Intake date 29 September 2018 . November 2017 male Red Tri smoothie . Tiki is a juvenile delinquent looking for a parole office...ok, kidding....I actually really like this guy.


29 October: What more can I say about Matty. He is super sweet, and devoted, and is loving, funny, and affectionate. He does occasionally display his feral beginnings, but is easily managed.


Razzle came to us from a trusted shelter partner in the south. He and his brothers had been found in a ditch (yes, really) and were in need of some TLC.


Intake date 16 January 2019 . Intake date 28 August 2018 Rehome date 9 September 2018 Colt was returned to MABCR in January, when his adopter was admitted to hospice after a catastrophic health event.

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 over to animal shelters through no fault of their own - 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 are always looking for great volunteers and foster homes for our pups. If you are interested, please send us an email at SLR@mabcr.org


We hope you love our 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..

Social Media Activity

Intake 6/21/19
2 year old Red and White Female

Patty came to us from a local shelter partner where she was an owner surrender for just being too much responsibility after a recent move. She's a happy girl, but needs socialization with new things. She has already showed us that she's great with dogs and has supposedly lived with cats and kids. We will update her album as we get to know her. Be sure to check back!

23 Jun 2019 3:05 PM

Intake date 16 February 2019
Pupdate 6 June 2019: Cody recently went to foster and we got this great update! Check it out! "Cody isn’t so sure how he feels about the water yet, but he’s willing to be in it a little. We will see how he handles our local dog beach. Although he needs work on leash skills (especially with distractions...we’re working on it), he walks fairly well. I also tried running with him and he LOVED it. I think he’ll make a great running partner. He’s very calm in the home setting so far, doesn’t get “hyper”. He just wants to be near me and lay wherever I am. But is enjoying our play, walks, and training."

Cody came to us when he was not challenged enough in the home he was living in. Without rules and direction, his border collie-ness was simply too much for the household.
Cody is very smart, and very high energy. He is well crate trained, and gets along well with other dogs, though will show strong barrier reactivity when he is on the outside looking in. Cody LOVES people, though likely has too much drive for the average cat.
Cody will do best in a multi-dog home where training is the norm. His perfect partner will be a strong minded individual who loves to train, exercise, and enjoys intense dogs. Cody would love an job where he can put that energy to use. Cody does play ball, and is very athletic - he could excel at playing agility or rally, or could take on work such as bird abatement, or perhaps stockwork (he has not been exposed to stock at this time).
Cody is said to do well with children, though we will only consider homes with children where the adults in the home are already training dogs.

23 Jun 2019 2:58 PM

Ava: Black and White Female
Born May 29th, 2019

22 Jun 2019 10:19 PM

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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. http://www.mabcr.org/volunteer_opp.html







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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