Tess is a young (November 2015) female who is bright, silly, and fun. Her small frame and soft coat makes you think she might be a lap dog, but that couldn’t be further from the truth.


Sissy is a pretty southern girl with charm and spunk.


Sadie is currently in an assessment period and is not yet available for adoption. She is an early June puppy with little training or exposure to the world.


Please read our procedures prior to making inquiry regarding this dog. Please go to our main website at www.mabcr.org for more information regarding the adoption of this or any dog from our rescue.

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 SLR@mabcr.org

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Intake date 9 September 2016
Rehome date 5 December 2016

~ Betty is an adult female who is sweet, affectionate, and fun. Her small frame and soft coat makes you think she might be a lap dog, and after good exercise, she would be happy as a cuddlebug! Betty came to us quite out of shape and overweight. Since arriving, she has lost a couple of pounds and has gained some fitness and really enjoys running and playing. Betty gets along well with other dogs, and really loves good play sessions.
Betty will do best in a home that enjoys walking or hiking, play sessions, and good, good cuddles on the sofa. Betty is sight impaired in her left eye (it appears to be from an injury), though it does not slow her down in any way. Betty is housebroken and crate trained, and rides well in a car.
Betty’s intake expenses are approximately $200. If you would like to help with her expenses, please see http\://www.mabcr.org/donations.html for ways to donate.
If you are interested in applying to adopt Tess, please see http\://www.mabcr.org/adoption_application.html for our procedures and an application.

5 Dec 2016 6:07 PM

Today we had a long time donor cancel her regular monthly donation...then reinstate it at a higher amount to help with our 'grocery' bill. It is difficult to express how very important this type of support is to us and the dogs we care for. We thank her, and all of the other members of the Shepherd's Nook - our group of donors that help us in this way. Thank you!!

4 Dec 2016 8:21 PM

Miss Maggie all dressed up for the holidays....

4 Dec 2016 7:17 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. http://www.mabcr.org/volunteer_opp.html







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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