1.5 year old (Malinois or Dutch Shepherd or Terv mix?) . Timmy came to us from a shelter partner after his human passed away.


Hobie is looking for a home with training in mind, and other dogs for play and companionship.

Syd - Sanctuary dog

PUPDATE 16 April 2020: The decision has been made that it is in the best interest for Syd to live out her life here.


Intake date 25 October 2019 . 22 December 2017 female mix . Dani is a lovely girl who bounced around a bit before landing here.

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 SLR@mabcr.org


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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Hey friends! We have TWO transports this weekend, one is covered - we still need the second transport covered, here are the deets:
40lb aussie needs a ride from Harrisburg (pickup @8am) to Chestertown MD OR meet in Elkton MD at @10am and transport to Chestertown MD 21620.
We do prefer that he rides in a crate, and without other dogs in the vehicle since he's coming out of a shelter.
Please PM me asap if you can assist.

5 Mar 2020 2:39 PM

We LOVE great updates on our alum. We received a good update recently, and we HAD to share this list:
She got the remaining shots she required right away so we have started taking her places. Some activities she does include:
- Daily foundation training and fitness skills in my agility room in the basement.
- Going to my agility classes so she can observe and socialize with different people.
- Going to the vet just to be weighed and be around people.
- Going to agility trials as an observer.
- Hiking with me and my other dogs (they are off leash, she is still on leash). She seems very keen to start swimming with the others. We will start that at home soon.
- Playing ball outside with my other dogs.
Structured activity is SO important for a working dog -- even if they aren't 'working'!!
What types of structured activities do you offer to your dogs?

5 Mar 2020 12:48 PM

Here is the video I thought I posted earlier 🤷🏼‍♀️

4 Mar 2020 5:26 PM

News & Events

 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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