UPDATE: 4 July -- Matty is a super sweet little guy who is just looking for love. A southern boy with an angel on his shoulder, Matty came to us from one of our partner organisations in Louisiana.


Update 4 July -- Bob is a dog originally rehomed by MABCR 5 years ago. His adopter had a life change, which sent Bob back to us.


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..


UPDATE 19 June : Scot was killed when a FedEx driver opened the farm gate and allowed Scot to get out on the road. He was killed instantly, along with MABCR Yogi.

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 doing this 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 up 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

Social Media Activity

Have you seen this yet? Tinder for dogs! Our supporters at BarkBox have released a new way to find adoptable pups near you.

How to Use Your Puppy Pic Obsession for Good - The BarkPost
This app helps dogs and your soul won't feel empty after you spend 10 minutes on it.

24 Jul 2014 8:14 AM

More on resource guarding....this is important stuff!!

Resource Guarding, Dog to Dog
Resource Guarding, Dog to DogJuly 21, 2014 >> Leave a Comment Not long ago I re-posted a blog about Resource Guarding (RG), but focused treatment options on dogs who direct their threats toward people. Many of you asked about RG between dogs, and I promised I’d address that this summer. Here we go…T…

23 Jul 2014 7:00 PM

so, these are way cute on!!! Don't forget, $10 from each sale goes to mabcr, please do NOT forget to indicate mabcr as your cause....thank you :)

Bravelets: jewelry that gives back!
$10 from each bracelet is donated! Find and support your cause here:

23 Jul 2014 4:40 PM

News & Events


We have started our Volunteer Opportunities page because we want to see more of you at the farm!  The page is not quite complete, but have a look and let us know if you want to help.  Click here to check it out.



Monty!-   Yeah you found your people!  We are so happy for you.  Be a good boy and learn stuff fast!  You will be perfect for Jingle.  


Bru!  Maureen and Victor are so happy to have you!  Be good and love your new family!







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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