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Angels for Miles
• In loving memory of GHF alum, Lassie, forever in our hearts
• Jim & Steff DeBottis with GHF alums Kip & Elly - Praying Miles will heal quickly and completely
• Nancy Lainhart - Thank you for all the wonderful love and care given to all the Border Collies

AFTER: A smiling Miles after a deep cleaning medicated bath and a good nap.

MILES, Age 10
Not yet available for adoption

A 10 year old Border Collie mix, Miles is a character, full of personality and curiosity, animated with joy. He likes to check out everything outside, hanging with rescue pals and just enjoying the fresh air. Alert, attentive and so very, very sweet, he is a gem! He’s really quite amazing considering he has horribly infected ears from an untreated infection. The level of pain is extreme and clearly something that has gone on for some time.

His permanent ‘cauliflower ears’ occurred from a hematoma in both ears from trying to ease the pain by rolling and rubbing his ears himself. However, we’re working hard to ease his pain with antibiotics, trying an intensive treatment in his ears for 30 days. If we can make progress, it’s possible to avoid an ear ablation which requires removing all of the inner ears.

Thankfully, Miles has stopped tearing out his hair from frustration about all the changes in his life and his coat is coming back nicely. More time is needed to see what hair growth really unfolds but he’s on the way to a more normal body!

Miles was in a VA Animal Control facility due to confiscation from the home. His level of stress from early arrival til now is totally changed…a happy, clearly content fella, he’s grounded back in a reality that makes sense…now we have the ears to solve!!!

BEFORE: Matted, oily fur, significant hair loss and inflamed skin, and horribly infected ears.

Shaye's Angels
• Cathy & Steve Bouck, Ziggy & GHF alum Lincoln, in memory of John Andersen
• Linda, Sky, Connell & Anney, in memory of John Andersen
• Sue Basehore & Ilene Fischman, for AJ, one of the greatest mixes ever

SHAYE, Age 11
• Solo dog
• Fenced yard

SHAYE is hoping for a new home where he is the only guy in town! He’s been thriving at Glen Highland with lots of love and attention, as well as plenty of toy play, but like every sweet BC mix we know, this one wants his own people! Shaye is a youngster at 11, full of energy for a great ball game or long walk, a true lover of the great outdoors. He’s full of personality, curiosity and confidence, fine meeting anyone and everyone. Belly rubs are his favorites! Stimulating Shaye’s great brain is easy with food puzzles and trick training cause he’s happy to learn and eager to do well! He is rather selective with dogs so best as a solo boy and not a dog park dog, plus he requires a fenced yard. Shaye is about 45 pounds and good with cats. He has allergies to certain food and grasses so is on daily medication to prevent flare-ups. Prior to GHF, he was in a MD shelter from someone who could not manage his needs well.

Nanu's Angels
• Jim Clubb
• Cathy & Steve Bouck, Ziggy & GHF alum Lincoln, in memory of John Andersen
• Dash, Brian & Flame, with thanks to John for all he gave

NANU, Age 12
• No cats
• Must have fenced yard away from traffic

A 12 year old Glen Highland alum, NANU found himself back in rescue when his guardians had to move south and couldn’t take him. He’s a very flexible Border Collie, happy to hang his hat where life is good AND full of ball play! Upon arrival back in rescue, he became totally absorbed with the red jolly ball and getting it to move as well as placing his favorite tennis ball exactly where he knew it HAD to be thrown. Let’s just say that life for Nanu is a ball!!!! He is also a very, very friendly, good-natured boy, exactly how he was back in 2014. Nanu co-exists beautifully with other dogs, happy to hang out but eagerly awaits his person doing that one thing that makes him happiest - throwing the ball! Nanu has some interest in cars if near his home so would need a fenced yard away from traffic. His back-end is also a bit compromised so a first floor home gives him the most comfort and access to the people he loves.

Nanu was originally from a Humane Society confiscation in PA, then transferred to Glen Highland where our intake person’s Mom temporarily fostered him, falling in love. Heartbroken to give him back, she felt it was best based on their life changes. She knew we would be sure he found a great place, again. Nanu is either 12 or 13, though truly acts more like an 8 yr old! He will chase and herd cats so is best in a non cat home. He came back to rescue pretty chunky so will trim up easily considering how active he is.

Reo's Angels
• Sue Basehore & Ilene Fischman, in honor of Lucy, another older girl who needed a second chance
• Esther & Andy Morrow, & Sadie & GHF alum Rudy
• Judy Colvin, in memory of Nikki
• Chuck & Pat Wheeler, in memory of GHF alum, Chips

REO, Age 12
Not yet available for adoption

A 12 year old Border Collie, this girl has turned into a spunky, classic female BC, wanting to be in charge of the other dogs if they near her toys or food but oh so happy to be with ‘her’ human! She has quite a love for toys and will happily investigate anything near her, giving it a push or toss, interested to see what it does. She doesn’t have the stamina for a toy game per se but surely loves to check out the bin and pick what she likes!

Reo has adjusted well to cohabitating with a pack of rescue Seniors though she might be happiest without any competition at all. She just loves to lay by your feet for a belly rub and will follow you around wherever you go even if she is worn out keeping up! Don’t count Reo out of anything... she is game for it all.

Her joyful nature is delightful. We have sorted out the next medical need, doing a dental since she has teeth that will need to come out. Her orthopedic pain was significant and xrays confirmed severe arthritis in her back and back legs though no dysplasia. The assumption is some trauma in her history and considering she did wander the tiny street on her own sometimes, it’s possible she was grazed by a car. So, she’s on daily pain medication and doing very well. It’s still hard to watch her get herself up from laying down but once she’s up, she knows how to move to minimize discomfort. We often see her back left leg literally under her belly, creating a tri-pod support enabling her to then use her front legs to move forward. It’s pretty amazing to see.

No matter what her movements look like, Reo is just undeterred and so happy to accompany a person wherever they are going - she is truly an inspiration and also exactly what this breed is all about - they have such a will to never give up. Soon as her dental is done, she’ll be available for possible adoption. Reo lived in Virginia but lost her home due to the guardian’s illness. A neighbor stepped to find her help.

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