Lily came to us from a partner shelter in Kentucky. Turned into a shelter along with a littlermate, Lily came north looking for a great home.


A little bit about Bickie this morning....Bickie came from a shelter in Virginia, and I believe she was either feral, or if she was owned, her humans did nothing with her other than feed her.


Please read our procedures prior to making inquiry regarding this dog. Please go to our main website at for more information regarding the adoption of this or any dog from our rescue.


Mac is an awesome little guy...for the right person. This is most definitely not a dog for everyone, Mac has some l'little dog attitude' that requires rules and parameters.

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

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22 Jun 2015 10:26 AM

Puppy Bodie went home yesterday, but before he left, one of his new girls (I think she is 8) took this photo....he was posing for her :)

22 Jun 2015 7:38 AM

MABCR has been unbelievably fortunate to have two really wonderful interns this summer. If you remember Katey was here last summer, this year Skylar has joined her to help work with the dogs here on the farm.

Skylar loves to train. You can see her here in this photo with her new pup Auggie, she has already taught him a slew of tricks including a high-five sit pretty!

Auggie is not the only dog benefiting from Skylar's attention, she has been working with all of the dogs to improve their adaptability, and their transitions into their new homes. I'm not quite sure what the dogs and I will do once Skylar and Katey return to their schools, I'm just trying not to think about that.

In the meantime, Skylar will continue to work with the dogs, and help with Instagram and our Facebook page, among other things.

21 Jun 2015 5:58 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.







YEAH for Mist!  She found her forever home with Carl.  You lucky girl- you've waited so long and now you have a place to call your own.  We are so happy for both of you!!  Be a good girl.







Jesse found his forever home! 

You know you made a good match when the new family records your GOT DAY right on the spot.  Congrats Jesse. Pete and Terry fell in love the minute you snuggled into them.  Be a good boy!  You have a great new family to love. 






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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