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.


Meet Woody. Woody is a 6 month old working bred dog who hasn’t gotten what he’s needed, so is learning about life.


9 year old spayed female purebred German shepherd . Intake date . This girl is a real sweet heart. Her family lost their home and were no longer able to care for her.


Intake date 7 July 2017 Harley is an Australian Shepherd, likely meant to be a 'mini'.

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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Barking dogs constantly duking it out over a toy or attention is exhausting for them and you. Triggers usually push dogs over the edge, and identifying them is the first step. Counter-conditioning, desensitization, and a lot of patience can go a long way to decrease aggression and fighting. ✔️

17 Aug 2018 6:00 PM

Intake date 20 June 2018
Rehome date 3 August 2018

1-2 year old, neutered male Cavalier King Charles / Dachshund mix

17 Aug 2018 8:19 AM

Intake date 25 July 2018

Sugar is mama to the South Paw pups - a feral family we took in with the assistance of ETBCR. Sugar is currently in foster with a trainer who is working with Sugar specifically on human socialization and exposure to the world.

Sugar will be available to an appropriate home once Sugar is out of foster and has been spayed.

17 Aug 2018 7:35 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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