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.


Jesse is a 6 month old, neutered male border collie puppy. He is all boy, and very full of himself, and will be offered to an experienced home only.

Beanfeild Kate

Kate is a lovely young (1.5 to 3 years) dog who is sweet, and very connected. She loves to play with other dogs, adores people, and is ok with cats.


29 October: Malcolm has had an FHO to repair an old injury, and is making a wonderful recovery. He will be ready for his new home in approximately 4 weeks.

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

PUPUDATE: Jesse needs just ONE $5 donation, and his intake expenses will be covered....Brother, can you spare a $5??
Trick or Treat! It's $5 Friday for Jesse!! Jesse is looking for 13 frightening friends willing to chip in $5 to cover the remainder of his intake expenses....are you feeling frighteningly friendly this Friday??

If you'd like to help with Jesse's intake expenses, please use the tab above, or the following link: When using paypal, please choose the option to send money to friends....and thank you!

31 Oct 2014 11:00 AM

A big shout out this morning, to all of the members of our wonderful Shepherd's Nook. These folks help MABCR every day by contributing to the care and welfare of our dogs on a daily basis. Their monthly donations provide food, chew toys, treats, and other daily essentials for our guests.
Thank you, Thank you, and WooF!!!

Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue
Become a part of The Shepherds' Nook, a group of dedicated individuals who have committed to make monthly gifts to help rescued Border Collies.

31 Oct 2014 7:12 AM

One of the most important skills your dog needs in order to be a good canine citizen...did you know you can teach bite inhibition?

Teaching Bite Inhibition - Whole Dog Journal Article
Whole Dog Journal contributor Pat Miller reports on training good Bite Inhibition; a dog s ability to control the pressure of his mouth when biting.

30 Oct 2014 7:00 PM

News & Events

 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.



We just got an update from Sadie's new family- Mark & Dianne.  They are thrilled with their new family member.  Sadie is taking agility classes and loving life.  She is by Dianne's side all day and couldn't be a happier girl.  The perfect match!








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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