was our first border collie into rescue in NY so we're especially pleased
that he's landed in a wonderful home in New Jersey. Sami's new
family - two children, Mom and Dad- feel like Sami's been a part of their
family forever and he just arrived! He's had a great bath, has his
own new toys and is living as the center of attention - just like he likes
it! we're so so pleased that Sami has found his forever home!
And, by the way, turns out Sami led us to meet not only his new family,
but the creators and host of our website! The little dog from West
Virginia linked the entire world to Glen Highland Farm!
Sami is 1 year old, and a gentle, sensitive, fun-loving border collie. He
may be a mix or he may just still have his puppy fur. He is very friendly
and absolutely loves to play with other dogs. Upon first meeting people,
he can be shy but usually runs up and wants attention. He's full of
mischievousness as he collects toys and whatever objects are laying
around, putting them into his own little pile of goodies. He's well
balanced and not too high energy. Sami is on the smaller size for a border
collie and about 35 pounds. Sami was found as a stray.
We're so proud
Luke is going to be considered a pet therapy dog with Dogs In
Service!....visit our success story page for details and barkinghills.com
to learn more about service dogs.
is going into Dogs In Service to be a pet therapy dog! This is a real
honor for one of our dogs to be accepted into working with people in need.
In this case, the service will generally be with a young person most
likely in a wheelchair...Luke's temperament is so, so good and without any
encouragement, he already opens the toy bin, doors, cabinets, and when he
wants to go outside, he bangs at the door...all the things needed to be a
service dog! Luke is most definitely a special border collie! In fact, the
foster family's son will be taking Luke through his basic therapy training
which is wonderful because they will get to follow Luke's progress from
beginning to end. Luke will be working in New Jersey. Please visit www.barkinghills.com
to learn more about the service program Luke is entering. Such a wonderful
opportunity for such a wonderful dog who was previously in the wrong home
with an elderly person who felt he was 'too much' dog.
LUKE is a 9 mos old
gorgeous purebred with a wonderful soft, fluffy coat! He is
playful and focused without being overly pushy and is not at all
"mouthy". While very energetic, he does not act
overly "herdy" and does not chase or nip. Instead, he
endlessly delights in playing fetch with balls, frisbees and toys!
Luke gets along well with other dogs. He was raised and played with
three kittens, and loves children with whom he is gentle and affectionate.
Luke needs obedience training, but is so intelligent and focused that
training him will be a pleasure! He will make a great agility/
competitive obedience dog or given sufficient exercise and mental
stimulation, a loving family pet! Luke was originally spared from
ending up in the pound by his former owner who needs to work long hours
and realized Luke needed more attention! Luke weighs about 40 lbs.
Luke is being fostered in New Jersey. LUKE relinquished by
little Samma is now living on 25 acres with a furry friend, a bc/lab
mix named Lady and they LOVE to play and rumble and tumble which means
she's bound to use all her border collie energy and brains! Samma will now
be living in her forever home in upstate NY, a long way away from being a
stray, unwanted on the street.
Samma is only 3 months old, and very small. She is very observant, friendly and wants to be with people or
other dogs all the time. She's a real love and could fit into most
homes with or without other dogs. Her personality is developing
beautifully and she's a secure little pup. She is, as expected,
mouth and nippy though. SAMMA was a stray.
and Jake are adopted together and are going to a wonderful home
with 18 acres and they are now the 'kids' in the family! From when they
both came into rescue, it was clear that they loved playing together and
always chose to focus on each other, actively playing tug of war or
whatever shenanigans felt right. Both are young and play all day. It's not
very common to find a home where people want two dogs so when their new
guardians came to visit and fell in love with both, it was destiny.
If you could see them in person, it's always a match of beautiful sable
colored coats that's as unique as they are! Both were trained in obedience
by the Fresh Air Fund children attending Camp Border Collie for Kids and
got "A" marks on their skills.
a young purebred female, approximately 10 -11 months old with mostly puppy
fur (her longer hair will grow out soon), Bryn is beautiful and she's all
border collie, with intense high energy and the need for use of her active
mind and body. She is friendly with everyone, responsive to commands and
very very sweet. She's great with other dogs and should go to a home with
another dog in order to burn off her energy. She is very fast, agile and
would respond well to agility training as she is very smart and eager to
please. Bryn has gone through
consistent obedience training and knows sit, stay and come. She was part
of our Camp Border Collie for Kids program working with the Fresh Air Fund
children in dog training. Bryn received an 'A' on her skills, working
every day. Bryn is about 45 pounds and average size for a
border collie. Bryn was found as a stray hiding under a truck for 3
days until she was coaxed out to safety
an adorable purebred tri color border collie, Jake is 6 months old
and full of pure puppy energy. He is very very affectionate, loves people
and bonds instantly and is great with other dogs. He's absolutely
wonderful except he is nippy and mouthy, as all puppies are, and he jumps
on anyone and everyone, as all puppies do and he is boundless in his
desire for activities, again a typical puppy. Nothing at all is a problem
that some consistent training wouldn't transform. He was just too much for
the original guardian who also had a two year old child. Jake will thrive
anywhere where there's enough for him to do and someone truly loves him.
He'll do really well if there's another dog, too. He will be placed with a
contract for neutering. He
weighs about 25 pounds and appears to be typical size for a border collie
puppy . JAKE, Relinquished by guardian.
Layla: Lovely Layla is
now living with two young boys and a Mom who just adored sweet Layla, her
2nd border collie mix. She is the center of the family's attention, along
with the grandparents who live next door, so Layla has two families in
one! and shes' the shining star! Layla now lives in New Jersey.
Layla is a lovely girl of 3 months old, she may be a border collie mix.
Layla has markings like a tri-color border collie. She's very playful, alert, interested in relating to people and cuddles
all the time, loving to sleep on you! She's not showing any strong
border collie instincts like herding or nipping, she just loves to run and
play. She's very gentle and plays with other dogs, even older ones,
taking up for herself just fine. LAYLA was a stray found wandering
down a busy street
the brilliant border collie is going to a new home! and this time, he gets
to be the kid...he, along with two other border collies, are the focus of
the family's heart, time and energy...no kids in the family, just these
great dogs! A wonderful couple from New Jersey, they fell in love with
Jett's sweetness and intensely focused personality and felt he'd fit in
perfectly with their family. So, Jett will have lots of time for swimming,
running, ball chasing and LOVE!
JETT: a stunning
4 year old purebred, Jett is a very sensitive, thoughtful border collie
that is focused on play, retrieving balls, playing basketball (it's true!)
and any other activity where he can move, including playing 'hose',
watching ceiling fans and of course, chasing cars. He is very very
obedient and trained on the invisible fence. He also loves to swim
in the water and is a wonderful companion, seeking out people with which
to bond. He is, however, shy with other dogs and a bit under socialized
so he feels more comfortable alone. He was with one family since a
puppy and only recently had issues with the 5 year old so will be best
with older children only. He loved all the activities of the
family's 14 year old son. Jett is a loving classic border collie,
exhibiting typical border collie behavior. He is about 60 pounds so
a bit bigger than most bc's. JETT was relinquished from a
one-year-old female, border collie with an amiable personality. She is
calm, sweet, quiet, likes everyone she
meets, and is good with other dogs. She isn't, however, a wimp. She
will let other dogs know if she doesn't like what they are doing.
While she is house trained, she arrived not knowing how to sit, stay, or
play with toys. She learned "sit" in just minutes and we
are working on basic commands. Ellie is definitely a low-energy border
collie with the best traits of the breed: she's intelligent and eager to
please. Ellie is typical size at 30 lbs. She is being fostered in
Boston, MA. ELLIE relinquished to a shelter.
stray without a home, Shane called in the most wonderful
forever home imaginable! A house truly for animals with 4 other dogs (3
border collies!) and goats, horses, rabbits, parrots, and almost
everything else you can think of...plus two wonderful children who adore
animals and of course, ADORE Shane! We're so happy he lives in so much
approximately 2 years old, Shane is a gorgeous purebred who is sensitive,
focused, very aware, alert and affectionate. He mixes very well with other
dogs, is very responsive to people and eager to please. He has classic
herding traits in managing a group of dogs or any commotion around him -
he will circle and maneuver to manage the activity. He will also herd
other dogs as they run and would most likely chase cars and/or bikes.
However, he shows no signs of nipping and is a more reserved border
collie, not intense high energy. He would be fine with or without another
dog and would benefit from a close relationship with a person. We suspect
he was yelled out and neglected as he is shy upon first meetings and will
often cower but quickly warms up and wants to bond. Shane is about 45
pounds and a typical size border collie. SHANE was found as a stray.
has found a perfect human companion - he now lives with a wonderful
gentleman who had wanted an older dog for quite awhile and fell in love
with Cato. The minute his new guardian came in to meet him, Cato 'stuck'
to him instantly...they'd obviously found each other! Plus, he has a 16
year old girl to hug him and love him and cuddle! Cato is now living in
upstate New York, happily giving love to his new forever folks!
CATO, about 6 years old, Cato is a gem,
a real sweetheart, very loving and friendly. He is not overly-energetic
but loves to run and play. He is very eager to bond as a companion. In
fact, he cuddles with you, putting his head next to your neck and
shoulder, just resting there for affection, given and received. He's
curious about everything and adjusting well to new surroundings. Cato was
most recently living with an elderly person who went into a nursing home
and gave him up. Cato is being fostered in CT.
CATO, Relinquished by guardian to a shelter.
Lovely, sweet Lucy landed beautifully in a home in southern New Jersey
where she is THE shining star of their life! She is totally adored, goes
everywhere with her new family and joins in all their activities. A
sensitive, thoughtful border collie, Lucy now has a home where her
intelligence and sweetness are really appreciated!
approximately 2 years old, Lucy is a smooth coat border collie. She is a
really loving, special dog attuned to people and very, very affectionate.
She seeks out a connection to whomever is with her and will be a very
close, loyal companion. She is exceptionally bright, willing to learn
anything and very physically agile. She gets along with other dogs
beautifully, loves to run and play and is very balanced, not overly
energetic and yet playful and fun. Lucy is also very obedient and excels
at performance tasks, most likely a fantastic agility dog. Lucy is about
40 pounds and typical size border collie. Lucy was found as a stray.
(aka Lucky): We are especially proud of Luca who is now in training for sheepherding!
She has the border collie 'eye' and the focus to do almost anything so her
new guardian is thrilled to have her as her new companion because they
will be working competitively in agility and also pursuing sheepherding.
Luca has other dog pals at her new house and also gets to meet lots of
people and go everywhere with her new family who lives in New Jersey. Luca is very lucky because she was set to be euthanized due to space at
the shelter and now, of course, has a wonderful 'forever' home!
LUCKY, a 1 yr old purebred, Lucky is
gorgeous with piercing golden eyes and she is really sweet. She is
extremely responsive to people, very very alert and tuned in to everything
around her all the time. She is a classic border collie with the focus and
eye to excel at agility, flyball or other activities. When you throw a
ball to her, she rarely misses it! She would be best in a Border Collie
home where knowledgeable guardians can channel her energy. Though she is
all border collie in instincts, she is reserved and obedient, quietly
fitting into the house, adjusting easily to new people and very friendly.
She was bought from a breeder in Colorado by an elderly couple who found
her not to fit their energy levels. Lucky gets along easily with other
dogs and would be an incredible companion. She is being fostered in CT. LUCKY,
Relinquished by guardian to a shelter.
approximately 1 year old, Tyson is a gentle, thoroughly sweet border
collie mix. With beautiful markings and fluffy, soft hair, he's quite
eye-catching and simply wonderful. He's very calm, low key and loves
people. Tyson can be shy at first and is spooked by loud sounds and
strangers but bonds strongly and shows affectionate instantly. He's great
with other dogs, loves to run and play with toys and is very obedient and
eager to please. He is about 65 pounds and taller than the average border
collie. Tyson was found wandering on the side of a road with another
young puppy, seemingly dumped
& Sadie: Another incredible success! Tyson and Sadie get to live
together in their forever home! A wonderful couple from Massachusetts met
these two and loved them both so much, they wanted to have them stay
together. Although they look like they are brother and sister, they aren't
but if you spent anytime with them, you'd see that they love each other
and often lay wrapped together, resting. They now are the favorite 'kids'
in the house and have a huge yard to run and play!
SADIE: an adorable 7 month old border
collie mix, Sadie is exceptionally sweet, gets along with other dogs
famously and basically fits right in wherever she is, instantly. She's not
showing much of the border collie instincts, probably because she's a mix,
but she's very very alert, smart, responsive to people and bonds quite
quickly. She knows sit and will come when called and loves to play with
toys, run and jump and just enjoy being a dog. Sadie is a wonderful girl.
She was given up by her guardian, coming from a troubled situation where
the husband was likely to harm her. She's about 30 pounds, almost full
size and a very secure, confident girl. SADIE, Relinquished by
Lovely Ginger found her forever home in Syracuse, NY, a long long way from
Missouri! Once a cast-off after 7 years of giving love, she's now
receiving so much love that she's a non-stop cuddler! Her new family
of two boys and Mom and Dad say she sleeps faithfully at the foot of their
bed and adoringly follows them everywhere. Ginger is gingerly
sharing her big heart with all of them!
a stunning purebred with classic markings and lines, Ginger is 7 years old
and full of love. She adores people and immediately comes for loving and
attention. She's very very obedient and eager to be with people and please
you. She settles right down next to you and curls up quietly waiting for
what's next. She's an ideal companion without the challenges of a young
border collie. She is however, full of energy outside and runs and herds
like any younger border collie. She lives to work the perimeter of the
property, patrolling and keeping an eye on things. She will chase cars so
must be on leash if walked outside the yard. Ginger is about 10 pounds
overweight due to lack of exercise and will be 45 pounds when trim. Ginger
was in one home for 7 years and recently surrendered because through no
fault of her own, the owner's new boyfriend didn't want a dog. Ginger,
was our second border collie into rescue in NY and we're so happy he's
living safely now after spending 1 month at animal control, tied out to a
dog house. Jerry's new family in Troy, NY is wonderful - two furry
female friends and a Mom and Dad who think he's THE most affectionate dog
they've ever had, but don't let their other two dogs hear that!
Jerry fit right in perfectly and no longer has a care in the world!
Jeremiah: A one year old beautiful
border collie, Jeremiah is all affection. He LOVES to be loved and will
sit by your side, waiting for more attention. He's good with most other
dogs and very interested in people and being with them. He's not showing
typical border collie traits and is much more mellow than the norm. He
knows sit and come and can stand on his hind legs, balancing perfectly! JEREMIAH
was a stray.