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At the Rescue & Sanctuary here at Glen Highland, years remain ahead for the Senior Border Collies... time for more ball play, car rides and country walks, for cuddles in bed, for a loving human connection… it would have been tragic for the lives of these seniors to end just because they were older.

Glen Highland is the only rescue focused on these truly fragile Border Collies who would otherwise, perish. Help keep our doors open to help the most vulnerable dogs.

The Sanctuary
gives unadoptable Seniors a soft landing where all their needs are met without another emotionally traumatic change. They are residents until their final day. Some younger “special needs” Border Collies also live in the Sanctuary.

The Rescue provides the stronger Seniors another chance to be an adored companion and adopted into a new home. Either way is a win because deserving dogs get a chance to live on.

Glen Highland History, from 2001 forward...

Sometimes when you least expect it, life takes a turn
that leads you to exactly what you've been searching all your life to find.

Glen Highland is one of those momentous occurrences that dramatically changed two lives and many thousands more that touch this place thanks to the dogs whose spirits led us here and forever changed our path. Founders, John Andersen and Lillie Goodrich, opened their hearts to Border Collies and changed their own lives as well as so many, many others, human and canine.

Originally launched in NY in 2001, over 3,000 dogs found safe haven through this location, covering all ages from puppies through Seniors. Well respected and noted for outstanding results meeting challenging needs, Glen Highland gained a strong following as a leader in rescue.

In 2019, the focus shifted solely to meet the needs of abandoned Seniors, often overlooked as unadoptable. Again, Glen Highland broke new ground, as the ONLY rescue devoted to Senior Border Collies, providing long-term care for truly unadoptable dogs with nowhere to go as well as a chance for adoption for those healthy with so much life left to live! We can provide the time needed to heal abandonment as well as wait for that special person that could come for them. We also provide refuge for various age BCs with behavioral or medical challenges, making them unsuitable for a new home.

Answering the needs of Seniors lead to a move in 2020 to the warmer climate of Virginia, more favorable to the dogs. Sunny days on 15 acres of flat land will the transformation from sadness to joy as the Border Collies renew their energy to play again!

Lillie Goodrich, has worked with over 3,000 dogs in rescue; hundreds and hundreds more in the vacation camp; as well as teaching seminars and in animal communication sessions. Her sense of “dog” has broadened and deepened to a remarkable level, heightening her innate and intuitive abilities to help so many dogs and people. And, now, she is sharing the wisdom of Border Collies in the final years of their lives, sharing their actual messages communicating directly with them. This breed redefines the word Senior and through talking with them, they will redefine how humans think of this phase of life for canines and for humans.

Glen Highland is a personal journey and commitment, and one shared with others. These amazing Border Collies are great masters of ‘being’ which is something the world needs to experience again. Stop all the 'doing' and learn how to 'be' who you really are in the world. That’s what Glen Highland is all about.