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Blue Summary:
 - other bc friends preferred 


BLUE: A 5 month old Border Collie/Aussie mix, Blue is one great guy, really enjoying his new found freedom at GHF! He loves toys, swimming and other dogs, though needs a little time to understand how dogs feel about him – that enthusiastic puppy is not always welcome with adult dogs. He is an affectionate boy, eager to learn and a bit more easy-going with the aussie side of him though still full of energy. Blue is going to be happiest with someone who understands herding breeds, as well as canine buddies. He is about 30 pounds and not yet tested on cats. He was relinquished to the Farm by guardians who felt he was not a fit for them, energy wise.

FAITH was aptly named by her former guardians, giving this girl a way to land safely, soundly and cared for properly, with someone who would really understand her. At 3 months old, GHF was her first step in the right direction and then to her foster Mom, one of the most skilled, patient, caring people we know. Many, many months of helping Faith through her food guarding and then dog issues and worries about new, novel things have led Faith right where she needs to be..  she is staying with her foster Mom. Their journey together has been remarkable, with ups and downs but always, a deep compassion for Faith’s well being and true perspective on the hard history of being a Sprakers pup, fending for herself, amidst a crowd of multiple dogs and little human contact.

So, Faith is home. We’re so happy for her and the wonderful life ahead. Our abiding thanks to Joy Moll who has a heart of gold for the troubled, yet wonderfully sweet dogs, who need deep understanding.

FAITH: A 9 month old Border Collie, Faith is a super sweet, smart girl who loves to be with her person. She really thrives in a setting with lots of people around since she is so affectionate and friendly. Everyone loves Faith and she loves them right back!  Faith is a drivey girl who needs something to do so will be best with someone savvy who understands Border Collies. She loves toys and loves her person so bonds quickly and will enjoy learning whatever is presented to her. She will thrive as a solo pup.  Faith is 30 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. 

COOPER is from the Flat Creek  - Sprakers NY confiscation
He will only be placed:
 - with a bc savvy adopter 
 - other bc friends REQUIRED
 - hard fenced yard REQUIRED
 - adult only home


Cooper's Angel
In loving memory of Kirby, who loved coming to your Farm.

COOPER: An 9 month old Border Collie, Cooper is a gentle soul who really loves to be with his person. He is a good-natured companion BC without herding drive so loves to curl up next to someone and is happy to shadow you around the house or outside.  He is very easy going and can also be timid with anything new so does best with a confident, young BC buddy who he can follow.  When he’s with a buddy, he wrestles and chases and has a blast playing.  Cooper really needs a simple life with a dog friend to call his own and a person devoted to him.  He’s curious about the big world he’s never known and watches everything intently but will need someone patient to take him step by step through things that overwhelm him.  Like the other Sprakers dogs, he was left outside 24/7 with other dogs and little human interaction, so he’s now learning about human relationships and appropriate care.  He’s a wonderful little guy who shares his heart fully, just a sweetheart.  He is about 40 pounds and good with cats.

Special thanks to Gigi Frostick who is fostering Cooper. 
He can be seen in PA or at the Farm.

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
 - dog savvy cats

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. In fact, she loves it! She's discovered that she likes belly rubs and although sometimes hesitant, she really wants to connect with a person. 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. Unlike many of the confiscated Sprakers/Flat Creek dogs, Wisp adores men - she thinks they are just wonderful and will happily take treats and solicit attention.  Wisp is a super gentle, good natured girl who will do best in a quiet home with a canine friend and a patient guardian. She doesn’t need a big life, going all kinds of places and is really enjoying her own home and safe spots as well as the yard where she can freely explore.  She is about 35 pounds and good with dog savvy 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.

Jetta Summary:
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! 

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
 - fenced yard is REQUIRED
 - NO cats


Pip's Angel
Mary Beth Boucher
PIP: A 1 1/2 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. She is very tiny, about 25 pounds. She is best without cats and will need a fenced yard and an adult home. Pip could have another BC friend who is confident but could be happy without another dog, too.  

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

Carter Summary:
 - other bc friends preferred 
 - fenced yard REQUIRED
 - adult home
 - NO cats


Special thanks to Ann Gardner who helped get Carter to GHF.

Carter's Angels
Gregg, Jodi, Flash, Skid, Cassie and Rave; In loving memory of Deirdre’s forever co-pilot Reve

CARTER: A 1 1/2 year old Border Collie, Carter is a smart, sweet, sensitive guy who is discovering that having another BC buddy is a blast! He’s really enjoying life at the Farm, meeting lots of other young dogs who love to play, wrestle and herd like he does. Carter is a good natured BC who loves his toys and loves a person who loves him! He is friendly and affectionate and clearly eager to bond but he sure loves having a buddy. Like all young Border Collies, we can see he’ll be happiest with a BC friend. Carter is a bit taller than some BC’s and weighs about 50 pounds. He is not good with cats.  He was relinquished to the Farm from a PA guardian who knew he couldn’t handle the chaos of young children and needed an adult home.

Miss MOLLY found loving guardians who wanted an athletic BC to join their lives and were thrilled to watch this girl race full speed for her ball and then leap in the air for her frisbee catch – exactly what they were looking for! Molly happily headed off to a new life where she’ll enjoy hiking and toy play and be loved, forever. She now lives in NY.

MOLLY: A 1 1/2 year old Border Collie or BC mix, Molly is an outgoing, friendly, happy girl who loves her toys and people, too. She is a gem. Molly has a great nature, adjusting to new things well and enjoying the fun of being with other dogs. She does love her toys and would be happiest as the solo dog though likes meeting dogs for outside play.  She loves attention, takes direction beautifully and is very eager to please. She landed in rescue due to a divorce, coming from a family of kids and 2 other dogs. She is very active but doesn’t have an intense herding nature. Molly is good with cats but best with dog savvy ones since she will chase. She came to GHF from CT

Bud Summary:
 - Canine friends preferred 
 - invisible fence REQUIRED


Bud's Angel
Cindra Macomber

BUD: A petite 2 year old Border Collie, Bud is 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 hasn’t yet realized his mental abilities go way beyond retrieval. 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’s a bit confused by how to interact with the herding dogs but he’ll understand, given some time - it’s all new to him. 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 was purchased from a NY pet store as a ‘mini-Border Collie’ but proved to be too much for a busy family household (big surprise!) He is about 23 pounds and good with cats. A sweet guy, he’s a ‘diamond in the rough’.

Mist Summary:
 - Solo dog preferred 
 - fenced yard REQUIRED


Mist's Angel
Amy & Brian O'Malley - in memory of our sweet BC, Skye

MIST: A petite 2 year old Border Collie, Mist is a gentle girl who loves attention but is also timid about asking for it. She needs time to understand who you are and feel secure, then she is all wiggly and happy to say hello! She’s has a very soft personality and will need some reassurance in a new life. We would like a calmer, adult home for her so she can more easily blossom. Mist is going to be a lovely companion for someone who understands her sensitivities. She’s been our GHF office dog since arrival and come out of her shell to greet everyone. She is best as a solo dog or with a submissive male BC. She lived in one home, mostly as an inside dog but the PA guardians gave her to GHF due to threats of neighbors who didn’t like their dogs running free all the time. They had no fence. Mist is very petite, only 30 pounds. And, not yet tested on cats.

Jiggs Summary:
 - Great as solo dog 
 - fenced yard REQUIRED
 - dog savvy cats


Jigg's Angels
Plattsburg, NY April Agility Seminar Participants -in memory of GHF's Blaze

JIGGS:  A 2 year old Border Collie with ABCA papers, Jiggs is a doll, absolutely a blast to play with and enjoy! He is such a huge toy dog - no matter what kind- he’s up for a big game and he’s quite the athlete to see in action. He’s smart as a whip, loves to learn and needs the challenge of a stimulating relationship with a person who understands the breed. Jiggs will only be placed in a BC savvy home.  He already knows plenty of tricks and took to clicker training quickly, a brilliant boy with tons of energy. Jiggs is VERY friendly with everyone and happy to say hello, hoping for something fun to do, together.  He is happiest without the competition of another dog in the house so will be placed as a solo dog. Jiggs is about 40 pounds and is best with dog savvy cats since Jiggs is a herder though won’t hurt the cat. His previous guardian felt he needed a home setting more focused on him vs living with her pack which didn’t work for him.

Special thanks to Susan Monnelly for bringing Jiggs to GHF.

Sweet PHOEBE found her person, clearly waiting for this very special someone to show up! Turns out this former GHF adopter has the sad situation of suddenly loosing her young BC to cancer. Heartbroken, she was thinking she would wait and then something felt clear as a bell that she had to go on the site. Her friends all cheered her on, hoping for the return of happiness with a beloved canine friend. It was Phoebe she saw on the site and soon as she wrote, it was crystal clear THIS was HER dog! They are a wonderful pair where Phoebe can be her companion 24/7 which she just loves. She’ll get to hike with other dog friends but mostly have a human best buddy and we know Phoebe will LOVE that and so will her new FurMom!!

PHOEBE: A 2 year old Border Collie, Phoebe is a very sweet, gentle girl who wants nothing more than to be side by side with her person. She is a very observant thinker who wants to make sense of everything around her. Her easy going nature is delightful, not a heavy herder and not intense so she does well in most situations. For her, she’s just fine with other dogs and enjoys the company but is truly more interested in people. Phoebe likes toys and enjoys a good walk and is also fine with cats. She is about 45 pounds. Phoebe was relinquished to the Farm from a PA guardian who was moving.

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 who so wants to trust this new world he’s encountering. He’s making great progress, step by step.  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,  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 good with 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.

XAN 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


Xan's Angel
Lisa Barrett
XAN: A 2 year old Border Collie, Xan is a sweet, good-natured, gentle boy. He quietly comes over for attention and happily enjoys having someone notice how special he really is!  That’s a long cry from the scared boy who first came to GHF. Xan clearly now wants a person to call his own and is ready to continue growing, enjoying human interaction. He is not a heavy herder, instead, happy to hang inside and then explore the great outdoors. Xan does well having a canine friend or even multiple dog pals and can easily follow their lead to learn more about this new life.  He will do best with a patient person in a calm setting so he can continue trusting all the new experiences. He was part of the 46 confiscated Sparkers/Flat Creek dogs so had a very hard life living outside 24/7 without human connection.  Xan is making great strides now.  He will clearly enjoy a simple life with someone who can adore him.   He is about 45 pounds and is good with cats.

Brice Summary:
fenced yard REQUIRED
 - adult home


Special thanks to Donna Deal who helped get Brice to GHF.
Brice's Angels
Plattsburg, NY April Agility Seminar Participants -in memory of GHF's Blaze

BRICE: A 3 year old Border Collie, Brice is not only gorgeous, he’s so smart! He understands what you want and is eager to show you his brilliance, a classic BC.  Brice is a big time ball boy so loves a great game as well as other retrieval games like frisbee. He is very friendly, very sweet and clearly, needs someone who understands him. He’ll do best in a savvy BC home with seasoned guardians who understand the complexity of the breed. He is very very affectionate.  Brice is fine with cats and about 45 pounds. He was found as a stray in upstate NY, landing in a shelter that thankfully works with rescue.

SIMON: 3 year old Simon likes to herd and ended up herding children, nipping their legs and causing concern in the neighborhood. So, Simon needed an adult home without suburban chaos. Lucky for him, just as we came to hear of his story, go out to meet him and agree to take him into GHF rescue, one of our former adopters was searching to adopt another Border Collie since the passing of their beloved GHF friend, Scout. As we chatted about candidates to meet, the irony was that Simon was right there at their 2nd home location in NY. SO… the saying goes, fate stepped in, with a little help and Simon is now their new friend. We’ll have pictures soon! As they said after spending the weekend with Simon, “we both knew we would be sad if we headed home w/o Simon, which meant for us that we were ready and he was the right one!"

GLEN needs an angel - click here to learn more
Glen Summary:
canine friends preferred


Special thanks to Eric Smith and Nancy Crowley and Bob Collins who got Nim and Glen safely to the Farm.

GLEN: A petite 3 year old Border Collie, Glen is a sweetheart. He is curious about everything and jumps into anything new with gusto! A classic BC, impulsive and yet, thoughtful, he is very smart and very eager to tackle new things. Glen is from good breeding lines though lost his home due to the death of his guardian. He came to GHF with a buddy, Nim, though they could be placed separately since their lives were very different. Glen is just starting to enjoy a lot of freedom he previously did not have, really racing across fields at the Farm, loving to chase and herd whatever moves. Glen is becoming the BC he was meant to be rather than crated as much as he was in his former home. He is about 35 pounds and good with cats. He prefers female Border Collies but is evolving while at the Farm so we’ll update his bio. Glen and Nim came to GHF through a friend of the deceased guardian, who wanted to insure they landed safely in rescue.

OLLIE was adopted a year ago and landed back at the Farm through no fault of his own however upon this return, it was clear that this boy had a bunch of issues that made him very challenging to live with in a normal setting - OCD behaviors, car chasing, big kid issues and a high-pitched squeal talking to you about everything he wants! A gorgeous sweetheart but coming with a package of quirks that make adoption difficult. So, we tucked him in the founder’s home with the pack of other challenging dogs who had no place to go and he fit like a glove. So, OLLIE IS HOME…no need to send him anywhere when he’s handling this rural setting beautifully without all the stimulation that sends him in the wrong direction.

He’s already enjoying hikes on the trails, hanging with the back making up herding games and is much more at ease about life. We’re happy to offer him a life where he can thrive, forever.

OLLIE: A 3 year old Border Collie, Ollie is a gorgeous, perfectly built sport dog, one of the fastest boys to zoom around here! Like a flash, he can turn on a dime and focuses on the next move. Ollie loves to make up chase games with other BC's and could use a canine buddy to stimulate his mind for fun. He is very smart and responds well to learning though he can be a bit aloof at first so will do best with a BC savvy guardian. Ollie has so much potential to blossom with an active, engaged person who really understands the breed. He is clearly looking for something to do with his mind, body and heart, a classic BC personality. Ollie will only go to an adult home since he's not that comfortable around the chaos and squealing of kids so would not do that well in a crowded suburban/urban setting. Ollie is interested in chasing cars so will only go into a rural location where roads are not nearby. He is about 40 pounds and great with cats. Ollie was relinquished from a Massachusetts guardian who felt their suburban setting with numerous kids was too stimulating for him though he lived with their special needs child without any issues.

OREY needs an angel - click here to learn more
Orey Summary:
canine friends REQUIRED
 - fenced yard REQUIRED
 - NO cats


Special thanks to Joy Moll and Donna Deal for getting Orey safely to GHF.
OREY:  A 4 year old Border Collie mix, Orey is a toy boy, absolutely in love with his balls and frisbee and eager to play, as much as you’ll play! He is very good natured and wants to engage with someone who loves the game. He is a loving boy who affectionately makes friends with people. He can have some worries with someone he doesn’t know but will relax once the game is underway! Orey will need a seasoned guardian who can build his experiences meeting new people so he realizes he can trust everyone. His toy focus makes it easy to help him feel at ease plus he absolutely loves other dogs. Orey will make friends with most every dog and creates a great game of wrestling and chasing and racing, adorable to watch.  He will ONLY be placed with another canine friend or two plus someone who understands how to guide him when in new situations. Orey is very smart and very eager to learn and be involved with people. He is about 45 pounds and not good with cats. He was abandoned at a NY shelter that fortunately works with GHF.

Merlin Summary:
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
-Phil & Sue Hunt
MERLIN: A 6 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 Rosie Sutherland for opening her NJ home 
to foster Merlin and help him blossom further. 

NIM needs an angel - click here to learn more
Nim Summary:
canine friends or active solo home


NIM: A 6 year old Border Collie, Nim is a gorgeous girl who loves to be with her person and quickly befriends anyone near to her. She loves people! She is a classic BC with focus and smarts to sort out where she is and who matters, eager to bond to a person. Nim comes from very good breeding lines and had been a dear friend to her previous guardian who died. Up until then, she went everywhere with her 24/7. Nim loves a life like this and clearly devotes herself to her person. She is not that interested in toys but is more people focused. She is good with other dogs and came to GHF with a friend, Glen, though they do not have to be adopted together.  She is good with cats. Nim is about 40 pounds. She and Glen came to GHF through the help of a friend of the previous guardian who wanted to be sure they were both safe.

Special thanks to Eric Smith and Nancy Crowley and Bob Collins who got Nim and Glen safely to the Farm.

Lucie Summary:
Solo Dog
 - fenced yard REQUIRED
 - NO cats


Special thanks to Bonnie and Pete Ault for getting Lucie safely to GHF
Lucie's Angels
Bonnie & Pete Ault & Piper

LUCIE: A petite 6 year old Border Collie, possibly mix, Lucie is a delight. She absolutely loves people and will instantly go for a belly rub after giving a hello kiss. She’s one of the favorites on rescue tours saying hello to each and every person, one by one! Ten people got to meet this sweet girl and every one of them just loved her. She would be a wonderful companion, happy to go wherever her person goes and be quite the ambassador for the breed. Lucie is crazy for ball play and happily makes up her own games as well as playing with you. She is picky about dogs, enjoying some of them but preferring to be with people so we’re going to find a home where she can have all the spotlight. Lucie is about 40 pounds and not good with cats. She was in a NJ shelter as a stray.

Scarlet & Serena summary:
- Great together
 - trained on invisible fence


Serena (photo above)
Scarlet (photo below)

Scarlet & Serena Angels
-Cathy & Steve Bouck, Mika & Cassy 
-Heidi Bilodeau

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.

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


Robbie's Angel
-In Memory of Princess Dee Dee, the wonderful Briard 
-Janet James
-Linda Whitman & Sky

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.

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
 - dog savvy cats

Tess' Angels
-Rebecca Plantz
-in memory of Lulu

TESS: A 6 year old Border Collie, Tess is a beautiful girl, gentle, sweet and so eager to be with people. When she’s out in public, she is good when people stop by to say hello and handles visits with a tail wag!  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.  Her Foster Mom says, Tess is so wonderfully affectionate, gazing up at her for attention, a real sweetheart.  Tess is a wonderful girl with plenty of tail wags to go around!  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 would love a life where she had a canine buddy and someone who understands her when she gets a bit worried with something new.  She was one of 46 dogs removed from a very bad situation in Sprakers, NY, left outside 24/7, with very little human contact.  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 some 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.  She is about 40 pounds and best with dog savvy cats.

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

ANNEY is from the Flat Creek  - Sprakers NY confiscation
She will only be placed:
 - other bc friends or solo dog
 - in an adult ONLY home
 - fenced yard is REQUIRED

See Anney playing in her back yard

Anney's Angels
-Babs & Paul McCauley
ANNEY: A 6 year old Border Collie, Anney is all about having a person to call her own.  She loves to go for walks and rides in the car, curious about what is going on in the world. She does need someone special to help her navigate if something is overwhelming but she looks for reassurance and is content to carry on, once feeling settled. Anney is a brave girl when she explores and a more settled, easy going girl inside, content to hang out.  She’s very comfortable in the house, a super affectionate girl.  Anney is one of the 46 confiscated Sprakers/Flat Creek dogs so she has some worries, especially men, so will need a savvy person to help her continue to blossom. Anney leaps on the bed now for special time with her Foster Mom and happily stays by her side, truly enjoying a whole new way of living. Anney loves going for walks in the neighborhood as well as trails, happy to be with her person. She is good with cats and about 40 pounds.

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

CONNELL is from the Flat Creek  - Sprakers NY confiscation
He will only be placed:
 - with a bc savvy adopter 
 - in an adult ONLY home
 - other bc friends and fenced yard is REQUIRED

Connell's Angels
-Lynn and Larry Adelsohn In honor of wonderful Flash
-In Memory of Emie from her friends at the Farm

CONNELL: A 6 year old Border Collie, Connell is a gentle soul with the desire to enjoy people and so wants to trust everyone. He has blossomed over the past few months, learning that life is great and humans are wonderful but he'll still need a patient, kind-hearted guardian to help his confidence grow.  Connell is a very sweet boy who  loves other Border Collies and is interested in all the herding action but is a pretty easy going fellow himself. He loves to join in the herding games but then easily settles once asked to do so. He will truly transform in the right hands and has so much potential to grow into a  true friend to the right person but he can't be rushed. Step by step, he so wants to meet people for a cuddle and attention.  He was part of the 46 dogs taken from a backyard breeder situation in Sprakers NY. Connell will only be placed with a BC savvy guardian in a relatively quiet home with a fenced yard. He really loves dogs so needs a BC friend. Connell is about 50 pounds and is good with cats.

FAE is from the Flat Creek  - Sprakers NY confiscation
She will only be placed:
 - with a bc savvy adopter 
 - in an adult ONLY home
 - fenced yard is REQUIRED

Fae's Angels
-Susan Strange
-Joan Hough
FAE: A petite 6 year old Border Collie, Fae is an adorable girl, quite the charmer. Even though she can be timid at first, her gentle nature is wonderful, sweetly coming to your side for attention.  She is calm and settles beautifully with everyone who says hello to her.  She loves to explore outside checking out the great outdoors, just trotting around as if she’s found a slice of
doggie heaven.  She comes instantly when called and is happy to hang with you inside, joyful to be with someone and be loved.  Fae is easy going, a great companion and will continue to blossom with someone patient who understands her nature.  Once she trusts all is well, Fae happily complies with whatever is asked of her.  Fae is one of the 46 confiscated Sprakers/Flat Creek dogs so has a rough history of living outside 24/7 with little human attention. She adjusted easily to a new life of appropriate care and has really blossomed.  She is about 30 pounds and is good with cats.

She is best buddies with Glenna and would be thrilled to live a life as part of this pairing though we will consider sending Fae on her own, too.

Simon & Jaz Summary:
 - Adopted together - a great pair
 - 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. 

 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!!!  

CHIPPER needs an angel - click here to learn more
Chipper Summary:
 - submissive canine friend or solo home


CHIPPER: A petite 7 year old Border Collie mix, Chipper is a doll. He just wants to be where you are and happily tag along for whatever journey unfolds. He’s friendly and outgoing with a bit of spunk that makes you chuckle. This tiny guy enjoys more submissive, easy going dogs and could enjoy a canine friend though could also be happy as a solo dog. He’s very sweet and had been a 24/7 companion to a woman who recently died. Chipper lived with multiple cats and did beautifully with them.  He is about 35 pounds and came to GHF through the help of a neighbor.

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!

GLENNA is from the Flat Creek  - Sprakers NY confiscation
She will only be placed:
 - other bc friends or solo dog
 - in an adult ONLY home
 - fenced yard is REQUIRED

Glenna's Angels
-Kelly Welch,in memory of Cuillin
-Donald and Margaret Rose

GLENNA: A petite 10 year old Border Collie, Glenna is one gorgeous, sweet girl who loves attention! She is gentle and shy but comes up politely asking for a little recognition for being such a doll. She is enjoying the fun of being able to run, explore and be a happy Border Collie and we’re thrilled to see her blossom. She is from the tough situation in Sprakers NY where she was left outside 24/7 with little human connection. So, for Glenna, life is now grand and she is thriving. She loves hanging with anyone who will be with her, including some men that are patient and kind.  She also enjoys her buddy, Fae, pairing up to hang together and race around the Farm. She is a strong girl so does best with submissive Border Collies. We’re pretty sure that Glenna was the matriarch of the gang though clearly a sweetheart with people!  Glenna is about 30 pounds and is good with cats.

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

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.

JENNEY is from the Flat Creek  - Sprakers NY confiscation
She will only be placed:
 - other bc friends or solo dog
 - in an adult ONLY home
 - fenced yard is REQUIRED

Jenney's Angels
-Jay and Michelle Monitz in honor of Michelle
-Evelyn Ehrlich & Steve Jensen
JENNEY: A 10 year old Border Collie, Jenney is a real love, just all about being the center of attention and sharing her heart.She is smart as can be and eager to join in whatever is going on around her. Jenney can also be a bit timid at first so does well when someone is patient and not overwhelming so she trusts it’s ok to be herself. Speaking to her in a gentle voice calms any worries and she’s as sweet as can be.  She loves to take walks and check out the great outdoors, trotting along on her own or with her person.  As her Foster Mom says, Jenney is a very spunky gal with a big heart, like Eliza Doolittle from My Fair Lady.  She’s happy to have a cozy warm indoor life now, snuggling and also out sniffing around the great outdoors! Jenney was one of the 46 confiscated Sprakers/Flat Creek dogs so had a hard life living outside 24/7 without human interaction. She now clearly cherishes all that humans can give and has blossomed beautifully.  Jenney loves her puzzle toys and will take on the challenge to figure out whatever is asked of her. She is about 40 pounds and is good with cats. Jenney could live with an easy going submissive male BC or as a solo dog.

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

Jenny soliciting play:

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  

ACE: A 10 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.

MAVERICK needs angels - click here to learn more


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
-Cappy's Woods

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
 - no 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.

JAKE needs angels - click here to learn more
Jake’s surgery was $3100 so we need NINE angels or donations to help cover this cost

Jake epitomizes sweetness as well as smartness - he is an amazing young Border Collie with the greatest nature, a total love-bug. Everything about Jake is mentally wired beautifully however his body is another story. Not only does Jake have hip dysplasia in his rear limbs, he has bum elbows in the front too, also dysplasia.

Working with our orthopedic Vet, Dr. Paul Bookbinder, surgical decisions have been made on his behalf. It is very important to quickly handle the dysplastic elbow joints at a young age so Jake is undergoing surgery with a recovery period of 6-8 weeks. He will be under strict exercise restrictions post surgery which will be very challenging for this active, spirited boy. Once he’s back on his feet, literally moving better, he’ll be available for adoption.

As far as his hip dysplasia, Dr. Bookbinder does not consider surgical intervention until all the growth plates are in place and it is clear that Jake's mobility is suffering. With growth ahead and muscle development, his back hip dysplasia may improve. However, he will need to be monitored and assessed for pain as he grows and could require surgery in the future. Jake will be on pain management medication as needed and benefit from cosequin supplementation now and forever, since he will have arthritis.

The spirit of this young boy is fabulous so we know Jake will succeed with the help he’s about to have. Please help us cover the costs of this unexpected surgery..... thousands of dollars obviously well spent for a very very special boy.

Jake's Angels and Supporters
- Patti Brauer In Memory of Jake, dog of my  dreams
- Linda Whitman  and Sky
- Carolyn Dumaresq
- Nancy Vorbach-in loving memory of Holly Girl
- Erin McKenney
- PJ & Brian Doherty
- Diane Allen
- Bill Sullivan and Marilyn Williams

JAKE: An 8 month old Border Collie, Jake is smart as they come and loves the action of being with Border Collies, clearly happy to have a herding buddy. He loves, loves, loves people and gets along with everyone. He’s curious about everything now having the freedom to really use his mind and body as one. He’s got that wonderful people focus that makes him so eager to please and happy to be with someone. Jake is a ‘soft’ dog so we will place him in an experienced home only since we know he was yelled at for his puppy behavior. He is good with cats. Jake was in a very bad situation with, literally crated all the time or as we found him - tied to a swing set in full sun, wound so tightly, he couldn’t move. He was kept that way so he wouldn’t tear up the flower beds. Needless to say, Jake is a very very happy boy now and on the road to understanding how great life can be and should be!

*For anyone who imagines what it is like to ‘fix’ joints in such big trouble…here is the ortho description… suffice it to say, IT IS A VERY GOOD THING THAT JAKE HAS HAD SURGERY! The elbows in his front legs will work so so much better!

from Dr. Bookbinder:
All went well, and I am GLAD we operated... 8/19/2014 - Elbow OCD Lesion Bilateral : Virtually identical surgeries on both sides - separation between pronator teres and flexor carpi radialis muscle to expose medial compartment of elbow joint. Free floating fragment of medial coronoid process located and removed, Bed of fragment smoothed and debrided of granulation tissue. Opposite the lesion there are partial thickness erosions of the articular cartilage of the medial humeral condyle ( "kissing lesion" ) but no OCD lesion per se. Joint flushed, closure PDS deep, nylon skin.  This will help him dramatically in the long run

QUINCEY needs angels - click here to learn more
QUINCEY Summary:
friends or solo dog


Quincey's Angels
-Carolyn & Dick Dumaresq
-Nancy and Greg Vorbach & Lupa
-Brenda and Harvey Pardy
-Linda Whitman and Sky

QUINCEY: A 7 year old Border Collie, Quincey is now in good hands and on his way to a much better, healthier life.  He’s lived in one home since a pup but most of the time he was chained outside or in the basement alone.  Fortunately for Quincey, his guardian realized he was sick and visited a vet who then advocated for Quincey to go to someone else. Thrilled that we could step in, the vet handled preliminary needs for Quincey and GHF stepped in to take on the rest of his care. 

Quincey has a host of problems that are all about to be solved, one by one - sarcoptic mange; lyme disease and heart worm disease and a severe load of parasites. To say that Quincey needs help is an understatement. 

We are all relieved to now have him in rescue. We’re presently tackling these diseases in the order it makes sense to help keep Quincey gain his strength.  His heartworm disease is the riskiest problem so we’ll be carefully handling that medical need when it’s best to do so. We’ll update his progress as the months unfold. 

We are always saddened to see such extreme lack of care but heartened to know that veterinarians and other dog lovers step in to share stories to get these dogs the serious help they need.

Cora Summary:
solo dog or canine friends
 - NO cats


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

CORA: A petite 5 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!

Several of the border collies from the Flat Creek  - Sprakers NY confiscation are still not available for adoption - they will continue their healing in foster homes - and you can follow their progress - Click here

Pixel - 1 yr old

Hallie - 1 yr old

Kayla - 1 yr old

Nevan - 1 1/2 yr old

Owen - 6 yr old



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 
We need homes within a two hour drive of upstate NY 

Support the Farm House Sanctuary and all the dogs at the Farm
click here to donate on-line

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


where only aging and ill Border Collies live.  

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

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to learn more


Meet the wonderful residents of THE FARMHOUSE SANCTUARY 
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Casey - 14 yr old

Bentley - 14 yr old

Jack - 14 yr old

Skip - 16 yr old










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

Diane & David Behlen
Sharon Blydenburgh
Kim Brant
Debby & Steve Cartney
Joseph Depirri
Wendy Donoghue
Linda Dragoo
Karen & Stan Edwards
Ninette Franz
Kimberly Grike
Karen & Wayne Groteke
Laurent Gaudry & Elena Shifflette
Mary Huber
Su Walenta Hunt
Janet James
Jim & Kathy Milavec

Nina & Mike Marciniszyn
Betty Meyer
Tania Moore
Alison Morgan
Donna Nichol
Jolene & John Patrick
James & Pamela Sacks
Stacey & John Simon
Kimberly Smith
Terri Smith
Erica Snyder
Lisa Vaughn
Sharon & Jim Votraw
Pamela Whitlock
Linda Wood
John & Bonnie Yurga

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.
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
-multiple dog handling expertise
-be in good physical shape - strong and active
-make a minimum 3 yr commitment

Send resumes to Lillie at
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Phone: (607)263-5415  Fax:  (607)263-5325