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- "I love your spirit, Roxie!" - Norma & Joe Padilla

Beautiful, sweet ROXIE came to us late in life at age 12, in Fall of 2018, with very severe orthopedic problems in both front and back legs as well as her back - moving around for Roxie can be a challenge. However, this good-natured gal wants to get up and go for another ball as often as she can! Some days are worse than others so she often needs lots of help to be mobile. We’ve concluded that Roxie’s needs can best be met at GHF as a resident since the Sanctuary provides 24/7 attention without distraction since dogs are all we do! Roxie’s current pain relief protocol is much improved from when she arrived and her overall health is great so we are happy to provide a safe spot for her to enjoy life! She’s made pals with other residents and fits in just fine with everyone.

- Renate & Pete Goodloe, GHF alums Doc & Rosie

At age 12, Resident STORM returned to GHF just before Christmas 2017 when his guardians moved south for warmer living.  Adopted in 2005 as a 10 week old puppy, Storm had a full life with lots to do over the years but now needed a safe place for his final years. Such a gentle, good-natured guy, he loves attention with a good belly rub and a few ball tosses. His favorite activity is outdoor walks in the field to ‘work the perimeter’ and see the world, Border Collie style. He does have medical conditions that require monitoring so he’s carefully watched for any downturn in his health. Storm was part of the very first litter of pups to come to GHF!  

As stated in the adoption contract, any GHF dog has a forever place if they need to come back. While Storm had a confusing few months, he has settled into his new situation well and likes all the BC action!

- Jim Clubb

- Lisa Ramsay & Marty Meade and GHF alum Jemma

Resident BETSIE arrived at GHF fall of 2016, estimated to be 11 years old. Part of a large confiscation of Border Collies, she came into rescue in very, very rough condition. With no evidence of any veterinary care, Betsie needed immediate help. Dental extractions were critical to improving her health. Undiagnosed lyme has been challenging to manage with continued titers at very high levels and her heart murmur also requires careful monitoring. Thankfully, Betsie has gained ground to enjoy more vibrant years. Considering her physical state, a simpler life remaining at GHF was warranted. This petite girl has been thriving and a joy to watch - so happy with her herding instinct in full force, rounding up all her pals non-stop.

Sarah Baldwin-Beneich & GHF alum, Maggs

Resident MANDY arrived in 2017 at 11 1/2 years old finding herself homeless with the death of her guardian. Once a cherished friend, she was distraught with all the changes, landing in a shelter before coming to GHF. Super sensitive and thoughtful, Mandy really needed less pressure and some semblance of quiet and a person connecting to her. Leary of new people and new settings, Mandy continued to show fearful reactions that made it hard to consider moving her yet again. She needed life to again make sense so GHF became her home. Her last vetting of 2 years prior, had not detected her heart murmur but otherwise, she is strong and healthy and blossoming.

- Renate & Pete Goodloe, GHF alums Doc & Rosie

Resident JET lived in one home since a pup til age 13 when his guardian’s life changed in 2018. A divorce meant Jet and his canine friend, Tip, needed someplace to go. Being the older one of the two lessened Jet’s chances for adoption so while we hoped someone might consider bringing him home, it didn’t turn out that way. Now, at 14 (d.o.b. 5/05), he is all settled in at GHF and loves being here, with lots to do: pals to herd and keep track of as well as lots of human attention! What could be better - great food and a life tailored to your every need plus plenty to DO!! We’re very happy to have a spot to provide for his needs now and ahead. Jet enjoys some toy play and exploring in fields at GHF but is also equally as happy to hang with his person and enjoy some lovin'. Jet is now deaf at this age and needs daily pain medication to help improve his mobility. He is bred from the Kuykendall lineage and has ABCA papers. Jet is about 50 pounds and not good with cats.

- Jeff Mcguire

- Renate & Pete Goodloe, GHF alums Doc & Rosie

Resident LEO landed at GHF in 2018 at age 14, bewildered by such a big change but so eager to bond to someone, now loosing his home of ten years. His aging guardian moved to live with family members, leaving Leo in need of safe haven. This would be his fourth move, having landed in a shelter at age 4. Sweet, sensitive and needing lots of reassurance, Leo found his footing quickly in the Founder’s home. A constant shadow underfoot, he got plenty of frisbee tosses, helping him to make sense of this new life. But, once Leo discovered all the action of the other senior BC’s living with him as well as nearby younger BC’s, his herding drive kicked into high gear! He now has energy and enthusiasm far beyond his years. Fortunately, Leo’s previous care had been good so only a weak back-end slows him down.

Leo sacks out in his mammoth bed for a deep restorative sleep before another day of herding the other BCs!

- Scottie Burkhalter, In memory of GHF alums, Russy and JayJay

Resident BODIE arrived at age 14 in 2018 looking like life had dealt him some rough times coming from an SPCA after a confiscation. Clearly underweight with a horrible skin infection, Bodie’s time there proved that this sweet guy really just wanted a kind touch and a good meal, holding no grudge for what was surely neglect. Once at GHF, with proper medical help, he flourished almost making it hard to believe he was as old as stated. Happy, outgoing and curious, even frisbee became a mainstay of his day. But, the big enjoyment was warm cozy couch time and lots of belly rubs! This sweet guy is clearly content with his new life though glaucoma has recently blinded him in one eye. Careful monitoring ahead, will reveal other challenges that arise to be handled.

Special thanks to Carol Cunningham who spotted Bodie on the shelter’s facebook page and made sure he made it to GHF.

- Jim Clubb

Resident BRADLEY lived in one home since a pup til age 13 when his guardian’s life changed in 2017.  Loss of a job, divorce and a move to an apartment meant Bradley was in need of help and GHF was the answer.  Without recent funds, medical care had been lacking leaving Bradley with a systemic skin infection and significant back-end pain.  He was totally loved but in very bad shape physically.  Fortunately, his good nature and sweetness was holding him steady through all this so once his allergies were properly diagnosed, he began to improve. Further vet work revealed an enlarged heart with a heart murmur to monitor; much needed dental extractions and lyme to be treated plus providing pain medication immediately.  The Bradley of today is still sweet as can be and clearly thinks life is great and it’s easy to see he’s feeling 100% better!

Special thanks to Ann Gardner who helped make it possible for Bradley to land at GHF.

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Glen Highland Farm
217 Pegg Rd, Morris, NY  13808
Phone: (607)263-5415  Fax:  (607)263-5325