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The following border collies mixes are available through other agencies or as independent placements by owners.  The adoption of the dogs listed below will be handled by the individual home or shelter listed in the dog's bio.  Glen Highland Farm is available to assist if needed.  For more information about these dogs, please use the contact information provided with each dog.
Glen Highland Farm volunteers have temperament tested those dogs displaying the GHF logo in their bio on the date indicated.  The evaluation and information provided is accurate, only as of that date.  All others are listed solely as a courtesy.

PLEASE BE AWARE that you need to check people out before handing over your dog to someone you do not know. There are unscrupulous people who appear to be good adopters so be cautious and check references, especially asking for a neighbor's phone number so you can be sure that the information about them is accurate. We recommend a  TRANSFER OF  OWNERSHIP agreement so that you can have some written agreement about  your dog's future situation in the event it does not work out for the person to keep the dog. It is important to insure that your dog does not eventually land in a shelter where he or she could be euthanized.  Instead, the person agrees in writing to notify you so that you can then step in and take an appropriate course of action. 

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Dogs located in New Jersey
Ben is a stunning 2yr old Border Collie mix that we can't believe hasn't been adopted yet! He is a lovely dog who is cuddly and affectionate with people, seems to like other dogs, walks well on leash, and we can't get over how handsome he is! Ben is a little nervous around little kids, so a home without is best. We have not cat tested him but can do so if necessary. Come down and meet this handsome hunk of love today!  https://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/32069692/

From the Foster home: We are currently fostering a great 2yr/ BC boy named Ben from a local shelter. He has such a wonderful personality and a very mellow temperament compared to most BCs and should be an easy fit into a caring home. He is super happy, loving and snuggly, walks amazingly well on leash, and does well with our Border Collies after we took days to introduce them properly. The shelter said he was skittish around small children, and not cat tested yet. He was fine in the car on the ride home and loves to walk nicely by our sides. We are in the process of crate training him and teaching him basic commands to set him up for success and he, like any BC, is super smart and eager to please.

Dogs located in New York 

Felix: A 9 year old Border Collie mix, Felix loves to work. In fact, he could retrieve his favorite toy, a rubber ring, all day long! He also loves to chase squirrels, swim, and to run free in the woods. Felix is an affectionate and loyal dog once he feels safe around people. He loves attention and is eager to please. Hes fine with small dogs although can be nervous around bigger dogs, especially when hes on a leash. Felix, who is originally from France, had been adopted by his American owners when he was 1. Although they dont know anything about his past, they suspect that hed been abused by people and attacked by dogs in a shelter. When the current owners adopted him, Felix was extremely nervous around new people; what is more, he couldnt pass another dog on a leash without panicking, barking, and lunging. 8 years later Felix has gotten over most of his anxieties and is looking for a new home, preferably in the country. He currently lives in a small apartment in Manhattan; as his owners are expecting a baby, they worry about Felix nipping the child (occasional nipping is common for his breed). Also, they will no longer be able to provide him with all the attention and walks/ runs that he needs. Felix has never been around children so itd be best if he lived in a child-free household. He is a healthy dog, with all shots up to date, and ready to give all his energy and love to a new family."

Contact Ewa - email: barnes.ewa@gmail.com cell phone: 646-339-4690

Ray is a 1 year old rough coated Border Collie. If hes not pure bred, hes close. Ray is all BC in energy, intelligence, and favorite activities. He is always busy, never gets tired, and would do best with a full time job. Ray is a happy, fun loving guy. He loves to play with other dogs. He is very sweet with small or shy dogs. He gets down and army crawls towards them. When a dog likes to wrestle, chase, or play tug of war, Ray is all in. Hes the life of the party at the dog park.

Ray is super smart and learns fast. He knows many commands. He will obey wait and stay for treats, but were working on manners when people are eating. We are also working on puppy mouthing and jumping up, but making progress. He is strong willed and has only recently started to accept a human leader. Ray was stray in Tennessee and is in a foster home in upstate NY, sponsored by Homeward Bound. He is learning to trust and he loves to be around people.  Hes made great progress, for example, respects the baby gate even though he can easily jump it. It helps that he is a joyful lovable silly guy. Ray the Rockstar is extremely handsome, a truly magnificent dog.

Ray is cuddly on his own terms, which means morning snuggles, with tummy rubs welcome throughout the day. Ray is neutered, all shots up to date, house broken and crate trained. He will find things and hide them in his crate to chew up and swallow, so care must be taken to prevent this. Ray is probably going to be OK with dog savvy cats. He likes children, but requires supervision. He needs to be placed with another dog, preferably a BC who can teach him the ropes on a farm. In the right situation, Ray will be a loyal, hard working friend. 


MAX: A 4 year old Border Collie mix, Max is  super friendly happy guy - he loves to say hello to everyone!  Hes eager to learn what you want from him and takes direction well.

Max really enjoys a good ball game but is also happy to sit by your side for attention.  Hes a little unskilled about how to interact with other dogs so loves to rough-house and some dogs get overwhelmed. With the right dog, he would be best buddies. Or, he could live alone, with someone who provided an outlet for his mind.   He gets along with cats, now living them.  He was abandoned with the people who now have him but one of them has allergies so Max is living in the garage. They want to see him find a better life. Max is neutered.

Please contact Kathy  631-219-7769  Max is living in the Hudson Valley NY area, in Walden NY, near Newburgh

Dogs located in Pennsylvania 
Hi everyone, Unfortunately I need to reach out again regarding Nickey. She is a 6yr old Aussie mix in need of a new home. Her owner was a regular client of ours at Walkers Pet HoTail in Murrysville PA who can no longer care for her due to failing health. She has asked us to care for Nickey at our boarding facility and to find her a new home. A few weeks ago Nickey was placed in a new home with another Aussie mix who she absolutely adored but unfortunately was recently returned to us because she was having issues sharing treats/toys/attention with her new canine brother. She was an "only dog" for her whole life and is having a hard time learning differently. For her safety and the safety of others we are now looking for a home with no other dogs/cats where Nickey will be an only pet and have all the love to herself. She is still fantastic with other dogs and loves to play and socialize outside of her home environment. She loves to play, swim, and work for treats. She is an awesome girl and deserves another chance at a good home. She is currently at Walkers and anyone interested in information can call. Please share/send this so we can give Nickey another shot at a forever home!

Phone:  724-327-PAWS (7297)
email info@walkerspethotail.com
4603 William Penn Highway - Murrysville, PA  15668

Dogs located throughout the US 


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