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Zane Summary:
 - other bc friends preferred


ZANE: A 10 week old Border Collie mix, Zane is a smart little guy who loves to observe everything, learning super fast. He has joined in the games with the adult dogs and quickly fit right in.  A huge cuddler, he is so curious about everything and loves to play, play, play.  He’s not high energy since he’s a mix, so would be a wonderful companion.  Pretty small for his age, we expect he’ll be a bit petite once full grown. Zane is a happy, good natured guy who would love a canine friend as well as someone who adores his wonderful personality

THREE PUREBRED PUPPIES - ready for new homes!!

Three puppies were surrendered to GHF from a dog lover who felt they needed our help in finding them proper homes.  We would prefer them to have a BC buddy since they love to play and would benefit from a mentor dog.  All are very good natured,  easy going and love people. They have all been mixed with adult BC’s and do just fine.

ELSA: 3 month old female.  She is focused, fearless and fiesty, Elsa is a curious girl who needs a job!  She is quite the thinker, smart as can be and showing classic female BC traits!  A cuddly girl, she is also independent and confident.
JASPER: 4 month old male. Jasper loves to wrestle and play with toys as well as other dogs; he is people oriented too, quite a cuddler but showing some real mind/body coordination to herd the action. 
FENN: 3 1/2 month old male. Fenn is a big cuddler, curious to follow his FosterMom around and be by her side; he’s sweet as can be, loving all the attention he can get; also fine with his canine buddies, he is more of a follower.

 Little PACE found exactly the right guardians who would not only adore him, they would help him with his reactive barking when he meets dogs! They understand how to shape behavior in positive ways, with treats and activities, and guide him to different decisions.  Living in the truck cab clearly created his over-reaction so now, with 24/7 time focused on him, that all can change. Pace won their hearts instantly and he and Molly were fast friends, the perfect blend together.  His new canine mentor can show him the big world while his FurMom and FurDad, guid him on how to think about everything.  He will be active, going everywhere they go - camping, backpacking, snow-shoeing, hiking, frisbee and beach walks!  They are so in love with their Molly, she attended their recent wedding as a major participant, never left out of something so important - and, now their heartfelt love for her will be shared with Pace!  Funny thing, too, Pace’s furDad is a serious running, so PACE is his permanent name!!

PACE: A 4 month old Border Collie, Pace is adorable, full of beans and ready to go, go, go! He’s classic in energy and focus, full of drive and super smart. Pace loves his toys and wants to play with someone who understands his mind, challenging him.  He needs a BC savvy home, ready to engage him in activities mentally, physically and emotionally.  A pretty fearless boy, he’s got a strong interest in the big world and wants to jump in completely!  Pace is typical in size for his age and very athletic.  He is meeting other Border Collies and boldly involved, wanting to play.  He was surrendered to the Farm from a NY guardian who realized he could not meet his energy needs since he was a truck driver.  Pace traveled in his cab, keeping him company but needed a much more active life.

Liam & Lennon Summary:
- great together


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

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

TUCKER  needs an angel -    click here to learn more
Tucker Summary:
 - fenced yard REQUIRED
 - bc friend required


Special thanks to Vicki Buono for getting Tucker safely to the Farm

TUCKER: An 8 month old Border Collie, Tucker is a real character! Not only does he have multi-directional ears that show his personality, he has the most curious nature - into everything with a zest for life. Tucker makes everyone laugh with his outgoing nature, happy to meet anyone and go anywhere.  He is very high energy and eager to jump into play with another BC, instantly!  He’s also sweet as can be and loves to cuddle but like any young BC, he goes a hundred miles an hour!  A super athlete, he is a toy maniac and enjoys anything that comes his way! Tucker was loved in his former home but the person had no understanding of the breed so he will do best with a BC savvy guardian who knows how to shape his mind and challenge him. Tucker is about 45 pounds good with cats.

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


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

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

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

Chase Summary:
 - Canine friends or solo dog ok
bc savvy home
 - dog savvy cats


Chase's Angel
John & Marta Aberg, In Memory of Andrew Slyter

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

Special thanks to Marybeth Powers who is working
with Chase at this time, in her home.

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

 - fenced yard REQUIRED
 - dog savvy cats


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

Bud Summary:
 - solo dog  
 - invisible fence REQUIRED


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

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

Kayla's Angels
-Bob Yarrow
-Gloria & Sky

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

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

Kobey Summary:
- solo dog
 - fenced yard required


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

RIGBY: A 3 year old Border Collie found his new life thanks to one of our adopters who was temporarily fostering him for GHF. She fosters many BC’s for us and spent some time with her parents who wanted to meet the new dog..well, he won their hearts instantly. Easy going, fun and playful, Rigby slid into their lives like it was destiny.  He previously lived in a home where his emotional needs were not being met so he was continually having accidents in the house, even at this mature age. Nothing medical was the cause so rehoming him became the answer which it truly was…all the issues are gone. Rigby is clearly a happy guy now

TYE  needs an angel -    click here to learn more
Tye Summary:
 - fenced yard REQUIRED
 - bc savvy home
 - other bc friends or solo dog OK
 - dog savvy cats


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

Special thanks to transporters Marybeth Powers, Gail Domalakes, Susan Myers, and Debbie and Tony Grassi.

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


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

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

Robbie Summary:
 - best as SOLO dog
 - Skilled BC home
 - NO cats


Robbie's Angels
-Reggie & Leela Arrison
Erin Mckenney & Jaffy

ROBBIE: A 6 year old Border Collie, Robbie is a smiler! He loves life and wants to be in the middle of the fun, wherever it is! At first, he is VERY nervous and will need a positive approach to showing him that he is safe with someone new. It's harder for Robbie to be comfortable with men than women so he will only be placed with a skilled, patient BC person. He loves to make up his own games with toys, happily entertaining himself tossing them in the air. He is funny and sweet but does have a very sensitive side and needs to gain a person's trust before he can be comfortable. He is about 45 pounds and is not good with cats. An adult home is best for him since clear direction and guidance is important. He is more nervous with men and will need a woman in the home for him to do his best, at first.   Robbie came with 6 other BC's from an Ohio rescuer who became ill and gave all the dogs to GHF.

Special thanks to Jane Locacio and Ann Gardner who dropped everything to travel to get the 7 Ohio dogs to the Farm.

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


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

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

QUINCEY Summary:
- great as a
solo dog
 - hard fenced yard REQUIRED


Quincey's Angels
-Brenda and Harvey Pardy
-Linda Whitman and Sky
-Rachael Sokolowski and Amanda Reed

QUINCEY: A 7 year old Border Collie, Quincey is happy, healthy and ready for a new life! A smart, friendly, full of energy guy, he loves to play and run.  Quite athletic and full of spunk, Quincey would love someone who is active. He’s curious and eager to bond with everyone he meets.  He does love to cuddle, a really affectionate boy who is truly blossoming being at the Farm.  His previous guardian didn’t interact much, leaving him alone all day on a chain so Quincey is soaking up all the changes as being great!  Since his history was a solo dog, alone a lot, we’d like to place Quincey in an adult home without another dog. He’d flourish with all the attention. He especially loves men and wants to be a close companion. Great in the car, he’s be a good traveling buddy, too.

For potential adopters: please know that Quincey will guard his food and bones from people so will need to be managed properly with his own space for meals and high value treats. He had absolutely nothing in his previous home so he is coveting things of value now.

The right person can manage this but he cannot be in a home with children. An adult home can easily handle this situation.  He is a very loving dog but his history created a problem that needs to be addressed.

Quincey previously had a host of health issues stemming from improper care. Now, those are completely resolved and he’s radiant, inside and out. He is about 50 pounds and good with cats.  He came from a PA guardian.

Cora Summary:
solo dog or canine friends
 - NO cats


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

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

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

JESSIE  needs an angel -    click here to learn more
Jessie Summary:
canine friend preferred
fence yard required


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

Also, rather camera shy, we’ll update his pictures as soon as he unwinds.  

Rhett Summary:
solo dog or canine friends
hard fence required


RHETT - Jan 2007 (below)

Rhett's Angel
"In Loving Memory of Jasmine, my Sweet Mena girl"
RHETT: A 9 year old Border Collie mix, Rhett is looking and feeling his handsome best after a total grooming and vetting. This sweet, gentle soul is adjusting back again at GHF after 7 years away.  He lived with two other dogs and thoroughly enjoys canine friends though really loves having a person near his side.  Rhett is very, very affectionate, one of the easiest, good natured boys to ever land in rescue.  We’re eager to see him renew his spirit and true nature. Rhett is now carrying double his weight so will need to time to gain back his athletic stamina.  He has not been tested with cats. All his vetting needs have now been handled properly, too.  We’re glad we could be here for him, again, when the adopter lost the ability to care for him properly.  We’re deeply saddened by the unfortunate lack of care but are sure Rhett has much love to give with someone special again.

Pepper Summary:
solo dog or canine friends
hard fence required


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

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

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

Ace Summary:
friends or solo dog
 - no cats


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Corky vacationing in 2008, at GHF

Chip Summary:
 - Adult home only
- fenced yard - invisible fence OK
 - active solo home
 - NO cats


Chip's Angels
-Betty Meyer
-Paul & Chris Fisher
Magda and Andre Heydenrych
Jane Biberman
CHIP: A 12 year old Border Collie with ABCA papers, Chip is all about the ball and will race and chase til he drops! He loves action, a classic BC!  Chip is smart as they come and as sweet as can be and focused to work that ball!  He's an adorable guy with tons of personality, smart as a whip.  Chip is friends with everyone he meets and has no worries about new situations or anything thrown his way - he rolls with it all, just like the ball! Chip will do best in a rural setting far from traffic and chaos. He is a doll to be around and really full of personality - fast to learn, eager to act and loving everyone. Chip's previous VA guardians felt it was best to find him a life that suited him better. He is about 50 pounds and is not good with cats

Asher Summary:
friends or solo dog
fenced yard


Asher loves the new Christmas bed!

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Ace - 11 yr old

Jenney - 11 yr old

Asher - 11 yr old

Maverick - 12 yr old

Chip - 12 yr old

Toby - 13 yr old

Bo - 15 yr old

Jack - 15 yr old




GENIE is in foster care loving all the attention she needs. Totally adored, her foster Mom is giving her mental challenges to keep her happy since her body is going to need restrictions for some time.  She’s quite the spirit, already eager to jump up on the bed and over a baby gate! Genie clearly has her plans for how life will unfold!   The hardware on her back leg should come off in approximately 8 weeks and the plate in her front leg will be evaluated to be sure nothing has gone wrong. Optimistically, Genie will have very functional legs!!!

We want to thank everyone who so kindly and generously came forward to help with this extraordinary cost.   Our very special large donors made sure we hit our goal financially so now Genie is covered completely. 

all donations, large and small, 
made it possible for this young girl to have a great life

We are working through some fear issues with Loki at this time.

Loki Angels
-Linda Whitman, Sky & Connell

-Steff and Jim DeBottis with Yafa and GHF alums Kip and Gracie, in loving memory of BC's Punkin and Bear

LOKI: A 1 year old Border Collie, Loki is a sweet soul with a great big heart wanting to love everyone. While he is puppy-like in his nature, he is fearful meeting new people and will become defensive.  Once he understands he knows the person, he relaxes instantly and goes into his affectionate mode on your lap for kisses.  We are working with Loki on the fear aggression since he can bite in the wrong circumstances. He was left in a barn as a pup once he had a couple accidents in the house. This confinement separated him from the family, creating his high anxiety meeting anyone new.  We also suspect Loki has been mishandled aside from the lack of social development.  He is about 40 pounds and good with cats. We are working on his fear issues to decide about adoptability.

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


We are working through some fear issues with Pip at this time.

Pip's Angel
Leslie McDevitt
-DeeDee Arisson, the Princess Briard
PIP: A 2 year old petite Border Collie, Pip is very curious about everything around her and loves to see what’s going on.  She is a pretty independent girl but does best with the guidance of a BC savvy person who understands when Pip gets overwhelmed with all her curiosity! Sometimes meeting other dogs can make her nervous and new people too so she will need some help from the person she trusts is HER person. She has the courage to try new things but could be just as happy in a simple life without going out everywhere in lots of new situations.  Pip would love a life with her own yard and a loving person to cuddle with and enjoy.   She is a gentle girl with a huge heart, loving her belly rubs and getting attention. Pip is about 30 pounds and best with dog savvy cats.  She will need a great deal of patience and time to adapt to a new situation.  She will only be placed in an adult home, ideally with another male BC friend. She does need a hard fenced yard.

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

Special thanks to Lisa Newell for fostering Ana in Vermont.

SKYE  needs an angel -    click here to learn more
Skye Summary:
friends or solo dog


All diagnostic labwork was done and Skye is a healthy girl.
SKYE: A petite 12 year old border collie with ABCA papers, Skye is an affectionate little lady who dearly loves a good belly rub. Always eager, she does not hesitate to offer hers up, cheerfully bestowing kisses in return. She is inquisitive, smart and focused, a thinking girl who observes everything around her. She’s fascinated by her foster Mom’s birds of course!! Young in attitude and energy, she enjoys interactions with dogs and people and is even good with cats. She is happy to engage you in a talkative game of fetch or tug - though short tosses are best. Skye is a sweetheart, quickly capturing your attention and your heart with her steady nature. A charming car companion, she sits up primly watching the road ahead, interested in everything. Indoors, she is a gentle, loving soul, who curls up close beside you, wanting and offering a close connection. Coming from a busy, multi-dog household, Skye's previous owners surrendered her to the farm because she was bullied by a larger dog and demands on their time meant she was getting less time and attention than they felt she deserved. She's carrying a little extra weight, but that will come off quickly with the activity she is now getting.

Special thanks to Vicki Buono who is fostering Skye in NY.

Mick Summary:
 - other bc friend(s) or solo dog 
 - dog savvy cats


Mick thinks being on a cushy bed new this Christmas is a great idea!

Special thanks to Joanne Cook and Tracy & Jeff Beck for the long haul from Pittsburgh to the Farm

Mick's previous life pictured below

Mick's Angels
-Jane & Rich Kihlstrom
-Richard & Maureen Ware
-Linda Whitman, Sky & Connell
-Lisa Barrett & Joe Newell
-Timothy Strano
-John & Bonnie Yurga - in celebration of Jasmine's 3rd anniversary
Cece Mackey
Jamie & Ghillie
MICK: A 12 year old Border Collie, Mick is the coolest character, full of spunk and so much personality! He is also the sweetest boy, loving every single person that crosses his path.  He is smart, focused and really loving his new life at GHF, hanging with so many other BC’s.  Mick is great with them all and joins in to explore and race and chase with them.  He’s got a disadvantage though which will require special attention.

Mick is not using his back right leg fully, basically on tip-toes most of the time.  Upon arrival, the orthopedic review indicated perfect bone structure so the only assumption is an old soft tissue injury.  The muscles on the one leg are so impacted that Mick’s pelvis actually turns to the side, creating this odd gait and extreme pain. He’s now on pain relief and doing better but we’re going to try physical therapy.  Mick will be going to our dear friends and professionals at Thera-Vet in Rochester with hopes that through careful stretching and PT exercises, Mick can gain better use of that leg and have a more normal ability to move and run. 

Such a super nice dog, it’s hard to believe he’s handled this pain so well without any behavior problems. Mick came to GHF due to the kindness of a social service worker who helps the homeless in PA.  When Mick’s person had to leave the streets due to cold weather, Mick had nowhere to go.  We are deeply grateful that she reached out to rescue to give this boy safe haven.  Mick was clearly loved by his person. We’ve learned over the years that often the homeless are so deeply connected to their animals, that the dogs feel great purpose and are well balanced having been such a trusted heartfelt friend and often, only friend.  We were told Mick is 15 but all the vets reviewing him, feel he’s only 12.

Mick is spending time in foster care at TheraVet Acres Rehabilitation and Fitness  getting regular water therapy and massages!

Thanks Dr Browne and the staff at TheraVet!

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

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

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

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