LAYLA must have been on a mission to find just the right home cause
she sure did it quickly! We have to laugh sometimes at certain BC's who
seem to be on the fast track...her previous guardians called at 4pm and by
9pm that same day, she was in rescue....her pictures were posted and
within hours, a former adopter wrote about her so off she's going to live
in PA on 170 acres with GHF alum, Kooper, another young BC who loves
having friends for lots of play. Miss Layla is high energy, busy and eager
to play, play, play, a real live-wire for sure. So, we're thrilled she'll
have plenty to do in her new life.
LAYLA: A 9 week old Border Collie,
little Layla is enjoying life meeting other Border Collies and discovering
she can play! She loves toys and is an active girl, like any young BC.
She'll only go to a BC savvy home since Layla is going to be an energetic
girl who needs mental, physical and emotional stimulation. She is, of
course, sweet as can be. She is in temporary foster care in PA. She
came from a family who felt, while they loved her, she was too much energy
for their situation.
Special thanks to Marybeth Powers, Debbi
& Tony Grassi, Ann Kleinschmidt & Lee Coates and Amy Galford for
helping transport Layla.
luckily landed at GHF just when her new guardians had contacted us in
search of a small BC mix. Soon as they saw her pictures and story, they
hopped in the car to come meet her and off she went. This sweet girl
happily headed out to a new life in NY where she'll be their constant
companions and have 10 acres to call her own, for plenty of exploring.
Coco had lived in one home all her life so was a bit confused by all these
changes but now, won't have that worry anymore. She joins GHF alum, Finn,
to be her canine buddy showing her around her great new life!
COCO: A petite 3 year old Border Collie
mix, Coco is a character! She's full of spunk, sweet as can be and while
playful, not over the top with intensity. She's a wonderful BC mix with
lots of personality who loves everyone. She is also good with other dogs
and could easily have a canine buddy though also could be happy with
someone around a lot, as their companion. She's not too into toys but
loves to be by your side, a real cuddler. Coco is very smart, focused and
really pays attention to everything around her, curious about it all. She
is good off leash and loves to swim. Coco was abandoned at a NY
shelter due to issues with younger children that made her
uncomfortable so she will only be placed in an adult home. She is good
with cats and weighs about 30 pounds.
found his way to the Farm and into the home of our new caretaker and
something, call it a hunch, seemed to fit for Norm to be here for the rest
of his life and of course, that is what happened. Norm came to GHF and his
new life began with our new caretaker and well, as they say, the rest is
history. Norm is staying at GHF, a happy addition, joining Jane, a GHF
alum from Texas so now he'll be the official greeter to all new rescues
who come to GHF and land here, looking for save haven. Our new caretaker
will handle all the seniors who are displaced and Norm, just set the
standard for what's ahead - lots of love, plenty of time and a great sofa
to call their own! Norm will be the welcoming dog to all those who need to
know that life is GOOD, no matter the changes that make it seem so scary.
NORM: A petite 11 year old Border
Collie mix, Norm is the 'perfect dog', ready to be by your side, eager to
join in any activity you want to do and very loving. He's relaxed about
hanging out or bounces around happily for a run. Norm loves other dogs and
could easily live with them or could settle beautifully as the only dog as
long as his person was nearby. Norm is eager to please and so wants to be
connected to people, a really lovely personality and the sweetest guy. He
has lived in one home since a pup and found himself abandoned due to a
divorce. A family member stepped in to make sure Norm found safe haven at
GHF. He's just the sweetest guy and clearly loves life. He came to
the Farm from PA. He is absolutely fine with cats.
found a family that understands Border Collies and loves their high energy
nature so Treet landed in a life that is just perfect! Lots of love, lots
to do and even living on a lake where he can enjoy swimming. Plus his new
guardian's home backs up to an 800 acre preserve so hiking will certainly
be in his future, too! Treet will be returning to GHF to find a 2nd BC for
the family since they always have two! So, we're on the look-out for a fun
female to join him! He now lives in NY.
TREET: A 3 month old Border Collie,
Treet is a marvelous, friendly, confident boy who loves people. He is very
well socialized and says hello to anyone and everyone, happy to be in your
lap. He is also VERY smart, VERY focused and has a strong herding
instinct, so will placed in a home that understands the breed and offers
an outlet like sports or an active hiking home. While he's a fabulous
little guy, he will want to control whatever moves so needs a place to
focus that energy. He loves toys and is eager to learn anything. Treet is
about 10 pounds. He was relinquished due to the Farm from NY
guardians who could not meet his needs. Treet loves hiking on
the trails and discovered he learned to swim and enjoy the water!
found a wonderful life with Border Collies who understand his need to herd
them and don't mind those little nips on the back legs (for the most
part!). So, at almost 13, this guy is happy as a clam, enjoying his days
of herding the other dogs at our former caretaker's home with her pack of
six BC's. Once she met this sweet, good natured love-bug and saw his
strong eye for herding, she felt strongly that he needed to stay right
there, enjoying life til the end. GHF will handle his vet needs thanks to
his angel donors and let this remarkably wonderful boy never have to move
again. He's been in plenty of homes til this moment and clearly deserves
exactly what he's found. We're just thrilled for Travis who is a very very
special Border Collie and we feel honored to have met him and offer him a
special place to live. He is staying in New Hampshire in his "foster
A 12 1/2 year old border collie with ABCA papers, Travis is a sweet guy
that will follow you around everywhere and will lay right by your feet.
He has lived with dogs and likes to cuddle up to them when he sleeps
too. He's very quiet in the house but once the action starts
outside, Travis is ready to go. He's chasing and herding all the
dogs in his foster home. He also loves to play with toys too and
does like to toss them to his person. He loves squeaky toys, soccer
balls, and frisbees. He'll catch and toss anything. And if you
won't play, he'll toss them to himself! He lived in his last
home in Maine for 5 years and was given up because of a move.
now has had bloodwork, thyroid and urine checked and is in good health.
now Jasper, is on his way to Canada with two guardians who came
looking for a cuddle bug who while young, was fairly calm which fit Skip's
nature perfectly! He hung next to them all afternoon, like their shadow
and then hopped right into the bed of the Adoption RV, casting his vote as
he got the chance to overnight. This sweet little guy charmed them both so
now has a wonderful new life with his FurMom as his constant companion and
lots to do with them both. His puppy- like innocence, curious and timid
about everything, made them chuckle!
A petite 1 1/2 year old Border Collie, Skip is a sweet guy, curious about
everything and loves to explore. He is a character, collecting all the
toys in one big pile and then entertaining himself with them all. He is
good natured and friendly, a more gentle BC however he does get nervous
meeting new people. He so wants to trust people are safe but tends to be
very worried going up to anyone new. Once he knows you, he's happy as a
clam so Skip will need a very patient guardian to help build his trust.
Skip is over excited with other dogs so we think he'll do better as a solo
dog. He and another BC, were found as strays in PA and the dog
lover who found them contacted us after trying to find their guardians,
with no luck. He is about 30 pounds and is good with cats.
MEEKO found a loving pair of guardians who understand the
sensitivities of Border Collies and love the combination of brilliance and
energy - they quickly felt that Meeko was the right addition to their
family! Meeko's new BC buddy, Maverick thought so too, with both of them
clearly connecting as friends, interested in each other, mentally,
physically and emotionally - they are a great pair! Meeko now lives in PA
where she'll be adored for the rest of her life and never be stuck in a
place where she's not understood, again. We're happy for this match which
worked perfectly for everyone involved!
MEEKO: A petite 1 1/2 year old Border
Collie, Meeko is a very, very sweet girl who loves attention, nestling up
on her back for belly rubs and curling in your lap. She is a real love bug
and seeks out attention with someone she knows. Meeko has a great
personality with people. She is also all about the action of other dogs,
racing, herding and wrestling, quite the player. She is fast and does well
with other young BC's who need stimulation, too. She will only be placed
with another young BC since Meeko can be shy with new people and does
better having a confident canine friend. She is not overly intense like
many young BC's but she does need a focus for her mind and body, together
so will do best with someone who understands the breed. Meeko lived with
five kids, in a very chaotic household and did well but will flourish with
more appropriate attention and time for her. She was tied up outside since
there was no fence. She is fine with dog savvy cats. She was relinquished to the Farm from a NY
guardian. Meeko loves her trails walks with the other BC's
and is quite the athlete racing, chasing and swimming!
had been waiting quite awhile for just the right family to understand his
needs and quirks and love him all the same! So, today's adopters returned
to GHF after loosing their beloved Bella and decided that Foster would be
the right guy to add to their life and give their sweet BC, Tess, a friend
again. Foster will surely blossom in their care since they understand the
rescue experience for certain dogs who've had it tough before landing at
GHF. Foster felt safe with them and loved herding Tess and enjoyed all the
attention on him so he could play some ball, himself! He now lives in New
4 year old Border Collie, Foster is now one happy guy, trusting that life
is meant to be about racing, chasing and herding, the greatest BC
activities in the world! He is happy and loves to race with other
BC's as well as get cuddling attention from his person. Foster is
adorable, a sensitive, sweet, smart boy who has a great nature. His first
reaction to being touched is to give all his love back, a gentle soul.
He came from a rough situation where he was abused and treated
poorly but now, that's all behind him and he's ready for an action packed
life full of love. He'll be placed with another BC so he can
continue to blossom. Foster can still be nervous meeting new men so
needs a guardian who understands BC's well and gives him the confidence to
know he's safe. He is about 40 pounds and good with dog savvy cats.
Foster was part of a confiscation of farm animals as well as the two dogs
on the PA property. Special
thanks to fosterer Susan Myers who helped him really begin a great healing
MADDIE won the hearts of her new adopters instantly, with her sweet
nature, her eagerness to play ball and her attentiveness to them! Within
minutes, they were ready to head home with her! Maddie now lives in Canada
where she'll have a great property to explore and be their constant
companion. Her new guardians are BC lovers and were thrilled to have
Maddie in their lives, happy to open their hearts to another great dog.
We're really happy for this sweet girl to land so quickly and with loving
guardians who will be with her all the time, which she really deserves.
MADDIE: A petite 7 year old Border Collie,
Maddie is the sweetest girl, just a joy to be around. She is gentle and
loving and friendly, happy to say hello to anyone new. She loves toys,
especially balls and frisbee games. A very smart girl, she aims to please
and would love being the constant companion to someone who adores this
breed. Maddie is good with cats and good with other dogs but gets
overwhelmed so we want to find a solo dog home for her. She was
previously living in a PA home left outside 10 -12 hours during the day,
alone, and had difficulty feeling safe with thunderstorms and
began scratching at the door to get inside, hurting herself. The guardians
felt she would be happier in a different home and we agree. Maddie is a
sweetheart and will blossom with someone involved with her. She is
approx 40 lbs.
went to her new home where she'll be the center of attention with a chance
to do agility and have a blast learning anything and everything to
stimulate her mind. In the end, if agility is not her favorite thing, then
she'll be a beloved family member of her new FurMom and FurDad who are dog
lovers and love seeing their dogs happy and loved. She joins another BC
buddy and a lab friend who she instantly adored so she now lives in NY.
KINLEY: A 5 week old BC pup, Kinley is
a cute, TINY, little girl weighing only 4 pounds at this point. She may
stay small since we've just taken her mother, too and she is also very
petite. No matter her size, Kinley is about to get a good dose of superb
care, fine food, and tons of loving which she so richly deserves. She is a
little spit- fire, racing around as she play bows to the adult dogs and
loving life where she's the center of attention. We are happy to help this
wee one find safe haven and excited to see which guardians share the
journey of life with her. Kinley came to GHF with her mother, Spryte
and possibly sister, Bree, all relinquished by pressure of the animal
control officer in the NY area where they lived. Kind BC lovers
helped to make this all possible and we hope to help more of the dogs
still in the situation.
MAGGIE: A 2 year old Border Collie,
Maggie is a sweetheart, absolutely loves everyone and wants to be in your
lap instantly. She is super friendly and has lots of energy for play.
She'll retrieve the ball endlessly and happily. Maggie also loves the
water and is great off leash for hikes. She came to GHF from another
rescuer who stepped in to be sure she landed properly.
& MAGGIE met at the Farm and were a great pair, happy to chase
the ball together, racing around exploring and then hanging together
inside so they found a new life together, forever! Their new guardian
works from home in a great country setting that will give them plenty of
space, lots to do as well as being her constant companion. They'll also
get a chance to head to the beach for walks and swimming, too, going
everywhere she goes! She was eager to add a wonderful pair to her life
after loosing her beloved BC and absolutely fell in love with these two!
They now live in PA.
DYLAN: A 5 year old Border Collie,
Dylan is a great guy, absolutely friendly with everyone and eager to be
your friend. He's smart, easy going and loves attention but he also loves
his ball big-time! Dylan will retrieve for as long as you'll throw and is
quite the athlete, enjoying frisbee as well. He's a fast learner and very
eager to please so could learn all kinds of challenging activities. This
happy boy is a classic BC with a balanced nature looking for something to
do with someone who loves him. He is about 45 pound and not yet tested on
cats. Dylan was adopted in February but returned due to his guardian's
financial conditions. He said "he is the best BC he's ever had"
and felt terrible giving him up.
found guardians who understand he needs some time to feel safe and knew
that their BCmix, Juneau, was the perfect mentor to help him blossom
easily. Within a short time, Bailie loved them and was eager to gain their
attention so we know he'll do just great as he gets to know his new life
and gains confidence in a new situation. He and Juneau played non-stop,
clearly a great pair. He now lives in Massachusetts where he'll be adored
and enjoy a loving, active life.
BAILIE: A 5 month old Border Collie,
Bailie is a classic BC, curious about all the action around him, thinking
about what to join in and do and whether to hold back and decide what's
exciting or not. He is a thinker, very sweet and observant. He has jumped
into BC play with a few of the young dogs and clearly would benefit from a
BC buddy. Bailie is a gentle pup but he has energy needs like any young BC
so will only be placed in a BC savvy home. He is smart and focused and
loves to play with squeaky toys as well as destroy them! Bailie came to
GHF from a NY guardian who felt she could not meet his needs due to a
move. Bailie has joined in the fun of swimming, racing and
playing on the GHF trails and loves it!
found guardians who really understand the breed since they've had six that
they adored, all very different. When they met Brysen, they instantly felt
he was a special boy with a great heart, so clearly wanting a connection.
Very quickly, he just loved being with them, whether cuddling inside or
ball play outside - he voted loud and clear and they agreed completely. He
headed home to Maine where he'll have a beautiful property to call his
own, enjoy lots of trail walks and even camp, enjoying swimming in Key
West in the summer! Brysen now lives in Maine.
A 2 year old Border Collie, Brysen is an affectionate guy who wants to be
by your side, cuddling or playing with the ball...he's got the focus for
both! He is very very smart though not overly intense, more companion
oriented, really seeking a person to call his own. He is good with other
BC's so could have a canine friend or be alone as a solo dog with someone
active. Brysen is fairly easy going though will only be placed in an adult
home where someone can focus on his needs since he hasn't the proper
attention he deserves. Brysen gets spooked by new people he doesn't know
and will need a patient person to help him, step by step, trust he's safe
with people. Once he connects to 'his person', he's incredibly bonded,
sweet and attentive. Brysen is about 45 pounds and good with cats.
little ECHO landed with someone who understands her worries and
needs and feels just fine letting her evolve at her own speed, exactly
what she needs! Echo will also have her two canine buddies to show the way
and lots and lots of love from her FurMom, as she continues on the path of
trusting that a good life is hers to have! They all met at the Farm when
her FurMom came to vacation at the Canine Country Getaway and knew she
wanted to add a third dog to her life while here. We're thrilled for Echo
who was part of 167 BC's confiscated last year from Texas and now has a
loving home in PA.
ECHO: A petite
3 yr old Border
Collie, Echo is learning that life is an adventure - of trying new things
and being rewarded with great food for being so brave! So, this little
girl is doing well, day by day and now happily barks and wags to say hello
whenever her Fosterers come home. She follows them around the house,
curious to see what's next in her day of new things. Sometimes, she still
needs to retreat to her safe space in her open crate, when things scare
her, but with some guidance, she'll bravely come back out again. Echo is
pretty easy to live with, happy to entertain herself with toys or just
hang with her person. She loves to get into her toy box, digging for the
things in the bottom and then tossing them into the air for play. Her
Foster Mom says she does the 'Echo Bounce' bounding out of the house in
the morning, leaping with joy, then running happy laps around the yard
with her 'giant happy face' and all body parts wiggling in all directions.
She clearly has found life to be very very fun. Echo still has many
fears and will need a patient calm guardian to keep building her trust so
she can experience more of life. However, she's happiest with the routine
of her home, her yard and won't need a big life going lots of places with
lots of people. Echo was part of a large confiscation of 167
BC's from a Texas 'breeder'. She is about 30 pounds and not
good with cats. With her timidity, she'll do best with one other canine
friend to help show her the way.
NOAH: A petite 9 year old Border Collie
mix, Noah is a delight. He has a remarkable personality, happy to be in
the middle of people and activities, curious about everything. Noah takes
everything in stride. This sweet, affectionate boy is smart as a whip and
eager to please but mostly, he just wants to be by your side wherever you
go. A favorite with everyone he meets, he's truly well balanced and one
happy fellow. Noah is 28 pounds and good with cats. He lived in his
previous home for many years but a new baby left little time for him so he
was abandoned at a PA shelter.
& NOAH found a wonderful life together where they'll have
plenty of land for lots of play and plenty of walks for lots of
stimulation, the perfect combination. They met here at the Farm and got
along beautifully so will enjoy a great life they can share forever, both
wonderful, loving Border Collies. Shelby and Noah now live in NJ with one
of our dearest Friends of the Farm, so we'll see them frequently.
petite 6 year old Border Collie, Shelby is very very sweet. She's a
classic focused BC who loves toys and will happily retrieve or entertain
herself. She is super friendly with everyone and loves people even more
than dogs though she's handling her new foster friends just great. She is
not high energy but would rather be by your side. Shelby is so well
mannered and eager to please, she's a joy to be around and befriends
everyone easily. She is fine with dogs but enjoys people more so can
easily be a solo dog. Shelby is fine with cats and is 32 pounds. Shelby
has a gorgeous coat normally but her previous guardians did not have the
means to handle her care appropriately so with proper nutrition, her flea
allergy is resolving and she'll have a long coat soon. She was
relinquished to the Farm and is being fostered in Pittsburgh PA.
now has a person to call his very own, devoted to all the things that will
make him happy and challenge his brilliant mind. His new FurDad came to
volunteer awhile back to get to know the breed and be sure he was the
right person for a BC. We agreed that he most certainly was and were happy
when he returned for his first Border Collie. He'd read up on all the cool
things needed to keep a young BC happy and with an overnight at the Farm,
the two of them paired up beautifully. Dyson headed off to Canada where
he'll even get a chance to try search and rescue work.
DYSON: A 1 year old Border Collie,
Dyson is a sweetheart. He loves to say hello to new people and is a soft,
gentle guy, happy to be with anyone he meets. When the toys come out, he
loves to play - ball or squeaky toys - his classic BC focus comes through
clear and he's ready to go. He
loves to race, chase and wrestle and having a
young BC friend really helps with his energy needs. He does best with
soft, submissive dogs.
He is very smart,
and very responsive to whatever is asked of him, even by strangers. This
sweet, smart boy is very adaptable and wants to be right, eager to
understand whatever you want. Dyson is about 30 pounds, good with cats and
given up due to too many dogs in the home. He came from a NY
guardian who wanted GHF to help out.
Miss ROXIE found a great home where her brains and body will
finally be focused on an activity we are sure she'll love - agility! Roxie
flies around like a missile and is clearly looking for something that uses
that brilliant mind so when our Canine Country Campers said they were
looking to add a sport dog, she was the one that came to mind! She
instantly jumped up for big hellos, lots of kisses and then raced around
like the young BC she is...leaving them chuckling since that is exactly
what they were hoping to find...a fast, fun-loving girl. She quickly fit
with her new canine buddies and headed off to Maryland for her new, very
ROXIE: A 1 1/2 year old Border Collie,
Roxie is a doll, super friendly and full of energy! She loves to run,
chase, jump and make up herding games. She is a classic busy BC who will
need an outlet for her mind, body and emotions. She's eager to connect to
a person and learns quickly so could be a great sport candidate. She is
very good with other Border Collies, especially boys and instantly wants
to play. She has the cutest freckles and wavy, curly coat that catches
your eye, then she jumps right in your arms, hoping to capture your heart!
Roxie is about 35 pounds and good with cats.
found a wonderful home where he'll be the center of attention, enjoying
the days with his FurMom and hiking with his FurDad. And, he's got a great
yard to chase squirrels and 'work' the perimeter, which Mac just loves to
do! They had been patiently waiting for just the right fit so when Mac
returned to GHF, they agreed to come right away. So, he is now enjoying
life in CT and even has a pool to call his own! We're really happy for
this sweet guy who just loves being with people and won their hearts
MAC: A 5 year old Border Collie, Mac is
an easy going, friendly, want to be with my person type of boy - he loves
attention and loves people. He is smart and good natured, eager to connect
with anyone around. Belly rubs and back scratches are his favorite! Mac
loves having a BC buddy but could also be a solo dog since he's so people
focused. He is not into toys at all, but prefers instead 'hanging with his
person' and enjoying 'working' the perimeter of his yard, alert to
everything going on. Mac is a bit overweight but will knock that off now
with more exercise. He was adopted 4 years ago, living happily with a
female BC and had an active life til the recent birth of children. Mac is
happiest in a home without chaotic toddlers. His previous adopters adored
him and feel awful about letting him go. He is not good with cats.
QUEST: A 9 year old Border Collie,
Quest is a gem, absolutely a loving, friendly, good-natured boy. He is
curious about everything and literally jumps up and over and into things
to see what is going on, a bit puppy-like in his nature. Soon as his name
is called, he comes on a dime for loving and is happy to sit by your side.
Quest likes toys and is great with other dogs but clearly loves having a
person to call his own. He and his brother lived on a NJ horse and
hay farm where he spent most of his time alone outside. Quest is
good with cats and 47 pounds, now at GHF due to a divorce and move. The
brothers can be happily placed together in one home or we will consider
& SHILOH found a new life together with the most wonderful
family that suited them perfectly. Every now and then, very special people
come for very special dogs and it's as if, a piece of destiny unfolds.
These two brothers have had a hard life the past few years and deserved
the most loving situation possible and it happened for them today! Their
new FurMom and FurDad came to open their hearts and home to two dogs in
need and hoped that Shiloh and Quest could fit their lives perfectly. They
traveled a long distance to spend time to be sure going from two to four
dogs would work well and it most certainly did...Shiloh loved playing with
their duo non-stop and Quest loved having three people to give him
attention since he's the most affectionate boy alive! We watched as this
miracle unfolded for Quest and Shiloh and cherished the moment for the
ringside seat to watching all the love blossom right here at the Farm!
And, that is only the beginning of long time love affair! We are
absolutely thrilled for these two boys and the loving people who now
cherish them. They'll have plenty of hiking and swimming on their new land
and for sure, an abundance of love.
SHILOH: A 9 year old Border Collie,
Shiloh is a wonderful, amazing guy who is a classic BC with a brilliant
mind and great disposition. He wants to be with his person and accompany
them wherever they go, as his job. But, he also loves to play with toys,
too, entertaining himself or enjoying a great game of retrieval with you.
Shiloh is a love-bug, so affectionate and eager to be with his person.
He'll do best with someone around most of the time since he so craves a
strong relationship. Shiloh is great with other dogs and cats. He and his
brother, Quest, were relinquished to GHF due to a divorce and move. He
was living on a NJ horse and hay farm, alone most of the day until now.
He does require a fenced yard. Shiloh is 42 lbs. The
brothers can be happily placed together in one home or we will consider
WINNIE (now called Lexie) sat in a shelter in upstate NY and when
we were asked to help, there was just no way to say no to a 9 week old
girl who didn't deserve to be there, those big eyes asking for help. So,
with the help of volunteers, Winnie was bound for GHF but she clearly had
another idea in mind - friends of the transporters spent the evening with
this sweet girl and just couldn't part with her, having lost their beloved
dog not long ago. Winnie joined them in their Winnebago for an evening and
that turned into forever! She now lives happily in upstate NY, right where
she's supposed to be!!!
landed at the Farm just in time to meet his new guardians- campers who
were eager to meet a GHF rescue to add to their lives. They came for a
Getaway, with their sweet girl Annie and it was Brodin who clicked the
best with her, both giving play bows and nudges and totally teaming up as
a great match, clearly enamored with each other. They were thrilled to add
this sweet boy to their home and give him the love he so deserves. Brodin,
now Brody, lives in PA where he'll be the constant companion to his FurMom
and have plenty to do with her daughter, on weekends cause she loves the
BC energy level!
BRODIN: A 1 year old Border Collie mix,
Brodin is a sweet, gentle, loving guy. He quickly comes up for attention
and wants to cuddle. If other dogs are around, he's happy to race and
chase and join the group but he clearly loves a person and attention. A
smart, observant boy, he is eager to please and bond. Brodin could be a
solo dog or be happy with a canine friend. He is very very sweet. He is
good with cats and about 35 pounds. Brodin & Cody are brothers
fortunately landing safely in rescue, for lives that better suit them.
Cody's guardians knew that Brodin had been left, abandoned alone when his
people moved. One of our volunteers found him hiding under the stairs of
the empty home. We have no idea how long he was there alone but
fortunately those days are now behind him.
found his forever home with GHF alum, Panda and a BC mix buddy, Zoe, both
of which were vacationing at The Getaway at GHF! His new guardians had
adopted twice from the Farm and felt ready to add another after the recent
loss of GHF alum, Ben so Newman got a chance to share his sweet heart with
them. They enjoyed plenty of trail walks, which Newman loves and an
overnight which sealed the deal as Newman fit in just fine with the two
girls. Newman will be cherished and enjoy lots of love in his new home in
Massachusetts and we just may see him again soon next spring! We're really
happy for this wonderful boy who deserves to live in a home, not outside
like he'd spent the last seven years prior to coming to GHF. He slept
soundly on his FurMom's chest for almost the entire night!
An 8 year old Border Collie, Newman is a sweet guy, a gentle soul, happy
for attention. He quietly comes up to say hello and will stay by your
side. Newman is super friendly and loves affection. He is easy going
and likes the outdoors especially since he used to chase geese off the
property where he lived. Now it's time to be a companion and enjoy lots of
love which he will treasure! He looks to a person for guidance and
is not overly active but still has plenty of energy for a very active
life. Newman absolutely loves playing with toys and is adorable to watch
as he gallops around tossing them in the air, happy as can be! Newman
likes to swim, too. He is 45 pounds and is not good with cats. Newman
was originally relinquished due to the old age of his NJ guardian.
Newman has been trained on the invisible fence.
is a little pup who knew where he wanted to be and simply made sure he got
there, in a round-a-bout way! His new FurMom had been thinking of a puppy
for the past few months, passing the very pet store where he was sitting,
just minutes, from her home in NJ. She forced herself to not go in,
knowing that buying from a pet store supports puppy mill breeding.
Turns out, little Oakleigh grew bigger and got older til he went 'on sale'
and that's when he went to a home with a Pennsylvania couple, who after
two short weeks, had to move and knew they couldn't meet his needs. They
were heading to a PA shelter that just so happens to regularly work with
GHF so he came to the Farm. The story gets even more interesting because
he came to the Farm just as his new FurMom was coming to vacation at the
Getaway Camp, both actually arriving the same day. Oakleigh got a lift
with fellow campers who handed him off to us, just about the time his new
FurMom was arriving with her beloved Ben, for a restful getaway. The
morning of her departure, she mentioned the idea of a puppy, checking out
what Ben had to say, in an animal communication session....well...guess
who fit the vision perfectly...Oakleigh! Soon as we met this little guy,
we knew he was not your typical pup and tagged him, an 'old-soul' pup on a
mission...he knew where he was going and this whole amazing adoption story
confirmed it! Oakleigh now lives in NJ, just minutes from where he was
waiting for his person to find him! We'll get to see him as he grows up
when they're back for vacation!
OAKLEIGH: A 4 month old Border Collie
mix, Oakleigh is smart as a whip, eager to learn and loves people. He has
a fearless attitude about everything, curious and bold. Oakleigh adjusts
beautifully to new things and goes with the flow, meeting dogs and people
alike, with confidence. Oakleigh loves toys of any kind and is ready to
go, go, go! He has just arrived so we'll update his bio shortly with a
sense of what's the best situation for him. He has lots of energy and
needs an outlet for his mind and body. He was given up to a PA
shelter by someone who had him 2 weeks and felt he was too much. Thankfully,
one of our PA shelter friends stepped in to get him to GHF to be placed
SADIE landed in a great life with former GHF adopters who were
looking for a the perfect friend for Jack (the camera shy BC pretending
nothing is happening, stage right!). He and Sadie were clearly a fabulous
fit, racing, chasing, turning on a dime, wrestling - it was adorable to
watch unfold. So, off Sadie went to CT where she'll be cherished for all
that sweet nature and have a fast, fun- loving life playing, BC style!
We'll even get to see her next year at the Getaway Camp since her new
guardians love to vacation here! They are BC lovers and enjoy all the
space for both their dogs and themselves!
petite 8 month old Border Collie, Sadie is a love-bug, happiest by your
side wherever you go. She is very affectionate and easy going until she
has her BC buddy. Then, she's a rough and tumble player, racing and
chasing and happy as can be. She is sensitive and smart and will need a
patient person to help her through new situations. Once she's comfortable,
she really blossoms. She is about 30 pounds and best with dog savvy cats.
She came to GHF with her sister, Lila, thanks to a dog lover who stepped
in to get them out of an awful situation, left alone in a small pen 24/7
in NY. Both girls are super sweet and could be adopted together or with
another BC, males preferrred.
JIMMY: A 10 month old Border Collie
mix, Jimmy is a smart, quick learner and is eager to please with whatever
is asked of him. He's an easy going guy who likes playing with other dogs
and is really happiest with a buddy. While he likes toys, he really loves
dogs and his person, especially sharing his wonderful 'border collie hug'.
Jimmy is fine with cats. He is being fostered in Buffalo NY and can be see
there or at the Farm. He was a stray in a NY shelter.
found a new life with former adopters and GHF alum, Honey where he can be
a cherished friend for a long time! He's a youngster so adding some
excitement to sweet Honey's life and lots of laughter for his new
guardians, too. They were ready for this character and happy to have all
that joyful energy in their home. He lives in NY.
found her new life with GHF alum, Raleigh, adopted a few years ago and
she'll now be totally adored, just like he is! Her new FurMom was checking
out the site and as soon as she saw Shep's face, she wrote that she had to
come for that girl! Shep was thrilled and has already been at home,
settling in like she lived there forever! Shep now lives in PA.
10 year old Border
Collie/Sheltie, Shep is a doll. She loves everyone and is instantly eager
to make friends and go with anyone doing anything interesting - she is
quite a lively character! In fact, when she first came to GHF, we were
sure she was about 6 or 7 years old, she's so active and athletic. Shep
loves belly rubs and is super affectionate. She's a toy girl, too though
loves exploring outdoors the most, curious to check out everything on the
property. Shep is a well- mannered girl and aims to please. She is best
with submissive male dogs since she's like most female BC's, a bit of a
boss. Shep is about 45 pounds and not good with cats. She needs a hard
fence since in her previous home, she would stray off because their
invisible fence was not working properly. She came to us originally
picked up as a stray in NH and her previous guardians then relinquished
her to the Farm, feeling we could find her a better situation.
We're happy to have her in rescue and know this girl will be a cherished
family member with someone who really will adore her. Shep
has had a full geriatric screen and her bloodwork, thyroid values and
urinalysis are all perfectly normal.