29 October: What more can I say about Matty. He is super sweet, and devoted, and is loving, funny, and affectionate. He does occasionally display his feral beginnings, but is easily managed.


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


Intake date 29 September 2018 . November 2017 male Red Tri smoothie . Tiki is a juvenile delinquent looking for a parole office...ok, kidding....I actually really like this guy.



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..

Social Media Activity

Meeker Classic begins today, and it looks like they will be doing some live/video.
Meeker Classic is one of the most prestigious sheepdog trials in the United States, so competition is keen.

3 Sep 2019 9:29 AM

MABCRs very own Kerri and Phil adopted Mookie this afternoon. We are so happy for all three of them!!
For those of you who don’t know Kerri, she first came to MABCR as part of an Alternative Break Crew from PSU. She followed up by leading trips from CNU, and my volunteering for MABCR as our Media Queen. We lucked into Phil when he couldn’t resist Kerri’s charms 💕

2 Sep 2019 8:01 PM

Some human food, in moderation, can be a nice supplement to our dogs' diet. Some of our favorite, high reward treats for our dogs are:

- Pumpkin 🎃
- Peanut Butter 🥜
- Sweet potatoes 🍠
- Chicken (with no bones!) 🐔

What food does your dog gobble up?

2 Sep 2019 7:15 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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