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 29 September . 2018 July 2017 Black and White female We don't know what she is mixed with (Belgian?), but holy cats is she intense with a ball. As in, could do SAR or scat work.


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.


Intake date 7 July 2017 Harley is an Australian Shepherd, likely meant to be a 'mini'.

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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All dogs in this album are currently offered for adoption by MidAtlantic Border Collie Rescue. For more information about how to adopt one of our dogs, please review our procedures for adoption on our website at
Please click on the photo of the animal itself for information pertaining to the specific dog. More information about our foster program can be found by emailing Sarah at
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Gryff was brought to rescue in Feb. 2016 by his previous owner who was no longer able to handle such a high energy puppy. It only took a month for Gryff to find his forever home though! Gryff is now living in Chestertown, MD with 2 canine and 2 feline siblings.

"Gryff has been a great addition to our family and has matured into a fun, well-mannered boy that we can take anywhere with us. He is the seventh in a line of border collies that we have had the privilege to live with--five of them MABCR dogs.

We adopted Gryff when he was 4 months old. He was hesitant about strangers when I first got him, but I delayed taking him home for a week and he spent the time socializing with a Break Away Group at the farm. They convinced him that people were pretty great. We have worked every day since then to learn things, big and small. In addition to manners class (we still struggle with not pulling), we have also participated in tricks classes, rally, agility, and herding. We have nearly learned that cars are to be ignored when we are walking, and that visitors to the house need to be greeted in a friendly, not-too-boisterous or threatening way.

Gryff has earned his Canine Good Citizen title and is a working therapy dog with Pets on Wheels of Delmarva. He currently visits with Kent County Adult Medical Day Care, Washington College, and Rock Hall Elementary School."

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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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