27 October: Randy is one of those dogs that makes me incredibly sad.


PUPDATE 11.24.2014: Shelby has settled into the pack fairly well, but is occasionally a bit of a pest as far as the other border collies are concerned.


Spark is an 11 month old, neutered male who came to us from a couple in their 80s. Spark has been socialised with people, not so much with dogs, and he has never had his little brain challenged.


UPDATE: 8 May - Mist is now in foster, and is doing really, really well. She still has shiny object syndrome, but is learning more and more every day, and really adores her foster 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 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 SLR@mabcr.org

Social Media Activity

I have posted this article before, but with the holidays upon us, it bears repeating. If you have dogs and children in your life, please read...I have clients whose dogs stay with me over the holidays so the dogs don't have the stress of children they don't know....It can be a good thing to do for your dog.

Why Supervising Dogs and Kids Doesn’t Work
It’s sound advice given frequently: Supervise your dogs and kids while they are together. Breeders warn parents, “Don’t leave the dog alone with children, no matter how friendly the breed.” Veterinarians advise, “Never leave a dog and a child in the same room together.” Dog trainers explain, “All d…

25 Nov 2014 11:44 AM

Little Rufus loves hanging with his peeps. Don't you need a little Rufus in your life? He LOVES the Big Dogs :)


25 Nov 2014 7:03 AM

Little Rufus loves hanging with his peeps. Don't you need a little Rufus in your life? He LOVES the Big Dogs :)


25 Nov 2014 7:03 AM

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. http://www.mabcr.org/volunteer_opp.html



We just got an update from Sadie's new family- Mark & Dianne.  They are thrilled with their new family member.  Sadie is taking agility classes and loving life.  She is by Dianne's side all day and couldn't be a happier girl.  The perfect match!








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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