PUPDATE 13 June: Mamie continues to do well. She is a very connected dog, who loves rough and tumble play, and hanging with her peeps.


Mya came to use from a shelter, where she had bounced back twice. Both times she had been placed into homes with little understanding of border collies and their need for leadership and guidance.


PUPDATE 5 December 2015: Jack is in foster for a week for assessment.

Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue - Welcome!

Welcome to Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue (MABCR). We are a 501(c)3 organization run primarily by volunteers that currently serves the Mid-Atlantic region, including Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Virginia and West Virginia as well as the District of Columbia.


Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue is a haven for Border Collies that have been discarded, neglected, abandoned or stray. Many of these dogs are turned into animal shelters through no fault of their own, but because their previous owners found themselves unable to handle the challenges border collies offer or because changes in their lives left them unable to properly care for their dogs.


Knowing and loving this breed allows Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue to rescue these dogs from an uncertain future and place them into caring, responsible homes. MABCR knows each of their dogs intimately and what each requires to be properly placed into a new home. Dogs that arrive neglected or with 'issues' receive special care and training to allow them the chance to rehabilitate. Assessment of each dog can determine if they should be placed as a pet only or an actual working dog home, involved in herding, goose removal, agility or obedience.



We hope you love our new website as much as we do.


Many thanks to Global Media Solutions for building this beautiful site for us! We hope you use this site to learn more about our mission, to find out how wonderful rescuing a dog can be, and to find out more about our cool Border Collies (and other critters) available for adoption..

We are always looking for great volunteers and foster homes for our pups. If you are interested, please send us an email at

Social Media Activity

So many people don't think about how a dog is affected by the strenuous weekend exercise that we so often ask of our dogs. They can get just as sore and potentially injured as we can. Daily stretching and exercise are important :)

7 Feb 2016 9:42 AM

intake date 5 February 2016

spayed female

6 Feb 2016 5:54 PM

Victory Farm, Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue, and Victory Farm Community Garden
Chestertown, Maryland

Victory Farm, Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue, and Victory Farm Community Garden offer internships to students that combine facets of dog rescue and rehabilitation along with gardening, and farm chores. We are looking for interns from May to September, and can work with individual schedules. Other time periods are available.

Work activities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue. Walking and exercising dogs in the rescue, feeding rescued dogs, basic training (including clicker and basic obedience, plus behavior modification). Also cleaning kennel area, kennel laundry, bathing dogs, and washing dog dishes. Students will be able to observe adoptions and learn the basics of running a 501c3, not-for-profit, dog rescue. Possible office work includes organizing, filing, and assisting in fundraising activities.

Victory Farm Community Garden. Intern will help direct and care for the garden, which produces food for local food pantries as well as garden volunteers. In addition to helping select crops, improve growing conditions, and harvest, they will work with and help inspire garden volunteers. Interns will also have the opportunity to deliver food to local food pantries and learn about the issues pantries deal with on a daily basis.

Victory Farm. Intern will also be able to learn about the chores and challenges of running of a small one-person farm. In addition to rescued Border Collies waiting for forever homes and a community garden, Victory farm is home to a herd of sheep and a flock of chickens.

Compensation: Room and partial board. (The intern has access to produce produced in the on-site community garden as well as eggs produced by the Victory Farm chickens.) Intern must be clean, reliable, provide own transportation, be drug free, and have insurance. Time investment: approximately two hours each day, more if requested by intern. Intern can easily work at another job off site.

For questions, please send an email to

6 Feb 2016 11:48 AM

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 We have many volunteer oppurtunities -- we want to see more of you at the farm! Have a look and let us know how you'd like to help.  Click here to check it out.







Sometimes you just have to brag!  Look what Beck has done since finding a new loving home!







Eli is now living the life in his new home!  Quite the sportsman- you lucky dog!






You can help rescued Border Collies immediately by making a tax deductible donation to Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue (MABCR) through PayPal. All donations to Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue go towards caring for rescued Border Collies! You can direct your donation to the Fearing-Lowder Medical Fund or to our general fund. Donations of any size are gratefully accepted.

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