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Fenced yard required
- Solo dog

- Marie Murphy-Baker, in memory of Ann Elizabeth Murphy

SHAYE: A 10 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, a joyful guy for sure. Super friendly with every human he meets, he loves attention and loves to learn. Smart and attentive, he's a thinking dog up for any challenge - long walks, car rides, new toys, food puzzles, new situations - he's curious, confident and ready to go. We've made Shaye the 'office dog' as we continue understanding his skin allergies cause he's such a great greeter! He;s making great progress with the help of Dr. Julia Miller at Cornell but we're pretty sure he'll need medication year-round. 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 to the shelter, in poor shape again and the shelter put out a plea for rescue help. Shaye is about 45 pounds and is good with cats.

Someone in Shaye’s former life taught him to get tennis balls from between your legs -and bring them back there providing non-stop chuckles for all of us and great picture opportunities:


- Janet James & GHF alum, Jimmy
- Gail & Dave Hurley & GHF alums, Breeze & Maggie
- Sandy & Mike Fazio & GHF alum Ace
- Cathy & Steve Bouck, Ziggy & GHF alum Lincoln
and in memory of GHF alums, Mika & Cassy
- Mary Jacobus & Reeve Parker, in memory of GHF alum, Vala

PENNY: At age 10, Penny is as glorious and gorgeous as any Border Collie we’ve ever seen but what’s on the outside doesn’t match what’s going on inside... Penny has heartworm so is going to need about six months to overcome the disease. Her heart is filled with adult worms, literally if left untreated, will surely kill her. Thankfully, she landed at a PA shelter that works with GHF so she’s going to have everything she needs to overcome it. Penny has a big challenge ahead being restricted from any exercise but thankfully, she ‘goes with the flow’ and is likely to handle what’s ahead well. She has the loveliest nature, sweet as can be and truly so friendly to everyone, even undergoing such a big change as losing her home. Penny has some backend issues, likely her lower back so will require pain medications and one-floor living, without steps.

Sadly, her previous guardian lived in South Carolina before moving to PA and never treated his dogs so three came to the shelter, all positive, all about to endure a fight for their lives. In an ironic twist of fate, their abandonment now provides their ability to live.

Update July 2019: Penny received her first injection shot for treatment in late June and has done very well... not the happiest dog at first but now back to her normal self. She will have her 2nd injection in late July and once through that phase, one more month and she’ll be ready for adoption. She has severe spondylosis in her lower back with a fused vertebrae and severe hip dysplasia, all diagnostically confirmed while there for the treatment... so the injection sites hurt. We’ve spent $1200 on her treatments to date and have another $1000 to go - every 'penny' worth helping this lovely Border Collie!!

We appreciate angel support to help us with Penny’s care so that she may be ready for a new home once this is behind her.

Special thanks to Janine Choplick and Suzin Webb for getting Penny to the Farm.


- Solo dog preferred
- Fenced yard required

Tip is the consummate Border Collie who would love to drive if he could, but navigating as co-pilot to be helpful to us humans is always good, too!


TIP: A 12 year old Border Collie (d.o.b. 3/07), Tip is one of those marvelous Border Collies who focuses fully on his person and knows their every move, so intuitive in connecting to the person he loves. His charming personality wins over everyone but it’s that very intimate bond with one person that is so soulful and meaningful. Tip is a true partner with all that means as a beloved canine friend. Tip has lost his hearing so is extra attentive to his person, watching all that you do in order to follow your lead.

Tip also loves the 'game'... balls, frisbees, hikes…the work of his mind and body, together. If someone is willing to send another ball toss his way, he is happy to bring it back for yet another. He has so much energy and spunk, Tip is a very vibrant 'youngster'! He will go nuts playing ball but then curl up on the couch as soon as you’re ready to stop, having a wonderful off-switch. Always eager to start the day and head out for the action, Tip loves it all! He is a magnificent boy with so much to offer someone who understands this breed and adores them.

He is about 40 pounds and good with cats. Tip comes from the herding lineage of Kuykendall breeders so has a strong nature to herd and control other dogs so will do best as a solo dog. He can be strong-minded meeting other dogs on leash so would be happiest with a nice yard to call his own without a lot of canine competition. Tip landed at GHF when his guardian went through a divorce. Tip lived in North Carolina.

Tip just loves the water! Swimming, wading or splashing if there's water he'll have a go at it!

 - Adopted together
 - Fenced yard required

2019 Alumni Reunion Group

NELLIE & DUNCAN, are a 12 year old duo that 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. They 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.

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

June 2019: Spring is finally here and Nellie & Duncan enjoyed the GHF Rescue GLEN set up for the best outdoor exploration in a wooded, muddy, dog perfect places! Happy characters they were!

- Adopted together
Fenced yard required

- No cats

- Sonia & Ryan Chapin, In honor of Kim & Steve Brant
- Jim & LeAnn Russell & Abby & GHF alum, Sky

BILLIE, age 12 & BEAR, age 13 have been together since pups, living in one home. Their guardian bred Border Collies so an extended family of parents and grandparents all lived together with them, as well as many puppies. They are the sweetest, most good-natured Border Collies we’ve had in rescue in years, just delightful. Everyone who meets them is crazy for their gentle loving nature. Both are so affectionate, content to be with our volunteers or staff, being wonderful companions. They also love a good cuddle and happily follow closely by the side of anyone taking them out for some outdoor fun. Neither are big toy dogs, instead they are all about people!

Bear was tied out most of the time in his previous situation so is really enjoying the freedom of a big yard and lots of running, now feeling his own body move with such energy! It's adorable to see him come to life, so thrilled to be active! Billie, having had four litters, is used to lots of attention so hops right up on the couch for cuddles though is more reserved, quietly sharing her affection. They will be placed in a home without cats since Billie is allergic.

Their original guardian clearly loved them though ended up incarcerated over a family incident. Both needed safe refuge in rescue and a chance to find a new life. Billie & Bear are both very healthy, very happy and acclimate so well into a new situation, they would love being in a new home.

BILLIE & BEAR love the GHF Rescue Glen, a special fenced wonderland of forest with muddy, glorious water to enjoy for a cool dip, dog style! And, plenty of high grass and trees to explore around!


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