PUPDATE 26 April 2019: Yes, Syd is still here.


Intake date 29 September 2018 . November 2017 male Red Tri smoothie . Tiki is a juvenile delinquent looking for a parole office...ok, kidding....I actually really like this guy.


Intake date 30 January 2019 . June 2018 neutered male.


Intake date 6 May 2019 ~ appx 1-2 year old male ~ West has a craving to learn. As soon as the treats come out, he's right there asking what I'd like him to do.

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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Sad update this morning. Banjo was adopted from MABCR years before we started making albums for the dogs:
It is with great sadness that I write this to you. This morning I brought Banjo to the emergency vet because he was not urinating this AM during his walk. After ultrasounds and x-rays it was determined he was bleeding in his stomach due to a tumor on his liver and/or spleen. I authorized surgery to have them try to stop the bleeding and assess what type of cancer he might have. During surgery it was determined that the tumor was in the middle of the liver and the bleeding could not be controlled. In fact while they were talking to me it took a turn for the worse. He was put down a little while ago. They praised me for bringing him in so quickly because they said often people don’t do that. Apparently, it is difficult to detect these kinds of tumors in advance and they usually come to light when another issue arises.

I want you to know how much he was loved and what a happy, happy dog he was. He is an angel in every sense of the word. I could never thank you enough for bringing him into my life. He without a doubt rescued me. I’ve attached some recent pictures for you. You’re welcome to share any and all of this.


20 Jul 2019 11:57 AM

Great update from Alfie!!
Here’s a photo of Alfie relaxing after a tough morning of showing his stuffies, hooves, bones, etc. who’s boss!

He is doing so well. He has been to his first puppy obedience session and is going to his second class this afternoon. He has always walked surprisingly well at heel, but at first he would stop every few yards or so and look behind him, as if something or someone might be following him. After a week or two of twice-daily walks, however, he is over that and walks like a perfect little gentleman (Well, almost anyway!). Needless to say, housebreaking was a breeze and he walks to the back door whenever he wants to go out. He weighs 24 pounds now, and I could swear he’s grown since I got him.

I wish you could see him rocketing around the yard chasing his ball, and how he sits on the sofa with me and watches TV (he seems to like baseball and talking heads) with his head resting in my lap or on my arm. He’s the best little guy I could have hoped to get, and again I thank you for your great work with him.

Alfie will be back in touch soon!

20 Jul 2019 9:24 AM

This is a note for those of you waiting for the next Collies and Coffee announcement....we'll be waiting for cooler days. While it is generally nice in the shade with the breeze blowing, even the dogs are not loving this heat. Stay tuned!

19 Jul 2019 9:52 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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