Intake date 28 December 2018.


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.


Intake date 10 February 2018 . 4 year old spayed female . Callie is a fairly driven young dog in need of a partner and a job.


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


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..

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21 Feb 2019 9:37 AM

Meet Cody. Cody has recently arrived in rescue due to high drive and unchecked overstimulated play.
I won’t lie, I really like this guy, though he will need a partner with the ability to keep their foot on the brake.
Cody is just a year old and I believe the sky is the limit for him. The right partner with the right attitude will take this guy far. I’m excited to see where he goes.
Cody will do best in a home where training is part of the program and brain bending is the order of the day. Cody is housebroken and crate trained, is excellent with strangers and dogs. He’s not yet met a cat here, though I suspect he’d be ok with training and management.
Cody is a big puller on leash, and while we will work on that, his new home should be prepared to tackle that.
Due to lack of history with children, we will not place Cody into a home with children under 10 or 12.
Please see for information on adoption.

20 Feb 2019 9:17 PM

Tiki has been with us a little while now. He’s a red-hot red-head who’s looking for a partner to challenge his brain.
When Tiki arrived, it was quickly apparent that no one had ever engaged a single brain cell and he has had to be reminded that thinking is required and that it feels good 😉
Tiki will do best in a home that can provide lots of good physical exercise, balanced training, and brain games. Once Tiki finds a good human partner, he will truly explode into greatness.
Tiki’s downside is that he can be a jerk on initial meeting with strange dogs. Once he knows them, they become playmates, as you can see.
For information on adoption, please see our applications page at

20 Feb 2019 1:47 PM

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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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