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.


PUPDATE 25 March 2017 - Yes, sweet Ben is still here. Why? Despite not having a bad bone in his body, Ben can sometimes be reactive to sudden sounds in his environment.


PUPDATE 22 August 2017: I won't lie - while Sam is a little odd, he is definitely one of my favourites here right now.


Penny came to us as a special case from a shelter partner. She had been trapped in a humane trap as she was evading human contact.

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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Yep. The mightly borgi is a silly mush at times!

27 Mar 2017 8:02 AM

5 month old mix

Intake date 11 March 2017

PUPDATE 26 March 2017: Fleck is here, and has settled in. We think he may be a mini-Aussie, and has the attitude to go along with it. That said, with structure and time, he will make a very nice dog for the right person. Fleck does well with cats, and other dogs, though can play rough, so sometimes the humans run interference. He thinks that the word is his playground and will mouth, though we are working hard on that. For this reason, Fleck will not go to a home with young children.
Fleck would make a nice agility prospect for a fun (not sure about heavy competition) dog. He will most definitely need training and brain work in order to become the best dog he can be!

PUPDATE: Thanks to Marisa, Nancy, Gwen, and Jennifer (as well as Niki, Karen, Jill, Amanda, and Suzanne), we've hit our goal of covering Fleck's intake expenses!! Thank you, Thank you, THANK YOU!!!

PUPDATE: Fleck has partial sponsorship from Niki, Karen, Jill, Amanda, and Suzanne of $165. He still needs about $110 for full sponsorship. Can you spare a few bucks to help Fleck make his way to a new home?

This little guy is coming to us all the way from Texas. He is safe with a good friend of MABCR, and will be receiving vetting before transport. He is a survivor of parvo, thanks to good vetting and committed volunteers (as well as a generous donor who covered his hospital stay!!)
Fleck needs sponsorship!! His intake expenses will be about $275. Can you hep by chipping in a few bucks towards this guys road to his new home? Info on helping out in the comments...

26 Mar 2017 12:49 PM

Well, HELLO!! Please click through for the latest from MABCR and Victory Farm!

26 Mar 2017 6:59 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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