BEA had a blast at Glen Highland up until the final days, when her body took charge and there was no powering through to keep going. This proud, brilliant girl deserved a loving exit, letting her cross back to spirit with grace on 8/23/23. In one moment, she was peacefully gone.

The memories of Bea came flooding back with her amazing charm and excitement to find a new life... full of everything she wanted! Lots of herding dogs to manage and clearly boss around (a girl’s calling) and tons of toys! Her first arrival picture was like seeing a kid in the candy store…just precious and then it was game on!

Every Border Collie deserves THE best life and we know Bea got a great year for her final stretch. We were thankfully able to pull her out of jeopardy at the shelter and ease the pain of her backend with two ACL tears never repaired. So, soon as this girl figured out her new world, she was all about the fun! She was a hoot in action! Of course, a sweetheart, too.

It was a genuine pleasure to see Bea blossom into her real self much like she must have been as a young Border Collie so many years ago.

We loved having you BEA and thank you for managing that pack of characters!
You did GOOD!


Sweet, lovely BEA is a Resident and we are happy to be her new home. When she arrived at 13 years old in September 2022, a possible home with a GH adopter just didn’t come to fruition, and as we watched Bea, thinking of her having to adjust to a whole new life, it just didn’t seem right.

Bea has really blossomed with the other dogs and enjoys a life where ball play is still the main part of the day. She is such a huge toy girl! She'll empty out the toy basket looking for the right toy. Bea also absolutely loves attention and is the first at the door to say hello to any visitor. Her grand personality is amazing, such a magnificent Border Collie!

Her health diagnostics revealed renal disease underway so we are monitoring her very proactively, moving her to a renal diet. She also has Progressive Retinal Atrophy so we’re very careful to only play ball in shady areas of the yard since her pupils do not properly dilate smaller. There is nothing to be done for this disease which will eventually make her blind.

Her more compromised health concerns involve two ACL injuries from long ago which clearly create suffering. We have found the right balance with pain medication, as well as the MYOS supplement and are able to keep her pain levels down, but this is going to require continual bloodwork monitoring since she has the renal issues, too.

Bea came to us from Animal Control in Maryland where she had been confiscated for possible abuse, being thrown down stairs. She is about 45 pounds.