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.


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


PUPDATE 12 August 2016: This was an interesting week for Soot. We were house sitting so she was in a totally new environment. Lots of new sounds and smells which she handled like a pro.

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

Hey MABCR Peeps!!! We got some GREAT news the other day when we got word that THE WINE BIN IS OPEN!!!!!!! We are so happy for them (and Ellicott City recover efforts) and we want to support them as much as we can! So, this coming Friday, PLEASE come out to Yappy Hour at the Wine Bin. Taste the wine and beer offerings, eat some popcorn, listen to music and hang out with the dogs.

30 Aug 2016 3:36 AM

Intake date 23 July 2016 - AVAILABLE following neuter

$200 sponsorship needed

6 month old male border collie

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. Both pups are underweight, and need groceries, and both are very under-socialisation and are in need of intensive socila work and training. That said, both are lovely, and handled appropriately, they will make wonderful companions. Dean is the shyer of the two, and will need more handling to become comfortable, but is workable.
To assist with intake expenses and sponsorship, please see the link in the comments below. Thank you for looking!

29 Aug 2016 8:16 PM

Hey friends! Please come out to see us, Friday night at The Wine Bin in Ellicott City, Maryland!! Join is for a wine and beer tasting, and a gathering of community!!

28 Aug 2016 8:19 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.







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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