UPDATE: 4 July - Ruby continues to be a sweet, easy girl to live with. She is somewhat over attentive to the cats in the yard, but ignores them in the house.


UPDATE: 8 May - Mist is now in foster, and is doing really, really well. She still has shiny object syndrome, but is learning more and more every day, and really adores her foster guy..


22 August -- Randy is coming along so very nicely, he is certainly not the same dog he was on arrival.


UPDATE: 4 July -- Matty is a super sweet little guy who is just looking for love. A southern boy with an angel on his shoulder, Matty came to us from one of our partner organisations in Louisiana.

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

Adoption Update: Beck (was Willie)
Dog Days
Hi Sarah,Time to send you a new update on the Beck man. Beck is all legs and if you look at him from the front he reminds me of an old clothespin!, no width in that little chest at all yet. Over the summer we did an Agility Foundation class with lots of clicker work. All behaviors, things that could

17 Sep 2014 9:27 AM

Adoption Update: Beck (was Willie)

17 Sep 2014 7:06 AM

we could all use a little more you exercise with your dog?

Fitness Together - Whole Dog Journal Article
Even though my dog and I walk daily, life and age just keep creeping up, making it harder and harder for me to stay fit. And, my high-energy herding dog seems to always need just a little more in the way of activity than I have time and energy to provide.

16 Sep 2014 7:45 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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