11 April: Ben is a really cool young dog (16 months) who needs someone who loves to train. Ben was purchased as a pup, and has had a great life, but very little direction.


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.


11 April 2015: Liz is a young dog with incredible potential as a sports or working partner.


29 October: What more can I say about Matty. He is super sweet, and devoted, and is loving, funny, and affectionate. He does occasionally display his feral beginnings, but is easily managed.

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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Bonnie T (and Puppies 2015!)
Intake date: 1 year old, black border collie mix (known to be 3/4 Border Collie, 1/4 Retriever) $50 additional sponsorship needed. Partial sponsorship provided by Rachelle and Kathy, thank you!! Guess what! MABCR has puppies! Mom Bonnie T (the "T" is for Two, since there is already a Bonnie at their foster home) came in with seven pups that are all as cute as they can be. Watch our Facebook page for albums for each puppy, plus mom, in the next week. Mom is half Border Collie, half Lab, and dad is a Border Collie. Bonnie T is under a year old and shy but lovely. The puppies turn 5 weeks old in a couple of days.

25 May 2015 6:23 PM

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25 May 2015 10:19 AM

Intake date 8 May 2015 4 year old spayed female $70 sponsorship needed. Partial sponsorship provided by Vivian! For a description, and more placement information on this (or any of our dogs) dog, please see our website at If you are interested in adoption through MABCR, please read our FAQ, and use the application on our website. If you have a specific question not answered in the description or FAQ, please contact us directly using our website at As always, thank you for your interest and support!

25 May 2015 8:23 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.







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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