tiny SIENNA found exactly the person she was waiting for with a
little bit of fate at work! Her new guardian came to the Farm along with
her Mom eleven years ago to adopt a petite BC mix named Dart and now,
eleven years later, she's back for her very own little BC mix! In all
these years, we've only had two little BC mixes and they both landed in
the same family! Sienna spent a weekend with her new FurMom and they were
clearly made for each other so off she went to NJ for a great life with
tons of love. She'll have lots of canine friends to play with, too but
most importantly a loving person totally devoted to her.
SIENNA: A very petite 10 mo old Border
Collie mix, Sienna is a lap dog. She jumps right there and stays put for
attention. But, soon as the action starts, she runs like the wind, angling
and turning as fast as any BC around. She is a sweet sweet girl with
people and comfortable with dogs, enjoying the fun. Sienna and her
pal, Tye, were strays picked in PA, clearly knowing each other so
love to make up chase games together. She is 15 pounds and good with cats. It's easy to see how tiny she is running past average 45 pound
MIAH arrived recently and soon as she came to GHF, it was clear she
was the perfect dog for two people who had been patiently waiting for a
female Border Collie. They needed a happy, go-lucky, good natured,
outgoing girl to join them and she was the one! She'll join her new BC
Buddy for their performances as the reknowned, "Blue Ribbon Cloggers"
who perform at the county fairs and nursing homes. Their current beloved
BC is a hit with everyone and Miah will clearly be so, too. It was love at
first sight so Miah headed out to her new life as a shining star with 140
acres to call her own where she can play in their backyard agility course
as much as she wants! And, join them for hikes on the property, too as
their constant companion.
MIAH: A 1 1/2 year old Border Collie,
Miah is all about action - she loves to play and she loves to run! She is
smart, fast, focused and super responsive to whatever you ask of her. A
sweet girl, too, she loves a cuddle but then loves another toss of the
ball. Miah is very friendly with everyone and easily fits in wherever she
is, adjusting quickly to her surroundings and new people. She is good with
other BC's and other breeds though just as happy to be with her person as
with another dog. Miah is a talker, where she'll give a bark to tell you
what she wants which is of course, another ball toss! She is about 35
pounds and good with cats. She was surrendered to the Farm because
her NY guardians could not meet her needs and she was being left
12 hours a day and not doing well.
landed beautifully with another GHF alum in a family that loves the
seniors! They've always watched as these wonderful dogs join their family
as if they've lived with them forever. Lance, now named Cubby, is no
exception - he LOVES their kids and his new yard where the ball is a
full-time 'job'! We are really happy for this sweet boy to have found a
loving home like this. He now lives in Vermont.
LANCE: An 11 year old Border Collie
Mix, Lance is a gentle sweet guy who loves everyone he meets. He also
loves his ball and will ask for a toss as much as you'll toss it! He is
really, really adorable, a little guy who likes dogs and enjoys being with
his people. Lance was a stray in PA, passed to GHF from another
rescuer. His bloodwork, thyroid and urinalysis were all good so
Lance is ready for his next step to a great life. His beautiful long hair
was so badly matted, he was shaved so looks a little odd at the moment.
Lance also has one eye that is likely a congenital birth defect since he
can't see in that eye at all. He's a bit deaf, too but clearly able to
track his ball and his person, happy to join in the game! Lance is about
40 pounds and good with cats.
found a wonderful life on six acres surrounded by trails for hiking and
lots of space for frisbee and ball games, which she loves. Even more
importantly, she'll be the constant companion to her FurDad, going to work
with him and enjoying lots of play time there, too. Her new guardians fell
in love with her focused nature and sweet ways and knew instantly that
this petite girl would bring so much joy to their lives, that they had to
bring her home! Ally now lives in Ct where we are very sure she will love
every minute of attention and give plenty back to her new guardians, too.
A petite 10 month old Border Collie, Ally is all action! She is super fast
and loves to play with toys. She is so agile and fast, eager to race
after whatever is thrown her way. She can fly across the field as
fast as any BC ever in rescue. She is focused though young so looking for
guidance and loves to learn. She
is also the sweetest girl, cuddling up to anyone and everyone, super
friendly. Ally is good with other BC's and could have a friend for her
energy level or an active guardian who loves engaging with her in lots of
activities. Ally is OK with dog savvy with cats. She also loves the water
and is great off leash hiking. Ally is about 35 pounds, a petite
girl for sure.
found a great life with 15 acres to call his own and a family that loves
the breed! He's got his own BC buddy, Willow, to show him the ropes and
share all the ball tosses that get thrown at his new home. He'll have
plenty of fun swimming, too and going everywhere with his new family. Olly
has already climbed in bed with one of the kids in the family, the one who
clearly loves dogs and they are both happy as can be! He now lives in PA
in a life that suits him perfectly.
OLLY: A 1 1/2 year old Border Collie,
Olly is a sweet, gentle boy who loves to play! He plays with other dogs
and toys, happy to enjoy the fun of any activity. Olly is very responsive
to people and bonds quickly, happy to be with his person. He is smart and
energetic though not overly intense as many young BC's. He is a really
happy dog, a delight to be with and an affectionate boy, too. He is about
40 pounds and good with cats. Olly was surrendered to the farm
due to financial issues forcing a move. He lived in one home
since a pup, from NY.
found two guardians who loved the intensity of his ball play, the
crouching and stalking and ready to go nature that says Border Collie!
Soon as they met him, they were reminded of their first BC and drawn to
him. He immediately befriended their current BC for lots of fun games at
the Farm and surely, plenty of play, once home. Brody happily hopped into
the car to head out to his new life in CT where he'll be busy on trail
walks, hanging with his FurDad and tons of ball play!!
BRODY: A petite 2 year old Border
Collie with ABCA papers, Brody is a ball nut! He is super fast, eager to retrieve and loves
to do that endlessly, a very serious ball dog indeed! When the ball is
away, Brody is a love-bug, quite the cuddler and a very friendly BC. He
loves to say hello to anyone and everyone that comes his way. He's good
with other BC's but could be just as happy as a solo dog if the person is
active enough. He is very intelligent, observant and eager to please.
Brody is about 35 pounds and good with cats. He was surrendered to
the Farm due to a divorce and move to life that would not suit him well.
He is from NY.
official - ANNEY is home! She's been reunited with her buddy, Jake,
and the two are happily enjoying their new FurDad and all the fun of
living with him AND together!! Anney has her red jolly ball of course and
is having a blast. She and Jake are even learning to play tug of war
together. We're really thrilled that these two sweet Border Collies have a
great life where they are totally adored! Anney now lives in New
ANNEY: A petite
9 year old Border
Collie, Anney is a loving, gentle girl who takes a little while to show
her playful side. But, once she does, she's adorable. And, she loves
herding other BC's and that's when you see the happy, go lucky,
focused and fun Anney. She will need a patient home that allows her some
time to show this lively side. Anney has a super sweet nature and is very
smart and attentive to her person. She has hearing loss though you'd
barely know it cause she stays so close by your side, unless she's herding! Anney is doing great at the Farm and really wonderful. She just
takes time and cannot be rushed in new situations or she gets overwhelmed.
She is about 40 pounds and good with cats. She and Jake were
a pair of BC's bought for breeding years ago and then replaced by
younger dogs. The NY breeder gave both of them to GHF. We feel a hard
fence would be better than an invisible fence since Anney is a soft
dog who could become worried by the system.
know Anney loved her jolly ball but now she's got her sight set on new
inventory - her FurDad's collection of bowling balls!
I sent a new picture that showed how Clark had become so radiant.
The outside didn't tell the whole story of the broken body that was
unraveling at the end. On Friday, Oct 28th, he went into shock and
died within 20 minutes or so. We do not yet know the cause but
today's visit at Cornell left us hoping he had more time however his blood
pressure was extremely high. The adrenal tumor was the likely cause.
The report came in tonight from the vet, not knowing he had died, that his
cholesterol was high and the protein in his urine had jumped dramatically.
His body problems with kidney disease; an adrenal tumor;
hypertension; past lyme disease and heart disease, all added up to the
We all loved this
joyous boy who said hello every day with the greatest enthusiasm, asking
only for one more ball toss or a bite to eat. Clark loved food and balls
equally! We will really miss his presence as the office dog who said hello
to anyone and everyone. Clark never knew a stranger. We are blessed to
have met him, even if only for 3 1/2 short months. We already miss
you Clark...your sweet fun nature will never be forgotten.
found his way to GHF just in time for some special TLC, well needed at his
age and now, critical. He is an amazing boy with tons of charm and so
vibrant, it's hard to believe he is very sick, but he is. We are working
rapidly with Cornell internal medicine to see how much time we can gain
for Clark so he can enjoy all the love we want to give him! When a special
Border Collie like Clark arrives, it's always a bittersweet experience to
realize we won't get to know him for long but we are always grateful to be
graced with someone so special.
Clark has an adrenal mass, high blood
pressure, kidney disease/ infection and a heart valve problem and has a
prognosis of weeks to months to live.
Special thanks to Debby Mitchell who kindly
transported Gypie from upstate NY all the way to the Farm.
THE SPIRIT OF DEEDEE, THE BRIARD PRINCESS
GYPIE: A petite 6 year old Border
Collie, Gypie is a sweet girl who is very gentle with people, sometimes
even timid but once she knows you, she loves you. She's so happy to say
hello in the morning and enjoys exploring the Farm with other BC's out in
the field, content to check things out and come back to her person. Gypie
is very smart and attentive and clearly used to being the companion to her
person, happiest by your side. She likes toys but most of all, likes being
with her person. She is a classic, smart, focused BC. She was
originally from Texas and has spent her life with a NY guardian who was
hospitalized which meant she landed in a shelter along with other dogs
from the home. She is about 40 pounds and not yet tested on cats.
She is fine with other dogs but seems content as a solo dog, too. Gypie
would be happiest in an adult home with someone focused on her needs
came to the Farm with all his charm and smarts and quickly found guardians
who knew he was the one for them! His sweet eyes and great nature led them
to visit right away and off Nate went to a new life! He'll be the constant
companion to his FurDad, 24/7, enjoying life hiking and exploring their
property and all over the nearby trails. Nate just might get to hike the
Appalachian Trail! He'll surely kayak and canoe and use his athletic,
curious nature to explore the world and be completely adored while he does
it! We are so happy for this little guy! As his new FurDad said, he wants
him to 'be the happiest dog in the world' and we are so sure he will be!
With a goal like that, surely life will be grand. Nate's new name is
Angus, in honor of his heritage! He now lives in PA.
NATE: A 5 month old Border Collie with
ABCA papers, Nate is a cute guy with lots of spunk, ready to play and run
and race. He is very very sweet and curious about everything. Like any
young BC pup, he has boundless energy and would do best with a canine
buddy so that will be required. While Nate is very people oriented, too,
we will only place him with another buddy because of his history. Nate was
left alone 20 hours a day in a barn, yet is completely housetrained. He is quickly blossoming having dog
friends and plenty of people time so he is coming back into balance. He is
smart and energetic but not overly intense in his focus so would likely be
a good companion, more easy going. He has a gorgeous curly coat that
completes his charm! He came to the Farm from a PA guardian who knew
he had no time for him. He is about 30 pounds and good with
found her forever home with a guardian who loves Border Collies and was so
hoping to find a new friend to join her life! Once she met Loni and her
sweet, cuddling ways, she knew this girl had her heart. Loni happily
hopped up on the couch for kisses and nudged her for affection. After a
nice walk around the field, she and Loni were set for life. They spent the
night at the Farm to get to know each other better before heading home to
Massachusetts. Loni will have a great property to explore and be her
LONI: A 4 year old Border Collie, Loni
is a doll. She is friendly, outgoing and good natured. She loves to say
hello to everyone! A comical girl with tons of personality, she loves her
toys, too. She'll enjoy chasing her ball and squeaky toy, racing around
having a blast but will also cuddle when she comes in. Loni is quite the
charmer, sitting by your side, asking for attention, sharing her love. She
is smart and fun but not overly intense, more people oriented instead. She
is about 35 pounds and needs dog savvy cats who can handle her staring at
them, ready to herd. She came to the Farm with two other female BC's who
were found as strays in upstate NY.
Special thanks to Jane Locacio and Ann
Gardner who helped get them to GHF.
& CHLOE were the happiest we've seen them since they arrived -
they were going home and they KNEW it! It was adorable to watch them show
off all their ball antics and then come inside and charm their new
guardians. Happy to share their kisses and cuddle right by their feet,
this loving duo were fantastic. Their new guardians were thrilled to
have them join their lives. They'll have a great property with
plenty of room to explore and of course play ball!
SAMMI & CHLOE: A brother and
sister pair, 8 years old, these two are fun and sweet! They love everyone
and are so happy to be with people. Of course, they are both REALLY happy
when the ball comes out for a good game! This good natured duo is very
special and would easily join in a new life with people that love them.
They are affectionate, very smart and eager to please, with classic BC
intelligence. They prefer each other's company than that of other dogs and
get along so well, we want them to be adopted together. Sammi & Chloe
have lived together since 7 weeks old, in one home. Both were relinquished
to GHF due to issues with newer dogs, Rotties, that were added a few years
ago. The dogs did not all mix easily so the guardians felt it best to
rehome the Border Collies. Both are a bit overweight due to inactivity but
will knock that off easily at the Farm. They have been trained on the
LOKI found a life that couldn't be any better - a perfect fit for
him! His new guardian lives and works at a 6000 acre YMCA summer camp with
over 65 miles of hiking trails and open space which Loki will LOVE! He'll
be sharing in the action of fun with the kids coming to camp and will also
have the undivided attention of his new FurMom at home. She was smitten
the moment she saw him. Loki was a fantastic canine friend to the kids at
Camp Border Collie for Kids so we know he'll be remarkable in his new
life, too. We will miss this very special boy who has so much to give to
the people he meets and has already touched so many of us at GHF. He'll
now go on as quite an ambassador! Of course, once his adoption picture was
taken cuddling with his new excited FurMom, he was giving her kisses
galore, casting his nod of approval! A perfect pair!
4 year old Border Collie,
Loki is all about being with his person - he wants to go wherever you go
and has great recall so is a wonderful hiking partner, always nearby. He
is also a big soccer nut, happy to endlessly retrieve even going up high
for a ball. A big time athlete, he is full of energy but also settles
beautifully inside, laying right near your feet. Loki is super smart and
eager to please. He loves the water and going for car rides, too. He is
also good with cats. He is about 40 pounds. Loki came to the Farm
from NY guardians who lost their home and felt he needed space to
MADDIE: A 1 1/2 year old Border Collie,
Maddie is full of life and loves to race around non-stop. Like any young
BC, she is eager to play and loves herding other Border Collies. She will
play with the right BC, wrestling and chasing so could really enjoy having
a friend. She is smart and focused and very very sweet. Maddie loves
people and is the first one to say hello, looking for attention and then,
of course, something to DO! She is about 35 pounds and good with cats,
though will stare and stalk a bit. She came to the Farm from a
relinquisher in CT who could no longer keep her. She's a bit
camera shy so hard to catch her gorgeous looks!
found his new home! and with another BC from the Farm - MADDIE! We
just knew they would click and be best buds and that they were, as if they
lived together all their lives. And, even more wonderful was the news that
their new guardians fell in love instantly! They came to add two Border
Collies to their family and soon as they met Hunter - he was certain to
land in their car heading home. They were smitten with him. Then Maddie
came out to say hello, turning on all her charm and that was it...two
friends for life with loving people who really understand the breed and
adored them both. We are especially excited for Hunter since he waited
such a long time to find a home that would embrace him fully and
appreciated his remarkable intelligence and sweet nature, too. Both will
have a blast in plenty of acreage to call their own and tons of love!!!
Hunter and Maddie now live in Massachusetts.
4 year old Border Collie, Hunter is one of the nicest and sweetest dogs in
rescue. He is fabulous with
every person and eager to offer affection and loves attention. He is super
smart and understands whatever you ask him to do, with great
responsiveness. He is really good natured and a delight to live with
and be around.
Hunter loves the water, quite the swimmer! He is also great with
other BC's and enjoys having a friend for play, especially great with
female BC's who always love him. He travels fine in the car himself,
not herding traffic as it passes.Hunter came to the Farm from a PA
shelter. We are looking for just the right place where
Hunter can share his incredible good nature.
came to the Farm on a mission - to find his new life where he could be
loved and be valued for what he knows! Well, he most certainly found where
he belongs, staying with his foster Mom! She had just lost her beloved BC
companion, Kelli, when DJ came into rescue so while her heart was healing,
she agreed to open her home to a dog in need. Well, DJ had big plans to be
HER dog and the two of them bonded as if it was destiny. When she
gardened, he helped pick up whatever tools she needed. When she was doing
laundry, he'd help out with moving the clothes. When she dropped her keys,
he'd quickly pick them up to give her. And, he'd of course bring the ball
for plenty of fun games too. Wherever she went, DJ went with her, both of
them happy to be together. Her emails came regularly describing the
wonderful friendly nature of this special boy, DJ. Being an appropriate
foster Mom, she was helping him be ready for his new life, happy to report
all that he could do. But, as the two of them shared every day together,
their hearts joined. Everyone who watched this happen, knew DJ and his
Foster Mom were much more than temporary friends. This seemingly
coincidental twist of fate is what we consider, a gift from the universe -
a joining of two hearts, both in need, exactly when they needed to be
together. We are incredibly thrilled to have a seat on the sidelines to
watch this wonderful match unfold. DJ now lives in PA, forever!
DJ: A 9 year old Border Collie, DJ is
one amazing boy. He is super smart, eager to please and loves to learn and
carry out what is asked of him! He was trained as a service dog
to a woman with severe arthritis so DJ knows how to really be helpful
around the house! If something drops on the floor, like keys or the
newspaper or an envelope, he picks whatever it is, up to give it to you.
He is totally trained with commands and knows exactly what to do. As you
would guess, he is incredibly friendly to everyone he meets and a very
happy go-lucky boy and very proud of all he can do. DJ brings his own bowl
to you to be fed as well as taking it back to be washed. DJ also loves to
play with his toys and of course, those are brought right over too, hoping
for a great game of toss or frisbee. DJ had a few years of competitive
agility where he was quite the star and loved to learn. Clearly, this is
one very special Border Collie and we are looking for a home that makes
use of all his talents! He has great recall off leash, loves to ride in
the car and is good with cats. DJ is about 50 pounds. He was
surrendered to the Farm after the death of his guardian, from the husband.
He lived in one home since he was sent to be a service dog at 6 months
old. He came from a PA breeder. DJ's likes other dogs just fine,
especially Border Collies but is mostly focused on a personal relationship
with a human.
BERK found a family that really understands his intelligent focus
and high energy! He'll get to literally, jump into agility immediately
with their daughter who is so excited to have her very own sport dog for
competitions. The whole family is a dog family, training goldens as guide
dogs and now, a BC mix will join their lives to add some real action to
the pack! Berk absolutely loved the other dogs and his new guardians,
thrilled to head out to an action packed life filled with love! He now
lives in NY.
BERK: A 6 month old Border
Collie/possibly Cattle dog mix, Berk is a smart, outgoing boy who likes
toys and people equally. He is eager to jump into action and curious about
everything around him. He adjusts well to changes and has a great nature.
He's also a toy boy, happy to catch and chase whatever is thrown his way.
Berk absolutely loves other dogs, jumping into play games instantly so
would be happy with a canine friend. He is a great, little guy who thinks
life is about fun and learning. He is about 30 pounds and is GREAT with
cats, absolutely loves them and wants to play. Berk came from
found a wonderful home with good Friends of the Farm who love to adopt
from GHF. They felt Jaz was the perfect girl to join their duo of boys and
just loved her sweet nature. They have a great sense of humor about Jaz's
nimble paws which allow her to open refrigerators, kitchen cabinets and
almost any other door where food may be hiding but they'll outsmart her
with baby-proofing! Jaz will have a great life, totally adored and we'll
get to see her, too when they come upstate to their country property. She
now lives in NJ.
A 7 year old Border Collie mix, Jaz is a very smart, observant girl
who makes sense of what is going on around her, quickly. She
bonds fast and then is a companion through and through, eager to be
with her person. She's super affectionate and
really connects, especially with one person as her best friend. She
is a cuddler and friendly, loving to be right next to you. She
really enjoys walks and also loves to run like the wind, coming back when
called. Jaz is also quite the swimmer, happy
has landed in her new home right at the Farm! She came to rescue a very
very sick pup so her adoption prospects were delayed. Once she arrived at
the Farm from her temporary foster home, she was still sick with pneumonia
and bronchitis so had to remain as unadoptable. As she began to feel
better and play, she became buddies with Nell and the more we watched and
felt, the clearer it became that this little bundle of joy was staying. We
just adore everything about her.
CRICKET: A very petite 3-4 month old
Border Collie mix, Cricket is wonderful! She is smart, curious, bold and
easy going all in one. She is a fast little thing who keeps up with the
gang of adult BC's very well, showing off her BC nature, cutting, angling
and turning quickly to race and chase. Being a little girl, she likes to
jump on the couch to keep track of everything, using the strategy of being
up high. But, she also likes leaping onto anything as she races around,
fast as she can, cause it's a quicker route! Cricket is really smart and
fun and she loves people, a complete cuddler. She is about 14 pounds and
likely to be a little dog, based on her size now. She was a stray in
found his forever home not far from where he was being fostered. Soon as
he met with one of our former adopters who had lost his beloved GHF dog
Abby, the two of them were fast friends! Clearly, Murphy was waiting for
someone to call his own again and his new guardian was hoping for another
fun-lovin' BC to join him again so they paired up perfectly! Murphy is so
happy to have his own FurDad again, someone who loves throwing the frisbee
and ball as much as he loves to catch them! We are thrilled for both of
them! Murphy now lives in NH.
A 10 year old Border Collie with ABCA papers, Murphy is delightful. He is
smart, focused and eager to play ball non-stop, even in the car riding,
he'll toss you the ball! He has a big bag of toys and dug through to the
bottom, finding each and every one, hoping for a throw. Murphy is one of
those classic older BC's who has his act together and understands what you
want and how to be happy. He's friendly to everyone, eager to please and
wants to join in whatever is going on around him. He loves toy play and
people, equally. Murphy is good with other dogs and cats. He is about 60
pounds, carrying a bit of extra weight due to the inactivity lately. He
has lived in one home since a pup but his guardian can no longer care for
him. Murphy has lived in an unfenced situation all his life and will stay
in his yard when you have his ball! Murphy can be seen in NH or
at the Farm