UPDATE 25 September 2019: Rocky is super connected to people, though is most definitely in need of a partner.


PUPDATE 26 April 2019: Yes, Syd is still here.


Hobie is looking for a home with training in mind, and other dogs for play and companionship.


This little guy is incredibly sweet and a nice size to boot. Jax is around 25 lbs at the moment and enjoys running around with his canine companions here on the farm.

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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Have you met Tia?
Tia is a mini-Aussie (more mini than Aussie!) who came to us from a southern shelter partner with her pup and several foster puppies she took on when their mama passed away.
Tia is super sweet, very quiet, and low maintenance. Her greatest wish is to be her persons constant companion - and to take lots of naps!
Tia will do best in a quiet home , and would enjoy long walks and hanging out in the garden for exercise. She does well with other dogs and cats, though can be overwhelmed by pushy dogs, and dogs she doesn't know.
Tia would enjoy activities such as visiting friends, or perhaps therapy work. She thinks a snuggle is the very best thing ever.
Tia is crate trained and walks nicely on leash. Here she has shown us that she is housebroken, and easy to live with. Tia is located in Maryland.
For information on adoption, please visit our website at Please be sure to read our FAQs prior to application. #mabcr #rightdogrighthome #MABCRTia @ MABCR

16 Jan 2020 8:30 PM

Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added 6 new photos.

16 Jan 2020 3:15 PM

Have you met Frankie?
Frankie came to us through a shelter partner. He's a bit of a juvenile delinquent, but man, is he smart!!
Frankie truly wants a partner - in training and in life. Without being taught, he learned that he would get into his crate before the other dogs if he sat quietly at the front of his crate. He learned in one session to jump into his second level crate, and when his crate is changed for some reason, it takes only one let out for him to know which crate is his.
Frankie's areas of needed improvement include introductions to strange dogs, and learning to not police other dogs who are breaking rules. These issues are directly related to his not having a partner, and will improve once someone commits to partnering with him.
Frankie would make an excellent partner for an active home that enjoys lots of walking, hiking, or playing at agility. He would benefit from living with a calmer, benevolent canine partner or two, and should likely not be considered for a home with cats - though he has been good with smaller dogs.
Frankie is crate trained, and walks reasonably on leash, though does need reinforcement. He has been good with adult humans, and responds well to positive training techniques.
For information on adoption, please visit our website at Please be sure to read our FAQs prior to application. #mabcr #rightdogrighthome #MABCRFrankie
#frankiehatesthecamera @ MABCR

16 Jan 2020 11:29 AM

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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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