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


Gabe is a young boy who has had a rough start - it's pretty incredible what good nutrition and good play and exercise has done for this guy.


PUPDATE 12 August 2016: This was an interesting week for Soot. We were house sitting so she was in a totally new environment. Lots of new sounds and smells which she handled like a pro.


Sadie is currently in an assessment period and is not yet available for adoption. She is an early June puppy with little training or exposure to the world.

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

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Intake date 23 July 2016 - AVAILABLE following neuter

$200 sponsorship needed

6 month old male border collie

Introducing Dean.
Dean came to us from a rural shelter. He and a buddy (Sam) had been picked up by animal control, and they are in need of some special care. Both pups are underweight, and need groceries, and both are very under-socialisation and are in need of intensive socila work and training. That said, both are lovely, and handled appropriately, they will make wonderful companions. Dean is the shyer of the two, and will need more handling to become comfortable, but is workable.
To assist with intake expenses and sponsorship, please see the link in the comments below. Thank you for looking!

23 Aug 2016 8:09 AM

The large majority of dogs are understimulated. How can you tell if yours is one that is?

22 Aug 2016 7:57 AM

B & W Female #1
Born 6/25/2016

This litter of pups were whelped 25 June and will not be available for adoption until early September. If you are interested in being considered for a pup, please submit your complete application after 15 August. Please be sure to include all requested information when you submit your application, so that we are able to fully process it in a timely manner. Incomplete applications will not be considered. You can find our application and information on adoption here: http://www.mabcr.org/adoption_application.html
These pups are purebred puppies - applications with experience raising border collie puppies will be given priority. Pups will only be placed into homes with other solid temperament dogs, and will be placed into homes prepared to take classes and challenge their young friend.
Thank you again for your interest. We will post updates to our facebook page as often as we can, please follow their progress here.
Care for puppies is expensive. Please consider helping with a donation. If you would like to help with this girl, or any of our residents, please see our donate now button above, or click through to our website. Thank you! http://www.mabcr.org/donations.html

21 Aug 2016 12:18 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. http://www.mabcr.org/volunteer_opp.html







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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