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Jac Summary:
other bc friends required
 - fenced yard REQUIRED
 - NO cats


JAC: A petite 10 month old Border Collie with ABCA papers, Jac is a great boy, really good natured. He has a ton of energy to race and chase and loves to retrieve, happily playing with anyone who will toss a ball his way. He also loves other Border Collies and would be happiest with another BC pal to make up herding games. A super friendly boy, he’s also curious, smart and good natured, quite the cuddle bug. He is not too keen on other breeds of dogs though so would do best in a more rural setting not a densely populated neighborhood with lots of dogs. It is not uncommon for herding dogs to have difficulties interacting with non-herding dogs. A PA dog lover stepped in to get him out of a bad situation where he was being tied outside, no shelter, food or water. Clearly, she did a great thing for this lucky boy who will now have the life he so deserves! He is about 35 pounds and not good with cats and Jac loves to swim.

Special thanks to Christel Devlin & Pegg Fuller for transporting him to the Farm.

Hope Summary:
 - fenced yard REQUIRED
other bc friends preferred
 - more rural setting required


Hope's Angel
-In Loving Memory of Chloe
Susan Hunt
HOPE: A 1 year old Border Collie, Hope is a sweet girl with so much love to give and very affectionate, too. Tending toward the shy side, it’s toy play that brings her right out of her shell. She is very bright, observant and full of energy. Hope is really enjoying the country setting of the Farm happy to go on hikes off leash with great recall to return.  She is really blossoming and will do best in a life with a patient, nurturing person who understands the nature of the breed. A simpler life with her yard, fun toy play and some hiking would be great for Hope since she has a tendency to over-worry and react to new situations and settings.  Hope was bred to chase geese but showed little interest at this age so she was surrendered to GHF.  She is about 20 pounds and good with cats.

Lucy Summary:
other bc friends preferred
 - invisible or fenced yard REQUIRED


Special thanks to
Tom Kokoska, Deb & Harry Johnson, and Sue Myers for transporting Lucy to the Farm

Lucy's Angels
-Mike & Kathy Hoar, Tierney & GHF alum, Zach
LUCY: A petite 1 year old Border Collie, Lucy is a sweet, focused, curious girl, very classic in her energy needs! She loves to play with other dogs and toys, equally. She is smart as a whip and loves learning of any kind. Quite a cuddler, she’s extremely good natured. Lucy adjusts easily to new situations and will really blossom in the right hands, with someone understanding her emotional, mental and physical needs. We’d like to give her a BC buddy since she’s so happy that way. Lucy is really wonderful with dogs! Lucy also has an interest in cars so needs to be in a rural setting to minimize the stimulation. She can jump a short fence easily so needs 6 feet or over ideally or an invisible fence. She is good with cats and about 35 pounds. Lucy was relinquished to GHF directly since her guardian knew she needed more than she could give her.

 Sweet, gentle Cricket found a new life with a GHF alum, Declan, who needed a buddy to round out his world. They are a great complimentary match, one calm and easy going; one more busy and focused, exactly what their guardians were hoping to find. They were struck by Cricket’s soft nature and loving people focus and felt she’d be ideal for their lives. We agreed and are so happy for all involved. Cricket now lives in Massachusetts.

CRICKET: A 1 year old Border Collie, Cricket is a sweet, sensitive girl who is curious and playful, just needing some time to open up with confidence. She can be super shy at first and will need a patient guardian go help her blossom. Cricket is a heartfelt companion who loves to cuddle and be connected to people, a very good natured girl. She does well with another BC buddy who gives her confidence and enjoys making up herding games. We’d like her to have a canine pal since her happiness is clear with a buddy. Cricket will do best with reassurance and step by step guidance since she has not had much training. She was relinquished to GHF from a NY guardian who breeds Border Collies but decided not to do so with Cricket. She is good with cats and about 40 pounds.

 OZZI raced, chased and cuddled his way right into the hearts of his new guardians, former GHF adopters. He also won over his new canine pals, including GHF alum, Jasper so off he went to a new life in Pennsylvania where he’ll be cherished forever. His new FurMom and FurDad love the herding breeds and wanted to have another trio after the passing of beloved GHF alum, Hoot. We know Ozzi will fill their hearts with great joy!

OZZI: A 1 year old Border Collie, Ozzi is a love-bug, always ready to say hello to everyone and jump literally into your arms, with a full body hug! He is a funny guy, rambunctious and full of excitement, not quite sure where to focus his mind and body yet. Now, he’s really enjoying having a buddy for lots of play, wrestling, chasing and running full speed through the fields. Ozzi is a ‘diamond in the rough’ and will need someone patient to guide him step by step through home living. He hasn’t had anyone really focus on him, one-on-one but is very eager to please and will adjust in the right hands. He is good natured and not showing herding drive which is why he landed in rescue, not a working dog. Ozzi is 40 pounds and good with cats.

Tayla Summary:
solo dog or male canine friend
 - NO cats


Tayla's Angels
Peg & Mike Fuller, and the furry kids
TAYLA: A 1 1/2 year old Border Collie mix, Tayla is one of the most interesting dogs in rescue, with such a focused intelligence and wonderful personality - quite a combination. Plus, she’s so athletic, just a joy to watch as she races and chases around the fields. She loves her toys, too, a great retrieval game is her favorite. Super gorgeous and very sweet, she really loves the space to explore and run. We’d like to see her with a good-sized property and an opportunity for hiking. Tayla is very, very smart, quite a thinker and observes what’s going on around her before she decides what she should do. She is a lead female and will do best with easy going male dogs only. Since she is a mix, she has no herding drive so is not as intense as a purebred BC. She was a stray in PA and is not good with cats.

Big thanks to transporters Louise and Mark Chronister, Sue Myers, Suzin Webb, and Karen Edwards who provided Tayla a great ride to the Farm

Pike Summary:
 - solo dog
 - fenced yard required
 - NO cats


Special thanks to transporter Susan Myers for making  a long trip to the Farm with Pike

Pike's Angels
-Beat Hellstern & Ziggy

PIKE: A 1 1/2 year old Border Collie, Pike is a serious toy boy and loves the interaction of the game plus he will entertain himself, happily tossing the toy in the air for lots of fun! He is a very smart, focused boy who is eager to please and responds easily to direction. Pike clearly focuses on a person for guidance and will bond quickly. He is a sweet, friendly guy who would be happy as a solo dog since he connects so well with people. He is not very good with other dogs so a fenced yard would be best for him. Pike will do best with a BC savvy guardian who understands how intelligent he is and satisfies his desire to be someone’s companion. He is about 40 pounds and not good with cats.

Jagg Summary:
solo dog

 - fenced yard REQUIRED
 - NO cats


A huge thanks to Sam Polsky and Jennifer Pidustwa who stepped in to help Jagg get to GHF, making sure he could have a much better life.

Jagg's Angels
-Leslie, Bill, Dani and Ari
-Tracy & Bill Blevins &
Grace & Tucker, GHF alums
JAGG: A 1 1/2 year old Border Collie, Jagg is a sweet guy, in tune with everything around him and curious, too. He is eager to be with someone to call his own and is super affectionate.  Jagg is also quite the athlete, a real toy dog and enjoys whatever game he’s involved in! He is good natured and very friendly with everyone, a classic exuberant young BC.  He is also very good with other dogs for chasing games but we feel he’d really benefit from a close one on one relationship with a person rather than having a dog friend.  His former guardian left him alone all day outside til dark, then crated at night so Jagg is really thriving with all the human interaction. He loves people!  He is about 40 pounds and not good with cats. Jagg luckily landed at GHF when dog lovers who lived in the same building stepped in to get him into a better situation.

Jersie Summary:
 - canine friend required

 - fenced yard REQUIRED


Jersie's Angel
-Deb Meyers, Twist, BC rescue
-Mike & Kathy Hoar, Zach & Tierney

JERSIE: A very petite 2 year old Border Collie, Jersie is a loving girl who adores her person and also loves other dogs, truly joining multiple dogs easily for racing and chasing games! She’s adorable to watch as she happily joins in. Jersie will need another canine friend as a ‘mentor dog’ to help her when meeting strangers as she gets nervous. She barks at people and needs reassurance from the person that is hers, so she can accept someone new. Her fears are substantial enough that she will need management in any new home. She’s been learning, step by step, how to handle the real world, in a foster home and has flourished with attention, guidance and love. Jersie will need a patient savvy adopter who can continue teaching her to relax and properly enjoy meeting new people. A simpler life with her own yard, people she knows and dog pals, would be ideal. Jersie was chained outside by someone breeding Border Collies so had a more limited experience of meeting people. She is about 30 pounds and not yet tested on cats. She is being fostered in Pa and can be seen there or at GHF.

Special thanks Cindy Tier and family for opening their home to Jersie

Gage Summary:
bc friend preferred

 - fenced yard REQUIRED


Gage Angel
From Quill, GHF Alum and treibball champion!
GAGE: A 2 year old Border Collie, Gage is a gorgeous guy with a sweet spirit, a gentle nature. He’s pretty nervous with new people and worries about any changes but we’re sure, in the right hands, over time, he’ll find his way to more confidence. He is very soft and loves to connect with someone in a close way, just not able to do that with lots of people, yet. He comes to life with another young BC who is submissive and playful, just wonderful to watch. We’d like to give him a mentor friend to lead the way as most things in life are pretty new for him. Gage lived on a farm outside all the time so while he has perfect inside house manners and is so eager to please, he doesn’t know what is expected of him so needs a patient person to help him, step by step. Having a friend would make the transition so much easier. He doesn’t know anything about toy play yet but we’re hoping we can help him with that. Gage’s full coat makes him look bigger than he is, though he’s a 50 pound BC. He is fine with cats, in fact, afraid of them. He was living on a NY farm with an elderly couple who could not manage he or the other Bc so both came to GHF.

Special thanks to Mary Beggs & Jeff Beck who transported Gage safely to GHF

Gus Summary:
solo dog

 - fenced yard REQUIRED
 - NO cats


Special thanks to Mary Beggs & Jeff Beck who transported Gus safely to GHF.

Gus' Angels
-Geoff & Chris Phillips & Jesse
GUS: A 2 year old Border Collie, Gus is a powerhouse BC, with tons of energy and plenty of drive to do what he wants. He is a friendly guy who loves attention but most of all, he needs a real task to carry out, like lots of toy play. Gus excels at learning and is exuberant about toys. A mentally smart boy, he will need a seasoned BC person who understands that this boy will make up his own work unless stimulated properly. Gus is a great BC, in the right hands. Loving, affectionate and eager to please, he is also extremely responsive to someone who is teaching him new activities. He is not good with other dogs and is not good with cats. He came to GHF from a NY farm where he was allowed to work sheep, on his own. The elderly guardians could not manage he or the other BC, both surrendered to GHF. Gus will only be placed in a fenced yard with a BC savvy adopter. He is 50 pounds, a bit larger than the standard size.

Julee Summary:
 - fenced yard REQUIRED
 - OK with dog savvy cats


Special thanks to our transporters Janine and Dan Choplick, Sue Myers, Scottie Burkhalter and Abby Mack, and Peter Cowan and Katherine Mario…lotsa love for Julee

Julee's Angels
-Tracey Akitt In memory of Glitch
-Mike & Kathy Hoar, Tierney, and Zach (GHF Alumni)

JULEE: A petite 2 year old Border Collie mix, Julee is quite an athlete - she is fast, agile and focused and easily comes off the ground, all four feet, clearly a good frisbee candidate! She loves toys and will happily play with anything at any moment, even tossing them for her own enjoyment. She is high energy and very eager to please, offering sits and downs and anything she can think of to earn a treat. Clearly a very smart girl, she would do well with an active, engaged home and enjoy sports like agility. Julee is absolutely delightful, fun and friendly and eager to be in the middle of everything with everyone! She is about 35 pounds and is OK with dog savvy cats and Julee loves to swim. She has great recall on trails and would be a fabulous hiking partner.

 JAKE found a great life with a loving couple who will make him the center of their world! He gets to hang with his FurDad when he goes to work on a thousand acre property he helps care for and then once his FurMom is home, he’ll get plenty of trick training and BC activities since she has grown up with the breed. He’s going to enjoy country living while being a cherished family member - the perfect pairing for this special dog! He now lives in NY. Not only is today Jake’s adoption day, it’s his birthday, turning 2 and starting his new life!

JAKE: A 2 year old Border Collie, Jake is a nice guy with lots of ball interest, really ready to go for a toss whenever ones comes his way! He loves his toys! He is a very observant boy, really taking in everything around him before taking action. He slid into GHF well, fitting with other BC’s here probably because he went to doggie day care quite a lot in his previous home. Jake lived with an elderly woman who died and though relatives tried giving him a home, apartment living wasn’t really suitable so he was surrendered to GHF. He is good with cats and a bit overweight due to his life change but clearly active and will knock that off. Jake came from PA.

Roxy Summary:
 - fenced yard required
 - located in Hope NJ


ROXY: A petite 2 year old Border Collie mix, Roxy is a sweetheart, friendly and good natured, happy to meet anyone and everyone. She is focused and likes to observe what’s going on around her, like most female bc’s, soaking in what everything means. She loves to cuddle and enjoys her toys but is more easy going than purebred.  She lives with her littermate brother happily but the small cockapoo in the house is not a good match. She is in her home in Hope NJ waiting for space at GHF. She can be adopted directly from her home. Please contact GHF.

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
 - fenced yard is REQUIRED


Lea's Angels
-Martha & Kevin LaCroix & GHF alum Bailie

LEA: A petite 2 year old Border Collie, Lea is gorgeous. She is so smart and has grown by leaps and bounds. She now plays with toys and really enjoys a good cuddle by your side in bed or on the couch. Lea now goes up to new people for treats and happily investigates everything around her.  She’s made great strides to becoming a happier dog and truly wants a person to call her own.  She is very good with other dogs and loves to herd them though inside, does best with one other BC, usually male, so she doesn’t feel the need to control a big gang of dogs inside.  A confident, mentor dog would be ideal for her continued growth. Lea has a lovely, gentle nature and is really blossoming, quickly enjoying her new life. She is about 30 pounds and is good with cats. Lea, like her other friends from a breeder in Indiana, lived a horrible life with no appropriate care, confined in a small indoor area.  She will need a smaller life with her own yard, dog friend and patient, caring guardians. 

Haley Summary:
 - fenced yard REQUIRED
 - solo dog
 - more rural home setting
 - NO cats


Haley's Angels
-Mary Jean Byrne-Maisto, Donato & Nina, GHF alums
-"Two hearts connected - Susie and Lexi"

HALEY: A 3 year old Border Collie, Haley is a gorgeous girl with lots of energy to race and chase and play! She’s active like any BC this age and she wants something to DO so will need a BC savvy guardian who understands her needs. She loves people and bonds quickly, eager to be with her person, side by side for whatever activities can be done together. Haley is focused and smart and very observant, a delightfully confident girl. She keeps tabs on everything around, including cars so will need to live in a more rural setting, with a fenced yard where traffic is not in sight. She is a strong female so likely best as a solo dog. She is not good with cats and Haley is about 40 pounds. She came to GHF from a PA shelter, moved north after having puppies.

Special thanks to Ellen Simcik, Joanne Cook, Tony & Debbie Grassi, Donnie Ross and Erica Snyder for transporting Haley to GHF

CARSON & ZOEY need angels -   click here to learn more
Carson and Zoey Summary:
 - great together


Special thanks to Paula Brainard and her daughter, Austen, for making the long haul from southern MD to get this trio into rescue at GHF.

CARSON, age 4 & ZOEY, age 5, are clearly best buddies. Their relationship is terrific with balanced toy play and racing, chasing games they both clearly love! While they could be adopted separately, we want for them to find a home together. They’d be great for off leash hikes and really enjoy an active life, including swimming! They make a great pair since they nicely complement each other - one more easy going and one more active, a really nice blend. Carson & Zoey are both super friendly, outgoing and love everyone, truly a friend to all! Carson will happily drape himself over your lap for belly rubs while Zoey finds another ball for a quick toss. She is affectionate too but her “work” ethic is all BC! Both settle well inside and enjoy entertaining each other, making up toy games. He is about 50 pounds, carrying a bit of extra weight since they were free fed. He’s going to trim up easily. She is about 40 pounds and both are good with cats. This duo has another pal, Bentley, all given up due to a separation but he’s extremely high energy so would benefit from more focused concentration on his needs.

BENTLEY  needs an angel -   click here to learn more
Bentley Summary:
 - fenced yard required
 - NO cats
 - canine friends or solo dog


BENTLEY: A 5 year old Border Collie, Bentley is an amazing athlete - he is ALL BC and ALL drive - really super fast chasing a ball and eager to play endlessly!  Bentley needs a savvy person who understands the mental and physical nature of this boy as well as his emotional needs. He’s quite a cuddler and super friendly with everyone but he is one VERY active BC.  He lived with Carson & Zoey all his life, relinquished to GHF due to a separation. He was a beloved family member of his male guardian who sadly could no longer care for any of the dogs. Bentley is 50 pounds, carrying some extra weight but that will knock off easily. He is not good with cats and could be happy as a solo dog or with others.  He is a bit camera shy so we’ll have better pictures as soon as we can.

Special thanks to Paula Brainard and her daughter, Austen, who drove 12 hours to get this trio to safety in rescue at GHF.

MOLLY  needs an angel -   click here to learn more
Molly Summary:
 - invisible fence trained
 - solo dog


MOLLY: A 6 year old Border Collie, Molly loves a good retrieval game and she also loves having her person around, a really affectionate cuddly girl. Molly is clearly eager to bond with someone to call her own, like a shadow wherever you go. She has a friendly, outgoing nature and is very curious about life. She is smart and focused but more easy going in nature than many purebreds, a great companion. She lived in one home since a pup with another BC, Sammi, relinquished together due to the PA guardian’s death. She is trained on the invisible fence. She’s carrying some extra weight right now but will easily trim down soon. Molly is good with cats

PATCH  needs an angel -   click here to learn more
Patch Summary:
 - fenced yard required


Special thanks to Meg Flynn & Dennis & Sandy Sprole for transporting him to GHF.
PATCH: A 6 year old Border Collie, Patch is a gentle, shy boy, unsure about new settings and new people so will need a patient guardian to help him blossom and trust. He is coming out of his shell at GHF and soliciting attention from people, very sweet and very gentle. He will do best in a quieter home without a lot of social activity or chaos. He’s a super sweet boy and will likely always be a bit calm and withdrawn though very loving once he knows you. Patch is not a toy dog, he’s more of a companion, happy to be by your side as you become his person and make him feel safe. Patch lived with other farm animals- chickens, pigs, goats and barn cats - and was fine with all of them. He is about 45 pounds. Patch and his mother, Magg, were surrendered to GHF due to lifestyle changes with the former NY guardian. 

Maggie Summary:
 - solo dog home
- fenced yard required
 - NO cats


Maggie's Angels
Josh, Sharron, Patty & Oliver
MAGGIE: A 7 year old Border Collie, Maggie is gorgeous, just a classic, beautiful girl. She is also extremely sweet with people and eager to bond.  She wants to be right by your side and happily joins you in whatever you are doing.  She is easy going and good natured, a pleasure to be with.  Maggie also loves the ball and will play some games but isn’t over the top to do it all the time. A real cuddle-bug, she is the classic companion! She was a stray in PA, taken in by dog lovers who had no means to meet her needs so contacted GHF. She’s spent the last year living in a garage as the family attempted to help her but then realized she deserved more. She is not good with cats and about 50 pounds, trimming up quickly with more exercise here. Maggie is best as a solo dog since she can be defensive when dogs are in her space, very typical of many female BC’s.

Skye Summary:
 - fenced yard required


Special thanks to Kim Renak and Sue Marriner who helped get Skye to GHF
Skye's Angels
-Gayle Marriner-Smith and Sweet Sir William Braveheart aka Will
-Gregg, Jodi, Skid, Cassie & Rave; In loving memory of GHF alumni Flash - truly a once in a lifetime Border Collie
SKYE: A 7 year old Border Collie, Skye is a toy girl who loves any retrieval games...soccer balls, regular balls, squeaky balls, footballs, frisbees...you name it, she will go for it. Skye is quite an athlete with lots of focus and drive to play! Skye really bonds with one person and enjoys the constant companionship of a close relationship which is what she’s used to. She isn’t super cuddly though, a bit more independent and thoughtful, typical of many female BC’s. Skye can’t be thrown into new things too quickly because she needs time to digest what’s going on around but once she feels safe and comfortable, she comes to life with her toys. She is a sweet girl who will need caring guardians who allow her to unfold at her own pace. She is good with cats and about 40 pounds. She was relinquished to the Farm due to changing family dynamics that didn’t suit Skye’s happiness.

Jojo Summary:
 - fenced yard required
 - solo dog


Special thanks to Leslie Pileggi who stepped in to help her friend find safe haven for JoJo.
JoJo Angels
Mary & Vic Work in memory of Jo-Jo and Molly
JOJO: A 7 year old Border Collie mix, JoJo is loving life at the Farm, one of the happiest more joyful dogs here! She is exploring the fields with great abandon happy to be off her tie out and free to run and explore and truly, unwind. She’s a super sweet, people oriented girl who was a beloved family member til her NY guardian became very ill. JoJo’s carrying a lot of extra weight that we’ll work to help her knock off so she can enjoy being more athletic however she is fast, fast, fast, even now. This girl loves to run!! She is also quite a love-bug and will follow you wherever you go, hoping to be your friend. JoJo is good with cats. She lived in one home since a pup and will happily return to being an important companion in someone’s life again

SAMMI  needs an angel -   click here to learn more
Sammi Summary:
 - invisible fence trained
 - NO cats
 - solo dog


SAMMI: A 7 year old Border Collie, Sammi is focused on the action around her, very curious about everything, a classic female ‘superviser’, clearly a smart, smart girl! She is very sweet and attentive to anyone around her, eager to please and bonds easily. Sammi also loves her ball play and will happily retrieve for anyone willing to toss a ball. Sammi has the classic BC brains and beauty! She was surrendered to GHF along with Molly, due to the death of her PA guardian. She is not good with cats and about 40 pounds. Sammi is trained on the invisible fence. Sammi is a lead female so we’d like to allow her to be a solo dog in her new life.

Daisy Summary:
 - fenced yard required
 - NO cats
 - solo dog


Special thanks to transporters Tom Kokoska, Deb & Harry Johnson, and Sue Myers for getting Daisy safely to the Farm
Daisy's Angels
-Leela & Rudy, Karen & Clem Arrison
-Elaine Cave
-Brenda Burns
-Jeff & Kelley Hoffman

DAISY: A petite 8 year old Border Collie mix, Daisy has won all our hearts with her charming, funny nature! This little girl has a huge personality - she stands upright like a little circus dog, races around full-speed, curious about everything and barks to let us know she counts - clearly this Daisy girl has a ton of life in her and she is ready to enjoy everything around her. She is super sweet, just enjoying whatever new goodies come her way now! By far one of the most unique girls ever to come to GHF, she really needs her person to have a great sense of humor cause Daisy leaves everyone chuckling with her antics. She is about 30 pounds and is not good with cats. Thanks to a dog loving neighbor, Daisy is safe and in rescue rather than being tied out to a dog house. She has not interacted with many dogs so is best as a solo dog.


8 year old DAISY has a big job at the Farm, one she is very happy to carry out.. she is the canine office monitor!  While she’s waiting for her special person to show up and take her home, we knew she’d love being the social butterfly of the GHF office, keeping track of everyone in and out all day!

She is an adorable addition for our workers Hollie, Jay and Kory to hang with as well as every other visitor who opens that door! Only downside to Miss Daisy is her desk hopping talent since she is determined to see out all the windows!!!  Whoever adopts this wonderful girl will have a lifetime of love! She is good therapy, sharing her sweetness and hilarious antics.

Gillie Summary:
- adult home
 - solo dog
 - rural setting with fenced yard


Gillie's Angel
-Tracey Akitt
-Harriet Guberman
-Jim & Maryellen Mayer & GHF alum, Juno 

GILLIE: A 9 year old Border Collie, Gillie is a sensitive, sweet shy girl who so wants to be friends but would never presume to boldly let you know! With patience and kindness, she quickly shows her true nature and enjoys lots of attention. Gillie loves the frisbee and other toys, interested in a game of retrieval as long as you’ll continue to thow it! She’s been in one home since a pup, bred by her guardian and lived an outdoor life in a rural NY setting. Gillie was surrendered to GHF due to her reaction around kids where Gillie wants to hide, very nervous by their chaos, so will do best in an adult home who understands her soft nature. She’s a lovely girl, really starting to blossom at GHF. Gillie is 50 pounds and with exercise at the Farm, will trim down. She is good with cats.

ROLLIE had been doing well at GHF, blossoming into a super happy, healthier dog. However, he came in with an underlying urinary issue that was finally diagnosed - bladder cancer. Sadly, there are no curative approaches once the disease is advanced as it was with him. We said goodbye today, 5/19/16, only six short weeks after he arrived. This very sweet, amazing dog had a magnetic presence. His last day at the Farm was filled with radiant picture-perfect moments where Rollie shone as bright as the sun. His energy while still in the physical, was that of spirit… a spiritual being readying for his return ‘home’. He shared his message: “Join us as spiritual walkers, side by side on a passage together, on earth and in spirit”. Death is how energy transforms. We are then spiritual partners working with you from the other side”.

Another humbling experience from a sage teacher we were lucky enough to know - godspeed Rollie. Thank you for coming

ROLLIE: An 11 year old Border Collie, this handsome fella is also as sweet as he is good-looking! Just a wonderful nature. He came to the Farmhouse Sanctuary due to a divorce leaving the only home he’s known but slid right into the new life with ease. Happy to hang on the couch, meet the other seniors and enjoy lots of cuddling time as well as exploring outside! Rollie loves the great outdoors, going for walks and hanging with his person, an amicable boy.  He is good with cats and weighs 40 pounds. He previously lived in NJ but was being left alone all day which was not what his guardians felt was right since he’d always been with someone


Shilo Summary:
- fenced yard required


Shilo's Angels
-Susan & Clifford Vanase, In Memory of Myles
Peter & Renate Goodloe, Rosie & Doc, GHF alums
Walt & Anne Thomas, in remembrance of GHF alum, Flynn 
SHILO: A 12 year old Border Collie, this girl is one gorgeous, good-natured BC, absolutely the quintessential personality of what draws everyone to want this breed. She is smart, focused and super friendly. However, she is serious about her ‘work’…her ball play…always just hoping for one more throw. With that charming, eager look of ‘how about it?!’…it’s hard to resist not tossing one more toy her way and she knows that! Shilo is lovely and so much fun, a spirited girl. Sometimes, people think age 12 is old but if you really spend time with this breed, you know first-hand that many mature dogs have the energy of a youthful dog cause when they have drive to ‘work/play’, they want to go, go, go, no matter their age and that is Shilo for sure. Shilo was from a PA home that bred Border Collies, relinquished to GHF when they wanted to stop breeding. She is about 40 pounds and good with dog savvy cats.

Special thanks to Kiersten Anderson who kindly transported Shilo to GHF.

Special thanks to Robin & Jon Bray for fostering Shilo in NY,
giving her total attention!

The Farmhouse Sanctuary residents will live out their lives at the Farm.
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We will need ongoing financial assistance for their needs.

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Meet the wonderful residents of THE FARMHOUSE SANCTUARY 
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Rollie - 11 yr old

Shilo - 12 yr old

- 12 yr old

Jenney - 12 yr old

Crissy - 12 yr old

Theo - 15 yr old

Bo - 17 yr old


Rion Summary:
adult home

 - fenced yard REQUIRED


Rion's Angels
Loving memory of Dudley, Sue & Bob Strange
-Stacey Greenberg, Seelie, Gryphon & Merlin (GHF Alum)

RION: A 1 1/2 year old Border Collie, Rion is a hoot. He loves his toys, tossing them in the air, then getting the zoomies in high speed circles as he plays a version of ‘keep-away’…he is hilarious. Rion is also a sweetheart, happy to be up in your lap and right in your face for non-stop kisses. Everything he does is a bit over the top - highly enthusiastic hellos, super fast racing games and joyful leaping around as he explores this new life he’s encountering. Rion is also exhibiting some obsessive compulsive behaviors outside where he watches the ground chasing in a repetitive pattern. This is likely from his tied out experience. Many BC’s start obsessing on the ground, flies, shadows, when they have nothing else to do. It is a very serious situation that needs continued attention to help him and he will need a very structured situation to help refocus him when outside. He’s a bit chaotic in his thinking, too since he lived with 9 kids, from 5 months old up to 20, a houseful of commotion. Tied outside with no fence, he was escaping out the door running into the nearby street and acting out by chewing everything when kept inside. Needless to say, we’re very thankful that his previous guardian relinquished him to GHF to find a more suitable situation. Rion is doing really well but will need help on the OCD behaviors. He is fine with cats and about 40 pounds.

Booker Summary:
other bc friend required
 - NO cats


Special thanks to Peg Fuller for transporting Booker to GHF.

Booker's Angels
Peg & Mike Fuller, and the furry kids
BOOKER: A 1 1/2 year old Border Collie, Booker is a sensitive guy especially when the camera comes out!  Other times, he loves to play with other dogs, a happy go lucky, big time chaser, mixing it up easily with a group or a solo pal. He’s a toy boy, too. Booker is super sweet, friendly and good natured. Booker has issues meeting men he doesn’t know due to his history in his previous home so we will be working on this before considering him available for adoption.  He came from a NJ shelter abandoned for housetraining issues. We just found medical reasons for his issues - a urinary infection - so he’s being treated and we’ll update his bio shortly. We want to give him some time to unwind at the Farm and understand him before sending him to a new situation. He is about 40 pounds and not good with cats.

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


Keria's Angels
-Rene Bird, in memory of Shane & Lena
Marta & John Aberg, In memory of Andrew Slyter
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 now.  She’s curious and absolutely loving the herding games of being with other BC’s, fitting into groups and with other dogs beautifully.  And, thanks to her FosterMom’s efforts to excite her with toys, she is a serious toy lover, too!  The jolly ball and frisbee bring out all her focus for fun!   Keira is still a very skittish girl and will need someone very patient to build on the foundation she now has, step by step.  She needs plenty of time to really trust someone and follow their lead, as well as living with a confident BC who can be her mentor.  Keira is maneuvering around the house almost like normal, a bit nervous but oh so very brave. Keira is a very very gentle dog and incredibly sweet, starting to enjoy the affectionate touch of humans. She 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 in Indiana.

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

Livi Summary:
 - fenced yard required
 - bc friend preferred
 - NO cats


Livi's Angels
Love from Cindy, Tom, and Dustin ( GHF Alum)

LIVI: A 3 year old Border Collie, Livi is a sweet girl who does well with reassurance and time to understand everything around her. Once she bonds, she is quite a charmer, affectionate and loving. She also loves toys and comes to life to play, fully confident in all her BC intelligence and full of energy. Livi will do best with someone patient who understands the skittish nature of the breed and how to help her gain confidence. She loves to play with dogs and could benefit from a very people friendly Border Collie as her mentor. Livi needs a hard fence since she has some worries with strangers. When she is fearful, she tends to nip but we don’t feel this is aggression as much as insecurity. We are currently working with Livi on behavior modification. She is not good with cats and about 40 pounds, typical in size. She and her littermate were relinquished to GHF due to a divorce.

Special thanks to Peg Fuller for transporting Livi to GHF.

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 Angel
-in memory of Edward, gone 10 long years, but forever in my heart
ANA: A petite 6 year old Border Collie, Ana is very shy but becoming more courageous as time goes in. 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. Ana loves to chase the other dogs and is really coming out of her shell, step by step. She is about 30 pounds and is good with cats. Ana suffered through an awful situation caged inside without access to the outside and without appropriate care of any kind, part of a breeder operation.

Special thanks to Anne Cattaneo for fostering Ana in Vermont.

-In Memory of Tweed, from Zoey & Tiggs
(GHF alums)
-Mike & Kathy Hoar, Tierney, and Zach
(GHF alumni)
-Lisa Limpach, Phoenix Rising Border Collie Rescue
-Sue and Dave Luther, in honor of Mohegan
-Deb, Gene, Quill, Logi (GHF alums) + Twist, BC Rescue
-Erin Islo
RHYN, a 6 yr old border collie, traveled the long trip from VA to NY like a champ, landing safely fri, 4/28. After being savagely attacked by another dog, he clearly needed a special healing place and at GHF, we had just the perfect spot. He got a peek at his ‘recovery suite’, quiet and designed just for him with round the clock staffing. However, within short order, it was clear he had another problem - lameness and severe pain in his back right leg. He was crying as he walked and laying down, instantly.

A quick race to our vet and a new discovery - Rhyn has a fractured hip socket, also caused by the canine battle.

Not great news considering his front right leg is also the most damaged, making it very hard for him to move comfortably.

Rhyn is going to require many months of help to return to normal. We have no idea if any other problems will emerge since there is so much damage: his mouth, his ears, back and legs. Good news though is the hip fracture will heal on its own without surgery though require lots of pain medication and careful support while he moves. His wounds will require continual bandage changes until infection is no longer a threat.  Whatever it takes, everyone at GHF is very committed to helping him and thank you all for your kind and generous financial support. We’re not out of the woods by any means but step by step, day by day, we are so hopeful that Rhyn will return to being the Border Collie he used to be.

Rhyn traveled with Asia, another VA dog, in extremely bad shape, too. Her bio is in the unavailable section. An important 12 hour car trip for two very wonderful dogs whose only hope was rescue!

UPDATE 5/9/16

RHYN still has serious wound healing underway but his spirit is amazing. He’s enjoying the great outdoors, catching some sun and really showing lots of good energy to move around. Rhyn is living in the Farmhouse Senior Sanctuary for a few months to maintain a calmer setting.

He has his own ‘suite’ with comfy bedding and GHF adopter and canine masseuse, Suzin Webb, is visiting each week, to provide relief to his sore muscles and accelerate healing. Sometimes he’s over enthusiastic and has to rest more than he’d like but all in all, everything is going in the right direction.

A few more trips to the vet for deep wound management and we’ve now added a new tool to accelerate the healing - the LOOP www.assisianimalhealth.com/pet-owners. Our vet is very excited by the successful case studies so we are very happy to give this a try, four times a day, 15 minute sessions.  We're hoping it helps the deepest leg wound which cannot be stitched closed due to the severe tissue damage. His backend wound is also open due to the severe damage. We’re so pleased with his progress!

Thank you!

Renate & Peter Goodloe
Linda Whitman
Mary Shapiro
Elizabeth Schaffner 

Tracey Akitt
Sharon Sicafuse
John & Lydia Henshaw
Linda Dragoo
Judy Novak

ASIA  needs angels -   click here to learn more
Asia Summary:
other bc friend preferred


A special thanks to Stephanie Prochazka for helping us transport Asia, responding instantly to our request. And, to one of our caretakers, Mary Beggs, who drove the 12 hour trip to get Asia and Rhyn to GHF.
Asia's Angels
-George Konder in loving memory of GHF alum Gracie, always in my heart.
Susan DiCriscio: in memory of Diggy, Cash and Big Dog

ASIA: A 7 year old Border Collie mix, Asia is the sweetest, friendliest, most loving dog and one who really needs our help. She has been suffering with a chronic GI problem for quite some time and now at about 25 pounds, she is literally fur on bones. You can feel her ribs, her tailbone and hip joints so completely, that it is nauseating. Asia landed in a VA shelter a month ago, as a stray. When the shelter recently reached out to rescue, GHF was the only one who could help and ironically, the volunteer we asked to go and meet Asia, actually knew her! She lived not far with someone she had known and could verify that Asia has been battling this digestive problem for at least two years. Clearly, Asia had been abandoned in this condition, leaving her, basically, starving to death. Asia should be at least 45 pounds, good with cats and is totally malnourished.

GHF is working with Cornell internal medicine to see if we can right this wrong. We have no clarity on the cause of her problem but will do everything possible to provide Asia with the appropriate care she so desperately needs and truly deserves. Amazingly, she is lively and wants to play ball but gaining no nutrition through food so is much like a ’ticking time bomb’ where organ failure is a true probability.

UPDATE 5/9/16
ASIA has moved to foster care with Mike & Mary Beggs (one of our Caretakers) so she can really relax and play and feel loved again in a home setting. It’s clear that Asia is so much happier going for walks with her canine pals and then stretched out on the couch for cuddling. And, she comes to work each day, too!
ASIA has been diagnosed with EPI, Pancreatic Enzyme Deficiency plus a  B-12 deficiency.  Click here for info

Most dogs can be successfully treated with an enzyme powder that pre-digests food so they can absorb the nutrition.  It will take months to be sure her body handles the nutrition properly but her stool is now firm and she is able to take in 3 cups a day so we are hopeful for weight gain. Continued monitoring by the Cornell internal medicine team will guide Asia’s treatment plan.

ASIA is having so much fun in her foster home this spring! Obviously feeling better! https://youtu.be/Plxcjbuojs4

Magg Summary:
 - fenced yard required
 - NO cats



Special thanks to Meg Flynn and Dennis & Sandy Sprole for getting her to GHF.

Magg's Angels
The Fitzgerald Family, in honor of the heroes at GHF
MAGG: An 8 year old Border Collie, Magg is a very thoughtful girl, classic in her nature to watch and understand the world around her. She clearly has a working mind though didn’t do any herding work on the farm where she used to live. Magg was the beloved companion to her previous guardian. Due to home changes, Magg and her son, Patch, were both relinquished to GHF. Magg will need some time to unwind and understand this change since she is sensitive. A very sweet-natured girl, we’ll update her bio as she progresses. She is about 40 pounds and not good with cats. Magg has a flea allergy causing hair loss on her back but that will resolve soon..

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
Marilyn Bradshaw-Knapton
Debra Braiman
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
Shanon Hunt & Steve Ritland
Su Walenta Hunt
Janet James
Laura Jervis
Don & Barbara Johns
Kathleen Long
Kathryn Malley

Nina & Mike Marciniszyn
Betty Meyer
Jim & Kathy Milavec
Alison Morgan
Sandra Nicholson
Zoraida & Martin O’Brien
Jolene & John Patrick
Stephanie Perry
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
Lynda Yoder
John & Bonnie Yurga

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