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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


Approximately 1 year old male, not neutered Lucky is a beautiful, friendly boy.  He is a happy, energetic pup and knows “sit” and “paw” and loves to run!  He seems to get along with other nice dogs and has a beautiful fluffy coat and the cutest ears! Please contact us if you’d like to meet Lucky!

The Livingston Animal Shelter
81 Naylon Avenue
Livingston NJ 07039
GerriAnn Petrullo 987-885-9796
email: friendsoflivingstonshelter@gmail.com


Boogie is an absolute sweetheart who is loyal, smart, and loves affection. He is a Border Collie and Lab mix and is loved by everyone who knows him for his affectionate and cuddly personality; he really is one of the sweetest companions you will ever meet. As of Jan 2016, Boogie is 9.5 years old and completely healthy and up to date with his vet visits. As an older dog, he actually makes an ideal companion--he is neutered, potty trained, crate trained, leash trained, and knows a dozen obedience commands. He's lived with and done well with other adult dogs and cats. Boogie just wants to spend his days with a loving human companion.

He is in Norwood NJ  - contact Mary King - mwking22@gmail.com - 201-674-3000

Dogs located in New York 

Molly – McNab/Heeler mix born August 2012 in KY. I bought her at a pet store in November 2012. All shots and vet checkups are up to date. Spayed in 2013, no health issues. She gets a little heat rash under her pink arm pits in the summer, but a little cream calms it right down.

I fell in love with her adorable, loving personality and since we have a boxer with a cropped tail, it was too cute to have another tail less dog. I spoke with the breeder, who explained that the heelers are herding dogs and the tails are cropped so the sheep and goats don’t bite their tails.

Molly is the Alpha dog in the house, pushy to be first out the door or get the treat that fell on the floor. I try whenever possible to counter act that behavior and ask her to sit and wait. The dogs eat at will and share food from the 2 bowls I put down.

If Molly is chewing on a bone and I don’t want her to have it any longer, she lets me take the bone. No hesitation or possessiveness or growl ever. If we are playing fetch, it is harder for her to let go of the ball or toy, because she is very intense with the play. So we taught her to sit and “leave it” so we can pick it up without fighting for it.

Personality: Alert, curious, happy and always ready for a command. Keen eye contact, always looking for a clue of what I am going to do or ask next. Eager to please and she hoots at me and gives me her paw if she really wants something. Mornings are fun and full of yowling and excited squeaky yawns and pouncing around the mellow boxer and the family, waiting to go out for a run and get fed.

Molly loves to chew marrow bones and likes to play with her blankets. She does not touch anything that isn’t hers. Maybe a pencil or a popsicle stick that fell on the floor, but she is not destructive at all. She is an oral dog, licks anything she wants to know more about and if you have exposed skin – she will sneak in a lick, or if the boxer was out and about, she gets her ears and face licked as a welcome back! Molly greets all dogs, kids, people, delivery guys like UPS/Fed Ex with a friendly welcoming wag and wants to be pet. I don’t recall if she has ever met a cat – we don’t have any in the neighborhood.

Off leash Molly listens to voice, whistle and hand commands. She will run ahead and circle back to check on us. An open palm “off” keeps her from jumping up and she sits when told, before opening the door to go out or to put on a leash. She would be a fantastic agility or Frisbee dog. She jumps in the air to catch a ball and anticipates the direction and distance of the throw. We have an invisible fence that enforces the boundries of the yard. Both dogs no longer wear the collar, since they stay in the yard.

Restful time is spent lounging on her back with feet in the air or snuggled with her blanket that she sometimes chews on. She also likes to squeeze into the “bread bowl” with the boxer or lay on top of her. She loves being outside and would be out there all day if we were with her. She likes to be with people. She is not a loner. We laugh daily at Molly’s antics and funny playtime pranks or the way she talks back.

My job has changed from full time work at home, to a minimum of 4 days on the road, and since my husband works long hours at the office, I do not find it acceptable to keep Molly locked in the house for 9+ hours a day. I just can’t do that to her and I won’t have time to take her for the daily morning run. She is an outdoor dog that loves to romp and play and be busy. She would be miserable and bored inside all day. I am hoping her new home will be with a family on a farm or with a family that hikes regularly, plays outside and has land for her to be outside most of the day with other people or animals.

Gretel is an affectionate 2 year old Border Collie and Flat Coated Retriever mix. She knows a slew of commands, including "sit, stay, down, paw, roll over, go potty, go inside," and is potty trained, spayed, and up to date on her vet visits. Gretel is playful and has lots of energy, loves socializing with other dogs (big and small!), and does really well with young children as well. Gretel would flourish in a family environment where she can be given lots of affection, and has a yard to run around in.


Gretel is in Queens, NY, but can be dropped off to a loving family anywhere in the Northeast. Contact Eliane Kauck, elianekauck@gmail.com - 203-502-3928

Nash is a two year old pointer/border collie located in Suffolk County, Long Island. Nash is fully vetted and has been trained by Tai Nero, a well respected trainer in the working dog field.  Due to family circumstances, Nash’s family must find him a new home as soon as possible. 

Nash would do best in an active family with well-behaved children, if any.  Nash does not mind dogs of any size provided they allow him to warm up to his environment and do not attempt to assert dominance.  Nash has a protective instinct and will bond with his family.  Nash relies on his invaluable training to be the best boy he can,  so a new family must commit to using the commands he knows on a daily basis.  

Nash has his own Facebook page called Help Nash Find His Forever Home.  If you are interested in Nash please contact Tai Nero directly at 516-770-8712.” 

Dogs located in Pennsylvania 
Kobe is a Border Collie mix and is about seven years old. He has a lovable spirit and energy. He deserves to be in a home where he is not often left alone (he has separation anxiety) and gets plenty of loving attention. His separation anxiety is exhibited through shaking and barking. Kobe would enjoy living in the suburbs or the country, so he could have plenty of access to the outdoors. Most of all Kobe needs patience and hugs.

He does like to enthusiastically welcome visitors with barking and jumping, but he eventually calms and becomes good friends with guests. Even though he is a gentle soul, Kobe’s excitement would be paired best in a household without small children.

Our goal is to make sure Kobe is in a home where he is doted on and loved. If you would like to see if Kobe would be a good fit to join your family, please contact us and we can setup a time to discuss this possibility. Kobe is located in Philadelphia PA.

Contact:  Anna Marie Trantas  amtsynchro@hotmail.com  215-680-9003 or Steve Scaduto sscaduto@yahoo.com   215-518-7337

Dogs located throughout the US 


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