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Searching for  A CANINE  CARETAKER

We are looking for a special person to join the GHF team.
Someone who loves this breed and has a positive team attitude in supporting this exceptional rescue effort.  The Caretaker lives onsite, working full-time at the Farm, including weekends.
Start date is May 2014
there will be a paid 'try-out' period to  help evaluate the fit for both parties.

GHF provides a rent-free home, pays partial utility costs and provides a vet compensation for 
your animals.  Health benefits are also provided. The yearly salary is very competitive with vet tech/animal welfare positions.

Qualified candidates MUST meet this criteria to be considered:
-have vet tech skills
-border collie experience
-be in good physical shape - strong and active
-make a minimum 3 yr commitment

Send resumes to Lillie at rescue@glenhighlandfarm.com
NOTE: "Caretaker" in subject line please


GHF SPECIAL RESCUE UPDATE 2/27/14 
A total of 30 Flat Creek dogs at GHF, 17 in other rescues

Click here to meet the dogs

We would appreciate any support for their care.  
We anticipate they will be in rescue for quite a while.

for financial donations - click here
for food donations - please contact our supplier


We want to share the simplest way of showing what happens at GHF...

for Jake and so many other Border Collies who land here…. with care, love and time…transformation is possible and THAT is our commitment today and since we started in 2001. Over 2000 dogs have found healing here and we hope to help many, many more, with your help and financial support. The work of Sweet Border Collie Rescue is very real, dog by dog.


Faith Summary:
 
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Other BC friend REQUIRED
 - Adult home
 - Seasoned BC home ONLY
 - NO cats

    



Faith's Angel
From Tillie's Tuggies, in memory of Tillie

FAITH: A 5 month old Border Collie, Faith is a super sweet, very very smart, focused girl who really needs a job! She is a real thinker and will do well with someone setting challenges in activities like sports or ways to stimulate her mind. She is not a lay-around, sedate kind of girl! Faith will only be placed in a seasoned BC savvy home who understands her needs.  She's very active and needs the stimulation of another herding dog, too.  Faith loves toys and loves her person so bonds quickly and will enjoy learning whatever is presented to her. Faith really needs the leadership of another BC friend so will only be placed with another dog. She loves to wrestle, chase and play and is happiest with a buddy.   Faith is about 25 pounds and is not good with cats. She came to GHF from a CT family with toddlers which was not a great fit for her.

Special thanks to Joy Moll in NY, for opening her home to help Faith.


WATT needs an angel -    click here to learn more
Watt Summary:
 
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Other BC friend(s) preferred
 - Sports Candidate
 - NO cats

    



WATT: A petite 7 month old Border Collie mix, Watt is full of energy, super smart and incredibly agile…he would be a fabulous sport candidate with his incredible speed and accuracy…he's quite something to see as he flies across the field and turns on a dime. He's very food oriented and loves to learn plus his toy focus is intense.  He's also very very eager to please and would be a delight to train. When Watt meets a new dog, he is all about active play and loves to wrestle, chase and race with such pleasure that he really needs a young canine friend who can match him. Watt has the body structure, mind and emotional desire to please, that makes a great little performance dog if someone wanted to do agility.  He's so young right now, he could be shaped to enjoy many activities.  He tends to fixate on cats so best in a non cat home. Watt is 30 pounds.






Photos courtesy of Joe Hicks of Raejoworks Photography, Sussex, NJ.

FLAME found a great life with a BC buddy she enjoys and a new FurMom who loves to lead an active life with her canine friends!  Flame will join her on hikes and swims and agility, too.  She knew this girl would be the perfect addition to her family and is thrilled to start working with her! Flame now lives in PA.

FLAME: A 10 month old Border Collie, Flame lives up to her name - she is not only gorgeous, she is fast, focused and ready to go!  She will only be placed with a BC savvy guardian who wants to engage her in activities like agility or even herding. Flame has the potential to do it all.  She is very very smart, adapts easily to a new situation and is always looking for direction. A pretty fearless girl, she needs mental, physical and emotional stimulation or she will create her own jobs! Flame is great with other Border Collies but best with submissive males since she's showing some of the bossy female tendencies common to the girls.  She settles beautifully inside and then is ready to go outside, eager to join the action.  Flame is about 35 pounds and is good with dog savvy cats.  She was surrendered to a Maryland shelter that works with GHF so Flame fortunately found her way to safety. Flame can be seen at the Farm or in her foster home in northern NJ.


LUCE needs an angel -    click here to learn more
Luce Summary:
 
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other friend(s) REQUIRED
 - fenced yard REQUIRED
 - dog savvy cats

    


LUCE: A petite 10 month old Border Collie, Luce is a character, curious and outgoing and FULL of energy. She is a classic young BC who needs something to do all the time. She's fast as can be, loves running with other Border Collies and also loves to play non-stop with another young BC. She is a wrestler and chaser, making up herding games.  She's clearly happiest with a BC buddy and will only be placed with another young friend.  Luce also loves toys and happily entertains herself or will play a good game of fetch. She's got the agile nature of a BC and loves frisbee games, too.  Luce is quite a snuggler, happy to cuddle and share attention. A very confident girl, she came to the founder's pack and easily fit right in, adapting well to all the dogs and new setting.  Luce is best with dog savvy cats. She's about 30 pounds.  She came to a CT shelter that works with GHF.


Bing Summary:
 
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other friends preferred

    




Bing's Angels
-Jeanie Burton & River
-Kate Menken & James Handford
-Nancy and Greg Vorbach and Lupa
-Bing
has 4 angels In Memory of Princess Dee Dee, the wonderful Briard, to bring him into the best health possible  
BING: is ready for a new life!!! An 11 month old Border Collie, Bing came to GHF from China thanks to the help of a wonderful couple who love dogs. He landed here with a prance in his step, curious to see everything that goes on and enjoy the countryside! Bing is very friendly and outgoing. This happy, good-natured boy loves to say hello to everyone and will bark eagerly to get a person to come say hi!  He's insistent on meeting everyone new!! He is also great with other dogs and would love a young canine buddy to wrestle and chase and play with. Bing is very good off leash and goes hiking with his fosterers and their dogs, happy to hang nearby. He is super active, loves to run, jump and play and literally leaps and bounds everywhere he is exploring, the happiest boy you can imagine.  He is about 35 pounds though appears a bit taller and larger in photos than he really is.  He is good with cats. Bing has some physical challenges with back limbs that are curved, either from nutritional deficiencies or confinement but either way, his back legs are a bit compromised and impact his gait.  We just improved his front right leg, where he had elbow dysplasia, so the joint is the best it can be to give him good mobility. Cornell's orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Hayashi, worked hard to give Bing the best results. Bing is likely to have arthritis in that front leg so would be best on supplements and monitoring his pain to consider medicine he might need as he ages.   He was originally abandoned at 3 months old by a guardian in China, supposedly throwing him out a high level window.  Fortunately, Bing's fate changed when he landed in a rescue there and then was sponsored for a trip to GHF.  

See "Bing's Snow video" here

Bing had a VERY long journey. Our sincere thanks to all that helped make this possible: Mary & Vicky Fung; the International Center for Veterinary Services & Mary Peng; Globy Pet Relocation; Laura Fanelli; Cindy Song; Greg & Nancy Vorbach & Jane Locacio.

It takes a village!!! This one Border Collie is thankful to have all the help to change his life

Special thanks to Peg and Mike Fuller for bringing Bing into their home so he could experience a loving home setting.


Jetta Summary:
 
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solo dog OK
 - NO cats

    




Jetta's Angels
Dale & Douglas Rutherford - Pace and Minna

JETTA: A VERY petite 1 yr old Border Collie mix, possibly jack russell terrier, Jetta is a sweet girl, really adorable. She loves everyone and loves attention, happy to be with her person instantly. Such a charmer, she wants to meet everyone who comes to the Farm and happily wags her tail with excitement to get attention.  She's quite the cuddler, too, nestling right in on the chair or couch for relaxing time.  Jetta is smart as can be, eager to learn and loves the stimulation of new activities. She is also super fast and can race around the Farm fields beating any BC out there. Jetta is a toy girl, too, hilarious as she races around having found her favorite 'teddy'! Jetta can be good with some dogs but bossy with others so is best as a solo dog. She is about 30 pounds and not good with cats.  You can see her actual size much easier standing with a normal 45 pounds purebred BC. Jetta is very PETITE! 



DINA is from the Flat Creek  - Sprakers NY confiscation
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

    




Dina's Angel
Virginia Miller

DINA: A 1 year old Border Collie, this sweet, petite girl is jumping into action, loving the new life she's leading! She has a big heart and happy, joyful spirit that's shining through her worries and fears. Her eyes light up as she joins in the action of the other dogs, hiking in the woods and hanging out.  Dina is learning that there are good people in the world but she's still very shy. A bit cautious about asking for affection, once in your lap, her body relaxes and she is incredibly lovable and gentle, showing her trust with a small nudge of your hand to pet her some more. Dina will need a patient guardian to continue the process, step by step but she is a brave, curious girl who responds well to a 'we can do it' approach. She's taking trips out in the world and doing well meeting new people. Her FosterMom is careful to build successes in each experience so Dina is never overwhelmed. She will need other confident dog friends who lead the way, helping lessen her anxieties about humans. Her tail is wagging now when she hears her fosterMom talking and eagerly comes over for treats and love. Dina was part of the Sprakers group of Border Collies, removed from an awful situation where they lived outside 24/7 with very little human contact. She is about 25 pounds and great with cats, even cuddling with them.

Special thanks to Deidre Ryan who opened her home 
and heart to help Dina get ready for a new life!


PIP is from the Flat Creek  - Sprakers NY confiscation
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
 - NO cats

    



Pip's Angel
Mary Beth Boucher
PIP: A 1 year old Border Collie, Pip is aptly named - she's curious about everything, eager to learn and please and truly one of a kind, according to her FosterMom who finds herself chuckling at Pip's antics. She's a pretty independent girl and will join in the action around her, pretty fearlessly. She loves to have belly rubs and is ready to get attention especially if there are yummy treats like cheese around! Pip is going to Manner's classes where she has learned to sit, lie down, go to her mat and now learning to come, on command. These are big strides for a little girl who was stuck outside 24/7 with little or no human contact. Pip is part of 46 dogs living in a bad situation in Sprakers NY. Fortunately, she is one of the few who is bold enough to adjust to her new life more quickly but it's still step by step so she's not overwhelmed. She does best with confident canine friends since she's comfortable enough to test other dogs to see where she fits in the order of things. Pip is a great petite girl who will need someone patient with skills to help keep her blossoming. She has enough courage to try new things and be in new situations but still needs someone to make those into successes. Pip is about 30 pounds and best in a no cat home. She's quite a character and truly charming!

Special thanks to Kathy Morgan for helping Pip 
get ready for a real loving life.


LIZZIE is from the Flat Creek  - Sprakers NY confiscation
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



Lizzie's Angel
Patricia Bradley
LIZZIE: A 1 year old Border Collie, Lizzie is all wiggles and cuddles, following her FosterMom around the house. She's bonding well with 'her person' yet still having some worries about life, in general. After such a tough start in her life, Lizzie is now understanding that humans can be safe and kind. She is learning so much about life every single day; about walks with her person, about full food bowls and clean water bowls; about soft, warm places to sleep, and best of all, about gentle petting and whispered endearments.  From being hard to touch, she has become a complete snuggler - a dog friendly couch will be a must, preferably shared with you.  Lizzie is a quiet girl so far, very light on her feet, but does bounce for joy when interacting with her Foster Mom, with a full tail wagging to boot!  So far, she prefers quieter older dogs, or the very young, as canine companions, as the very exuberant ones still worry her a little.  Lizzie will need a loving, patient person to continue to bring her to her full potential as a beloved family member. She is part of 46 BC's taken from a bad backyard breeder who left them outside 24/7, with little or not human contact. Lizzie is about 30 pounds and not yet tested on cats.

Special thanks to Pam Davies for kindly offering Lizzie 
a way to learn about a good life.


RILEE needs an angel -    click here to learn more
Rilee Summary:
 - solo dog home
 - dog savvy cats

    




Special thanks to Marybeth Powers for getting Rilee to GHF.
RILEE: A 1 1/2 year old Border Collie with ABCA papers, Rilee is truly a doll - she loves everyone she meets, a super friendly girl with a real affinity for men -  she's happy to say hello and charm  you with her sweetness. Everyone who has met her, just adores her. She also loves her toys, making up her own games with anything she finds, happy to entertain herself.  Rilee is super smart, eager to learn and wants to connect instantly with anyone she can, such an interesting, classic young BC. She is so athletic and gorgeous to watch as she runs, then turning on a dime when her name is called, with instant recall to return. She came from a horse farm in Ohio, bought as a puppy by a PA guardian who then felt she was too much for her senior BC's. She will chase cats so is best with dog savvy cats since she won't hurt them. She did live on a horse farm and did fine with horses and chickens.

Finnick Summary:
 - fenced yard REQUIRED
 - solo dog home
 - dog savvy cats

    



Finnick's Angel
Logi, GHF Alum

FINNICK: A petite 2 year old Border Collie, Finnick loves his toys and entertains himself constantly, a funny little guy, showing all his smarts by making up games. Sometimes we can hear all kinds of noises in his room as he happily tosses toy after toy around. He is also very people oriented and eager to learn new things plus super affectionate. Finnick is quite the cuddler and really super people focused. He is best with someone who understands the breed since he's active and needs mental challenges as well as a physical outlet for his energy. He's a classic young BC. He is very friendly with everyone he meets and would be happiest with someone focused on him. Finnick is better as a solo dog since he will protect his food from other dogs as well as toys but he has no issues with people. He is ok with cats but will stare waiting for them to move so best with dog savvy cats who are used to this. He is about 35 pounds. Finnick came to GHF from Ct where he had been taken from a home that didn't care for him properly.




BARKLEY found a great life where he'll have 6 acres to call his own, a pond, a canine buddy and a FurMom who LOVES to do agility! He's got it all and we know he'll love it all!  This sweet, outgoing boy quickly won the hearts of his new guardians as he asked for cuddles, raced around happy as could be and fit well with their girl Brandy, too. He now lives in NY.

BARKLEY: A 1 year old Border Collie mix, Barkley is a fun-loving, energetic boy who loves to race and chase and turn on a dime. When he landed at GHF, he zoomed around like a flash, happy to be on the move. He's a handsome dog but gorgeous to watch him full-speed.  Barkley is also a sweet guy who loves attention and cuddling though can be mouthy much like a pup.  He'll need a lot of toy play to satisfy his nature to tug and engage in activities with his person.  He is good natured and very smart, eager to bond with everyone he meets.  He is about 40 pounds and not yet tested on cats. He was a stray in a PA shelter.


4/11/14 UPDATE:  WAHOOOOOOOOOOO….THEY ARE HEARTWORM FREE!

Guinness & Connor are now free to have a happy, ACTIVE life, Border Collie style - we are so thrilled for this remarkable duo to now have made it! We'll have pictures soon of them, in action, as we slowly build their stamina back to normal with running and playing. 

We affectionately call them the 'ninja warriors' cause even in the midst of all the exercise restriction and continual crate rest, they created continual havoc, exploring every nook and cranny of the volunteer cabin, opening cabinets, the fridge, getting into medicine bottles, you name it - we had to put everything on lock down! These two were making up their own mental challenges or 'work' since hanging around with no physical outlet was no fun at all! 

So, soon we've have great dogs RUNNING and CHASING and RACING around the Farm, making up herding games!  Everyone at GHF is absolutely thrilled they survived this deadly disease. We thank the angel supporters who helped us with some of the cost of their treatment, which in the end, totaled over $3000.

Connor & Guinness Summary:
 - Adopted together - a great pair

    




Special thanks to Lisa Rodrick and Nancy & Greg Vorbach who provided door to door service from their previous home to the Farm.

Connor & Guinness Angels
-Nancy & Greg Vorbach
-MaryBeth Agresto - Merry Christmas Jimmy!
-Linda Whitman & Sky
-Steff & Jim DeBottis with GHF alums Kip & Gracie, too

GUINNESS, age 3 and CONNOR, age 2: This friendly pair love attention and absolutely share one sentiment about life - have fun! They are lively, cheerful, full of spunk to investigate everything and fearless. Connor loves to race and run so we'll see just how energetic he is as the days unfold.  Guinness is the leader of this duo and masterminds whatever they do, like opening the door to let herself out which Connor thinks makes all the sense in the world too! They are super sweet, funny characters. Both love toys and love to learn though right now, they are loving their freedom to move!  Their NJ guardian was home on leave from the military and discovered they had heartworm disease, a very very serious case so relinquished them to GHF. Both lived in one home since pups, purchased in Japan, where he was stationed. They are both good with cats.


FORD found a family that will cherish his sweet nature and love the brilliant mind of the Border Collie, having had a beloved BC friend before.  They fell in love instantly when he came up, like he always does, with a wiggly hello and he happily enjoyed all the attention. This sweet boy is ironically heading back to CT but for a very different life, properly cared for, not left to fend for himself as a stray. We're just thrilled for him!

FORD: A petite 4 year old Border Collie, Ford is such a nice guy, so friendly and so up for anything coming his way! He's a great boy, very content to be with people, friendly and sweet. Ford has a really nice nature and also a strong eye and will herd other dogs in a classic BC way! He's amazing to watch as he circles a pack with natural tendencies to work.   Ford loves making up chase games with the other dogs too and could easily enjoy a canine buddy or an active sports home.  He's a real toy boy and enjoys spending time playing with anyone who wants to join in the game. He was found as a stray in Connecticut and fortunately landed at GHF. He is about 35 pounds and is not good with cats.


BELLA found a wonderful family to call her own plus a BC buddy who likes to wrestle and chase like she does but also loves the ball just as much, too! Bella hit it off with her new canine friend, Loki and shed her shyness pretty quickly as she realized she'd even have two boys to throw the ball her way a lot!  We're really happy for this sweet girl who was left living in a basement the past year because she chased the previous guardian's cats.  
Bella naturally developed some anxiety left alone so much but that's behind her now with a FurMom who will be with her almost 24/7 and take her everywhere, just like Loki.  Bella can now blossom into the BC she's meant to be.

Hunter Summary:
 
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solo dog or friends OK

    




Special thanks to our transporters - Ellen Simcik, Teresa and Dan Landon, Dick Dumaresq, Gail Hartman, Sue Myers, and Debbie and Tony Grassi.
Hunter's Angel
-Sharon & Jim Votraw
-Peg & Mike Fuller
HUNTER: A 4 year old Border Collie, Hunter is a curious boy with lots of interest in all the activity around him. He has an irrepressible joy about him, totally enthusiastic about everything! He's super sweet and really loves to play, play, play, and really enjoying learning how the frisbee game works.  Hunter is very friendly and wants to be with someone, sticking right by your side and loving to cuddle, too. This handsome boy is very outgoing and active like most BC's his age. He is good with cats.  Hunter is about 40 pounds and was relinquished directly to GHF once he was no longer needed for breeding.

His Foster home has goats which Hunter found fascinating.

Special thanks to Liz Shaw for opening her home 
to foster Hunter in New Hampshire

Hunter in his foster home http://youtu.be/6zgVp9E6tz8


PRINN needs an angel -    click here to learn more
Prinn Summary:
 
-
solo dog or friends OK

    



PRINN (Princess): A 4 1/2 year old Border Collie, this girl is thoughtful, good-natured, and curious, trying to sort out her new life.  She came to GHF due to her guardian's death so a lot changed quickly but she's taking it all in stride.  Prinn loves her ball so that helps her know things are going to turn out alright, happily racing around for a good game of fetch. She's clearly super smart and has all the BC traits. She'll walk right behind you, balancing off of you in herding style, very funny to feel this girl herd you ahead!  Prinn is very eager to know 'her person' and wants to bond with someone who understands her.  She is good with other dogs but could easily be happy as a solo dog with someone with her a great deal.  She is a bit overweight now from  under-exercise but will trim up quickly at the Farm.  She came to GHF from NJ and is good with cats.

Special thanks to Liz Jordan and Marybeth Powers who made sure Prinn got to GHF.

A VERY SPECIAL ADOPTER IS NEEDED!

    



Cass loves her new FosterMom and her digs, even her very own bed!
Cass' Angel
-Cass has 4 angels from Leela Arrison, to be sure she gets the care that she needs  
-Linda Whitman and Sky

CASS: A beautiful 4-5 year old Border Collie mix, Cass is a lovely, remarkably sweet girl. She is wildly happy being with people and such a lover, it's amazing. Everyone loves Cass and she loves everyone!  This cuddly, affectionate girl also loves her toys and happily entertains herself or plays ball if you want to do that!   She is a real gem, good as gold inside and happy exploring outside. Cass is up for whatever you want to do, she just wants to do it with YOU!

Cass has a big challenge ahead so we are looking for someone to walk with her side by side as life unfolds.  She has a cancerous mass on her rib and while we removed the mass on her side, the unfortunate news is that there is more attached that is very difficult to remove.  According to Cornell oncology, she's likely to have a good stretch of time ahead but how much, is hard to say, perhaps four years. This type of tumor is slow growing with a low incidence of spreading (metastasis). We've had great success with homeopathic treatments with cancer specialist, Dr. Charles Loops, so are pursuing that for Cass. 

This sad news is hard to hear considering this girl is so incredibly happy, lively and full of love.
However, no matter the outcome, we truly believe she deserves the chance to share her heart with someone special NOW.  

Please consider opening your heart and home to Cass. We would consider a long-term foster situation or of course, adoption. Cass is best as a solo dog since she's a bossy girl and she's best without cats.  She's about 50 pounds.



Special thanks to Paula Palmer and Laurie Parker who got Cass to safety.

Special thanks to Melissa Luckow for opening her 
home and heart to foster Cass, in NY.


OSCAR needs an angel -    click here to learn more
Oscar Summary:
 
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canine friend(s) REQUIRED

    



Special thanks to Marybeth Powers for getting Oscar to GHF.
OSCAR: A petite 5 year old Border Collie, possibly mix, Oscar is a much happier guy at GHF where he can hang with other herding dogs and really enjoy creating games. He's confidently exploring, curious about everything and follows the lead of a more confident dog, really enjoying his new life.  Oscar is a sweet guy who likes attention from anyone willing to say hello but he truly does love another BC buddy so we're going to make sure he has a friend.   He is a fairly calm boy, happy to hang out inside after a bit of fun outside. He is very companion oriented, a people dog and used to going wherever his former guardians went -they took him everywhere.  Oscar is about 30 pounds and good with cats. He came to GHF directly from a PA guardian who had two toddlers and could no longer give Oscar the attention he needed.


Merlin Summary:
 
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canine friends preferred
 - fenced yard REQUIRED
 - Adult home

    



Special thanks to Leisl Bryant and Susan Monnelly for getting Merlin to his fosterer in Vermont, Lisa Barrett who understands timid dogs very well, having a GHF alum with the same traits.
Merlin's Angels
Richard Lasky & Dash & Dot
MERLIN: A 5 year old Border Collie, Merlin is a really interesting, sweet guy who is enjoying his new life!  He absolutely loves toys - a major ball nut - so happy to play and play.  He is an affectionate boy, too, though is most comfortable with women since that's what he is used to from his previous situation.  Merlin is a bit of a 'velcro' dog cause he sticks right by your side, really bonded to his main person.   He is good with other dogs so could have a canine buddy or be the center of attention with the right, patient, yet active person since he sure loves to play! Merlin is good with cats. He will need someone who understands that while Merlin is an adult dog, he is very innocent and puppy like in his new experiences. He can also get overwhelmed and extremely nervous so cannot be rushed.  He is about 40 pounds. He came to GHF from a PA guardian who stopped breeding and wanted a better life for him.

Special thanks to Lisa Barrett for offering to help Merlin in her home - she understands timid dogs very well


Serena & Scarlet Summary:
 - Adopted together - a great pair
 
- INVISIBLE FENCE YARD REQUIRED 
 - NO cats

    



Serena (photo above)
Scarlet (photo below)


Serena & Scarlet's Angel
Sue Basehore

SERENA & SCARLET are 6 year old sisters with ABCA papers, who get along beautifully and have been together since pups. They are very sweet, friendly girls who come instantly to the whistle and a 'here girls!'  Both are smart, confident and curious and love playing with toys, entertaining themselves. Their room looks like a toy store! Scarlet and Serena are very very sweet and love attention and cuddling. They were originally purchased to work cows but the farm was downsized and they began having problems with the livestock so they were surrendered to GHF.  We want to place them together in a rural setting, not suburban, but they will need invisible fencing since both can clear a 6 foot fence easily. Most farm BC's are used to flying over fences to accompany their guardians all over the farm.




Special thanks to Laurie Parker who kindly transported the girls to the Farm.

Robbie Summary:
 
- REQUIRES A HARD FENCED YARD
 - best as SOLO dog
 - Skilled BC home

       



Robbie's Angel
In Memory of Princess Dee Dee, the wonderful Briard 

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 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.

Bixby Summary:
  - Adult ONLY home

  - Other canine friend or active solo home
  - NO cats

    



Bixby's Angel
Reggie Arrison
BIXBY: A petite 6 year old Border Collie, Bixby is a love. He is so excited to say hello to everyone and eager to be involved with whomever is nearby. A major ball boy, he'd love to play endlessly with whatever is tossed his way, a classic energetic, athletic boy. Bixby is really sweet and enjoys as much attention as he can get and gives the love right back, very good natured. He loves to cuddle in your lap! He really aims to please and would love to be with his person as much as possible. Bixby has worries meeting men so will need a patient, experienced BC person to help make introductions work so he feels safe.  Bixby is very smart and learns quickly so can overcome these trust issues. He is good with the other BCs and could have a friend or be a solo dog with someone who is active and understands his needs. He is about 35 pounds and not good with cats. He came to the Farm after living a few years in a pen outside when his guardian could not keep him so a relative stepped in to take him. Fortunately, she felt it was best for him to find a home where he would have more attention. He came from PA

Special thanks to Joy Moll for opening her home 
to foster Bixby.


ABBY & RITTER need an angel -    click here to learn more
Abby & Ritter Summary:
  
- fenced yard REQUIRED

    


ABBY & RITTER:  A beautiful duo: 6 year old Abby (the blue merle) is a happy girl who aims to please and loves to connect with any person - she is such a people focused girl. Ritter is 7 years old and loves his frisbee, a big time toy boy.  Both have lived together in one home until recently due to the death of their guardian. Abby and Ritter are pretty easy-going and have worked out their relationship where she's the boss though Ritter doesn't seem to mind. Both love attention and enjoy active playing. They are good with cats and trained on the invisible fence.  Both are carrying extra weight from lack of exercise but will drop that while at the Farm, enjoying all the running.  They came to GHF from a NJ guardian. 



TESS is from the Flat Creek  - Sprakers NY confiscation
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



Tess' Angel
Rebecca Plantz

TESS: A 7 year old Border Collie, Tess is a beautiful girl, gentle, sweet and so eager to be with people. She loves to snuggle and be near her person, happy to say hello the minute you come home and be next to you, by your side. Tess is lovely.  She is great with other dogs and loves to play if another dog will chase and wrestle, she'll join right in.  She also enjoys toys, having her favorite to carry around.  Tess is blossoming in rescue at her foster home but will still need a patient, understanding person to help that continue. She was one of 46 dogs removed from a very bad situation in Sprakers, NY, left outside 24/7, with very little human contact, being used for breeding.  Fortunately, Tess made it to safety and is clearly on the mend, truly happy to have a cozy, loving experience with people. She can be wary of men so will need a woman leading the way for her continued healing.  She'll only be placed in a calmer home with another BC and with savvy adopters. Tess is truly making great progress enjoying the real world and will surely unfold even more, in the right hands.  She is about 40 pounds and not yet tested on cats.

Special thanks to Rosie Sutherland 
for opening her home to foster Tess 


LUCY & MURPHY need an angel -    click here to learn more
Lucy & Murphy Summary:
 - Adopted together - a great pair
 
- REQUIRES A FENCE (invisible fence trained)
 - Older kids or Adult home

    




LUCY & MURPHY: A 7 year old sister/brother duo, Lucy & Murphy are classic happy characters, busy with everything around them and eager to meet anyone nearby. They are super friendly and actually a bit funny, as they unwind here at the Farm, so curious to explore and jump into all the action. This is a return visit for them, though much older this time. Both were 7 months old when they first were abandoned for too much energy. This time it's financial problems leading them to GHF, but either way, we're happy to help them find the home for the NEXT phase of their lives! Both are trained on the invisible fence, both are good with cats and both really love people. Lucy, however, is nervous with young children so an adult home will be best. They are easier Border Collies, without that intense herding drive, much more companion oriented. Both need to knock off some pounds, like everyone in the winter! so we'll update their pictures as they trim down.


Lucy & Murphy at 7 months old (left)


Simon & Jaz Summary:
 - Adopted together - a great pair
 
- REQUIRES A FENCED YARD 
 - NO cats

    


JAZ is the leader, the catalyst for motion. You throw, she chases and that's what she loves the most. Focused, smart and attentive, she's got all the traits of a classic BC. Jaz is an incredible frisbee dog, turning mid-air to catch whatever is tossed her way. She loves to play and she also loves people, a very friendly high energy girl. A very responsive girl, she knows how to have fun!  She is good with cats but since Simon isn't, they will only go into a "no cats" home

Simon and Jazz Angels
Mike & Peg Fuller

SIMON and JAZ, both 7 yr old bc's.  They are absolutely terrific with people, very eager to say hello to anyone and everyone and they are great with other dogs. They were very well socialized and befriend everyone they meet. This fabulous pair are great friends, loving life, happy to share their charm and brilliance and joy of having fun, BC style! Both athletic and playful, they need an active guardian who adores this breed. 


SIMON
 is a thinker, paying attention to everything around him to decide whether it's ball time or not. A bit sensitive, he likes some reassurance before he joins in the action. But, he LOVES his ball and makes up games with Jaz as they both are toy dogs! He's happy to have attention and also happy to entertain himself. He is not good with cats.
SIMON & JAZZ thought everyone picked the perfect toys for them - Jaz couldn't decide which one....  even though Simon spotted his instantly. This wonderful duo absolutely love to play, play, play and love anyone who will join them in the game!!!  

All mature BC's (dogs 9 yrs and older) have undergone a geriatric screen which includes bloodwork, a thyroid panel and urinalysis. The dogs are available for adoption once those results indicate they are healthy and ready to go!


NICK needs angels - click here to learn more

EVERY GHF SENIOR COSTS $1500 IN VETTING TO INSURE THEY ARE IN GOOD HEALTH. 
FOUR ANGELS ARE NEEDED PLEASE.

Nick Summary:
 - active solo home
 - dog savvy cats

    



Thanks to Jane Locacio who brought him to meet up with Christine Chady for the drive to the Farm
Nick's Angels
-Caley, Chase, Jacqui and Dave Bain
-Jeff & Kelley Hoffman

NICK: A 9 year old Border Collie, Nick is an incredible ball nut! A classic focused BC who loves to play and play and will happily respond to anyone kind enough to toss that ball!  He's a very smart guy, settled and balanced, very clear that people are great to be around and eager to join the fun with a person. He can settle well when there is no game to play and enjoys hanging out at home too. Nick is good with other dogs but possessive over his toys so best as a solo dog. He lived in one home since a pup but was relinquished to GHF due to allergies their toddler developed. Both dogs in the home were given up. Nick is about 45 pounds and is good with dog savvy cats. He came from PA guardians who wanted to be sure he had the opportunity to have another loving home. 

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

   


Chip's Angel
-Amy & Robert Barilla, In Laddie's memory
-Fiona Robertson,In memory of GHF's Blaze

CHIP: A 10 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 is great with other BC's, and just as happy to be by himself, engaged with his person though he likes to play with other BC's too. 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

Special thanks to fosterer Linda Wood 
for opening her home and heart to Chip.



MAVERICK needs angels - click here to learn more

EVERY GHF SENIOR COSTS $1500 IN VETTING TO INSURE THEY ARE IN GOOD HEALTH. 
FOUR ANGELS ARE NEEDED PLEASE.

Maverick Summary:
 - Other canine friend or solo home
 - NO cats
 - fence yard required

    




Special thanks to our transporters – Ellen Simcik, Teresa and Dan Landon, Dick Dumaresq, Gail Hartman, Sue Myers, and Debbie and Tony Grassi.
Maverick's Angel
-Lisa Ramsay-In loving memory of BoBo, another Senior GHF alum
-Gail Hartman
-Nancy and Robert Marston

MAVERICK: An 11 year old Border Collie, Maverick is a character - he is a strong willed guy who likes to check out everything going on around him!  He loves exploring outside to see where the Farm dogs are going and will happily trot along to join them, all about the action.  He is very athletic and loves to play with other dogs, clearly happy to have canine buddies.  He's an engaging BC with plenty of spunk, a bit like the old style BC's from working farms who know how to think and observe and use their minds non-stop, very curious and ready to be a part of everything….he's quite special. Maverick is easy going but certainly a 'young senior' so would love a life where he has 'work' to do and a BC buddy, too.  He is 47 pounds, a bit underweight so likely to be close to 55 once at full weight. He was a stray in PA, found matted, dirty and truly a mess. Once at GHF, we was vetted properly and had 12 teeth extracted! So, this boy is feeling much better NOW!  He is not good with cats.


Lacie Summary:
 - Other canine friend or solo home
 - dog savvy cats
 - tennis balls required

    



Special thanks to our transporters Krysta Barnhart, Dick Dumaresq and Paul Elkins.
Lacie's Angels
-Carolyn & Dick Dumaresq

LACIE An 11 year old Border Collie, Lacie is the cutest thing. She's got plenty of spunk and total confidence about everything she wants to do and willingly checks out the world as if she can handle it all! She's a classic BC. One of the reasons she's so secure in her own way of handling the world is because she did in fact work on a sheep farm, so her brilliance was put to good use. Lacie is good with other dogs and likes her ball games, too!  She found herself without a home when her guardian aged so his grandson was selling her for $50 since she was old.  Lacie lived outside all her life but is loving the Farmhouse Sanctuary, happy to be warm and cozy. She has perfect manners and such a friendly personality, it's hard to imagine anyone parting with these really wonderful girl. Fortunately, we were able to bring her into rescue at GHF. She is not good with cats.


We said good-bye to Jasmine today, due to organ failure. At 13, she'd almost made a full year with us but no matter how long the time we had, we're all grateful to have met her…such a marvelous, spunky, fun filled girl…a classic Border Collie brain with all the gusto and focus that goes along with the breed.  Imagining Jasmine in her younger days was easy cause as a senior, she was so full of drive to go!   She met numerous summer vacationers as they came up for a GHF Tour and got to see just how special the seniors all were, playing, racing and running in the Farm yard.  She was the perfect diplomat for all that makes Border Collies special.  She will be sorely missed but has left the Farm with her special energy and we are honored to have had her at the Farmhouse Sanctuary, sharing her heart with so many.

JASMINE: A 12 year old Border Collie, Jasmine is a love and a major ball girl! She's just adorable, full of spunk and sweet as can be, happy to hang with the dogs or people and most happy, going for that ball! She's got a lot of focus and intensity when the ball comes out but otherwise, she's just one happy go-lucky, friendly, loving girl. This is one very special BC with lots of love to give and truly a treasure to be around. Jasmine is about 60 pounds but will trim up now that she's getting proper exercise again. Her former guardian died, leaving Jasmine with nowhere to go so she was abandoned at a PA shelter. Fortunately, the shelter works with GHF and asked us for help.  She is good with cats. Jasmine needs a ranch style home since her backend is a bit weak, making a lot of stairs too challenging.



KENDALL is from the Flat Creek  - Sprakers NY confiscation
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



Kendall's Angels
Patty, Kathy and Marilyn
KENDALL: A 1 year old Border Collie, Kendall is a gentle girl who is curious and wants to explore but worries about trusting humans.   She will take treats from her FosterMom's hand but still has a hard time easily coming over to get them.  She watches her canine buddies to understand what's ok and what is not, taking great reassurance from them. She joined in a big walk with her friends, trotting happily along enjoying life with her pack.  Kendall has a long road ahead as she sees, step by step, that life can be safe.  Her first reaction is to flee whenever pressured so she will need a very patient person to help her unfold with confidence. She is about 30 pounds and not yet tested on cats.  She is learning how much she likes life inside where it's cozy when she got a brand new bed to call her own and immediately, sank right into it!
Kendall was part of 46 dogs taken from a bad backyard breeding situation where she was left outside 24/7 with little or not human contact.

Special thanks to Sarah Cummings for opening 
her heart and home to help Kendall


HALLIE is from the Flat Creek  - Sprakers NY confiscation
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


Hallie's Angel
Kimberly Holcombe & Tom Chiginsky

HALLIE: A 1 year old Border Collie, Hallie is learning all about life and how she can enjoy herself.  This sweet, petite girl is very, very shy but her curiosity is leading her to try new things and accept this new life. Hallie will now take treats from her foster Mom's hands and is starting to play with toys.  The other BC's in the house are helping her see how much fun herding games can be so she's now watching them and exploring everything, inside and out. She's even boldly jumped up on the bed to see why that spot is so appealing, too!  She will take a very patient person who wants to continue helping her blossom, step by step.  Hallie came from the awful Sprakers situation, left outside 24/7 with little human contact at all.  She's about 25 pounds and not yet tested on cats.

Special thanks to Andy and Ellen Simcik for opening 
their home and hearts to help Hallie.


WISP is from the Flat Creek  - Sprakers NY confiscation
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


Wisp's Angel
Lara Avery

WISP: A 1 year old Border Collie, Wisp is a sweet, gentle girl who is blossoming with attention. She loves lying across people's laps, truly content to be touched.  She's discovered that she likes belly rubs and although hesitant, she really wants to connect with a person. Wisp is bravely trying to believe humans are safe and life can be good.  Nicknamed 'me, too', she can be delightfully insistent about getting her share of attention if another dog is getting petted too! Wisp really relies on the reassurance of a person and a dog buddy to show her the way as she encounters anything new and frightening.  She will seek out her person, asking for help, putting her paws up or leaning in tightly. This is a great beginning for Wisp to follow direction from someone who loves helping her learn about life.  She will do best in a quiet home with canine friends and a patient guardian. She is also beginning to experiment with toys, finding a little red stuffed ball that she throws up into the air and then pounces on. And, Wisp is quite the collector of toys all tucked in the corner of her little safe spot, enjoying having something to call her on. Wisp is bravely moving around the house and gaining confidence step by step. She is about 35 pounds and not yet tested on cats. Wisp is one of 46 BC's taken from the Sprakers NY breeding situation, living outside 24/7 with little or no human contact.

Special thanks to Carol Bradford for 
opening her home to help Wisp.


PIXEL is from the Flat Creek  - Sprakers NY confiscation
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


Pixel's Angels
Lynne & Frank Bunke
PIXEL: A 1 year old Border Collie, Pixel is a sweetheart and is slowly learning that life can be fun. She's staying close by her FosterMom like a shadow, sorting out what everything means, watching with 'wide doe eyes', trying to understand it all. She likes the other canine buddies and is making great progress but while she tries to be brave, her past fears of humans tend to overwhelm her at times. Pixel was part of 46 dogs removed from the Sprakers NY situation where they were all left outside 24/7 with very little human contact. This very sweet girl is going to need a patient adopter who can help her blossom, step by step. She's about 30 pounds and not yet tested on cats.

Special thanks to Linda Wood for offering Pixel a safe place to start her new journey before landing in a forever home.


GWEN is from the Flat Creek  - Sprakers NY confiscation
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


Gwen's Angels
Sandy Doppel

GWEN: A 1 year old Border Collie, Gwen is a sweet, soft girl who is trying to understand this new life. She relies on the other dogs in her Foster home to show her the ropes and she is initiating play with every dog.  Gwen has even started throwing toys in the air, zooming around them and then racing around the yard, proudly holding them in her mouth! She is also bravely coming up the stairs to sleep in the room with her FosterMom and starting to understand the routine of a home life.  Gwen is nervous when the routine changes and still very worried about being petted, not trusting she is safe. She'll need a very patient person to help her continue to blossom, step by step.  Gwen is about 30 pounds and not yet tested on cats. 

Special thanks to the Rollins family 
for opening their home to Gwen.


KAYLA is from the Flat Creek  - Sprakers NY confiscation
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
Leslie Benway

KAYLA: A 1 year old Border Collie, Kayla finds great comfort with her Foster Mom's canine pack, confident, tail wagging and engaged.  She joins in the commotion of barking and playing, racing back and forth outside, having a grand time.  She loves to follow her FosterMom everyone and is getting used to being lovingly touched, less nervous that nothing will go wrong.  However, Kayla is still very wary of human touch and dodges at times to flee but she loves food so is learning that she can take treats if she knows the person. She is terrified of men and will hide instantly and is very concerned meeting new people.  Her FosterMom is committed to helping her with each of these worries and knows that someone patient can help, step by step, once Kayla learns to trust.  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. Kayla hates to be outside on windy days when it's cold and literally stops in her tracks.  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. It's going to take time for her to realize what she so deserves.

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


NEVAN is from the Flat Creek  - Sprakers NY confiscation
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
-Kim Renak with family and friends
-Pat & Ken Gletow

NEVAN: A 14 month 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.


JACKSON is from the Flat Creek  - Sprakers NY confiscation
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

    


Jackson's Angel
Mary Ellen Barlow 
JACKSON: A 2 year old Border Collie, Jackson is very sweet with a gentle heart and nature. He is very polite, a 'soft' boy. He tries very hard to figure out what you want, watching intently to make sense of all the new things in his life, following his person to make the brave next step. He loves to adventure and run in the woods, checking out the sights and smells... under the cover of the trees, he is a motoring red dog on the move! He is fine with other dogs, but he needs time to trust that he is safe. Jackson was removed from the Sprakers NY situation, along with 45 other Border Collies. He lived outside 24/7 and had little or no human contact so everything is new for him. He is blossoming well in his foster home but it will take quite awhile for him to feel fully safe in life.  He will need a patient person who understands his worries and helps him grow further. Jackson must have a fenced yard and a BC buddy since other dogs help signal 'all is well'. He is about 40 pounds and not yet tested on cats. 

Special thanks to Holly Southcott for giving Jackson 
the help he needs in foster care.


COLIN is from the Flat Creek  - Sprakers NY confiscation
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

    



Colin's Angels
- the "6" from NJ

COLIN:  A 2 year old Border Collie, Colin is a very soft boy, cautious in new situations and though he tries to trust the feeling of being safe, he has a long road ahead of him.  Colin learns best from the other dogs in his foster home, taking cues about how life works in a home so he'll need a canine friend for sure. He could easily join a multiple dog household. Colin has learned all about stairs and his yard and the fun of dog play but most importantly, he's starting to understand that humans are good. His FosterMom is working slowly, step by step, to give him a sense that good things come from people like peanut butter stuffed kongs and nylabones and loving touch. Colin is so incredibly sweet and so wants to be brave so we know, with time, patience and the right person, plus all the help in his foster home will pay off for a new life.  He is going to do best in a calm, quiet home with loving people that understand his history and don't overwhelm him with too many expectations. He is best with dog savvy cats.  Colin is about 40 pounds.  Colin came from the Sprakers NY confiscation where he and 45 other BC's were living outside 24/7 with little or no human contact

Special thanks to Deb Lazaro for giving Colin 
the help he needs in foster care.


XANDER is from the Flat Creek  - Sprakers NY confiscation
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

    


Xander's Angel
Lisa Barrett
XANDER: A 2 year old Border Collie, Xander is slowing coming out of his shell, wagging his tail a little and realizing that an outstretched hand is not a reason to panic and run. He comes over for special treats and even loves to be brushed. He is curious about his Foster Mom's canine pack though not quite brave enough to join in, yet. He loves to be inside next to his Foster Mom but is also enjoying some hikes outdoors.  His worries are substantial but this brave boy is trying hard to breakthrough and believe there is a safe world. Xander is one of 46 BC's taken from a backyard breeder situation where he lived outside 24/7 with little or not human contact. He is about 40 pounds and not yet tested on cats.

Special thanks to to Lauren Mitchell for helping Xander, 
step by step, trust humans.


OWEN is from the Flat Creek  - Sprakers NY confiscation
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

    


Owen's Angel
Janet James
OWEN: A 6 year old Border Collie, Owen is a gorgeous guy with a big heart. He's also a curious fellow who is happy to have a bigger life where he can explore outdoors, even other animals! While he loves being outside with you and going on walks, he is a fairly calm border collie and also loves the quiet time of being inside and settles right in, nearby. He is QUITE taken with the goats and will sit and just watch them, using that BC mind of his! He's very content with his two BC foster pals, GHF alums Shelbee & Bebee, who are giving Owen the confidence that life is good!  He follows them wherever they go and now loves to run around and is beginning to initialize play with them, too.    He is a really sweet soul who loves being with his person and he is learning to trust but has a way to go given his history. His skittish nature is still evident at times but more and more, he really wants to trust being with a person to call his own.  He has a spectacular 'old soul' way about him, everyone who spends time with him, can feel.  Owen will need a patient person who understands his worries and how to help him blossom, healing his history. Owen came from an awful situation living outside 24/7 without much human contact, part of 46 dogs thankfully removed from Sprakers, NY.  He is about 50 pounds and not yet tested on cats.  

Special thanks to Patti Bradley who opened her home 
and heart to help Owen on his new journey


ANNEY is from the Flat Creek  - Sprakers NY confiscation
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


Anney's Angels
Babs & Paul McCauley

ANNEY: An 8 year old Border Collie, Anney looks right into your eyes, asking for a connection, hoping for understanding of who she is and what she needs.  She is a very gentle soul, sharing her heart instantly.  Anney is also cheerful and happy, curious and eager to see what life has to offer, especially when it comes to attention. She loves being petted and nudges with her nose, for more, wagging her tail like any dog happy to see the human they love and trust.  However, meeting men is another story.  Anney shuts right down, totally afraid and eager to disappear from the room.  It's as if Anney wants to become invisible, completely fearful, loosing all trust in life. It took days for her to recover from a visiting male guest so her Foster Mom is attempting, step by step, to reintroduce the idea of feeling safe while a man appears. It's going to take time and a very patient guardian who understands how crippling this deep fear can be for her.  Anney is one of the 46 BC's taken from Sprakers NY, in a breeding situation where life was clearly awful, in many ways. Living outside 24/7 is the least of what Anney endured.  Like many of the older dogs, age 6 and up, their fear of men is very obvious. Anney does have interest in toys and picks up a stuffed ball and will bound around the yard, proudly enjoying her toy. 

She loves to hang out with her FosterMom checking out the yard so would love a quiet life with someone she could call her own.   Chaos with people or dogs doesn't suit Anney at all. She is about 30 pounds and not yet tested on cats.

Special thanks to Carol Bradford helping Anney grow 
and blossom in her foster life.


ACE needs an angel - click here to learn more

EVERY GHF SENIOR COSTS $1500 IN VETTING TO INSURE THEY ARE IN GOOD HEALTH. 
FOUR ANGELS ARE NEEDED PLEASE.

Ace Summary:
 
-
friends or solo dog

    



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  

ACE: A 10 year old Border Collie, ACE is such a wonderful guy, with just the sweetest nature!  He is enjoying his new digs at the Farmhouse Sanctuary since Ace is heartworm positive. He will be with us for a number of months as we proceed with his treatment, step by step, using a slow method approach since it's safer. Ace is a bit fatigued at this point but still loves his balls and is clearly enjoying the cozy couches and hanging with the fun gang of other Border Collies.  We are so hopeful that Ace will fully recover from heartworm and go on to have a loving, happy life with someone special.  Ace is 50 pounds and good with cats. He was a stray in Pennsylvania, landing in a shelter that fortunately works with GHF.  He is not good with cats.



CODEY, age 13 and KIRKE, age 10: 

Two Border Collies mixes who have lived together almost all their lives, found their way back to the Farm recently after a divorce.  Both dogs came to GHF and became fast friends so were adopted together in 2005.  Today, they could be adopted again though being separated is also possible since their energy levels are so very different.  We're happy to see what unfolds and what special people are attracted to meet them.  

KIRKE needs an angel - click here to learn more

EVERY GHF SENIOR COSTS $1500 IN VETTING TO INSURE THEY ARE IN GOOD HEALTH. 
FOUR ANGELS ARE NEEDED PLEASE.

Kirke Summary:
 
-
friends or solo dog

    


KIRKE is a sweet charismatic guy in a different way - he loves attention but he is so curious about the world that he literally has a blast checking out everything! And, in Kirke's case, just like when he was here at age 1, he can clear any fence in the blink of an eye, even now at age 10, which of course, he immediately did!

Kirke is quite the cuddler and Codey is like the 'rock' who hangs by your side, letting you know that all is well, no matter what unfolds.  These are very special GHF dogs having endured nine years of challenges due to family allergies, financial problems and then divorce. They deserve another chance to share their hearts with someone new.

As with all seniors, we have done diagnostic work to insure they are healthy for adoption which they are!  Both need dental procedures and had bloodwork, thyroid and urine checks so we appreciate the angel support for Codey's needs and would hope Kirke can have an angel too!

KIRKE - in 2005

CODEY needs an angel - click here to learn more

EVERY GHF SENIOR COSTS $1500 IN VETTING TO INSURE THEY ARE IN GOOD HEALTH. 
FOUR ANGELS ARE NEEDED PLEASE.

Codey Summary:
 
-
friends or solo dog

    


Codey's Angels
Larry Poe & Joy Paris-Poe 

CODEY, a 13 yr old bc mix,  is a gentle soul, truly such a doll and could easily join people who love a sweet character with lots of love to give. He just radiates when with people and everyone is drawn to him!

Kirke is quite the cuddler and Codey is like the 'rock' who hangs by your side, letting you know that all is well, no matter what unfolds.  These are very special GHF dogs having endured nine years of challenges due to family allergies, financial problems and then divorce. They deserve another chance to share their hearts with someone new.

As with all seniors, we have done diagnostic work to insure they are healthy for adoption which they are!  Both need dental procedures and had bloodwork, thyroid and urine checks so we appreciate the angel support for Codey's needs and would hope Kirke can have an angel too!

CODEY - in 2005



LOVING FOSTER HOMES NEEDED

We are looking for loving homes to help with special dogs who need some tender loving care on a foster basis. Whether it is an older dog a bit disoriented from the big change to rescue or a young dog with special needs, we NEED YOU. The Farm can succeed in helping Border Collies by having special people who offer to bring a dog into their lives as a foster family.
 
Please contact us if you can helpsbcrescue@gmail.com 
We need homes within a two hour drive of upstate NY 


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

THE FARMHOUSE SANCTUARY

where only aging and ill Border Collies live.  

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COVE will live out his life at the Farm, due to health challenges.  
Please consider supporting his care by being his angel. 
We will need ongoing financial assistance for his needs.

 
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EVERY GHF SENIOR COSTS $1500 IN VETTING TO INSURE THEY ARE IN GOOD HEALTH. 
FOUR ANGELS ARE NEEDED PLEASE.


Cove's Angels
-Jim & Pam Sacks, Zorro & Bridget  
-John & Stacey Simon, Milo & Tucker too!

COVE: A 14 year old Border Collie, this boy is a doll. He's curious and loves to explore, trotting around the Farm, checking everything out. Inside he's the same, boldly heading right up the steps to see where our Caretaker has gone!  Cove is a gentle guy with a super sweet nature, clearly a people dog.  We're working through his health needs, included recently diagnosed anaplasmosis and other medical concerns and will update his bio as we know more. We hope he can have a few years ahead at the Sanctuary, enjoying all the Farm has to offer!  He came to GHF from a Massachusetts guardian who had him 6 months, taking him from someone else who could no longer keep him
Special thanks to Pam and Jim Sacks for a comfy bed for Cove!

Special thanks to Susan Monnelly for helping Cove find save haven at GHF

BENTLEY will live out his life at the Farm, due to health challenges.
Please consider supporting his care by being his angel. 
We will need ongoing financial assistance for his needs.

 
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EVERY GHF SENIOR COSTS $1500 IN VETTING TO INSURE THEY ARE IN GOOD HEALTH. 



Bentley's Angel
Bentley has 4 angels
In Memory of Princess Dee Dee, the wonderful Briard, to be sure he has a year of support,  
BENTLEY: A 13 year old Border Collie mix, Bentley is not only adorable, he is a character, about as charming as any dog who has ever landed at GHF. He absolutely loves to say hello to everyone. He parades around with a nylabone or a ball in his mouth, happy as can be, tail always wagging. This is one easy-going boy! He is definitely people-oriented and likes to follow you around and be close to you. Bentley is delightfully curious, taking in new things with wide-eyed wonder, very puppy-like. He is enjoying the freedom of the yard and meeting other dogs.  Bentley is great with other dogs but can get overwhelmed by numbers and strong personalities so would prefer more one on one attention from his person. He is fine with cats.

Bentley came to GHF when his NY guardian landed in the hospital with a terminal disease.  He lived outside all his life with two other dogs. With laser treatment and anti- inflammatory meds, Bentley's degenerative disc disease can be managed.  Aside from this challenge, he is in good health with solid bloodwork, thyroid testing and urinalysis - a full geriatric screen gave him a good bill of health. Bentley is about 40 pounds. 


JACK is an amazing senior who landed here a year ago and while we thought he might be happy in a different life, he's shown us that he wants to stay at the Farm. So, Jack is another resident senior happily content living here at GHF, where things make total sense to him. We understand this very special boy and his likes and dislikes so here he'll stay, til his days are done. Jack is in some ways, the mascot for all the seniors - he's happy, healthy and clearly voting that life at GHF is GRAND…lots of ball play, lots of love and plenty of stuff to DO so we welcome Jack as a permanent resident!!

 We would love your support to care for Jack for the rest of his life. 
 
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EVERY GHF SENIOR COSTS $1500 IN VETTING TO INSURE THEY ARE IN GOOD HEALTH. 
FOUR ANGELS ARE NEEDED PLEASE.


Jack's Angels (needs 1 more angel)
-Sara & Rick Pisani
-Rachael Sokolowski and Amanda Reed & Mist
-Laura Purcell & John Jordan on behalf of his buddy Kane

JACK: A 13 year old Border Collie, Jack is so cool - he loves life - running, chasing, exploring, playing ball, greeting everyone with his distinctive bark. He adores people and will take all the attention and affection you are willing to give.  Jack is a trooper for sure, he sailed through his heartworm treatment – his attitude was and is- that everyday is a day to be lived and enjoyed. We're thrilled to have Jack here at the Farm, a
great inspiration to everyone. He is smart, super sweet, ready to stay by your side, in tune with you and sharing his heart and his goofy smile. This incredible boy is agile and active even with some bum back legs (from falling in a hole years ago). He loves toys of any kind and will happily entertain himself if you are busy. He is fine with cats. Jack came to GHF after his VA guardians foreclosure. He was father to many litters over the years.  


CASEY will live his life at the Farm where he is truly happy and content.
He's not that comfortable having new people around but clearly loves the Farmhouse Sanctuary so at 13, we felt it's best to give him the life he now loves! He will have ongoing medical needs so we appreciate your support for the rest of his life.
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EVERY GHF SENIOR COSTS $1500 IN VETTING TO INSURE THEY ARE IN GOOD HEALTH. 
FOUR ANGELS ARE NEEDED PLEASE.



Casey's Angels 
-Betsy,Odie,and Bo in spirit to be angels to Casey
-Pat and Bob Maier
-Richard and Jane Kihlstrom
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CASEY: A petite 13 year old Border Collie with ABCA papers, Casey is a character. He's lived on a farm all his life, having the delight of herding livestock long ago so is pretty much an independent fellow who likes action. He thinks people are just fine, too, of course but he's looking for his job to do! He's still got the focused 'bc eye', though now, his eyesight is a bit different as is his hearing however his desire to be in the middle of everything, is still strong as ever. He's focused on the dogs as they race around the Farm, as well as his frisbee and ball, eager to jump into the fun. This friendly boy lived in one home since a pup, living outside in a pen except when working but as he aged, so did his guardian who now has no need for him. Casey and his canine friend, Kate.  They both needed GHF since they were stuck alone outside all the time now, with nothing to do. He and Kate came to GHF from NY. He is not good with cats but certainly still loves his frisbee and ball!!! He is about 40 pounds.

SKIP will live out his life at the Farm, due to health challenges.  
Please consider supporting his care by being his angel. 
We will need ongoing financial assistance for his needs.

 
click here to learn more

EVERY GHF SENIOR COSTS $1500 IN VETTING TO INSURE THEY ARE IN GOOD HEALTH. 
FOUR ANGELS ARE NEEDED PLEASE.




SKIP headed out on the trails and loved them, ball in mouth of course!

Thanks to Linda Whitman, Skip is resting happily on a brand new bed just for him! and his tennis ball, of course!

Skip's Angels 
-Matthew Dyer
-Timothy Hunt & Christine Bamberger,In memory of Storm
-Melinda Lee
-Christopher, Ruger, & Chloe Fuller

SKIP is a marvelous 16 year old Border Collie and we're honored to have him here! Oh boy is he sweet, fun and full of spunk!!!! A true testament to the fact that BC's age beautifully. Bright-eyed as ever, Skip is trotting around the Farm having a blast exploring. And, he was the first senior to decide that digging a snow-stuck tennis ball, was worth his time and of course, it was! He's a ball boy for sure.

Skip is enjoying life inside the warm Farmhouse Sanctuary now, something he has NEVER done before. He was tied outside all his life, nothing any of us would want to see happen. However, he was loved and there were grandkids in the family who played with him all the time. Skip rode in the pick-up truck as his FurDad's best friend.

We are absolutely thrilled to have SKIP here and surely hope he decides that a couple more years of life is his to enjoy. His vet work looks good so far, amazingly good. We'll do everything possible to enhance Skip's health and new life at the Farm. He is a resident Sanctuary BC, sharing his amazing spirit with everyone who visits.   More updates to come on SKIP...the Senior Elder of the gang now here. 

Skip's person could no longer care for him so he was abandoned in a shelter in PA that works with GHF.




SENIOR JAKE loves his foster home so much, it's like he rolled years off his life, now acting like a youngster! He's become quite the patriarch of the pack, keeping track of all his canine buddies do, including GHF alum, Tuck but also busy with the llamas that live there, giving him quite a purposeful job.  So, as things often go with fostering, Jake has a forever home with one of the GHF caretakers.  Both she and her husband fell in love with this special boy soon after he arrived but had been waiting for Jake to give his vote to stay which of course, he has!  Jake is now happily living a big life with lots to do and lots of love. A big thank you to everyone who has been an angel to Jake, helping us handle all his medical needs!  He's now healthy as can be!

Please say hello to our oldest rescue Border Collie ever - age 17!

JAKE: At 17 years old, we are amazed that Jake is here to share his spirit with all of us. He's surpassed Skip at age 15, the senior of the Farmhouse Sanctuary. This breed is stunning in how long they can live! This Farm boy is long lived, with good genetics, from the days when over-breeding didn't happen. Stable, sweet, curious and good natured along with the strength to endure, that's Jake. He came to us in rough shape when his former guardian aged with dementia and was unable to care for him properly. When the man died, a caring friend stepped in to be sure Jake and his partner, Megan, found their way to safe haven at GHF. Jake's had his first bath, one of many to come to get out years of dirt and muck. Fortunately so far, his diagnostic vet work is showing he's in good shape, awaiting a few lab results. Jake is a bit confused with this change, so we'll have more pictures to share as he gets settled. At 1 year of age, he was hit by a car and lost a front leg so getting around is not so easy but we are starting to see some tail wags!  We're rooting for Jake to blossom here and enjoy some more time sharing his wonderful spirit.


A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR MONTHLY DONORS
who kindly help ALL the dogs at GHF on a continual basis. 
We are deeply grateful to you all.

Sharon Blydenburgh
Kim Brant
Joseph Depirri
Grace DePompo
PJ & Brian Doherty
Linda Dragoo
Kimberly Grike
Karen & Wayne Groteke
Su Walenta Hunt
Janet James
Sally Burns & Amanda King
Cheryl Lewis
Nina & Mike Marciniszyn
Jim Hanford & Kate Menken

Betty & Rolf Meyer
Alison Morgan
Sgt Patrick O'Donovan
Jolene & John Patrick
James & Pamela Sacks
Kimberly Smith
Terri Smith
Erica Snyder
Lisa Vaughn
Lynn Von trapp
Sharon & Jim Votraw
Pamela Whitlock
Linda Wood
John & Bonnie Yurga



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217 Pegg Rd, Morris, NY 13808  phone: (607) 263-5415  Fax: (607) 263-5325