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Donnie Summary:
bc friend required
 - fenced yard required
 - special needs


Donnie's Angels
-in memory of BCs Meisie (3/26/03-4/11/17) and Annie (10/8/05-4/6/16). Steven, Andrea and Jessie Morgan-Vandome

DONNIE: An 8 month old Border Collie, Donnie is a doll - wow, what a friendly boy with everyone! He is a big toy boy, too and is enjoying whatever he finds as part of his exploration of his new situation at GHF. We’ve paired him with two “mentor dogs” since Donnie is blind and he is thoroughly loving all the action. Clearly, a BC pal is important for his energy outlet but also has a stimulating guide to life. Donnie is joyful, confident and curious but another BC really helps him relax best. He is smart, likes to learn and eager to please so will be fun to teach. This cuddler has everything in order to be a great companion to someone who understands the intimate friendship that must be forged as well as normal stimulation for the breed. Donnie is about to go to foster care the end of October but could be seen at GHF until then. He is not yet tested on cats and about 40 pounds. He was surrendered directly to GHF by a NY guardian who stepped in to prevent him from being euthanized due to blindness but knew she couldn’t offer him what he fully needed. Donnie requires a fenced yard.

Donnie loves to toss his favorite stuffed toy high into the air, catch it!, yes catch it! and off he goes again!

Special thanks to Donna Deal for helping him land at GHF.

FINLEY needs an Angel - click here for more info
Finley Summary:
bc friend preferred - female only
 - fenced yard required
 - dog savvy cats


FINLEY: A 1 year old Border Collie, Finley is all action, just the classic BC mind and body rolled into one dog - he is a real athlete and ball maniac!  Finely, in fact, has all the right qualities for someone who adores this breed   - he is fun, active and smart as a whip - and he’s sweet as can be, too.  A real cuddler and super friendly guy, he is a wonderful boy.  Finley plays with any toy at any time and absolutely loves to race and chase, making up BC games with other BC’s  - he really needs a friend as an outlet for his energy but best with a female BC, not male.  He is a typical high energy 1 year old so will only be placed with savvy BC guardians. Finley has quirks with motion and sound sensitivities and needs structure to keep him focused.  Finley is about 35 pounds and is good with dog savvy cats. He was relinquished directly to GHF by his NJ guardians who bought two brothers and discovered a common problem - siblings will fight - so had to make the very tough decision on who to rehome. Finley has a flexible, outgoing nature so clearly would do well with a change so he came to GHF.  He most certainly has done beautifully, open and easy going about it all! He requires a fenced yard.

RUDY needs an Angel - click here for more info
Rudy Summary:
 - canine friend required
 - NO cats
 - rural setting
 - fenced yard required


RUDY: An 1 yr old Border Collie/Aussie, Rudy is all joyful fun, energy and enthusiasm for life! He is one happy boy with the desire to play, play, play. He loves other young herding dogs and plays endlessly, making up herding chase games that are really fun to see. He is a sweet boy who loves attention as much as he loves action. So, while you’re tossing his toys, he’s happy to have a quick cuddle, too. Rudy will be happiest with a canine pal and a guardian who is around a lot so he is not stuck inside all day. He would be a wonderful hiking partner. Eager to please and smart as can be, Rudy is a delightful young BC mix who bonds quickly and loyally. Rudy does have a strong habit of barking at novel things - sounds, people, dogs - whatever catches his attention so he will do better with less stimulation around, in a more rural setting. A savvy guardian can work on this behavior and likely improve it, but it seems to be part of his true nature. He is about 40 pounds and is not good with cats. He was originally placed as a puppy in a home where the guardian worked and he was crated more than he could handle so he returned to GHF.  He requires a fenced yard.

MILO needs an Angel - click here for more info
Milo Summary:
bc friend required
 - fenced yard required
 - dog savvy cats OK
 - bc savvy guardian needed


Special thanks to Jeff Beck for transporting Milo to GHF

MILO: A 1 1/2 yr old Border Collie, Milo has really blossomed and is enjoying the bigger life he now has, with other canine herding friends and people who understand him. He is learning quickly how to think about all the fun he can have and really benefits from a female BC buddy as a his mentor dog. Milo will need BC savvy guardians who can continue guiding him step by step through new situations successfully. Most of his worries are diminished now but some new things may throw him so being ready with toys and treats to help him feel secure, is important. He now loves to say hello to people and expects to have a great toy game with everyone he meets, a classic BC focus! Milo started a bit behind having been left in the garage all alone in his previous situation. Fortunately, a dog lover stepped in to get him out of there and into rescue. Milo is about 35 pounds and good with dog savvy cats. He requires a fenced yard

NANN needs an Angel - click here for more info
Nann Summary:
 - fenced yard required
solo dog
 - NO cats


NANN: A petite 2 year old Border Collie, Nann is an amazing little dog with lots of big brainpower, learning anything and everything easily and quickly. She is super sweet, too, an intense cuddler with her person, just adorable. She also loves toys of any kind and is quite the athlete in all toy games! In addition to Nann’s great traits, she has some challenges where she worries about new people so will need a skilled guardian who handle introductions in some situations. Most of the time, she’s super friendly. She came to GHF as a little pup with tons of confidence and smart as a whip. Her adopter felt she couldn’t handle her very busy lifestyle going so many new places so returned Nann to GHF. We’re committed to helping Nann find happiness with someone skilled but more where she can enjoy the great outdoors and play and hike and enjoy being a companion. She is about 25 pounds and is best without cats. Nann plays nicely with other dogs outside but is quite bossy in the house so will be placed as a solo dog. She must be in a fenced yard.

Nann loves the water!



ODIN: A very petite 2 year old Border Collie, likely mix, Odin is a sweet boy with a super friendly nature. At only 24 pounds, he’s a wee boy but has a big presence - he loves playing with dogs and loves cuddling with people. We are happy that he has a chance to be fostered by one of our dear Friends of the Farm, with hopes that he will stay right there with her fun pack, mostly all from GHF! Thanks to the help of a dog lover, Odin made it to GHF. We’ll update his story soon.

Gus Summary:
solo dog

 - fenced yard REQUIRED
 - NO cats



Special thanks to Mary Beggs & Jeff Beck who transported Gus safely to GHF

Gus' Angels
-Stewart & Brenda Beck
-The Horburys

GUS: A 3 year old Border Collie, Gus is a powerhouse BC, with tons of energy and plenty of drive to do what he wants. He is a friendly guy who loves attention but most of all, he needs a real task to carry out, like lots of toy play. Gus excels at learning and is exuberant about toys. A mentally smart boy, he will need a seasoned BC person who understands that this boy will make up his own work unless stimulated properly. Gus is a great BC, in the right hands. Loving, affectionate and eager to please, he is also extremely responsive to someone who is teaching him new activities. He is not good with other dogs and is not good with cats. He came to GHF from a NY farm where he was allowed to work sheep, on his own. The elderly guardians could not manage him or the other BC, both surrendered to GHF. Gus will only be placed in a fenced yard with a BC savvy adopter. He is 50 pounds, a bit larger than the standard size. He requires a fenced yard



Haley's Angels
-Kathy and Mike Hoar, Tierney and GHF alum Zach

HALEY: A 4 year old Border Collie, Haley is a gorgeous girl with lots of energy to race and chase and play! She’s active like any BC this age and she wants something to DO so will need a BC savvy guardian who understands her needs. She loves people and bonds quickly, eager to be with her person, side by side for whatever activities can be done together. Haley is focused and smart and very observant, a delightfully confident girl. She keeps tabs on everything around, including cars so will need to live in a more rural setting, with a fenced yard where traffic is not in sight. She is a strong female so likely best as a solo dog. She is not good with cats and Haley is about 40 pounds. She came to GHF from a PA shelter, moved north after having puppies.

Special thanks to Ellen Simcik, Joanne Cook, Tony & Debbie Grassi, Donnie Ross and Erica Snyder for transporting Haley to GHF

Haley is such a character with unbelievable talent to make us all chuckle!

Mia Summary:
 - fenced yard required
 - dog savvy cats
 - solo dog or canine friend
 - savvy guardian needed


Special thanks to Ellen Simcik and Erica Snyder for getting Mia to GHF. 
Mia's Angels
-Cappy’s Woods

MIA: A 4 year old Border Collie mix, Mia is a loving girl with the person she knows and trusts, even making quite the squeal of happiness - a high-pitched hello that’s adorable and full of joy - just saying I love you! She is a sensitive girl so once she feels secure, all that love comes pouring out but until then, she needs someone patient to help her with new people. She can be very worried with strangers and uncomfortable if overwhelmed so will do best with a savvy guardian who knows how to shape her confidence. She’s had to meet a lot of new people at GHF and is getting more comfortable day by day but clearly, she’s used to happily being in a home and can’t wait for that life again. She lived with other dogs but seems more content as as solo dog, really bonded to her person. The right submissive and confident male dog could be great to make Mia more comfortable with new settings. Mia is about 40 pounds and best with dog savvy cats since she’s prone to chase, though not hurt them. She was relinquished to GHF when her PA guardians felt she would be happiest without the pack of dogs in their home. She requires a fenced yard.

Murphy Summary:
 - solo dog
 - fenced yard required


Murphy's Angel
  -Liz and Al Bush and GHF alum Shane and Kenai

MURPHY: A 6 year old Border Collie mix, Murphy is a super nice guy and really happy to hang with his person, especially if there could be a ball toss coming his way! Quite the ball nut, he enjoys all kinds of toys but especially a retrieval game. When you stop playing, he gives a good woof and howl to tell you he wants more!! He is a good natured, easy going dog, not as intense as a purebred though just as smart. Murphy relaxes easily inside and is joyful bounding around outside, exploring. His previous NJ guardian lost his home, leaving Murphy homeless, too. While it’s not ideal that he isn’t living the life he is used to, he is most certainly LOVING having a fenced yard for freedom. He’s been a delight to watch as he dashes out the door, head high, for a jaunt through the Farm fields. But, no matter how far he runs, he always wants to know you are right nearby, happiest with his person. Murphy is about 50 pounds, a bit overweight and is not good with cats. Murphy is very bold meeting new dogs so can overwhelm them and would do best as a solo dog.He requires a fenced yard

          COOKIE was waiting for someone and that someone arrived! One of our dearest Friends of the Farm and adopters, came to lend a hand and instead found herself, squarely in love with this special boy. The two of them were kindred spirits as if a bit of destiny was at work and within short order, he landed in her home and is doing beautifully! He is thrilled being the solo dog and she is thrilled having a beloved BC back in her life. We are so happy for both of them and know we’ll get to see him next time she visits! He now lives in NY.

COOKIE: An 11 year old Border Collie, Cookie is a delightful guy, so happy to be around people and play with his ball. He is classic in every way…outgoing, friendly and a little sensitive, too…just the way Border Collies can be when they are intuitive and relationship oriented. Cookie fits in easily with other Border Collies and is used to living with a strong female though happily adjusts to whichever dogs are around. He is quite the cuddler and charmer, winning everyone’s interest instantly. Every person who helped transport Cookie back to GHF as well as our vet, just adored him. Cookie was at GHF in 2011 and found a loving home in New Hampshire for many years, but with his guardian’s move to an urban area in Kansas, she felt it was unfair for him to remain with her. We are very happy to help Cookie with his next step in life and know he will share his heart fully and be a very special friend to someone. He is about 40 pounds and good with cats.

KELLY needs Angels - click here for more info
Kelly Summary:
 - solo dog OK


KELLY: An 11 year old Border Collie with ABCA papers, Kelly is an amazing girl, bright as can be and just full of that classic sharp-eyed, ready to go, gonna have fun BC spirit! She is a gem. Kelly is also a very active, intense, energetic girl in no way acting her age so she deserves a great life where someone enjoys all this joyful energy! She loves her ball and will play endlessly though a little bit of down time is good, too, where she shows her more affectionate side. Super sweet and friendly, Kelly is a great companion, able to hike off leash though has never lived unfenced. Kelly just had a summer clip so her longer hair will return soon, making her as beautiful as she is smart! She is fine with cats, fine with dogs but used to living as a solo dog so likely happiest that way. Kelly was relinquished to GHF from NJ guardians who had to make a move to an apartment.

BLU needs Angels - click here for more info
Blu Summary:
- fenced yard
 - canine friends preferred


Special thanks to Ilene Fischman, Marybeth Powers, Sue Campion ,Sue Myers and Jane Locacio who made it possible for Blu to get to GHF.
BLU: An 11 year old Border Collie, possibly BC/Aussie mix, Blu is a sweet, gentle soul trying to make sense of the new change in his life. He is leaning on our Caretakers to feel secure and now settled into the Farmhouse Sanctuary, he’s blossoming with the other dogs that show him it’s safe to have fun. Blu lived in two homes, recently loosing the 2nd one due to illness of his guardian. Blu’s always been a bit of a worrier so really does best with people who calmly understand how to make him feel safe, not pushing him to do too much, too fast. The other herding dogs have really intrigued him so he’s changing quickly around them. We want Blu to have canine pals around to help in his next transition to yet another home. He is very, very sweet and truly wants to be your companion. Toys don’t matter, just people do and now, maybe dogs! He is carrying extra weight from eating lots of people food but that’s easy to sort out over time with a diet. He is fine with cats. Blu came to GHF from his former guardian who did dearly love him. He requires a fenced yard.

MANDY needs Angels - click here for more info
Mandy Summary:
- fenced yard
 - solo dog
 - dog savvy cats


Mandy's Angels
-Brenda Hamm, in memory of GHF alum, Daisy Girl Charlotte
MANDY: An 11 year old Border Collie with ABCA papers, Mandy is a gorgeous girl who loves people more than anything at all..even the ball won’t deter her from being close by her person. She is super sweet and very loving, a devoted friend which she has been all her years til the loss of her person. Mandy is making great strides with all the change around her and truly enjoying the activity and attention of a more active life, blossoming before our eyes. She is full of spunk and curiosity and would easily join someone in a new life, especially a guardian who appreciates the wisdom of the senior BC’s.. Mandy is a very special girl with a huge heart she wants to share again…we can clearly feel that. Mandy is also a strong female BC so best as a solo dog though in her history, did visit dog parks. At this point, dogs are the last thing she desires. Mandy is about 40 pounds and best with dog savvy cats.

Special thanks to Cindy Rollins who quickly pulled Mandy out of a PA shelter where she had sadly landed.

Also a big thanks to Kathy Devaney, Carol Cunningham, Sue Myers and our Transport Coordinator, Jane Locacio  who made it possible for Mandy to make it to GHF.

Angels for Magg, Molly and Mac
-Stephanie DeBottis, in loving memory of Cole Springer, Steff's brother and GHF alums Kip and Gracie's Fur Uncle.
-Renate & Pete Goodloe
-Norton & Sandy Sloan
-Pat and Bob Reath
-In Loving Memory of Jasmine- John & Bonnie Yurga

MAGG Summary:
- Solo dog
 - fenced yard required


MAGG, a 12 year old, is a sensitive, thoughtful girl who observes everything and absolutely adores people. Her favorite place to be is right by your side, like a shadow, the closer the better. This sweetheart would be thrilled to have someone to call her own, again. And, while she has shared her life with Mac & Molly, clearly her happiness comes from the connection with a person. We would love for Magg to be the center of someone’s life cause she gives her heart so fully. She is about 45 pounds and good with cats.  She needs a fenced yard.

MOLLY and MAC Summary:
-adopted together - no other dogs
 -needs a fenced yard
 - no cats


Angels for Mac
Patti & Ron Fousek, Aspen & Lucy

MOLLY, a 12 year old, is a classic BC, watching everything that goes on, well aware of the whole Farm. She’s the first to head to the fence line, hoping to say hello and get a look at the action. Molly is sharp as can be, brilliant! She is physically in great shape, very athletic and would love to accompany her person on hikes. Her recall is great.  Molly loves everyone she meets and is used to having Mac as her pal. Molly is about 40 pounds and good with cats.  MAC, a 13 year old, is a hoot! He is full of personality and makes you laugh any time you watch him in action. A super friendly guy, he will happily follow his person anywhere or head off for a good romp with Molly. She is the leader and he’s just fine with that though he does give her a little test, egging her on for some play. But, soon as the toys are out, he just loves the squeekies and will play endlessly. Mac is very easy going. Originally bought from Hawaii, his great nature is obvious. He is not good with cats and about 50 pounds.
Special thanks to Erica Snyder who heard about them from a co-worker and helped them make it to GHF. Also, a big thanks to Sue Myers, Todd Leppert and Jane Locacio who helped make the transport possible. Without kind-hearted people willing to give up their Saturday to get them north, these three would not have landed so well.

The dogs posted in this section are sweet with good-natured personalities but they need more than many of the rescues at GHF…none of these dogs have lived in a home. So, they were not given the guidance necessary to negotiate the real world like walking on a leash; riding in a car; handling a houseful of guests; the sounds of a home with the dishwasher or air conditioner turning on…the very things that puppies adapt to, these Border Collies were never exposed to.

Their lives were dismal..chained all day and night; left in garages, barns, or basements alone all day and night; or stuck in crates all day or night; neglected mentally, physically and emotionally. THESE DOGS DID NOT HAVE THE LOVE OR GUIDANCE FROM A HUMAN WHO CARED

What this means is that GHF Caretakers have to work very hard to help each and every dog find their way through many uncomfortable new experiences and that takes time, lots of time. Fears and worries stop progress and the only plan is to pace along with what the dog can handle when they can handle it. EVERYTHING THEY ARE LEARNING IS BRAND NEW TO THEM. We introduce them to home settings and town walks and car rides but it takes repetition for them to feel secure about it all.

WE ARE OPEN TO ADOPTERS WHO UNDERSTAND THESE SPECIAL NEEDS DOGS but will not let them go to busy suburban settings, active family environments or wherever they are not center stage as the focus of someone’s lives. These dogs need someone special. They deserve full attention and they cannot adjust easily to anything new.

Lewis Summary:
 - fenced yard required
 - bc friend required


Lewis' Angel
-Stacey Greenberg, GHF Alum Merlin and the Shollies

LEWIS: SPECIAL HOME REQUIRED A petite 1 year old Border Collie, little Lewis is one sweetheart, a kind soul who will blossom into a marvelous friend with trust and time. He wants to be with a person and will gently come near, hoping for some affection, lightly jumping up in your arms for hugs. He will do best with a patient person and a calm home with another herding pal cause he loves other dogs and gains confidence with them. Lewis is benefiting from time at GHF to find his inner Border Collie and let some of his timidity go. He is loving the freedom to race, chase and play and happy to meet new people, step by step, with a little help. He came to GHF from another rescue who pulls Amish dogs from puppy mills. We are pretty sure he is the Dad of Bryna’s pups since they were relinquished at the same time. She and Lewis are small BC’s, as is often the case with Amish farm dogs. Lewis is 30 pounds and is good with cats. He’s a bit timid about the camera so we’ll add new pictures when he relaxes a bit more. Lewis requires a fenced yard.

Special thanks to Jane Locacio for coordinating transport of Lewis & Bryna. Many thanks also to Karen Mansfield who brought Lewis all the way to the Farm.

Bella Summary:
 - canine friend preferred
 - fenced yard required
 - NO cats


Special thanks to Marybeth Powers, Krysta Barnhart and Sue Myers who made it possible for Bella to make it to GHF. and as always, thanks to Jane Locacio who coordinates all our transports
Bella's Angels
-Jane Biberman
Wendy Macfarland
BELLA: SPECIAL HOME REQUIRED A very petite 1 year old Border Collie mix, Bella is a shy girl, very skittish at first but once settled into a home with her person, sweet as can be! She is really gentle and loves to play with another dog who is easy going and young. She is so small that a dog similar in size seems to suit her best. Bella loves attention from the person she trusts and very sweetly nudges you for more touching but she’s not a girl who will befriend everyone. Instead, she will retreat to try to understand what’s happening. She will only be placed in a calmer setting in an adult home to help her confidence grow. Bella was abandoned in a PA shelter when her guardian didn’t have enough time for her. The shelter experience added to her worries so we are hoping, with more time at GHF, she’ll relax and enjoy herself better. She is about 30 pounds and not good with cats. She requires a fenced yard.

Maggie Summary:
 - canine friend or solo dog
 - fenced yard required


Maggie's Angels
-Leslie, Whitley and Merlin Wehr
-Esther & Andrew Morrow & GHF alum, Rudy
MAGGIE: SPECIAL HOME REQUIRED  A 2 year old Border Collie, Maggie is not only a gorgeous girl, she is a sweet soul. She so wants attention but is so worried about the pressure of a simple look her way or touch of a hand she cannot trust. Clearly, Maggie has had a rough situation with respect to humans however a glimmer of trust is there, step by step. When we pair with a pal who loves people and has few fears, she just comes alive with more courage. Maggie really needs a calm, patient person to help grow her confidence without rushing her. We would also like to see her with a canine pal to make it easier on her. The best part right now is all the fun Maggie is having running, running, running…just as fast as she can speed around the field, in complete JOY! Maggie spent all but 5 months of her young life chained in a farmyard, doing nothing, with no one. So, life is now moving in the right direction! We are celebrating every little step and applauding the courage of this sweet one but she will need just the right person for a new life. Maggie was dropped off at a NY shelter by someone who purchased her but realized she could not meet her needs. Thankfully, the shelter works with GHF and Maggie is now here. Whatever it takes, we’re on Maggie’s team!!! She is about 35 pounds and good with cats.  She requires a fenced yard.

Special thanks to Donna Deal, Phil & Linda Brambley and Tracy Beck for getting Maggie to GHF

Elle Summary:
 - solo dog or mentor friend
 - fenced yard required


Elle is really becoming a real Border Collie, learning what it’s like to chase, race and move! She’s coming out of her shell.
Elle's Angel
Susan Autz
ELLE: SPECIAL HOME REQUIRED A petite 2 year old Border Collie, Elle is precious, a sweet little thing that wants nothing more than to be with a person that cares for her. A real cuddler, soon as you sit with her, she lays at your feet and settles in beautifully, even enjoying a good roll in the grass! Elle has a lot to learn about life..things she’s never seen or done because she was taken nowhere so she will need a patient guardian to guide her. She gets very nervous thinking she is wrong and will collapse in one spot, hoping not to be in trouble but with reassurance and time, she quickly recovers, happily by your side. In her short time at GHF, she has blossomed beautifully and is racing, chasing and running with other Border Collies, really gaining her confidence. We will only place her with a BC savvy adopter and with another herding dog. It’s also best if she has a mentor dog but depending on the person, she might be able to go as a solo dog in a calm home. Elle is very trusting but has so much to learn. It’s amazing how sweet and open she is considering she was left on a 12 inch chain in a cow barn, all alone and no freedom to move at all. Elle didn’t herd so not really sure the point of having her there but she did produce a litter of pups which meant money so perhaps that’s why. Either way, we are thankful for a dog lover who spotted her and alerted GHF that she was not wanted. She is about 30 pounds and good with cats. She requires a fenced yard.

Special thanks to Robin, Michelle and Kerry who helped get Elle to GHF safely.

Jade Summary:
 - fenced yard required
 - solo dog or male bc friend


Special thanks to Carolyn & Dick Dumaresq, Carol Cunningham and Todd Leppert who  made sure to get these two to GHF.  Always a big thanks to Jane Locacio who handles all our transports. 
Jade's Angels
-Michael & Wendy Stahl, Lulu and GHF alum Teddy

JADE: SPECIAL HOME REQUIRED A petite 2 year old Border Collie, Jade is an active little girl who gets the zoomies, zipping all around whenever she’s excited - she’s quite adorable. She loves having a bc pal, preferably male and really comes right out of her shell and pairs up easily for non-stop play. We feel she’ll do best with a friend though would consider the right situation as a solo dog. Jade is fairly sensitive and can be timid so does best with patient, calm people who approach her with treats and toys and give her time. Once she knows you, she is extremely affectionate and loves being in your lap! We’re watching as Jade just blossoms at GHF, enjoying all kinds of toy play and attention. She had a very limited life, living in a shed used for breeding. She was posted ‘free to good home’ on craigslist and thankfully, landed at GHF instead of in the wrong place. She is 35 pounds and good with cats. She requires a fenced yard.

Farris Summary:
 - canine friend or solo dog
 - fenced yard required
 - NO cats


Special thanks MaryGrace Lacoste, Dennis & Sandy Sprole, Bob Farley & Mary Jean Byrne-Maisto for making sure Farris could find safe haven at GHF. Thanks too to Jane Locacio for putting it all together
Farris' Angels
-Michael Opalinski
FARRIS: SPECIAL HOME REQUIRED A 3 year old Border Collie, Farris is a gorgeous guy with a big personality that matches his size! He loves to play with toys, balls or frisbees, quite enthusiastic for a good game. He loves attention with anyone who comes to say hello and can be over excited at times to be in the spotlight. A super sweet, eager to please boy, he is all joy, joy, joy. The more attention, the better! Farris also has a worrisome side, when things go a bit too fast, he shuts down. Often it appears he is worrying that he is going to be wrong and suddenly wants to escape the pressure.  Farris will need positive training with treats and reassurance to really help him trust that the fun he’s having is something safe. Farris listens well to female BC’s who tell him about the rules of their space and seems compatible with male dogs, too but a smaller herding dog would be a bit overwhelmed by him. His history was not so good being abandoned 24/7 on a chain so he never wants to be left again, truly thrilled to have someone by his side. He is not good with cats and about 60 pounds. He was living an awful life in PA when a concerned dog lover stepped up to get him to a shelter and then he came to GHF. He requires a fenced yard.

Victor Summary:
 - solo dog or female bc friend
 - fenced yard required


Vic's Angels
-John & Bonnie Yurga
-In Loving Memory of Oscar
-Bill Gebert & GHF alum, Peyton

VIC (VICTOR) SPECIAL HOME REQUIRED A 3 year Border Collie, Vic is a gorgeous guy who likes people and will bravely go to say hello, however he has lots of concerns, too. He worries about being wrong, and reacts to anyone moving too quickly so he needs a patient guardian to guide him through introductions. Vic is the kind of BC who will flee rather than confront what frightens him so needs a fenced yard. He is very, very sweet once he is comfortable and his blossoming, step by step. He responds beautifully to positive reassurance and loves to be with someone he trusts. Quite affectionate and outgoing, he could have a female BC friend but Vic has a lot of ‘eye’ to work so can be too much for other herding dogs.  We would carefully see who was best to pair him with or let him live as a solo dog. Vic is about 40 pounds and good with cats. He came from a tough situation with breeders who did not care properly for the dogs. Animal control hoped to shut down the operation, without success, until the death of the guardian. Vic was left outside in the yard when police checked on the house and found the guardian was dead. It had been three months he fended for himself. Vic is so much happier learning to trust that people are with him and care for him appropriately. He requires a fenced yard.
Special thanks to Ellen Simcik, Erica Snyder, Borden Loving, Phillip Dalke, Sue Myers and Debbi & Tony Grassi who made it possible for Victor to make it from Pittsburgh to GHF.  As always, a big thanks to Jane Locacio for handling all the coordination of this important transport. It always takes a village!

   Sweet FAITH has found a life with a former GHF adopter who has a super sweet boy from us who allows Faith to be herself without pressure and enjoys having another canine pal at home. Her new FurDad was smitten from the minute he met her, absolutely drawn to her and helping her believe life could be safe and good, giving her all that she needs to blossom. We are so happy for Faith to have a loving home. She’ll be doing some hikes near her property once she is secure in this new life and for now, has a big yard and is learning all about toy play. Most importantly, she is feeling secure in a quiet life suited perfectly to her, with tons of love.

FAITH: SPECIAL HOME REQUIRED A petite 3 year old Border Collie, Faith is a special girl with quite a story of survival. We’re happy to report that since her arrival in early April, literally on death’s door, Faith is now ready to start a new life. She has gone from completely malnourished to a gorgeous girl right at the perfect weight of 35 pounds. She has joined in herding games at GHF, blossoming into the dog she is meant to be. Faith is focused and curious about everything in life now. Her transformation has been miraculous - loving care; appropriate medical help; time and healing - now the next step - finding the person who will treasure her. All of her angel support made a world of difference for this sweet girl!  Faith is a soft, sensitive dog with people and will gently nudge your hand for attention or wag a tight tail a tiny bit, hoping it’s ok to say hello. We are pretty certain her previous life was a mixed bag of less than ideal treatment. She goes into worry mode if people are too loud and she ducks away when pressured too quickly to do anything. Faith needs a patient, calm life with softer people who help her rebuild a sense of trust that life is good. Her gentle nature is so obvious upon meeting her and yet, that deep worry is just under the surface so finding just the right fit is critical for her future healing and growth.  With other Border Collies, Faith is a little herding ‘monster’, grabbing heels and controlling all the action so we’d like to have one male pal for her who is relaxed and easy going. She’s clearly used to having a dog friend but being a female, she can be a strong willed herding controller! She has minimal interest in toys right now but is showing promise, again with time. She is fine with cats. This loving girl is blossoming beautifully!

BUD needs  an Angel - click here for more info
Bud Summary:
 - fenced yard required
 - solo dog OK
 - rural setting required


Special thanks to Carolyn & Dick Dumaresq, Vanessa Ayres, Sue Myers and Roxanne Shank for getting Buddy to GHF and Jane Locacio for coordinating the transport. And, thanks to Erica Snyder for handling the intake process.
BUD: SPECIAL HOME REQUIRED A 3 1/2 year old Border Collie, Bud is a good-natured guy who loves his toys! He will thoroughly enjoy a great ball game or lots of squeaky toys, even entertaining himself. A real toy nut, his joy is contagious, clearly one happy boy! Bud is not as intense as many BC’s, and would be happy in a great fenced yard to call his own with someone who adores him. Quite the cuddler, too, he is very affectionate, loving to be on the couch by your side. Bud is fine with other dogs though really loves to have his own toys and not share so will be happiest as a solo dog at home. He did not have a fenced yard in his previous home so was in an outdoor kennel or tied out. Bud has truly blossomed with the freedom to run free at GHF . He is fine with cats and about 40 pounds. Bud has some interest in watching cars which makes sense considering that was his ‘job’ while alone outside. He’ll do best in a more rural setting where traffic is not visually obvious. Bud came to GHF from a PA guardian who had him since a puppy and felt he needed a more appropriate situation. He requires a fenced yard in a rural setting.

Carsen Summary:
 - fenced yard required
 - solo dog
 - rural setting required
 - savvy guardian needed


Carsen's Angels
-Cheryl Fortier and Rick Horan

CARSEN: SPECIAL HOME REQUIRED A 4 year old Border Collie, Carsen is a focused ball boy! He just loves toss after toss after toss and he’s quite the athlete. He’s also unbelievable with a frisbee game and clearly shows his body/mind awareness, gorgeous to watch. Carsen is very happy with toy activities and also loves to cuddle with someone he knows, so loving and affectionate however he has some worries if pushed too fast to do a ’normal life’ activity. He will need a patient guardian who makes new things a positive, using treats and time, not rushing him through anything. Carsen is very sensitive and smart so responds well to having a person as his guide. New things like car rides, walks in town or big groups of people can surprise him since he's been isolated in his previous life left alone in a kennel. He’s bravely tackling whatever is asked of him and is it’s very touching to see him rely on the person with him, truly a loving dog. Carsen is extremely affectionate so clearly was someone’s dog though they sadly abandoned him for 2 years. Seems the previous guardian sold his home, leaving him in outside kennel in NJ, even though the new buyer didn’t want him. Thankfully, he’s made it to GHF. Carsen is quite an amazing BC, a big time cuddler and hugger, literally a body hug to say hello! He will surely blossom with someone patient in a calmer setting. He is about 40 pounds and good with cats. He will only be placed in a fenced yard and with BC savvy adopters

Special thanks to Cindy Rollins, Paula & Jack Branaird for making sure Carsen made it to rescue

Bryna Summary:
 - canine friend or solo dog
 - fenced yard required


Mamma Bryna had FOUR beautiful girls all doing well, only two days old in these pictures! We’ll hope they continue to thrive and update the pictures when we can.
Bryna's Angels
-A Tail to Tell Puppy Mill Rescue
BRYNA: TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE A petite 3 year old Border Collie, Bryna is sweet, friendly girl who is handling the new change to GHF pretty well. She’s currently in foster care for 8 weeks since she has had puppies! - four GIRLS - two are spoken for by GHF adopters and two will be available December 2nd, to meet at the Farm. The pups are black and white, adorable in nature and growing like weeds! We’ll have pictures soon. She was passed to GHF from another rescue who took her in from an Amish farm in PA as they were getting out of breeding. We assume the pups are going to be pure since the male is also here at GHF.

BENTLEY needs an Angel - click here for more info
Bentley Summary:
 - solo dog or canine friend


Special thanks to Jane Locacio, our transport coordinator  And a big thanks to the volunteers who helped drive him: Sue Campion and Karen Mansfield
Bentley's Angels
-Kathy and Mike Hoar, Tierney and GHF alum Zach
-Janet Chambers & Jeta on Bentley
-2017 Canine Carnival Supporters

BENTLEY: TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE A 5 year old Border Collie mix, Bentley is one sweet, sweet guy who just loves his ball time as well as cuddling time with a person. He has some issues we are trying to understand with extreme hair loss. So far, his diagnostics have not led to answers but we’ll find them! And, get this sweetheart back to good health. Bentley is adorable, absolutely the nicest dog, just full of joy. He could care less that his looks are not up to par, instead he’s all about fun! We’ll update his bio once we have more clarity on his health needs. Bentley is great with other dogs and loves every human he meets! He is good with cats. He was relinquished to GHF from a PA guardian who could not meet his needs.

Brayden Summary:
 - healing underway


Brayden's Angels
-Gail & Dave Hurley, Killian and GHF alums, Breeze & Maggie
-Nancy & Greg Vorbach & GHF alum, Lupa
Sue Basehore & Ilene Fischman
-John Andersen (yup our JA) in memory of Flynn
Carolyn & Rykr Dumaresq, a new GHF alum!
-Bonnie & John Yurga, ‘in loving memory of GHF alum, Robbie'

BRAYDEN: TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE  A sweet 7 yr old guy with a big healing stretch ahead, we’ve given him a special Celtic name which means Brave and that he is and will continue to be…nothing keeps this wonderful boy down. He is happy to be with people, loves to be touched and have belly rubs and is enjoying all the care coming his way. Already a month has gone by and his hair is growing and he's brighter though has a haul ahead. His skin condition is on the mend with weekly anti-fungal baths, antibiotics and continued treatment. When a dog’s immune system takes an awful hit from malnourishment and fleas, the key is time and proper treatment. Whatever it takes, we’ll be there for Brayden. He is 45 pounds and good with cats.  Found as a stray, this boy landed in a PA shelter that cared for him, then sought help from rescue. GHF was the only one willing to step up and we are so very glad we did. His deep, soulful eyes tell the story of a smart boy with great will to survive.

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Meet the wonderful residents of THE FARMHOUSE SANCTUARY 
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Ana - 6 yr old

Frannie - 10 yr old

Betsie - 12 yr old

Lacey - 12 yr old

Smokey - 13 yr old

Shilo - 13 yr old

Bo - 18 yr old


Saying "Good-bye" to Cassy

The Senior Sanctuary at GHF is a very, very special part of rescue and often, while we help a dog heal, it’s really the dog who heals all those around them - this has been CASSY. We had the great honor of getting to know this girl and just months shy of 17, it was time to let her go. Arriving in a truly broken body, having endured the pain of a dislocated hip, she carried on to transform into a gorgeous, radiant girl. Everyone who met her, whether it was staff or on tours, could not believe how much she was changing. It’d been a year at GHF when the time grew near and Cassy spoke - “I’m very tired now, it’s time”.

At GHF, we have the skill of animal communication to give us guidance so heard a bit more from this very seasoned gal. She asked for a week to prepare, meeting person after person who had been a part of her life at GHF. “I’m not everybody’s dog but I have a message for everybody and I want to give it to them myself”, she said. “I am an inspiration to each of them who have seen me remain undefeated. I show them the strength in overcoming all odds, even at your lowest”. “I came to be an inspiration”. And, that she has been, through and through. We know the healing of the land at GHF and the deep love of all the team here helped make that happen, but it was Cassy who felt the renewed energy lifting her back to a stronger self so she could leave in the very best state possible. She left radiant, joyful and with all the essence of who she really was…a teacher, giving humans a picture of true courage and strength. Her beautiful nature was captured this September by photographer, Kelly Muller Bove.

We will all going to miss this very marvelous girl but will not forget what we learned with her here. Godspeed Cassy and thank you.


our costs are very high for their care so having your help is critical!

Tatyana Allen
Betty & Tom Bunch
Vicki Buono
Sue Campion
Lisa Cousins
Steff & Jim DeBottis
Renate & Pete Goodloe
Family and Friends, in memory of Lina Edmonds
Michelle Ouellette
Pat and Bob Reath
Andrea Rising
Norton & Sandy Sloan
Paula & Bill VanDeventer
Torrence VanReenen
Laura Wingrove
Julie Wolf

who kindly help ALL the dogs at GHF on a continual basis. 
We are deeply grateful to you all.

Pamela Adsit
Carol Andrews
Dave & Diane Behlen
Dylan Behlen
 Shannon Blydenburgh
Kim & Steve Brant
Sam Bristol
Betty & Tom Bunch
Dominick Berhow
Eileen & Denis Byrne
Joseph Depirri III
Wendy Donoghue
Linda Dragoo
Karen Edwards
Rolayne & Gary Fickes
Robyn Fontaine
Laurent Gaudry & Elena Shifflette
Jim Gordon
Kim Grike
Karen & Wayne Groteke
Mary Huber
Janet James
Donald & Barbara Johns
Marian Bradshaw Knapton
Kathleen Long
Kathryn Malley

Nina & Mike Marciniszyn
John Marcus
Jim & Kathy Milavec
Carol Miller
Kathleen Molatch
Alison Morgan
Sandra Nicholson
Nancy Ralph
Jim & LeAnn Russell
Jim and Pam Sacks
Katherine Silta
Stacey & John Simon
Kimberly  Smith
Terri & Charles Smith
Rebecca Symmes
Zoraida Vaher
Lisa Vaughn
Susan Walenta-Hunt
Pamela Whitlock
Linda  Wood
Tory VanReenen
Yvonne Vertleib
Don & Sandy White
Bob & Jeanne Yarrow
Lynda Yoder
John & Bonnie Yurga


 substantial general donations are truly so helpful
with the costly care we provide for ALL the dogs!

Tracey Akitt
Marylee Ashby
Cathy & Steve Bouck
Parke & Karen Byron
Jeanie Burton
Sue Campion
Irene Denver
Cheryl Fortier
David & Barbara Francis
Keri Gardner
Doris Gavurnik
Renate & Peter Goodloe
Carlo & Joanna Grossman
Patricia Hammel
Kathy & Mike Hoar
Jim & Karen Hormel
Sarah Hoger & Glenn Watson
Eve Ehrlich & Steve Jensen
Sue & Dave Luther

Boryana Marinova
Brian & Mary McNally
David Meeker
Brian & Amy O’Malley
Brent Omland & Anne Edmonds
Frank & Ann Reed
Brian Riley
Sally & David Rojek
Dale & Doug Rutherford
Susan Sechler
Cheryl Sedestrom
Sharon Sicafuse
John Sims
Stacey & John Van Slyke
Harton Smith & Mary Bandura
Jane & David Stover
Paula & Bill Vandeventer
Nancy & Greg Vorbach

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