Sweet Spence found his
forever home with adopters who previously had a dog from the Farm and just
fell in love with his easy-going, good nature. He quickly connected with
their dog and it was clearly a match made forever! Spence now lives in Pa,
not far from where he was fostered. A special thanks to the Toomey family
who kindly made room for Spence in their home since the Farm was full!
Turns out he never needed to leave the area!
SPENCE: a 10 mo old
border collie (possibly a mix) is full of BIG puppy energy. He
weighs approx 45lbs, and still has a little filling out to do.
Spence does not have strong herding instincts and is more of a
companion who wants to be with people first and dogs second. He has all
the border collie intelligence and wants to please and be loved. Spence
was relinquished to a shelter in NJ because of his energy level.
CHASER & SHENNA
found a new life TOGETHER where they can herd til their hearts are
content with sheep and geese and a loving guardian who was drawn to their
focus and intensity to work and play!...At their weekend farm, they will
have their own sheep to herd on 435 acres abutting an 8600 acre nature
conservancy plus chickens, turkeys and horses with days filled with
hiking, running and tons of outdoor play. Their weekday home is a cottage
on a 300 acre Golf Course & Country Club where they can assist in
geese control (for fun) and live an ideal outdoor life running, chasing
and playing Border Collie games. Their new person quickly fell in love
with this duo and knew they would be great companions for life. Chaser and
Shenna are an amazing pair that everyone at the farm adores and will be
missed but, quite obviously they will enjoy their new life so much more
than what they had before - Chaser was in suburban NJ with children
tormenting him with sticks...Shenna was tied out on a concrete slab in
Brooklyn, then dumped at a shelter. We are so thankful that wonderful
people turn to rescue to adopt. A special thanks to one of our friends of
the Farm, Debbie Lind, who helped make the connection to the Farm.
SHEENA: A petite 3 year old Border
Collie, Sheena is not only beautiful, she is smart and focused and agile.
She is a classic Border Collie who wants to be active interacting with a
person and her work (toy play). Sheena really would benefit from someone
who can develop her confidence through play and training. She is a bit shy
at first with strangers but once comfortable, is friendly and happy.
Sheena would be best with another Border Collie, a male ideally, since she
is a strong female. She is good with cats. Sheena is about
35 pounds, a bit petite. Sheena came from a shelter in Brooklyn
where she was surrendered because the owner was moving.
CHASER: A 6 year old Border
Collie with ABCA papers, Chaser is focused, fast and fun when it comes to
toys. He lives for the frisbee and balls being thrown over and over again.
He has a strong 'eye' and can catch pretty much anything that comes his
way. Chaser is eager to interact with someone for play or what he would
consider his work and probably could have herded sheep when he was
younger. He has been tested on sheep at the Farm during camp and has
tremendous potential to work. He has great authority and handles the sheep
beautifully. He is independent in his interactions with people, typical
for border collies with a strong instinct for working. He is totally
trustworthy off leash once he has bonded with the person who is his
partner. He is about 55 pounds and good with cats and great with other
dogs. Chaser has some issues with being physically handled because the
children in the family teased him with a stick since he was a puppy so he
will go to an adult only environment. He seems most comfortable with men
and would be best suited to a border collie home without children, and one
that understands the wonderful brilliance of such a focused dog. Chaser was relinquished to the
farm from New Jersey because the children now want a dog they can
Sweet Dillon found his
forever home with a guardian who was drawn to him immediately and actually
became his Border Collie Angel before traveling to meet him in Buffalo and
becoming his new life-long guardian. Dillon has a border collie friend and
lots of love forever! Dillon now lives in PA.
DILLON: A 4 year old red tri-color
Border Collie, Dillon is a sweet dog who is very people friendly and loves
attention. His first interest is people and being with you for loving. He
likes dogs but he is happiest with a submissive dog who is easy going and
friendly. Dillon is sensitive like many Border Collies so needs a patient
person to help build his confidence, then he will return affection quickly
and happily. He is not overly intense or active and would be a wonderful
companion. He is good with cats. Dillon was in a shelter in Buffalo
NY. He is being fostered and can be seen in Buffalo or at the
Webster found his forever home with his own backyard of 20 acres for
lots and lots of doggie exploring and doggie friends nearby. He now lives
in upstate NY.
Walt found his forever home with another dog adopted from the Farm,
Tresa, and will now be joining a family of three Border Collies for lots of racing, playing and even agility.
Walt now lives in Vermont.
Wallis found his forever home with loving guardians who plan to take him camping, fishing and on their boat at their lakefront home. He'll have another furry friend
visiting every week, too, when their daughter's puppy comes to play.
Wallis now lives in upstate NY.
Also a big thanks to Joyce and Duke who
came to camp and shared the picture of how 'disabled' dogs can do
anything! and sparked this connection. Check out http://www.petswithdisabilities.org/
Sweet Jessee found his
forever home with a wonderful guardian who wanted to enjoy the remarkable
relationship of a dog with special needs and offer a wonderful loving life
full of hiking and play and companionship. Jessee loves toys and loves to
explore and was quite clearly happy to hop in the truck and head out to a
new life, never again to be left tied to a dog house all alone. He and
Jessee will be best friends, together all the time and he's reworking the
house to help Jessee find his way easily once he looses his sight. Jessee
now lives in New Hampshire. A special thanks to Sandy Rivera, a friend of
the Farm, who helped make this match happen.
A 1 1/2 year old Border Collie mix, Jessee is incredibly sweet and loving
and friendly. He absolutely loves to play with toys and will race around
throwing them in the air, entertaining himself endlessly. He also LOVES to
sit next to you and is a very very loving dog. He will also happily run
for a ball you toss and is happy to be with people. Jessee has an eye
problem and is partially blind and likely to be fully blind at some point.
His sight is still fairly good and he can catch moving objects, follow
direction doing almost what other sighted dogs can do, just every now and
then bumping into something. His hearing and sense of smell is acute so he
compensates beautifully and frankly, makes it hard to tell he has issues
at all. He is about 40 pounds, very similar to body shape to a retriever
and is good with cats. Jessee and his brother, Jax (adopted)
were left tied to a dog house day and night until a neighbor stepped in to
take them to a shelter which contacted the Farm for help. He came
from western PA. No one realized that he could not see properly until they
I canít even begin to think of the words that would describe the joy of
Jessee. Our ride back to New Hampshire was pleasant as he spent the entire
time calmly in the front seat. In the last two days he has never left my
side. He follows me every where. If Iím at the computer he rests at my
feet. When Iím on the couch reading or watching TV he sits beside me. If
I leave the room to go to the kitchen he follows me. He waits for me
outside the shower every morning. In short we have bonded very quickly.
His cognitive mapping abilities are amazing to say the least. He
instinctively seems to know where the furniture and dogs bowls are
located. He has learned the up and down of stairs very quickly. He is a
very bright dog (after all he is a border collie) and he has made my task
of teaching him the surroundings a very easy one. We have taken
three walks and he is always by my side. I am his eyes and he seems to
I took him to my vets and he tells me Jessee has totally lost his vision
in his left eye and has maybe 10% left in his right.
I just hope I can bring a little light into his very dark world.
Thank you so much and keep up your wonderful work,
his forever home right here at the Farm with our new caretaker who fell
in love with his easy, sweet nature and couldn't bear to part with him.
Sweet Toby found his
forever home with loving guardians who understand his shyness and need for
patience because his new furry friend, Cassie, was once also very shy. So,
Toby now has a dog buddy to help him feel safe and confident and people
who adore him. Toby now lives in upstate NY and he'll never have to worry
again about being mistreated.
TOBY: A 14 month old Border Collie,
Toby is an adorable young dog with a sweet, gentle personality, a real
love-bug and cuddler. He is timid with people but wants so much to connect
that given time, he comes over and checks in, sitting right by your side.
Then, he bonds for life! Toby likes to run and play with other dogs and
make up Border Collie games and does best with another dog who is
confident since he can be a bit shy at first. He definitely needs a furry
friend. He is about 35 pounds, a bit smaller in height than the typical
Border Collie and is good with cats. Toby has such a sweet nature
though he can be shy in new situations so needs a patient guardian
to continue helping him build his confidence. Toby came from a PA
shelter to the Farm.
SAMMIE went home with MIRKE
- see above for picture and story!
Sweet gentle Dottie
found her forever home where she will have constant companionship with her
new person, traveling with him on his job surveying out in the
countryside. Dottie will have lots of work keeping track of all the
activities each day as well as enjoying the land for ball play and walks.
Dottie now lives in central NY.
DOTTIE: A petite 2 1/2
year old tri-color Border Collie, Dottie is a very smart, gentle dog who
wants to be with people. She loves a head rub and will nudge your hand for
more, content to just be near you. She is very quiet and timid now but
will blossom just fine with patient guardians who understand her past
situation and the breed. She is a strong female so does best with
submissive dogs and may even do well as a solo dog. She recently had pups
so doesn't have her normal gorgeous coat but will in a few months. She is
good with cats. Dottie
came from a PA shelter to the Farm.
DAWN: A 1
1/2 year old Border Collie, Dawn
is a sweet girl and also quite timid now so will need a patient guardian
to build her confidence. She is good with other dogs and will be happiest
with furry friends for lots of play. She is very smart, observant and
curious about everything. She is not good with cats. We'll be working with
Dawn for awhile before she is ready for adoption. Dawn was taken to a
shelter in Rochester NY.
DAWN found her forever home together, not far from the Farm, with one of the
staff who works at the Farm who just fell in love over the last year and
wanted to have them both join her family in their life. Dawn absolutely
adores her new guardian, both mother and daughter who work at the Farm
part time and quite clearly wanted her new life with them. They will
happily have 12 acres to explore and lots of love, forever adored.
Dawn now lives in upstate NY where we'll hear lots of updates on their new
Wanda is a love bug,
coming for cuddles all the time and eager to be held and loved. She is
also very very playful and loves being with other dogs so will be placed
with another dog for companionship.
Wonderful Wanda found
her forever home with adopters who have a Border Collie from the Farm as
well as three other dogs, two aussies and a bc mix so Wanda will have tons
of doggie play and loads of love as a cherished addition to their family.
She quickly caught onto the tasty treats, happily ready to join her new
people and her new furry friends. Wanda now lives in New Hampshire.
Little Will won his
way into the hearts of his new family instantly when he raced around with
the soccer ball and happily jumped into their laps for kisses! The
youngest girl in the family quickly proclaimed that Will would be her best
friend for life and he most definitely agreed. Will now lives in NJ.
is a friendly,
outgoing, love to play 5 mo old pup who wants to be in the middle of everything.
He also loves snuggling and being held, kissing your face. He is very
energetic so will be placed with another dog.
HAILEY: A 6 year old Border Collie mix,
Hailey is a loving, sweet girl who just adores being with people. She is a
very gentle dog, eager to bond and happy to be with you. She is good with
other dogs and good with cats. She is about 35 pounds, a bit smaller than
the average BC. Hailey had a horrible tooth problem so has just had major
dental work with 17 teeth pulled so she is feeling much perkier. Hailey
came from a shelter in NY, left due to a move. She is being
fostered near the Farm and can be seen there.
GIZMO & HAILEY:
This sweet duo will now enjoy life together, happily sitting on the couch
with their new people and being constant companions day in and day out,
which they absolutely love. Big time people dogs, Gizmo and Hailey will be
forever adored for their sweet, gentle good nature. Their new guardians
wanted to give a great home to older dogs who really deserved the best and
just fell in love with them. Gizmo & Hailey found each other at the
Farm and can now share many many loving moments together. They now live in
GIZMO: An 8 year old Border Collie mix,
Gizmo is a very sweet, happy go lucky dog, so easy to be with and so eager
to be a companion to someone special. He is friendly to everyone and happy
to be in the middle of lots of fun. He joins in quickly with other dogs,
running and playing. He has not yet been tested on cats. Gizmo came to the
farm with some extra weight which he'll quickly loose now that he gets
more exercise. He lived with an elderly woman who could no longer keep
him. Gizmo came from central NY.
Timm found a terrific
home where he will be playing frisbee til his heart's content, the
constant companion to his new guardian who is on the go all the
time. Timm will be joining him in jeep rallys, mountain biking,
camping trips, winter climbing, rock climbing and even playing frisbee
disc golf every day! Timm has found a human version of a border collie for
sure and will truly enjoy the perfect match, as will his new guardian who
absolutely loves this breed. Timm now lives in MA.
TIMM a 2 year old
purebred border collie is a friendly, smart, toy focused dog. He
would be an exceptional sport dog as has incredible eye for frisbee, balls
and all toys. He is fast, focused and very very smart. He is eager to
relate to people and would be happy interacting with an active person for
play. A high-drive Border Collie, Timm loves to show you his brilliance,
eager for a person to connect with. He is good with other dogs, shares his
toys easily with other high drive Border Collies and would be happiest
with other Border Collies or as a solo dog. He is about 45 pounds, typical
in size for the breed and will chase cats but not hurt them and is easily
corrected but will be best with cats used to border collies . Timm came from a shelter in PA.
found his forever home right where he's been living in his foster home.
He's been incredibly happy with his other border collie friends and
clearly bringing joy to his foster mom, so when it came time for him to be
ready for adoption she just couldn't let him go. Boyd now happily
lives in PA where he'll be adored for the rest of his life
A 3 year old Border Collie, Boyd is a sweet, friendly, good natured dog
who wants to be with people. He is very loveable and gentle and quite calm
so could do well as a wonderful companion. He is so happy to be with you
and interacts with conversations by a tilt of his head, listening intently
to every word, Boyd is great with other dogs and will be placed with
another Border Collie. He is good with cats. He is about 45 pounds
and a bit taller than the average BC. Boyd has a sweet nature though
he can be shy in new situations so needs a patient guardian to continue
helping him build his confidence. Boyd came from a PA shelter to the
Lovely Lucy found her
forever home with a guardian who adores the breed and wanted to add
another driven Border Collie to her group for agility and other sports
activities. Lucy quickly showed her natural talent at frisbee and her keen
interest in toys and happily fit in with the pack, ready for her new life.
Lucy now lives in upstate NY.
LUCY: A petite 4 year old Border
Collie, Lucy is sweet, friendly and active, like any Border Collie. She
loves toys and loves to run and play frisbee or anything else you
throw. She has a bundle of energy. She is good with other dogs and
not yet tested on cats. Lucy is very smart and also sensitive so needs a
home that is savvy to this breed's needs. She knows sit, speak, down,
stay. basic commands. She is currently in her home in Pittsburgh PA Lucy
is in Pittsburgh PA and will be going into a foster home shortly. If
interested, please contact the farm.
Brilliant Tyler found
his forever home where he can play frisbee all day on 80 acres with his
own pond for swimming! His shy, gentle nature captured the hearts of his
new guardians who love this intelligent breed with all their quirks and
were thrilled to have him join their lives. He'll be going on lots of
hikes and even snow-shoeing in the winter. Tyler now lives in upstate NY.
A 1 1/2 year old Border Collie, Tyler is gorgeous, sweet and friendly dog
who loves to interact with people for attention and toy play. He is happy
to retrieve balls and frisbees all day like any Border Collie. He is fast
and focused and when introduced to agility equipment, was interested and
willing to try anything. Tyler is a a bit shy in meeting new people but
wants to connect and will warm up quickly and becomes very affectionate.
He loves car rides, knows obedience commands - sit, down, stay, heel. He
is happy with other dogs and loves to race and chase, making up herding
games so would enjoy another border collie friend. He is about 40 pounds,
typical in size for the breed and is good with cats. A patient
guardian would be helpful, one who understands the breed. Tyler came
from a shelter in the Pittsburgh area.
Brilliant Chip found
his forever home that is a perfect fit for his incredible mind and
physical agility. Chip will be doing search and rescue in the wilderness
and in disasters helping to find people in trouble, just like dogs
assisting relief workers in 9/11. Chip is joining another border collie
who at age 11, Lizzy (in the picture) who is now retiring and happily
passing her role onto him. He absolutely loved his new person and his new
fur family and quickly passed all the tests for sound sensitivity as well
as hiding retrieval or toys. He already knows how to open doors, ring
bells, open trash can lids and put trash in it and so many other things
and that was before the training he is about to receive! One of the most
complex Border Collies to come into rescue, Chip can now use his
intelligence each and every day. He is the first dog placed into a Search
and Rescue home and we will be updating his work on the site as his new
life unfolds. To see his person's former search and rescue dog, Barkley,
visit the special site of his memorial and those of other beloved working
dogs. Chip now lives in Rhode Island.
2 year old Border Collie,
Chip is gorgeous and smart and friendly with everyone he meets. He has
lots of energy and intelligence and needs a border collie savvy home that
understands what makes him tick in order to make him happy. Chip is very
sweet, eager to please and learns quickly. He loves toys and could be
trained for any sport. Chip already has lots of tricks he knows, too, like
'roll over', 'high five', 'want to play' for hide and seek games, plus
lots of other commands. He will chase cats like many Border Collies and
living with another Border Collie would be best for a new home for Chip. Chip
lived in a home where he was adored but was too near busy traffic in an
unfenced situation. He came to the farm from CT.