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Liam & Lennon Summary:
- great together


Liam & Lennon's  Angels
-Amanda Reed & Rachael Sokolowski
-Susan Mumford
-Pat & Bob Maier
-Dave Lebedin
-Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Hoffman
-Donna Deal, Tillie’s Tuggies
-Kelly Welch-in honor of Cuillin

LENNON & LIAM: Five month old Border Collie/Aussie mixes, these brothers are ready for a new home! We’ve decided that their relationship is so close, over these months, that they will be happiest together, forever. They have worked out their friendship of brotherly ‘love’, with Lennon as the big thinker and Liam as the party boy so nothing gets too out of hand as they sort out toys or food. In fact, both really thrive in this bonded relationship and they will be a wonderful pair! Both are easy going, playful but not overly intense. We suspect the mix of BC and Aussie tempers the maniacal focus often seen in purebred BC pups. Both absolutely love toys and they also love to race, chase and wrestle, exploring the great outdoors. They love every human they meet and will easily jump into the fun, puppy style! Super cuddle-bugs, they will be spectacular companions to someone very special. They are about 20 pounds and not yet tested on cats. We are so thrilled to see these boys so happy and healthy and game for anything in life!!! Happy, happy, happy characters they are for sure.

 Little ZANE had patiently waited to meet the family that wanted him.. they spoke with us at GHF and we knew they were exactly the right place but it took awhile to coordinate a visit since they were in Massachusetts and he was in Pittsburgh PA.  So, we worked some magic and they met halfway and as they say, the rest is history…they adore him!  His Foster Mom had a strong feeling that this was where he was supposed to be so when it all worked out, everyone was thrilled! Zane will be the center of attention, their total focus in the family, happy now to add a canine friend to their lives!

OLLIE  needs an angel -    click here to learn more
Ollie Summary:
 - solo dog


OLLIE - at 6 mos old (below)
OLLIE: A 1 year old Border Collie mix, likely retriever, Ollie is a wonderful, gentle, fun-loving boy. He thinks everyone in the world is his friend and happily enjoys attention, affection and fun! He loves toys and he loves to run outside with other dogs, with big long strides of chase games that are hilarious to watch. However, his favorite thing is cuddling with his person. He’s quite a character. Ollie was adopted 6 months ago and returned due to issues with the other two dogs in the house so we’ll find a spot for him as a solo dog this time. He’s absolutely wonderful playing outside with other dogs and not aggressive at all. He is about 50 pounds and is good with cats.

Megi Summary:
 - fenced yard REQUIRED
 - bc friend required


Special thanks to Ann Gardner who made sure Megi made it to GHF
Megi's Angel
Gina Fedeli
MEGI: A 11 month old Border Collie, Megi is super sweet and loves attention however Megi is also extremely shy of new people and will need a few things to help her build confidence - a patient person who understands the mental nature of the breed where a dog can over think everything - as well as someone who has time to work with Megi , step by step, without rushing.  She so wants to trust a person but too much pressure too quickly, sends her into a worried state.  Lastly, she will need an easy going BC buddy who she can follow - a real leader.  Megi absolutely loves other herding dogs and will easily relax with another dog around however she is a very intense herder so can really impact another toy oriented BC or one who is also intense. A more easy going BC buddy is what she needs, someone who loves playing and chasing. She is well trained with many commands and eager to please, once she feels secure.  Megi came from a NC breeder who breeds very high drive dogs but Megi ’s traits were not fully utilized due to her shyness.  Her CT guardian relinquished her to GHF because she felt she needed more attention. She is about 35 pounds and is good with cats. Megi will only be placed in a fenced yard with a seasoned and skilled BC person.

Kizzy Summary:
 - other bc friend(s) REQUIRED 
 - fenced yard REQUIRED


Kizzy's Angel
-Rosie & Ian Sutherland
-Robert Fitzpatrick

KIZZY:A 1 year old Border Collie, Kizzy is all action! She is one of the fastest dogs we’ve seen, covering ground in such an agile way -she just loves to run. Kizzy is also the sweetest girl and loves to cuddle up for attention with her person. She’s thriving in the new living situation with multiple canine friends and a FosterMom focused on her well-being.  Through a partnership like this, Kizzy is gaining confidence meeting strangers.  Her previous guardians minimized her chance to go places and meet people since they were so busy which led her to be nervous.  Kizzy is super smart and eager to please so she’s made great strides, step by step.  She will need a BC savvy person who is willing to devote the time to continue the foundational work she has been given.  Always positive based rewards, Kizzy eagerly awaits direction and relies on her person to shape great experiences for her.  She also loves another BC buddy so a very confident friend will also mentor her as she matures.  She is from an Ohio breeder, bought as a family companion. She was abandoned at a PA vet hospital due to limited funds for a medical procedure. Thankfully for her, the vet stepped in to call GHF and now, Kizzy can land in a more appropriate home.

Special thanks to to Judy Hoffman who is fostering Kizzy in NJ.

 CHASE found the right home with a canine buddy who likes to play as much as he does!  His new guardians understand that he needs time, step by step, to continue building his confidence and are happy to help do that.  They were looking to help a rescue dog grow into being their beloved friend as well as help provide a better life. Chase won their hearts quickly and they knew he was the one they had been searching for!  He now lives in PA 

CHASE: A 1 year old Border Collie/Aussie, Chase is a smart, curious boy who, once he has a chance to get to know you, is an absolute love, super affectionate and easy going. He loves playing herding games, running and wrestling, but likes to snuggle with another dog or his person when things quiet down. He is less intense then the average BC, enjoying an occasional game of ball but he's just as likely to be found at his foster moms feet in her home office. Chase came to the Farm from a divorce situation after spending the first part of his short life, crated while his family was away 10-12 hours a day. He didn't have the opportunity to meet people outside of his immediate family or visit new places and experience life, so it takes him time to warm up to people he doesn't know. He will now sit or lay down for treats from new people but he is hesitant when someone he doesn't know reaches for him or tries to pet him too quickly.  He is a quick learner and will engage with a seasoned person who understands how to connect with a smart, sensitive guy through positive reinforcement without pushing him further then he is ready to go. Chase has come a long way but he will continue to need an experienced advocate that he can trust to keep him safe, help guide him in new situations and build on his experience meeting new people. He is about 35 pounds and good with dog savvy cats.  Chase is being fostered in eastern PA and we’d like for adopters to meet him in the foster setting.  

DREW  needs an angel -    click here to learn more
Drew Summary:
 - solo dog preferred

 - fenced yard REQUIRED
 - dog savvy cats


DREWA 1 1/2 year old Border Collie mix, Drew is a smart, funny guy, curious and outgoing but like a puppy in a big body! He is full of energy and eager to see everything as quickly as possible which in Drew’s case, means racing toward it full speed. He also loves squeaky toys and has tons of interest in play, like every young BC. The thing that makes Drew so exceptional is how quickly he learns - he is brilliant and loves challenges, totally engaged in mind games like tricks. Also, quite a cuddler, he loves being right by your side. He’s just getting a chance to use his energy productively since he was crated all day and all night and chained outside. He’s a bigger boy at 60 pounds. At this point, his style of play is overwhelming to other dogs so we’ll place him as a solo dog but that could change as he matures.  Drew is good with dog savvy cats.  He was relinquished to the Farm due to no time for him.

Bud Summary:
 - solo dog  
 - invisible fence REQUIRED


Bud's Angel
-Cindra Macomber
Logi, GHF alum
BUD: A petite 2 year old Border Collie, Bud is the friendliest guy around -he loves to meet everyone and anyone! Every vacationing camper meets Bud and loves him! He’s a smart guy eager to figure out where to use his brainpower. He’s been living with 4 kids and learned to play a great game of catch but he is so ready to learn new things and eager to do so, very curious about this new life he’s found himself in. Bud is a sponge, happy to follow the direction of his person and truly going to blossom in the right hands. He really loves cuddling and being with a person though he’s got lots of energy for play, too.  Bud is very athletic, springing right off the ground up to your face so would love some physical challenges, too. Bud is able to monkey right over a 5 foot fence so will be placed on an invisible fence system only. He is about 23 pounds and good with cats.

KAYLA is from the Sprakers NY confiscation (click here)
She will only be placed:
 - with a bc savvy adopter due to her skittish nature
 - in an adult ONLY home
 - other bc friends and fenced yard is REQUIRED

Kayla's Angels
-Bob Yarrow
-Gloria & Sky

KAYLA: A 2 year old Border Collie, Kayla is making great strides in understanding there is a great life for her now! She is more confident, tail wagging and engaged. She takes treats from the hands of strangers and she’s much more curious and inquisitive about everything. Kayla is an affectionate girl, too and once she’s comfortable, will give you her heart. A big breakthrough for Kayla has been getting comfortable with men since her former life included rough handling. She’s beginning to trust, step by step and is showing great potential. Kayla is one of 46 dogs taken from a bad breeding situation where the dogs were all left outside 24/7, with little or no human contact. This sweet, gentle girl is trying to make sense of a loving life inside a home where someone cares about her happiness and well-being. Kayla is about 30 pounds and not yet tested on cats. Kayla, clearly wants to trust a person and just needs someone patient and understanding, to guide her through all the new things she has never experienced. For Kayla, a great background, a loving person and lots of toys, would be plenty to make her happy. She is good with other dogs and does well with a confident dog as part of her learning.

Special thanks to Leslie Benway 
who opened her heart and home to help Kayla.

Kobey Summary:
- solo dog
 - fenced yard required


Kobey's Angels
-John & Bonnie Yurga
-Linda Whitman, Sky & Connell
KOBEY: A 3 year old Border Collie, camera shy Kobey is a gentle soul who loves attention. He’s always jumping up for a hello and then sits right down to get his treat. Quite a cuddler, he’s good natured and very people focused. Kobey's not overly active at all, preferring to hang on the couch and join his person.  He can be a bit cautious about some new experiences and the camera is one of those. He also needs reassurance from his person that he’s doing well and not ‘in the wrong’. Very eager to please, Kobey is a softer, sensitive Border Collie and will do best in an adult home with someone who can help build his confidence.  Koby is best as a solo dog and must have a fenced yard.  He was given up to due a move and had lived for a year with a family who took him from a ‘breeder’. He is about 50 pounds and good with cats

LENA  needs an angel -    click here to learn more
Lena Summary:
 - fenced yard REQUIRED
 - adult home
 - other bc friends or solo dog OK
 - NO cats


Special thanks to Janine Choplick and Jeff Beck who made sure Lena made it to GHF.

LENA: A 3 year old Border Collie, gorgeous Lena is as sweet as she is beautiful.  A bit shy at first, once she warms up, she is a classic girl that’s smart as can be and a real thinker. She watches everything intently, deciding all about her new environment and then once she knows what she thinks, she acts! She loves the ball and frisbee and is a good athlete. Lena is a gentle girl and a bit submissive with other dogs so could do well with a gentle male BC or go solo.  Since she is a bit timid, she’ll only be placed in an adult home. She is about 35 pounds and is not good cats.  Lena came from a PA shelter that works regularly with GHF.

 TYE found the right guardians who truly understand the breed and love their maniacal focus on toys, action and anything fun. They just loved Tye’s friendly nature and cuddly ways but were thrilled to see how well he clicked with their girl, Maeve. Former GHF adopters, they wanted to return to GHF to find her another great canine friend.  Tye will be chasing the waves on 3 miles of beach near their home and enjoy plenty of hikes and runs in the countryside of their property in Maine.  Their second long trip to adopt proved to be as wonderful a fit as the first!

TYE: A 4 year old Border Collie, Tye is a great guy who really craves being with his person, by your side for whatever activity.  He is super smart, sensitive and very observant, quite typical for a young dog.  Tye’s favorite activity is sitting near his person for attention, such a cuddler. Then, he’s ready to spring into action, grab a toy and go. He’s fast, agile and very physically coordinated.  He would enjoy an outlet like agility or hiking where he could really move! Tye is enjoying all the freedom of running off-leash at the Farm since he was previously tethered to a line when outside. Tye is a sweetheart with a great temperament and would do best with a BC savvy person to help him fulfill his potential. He likes other dogs and wants to play but could also be a solo dog.  He is about 40 pounds, average size for the breed, and is good with dog savvy cats.

HOPE  needs an angel -    click here to learn more
Hope Summary:
- canine friends or solo dog
 - dog savvy cats
 - fenced yard REQUIRED


HOPE: A petite 4 yr old Border Collie, Hope is adorable - she absolutely turns on a dime soon as she hears her name - hoping that another toy is coming her way! She is very focused and very energetic, an athletic girl eager to play, play, play. She will need safe containment within a fenced yard. Hope is very friendly with everyone and enjoys having someone joining her in activities, whether it’s a hike or toy play or cuddling.  Affectionate and sweet, she’s a wonderful girl.  Hope is good with other dogs and could join another BC or be a solo dog, as she was before.  Her original guardian died leaving Hope in need of a new home.  She is about 35 pounds and is good with dog savvy cats.

Special thanks to Peg Fuller for getting Hope to the Farm safely.

Val Summary:
- canine friend preferred
 - fenced yard REQUIRED


Special thanks to Alexis Van Saun, Sue Campion, Susan Myers and Peg Fuller for helping Val find safety at the Farm.

Val's Angels
Dale, Doug, Pace and Minna
VAL: A petite 6 year old Border Collie, Val is a gentle soul who always wants to be touched even though she is a bit timid asking for attention. She comes over to your side instantly and hopes to be loved and with reassurance, happily stays right there.  A good natured girl, she is happily exploring her new life, herding other BC’s and checking out the great outdoors. Everyone who meets her, just loves her sweet charming nature.  She would love a canine buddy since she’s used to living with her sibling, Viva, and tends to like to follow another dog.  She has no toy interest but can be quite a herdy girl so would do best with a buddy who doesn’t mind her natural tendencies to circle and herd.  She is quite a cuddler once she feels secure.  Val came to rescue a bit chunky but will knock that off with warmer temps to run around more outside. She could be adopted with Viva or separately. (Viva is currently recovering from orthopedic surgery - click here for her bio)

Baxter Summary:
solo dog
 - dog savvy cats
 - trained on invisible fence


Special thanks to transporters Jamie More, Dee Erickson, and Kim Renak who stepped up to help Baxter get to the Farm.

Baxter's Angels
 -Christopher, Jackie, Ruger, and Chloe
BAXTER: A wonderful 7 year old Border Collie with ABCA papers, Baxter is a toy boy! He absolutely loves toys of any kind and is quite athletic a player.  He is smart, sweet and wants to please. Call his name and he’ll be by your side, ready to go wherever you go!  Baxter is very observant, quite a thinker so loves to do puzzles and learn.  He would do well with someone who enjoys stimulating his mind but also wants a partner to go places with them.  Baxter loves being with his person, quite the cuddler and happy to hang in the house, side by side.  He’s super obedient and easy going so slides into a home easily. He has not been socialized with dogs so will be placed as a solo dog.  He is good with dog savvy cats since he will chase but lived with them safely.  Baxter is about 60 pounds a bit taller than the standard.  He was adopted from the Farm as a a 1 year old due to divorce and found himself, going through the same thing six years later so he came back to GHF. So, again, through no fault of his own, he needs a new home

Cora Summary:
solo dog or canine friends
 - NO cats


Cora's Angels 
-Peg & Mike Fuller
-Twist, BC Rescue

CORA: A petite 7 year old Border Collie mix, Cora is the cutest thing, full of personality and spunk, making everyone chuckle. She gets so excited that her whole body wiggles as she comes over for attention. If you play a little game of moving around back and forth, she just is over-joyed with excitement!  Cora is a gem, truly delightful.  She came to GHF from a PA shelter clearly in rough shape with an awful skin condition and very very underweight.  She’s gaining now and her skin and coat look good and she’s feeling great! Cora gets along well with other dogs though seems to be a bit of a boss so likely to do best with submissive dogs.  Cora is 30 pounds and is not good with cats.

Special thanks to Ann Gardner who is fostering 
Cora in Ct so she can enjoy home life!

JESSIE happily claimed his new huge bed! Lucky boy, his new guardians kindly send these fabulous dog beds to seniors at the Farmhouse, a wonderful way to give them something special! Jessie agrees!

Sweet JESSIE landed beautifully with former GHF adopters who were looking to add an easy-going boy who needed a kind life of reassurance and love. Exactly what Jessie needs plus GHF alum Bridget will give him lots to do since Jessie likes to hang with the BC girls who are action oriented! Jessie will be an adored companion to his new FurMom and FurDad who have huge hearts to help rescue dogs. We’re thrilled for him. He now lives in Massachusetts.

JESSIE: An 8 year old Border Collie mix, Jessie is one of the sweetest guys ever to land at GHF. He is gentle, innocent and loving, a true companion nature. He loves other dogs and is really enjoying being part of the fun here though he’s best with easy going dogs since that’s how he is…a cuddler with the nature to explore. He loves the fields and checking out everything in nature plus he loves having a canine pal to join him. He is hanging with Corky and Pepper and thinks they are just the best buds to have so they lead the way for adventure. Jessie’s hearing isn’t perfect so he needs a fenced yard. He’s not a toy dog, rather happy to have his freedom to be a happy dog. Jessie is an average size BC, about 40 pounds but he spent a lifetime outside on a chain attached to a dog house, so his coat is an ‘outdoor’ coat, making him appear much bigger.  This good natured boy landed in a PA shelter that thankfully works with GHF and he now has a chance a great life.  He is good with cats.

Rhett Summary:
solo dog or canine friends
hard fence required


RHETT - Jan 2007 (below)

Rhett's Angels
John & Bonnie Yurga - "In Loving Memory of Jasmine, our Sweet Mena girl"

RHETT: A 9 year old Border Collie mix, Rhett is looking and feeling his handsome best after a total grooming and vetting. This sweet, gentle soul is adjusting back again at GHF after 7 years away.  He lived with two other dogs and thoroughly enjoys canine friends though really loves having a person near his side.  Rhett is very, very affectionate, one of the easiest, good natured boys to ever land in rescue.  We’re eager to see him renew his spirit and true nature. Rhett is now carrying double his weight so will need to time to gain back his athletic stamina.  He is good with cats. All his vetting needs have now been handled properly, too.  We’re glad we could be here for him, again, when the adopter lost the ability to care for him properly.  We’re deeply saddened by the unfortunate lack of care but are sure Rhett has much love to give with someone special again.

Special thanks to Kim Renak who is fostering Rhett in upstate NY

Pepper Summary:
solo dog or canine friends
hard fence required


Pepper's Angels
-LuAnn Heller
-Charlie, Dottie, Alan & Betty Minter

PEPPER: A 10 year old Border Collie, Pepper is a loving, sweet, interesting girl. She loves to keep an eye on anything going on around her and clearly, is a thinker. Smart as can be, she also loves attention and was known as the ‘love bug’ in her former home.  Pepper is a ball fiend as well as one to enjoy exploring outdoors. Pepper visited GHF when her FurMom vacationed here many years ago so we know just how great this girl really is and are sad to see her in of a new home. She was a beloved family member but an illness of her FurMom led her to be at GHF.  Pepper lived with Corky and they pair up well.  Pepper is good with cats. Pepper is a bit hard of hearing so needs a fenced yard. She does hear a loud whistle, barking and other sounds but the less than perfect hearing, makes unfenced properties too risky.

Special thanks to Erica Snyder, Harry Johnston, Borden Loving and Phil Dalke, and Jeff Beck for transportation assistance.

REMI needs angels -    click here to learn more
Remi Summary:
solo dog or canine friends
hard fence required


REMI: A petite 11 year old Border Collie, Remi is as sweet and pretty as she looks but very shy. She likes a quieter life without chaos and with people she knows so her routine is not disturbed. Another BC buddy is great for her if they are confident and good natured but no one too overpowering. This lovely little girl came to GHF when she was 1 from a NJ breeder that was closing down. Her adopter gained her trust and she happily had a loving home til recently when he had financial problems that forced him to return her. Remi has lots of commands she happily does for her person but she’s going to need someone patient to regain her trust in a new situation. She is about 30 pounds and good with cats.

Ace Summary:
friends or solo dog
 - no cats


Many thanks to Ace transporters Andy Simcik, Erica Snyder, Deb and Harry Johnston, Cindy Tier, Borden Loving and Phil Dalke, Sue Myers, and Jennifer Royce.

Ace's Angels
-Luann Madison & Sadie & Gene
-Lynn & Larry Adelsohn
-Francis & Stephen Littlefield

ACE: A 11 year old Border Collie, ACE is such a wonderful guy, with the sweetest nature! Ace loves tennis balls and really any toy you toss for him - he goes to pick up a toy before heading outside so it’s handy for that game of fetch. After a few tosses and some happy ‘woo woo’ howls, he loves to walk with you, or explore the yard on his own. Ace has a great recall! Indoors he’s very content to hang out with you, such an easy-going guy! He “aced” his heartworm treatment and is ready to enjoy a loving, happy life with someone special. Ace is 45 pounds, he is not good with cats and would do best as an only dog. He was a stray in Pennsylvania, landing in a shelter that fortunately works with GHF.

Ace, like all mature dogs, has had diagnostic tests: thyroid, bloodwork and urinalysis and is healthy to be adopted

Corky Summary:
friends or solo dog
 - hard fence yard required


Special thanks to Erica Snyder, Harry Johnston, Borden Loving and Phil Dalke, and Jeff Beck for transportation assistance

Corky's Angels
-Lina and Brad Edmonds
LuAnn Heller
-Renate Goodloe
Annette Otis
CORKY: A 11 year old Border Collie with ABCA papers, Corky is a love. She is very very people oriented and loves to be with her person. She also loves a great game of ball and will happily play as long as you throw! She’s a young girl in attitude and energy when outside and then wonderful inside too, curling up at your feet.  She has done agility and obedience and has her Canine Good Citizen certificate as a therapy dog. Corky is one of those exceptional Border Collies born long before the breed became popularized. She is smart, focused and understands what it means to be a close friend and partner with a person.  She used to vacation at GHF with her FurMom so we’ve known Corky for years. She lived with Pepper and Chips, all three relinquished to the Farm due to her guardian’s illness. These were beloved family members who thankfully found safe haven here.  All three are fabulous dogs. Corky is carrying some extra weight now which will come off easily. She is good with cats. Corky would be fine living as a solo dog or with other dogs. She and Pepper get along famously, too. Corky is a bit hard of hearing so needs a fenced yard. She does hear a loud whistle, barking and other sounds but the less than perfect hearing, makes unfenced properties too risky.  (Corky video)

Corky vacationing in 2008, at GHF

CHIP: A 12 year old Border Collie with ABCA papers, Chip is all about the ball and will race and chase til he drops! He loves action, a classic BC!  Chip is smart as they come and as sweet as can be and focused to work that ball!  He's an adorable guy with tons of personality, smart as a whip.  Chip is friends with everyone he meets and has no worries about new situations or anything thrown his way - he rolls with it all, just like the ball! Chip will do best in a rural setting far from traffic and chaos. He is a doll to be around and really full of personality - fast to learn, eager to act and loving everyone. Chip's previous VA guardians felt it was best to find him a life that suited him better. He is about 50 pounds and is not good with cats
 Marvelous, brilliant CHIP landed a home he’d been waiting for, for a long time! Three years exactly, almost to the day. We chuckled watching Chip with three of his own girls, one by one going down the line to bring them the ball and wait for a catch and repeat the order over and over. (see the video) Three years.. three girls.. three balls over and over, that adds up to be worth waiting for!! Chip will be an adored family member, accompanying his new FurDad while he works as well as hanging with the girls for play!  They had been so excited to meet Chip, and just Chip so when they came together - it was wonderful to see!  Chip was thrilled with the opportunity to play with so many enthusiastic throwers and the girls were beyond thrilled to have a new buddy!  Chip’s new FurDad loves the breed and wanted to help a senior who was active, energetic and in need of a great life rather than simply buy a puppy.  It was inspiring to see an adopter make a choice like this, to teach his children about rescue and open their hearts to a spectacular dog in need. Chip has landed perfectly.  A little camera shy, the video tells it all!

One thing about CHIP is he loves kids and participated in the inner city kids camp at GHF, Camp Border Collie for Kids. He helped many children without anything, living in violence and truly in harm’s way..
Chip gave them his heart and they cherished their time with him. It’s only fitting he now has children to share his heart with again.

Asher Summary:
friends or solo dog
fenced yard


Asher loves the new Christmas bed!

Asher's Angels
-Gregg, Jodi, Flash, Skid, Cassie & Rave in loving memory of some very special dogs: Vince & Tasha’s Brinley & Deirdre’s Zen

-Joy Paris-Poe and Larry Poe
-Michael Reath
-Quill, GHF alum

ASHER: An 11 year old Border Collie, Asher is a sweet, gentle soul who truly catches your attention quickly, so happy to say hello to everyone! Asher is quite the diplomat for the breed!  He is a spectacular boy who clearly wants people to be with him. He loves to play frisbee, a tad slower at this point since he’s carrying way too much weight but the desire is there and there’s no stopping him from going for it!  He is good natured, gets along beautifully with the other BC’s. Asher lived in a multiple dog household and fit in at the Farm easily.  He is fine with cats.  His story is a sad one where he was left 12 hours a day alone, no one willing to even let him outside.  Asher thankfully landed at GHF and we are really happy to help him renew his energy to find more purpose in life. Fortunately, that shelter where he was abandoned, works with GHF.

Special thanks to Janine and Dan Choplick for helping Asher get to the Farm.

GRACE & ANNIE  need 4 angels -    click here to learn more
Grace & Annie Summary:
- adopted together or separate


Their diagnostics: bloodwork, urine and thyroid checked out great and we are now giving them a dental which has been desperately needed for years. Both are on pain meds for weakened back-ends, normal for this age BC.
GRACE (left) and ANNIE are 12 year old sisters who’ve spent their lives together, playing ball and being classic Border Collies! They have all the smarts and agile natures to have enjoyed whatever they tackled, especially ball play. And, today, they are still ball fanatics! These two so remind us of the old style of BC that thinks about everything around them, before deciding what to do…clearly smart as can be, focused as can be and ready to go! Just adorable, both of them. They get along with other dogs beautifully and have joined a pack of 10 in the GHF yard. They slid into the Farmhouse Sanctuary without a bit of trouble and seem pretty excited by all the action around them. However, we know they would love the attention of their own person again. Both are good with cats. They landed at GHF due to a new relationship causing their guardian to move. They can be adopted together or separately.

Toby Summary:
friends or solo dog
fenced yard (old age deafness)


All the diagnostic work - blood panels, thyroid and urinalysis - show a healthy happy dog! So adoption is possible now though TLC is now needed!!!

Once Toby landed in a home, while waiting for the GHF transport, he promptly plopped himself in the softest bed and curled right up.

Toby's Angels
-James M Duffy
-Renate Goodloe
-Rob Barilla
-Michael Reath
-Sue Marriner

TOBY: A 13 year old Border Collie mix, Toby is such a character - what a happy guy with a joy for life! He landed at the Farm and raced around like it was the first day of his life…incredibly wonderful to see. Toby is a sweetheart, good natured and easy going. He’s fine with other dogs and cats so could join many homes but his real focus is finding a person to hang with. He loves attention and is really craving a connection. He’s very loving, clearly eager to be someone’s companion. Toby came from a rough situation, living outside in a kennel without proper shelter, food or water. He’s a bit underweight now but that will surely change. NJ Animal Control stepped in to remove him and the SPCA asked for our help. We’re so sorry he’s had so many years to wait for this moment of love, freedom and medical care but at least, that’s what is his NOW.

Special thanks to transporters Cindy Rollins and Denise and Mike Margist who helped get Toby to the Farm.

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Glen Highland Farm now has the first facility devoted to the needs of this group


where only aging and ill Border Collies live.  

The Farmhouse Sanctuary residents will live out their lives at the Farm. Please consider supporting their care by being an angel. 
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Meet the wonderful residents of THE FARMHOUSE SANCTUARY 
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Pepper - 10 yr old

Ace - 11 yr old

Jenney - 11 yr old

Asher - 11 yr old

Corky - 11 yr old

Remi - 11 yr old

Grace - 12 yr old

- 12 yr old

Maverick - 12 yr old

Toby - 13 yr old

Jack - 15 yr old

Bo - 15 yr old

Viva had a dislocated hip from a past injury causing her significant pain, sadly never treated. Orthopedic vet, Paul Bookbinder operated to give her better range of motion and no pain but she now needs physical therapy to help her move that leg more normally. She is a great candidate for Thera-Vet in Rochester, to help, with underwater treadmill therapy as well as passive resistance exercises. We assume she will be ready for adoption early May.

VIVA  needs 4 angels -    click here to learn more
Viva Summary:
- canine friends or solo dog
 - fenced yard REQUIRED


Viva's Angels
-Dale, Doug, Pace and Minna
-Jay & Michelle Monitz, Rookie, Kaylee & Lacey

VIVA: A petite 6 year old Border Collie, little Viva is sweet, sweet, sweet, all she wants is to be by your side wherever you go!  Viva gets along with other dogs beautifully and enjoys having a companion.  Mostly though, she wants a person for a few loving pets and attention, such a gentle girl. She is attentive and eager to please, happy to be your friend. She has no real interest in toys so would be happiest with someone looking for a canine friend.  She is a little confused with the new life at GHF since she lived inside most of her life but she’s learning, step by step, that exploring the outdoor world, can be fun! She just wants you to go with her!  We know she would be happy with a canine buddy but could also be happy as a solo dog. She is fine with cats. Viva is carrying some extra weight now but with exercise outside, she’ll trim down.  Everyone who has met her, adores her and she feels the same about every person she meets! Viva came to rescue with a sibling, Val and could be adopted together or separately.

Special thanks to Alexis Van Saun, Sue Campion, Susan Myers and Peg Fuller for helping Viva find safety at the Farm.

NEVAN is from the Sprakers NY confiscation (click here)
He will only be placed:
 - with a bc savvy adopter due to his skittish nature
 - in an adult ONLY home
 - other bc friends and fenced yard is REQUIRED


Nevan's Angel
-Gayle Marriner-Smith-"Sweet Sir William Braveheart"

NEVAN: A 2 yr old Border Collie, Nevan is a very very skittish boy, coming from the difficult situation at Sprakers NY. He is incredibly sweet and gentle but afraid of the world around him.  He had lived outside 24/7 in electrified pen enclosures, with other BC's, used for breeding. We don't know if Nevan was a breeding male or just a young boy who didn't sell fast enough, but either way, he was stuck in an awful situation. Fortunately, he made it to GHF after being lost for 12 days, mistakenly allowed to jump out of a car by the relinquisher passing him to another rescue. Nevan, like most of the dogs from this situation, will flee in a panic, which he did. We're happy to have him here and will take him, step by step, through this new opportunity for a wonderful loving life.  Nevan has a wonderful nature, enjoys other Border Collies and will be given plenty of time to learn he is safe with humans. He will only be placed in a BC savvy home and with skilled adopters who understand the impact of being so under socialized and afraid of people.  He is about 45 pounds and not yet tested on cats.  

Special thanks to Anne Cattaneo for helping Nevan 
get the help he needs in foster care.

LEA is from the Indiana confiscation (click here)
She will only be placed:
 - with a bc savvy adopter due to her skittish nature
 - in an adult ONLY home
 - other bc friends and fenced yard is REQUIRED


Lea's Angels
-Shuck's Border Collies
-Lara Avery
-the Bowers/Paterson family in honor of Kasey, Kenzie and in loving memory for our Kelsey and Kylie, who are waiting for us at the Rainbow Bridge

LEA: A petite 2 year old Border Collie, Lea is gorgeous. She is so thoughtful, really taking in everything around her, trying to understand this totally new life. Lea is now in foster care and loves sitting in her foster Mom’s lap, really engaged attentively with her.  She’s had an amazing transformation so far, trusting the touch of loving humans.  She doesn’t seem to enjoy competition with other dogs so might actually need a solo dog home. She’s fine with them outside but is craving a life as the center of attention. Lea may change as time goes on so we’ll see.  She is about 30 pounds and not yet tested on cats.  Lea, like her other friends from Indiana, lived a horrible life with no care, treated worse that a street rat…just awful, part of a breeder operation.

Special thanks to Rosie Sutherland for opening her NJ home to foster Lea

KEIRA is from the Indiana confiscation (click here)
She will only be placed:
 - with a bc savvy adopter due to her skittish nature
 - in an adult ONLY home
 - other bc friends and fenced yard is REQUIRED


Keira's Angels
-Shuck's Border Collies
-Elaine Wilson - In honor of Ike

KEIRA, A petite 2 year old Border Collie, Kiera is coming to life! This shut down shy girl hid for a long time but through the interaction with the other dogs, she is so much fun to watch. She’s curious and even has some herding instincts, absolutely loving the herding games. She has now moved to a foster home with ex-Sprakers BC Keenan and now she’s racing around with toys in her mouth!  She’s maneuvering around the house almost like normal, a bit nervous but oh so very brave so we know with more time, she’ll really transform. Keira is so gentle and incredibly sweet, starting to enjoy the affectionate touch of humans. Keira is about 30 pounds and not yet tested on cats.  She was living an awful life stuck inside a pen 24/7 covered in feces and urine, never outside part of a breeder operation.

Special thanks to Kim & Maury Bouchard for fostering Keira.
She is hanging with former Sprakers dog, Keenan!

PRIM is from the Indiana confiscation (click here)
She will only be placed:
 - with a bc savvy adopter due to her skittish nature
 - in an adult ONLY home
 - other bc friends and fenced yard is REQUIRED


Prim's Angels
-Shuck's Border Collies
-Lara Avery

PRIM, A VERY petite 2 year old Border Collie, Prim is really thriving at GHF. She’s living at the Connor House and enjoying the interaction of other dogs. she loves to race and chase with toys, making up herding free-for-all games!  She is so tiny and yet so full of personality, just adorable. Prim is also learning about a house as she hops on the bed for cuddling or races out the door for more action!  She’s doing beautifully, step by step. Prim is about 25 pounds and not yet tested on cats.  She lived in a horrible situation with totally inappropriate care.. never touched, never outside and never with clean water or clean quarters, part of a breeding operation.  

Special thanks to Denise & Mike Margist for
opening their hearts and home to help Prim.

NYA is from the Indiana confiscation (click here)
She will only be placed:
 - with a bc savvy adopter due to her skittish nature
 - in an adult ONLY home
 - other bc friends and fenced yard is REQUIRED


Nya's Angels
-Shuck's Border Collies
-Creekside Cass

NYA: A petite 5 year old Border Collie, Nya is a very smart, very interesting girl who watches everything around her to figure it all out. And she does that pretty well. She absolutely loves playing with the other BC’s at GHF and is quite a little herder.  She does best with dogs who don’t mind her style of herding which is coming pretty close to their bodies but she also loves to wrestle and make up other active chase games. Nya is adorable to watch.  She will come to you for treats and engages well with a person.  Like her other Indiana siblings, she will need someone patient to keep building her confidence but Nya, by far, is the bravest of the group and has come the farthest so far.  She is about 30 pounds and not  yet tested on cats.  Nya had an awful life, confined inside amidst feces and urine without clean water or loving human contact, part of a breeder operation.

Special thanks to Sheila Maher for fostering NYA, she’s in MA

ANA is from the Indiana confiscation (click here)
He will only be placed:
 - with a bc savvy adopter due to her skittish nature
 - in an adult ONLY home
 - other bc friends and fenced yard is REQUIRED


Ana's Angels
-Shuck's Border Collies
-Sandra & Carlos Iglesias
-Susan Strange

ANA: A petite 5 year old Border Collie, Ana is very shy. She is intrigued by all the changes in her life but needs the greatest reassurance to bravely try anything new. She is so incredibly gentle and sweet and so wants to trust people. She will take treats from your hand and likes to be cuddled but she can’t yet ask for that connection without a person initiating it.  Ana loves to chase the other dogs and is really coming out of her shell, step by step.  She is about 30 pounds and not yet tested on cats. Ana suffered through an awful situation caged inside without access outside and without appropriate care of any kind, part of a breeder operation.

Special thanks to Lisa Newell for fostering Ana in Vermont.

who kindly help ALL the dogs at GHF on a continual basis. 
We are deeply grateful to you all.

Carol Andrews
Diane & David Behlen
Sharon Blydenburgh
Kim Brant
Denis and Eileen Byrne
Joseph Depirri
Wendy Donoghue
Linda Dragoo
Karen & Stan Edwards
Kimberly Grike
Karen & Wayne Groteke
Laurent Gaudry & Elena Shifflette
Herbie Halloran
Mary Huber
Su Walenta Hunt
Janet James
Marilyn Bradshaw-Knapton
Nina & Mike Marciniszyn

Betty Meyer
Jim & Kathy Milavec
Alison Morgan
Jolene & John Patrick
Jim & LeAnn Russell
James & Pamela Sacks
Katherine Silta
Stacey & John Simon
Kimberly Smith
Terri Smith
Erica Snyder
Rebecca Symmes
Lisa Vaughn
Sharon & Jim Votraw
Pamela Whitlock
Linda Wood
John & Bonnie Yurga

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Glen Highland Farm
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