9 year old spayed female purebred German shepherd . Intake date . This girl is a real sweet heart. Her family lost their home and were no longer able to care for her.


PUPDATE 23 February 2018 Briggs has been with us now for around 6 weeks and what a lovely boy he is. Very cuddly and eager to please, he is such a wonderful addition to our home.


Otis is such a good guy, and he wants nothing more than people to love. Yes, Otis is a little outside of our swim lane, we pulled him from a shelter partner as they were full and we had an open spot.


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.

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 SLR@mabcr.org


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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Friends: You helped us last week with your opinions on a training program involving adoptable dogs and the CGC-Ready program. Your overwhelming (91%) response was positive for the program (the few negatives seemed to be centered on folks wanting to do all of the training themselves).
Today I am asking you to let us know how much you would be willing to invest for a CGC-Ready dog. Please remember, this training would be in addition to training we already do with the dogs, and would be in addition to our adoption fee.
Thanks for your help on this!

23 Apr 2018 1:58 PM

A quick note about crates and crating: I left the farm this morning confident that all of our dogs were safe and sound. I returned home to find I was wrong.
One of our crate latches is funny, and while I double checked when I put the dog away, it was't latched tight enough to prevent his exiting the crate.
Now, this is a dog who LOVES his crate. Gets in, lies down, chews his toy, and is happy until let out.
Today I learned that he is NOT happy outside of his crate. There was direct evidence that he tried to escape the building - signs of panic, climbing on things to try to exit windows, knocked over several very heavy things - and pooped A LOT all over the floor (perhaps as a result of the food he got into, but I suspect it was 'nervous' poop).
If you've read this far, I'm sure you're wondering why I am sharing this mess-up on my part. Well, I'm going to tell you things that I know some of you don't want to hear.
We require that dogs placed into a new home be crated (at least initially, preferably for many months) when they move into their new home. The story I shared above is exactly why. We crate train ALL of our dogs. ALL of our dogs are crated when our eyes aren't on them From the minute we get them, until they leave the farm, they are crated at night, and during the day when they are not being exercised or are out in the yard playing. This is to train them to prepared them for their new home AND it is to keep them safe.
There are many, many reasons why dogs benefit from being crated here - the biggest reasons are to keep them safe, and out of trouble.
There are many reasons why dogs benefit from being crated in their new home - the biggest reasons are to keep them safe, and out of trouble.
There are many reasons that a dog should be crated (at least occasionally) for life - the biggest reasons are to keep them safe and out of trouble (imagine if your dog isn't used to being crated and he must be crated for travel, or at the vet's office!! He would be afraid, of course!)
We are our dogs advocates. We are here to protect them and keep them comfortable. Please don't put your personal feelings of wanting freedom onto your dog - he just may not be able to handle it.

20 Apr 2018 4:24 PM

Molly is a 1 year old female purebred German Shepard who absolutely loves to play. She is a super smart dog who has a knack for learning new things. She would do best in a home that has a firm understanding of the breed and would continue to work with her. If you’re looking for a working partner, Molly may just be your girl! #workingdogsofinstagram #germanshepherd #germanshepardsofinstagram #midatlanticbordercollierescue #mabcr

20 Apr 2018 12:22 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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