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   Four month old pup, GYP, went to temporary foster care as soon as he came in, hanging with other GHF alums and the rest is history! He’s now got his own young guardian who will be introducing him to dog sports of all kind including agility but even more importantly, plenty of love and plenty of fun!! This handsome young pup was in the wrong place, just not having his needs met so coming to GHF put him right on track…to his new home…without even making it all the way to the Farm!! He’s now part of a big canine oriented family who will cherish him, forever


  Little Miss MADDIE found a life that suits her perfectly - lots of mental stimulation with canine sports and a BC pal who enjoys toys just as much as she does - so a lot of parallel play time ahead! Her new guardian overnighted at GHF, making a long haul from Virginia on a snowy day, just to meet this little girl. She had been hoping for a new BC family member and seeing Maddie, knew she had to come visit. Of course, Maddie showed that sweet charm of hers plus all that focus, too. She’ll get to try agility, nosework, parcour and barn hunt, all really great for this genius pup!

MADDIE: A 5 month old Border Collie with ABCA papers, Maddie has really blossomed since being in rescue, meeting other BC’s and learning about herself. She is very smart, and very inquisitive, a real thinker! A classic female Border Collie, she is sweet and loves attention from ‘her person’ but really needs challenges and stimulation since she is so brilliant. She’s a major toy girl, loving any game of retrieval as well as anything athletic. She bonds really well and would be great for hiking, especially with another mentor BC. We will only place Maddie into an experienced BC home with a male Border Collie- she really does beautifully with a friend or two. Maddie is a gorgeous girl that happened to land in the wrong home, sold by a breeder to a home with a toddler in the house. The NY relinquishers were unable to handle her needs. Maddie will chase cats but not harm them. She is about 20 pounds, typical in size for her age.


Sweet, lively ALIE landed the life that will suit her perfectly - she’s going to chase geese! - joining a family of three canines: Border Collies & BC mixes - who love to use their minds and bodies to work outdoors! Her new FurMom adored her pictures and had a hunch she would fit perfectly with her gang and the lifestyle of daily work and fun...we are certain that she’s right and Alie will love it…she’s a beauty to watch running full speed and loves to chase anything that moves in the air or on the ground! We’re so happy for this special girl to find a special life!

ALIE: a 10 month old Border Collie mix, Alie is an amazing athlete, leaping mounds of snow with graceful jumps and able to come right off the ground onto the counter as if she’s a cat, light as can be…Alie is a natural in her body/mind awareness. This high energy girl clearly landed at GHF so we can find the right fit for her energy and mind and body, very Border Collie in her nature though a mix. We’d love to see Alie with someone eager to try her abilities in sports or any canine activity to engage her. She is also super sweet, loving every human she meets. She is great with other dogs though has a little bit of the female attitude about what she wants to control. A fast friend to any dog, she loves to play and loves any toy! Alie came to GHF cause her former guardians didn’t know how to meet her needs. She is fine with cats and 28 pounds. One day in our GHF office, Alie decided the desk was the better spot for her nap so in one simple leap, up she went for her rest!

Tessa Summary:
- fenced yard required
 - solo dog or canine friend


Special thanks to Liz Bush, Peg Fuller and Susan Monnelly who made it possible for Tessa to land at GHF

Tessa's Angels
-Marcy Levine
-Deb Meyers & GHF alum, Logi,in memory of Mom who loved her GHF grand-dogs
-Steff & Jim DeBottis & GHF alums, Kip & Gracie
TESSA: A petite 1 yr old Border Collie mix, Tessa is all action! She is some amazing athlete, jumping straight up with excitement to say hello - she would be fun to train to jump right into your arms or play frisbee! She is high energy for sure and will need an activity to occupy her interests. She loves toys of all kinds and is very coordinated and such a delight, full of joy. Tessa is good with other dogs and loves to play so could enjoy a buddy. She is a strong female so best with a submissive male. Tessa is extremely friendly and very good natured, happy to meet anyone and everyone. This very smart and focused girl, could be a great sports candidate for someone eager to shape her energy. Tessa was given up from a NY family with young children and two other dogs, just too much for them. She is good with cats and weighs 35 pounds. She requires a fenced yard.

Rudy Summary:
 - solo dog or canine friend
 - NO cats
 - rural setting
 - fenced yard required


Rudy's Angels
-Dick & Maureen Ware; GHF alums Jem and Robby
-Dave & Ellie Robitaille & GHF alum, Cody
RUDY: An 1 1/2 yr old Border Collie/Aussie, Rudy is all joyful fun, energy and enthusiasm for life! He is one happy boy with the desire to play, play, play. He loves other young herding dogs and plays endlessly, making up herding chase games that are really fun to see. He is a sweet boy who loves attention as much as he loves action. So, while you’re tossing his toys, he’s happy to have a quick cuddle, too. Rudy will be happiest with a canine pal and a guardian who is around a lot so he is not stuck inside all day. He would be a wonderful hiking partner. Eager to please and smart as can be, Rudy is a delightful young BC mix who bonds quickly and loyally. Rudy does have a strong habit of barking at novel things - sounds, people, dogs - whatever catches his attention so he will do better with less stimulation around, in a more rural setting. A savvy guardian can work on this behavior and likely improve it, but it seems to be part of his true nature. He is about 40 pounds and is not good with cats. He was originally placed as a puppy in a home where the guardian worked and he was crated more than he could handle so he returned to GHF.  He requires a fenced yard.

Rhy Summary:
solo dog

 - fenced yard REQUIRED
 - NO cats


RHY - 8 mos old.
Rhy's Angels
-Bob & Nancy Marston with GHF alum Zoe (in memory of LuLu)
-The Weiler Family, in memory of Julie

RHY: A 2 year old Border Collie mix, Rhy is a very smart, sweet boy who loves the great outdoors (we’ll have pictures soon) where he can race, and run and explore. He is a gorgeous athlete to watch as he bounds across fields in big gallops, clearly a happy, joyful dog! He also love toys of any kind and will happily play with his person or alone, having fun with all the goodies he calls his own. Rhy is an affectionate, sensitive dog when it comes to people and really blossoms with someone who adores him. Happy, go-lucky, he goes with flow once he’s settled into a new life. He doesn’t have any herding tendencies since he’s a mix but has the smarts and physical prowess normal to the Border Collie. He is about 50 pounds and not good with cats. Rhy would be happiest as the only dog since he wants a very close relationship with a person. He originally came to GHF at 8 months old, being passed on craiglist ‘free to good home’ so we scooped him up to make sure he landed well. Adopted out with a blind cattle dog, Rhy became too much for the other dog so it was best for both, that he return to GHF. He has lots of obedience commands and is eager to learn and loves people! He is best without cats and requires a fenced yard.

Special thanks to Kim Renak who helped transport RHY  back to GHF

Martie Summary:
solo dog ok

 - fenced yard REQUIRED
 - NO cats


Martie's Angels
-Jim & Renee Duffy

MARTIE: A 2 year old Border Collie mix, Martie is a character through and through. He loves his toys, entertaining himself with anything that rolls or tosses into the air. He also really loves to explore the fields at GHF, taking in all the sights, sounds and smells, happy to be alive. Martie is extremely outgoing and loves to say "Hi" to people, full of energy and play. He is a pretty bold fellow, confident and engaged, a large personality. He came to GHF from Virginia where his time was up when dog lovers reached out for help. He is about 45 pounds and is not good with cats. We did a DNA test on Martie and he’s part boxer and husky! He requires a fenced yard

A very special thanks to Sue Myers who drove an incredibly long distance to get Martie to safety

Gus Summary:
solo dog

 - fenced yard REQUIRED
 - NO cats



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

Gus' Angels
-The Horburys
-Michael Opalinski & Tux, in memory of GHF alum Zach
GUS: A 3 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 him 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. He requires a fenced yard

Bentley Summary:
 - solo dog or canine friend


Special thanks to Jane Locacio, our transport coordinator  And a big thanks to the volunteers who helped drive him: Sue Campion and Karen Mansfield
Bentley's Angels
-Kathy and Mike Hoar, Tierney and GHF alum Zach
-Janet Chambers & Jeta
-2017 Canine Carnival Supporters

BENTLEY:  A 5 1/2 year old Border Collie mix, Bentley is one sweet, sweet guy who just loves his ball time as well as cuddling time with a person. Bentley is adorable, absolutely the nicest dog, just full of joy. Everyone who meets this him, loves him and he feels just the same about people. He is also very good with other dogs, befriending pretty much everyone and even instigating some play though his main interest is his ball game! Bentley is fast, focused and has all the traits of a BC but is easier to live with than many purebreds, happy to hang out once game time is over. He is good with cats. Bentley has dropped weight and is looking slim and growing hair, too so we’ll have new pictures soon! He was relinquished from a PA guardian going through a divorce. Bentley has no health issues. He was groomed repeated times impacting his hair growth, something we have now seen with three other dogs currently in rescue. To help stimulate hair growth, he is taking Melatonin based on the recommendation of Cornell since it inhibits adrenal hormone production which can create thinning hair.

Special thanks to Lisa Barrett for opening her heart and home
to foster Bentley in Vermont.

DAN & TILLY need angels - click here to learn more
Dan & Tilly Summary:
  - fenced yard required
  - adopted together
  - NO cats


Tilly's Angels
-Cheryl Fortier & Rick Horan

DAN & TILLY, a 5-year old brother/sister duo, are adorable, outgoing and really settling into GHF well. Dan, the tri-color faced boy is so curious and eager to check out every inch of the place, racing and exploring with lots of energy. Tilly, the classic b/w girl, is a thinker, taking her time to see what she feels about this new situation, clearly more sensitive and reserved. Together, they are really precious, funny and loving. They both love toys and have worked out a balanced relationship together, even eating at the same time without any competition. We’d like to keep them together since they clearly are very bonded. They are both friendly with people and affectionate, just a bit different in their approach to new situations. Dan & Tilly found themselves in a PA shelter for a month until GHF discovered they were there and canvassed to have them released to rescue. A huge thanks to Sue Myers who made it possible for them to make it to us. Neither are good with cats and about 50 pounds, knocking off some weight being more active. They had lived with an elderly person who went into a nursing home, landing them in a shelter. As they adjust more to the fun of GHF, they are more and more joyful and active. They came from a PA breeder as pups, living in one home until now.

Murphy Summary:
 - solo dog
 - fenced yard required


Murphy's Angel
-Greg Beck
-Liz and Al Bush, GHF alum Shane and Kenai

MURPHY: A 6 year old Border Collie mix, Murphy is a super nice guy and really happy to hang with his person, especially if there could be a ball toss coming his way! Quite the ball nut, he enjoys all kinds of toys but especially a retrieval game. When you stop playing, he gives a good woof and howl to tell you he wants more!! He is a good natured, easy going dog, not as intense as a purebred though just as smart. Murphy relaxes easily inside and is joyful bounding around outside, exploring. His previous NJ guardian lost his home, leaving Murphy homeless, too. While it’s not ideal that he isn’t living the life he is used to, he is most certainly LOVING having a fenced yard for freedom. He’s been a delight to watch as he dashes out the door, head high, for a jaunt through the Farm fields. But, no matter how far he runs, he always wants to know you are right nearby, happiest with his person. Murphy is about 50 pounds, a bit overweight and is not good with cats. Murphy is very bold meeting new dogs so can overwhelm them and would do best as a solo dog.He requires a fenced yard

HOLLY needs an angel - click here to learn more
Holly summary:
 - solo dog OK
 - loves the ball


Holly's Angels
-Jennifer Dimmers, In Memory of Monty

HOLLY: An 8 year old Border Collie, Holly is a classic, super focused ball girl who absolutely loves the game! She is also extremely people oriented and loves being side by side with her person, the perfect companion. She has the great combination of energetic action and lots of sweetness. Up until a year ago, she lived with her male BC sibling so we’re not yet sure if being a solo dog is better for her now but will update her bio as we see what she chooses. Right now, Holly clearly wants someone to call her own who loves to throw a ball! She lived in one NJ home since a pup but with the death of her elderly guardian, family members reached out to GHF and we were happy to help this girl. She is full of energy and a real spitfire! She is about 45 pounds and not yet cat tested.

Special thanks to Liz Boucher, Nancy & Greg Vorbach, Linda Wood & Jane Locacio for helping Holly make it to GHF.

GENIE needs an angel - click here to learn more
Genie summary:
 - fenced yard required
 - bc friend or solo dog


Special thanks to Vicki Buono and Sue Marriner who helped Genie make it to GHF.
GENIE: A 9 year old Border Collie, Genie is a gentle girl with a soft nature, aware of everything around her, thinking through what it all means. She is very sweet, attentive and curious but always reserved at first. Genie is also more easy going than many purebreds, happy to be a friend and pal around with her person. A close loving relationship is what she’s lived with all her life. She is fine with other dogs and lived with another BC until recently but could be a solo dog. She is a bit confused at GHF but adjusting well with the other dogs giving her the signal that it’s all fun at GHF so we expect she’ll blossom with more time. Genie was relinquished directly to GHF due to an unexpected international move where her guardians had to return to Australia. She lived in one home since a pup and was a beloved family member. She is about 45 pounds and good with cats. She requires a fenced yard.

HERC & BELLE need angels - click here to learn more
Herc & Belle:
 - adopted together


HERC, age 10 & white-faced BELLE, age 9, have spent a lifetime together as working Border Collies on a Ohio farm. Though they have both herded with keen focus, they really love ball time just as much and are really enjoying all the attention and activity at GHF. These two would be so happy living in a home as companions to someone - that is for sure! Their relationship is really good as Herc closely herds Belle as she goes for the ball and then sometimes, he’ll give it a try, too but clearly, their ‘dance’ is well-orchestrated over many, many years together. They are both lovely BC’s, smart and really good natured. Belle is a ball nut so will nudge a ball your way, hoping for a toss or settle close by for a lot of cuddling! Herc is a bit more sensitive, a real thinker while Belle is all about the joy of play and another toss! This great pair came to GHF when their guardians moved out of the country and a family friend reached out to GHF. We do want to keep them together since they are clearly pals. Both are good with other dogs and cats, each about 45 pounds. Herc had a flea allergy resulting in hair loss on his back but that is rapidly resolving and his vet work shows good health.

A HUGE thanks to Troy Boone, a GHF adopter, who drove in terrible winter weather to Ohio to bring them east to PA to meet one of our team, Darryl Novak, who also logged tough hours driving in a raging snowstorm. This lovely pair deserved our help and it had to be immediate. Thanks to Jane Locacio who made sure the route was as expedient as possible.

Angels for Magg, Molly and Mac
-Stephanie DeBottis, in loving memory of Cole Springer, Steff's brother and GHF alums Kip and Gracie's Fur Uncle.
-Renate & Pete Goodloe
-Norton & Sandy Sloan
-Pat and Bob Reath
MOLLY Summary:
-solo dog
 -needs a fenced yard
 - can be adopted with MAC


Special thanks to Erica Snyder who heard about them from a co-worker and helped them make it to GHF. Also, a big thanks to Sue Myers, Todd Leppert and Jane Locacio who helped make the transport possible. Without kind-hearted people willing to give up their Saturday to get them north, these three would not have landed so well.

Angels for Molly
-Deb Meyers & GHF alum, Quill,in memory of Mom who loved her GHF grand-dogs
-Gayle Marriner-Smith & GHF alum, Sweet Sir William Braveheart!

MOLLY, a 10 1/2 year old, is a classic BC, watching everything that goes on, well aware of the whole Farm. She’s the first to head to the fence line, hoping to say hello and get a look at the action. Molly is sharp as can be, brilliant! She is physically in great shape, very athletic and would love to accompany her person on hikes. Her recall is great.  Molly loves everyone she meets and is used to having Mac as her pal. Molly is about 40 pounds and good with cats.

MOLLY & MAC absolutely adore people so could easily be great companions as solo dogs. Molly can live with cats. We will consider homes who only want one or they can be adopted together, without cats since Mac is not good with cats. Neither are great with other dogs.

MAC Summary:
-solo dog
 -needs a fenced yard
 - no cats
 - can be adopted with Molly


Special thanks to Erica Snyder who heard about them from a co-worker and helped them make it to GHF. Also, a big thanks to Sue Myers, Todd Leppert and Jane Locacio who helped make the transport possible. Without kind-hearted people willing to give up their Saturday to get them north, these three would not have landed so well.

Angels for Mac
-Jane & Rich Kihlstrom
-Barbara McNaughton in loving memory of Savvy
MAC, a 12 year old, is a hoot! He is full of personality and makes you laugh any time you watch him in action. A super friendly guy, he will happily follow his person anywhere or head off for a good romp with Molly. She is the leader and he’s just fine with that though he does give her a little test, egging her on for some play. But, soon as the toys are out, he just loves the squeekies and will play endlessly. Mac is very easy going. Originally bought from Hawaii, his great nature is obvious. He is not good with cats and about 50 pounds.

MOLLY & MAC absolutely adore people so could easily be great companions as solo dogs. Molly can live with cats. We will consider homes who only want one or they can be adopted together, without cats since Mac is not good with cats. Neither are great with other dogs.

Mandy Summary:
- fenced yard
 - solo dog
 - dog savvy cats


Mandy's Angels
-Brenda Hamm, in memory of GHF alum, Daisy Girl Charlotte
-Sandy Fazio and GHF alum, Ace
-Sarah and Nancy Baldwin, in memory of GHF alum Finn
-Annette Otis, in honor of the adoption anniversary GHF alum, Keene!
MANDY: A 12 year old Border Collie with ABCA papers, Mandy is a gorgeous girl who loves people more than anything at all..even the ball won’t deter her from being close by her person. She is super sweet and very loving, a devoted friend which she has been all her years til the loss of her person. Mandy is making great strides with all the change around her and truly enjoying the activity and attention of a more active life, blossoming before our eyes. She can be a very sensitive girl and needs reassurance that everything makes sense, most likely from all the change she has experienced. Mandy is a very special girl with a huge heart she wants to share again…we can clearly feel that. Mandy is also a strong female BC so best as a solo dog though in her history, did visit dog parks. At this point, dogs are the last thing she desires. Mandy is about 40 pounds and best with dog savvy cats. Mandy is VERY thunder-phobic so will need a special person to understand her reactions. She also needs a fenced yard
Special thanks to Cindy Rollins who quickly pulled Mandy out of a PA shelter where she had sadly landed. Also a big thanks to Kathy Devaney, Carol Cunningham, Sue Myers and our Transport Coordinator, Jane Locacio  who made it possible for Mandy to make it to GHF.

The dogs posted in this section are sweet with good-natured personalities but they need more than many of the rescues at GHF…none of these dogs have lived in a home. So, they were not given the guidance necessary to negotiate the real world like walking on a leash; riding in a car; handling a houseful of guests; the sounds of a home with the dishwasher or air conditioner turning on…the very things that puppies adapt to, these Border Collies were never exposed to.

Their lives were dismal..chained all day and night; left in garages, barns, or basements alone all day and night; or stuck in crates all day or night; neglected mentally, physically and emotionally. THESE DOGS DID NOT HAVE THE LOVE OR GUIDANCE FROM A HUMAN WHO CARED

What this means is that GHF Caretakers have to work very hard to help each and every dog find their way through many uncomfortable new experiences and that takes time, lots of time. Fears and worries stop progress and the only plan is to pace along with what the dog can handle when they can handle it. EVERYTHING THEY ARE LEARNING IS BRAND NEW TO THEM. We introduce them to home settings and town walks and car rides but it takes repetition for them to feel secure about it all.

WE ARE OPEN TO ADOPTERS WHO UNDERSTAND THESE SPECIAL NEEDS DOGS but will not let them go to busy suburban settings, active family environments or wherever they are not center stage as the focus of someone’s lives. These dogs need someone special. They deserve full attention and they cannot adjust easily to anything new.

Lewis Summary:
 - fenced yard required
 - female bc friend required


Lewis' Angel
-Stacey Greenberg, GHF Alum Merlin and the Shollies
-Vivienne & Mark & Pixie – in memory of our beloved Bear
-Marcia & Jonathan Kurz

LEWIS: SPECIAL HOME REQUIRED A petite 1 year old Border Collie, little Lewis is one sweetheart, a kind soul who will blossom into a marvelous friend with trust and time. He wants to be with a person and will gently come near, hoping for some affection, lightly jumping up in your arms for hugs. He will do best with a patient person and a calm home with another herding pal cause he loves other dogs and gains confidence with them. Lewis does best with FEMALE dogs, not males so a mentor female would be perfect! Lewis is benefiting from time at GHF to find his inner Border Collie and let some of his timidity go. He is loving the freedom to race, chase and play and happy to meet new people, step by step, with a little help. He came to GHF from another rescue who pulls Amish dogs from puppy mills.  Lewis is 30 pounds and is good with cats.  Lewis requires a fenced yard

Special thanks to Jane Locacio for coordinating transport of Lewis & Bryna. Many thanks also to Karen Mansfield who brought Lewis all the way to the Farm.

Bella Summary:
 - canine friend preferred
 - fenced yard required
 - NO cats


Special thanks to Marybeth Powers, Krysta Barnhart and Sue Myers who made it possible for Bella to make it to GHF. and as always, thanks to Jane Locacio who coordinates all our transports


Bella's Angels
-Cheryl Shank, in memory of her GSD, Emmie.

BELLA: SPECIAL HOME REQUIRED A very petite 1 1/2 year old Border Collie mix, Bella is a shy girl, very skittish at first but once settled into a home with her person, sweet as can be! She is really gentle and loves to play with another dog who is easy going and young. She is so small that a dog similar in size seems to suit her best. Bella loves attention from the person she trusts and very sweetly nudges you for more touching but she’s not a girl who will befriend everyone. Instead, she will retreat to try to understand what’s happening. She will only be placed in a calmer setting in an adult home to help her confidence grow. Bella was abandoned in a PA shelter when her guardian didn’t have enough time for her. The shelter experience added to her worries so we are hoping, with more time at GHF, she’ll relax and enjoy herself better. She is about 30 pounds and not good with cats. She requires a fenced yard.

   ANIE found a wonderful life with another BC pal who can be her mentor dog, giving her plenty of confidence to enjoy the big world. The two of them will have lots of hikes in the countryside of Maine as they hang with their new FurMom 24/7 and play lots of games with their FurDad. They came to overnight to get to know Anie and see how she and their beloved Patches would be together and within short order, they were pals, exploring the great outdoors at GHF, just a sign of what’s to come in their years ahead! Her new guardians were thrilled to have this sweet girl join their family.

ANIE SPECIAL HOME REQUIRED: A 2 year old Border Collie, Anie is as sweet as she is pretty, just a gentle delightful girl who wants nothing more than to cuddle with her person. She does however, need some reassurance, mostly with the help of a mentor dog, leading the way. Then, she’s comfortable as can be, enjoying all the herding dogs who race and chase. She’s a curious, outgoing girl who will balance out nicely in the right situation. She lived with multiple BC’s, mostly an outside life. She is surely going to blossom at GHF, with some time so we will update her bio as she unfolds. She is about 40 pounds and good with cats. Her previous NY guardian contacted GHF to relinquish her due to lack of time.

HENRY HAS SEVERE BI-LATERAL HIP DYSPLASIA,  making movement extremely painful.

This stoic, very good-natured boy has been suffering in pain for some time but now, with an FHO surgery, he should finally have relief. The surgeon said Henry’s case is one of the worst he’s seen, where arthritis has taken over the hip joint giving him no flexibility without extreme discomfort. His “Unspeakably bad hips” will be tackled one leg at a time, with hopes that improving one leg will make Henry’s mobility infinitely better. The second leg will be reviewed once his recovery results are clear. Without surgery, Henry will face a very sedate life, unable to be the active Border Collie he wants to be or worse yet, an early euthanasia due to his quality of life with such a high level of pain.

HENRY’S SURGERY IS $2500 so we need angel support please!

HENRY had his first surgery 2/13/18 so post-op recovery is underway. Henry’s facing the hard challenge of shifting one painful leg for the other, like he’s done for so many years but now, it’s a bit more painful so we keep telling this sweet guy that it’s going to be much better soon!!! .Of course, lots of stuffed peanut butter kongs and bones are helping!
Henry had a ‘massive’ thickening of the joint capsule with very severe degenerative arthritis so his surgery was extremely difficult. In six weeks, the end of March, we hope to see a great improvement in his comfort and mobility. He’ll get some time to have some fun running and then we return to handle his left leg which is still very painful.

He’s a trooper! We so appreciate the kind donations to help us make this possible for him.

Henry & Dee Summary:
 - adopted together
 - NO cats




Henry & Dee in 2012 (below)
Henry & Dee Angels
-Flo Garlinger
-Deb & Stephen Pouech, GHF alums, Zane & Harley & in memory of Wally
-Rob & Amy Barilla, In loving memory of Laddie
-Tom Macari
-John & Lydia Henshaw & GHF alum, Maggie
-David & Caitlin Musto and their BC, Stella
-Leslie Wehr, Whitley & Merlin
-Lorena & Jay Doherty, in memory of Wiley J Doherty
-Lois & Bob Kessler & GHF alum, Nim
-Bob & Lois Kessler & GHF Alum Nim
-John & Stacey Simon & GHF Alums Tucker & Tiger
-Doug & Jeannie Leach, & GHF Alum Rue

HENRY, age 9 and DEE, age 7, TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE have made a return to GHF, sadly due to a very unexpected death that threw their guardians into a new situation where less time was available for this lovely pair. Heartbroken to bring them back, it was the selfless thing to do, for the sake of the dogs who were stuck at home 10-12 hours a day in a completely different situation than what was best for them. We are happy to see them again, so loved and cherished the years they were gone and now, watch them blossom into the active, free-spirited, energetic dogs we knew before and love again, today. Henry is still the big toy boy of this pair and Dee, endlessly herds him! So, as the saying goes, ‘some things never change’ but for sure, these two souls are so very bonded, they will remain together in their next journey. Henry and Dee are absolutely delightful, loving canine friends who believe every human is going to be the best person they meet, happy to toss a toy or go for a walk or car ride. Since Henry is not good with cats, they will go without cats. They are trained on the invisible fence.

GHF always stands ready to respond to special needs where GHF alums need to return and while we are saddened to see this happen, every GHF Border Collie has a safe haven here, no matter what reason or what age.

presumably from puppy mill crating that was too small as she grew.  She also has compressed discs in one area of her spine, again likely from her history.

Teah's hips and legs are in perfect condition based on her orthopedic evaluation by Dr. Paul Bookbinder.  The only hope is to teach her to move differently now that she is no longer stuck in too tight a crate. It’s critical for her future that she relearns new body alignment.  TEAH is at Thera-Vet Acres in upstate NY, undergoing daily physical therapy treatment: underwater & land treadmills;  repetitions walking and standing 15-20 minutes 2-3 times daily, with hopes that a more appropriate gait will help her undo this damage. At the young age of 6 months, much can be done to impact her entire future.

TEAH’S PHYSICAL THERAPY is $1500 a month so she needs ANGEL support!

Teah Summary:
- fenced yard required
 - canine friends required


Teah is at Thera-Vet Acres in Webster NY to be fostered by the owners and learn about living safely with people and other BC’s (they have a few from GHF! including infamous Lucas!) She will receive PT treatment daily with hopes to have success in one portion of her body.

Teah came to GHF thanks to kind dog lovers stepping in when the people who bought her, an elderly couple in wheelchairs who were tying her out, asked for help. Thankfully, Teah landed at GHF.

Thank you to the ANGELS & donors
for Teah’s care…
we deeply appreciate your help!

-Alexis Ressler & Arnie Kozak,in memory of GHF alum, McCoy
-Juli & Scott Lohnes
-Beat Hellstern & Ziggy
-David Sublette in honor of Teresa Nelson
-Leslie Wehr, Whitley & Merlin
-Nancy Crowley & Bob Collins
-Kris Zimmerman
-Marta & John Aberg, in memory of Andrew Slyter
-Cathy & Steve Bouck in memory of GHF Alums Mika & Cassy
-Lisa & Bill Stettler and GHF alums Zac and Cosbie
-In Loving Memory of Chloe and Ruger - Chris Fuller and Jackie Dunn
-Gene Bleecker & rescue BC, Twist

TEAH: TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE A petite 8 month old Border Collie, little Teah is a gentle, gentle soul who is trying to be brave in her new world, trusting she can enjoy other Border Collies and perhaps, just maybe, trust a human or two, too. Teah is VERY, VERY shy. What really makes her happiest is other dogs. She absolutely loves them and runs like the wind, truly thrilled to make up race and chase games. Thankfully, her physical deficit causes no pain and doesn’t stop her from having fun. It is only noticeable when walking slowly. Then, her odd backend gait is obvious. She was sold at 5 months old over the internet so she was in the crated setting way behind a normal pup size. While we can’t confirm the crate theory, both physical issues could easily come from her history. Puppy mills are notorious for housing dogs inhumanely and this internet breeder has a terrible reputation online. Teah is about 25 pounds and fine with cats..

with his first surgery completed, possibly the other to be done.

Within short order of Finn’s arrival, we noticed intermittent lameness in his front left leg. After significant rest periods with pain medication, it became apparent that the limp was still there. After consultation with Dr. Paul Bookbinder at Upstate Veterinary Surgical Center in Syracuse, FINN has undergone orthopedic surgery for bi-lateral osteocondritis(OCD) where a piece of cartilage has separated from the underlying bone and the floating piece has been removed. This is on his left front leg, first. Then after six weeks of healing, his right leg will be re-assessed to see if surgery is needed there, too. 


UPDATE 3/7/18: FINN’s visit to our ortho vet, Dr. Bookbinder, led to a ‘no-surgery’ plan for another month, waiting to see what the cartilage on his right shoulder does…it has filled in where the bone has a dip but it’s hard to know if that will continue or the cartilage will break off due to the stress of an uneven bone surface, creating lameness and the surgery fix. So…Finn gets to keep having fun as we assess his growth and mother natures’ changes!!! More to come in April..for now…it’s all about play!

UPDATE 1/20/18: FINN has gone through his first shoulder surgery beautifully, even enduring six weeks of ‘lock-down’ but he’s making up for it now! Happy to be playing again, moving freely. He is still restricted from running for six more weeks but he has the freedom to play which he surely is enjoying!  We WILL be operating on his right shoulder next since he is already limping on that one, as he had been on the left.  So, Finn will be at GHF unavailable for quite awhile longer - hoping early summer he can find a new home!

Finn Summary:
- fenced yard required
 - solo dog


Special thanks to Laurie Bowen, Sue Myers, Suzin Webb and Jane Locacio for getting Finn to the Farm

Thank you to the ANGELS & donors
for Finn’s care…
we deeply appreciate your help!

-Jared Markowitz, in loving memory of Chaucer
-Carole Doerr Allen & ghf alum, Reba
-Michael Opalinski & Tux
-Lynn and Larry Adelsohn and all our Border Collie Grandpups
-Nutmeg Border Collie Club
-Marjorie Emerson
-Lisa & Bill Stettler and GHF alums Zac and Cosbie
-Christina Cruz
-Erika Anderson
-Esther & Andrew Morrow, Sadie & GHF alum, Rudy
-Paula, Peter & GHF alum, Ella Francese
-Linda Whitman, Sky & GHF alumns, Anney & Connell
-Mary Colby
-Michael Miskulin
-Peter & Renate Goodloe and GHF alums, Doc and Rosie
-George Konder and GHF alum, Sara
-Arnie Kozak and Alexis Ressler
-Adrienne Hettig
-Diane Heller in honor of George Kondor’s retirement

FINN: TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE An 11 month old Border Collie, Finn is a gorgeous boy with tons of energy - he loves to go, go, go! He is a major toy boy with interest in any toy he can find and with endless desire to play, even entertaining himself, racing around throwing toys in the air or making up his own games. He is friendly and outgoing, with lots of confidence but will only be placed with BC savvy guardians who understand the demanding needs of young dogs. Finn is NOT for first time BC adopters. Finn was crated 8 - 10 hours a day because his previous guardians had no idea what to do with all his energy except contain it which is the worst situation for young BC’s. Finn seems to be doing best as a solo dog at this time but we’ll adjust his information if that changes. He is about 40 pounds and not yet tested on cats. Thankfully, BC lovers stepped in to get him to GHF. He requires a fenced yard.

meaning both her knees pop out as she runs, making her totally lame.

Once Piper arrived, we realized something was wrong as she had recurrent lameness. Once diagnosed by ortho vet, Dr. Paul Bookbinder, surgery clearly had to be done. Piper has undergone repair on the right back knee now and has 12 weeks of serious crate rest, total restriction of movement if we hope to have a success for her. Once she’s finished recovery, her left leg will be evaluated and likely need surgery, too.

PIPER’S SURGERY COSTS $2500 for her first knee so she needs ANGEL support please!

Piper Summary:
other friends required

 - fenced yard REQUIRED
 - NO cats


Special thanks to all the people who made it possible for Piper to get to GHF: Heather Wallace, Pauline Clark, Gail Hurley, Scottie Burkhalter, Todd Leppert, Janine & Dan Choplick, Tory VanReenen & especially our transport coordinator, Jane Loacacio.

Thank you to the ANGELS & donors
for Piper’s care…
we deeply appreciate your help!

-James Hardin & Carmen Greenwood
-Dawn Jones, in loving memory of GHF alum, Aggie
-Cathy & Steve Bouck in memory of GHF alums Mika & Cassy
-The Jones Family
-Jacks Galore Inc
-Christine McGlynn & Dennis Szilvasy & GHF alum, Penny
-Helen Harrop & GHF alum, Lucy

PIPER: TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE A petite 3 year old Border Collie mix, Piper is a sweet, sweet girl, gentle as can be and also a sensitive girl who needs some TLC. She blossoms with reassurance and a calm voice, encouraging her to explore and trust that the world is fun! With a canine pal, she comes right to life, loving to make up chase games and wrestle and race, just adorable. She will be happiest with a pal who clearly gives her more confidence. Piper likes toys of any kind and will tug or retrieve a toss, following the fun of her canine buddy if they also like toys. She is also quite a cuddler once she feels secure and will lovingly hang in your lap for lots of attention. She will only be placed into a quiet home where Piper can thrive with support. She is about 30 pounds and not good with cats. She must be in a fenced yard.

MARCO needs several angels to cover his treatment
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Marco Summary:
healing underway



Special thanks to Susan Monnelly, Joy Moll & Donna Deal who helped Marco make it to GHF

Marco's Angels
-Laura Schneider, in memory of Dasha
MARCO: TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE At age 4, Marco is not only one of the most gorgeous, classic Border Collies at GHF, he is one of the biggest ball nuts around, too! He lives for that toss and will endlessly play, play, play. He’s very athletic and loves to race and run and leap over the mounds of snow, happily full of joy. He is super friendly!! Marco came to GHF due to a move and while he lost the home he’s had since a pup, it turned out to be a very good thing he was relinquished. Marco is positive for heartworm which would surely have killed him, undetected. So, he’s starting the first phase of treatment now and in April, he’ll receive the first injection into his heart to kill the adult worms. Marco is also positive for Ehrlichia, a tick-borne disease that could impact his kidney function. Fortunately, both diseases have been caught in time that treatment will help him. He will be exercise restricted for the course of treatment. We are optimistic that all will go well for this wonderful boy and he’ll be available for adoption in June. He is about 50 pounds and not yet tested on cats. He came from Illinois where he lived until a year ago when his guardian moved to NY.

Bolton's Summary:
 - healing underway
 - good with cats


at Animal Control in Virginia

at Glen Highland Farm,
feeling more comfortable

Special thanks to Judy Colvin, Diane Bolten & Sue Myers who helped get Bolton to GHF.

Bolton's Angels
-Pete & Renate Goodloe & GHF alums, Rosie & Doc
-The Hunt family
-Joy Moll, in memory of Mike
-Michael Opalinski & Tux, in memory of Zach and Theresa Opalinski
-Larry Cable
-Gail Hurley
-Lorena & Jay Doherty, in memory of Wiley J Doherty
-Linda Silverman & Ron Salmon & Luna & GHF alum, Beck
-Gregg Ruff & Jodi Adelsohn-Ruff, in memory of our first BC, Tucker
-"We’ve got your back Bolton:” Mary Jean, Stephen, & GHF alums, Donato & Nińa, in memory of Luda
-In memory of our GHF Alum Nash Boy, Jim & Diane Bolten

just arrived right before the turn of the New Year and thankfully he did because he’s got a couple rough challenges ahead - blindness AND heartworm disease -so we’re going
to tackle both and hope this boy does well. He was a stray found wandering in Virginia when other rescues reached out to GHF for help. A sweet guy with a nice nature, he is calm enough to endure treatment, thankfully. We’ll head to Cornell in a couple weeks to see what we find about his eyesight, too. If he is a candidate for cataract surgery, we’ll have to put that low on the list since he cannot be sedated at this time. Heartworm disease is VERY prevalent in the south so it’s no surprise Bolton contracted the disease from a mosquito bite.

UPDATE 1/9/18: BOLTON traveled to Cornell opthalmology today to discover the sad news that there is no possibility of cataract surgery for him. He underwent an electroretinogram, hooked up to electrodes to determine if his retinas are working and they are NOT. Most likely, he has PRA, Progressive Retinal Atrophy which is a genetic disorder where the retina degenerates slowly ultimately, leading to cataracts. The condition is not painful. Unfortunately, Border Collies are one breed who commonly get PRA. Bolton will require routine recheck exams on his eyes since he can develop inflammation inside the eye, high pressures or bleeding in his eyes. As long as his eyes appear comfortable, he will not require lifelong treatment.

Bolton was a brave soul today, though had to be carried into the appointment since the whole world is rather overwhelming, especially a huge vet facility like Cornell.


1/15/18 - We are happy to report that Bolton is finding his way in the new land of Border Collies and albeit, blind, a happy guy who enjoys a toy or two for some fun! He always trots outside with the other dogs, following right behind, even in this bitter weather, happy to be part of the crowd! Have to say though, he is pretty cozy inside, with a favorite toy!

We are so happy to have him in rescue and know he will blossom once his health is handled. Thank you everyone who supported his care…he is worth all the effort and then some!! What a gem!!

NELLIE needs angel support so she can have an orthopedic evaluation,
leading to hip surgery. Watching her run, we can easily see
she needs relief from being in pain with a bad backend
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Duncan & Nellie Summary:
Fenced yard required


Special thanks to Cindy Packard and Darryl Novak who transported them to GHF on a moment’s notice of the guardian’s passing.
DUNCAN & NELLIE, this 10 1/2 year old duo have lived together for almost their whole life. They truly have a great relationship with Nellie, the red & white purebred girl, in charge of Duncan, the black & white male mix, and he’s just fine with all that! She herds him, grabbing his back legs as he goes for his favorite ball toss and their antics are fun to watch! They are both fantastic with people and love attention. Duncan is a real character with a huge personality, ’talking’ about everything and Nellie is of course, the classic focused girl doing ‘her work’ which is him! A very, very happy well-loved duo. Duncan is a GHF boy, adopted in 2007 at a year old. When the GHF adopter returned for another dog in 2011, Nellie had joined the home in 2008 at about a year old. So, we’ve kept track of this pair for almost a decade until the sad news of the adopter’s death came. Her MS had advanced to crippling her but her devotion to the dogs was 1000%. Both Duncan & Nellie were the main joy in her life and had plenty of attention from her caretakers as well. They are both good with cats and about 50 pounds, about to knock off some weight now at GHF. They are looking a little unusual with their yearly clipping so we’ll update their pictures once their hair has grown back and we have news of Nellie’s ortho needs.

The Senior Sanctuary residents will live out their lives at the Farm.
Please consider supporting their care by being an angel. 
We will need ongoing financial assistance for their needs.

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Meet the wonderful residents of THE SENIOR SANCTUARY 
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Ana - 9 yr old

Brayden - 9 yr old

Frannie - 11 yr old

Storm - 12 yr old

Lacey - 12 yr old

Smokey - 13 yr old

Betsie - 13 yr old

Buddy - 13 yr old

Shilo - 14 yr old

Bradley - 14 yr old

Bo - 18 yr old



our costs are very high for their care so having your help is critical!

Tatyana Allen
Betty & Tom Bunch
Vicki Buono
Sue Campion
Shawn & Judy Colvin
Lisa Cousins
Steff & Jim DeBottis
Renate & Pete Goodloe
Family and Friends, in memory of Lina Edmonds
Lydia & John Henshaw
Mike & Kathy Hoar
Jim & Karen Hormel
Sarah Jackett
Michelle Ouellette
Pat and Bob Reath
Andrea Rising
Norton & Sandy Sloan
Paula & Bill VanDeventer
Torrence VanReenen
Chuck & Pat Wheeler
Laura Wingrove
Julie Wolf

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

Pamela Adsit
Carol Andrews
Dave & Diane Behlen
Dylan Behlen
 Shannon Blydenburgh
Kim & Steve Brant
Sam Bristol
Betty & Tom Bunch
Dominick Berhow
Eileen & Denis Byrne
Steph & Jim DeBottis
Blanche Cooper
Joseph Depirri III
Wendy Donoghue
Linda Dragoo
Karen Edwards
Rolayne & Gary Fickes
Robyn Fontaine
Laurent Gaudry & Elena Shifflette
Bill Gebert
Jim Gordon
Kim Grike
Karen & Wayne Groteke
Arabella & Roger Holzapfel
Mary Huber
Sarah Jackett
Janet James
Donald & Barbara Johns
Marian Bradshaw Knapton
Mimi Lieber

Kathleen Long
Kathryn Malley
Nina & Mike Marciniszyn
John Marcus
Jack McCleland
Marty Meade & Lisa Ramsay Meade
Jim & Kathy Milavec
Carol Miller
Kathleen Molatch
Alison Morgan
Sandra Nicholson
Vidya Rajan
Michael Risk
Jim & LeAnn Russell
Jim and Pam Sacks
Katherine Silta
Stacey & John Simon
Kimberly  Smith
Terri & Charles Smith
Rebecca Symmes
Zoraida Vaher
Lisa Vaughn
Susan Walenta-Hunt
Pamela Whitlock
Linda  Wood
Tory VanReenen
Yvonne Vertleib
Don & Sandy White
Bob & Jeanne Yarrow
Lynda Yoder
John & Bonnie Yurga


 substantial general donations are truly so helpful
with the costly care we provide for ALL the dogs!

    Jeanette Adams-Price
Tracey Akitt
John Andersen
Marylee Ashby
 Pete & Bonnie Ault
Sue Basehore & Ilene Fischman
Jeff & Tracy Beck
Cathy & Steve Bouck
Dennis & Corinne Brown
Jeanie Burton
Parke & Karen Byron
Laurence Cable
Sue Campion
Brad Carso
Walter & Anne-Marie Cimowsky
Karen Claxton
Mary Beth Connors
Marc & Katherine Dattoma
Brad & Beth Davis
Donna Deal
Irene Denver
Martha Raymond & John Donohue
Sandy & Mike Fazio
Bob Fitzpatrick
Cheryl Fortier
Nancy Frakes
David & Barbara Francis
Lori Frieden
Keri & Rob Gardner
Gina & Sophia Garrubbo
Doris Gavurnik
Alan Gibson & Pat Creel

The Goldenberg Family Foundation
Renate & Peter Goodloe
Carlo & Joanna Grossman
Patricia Hammel
Kathy & Mike Hoar
Jim & Karen Hormel
Sarah Hoger & Glenn Watson
Linda Hotchkiss
Carlos & Sandy Iglesias
Janet James
Veralinn Jamieson & Brian Fishpaugh
Eve Ehrlich & Steve Jensen
Katie’s Fund of The Philadelphia Foundation
Marian Knapton
Julie Konnor
Robert & Rosalene Kuehne
Martin Levy & Lorraine Kuhn
Sue & Dave Luther
Mike & Nina Marciniszyn
Boryana Marinova
James Mayer
Brian & Mary McNally
Marty Meade & Lisa Ramsay Meade
David Meeker
Brian & Amy O’Malley
Dory Mayo
Hovnan Melkonian
Matthew & Leslie Mole
Brent Omland & Anne Edmonds
Fred & Natalie Polvere

Frank & Ann Reed
Rita Rice
Brian Riley
Caryn Grabe Robinson
Sally & David Rojek
Dale & Doug Rutherford
Jack & Mary Schaefer
Pamela Schiffleger
Susan Sechler & Lloyd Timberlake
Cheryl Sedestrom
Sharon Sicafuse
Barbara Silverstein
John Sims
John & Stacey Simon
Cheryl Sedestrom
Ron & Linda Salmon
Norton & Sandy Sloan
Stacey & John Van Slyke
Carden & Jennifer Smith
Diana Smith & Bruce Patton
Harton Smith & Mary Bandura
Rachael Sokolowski & Amanda Reed
Karen Stoedter
Jane & David Stover
The Sumas Family
Rosemary & Ian Sutherland
Paula & Bill Vandeventer
Lisa Vaughn
Judy Novak & Robert Verboski
Nancy & Greg Vorbach
Karen Winkler & Paul Smith

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