August 21 & 22, 2021

381 Terhune Drive, Wayne NJ 07470

The Gathering is held the third weekend in August at the “mecca” of Colliedom, Sunnybank, in Wayne, New Jersey. Sunnybank was the home of Albert Payson Terhune, renowned dog writer, Collie breeder, and owner.  This magical place, Sunnybank, served as the setting for many of his famous dog stories. Unfortunately, the Sunnybank house was demolished in 1969, but nine acres of the property remain for the public to enjoy.  Here you can see the  graves of the Lad, Bruce, and Jean, as well as the graves of the other Collie greats like Wolf, Fair Ellen, Treve, and Gray Dawn at Champion Rock. Stop by the old puppy run, and relax as the Master and Mistress did in years gone by at the Lily Pool.

The most loved of any of the Collie Health Foundation sponsored events bring fans of the Master and Collie fanciers from all over the world. The festivities have been managed for over 20 years by our own Madam of Sunnybank, Gerrie Oliver. The first day is devoted to the Sunnybank story, Albert and Anice, and of course the Sunnybank Collies. Speakers bring the past back to life and the breeze brings us to understand the magic that is Sunnybank. Saturday afternoon may be devoted to clinics and Sunnybank centered events! The “Madam” hosts a wonderful dinner for all of her friends that is part of this glorious weekend. The Madam has a special cake each year to fit the occasion – it is always beautiful, but hurry to get a picture! Then it is off to bed to be fresh for Sunday’s activities.

Sunday brings us the Virtues Match, the Lad Memorial Match, and so much more. There are silent auctions, premium items with the theme of this year’s Gathering, and promotional items from CHF, plus exciting live auctions each day. Come join us, and hear the trumpeting barks of Collies that fill the air over Sunnybank once again.

Held by and for the benefit of the Collie Health Foundation!

Download printable flyer


Sunnybank Saturday
Sunnybank Walking Tour
Sunnybank Talks
Collie Rescue Family Parade
Canine Good Citizen Test
Therapy Dog Certification

Collie Sunday
Virtues Match
The Gathering Juniors Match
Lad Memorial Match

Saturday, August 21

155 Ramapo Valley Road, Oakland NJ

$38 Advance Reservations or $48 at Door
PayPal at CHF website (available soon!) or send check payable to “CHF” to Gerrie by 8/20


Did you know most of the greatest of our current Collies trace back to Ch. Sunnybank Thane?
You can order Sunnybank pedigrees for your own Collies. Visit the Shop for details!


160 Route 17 South, Mahwah NJ 07430
New dog friendly block! Clean! Convenient!
Pet fee $20 per pet per night
Grab & Go Breakfast, refrigerator/microwave
20 Minutes from Sunnybank!
Call 1-201-512-0800 – “The Gathering at Sunnybank” – Wyndham Rewards
Room block 1st option – $85 Queen, $95 Double/King per night. Minimum 2 nights.
Cancellation policy is 7 days prior to arrival or 1 night + tax penalty.
Management approval required on all cancellations inside the cancellation window.
Room block 2nd option – Pre-Payment: $70/night (queen or double). Minimum 2 nights.
Deadline to reserve: 4/15/2021. Full payment required at time of reservation. Not cancellable.
Cancellation restrictions for these 2 options waived only if quarantine order
is issued by the State Health Department.

30 Nevins Road, Wayne NJ 07470
One Bedroom Queen Suite or Studio King Suite $129; Two Bedroom Suite $179
Hot breakfast buffet included
“Collie Health Foundation” Group – $150 Non-Refundable Pet Cleaning Fee
Call 973-872-7100 or book online:
Book your Marriott group rate for Collie Health Foundation

15 Nevins Road, Wayne NJ 07470
Standard King $139, Standard Double Queens $139 – No Pets
Call 973-878-1007 – “Collie Health Foundation” Group – or book online:
Book your Hilton group rate for Collie Health Foundation

Collie Rescue Family Parade

Hosted by Collie Rescue of Northern New Jersey

Download Rescue Parade entry form

For more information contact Karyn Hahn at 201-370-4532 or