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.


Introducing Dean. Dean came to us from a rural shelter. He and a buddy (Sam) had been picked up by animal control, and they are in need of some special care.


PUPDATE 20 February 2016: Mya continues to do well here, she is crate trained, has excellent recall, is very responsive, and does well with dogs that she is comfortable with.



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

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Thank you, Gary!!!

27 Feb 2017 5:45 PM

Intake date 17 February 2017

6 month old purebred - $100 sponsorship needed for vetting expenses.

Bay is a sweet young guy who simply needs some rules and parameters in order to become the great partner he is destined to be. Bay is good with other dogs (though will work them if allowed to) and has been non-reactive in his limited exposure to cats. While he still some rude behaviours to work through (jumping and launching himself off of me for one ;-) ), Bay is responding well to good rules and exercise.

Bay is best suited to a home with multiple dogs, and one geared towards training, exercise, and classes, as Bay will need some good socialisation to continue him on a positive course.

27 Feb 2017 6:23 AM

This guy is saying 'See you later!!' - Yolo was adopted today after nearly 9 months on the farm. Special thanks to Skylar at Belle Rose Kennel at Victory Farm for Yolo's time in board and train, what a difference that special attention makes!!

26 Feb 2017 7:04 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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