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         Little BETTE came in with some special needs and quickly found the person able to help her let go of her worries and balance into a loving life. On her fourth move in four short months, this little girl is now set forever, joining a pack of six GHF alums and two girls who know all about Border Collies and their quirky, complex approach to life. We’re thrilled for Bette to share her heart and brilliance while being guided step by step into fully trusting the human/canine bond.

BETTE: A 4 month old Border Collie, Bette is extremely confident and fearless, more than many pups coming into rescue. She is absolutely adorable, wickedly smart and also only appropriate for very seasoned BC guardians. Bette is on her fourth move in her young life so will be at the founder’s home for awhile as we allow her to finally enjoy being a puppy. She’s had to grow up very fast, becoming very independent and decisive about what she will do and what she won’t so we’ll be working on some of her behaviors. Bette loves toys of any kind and will benefit from activities that engage her mentally and physically and emotionally, not just as a companion. We will be placing her with another young BC who wants to play which she absolutely loves. She is a very mature, attentive girl, wise beyond her years, managing a very large pack of BC’s with ease, learning lots of new things! She was relinquished to GHF by a NJ guardian who adopted her from a shelter and felt she needed more than they could give.

Sweet SAMM found a great life with a new guardian who adores the breed and loves to stimulate their minds with cool things to do! Samm will get a chance to try ‘nosework’, a fun sport of scenting for items that are hidden much like search and rescue except it’s all a game of fun. Samm’s new FurMom absolutely loved his charming nature and he cuddled up to her as if she was his long lost pal, adorable to see. He’ll be happily living in Massachusetts, joining her pack of fun-loving dogs. We have to share the joy of Samm’s first meeting with his new FurMom!

SAMM: An 8 month old Border Collie, Samm is a love, a really sweet guy who only wants to please. He is an affectionate BC who loves to cuddle and a curious guy who loves to explore, a rather innocent soul. He’s learning about the big world now that he’s landed at GHF. Samm does love playing with other easy going dogs, becoming a quick pal to young, submissive dogs. He is a ‘soft’ dog so will shut down if another dog is rough with him but absolutely blossoms with fun loving canine buddies like him. He is a ‘diamond in the rough’, learning new things now that he’s in rescue. His previous life offered little direction since he was running loose on a farm in Texas. A Vermont dog-lover stepped in to help him come north to safety and then passed him to GHF. He is going to develop into a wonderful companion with the right direction since he is so trusting of people and bonds so quickly. He is about 35 pounds, a fairly petite BC. Samm is good with cats. He requires a fenced yard.

Jake Summary:
solo dog or strong female
 - fenced yard required
 - dog savvy cats


Special thanks  to Kym Hance for helping get Samm to GHF

JAKE: An 8 month old Border Collie, Jake is very agile and clearly bright, looking for a place for his mind, body and heart to connect - he is a classic BC! A big toy boy, he will blossom in the right hands, with someone patient who shapes his interests with focused activities like agility or frisbee. A natural athlete, he is a stronger dog with other dogs and will be best as a solo dog or with a female BC who can hold her own vs a soft BC. Jake is super sweet, loves everyone and is happy to have tons of attention but it’s his BC focus that makes him so special. We want to see him with a seasoned BC guardian who loves developing a dog’s potential. Jake is about 35 pounds and is good with dog savvy cats. He came from Texas when a Vermont dog lover stepped in to move him north to safety, then pass him to GHF. He requires a fenced yard.

Dolan Summary:
canine friend preferred
 - invisible fenced yard required


DOLAN: A 10 month old Border Collie mix, Dolan is a doll, just the sweetest guy and loving life where he can run, run, run. He is a strong athlete and gorgeous to watch move, very coordinated and body aware. Dolan is not yet super focused on toys but sure loves having a dog friend for non-stop play so we’d love to see him with a canine pal. Dolan is confident and fair with other dogs, taking cues from stronger dogs but so happy to play with any that will accept him. He’s going to be a wonderful companion since he’s so eager to please and affectionate. Dolan loves everyone he meets! He is about 50 pounds and fine with cats. He came to GHF from West Virginia where he was found as a stray. We think we’ve discovered how he became a stray cause this boy can jump a fence pretty easily, climbing right over so he’ll be placed on an invisible fence only. He does not want to leave his person, just jumping to be with them.  He requires an invisible fenced yard.

Special thanks to Mark & Louise Chronister, Dick Dumaresq, Janine & Don Choplick, Scottie & Abby Burkhalter, Debbi & Tony Grassi and Jane Locacio for making it possible for Dolan to make it to GHF.

Milo Summary:
bc friend required
 - fenced yard required
 - dog savvy cats OK


Milo's Angels
-Greg & Helen Crowell, in Tanner's memory
-Jonathan & Franny Ilany, Rye & Moss, GHF alums
MILO: An 11 month 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 benefit 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

Special thanks to Jeff Beck for transporting Milo to GHF

        Sweet MIKA found the perfect family to not only adore her but give her a wonderful life - with loving kids who thought she was perfect! and three acres to call her own for exploring and playing. Her new canine pal, Augie, is the ideal mentor dog to show her the ropes, too. Mika will go to work with her FurMom, being the office dog, quite a GHF diplomat we bet! She now lives in NY.

MIKA: A 1 1/2 year old Border Collie, Mika is a bit of a clown with a personality that is evolving each day. Since Mika has very little idea what to do with toys except a grand toss in the air, she comes to life with her ‘zoomies’ around the field as our Caretaker eggs her on for action…adorable! Soon as she grabs a toy, up it goes and around she goes, fast as her long legs will carry her. She is one happy, happy girl and she has good reason to be - Mika is from Mexico, brought into the U.S. by a NY shelter who works with a local rescuer. She was found in an airport, literally starving to death as a stray. Nursed to health, she recently landed in the states and the shelter agreed GHF would be the best place to find her an appropriate home. Mika is sweet, charming and bonds quickly to her person, wanting to be with you. She is not showing the intensity of many BC’s so will be a great companion but we do expect she will change once she begins interacting with the other herding dogs. Mika is most comfortable without other dogs though she is fine around them, she’s very inexperienced with play interaction so we’re going to find a life as the only dog, which is easier for her. We know Mika will blossom at GHF and are happy to have her in rescue. She is about 40 pounds and is good with cats. She requires a fenced yard

Finn Summary:
 - bc friend or active solo dog
 - fenced yard required
 - dog savvy cats


Special thanks to Stephanie Prochazka, Kathy Devaney, Sue Myers and Todd Leppert who helped make it possible for Finn to make it all the way to NY!

Finn's Angels
Stacey Greenberg, GHF Alum Merlin, and the Shollies
FINN: A petite 1 1/2 year old Border Collie, Finn is a delight, absolutely the coolest little guy to land at GHF in a long time. He is smart as a whip, focused and fun, like a little person in fur! Finn loves having a human to partner with, whether it’s for hiking, frisbee or sports cause he bonds fast and is eager to learn. He is super responsive and sweet as can be, too. His classic BC mind blossoms with someone savvy who loves stimulating a brilliant dog like him cause he’s not one to just ‘hang out’. He dives into toy play and would be a blast shaping his behaviors since he’s so agile and so focused. Finn is very friendly with everyone he meets and so observant as he goes out in the world, truly paying close attention to every little detail, curious and confident. He was clearly a beloved family member but needed a more active life than his previous VA guardians could consistently provide. He has a great foundation of behaviors and training already in place that easily transfers to anyone new to him. He is about 35 pounds and is good with dog savvy cats.

Finn has a juvenile cataract in his left eye that has been monitored all his life and re-evaluated at Cornell once he landed at GHF. Impacting only one eye, it’s considered a ‘faint cataract’ with minimal impact in his vision. All other aspects of the eye are perfectly normal and it’s low probability that the other eye will be affected. Finn would require yearly eye visits.

Sadie Summary:
 - fenced yard REQUIRED
 - canine
friend -submissive male or solo
 - NO cats


Sadie's Angels
-Pete & Renate Goodloe, Doc & Rosie
-Reid and Elliot Roche
SADIE: A very petite 2 year old Border Collie mix, Sadie is absolutely adorable. If any dog epitomized the meaning of JOY - it’s this girl! She’s like a pint-sized BC but easy going and playful without the intensity. And, now that she has a fenced yard for racing around. We barely got any pictures where she wasn’t off the ground in full flight! And, what a happy girl she was as she flew across the field. She loves squeaky toys and loves to investigate anything, quite curious. Sadie is also such an affectionate, cuddly girl, loving to be right in your lap, sweet as can be. Everyone at GHF just adores this friendly, outgoing, joyful girl! She is a strong female so mixes well with submissive male dogs. She is 25 pounds and is not good with cats. Sadie came from a NYC home but her previous guardian felt it was really unfair to keep her leashed and alone all day while she worked - we agree - this little girl is going to love moving freely and choosing what she wants to do! She requires a fenced yard

Sadie is a fun little girl - making her video debut. She is a big toy and puzzle girl, a delight to watch plus she’s learning tricks too!

Sadie learning tricks

Sadie and "hide-a-toy"

Sadie with puzzle

Martie Summary:
 - fenced yard required
 - NO cats


A very special thanks to Sue Myers who drove an incredibly long distance to get Martie to safety.

We have some videos of Martie - he's such a fun dog - loves his toys!

Martie and the Jolly Ball

Martie loves toys

Martie's Angel
Alice Reath
MARTIE: A 2 year old Border Collie mix, Martie is a character through and through. He loves his toys, entertaining himself with anything that rolls or tosses into the air. He also really loves to explore the fields at GHF, taking in all the sights, sounds and smells, happy to be alive. Martie is extremely outgoing and loves to say "Hi" to people, full of energy and play. He is a pretty bold fellow, confident and engaged, a large personality. He came to GHF from Virginia where his time was up when dog lovers reached out for help. He is about 45 pounds and is not good with cats. We did a DNA test on Martie and he’s part boxer and husky! He requires a fenced yard

Martie learning obedience

Martie with a toy

Gus Summary:
solo dog

 - fenced yard REQUIRED
 - NO cats


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


Gus' Angels
-Geoff & Chris Phillips & Jesse
Elaine Cave
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

Shayla Summary:
 - canine friend required
 - fenced yard required


Special thanks to Paula & Jack Branaird for helping transport Shayla to rescue.

Shayla's Angels
 -Cathy & Steve Bouck in memory of GHF Alums Mika & Cassy

 SHAYLA: A 3 year old Border Collie, Shayla is a pretty girl with a sweet nature and quite a big personality once she’s comfortable…a funny, playful, happy girl but she is also skittish about new things and new people. This timid trait has been her nature since her previous guardians obtained her a year ago. With the right situation and patient people, she will blossom since she is food oriented, affectionate and loves people. Her curious nature pulls her out to discover whatever is going on around her, to be interesting and she wants to join in! Shayla will do best in a calmer setting with a BC savvy guardian so that she can build her confidence with some help. She had been living with a family in PA in a condo setting and done well but they could not have two dogs so relinquished her to the Farm. Shayla is most secure with a friendly, outgoing male BC who enjoys playing with her but also signals her that people are to be trusted. She will require a ‘mentor’ dog friend. She is about 40 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: 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! He’s also quite a herder with other dogs so would do best with a canine pal his height so they could more easily play. 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.

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's Angels
-Bill, Marilyn, Gabe, Jakki and GHF alum Nicky

BUD: 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.

Haley Summary:
 - fenced yard REQUIRED
 - solo dog
 - more rural home setting
 - NO cats


Haley's Angel
-Cappy's Woods
Josh & Sharron, Patty & Drake, in memory of Oliver
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!

Asia Summary:
 - solo dog


Asia's Angels
Deby Myers & GHF alum, Quill
ASIA: A 4 year old Border Collie, Asia is one cool girl, she is a classic BC in mind and body, ready to go! She loves toys, especially the ball and frisbee and she’s fast and focused, just waiting for another catch. Asia is very smart, learns fast and adjusts well to new situations, handling her new life at GHF really well. Asia loves people! She is clearly enjoying being the center of attention since previously she had to share the home with two other females which often created tension and conflict. We’re happy to have Asia here and watch her blossom, coming into her own. She listens beautifully, aims to please and loves a challenge. She would be a great hiking partner and would in fact, love being with her person everywhere they go! She is good with cats and about 40 pounds. She was relinquished to GHF due to the dog conflicts. We can see that Asia would love being the solo dog in her next home!

Special thanks to Erica Snyder, Sue Myers and Krysta Barnhart for making it possible for Asia to land at GHF. And thanks to Jane Locacio for handling all the coordination involved in transport.

Carsen Summary:
 - fenced yard required
 - solo dog


Carsen's Angels
-Cheryl Fortier and Rick Horan

CARSEN: 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.

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Mia Summary:
 - fenced yard required
 - dog savvy cats


Special thanks to Ellen Simcik and Erica Snyder for getting Mia to GHF. 
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’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. 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. Mia is a little camera shy so we’ll update her bio with better pictures soon. She requires a fenced yard.

Ace Summary:
 - solo dog
 - fenced yard required
 - NO cats


Ace's Angels
-Nancy Vorbach and Leslie Ferrier in honor of their friendship!
-Michelle Ouellette, on behalf of Telos 

Eve Ehrlich & Steve Jensen-Dedicated to the wonderful staff at GHF
-Judy & Liam English, in memory of GHF alums, Tess & Ben

ACE: A 6 year old Border Collie, Ace is a gentle guy who turns to people for reassurance, sweetly by your side. Wherever you go for a walk outside, he’s right there, step by step. He is friendly and loves attention, happy to be with someone. Ace will need a patient guardian who doesn’t rush him into new situations since he lived a pretty sheltered life in a dog ‘house’ outside rather than in the home. He is adjusting beautifully, loving his soft bed and new toys, really an easy guy to enjoy. He loves to go for walks and is enjoying new experiences. Ace doesn’t demand much except kindness and will nudge you for another touch. He is not good with cats and about 45 pounds. Ace & Arlo came to GHF from PA since both were escaping the chain link pen where they were confined. He requires a fenced yard.

Special thanks to Peg Fuller for getting them safely to GHF and Marybeth Powers for handling the intake process.

Murphy Summary:
 - solo dog
 - fenced yard required
 - NO cats


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

Special thanks to all who helped Murphy land at GHF: Susan Monnelly, Olivia Tandon,  Kathy & Jim Milavec, Debbie Lind, Linda Wood & Kimberly Meyerer and Jane Locacio.

         Sweet, wonderful CHIP found a really great life where he’ll be with his FurMom 24/7 and have canine pals who he’ll join for walks on their 54 acres! Chip loves to walk in nature and will be thrilled when he realizes he has a pond for swimming, too - he is a water dog! His new guardians fell in love with his sweet and quirky nature, missing their beloved BC pal and knew that Chip would fit their pack perfectly. So, Chip hopped into their RV and headed home to Maryland for a loving life where he will be totally cherished. He’ll travel wherever they go so will enjoy the RV more than just this once!

CHIP: A 7 year old Border Collie, Chip is a great guy with a wonderful nature to ‘go with the flow’ and jump into the fun. He is a great hiking partner with solid recall once he knows you and quite the athlete, a joy to watch run. In true BC fashion, he’s a herder with other dogs but not pushy about, just enjoying the like-minded companionship. Chip loves people and blossoms when someone is with him a great deal though he can quietly settle inside once in a routine. He is smart and active but not overly intense since he’s at that perfect age where Border Collies settle down well. Smart, sweet and active, Chip is a wonderful BC. He is good with cats and about 40 pounds. Chip came to GHF through one our volunteers who met the former CT guardian who no longer wanted to care for him. Special thanks to Ann Gardner for caring for Chip so he could find a new life. He requires a fenced yard Chip had a serious gum disease which meant he had to have all his teeth removed, much like a human with gum disease. He clearly could care less about his new situation. The adjustment that makes sense is soaking his food so it’s easier for him.  He used to play a lot of ball games so we assume without the painful gums he was experiencing, he’ll be doing that again soon. His original guardian was going to euthanize him for this issue but fortunately, one of our volunteers stepped in to help Chip.  He’s the happiest guy, teeth or no teeth!

Capp Summary:
- fenced yard REQUIRED
 - special needs


Capp can track a rolled ball passing 2-3 feet in front of him outside and inside, he’ll lay down with his front paws together and the ball sitting on top and he’ll roll or chomp on it. He will often play with the ball on his own inside!
Capp's Angels
-from Doc, Rosie, Pete, and Renate

-Peg and Mike Fuller

CAPP: An 8 year old Border Collie, Capp is a lovely guy, gentle and mellow, partly because of his compromised eye sight. He is almost totally blind though can still navigate outside in a big yard with trees, managing around them, being directed verbally by someone he knows. He loves to explore and will happily accompany his person for a jaunt around, being a very content Border Collie. Cornell ophthalmology confirmed Capp has Progressive Retinal Atrophy and cataracts so has no use of one eye and some ability to see shadows in the other eye. Eventually, he will loose all his sight.

For the last two years, he was herding cows on a farm in NY, living in the barn and did a great job moving the cows along with a couple other herding dogs. Prior to that, he lived in a home, sleeping in the bed of his first guardian, a beloved companion. Capp has experienced both worlds and now finds himself in rescue hopefully about to start another journey with someone new. He is a bit worried meeting strangers so will need patient guardians who don’t rush him. Being approached too quickly makes him want to move away but once a person sits down and calls him over, he will come and ask for attention. A calmer household would be best for him. Capp is fine with cats and good with submissive dogs who don’t overwhelm him. As you would expect, his world is changing so easy dogs and easy people help him feel more secure. Capp is about 50 pounds and requires a fenced yard.

Capp loves his toy raccon so much, he carries it around all the time and of course, right to bed, too!

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.

LACEY needs Angels - click here for more info
We have medical care that is long overdue
Lacey Summary:
- fenced yard
 - solo dog


Also a big thanks to Kathy Devaney, Carol Cunningham, Sue Myers and our Transport Coordinator, Jane Locacio  who made it possible for Lacy to make it to GHF.
Lacey's Angels
-Rebecca Plantz
Deb Meyers & GHF alum, Logi
LACEY: A 12 year old Border Collie, Lacey is a petite girl with a big personality, absolutely a love-bug with everyone. She says hello like she’s a long time pal, happy for attention. She is very observant and bright-eyed, paying attention with that classic BC mind. Lacey is enjoying the new experience of being the Office Dog at GHF since she sure loves people and is not so good with other dogs, so her new life is suiting her well! She lived in one home since a pup but the recent addition of a grandchild was not a good combination so she was separated living in the basement alone. Fortunately, Lacey is now part of the action with lots to watch and do. She was relinquished to GHF from PA. She is about 35 pounds and best with dog savvy cats. We’re about to undergo a geriatric screen and likely dental work since she hasn’t been vetted in quite a long time.

The Farmhouse Sanctuary residents will live out their lives at the Farm.
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Meet the wonderful residents of THE FARMHOUSE SANCTUARY 
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Capp - 8 yr old

Mandy - 11 yr old

Lacey - 12 yr old

Ana - 6 yr old

Frannie - 10 yr old

Betsie - 12 yr old

Shilo - 13 yr old

Cassy - 16 yr old

Bo - 18 yr old



FELYX  needs an Angel - click here for more info
Felyx Summary:
 - canine friend preferred


Special thanks to Cindy Rollins and Peg Fuller who helped insure he could get to GHF.
A 5 month old Border Collie mix, Felyx is a cool little guy with lots of confidence about lots of things - like his toys - he loves to play, play, play! and being outside - he loves to run, run, run and will really explore on his own happily or along with other dogs! Felyx thinks life is pretty great and he’ll dive in to whatever is going on around him, with gusto. He does, however, have a sensitive side too so needs a bit of reassurance at times if he gets in ‘over his head’ in the action or is a bit overwhelmed. Since he’s so food and people oriented, he easily responds and returns to his happy self. He is a thoughtful pup with a nice blend of strength and softness. We feel he’d be happiest with a canine pal who is confident since he loves to wrestle, chase and run. Felyx is a major cuddler, too, happiest to be right in your lap. He is about 18 pounds. Felyx came to GHF from a Delaware relinquisher who felt he was not a good fit for their toddler.

We are investigating some health concerns and will update his availability soon as he’s in the clear.

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
BELLA: TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE 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.

Nann Summary:
 - solo dog
 - fenced yard required


Nann as a pup in 2015

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

Nann's Angels
-Gayle Marriner Smith & Sweet Sir William Braveheart
NANN: TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE A petite 1 1/2 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 and over-reacts with barks and some charging so we are working with her to unwind and feel safe. Her former home, a GHF adopter, over-exposed her to too many things too fast, taking her everywhere in numerous settings, way beyond what many BC’s can handle. While she didn’t mean intentional harm, it was way too much for Nann with geographic moves, urban settings and non-stop interactions with strange people in strange settings. Not every BC can handle a big life and Nann is one who would have done better with something simpler so that is what we will be looking to find her. She came to GHF as a little pup with tons of confidence and smart as a whip. 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 good with cats. Nann plays nicely with other dogs outside but is quite bossy in the house so will be placed as a solo dog.

Maggie Summary:
 - fenced yard required


Maggie's Angels
-Cappy’s Woods
-Leslie, Whitley and Merlin Wehr
MAGGIE: TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE  A 2 year old Border Collie, Maggie is not only a gorgeous girl, she is an innocent soul who will surely blossom with time at GHF. 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. The best part right now is all the fun she’s 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! She’s barking when she sees us in the distance and she’s bravely speeding past us to head out the door to enjoy some freedom! And, once outside, it’s pure glee!!! We are celebrating every little step and applauding the courage of this sweet one but she will need awhile to find some balance and become ready for the big world. 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.

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

FAITH  needs Angels - click here for more info

Faith's Angels
-Nancy & Greg Vorbach & GHF alum, Lupa
Judy Novak and Robert Verboski
-In loving memory of Annie Laurie from Helen Harrop and Lucy Maud
-Donna Ciarlante
-Susan Journell
-Mark Bauer and Joe Gordon
-Congratulations on your wedding,Rick & Cheryl Horan from Ravi & Rani!!

FAITH is now at GHF and happily bright-eyed thanks to her time of healing in the foster home!

She has some good weight gain with more to go but the perilous weeks of worry are behind her!!!! We are so happy to meet this lovely girl and get to know her. Faith is living in the Farmhouse Sanctuary so she gets plenty of TLC but also some great stimulation from other herding pals. Turns out Faith is a herder! so we’re waiting to see how this all evolves as she gains even more good health and confidence. She is truly a lovely girl who will be a very special friend to someone soon! She is good with cats!  A huge thanks to our angels who have supported her care!!!

FAITH ON THE MEND, 4/27/17 From her foster mom: She continues to amaze me with her spirit - she is now loving and living life. She doesn't get on the furniture but she has discovered soft dog beds. Drinking and eating fine, still feeding 4 meals a day. Potties outside all the time and everything looks fine. Will run and chase with the bc girls, loves to herd them. Her back legs were atrophied when she first came to us, now after all of our steps and her activity she appears almost back to normal. Is picking up toys, carrying them around a little.

FAITH: A 3 year old Border Collie, Faith has been given that name by GHF for many reasons…

  • we have faith she will truly survive and flourish…
  • we have faith she will still believe people are good…
  • we have faith that she crossed our paths just in time to save her life…

According to the vet seeing Faith after the police pulled her, she had only days to live. Faith was stuck in the basement of a home where the guardian died in January and Faith was discovered in April. No food, no water, no way to survive…only FAITH.

This lovely natured girl is literally a bag of bones and will take months to regain her weight as well as good health. We are working carefully to ease her back to proper diet. The previous guardian and related family members bred BC’s, fighting pitbulls and fighting chickens so was not considered animal friendly by the local Pittsburgh shelter or Animal Control.

While this odd situation is sadly upsetting, we have Faith in our care and know she has a special life ahead, with someone who cherishes her. Faith and Victor, were both confiscated from the home by Police who kindly reached out to GHF for help. We’ll update her bio as time goes on.

Victor Summary:
 - fenced yard required


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

VIC (VICTOR!) TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE  is a 3 year old Border Collie aptly named because he survived against all odds. His previous guardian died in January, leaving Vic left outside in the yard to fend for himself. Victor did just that, sliding under the fence and finding food and water so when police came to check on the house, he was in relatively good shape (and back within the fence). The other Border Collie, Faith, did not fare as well, stuck in the basement for three months. (see Faith’s bio) We want to give Vic some time to adjust, rebalance and connect to people who are consistently caring for him properly. He’s a sweet guy with a curious nature but also a bit skittish right now. He is about 45 pounds and is good with cats. We’ll update his bio as time unfolds. The previous guardian and related family members bred BC’s, fighting pitbulls and fighting chickens so was not considered animal friendly by the local Pittsburgh shelter or Animal Control.

Special thanks to Ellen & Andy Simcik for fostering Vic to give him some home experiences and consistent connection to people.

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

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
Janet Diorio
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
 Sharon & Jim Votraw
Susan Walenta-Hunt
Pamela Whitlock
Linda  Wood
Tory VanReenen
Yvonne Vertleib
Lynda Yoder
John & Bonnie Yurga

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