landed precisely in a life with loving people who fit him to a
"t"! He now has a soccer playing boy to call his own who was so
thrilled to have him as a canine buddy, too! And a FurMom and FurDad who
absolutely adored him soon as they met him, loving his energy, sweetness
and smarts, all the same! His new guardians drove 12 hours roundtrip just
to come for Marco, so certain he was the beloved friend they wanted in
their lives. They'd been searching for a new dog ever since their son had
a concussion playing soccer last fall (now all healed) so when they
spotted Marco, he sparked their attention. Then, when they realized he was
bilingual, they got even more excited since their daughter (not pictured)
is fluent in Spanish…truly a fit meant to be! His new family even toured
the soccer stadium in Spain so they understand how this little Border
Collies feels about the game! Marco will be totally adored and cherished.
MARCO: A petite 4 year old Border
Collie, Marco is a sweet, attentive guy who is very observant, quite the
thinker. He is clearly bright as can be and curious though never pushy
about what interests him. Marco is a sensitive guy who loves attention
however he loves playing soccer, too! He's a real ball nut and would
happily play all the time if he could. Though Marco does settle well
inside and is happy to be by your side. He is good with other dogs and
could have a canine buddy, though a more submissive dog is best for him.
He loves playing if the dog is easy going. Marco is good with cats and
about 35 pounds. He originally came from a breeder in Mexico where the
guardians lived. He is most comfortable with older children or in an adult
home since toddlers make him very nervous.Marco is bilingual, having come from
found a great life with a canine buddy who thought he was the best guy
around! The two of them hit it off like long lost friends, racing around
the field and wrestling inside the Adoption Center. Just a blast to see
these two so happy together. His new FurMom was thrilled to see them,
exactly what she was hoping to find to add to her life! Matty will get to
try agility, enjoy plenty of hiking and of course, non-stop dog fun, too!
MATTY: A 2 year old
Border Collie mix, Matty is a nice guy, very easy going and good natured. He's
enjoying the fields at the Farm with so much space to run cause he loves
to play outside. He's a toy boy, enjoying a good came of fetch
anytime but also happy to explore. Matty loves attention and being
with his person. He's smart and focused and bonds well. Matty
can be a bit timid meeting strangers so does best with his person helping
with introductions. He really loves other dogs so would be happiest with a
canine buddy who also helps with his confidence. He lived with a Yorkie and liked them but seems to really enjoy the BC buddy
he's hanging with now, Leah. She instigates chase games and he loves
that. Matty is not as intense as some BC's so could easily be a
wonderful companion and enjoy learning new activities, too. He is
about 50 pounds and good with cats. He was abandoned at a PA
shelter due to a move and thankfully, the shelter works with GHF.
lovely DANCER joined GHF alum, Bella, for a loving life where she
can be the couch girl, for tons of belly rubs and cuddling. She'll also
get plenty of outdoor play with her new canine buds and especially Bella,
who loves to make up chase games. The two of them hit it off instantly as
well as little Max who thought Dancer was really great, too. This adorable
trio looked content hanging out as if they'd been together all their
lives! Dancer now lives in NY.
DANCER: A 1 year old Border Collie,
possibly BC/Aussie, Dancer is a lovely girl. She likes attention, gently
nudging for a hello and happy to cuddle. She also loves other dogs and
jumped right into the GHF rescue gang easily, joining in herding games.
Dancer would clearly love having a BC buddy. She's smart, focused and
loves to part of the action. She needs to be with a savvy guardian who
understands her mental needs, like any young herding dog. She is about 40
pounds and not good with cats. She came to GHF from a NY guardian who had
to make the tough choice of giving her up for the happiness of her cats.
She is trained on the invisible fence system and lived on 6 acres so is
used to all that space.
found a great new life with guardians who understand his tendencies since
they adopted a wonderful, sweet girl with some OCD traits, too. They
wanted to help this little guy blossom which we know they will! He'll get
to do lots of hiking and be with them 24/7 and now they have a 'border
bundle' of fun as they like to say! He now lives in CT.
KIRAN: A 5 month old Border Collie,
Kiran is a gorgeous little guy who wins your heart right away, sweet and
friendly and eager to know you. He does, however, have specific needs that
require a a very committed adopter who can help him progress. Kiran
happens to be deaf which is not difficult at all but he also happens to be
obsessive compulsive (OCD) which is a genetic condition common in Border
Collies. We are seeing more and more dogs with OCD tendencies. Once this
gene is triggered, the remedy is an anti-anxiety drug like Prozac combined
with a very structured program of Behavior Modification. OCD behaviors
that Kiran exhibits are circling in repetitive patterns as well as barking
as he circles and grabbing at the ground. This OCD behavior is often
described as 'shadow chasing'. GHF has participated in OCD studies at
Cornell and Tufts where the best resources exist for helping BC's with
Kiran is wonderful with other dogs and cats
and can easily join in a home life that is active. However, he must have a
committed person willing to work with him daily, and create a 'program' to
adjust his OCD reactions. Kiran cannot be allowed on his own without
structure, at this point, or he will revert to these isolating behaviors.
We are presently working with him at the
Farm and happy to discuss him with guardians who are seriously interested
in this wonderful boy and his needs. He deserves the opportunity to have a
rewarding life, with a very special person.
& BRYANT are two little pups now with one big life, together!
Their new family wanted to add a pair to their lives and their beloved
canine pals chose these two! They made the best foursome where the pups
now have mentors and lots of love, too. Their new family patiently helped
this duo feel secure rather than shy so when they all went outside for
snow filled fun - they were having a blast! Rynn & Bryant now
live in NY with 19 acres to call home, their own goats and horses and a
fabulous set of kids to call their own!!
RYNN & BRYANT:
Three month old Border Collie/Cattle dogs pups, they are both super sweet
and people oriented. Both are very gentle and eager to be someone, gaining
reassurance about all the fun things to explore in life. Rynn is very
petite and a little bit timid in new settings while Bryant is much bigger
for his age and more confidence though also takes a bit of time to boldly
do new things, too. They have just arrived at GHF from a NY shelter that
works with us when pups come in, eager to have them land properly with
people understand their needs.
found his home by coming to the Farm, of course, but we chuckle at how
this came to be! Turns out we were jammed at GHF with all the Flat
Creek dogs so Nano hung out for a week with one of our adopter's
relatives. He won her heart big-time but having agreed it was temporary,
she sent him to GHF, only to check every day on his progress and long to
have him back - so he is heading back HOME! We're thrilled for this
wonderful boy and for his new guardians who are totally smitten!
NANO: A 7 year old Border Collie, Nano
is a doll. He is so sweet and so smart, very connected to people and eager
to please. Nano is fine with other dogs too, but clearly a BC who wants a
personal connection with someone. He is crazy for toys and loves to nudge
anything around, making up his own games but at the end of the day, he's
happiest next to someone. Nano is a really sweet guy who is handling all
this change so well, we know he'd do great in a new life, a pretty
flexible boy. He is about 40 pounds and good with dog savvy cats. He was
confiscated from an odd situation in PA where he lived inside most of his
life rather than enjoying the excitement of outdoor life, too so he will
do well with someone, guiding him into the great new world that is
available to him! Nano is a wonderful dog with a great nature, ready to
enjoy a new experience.
is a spectacular girl from an awful situation and now, that is all behind
her. In a bit of destiny, a former GHF adopter wrote after the death of
her beloved BC Corbin, asking for a new companion and since she was so
close to Skye, it seemed like a great fit. Of course, Skye was
already on her list to meet so soon as she was given the go-ahead, off she
went to say hello! To say that her new FurMom and Skye were a match, is a
simplistic way of saying that kindred spirits find each other…these two
belong together. Sweet Skye has so much heart to give and her new
guardian, has exactly the same. They were a fabulous pairing, totally
meant to be…yes, it sounds a bit whimsical but here at GHF, we see these
things happen all the time so we know how these dogs find their humans!
And, in this case, with Skye's history of clear neglect and cruelty,
we are so deeply touched to know she NOW has true love and caring for her
many years ahead. We rejoice in this special moment and know that
amazing things are possible, with open hearts.
As her foster mom aptly said: Skye
still has more sadness to let go - but she has let go of so much since
that first photo of her that I am stunned at her ability to move forward.
I called it Mission Bright Skye for a reason. Skye is soaring above the
rest of us. I have been crying a lot this afternoon. I don't even know
why. But I know that Skye unlocked that for me. And I know that it is
good. What an amazing being. She doesn't need much but time and
patience and love. She is an old soul and seems to have some inner
resources that the other dogs haven't. I have worked with literally
hundreds of rescue and shelter dogs and only a few capture me. I can
count on one hand the number of dogs that reached in and grabbed my heart
the way Skye did. Her new guardian is so lucky to have
her, and she will have the patience that Skye needs to heal.
A 6 year old Border Collie, Skye is really the sweetest, most charming
girl. She's got a heart of gold and shares it with those that open up to
her. We all think of Skye as quite a healer/heart worker but first she had
to find healing herself. Skye came from the group of 46 Border Collies
removed from an awful situation in upstate NY. She lived outside 24/7,
fending for herself without human contact. She came to us with a severe
bladder infection, truly ill. Fortunately almost 2 months have passed and
Skye is full of spunk and clearly feeling better. She's an easy
going girl who really wants to be by a person's side, the best companion
anyone could want. Skye has enjoyed her foster experience and is ready for
a new life.
A big thank you to her angel, Nancy Frakes,
who helped offset some of her vet costs. All of the Flat Creek dogs
required significant expense to restore them to good health. Skye's total
came to GHF with a bit of spunk, curious and eager to see what was about
to unfold. Not at her best health-wise, she still embraced all the change
with courage. Coming from an awful life of neglect, this girl looked
forward and we're glad she did! One of our former adopters knew that her
special boy, Skye, needed another female buddy so when she wrote, it was
clear that Allie was the right candidate. Their energy is so similar and
their depth and soulfulness so much the same, that she led the list to
meet. Her new guardian felt it right away. Another canine partner in her
life. Allie, now known as Sadie, deeply touched her heart as she felt her
desire to connect and trust. This innocent yet so savvy girl Allie bonded
quickly with Skye, ready for a new step. Our tears of joy flowed
instantly, all of us absolutely content to see a loving life ahead. Her
new FurMom is a reiki healer and knows exactly how to help Allie balance
beautifully in this new life, the perfect trio.
A 6 year old Border Collie, Allie is a curious girl who loves to explore.
She's quite a personality with her charm winning everyone over instantly.
She is pretty easy going but really enjoys the company of another BC,
especially a male, who she instantly befriends. We will only place
Allie with a BC companion and in a seasoned savvy home. Allie is
pretty classic in her nature, a bit independent but also happy to be with
a person. Allie came from the group of 46 Border Collies removed from an
awful situation in upstate NY. She lived outside 24/7, fending for herself
without human contact. Her smart, balanced nature kept her able to endure
this situation and now adjust well. Almost 2 months have passed, Allie's
health needs have been fully handled and she's clearly ready for a new
life. She is one of the very few of this group who is ready for adoption.
She is not yet cat tested and is about 35 pounds.
A big thank you to Joy Moll who is an angel
to her and helped offset some of her vet costs. All of the Flat Creek dogs
required significant expense to restore them to good health. Allie's total
year old Border Collie mix, Luna is a love. She is interested
in everyone around her and wants to know who is her person - then she
quickly wants to cuddle, play some ball and follow along for the fun.
She is very sweet and really loves a chance to run and play outside..
She is a ball and toy nut, loving to play non-stop though happy to relax
if need be. She's quite a good girl with a wonderful nature however she
doesn't like to be overwhelmed too quickly by strangers. She needs
her space without being crowded so will only be placed with a skilled BC
person and a calmer household. Once she knows who you are, she
loves all the attention and affection. She'd be content as a solo
dog. Luna is about 55 pounds, a bit overweight but trimming up well. She
is good with cats. She came to GHF when her guardians arrived at a PA
shelter explaining that they all lived in the car and it was too hot for
Luna to stay there.
wonderful SOPHIE landed in a home tailored to her! She's got
a canine buddy who likes to play ball like she does and enjoys the great
outdoors just as much! Her new guardian just loved everything about her,
including that sensitive thinking nature and knew she would fit their
lives perfectly. Sophie will be hiking each day, enjoying an all natural
homemade diet and be with her FurDad 24/7, even going to work with him.
This girl deserved a real partnership in life and now, she's got it,
totally adored! Sophie now lives in NY.
A 6 month old Border Collie/Great Pyrenees mix, Sophie is a very, very
observant girl, noticing anything going on around her and making sense of
it all, very quickly, clearly a thinker. She can be intense in her focus
and then also playful like her puppy age. She loves attention but is
also independent and happy to head out to check out the action. Sophie is
also very athletic and loves to race, chase and make up games with the
dogs. Sophie must have a dog friend for her play energy. Sophie
loves her toys and the ball and is quite focused on toy games when it's
time to play. We'd like to see Sophie in an adult home that challenges her
mentally and meets her physical needs since she is going to physically
strong girl. She could be a great hiking partner! Sophie has the
protective nature of a Great Pyrenees and will alert to the arrival of
anyone new as well as watch the property, very much 'working' Sophie
is now about 40 pounds and not good with cats. She was relinquished to the
Farm by a NY family who could not meet her needs properly.
gentle RUE came to GHF from the awful situation in Sprakers
living outside 24/7 in freezing cold, contained by electrified fencing,
left with no human contact and absolutely nothing to do…no matter how
you looked at this situation…nothing worked to help a wonderful puppy
become a wonderful, happy adult Border Collie. Rue was removed from that
setting, along with 45 other Border Collies and thankfully, safely landed
But, even more wonderful news
has changed her life…her foster Mom spent that the last 4 weeks getting
to know and help this girl and has fallen in love. With all the challenges
and fears little Rue has, her new FurMom and FurDad, feel they want to
help her, forever. They know they've got the patience, passion and heart
for giving her a loving life, no matter how she wants it to unfold.
We are incredibly happy for Rue, who was
one of THE most skittish, shut down dogs. All the dogs from Flat Creek
need loving homes just like this one…with tons of understanding. Hugs to
both humans and canines alike…we'll celebrate at GHF for Rue! We'll
never forget scooping Rue up in our arms to get her to safety, totally
terrified of what was happening and now, knowing she has a lifetime to
understand that it's all GOOD, very very GOOD. Tears of joy! Rue's
vet care totaled $625.
found a great life with tons of fun on plenty of acres to call her own,
in rural Vermont. She'll be the constant companion to her new guardians
who just adored this gorgeous girl and knew she'd fit their active lives
perfectly. They're coming back for a BC buddy for her soon as GHF has
some puppies to consider, so Chevy will be one very happy, active,
petite 6 year old Border Collie, Chevy is super sweet and wants to be
connected to her person. She is timid at first and will need a patient
person who understands her history of limited socialization. This lovely
girl is a gentle dog who loves attention from people but just needs time
to show that! With dogs, on the other hand, she is an amazing
herder, focused and fast and ready to go! She is about 35 pounds
and best with dog savvy cats. She was a breeding dog given up to
GHF because the people no longer wanted to be in the business. She
and another female, BC, Zoe came in together from PA
LOKI landed beautifully in a new life with GHF alum, Cela, and
another canine friend, Callie, both happy to have another pal to round out
the trio.He'll have plenty of time to play his frisbee and toy games and
enjoy some chase games with friends, too. Loki will love his new life
cause his FurMom is around all the time and happy to make him the center
of attention! He now lives in PA.
LOKI: A 7 year old Border
Collie/Aussie, Loki is a wonderful guy, happy to play frisbee all day if
you'd let him! He's got tons of energy outside for non-stop playing and
running but settles beautifully inside, common to this more mature age. He
is super obedient and eager to please, but also has such enthusiasm for
saying hello to everyone! Loki makes you smile, just seeing how happy he
is to race and chase and run. He loves everyone and is always ready to
enjoy life! He's also a very affectionate boy, eager to
sit next to you on the couch, relaxing. Loki has been the running partner
to his former guardian, logging 8-10 miles three times a week so he's in
great shape. He is good with other dogs and could have a canine buddy or
could be a solo dog. Loki is about 50 pounds and is good with cats.
He was relinquished to GHF from NY guardians who felt their aussie was
picking fights and causing too much stress for Loki.
found a new life where he'll be center stage, joining GHF alum, Shiloh and
two other canine buddies! They have a blast, hiking, playing and
just being adored so while it's all new for Kane right now, we know he'll
LOVE what's about to unfold. Kane's new guardians always want to
help the seniors, making room for one more to join their pack. With the
passing of GHF alum, Quest, they came right to GHF to help the next one in
need! Lucky Kane!! He now lives in Ct.
KANE: An 11 year old Border Collie,
Kane is such a doll. Happily curious about everything at the Farm, he says
hello to all the dogs and everyone he meets. Kane is smart, focused
and really good natured. He likes toys but he also likes hugs just as
much. He is about 45 pounds and good with cats. Kane lived in one home
since a puppy, originally adopted as a pup who was given up for not
herding well enough at 8 weeks old! Kane doesn't have strong herding
instincts so had a loving home instead, until his NJ guardians recently
had triplets! Kane didn't handle the chaos well so, was relinquished
to the Farm.
found a peaceful life with one of our Friends of the Farm so he'll be the
center of the universe, lovingly cherished.
A 12 year old Border Collie/Austrailan Shepherd mix, Sam is a character!
He speaks his mind with a big woof, woof and watches everything around
him, keen to sort out whatever is going on. He's quite friendly with
people, very good natured until they walk away to leave and then he has to
herd them out the door with a nip..yep, even at 12! So, Sam needs an
adult home that understands that his 'eye' to herd is still very present.
He's learning quickly at GHF that it's best not to do that and he's
a good guy who aims to please so he's improving quickly. Sam is such
a sweet guy, even happy to meet the vet and curious to explore everything
there, too. Sam reminds us of one of those herding dogs that everyone in
the neighborhood would know and love cause he's got such a charismatic
presence (without the nip! he's perfect). He's not a big toy dog, or even
that into other dogs, he's really eager to be with his person and be their
companion. Sam is fine with cats and about 50 pounds, a bit taller
than the average BC. He was abandoned in a shelter in Maine due to the
doorway herding behavior. We felt strongly that he deserved a chance
at another home.
landed right where he needed to be, with a friend of the Farm who we knew
would fall in love with him! She saw his bio and pictures and offered to
help and within short order, she confirmed for herself, that letting
him go, would be impossible! She described it best: "My girl,
Envy, absolutely ADORES him. They sleep on my bed together- sometimes
he's literally sleeping on top of her (something she has NEVER let
another dog do). He is so smart, absolutely loves to cuddle,
and shares a lot of the same characteristics of my former dog that I
love and missed. He sleeps all night on the bed - just makes himself
perfectly comfortable. I honestly can't imagine not having him in my life
now- he's not a perfect dog, but he really is perfect for us."
Zain now lives in PA.
ZAIN: A 1 year old
Border Collie, Zain is GREAT! He's an active, smart, focused, fun-loving
BC but he is all BC and needs a place to use that mind, body and heart of
his with someone who knows how to channel all his energy. He loves to
learn and is eager to please, able to focus his sharp mind quickly. This
super-friendly boy is also a gorgeous runner, with a long stride as he
stretches out exploring the Farm fields. Zain would be a great sport
candidate and would enjoy anything athletic, especially being someone's
hiking partner. Zain does well with other dogs but really enjoys females
the best, mixing up his rough and tumble play style, happy to take their
direction. Zain is also a real lover, snuggling up when things are calm,
sharing his gentle, good-natured side. Zain will only be placed with a
BC savvy guardian who enjoys the vibrant attitude of a young BC. He is
about 45 pounds and good with dog savvy cats. Zain came to GHF from a family
member who felt his guardian, the daughter, didn't have the appropriate
set-up to meet his needs.
found the right life that suits him so well - with former GHF adopters who
LOVE the breed and really understand their needs. He's got a canine buddy
to herd and play with who will also let him be the main ball dog, which
makes Ben super happy! Ben
will enjoy 30 acres to call his own but most importantly, tons of love
which he really wants. He quickly cuddled on the couch with his new
guardians, giving his vote of approval for his new life. He now lives in
BEN: A petite 9 year old Border Collie,
Ben is a sweetheart, gentle and good natured and eager to say hello to
everyone. He can be a bit timid at first but really just wants to come
right over for attention and follow you everywhere you go. In Ben's
earlier years, he had done obedience work in 4-H programs, so soon as he's
on a leash, he's happily trotting next to you and takes all the commands
you give in stride. This eager to please boy is a charmer and comical, too
when the ball comes out! He's a ball maniac and comes to life like a 2
year old, jumping all over, racing around, so intense to play, it's
hilarious. Ben could easily live without other dogs but did have a number
of dogs in his previous situation since his PA guardians were breeding.
They no longer wanted to do so and relinquished Ben, along with Merlin,
his grandson, to GHF. Ben is good with cats and weighs about 35
little ELLIE found a great big life where she has 140 acres to
explore, enjoying woods and meadows plus horses she gets to check on every
morning! Ellie's new guardian is a GHF adopter who loves the senior
dogs and happily came to add Ellie into her life. She'll be with her
canine buddies and her new FurMom 24/7 as she paints and teaches art
workshops in her studio at home. Ellie will love all the attention
of visitors and enjoy the beauty of being in the country, including
chasing the rabbits and squirrels! Ellie now lives in NY.
ELLIE: A 14 year old
Border Collie/maybe corgi/jrt mix, this girl is one hilarious charmer! No
clue what she's mixed with but she's a pint-sized version of a BC with all
the brains and curiosity and focus. She's absolutely not a dog who
acts her age either. Ellie arrived at the Farm and began checking out
everything, figuring it all out quickly and then settled right in. While
she is a senior for sure and can live out her life at the Farmhouse
Sanctuary, we are hoping someone decides to add this girl to their life
cause she deserves all the one-on-one focused love she can get! Ellie
is good with other dogs but mostly focused on a person, her person, and
will shadow them wherever they go and enjoys cuddling with them, too, of
course. She is good with cats and about 30 pounds. Ellie has a food
allergy which caused her skin condition so we're working through that now
and she's doing well. She was abandoned at a PA shelter due to the