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.


15 photos · Updated 21 hours ago Intake date 25 July 2018 Simon (May 2018 puppy) is one of the South Paws, a feral family we moved here from the south.


PUPDATE 20 February 2016: Jack continues to do well.


Sansa is one of the South Paws, a feral family we moved here from the south. Mom is a tiny border collie (24lbs) and we believe that dad was an aussie mix.

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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Compared to choke collars, head harnesses, and prong collars, harnesses are a comfortable option for your dog for a Fall stroll. They also provide a training opportunity with gentle, yet intentional pressure without negative, physical repercussion to your dog.

13 Oct 2018 3:25 PM

We took both Rory and Tessa for a Columbus Day weekend vacation to the Adirondacks! Tessa had a great time hiking!

13 Oct 2018 8:29 AM

Auggie and Logan tried something new today! We tried barn hunt at a local facility. While they had no prey drive, like zero, when they saw the rat, they both caught onto the scent work game really quick! If this had been a trial they would have both passed their Instinct test and a Novice run. We can't wait to give it another try soon.

So my challenge to you: Try something new this month! Brain games like scent work, barn hunt, tracking, and food puzzles can be so refreshing for a pup that's used to doing physical exercise.

11 Oct 2018 6:38 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.







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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