNA test on RHY and discovered he is pad and will happily play with his person or alone, having fun with all the goodies he calls his own. Rhy is an affectionate, sensitive drt Border Collie, Cattle Dog & Kelpie!) Rhy is a very smart, sweet boy who loves the great outdoors where he can race, and run and explore. He is a gorgeous athlete to watch as he bounds across fields in big gallops, clearly a happy, joyful dog! He also love toys of any kinog when it comes to people and really blossoms with someone who adores him. Happy, go-lucky, he goes with the flow once he’s settled into a new life. He doesn’t have any herding tendencies since he’s a mix but has the smarts and physical prowess normal to the Border Collie. He is about 50 pounds and not good with cats. Rhy would be happiest as the only dog since he wants a very close relationship with a person. He originally came to GHF at 8 months old, being passed on craiglist ‘free to good home’ so we scooped him up to make sure he landed well. Adopted out with a blind cattle dog, Rhy became too much for the other dog so it was best for both, that he return to GHF. He has lots of obedience commands and is eager to learn and loves people! He requires a fenced yard.  Rhy loves playing with other dogs so could have a canine companion, best with females.

Bella Summary:
 - canine friend preferred
 - fenced yard required
 - NO cats

Bella's Angels
-Thomas and Joanna Keyes -in memory of Bazooka our first border collie

BELLA: A very petite 2 year old Border Collie mix, Bella is a shy girl, very skittish at first but once settled into a home with her person, sweet as can be! She is really gentle and loves to play with another dog who is easy going and young. She is so small that a dog similar in size seems to suit her best. Bella loves attention from the person she trusts and very sweetly nudges you for more touching but she’s not a girl who will befriend everyone. Instead, she will retreat to try to understand what’s happening. She will only be placed in a calmer setting in an adult home to help her confidence grow. Bella was abandoned in a PA shelter when her guardian didn’t have enough time for her. She is about 30 pounds and not good with cats. She requires a fenced yard. We did a Mars Wisdom DNA test on Bella and the results were interesting: Border Collie mixed with American Eskimo/Cattle dog mix over the last three generations of her lineage

Special thanks to Marybeth Powers, Krysta Barnhart and Sue Myers who made it possible for Bella to make it to GHF. and as always, thanks to Jane Locacio who coordinates all our transports

Bolton Summary:
 - solo dog or canine friend
 - fenced yard required
 - special needs

Special thanks to Judy Colvin, Diane Bolten & Sue Myers who helped get Bolton to GHF.

Bolton's Angels
-Michael Opalinski & Tux, in memory of Zach and Theresa Opalinski
-Gail Hurley
-Lorena & Jay Doherty, in memory of Wiley J Doherty
-Linda Silverman & Ron Salmon & Luna & GHF alum, Beck
-Gregg Ruff & Jodi Adelsohn-Ruff, in memory of our first BC, Tucker
-In memory of our GHF Alum Nash Boy, Jim & Diane Bolten

We are so happy to share the good news that Bolton is heartworm free and clearly, happy to be unrestricted and on the move! He is the sweetest guy who loves everyone who says hello and enjoys exploring the world around him. A 6 year old, BOLTON has a gentle nature and with his blindness, has such a strong sense of sound that he would be fulfilling to train with audible commands. He comes to the whistle instantly and with encouragement, tracks along side right where you are going. Bolton loves squeaky toys and like any Border Collie, has a keen sense of intelligence in understanding the world around him. With the right guardian, he would be a marvelous, loyal friend bonding instantly with heartfelt love. He is such a wonderful guy and now happy and healthy and ready for a new journey. He is about 45 pounds and good with cats. He is a bit overwhelmed inside with other dogs but does well outside. With some assistance from his person, we feel he could adjust to having a canine friend but it is not critical that he does.

Bolton was originally as a stray found wandering in Virginia. Once at GHF late December 2017, Cornell ophthalmology determined he could not have cataract surgery since he most likely has PRA, Progressive Retinal Atrophy which led to the blindness. The condition is not painful. He will require routine recheck exams since he could develop inflammation inside the eyes. As long as his eyes appear comfortable, he will not require any treatment.

Thank you to everyone who supported this opportunity for Bolton to survive and find love and real happiness!

Happy days!!! Bolton has been enjoying more than Border Collies at his foster home in Vermont! Immediately him and Penny, the brindle boxer, play bowed and took off running!!

Special thanks to Anne Cattaneo and her family for fostering Bolton so he can learn the basics of negotiating life as a blind Border Collie. He’s ready now that his heartworm disease is cured! He is in Vermont

Shaye Summary:
medical needs are being addressed with tons of TLC

Shaye's Angels
-Josh, Sharron, Patty & Drake
-With love and gratitude for all you do for this marvelous breed Sandy and Mike Fazio and their blessing, Ace

SHAYE: A 9 year old Border Collie mix, Shaye is a classic focused ball boy who loves to play the game! He’s fast and full of energy, giving no care to his skin condition which is pretty rough. He actually started out in even worse condition landing at a MD shelter in March when he was confiscated from his home. After making progress with his health and placing him in a new home, he was returned this June, in poor shape again and the shelter put out a plea for rescue help. We’re very happy to step in and had wanted to do so before, but had no space. Now, Shaye is heading to Cornell for dermatology diagnostics as well as full assessment of his general health. He is a really friendly boy who is eager to bond with a person so we’re hoping for good news that he can be on the mend quickly. We’ll update his bio after the visit. Shaye is about 35 pounds but should be closer to 45. He is not yet tested on cats.

We’ve had a few cases just like Shaye’s and with proper medical treatment and time, the outcome will be good.

Henry & Dee Summary:    ADOPTION PENDING



HENRY & DEE love the GHF trails and water, both wonderful hiking partners!
Henry & Dee Angels
-John & Lydia Henshaw & GHF alum, Maggie
-Leslie Wehr, Whitley & Merlin
-Lorena & Jay Doherty, in memory of Wiley J Doherty
-Bob & Lois Kessler & GHF Alum Nim
-John & Stacey Simon & GHF Alums Tucker & Tiger
-Doug & Jeannie Leach, & GHF Alum Rue

HENRY, age 10 and DEE, age 8, are ready to start a new life! Both so very, very sweet and absolutely love everyone they meet - they are a fabulous pair of companions! Henry is the big toy boy, always happy to go for a ball toss and Dee is thrilled to be herding him in anything he does, quite a well choreographed event! They both love long walks, car rides and they both like a dip in the pond, too. They are super affectionate cuddlers, too, two of the nicest Border Collies to come to GHF. Everyone who meets them, falls in love with their balanced, smart, curious and gentle natures. Originally here in 2012 and adopted, they found themselves back in rescue in 2017 due to an unexpected death. Henry has a tremendous zest for life, full of energy to be the happiest guy around and Dee follows his lead, a true team. Henry & Dee are trained on the invisible fence. Henry is not good with cats. Both around 45-50 pounds

GHF always stands ready to respond to special needs where GHF alums need to return and while we are saddened to see this happen, every GHF Border Collie has a safe haven here, no matter what reason or what age.

Nellie & Duncan Summary
 - adopted together
 - fenced yard required



Nellie & Duncan's Angel
-Sue, Bob, Dyson, Snidely & Jack oxoxoxoxoo
-Sandy & Mike Fazio & GHF alum, Ace

NELLIE & DUNCAN, this 11 year old duo have lived together for almost their whole life. They are both fantastic with people and love attention. Nellie is a classic sweetheart of a Border Collie, involved in anything and everything that goes on around her. She befriends everyone she meets with a fabulous nature to be friendly and also watchful of all the action. She is attentive and focused and loves to have things to challenge her mind, with ball play or with her person. She is just fine with other dogs though loves to herd them as they go for their toys. She, herself, is hilarious to watch as she plays her own ball game! Nellie has some physical limitations with bi-lateral hip dysplasia and spondylosis. Her condition requires pain management in order to give her comfort.

Duncan is a real character with a huge personality, ’talking’ about everything. He barks to let you know what he wants and then happily woo-woos, in appreciation. He is a very outgoing, lively boy who loves his ball games! He is also affectionate and used to being side by side with his person, bonding quickly with everyone. He’s always been a beloved pal to all who meet him. Nellie & Duncan are both around 50 pounds and good with cats. He was originally adopted in 2007 from GHF at a year old and then Nellie joined the home a year later, living together until the recent death of her guardian

Duncan & Nellie love the Rescue Glen where the wooded area is so much fun!

Special thanks to Cindy Packard and Darryl Novak who transported them to GHF on a moment’s notice of the guardian’s passing.

Tip Summary:
- solo dog
 - fenced yard required

Tip's Angels
-Leslie Wehr & Merlin
-Scott Trapp & Daimler Trucks

TIP: An 11 year old Border Collie, Tip is all action, absolutely crazy for a ball toss if someone will oblige! He is also so affectionate and very, very people oriented, happy to hang with his person inside and out. He’s a great explorer on the trails at GHF and loves the water, too, full of spunk and curiosity. Tip is athletic but has that wonderful ‘off switch’ where he can relax, too. He and his pal, Jet (age 13), came to GHF when the guardian had to move. Tip has so much energy and spunk, we feel he would benefit from a home ready for him without the competition of Jet. While they could be adopted together and have worked out their relationship, having lived together since youngsters, Tip has different needs from Jet and would love an active life. He is good with cats and about 40 pounds. Tip comes from Kuykendall lineage and has ABCA papers. Tip is pretty strong in his herding nature when meeting other dogs so will be best as a solo dog.

While Harris is not keen for photo-taking, always a bit evasive, he surely was keen for his new FurDad, happy to take a hike around the Farm yard, dashing and smelling and doing his perimeter checks! His new guardian was instantly smitten by this classic BC boy and happily headed home! Harris hopped right into the car as if he’d lived with him all his life. They’ll be constant companions 24/7, enjoying lots of trails near his home plus plenty of ‘hanging-out’ together, too. Wherever he goes, goes Harris which will be exactly what makes this quirky, wonderful Border Collie happy!

HARRIS: A gorgeous 12 year old Border Collie, Harris is one of those old-fashioned BC’s who knows who he is, what he likes and what he wants - no confusion whatsoever - a classic brilliant boy. He is very sweet and very friendly with people and loves attention however he also has a ‘work’ ethic where he wants to explore the perimeter of the property and be sure all is in order. His pleasure comes from the outdoor world that he’s been used to all his life in Maine. He loves to go for long walks with his person. He’s never been a ball dog, instead he’ll play what his previous guardian, called, ‘rock hockey’, rolling the rock around and herding it. Harris lived with his sister until his guardian’s recent illness and he is getting along well with mature female BC’s at the Farm however we’re also seeing that Harris is rather picky about his space. He seems happiest as a solo dog. He will chase cats so is best with dog savvy cats. Harris is about 45 pounds and in great health, very fit and active. He was a beloved friend to his previous guardian who vacationed at GHF in 2007 and then, unexpectedly contracted cancer and had to ask for our help. Harris is a spectacular Border Collie, a true joy to get to know and we are happy to have a place for him.


Jet Summary:
- calmer environment preferred

Jet's Angels
-In honor of our wonderful BC Coltrane, Daryl, Becca and Lise
-Leslie Wehr & Merlin
-With Love- Sandy and Mike and Ace Fazio
-Scott Trapp & Daimler Trucks

JET, A 13 year old Border Collie, Jet is one big love-bug, he loves to lay by your feet and enjoys a big belly rub, too. He is super sweet and good natured, loving every person he meets. Jet enjoys some toy play and exploring in fields at GHF but is also equally as happy to hang with his person and enjoy some lovin’. Jet is about 50 pounds and good with cats. He would be a marvelous companion in a quieter home setting where he can patrol his yard and use that BC mind of his while being attentive to his guardians. He and canine pal, Jet, age 11, came to GHF due to a move. While he could be adopted with Tip since they have lived together their whole lives, Jet has different needs than Tip so could benefit from a calmer home. He is bred from the Kuykendall lineage and has ABCA papers.


Contact the Farm
Glen Highland Farm
217 Pegg Rd, Morris, NY  13808
Phone: (607)263-5415  Fax:  (607)263-5325