you've ever wondered what makes a Border Collie happy, just check out ROSS
with his new guardians! They love what he loves - ball play! and they have
plenty of time to make him the spotlight of their lives which he also
loves. His new FurMom and FurDad came to visit and overnighted in our
adoption RV and turning the corner to check in on them, all that could be
heard was Ross racing after the ball over and over again - he couldn't
have been any happier. This smart, focused ball maniac brought tears to
the eyes of his new FurDad who just loves to see this brilliance in a
Border Collie and instantly knew Ross was his new boy! They were both
smiling ear to ear enjoying Ross as if he'd been with them all his life…he
happily headed out to his new life in NJ.
ROSS: A 6 year old Border Collie, Ross
is all about the ball…a very focused, very serious ball nut! He clearly
has a ton of BC eye, eager to catch endlessly and very fast heading to
grab any toss thrown his way. He is a very responsive boy, eager to please
and connected instantly to anyone who understands his needs. He's well
mannered and orderly about how he handles life, a classic thinker.
However, he needs someone who really loves to play ball cause clearly that
is a huge part of his happiness. In his previous home, he was the center
of attention until the household changed with young children in the mix.
Ross is a serious BC so toddlers make little sense to him so he does best
with older children and in an adult home. Ross is carrying extra weight
from less exercise recently. He is good with cats. He
was relinquished to the Farm from a PA guardian who had him since
PEP & BUD
found guardians who were looking for a pair of BC's just like them -
sweet, loving and easy going - so soon as they met these brothers, they
were thrilled to make them part of the family. Their FurMom and FurDad
couldn't help but continue petting these sweethearts and of course, Pep
& Bud thought was the greatest thing ever! So, they are now happily in
a new life with lots of love, ball play and continual cuddling, exactly
what they wanted and deserve. Pep & Bud now live in NY.
PEP & BUD: These 8
year brothers with ABCA papers, are the sweetest guys who just love
attention and everyone they meet! Friendly, easy going and good natured,
they would love to have a person to call their own, truly people dogs.
Pep & Bud are curious about everything and enjoy exploring
outside, checking out all the nooks and crannies in the yard but soon as
they are called, turn on a dime to come to you, wiggly and eager to say
hello. This pair of cuddle-bugs are delightful. Both are good with cats
and about 34-40 pounds. Pep and Bud get along with other dogs just
fine and will be placed together since they are good friends. They
came to GHF when their PA guardian died.
found a great life with a canine buddy who likes to play and explore, just
like he does and he'll even have 10 acres to call his own! He loves the
great outdoors and he'll also get to enjoy the surrounding forest for lots
of hiking! Rilee and his new buddy, Shadow, hit it off at the Farm and
became good friends quickly, exactly what his new guardians were hoping
for. Rilee will be the non-stop companion to one of his FurDad's who works
from home so have plenty of attention and time to play, too! Rilee headed
off to Vermont for a loving life which he so deserves, completely adored.
RILE: A 5 month old Border
Collie/Cattle dog mix, Rile is a little thinker, paying attention to
everything around him to figure out what he wants to do! And, then, when
he's ready, he jumps into action, quite impressive for a pup this age.
He's very attentive to people and very eager to please, clearly going to
be a good learner. He is also super sweet and learning to enjoy the other
pups who are at the Farm right now, as well as the adult dogs. Rile's
taking it all in stride, thinking step by step, making sense of this new,
big life! He is about 25 pounds, typical in size for his age and fine with
cats. Rile came to GHF from a PA guardian who bought him as a pup, had no
time for him and left him home alone all day while she worked. Thankfully,
he's here in rescue now.
bounded into a new life soon as he ran up to his new guardian, sat right
in front of her and said "I'm the one!" It was that loud and
clear! She'd returned to find a friend for GHF alum Lilah/now ND who
clearly loved this little guy instantly, racing around non-stop as if
they'd been buds for life. So, between Beck's fast decision to claim
his new person and his 'click' with his new canine friends, it was so
clear Beck had found a new life that suited him well! Off he went to
Delaware to learn agility, herding and any other sports or activities he
likes cause his new FurMom just loves this breed and finding things that
stimulate their brilliant minds.
A petite 2 year old
Border Collie with ABCA papers, Beck is a little guy with a big heart - he
loves people! Instantly ready to say hello to anyone and everyone, he
loves to cuddle, too. He of course is a BC so a ball boy soon as it's time
to play. Beck has discovered he is a Border Collie and is fast, focused
and can turn on a dime as he joins in herding games or goes after the
ball. He's an amazing athlete and could easily do sports being petite and
light framed plus so focused! Beck is very good natured and curious about
wherever he is and whoever he is with, eager to please. He likes to play
with other dogs and could be a good companion or a solo dog with someone
who can focus on his needs. Beck is a tiny guy, only 30 pounds and is OK
with dog savvy cats. He
was surrendered directly to GHF when his guardian's life changed and he
had no time for him.
said goodbye to sweet CHARLIE, knowing that we had to make the
tough decision best for his quality of life. Charlie's backend had always
been extremely weak so a simple tumble off the ramp left him weakened and
unable to stand up without assistance. A week of pain meds didn't
help so it was important to give Charlie a peaceful exit without causing
him frustration and pain. We will miss this character - a BC boy
with a personality all his own - Charlie only did what Charlie wanted to
do which included a great non-stop stroll through the farmyard. He
wouldn't allow any physical touching or help when he'd get stuck while
investigating the yard since this boy had his own will to do it 'his way'.
Godspeed to Charlie and a huge thanks for spending time with us at
the Farm…we are always changed by those that grace us with their
JOYCELENE, the senior farmhouse caretaker: I'll miss this boy, he was a
big presence here in the Farmhouse. He was willful, stubborn and grumpy
but somehow it worked for Charlie, because I became very fond of him.
A 12 year old Border Collie, Charlie is a sweet guy who is quite the
thinker, making sense of all these dogs and all these new people. He likes
the company of people, wanting to be near you inside or following you
around outside. Though he's a more conservative boy, needing time to
reflect and take in his surroundings, when he warms up, it's a gift that
will make you smile, he loves to give gentle kisses on your hands. Charlie
is a doll and at this age, doing beautifully with all this change
especially considering he rarely left home and he never went to a vet.
Charlie enjoys meeting all the other BCs and seems pretty content with all
these new friends. Charlie is ok with dog saavy cats. His PA
guardian had to move to assisted living, leaving Charlie in need of help.
Family members stepped in, contacting GHF for help.
little KONA found the perfect life with BC lovers who devote all
their attention to their dog, now dogS! They came to vacation at GHF a few
weeks back and hoped to find the ideal match for their Chase. After
meeting many dogs, they just couldn't find quite the right fit but came
back again and there was KONA, the sweetest, most easy going, 'old soul'
pup and she fit everything they were hoping for!! Chase thought so, too!!
So, Kona will now live in PA, enjoy all kinds of sports, training
activities and off leash trail walks in addition to being thoroughly,
adored! She won their hearts instantly. We'll get to see her when they
vacation at GHF again! Kona got her first taste of the trails at GHF,
taking a quick swim at Linc's Look-out!
KONA: A very petite 6
1/2 month old Border Collie, Kona is an amazing little girl with an eye
for action. She's already stalking the BC's as they run around and
focusing intently on where she needs to be to herd them all! She is super
sweet, very attentive to people and clearly a very typical BC. She is
extremely observant and learns quickly about whatever she sees and she's
very responsive to people. Her BC focus is clearly present. Kona could
easily do a sport like agility since she's confident. She is about 25
pounds and 15-16inches to the withers. Kona was sold to a family with a 14
month old toddler, a combination that doesn't work well soon as the young
child was crawling around, so Kona came to GHF to find a more appropriate
fit. We are very happy to help her in her new journey.
Sweet, wonderful BENN
just went through a rough lyme infection but happily found a new life on
the other side! Way to go Benn!!! His new FurMom had her eye on him for
awhile since loosing a GHF alum recently and wanted to visit to meet him
and newcomer, Beamer. She's adopted 3 GHF dogs so knew the process would
lead her to the right choice, watching Phoebe give her vote, too. As the
adoption visit unfolded, it was clear that Benn was the dog for them and
Benn agreed completely. He jumped into her lap for some cuddling, hung out
with Phoebe to get her to play and then headed out to his new life in
Vermont, as if he'd been with them both all along. We are so thrilled for
this wonderful boy to land in a fabulous life with hiking in the
countryside as well as agility fun and all the great outdoor activities
that he can imagine! Benn will never be tied to a dog house again but
instead, have all the love and freedom he so richly deserves.
1/2 year old Border Collie, Benn is gorgeous to watch running and run he
did, soon as he landed at GHF! He is loving the freedom to glide along at
full speed and cut and angle with turns that would topple any dog other
than a BC - he is such an athlete! This speedy boy is also a sweet, loving
dog who wants to enjoy all the affection you want to give. He's a true
cuddle bug and loves every human who says hello! He also loves to join in
with other BC's making up chase games and clearly will love having a young
friend. Benn is smart, observant and curious, one happy boy, not overly
intense but he does need an active home to handle his energy. He is
about 40 pounds and is ok with dog savvy cats. He
had been a stray in PA,
picked up by the pastor in town, handed over to the guardians who gave him
to the Farm, having had him since this past fall. Ben was tied out to a
dog house though given some freedom to run, he is clearly thrilled to be
found the right family home that suits him - kids for play and loving
guardians who were looking to add a dog just like him! They wrote to GHF,
went to meet Lincoln at his home and now has a loving life.
LINCOLN, a 6 yr old
border collie mix - (possibly golden retriever or lab) is a people
oriented dog. He is currently living with 2 small children and a boston
terrier friend. He is wonderful with all of them. He enjoys a good
squeeky toy and run in the back yard. Lincoln is not showing any
herding tendencies and enjoys being part of whatever the family is
doing. He is 55lbs and has not been tested with cats. Lincoln
is looking for a new home because a new baby in the home has developed
allergies and he can no longer be as involved. He is being
placed from him home in NJ. Applications being taken at the
MISTY really wanted to be a close companion to someone who needed
her and her new FurMom wanted a good friend. Misty's now found just what
she wanted and her new FurMom feels the same way. Her former GHF dogs were
big BC's with lots of energy, but this time she wanted a cuddling friend
to hang on the couch with her and that's exactly what Misty loves. Now,
they are together 24/7, creating a new life together. Misty now lives in
Special thanks to Cheryl Lewis and Carol
Bradford who helped Misty get to her new home.
petite 8 year old Border Collie mix, Misty is a charming little girl
with a wonderful presence and a big tail wag! She is super loving, always
watching out the window for the return of her person, to then give a big
hello! Misty would be a wonderful companion and happiest right on
your lap for cuddling. She's also eager to watch the action of her
yard, checking out the smells and creatures that move around. She
settles beautifully in the house, content to hang near your side. Misty
gets along fine with other dogs but would be happiest as the solo dog,
focused on her person. She's such a loveable little girl! She
does like to go for walks, too. She does need a fenced yard and is ok with
cats. Misty is about 30 pounds. She came to GHF from
Massachusetts when her person went into assisted living.
BRISTOL landed exactly in
the home she needed with a new guardian who really loves to shape behavior
and enjoys the intelligence of dogs, working side by side with her in fun
activities. Bristol will get to do agility and frisbee and anything else
that makes sense to stimulate her mind and help her grow. We're so happy
these two found each other, a wonderful pairing for this athletic, sweet
girl. Bristol now completes a pack of fun-loving canines! Special thanks
to Rosie and Rose for spotting Bristol while vacationing at the Farm and
letting her new FurMom know there was just the right dog waiting for her
BRISTOL: A petite 9
month old Border Collie, Bristol is an adorable, sweet girl with a serious
focus for playing ball and frisbee! This girl is energetic and eager to
play, play, play. She is smart and loves attention from people, very
cuddly and gentle. However, when she gets focused on that ball, she's as
intense as any other BC around. Bristol is very confident about her toy
play but has some shyness in new situations, especially with other dogs
and new environments. She'll need a patient person to help diffuse her
worries so she can blossom into the outgoing girl she really can be.
Bristol will do best in an adult home that can help build her confidence
in new situations with new people. Bristol is about 30 pounds and is good with dogs. She would do
well with an easy-going BC to befriend her but not control her. She came
to GHF from a PA guardian who had her since a puppy and could not properly
meet her needs. She was crated ten hours a day which created this more
timid nature since she was left alone all day.
aka RYLEE/ RALLY is staying at the Farm, joining our resident pack. He's a
sweet guy with a lot of issues and needs that make him a challenge so
giving him an easier life without expectations just makes sense. This
beautiful young guy seemed delightful upon arrival but quickly showed
significant handling issues as well as issues with men and severe car
chasing behaviors, all in addition to his damaged front elbow. He's quite
a package for most people in 'real life' but here at the Farm, he fits in
fine. He's slid into a very tolerant group of Border Collies, the majority
of which, landed with us for similar reasons. We're happy to give Rye a
wonderful life, adjusting to his needs and quirky nature. Over the years
ahead, we know he'll heal some of his worries yet other aspects of who he
is, will never change, which is what we expect.
He will undergo surgery late August to
hopefully improve use of his front leg. This boy loves to race and chase
but is so crippled by the old injury, it's just awful to see. His front
leg dangles as he runs, causing him to fatigue quickly and experience
pain. However, Rye is full of spirit and spunk and determined to catch his
ball, too! So, we are determined to make that possible for him!
month old Border Collie, Rye is a good guy with tons of energy. He loves
to play ball non-stop however he is not yet available for adoption,
because he came in with a fractured front leg that happened long ago and
healed without treatment. Though he doesn't care much about this old
injury, it does slow him down quite a bit and it's actually awful to see
as his front leg flops around loosely so we're off to Cornell for the vet
who helped Lucas to see if we can improve his motion in this front right
leg. Rye deserves a chance at a very active life since he loves to
move, play ball and race and chase with other dogs. Rye is also a
significant car chaser when traveling in a car and has some handling
issues perhaps due to his injury so needs a savvy home able to manage his
challenges. He is fine with cats and about 35 pounds. Rye
was relinquished to the Farm by an elderly NY couple who
felt they were the wrong fit for him. We agree..
BRADY, now known as
Quinn, found a new life with guardians who really understand rescue dogs!
They are oriented to help the more timid ones, blossom and knew that Brady
would thrive in their care. They opened their hearts to him, instantly and
he clearly knew that, so content and at ease with them both. He
overnighted in the Adoption RV and easily slid into the pack as if he'd
know both dogs and people all his life. In fact, his new FurDad said late
at night, snuggled in bed, he let out a big sigh, one of those wonderful
moments when you know just how happy a dog really can be…Quinn is
clearly very happy. Besides all the love he'll get, he'll be doing frisbee
with his FurDad who likes to go to events, doing freestyle frisbee as well
as competition frisbee and Quinn LOVES the frisbee so this will be a blast
for him! We're really thrilled for this sweet boy who had already been in
two homes before coming to GHF and now, is set for life. He lives in PA.
1 year old Border Collie, Brady is all about playing with dogs.. he loves
all the games of wrestling, chasing and playing. He's also a focused ball
boy, happy to race after a throw and play again and again. Brady is shy
with new people so will need a calm life with patient guardians, ideally
in a more rural setting, not a noisy densely populated area. He will need
confidence building exercises so he can more easily greet new people. He
is really blossoming in his foster home and letting go of his worries,
especially when paired with confident dogs who give him the cues to
follow. Brady is a sweetheart, gently coming up to your side for affection
and belly rubs. This gentle boy thrives with help of a person and a canine
is about 35 pounds and is good with cats. He was relinquished
directly to GHF from guardians in Maine who felt they could not
meet his needs.
Sweet, little KEDDY
landed in a home where he'll never be lacking for attention - he's got his
own trio of boys for tons of play! His new FurMom loaded everyone in the
car for a 7 hour trip to come for Keddy, knowing he would be a great
addition to their lives. He'll be with her 24/7 and be the 5th Border
Collie so she knows exactly what to expect from this active boy! Keddy
will have 22 acres to call his own in his new PA home. A bit of destiny
was at work here when meeting his new Furkids who have names starting with
'k' sounds - Cole, Cade and Carrick - so Keddy fit just right!
KEDDY: A 3 month old Border Collie,
Keddy is classic. Thoughtful, attentive, people-oriented and full of
action! He is loving life with BC mix, Breezie, as they give each other a
work-out! They are hilarious to watch. His focus herding nature is kicking
into gear as he tracks after her in her high-speed chase games. Keddy is a
sweetheart, a cuddler who wants to know where his person is at all times.
He'll mature a bit while here with the adult BC's and get to continue fun
games til just the right savvy adopter comes along. Like any young BC,
he's just starting to really show his curious and confident personality.
He is about 15 pounds and good with cats.
found exactly the right humans and right canines to make his life
wonderful! He met his new canine buddy, Laney, and the two of them were
fast friends, non-stop playing with chase games and wrestling that were so
much fun, it's like watching 'dog tv!'. And, Rider hopped up on the couch
for a big hello to his new guardians, loving all the attention from the
kids. He'll have a wonderful yard and lots of love and non-stop play, all
combined for a great life! He headed off to NJ, happily jumping right in
RIDER: A 1 year old Border Collie mix,
Rider is Mr. Happy Go-Lucky as the expression goes. He adjusts pretty
easily to a new setting, saying hello to everyone, looking for the person
to call his own, fitting right in! He's friendly and happy and very good
natured. Rider is attentive but not overly intense so could easily be a
good companion. He is quite the cuddler and loves attention, too. Rider is
good with other dogs though could be a solo dog in an active home. He is
about 40 pounds and is good with cats. He was a stray, landing in a
NJ shelter that works with GHF. So, Rider is now here and happily ready
for a new life.
HARTLEY, now known as Sparky, captured the hearts of his new
guardians quickly - such a charmer and sweetheart - so he now has 30 acres
to call his own, a pond for swimming which he loves and the companionship
of two people who love their dogs dearly. His new canine buddy, Jessie
voted a big yes for him, too! So, Hartley is loving life and the center of
attention! He now lives in NY.
HARTLY: A 9 month old Border Collie
mix, Hartly is a great little guy who absolutely wants to join in
everything! He loves saying hello to everyone and wants to join the dogs
in whatever play is going on. He's exuberant and super sweet, very curious
and ready to explore - a great combination of traits that make him a
delightful friend. He always checks in with his person, eager to please,
never going far from where his person is. He loves food and could easily
learn whatever is asked of him, being so food motivated and so compliant.
Hartly also loves to cuddle and clearly wants to be with someone who loves
him. This sweet guy is wonderful and very confident and adaptable. He is
great with other dogs and loves to play so could be happiest with another
young dog for play. He is about 35 pounds and best with dog savvy cats
since he's curious about everything. He came to us from PA as a
BRADLEY found wonderful
people who are committed to giving him the great life he never had, with
tons of time to play in a big yard and hike on nearby trails! But, most
importantly, they will love him and guide him to feel he can trust people
completely. His new FurDad will be with him 24/7, his first real
experience with a person who cares deeply that he's happy. And, his new
FurMom can't wait to see how he blossoms over time. They both felt drawn
to this young, sweet boy who really needed patient, caring people to call
his own. Bradley won't sit alone outside on a chain all day, ever again.
He now lives in NY.
A 10 month old Border Collie, Bradley is a sweet guy with a lot of
enthusiasm about saying hello to everyone he meets, giving his signature
hug. He's got a soft nature, hoping not to be wrong but can knock you over
with his body hug for sure! Bradley is now starting training and will step
by step grow into a wonderful friend who is clearly quite affectionate.
He's blossoming into a more confident dog with other BC's and
enjoying the freedom to run, race and chase now that he's at the Farm.
Bradley is about 40 pounds and good with cats. (His pictures make him look
much larger but he's not) He came to the Farm from a farmer who had hoped
to give him a better life, hearing that he was tied out all day in a city
setting in NY. Since Bradley is a youngster, his exuberance was a
bit more than the dairy farmer needed so he's here in rescue. We're happy
to have this good natured guy here and help him fulfill his potential.
found the ideal situation for her, absolutely perfect - with a spaniel
buddy and a bc buddy - so she can instigate each to play in different ways
and they both respond! This trio was amazing to watch as they accepted
each other perfectly, like they had been best friends forever. We are so
happy for this special little girl who was so clearly in the wrong
situation and now, will have a life of fun and joy and love. Her new
guardians were delighted to meet her and see her in action, exactly the
little dog they wanted who also had a big personality! Breezie now lives
BREEZIE: A 6 month
Border Collie mix, possibly with cocker spaniel, Breezie is a little girl
with a charming personality, happy, happy, happy. She landed at the Farm,
meeting dogs and people alike, enjoying all of it! She then began to get
the zoomies, making figure eights around the dogs and with the dogs and
just everywhere in the field. A really, adorable girl, she's likely to be
small though full of energy and quite the speed demon. Her face lit right
up as she began to realize that life was now going to be fun and very
interesting. Breezie had been stuck in a crate almost 9 hours a day,
clearly in the wrong home.
Sweet, wonderful RUSS
landed with a former GHF adopter who loves the seniors and had her eye on
Russ after beloved Jay-Jay passed. So, off she went to meet Russ in his
foster home and within short order, knew he had to head home with her.
Russ hadn't met many non-BC canines so took a little while to adjust but
once he realized that HE now has the cherished BC spot, well, he blossomed
quickly looking for all the attention! We're thrilled for this great boy
to have found a wonderful forever home. He now lives in NY.
10 year old Border Collie, Russ is a bit camera shy but normally, is super
friendly, happy and eager to give a little hello lick on your face. He's
adorable. This petite fellow is great natured and great with dogs, too,
happily herding everyone who races after a ball. But, he's also content to
explore outside and hang by your side wherever you go. He is really
outgoing and thinks life is just great! Russ is smart, focused and very
athletic, racing around like a youngster. He is great with other
dogs as well as cats. A super affectionate cuddler, he is so easy to
enjoy and live with - a real gem! As with all seniors, he had a
geriatric screen: full chem panel, thyroid test and urinalysis and
everything is normal. We did a dental cleaning on Russ, too. Thanks
to all the angel support, we were able to cover all these costs and Russ
is clearly ready for a new home! Russ came to us from PA.
An 8 year old Border Collie, Raycer is a joyful guy who is eager to play
and race around happily with lots of energy. He is focused and loves his
toys! Raycer is very wound-up when playing and needs a savvy guardian who
understands how to combine his obedience work with his active play style.
Raycer takes direction well and has done beautifully with our
training but will only be placed with a skilled person. He
can be nervous meeting new people so the obedience work helps him relax,
too so he can then cuddle and be everyone's best friend. He is about 45
pounds and not good with cats. Raycer came to GHF when his guardians lost
RAYCER had a blast on the GHF trails!
MADDOX is one of
those sweet BC's who needed time at the Farm, to find himself, gaining
confidence and a sense of life. Over the months, he'd met his new
FurMom when she came to vacation here and this time, when she came to
teach at the Canine Country Camp, she just couldn't leave without taking
him home. We knew their connection was strong from the minute they met so
quickly agreed, Maddox had a new home! He now lives in NJ and will get a
chance to try agility, herding and just being a happy go-lucky, busy BC!
We'll get to see him when she vacations at the Farm again and next
summer, teaching! He loves his new BC buddies, a big pack full, just like
he had at GHF.
A 1 yr old
Border Collie, Maddox is a gentle, sweet, good natured dog who loves
attention. He can be a bit worried at first but warms up quickly, sitting
next to your side asking for attention. His nature is gentle and he
will need confidence building to know what is expected of him. The flip
side of Maddox is a young, energetic herding oriented BC who turns 'on'
ready to make up herding games with every dog he meets. His has a lot of
'eye' and clearly needs a friend who can enjoy the herding play like he
does. Maddox could live as a solo dog and develop into a wonderful
companion or he could live with another BC who will play. His
wonderful nature is obvious the minute you meet him. He will be placed no cats and weighs about 40 pounds. Maddox was abandoned
at a PA shelter by guardians who could not manage him at their Farm which
was on a busy highway. He will do best in a fenced yard in a more
rural setting since that's what he is used to.
TOBY found a wonderful
home with a family who knew the Thera-Vet clinic well since they had
been clients. They had been looking for just the right Border Collie to
add to their lives so when they heard about Toby, they were intrigued to
meet him. Well, Toby certainly won their hearts quickly being the
brilliant and friendly guy that he is, so he now has adoring guardians,
thrilled to have this special boy. He'll get to accompany his new FurDad
to training sessions as the 'demo dog' and do other canine activities to
stimulate his mind and body like Rally Obedience and anything else that
keeps him happy. Toby's new name is Merlin which suits him so well…a
bit of magical qualities led Toby to find a wonderful, new life! He now
lives in NY.
TOBY had his post-surgery visit with Dr. Bookbinder and is
doing well! With extreme muscle atrophy in the injured back left leg,
he's got a long way to go for full use to be possible but the vet felt
his progress to date has been good. Toby is still in some pain and not
relying on that back leg as much as he should so his next weeks in
physical therapy at Thera-Vet will be critical. Recovery can be very
painful but the result, in the end, should be good for Toby! He'll be
undergoing many strenuous exercises as well as underwater therapy. We're
rooting for this sweet guy to get that leg back and be able to run like
normal or as close to normal as possible.
Special thanks to Heather Lynch who
kindly transported Toby to Syracuse for his check-in and volunteers each
week to keep his mind occupied as his body heals!
TOBY: A 10 month old Border Collie,
Toby is a cute little guy who just happened to be in the wrong place at
the wrong time and was hit by a car. Fortunately, his fate turned around
by being at the right place at the right time with a vet who knows GHF
from one of our Intake Coordinators. The vet called right away to see if
we could help because Toby's PA guardians had no money to fix his busted
back leg so euthanasia was about to be his fate.
JOC came out to
meet everyone at the Canine Country Camp and won hearts instantly! This
social boy loved all the attention, all the dogs and all the action. Of
course, he caught the eye of many campers but one of our adopters who came
to volunteer, just knew he was meant to go home with her and we agreed!
So, Joc will be helping her with her pet-sitting business, meeting all
kinds of dogs and people, sharing his wonderful nature. He's quite the
canine diplomat so a more perfect life couldn't have appeared! He now
lives in NJ.
A 2 year old Border Collie, Joc is a really nice guy, easily adjusting the
Farm like he'd been here a long time. He likes to meet everyone, is
curious about everything and very easy going. He loves toys and happily
plays with anything and everything, entertaining himself. Joc is not
overly intense so could happily enjoy the action of toy play and then
settle down. He does like other dogs and engages quickly to see who wants
to be with him. He is about 40 pounds and is good with cats. Joc was
a stray in NY, unclaimed by his guardian.
PIPER found the perfect
life on 11 acres with a BC buddy who will show him the ropes! He'll be
hiking a lot, canoeing and exploring the great outdoors of Vermont, adored
forever. His new FurMom has all the skills to keep his mind active, body
healthy and heart fulfilled. We're happy both Piper and Tweed are now safe
and sound, in new lives.
Special thanks to Joyce Darrel from Pets
with Disabilities who helps us respond to shelter dogs in the MD area!
a tiny 8 week old male pup, probably Sheltie purebred, weighing about
4 pounds, clearly far tinier than any 8 week old BC pup. We were told he
and brother, Tweed were BC pups when they were surrendered to a MD shelter
but we doubt that. These little fur balls race around non-stop, chasing
each other and checking out anything and everything. They are meeting
adult BC's and doing well with that, too. Piper is more the thinker,
taking time to watch and observe, then act. We will only place Piper into
a sheltie experienced home with another young dog, ideally a sheltie.
The play style is very different than a BC so we feel it is best for
Piper to land with someone who understands the breed.
found an ideal situation with a Friend of the Farm who has brought her
shelties to Camp Border Collie for Kids, for years, to help with the camp
kids. She was thrilled to find a young pup at GHF that would slide into
her life perfectly, joining her fur gang. Tweed will get to try agility
and enjoy a life with someone who adores her dogs. We're so excited to
hear all about Tweed's new life! He now lives in CT.
TWEED a tiny 8
week old male mix pup, probably Sheltie with Border Collie, weighing
about 5 pounds each, clearly far tinier than any 8 week old BC pups. We
were told they are BC pups when they were surrendered to a MD shelter.
Regardless of exactly what they are, they are adorable and absolutely so
outgoing, curious about everything! These little fur balls race around
non-stop, chasing each other and checking out anything and everything.
They are meeting adult BC's and doing well with that, too. Both love toys
and love people. Tweed is a bit more confident and outgoing, more the
leader in this duo, ready to jump into action. Piper is more the thinker,
taking time to watch and observe, then act.
Young pup RIO,
approximately 7 months old, was sitting in a PA shelter a long way away
from his potential new FurMom in NH. She had seen him on the shelter
posting and felt drawn to him. Informed he was coming to GHF, she
contacted us, hoping to meet this boy. She had been searching for over a
year for just the right BC to join her life. Although she'd been watching
GHF listings all this time, it was Rio who just caught her heart and gave
her a knowing that she had to come for him. So, Rio joined a
transport of 4 other dogs heading to GHF and she drove to meet her
new dog! As he sat so trusting in a volunteer's car heading to the
Farm, she was driving hours to be his new guardian. Rio is one lucky guy
cause he'll be doing tons of activities since she's a dog trainer and
he'll also enjoy the gorgeous countryside of NH, accompanying her wherever
she goes. This bit of destiny is a joyful moment to witness!
A special thanks to all the volunteers
who made this possible and especially Carolyn Dumaresq who pulled him
from the shelter for a couple nights of normalcy before the long
journey. Thanks to Dick Dumaresq, Gary Cease, Cheryl Lewis &
majestic, graceful BLAZE left us on 9/26 due to the bad news of spleenic
tumors. We awoke with a trip to the vet, not knowing today would end with
his departure but once the facts were clear, it was time to let him pass
peacefully. We have been so touched by this gorgeous Border Collie, only
with us 6 months since his person passed. About to turn 14 in November,
Blaze is now in spirit, side by side with the woman who completely
cherished him and made sure he had a safe place to be, upon her death. She
willed him to the Farm and knew he would be well cared for. We loved
knowing you Blaze…the perfect senior, brilliant and beautiful…godspeed
Blaze, rejoining the one he loved.
BLAZE: A 13 year old
Border Collie with ABCA papers, Blaze is wonderful boy with the thoughtful
traits we see in the seniors, quality BC's bred years ago. Not chaotic or
confused, he's intelligent, watchful and tuned in to everything going on
around him, ready to understand what he needs to do…the kind of Border
Collie that has a good mind and composed nature. Blaze is delightful and
responsive to people, friendly and loving. He is handling this big change
pretty well, enjoying all the Farmhouse Sanctuary seniors who find
themselves in a new life, too. His tail wags happily as he greets
others and is learning to get around the Farm. He is good with cats and
about 50 pounds. His PA guardian died recently, leaving provisions
for him to come to GHF since she'd been a supporter for many years and
knew he would be safe in good hands here. We are very happy to have Blaze