PUPDATE 19 May 2017: Sid had been adopted, and was returned to us, as she was not managed appropriately in her home, and she became reactive to people entering the home.


Intake date 10 February 2018 . 3 year old spayed female . Callie is a fairly driven young dog in need of a partner and a job.


Rowan is a pure bred Irish Terrier who was purchased as a gift for someone, and didn't receive appropriate training prior to her arrival here.


Sansa is one of the South Paws, a feral family we moved here from the south. Mom is a tiny border collie (24lbs) and we believe that dad was an aussie mix.

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


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

With the holidays around the corner, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are quickly approaching. Did you know most purchases you make on Amazon can benefit MABCR? Why not make the gift-giving experience go even further?

We participate in Amazon Smile - a profit-sharing fundraising option through Amazon. In short, 0.5% of your order total is donated to the Rescue. Every bit helps, plus there's no additional cost to you.

How can you help support? We included 3-step "How-to" guide to associate your account with Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue. The only change in your Amazon shopping habits is to go to "" instead of just The prices and products are the same - it just let's Amazon know you want to direct part of your order total to us.

Questions? Ask below!

18 Nov 2018 5:45 PM

Traveling for the holidays with your four-legged friend? This article offers some good insight on training habits that'll lessen your traveling woes. 🐾

17 Nov 2018 1:15 PM

Visiting family and friends for the holidays next week with your dog? This article talks about some things to plan ahead for and ways to keep travel hassle free for you and your pup!

15 Nov 2018 5:00 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.







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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