REX is a 1 1/2 year old
male Border Collie. He is very affectionate and loves to show off his
heart of gold with kisses. He is definitely a people-oriented dog. Rex
socializes well and loves to be outdoors and play with other dogs. His
favorite activity is to cuddle and to be near his human companion.
He is energetic but quickly settles when content. Rex is submissive and
does well with other male dogs. He is cat tested and is generally is
good but occasionally wants to play with them. Rex must have a fenced
yard, electronic or normal fencing as he tends to be an explorer. Rex was a stray
at a shelter. Rex is being fostered in eastern PA.
two became pals, Rex & Dash, upon meeting at the farm, both
young Border Collies, filled with energy to run and now will live happily
together in Vermont with their new guardians who know the breed and love
their intelligence and good natured ways. It was quite clear that this
daring duo belong with their new humans who adored them from the first
meeting out in the paddocks and it just got better!
DASH: A 10 month
old Border Collie, Dash is very smart, focused and ready to play!
He's fast and loves to race with other dogs as well as play ball.
Dash is friendly and very sweet as well as energetic since he's a young
dog. He has basic obedience but will benefit from continued
obedience work. Dash is not showing herding or nipping tendencies
but would be happiest in a home with another dog since he is so energetic.
He is good with cats. He was a stray taken in by a caring
now Tresa, found her forever home as part of a trio of beautiful
Border Collies! She's the youngest and bound to enjoy agility with her new
furmom as well as regular border collie play! Her new guardians had waited
patiently to hear of Kelsi's availability after agility training, hoping
that she could live with her forever because she felt so drawn to her from
the minute she saw her picture! Kelsi now lives in Vermont.
KELSI: A 1 year
old purebred Border Collie, Kelsi is stunning and brilliant and loving.
She is always interested in human connection and will thrive with the
right guardians. She fits in fine with other dogs, loves running and
playing with other young border collies but her main interest is finding
companionship from a human. Kelsi is very affectionate, cuddly and
friendly to everyone. She is energetic but calms down inside, just
enjoying being with people. Kelsi is also incredibly AGILE...she
easily jumps as high as 5 feet and JUMPS STRAIGHT INTO YOUR ARMS, or can
grab your shoulders and pull herself into your arms or over your back,
much like someone may have taught her to do for agility matches and/or
frisbee. She is amazingly athletic! Kelsi will need to be placed in
an active sport oriented Border Collie home. She is also good with cats. Kelsi
was previously at Best Friends from the age of 3 months where a caring
staff member bought her at a dog auction in order to save her from the
wrong hands. Kelsi is
being fostered in upstate NY where she is actively learning agility.
natured Mac found his forever home with another wonderful dog, a
golden retriever who upon meeting Mac, decided she was the boss which was
just fine with him! He loved the kids and was happy to race with his new
furry friend and let her lead the way. Mac now happily lives in New
Mac is a wonderful sweetheart, teddy bear boy with the desire to be with
people and play. Only 8 months old, he is one of Rennie's pups, the Mom
found on the streets of Brooklyn who we took in this past April. Like all
the pups, Mac has been very well socialized, is great with kids, wonderful
with other dogs and just a love bug. He was kept by the person fostering
Rennie through her pregnancy but seems Mac has a taste for chickens and
rabbits and since she has a small farm, it just was not a good fit. Mac
has a fabulous temperament though we doubt much border collie since he's
playful but fairly mellow and obviously a big boy, 60 pounds. Mac would
love people around all the time as well as another dog, ideally.
Bella found her forever home just in time to have packages under
the xmas tree! She'll be joining another young bc/aussie, Smudge where she'll
be able to play keep away games and race around forever. The two of
them quickly invented new games together upon meeting at the Farm plus they'll
both be doing agility on a regular basis! Little Bella now lives in
BELLA: Tiny Bella
is a 4 month old petite purebred who may be small in size but she is huge
in personality and has tons of energy for agility or herding.... Born two days before the 4th of July, she is
full of sparkle and pop! She is truly alive, bursting with energy,
incredibly fast to learn anything and everything and clearly shows
interest in herding as well as all toys and activities around her.
Bella is great with all dogs, loves to engage, chase, play and nip,
everything perfectly in line with the breed. She is also very people
oriented but will first need activities to match her intensity.
Bella is lovely and already knows sit and comes when called. She
will be placed only within a border collie home with other young border
collies. She is about 20 pounds. Bella was 'rescued'
from a pet store where she was obviously ill, turning out to have
pneumonia. Thankfully, a caring animal lover helped her find her way to
good natured Beau needed someone who understood his shyness and
skittish nature and he found it in the couple who volunteered to foster
him! Afraid to get in or out of the car; afraid of loud noises and
movement; Beau needed tender loving care which is why a foster home was so
important. Well, like many wonderful dogs from the Farm, Beau won their
hearts with his willingness to try; desire to join them in their lives;
and his gentle nature, obviously working hard to overcome a very rough
past. Beau used to live with Jag, another Border Collie who came to the
farm, both given up when their caretakers lost their home. We suspect both
dogs endured a less than ideal existence, as both were quite shy and
cowered often. We are so so pleased that Beau found his forever
home, now always safe in loving hands! Beau now lives in Ct.
BEAU: A 1 1/2
year old Border Collie Mix, Beau is a sweetheart, very very friendly and
easy going though he can be shy at first. He plays with other dogs
like a puppy and is definitely on the submissive side, not interested in
any conflict whatsoever. Beau is the kind of dog that once he gives
you his heart, will blossom beautifully. Beau is athletic and would
be happiest playing with another young dog. He is about 40 pounds
typical in size for the breed but a bit long legged. Beau is good
with cats. Beau was relinquished when the
guardians had to give up their home. Beau is being fostered
Little 8 week old Nicolas found his forever home before he even landed at
the Farm. Picked up by a volunteer who would transport him right
after xmas, she just couldn't bear leaving him in the shelter over the
holidays and as they say, the rest is history! Nicolas now lives in a
loving border collie home in Pennsylvania, ironically 10 minutes from the
shelter where he was waiting for his new family!
sweet, good natured Pye found his forever home with two dogs and a
family we know very well! Ozzy (on Pye's left) was also adopted from the
Farm and Ruby (on the right) came to visit to help out with the kids
summer camp cause their furdad, Tom, taught the kids authentic native
american pottery. Pye seemed right at home with two pals to race around
and catch, as well as play his favorite game of 'catch me if you can'. Pye
happily now lives in Rhode Island where he also has two boys to play with
PYE, (Pirate), a 7
month old purebred Border Collie with ABC papers, Pye is a blast! He
is fast, fun and ready to go and loves being the lead dog in chase (he's
ahead of little 4 month old Bella who is also quite fast!). Pye is very
people oriented, friendly with everyone and wants to be involved with
human interaction. He is alert, eager to please and full of classic
border collie energy though not showing any herding or nipping tendencies.
He is, however, a bit under socialized with other dogs so will stay at the
Farm long enough to work that out. Pye is about 30 pounds, typical
in size. His former caretaker was 80 years old and felt she
could not provide him with what he needed so made sure he got to safety at
BENTON: A 1 1/2 year old Border
Collie/Lab mix, Benton is a playful, fun-loving dog, ready to interact
with everyone he meets. He is good with kids and enjoys family activities,
just wanting to be a part of everything. He has some basic obedience
already and is eager to learn. Benton is also good with cats. He is about
65 pounds and fairly tall, showing his lab (we assume) size. As a mix, he
does not have the herding, nipping traits of a purebred. We are
happy to bring him to the Farm for anyone to meet. He is currently
at our vet's office where he was taken in as a stray.
natured Piper found his forever home with a new furbuddy, Willy,
who doesn;t mind if he herds him everywhere he goes! Piper is a bit
cautious in new situations as obvious from the picture but his new person
understands and is happy to give him plenty of time to adjust. Piper
now happily lives in upstate NY.
Piper is a 3 1/2 year old petite purebred Border Collie who is
used to a lot of activity and chaos because he lived with 12 children!
He is very friendly , gentle and sweet , happy to sit in your lap for
affection. He is also a busy border collie so would do best with
another dog or an outlet for his herding instinct and/or play. He is
interested in everything around him though he can be a bit shy and prefers
a predictable routine in his life. Piper is not good with cats.
He is about 30 pounds, a more petite dog. Piper was given up
because he was jumping a 3 foot fence and had to be tied out which wasn't
working for his energy level.
Miga found her forever home with two border collie lovers who will
be taking her through agility, giving her lots of stimulation and for fun,
she now lives near the beach at Cape Cod so gets to chase waves, too! Miga
is already busy herding the cats and ready to tackle her new sport! Miga
now lives in Massachusetts.
MIGA: a brilliant
5 year old tri-color purebred, Miga is keenly aware and eager to interact
with everyone she meets. She is quite wonderful, knowing hand
signals to circle behind and around, go left as well as many obedience
commands - sit, stay, leave it, come, down, over, get busy, eat, easy,
etc. She has been introduced to agility and is a natural with
slides, tunnels, jumps as well as loving frisbee or ball. Miga
-short for the spanish word, friend - amiga - she is truly that, friendly
with people. She likes to nudge and snuggle around your neck and
will happily be by your side for affection. She would be happiest as
the solo dog since she's used to that though can, over time, get used to
another more submissive dog. Miga also loves to swim and to go for
walks and explore the world with her person at her side. She also is a
frisbee nut, happy to play and play. She has not
been tested yet on cats. She is about 40 pounds, typical in size. Miga
was relinquished due to her interaction with a toddler, she is not fond of
the activity level and would do best with older children or in an adult
Freeman was adopted 1 1/2 years
ago into a home with very young children, and due to one incident over
food, he has been returned to the Farm. Any dog, food and young kids do
not mix well without supervision which is why we no longer adopt into
homes with children under 7. No matter the situation, the dog always
wonderful, good natured Freeman found a new home right away, this
time forever cause he found his ball buddy in the 13 year old - together they'll
be playing soccer, lacrosse, frisbee and everything else that
moves! Freeman LOVES balls! And, he even gets to sleep side by side with
his new friend! He now lives in CT.
a purebred 5 1/2 year old border collie w/papers, Freeman is very focused
on retrieving his toys...balls, stuffed animals, his buster cube, you name
it, he will gladly bring back anything you throw for him, for hours and
hours...this is how he's channeled his border collie working instinct and
LOVES it. Freeman is very obedient, eager to please and really good with
people, including children. He grew up in a house with kids and will
be happiest having a youngster to play fetch and/or frisbee. He is best as
the solo dog. Freeman needs lots of exercise, like all border collies, is
good on leash, likes to ride in the car and loves water. Freeman, Relinquished by guardian.
Gyp is fantastic at solo
soccer, moving the ball with such precision she could score!
Gyp found her new home with two border collie lovers who were happy
to have another fun loving, ball chasing, soccer pushing girl to add to
their lives! Gyp now has another border collie friend, Sweep, and both get
to enjoy agility and flyball on a regular basis as well as the adoring
love of a new home! Gyp now lives in Ct.
GYP: A 6 year old
purebred with papers, Gyp is one of the friendliest , people oriented
Border Collies around! She is happy to lick your face with a big hello,
and totally focus on being with you. Within moments of meeting, you would
think she had been with you forever. She is an easy-going
girl, happy to be around other dogs though like most females, she is in
charge so would be best with submissive dogs or males. Gyp likes to
play ball and also loves the snow, happily nosing around for fun. She is
very obedient and also good with cats. Gyp is presently carrying
about 10 -15 pounds too much so will be her most gorgeous self after
playing at the Farm. Gyp was relinquished because the
guardians felt she was no longer content living with them & needed
something more (she was not as settled as their lab).
Rogers, as we affectionately call her, found a fantastic forever home that
most humans would love as much as she will! She lives with two loving
guardians who adore border collies, another mature border collie who loves
balls as much as she does and will let her be in charge (he doesn't mind
at all) plus she gets to travel cross-country to her summer home in
Montana!!! Ginger has loads of space to run, chase squirrels and hang with
her new furry boyfriend, Sherlock as well as get tummy rubs all the time!
Ginger now lives in PA and Montana.
a stunning purebred with classic markings and lines, Ginger is 10 years old
and full of love. She adores people and immediately comes for loving and
attention. She's very very obedient and eager to be with people and please
you. She settles right down next to you and curls up quietly waiting for
what's next. She's an ideal companion without the challenges of a young
border collie. She is however, full of energy outside and runs and herds
like any younger border collie. She lives to work the perimeter of the
property, patrolling and keeping an eye on things. She will chase cars so
must be on leash if walked outside the yard. Ginger
was in one home for 7 years and recently surrendered because through no
fault of her own, the owner's new boyfriend didn't want a dog. Ginger,
Lille found her forever home and it suits her perfectly - she'll
join in hiking, snow-shoeing, cross country skiing and gets to play tons
of frisbee! Plus, in the summer, she even gets to spend lots of time
hiking while her new person photographs wildflowers as part of her work!
Her new guardian is a very active outdoor oriented person and immediately
fell in love with Lille's playful spirit! As she said, "I don't know
who is luckier...I can't believe I have such a great dog!" Lille now
lives in Vermont.
LILLE- Lille is a very confident,
energetic 2 yr old border collie, ready to play ball or frisbee or engage in any
sport event! She loves people and would be happiest with someone who is
active. She is quite alert and brilliant, eager to learn and be challenged
mentally. She is good with other dogs but would be happy as the solo
dog in an active home. She is about 30 pounds, typical in size for the
breed, is good with cats and has been trained on the invisible fence.
She was a stray in a
A petite gorgeous 7 year old border collie. Dutch
came to the Farm with his sister, Samantha. They are intelligent, very alert and responsive to
everyone around them and very eager to be involved in all activities.
Dutch is very friendly and playful (toys and balls) and enjoys
being with other dogs, as well as being with people. He is a well balanced, involved
dog, typical of the breed yet not as intense
as a young Border Collie. Dutch loves to jump up on the couch with
you and will give you a nudge for a pet on the head or drop the "toy of the
hour" in your lap. He has been trained on the electronic fence system.
Dutch is about 35 pounds and is not good with cats.
He can be adopted with his sister Samantha or with other dogs. The duo was given up to a
move, changing their environment.
daring duo, Samantha & Dutch, found their forever home
together in Vermont, with guardians who are home a lot of the time to
enjoy their escapades and keep them company. They now have three acres for
lots of room to run, play frisbee, chase balls and make up the
brother-sister games they love to create. We are so pleased that this
family saw what we did in them...two wonderful, sweet, good natured Border
Collies full of life and love to give!
A petite 7 year old, gorgeous tri-color purebred border collie,
Samantha came to the Farm with her brother Dutch. They are intelligent, very alert and responsive to
everyone around them and very eager to be involved in all activities.
Samantha loves watching all the action of the Farm (especially in her
herding position next to the tub)- and will easily jump from paddock to
paddock to be with people. Her favorite place is at your knee,
melting you with the sweetest eyes, begging for a hug and cuddle.
She has been trained on the electronic fence system. Samantha is only about 25 pounds and
is not good with cats. She can be adopted with her brother Dutch -
or as an only dog. The duo was given up to a
move, changing their environment.
RADAR: a 1 year
old Border Collie mix, Radar is full of life, truly ready to play and go
anywhere you go! He is very eager to connect with a human an form a
relationship, happy to be in your company. He is also good with
other dogs though a bit rough in play with his body blocking and puppy
like behaviors. He
would be happiest with another young dog for play or someone who can
really focus on him. Radar is very friendly, has some basic
obedience but can be mouthy so will be placed with adults or with teenage
children only. He is so eager to bond, it is likely that he will be
very trainable. Radar is good with cats Radar is a bit
larger at 55 pounds. Radar has been bounced around 4 times,
among a family who kept passing him from one relative to the next,
obviously not managing this young pup very well or helping to give him a
Radar found his forever home himself! When Britt's family (now
called Sadie) came to see her two weeks ago, it was Radar who responded to
the whistle, coming over to say hello! That one moment sealed his fate
when they saw his sweet nature in his eyes, they had to come back to add
Radar to their family. And, even better news is that Sadie and Radar were
best buds at the farm, playing constantly - they loved each other! so now
get to enjoy 252 acres of countryside, racing and rolling and playing
chase. Radar, Sadie and Harry have a devoted family who adores them all
and will never be unwanted and abandoned again.
This is one of
my all time favorite adoptions because Radar came to us as a big bully
with no manners and full of less than desirable behaviors. No one had
invested any time in him whatsoever and he needed help. If he'd been
in a shelter, he would have been destroyed and if adopted out, bounced
back yet again. But, with training and guidance and love, he did the work
to transform into a focused, loving, playful friend. I am so so proud of
him. Many thanks to all who made it possible for Radar to be safe -
Sharon from S.A.V.E. who pulled him from the kill shelter, Chris who took
the pictures in Brooklyn, Nikki and Alan who drove him to the farm, Teresa
who showed me how to work with a puppy brain in a big body and Ally who
spotted him on the internet and thankfully started the whole
process. Radar is a perfect example of why we continue
to rescue dog after dog after dog! Lillie
beautiful Britt found her forever home with another Border Collie
mix and two kids who are dog lovers plus she now has 252 acres to explore
on hikes and trails with two ponds. Britt now lives in scenic upstate NY
with a doggie playground we would all love!
BRITT: A sweet 4
month old border collie mix, Brit is a gentle-natured dog who loves to be
in your lap all the time, as well as lick your face with kisses. Her
coat coloring is brindle in addition to the black and white. She is
very very sweet, a bit shy and reserved but she does love to play with
other young dogs. Britt would do best with a more submissive dog as
a buddy since she can be timid. We feel she would be happiest with another
dog for play which also helps her confidence. She is interested in
cats but shows no harm and will instantly take a correction because she is
eager to please. Britt is able to climb a 6 foot chain link fence
since she is quite agile so will need secure containment.
Britt is about 25 pounds and looks like she may be
a bit bigger than the average 45 pound border collie but it's hard to say.
She was abandoned in an apartment and confiscated by the animal