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.


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


Intake date 10 May 2019 ~ Starla is a 4 year old border collie - (mini?) aussie mix (purchased from a breeder) who came to us when her family's life changed and they were unable to care for her.


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 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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OK friends, here's a question for you! Before you adopted, what were the myths or misconceptions that you thought of adopting through a rescue? For example, did you assume that all rescue dogs were adult? Or poorly behaved? Or abused?
Please list your myth or misconception below! Cute photo of Dani just because ;-)

6 Nov 2019 2:19 PM

Intake Date: 10/28/19
Birth date: 3/26/19
Female, Black and Tan Kelpie -- A note about her colour: we are aware she appears very light coloured in the photos, however, she is very nearly black in person. Sort of a faded or dirty black. We are marking her as black and tan as to not mislead anyone into thinking she is truly blue.
Clue is a young dog with quite a bit of confidence building to do. Once she knows you, she adores you, but initial greetings have to be done slowly. She has the potential to be a fantastic sports prospect and possibly a herding prospect with the right home. She is not a dog for an inexperienced handler or for a first dog. She does great with other dogs and has lived with older children (10+). We will update here as we get to know her more and as she comes out of her shell a bit.
For information on adoption, our FAQ, and application, please see mabcr.org

4 Nov 2019 9:27 AM

Therapy has gone to the dogs! Please click through for news you can use! - https://mailchi.mp/2ae47d702fbf/therapy-has-gone-to-the-dogs

1 Nov 2019 2:44 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. 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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