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The famous “Lassie” dog was actually 6-8 different dogs who made up the almost perfect TV character of Lassie, the dog who went everywhere perfectly; did everything with people perfectly; and knew exactly what every human needed when they needed it, perfectly. While TV is great, it's not the real world.

Rescue at GHF IS the real world - nice, friendly, good natured Border Collies who love the person they live with but don¹t necessarily want to be everyone¹s best friend or go everywhere. They don't want to meet every person on the planet or even everyone in the neighborhood. These BC's are very sweet but more eager to bond with their immediate people that are THEIR people. Walking down suburban streets is not for them. Going to soccer games with tons of kids is not for them. They don't love every dog they meet. In fact, they don¹t want to do go to dog parks and be body-blocked by labs and goldens and big canine players.

They aren't focused on dog friends, they want a human to call their own. They want a yard to call their own without a lot of chaos. They want to play some ball or frisbee and not compete with other dogs for what is rightfully theirs. Most of them are ball and toy maniacs, super athletes who love action and fun and time with YOU! Brilliant, full of spunk and Border Collie through and through!


If you have it in your heart to give a Border Collie a simpler life with YOU, your yard and your family versus the entire neighborhood or every dog on the block, then by all means please consider some of our SOLO dogs. They are super smart, extremely loving and adore being someone's friend. They just can't be Lassie.


Daisy - 8 yr old

Ella - 10 yr old

Gillie - 10 yr old

Gus - 2 yr old

Haley - 3 yr old

Maggie - 7 yr old

Prinn - 3 yr old

Pike - 1 1/2 yr old

Sammi - 7 yr old

Shawnee - 4 yr old



Five Border Collie mix pups arrived at 8 weeks old, sweet as can be, curious, playful and confident. They are showing their personalities already!  This group was from an accidental litter relinquished to GHF by a NY guardian who felt we could find them great homes, which we are happy to do.  Three girls & two boys!!

A little water play! toy play and then nap time! More pictures soon!!
(A huge thanks to Robin Stawasz who spent most of her Saturday getting this precious cargo to GHF!)


AKIRA: A soft girl who needs some reassurance, she loves to be curled under your feet or by your side.  She will need a canine pal to help her blossom further.  At 8 pounds, she’s the tiniest of the group


The spitfire of the group, she is clearly smart as a whip. This little leader is already separating herself from the other pups, in charge of what she wants - her toys - she happily takes them off by herself to load up a stash of her favorites.  About 9 pounds, she is very body aware and going to be fun to engage in canine activities


An outgoing, curious little guy, he likes to explore and also really enjoys toys. He’ll join in a tug game with his littermates, showing lots of focus!  About 9 pounds, he’s very body aware and moves beautifully for his age.


A sweet outgoing little guy, he loves to explore and is the first to check everything out! A big player, he romps with his littermates joyfully. About 10 pounds, he is quite a handsome boy.

Pups BC "dad"

Pups BC Mix "mom"

Tuck Summary:
bc savvy home required


TUCK: A 7 month old Border Collie, Tuck is a very cool guy with a lot of BC focus really starting to unfold, herding other dogs or going for his toys. He’s going to be the ‘real deal’ with some drive and will be a joy to engage and shape his behaviors. Tuck is also super sweet and loves attention and will happily cuddle next to his person with quite the adoring face, a real love-bug. Tuck aims to please and will do great with a seasoned BC person who understands how to develop his natural talent. He is a bit reserved at first and does well with reassurance and guidance, eager to learn. Tuck is about 35 pounds and not yet tested on cats. He was in a home where he was just not a fit for the person who could not meet his needs.

Tuck loves the water and swimming on the GHF trails!

Special thanks to Sue Myers and Erica Snyder for transporting Tuck to safety at GHF

Speck Summary:
 - other bc friends


Speck's Angels
-Marnie, Zion & Lux, in memory of Bliss
SPECK: A 6 month old Border Collie, Speck is full of spunk, ready to race, chase, and join in any BC games. He adjusts nicely to adult dogs but mixes it up non-stop with the young crowd at the Connor House, one happy, high energy boy. He is very friendly, people oriented and confident. A good natured boy, he could easily join a BC home and would love a canine pal as well as something to do! Speck is not one to just hang out and be calm- he’s a typical BC pup! He is about 35 pounds and good with cats.

Special thanks to vacationing camper, Deb Nyberg who helped get Speck to GHF.

Otis Summary:
bc friend required
 - fenced yard required


Otis' Angel
Cindy Alderiso
OTIS: A 7 month old Border Collie, Otis is a doll, super sweet and loving. He really adores people and is happy to befriend everyone. He also loves his toys and enjoys a good keep-away game once he has his favorite squeaky! Otis is very responsive to whatever is asked of him and bonds easily. He is really loving other Border Collies at the Connor House, learning how to race, chase and play herding games. He is a very easy going, good natured pup and will blossoms with positive guidance. Otis is not yet tested on cats and about 30 pounds. He was relinquished to GHF when a separation occurred leaving him home alone 10 hours a day. He clearly needs a more engaged situation and we are glad his NJ guardian entrusted him to us. He was very adored.

Mia Summary:
bc friend required
 - fenced yard required


Special thanks to Sue Myers and Katherine Schule for getting Mia to GHF.

MIA: An 8 month Border Collie, Mia is super sweet, attentive and loves attention. She is a very good natured, friendly girl and blossoming at GHF. A bit soft at times, positive reassurance brings her right out into more confidence. Quite the cuddler, she will really be shaped by someone who is sensitive with a positive approach to her growth. With other Border Collies, she is quite the herder, super fast and a racing, chasing, herding dynamo. Seeing her unfold has been a delight! She would love a BC buddy and someone who is BC savvy. Mia is about 35 pounds and good with cats.

           JAC now ZAC found a new life with former GHF adopters who not only adore the breed, they are completely committed to whatever a dog needs in order to do well. Jac will surely have their utmost support and loving care as he unfolds even further, a long, long way from being tied out with no food or water, literally left on his own. We are so pleased that he found a full life with BC buddies, Zoe and alum, Cosbie, plus lots of hiking and even agility but most importantly, true love. He now lives in PA.

JAC: A petite 1 yr 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. Jac is a very focused BC and loves intense ball play so is best suited to living with other Border Collies who think the same way. 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.

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 become timid in new situations.  Hope was bred to chase geese but showed little interest at this age so she was surrendered to GHF.  She is about 35 pounds and good with cats.

Peyton Summary:
 - fenced yard required


PEYTON: A 1 year old Border Collie, Peyton is very smart and sweet, content to be with her person cuddling on the couch. She is also a busy, young girl who loves to run and race, enjoying the freedom at GHF. She is really wonderful with the person that is ‘hers’, absolutely devoted and loving. She has a great nature, fairly relaxed inside and busy outside, a good combo for a young BC. Peyton is curious, confident and very smart. She had a previous situation crated 10-12 hours a day while her guardian worked so she’s really loved having a more active situation. She is about 45 pounds and good with cats. Peyton came from a NY farm.

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


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

Pike's Angels
-Beat Hellstern & Ziggy

PIKE: A 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.

         Sweet SHINE found a wonderful life with loving guardians who have a great life to offer her with close to 300 acres for tons of fun and exploration! She will be with her new FurDad pretty much 24/7, hiking, playing and being his beloved friend! She won their hearts with her sweet nature and will jump into a real BC life finally! We are so happy for her!

SHINE: A 2 year old Border Collie, Shine is a super sweet girl, very friendly and eager to bond with people. She loves being with you side by side and also loves a good toy game with lots of action! She is energetic like any young BC and really blossoms with someone who understands just how smart she is and what she needs to be happy. Shine is a bit shy with other dogs so could be a solo dog or perhaps mix with a submissive male. She is very good natured but best in an adult home where someone can focus on her needs. She is about 35 pounds, good with cats and has a ‘summer clip’ so will normally have a full rough coat. Shine lived in one home since a pup but no longer fit the guardian's lifestyle so was surrendered to GHF.

Special thanks to Kiersten Anderson who kindly transported Shine to the Farm.

TANNER needs an angel -   click here to learn more
Tanner Summary:
 - canine friend preferred

 - fenced yard REQUIRED
 - NO cats


Special thanks to Jane Locacio, Katherine Schule, Erica Snyder & Ellen Simcik  who transported him to GHF.

TANNER: A 2 year old Border Collie mix, Tanner is a fun-loving, good-natured, active boy. He loves to explore outside on his own but also loves playing high-speed chase games with other dogs, a gorgeous athlete with a beautiful stride. He is light on his feet and very agile as he focuses on his ball games, too. Tanner is a very friendly, affectionate boy who wants to bond quickly with anyone new, happy to be their companion. He is really blossoming quickly being at GHF, a really wonderful guy. He is about 50 pounds and not good with cats. He came to GHF from a PA shelter that asked for our help.

Gus Summary:
solo dog

 - fenced yard REQUIRED
 - NO cats


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.

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

Sadie Summary:
 - fenced yard REQUIRED
 - canine
friend -submissive male
 - NO cats


Sadie's Angels
Pete & Renate Goodloe, Doc & Rosie

SADIE: A very petite 2 year old Border Collie mix, Sadie is absolutely adorable. She’s like a pint-sized BC with tons of energy now that she has a fenced yard for racing around. We barely got any pictures where she wasn’t off the ground in full flight! And, what a happy girl she was as she flew across the field. She loves squeaky toys and loves to investigate anything, quite curious. She is also a big time thinker, digesting everything around before she decides what she wants to do. She has a serious side but is really starting to let loose at GHF and have fun. Sadie will need a guardian who wants to help her blossom, discovering activities that she likes to do. She is a strong female so mixes well with submissive male dogs. She is 25 pounds and is not good with cats. Sadie was adopted four months ago from another rescue into a NYC home but her previous guardian felt it was really unfair to keep her leashed and alone all day while she worked - we agree - this little girl is going to love moving freely and choosing what she wants to do!

PRINN needs an angel -   click here to learn more
Prinn Summary:
 - fenced yard REQUIRED
 - solo dog
 - dog savvy cats


PRINN: A 3 year old Border Collie mix, Prinn is very, very smart, observant and clues into whatever is going on around her quickly. Focused and athletic, she loves her frisbee game and will retrieve pretty much any toy tossed her way. She would love an active guardian who likes to have a dog friend who can take her places, including her fully in their life. She is super sweet and very friendly, a people girl for sure. Prinn is good with other dogs but would be happiest as a solo dog since she likes to be in charge of toys and all the attention, a classic girl! She lived with cats and did well with them but will chase a bit so best with dog savvy cats used to that. She is about 50 pounds. She was relinquished to a PA shelter who works with GHF, given up due to a move.

Special thanks to Carolyn & Dick Dumaresq for getting Prinn safely into rescue & Sue Myers for transporting her.

           Little Indiana LEA landed a new life today, after two years in rescue!! Sorry our camera didn’t quite catch this very special moment but we’re hoping for a better picture soon. We are beyond thrilled to share this good news so even a less than perfect picture won’t get in the way of this moment where Lea takes the step into the new world. This brave little BC gained her confidence from her first Foster Mom, Rosie Sutherland and then here at GHF, with our Connor House Caretaker, Paige, who worked diligently to give her the tools she needed. Now saying hello to strangers is easier; playing with toys is fun; and having confident curiosity to explore a safe, loving world with new trust is all hers! HUGE DAY FOR LEA!!!!! Our former GHF adopter spotted her face and felt she would be an ideal girl to add to her life. With all the patience and understanding to continue Lea’s growth, we agree that she’s in very good, loving hands! Lea now lives in Ct and has a canine mentor pal, Copper who we met 13 years ago when he was a youngster!

LEA: A petite 3 yr 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

OZZY needs an angel -   click here to learn more
Ozzy Summary:
 - adult home

 - fenced yard required
 - bc friend preferred
 - dog savvy cats


OZZY: A 3 year old Border Collie, Ozzy is a joyful guy who loves to bound around the fields checking everything out, happy to be free to move like every BC! He’s a sweet guy, a little unsure about his new experiences but unfolding day by day. Ozzy is a gentle boy who needs reassurance and patient guardians who help guide him through what’s expected. He’s done beautifully walking in town on leash, friendly with everyone he meets. He is also good with other dogs but wants to play a lot, so needs just the right fit or he may be a little overwhelming with his enthusiasm. He is good with dog savvy cats and 45 pounds. He was surrendered to GHF by someone who took him in, hoping to give him a good life since he came to her clearly neglected, dirty and dread-locked with mats. She didn’t have the means to do more, so gladly responded to our offer to help from her craigslist ad. He is from the PA area.

Special thanks to Jane Locacio, Erica Snyder, Ellen Simick & Katherine Schule for getting him to rescue.

Sage and Lil Summary:
 - adopted together
 - fenced yard required


Sage & Lil's Angels
Pete & Renate Goodloe, Doc & Rosie

SAGE, age 4 & LIL, age 3 are ABCA registered Border Collies who are not only gorgeous, they are very, very sweet. They are half-sisters, each a little different in energy and personality, but a nicely blended pair who do well together. Lil really depends on Sage so we are likely to adopt them out together. Both girls lived in one home since pups and are very very friendly and good natured. They have limited experience meeting other dogs but truly enjoy the games they make together.

Sage is more easy-going, happy to have some cuddle time but also ready to join the ball games, allowing Lil to always be the retriever as Sage is the herder, circling around the toss.

Lil is more high-drive, very fast and focused, eager to play ball endlessly. She likes to cuddle, too but action is more appealing than ‘hang-around’ time.

Both are average size for the breed, about 40 pounds and both are fine with cats. Their NY guardians had to make a long-distance move and could not take them so relinquished them to GHF.

Shawnee Summary:
 - fenced yard required
 - solo dog


Special thanks to Sue Myers for driving Shawnee from PA to GHF so she would have safety in rescue.
Shawnee's Angels
Love from your puppy, Jude
SHAWNEE: A petite 4 year old Border Collie with ABCA papers, Shawnee is extremely sweet and gentle. Her little face is joyful just seeing someone she knows, almost a smile! She loves attention and is very affectionate with someone who is patient. She is a wonderful companion and would love going on walks, car rides and spending time at home with someone who enjoys an easy going, lovely, soft-natured girl. She is a strong female BC with other dogs so best as a solo dog. Her previous life was a breeding female, having a couple litters, living with a few other Border Collies in PA. She originally came from Nebraska. She is about 40 pounds and good with cats. She will be placed in an adult home.

      This fabulous pair, CARSON & ZOEY, found an ideal home that would understand their Border Collie minds and keep them busy and happy but most importantly, adore them for just who they are! Former GHF adopters from 15 years ago, they had a great pair then and were so excited to return and offer their home and hearts to another wonderful duo - they loved these two instantly!! So, off to NJ, they all headed for great fun, BC style!

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.

 Wonderful BENTLEY found his new life with a loving family who adores the breed and loves the more intense dogs, exactly what Bentley needed! He has exactly the focus and drive they love to play non-stop, race, chase and join them as a full family member hiking, swimming and having fun! We are so excited for this fabulous boy to have the right home which is now his, forever! He now lives in NJ. He happily hopped into their car, smiling as big as they all were!

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 is one of the smartest dogs to ever land at GHF - like living with a human in fur - he knows everything you ask of him verbally as you say it, ready to connect with his person instantly. A wickedly smart boy, he is incredibly social with everyone he meets, a great ambassador for the breed. He can go off leash on hikes and stick right with you or go for car rides, happy to go wherever you go. He’s quite affectionate too, a big time cuddler. Bentley needs a savvy person who understands the mental and physical nature of this boy as well as his emotional needs. 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 good with dog savvy cats and could be happy as a solo dog or with others.

  PATCH went into foster care to give him a chance to experience a very different life from his past. A sensitive guy, he needed some time to adjust to having two vibrant BC pals, one a GHF alum. His new FurMom was drawn to Patch from the minute she saw his picture, wanting to provide a loving home to this more shy, calmer boy. It’s taken a bit of time to be sure and now, happily, it’s clear Patch IS home! He’ll have plenty of outside walks and frisbee games, which he loves, but even more importantly, he’ll have time to experience a bigger life, step by step, with a caring patient guardian. We are all thrilled for this sweet guy!

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 but is not good with cats in the house. He is about 45 pounds. Patch and his mother, Magg, were surrendered to GHF due to lifestyle changes with the former NY guardian. 

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 by. 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.

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 can be a little worried with someone new so we’d like to have an adult home to make it easier on her, with less chaos. She is easy going and good natured, a pleasure to be with and she wants to be right by your side and happily joins you in whatever you are doing. Maggie also loves the ball and will play some games but isn’t over the top to do it all the time. 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 45 pounds. 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.

Jojo Summary:
 - fenced yard required


Special thanks to Leslie Pileggi who stepped in to help her friend find safe haven for JoJo.
JoJo's Angels
-Mary & Vic Work in memory of Jo-Jo and Molly
Stewart & Brenda Beck

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 extremely friendly with everyone she meets- no one is a stranger to this girl! JoJo is so exuberant and absolutely loves checking out the great outdoors, sniffing every corner and racing around happily. She is super fast and would love a yard to call her own with someone who adores her! She’s an easy going girl inside, loving to cuddle and sit by your side and then outside, happy to head off on her own to check everything out. JoJo was a beloved family member til her NY guardian became very ill. 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 but this time she needs a fenced yard for her happiness instead of being tied out. She is about 50 pounds.

Sammi Summary:
 - invisible fence trained
 - NO cats
 - solo dog


Sammi's Angel
Roxanne Hendrix
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.

Shay Summary:
 - fenced yard required
 - submissive male for friend


Special thanks to Sue Myers for driving Shay from PA to GHF so she would have safety in rescue.
Shay's Angels
-Glory D in memory of Sky's No Limit
SHAY: An 8 year old Border Collie with ABCA papers, Shay is an observant girl who likes to watch all the action around her before she decides what she wants to do. Very intelligent, she needs time to understand new settings and feel comfortable before she shows her friendly, sweet side. She is a softer girl and responds beautifully to someone to call her own. Quite a cuddler, she loves attention. Shay can be a bit strong with other dogs so would need a submissive male if paired with another dog. She was relinquished from a breeder who wanted to ‘lighten their load’ of dogs so both Shay & Shawnee came to rescue. She is about 45 pounds and good with cats. She lived with other Border Collies and has been in one home all her life.

        Sweet MAGG found a new life with guardians who love the breed and came just to meet her. Within very short order, they felt she was exactly what they were hoping to add to their life - a smart, people oriented, gorgeous girl - they spent the night at GHF and off she went to a new life in Massachusetts! Magg will enjoy beach walks at her new seaside home plus lots of hikes in the woods, a great combo for this wonderful girl. We’re very happy for Magg to have a stimulating new life, filled with love.

MAGG: An 8 year old Border Collie, Magg is a very thoughtful girl, amazing to watch as she understands the world around her, making sense of everything step by step. She is so incredibly smart and tuned into having a human relationship, she literally listens all the time, eager to please with her every move. Magg lived on a farm and though she didn’t do any herding work, she understands the bond between a human and dog as she was the beloved companion there and took her role seriously. Magg loves attention and a good head scratch, nudging your hand for more, but she’d be most thrilled to accompany her person on hikes or wherever they go, side by side! Magg is flourishing at GHF, returning to great health with good nutrition and loving care, looking gorgeous now and has a spunk back in her step. Magg will be happiest in an adult home and a more rural setting. She is about 40 pounds and not good with cats. Magg lived with a horrible flea allergy so lost a great deal of hair on her back which is slowly growing back. Due to home changes, Magg and her son, Patch, were both relinquished to GHF.

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 35 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.

ELLA needs angels -   click here to learn more
Ella Summary:
- adult home
 - solo dog


Ella's Angels
-Fran & Emily McCloskey
ELLA: A 10 year old tri-color Border Collie, Ella is super friendly, good natured and a classic BC girl - she loves her person and her ball equally! Her ‘summer clip’ hides a beautiful long rough coat so we’ll update her pictures when she’s returned to normal but for now, it’s easy to see that alert, excited ‘gonna throw my ball?’ face! She is good with everyone she meets though nervous with toddlers which is why she was relinquished to GHF. Ella lived in one home since a puppy, long before the babies arrived but like many herding dogs, she does best in an adult home without chaos.Ella is extremely smart, focused and has the energy of a young dog, ready to enjoy the great outdoors with her person! She is good with cats and about 45 pounds. Ella has lived as a solo dog so will be happiest without competing for attention with other dogs around.

ELLA is fabulous off-leash and loves the GHF trails and pond, finding the biggest stick ever for big time BC fun!

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 10 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 45 pounds and with exercise at the Farm, will trim down. She is good with cats.

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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Gillie - 10 yr old

Ella - 10 yr old

Shilo - 12 yr old


Annie - 12 yr old

Crissy - 12 yr old

Theo - 15 yr old

Bo - 17 yr old




Nearing ten pounds, she’s a confident little girl who likes to explore and is showing some leadership qualities already.  She’s also big time toy girl, quite the tugger!

Rodie Summary:
 - fenced yard required
 - other bc friend(s) required


RODIE: A 6 month old Border Collie, Rodie is all legs at this age, with quite a gallop as he learns to cut and turn and keep up with the other young BC’s he’s now meeting at GHF. He’s never lived with herding dogs but clearly showing some focus, intensity and speed. A young pup, he has a lot to understand since he lived a fairly secluded life with no yard and no understanding of his needs, crated most of the time to handle his energy. He is sweet as can be but will need time to experience the big world with some guidance so will go into foster care soon. He is about 30 pounds and not yet tested on cats.

Special thanks to our many transporters who made his journey to GHF possible.

Special thanks to Joy Moll for fostering Rodie.

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 3 yr 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 is good with 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 Nina & Mike Marciniszyn who kindly opened their home to foster Keira. They have 3 other confiscation dogs
from GHF and understand what she needs.

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.

Molly Summary:
 - invisible fence trained
 - solo dog


Molly's Angel
-Gyp, who would have loved having a sister
-Kate, Andy & Emma in memory of Max
Peter & Renate Goodloe, Rosie & Doc, GHF Alums
-From Ollie, Charlie and Epi

Kathy & Mike in honor of Arie
-Evelyn Ehrlich & Steve Jensen: For our wonderful girls, past and present: Lenna, Jillian and Livy!

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

Update 6/13: MOLLY had her first knee operation, the worst leg has been tackled first. She is just days into post op recovery and sleeping a lot but we’re armed with food puzzles and some trick games to keep her happy once she rebounds a bit better back to her normal BC self!

Thank you all for the kind and generous support.

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