Bella was raised semi-feral at the top of a mountain in North Carolina. Yes, really. Bella is sweet and affectionate with those who can take time to get to know her.


Mac is an awesome little guy...for the right person. This is most definitely not a dog for everyone, Mac has some l'little dog attitude' that requires rules and parameters.


UPDATE: While we do know Lady doesn't, we are also now certain that she does hear 'some' things.


Demi is a teeny-tiny girl with a HUGE personality. Both parents look like border collies (her mama is Dinah), but are very small in stature, and her papa has a very tight coat.

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

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Intake date 18 July 2015

$150 needed for intake sponsorship

2.5 year old female

4 Oct 2015 5:33 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.







YEAH for Mist!  She found her forever home with Carl.  You lucky girl- you've waited so long and now you have a place to call your own.  We are so happy for both of you!!  Be a good girl.







Jesse found his forever home! 

You know you made a good match when the new family records your GOT DAY right on the spot.  Congrats Jesse. Pete and Terry fell in love the minute you snuggled into them.  Be a good boy!  You have a great new family to love. 






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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