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Another heartwarming video of Cue. She is shy with humans, but boy does she love to play with her dog friends.
Cue is currently available to an appropriate home with a securely fenced yard. What is an appropriate home? A quiet home where the humans in place have patience and understanding that she will be won over by the slow and steady approach. This is a sweet girl who is completely worth the investment. Are you Cue's person?
For more information about Cue, please see her album on this page.
For more information on MABCR and adoption, please see our website at mabcr.org

19 Aug 2019 8:55 PM



Another heartwarming video of Cue. She is shy with humans, but boy does she love to play with her dog friends.
Cue is currently available to an appropriate home with a securely fenced yard. What is an appropriate home? A quiet home where the humans in place have patience and understanding that she will be won over by the slow and steady approach. This is a sweet girl who is completely worth the investment. Are you Cue's person?
For more information about Cue, please see her album on this page.
For more information on MABCR and adoption, please see our website at mabcr.org

19 Aug 2019 1:07 PM



Intake Date 9/17/19
Birth Date: 7/9/19
Available starting 9/3/19
Female Black Tri Miniature American Shepherd (Mini Aussie)

17 Aug 2019 6:21 PM



Intake Date 9/17/19
Birth Date: 7/9/19
Available starting 9/3/19
Male Red Sable Miniature American Shepherd (Mini Aussie)

17 Aug 2019 6:19 PM



QOTD: (dog has occasional issues with strangers)
He's (dog) happy as pie to get attention from people. He's telling us something and we're going to keep listening.

17 Aug 2019 11:59 AM



Check out Cue playing with her buddies!!

17 Aug 2019 11:45 AM



Cue
Intake 3 June 2019

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PUPDATE from Foster 16 August 2019

Cue has settled well into foster but she is still unsure about the whole human affection thing. Her foster Nikki is working to gain her trust and showing Cue that its not so bad after all. She does adore the other dogs in her foster home!

In this video, you can see Cue working a bit on climbing up on the pestal and even getting into a sit! This is big progress for this nervous girl! Even in the middle when she wanted to quit, Nikki gently pushed her through and it turns out that the world did not explode! 🤯 There was even yummy turkey in it for her on the other end. This is one of those super rewarding moments of working with a shy or feral dog; when they trust you enough to do a little bit of "work" together. It's heart bursting.

Cue will need a forever home with another confident dog to help show her to way and a human who is willing to be patient with her and move forward slowly, but still push the boundaries to help Cue leave her comfort bubble from time to time and grow her confidence. Her trust will be hard won, but in turn, you'll be rewarded with a super sweet girl who will be your very best, most loyal companion.

Cue's Album can be found here! https://www.facebook.com/pg/mabcr.org/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10156501951918182

16 Aug 2019 11:40 AM



Dear Charity Administrator,

This email is to notify you that Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue (EIN: 31-1720049) has been issued a $212.14 donation from the AmazonSmile Foundation as a result of AmazonSmile program activity between April 1 and June 30, 2019. The donation was deposited to your organization's bank account on or before August 14, 2019. It may take several days for the donation to appear in the account.

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This was in my in-box this morning. $212.14 might not seem like a lot of money to you, but anyone who runs an NPO knows it is a LOT. I could outline all the things we can pay for with that money, but suffice it to say, it goes a long way.

Signing up for AmazonSmile is super simple: Shop at http://smile.amazon.com/ch/31-1720049 and AmazonSmile donates to Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue!

For those of you who have designated MABCR as your smile recipient THANK YOU!!!

16 Aug 2019 10:40 AM



PLEASE click through to Chase's album for information.

June 2018 neutered male
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PUPDATE 15 August - Chase has been in foster for about a month, and we are excited to see the progress that he has made! Chase has many attributes that compare to a human child with autism, so he’s not your average bear. He does well with a routine so he knows what is to be expected. Inside, he generally can settle on his own, but sometimes toys need to be removed to help him do so.
Chase enjoys being with his people – he’s quite connected and interested in being involved. He took some time to warm up to (his foster), but has transformed into quite the snuggler. He does take a bit to warm up to new dogs, but once he does, he’s quite the playa. Chase is crate trained and understands to signal when he needs to go out.
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A great motivator for Chase is head and belly rubs, so we use a combination of this, and his ball (he’s VERY toy/ball driven) for training. He has been working on basic commands and has made progress through our daily training sessions. Chase is working on leash skills and typically does really well once he is familiar with the area. Initially, Chase was very timid on walks, but does better now that is familiar with the area. Chase currently ignores furry friends, people, and dogs on walks, but is fearful of passing cars (he tries to run away or he freezes up and won’t move). He doesn’t love walks, so fetching and playing is his main source of exercise. Speaking of fetching, this boy can JUMP! He is quite the little spring. Chase is such a sweet and goofy boy and we’re looking forward to what the future has in store for him

15 Aug 2019 3:05 PM



Today's the first day of the Irish Nationals! Enjoy!

15 Aug 2019 1:59 PM



It must be Want to Know Wednesday!! We've had so many questions this morning, we're a little behind, but here's the answer to this morning's most popular question :)
What do you need right now and how can we help??
We are currently in need of crates and dog beds as well as chuckits!
Here is our Immediate Needs Wish List on amazon!! Note that we are specific about sizes, so please be sure to choose the items on the list as stated...and THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!
PS we'll delete things from the list as they have been purchased, so please let me know if you send something :)

14 Aug 2019 10:43 AM



When we tell folks that some of our dogs are on Prozac their eyes get as big as dinner plates! 👀🍽

Dogs have mental health disorders just like humans. Some can be treated without medication while others need medication in addition to other behavior modification.

Does your dog show any signs of Canine Compulsive Disorder?

13 Aug 2019 4:24 PM



PUPDATE 8/13/19 "While Keller may not be the most affectionate dog in the world, she may be one of the most connected! Keller is incredibly in tune to what I do around the kennel and knows exactly when she's needed. She's always standing at her kennel door just when I think about going to look for her. It's sort of crazy haha. Keller is very toy motivated and is willing to play all day. She's good with the other dogs and is great at appropriately telling others when she's had enough. Keller would do best in a home with another confident dog so she can take direction from them. We believe she'd be ok with kids and cats (but there's never a guarantee!). She can be quite intense but is also laid back so it's a bit of the best of both worlds. If you think she's the dog for you, please apply today!

13 Aug 2019 2:57 PM



Intake Date: 8/13/19
Birth Date: 2/6/19
Red and White Male
This guy is super sweet and has gotten along with all the other dogs. He's new so we'll update as we get to know him!

13 Aug 2019 2:43 PM



Dogs with jobs!!

13 Aug 2019 6:57 AM



Meet Dakota.
Dakota’s owner died recently, leaving her homeless.
Dakota is 13.
She has a UTI.
She has a large growth on her jaw.
Dakota needs to feel better.
She needs a soft place.
Please help us help her.
We need $200 to fix her up.
Please consider.
If you’d like to help, please see mabcr.org/donations.html for ways that YOU can help make Dakota’s life sweeter.
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I made this post earlier, but it seems Facebook ate it, so if you see it twice, you know why 🙃

10 Aug 2019 8:53 PM



Today begins the English National!! Watch and enjoy!!

9 Aug 2019 10:34 AM



We currently have 16 amazing dogs all looking for their forever homes! (And more coming in within the next few days)

Could one of them be the right pup for you? Please apply online to find out!

8 Aug 2019 9:34 AM



Well, finally got Mookie photos but had to sneak out the window. He’s the sweetest little guy and will make someone an incredible companion. He will grump if other dogs get up in his stuff, but means nothing by it. He is good with kids, and cats. Mookie will be moving into short term foster later today and is available for adoption now.
Please see mabcr.org for information on adoption and our application.

7 Aug 2019 8:39 AM



Polly Pupdate!!
Hi Sarah--Hope all is well on the farm. We can't believe it will be 7 years this fall that we've had Polly. We were just talking to someone about how we got our girl and it made me think of you and wonder how MABCR has been doing. You already know you do good work, but just in case you need a reminder...we spent our morning at a therapy dog appointment with this 5-yr. old victim just released from the hospital.

Pretty bad stuff, but then there's this little girl giggling as she sets down a plate of play food on the floor in front of Polly's snout: steak, corn on the cob, and baked potato! She is so good with all the kids at the advocacy center, and it means so much to the parents to have that warmth and affection there during such a hard moment.

Thanks for helping Polly; she really seems to enjoy helping other people in return!

Best--Rebecca & Samuel

7 Aug 2019 7:24 AM



Intake Date: 8/2/19
Birth Date: 11/11/13

Keller may be deaf, but it sure doesn't slow her down! This girl is quite intense with toys and will need someone who understands that toys do not need to be out 24/7. She's sweet and loves to be brushed. Keller has been great with dogs of all shapes, age, and sizes however she would prefer no dogs try to continuously steal her ball. We will update with more info as we get to know her so be sure to check back!

6 Aug 2019 8:57 AM



Intake Date: 8/2/19
Birth Date: 11/11/13

Eli is a sweet boy who loves to play! So far he hasn't put a foot wrong and seems like a pretty easy going pup. He could play with toys for hours and will need some work on an off switch, but if you're consistent with him he picks cues up VERY quickly. Eli has been great with other dogs. HE also loves to get in the kiddie pool to cool off. We will update with more info as we get to know him so be sure to check back!

6 Aug 2019 8:52 AM



This week was highly unusual for us. We had 7 adoptions inside of four days (I'm exhausted). Yesterday afternoon I laughingly toyed with the idea of posting something like "let's keep the momentum going, who wants to adopt a dog tomorrow?". Obviously I didn't make the post, but this morning at Yappy Hour one of our regulars (who is also an adopter who has been looking for another dog) fell head over heels with one of the new kids. An hour later, the deed was done and Mel - now called Zelda - was loaded into a crate and took the 10 minute ride to her new home. The best part is we will see her most Sundays and Skylar will see her for classes and training!

4 Aug 2019 2:26 PM



Intake date 30 July 2017
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4 year old neutered male Phalene (flop eared Papillon)

4 Aug 2019 7:40 AM



Ava with her big brother Eli :)

3 Aug 2019 5:29 PM



I failed at the adoption photo, but Pal went into his hospice home this morning. He will have two senior buddies to hang out with, as well as some pretty awesome humans who are able to give our buddy a soft place to lay his head.
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This success is due to the generous support of our friends (like you). Without the financial ability to help these old guys, we just can't, so when you're consider a tax deduction, please consider MABCR 💗 ~ Sarah

3 Aug 2019 1:16 PM



This is timely ;-)

3 Aug 2019 8:11 AM



Little Ani hanging out with her big sister :)

3 Aug 2019 7:40 AM



⚡️ Y'know what's shocking? ⚡️

The number of families who feel shocking their dog with electricity is a positive training tool. Responsible dog ownership means making your backyard safe for every member of your family.

2 Aug 2019 6:30 PM



Last, but not least, Ava went home this morning!! We’ve heard there’s going to be loads of fun in her future!!

2 Aug 2019 1:39 PM



Ava was hanging out with Skylar and the big dogs tonight. My goodness she’s a cutie 💕

1 Aug 2019 8:19 PM



And now it’s Asha’s turn!! Can’t wait to see what this girl does — we hear LOTS of fun stuff is in her future!!

1 Aug 2019 2:16 PM



Asha getting beautiful for her meet and greet!!

1 Aug 2019 12:54 PM



This morning was Addie’s turn!! Looks like she’s going to be a busy bee with her very own children to play with!!

1 Aug 2019 12:02 PM



Arryn is our third puppy who gets his forever home today!! He is going to have SO much FUN!!

31 Jul 2019 7:34 PM



And now it’s Alfie’s turn to go home!! We now we’ll see great things from this charming little man!! Happy boy!!

31 Jul 2019 3:15 PM



Little Ani went to her new home this morning. Congratulations to her family, we are looking forward to seeing them down the road!!

31 Jul 2019 12:27 PM



Intake date 23 July 2019
Rehome date 26 July 2019

30 Jul 2019 10:11 PM



Intake date 27 July 2019
aged male Border collie mix
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Meet Pal. A rescue friend contacted me about Pal right after Monty arrived, and we simply couldn't say no, so last weekend Sarah drove to southern Virginia and picked up Pal (and Melly).
Pal is 13-14 years old, and if possible, is in worse condition than Monty. He's a 1 on the body condition scale, which is really awful to see -- yes, those bumps on his back is his spine and hip bones. He's been shaved as his coat was completely matted, and to add insult to injury, he is heartworm positive AND intact.
Edited to include our definition of hospice: Google says that Hospice care is a type of care and philosophy of care that focuses on the palliation of a chronically ill, terminally ill or seriously ill patient's pain and symptoms, and attending to their emotional and spiritual needs. At 13-14 years old, and in frail health, Pal could easily fall into this category. It is also very possible that TLC and groceries could help him live well for another few years. Whatever the case, a hospice home is a soft place to fall and to live quietly for the remainder of his life however long that may be.
Our ability to save Pal is directly thanks to your generosity as a community. We received donations from $5 to $200 for Monty's care -- which allowed us to take the leap to commit to another old fella, and honestly, there's another old lady we'd like to help as well.....
Pal is meeting a potential hospice family on Saturday. We will keep you updated...in the meantime, if you'd like to help us help another old dog.....we'd really be grateful for your support.

30 Jul 2019 10:03 PM



As promised, here is the second part of our news this evening.
Meet Pal. A rescue friend contacted me about Pal right after Monty arrived, and we simply couldn't say no, so last weekend Sarah drove to southern Virginia and picked up Pal (and Melly).
Pal is 13-14 years old, and if possible, is in worse condition than Monty. He's a 1 on the body condition scale, which is really awful to see -- yes, those bumps on his back is his spine and hip bones. He's been shaved as his coat was completely matted, and to add insult to injury, he is heartworm positive AND intact.
Our ability to save Pal is directly thanks to your generosity as a community. We received donations from $5 to $200 for Monty's care -- which allowed us to take the leap to commit to another old fella, and honestly, there's another old lady we'd like to help as well.....
Pal is meeting a potential hospice family on Saturday. We will keep you updated...in the meantime, if you'd like to help us help another old dog.....we'd really be grateful for your support.

30 Jul 2019 9:48 PM



MONTY UPDATE!!
We have been completely overwhelmed by the support that has been offered to sweet Monty. We're super excited to announce that Monty has been placed into a hospice home where he is doing very well. We were was told he was a complete gentleman at the vet today!!
Thanks to your generosity with Monty, we've been able to assist with another old man....check out Pal in our next post.

30 Jul 2019 9:23 PM



Sorry for the radio silence, it's been soooo busy here, it's been difficult to catch up.
I wanted to let you know that I'll have an update on Monty for you later this evening. I'll also have an amazing update that occurred directly because of your generosity when I posted about Monty initially.....so, stay tuned!!
Just a reminder that if you want to help, you can easily via our website ~ Sarah

30 Jul 2019 9:50 AM



Marshmallow was named by a very special young lady...we call her Melly 😃
She’s only just arrived, stay tuned for updated details!!

28 Jul 2019 8:30 AM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added 2 new photos.

25 Jul 2019 8:57 AM



A quick update on Monty — we’re back home from the vet. Monty was a very good boi - even when being poked and prodded. He sure is a sweet old soul.
We decided not to neuter at this point as he is somewhat frail and quite underweight. Our plan is to boost his weight (5 lbs or so) and see where he is in 4-6 months and reassess.
Monty’s prostate is slightly enlarged, so we are also going to keep watch on it. It could simply be because he is an elderly un-neutered male, so as long as it is not interfering with his bodily functions, we’ll just watch it.
As you can see from the first photo, he has alopecia from his shoulders back and down his tail. We expect that this is due to the flea infestation and that now that the fleas have been taken care of that his hair should grow back. He will be truly handsome once that hair grows 😃
If you’d like to help with care for Monty (and the other pups at the farm) please visit www.mabcr.org/donations.html
Thank you!! ~ Sarah

24 Jul 2019 9:21 PM



Monty got the all clear from Dr Prier!!

24 Jul 2019 1:51 PM



Rocky - Male, 3-4 years old
Intake 7/22/19

Calling all Aussie Lovers!

MABCR recently pulled this handsome boy from a local shelter partner. He's a young adult (3-4 years old) who came to them as a stray in pretty rough shape. He needs to gain weight and his coat needs a chance to grow back but don't let that put you off!

Rocky is incredibly sweet, outgoing, happy, and go-lucky. He's great with dogs of all sizes and reportedly showed little interest in cats/small animals. Rocky is incredibly food motivated and loves to please. He would probably make a great agility or sports companion once he gets back to a good weight and builds some better muscle tone.

Please consider sharing to find him a forever home or donating a few dollars to help cover his care.

24 Jul 2019 8:47 AM



ok friends, I am here with an ask. This old fella was found stray and turned over to a shelter. We were asked to assist, so this afternoon I picked him up and brought him home.
We don't know how he came to be in need...or how he came to be in the shape he's in, but we are going to be his soft place until we can find something better.
He's visiting the vet in the morning, so we'll know better what his future holds, but in the meantime, he is horribly underweight, and will need meds and health care to make him comfortable. I will post additional photos and information as I have it.
If you could see your way to throwing a few bucks our way to help, we'd be super grateful. It's been a rough spring with a lot of expenditures and not so much money coming in.
You can donate via our website at mabcr.org/donations.html.
Please feel free to send me an email if you have questions (SLR@mabcr.org).
Many thanks for your generosity...Sarah

23 Jul 2019 8:10 PM



PICK ME!!

23 Jul 2019 10:24 AM



It’s a little wet, but sooooo much nicer outside!!

23 Jul 2019 10:21 AM



Arya and the puppies have a little annex outside so they can experience the world whenever they want to venture forth. In this heat, we never see them outside except for early in the morning and evening.
This afternoon, storms started rolling through and with them came blessed cooler air and blowzy breezes. Out the door they came, and as you can see, they are quite enjoying the cooler air!!

22 Jul 2019 5:18 PM



Great update from Skyler's humans this morning!!
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Hi Sarah,
Just wanted to update you...
We absolutely love this guy! He is so responsive and quick to learn. He's already adjusted to his night time sleeping crate in our bedroom. Watching him chase balls in the backyard is like poetry in motion, and he is quite the gentleman in the house. We are working on week 1 commands transitioning to more distractable places to practice. Tomorrow he sees a trainer for evaluation, and Friday he meets his vet. Here is a pic after a "hard" day.

22 Jul 2019 11:41 AM



A few minutes of respite from the heat. Several new dogs to the crew, they are all being so polite!!

21 Jul 2019 1:53 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added 16 new photos.

21 Jul 2019 1:41 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added 3 new photos.

21 Jul 2019 1:28 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added a new photo.

21 Jul 2019 1:18 PM



Mookie is one of our Rayville terrier specials. He’s super sweet and needs a wonderful home! Do you have room in your heart for Mookie?
Please share where appropriate!!

21 Jul 2019 1:11 PM



Sad update this morning. Banjo was adopted from MABCR years before we started making albums for the dogs:
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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.

Kate

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



Is this heatwave causing 'Bored Collie Syndrome'? What sorts of activities do you do with your pups to avoid this dreaded condition? Pictures or video, please!! ;-)

18 Jul 2019 1:28 PM



Today is the first day of a week long (YIKES!) heat wave! What sort of things do you do with your pups to beat the heat?
We enjoy taking our dogs to swim....pictured here are MABCR alums Logan, Auggie, and Scout!
Share your fun pics here!

17 Jul 2019 10:48 AM



MABCR Zoe and her family are spedning the summer in Maine!! How lucky are they??

16 Jul 2019 9:46 AM



A sweet update from Figgins family!
I think he’s pretty happy. He’s a bit of a bed hog and has to be touching me. We’ve started an obedience class in preparation for agility training. He is sooooo smart. I tried to send you a video of him and Mimi playing but couldn’t get it to go through. Thanks for saving him and helping us find each other. We love him and I think he loves us.

16 Jul 2019 9:30 AM



Hitting up Prime Day today? 💰 You get the same deals on Amazon Smile, which can help benefit MABCR by donating a % of your purchase.

Check out the comments for how to make MABCR your non-profit beneficiary!

15 Jul 2019 10:45 AM



Imma gonna getchooooo!!

14 Jul 2019 3:11 PM



Little Mica (Pi) was adopted yesterday, and is already doing so well in his new home!

12 Jul 2019 8:19 PM



Cue caused quite the stir when she arrived here - she is a truly beautiful young dog.
We quickly discovered that Cue is a very scared pup, so got her up to date on medicals, and sent her off to MABCR volunteer Nikki for some in home TLC and attention.
This is this mornings training session.
Note that Nikki has spent a few days building trust and is taking it very slow with Cue to continue the trust and confidence building.
Cue is currently available to an appropriate home with interest in continuing Cue's introduction to the real world.

11 Jul 2019 11:49 AM



Not the very best video but had to share because it’s stinking cute. We’re very fortunate to have Uncle Gryff to help socialize the pups - the large major adult dogs really don’t have time for stupid puppies 😉

11 Jul 2019 9:51 AM



More social time for puppies 😊

10 Jul 2019 3:43 PM



Okay - let's be real. Nobody likes to clipping the dog's nails.

Not you. 🙅‍♂️
Not the dog. 🐶
Not the vet. 👩‍⚕️

Get the 4-1-1 on the reasons to clip and the tools you'll need.

10 Jul 2019 12:25 PM



Prime Day 2019 starts on Monday, July 15 and runs through Tuesday, July 16. However, Amazon is already offering multiple Prime Day preview deals now. Remember to sign on through smile.amazon.com and pick MidAtlantic (Kent County) Border Collie Rescue as your charity of choice!

10 Jul 2019 10:34 AM



Family social time.

10 Jul 2019 9:14 AM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue updated their profile picture.

9 Jul 2019 7:57 PM



A little sneak peek of what we did tonight when Uncle Gryff came to socialize puppies!!

9 Jul 2019 7:46 PM



This is only kindasorta a Dogs with Jobs! post -- this is a photo of MABCR Zeke working with flight medics learning to be comfortable as part of his training!! He's not qualified yet, but he will be next year!! WoW!!! Way to go Zeke!!

9 Jul 2019 5:34 PM



Calgary Stampede is happening right now!!

This event is sanctioned by the United States Border Collie Handlers Association and the Alberta Stock Dog Association. The competition will start with 60 entries, but only the top 12 will advance to the championship final round on Wednesday, July 11th at 3:30 p.m. in the Nutrien Western Event Centre.

Its doggone challenging — and fun!

EVENT DATES AND LOCATION
Event Dates: July 9–10, 2019
Location: Nutrien Western Event Centre

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - 12:00 p.m. (noon) – 5:15 p.m. First Go (Nutrien Western Event Centre, Stampede Park)
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Second Go (Nutrien Western Event Centre, Stampede Park)
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 3:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. World Stock Dog Championship Finals (Nutrien Western Event Centre, Stampede Park)

https://vimeo.com/user91918507

9 Jul 2019 1:46 PM



Share a photo of your first class friend in the comments!!

9 Jul 2019 10:31 AM



This morning I recieved a wonderful surprise when Gillie's family sent us a really terrific update!! Updates like this are why we do what we do!!
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Hello!

I hope you've been well. I wanted to update you on Gillie, since it's been a while.

We have decided to leave her name as Gillie, although she also likes to be called Gilfred (no idea how that came about) and Gilster. She has the most DARLING personality- she's always happy. We've mastered some basic commands; come, sit, kennel, outside, etc. She was afraid of ceiling fans initially, but has overcome that fear quickly. She loves to play in the yard with the other BCs and she thoroughly enjoys attention from visitors. She's blossoming in her confidence, and really loves going down the road to visit my parents, "going to gramma-grampas house." She runs to the front door and wags her tail so excitedly. This evening she had a proper game of fetch with my dad involving 10 toss and returns. This was her first game of proper fetch and it made my heart happy. Tuesdays are chicken jerky treat days and Saturdays are Whimzee dental chew days- both of which she has learned the meaning of quickly. She's figured out that the couch is a comfy nap spot along with her brother Heath. Tuesdays we often go to local parks with my sister and her dogs for walks and she seems to thoroughly enjoy the group activity.

Gosh is she a great dog. We adore her more than words can describe and we can't thank you enough for choosing us to be her forever family. We're truly the lucky ones.

Yours,
Gillie's family

9 Jul 2019 8:51 AM



Hi guys! Someone is sending donations to us through chewy.com and we don't know who it is :) We are extremely appreciative, but would like to tweak the order, and chewy doesn't have anything in place to allow us to communicate with the donor....so, if you are the donor, would you please send me an email at SLR@mabcr.org? Thanks so much!!

8 Jul 2019 8:06 PM



Smile! Here's news from MABCR! - https://mailchi.mp/bd9497222623/smile-heres-news-from-mabcr Please share where appropriate!

8 Jul 2019 6:08 PM



Addie

8 Jul 2019 3:51 PM



Dogs with JOBS!!
Our own MABCR Koda performs a very similar job in Massachusetts! We love working conservation dogs!

8 Jul 2019 10:09 AM



How your dog interacts with other dogs often changes as they develop sexually and socially. Although your dog may have felt one way as a puppy, it may change as they age.

This resource helps describe social levels of your dog. Where do you think your four-legged friend falls?

7 Jul 2019 9:23 AM



Ani: Black and White Female (sorry, I forgot to change the blanket color for this one...)
Born May 29th, 2019

5 Jul 2019 5:18 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added a new photo.

5 Jul 2019 5:14 PM



Asha: Black and White Female
Born May 29th, 2019

5 Jul 2019 5:13 PM



Ava: Black and White Female
Born May 29th, 2019

5 Jul 2019 5:05 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue updated their profile picture.

5 Jul 2019 5:01 PM



Travelling for summer vacation? 🚗

Did you know dogs can get motion sick just like us? 🤢 Did you know that a lot of dogs have anxiety when traveling, especially long distances?

If you have an upcoming drive, give this article a look before you hit the ground running.

4 Jul 2019 7:09 PM



What sort of things do YOU do to help your pups get through noisy holidays?

4 Jul 2019 12:00 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue updated their profile picture.

3 Jul 2019 7:52 PM



5 weeks old and enjoying their first pool party! By the end they were all getting in and out to play.
These pups are quickly eating us out of house and home. Please consider donating below! Every dollar goes to helping these, and other puppies, in MABCR's care. Thank you in advance!

2 Jul 2019 2:54 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue shared a post.

2 Jul 2019 10:21 AM



These food dispensing toys get 5 paws from pooches 🐾

1 Jul 2019 4:37 PM



Thanks to Tim and Teri for giving Tess such a wonderful life. Tess was a tough nut to crack but they obviously had success.
Tess was a very memorable dog for me. I wasn’t sure we’d find a home willing to give her the chance she deserved. I will be forever grateful to Tim and Teri for their kindness and dedication.
THIS is why I do what I do. ~ Sarah

1 Jul 2019 10:08 AM



It was a stunning summer morning here on the farm. We had lots of visitors, and I think a good time was had by all!!

30 Jun 2019 5:46 PM



Mental health disorders aren't just limited to humans, our canine friends also struggle with a dog version of OCD-like behavior. 🧠 Some common behaviors include:

💭 Spinning or tail chasing
💭 Licking or self-mutilation
💭 Chasing lights or shadows
💭 Fly snapping

A lot of dogs do these behaviors at some point, but it's when it interferes with normal activities or it's difficult to get them to stop once they start.

30 Jun 2019 2:20 PM



Just a reminder!
What are you doing Sunday (tomorrow) morning? At the special request of some friends of MABCR, we will be holding an impromptu Collies and Coffee in the big field from 9 to noon...all well behaved dogs welcome, as long as they bring their people, too.
Please remember, this is a social event, this is not a rescue meet and greet.
If you have not attended a C&C, please message Sarah at SLR@mabcr.org for the details. ALL ATTENDEES MUST BE PROPERLY VACCINATED.

29 Jun 2019 8:50 PM



What are you doing Sunday morning? At the special request of some friends of MABCR, we will be holding an impromptu Collies and Coffee in the big field from 9 to noon...all well behaved dogs welcome, as long as they bring their people, too.
Please remember, this is a social event, this is not a rescue meet and greet.
If you have not attended a C&C, please message Sarah at SLR@mabcr.org for the details. ALL ATTENDEES MUST BE PROPERLY VACCINATED.

28 Jun 2019 9:57 PM



Whatever your dog practices, he will become good at. Make sure you set him up to practice good behaviors, not obnoxious ones. -- Lisa Rayburn

27 Jun 2019 1:12 PM



4 weeks old and having their first outdoor adventure!

25 Jun 2019 4:12 PM



From Patricia McConnell: Have you seen the article in Bark Magazine about the diet of dogs in the Bronze Age? Spoiler alert: a large percentage of their diet was from carbohydrates.
Of course, that doesn’t mean it was the ideal diet for them, but it sure makes it clear that domestic dogs have been living off of a variety of foods for thousands of years.
https://bit.ly/2KBDTzA
#dogdiet #bark

24 Jun 2019 1:27 PM



Looking for an eco-friendly way to use those leftover table scraps? Mixing vegetables in with your dogs food to supplement their diet can be a great addition. . . if you know what you're doing.

🥕🥕🥕

24 Jun 2019 12:15 PM



Intake 6/21/19
2 year old Red and White Female

Patty came to us from a local shelter partner where she was an owner surrender for just being too much responsibility after a recent move. She's a happy girl, but needs socialization with new things. She has already showed us that she's great with dogs and has supposedly lived with cats and kids. We will update her album as we get to know her. Be sure to check back!

23 Jun 2019 3:05 PM



Intake date 16 February 2019
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Pupdate 6 June 2019: Cody recently went to foster and we got this great update! Check it out! "Cody isn’t so sure how he feels about the water yet, but he’s willing to be in it a little. We will see how he handles our local dog beach. Although he needs work on leash skills (especially with distractions...we’re working on it), he walks fairly well. I also tried running with him and he LOVED it. I think he’ll make a great running partner. He’s very calm in the home setting so far, doesn’t get “hyper”. He just wants to be near me and lay wherever I am. But is enjoying our play, walks, and training."

Cody came to us when he was not challenged enough in the home he was living in. Without rules and direction, his border collie-ness was simply too much for the household.
Cody is very smart, and very high energy. He is well crate trained, and gets along well with other dogs, though will show strong barrier reactivity when he is on the outside looking in. Cody LOVES people, though likely has too much drive for the average cat.
Cody will do best in a multi-dog home where training is the norm. His perfect partner will be a strong minded individual who loves to train, exercise, and enjoys intense dogs. Cody would love an job where he can put that energy to use. Cody does play ball, and is very athletic - he could excel at playing agility or rally, or could take on work such as bird abatement, or perhaps stockwork (he has not been exposed to stock at this time).
Cody is said to do well with children, though we will only consider homes with children where the adults in the home are already training dogs.

23 Jun 2019 2:58 PM



Ava: Black and White Female
Born May 29th, 2019

22 Jun 2019 10:19 PM



Asha: Black and White Female
Born May 29th, 2019

22 Jun 2019 10:16 PM



Arryn:
Black and White Male
Born May 29th, 2019

22 Jun 2019 10:11 PM



Alfie: Black and White Male
Born May 29th, 2019

22 Jun 2019 10:07 PM



Addie: Black and White Female
Born May 29th, 2019

22 Jun 2019 10:04 PM



Ani: Black and White Female (sorry, I forgot to change the blanket color for this one...)
Born May 29th, 2019

22 Jun 2019 9:59 PM



Dogs with jobs!!

PS they aren’t border collies!

22 Jun 2019 4:59 PM



Our adoption process is unique because it’s a matching process. 🐕🚶🏼‍♀️

We evaluate the needs - behavioral and physical - of our rescue dogs and pair them with adopters who can help them shine. Likewise, we want to help adopters find the dog they want with their lifestyle weather that’s companionship, agility, or a working dog.

#AdoptDontShop #MABCR #AnimalWelfare #AnimalRescue

20 Jun 2019 8:37 PM



Loose leash helps to keep a relaxed attitude!

20 Jun 2019 7:56 AM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added a new photo.

19 Jun 2019 10:47 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added a new photo.

19 Jun 2019 10:44 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added a new photo.

19 Jun 2019 10:41 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added a new photo.

19 Jun 2019 10:37 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added a new photo.

19 Jun 2019 10:34 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added a new photo.

19 Jun 2019 10:31 PM



The CDC has release a safety alert for pets.
Cyanobacteria blooms (blue-green algae) are starting to appear. This algae blooms in warm, stagnant, water. It produces a toxin that if ingested, can be life threatening. They are recommending that you do not allow your dog to drink, swim, or play in water that this algae may be present in. Symptoms of this toxin can include loss of energy, decreased appetite, vomiting, stumbling/falling over, foaming at the mouth, diarrhea, convulsions, exceeding drooling, tremors, and seizures.
If you think your dog has been exposed to Cyanobacteria, immediately wash them off with fresh water and call your vet immediately.
Visit the CDC website for more information on Cyanobacteria including what it looks like and how to avoid it.
https://www.cdc.gov/habs/general.html

19 Jun 2019 7:33 PM



Ava has already mastered the border collie sleeping position!

In typical border collie fashion, these guys have outsmarted the baby pool and have taken to exploring their new, wide world instead.

18 Jun 2019 6:11 AM



Shiloh -

Intake: 6/16/19

9 month old black and white male

This boy is incredibly sweet! He will need some work on manners and socialization, but we have no doubt he will make an amazing companion, family dog, or for-fun sports project. He is good with dogs and cats. We will update his description once we have gotten to spend more time with him and evaluate him.

16 Jun 2019 5:40 PM



Intake date 6 May 2019
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appx 1 year old female

Arya is mama to the puppies born 28 May and will be available for adoption to an appropriate home once the pups are weaned off (sometime between 6-9 weeks).
Arya is a sweet, biddable young dog who is looking for an active, structured home with training and some sort of job to help her become the best dog she can be. At this time it's difficult to say if she would enjoy structured dog sports, though hiking or running would be a definite yes for her.
Arya is excellent with other dogs, has been fine with the cats in our home, and has yet to meet a stranger. She has not been exposed to young children here so care will be taken with placement.
Arya came to us labeled feral, and while we understand the label at the time, their behavior leads us to believe that she and her cohorts were owned dogs that were released from their situation and became fearful when left to their own devices. While they are most definitely in need of training and positive social time, they are friendly, fairly outgoing dogs who rely on their people for confidence (classic border collie!).
Arya is crate trained, walks reasonably well on leash, and is currently employed being a great mum to her pups :)
For information on adoption, please see our website at mabcr.org.

16 Jun 2019 1:10 PM



Three and a half weeks old and already loving belly rubs!

16 Jun 2019 7:20 AM



Skylar took the big puppies for play group this morning!!

14 Jun 2019 8:21 AM



We know those "A" puppies are cute, but dont forget about our little Razzle, Rolo, and Pi!

These little guys are all between 3-4 months old and are sweet as can be!

Pi would also like you to know it's really hard to run and have an itch 😂

14 Jun 2019 6:32 AM



3am feeding ☺️

14 Jun 2019 2:34 AM



Y'know how movies romanticize dogs as loyal and trying to please their owners? IT'S TRUE. 😍

"Dogs may show greater neural activation to a novel word because they sense their owners want them to understand what they are saying, and they are trying to do so."

13 Jun 2019 9:03 PM



Ava: Black and White Female
Born May 29th, 2019

13 Jun 2019 1:37 PM



Asha: Black and White Female
Born May 29th, 2019

13 Jun 2019 1:29 PM



Arryn:
Black and White Male
Born May 29th, 2019

12 Jun 2019 9:56 PM



Alfie: Black and White Male
Born May 29th, 2019

12 Jun 2019 9:53 PM



For those wondering, Wills and Kate do not have border collies, they were visiting the Lake District and took a turn at sheep shearing and wall building!!

12 Jun 2019 9:33 AM



Wills and Kate playing shepherd 🐾🐑🐾 Border collies create happiness everywhere they go!

12 Jun 2019 8:54 AM



Dogs with Jobs.

12 Jun 2019 8:04 AM



Our buddy Figgins is really loving his new family!!

12 Jun 2019 7:01 AM



MABCR does NOT endorse electric fences and shock collars ⚡️ Some trainers and companies have done a good job of convincing dog owners that these tools are effective and harmless.

They're not. They can breed aggression, trauma, and make your dog more susceptible to being attacked by animals (or humans!) will intention to cause harm. Please consider this article.

11 Jun 2019 3:53 PM



Arya’s kids have moved out of the bedroom and into the foyer 😉

11 Jun 2019 1:45 PM



2 weeks old and eyes are starting to open!

Album pictures will be updated soon but in the mean time, remember to get your apps in if you're interested in a puppy!

11 Jun 2019 12:35 PM



I don't know who needs to see this, but the PERFECT dog is waiting for you in a rescue or shelter RIGHT NOW!
mabcr.org

11 Jun 2019 11:56 AM



The handsome pup has been with me for a few weeks now and has completely come out his shell. Ben loves to play with the other dogs but will also happily will hang out with his human in the yard. He might be 5 yrs old, but he certainly has moments where he acts like a puppy!
Ben enjoys going for walks and would make an excellent hiking buddy. His pictures truly don't do him justice, he's very handsome in person and trots around like he knows it.
Once you've won this guys heart, he's incredibly sweet and affectionate. We would classify Ben as low-mid drive and would do best in a pet home where his people will continue socialization and add structure to his life. If you think Ben might be the dog for you, please fill out an application on our website!

10 Jun 2019 10:02 AM



Who has room in their heart for this little guy? Rolo's a little shy, but super sweet, food motivated, and a quick study!
See mabcr.org for information on adoption and our application.

10 Jun 2019 9:57 AM



Our very own MABCR Sara celebrating Pride in the City of Brotherly Love ❤️🌈❤️
Is your dog celebrating Pride? Post your Pride pics here!!

9 Jun 2019 7:21 PM



“A dog can snap you out of any kind of bad mood that you're in faster than you can think of.” -Jill Abramson

9 Jun 2019 10:16 AM



Pi arrived today from one of our shelter partners. While
Initially shy, he has quickly warmed up and thinks I’m pretty ok - already coming to a ‘hey’.
I do expect that he will need something to keep his brain occupied, but at this point, he seems like a fairly simple pup ( for a border collie! )
It will be a few days for him to settle, but we are currently accepting applications for Pi and our other pups.
If you are interested in adopting through MABCR, please see our website at mabcr.org for information on adoption and our application.

8 Jun 2019 6:41 PM



We've had several people ask how they can help with the puppies!
You can always help by sending items from our amazon puppy wish list ( please see comments for link). We continually edit the list for our most immediate needs...
Or, you can help financially to help pay medical and housing ( link in comments!)
Thank you!! Stay tuned for more puppy video :)

8 Jun 2019 1:59 PM



We are ridiculously happy to share these snaps of Skye in his new home -- he's already making his family very happy, and is enjoying taking classes, picking berries, and napping!!

8 Jun 2019 12:02 PM



We've had several people ask how they can help with the puppies!
You can always help by sending items from our amazon puppy wish list! We continually edit the list for our most immediate needs...
Or, you can donate financially to help pay medical and housing! mabcr.org/donations
Thank you!! Stay tuned for more puppy video :)

8 Jun 2019 10:42 AM



Your late Friday afternoon ahhhhhh. You’re welcome ☺️

7 Jun 2019 6:14 PM



You take time to consider your meal options everyday, why not do the same for your dog? Dry food composes a high % of most dogs' diets, so this article will be time well spent!

6 Jun 2019 9:25 PM



Arya likes hanging out in her ‘foyer’ so Skylar made a nifty divider to keep puppies from inadvertently exiting their nursery and becoming ‘trapped’ in the foyer alone, and away from the warmth of littermates.
Looks like Arya disagrees with having the divider ☺️

6 Jun 2019 1:00 PM



Looking for a hiking buddy? Bob LOVES hiking and long walks. Here he is this morning with his BFFs MABCR Dean and MABCR Flash 💕

6 Jun 2019 12:25 PM



Cue came to us 2 days ago and I couldn't lay a hand on her. Today, she's learned ear scratches are the bomb. But only ear scratches at the moment haha.
This girl is going to need someone patient and consistent to help her learn the world is not so scary. She will also need another confident dog in the home. Do you think you would be a good partner for Cue? Send us an app today.
- Skylar

5 Jun 2019 5:33 PM



Asha - day 6. Asha has a GO! button!! She wants to go go go!!!

4 Jun 2019 4:34 PM



Ani - day 6. Bright and shiny!!

4 Jun 2019 4:32 PM



Addie - day 6. Addie was all about exploring!!

4 Jun 2019 4:30 PM



Ava - day 6. Ava was all about the puperazzi!!

4 Jun 2019 4:27 PM



Allie - day 6. Alfie was a traveling boy, though he sure didn’t know where he was going!

4 Jun 2019 4:22 PM



Arryn - day 5. He was sound asleep and was miffed that we woke him for a photo op.

4 Jun 2019 4:16 PM



Cue’s on intake day.

4 Jun 2019 1:53 PM



Sweet stuff for your morning!
Please see mabcr.org for information on adoption!

4 Jun 2019 9:39 AM



Razzle and Rolo having cuddle time with Harpo’s human 💕
For information on adoption please see mabcr.org

3 Jun 2019 10:14 AM



30 seconds of sweet 💕

3 Jun 2019 9:48 AM



Harpo and his humans came to play with his brothers Rolo and Razzle!! Pretty sure puppy-tired was achieved!!
Harpo’s humans want you to know that he is a fantastic puppy and that someone really should adopt his brothers soon!!
See mabcr.org for information on adopting!

2 Jun 2019 10:46 AM



They love me, they love me not. . . 💋

1 Jun 2019 6:12 PM



Puppy pile!!!

1 Jun 2019 5:01 PM



Handsome MABCR Liam is doing so well in his new home. You can see the sparkle in his eyes!! We’re so grateful to his new family for taking in such a good old guy!

1 Jun 2019 3:10 PM



Mama is outside having some ‘me’ time, so I snuck some video to share 😍
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Before you ask, they had bedding that was being pushed aside so they could lay on the crate bottom directly, and since pups where getting ‘lost’ in the bedding, we chose to remove it.

1 Jun 2019 1:30 PM



Razzle and his brother playing in the big field!!

30 May 2019 10:05 PM



Rolo and his brother Razzle playing in the big field!

30 May 2019 10:03 PM



Rolo and Razzle playing in the big field!!

30 May 2019 8:15 PM



Handsome Razzle playing in the big field!

30 May 2019 6:43 PM



Starla loves to hang with her peeps. She can be overwhelmed by large numbers of dogs, but is really great with just a few. I think most of us can understand that feeling!!

30 May 2019 4:39 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added a new photo.

30 May 2019 1:38 PM



for information on adoption, please see mabcr.org.

30 May 2019 12:28 PM



please see mabcr.org for information on adoption.

30 May 2019 12:15 PM



Please see mabcr.org for information on adoption.

30 May 2019 12:13 PM



Not all dry dog food is created equally. ❌ Learn the pro tips for spotting quality brands.

29 May 2019 8:15 PM



While our tiny puppies are super exciting and are stealing the show, don’t forget about Rolo and Razzle, our super sweet border collie mix boys who are ready for their new homes now!! Brother Reese’s (now Harpo) has already gone home and is doing really, really well.
The R kids are looking for homes with people willing to put time into training and socialization, and another stable dog or two for companionship.
The boys were found abandoned in a ditch April. They are approximately 13 weeks old, smooth coated, and no, we don’t know what they are mixed with, but they sure are sweet!!

29 May 2019 7:40 PM



In case you were wondering, Arya is an excellent mama and is doing a wonderful job taking care of her kids ☺️
I was trying to take a photo just of her kids and she told me clearly that wasn’t happening 😂 ~ Sarah

29 May 2019 5:15 PM



Black and White Male
Born May 29th, 2019

29 May 2019 11:16 AM



Black and White Male
Born May 29th, 2019

29 May 2019 11:14 AM



Black and White Female (sorry, I forgot to change the blanket color for this one...)
Born May 29th, 2019

29 May 2019 11:13 AM



Black and White Female
Born May 29th, 2019

29 May 2019 11:11 AM



Black and White Female
Born May 29th, 2019

29 May 2019 11:10 AM



Black and White Female
Born May 29th, 2019

29 May 2019 11:08 AM



They're here!!

We need "A" names (male and female) so drop your favorite names that begin with "A" below!

29 May 2019 8:31 AM



More and more often, MABCR is receiving requests for adoption outside of our coverage area. As many of you know, proper pre-adoption education and post adoption support is a large part of the reason for our successful placement rate. Would you be interested in assisting with adoptions in the north east? If so, what is the area you are willing to assist in?
We are just exploring this as an idea for now, but appreciate your response!

28 May 2019 4:22 PM



How in the world is this little man not adopted yet!

Wiley is a young terrier mix who has been with us almost 3 months. This boy is AWESOME! I teach a loose leash walking class and took little Wy with me just to see how he'd do. 5 dogs, countless people, and quite a few other distractions and he didn't bat an eye.

If you're looking for a sweet, little pup who loves to play with his canine buddy all day, consider little Wylie!

27 May 2019 10:42 PM



MABCR Mick and his new guy <3
Mick will soon begin his training as a service dog for his fella. We are so happy for them both. Who is saving who?

27 May 2019 6:37 PM



Coming to you this morning with an ask.
For the past year or so, we have been supplying adopters with educational and training books to help them start the adoption of their new friend on the right foot. The books are not expensive when purchased in bulk, but of course, that means an initial outlay of funding - which is precious.
We are looking for individuals or businesses that would be interested in partnering with us to purchase these books. We will include a plate in each book noting where the funding came from for the purchase of the book.
Can you help us fulfill this important part of making every adoption successful? If so, please send a note to Sarah at SLR@mabcr.org. We'd be grateful.

27 May 2019 11:59 AM



And just like that, Mick is ADOPTED!!!

26 May 2019 7:57 PM



Good Morning!!!

26 May 2019 9:38 AM



Little Harpo with his new girls 💝

25 May 2019 3:04 PM



A guest here on the farm took this lovely photo of Arya 💗

25 May 2019 12:07 PM



10 seconds of my view - Sarah

25 May 2019 7:48 AM



We have big news! Remember those feral pups?

Well, it turns out Arya is pregnant and we have 6 little ones on the way ~ really, any time now!

Puppies are a ton of fun (according to Skylar haha), but they're also quite a bit of work and cost us a small fortune. Expenses include puppy food, supplies, and medical care - it adds up quickly. Please consider assisting finacially for the puppies care, or donating supplies through our amazon wish list here ---> https://amzn.to/2EvAnSF
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Our food is ordered through chewy.com, if you'd like to help feed the dogs, please pm Sarah at SLR@mabcr.org and she can tell you our exact needs.
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Stay tuned here for announcements and updates!!

24 May 2019 4:23 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added 20 new photos.

24 May 2019 8:55 AM



Logan needs your help!

My little Wolverine heard a rumor that we're getting puppies (mixes and purebred) soon. If you can't tell, he has no love for puppies.

He's requesting that you all do him a favor and put in your apps today so these puppies have appropriate homes as soon as possible! Our application process takes between 2-3 weeks normally but gets backed up when we get puppies. So, beat the rush and get them in soon so you don't miss the opportunity to add a fuzzy snuggle bug to your life.

Please see mabcr.org for procedures for adoption and our application.

23 May 2019 8:49 PM



Syd is still with us, and we have accepted that an appropriate home may not be in the cards for Syd. Despite that, we felt she needed some fresh photos since our intern Hayley was willing. While Syd is a lovely girl and is fairly easily managed, Syd remains reactive to strangers entering her space, and she is very afraid of children. While she can be managed, anyone interested in Syd must be prepared for lifelong management. If you're able to provide that, she will be your BFF and will be happy to be so!!

23 May 2019 10:18 AM



We're looking for an intern! Apply now for winter or summer opportunities!

22 May 2019 9:53 PM



MABCR Dee with her new brother, MABCR Ben!! Happy pups!!

22 May 2019 8:25 PM



Please share where appropriate!
Here's another handsome fella we're not quite sure why he is still here...Luka is handsome, friendly, enthusastic, playful - an all-around great guy who could be your bestie and an amazing partner. Are you Luka's person?
Please see mabcr.org for information on adoption.

22 May 2019 12:29 PM



Gotta say we don't understand why this super handsome guy is still here. Cody would make an EXCELLENT sports prospect for the active trainer or competitor. Cody would also make an excellent prospect for bird abatement, and perhaps stock work (though he has not been exposed to stock at this time).
Please see mabcr.org for information on adoption and our application.

22 May 2019 10:23 AM



Brie is now available for adoption to an appropriate home!! Brie needs a home interested in training and socialization, in widening her horizons, and in helping her become the best dog she can be. Border collie experience is a must, and while she is not high drive, she will need border collie appropriate activities in order to thrive. Do you have what it takes to become Brie’s partner? If so, see mabcr.org for information on adoption!

21 May 2019 10:50 AM



Brie moved into foster yesterday. I think she may be happy about that 🥰

21 May 2019 8:58 AM



Auggie needs your help!

Our poor sensitive soul heard a rumor that we're getting puppies (mixes and purebred) soon. If you can't tell, he has no love for puppies. He's terrified they're going to steal all of his human's attention.

He's begging that you all do him a favor and put in your apps today so these puppies have appropriate homes as soon as possible! Our application process takes between 2-3 weeks normally but gets backed up when we get puppies. So, beat the rush and get them in soon so you don't miss the opportunity to add a fuzzy snuggle bug to your life.

Please see mabcr.org for procedures for adoption and an application.

19 May 2019 2:37 PM



Intake date 6 May 2019

appx 1 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. He catches on quick and remembers things well from session to session. West is very affectionate and has lots of love to give but he does need a job to be happy. This would be as simple as some back yard agility or a buddy to play ball with. We do believe that he would excel in an agility home, but perhaps not a competitive home until his confidence is up a bit more. West prefers the company of female dogs and would like a calm, confident dog in his future life. Anyone interested in West, should be prepared to take classes in order to socialize and build partnership. West travels nicely in the car in a crate, and walks nicely on leash.
~ Skylar

19 May 2019 1:21 PM



Intake date 6 May 2019

appx 1 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. He catches on quick and remembers things well from session to session. West is very affectionate and has lots of love to give but he does need a job to be happy. This would be as simple as some back yard agility or a buddy to play ball with. We do believe that he would excel in an agility home, but perhaps not a competitive home until his confidence is up a bit more. West prefers the company of female dogs and would like a calm, confident dog in his future life. Anyone interested in West, should be prepared to take classes in order to socialize and build partnership. West travels nicely in the car in a crate, and walks nicely on leash.
~ Skylar

19 May 2019 1:17 PM



Check out this amazing update about Leia! We love to hear wonderful updates from our adoptive families.

"One of the main reasons we got a dog was for a constant companion for our autistic son. We chose a herding breed because they’re often so velcro. While she’s really more velcroed herself to me more than my son, she does fulfill her other purpose very well. She sleeps with our son, who used to always sleep with us. Now that Leia sleeps with him, he sleeps in his own bed and we have the bed back to ourselves. Everyone always says Aussies need a job. As you can see here, she takes this job very seriously. No matter where he lays down now, she lays down with him. ❤️ #LeiaMagic

He’s also hyper-active and so is she, so they play hard and sleep hard. He also brushes her daily, and feeds her and changes her water bowl it seems hourly. No dog has ever had a cleaner more constant stream of water than this one. LOL. Other rescues we talked to before this one were apprehensive about giving a dog to a home with a child who is autistic. Well, this little boy and his dog are the very best of friends. She waits by the window with either a frisbee or tennis ball for his bus to get home every afternoon."

19 May 2019 8:41 AM



Did you know that in the past 6 days, there have been more than 13,000 engagements on this page?
Did you know there are only TWO of us monitoring this page? Yup, for real.
So, that makes it really hard for us to respond to requests for information on the page.
If you'd like to find out more about us, we have a website - mabcr.org.
If you'd like to find out more about a dog, check out its album here, and read the description posted.
If you'd like to find out more about our events, see the events button to the left of this post <---
Did you know that only ONE person answers all of the emails?
So, look for an answer in all of the places listed above ^ and if you don't find them there, then email us and we'll respond as quickly as we can!

16 May 2019 2:25 PM



And here is Handsome Bob doing his very best boyfriend impersonation. His foster loves reading outside, and Bob loves nothing more than to snuggle up while she reads in the sunshine!!

16 May 2019 11:25 AM



Intake: 5/2/19
Birthdate: 8/10/18
Black and White Female

This sweet girl really wants a person of her own. She's incredibly sweet and has never met a stranger (human or canine). She has great ball drive and the classic border collie willingness to learn. We would consider her medium energy and she will need a partner who is willing to help her learn some of the basic manners as she grows up.

16 May 2019 11:19 AM



Intake date 7 May 2019
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neutered male (12.2013) heavy smooth coat
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Ben came to us when his person't life changed and they were no longer able to care for him. Ben would really excel in a quiet home with nice structure, and perhaps another quiet dog in the home. He's ready to go, but he's laid back enough to be able to hang out when needed. Ben's adopter should be open and willing to take time to allow him to acclimate to his new circumstances. Ben can be somewhat reticent on meeting, and not often thrilled at interacting with strangers (he doesn't seem to see the point) but once he knows you, he is your friend.

16 May 2019 11:17 AM



Intake date 10 May 2019
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Starla is a 4 year old border collie - (mini?) aussie mix who came to us when her family's life changed and they were unable to care for her.
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Starla is friendly, playful, good with kids, cats, and other dogs. She is housebroken, crate trained, walks reasonably on leash, and is just an all-around sweet girl. She does take a bit to warm up, but once she does, she's yours!

16 May 2019 11:12 AM



Laid out like cheap drunks - post surgery

15 May 2019 1:45 PM



It's someone's birthday today!

Help us wish Sarah, our founder and executive director, a very happy birthday by donating to MABCR through facebook or the link on our website below!

Many people do not understand just how mentally and emotionally draining operating a rescue can be. For over 20 years Sarah has been working hard to save every border collie she can and placing them in appropriate homes throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. To date, over 2000 dogs have been saved and every single one of them was handled, loved, and cared for by Sarah at some point during their time with MABCR.

Please consider donating today in honor of Sarah's birthday!

- Skylar, Assistant to the Executive Director

http://www.mabcr.org/donations.html

15 May 2019 5:56 AM



We are aware that our Harley will likely live his life out here at the farm, but thought a few fresh photos in his album would be a nice thing. He's such a sweet old boy...

13 May 2019 10:36 AM



After 10 months in rescue, Rowan found her Forever home today! Congrats Rowan, Matt, Kaitlyn, and her new canine sister Maggie. Good luck Rowan!

12 May 2019 5:13 PM



HOW IS MY FAVORITE BOY NOT YET ADOPTED?!?!!!

12 May 2019 2:49 PM



We know Colt may not be the simplest of dogs, but when given structure and direction, he sure is a loyal partner. This guy stays right with me when I'm out doing chores, and is super responsive and agreeable. Do you have what it takes to be Colt's partner?

12 May 2019 2:26 PM



Intake date 7 May 2019
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neutered male (12.2013) heavy smooth coat
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Ben came to us when his person't life changed and they were no longer able to care for him. Ben would really excel in a quiet home with nice structure, and perhaps another quiet dog in the home. He's ready to go, but he's laid back enough to be able to hang out when needed. Ben's adopter should be open and willing to take time to allow him to acclimate to his new circumstances.

12 May 2019 12:29 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added a new photo — at Victory Farm.

12 May 2019 11:23 AM



Intake date 17 April 2019
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1.5 year (1 October 2017) purebred male

11 May 2019 8:49 PM



Ben is looking very worried about that camera pointed in his direction ;-)

11 May 2019 1:55 PM



Intake date 6 May 2019
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appx 1 year old female

* Information to follow as we get to know Arya and understand what type of home she will do best in.

10 May 2019 2:02 PM



Intake date 6 May 2019

appx 3 year old female

Information to follow as we get to know Cate and understand what type of home she will do best in.

10 May 2019 1:59 PM



Intake date 6 May 2019

appx 2 year old female

*Information to follow as we get to know Brie and understand what type of home she will do best in.

10 May 2019 1:57 PM



Not the best photos but Mick is ready for a new home and needs and album ☺️

10 May 2019 11:38 AM



Intake date 6 May 2019

Information to follow as we get to know West and understand what type of home he will do best in.

10 May 2019 10:45 AM



Have you met our Wylie? He's so ready for the right home!! Could you belong to Wy?
See mabcr.org for information on adoption...

9 May 2019 8:45 PM



Check out West - one of our not so feral, feral pups! They have all quickly mastered sit and are very eager to bond with a person.

9 May 2019 8:18 PM



If I had to describe our weekend at Maryland Sheep and Wool, it would be WET and HAPPY.
Sounds crazy, but it’s true. We have the most incredible volunteers - folks who braved the wet and muck to hang under a wet tent to speak to friends who visited us in the booth.
We saw old friends and new, and while we did not do nearly as well financially as we normally do, I was extremely grateful for the smiling faces under the tent.
So thank you until next year when we see you again! ~ Sarah
PS we’d love for folks to join us next year, Information can be found below and in our events listings!!

9 May 2019 1:29 PM



So excited that Skye has landed very well into a wonderful new home! We are looking forward to fabulous updates on this guy from his new family!!

8 May 2019 9:10 PM



We are super excited (and very fortunate) to have intern Hayley with us for the month of May.
Hayley first came to us with one of our college crews, and agreed to intern with us between her spring and summer semesters.
Hayley volunteers with Bobbie’s Pitbull Rescue and Sanctuary when she is at home, and we’re grateful that we were able to steal her for a bit!
Hayley will be leaving us at the end of the month, so if you know someone who may be interested in interning this summer, that position is still open!

8 May 2019 10:30 AM



We love going places and doing things with our dogs, and camping can be the MOST fun thing ever :)
Do you have camping tips you can add?

8 May 2019 8:32 AM



Post bath roll in the grass and tummy rubs!!

7 May 2019 1:39 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue updated their profile picture.

7 May 2019 12:28 PM



Firs day/post bath semi-glamour shots ☺️

7 May 2019 12:27 PM



3 year old neutered male shepherd Labrador mix

Otis is such a good guy, and he wants nothing more than people to love. Yes, Otis is a little outside of our swim lane, we pulled him from a shelter partner as they were full and we had an open spot. So far, Otis really hasn't put a foot wrong. He has been good with people and other dogs, has been non-threatening with the farm cats, is clean in his kennel (most likely housebroken), and responds well to passive training methods.
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Otis will do best in an active home where he gets to spend time with his peeps. He would love to have another dog (or two) to play with, and would love to hike, or take long walks.

6 May 2019 11:25 AM



Intake: 5/2/19
Birthdate: 8/10/18

This sweet girl really wants a person of her own. She's incredibly sweet and has never met a stranger (human or canine). She has great ball drive and the classic border collie willingness to learn. We would consider her medium energy and she will need a partner who is willing to help her learn some of the basic manners as she grows up.

5 May 2019 7:36 PM



Donation Request! - Tax Deductible!
As we mentioned a few days ago, we have several semi-feral pups coming in on Monday. These guys are going to be scared and we'd like to provide them their own space in the kennel yards and play yards so they can get away if they'd like some peace and quiet. Can you guys help us out?
We'd like 4 of these dog houses below (SKU # 242499199). You can have them sent directly to our local store in Chestertown, MD (#1989). Please comment below if you've purchased one so that we can make sure not to get too many.
Thank you in advance for helping us help them.

3 May 2019 8:53 PM



Please consider helping us at the stand this year!

2 May 2019 4:01 PM



2019 May DHS puppies

2 May 2019 12:53 PM



2019 May DHS puppies

2 May 2019 12:52 PM



Yesterday we let you all know that we have a slew of incoming dogs, so we thought we'd give you a sneak peek of the incoming puppies....
Please see mabcr.org for information on adoption.

2 May 2019 12:52 PM



INCOMING!!!!

We have 4, possibly 5, young semi-feral border collies coming in next week from a shelter partner. These pups are going to need a patient home with someone with a lot of love to give. They are all dog friendly/tolerant and are warming up quickly to their people.

We also have 7, yes we're crazy, other dogs of varying ages coming within the next few weeks. If you're interested, please be sure to apply soon! Our application process takes 2-3 weeks, so get them in and approved today!

1 May 2019 10:18 AM



Okay - let's be real. Nobody likes to clipping the dog's nails.

Not you. 🙅‍♂️
Not the dog. 🐶
Not the vet. 👩‍⚕️

Get the 4-1-1 on the reasons to clip and the tools you'll need.

1 May 2019 10:15 AM



Crew from CNU for their REACH Break trip

30 Apr 2019 7:09 PM



More of Bob being....well, being Bob ☺️

30 Apr 2019 10:06 AM



We joke that my dogs call me the Mean Old Woman - a term coined by a friend.
I like to think they call me Boss - in a good way.
How about you?
~ Sarah

26 Apr 2019 3:35 PM



Not all dry dog foods are created equal. Some fast tips from the article:
1. Avoid brands that include "generic" fat sources, meat by-products, and artificial preservatives, colors, and flavors
2. The order of ingredients matters!
3. Health considerations 💊 MUST be taken into account

24 Apr 2019 4:17 PM



Apparently, Bob is an all around great reading buddy. While he most definitely needs rules and parameters tone a good boy, he LOVES his snuggle time!!

24 Apr 2019 12:14 PM



Our favorite time of day - last evening in the big field!
Seen here are Tiki, Mick, Rowan, Figgins, Syd, Wylie, Noah, Colt, Chase, and MABCR Nova who’s here for a visit.

23 Apr 2019 10:20 AM



We’ve had this toy box about 15 years. Chase is the first dog who figured out how to open the box and get a ball out!

21 Apr 2019 7:23 PM



We love getting letters from our former guests. This one really tickled us.

Subject: A Life Ruined

Dear Mom,
I am very sad. You have ruined my life. I am going to run away from home the first chance I get.

This week I have been doing VERY IMPORTANT AND FUN WORK at night. I am scaring away all the terrible monsters in the creek in our backyard. I know I am not supposed to do this IMPORTANT WORK, so I just do it when you let me out at night and can’t see me. I also do not bark so that you won't wonder what I am doing in the dark. I know I came in wet and muddy up to my eyeballs Monday night after running in the creek. You say I did that Tuesday morning and Tuesday night, but none of those should count! As I said, I am busy with VERY IMPORTANT AND FUN WORK. I am keeping dangerous and unknown things out of our backyard. You can’t tell, because it is dark and you can’t see me!

The long line you attached to the deck yesterday and that you attach to my collar when I go out at night is not fair and has ruined my life. I am sad and suffering, so I am going to run away and live at Auntie Sarah’s house. She and Miss Skylar will let me do everything I want, and I will always be happy there.

As you know, I am a good, good dog every minute of every day, and you are wrong to get mad when I come inside sopping wet and black with beautiful-smelling creek mud.
You will miss me. Goodbye.
Gryff

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Dear Gryff,
I am sorry that your life has been ruined, but rules are rules. You know that you are not allowed to run around like a madman in the backyard, and you are especially not allowed to run like a wildman in the creek. There are no dangerous or unknown things out there, I have checked. Also, just because it is dark, it doesn't mean that all the rules go away.

Running around like a crazy, mindless idiot is not good for any dog, especially a border collie. I know this is hard to hear, but it is true. Remember the year we spent learning that "come" means "come" in the Yappy Hour field even if there are exciting cars to chase? Running in the creek is the same thing. Use your brain.

Just so you know the truth, if you think living with Auntie Sarah will be a full-time fun picnic, think again. I have copied Auntie Sarah on this e-mail, because I am sure that she agrees with me on this point. I really doubt that she will let you do whatever you want and that you will always be happy there. Again, use your brain.

Love,
Your Mom

21 Apr 2019 5:09 PM



❄️🌷 Our needs change like the seasons. ☀️🍂

As a non-profit, we rely heavily on donor support. However, there's sometimes a mismatch between what people THINK we need versus what we actually need. Rock, meet hard place. 🙈

If you're interested in making an in-kind or financial donation, please contact us at slr@mabcr.org so we can help brainstorm on the ways that your gift can make the biggest impact!

20 Apr 2019 4:30 PM



PSA - if you track my private number down and call me at 9pm on Friday night to ask if a dog is available, I will be rude and I will not apologize for being rude.
When you complain to your friends about how rude I am, be sure to tell them you called at 9pm on Friday night. ~ Sarah

19 Apr 2019 9:00 PM



Check out how smart Lettie is!! She is currently in foster where she shows every day how bright she is. Today she was challenged to “find” her dinner in a snuffle mat, instead of just getting it in a bowl. Why? It makes her work/exercises her brain, makes her use her nose and to dogs - it’s FUN!! This snuffle mat is sold by MABCR. If you are interested in buying a snuffle mat and supporting our dogs with your purchase (WIN WIN!!) - email our store keeper @ mabcr.store@gmail.com.

**Watch the video and see how Lettie does for the very FIRST time receiving her dinner in a snuffle mat. **

19 Apr 2019 6:25 PM



Have you met our Suzy?

19 Apr 2019 3:54 PM



Intake date 16 February 2019
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Cody came to us when he was not challenged enough in the home he was living in. Without rules and direction, his border collie-ness was simply too much for the household.
Cody is very smart, and very high energy. He is well crate trained, and gets along well with other dogs, though will show strong barrier reactivity when he is on the outside looking in. Cody LOVES people, though likely has too much drive for the average cat.
Cody will do best in a multi-dog home where training is the norm. His perfect partner will be a strong minded individual who loves to train, exercise, and enjoys intense dogs. Cody would love an intense job where he can put that energy to use. Cody does play ball, and is very athletic - he could excel at playing agility or rally, or could take on work such as bird abatement, or perhaps stockwork (he has not been exposed to stock at this time).
Cody is said to do well with children, though we will only consider homes with children where the adults in the home are already training dogs.

19 Apr 2019 8:31 AM



Maryland Sheep and Wool! - https://mailchi.mp/91b045df9af6/maryland-sheep-and-wool

17 Apr 2019 9:14 PM



Check out this old film featuring a lovely border collie!!

16 Apr 2019 9:15 PM



And another from this evening!!
Sorry for the bumpiness - it’s hard to handle the camera and throw balls!!
Chase, Stella, Colt, Suzy, Tiki, and Maggie are in this video 😃

16 Apr 2019 7:42 PM



It’s finally nice enough to hang out in the big field as the sun goes down!!
In this video you’ll see Stella, Chase, Tiki, and Maggie.

16 Apr 2019 7:37 PM



Foster pup Lettie likes snuggles on the couch, peanut butter smeared in bones, bananas, running outside, walking on leash & exploring new smells, chasing after her other doggie friends, and learning new stuff BC she is such a smarty pants!!! Available for adoption! Please share!

16 Apr 2019 6:57 PM



Whats up, Doc? 🐰🥕 Some dogs LOVE vegetables, but not all vegetables are good for your dog to eat. Read on to find out which table scraps are safe for your pooch.

16 Apr 2019 11:39 AM



Isn’t Lettie beautiful?!?! Yeah, she’s not a border collie, but let’s get her into her forever home - please share!!

14 Apr 2019 7:22 AM



Dog kisses can be a few things - affection, compulsion, or appeasement. Or, hey, sometimes your sweat just tastes really good! 💧👅

12 Apr 2019 8:44 AM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added a new photo.

10 Apr 2019 2:34 PM



Just a few weeks ago we had a crew of young women from Bowling Green State University with us for a week of service. We loved them and were very sad to see them go! What a wonderful group of inspiring young women. We are very grateful for their service!

9 Apr 2019 9:36 PM



And now it’s Suzy’s turn with Leanne!

9 Apr 2019 1:51 PM



Wylie on WMDT with Leanne!!

9 Apr 2019 1:20 PM



What's the longest road trip you've made with your dog? 🚗

More importantly, how did you prepare for that travel and make sure they were safe?

8 Apr 2019 1:10 PM



What does your partnership with your dog look like to you? Please share in the comments!

7 Apr 2019 6:24 PM



OT Post: Adopters and visitors often rave about how much they loved the drive here and our small town atmosphere. For those of you who haven't visited, here is a taste of why we love where we live :)
https://vimeo.com/314368533

6 Apr 2019 11:29 AM



These Dogs Need Us - https://mailchi.mp/0b1fe3c214ed/these-dogs-need-us

5 Apr 2019 5:38 PM



I’m incredibly blessed to have met Kathy early on my journey with my dogs. She has taught me more about behavior and partnership than any other. She has also shared many lessons on ethics and integrity.
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I’ve heard bits of this story over the years, though never in one piece. Thanks for sharing, Kathy and Joni!
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~Sarah

4 Apr 2019 1:22 PM



Our adoption process is a holistic matching system. It’s like E-harmony for dogs! We’ve placed over 2000 dogs and our placement rate hovers around 98%.

We invest a lot of volunteer hours to talking with applicants and how they can support one of our rescue dogs and how one of our dogs can enrich their lives!

4 Apr 2019 11:04 AM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue updated their profile picture.

3 Apr 2019 8:35 AM



We love when our peeps represent!
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(Link to our stainless mug in the comments)

30 Mar 2019 12:24 PM



29 March 2019

29 Mar 2019 10:09 PM



** Please click on the album title above to see all available dogs.

All dogs in this album are currently offered for adoption by MidAtlantic Border Collie Rescue. For more information about how to adopt one of our dogs, please review our procedures for adoption on our website at mabcr.org.
Please click on the photo of the animal itself for information pertaining to the specific dog. More information about our foster program can be found by emailing Sarah at SLR@mabcr.org.
View our website and complete an adoption application at mabcr.org

29 Mar 2019 10:06 PM



Finding a high quality, cost conscious dry dog food is like the search for the Holy Grail. This article on selecting the right brand helps you find a sweet spot that balances both. 🍴

29 Mar 2019 7:02 PM



** Please click on the album title above to see all available dogs.

All dogs in this album are currently offered for adoption by MidAtlantic Border Collie Rescue. For more information about how to adopt one of our dogs, please review our procedures for adoption on our website at mabcr.org.
Please click on the photo of the animal itself for information pertaining to the specific dog. More information about our foster program can be found by emailing Sarah at SLR@mabcr.org.
View our website and complete an adoption application at mabcr.org

29 Mar 2019 11:25 AM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added a new photo.

29 Mar 2019 11:22 AM



29 March 2019

29 Mar 2019 10:32 AM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added a new photo.

29 Mar 2019 10:21 AM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added 2 new photos.

28 Mar 2019 8:19 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added 6 new photos.

28 Mar 2019 8:16 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added 13 new photos.

28 Mar 2019 8:15 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added a new photo.

28 Mar 2019 8:13 PM



** Please click on the album title above to see all available dogs.

All dogs in this album are currently offered for adoption by MidAtlantic Border Collie Rescue. For more information about how to adopt one of our dogs, please review our procedures for adoption on our website at mabcr.org.
Please click on the photo of the animal itself for information pertaining to the specific dog. More information about our foster program can be found by emailing Sarah at SLR@mabcr.org.
View our website and complete an adoption application at mabcr.org

28 Mar 2019 6:03 PM



5 year old spayed female border collie/Aussie.
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Suzy came to us from a family who felt she was not a good fit. They were her second home, so she’s had a bit of a ruff go.
Suzy will do best in a companion home with other stable dogs and humans willing to provide Suzy with rules and structure. As far as we know Suzy has no experience with children, so she will not be offered to a home with young children living in the home.
Suzy is crate trained and housebroken, walks reasonably well on leash, and is very responsive to balanced training methods.

28 Mar 2019 5:59 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added 3 new photos.

28 Mar 2019 4:09 PM



Three minutes on a beautiful spring afternoon. Featured are Tiki, Stella, Lettie, Chase, Cody, Suzy, Rowan, and Figgins.
For more information on any of these dogs, please see their albums in the photos section.
For information on adoption, please see our website at mabcr.org.

28 Mar 2019 2:06 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added a new photo.

28 Mar 2019 11:10 AM



28 March 2019

28 Mar 2019 11:06 AM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added a new photo.

28 Mar 2019 11:03 AM



Intake date 23 March 2019
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September 2018 puppy
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What is Lettie? Your guess is as good as ours :) What we do know is that Lettie is a super fun young girl who really just wants to be someone's bestie.
Lettie is initially shy, but LOVES her people. She's very responsive to balanced training, loves play, going for walks, and hanging with her peeps. Lettie gets along well with other dogs, is ok with cats, and would make a nice companion for older children.

27 Mar 2019 10:13 PM



** Please click on the album title above to see all available dogs.

All dogs in this album are currently offered for adoption by MidAtlantic Border Collie Rescue. For more information about how to adopt one of our dogs, please review our procedures for adoption on our website at mabcr.org.
Please click on the photo of the animal itself for information pertaining to the specific dog. More information about our foster program can be found by emailing Sarah at SLR@mabcr.org.
View our website and complete an adoption application at mabcr.org

27 Mar 2019 10:10 PM



Intake date 23 March 2019
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September 2018 puppy
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What is Lettie? Your guess is as good as ours :) What we do know is that Lettie is a super fun young girl who really just wants to be someone's bestie.
Lettie is initially shy, but LOVES her people. She's very responsive to balanced training, loves play, going for walks, and hanging with her peeps. Lettie gets along well with other dogs, is ok with cats, and would make a nice companion for older children.

27 Mar 2019 9:29 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added a new photo.

27 Mar 2019 8:43 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added a new photo — at Victory Farm.

27 Mar 2019 8:32 PM



As humans, we have evacuation plans, emergency contacts, and "go bags" if we need to leave our homes in a hurry because of a natural disaster. Getting you dog comfortable with crating now will save previous time when you might need it most.

https://www.whole-dog-journal.com/issues/22_1/editorial/Crate-Reasoning_21966-1.html

27 Mar 2019 9:30 AM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added a new photo.

26 Mar 2019 8:38 PM



** Please click on the album title above to see all available dogs.

All dogs in this album are currently offered for adoption by MidAtlantic Border Collie Rescue. For more information about how to adopt one of our dogs, please review our procedures for adoption on our website at mabcr.org.
Please click on the photo of the animal itself for information pertaining to the specific dog. More information about our foster program can be found by emailing Sarah at SLR@mabcr.org.
View our website and complete an adoption application at mabcr.org

26 Mar 2019 8:26 PM



** Please click on the album title above to see all available dogs.

All dogs in this album are currently offered for adoption by MidAtlantic Border Collie Rescue. For more information about how to adopt one of our dogs, please review our procedures for adoption on our website at mabcr.org.
Please click on the photo of the animal itself for information pertaining to the specific dog. More information about our foster program can be found by emailing Sarah at SLR@mabcr.org.
View our website and complete an adoption application at mabcr.org

26 Mar 2019 7:25 PM



** Please click on the album title above to see all available dogs.

All dogs in this album are currently offered for adoption by MidAtlantic Border Collie Rescue. For more information about how to adopt one of our dogs, please review our procedures for adoption on our website at mabcr.org.
Please click on the photo of the animal itself for information pertaining to the specific dog. More information about our foster program can be found by emailing Sarah at SLR@mabcr.org.
View our website and complete an adoption application at mabcr.org

26 Mar 2019 7:11 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added a new photo.

26 Mar 2019 7:08 PM



** Please click on the album title above to see all available dogs.

All dogs in this album are currently offered for adoption by MidAtlantic Border Collie Rescue. For more information about how to adopt one of our dogs, please review our procedures for adoption on our website at mabcr.org.
Please click on the photo of the animal itself for information pertaining to the specific dog. More information about our foster program can be found by emailing Sarah at SLR@mabcr.org.
View our website and complete an adoption application at mabcr.org

26 Mar 2019 6:20 PM



Intake date 16 February 2019
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Cody came to us when he was not challenged enough in the home he was living in. Without rules and direction, his border collie-ness was simply too much for the household.
Cody is very smart, and very high energy. He is well crate trained, and gets along well with other dogs, though will show strong barrier reactivity when he is on the outside looking in. Cody LOVES people, though likely has too much drive for the average cat.
Cody will do best in a multi-dog home where training is the norm. His perfect partner will be a strong minded individual who loves to train, exercise, and enjoys intense dogs. Cody would love an intense job where he can put that energy to use. Cody does play ball, and is very athletic - he could excel at playing agility or rally, or could take on work such as bird abatement, or perhaps stockwork (he has not been exposed to stock at this time).
Cody is said to do well with children, though we will only consider homes with children where the adults in the home are already training dogs.

26 Mar 2019 5:35 PM



Intake date 16 February 2019
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Cody came to us when he was not challenged enough in the home he was living in. Without rules and direction, his border collie-ness was simply too much for the household.
Cody is very smart, and very high energy. He is well crate trained, and gets along well with other dogs, though will show strong barrier reactivity when he is on the outside looking in. Cody LOVES people, though likely has too much drive for the average cat.
Cody will do best in a multi-dog home where training is the norm. His perfect partner will be a strong minded individual who loves to train, exercise, and enjoys intense dogs. Cody would love an intense job where he can put that energy to use. Cody does play ball, and is very athletic - he could excel at playing agility or rally, or could take on work such as bird abatement, or perhaps stockwork (he has not been exposed to stock at this time).
Cody is said to do well with children, though we will only consider homes with children where the adults in the home are already training dogs.

26 Mar 2019 5:09 PM



Intake date 16 February 2019
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Cody came to us when he was not challenged enough in the home he was living in. Without rules and direction, his border collie-ness was simply too much for the household.
Cody is very smart, and very high energy. He is well crate trained, and gets along well with other dogs, though will show strong barrier reactivity when he is on the outside looking in. Cody LOVES people, though likely has too much drive for the average cat.
Cody will do best in a multi-dog home where training is the norm. His perfect partner will be a strong minded individual who loves to train, exercise, and enjoys intense dogs. Cody would love an intense job where he can put that energy to use. Cody does play ball, and is very athletic - he could excel at playing agility or rally, or could take on work such as bird abatement, or perhaps stockwork (he has not been exposed to stock at this time).
Cody is said to do well with children, though we will only consider homes with children where the adults in the home are already training dogs.

26 Mar 2019 4:58 PM



Chase is available for adoption through MABCR! #bordercolliesrock #adoptdontshop #midatlanticbordercollierescue #mabcr #rescuedog #rescuedogsrock

26 Mar 2019 1:46 PM



Intake date 7 March 2019
Rehome date 23 March 2019

26 Mar 2019 1:19 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added a new photo.

26 Mar 2019 12:35 PM



Intake date 30 January 2019
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June 2018 neutered male
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UPDATE 26 March - Chase is really coming along nicely. He is a lesson to humans as to what dedication and consistency can dog for a pup. Chase now has excellent recall, loves his crate, and is truly ready for his furever partner. We don't think Chase needs a job persay, however, he will do best in a home where someone is looking for a constant companion to take hiking, running, do some fun training like agility or rally, and someone who LOVES to train. Chase does love to play ball, and would likely enjoy other dog games as well. Chase's brain is like a dry sponge waiting to suck up some water. Are you that person?
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Chase had a bit of a rough start when he arrived here, we can't figure out if he has ever had a relationship with a human, OR if he was so committed to that relationship that he has had trouble settling. Either way, he's been a bit of a challenge, but in the end, whoever adopts this kid is going to be a lucky human.
Chase is well crate trained, though had to be convinced it was a good place to be. He has not yet met a stranger, though he does take warming up, and if you do something dumb, he may take a bit to trust you again (see what I mean?). Chase is pretty much a blank slate. He is learning sit, wait, here, kennel, off.....you know, all of the normal stuff....because he knew none of it.
Chase does need someone capable of good, balanced training, but is highly food motivated, and should be an easy train once his head gets into the right place. He definitely wants to partner (almost desperately) and is excellent with other dogs, and I suspect cats.
Chase will do best in a home where training is part of every day life, and rules and parameters are laid down clearly. He should have canine companionship, and some sort of job to keep his brain happy. Chase can still be a little mouthy, so will not be offered to a home with young children.

26 Mar 2019 11:50 AM



WE HAVE A NEW LITTLE!!!!
Intake Date: 12 February 2019
DOB: November 2018

This little puddle of adorable is the SWEETEST puppy once he gets to know you! Wylie is suspected to be a rat terrier who didn't have the best start in life. Wiley can be a bit shy when meeting new people and will need a home with someone willing to help him become the outgoing, confident dog we know he can be. Someone experienced with socializing littles will be imperative.
Wylie is great with all dogs, cats, and has even met our resident pony. He's quite playful and is working on his impulse control, so he will not be placed with young children.
He has fantastic leash manners for a puppy and has learned to sit and bow.

An ideal home for Wylie would be with an active adult centric home with another confident, playful dog, and an experienced handler who can bring out the best in him! Wylie would love to participate in fun dog games with his new person. Could little Wylie be the pup for you?

25 Mar 2019 8:13 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue updated their profile picture.

25 Mar 2019 8:01 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue updated their profile picture.

24 Mar 2019 2:46 PM



Amazon makes us smile. Why? When you shop on Amazon, a portion of your purchase can benefit the dogs. The shopping experience is the same and there's NO cost to you. 💰

Here's how to do it:

Go to Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue when you shop at smile.amazon.com. (Bookmark it for ease!) You'll enter your name and ID, and from then on you can use that link to do all your Amazon shopping, and automatically benefit MABCR. If you forget and go to amazon.com instead, you'll be reminded of your option to shop through Amazon Smile and given a link to click to get there. You'll have access to the same products, features, services and prices as on amazon.com. 🐶

20 Mar 2019 2:30 PM



He might be small, but he's mighty!

Wiley doesn't know he's a little. He'd love a home with a play mate and an experienced handler where he can play and cuddle for hours on end. If you think Wiley might be the pup for you, please apply at www.mabcr.org.

18 Mar 2019 10:21 PM



This morning’s play session with our Break crew!

18 Mar 2019 10:33 AM



They love me, they love me not. . . 💋

17 Mar 2019 11:30 AM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue updated their profile picture.

17 Mar 2019 11:08 AM



Zeke went home today. Special shout out for Foster Nikki who provided Zeke with an incredible base to jump off of into his new job! Congratulations to Nikki and Zeke!

15 Mar 2019 9:29 PM



Luka had a blast playing at the beach today! He was impossible to keep out of the water and happily would play fetch for hours. If you're looking for a goofy, fun shepherd to add to your life, be sure to check out Luka!

15 Mar 2019 6:46 PM



Have you met Rowan? Please share where appropriate, this girlie deserves a wonderful home!

15 Mar 2019 9:55 AM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue updated their profile picture.

15 Mar 2019 9:50 AM



Update from Bob’s foster!

14 Mar 2019 8:19 PM



Ever wonder if your dog knows what you're saying? 🗣

Well, they do. Sort of. 🐶

14 Mar 2019 1:30 PM



**MABCR volunteer Melissa here ** I am often short on time but still want to do fun things that are inexpensive and mentally stimulating (and tiring) on those days that are crazy busy. If you have Border Collies or any active dog - you already know that mental work is just as important as physical work, so this is one of my many tricks... Made a short video on a new (to us) find it food game for my 2 doggos May & Henry - both rescues/alumni from MABCR... Hope you enjoy!
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12 Mar 2019 8:30 PM



O'Rion's foster sent us some snaps that show his BEAUTIFUL face!

11 Mar 2019 9:57 AM



Interesting follow up to the permissive issue by a different author. For what it’s worth, we agree. Dogs must be taught tolerance and acceptance, in addition to rules and parameters.
*don’t read into this that we should teach them to tolerate abuse, just that stuff happens.

10 Mar 2019 7:10 PM



Scavenge, shred, dig, oh my! 🐾

These behaviors are natural drives for dogs that stimulates their brains. 🧠 This articles gives you some ideas to create a stimulating, satisfying environment for your dog.

10 Mar 2019 6:19 PM



“Permissiveness is and should be recognized as the greatest threat to the harmony between people and dogs.”

8 Mar 2019 9:17 PM



INCOMING!!
Angus with MABCR friend, Sharon. Sharon assessed and pulled Angus from the shelter. Thank you!!

7 Mar 2019 1:39 PM



I've been there, you've been there. Your dog is bolting around the house or backyard and you're 1.5 seconds away from being swept up on a zoomie tornado. 🌪

Here's our question - are "the zoomies" funny or frustrating?😅

Extra credit: post a video of your pup with a case of the zoomies!

6 Mar 2019 9:32 AM



Around the holidays we were SO fortunate to be considered for in-kind donations and people were doing their holiday shopping. However, it was for things we didn't need. ❌

While it was very nice, it is frustrating to know that those dollars spent could've been directed to a place of real need for us. 💸There are TONS of ways to help the dogs. And believe us, we need it. Oftentimes, all you need to do is ask. 🤷‍♀️

#MABCR #AdoptDontShop #BorderCollies

5 Mar 2019 4:22 PM



Only 2 more days for this special order offer!! Please share where appropriate!

5 Mar 2019 2:42 PM



When it comes to winter coats/jackets for your four-legged friend, function is more important than fashion. 🧥🧤

4 Mar 2019 1:44 PM



Sharing as this is a limited offer and we want to be sure everyone sees it! We have had a lot of requests to re-print their shirt over the years! Now is your chance!

2 Mar 2019 4:30 PM



Please share where appropriate!!Greetings from the MABCR Storekeeper! We are excited to announce a special-order printing of our popular, long-out-of-print “You can’t have just one” T-shirt. We will be stocking it in the store in three colors, but if you order now, you can have this great design on long-sleeved Ts, sweatshirts, and in youth sizes. In addition, we are offering more colors in standard short-sleeved Ts. Read on for details.
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TO ORDER, E-MAIL THE STOREKEEPER NO LATER THAN Thursday, March 7 at mabcr.store@gmail.com.

Adult Short-Sleeved Ts: Cost $20. Colors: We will be stocking these in the MABCR store in Ash (gray), Tangerine (orange), and Heathered sapphire. (blue). For the special order, you can also get them in Daisy (yellow), lime, orchid (pale purple), light blue, and light pink. Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL, XXXXL. Cost for 3XL and 4XL is $22.
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Adult Long Sleeved: Cost: $22. Colors: Sand (pale brown), Athletic Heather (gray), Stonewashed Blue (pale blue), Stonewashed Green (pale green), Yellow, and Lime. Sizes: S, M. L, XL, XXL, XXXL, XXXXL. Cost for 3XL and 4XL is $24.
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Sweatshirts: Cost: $40. Colors: Sandstone (gray), Butter (yellow). Burnt Orange, Ice Blue (pale dark blue), Seafoam (Blue-green), Watermelon (Pink), Light Green (pale dark green), Orchid (pale purple), Granite (gray). Sizes S, M. L, XL, XXL, XXXL
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Youth Sizes: Cost: $15. We will be stocking these in the MABCR store in Orange, Lime, and Heather Royal. For the special order, you can also order Athletic Heather (gray), Candy Pink, Light Blue, and Sand (light brown). Sizes: Youth XS, S, M, L, XL. E-mail the storekeeper if you need specific information on sizing.
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Shipping will be determined by the order. Questions? E-mail the MABCR storekeeper at mabcr.store@gmail.com

1 Mar 2019 1:24 PM



Amazon junkie? Us too.

If you're shopping on Amazon, you can have a portion of your purchase donated to MABCR! It's very easy, and doesn't cost you a penny! The shopping experience is the same, except that MABCR benefits.

Here's the 4-1-1:

Go to Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue when you shop at smile.amazon.com. (Bookmark it for ease!) You'll enter your name and ID, and from then on you can use that link to do all your Amazon shopping, and automatically benefit MABCR. If you forget and go to amazon.com instead, you'll be reminded of your option to shop through Amazon Smile and given a link to click to get there. You'll have access to the same products, features, services and prices as on amazon.com.

It's a good cause. If you care about Border Collies, please help us out.

28 Feb 2019 4:51 PM



Part rabbit, part dog. 🐰 What kind of vegetables does your dog like to eat?

🥕🌽🥦

26 Feb 2019 8:04 PM



Zeke and friends playing on this beautiful day!!

26 Feb 2019 2:35 PM



It's Almost Time for Spring (Break)! - https://mailchi.mp/824deceaefb7/its-almost-time-for-spring-break

25 Feb 2019 6:06 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added 2 new photos.

24 Feb 2019 11:27 AM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added 2 new photos.

24 Feb 2019 11:24 AM



Gillie playing with her foster brother and sister!

23 Feb 2019 3:30 PM



A look at Nick’s first time in the big field. He doesn’t really care about people in his picture yet, so we are working on that!
Please see Nick’s album for additional information and our website for information on adoption.

22 Feb 2019 1:59 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added 5 new photos.

21 Feb 2019 9:37 AM



Meet Cody. Cody has recently arrived in rescue due to high drive and unchecked overstimulated play.
I won’t lie, I really like this guy, though he will need a partner with the ability to keep their foot on the brake.
Cody is just a year old and I believe the sky is the limit for him. The right partner with the right attitude will take this guy far. I’m excited to see where he goes.
Cody will do best in a home where training is part of the program and brain bending is the order of the day. Cody is housebroken and crate trained, is excellent with strangers and dogs. He’s not yet met a cat here, though I suspect he’d be ok with training and management.
Cody is a big puller on leash, and while we will work on that, his new home should be prepared to tackle that.
Due to lack of history with children, we will not place Cody into a home with children under 10 or 12.
Please see MABCR.org for information on adoption.

20 Feb 2019 9:17 PM



Tiki has been with us a little while now. He’s a red-hot red-head who’s looking for a partner to challenge his brain.
When Tiki arrived, it was quickly apparent that no one had ever engaged a single brain cell and he has had to be reminded that thinking is required and that it feels good 😉
Tiki will do best in a home that can provide lots of good physical exercise, balanced training, and brain games. Once Tiki finds a good human partner, he will truly explode into greatness.
Tiki’s downside is that he can be a jerk on initial meeting with strange dogs. Once he knows them, they become playmates, as you can see.
For information on adoption, please see our applications page at MABCR.org.

20 Feb 2019 1:47 PM



It is another beautiful snow day here for us! While you are out playing with the pups, don’t forget about photos for the 2020 calendar!

Link to information on submitting photos in the comments. We would love to be able to feature your amazing photographs of your border collie or MABCR alum as part of our calendar fundraiser!

20 Feb 2019 11:46 AM



Nick is a January 2016 neutered male who was left behind when his owner moved.
Nick is shy and aloof with people he doesn’t know, but is very toy driven and has quite a bit of potential as a training partner. I suspect he would love doing rally or agility with his partner, and would surely excel at obedience and perhaps trick training.
Nick has lived well with other dogs, and older children (teens). Cats are an unknown. Nick is well crate trained and walks nicely on leash.
Nick will do best in a training centered home with another dog where he is challenged and has some sort of job to help keep his brain happy.

19 Feb 2019 10:18 PM



Colt is a mamas boy. He’s a really cool guy - very devoted and responsive, though fairly high drive and a potential partner for an experienced handler.

19 Feb 2019 9:17 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added 5 new photos.

19 Feb 2019 3:54 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added 5 new photos.

19 Feb 2019 3:45 PM



Here’s a little video of Chase. He’s been with us for a few weeks now and is starting to show us who he is, and who he has the potential to be!

19 Feb 2019 3:17 PM



It’s a beautiful day here and we were able to get some nice video of some of our current guests. Enjoy!

19 Feb 2019 1:31 PM



Happy Valentine's Day!
Looking for a furry friend to love? Check out our adoptable dogs' photo albums here on our Facebook page!

14 Feb 2019 9:34 AM



WE HAVE A NEW LITTLE!!!!
Intake Date: 12 February 2019
DOB: November 2018

This little puddle of adorable is the SWEETEST puppy once he gets to know you! Wylie is suspected to be a rat terrier and he didn't have the best start in life. Due to this he is a bit shy when meeting new people and will need a home with someone willing to help him become the outgoing, confident dog I know he can be.
Wylie is great with all dogs, cats, and has even met our resident pony. He's quite playful and is working on his impulse control, so he will not be placed with young children.
He has fantastic leash manners for a puppy and has learned to sit and bow.

An ideal home for Wylie would be with an active couple with no or older kids, a confident/playful dog, and an experienced handler who can bring out the best in him! Could little Wylie be the pup for you?

13 Feb 2019 4:44 PM



Special Skylar massage before met and greet!

13 Feb 2019 11:04 AM



This guy.
I thought he was going to be the death of me.
Here nearly two weeks he has been refusing meals (this is not an uncommon occurrence with new dogs - it just NEVER goes on so long) by tipping bowls/buckets, and hiding it under bowls and blankets.
Yesterday I decided I was fed up 🙃 and forced meds down his throat (ok, I just pilled him but not used to having to do that), put pedialite in a bucket for him and came into the house whining.
Skylar suggested wet cat food as an enticement. I was dubious since I had already offered yoghurt, really nice wet dog food (he hid that under his bowl), ground meat baby food, sweet potatoes, and bananas. NOTHING. Booger wasn’t going to ever eat again 😩
So I tried the cat food. He ate it!! This morning the kibble that was underneath the wet cat food was gone!!
When I fed him breakfast, I mixed cat food into the kibble AND HE ATE IT GONE!!!
Oh my goodness. We’ve rescued a huge cat 😂

12 Feb 2019 11:57 AM



Tuesday morning PSA:
Every day we get notices for lost dogs. Many times the dog has slipped their collar, or isn’t wearing ID.
Here, every dog in our care wears a martingale collar ( they go to their new home with their collar as well ). This type of collar is not a training tool, it is designed to prevent a dog from backing or slipping out of their collar - which could be a good part of training a new dog!
Additionally, every dog wears tags. At a minimum, they are wearing an ID tag that indicates where they belong. They also wear a rabies tag and a microchip tag if we have those available to us.
In the photo you’ll see the right way to attach tags to a martingale collar. Note the leash ring is empty, and we’ve split the tags to help with the jingle factor. Also note the plastic chip tag is paired with a metal tag, again to help limit jingle. It is important that each tag be attached with its own ring so that if one tag is lost, the others remain.
Please ensure your dog can find his way home by outfitting him with a well fitted collar and ID tags!!

12 Feb 2019 8:58 AM



My earzzzz just don’t know what to do!

10 Feb 2019 2:57 PM



Boop!!

10 Feb 2019 2:56 PM



Harrisburg PA Missing dog. Needs medication. Please share in the area.

9 Feb 2019 9:28 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue shared Leanne Guyette - Pet Reporter 47abc's post.

9 Feb 2019 8:56 AM



Skye on WMDT 47 with Leann Guyette!

8 Feb 2019 8:10 PM



Missing dog - Harrisburg PA. Please share in the area.

8 Feb 2019 1:07 PM



Rain, sleet, or snow, pups must go! 🐾 Make sure your dog is protected in the colder weather this season with a coat or jacket.

7 Feb 2019 2:00 PM



Colt with Leann on WMDT 47!

7 Feb 2019 9:54 AM



Skye and Leann at WMDT 47!

7 Feb 2019 8:51 AM



You take time to consider your meal options everyday, why not do the same for your dog? Dry food composes a high % of most dogs' diets, so this article will be time well spent!

6 Feb 2019 9:30 AM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added 14 new photos.

5 Feb 2019 3:31 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added 40 new photos.

5 Feb 2019 3:30 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added 28 new photos — at 47 ABC.

5 Feb 2019 1:34 PM



Kira has been missing for 1 week! Please share where appropriate.

4 Feb 2019 10:36 AM



Who’s your pup rooting for in the big game tonight? MABCR Auggie and MABCR Logan have their favorite team!!
Share pics of your pups celebrating their team in the comments!

3 Feb 2019 2:44 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added a new photo.

3 Feb 2019 10:53 AM



MABCR Bay is all grown up!!

3 Feb 2019 8:20 AM



For Christmas, we wanted to get Skylar a fleece line jacket. We liked it so much that we all got them and decided to offer them for sale for fundraising. I asked Volunteer Nikki if she would mind having her picture taken wearing the jacket and this is what she sent me. I died.
To order your very own polar vortex proven Sherpa jacket, see the link in the comment - if you can stop laughing.... ~ Sarah

2 Feb 2019 5:25 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue updated their profile picture.

2 Feb 2019 12:30 PM



Josie says HELLO!!

2 Feb 2019 12:29 PM



Sirius went to his new home today, but before her did, we shared a snack ☺️

2 Feb 2019 12:24 PM



Look at our Jackie-boy in his new home!! Looks like he is loving his new bestie, hiking, and he sure has sofa surfing down pat!

2 Feb 2019 9:52 AM



Check out Luka having a blast in the recent snow!

2 Feb 2019 8:23 AM



Still missing in Harrisburg. Please share.

2 Feb 2019 6:55 AM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added 7 new photos.

1 Feb 2019 9:31 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added 3 new photos.

1 Feb 2019 6:48 PM



Chase is a lot of fun!

1 Feb 2019 6:47 PM



On the road again! 🚗

Did you know dogs can get motion sick just like us? 🤢 Did you know that a lot of dogs have anxiety when traveling, especially long distances?

If you have an upcoming drive, give this article a look before you hit the ground running.

1 Feb 2019 5:47 PM



Today, Gillie discovered she could just chill when she was loose in the house! Until now, she has wanted to pace.

1 Feb 2019 11:28 AM



When we say "every dollar counts," we mean it.

This is a reminder to all of our friends, that if you're shopping on Amazon, you can have a portion of your purchase donated to MABCR! It's very easy, and doesn't cost you a penny! The shopping experience is the same, except that MABCR benefits. 💰

Here's how to do it:

Go to Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue when you shop at smile.amazon.com. (Bookmark it for ease!) You'll enter your name and ID, and from then on you can use that link to do all your Amazon shopping, and automatically benefit MABCR. If you forget and go to amazon.com instead, you'll be reminded of your option to shop through Amazon Smile and given a link to click to get there. You'll have access to the same products, features, services and prices as on amazon.com.

It's a good cause. If you care about Border Collies, please help us out.

31 Jan 2019 6:45 PM



It's take some creativity to engage your dogs brain and natural drives when new objects and exercises may initially present a threat. This article offers guidance on offering support to your dog to help them their gears turn.

30 Jan 2019 7:45 AM



Kira is still missing in the Harrisburg area. Please share.

29 Jan 2019 8:44 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added a new video.

29 Jan 2019 6:29 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added a new photo.

29 Jan 2019 1:46 PM



Harrisburg area friends, please share. Kira is an mabcr alum and is in need of medication.

28 Jan 2019 6:58 PM



10 minutes of unedited play on this beautiful sunny winter day. Hanging out with the pups in observation is one of my favorite things to do.
The pups in this video are Stella, Sirius, puppies Jill, Josie, and Jane, as well as long term resident Matty.
I hope you enjoy ~ Sarah

28 Jan 2019 3:32 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added 5 new photos.

27 Jan 2019 7:22 PM



This sweet guy is ready for his new home!! Do you have a soft place for O’Rion?
Please see mabcr.org for information on adoption and our application.

27 Jan 2019 2:40 PM



The food pyramid looks a little (okay, a lot) different for dogs than humans. So, what vegetables CAN dogs eat?

27 Jan 2019 7:45 AM



We're believers in crating dogs for a lot of reasons. This article added another perspective - crating for emergency when additional minutes are critical. Read on!

https://www.whole-dog-journal.com/issues/22_1/editorial/Crate-Reasoning_21966-1.html

23 Jan 2019 2:10 PM



Love this matrix that Skylar shared with her clients!

23 Jan 2019 1:04 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added 2 new photos.

23 Jan 2019 7:31 AM



Happy New Year! Ok, We're a bit late...I take all the blame. Click through for news you can use! Please share! https://mailchi.mp/90a1deb8e2b2/happy-new-year

22 Jan 2019 6:44 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added 14 new photos.

21 Jan 2019 8:21 PM



Intake date 28 December 2018

UPDATE: Gillie has moved into foster. She has come a long way since she first came to the farm. She is still nervous, and you can still see the feral dog that came in to MABCR, but she now walks well on a leash, comes to both of us (and to Sarah!) with just a little encouragement, and gets along well with out pack of three plus our two cats.
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A note about her name: We mark dogs with names, not numbers (most shelters use numbers), and we often rename dogs on intake (if the dog does not know its name). We chose Gillie for its Gaelic origins, and the meaning of the name - Servant of Jesus - as she was finally caught at Christmas time. We thought it appropriate.
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Gillie is a feral dog who had been on the run for at least nine months before she was caught and taken to a shelter.
She came to us directly from the shelter and on intake it was apparent that while she may have been someone's pet at some point, she had not been a pet long enough to have forgotten trust.
Gillie has been spayed and is now available to an appropriate home. For Gillie this means a securely fenced yard, other balanced dogs, and humans with experience working with feral or extremely shy dogs. For the long term, Gillie would be very happy being someone's constant companion as she is not high drive and would truly enjoy a quiet life.
Gillie is approximately 3 years old, and is in good health.

20 Jan 2019 12:59 PM



Josie figured out the best place to sleep pretty quickly!!

19 Jan 2019 9:26 PM



First night in foster!!

19 Jan 2019 7:51 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added a new photo.

19 Jan 2019 7:47 PM



Dogs are smart. . .but you already knew that! 🧠

"Dogs may have varying capacity and motivation for learning and understanding human words," Berns says, "but they appear to have a neural representation for the meaning of words they have been taught, beyond just a low-level Pavlovian response."

19 Jan 2019 2:00 PM



Belle Rose Kennel's crew took to the big field for a bit this afternoon! Check out adoptable Syd (smooth coat, no tail), Brody (tri), O'Rion (merle), Luka (GSD), and a brief appearance by Rowan (Irish terrier) playing with some of the boarding dogs!

18 Jan 2019 3:49 PM



Feel like happy crying this weekend? 😭

Watch "Dogs" on Netflix for the goodest cast of the year - Rory the service dog, Ice the fisherman, and Zeus the unexpected refugee. Seriously, pull out the tissues. 🤧

18 Jan 2019 8:36 AM



A highly contested debate:

Can dogs smile? 😁

Share pictures of your dog's silliest face in the comments!

17 Jan 2019 5:17 PM



Intake Date: Jan 17, 2019
Birth Date: November 11, 2009

Very sweet and responsive

17 Jan 2019 2:06 PM



Intake Date: Jan 17, 2019
Birth Date: November 11, 2009
This boy is super sweet and LOVES to play ball.

17 Jan 2019 2:04 PM



Intake date 10 February 2018
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3 year old spayed female
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Callie is a fairly driven young dog in need of a partner and a job. Wherever she was in her previous life, she did not have a partner to call her own, and has since learned just how great a partner can be,
Callie is hyper focused on cats, so a home with cats is not a good placement. Callie will do best in a home where training is part of the norm, and where an active girl like Callie can have planned training, exercise, and play. She would really enjoy having other dogs in the home, and would love being part of a confident. active pack.
Callie is crate trained, and appears to be house broken.

17 Jan 2019 8:52 AM



Not all dry dog food is created equally. ❌ Learn the pro tips for spotting quality brands.

15 Jan 2019 6:30 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added a new photo.

15 Jan 2019 12:09 PM



PSA: Border Collies are not hypoallergenic. Border Collie mixes are not hypoallergenic. Not even Border Collie - Poodle mixes are hypoallergenic. And yes, Border Collies do shed. Sometimes a lot.

15 Jan 2019 11:40 AM



This is so good. One of our biggest frustrations is when humans expect instant fixes/changes in their dogs. The very best relationships are developed over time - and rarely at light speed.

14 Jan 2019 9:12 AM



Luka and Syd out playing in the snow this morning!

14 Jan 2019 8:55 AM



Okay - let's be real. Nobody likes to clipping the dog's nails.

Not you. 🙅‍♂️
Not the dog. 🐶
Not the vet. 👩‍⚕️

Get the 4-1-1 on the reasons to clip and the tools you'll need.

13 Jan 2019 3:30 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue updated their profile picture.

13 Jan 2019 11:36 AM



Sugar is having a BLAST in the snow!

13 Jan 2019 11:36 AM



Little Gillie has made big strides as you can see. She’s not too sure about Stella’s play style, but she checks in with me and comes to kisskiss.
Note that she is no longer throwing herself to the end if the longline, she trusts me enough to know I have no intention of hurting her and that I am becoming a safe spot. If something startles her she comes to me rather then running to the end of the line.
For information on Gillie, please see her album description. Posting some additional videos in the comments section of her album.

13 Jan 2019 11:03 AM



Rowan is LOVING this weird white stuff 😂🐾❄

13 Jan 2019 8:05 AM



🎶❄️Oh, the weather outside is frightful. . .❄️🎶

12 Jan 2019 11:15 AM



Our feral mamma Sugar has been working hard to build up her confidence and she is ready to find her forever family!

In these clips you can see one of the ways Sugar's foster has helped her to build trust and confidence. In addition to learning "regular" obedience, Sugar has been exploring the fitpaws equipment! Since these are air filled, they are a bit unstable. Sugar has to learn to trust her foster mom and believe that she can in fact stand on the scary balloon! She is a little unsure and uncomfortable at first, but quickly figures out that hopping on the scary thing means SNACKS! See the comments for a second video where Sugar first met the scary balloon

Sugar will do best in a generally quiet home and, while she will bond fiercely with her close knit family, it does take her a little bit of time to learn to accept new human friends into her circle of trust. Children, or a family with many visiting friends, might be a little too much for her. She has done well with new dog friends and the cats that she has met. Sugar would do best in a home with a confident dog from whom she can learn more social cues. Sugar will need a securely fenced yard where she can run and stretch her legs. She LOVES to run and play chase!

Sugar is petite; she weighs about 25lbs. She is spayed and UTD on vaccines and preventatives.

11 Jan 2019 11:46 AM



Our feral mamma Sugar has been working hard to build up her confidence and she is ready to find her forever family!

In these clips you can see one of the ways Sugar's foster has helped her to build trust and confidence. In addition to learning "regular" obedience, Sugar has been exploring the fitpaws equipment! Since these are air filled, they are a bit unstable. Sugar has to learn to trust her foster mom and believe that she can in fact stand on the scary balloon! She is a little unsure and uncomfortable at first, but quickly figures out that hopping on the scary thing means SNACKS!

Sugar will do best in a generally quiet home and, while she will bond fiercely with her close knit family, it does take her a little bit of time to learn to accept new human friends into her circle of trust. Children, or a family with many visiting friends, might be a little too much for her. She has done well with new dog friends and the cats that she has met. Sugar would do best in a home with a confident dog from whom she can learn more social cues. Sugar will need a securely fenced yard where she can run and stretch her legs. She LOVES to run and play chase!

Sugar is petite; she weighs about 25lbs. She is spayed and UTD on vaccines and preventatives.

11 Jan 2019 8:46 AM



Little Gillie is ready to be placed into her new home. Gillie is shy, and will need an adopter who is willing to learn (and follow direction) what Gillie needs in order to be a great companion. In two weeks, Gillie has gone from untouchable to seeking out affection and wagging her tail. She comes when asked (on a long line) and no longer tries to bolt from her crate when we get ready for walks. Gillie may never be an off leash dog, but she will make the right person an excellent ECC (Ever Constant Companion).
Gillie will do best in a quiet adult centric home with a securely fenced yard and other balanced dogs within the home. She is good with cats, and I suspect would enjoy visiting children (calm and quiet). She is crate trained and is good on leash. Gillie has been spayed and is current on vaccines. Gillie is small - she currently weighs 24lbs and shouldn’t gain more than a pound to be at a good weight.
If you ware interested in Gillie, please see our website at mabcr.org for information on adoption and our application.

10 Jan 2019 11:41 AM



MABCR Logan and all of his friends at the farm want to say a big THANK YOU to our friend Barb DeMascio and the staff and students at Get Rev'd Agility for the HUGE donations we have received!! They did a drive for bedding, toys, and supplies and we’re simply overwhelmed by the things they collected. YaY!!

9 Jan 2019 7:50 PM



MABCR Logan and all of his friends at the farm want to say a big THANK YOU to our friend Barb DeMascio and the staff and students at Get Rev'd Agility for the HUGE donations we have received!! They did a drive for bedding, toys, and supplies and we’re simply overwhelmed by the things they collected. YaY!!

9 Jan 2019 6:50 PM



Friends, Rescue intakes come in waves, and right now we are getting hit with big waves. We're saying no to far too many dogs, and would like to say yes to more but we are limited by space and what we can handle here at the farm. After this weekend will will be completely maxed out - and in fact, will have more dogs than crates which is never a good thing.
If you have ever considered fostering - now is the time.
If you have ever considered volunteering - now is the time.
If you have ever considered donating - now is the time.
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PS if you have adopted, you are approved to foster ;-) Please email Sarah at SLR@mabcr.org if you can assist in any way.

8 Jan 2019 1:19 PM



Friends, Rescue intakes come in waves, and right now we are getting hit with big waves. We're saying no to far too many dogs, and would like to say yes to more but we are limited by space and what we can handle here at the farm. After this weekend will will be completely maxed out - and in fact, will have more dogs than crates which is never a good thing.
If you have ever considered fostering - now is the time.
If you have ever considered volunteering - now is the time.
If you have ever considered donating - now is the time.
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PS if you have adopted, you are approved to foster ;-) Please email Sarah at SLR@mabcr.org if you can assist in any way.

8 Jan 2019 12:19 PM



handsome boy!

6 Jan 2019 12:50 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added a new photo.

6 Jan 2019 11:50 AM



Intake date 26 July 2018

Rowan is an Irish Terrier who didn't receive appropriate training prior to her arrival here. She is WIDE OPEN and will need an experienced home with other calm, playful dogs within the home, and a home with a job for Rowan would be best.

5 Jan 2019 2:27 PM



Intake Date 5 December 2018
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Black and tan neutered male German Shepherd, approximate birth date 29 January 2018.
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Luka was found stray with little manners or training. He is loving the time spent teaching him to be a good boy. He's good with other dogs and so far, has never met a stranger! If you're looking for a frisbee dog or a hiking buddy, he could be just the pup.

5 Jan 2019 2:25 PM



Intake date 26 July 2018

Rowan is an Irish Terrier who didn't receive appropriate training prior to her arrival here. She is WIDE OPEN and will need an experienced home with other calm, playful dogs within the home, and a home with a job for Rowan would be best.

5 Jan 2019 1:27 PM



Intake Date 12/5/18

10 month old (approx Jan 29, 2018) Black and tan German Shepherd.

Luka was found stray with little manners or training. He is loving the time spent teaching him to be a good boy. He's good with other dogs and so far, has never met a stranger! If you're looking for a frisbee dog or a hiking buddy, he could be just the pup.

5 Jan 2019 1:25 PM



Great treat making information for those who cook for their dogs!

5 Jan 2019 7:50 AM



Great treat making information for those who cook for their dogs!

5 Jan 2019 6:50 AM



Gillie - Intake date 28 December 2018
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A note about her name: We mark dogs with names, not numbers (most shelters use numbers), and we often rename dogs on intake (if the dog does not know its name). We chose Gillie for its Gaelic origins, and the meaning of the name - Servant of Jesus - as she was finally caught at Christmas time. We thought it appropriate.
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Gillie is a feral dog who had been on the run for at least nine months before she was caught and taken to a shelter.
She came to us directly from the shelter and on intake it was apparent that while she may have been someone's pet at some point, she had not been a pet long enough to have forgotten trust.
Gillie has been spayed and is now available to an appropriate home. For Gillie this means a securely fenced yard, other balanced dogs, and humans with experience working with feral or extremely shy dogs. For the long term, Gillie would be very happy being someone's constant companion as she is not high drive and would truly enjoy a quiet life.
Gillie is approximately 3 years old, and is in good health.

4 Jan 2019 9:37 AM



Otis is so happy in his furever home!

4 Jan 2019 9:07 AM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added a new photo.

4 Jan 2019 8:37 AM



Otis is so happy in his furever home!

4 Jan 2019 8:07 AM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue updated their profile picture.

3 Jan 2019 12:22 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue updated their profile picture.

3 Jan 2019 11:22 AM



Saturday I pulled a big white cat and a corgi from a shelter. I thought it was funny that the last two animals MABCR pulled in 2018 were not border collies.
When I posted this on my personal page, I assumed that the big white cat (yet to be named) would be the last animal placed in 2018 - he went to a two time adopter of MABCR border collies (Stark and Liam).
Well, I was wrong. My little corgi friend went to his new home this afternoon with a friend of mine who really needed a new walking companion. There’s not much sweeter than watching a human you really like walk away from you with a dog you really like (I really did tear up).
Also, it's still really funny that the last two animals placed this year aren't border collies :)
🥳 Happy New Year everyone, thanks for a great year!! ~ Sarah

31 Dec 2018 6:53 PM



Saturday I pulled a big white cat and a corgi from a shelter. I thought it was funny that the last two animals MABCR pulled in 2018 were not border collies.
When I posted this on my personal page, I assumed that the big white cat (yet to be named) would be the last animal placed in 2018 - he went to a two time adopter of MABCR border collies (Stark and Liam).
Well, I was wrong. My little corgi friend went to his new home this afternoon with a friend of mine who really needed a new walking companion. There’s not much sweeter than watching a human you really like walk away from you with a dog you really like (I really did tear up).
Also, it's still really funny that the last two animals placed this year aren't border collies :)
🥳 Happy New Year everyone, thanks for a great year!! ~ Sarah

31 Dec 2018 5:53 PM



KEEPING UP WITH THE COLLIES!

Annie (formerly Eydie) came to MABCR in June 2017 as a stray from a shelter partner in KY. 4 months later she found her forever home in Arnold, MD with her adopter Debbie.

"Annie is a loyal companion and emotional support in her steadfast love and gentleness. She goes everywhere I can take her. She has me well-trained.

Annie was so awesome when I got her, and she is still awesome. She may have been a bit timid at first in her new surroundings, but she quickly adjusted. It was like I had had her for years. She has become a little more of a rascal since I've gotten her. No dogs on the furniture was the rule. She rewrote the rule.

Though we are still fine tuning, she knows several tricks from saying her prayers to doing flips to singing though a little off key. She was an instant star at the assisted living where my mom is. She will perform her tricks for the residents who love to pet her and make over her. She is a social butterfly at both doggie daycare and the dog park. She makes friends easily and loves to play with other dogs."

31 Dec 2018 5:28 PM



KEEPING UP WITH THE COLLIES!

Annie (formerly Eydie) came to MABCR in June 2017 as a stray from a shelter partner in KY. 4 months later she found her forever home in Arnold, MD with her adopter Debbie.

"Annie is a loyal companion and emotional support in her steadfast love and gentleness. She goes everywhere I can take her. She has me well-trained.

Annie was so awesome when I got her, and she is still awesome. She may have been a bit timid at first in her new surroundings, but she quickly adjusted. It was like I had had her for years. She has become a little more of a rascal since I've gotten her. No dogs on the furniture was the rule. She rewrote the rule.

Though we are still fine tuning, she knows several tricks from saying her prayers to doing flips to singing though a little off key. She was an instant star at the assisted living where my mom is. She will perform her tricks for the residents who love to pet her and make over her. She is a social butterfly at both doggie daycare and the dog park. She makes friends easily and loves to play with other dogs."

31 Dec 2018 4:28 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added 3 new photos.

30 Dec 2018 6:14 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added 3 new photos.

30 Dec 2018 5:14 PM



intake photo

30 Dec 2018 2:41 PM



It's easier than every to find someone to watch your dog or take them on a walk by downloading an app or signing up for a website. However, not everyone on those apps and websites are prepared to unique meet the needs of your dog.

As you're figuring out animal care, take the time to interview them and ask for references. Get to know their experience - what kind of dogs have the interacted with before? Their size? Do they know how to administer medication?

30 Dec 2018 2:00 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added a new photo.

30 Dec 2018 1:41 PM



It's easier than every to find someone to watch your dog or take them on a walk by downloading an app or signing up for a website. However, not everyone on those apps and websites are prepared to unique meet the needs of your dog.

As you're figuring out animal care, take the time to interview them and ask for references. Get to know their experience - what kind of dogs have the interacted with before? Their size? Do they know how to administer medication?

30 Dec 2018 1:00 PM



Did your family or friend get a new, four-legged addition to your family this holiday season?

Just about everyone knows to be prepared to deal with relentless puppy behavior, but fewer owners have been warned about the other challenging period in a dog’s life: adolescence! Read on for from guidance on how a pup changes through their "teenage years."

29 Dec 2018 3:00 PM



Did your family or friend get a new, four-legged addition to your family this holiday season?

Just about everyone knows to be prepared to deal with relentless puppy behavior, but fewer owners have been warned about the other challenging period in a dog’s life: adolescence! Read on for from guidance on how a pup changes through their "teenage years."

29 Dec 2018 2:00 PM



Awkward first day photos. This girl is either trying to hide under the nearest vehicle or glued to my leg.
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There have been a lot of inquiries regarding Gillie, so I will answer a few questions here.
Gillie has been scanned for a microchip- none was found. She has been widely shared across social media in an attempt to locate an owner who may have been looking for her.
Gillie is feral, though non-aggressive when handled appropriately. She will only be offered to a home with other solid temperament dogs, with humans who have experience with feral dogs ( handling and training rehabilitation) .
Gillie will require a securely fenced yard, and an adopter in it for the long haul.

29 Dec 2018 10:50 AM



Awkward first day photos. This girl is either trying to hide under the nearest vehicle or glued to my leg.
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There have been a lot of inquiries regarding Gillie, so I will answer a few questions here.
Gillie has been scanned for a microchip- none was found. She has been widely shared across social media in an attempt to locate an owner who may have been looking for her.
Gillie is feral, though non-aggressive when handled appropriately. She will only be offered to a home with other solid temperament dogs, with humans who have experience with feral dogs ( handling and training rehabilitation) .
Gillie will require a securely fenced yard, and an adopter in it for the long haul.

29 Dec 2018 9:50 AM



There are 4 different kinds of walks: potty, exercise, training, and enrichment/mental stimulation. This article deep dives into how you can help cue your dog on which you're aiming for - business or pleasure. 🐾

http://baywoof.com/monthly-woof/understand-the-four-kinds-of-walks/#.W0D_x5TWsjw.facebook

27 Dec 2018 10:45 AM



There are 4 different kinds of walks: potty, exercise, training, and enrichment/mental stimulation. This article deep dives into how you can help cue your dog on which you're aiming for - business or pleasure. 🐾

http://baywoof.com/monthly-woof/understand-the-four-kinds-of-walks/#.W0D_x5TWsjw.facebook

27 Dec 2018 9:45 AM



Best Gear of the Year!

26 Dec 2018 12:18 PM



Best Gear of the Year!

26 Dec 2018 11:18 AM



Here's a game for your holiday afternoon....it's harder than you think!

25 Dec 2018 2:57 PM



Here's a game for your holiday afternoon....it's harder than you think!

25 Dec 2018 1:57 PM



Happy Howlidays! - https://mailchi.mp/374ec36a5d1e/happy-howlidays

25 Dec 2018 10:44 AM



Happy Howlidays! - https://mailchi.mp/374ec36a5d1e/happy-howlidays

25 Dec 2018 9:44 AM



From the MABCR Family to yours....
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PS Post your holiday pics here! We'd love to see them!

24 Dec 2018 4:19 PM



From the MABCR Family to yours....
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PS Post your holiday pics here! We'd love to see them!

24 Dec 2018 3:19 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added 27 new photos.

23 Dec 2018 6:57 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added 27 new photos.

23 Dec 2018 5:57 PM



KEEPING UP WITH THE COLLIES (and Friends!)

Iris is one of our "Rayville Terriers" from our shelter partner is Louisiana. This sweet girl was found as a stray behind a gas station. She arrived at MABCR in October 2017 and was quickly adopted about a week later.

"Iris has been a lovely addition to our family. She is sweet, funny, cuddly, and very much a wierdo. I wasn't looking for another dog when I first saw her at Yappy Hour at Victory Farm, but I have never regretted adopting her. Well, to be truthful, sometimes I have regretted it but only for short stretches.

Iris has slowly mastered how to live with all the comforts of home. She has gained loads of confidence and mastered basic manners. She loves her crate, which is equipped with a cozy doughnut bed. Housebreaking was a bit of a challenge, because sometime before she came to us she had learned that dogs should only go potty when on walks in strange, new, exciting locations. She has since learned that the backyard is also suitable, even if that option is less exciting.

Iris has gotten her Canine Good Citizen certificate and also is getting better in agility every week. She is going to take her therapy dog test December 19, and we are hoping that she can begin visiting. Because she loves cuddling, we think she may make a great reading dog."

23 Dec 2018 4:56 PM



KEEPING UP WITH THE COLLIES (and Friends!)

Iris is one of our "Rayville Terriers" from our shelter partner is Louisiana. This sweet girl was found as a stray behind a gas station. She arrived at MABCR in October 2017 and was quickly adopted about a week later.

"Iris has been a lovely addition to our family. She is sweet, funny, cuddly, and very much a wierdo. I wasn't looking for another dog when I first saw her at Yappy Hour at Victory Farm, but I have never regretted adopting her. Well, to be truthful, sometimes I have regretted it but only for short stretches.

Iris has slowly mastered how to live with all the comforts of home. She has gained loads of confidence and mastered basic manners. She loves her crate, which is equipped with a cozy doughnut bed. Housebreaking was a bit of a challenge, because sometime before she came to us she had learned that dogs should only go potty when on walks in strange, new, exciting locations. She has since learned that the backyard is also suitable, even if that option is less exciting.

Iris has gotten her Canine Good Citizen certificate and also is getting better in agility every week. She is going to take her therapy dog test December 19, and we are hoping that she can begin visiting. Because she loves cuddling, we think she may make a great reading dog."

23 Dec 2018 3:56 PM



Play time on the farm with rescues and alum visiting for the holiday. Note the new boy (Ethan is the fellow on the long line), along with Kizzie, Stella,Woody, Tiki, and Sirius!

23 Dec 2018 11:34 AM



Play time on the farm with rescues and alum visiting for the holiday. Note the new boy (Ethan is the fellow on the long line), along with Kizzie, Stella,Woody, Tiki, and Sirius!

23 Dec 2018 9:34 AM



Play time on the farm with rescues and alum visiting for the holiday. Note the new boy (Ethan is the fellow on the long line), along with Kizzie, Stella,Woody, Tiki, and Sirius!

23 Dec 2018 8:34 AM



Happy Birthday, Reed!!
Reed's Gotcha Day is coming up in January <3 What a lucky pup!

23 Dec 2018 7:55 AM



Happy Birthday, Reed!!
Reed's Gotcha Day is coming up in January <3 What a lucky pup!

23 Dec 2018 6:55 AM



Dallas under the tree in his new home <3

22 Dec 2018 7:48 PM



Intake date 25 July 2018 - See progress videos in the comments! This little one has made incredible progress with her foster, we are very excited!!

Sugar is mama to the South Paw pups - a feral family we took in with the assistance of ETBCR. Sugar is currently in foster with a trainer who is working with Sugar specifically on human socialization and exposure to the world.

Sugar will be available to an appropriate home once Sugar is out of foster and has been spayed.

21 Dec 2018 12:21 PM



Sugar and her foster sister Flirt.

21 Dec 2018 12:19 PM



We've all been there - you had a stressful day at work and you come home and unintentionally snap at your significant other or the kids for doing something totally benign. 🗣️

The same happens with dogs. Stress beyond a dog's threshold results in inter-dog aggression. This article offers some useful strategies to help your dog (and you!) decrease fighting in the house.

20 Dec 2018 5:35 PM



Dogs with Jobs (and a happy ending story from the Camp Fire)

20 Dec 2018 6:49 AM



Last day to order for shipping in time for the big day! We have loads of wonderful last minute gift items for the border collie (or just plain dog) lover in your life! And only four 2019 calendars left!!!

19 Dec 2018 6:54 PM



I know it is a holiday weekend, but MABCR needs transport assistance for 1 adult dog on 22 December with pick up at approximately 1.30pm in Burke VA 22015 transporting to Annapolis (or the farm in Chestertown). You'd be helping to save his life.
Please email me at SLR@mabcr.org if you can assist. Thank you.

19 Dec 2018 5:55 PM



Dogs with Jobs!

19 Dec 2018 8:10 AM



Resource guarding can happen over anything considered valuable - toys, treats, their owners. Natural resource guarding can turn into close calls in the blink of an eye 👀. Read on for management techniques!

17 Dec 2018 11:29 AM



** Please click on the album title above to see all available dogs.

All dogs in this album are currently offered for adoption by MidAtlantic Border Collie Rescue. For more information about how to adopt one of our dogs, please review our procedures for adoption on our website at mabcr.org.
Please click on the photo of the animal itself for information pertaining to the specific dog. More information about our foster program can be found by emailing Sarah at SLR@mabcr.org.
View our website and complete an adoption application at mabcr.org

16 Dec 2018 1:03 PM



KEEPING UP WITH THE COLLIES!

Gryff was brought to rescue in Feb. 2016 by his previous owner who was no longer able to handle such a high energy puppy. It only took a month for Gryff to find his forever home though! Gryff is now living in Chestertown, MD with 2 canine and 2 feline siblings.

"Gryff has been a great addition to our family and has matured into a fun, well-mannered boy that we can take anywhere with us. He is the seventh in a line of border collies that we have had the privilege to live with--five of them MABCR dogs.

We adopted Gryff when he was 4 months old. He was hesitant about strangers when I first got him, but I delayed taking him home for a week and he spent the time socializing with a Break Away Group at the farm. They convinced him that people were pretty great. We have worked every day since then to learn things, big and small. In addition to manners class (we still struggle with not pulling), we have also participated in tricks classes, rally, agility, and herding. We have nearly learned that cars are to be ignored when we are walking, and that visitors to the house need to be greeted in a friendly, not-too-boisterous or threatening way.

Gryff has earned his Canine Good Citizen title and is a working therapy dog with Pets on Wheels of Delmarva. He currently visits with Kent County Adult Medical Day Care, Washington College, and Rock Hall Elementary School."

16 Dec 2018 12:37 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added a new photo.

16 Dec 2018 11:45 AM



With lots of holiday travel around the corner, we want to offer some tips for traveling with your pooch. This articles explains 5 training habits that'll help make your trip worry-free! ❄️

16 Dec 2018 10:06 AM



Great article with reviews on Orthopedic beds for your best friend...seems like a great holiday pressie! ;-)

15 Dec 2018 11:13 AM



MABCR Wren in her country holiday finery :)

14 Dec 2018 8:23 PM



"While I understand you’re 100% convinced that your dog won’t do anything spontaneous, I get it. Neighbor, the truth is that your dog is an animal and any claim that you’re 100% certain your dog won’t do anything is incorrect. They MAY not, but you can’t be certain. It’s simple; dogs are animals and react instinctively."

14 Dec 2018 7:30 PM



Here’s a new picture of Heidi. She has lost a total of 15 lbs. so far, and as you can see, her tail which was bald when I got her, is now a full border collie tail again. She’s really doing great!

14 Dec 2018 2:50 PM



Intake date 28 November 2015
Rehome date 18 November 2018

$100 intake sponsorship provided by Connie, Barbara, Hattie, with $100 still needed! Please consider helping Jack!

8 month old male

14 Dec 2018 2:35 PM



Sugar is such a goofy girl! She loves playing chase first thing in the chilly morning air.

13 Dec 2018 8:37 AM



The Rainbow Bridge - it's something no one wants to talk about. It represents loss, but also offers a time to reflect on the good times. What is your favorite memory of your trusted, four-legged companion? 🌈

12 Dec 2018 7:17 PM



An update on our boy Zeke!
Zeke took a trip to the big city and was amazing! This guy impresses me with every new thing he does, he simply takes everything in stride.
The downside of his trip is that he will be too much dog for the person he was being prepped to become a service dog for. While he can do the job, he's simply too much puppy - and will be such for some time, so the decision was made to look for a better suited placement for Zeke.
To that end, Zeke will be made available to a working him that will be able to carry on with his training, and can offer him service work (or similar) as he will excel at this work with the proper training and handling.
Please see our website for information on adoption.

12 Dec 2018 6:14 PM



How about something to warm your favorite border collie lover?

11 Dec 2018 7:55 AM



KEEPING UP WITH THE COLLIES (and friends!)

Augie (formerlly Milo) came to MABCR in February 2017 from one of our shelter partners in LA after he was found stray. Little Augie was adopted in April 2017 and now resides in Rock Hall, MD!

"Augie is a ball of energy who keeps us all laughing. I think the biggest impact on our family is the bond that has formed between Augie and our English Springer Spaniel, Puck. They adore one another - Augie is the crazy little brother while Puck is the patient big brother. It is always fun to see them as they wrestle, or run full speed around the yard.

Augie came to us as a brave, well adjusted 11 month old "teenager". Over time he has become quite the social butterfly and enjoys people of all ages. We often entertain and everyone adores him (more than one friend has threatened to kidnap him). Although Augie is friendly with everyone I do feel confident that he has claimed me as his "special" person - and I love that :-)

Augie has earned his CGC (Canine Good Citizenship ) Award and is also registered as a Therapy Dog with Pets on Wheels of Delmarva."

10 Dec 2018 5:26 PM



Visiting family and friends for the holidays in the next couple weeks with your dog? This article talks about some things to plan ahead for and ways to keep travel hassle free for you and your pup! ❄️

10 Dec 2018 5:21 PM



Yesterday we shared the baby lambie....today is BIG LAMBCHOP's turn!!
Don't you know a pup (or a kid) who would LOVE one of these to snuggle with?

10 Dec 2018 1:18 PM



Happy Gotcha Day, Bella!

10 Dec 2018 10:33 AM



Intake date 9 November 2018
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August 2018 border collie / German shepherd pup currently being assessed as a service dog.

10 Dec 2018 8:30 AM



Intake date 24 June 2018
Rehome date 4 August 2018

10 Dec 2018 8:17 AM



We received a couple of emails from folks who weren't aware that we have a store! We do - we sell MABCR swag and fun people and dog things to help support the pups. Our store keeper is very proud of the fact that the store helps to pay for the medicals and health related supplies for our furry guests, and your purchase is what does it! We'll post items from the store randomly throughout the next few weeks, but for those interested, here is the link to the store... http://www.mabcr.org/store.html#

10 Dec 2018 7:29 AM



Or, how about this little lambie for your favorite border collie?!?

9 Dec 2018 4:28 PM



Or how about this sweet pin? On a vest? Or a hat?

9 Dec 2018 1:39 PM



Need the perfect present for the border collie lover in your life?

9 Dec 2018 12:28 PM



PSA: It's SUPER RUDE to allow your dog to root the tail end of another dog on an initial meet and greet - especially when both dogs are on leash, and you are interacting with the new dog.
While some believe that dogs cannot be taught manners, they are completely incorrect. Yes, dogs will be dogs, however, we are their humans should be helping them be good canine citizens, and that includes being polite to their furry friends.

9 Dec 2018 10:20 AM



Still working on holiday shopping? Us too! Did you know most purchases you make on Amazon can benefit MABCR? Why not make the gift-giving experience go even further?

We participate in Amazon Smile - a profit-sharing fundraising option through Amazon. In short, 0.5% of your order total is donated to the Rescue. Every bit helps, plus there's no additional cost to you.

How can you help support? We included 3-step "How-to" guide to associate your account with Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue. The only change in your Amazon shopping habits is to go to "smile.amazon.com" instead of just Amazon.com. The prices and products are the same - it just let's Amazon know you want to direct part of your order total to us.

Share this post to spread the love. Questions? Ask below!

8 Dec 2018 10:00 AM



Deal of the day on amazon. We use them for all sorts of things, most definitely worth the investment!
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https://amzn.to/2UsxfgY

8 Dec 2018 8:16 AM



Only a short time left to order! For the past few years, MABCR has fund-raised with the help of Lynch Creek, who offers really beautiful handmade wreaths perfect for giving or decorating for the holidays.
Lynch Creek Wreaths creates and ships wreaths to order on the date you request, so ordering now will tick one thing off of your list before the temperatures start to drop (oh, wait, they have already!). I can personally attest to the quality of these wreaths, they arrive really, really fresh, and last for an extraordinarily long time. I had one on the gate to the MABCR yard that I finally pitched the first week in March! The feedback I have gotten from other folks who have ordered has been tremendous, and frankly, we wouldn't be doing the drive with them if we didn't feel they offered a quality product.
If you would like to see what they have to offer, please follow the link below. Also note, if you would like to spread the word, you can help by sharing this link with friends who may be interested.. More purchases means more donations to MABCR!!

https://www.lcffundraising.com/c/156270

Thanks for considering, and for sharing. Your support means the world to us.
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Sarah

8 Dec 2018 7:55 AM



See Spot Run. And Run. And run. And run. . .

Can you dog play for hours on end and still have energy afterward? You can install an "Off switch" or code word to signal to your dog that playtime is over. #SeeSpotRun #SeeSpotStop

https://www.whole-dog-journal.com/issues/20_8/features/Install-an-Off-Switch_21687-1.html

7 Dec 2018 7:00 PM



Nature's Promise, Triumph, and Evolve are just a few on the list. Be sure to check below!

7 Dec 2018 5:27 PM



Pip goes to work with her human. While she’s there she gets lots of love.

7 Dec 2018 5:24 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue updated their profile picture.

7 Dec 2018 10:30 AM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added 19 new photos.

7 Dec 2018 9:41 AM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added 4 new photos.

7 Dec 2018 9:38 AM



MABCR is looking for transport assistance for ONE adult female border collie from Waynesburg PA to Chestertown MD. The route map possibilities show below. Transporters should be able to crate (preferred) or properly tether with a car harness while the dog is in your vehicle. Looking to transport this weekend if possible.
If you can assist at any point along the route, please email me asap at SLR@mabcr.org.

7 Dec 2018 7:44 AM



How your dog interacts with other dogs can dictate a lot: where you go for walks, what kind of outings they can go to, and what kind of role you play in facilitating new interactions 🤝. Proper leadership can change your dog's sociability over time, but a bad interaction can quickly make things worse.

What introduction techniques have worked for you so far? What hasn't?

6 Dec 2018 2:08 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added 12 new photos.

6 Dec 2018 7:36 AM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added a new photo — at Victory Farm.

6 Dec 2018 7:30 AM



Dallas taking his morning nap in his new home. You are over the moon that Dallas finally has a soft place to fall.

5 Dec 2018 11:49 AM



Intake date 17 November 2018
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November/December 2017 border collie mix pup who was found abandoned. She is lovely and responsive, though can be stressed in a kennel environment or when overwhelmed by numerous dogs in close quarters (though I will say, she's done quite well in our kennel environment). She is also quite 'talky' with other dogs in her space, though we've never seen anything negative from her other than the 'talkiness'.
Cara is sweet and loves her person, is eager to please and food motivated (very nice to continued training).
Cara will do best in a home with another confident dog who enjoys other dogs. Cara will do best with humans that understand the need for rules and parameters and are able to continue her training and socialization.
Cara is not high drive, and will settle, and will enjoy being someone's companion for fun and interesting things.

4 Dec 2018 1:37 PM



To leash, or not to leash - that is the question. If you choose to walk your dog off-leash, this is an article worth reading about building a reliable recall through training, respecting a dog's limits, and finding the right balance of freedom. 🐾

https://www.whole-dog-journal.com/issues/5_3/features/Building-Off-Leash-Reliability_5440-1.html?s=FB_082118B&medium=soc

4 Dec 2018 10:12 AM



When you pick out a piece of clothing for yourself, you consider fit, cut, and comfort. This article takes out some of the guessing and reviews dog harnesses with the same criteria in mind. Definitely worth a read!

3 Dec 2018 11:30 AM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue shared a link.

2 Dec 2018 7:08 PM



Happy December! Click through for News you can Use! - https://mailchi.mp/5fbaa290e5fb/happy-december

2 Dec 2018 6:42 PM



MABCR Teddy and his human getting in some holiday service <3 Word on the street is that his resume includes delivering meals to housebound folk, and being read to by children, as well as Therapy Dog Extraordinaire!

2 Dec 2018 9:33 AM



MABCR Liam and MABCR Stark just hanging out on this dreary evening....
Note: these boys are adopted and doing well in their furever home.

1 Dec 2018 6:33 PM



Missing working border collie. Please share in the New York area. Go directly to the page for additional and the most up to date information.

1 Dec 2018 4:35 PM



Check out our newest feature below! Send us a note if you have an alum you'd like to be featured in the future.

KEEPING UP WITH THE COLLIES!

"Logan was found as a stray in Kentucky when he was 3 months old. MABCR pulled him in March 2017 and I adopted him later that month. He now lives at Victory Farm in Chestertown, MD with me and his "brother" Auggie.

Logan has forced me to take a step back and think outside the box in terms of training. He has been a challenge but, it's been extra rewarding to see how much he's improved over time. He's my partner and is always ready for our next adventure.

Logan went from a scared, fear reactive dog to a confident demo dog for me and my training facility. He loves to show off, learn new things, and take part in any adventure-including hiking, kayaking, and paddle boarding. He does everything from nose work, tracking, agility, rally, tricks, therapy dog visits, and being my best bud.

Logan's main accomplishment has been overcoming the reactivity, but he has also earned his CGCA, TKP, RL1, and his Intermediate Trick title through DMWYD. He is currently competing in L3 CPE agility, Novice AKC agility, and RL2 WCRL rally. He is also an active therapy dog for Pets on Wheels."
~Skylar

1 Dec 2018 2:51 PM



With the holiday season, there's bound to be some changes in schedule around the house To help prepare your dog be more adaptable, it'll be helpful to ditch some predictability. ⏰ Your furry friends read your cues - when you can spice up your routine you're slowly (but surely!) helping your dog be more flexible and happy!

1 Dec 2018 12:10 PM



A few days ago, we updated you on the adoption of a special boy - Jack - who had been here on the farm for nearly 3 years. As a feral puppy, Jack has special needs which require a special adopter willing to accept Jack, but also willing to push his envelope.
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Dogs like Jack depend on you, our follower, to realize the impact a monthly donation makes to border collies like him, and others across the MidAtlantic.
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The need is great - we think “I can’t give enough”. When we do this, we discount the impact our $5, $10 or $20 a month gift can make because we cannot afford an amount that seems 'enough'.
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Let me take a moment to tell you that MidAtlantic Border Collie Rescue exists and is sustained by those who give what that average working person can afford each month. Those $5, $10 and $20 gifts make this work possible. We cannot do what we do without supporters like you.
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Yes, we do have some very financially blessed donors, and we are grateful for them.
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Still, the impact you all make, no matter what you give, is amazing when you choose to give what you can afford each month in a way we know we can count on. . . be that $5 a month or $500 is priceless.
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Your gift matters. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again - We have nearly 6,000 followers. What if each follower gave just $5 each month? Not only could we support every dog in rescue, we could make improvements in our facility allowing for more helpful programs to increase our adoptions successes, increasing the number of dogs we can assist. $30,000 a month could pay employees to assist with cleaning, training, exercise…. We could have an amazing revolution in the numbers of dogs we could care for, train, and place.
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So today, please consider making that step if you’ve been thinking about it, but you didn’t realize how much it would matter to the rescue.
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http://www.mabcr.org/donations.html
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Just remember, what you CAN afford to give is Enough and It does matter. No amount will ever be too small to make a difference. Teamwork makes the dream work!

1 Dec 2018 8:13 AM



Stop the presses - it's our last $5 Friday for 2018!

We get asked people can support MABCR in a low-cost way. A few months ago we created an Amazon wish list with items around $5. Although they're not incredibly expensive, these purchases quickly add-up on the bottom line. This list makes a BIG difference for our four-legged friends.

30 Nov 2018 12:30 PM



“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole” (Roger Caras) is one of my favorite quotes about dogs. Do you have a favorite quote about dogs? Why does it resonate with you? I'd love for you to share it here! ~ Sarah

30 Nov 2018 11:17 AM



Intake date 28 November 2015
Rehome date 18 November 2018

$100 intake sponsorship provided by Connie, Barbara, Hattie, with $100 still needed! Please consider helping Jack!

8 month old male

30 Nov 2018 7:56 AM



You've heard of a dog and pony show? Well, how about a dog, pony, and goat show!

29 Nov 2018 3:08 PM



For the past few years, MABCR has fund-raised with the help of Lynch Creek, who offers really beautiful handmade wreaths perfect for giving or decorating for the holidays.
Lynch Creek Wreaths creates and ships wreaths to order on the date you request, so ordering now will tick one thing off of your list before the temperatures start to drop (oh, wait, they have already!). I can personally attest to the quality of these wreaths, they arrive really, really fresh, and last for an extraordinarily long time. I had one on the gate to the MABCR yard that I finally pitched the first week in March! The feedback I have gotten from other folks who have ordered has been tremendous, and frankly, we wouldn't be doing the drive with them if we didn't feel they offered a quality product.
If you would like to see what they have to offer, please follow the link below. Also note, if you would like to spread the word, you can help by sharing this link with friends who may be interested.. More purchases means more donations to MABCR!!

https://www.lynchcreekfundraising.com/f/394827

Thanks for considering, and for sharing. Your support means the world to us.
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Sarah

29 Nov 2018 1:40 PM



You dog needs to go outside, but you reeeeally don't want to suit up in your winter gear for a full fledged walk. We've been there. Read on for some pro-tips on defining fun versus functional walks for you and your dog. ☃️

27 Nov 2018 4:45 PM



Sweet Sugar had a BLAST over the long weekend playing with all her new friends!

27 Nov 2018 12:52 PM



We've been waiting in anticipation. . . First it's Black Friday, then it's Cyber Monday, and now it's #GivingTuesday! ❤️

MABCR relies on support from our community to continue serving as a haven for Border Collies and identifying families that fit their needs. Today, Facebook is matching up to $7 million in donations, meaning your gift can go twice as far today. 🐾 If giving isn't in the cards today, please share our post!

(Facebook will started matching donations at 8am EST and it will expire when the $7 million threshold is met. Meaning, the sooner you donate in the day, the more likely it is your donation will be matched!)

*MABCR is registered as Kent County Border Collie Rescue Inc. on Facebook. Any donations made here will be directed to us!

27 Nov 2018 12:01 PM



Tennis balls + veterinary care + treats = happy pups

Giving Tuesday is among us! As a 503 (c)3 organization, we rely on support from our community to continue serving as a haven for Border Collies that have been misplaced, neglected, or abandoned. Facebook is matching up to $7 million in donations, meaning your gift can go twice as far today. 🐾 If giving isn't in the cards today, please share our post!

(Facebook will start matching donations at 8am EST and it will expire when the $7 million threshold is met. Meaning, the sooner you donate in the day, the more likely it is your donation will be matched!)

*MABCR is registered as Kent County Border Collie Rescue Inc. on Facebook. Any donations made here will be directed to us!

27 Nov 2018 7:00 AM



This Cyber Monday, do your regular Amazon shopping at smile.amazon.com/ch/31-1720049 and AmazonSmile donates to MidAtlantic Border Collie Rescue Inc.
Please share!!

26 Nov 2018 11:31 AM



You've invested time and money into training to help you dog be a responsible canine citizen. Surely, they've earned the right to walk without restriction, right? Not so fast. Read this open letter about the importance of leashing your well-trained dog.

25 Nov 2018 7:15 PM



A little late to the game today, buuuuut today you can get FREE SHIPPING with no minimum order on our online shop by entering code BLACKFRIDAY at the checkout. Follow the link below!

http://www.mabcr.org/store.html

23 Nov 2018 8:18 PM



Bay's getting in the Christmas spirit! Can you believe how big he's gotten!?

23 Nov 2018 3:34 PM



We all know Pavlov's classical conditioning with dogs - ring a bell and salivate. Pull out the leash and spin in circles chasing your tail. With time, that can be generalized to pacing and whining as you put your shoes on or shaking during car rides. Suddenly, it's not so cute.

Read below for some tips on curbing uncontrollable excitement.

21 Nov 2018 1:22 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added 2 new photos.

19 Nov 2018 9:11 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added 6 new photos.

19 Nov 2018 9:09 PM



Whether you're going for overnight camping or a day trip, there are a few things to know before you venture on public lands (national, state, and local parks) with your four-legged friend. 🏕️

19 Nov 2018 3:25 PM



With the holidays around the corner, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are quickly approaching. Did you know most purchases you make on Amazon can benefit MABCR? Why not make the gift-giving experience go even further?

We participate in Amazon Smile - a profit-sharing fundraising option through Amazon. In short, 0.5% of your order total is donated to the Rescue. Every bit helps, plus there's no additional cost to you.

How can you help support? We included 3-step "How-to" guide to associate your account with Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue. The only change in your Amazon shopping habits is to go to "smile.amazon.com" instead of just Amazon.com. The prices and products are the same - it just let's Amazon know you want to direct part of your order total to us.

Questions? Ask below!

18 Nov 2018 5:45 PM



Traveling for the holidays with your four-legged friend? This article offers some good insight on training habits that'll lessen your traveling woes. 🐾

17 Nov 2018 1:15 PM



Visiting family and friends for the holidays next week with your dog? This article talks about some things to plan ahead for and ways to keep travel hassle free for you and your pup!

15 Nov 2018 5:00 PM



Apparently the old man really loves the snow and wasn't happy to be told it was time to come in....

15 Nov 2018 12:05 PM



We Have a Lot to Celebrate! - https://mailchi.mp/3934081a1077/we-have-a-lot-to-celebrate

15 Nov 2018 11:39 AM



Lynch Creek has extended this promotional offer! This is the perfect time to order holiday gifts for your friends and family. Use Promo Code EARLYBIRD10 and save $10 when you spend $100.

14 Nov 2018 6:57 PM



It is with great sadness that we mark the passing of Donald McCaig at his home yesterday, 12 November 2018. Donald and his wife Anne, were fervent supporters of MABCR over the years, and we have been forever grateful. We attended his Highland Occasional Sheepdog trial as a group, and enjoyed his company more than I can say. Donald stopped holding his trial a few years ago, and every year I wished that he could hold it again. Somewhere Donald is surrounded by his beloved dogs and sheep once again.
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There will be a service Friday 16 November at 11am at The Williamsville Presbyterian Church.
Condolences may be sent to his wife Anne McCaig, 10983 Cowpasture River Road S, Williamsville VA 24487.
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I did not take the photo, though somewhere I have wonderful photos of the character that he was.

13 Nov 2018 10:51 AM



Not all harnesses are created equally. Finding the right fit can be a daunting task. This article considers fit, friction, and function into their product ratings - no more guesswork! 🐾

13 Nov 2018 9:23 AM



A lot of our adopters LOVE border collies because they had one previously that was out of this world and recently crossed the rainbow bridge. This article touches on the important process of honoring a life well-lived, a necessary process before adding another dog to your life. 🌈

12 Nov 2018 7:09 PM



Rowan - Irish Terrier available for adoption at MABCR

11 Nov 2018 9:45 AM



This morning we have a special video post made by a friend of MABCR. Sassy Rowan needed some highlighting, and our friend took on the challenge!
Rowan is an Irish Terrier in need of an active training or sports home, preferably with other dogs to play with, and a fenced yard. We will consider homes with children on a case by case basis, but feel a home with small children would not work. Rowan is also entirely too much dog for the average cat.
Please share where appropriate. If you are interested in Rowan, please see our website for information on adoption and our application.

11 Nov 2018 6:54 AM



There's a lot of debate about walking your dog off-leash. While there's no promising 100% safety, there are steps you can take to help mitigate the risks that come with it. Read on for some helpful tips! 🐕🏃‍♀️

10 Nov 2018 10:07 AM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added a new photo — at Victory Farm.

10 Nov 2018 6:23 AM



Mark met his new brother today - MABCR Ollie, and he got a new name!! MABCR Harry went home!! Wheeeee!!!

9 Nov 2018 6:25 PM



SPECIAL OFFER!! Share the tradition of Lynch Creek wreaths and greens with friends and family, or order for yourself this time, with this special offer. Use Promo Code EARLYBIRD10 and save $10 when you spend $100. Note, this offer is only good through the 11th, so order now for later shipment.
My favorite this year is the Blended Bay - I've ordered four for the farm! They are long lasting, and make a really beautiful statement. The very best part is that every order garners a donation that helps to support our pups! It's a win-win!
Please consider doing some of your holiday decorating shopping using the link below...great for gift giving as well!
Please share where appropriate!
www.lcffundraising.com/c/156270

9 Nov 2018 6:00 PM



A couple of weeks ago, Carol Lea Benjamin tan a little fundraiser for us, and today we were blessed with the results of that fundraiser. We are so very grateful. In related news, Carol is going to begin to offer personalized doodles of your dogs for purchase. Isn’t that exciting! Head over to her page for more information!!

9 Nov 2018 5:43 PM



Good article on seizure activity in dogs:
While they are difficult to witness, if the seizures are brief (under five minutes) and self-limiting, then they are not dangerous to your dog. In this case, your veterinarian may not prescribe medication but simply have you keep a “seizure journal.” This involves writing down when the seizures happen, what could have precipitated them (stress, anxiety, sleep), how long it lasted, and how long it takes your pet to recover. Your veterinarian will use this log to help dictate when to start treatment and what treatment to start.

9 Nov 2018 5:16 PM



Intake Date : 11/2/18
Birth Date : 2/14/18

Black and White Tri Border Collie x Sheltie Mix

This girl is the sweetest! She will need a home with another confident dog and an experienced handler. Active training or sports home only.

9 Nov 2018 12:06 PM



Friends - we must replace some of our crates due to age and wear (and numbers of dogs) and are asking for donations of the crate listed below. We are currently in need of a total of 6 of these crates.
If you would like an address for shipping, please send a note to Sarah at SLR@mabcr.org
Thank you for considering.

8 Nov 2018 3:05 PM



MABCR Flick on a hike!

7 Nov 2018 7:57 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue updated their profile picture.

7 Nov 2018 7:47 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added a new photo.

7 Nov 2018 2:22 PM



Want your pup to be the talk of the next family get together? You can teach your dog object names with the power of Pavlov and brag on how smart they are. They must take after their owner 🧠💁‍♀️!

7 Nov 2018 2:00 PM



Adopting two puppies at a time may seem easier on the surface level - companionship, doing two 'on boarding' processes at once, and twice as much fun! They tend to bond with one another more than they will with you, which causes some serious obstacles down the road. Take a gander for further reading! 🐕

5 Nov 2018 4:07 PM



Dogs fall on somewhere on a socialization spectrum, and can move between these until they're 2-3 years old. Knowing where your dog falls will help you better facilitate interactions with other dogs.

3 Nov 2018 5:00 PM



Oh, those scary lenses!
Can’t miss it, can you? No matter what I did, clicking or smooching or waving my fingers, Maggie would not look at the camera lens. And no wonder. Here I was, down on my knees at eye level, with this huge, round, black eye staring straight at her. She’s much softer than Willie, and easily intimidated, and that flat, black eye-like shape was just too much for her.
Click through to read more from Patricia McConnell.

2 Nov 2018 1:12 PM



WooT!! Calendars are in the store! One of MABCR's wonderful calender's would make a great gift for your dog loving friends!
Check it out! http://www.mabcr.org/store.html#!/MABCR-2019-Calendar-preorder/p/30007652/

2 Nov 2018 12:01 PM



Routine isn't inherently a bad thing. ⌚ However, when your pup is overextending energy from the anticipation, their quality of life is diminished. Try changing up the routine by with small changes to help them be more flexible and go-with-the-flow. You can start with slight changes in feeding time, taking walks at different times of the day, or introducing a new toy into the mix.

1 Nov 2018 9:17 AM



SuperJack is riding high today!! Apparently, he loves getting dressed up and posing!
Did your furry friends get dressed for the holiday? If you care to share, please do so in a comment below!
Happy Howl-a-ween!

31 Oct 2018 1:58 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue updated their profile picture.

31 Oct 2018 12:38 PM



It's easier than every to find someone to watch your dog or take them on a walk by downloading an app or signing up for a website. However, not everyone on those apps and websites are prepared to unique meet the needs of your dog.

As you're figuring out animal care, take the time to interview them and ask for references. Get to know their experience - what kind of dogs have the interacted with before? Their size? Do they know how to administer medication?

31 Oct 2018 10:58 AM



WoW!! Check out the email I just received!
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This email is to notify you that Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue (EIN: 31-1720049) has been issued a $171.72 donation from the AmazonSmile Foundation as a result of AmazonSmile program activity between July 1 and September 30, 2018. The donation was deposited to your organization's bank account on or before October 26, 2018. It may take several days for the donation to appear in the account.
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Thanks to our customers shopping at smile.amazon.com, AmazonSmile has donated over $100 million to charities around the world! To celebrate, now through Nov 2, we're donating 5%, ten times our usual rate, on all eligible smile.amazon.com purchases.
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AmazonSmile has donated over $100 million to charities thanks to customers shopping at smile.amazon.com. To celebrate, AmazonSmile is donating 5% (ten times the usual amount) to Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue when you shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/31-1720049 through Nov 2. #AmazoSmile #StartWithaSmile

31 Oct 2018 10:02 AM



Hi there...Yesterday I asked for funding for the books we have begun to give to adopters at the time of adoption. It occurred to me that perhaps I should ask if people feel edu materials/books given at the time of adoption helpful?
Unfortunately, facebook only allows for two options in polls on a page, so feel free to leave comments below the poll...Thanks for your responses.

31 Oct 2018 8:49 AM



Dear Miss Sarah,
I took a selfie to send you. VACATION IS SO MUCH FUN!!! I HOPE WE GO ON VACATION ALL THE TIME!!!!!! Today we drove in the land between the lakes. I slept in my crate most of the time, but I was still on vacation. We also saw giant barges on Kentucky Lake, which is also the Tennessee River. My mom says my dad is going to look at new big crates on the way home. She rolls her eyes when she says this, but I think it means more Vacations!!!!!!!!
Love, Iris

30 Oct 2018 2:50 PM



Pretty sure Dillon has spent time on a gator or golf cart - he jumped on and stuck with me while I did chores this morning!! Sorry for the boop shot, this guy has trouble holding still!
Dillon is available for adoption and would make an excellent all around buddy for the person interested in investing in a wonderful adventure guy!!

30 Oct 2018 12:28 PM



amazonSmile has a special promotion for the next few days...please consider choosing us as your charity!! https://smile.amazon.com/ch/31-1720049

30 Oct 2018 10:53 AM



Coming to you this morning with an ask.
For the past 6 months or so, we have been supplying adopters with educational and training books to help them start the adoption of their new friend on the right foot. The books are not expensive when purchased in bulk, but of course, that means an initial outlay of funding - which is precious.
We are looking for individuals or businesses that would be interested in partnering with us to purchase these books. We will include a plate in each book noting where the funding came from for the purchase of the book.
Can you help us fulfill this important part of making every adoption successful? If so, please send a note to Sarah at SLR@mabcr.org. We'd be grateful.

30 Oct 2018 9:14 AM



Please share, share, share!! Through Nov 2, AmazonSmile is donating 5% (ten times the usual amount) to Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue when you shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/31-1720049. #AmazonSmile #StartWithaSmile

29 Oct 2018 8:17 AM



I recently had someone ask 'how often is too often'? Here's a great article that helps answer that question! ~ Sarah

29 Oct 2018 7:39 AM



Which behavior(s) would you prefer your dog to have?

a. Biting
b. Resource guarding
c. Aggressive growling
d. None of the above

Obviously, we don't want our dogs displaying ANY aggressive behaviors toward us or another dog in the home. Some consistent intervention can help curb those behaviors and refocus their energy toward something else. Read below for more!

28 Oct 2018 6:04 PM



Meet Tiki, our young man with a heart of gold who needs some guidance. Read more about Tiki on his album, and see our website (mabcr.org) for information on adoption!

28 Oct 2018 10:55 AM



Stella is a ball girl!

27 Oct 2018 8:38 PM



The Rainbow Bridge - it's something no one wants to talk about. It represents loss, but also offers a time to reflect on the good times. What is your favorite memory of your companion? 🌈

27 Oct 2018 6:30 PM



For those of you who have been following Jack, this is what training with patience, love, and consistency can do for a feral dog. If it isn't obvious, Jack is the border collie being worked with by MABCR volunteer Nikki.

27 Oct 2018 4:50 PM



As a follow-up to yesterday's post regarding off-leash dogs, we offer you this: dogs in Europe behave differently than in the US. Why? People pay zero attention to dogs on the street, in the cafe, store, etc. In Paris (as well as elsewhere), it is common to see people walking their dogs (on and off-leash) on the street, and they are well behaved, pay attention to their human, and ignore everyone else.
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"If a dog receives no reinforcement from strangers, the owner will never have to calm an excited dog or manage a fearful one. It gives dogs freedom to focus on their owners because nothing interesting is coming at them from another source. People have the freedom to work or relax with their dogs in a variety of environments without needing to fend off a strange person or dog, and their dogs gain confidence from knowing exactly what to expect."

27 Oct 2018 8:11 AM



Although your dog may be well-trained, have great recall, and have wonderful manners, leashing your dog in public helps keep everyone's four-legged friends safe.

26 Oct 2018 5:45 PM



Intake date 29 September 2018
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November 2017 male Red Tri smoothie
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Tiki is a juvenile delinquent looking for a parole office...ok, kidding....Tiki is a young boy with a reasonable amount of drive that has never been channeled, consequently he sometimes looks for trouble when his human (Sarah) isn't paying enough attention....
Tiki will do best in an experienced multidog home that enjoys training and sports outlets. Tiki has the athleticism to do agility, rally, hike....and he most definitely needs a job!! Tiki does need introduction to new dogs, but then moves right into pack mode with the new pup.
We don't have history with Tiki and children, so placement care will be taken.

26 Oct 2018 1:14 PM



Today is National Pumpkin Day!! To celebrate, we are sharing our favorite pumpkin stencil....Please share and enjoy!

26 Oct 2018 1:02 PM



As soon as we decide a dog is good with bedding and we give them a premium bed.... #thisoswhywedonothavenicethings ☺️

26 Oct 2018 11:51 AM



Intake 9/29/18

1.5 yr old Black and White female

We don't know what she is mixed with, but holy cats is she intense with a ball. Stella is excellent with other dogs, and strangers, and as you can see, is super intense with the ball.

26 Oct 2018 10:58 AM



Jack greeted the year's first frosty morning at his foster home with excitement before going on a field trip to work on obedience and confidence building at the US National Arboretum yesterday.

26 Oct 2018 10:38 AM



Intake date 29 September 2018
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November 2017 neutered male pup
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Mark is a pretty sweet guy who appears to have not ever had a human to partner with. While not feral, when he arrived he was disassociating with me, but that is quickly changing, and now we are beginning to be real buddies. Mark is crate trained, gets along really well with other dogs, and is soooo ready to be in a home where he can begin his journey to partnership.
Mark will do best in an active home that is looking for a real partner, is interested in taking classes, training, and an adventure partner.

26 Oct 2018 9:24 AM



Dear Sarah - I would like to file a complaint about the horrific treatment I am getting here. Tonight they tried to amputate my toes, drown me and then blow me away with air. It was absolutely terrible and I hated every second. They are holding me hostage. Send help with tons of bones and cookies.

Love, Clover

24 Oct 2018 7:06 PM



To leash, or not to leash - that is the question. If you choose to walk your dog off-leash, this is an article worth reading about building a reliable recall through training, respecting a dog's limits, and finding the right balance of freedom. 🐾

24 Oct 2018 5:13 PM



Think your Bored Collie won't find something to do? Think again :)

24 Oct 2018 7:04 AM



Transport assistance needed this Saturday, 27 October at approximately 10am from Towson MD to Chestertown MD. Passenger is one adult dog that should be crated for travel.
Please send me an email at SLR@mabcr.org

23 Oct 2018 12:17 PM



“Want to go for a walk? Do you? Do you want to go for a walk? Aw, yeah you do - OK, let’s go!”

Everyone has said some version of this. Knowing the difference will help your dog know when it's time to play and - ahem - get business done. 💩

22 Oct 2018 5:45 PM



LAST CALL!!
Photo taking friends...we are very behind in our prep for the 2019 Calendar....if you have photos to submit, please do so asap! Deadline NOW at midnight.
Rules below (PLEASE READ)
Photo Submission Criteria
The Basics:
You must be 18 years or older.
You must own the photo. If you do not and have a photo you want to submit, please ask the owner of the photo to submit the photo.
Photo must include a border collie. Outdoor photos are preferable.
The Technical:
Eligible photos must be rectangular. Landscape-oriented images are better than portrait as they will appear in the calendar horizontally.
Each photo must have a minimum resolution of 2000 x 1600, size of 8 x 10 and/or a file size of 2 MB or higher. This means no phone camera photos (sorry!!)
Avoid excessive cropping and editing, and ensure that the subject matter of each photograph is clear.
Photos must be in .JPG format.
The Submission Emails
Save each photo with the following file name template: subjectmatter.photographer’s first and last name.2016 (i.e. Jordan.JaneDoe.2018).
The subject line of each email should contain the same information (subject matter, photographer’s first and last name, 2018).
Send each photo in a separate email to mabcr.home@gmail.com.
Within the body of each email, include your complete contact information: mailing address, telephone number and email address. This information is used to contact you if any of your photos are selected.

22 Oct 2018 3:33 PM



Intake date 29 September 2018
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November 2017 neutered male pup
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Mark is a pretty sweet guy who appears to have not ever had a human to partner with. While not feral, when he arrived he was disassociating with me, but that is quickly changing, and now we are beginning to be real buddies. Mark is crate trained, gets along really well with other dogs, and is soooo ready to be in a home where he can begin his journey to partnership.
Mark will do best in an active home that is looking for a real partner, is interested in taking classes, training, and an adventure partner.

22 Oct 2018 3:09 PM



Yes, yes, yes!! We are doing the Lynch Creek wreath fundraiser again this year (how could we not?). My favorite this year is the Blended Bay - I've ordered four for the farm! They are long lasting, and make a really beautiful statement. The very best part is that every order garners a donation that helps to support our pups! It's a win-win!
Please consider doing some of your holiday decorating shopping using the link below...great for gift giving as well!
Please share where appropriate!
www.lcffundraising.com/c/156270

22 Oct 2018 8:34 AM



People ask me all of the time why dogs are in rescue. The following letter is a real letter from someone looking to put their dog into rescue. I'll be honest, I felt a little (ok, a lot) like I was being trolled.
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She came from a humane society in XX about X years ago. About a year ago our elderly neighbor chased her with a rake, declaring he “would show her who the alpha dog was.” She barks at him whenever she sees him or anyone come out of his house. A buzz (electric) collar controls this most of the time. The neighbor informed us yesterday that she came onto
his property and nipped at his leg and he chased her off with a hoe. He is worried that she will bite his wife. Whenever we both leave home, she travels as far as a mile away, visiting other dogs, but stays away from people. Our yard is not fenced and we have a large shelter with a kennel attached. When we put her up, she barks most of the time. When we put her on a 50 foot line, she barks a lot.
This dog looks and acts like a much younger dog. She is playful, loves to run, and can herd our sheep and put them in the barn, but not on command. She gets along pretty well with our other dog, a female. They argue about food at times. She barks at new people, seems to be afraid of them. She is good with children she knows but we introduce new children gradually. The UPS guy fears her, but she has never bitten, just barks. She loves being inside and is housebroken. She is afraid of electrical storms and we let her in when they are near.
Her health is good, she is up to date on shots and flea treatment. There is a thumb- sized growth on her breast bone that the vet discovered this summer and told us to keep an eye on it. Sometimes, she gets a runny eye from the high grass, we think, and we have a salve for it.
We love her but do not know how to fix the situation with the angry neighbor except by relocating her.
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It's just crazy what keeping your dog inside, doing a little training, and installing a hardscape fence can fix ~ Sarah

21 Oct 2018 8:43 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue updated their profile picture.

20 Oct 2018 2:12 PM



Going on a vacation soon? There are a few habits to establish with your dog that'll come in handy before hitting the road. 🚙

20 Oct 2018 9:05 AM



And here's Oakleigh's television debut on WMDT with Leann!

19 Oct 2018 4:27 PM



Who went home yesterday?? This guy did!!!
We're so happy for Fleet, he is going to be an A#1 hiking buddy!!

19 Oct 2018 10:46 AM



Tried hard to get good transport photos of Briar. Not sure it happened ☺️

19 Oct 2018 9:28 AM



Dogs with Jobs!

19 Oct 2018 9:26 AM



Briar on WMDT with Leann!!! We love that our friends help us to promote our furry guests! Please share where appropriate :)

19 Oct 2018 9:02 AM



We're looking for an intern! Apply now for winter or summer opportunities!

18 Oct 2018 4:08 PM



Hey friends! I have SIX BarkBox coupons for a FREE box when you sign up for a subscription. I got BarkBox for the dogs here for the holidays last year and we love it. Every month is an adventure! PM me for a coupon code for your own BarkBox party! ~ Sarah

18 Oct 2018 2:14 PM



Resource guarding can happen over anything considered valuable - toys, treats, their owners. Most times, it's a healthy a thing. However, resource guarding can escalate quickly and go from bad to worse in the blink of an eye. 👀

17 Oct 2018 5:24 PM



PSA (feeling frustrated) - I started doing this job to work with, and help dogs. The reality is that my job has morphed into working with people, and spending less time with dogs and dogs/people relationships, which completely stinks.
If you are interested in adopting an animal through any organisation, PLEASE take the time to learn and understand what that organisation is about by reading their website as well as information they share with you, such as directions on how to apply, descriptions of dogs, etc.
I am spending entirely too little time with our dogs, and too much time redirecting people to our website and dog descriptions. I spend 4-5 hours each day responding to emails when the large majority of the questions we receive by email are answered with a few minutes reading on our website. Also note: if a dog's description states something specific about that dog - we mean it. It is true. Please believe it,and don't question its validity. ~ Sarah

17 Oct 2018 10:49 AM



Jazzy girl wanted to show off her happy dinner time dance!

17 Oct 2018 8:30 AM



Those of you who know me, know I have always had dogs, but I got my start with behavioral work with horses. I've found so many correlations between good horse handling (and children raising for that matter) and dog handling that I spend time reading and watching horse training almost as much as dog handling. What may seem obvious in horse handling/training may not seem so obvious in dog handling, so the cross-over is helpful ~ Sarah
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"We should all take a lesson from riding a horse: We need to be vigilant and PROACTIVE when walking our dogs or taking them into any social situation. We should be SCANNING THE ENVIRONMENT for potential problems - not in a neurotic way, but in a calm and responsible manner - realising that our dog’s emotional and physical safety is in our hands at all times, we need to AVOID potential problems, before they happen and we need to SPEAK OUT to protect our dogs.

17 Oct 2018 7:52 AM



Tonight’s 3 minutes of entertainment is brought to you by MABCR Scout. He likes to catch his toys with his feet. Cracks me up every time, but as soon as I starting taking video he got shy so it took a bit to catch it. Slide all the way to the end if you aren’t interested in seeing a cute puppy play catch 😉 ~ Sarah

16 Oct 2018 8:41 PM



shelter photo

16 Oct 2018 6:13 PM



Oakleigh visited our own Leanne Guyette - Pet Reporter 47abc at WMDT 47 today!! Stay tuned for her television debut!!

16 Oct 2018 3:11 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue updated their profile picture.

15 Oct 2018 2:13 PM



3 year old Neutered Male
Intake Date: 6/12/2/18
Birth Date: 6/16/2015

15 Oct 2018 2:11 PM



Photo taking friends...we are very behind in our prep for the 2019 Calendar....if you have photos to submit, please do so asap! Deadline Sunday (21 October) at midnight.
Rules below (PLEASE READ)
Photo Submission Criteria
The Basics:
You must be 18 years or older.
You must own the photo. If you do not and have a photo you want to submit, please ask the owner of the photo to submit the photo.
Photo must include a border collie. Outdoor photos are preferable.
The Technical:
Eligible photos must be rectangular. Landscape-oriented images are better than portrait as they will appear in the calendar horizontally.
Each photo must have a minimum resolution of 2000 x 1600, size of 8 x 10 and/or a file size of 2 MB or higher. This means no phone camera photos (sorry!!)
Avoid excessive cropping and editing, and ensure that the subject matter of each photograph is clear.
Photos must be in .JPG format.
The Submission Emails
Save each photo with the following file name template: subjectmatter.photographer’s first and last name.2016 (i.e. Jordan.JaneDoe.2018).
The subject line of each email should contain the same information (subject matter, photographer’s first and last name, 2018).
Send each photo in a separate email to mabcr.home@gmail.com.
Within the body of each email, include your complete contact information: mailing address, telephone number and email address. This information is used to contact you if any of your photos are selected.

15 Oct 2018 1:19 PM



See Spot Run. And run. And run. And run. . .

Can you dog play for hours on end and still have energy afterward? You can install an "Off switch" or code word to signal to your dog that playtime is over. #SeeSpotRun #SeeSpotStop

15 Oct 2018 9:38 AM



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.
~Skylar

11 Oct 2018 6:38 PM



Hey local friends - Check out the latest class session hosted by Belle Rose Kennels! Half of the proceeds go to MABCR when you sign up!

11 Oct 2018 9:20 AM



Simon is so handsome <3

10 Oct 2018 9:15 PM



There's no better than than Fall to hit the wineries with your pup!*

*Dogs shouldn't drink wine. However, the humans at MABCR always enjoy company 🍷!

10 Oct 2018 10:00 AM



Looks like Pip has hit the jackpot! Apparently, her new humans are smitten 💕

10 Oct 2018 9:09 AM



Fun fact!

10 Oct 2018 5:20 AM



Intake 25 July 2018
Rehome date 8 October 2018

Born May 2018

Sassy 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. The pups in the group have been very quick to come around, and Sassy has made wonderful progress here on the farm. Sassy is a sweet, (sometimes overly) friendly pup who will thrive in a home that understands rules and boundaries for making a great partnerships. Sassy still shows signs from her feral life, but will continue to overcome them as time passes with good leadership.
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Sassy will be made available to an active, patient home with other friendly, confident dogs already residing within the home. Sassy is crate trained, understands leashwalking, and is well on her way to becoming a wonderful companion.
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Please see our website at mabcr.org for information on adopting.

8 Oct 2018 4:37 PM



Training not only provides us with a better behaved dog in the end, but also builds a better bond, more communication, and helps both beings to learn and practice mindfulness ~ Nikki Sheckells, MABCR volunteer

8 Oct 2018 9:49 AM



Happy dog, happy life - right? Well, sort of. A manic frenzy and controllable excitement are two different things and ultimately result in positive habits. Dig a little deeper with this article on over-arousal.

7 Oct 2018 6:32 PM



Intake Date 10/6/18

1 yr old Black and White Border Collie x Lab mix

5 Oct 2018 1:22 PM



Intake date 9/29/18

11m old male Red Tri

5 Oct 2018 1:05 PM



Jazz is often over looked since she doesn't look like your typical border collie mix. She is extremely sweet however and LOVES to entertain herself with a squeaky toy. Check out the video below!

*Facebook has been ruining video quality the last few days. I apologize on their behalf.

5 Oct 2018 9:21 AM



Want your pup to be the talk of the next family get together? You can teach your dog object names with the power of Pavlov and brag on how smart they are. They must take after their owner 🧠💁‍♀️!

4 Oct 2018 10:48 AM



All dogs in this album are currently offered for adoption by MidAtlantic Border Collie Rescue. For more information about how to adopt one of our dogs, please review our procedures for adoption on our website at mabcr.org.
Please click on the photo of the animal itself for information pertaining to the specific dog. More information about our foster program can be found by emailing Sarah at SLR@mabcr.org.
View our website and complete an adoption application at mabcr.org

4 Oct 2018 8:06 AM



How your dog interacts with other dogs often changes as they develop sexually and socially. Although your dog may have felt one way as a puppy, it may change as they age.

3 Oct 2018 10:02 AM



This morning the new guys got to explore the big field for the first time. You can see Stella (black rough coat), Tiki (smooth red tri), and Mark (black and white rough coat around 0:38) enjoying the play time!

3 Oct 2018 7:46 AM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue updated their profile picture.

1 Oct 2018 7:22 PM



October Training Tip: Loose-Leash Walking - https://mailchi.mp/8f4c473e7dd4/october-training-tip-loose-leash-walking

1 Oct 2018 5:29 PM



Have a rigid, schedule-driven dog that's teetering on over-stimulation or anxiety? This infographic presents an interesesting argument on how ditching the routine for could lead to a happier day-to-day life for your dog - and probably you!

1 Oct 2018 10:15 AM



Today is National Black Dog Day! Here are a few of our black (or mostly black 😉) adoptable dogs - Stella, Matty, and Sugar!

Share pictures of your black dog below!

1 Oct 2018 9:30 AM



Today's your last chance to get 20% off zip hoodies from the MABCR shop! Use code CHILLIN to take advantage of this offer.

http://www.mabcr.org/store.html

30 Sep 2018 6:15 PM



A lot of our adopters LOVE border collies because they had one previously that was out of this world and recently crossed the rainbow bridge. This article touches on the important process of honoring a life well-lived, a necessary process before adding another dog to your life. 🌈

30 Sep 2018 12:07 PM



Most folks know what they're signing up for when they get a puppy. However, we tend to forget that dogs go through teenage angst from 6-12 months old - just like humans! This article gives some pro-tips on navigating the temporary changes in behavior with your dog.

30 Sep 2018 9:48 AM



Intake 9/29/18

1.5 yr old Black and White female

29 Sep 2018 7:48 PM



Intake 9/29/18

2 yr old Male Black and White Tri

29 Sep 2018 7:46 PM



OK - friends who want to see what our dogs are bred to do...on American soil! Here is a link to view our National Finals through this weekend....

28 Sep 2018 7:11 PM



There's a lot of debate about walking your dog off-leash. While there's no promising 100% safety, there are steps you can take to help mitigate the risks that come with it. Read on for some helpful tips! 🐕🏃‍♀️

28 Sep 2018 3:03 PM



Love soaking up the great outdoors with your dog? Camping with dogs involves different rules, and they can vary depending on the destination. Learn what you need to know for national, state, and local parks. 🌲

27 Sep 2018 7:09 PM



PSA - If you go to a trainer or behaviorist with your dog and they tell you your dog cannot change, thank them and walk away. Find another trainer and start over.
While you may not get the results you want (or the dog you want) dogs always have the ability to change. Always. It is up to us to find the key to help them change. -- Sarah

27 Sep 2018 1:16 PM



Jack has been with us a long time. Three years without a serious application from someone who can help him be ok with the world. Foster Nikki has taken Jack on a 30 day training spree to see if a change of venue doesn't help our boy find placement. Here is Jack (on day 3) with his foster sibs (note, Jack is the worried one).

27 Sep 2018 1:03 PM



Want to sport MABCR with us this Fall? You can get 20% off zip hoodies with 5 different embroidery options in the MABCR shop now through Sept. 30th with code CHILLIN.

http://www.mabcr.org/store.html

27 Sep 2018 10:00 AM



This little guy - Simon - such a good pup!! He has decided playing ball is lots of fun !

27 Sep 2018 2:53 AM



Is your furry friend joining you for an upcoming getaway? This article covers gives from pro-tips on making it an enjoyable and stress-free experience for you and your dog! 🐾

26 Sep 2018 4:45 PM



The Rainbow Bridge - it's something no one wants to talk about. It represents loss, but also offers a time to reflect on the good times. What is your favorite memory of your trusted, four-legged companion? 🌈

25 Sep 2018 7:05 PM



Passengers are 3 adult border collies. No experience needed. We cannot do this without you. Please consider... SLR@mabcr.org

25 Sep 2018 3:00 PM



A friend recently had a scary event with a young dog in her care. The pup found a (poisonous) mushroom and was running around the yard with in in her mouth playing keepaway. With all of the rain we've had in our area, we have mushrooms galore, so I thought I'd share this here. If your pup eats a mushroom, contact your vet. - Sarah

25 Sep 2018 1:16 PM



Passengers are 3 adult border collies. No experience needed. We cannot do this without you... SLR@mabcr.org

24 Sep 2018 7:20 PM



Dog fighting in the home is usually prededed by specific stressors. Luckily, training sessions utilizing operant conditioning can be really useful! Pavlov and Whole Dog Journal still have a thing or two up their sleeve after all. . . 🛎️🐕

24 Sep 2018 5:17 PM



Simon is his foster home 😃

23 Sep 2018 1:32 PM



Dogs with Jobs!

23 Sep 2018 8:22 AM



Leash, or no leash? That is the question.

This open letter touches on some important points to consider before you walk your dog without a leash. Take a look!

22 Sep 2018 7:04 PM



Intake date 26 July 2018

Rowan is an Irish Terrier who didn't receive appropriate training prior to her arrival here. She is WIDE OPEN and will need an experienced home with other calm, playful dogs within the home, and a home with a job for Rowan would be best.

22 Sep 2018 6:22 PM



Intake - 9/8/18

4 year old black and white female

22 Sep 2018 6:20 PM



Black tri male ~ Born 5 March 2018
New home date ~ 18 July 2018
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Connor is one of 9 pups born to Charm (aussie)

22 Sep 2018 7:54 AM



Time's a'tickin' on this shop deal! ⏰Only available until Sept. 30th.

http://www.mabcr.org/store.html

21 Sep 2018 5:17 PM



It's that time again for $5 Friday! 🐾

We get a fair amount of inquiries on how to support the Rescue in a way that is financially accessible. To respond to that call-to-action, we created an Amazon wish list with $5 items we need around the farm. Every purchase saves us time coupon clipping, a trip to the store, and improves the quality of life for our furry friends.

21 Sep 2018 9:33 AM



I'm looking for someone who would like to work with MABCR on correspondence and outreach. Volunteer would be a few hours a week, and can be done from your home on a laptop or pc. Skills required are patience (mostly with me ;-) ), basic letter writing, and self motivation. If you would be interested, please PM me - Sarah

21 Sep 2018 9:13 AM



We're looking for an intern! Apply now for winter or summer opportunities!

21 Sep 2018 8:35 AM



Heidi has been busy working on her diet and exercise routine! We finally have a starting weight.....83.4lbs! We've also been measuring her girth every 4 days. So far she's lost 2.5 inches around her girth. We're going back for a weigh in October 2nd. Wish Heidi luck!

21 Sep 2018 8:03 AM



Excellent news story that relates to the current situation with Florence, but also to every day rescue. It's very understandable that people want to help the animals directly (food/medication), but what about the rest of the expenses? Equally, and sometimes more important than the food...if we can't pay the bills, what kind of care can rescue animals get while they are waiting for their new homes? Food for thought - Sarah

20 Sep 2018 1:38 PM



Shoes on, leash in hand, treats in your pocket. It's WALK TIME. 🏃‍♀️

20 Sep 2018 8:45 AM



The past 48 hours have been rough for old timers adopted long ago from MABCR. Fly (15+), Zora (15+), and Zoe (16.5+) have all moved on and are waiting at the bridge for their people. Sending our most sincere condolences to all who loved them.

19 Sep 2018 6:56 PM



I’m never really alone.
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Sarah

18 Sep 2018 12:30 PM



Intake date 24 June 2018
Rehome date 4 August 2018

18 Sep 2018 9:33 AM



This pretty girl has taken to playing ball like she was born to it!

18 Sep 2018 9:18 AM



Intake date 15 September 2018

1-2 year old spayed female

17 Sep 2018 9:08 PM



I wanted to share this emergency tag with you - it is the best tag I’ve ever seen on a transported Dog.
Dogs generally begin transports without ID - not a good thing should they become misplaced. I was chatting with our overnight foster and asked if she could ID Kira and made a few suggestions on how she could do that, and she ran with the duct tape.
The best thing about this emergency tag is that it can be read at a distance, so that if the dog is afraid, you can still read the name and phone number without touching the dog.
Brava, Julia!

17 Sep 2018 8:48 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added 14 new photos.

17 Sep 2018 8:41 PM



Travelling by car, sea, or air with your pup? No worries! This website gives your the 4-1-1 on the most up to date policies on adventuring with your four-legged friend! 🌎

17 Sep 2018 9:59 AM



It's fun to see our volunteers write about their experiences! Transport and foster can be so rewarding.

17 Sep 2018 9:37 AM



LOOK WHO'S ON HER WAY TO THE FARM!!!
Can you say BEAUTY!! And SMART!!!

16 Sep 2018 3:14 PM



With Fall right around the corner, you want to be prepared for those brisk mornings and nights 🍂

You can get 20% off Zip Hoodies through Sept. 30th in the MABCR Shop with code CHILLIN at http://www.mabcr.org/store.html

16 Sep 2018 2:00 PM



Today's the last day to scoop up this deal. Use code BACKTOSCHOOL to claim it today!

http://www.mabcr.org/store.html

15 Sep 2018 8:30 AM



MABCR is moving a dog from Bellefonte PA to Chestertown MD on Sunday. Looking for someone who might be able to assist with a couple of hours driving - in particular, from Bellefonte area to Red Lion PA, arriving at 6pm.
Please PM me if you can help. Thanks.

15 Sep 2018 8:17 AM



Yes, Livvy is a corgi, but 'leave it' is a command all good canine partners should know and understand. Does your pup own this skill?

14 Sep 2018 10:46 AM



Using a harness instead of a collar has huge benefits. There are also TONS of options to pick from, and it's not always as simple as picking out the best color or pattern. This article takes out the guesswork and does the trail and error for you!

13 Sep 2018 5:20 PM



Disasters can happen anywhere, often without warning. Are you prepared?

13 Sep 2018 10:31 AM



Dogs with Jobs!

13 Sep 2018 7:38 AM



Maybe it's true after all - Virginia IS for Lovers (of wine and dogs!) 🍷 What dog-friendly wineries have you been to?

11 Sep 2018 11:06 AM



Do Something Special This September - https://mailchi.mp/ec63d3315387/do-something-special-this-september

10 Sep 2018 3:33 PM



Intake date - 9/8/18

3 year old black and white female

9 Sep 2018 3:40 PM



Intake - 9/8/18

4 year old black and white female

9 Sep 2018 3:38 PM



Colt thinks that bath may have been worth it - he just went to his new home!! Yeehaa!!

9 Sep 2018 12:34 PM



Now through Sept. 15th you can get 15% off AND free shipping on leashes in the MABCR store with code BACKTOSCHOOL. They are multipurpose, too! You can:

- clip the leash around your torso to walk “hands free”
- make a loop at one end to use it as a conventional leash
- walk two dogs at once,
- clip the leash to a post or other structure temporarily

This deal won't be around much longer, so take advantage of it while there's still time! ✨

9 Sep 2018 9:00 AM



No yappy hour on this raining Sunday morning, so thought we’d share pics from a morning earlier last week when Colt earned his freedom. Such a nice boy!

9 Sep 2018 6:48 AM



Did you know most purchases you make on Amazon can benefit MABCR? We participate in Amazon Smile - a profit-sharing fundraising option through Amazon. In short, 0.5% of your order total is donated to the Rescue. Every bit helps, plus there's no additional cost to you.

How can you help support? We included 3-step "How-to" guide to associate your account with Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue. The only change in your Amazon shopping habits is to go to "smile.amazon.com" instead of just Amazon.com. The prices and products are the same - it just let's Amazon know you want to direct part of your order total to us.

Questions? Ask below!

7 Sep 2018 6:15 PM



Twice as many puppies is twice as much cuteness, right? Actually, probably not. There are some serious considerations to take in account before adopting two pups at the same time. If you're already in too deep, the article offers some tips for crating, play time, and relationship management. 🐾

5 Sep 2018 8:07 AM



Great training video from Simon’s foster. She is teaching Wait.

4 Sep 2018 9:02 AM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added 2 new photos.

3 Sep 2018 4:46 PM



In the market for a versatile, reliable leash? We have brown and black leather leashed in the MABCR shop for 15% plus FREE shipping with code BACKTOSCHOOL now through September 15th. There's no better time than the present!

http://www.mabcr.org/store.html#!/c/0/offset=9&sort=nameAsc

3 Sep 2018 1:43 PM



How your dog interacts with other dogs can dictate a lot: where you go for walks, what kind of outings they can go to, and what kind of role you play in facilitating new interactions 🤝. Proper leadership can change your dog's sociability over time, but a bad interaction can quickly make things worse.

What introduction techniques have worked for you so far? What hasn't?

3 Sep 2018 1:05 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added a new photo.

3 Sep 2018 12:25 PM



There are a whole lot of noise makers here.
Wait for it....
Colt isn’t quite sure what to think about all of that!!

2 Sep 2018 12:39 PM



Yes. Taking a bath is just as stressful as he thought. Except for the part where he got a full body massage ☺️

2 Sep 2018 12:09 PM



Sugar is very close to being ready for her new home, and we are looking for great placement - preferably soon after her upcoming spay.
Sugar needs a specific type of home, please consider her if you can provide one for her. Due to her feral history, Sugar will do best in a quiet, low stress home with other friendly, confident dogs. She will bond tightly to her human, who should be open to taking ongoing relaxed, fun classes with Sugar - for confidence and partner building. See videos in the album comments for her quick progress with fun, positive training methods. Sugar made excellent progress in her foster home, and we would like for that trend to continue.
Just in case you cannot tell from her photos, Sugar is tiny (under 25lbs).
Sugar will do fine in a home with older children, and cats. She is housebroken here, and is well crate trained. Securely fenced yard is preferred. Sugar is not drivey, and does not require intense exercise - in addition to training, walks will keep her happy.
You can find our procedures for adoption, and an application, on our website.

2 Sep 2018 10:08 AM



Such a great update from Bar's new human!

Bar's first full week with us is all wrapped up and I wanted to give you an update!

Bar is a doll. He's so friendly, happy, and busy. He's very handler focused. I've been reinforcing calm behavior and letting him get a feel for our routine and rules of the house. He has some minor "young BC without a purpose" quirks that we are working on (*cough* vacuum chasing *cough*), but he is a wonderful sport and catches on quickly. He has won over our girl, Frost, and gets along with everyone, dog and person, he has met so far.

I really like this boy. Thank you so much for the opportunity to have him be a part of the family!

1 Sep 2018 8:44 AM



Remember this guy? His humans say he is the very best!

1 Sep 2018 8:39 AM



Trying to help your dog be more flexible and take change in stride? Consider this article on ditching the routine. Your furry friends read your cues - when you can spice up your routine you're slowly (but surely!) helping your dog be more adaptable.

What are you going to do differently today to change your routine?

1 Sep 2018 8:30 AM



Excited dogs are happy dogs. Overly excited dogs? They lose focus and response. Read below for a case for creating healthy associations without extinguishing motivation.

31 Aug 2018 5:42 PM



Intake date 28 August 2018

2 year old neutered male Border Collie

31 Aug 2018 12:56 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added a new photo.

31 Aug 2018 7:51 AM



Intake date 28 August 2018

2 year old neutered male Border Collie

31 Aug 2018 7:28 AM



Sweet Lucille went home to her new siblings - all MABCR alum!!

30 Aug 2018 8:29 PM



Y'know what the best part of the 20% off embroidered items is? You save money AND support our day-to-day operations on the farm to rescue dogs. 🐶

Like always, all good things must come to an end. Tomorrow is the last day to claim this deal in our online shop - including this fetching bucket hat!

✨ Use promo code STITCH at mabcr.org/store.html to claim this deal. ✨

30 Aug 2018 6:15 PM



MABCR Iris (and her mom) earned her CGC last night with Skylar of Belle Rose Kennel at Victory Farm! Iris is on her way to becoming a certified Therapy Dog!

30 Aug 2018 5:32 PM



Intake date 24 June 2018
Rehome date 4 August 2018

30 Aug 2018 3:19 PM



So excited that Sugar (on the right) is back at the farm. Her progress with her foster is AMAZING. Whoever adopts this little girl will be one lucky human!!

29 Aug 2018 6:41 PM



Dogs with Jobs! And, Reilly is a Rescue Dog!! Good job, Carolina Border Collie Rescue!

28 Aug 2018 11:12 AM



Hot pavement, loud music, dodging hundreds of ankles, and overheated. If this doesn't sound fun to you, it probably isn't for your dog, either.

24 Aug 2018 10:47 AM



Want to sport your MABCR support and love of Border Collies round the clock? ⏰

Today's your lucky day, then! Right now, all embroidered items are 20% off in our online store. Don't walk - run! 🏃‍♀️

http://www.mabcr.org/store.html

23 Aug 2018 1:24 PM



Intake date 10 March 2018
Rehome date 5 August 2018

7/18/18: Pups are all weaned and gone. Tulip has now been spayed and is ready for adoption! This girl is absolutely the sweetest!
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So hugely pregnant - as in ready to pop. We can use donations for food, we also need an XXL side door crate, ex-pens, shavings, laundry detergent, disinfectant, etc.

23 Aug 2018 8:09 AM



Intake date 25 July
Rehome date 20 August 2018

5 month old female border collie mix

23 Aug 2018 7:59 AM



Whether you're going for overnight camping or a day trip, there are a few things to know before you venture on public lands (national, state, and local parks) with your four-legged friend. 🏕️

22 Aug 2018 6:01 PM



Intake date 25 July 2018
5 month old male

21 Aug 2018 12:03 PM



Regardless if you're heading to the mountains, beach, campground, or hotel for some R&R, this article offers some guidance on habits to begin with your dog to make traveling with your dog easy!

21 Aug 2018 8:49 AM



Just a reminder to "like" and "follow" our MABCR Online Auctions page to see all the great auction items we have available! All proceeds go directly to helping care and support the border collies in our care.

20 Aug 2018 3:27 PM



There are 4 different kinds of walks: potty, exercise, training, and enrichment/mental stimulation. This article deep dives into how you can help cue your dog on which you're aiming for - business or pleasure. 🐾

20 Aug 2018 2:00 PM



"While I understand you’re 100% convinced that your dog won’t do anything spontaneous, I get it. Neighbor, the truth is that your dog is an animal and any claim that you’re 100% certain your dog won’t do anything is incorrect. They MAY not, but you can’t be certain. It’s simple; dogs are animals and react instinctively."

19 Aug 2018 5:55 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added 2 new photos.

19 Aug 2018 1:17 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added 6 new photos.

19 Aug 2018 12:45 PM



Intake date 25 July

5 month old female border collie mix

19 Aug 2018 12:41 PM



MABCR Custom Embroidery Sale! - https://mailchi.mp/5bdaa8cecb72/so-many-furever-homes-2326101

19 Aug 2018 7:48 AM



Miss Luna left for her forever home today! Congrats and good luck to Craig and Luna!

18 Aug 2018 4:26 PM



Sugar's progress with Nikki in foster

18 Aug 2018 8:46 AM



Barking dogs constantly duking it out over a toy or attention is exhausting for them and you. Triggers usually push dogs over the edge, and identifying them is the first step. Counter-conditioning, desensitization, and a lot of patience can go a long way to decrease aggression and fighting. ✔️

17 Aug 2018 6:00 PM



Intake date 20 June 2018
Rehome date 3 August 2018

1-2 year old, neutered male Cavalier King Charles / Dachshund mix

17 Aug 2018 8:19 AM



Intake date 25 July 2018

Sugar is mama to the South Paw pups - a feral family we took in with the assistance of ETBCR. Sugar is currently in foster with a trainer who is working with Sugar specifically on human socialization and exposure to the world.

Sugar will be available to an appropriate home once Sugar is out of foster and has been spayed.

17 Aug 2018 7:35 AM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue has been issued a $126.62 donation from the AmazonSmile Foundation as a result of AmazonSmile program activity between April 1 and June 30, 2018.

All of you who use the smile program through amazon, thank you!! All of you who don't, please consider! You can make a difference at no cost to you!

16 Aug 2018 1:40 PM



Now available in our online store! You can look as cute as our MABCR alum, Gryff. All embroidered items are 20% with through August 31st, which includes this adorable bucket hat. . .dog not included 😉

➡️Use promo code STITCH at checkout ⬅️

http://www.mabcr.org/store.html

15 Aug 2018 10:02 AM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue updated their profile picture.

14 Aug 2018 9:53 AM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added 10 new photos.

14 Aug 2018 9:42 AM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added 7 new photos.

14 Aug 2018 9:38 AM



When you pick out a piece of clothing for yourself, you consider fit, cut, and comfort. This article does the same for your dog's harness!

13 Aug 2018 10:02 AM



Sadie has hit the adoption lotto! Here are some photos from her new family 💕

12 Aug 2018 10:26 AM



We are SOOO excited to start our Dog Days of Summer Auction which includes a super cool vase from SunnyGirl's Pottery!!! Head on over the the MABCR Online Auctions page, and check out what Skylar has posted in the auction today!! Be sure to check back, as more things will listed!

11 Aug 2018 7:32 PM



Wine tasting AND the company of your dog? Seriously, what's not to like?🍷

Also, dogs shouldn't drink wine. If you're looking to share with someone, let us know ;)!

11 Aug 2018 5:40 PM



Nova, skinny dipping with her BF 😉

10 Aug 2018 9:01 PM



Stop the presses - it's SALE TIME! 📣

Part of the way we support the rescue is through our online story. Now through August 31st you can get 20% all embroidered items with the coupon code STITCH at checkout.

10 Aug 2018 5:30 PM



A heart felt thank you to this crew who worked to take on the beast that is the house and kennel Dog yard! Lin and Ian were so enthusiastic they are returning Monday!! Yahoo!!!!

9 Aug 2018 12:31 PM



Many people have dogs as companions and enjoy having them a part of their life as much as possible. However, we wouldn't want our friends to take us somewhere where we have to walk barefoot on hot pavement, listen to loud music, dodge hundreds of ankles, and overheat.

Consider your #PupsPerspective at summertime festivals.

9 Aug 2018 10:00 AM



Please remember to "like" and "follow" our Online Auction page so that you can be sure to not miss our next Auction which will be starting soon!

~Skylar

9 Aug 2018 9:25 AM



Welsh Nationals begin today!

9 Aug 2018 6:15 AM



As a rescue, we have a different processes than your local animal shelter or humane society. You can also expect an additional layer of service in return - known medical and behavioral history, after-adoption support, and lifestyle matching. This is a useful article to explain the difference between shelters, SPCAs, and rescues. #AdoptDontShop 🐾

7 Aug 2018 5:35 PM



This!

7 Aug 2018 8:24 AM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added 2 new photos.

6 Aug 2018 5:39 PM



One of the tougher things to explain to people is that sometimes rehoming IS the right thing to do for the dog...

6 Aug 2018 4:34 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added 2 new photos.

6 Aug 2018 4:20 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added 2 new photos.

5 Aug 2018 7:37 PM



Intake date 5 August 2018
Rehome date 5 August 2018

12 year old emergency rehome

5 Aug 2018 7:13 PM



Please click through for an issue of our newsletter....that has been MIA for some months. Please consider signing up to receive our newsletter via email so you don't miss an issue!

5 Aug 2018 6:02 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added a new photo.

5 Aug 2018 10:39 AM



On the road again, but not quite sure how to make sure your dog is comfortable while traveling? Let's us take some weight off your shoulders. This website gives you the inside scoop on pet-friendly hotels, checklist for pet traveling, Uber and Lyft policies, and everything in between. Bon voyage! ✈️

5 Aug 2018 10:03 AM



Dogs fall on somewhere on a socialization spectrum, and can move between these until they're 2-3 years old. Knowing where your dog falls will help you better facilitate interactions with other dogs.

Where does your dog fall on this spectrum? What kind of facilitation and supervision has been effective for you?

3 Aug 2018 4:45 PM



Turns out Hannah loves the water too! This sweet 9.5 yr old girl is looking for a soft place to land. Could you be the right home for her?

3 Aug 2018 12:57 PM



Routine isn't inherently a bad thing. ⌚ However, when your pup is overextending energy from the anticipation, their quality of life is diminished. Try changing up the routine by with small changes to help them be more flexible and go-with-the-flow. You can start with slight changes in feeding time, taking walks at different times of the day, or introducing a new toy into the mix.

1 Aug 2018 3:45 PM



Want to know how to get possession of this sweet swag?? Stay tuned for news you can use!!

1 Aug 2018 2:02 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added 3 new photos.

1 Aug 2018 8:59 AM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added 5 new photos.

1 Aug 2018 8:57 AM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added a new photo — at Victory Farm.

1 Aug 2018 8:53 AM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added a new photo — at Victory Farm.

1 Aug 2018 8:50 AM



Intake date 25 July 2018

Sugar is mama to the South Paw pups - a feral family we took in with the assistance of ETBCR. Sugar is currently in foster with a trainer who is working with Sugar specifically on human socialization and exposure to the world.

Sugar will be available to an appropriate home once Sugar is out of foster and has been spayed.

1 Aug 2018 8:27 AM



Did you know dogs go through "teenage years" too? They do! Between 6 and 12 months, a lot of happening to your dog physically, psychologically, and biologically. This impacts socialization, sleeping schedule, the kinds of toys they need! This article touches on how you can get through some of the teenage angst together.

30 Jul 2018 6:45 PM



You've invested time and money into training to help you dog be a responsible canine citizen. Surely, they've earned the right to walk without restriction, right? Not so fast. Read this open letter about the importance of leashing your well-trained dog.

27 Jul 2018 6:05 PM



Thanks to Libby, Niki, Penny, Reuben, Robert, Karen, Leanne, Melissa, Sarah, Ruth, and Earle, we are nearly half way to our goal of turning $1000 into $2000....can you help us meet our goal?
*Thanks to an extraordinary offer from a long time MABCR friend, your donation (made after 12pm 25 July) to help the South Paws will be matched - up to $1000!! Please consider making a donation, as vetting and caring for these guys will be close to $2000!!

27 Jul 2018 7:04 AM



Thanks to an extraordinary offer from a long time MABCR, your donation to help the South Paws will be matched - up to $1000!! Please consider making a donation, as vetting and caring for these guys will be close to $2000!!

25 Jul 2018 11:16 AM



We all know Pavlov's classical conditioning with dogs - ring a bell and salivate. Pull out the leash and spin in circles chasing your tail. With time, that can be generalized to pacing and whining as you put your shoes on or shaking during car rides. Suddenly, it's not so cute.

Read below for some tips on curbing uncontrollable excitement.

25 Jul 2018 8:44 AM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added 8 new photos.

24 Jul 2018 7:16 PM



Intake Date 25 July 2018

Mom with pups from Tennessee

24 Jul 2018 6:24 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added 3 new photos.

24 Jul 2018 6:21 PM



Intake Date 25 July 2018

Mom with pups from Tennessee

24 Jul 2018 6:19 PM



Service Dogs, emotional support animals and therapy dogs ARE NOT THE SAME!

A Service Dog is the only one of the three with access to public places a dog would otherwise not be allowed. Period.

The law is clear on the issue. Emotional support animals ARE NOT Service Animals and have no public access protection!

Image source: www.servicedogiq.com

24 Jul 2018 6:00 PM



I suspect we don’t chat about back stories enough - mostly due to time constraints - but here’s one that needs to be heard.
We saw notice of a litter of pups that needed someone to take responsibility, but the local rescue is full and unable to assist....so...shelter personnel worked with East Tennessee Border Collie Rescue to move the pups from the property where they had been living to the shelter to the vet clinic to the ETBCR President’s home (where they got bathed) and later tonight, they will be loaded into a vehicle for their ride from Tennessee to Maryland.
I say it all the time - it takes a village, and this is a village undertaking. These pups would not be safe if it weren’t for a team effort.
ETBCR raised the funds for the transport (YAY), now it’s our turn to raise the money for vetting (these guys have never had any vetting before, so need everything). If you’d like to be part of the team to help these pups make their way to their forever homes, please consider making a donation today 🐾
More photos and information coming soon!

24 Jul 2018 5:55 PM



Cool followup to our post from earlier today. Check out the Bark Ranger program at Acadia National Park! It looks like a great program for any dog that wants to spend time in public as a Good Canine Citizen!

23 Jul 2018 4:38 PM



Love soaking up the great outdoors with your dog? Camping with dogs involves different rules, and they can vary depending on the destination. Learn what you need to know for national, state, and local parks. 🌲

23 Jul 2018 1:59 PM



We recently adopted a puppy to a family who has a child who is non-verbal - mom told me that her non-verbal child is training their new dog with hand signals!

22 Jul 2018 9:43 AM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue updated their profile picture.

21 Jul 2018 6:50 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added 23 new photos.

21 Jul 2018 6:20 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added a new photo — at Victory Farm.

21 Jul 2018 6:17 PM



Before you pack your dog's bags for vacation, there are a handful of training tips to ensure you have an enjoyable and worry-free vacation. ☀️

21 Jul 2018 1:20 PM



Meet Woody. Woody is a 6 month old working bred dog who hasn’t gotten what he’s needed, so is learning about life. Woody has a lot of potential, and will be placed into an experienced home with other stable dogs. He will need a job to help his become the best dog he is capable of being!

21 Jul 2018 9:11 AM



It's $5 Friday, everyone! 🐶

We often get asked what in-kind donations we need around the farm. As a non-profit, we rely heavily on donations and recognize everyone is in a different position to give. We created this list with items around $5 that would significantly impact the life of the dog's on the farm. Check it out!

20 Jul 2018 9:15 AM



Funnel cakes, live music, and local vendors - what's not to like?

Although this may sound like a relaxing environment on a summer weekend to you, this may be a stress-inducing experience for your dog. Read the article below and reconsider packing the leash to your next festival.

19 Jul 2018 1:01 PM



The Irish Nationals Sheepdog Trials on YouTube broadcasting now!

19 Jul 2018 10:41 AM



Have you met Tulip?

19 Jul 2018 9:18 AM



Intake date 10 March 2018

7/18/18: Pups are all weaned and gone. Tulip has now been spayed and is ready for adoption! This girl is absolutely the sweetest!
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So hugely pregnant - as in ready to pop. We can use donations for food, we also need an XXL side door crate, ex-pens, shavings, laundry detergent, disinfectant, etc.

19 Jul 2018 8:32 AM



Look who found his forever home last night!! Congratulations, Connor!!

19 Jul 2018 8:10 AM



Have you met Marvin?

18 Jul 2018 7:16 PM



Dogs with Jobs!

Note: The dogs in this video work for a licensed company - there are rules regarding moving birds, consult DNR in your area before allowing your dog to harass birds as it may not be legal.

18 Jul 2018 6:54 PM



Have you met Luna?

18 Jul 2018 4:23 PM



Nova, Fleet, Sunny and Sadie are only a few of our dogs currently available for adoption! For more information on our adoption process please visit mabcr.org and like us on Facebook to see the full list of pups looking for their forever homes. #midatlanticbordercollierescue #rescuedogsrock #adoptdontshop #bordercolliesofinstagram #aussiesofinstagram

18 Jul 2018 4:23 PM



All dogs in this album are currently offered for adoption by MidAtlantic Border Collie Rescue. For more information about how to adopt one of our dogs, please review our procedures for adoption on our website at mabcr.org.
Please click on the photo of the animal itself for information pertaining to the specific dog. More information about our foster program can be found by emailing Sarah at SLR@mabcr.org.
View our website and complete an adoption application at mabcr.org

18 Jul 2018 4:10 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added a new photo.

18 Jul 2018 5:30 AM



Your dog enjoys being out in public with you, but prefers not to meet other dogs? That is a-okay!

17 Jul 2018 7:40 AM



Hello!

This morning I was preparing my kennel for our annual inspection. We have more dogs than kennels...which got me to thinking back to my days working in the shelter. People said to us all of the time: "you need more kennels!!". Well, no - because no matter how many kennels a shelter or rescue has, they will always be filled. Always.

Sheltering and Rescue is a balancing act. We need to have a range of dogs available to suit our human clients (applicants) and we want to save as many as possible. Not an easy task when there are so many, many nice dogs in shelters (and in homes) that need rescue.

How can you help us achieve our goal of saving as many as possible? I'll include a short list here, and I'd love to hear from you if you have other ideas on how you can help.
share our dogs on social media and friends - it's been anecdotally proven over and over that dogs with advocates are placed faster into great homes.
~ become a foster - while it is not for everyone, it makes space here and helps to get great dogs into homes faster
~assist with transports - because dogs don't drive
~make a financial donation - donations as small as $2 make a big difference in the care we provide for our guests
~make a tangible donation - gently used towels, collars, leashes (free if you do a drive local to you), or items from our wish list really help
~volunteer here on the farm - we need players, bathers, weeders, and washers
~volunteer remotely - we need all sorts of help, what talents do you have?
~sponsor a dog - this helps in so many ways, the biggest being for us to not have to worry about expenses for each new dog

Thanks for reading, and your ongoing support!

Take care,

Sarah

16 Jul 2018 6:53 PM



“Want to go for a walk? Do you? Do you want to go for a walk? Aw, yeah you do - OK, let’s go!”

Everyone has said some version of this. Knowing the difference will help your dog know when it's time to play and - ahem - get business done. 💩

16 Jul 2018 6:00 PM



Coming soon to an online store near you :)

16 Jul 2018 1:46 PM



Today's the day!

Did you know every purchase you make on Amazon can benefit MABCR? We participate in Amazon Smile - a profit-sharing fundraising option through Amazon. This program happens year-round, but with Prime Day TODAY, we have a special opportunity to yield more traffic and spread more good.

How can you help support? We included 3-step "How-to" guide to associate your account with Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue. The only change in your Amazon shopping habits is to go to "smile.amazon.com" instead of just Amazon.com. The prices and products are the same - it just earmarks 0.5% of your purchase to MABCR. Every bit helps, plus there's no additional cost to you.

Questions? Ask below!

16 Jul 2018 9:34 AM



We're hiding this recipe from our dogs until we're ready to bake...let us know if you make them for your dogs!

15 Jul 2018 8:33 PM



We've all been there - you had a stressful day at work and you come home and unintentionally snap at your significant other or the kids for doing something totally benign. 🗣️

The same happens with dogs. Stress beyond a dog's threshold results in inter-dog aggression. This article offers some useful strategies to help your dog (and you!) decrease fighting in the house.

15 Jul 2018 12:00 PM



What's your favorite piece of training gear?

14 Jul 2018 7:39 AM



Not all harnesses are created equally. Check out this article to inform your perusing at the local pet store. They consider fit, friction, and function into their product ratings.

13 Jul 2018 12:15 PM



Wine tasting AND the company of your dog? Seriously, what's not to like?🍷

Also, dogs shouldn't drink wine. If you're looking to share with someone, let us know 😉!

12 Jul 2018 6:28 PM



Understanding body language can go a long way to understanding your dog...and preventing a bite.

12 Jul 2018 7:49 AM



Dogs with Jobs!

11 Jul 2018 8:08 PM



We recently rehomed a dog, and in the well visit with the new vet, the dog was removed from the exam room and taken away from her adopter. This is a dog who already had some fear issues (related to dog-dog food/resource guarding), but was doing well with her new person.
In this instance, removal of the dog from the room increased her fear exponentially, and may have instilled some fear for humans (something she didn't have in the past).
When speaking with the adopter as follow-up, I gave her permission to say no if it doesn't feel good or right. I shouldn't have had to do that, the practice never should have insisted on the removal of the dog.
Please know, you are always allowed to be the advocate for your dog. They can't speak. We must speak for them.

11 Jul 2018 7:21 PM



Dogs with Jobs!
Funny - a border collie who is too energetic to be a simple pet? No surprise there!

11 Jul 2018 9:24 AM



One of the most common questions we get is "how do I get my dog to walk nicely on leash?" Here. Patricia McConnell updates her leash walking blog post...it's a worthy read.

10 Jul 2018 4:17 PM



Well, we are the first to say that Aussies and Borders are different. we are also the first to say they are similar ;-) We've not become MAASR - yet - but we do have a slew of aussies in need. Can you please help us get placement by sharing this post with your Aussie loving friends? We know the Aussie Posse would appreciate it...they are so ready to be in great homes!
For information on adoption, see our website at mabcr.org.
PS Don't forget that we also have Connor and Clara - aussie mix puppies!

10 Jul 2018 10:36 AM



Packing your bags and your pup's belongings for summer vacation this year? This website offers TONS of valuable resources on airline pet policies, import requirements, pet-friendly hotels, and more. ✈️🚗

10 Jul 2018 8:59 AM



Intake Date: 7/9/18

2 year old male Australian Shepherd

10 Jul 2018 6:19 AM



Intake Date: 7/9/18

8m old female Australian Shepherd

10 Jul 2018 6:17 AM



Intake date: 7/9/18

8m old female Australian Shepherd

10 Jul 2018 6:14 AM



Are you a frequent Amazon shopper? We use Amazon ALL THE TIME for food bowls, toys, and everything in between.

Every purchase you make on Amazon can benefit MABCR. We participate in Amazon Smile - a profit-sharing fundraising option through Amazon. There is no additional cost to you. This program happens year-round, but with Prime Day coming up (July 16th), we have a special opportunity to yield more traffic.

How can you help support? We included 3-step "How-to" guide to associate your account with Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue. The only change in your Amazon shopping habits is to go to "smile.amazon.com" instead of just Amazon.com. The prices and products are the same - it just earmarks 0.5% of your purchase to MABCR.

Questions? Ask below!

9 Jul 2018 7:03 PM



Cuteness overload when Foster pups Clara and Connor turn a tunnel into a big toy ☺️

9 Jul 2018 12:39 PM



Use promo code XMASTOY to save 25% on these items at our online store: http://www.mabcr.org/store.html

9 Jul 2018 9:49 AM



Here's a fun fact!!
If you have burdock in your yard, judicious spraying or mowing when it is small will keep it from blooming. Otherwise, cut at the base and dispose of plants in a way that will prevent the seeds from spreading. If you are diligent, it will be gone in a few years.

8 Jul 2018 5:43 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue posted an offer.

8 Jul 2018 11:08 AM



Little Tilly sitting pretty!!
Don’t you need a little Tilly in your life?

8 Jul 2018 10:43 AM



Are you in the DC area looking for fun places to eat and take your dog along? Here you go!

8 Jul 2018 9:35 AM



It's cooled off a bit today, but this is good information to keep in mind!

7 Jul 2018 9:33 AM



Bay is living the life! What a lucky boy!

7 Jul 2018 6:52 AM



Showcasing sweet Sunny who is currently available for adoption! ☀️ #midatlanticbordercollierescue #mabcr #rescuedogsrock

6 Jul 2018 11:18 AM



Dogs with Jobs!
Again, while not border collies, these dogs are wonderful working partners!

6 Jul 2018 10:44 AM



Lambeau in her new home!! What a happy pup!

6 Jul 2018 8:50 AM



How your dog interacts with other dogs often changes as they develop sexually and socially. Although your dog may have felt one way as a puppy, it may change as they age.

This resource helps describe social levels of your dog. Where do you think your four-legged friend falls?

6 Jul 2018 8:00 AM



Dogs understand what's written all over your face - well, of course they do!

5 Jul 2018 7:58 PM



Meet Dallas!!

5 Jul 2018 2:55 PM



MABCR participates in Amazon Smile - a profit-sharing fundraising option through Amazon. It works in the same way you support organizations through a rewards card at the grocery store. There is no additional cost to you. This program happens year-round, but with Prime Day coming up (July 13th), we have a special opportunity to yield more traffic.

How can you participate? We've included an article with 3 steps on associating your account with Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue. The only change in your Amazon shopping habits is to go to "smile.amazon.com" instead of just Amazon.com. The prices and products are the same - it just earmarks 0.5% of your purchase to MABCR.

Questions? Ask below!

5 Jul 2018 11:13 AM



Double the puppies, double the fun! Well, maybe not. There are some serious drawbacks to consider adoption two puppies at the same time, namely that they become more bonded to one another than to you. 🐶

5 Jul 2018 10:01 AM



More on calming your dog for the 4th....

3 Jul 2018 1:56 PM



Have you used medical cannabis with your dogs? What was your experience? Was it helpful?

3 Jul 2018 7:58 AM



More words on safety for the 4th!!

2 Jul 2018 12:47 PM



Have you been thinking about volunteering but not quite sure what you can do? Do you like to write? Do you like to find great educational material and share it? Do you have about 8 hours (more or less) each month that you can spare? If so, we'd like to chat!
We are currently on the search for someone who can work as part of a team putting together our newsletter. What newsletter you say? Oh, you know, the newsletter we have had on and off for 15 or so years....we'd really like to have it on ;-)
If you'd like to help, you don't need any special skills, only to be a self-starter and have a willingness to learn....please message Sarah at SLR@mabcr.org.
Thanks!

2 Jul 2018 11:58 AM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added 12 new photos.

2 Jul 2018 8:50 AM



Have a rigid, schedule-driven dog that's teetering on over-stimulation or anxiety? This infographic presents an interesesting argument on how ditching the routine for could lead to a happier day-to-day life for your dog - and probably you!

1 Jul 2018 12:30 PM



More safety tips for the Fourth!

1 Jul 2018 11:53 AM



An intro to a few of the dogs 😃

30 Jun 2018 7:12 PM



Although your dog may be well-trained, have great recall, and have wonderful manners, leashing your dog in public helps keep everyone's four-legged friends safe.

30 Jun 2018 5:23 PM



It's the big holiday weekend...are you ready?

30 Jun 2018 4:41 PM



It's the big Holiday weekend...are you prepared for your furry friends?

30 Jun 2018 4:36 PM



Going swimming - Happy Friday! #midatlanticbordercollierescue #workingdogsofinstagram #bordercolliesofinstagram #rescuedogsrock

29 Jun 2018 2:35 PM



All dogs in this album are currently offered for adoption by MidAtlantic Border Collie Rescue. For more information about how to adopt one of our dogs, please review our procedures for adoption on our website at mabcr.org.
Please click on the photo of the animal itself for information pertaining to the specific dog. More information about our foster program can be found by emailing Sarah at SLR@mabcr.org.
View our website and complete an adoption application at mabcr.org

29 Jun 2018 12:01 PM



Thoughts on microchipping!

29 Jun 2018 9:30 AM



Macie is a lovely, sweet lady who is loyal and velcro with her person. She's a dog that could easily worm her way into my household - and that says a lot. She is smart, willing, and biddable, crate trained, housebroken (here), walks nicely on leash, and is simply a pleasure to spend time with. . Macie was relinquished to a shelter due to her discomfort with children. She has not been aggressive, but is clearly uncomfortable with children and boisterous dogs in her space (she moves away, and will airsnap if other dogs are overly pushy). . Macie will do best in a quiet, adult centric home with other laid back, calm dogs. We have seen signs of play interest with humans (she gets silly and bouncy when she sees me), but not with canines, and she does not enjoy other dogs getting in her face, so overly playful packmates may not be the best choice. . Macie is a known sheepdog - poodle cross and will need regular grooming in order to have a well maintained coat (she had to be shaved at the shelter due to matting). It is highly unlikely that she is an allergen free dog and will not be placed into a home as such.
https://www.facebook.com/pg/mabcr.org/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10155738072508182

29 Jun 2018 9:16 AM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue updated their profile picture.

29 Jun 2018 8:51 AM



Kip in his new home!

29 Jun 2018 8:45 AM



Molly got to go for a swimming adventure today!
This girl LOVES the water! She'd make a fantastic sports project dog - dock dog, agility, rally- or active adventure buddy. Please share Molly so we can find her a forever home.

28 Jun 2018 4:38 PM



What is enrichment and why does your dog need it?

28 Jun 2018 7:10 AM



SBF ISO LOVE!!

27 Jun 2018 3:21 PM



"Dogs allowed" doesn't always mean "dog friendly." Summer concerts, festivals, and vendor markets might be the right place for our four-legged friends. 🐾

26 Jun 2018 6:50 PM



Sunny on the bedtime walk. She thought the new lambs were something to be afraid of, then she thought they were fascinating. It blew her mind when they made noise....

25 Jun 2018 8:53 PM



#MemorableMonday - throwback to that time we became responsible for The Nuggets :)

25 Jun 2018 9:30 AM



Have you met Macie? This sweet girl is a little out of our wheelhouse, but who can resist a sheepdog mix in need? We know we can't!!

Macie is looking for a quiet adult-centric home with a person or two to attach herself to - she's a velcro-girl :)

25 Jun 2018 9:09 AM



Going on a vacation soon? There are a few habits to establish with your dog that'll come in handy before hitting the road.

24 Jun 2018 5:33 PM



This little one is headed here today, here are pics with her drivers. It takes a village!

24 Jun 2018 11:04 AM



Intake date 24 June 2018

24 Jun 2018 11:02 AM



Emergency transport assistance needed 24 June 12pm pickup in Newbury MD to meet transport at 301/50 intersection at 2pm (last leg to the farm is filled).

Passenger is 1 dog.

Please PM me if you can assist. TIA.

23 Jun 2018 3:33 PM



Sadie with two of her transport drivers! It takes a village!!

23 Jun 2018 12:22 PM



MABCR Fletcher on set with WMDTs own Leanne Guyette!

23 Jun 2018 8:00 AM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added a new photo.

23 Jun 2018 6:59 AM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added a new photo.

22 Jun 2018 8:28 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added a new photo.

22 Jun 2018 8:27 PM



A big shout out and thank you to the kind soul who sent a slew of collars and a couple of floppy discs for the dogs!! We appreciate it more than you know!!

22 Jun 2018 7:24 PM



Lil' Bit and Marvin having a bitey face smack down match and proving that little dogs can have fun too!

22 Jun 2018 5:31 PM



Service Dogs, emotional support animals and therapy dogs ARE NOT THE SAME!

A Service Dog is the only one of the three with access to public places a dog would otherwise not be allowed. Period.

The law is clear on the issue. Emotional support animals ARE NOT Service Animals and have no public access protection!

Image source: www.servicedogiq.com

22 Jun 2018 3:57 PM



Congrats are in order for MABCR Alum, Logan! He had his first visit today as a Pets on Wheels Therapy Dog - with many more to come 🎉 #bordercolliesofinstagram #workingdogsofinstagram #rescuedogsrock #midatlanticbordercollierescue #mabcr

21 Jun 2018 11:14 AM



This morning we received notice of a dog lost due to a car accident. The lost dog was not tethered or crated, and was lost from the vehicle through a broken window.
Friends. PLEASE use a crate in your vehicle for your dogs. The use of a crate can save so much heartache, and it can save your dogs life.

21 Jun 2018 8:31 AM



Clara has only gotten cuter with age...This sweet and playful girl is still available for adoption! Please visit mabcr.org to learn more about our adoption process. #puppiesofinstagram #midatlanticbordercollierescue #rescuedogsrock #puppypower

20 Jun 2018 2:31 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added 6 new photos.

19 Jun 2018 9:51 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added a new photo.

19 Jun 2018 9:51 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added 6 new photos.

19 Jun 2018 9:32 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added a new photo.

19 Jun 2018 9:28 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added a new photo.

19 Jun 2018 7:43 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added a new photo.

19 Jun 2018 7:42 PM



Friends, if you want to stock up on Seresto collars, Foster and Smith is having a sale. $49.95 each if you buy three or more, PLUS an additional 10% off with their flea and tick coupon code, which gets you down to $45. If you only have one dog, go in with a friend or two.... ENDS TUESDAY.

19 Jun 2018 1:50 PM



Skylar and Katey have freshly painted the agility equipment for Belle Rose Kennel at Victory Farm!! Are you local and looking for classes? Are you further away but have always wanted to see how your dog would enjoy agility or other games? Contact Skylar at bellerosekennels@gmail.com for information on classes and private intros to games...you won't regret it!

19 Jun 2018 12:04 PM



Love, love, love this....we have so much to learn from our dogs...

19 Jun 2018 9:42 AM



Happy dog, happy life - right? Well, sort of. A manic frenzy and controllable excitement are two different things and ultimately result in positive habits. Dig a little deeper with this article on over-arousal.

18 Jun 2018 2:09 PM



Clara knows how to keep cool on hot summer days.

18 Jun 2018 8:51 AM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added a new photo.

17 Jun 2018 4:52 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added a new photo.

17 Jun 2018 10:44 AM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added a new photo.

17 Jun 2018 10:40 AM



Very cool archives from the BBC of JM Wilson working his dogs.

17 Jun 2018 7:22 AM



Black tri Female ~ Born 3/5/18

Clara is one of 9 pups born to Charm (aussie)

16 Jun 2018 9:57 AM



Warning: MAJOR cuteness alert!!! Connor is a black, tri colored male who is ready and available for adoption! He is one of the 9 pups born to Charm, an Aussie. For more information on our adoption process, please visit mabcr.org #midatlanticbordercollierescue #puppiesofinstagram #rescuedogsrock

15 Jun 2018 12:53 PM



One of our favorite things here at the farm is a great update. If you remember the little red tri we adopted out this time last year, this is an update from her adopter. Sadie was a difficult placement, we had to find the right person willing to manage her, as well as push her envelope. I think we found that perfect match 💕

15 Jun 2018 11:06 AM



Black tri Female ~ Born 3/5/18

Clara is one of 9 pups born to Charm (aussie)

15 Jun 2018 10:27 AM



hey friends, I was just informed that chewy has the martingale collars we use on sale...we could really use some in sizes SMALL and MEDIUM in RED or BLACK.

We send all of our dogs home in a martingale collar to prevent the possibility of a dog slipping their collar.

Please PM us if you need our address for shipping purposes. And Thank you!

14 Jun 2018 12:59 PM



MABCR Rosie (was Dixie) with her packmates on a walk this morning 😃 I think she’s very happy and landed well!

13 Jun 2018 11:27 AM



Intake date: 6/11/18

Marvin as an adorable 18 pound male poodle/dachshund mix who came to us from one of our partner shelters in MD. This boy's beautiful hair was matted beyond saving and he has now gotten a much needed spa day (see last pic). Marvin has been great with the dogs here and does not know a stranger! He has a few typical "little dog with no rules" behaviors but with a home that provides rules and parameters he will flourish and be a fantastic companion.

13 Jun 2018 9:36 AM



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

13 Jun 2018 8:38 AM



Intake date 21 October 2017 - ADOPTED!!!
Rehome date 30 October 2017

year old, 16.5 lb female terrier mix

12 Jun 2018 9:21 PM



Intake date 12 May 2018

July 2017 female - available to an experienced training home only

12 Jun 2018 9:16 PM



Intake date May 2018
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Jazz is a feral girl from one of our southern shelter partners. Found stray, she has been in limbo because she is somewhat special needs, and that makes for difficult placement. In reality, Jazz simply needs what most of us do - a kind and patient human partner who is willing to let Jazz be Jazz; while also slowly pushing her boundaries.
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Jazz must have a fenced yard, and other dogs in her life. She may never be reliable off-leash, though she has come a long way while here. Jazz would likely do better in an adult home, or a home with older, quiet children. She is crate trained, and does well in a box kennel and fenced yard.

12 Jun 2018 9:14 PM



Intake date
December 2017 puppy

12 Jun 2018 8:51 PM



Intake date 25 May 2018

12 Jun 2018 8:14 PM



Charm with her new human and canine friends 💕

12 Jun 2018 7:38 PM



Meet Kip! He is friendly, sweet, affectionate and connected. In a forever home, he will need someone who is willing to work with him to build his confidence. To learn more about Kip and our adoption policies, please visit mabcr.org #midatlanticbordercollierescue #rescuedogsrock #adoptdontshop

12 Jun 2018 10:48 AM



MABCR has very few rules, but we rarely place two dogs into the same home at the same time. We recently had a situation where we felt it was the right thing to do, and we are so glad we made an exception:
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Sarah,
Things have been going great with the dogs. They’ve been to the vet and had all their shots updated. We’ve also recruited a trainer that’s working with us and the dogs. The Clicker is amazing and the dogs are learning very quickly. They both love the beach however Wyn is the swimmer and Briggs more interested in chasing the crabs. The crates are great and the dogs spend the night in those once we call it a night. By the time we get done with evening training and walks they tend to crash on their living room beds. That being said they’re ready to go first thing in the AM. Hope all else is well at MABCR.

12 Jun 2018 7:59 AM



Charm is headed into foster today so got a bath. If you zoom in, you’ll see why it pays to invest in a bathing spot with a high velocity blower. If that’s not in the cards, hitting the groomer twice a year for a spa day will also work. Note that Charm is a smooth coat...it’s widely misunderstood that smooth coats don’t shed as much as rough coated dogs 😃

11 Jun 2018 9:16 AM



More Charlie in his new home!

10 Jun 2018 4:22 PM



Charlie went home!!!

10 Jun 2018 11:18 AM



Black tri Female ~ Born 3/5/18

Clara is one of 9 pups born to Charm (aussie)

8 Jun 2018 6:41 PM



Connor is growing up to be a very handsome boy.

8 Jun 2018 6:39 PM



Warm summer days bring festivals with carnival food, music, and general merriment. Although this may sound fun for you, your dog may have a totally different experience of hot pavement, over-stimulation, and dodging ankles.

8 Jun 2018 5:27 PM



Intake date 25 May 2018

8 Jun 2018 9:55 AM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue shared a link.

6 Jun 2018 2:05 PM



Food for thought........

6 Jun 2018 10:33 AM



More about changes in policy regarding flying with ESAs.

5 Jun 2018 7:01 AM



This smiley guy is Charlie - an Aussie mix who is available for adoption! He is one of 9 pups born to Charm back in March. For more information on this little guy, please visit mabcr.org and like us on Facebook! #midatlanticbordercollierescue #rescuedogsrock #puppiesofinstagram #aussiesofinstagram

4 Jun 2018 9:56 AM



Coincidental timing — a recently spayed MABCR pup has been scratching in her new home, so we’ve been discussing deterrents. We use the BiteNot collar here, we find it to be the most comfortable and most easily used, and allows the dog to move out for light exercise (when appropriate).

4 Jun 2018 7:37 AM



We had a stellar day yesterday, these three guests went to their new homes!!

3 Jun 2018 7:50 AM



We agree....

2 Jun 2018 7:22 AM



Mama Charm isn’t sure she likes the fashion statement Dr Prier gave har after surgery ☺️

2 Jun 2018 7:06 AM



Anyone involved with a nonprofit understands that it truly takes a village to make that organization successful.
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Over the years MABCR has had a lot of support from many individuals, as well as businesses, and we would not be the organization we are today if it weren’t for them.
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The Wine Bin in Ellicott City, Maryland is one of those businesses. For the past 10 years or so, Dave Carney and his wonderful staff have hosted monthly Yappy Hours as fundraising events through the warmer months. Their generosity and kindness can not be overstated.
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As most of you are aware, Ellicott City was again devastated by flooding this past Sunday. This morning I am asking you to show your support of recovery to this generous team and their business. Dave has asked for funding to assist with the support of his employees through the recovery period so they are able to continue to work in order to reopen. No, this is not a non-profit, so donations are not tax deductible, though we feel this is an extremely worthy cause, and we want to help those who have so generously supported MABCR in the past.
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Thank you for considering. Please share where appropriate. https://www.gofundme.com/the-wine-bin-relief-fund

1 Jun 2018 9:37 AM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added a new photo.

31 May 2018 8:10 PM



Jack, Syd, Bo and Harley are all currently offered for adoption by MidAtlantic Border Collie Rescue. For more information about how to adopt one of our dogs, please review our procedures for adoption on our website at mabcr.org. Like us on Facebook for more photos of all of our available dogs! #midatlanticbordercollierescue #mabcr #adoptdontshop #rescuedogsrock #rescueisthebestbreed

30 May 2018 10:42 AM



Carly went home yesterday!! Such a lucky puppy!!

30 May 2018 6:58 AM



All dogs in this album are currently offered for adoption by MidAtlantic Border Collie Rescue. For more information about how to adopt one of our dogs, please review our procedures for adoption on our website at mabcr.org.
Please click on the photo of the animal itself for information pertaining to the specific dog. More information about our foster program can be found by emailing Sarah at SLR@mabcr.org.
View our website and complete an adoption application at mabcr.org

29 May 2018 10:20 AM



Dogs with Jobs!!!

MABCR has placed three working dogs on Governors Island!! Follow them on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/giworkingdogs

29 May 2018 7:57 AM



And look who went home today! He was really good for his bath, I think he liked it!!

28 May 2018 2:44 PM



Kip, the new guy, is hanging out at Belle Rose Kennel with adoptable Syd, Molly, Jazz, Hannah, and Charm as well as some of the holiday weekend guests!
Looks like a blast 😁

27 May 2018 5:37 PM



Look who went home today!!

27 May 2018 12:19 PM



Can you guess the instigator? #CharlietheCharmer #CoolConnor

26 May 2018 4:02 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue updated their cover photo.

26 May 2018 2:15 PM



Intake date 25 May 2018

25 May 2018 6:24 PM



Looking for healthy treats for your furry friends? These will certainly fit!

24 May 2018 10:14 AM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue updated their cover photo.

23 May 2018 8:41 PM



Charlie & Connor are learning to sit calmly for treats. #SuchGoodBoys #CharmsPups #QuickLearners

23 May 2018 5:26 PM



Service Dogs, emotional support animals and therapy dogs ARE NOT THE SAME!

A Service Dog is the only one of the three with access to public places a dog would otherwise not be allowed. Period.

The law is clear on the issue. Emotional support animals ARE NOT Service Animals and have no public access protection!

Image source: www.servicedogiq.com

23 May 2018 11:56 AM



As the number of respondents increase, the results are fascinating. Please remember this is only a fact finding mission, but currently it is approximately 2/3 for, 1/3 against (my maths suck, it's an estimate). The discussions are equally fascinating and we are finding your response invaluable. Thank you! Only a few days left to include your opinion...

23 May 2018 11:08 AM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added a new photo — at Victory Farm.

23 May 2018 10:05 AM



This was so cute I had to share. Trix going home. PS first time on leash 😃

21 May 2018 8:55 PM



Look who went home today!!!

21 May 2018 8:30 PM



A very happy (belated!) National Rescue Dog Day from all of us at Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue! #rescuedogsrock today and everyday ❤️

21 May 2018 2:15 PM



Understanding that a rescue group is volunteer driven, would you be willing to pay an application fee to apply to a rescue for a rescue dog?

(note - we are only given 2 options in polls, please feel free to comment below)

20 May 2018 9:17 PM



Look who went home!!!

19 May 2018 8:58 PM



We see it over and over...people do not ask their dogs to think enough. If we don't ask them to think, they have no reason to think...and one of the reasons we love them is because they are so smart, so let them think!

19 May 2018 8:48 AM



Pros and Cons of Dog Parks - from the experts!

18 May 2018 7:01 AM



What a face! This handsome fellow is named Bar. He is one of the newest additions to the Victory Farm crew. Bar is available for adoption to experienced training homes only. #bordercolliesofinstagram #midatlanticbordercollierescue #mabcr #rescuedogsrock #victoryfarm

17 May 2018 12:40 PM



What is enrichment and why does your pup need it?

15 May 2018 6:07 PM



Show your love of border collies with one of our t-shirts. 3 designs available in a range of colors. Today, in honor of our anniversary, grab yours for 20% off with code MISSY

15 May 2018 3:05 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue posted an offer.

15 May 2018 8:43 AM



On our 21st anniversary, an interview from the Dog Guide :)

15 May 2018 7:25 AM



Taking photos of a dog who won’t leave your side isn’t easy...

14 May 2018 8:36 PM



Good information about making meals for your dog.

14 May 2018 7:42 AM



Someone is watching!

13 May 2018 5:56 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added a new photo.

13 May 2018 5:51 PM



It was Love for Trix and her new person!!!

13 May 2018 5:04 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue updated their profile picture.

13 May 2018 5:03 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added a new photo.

13 May 2018 4:42 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue updated their cover photo.

13 May 2018 2:29 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added 18 new photos.

13 May 2018 1:52 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added 8 new photos.

13 May 2018 1:51 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added a new photo.

13 May 2018 1:37 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added a new photo.

13 May 2018 1:32 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added a new photo.

13 May 2018 1:17 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added a new photo.

13 May 2018 1:13 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added 8 new photos.

13 May 2018 1:13 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added a new photo — at Victory Farm.

13 May 2018 1:11 PM



It’s a wet day, but things are looking up for the new kids!

13 May 2018 11:34 AM



We have lots of news that we’ll share over the next few days, first up is that we picked up four new kids today. All are under a year, all will need some remedial work before they are ready for their new homes. Please consider helping with their intake expenses, as all four pups need full vetting. Stay tuned for more info on these new guests in the farm!

12 May 2018 7:50 PM



My dog is super social, enjoys people and other dogs, but really doesn't enjoy meeting strange dogs in public places. And that is OK.

12 May 2018 5:39 PM



Happy Friday 🙌🏼 #midatlanticbordercollierescue #midatlanticbordercollierescuealumni #mabcr #bordercolliesofinstagram

11 May 2018 12:17 PM



Little Cass went to her new home this morning. She joins MABCR Lady as furry friends to her new family!

10 May 2018 1:54 PM



Here's your wanna know Wednesday wish list!! Thanks so very much to the folks who sent some things last week!! We're so grateful!

9 May 2018 6:18 PM



#goals

8 May 2018 8:20 PM



The best hiking partners! MABCR alums Auggie and Logan with adoptable Molly and Syd. #latergram #midatlanticbordercollierescue #mabcr #rescuedogsrock

7 May 2018 2:53 PM



Another Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival is history! We raised a lot of money, chatted with a lot of people, and had a (mostly) great time! It was great to see repeat visitors and meet some new friends!
Special thanks and shout out to all of the wonderful MABCR volunteers who helped in the booth - Jaclyn and Tom, Melissa and Karen, Laurie, Rachelle and Gar, and Mary Ann. Also thanks to our wonderful friends Connie and Dave, who make sure I eat dinner and have good company in the evenings.
A big shout out to Ashleigh's Treats who have a donation jar in their booth during the festival, and we were the lucky recipients of the jar!!
If you didn't have the opportunity to attend this year, mark your calendars for next! This event is always the first full weekend in May, look for an event posting from us for next year soon!!

7 May 2018 8:39 AM



Friends: We would like to begin sending adopters home with books appropriate for the adoption of their pet. We have not presented printed materials (books) in the past due to expense, but we feel as if this addition to our adoption process could be another way to solidify adoptions. We are putting this out into the world in hopes that someone or a business may be interested in covering the cost of the printed materials as a sponsored donation. Materials would be sent home with adopters on the day of adoption, and would include information on the sponsorship (unless you prefer to remain anonymous.
There are currently three opportunities for this sponsorship (three different books) - each is under $200 investment.
If you would like to chat, or get more information on this opportunity to help our dogs get off on the right paw in their new homes, please send an email to Sarah at SLR@mabcr.org.
Thanks for considering. Please share with anyone you may feel would be interested in helping us with this project.
(cute puppy photo for attention ;-) )

4 May 2018 12:09 PM



Playing chase as the sun goes down!

2 May 2018 8:44 PM



Charm's puppies made the news :)

2 May 2018 8:15 PM



Do you know how to run with your dog?

2 May 2018 9:24 AM



Intake date 20 April 2018
Rehome date 30 April 2018

1 May 2018 4:39 PM



MABCR Poppy with MABCR Zip and all of the snaps it took to get the money shot ☺️

1 May 2018 3:51 PM



Intake date 28 April 2018
Rehome date 1 May 2018

1 May 2018 3:48 PM



MABCR Clover napping

30 Apr 2018 7:37 PM



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Dogs with jobs!!

24 Apr 2018 6:07 AM



Wishing a happy belated birthday to MABCR Alum, Shadow! This handsome boy turned 1 year old on Saturday 🎉 #midatlanticbordercollierescue #mabcr #mabcralumni #bordercollie #bordercolliesofinstagram

23 Apr 2018 4:24 PM



Friends: You helped us last week with your opinions on a training program involving adoptable dogs and the CGC-Ready program. Your overwhelming (91%) response was positive for the program (the few negatives seemed to be centered on folks wanting to do all of the training themselves).
Today I am asking you to let us know how much you would be willing to invest for a CGC-Ready dog. Please remember, this training would be in addition to training we already do with the dogs, and would be in addition to our adoption fee.
Thanks for your help on this!

23 Apr 2018 1:58 PM



A quick note about crates and crating: I left the farm this morning confident that all of our dogs were safe and sound. I returned home to find I was wrong.
One of our crate latches is funny, and while I double checked when I put the dog away, it was't latched tight enough to prevent his exiting the crate.
Now, this is a dog who LOVES his crate. Gets in, lies down, chews his toy, and is happy until let out.
Today I learned that he is NOT happy outside of his crate. There was direct evidence that he tried to escape the building - signs of panic, climbing on things to try to exit windows, knocked over several very heavy things - and pooped A LOT all over the floor (perhaps as a result of the food he got into, but I suspect it was 'nervous' poop).
If you've read this far, I'm sure you're wondering why I am sharing this mess-up on my part. Well, I'm going to tell you things that I know some of you don't want to hear.
We require that dogs placed into a new home be crated (at least initially, preferably for many months) when they move into their new home. The story I shared above is exactly why. We crate train ALL of our dogs. ALL of our dogs are crated when our eyes aren't on them From the minute we get them, until they leave the farm, they are crated at night, and during the day when they are not being exercised or are out in the yard playing. This is to train them to prepared them for their new home AND it is to keep them safe.
There are many, many reasons why dogs benefit from being crated here - the biggest reasons are to keep them safe, and out of trouble.
There are many reasons why dogs benefit from being crated in their new home - the biggest reasons are to keep them safe, and out of trouble.
There are many reasons that a dog should be crated (at least occasionally) for life - the biggest reasons are to keep them safe and out of trouble (imagine if your dog isn't used to being crated and he must be crated for travel, or at the vet's office!! He would be afraid, of course!)
We are our dogs advocates. We are here to protect them and keep them comfortable. Please don't put your personal feelings of wanting freedom onto your dog - he just may not be able to handle it.

20 Apr 2018 4:24 PM



Molly is a 1 year old female purebred German Shepard who absolutely loves to play. She is a super smart dog who has a knack for learning new things. She would do best in a home that has a firm understanding of the breed and would continue to work with her. If you’re looking for a working partner, Molly may just be your girl! #workingdogsofinstagram #germanshepherd #germanshepardsofinstagram #midatlanticbordercollierescue #mabcr

20 Apr 2018 12:22 PM



Tulip’s puppies, 4 weeks old (late Wednesday afternoon). We are currently accepting applications for all of our pups, please see information on adopting on our website at mabcr.org. If you are specifically interested in puppies, please message Sarah at SLR@mabcr.org for puppy adoption specifics (after reviewing the website!).

20 Apr 2018 9:01 AM



The puppies had their first interaction with leashes today, I don't think they quite get it 😂😂

18 Apr 2018 7:19 PM



Friends - trying something a little different here (please be sure to let us know what you think).

Today is 'Wanna Know Wednesday'! People often wanna know what we need right now. So, I've made a special wish list that I will do my best to update and share weekly. On the list are items we need now....or will have to purchase shortly - because we really need them right now!

Wanna Know Wednesday Wish List
Link: http://a.co/czPlAMY

Thank you for your support!

18 Apr 2018 4:43 PM



If you haven't answered yet, please do! We really want to know your thoughts!

18 Apr 2018 2:43 PM



It's a shame that the service dog vs emotional support dog controversy seems to be growing as people take advantage (not in a good way) of the system set up to protect disabled people and their service dogs.

18 Apr 2018 11:51 AM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added a new photo.

17 Apr 2018 4:01 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added a new photo.

17 Apr 2018 3:57 PM



We have toys!!! 🐾🐶🐾

17 Apr 2018 3:16 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added a new photo.

17 Apr 2018 3:12 PM



We are considering offering a special program where select dogs would be offered for adoption CGC-READY. Our question to you is "Would you be willing to make a larger adoption donation in order to adopt a dog that has had some training specific to becoming a good canine citizen and is CGC-READY?"
(for info on the CGC-READY program, see http://www.akc.org/products-services/training-programs/canine-good-citizen/cgc-ready/)

17 Apr 2018 8:10 AM



Fromm Skylar: This dog is like the poster child for how increased mental stimulation can completely change a dogs temperament.
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When Molly got here, she drove me nuts. Slamming into kennel doors, flinching when touched, basically ate my hand when fed a treat. She was never aggressive with people or dogs, just generally pushy and annoying.
After one week of training, (basic obedience and agility) she might be my new favorite rescue dog. She's more relaxed, quieter, affectionate, and 10x more responsive.
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Don't underestimate the value of training. It doesn't always have to do with "making" your dog behave, dogs get bored too. This often makes them destructive, temperamental, and hyper. Daily mental exercises like trick training, nose work, or sports can help alleviate this bordum.
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Try it sometime! Take 10 minutes out of your day to work with your pup every day for a week. See if it makes a difference! Training is a lifelong thing, not something you just do with your new puppy.
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Molly is available for adoption to a working home.

16 Apr 2018 7:56 PM



It may not be pretty, but the Charm-pups now have a multi-sensory puppy play yard 😃

16 Apr 2018 2:12 PM



1 year old spayed female purebred german shepherd
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Miss Molly is a sweetheart who LOVES to play. She's been great with other dogs and would do best in a home with another canine companion. Molly is your typical under-socialized GSD puppy. She will alert bark at things that appear scary upon first introduction. For this reason, we are recommending she go to an experienced Shepherd home who will help guide her and teach her that the world is not really a scary place. Molly warms up very quickly and loves to be with her "person." She'd do best in a medium activity home, with another dog, no kids under 10, and no cats.
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UPDATE 11 April 2018:
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She is smart as a whip and enjoys learning new things. Today was only the second session of loose leash walking and she's a pro already. Molly pulled like a freight train when she got here so this is huge! She's dog friendly, crate trained, and knows basic obedience.
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Molly would excel in a working home (schutzhund, agility, obedience) or in a home as a daily running partner. No cats or kids.

16 Apr 2018 1:00 PM



Need a pick-me-up for your Monday? Look no further! #puppyspam #bordercolliepuppy #bordercollie #bordercolliesofinstagram #midatlanticbordercollierescue #mabcr #rescuedogsrock

16 Apr 2018 11:20 AM



Here's your daily dose of puppy cuteness!

16 Apr 2018 9:42 AM



Great article on Service Dogs and the confusion surrounding them (and ESAs).

16 Apr 2018 7:13 AM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added a new photo.

14 Apr 2018 10:57 AM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added a new photo.

14 Apr 2018 10:43 AM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added a new photo.

14 Apr 2018 10:40 AM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added a new photo.

14 Apr 2018 10:34 AM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added a new photo.

14 Apr 2018 10:27 AM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added a new photo.

14 Apr 2018 10:24 AM



Sleep drunk 🤭

14 Apr 2018 10:15 AM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added a new photo.

14 Apr 2018 10:09 AM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added a new photo.

14 Apr 2018 10:03 AM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added a new photo.

14 Apr 2018 9:46 AM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added a new photo.

14 Apr 2018 9:36 AM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added a new photo.

14 Apr 2018 9:26 AM



We know we’ve been slacking, so here you go....the potatoes outgrew the pool so got the big kid bed tonight!

13 Apr 2018 7:54 PM



I'm not going to lie, it makes me a little nervous to spend money, even when we have to. In the past 24 hours, we have spent more than $1000 on absolute necessities for the dogs 😬 If you could spare a few bucks to help lighten our load, we would truly appreciate it! (information in the comments, gratuitous puppy picture as a thank you)
~ Sarah

13 Apr 2018 6:24 PM



Black and Tan Female

Born 3/5/18

13 Apr 2018 7:48 AM



Black and Tan Female

Born 3/5/18

13 Apr 2018 7:46 AM



Pupdate on our very own Dixie-doodle, who is now known as Rosie (dozie?). Girl always could make me smile.

12 Apr 2018 2:44 PM



This is exactly why we send all of our dogs home with a martingale collar! Please consider getting one if you do not have one. One of my favorite sites is www.3dirtydawgz.com
-Skylar

12 Apr 2018 7:46 AM



Wow, wow, wow!! Thank you all so much for helping us make our first Puppy Palooza Online Auction a wild success!! Our total take from the auction rounded out to be about $660, a few of our winners rounded up their payments to include donations to help the puppies!
All of the auction items were shipped yesterday, so you should be receiving them in the next day or two.
Thanks to everyone who donated auction items!
My special thanks goes out to Skylar, who really drove this to make it happen. Keep an eye out for our next auction, scheduled for the Dog Days of Summer :)

11 Apr 2018 8:33 AM



Born 3/5/18

Black and Tan Female

10 Apr 2018 2:43 PM



Maizey!
https://www.facebook.com/pg/mabcr.org/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10155587124833182

10 Apr 2018 12:41 PM



Intake date 31 March 2018
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One year old purebred female
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Maizey was purchased from a breeder - and tied in a yard. Her humans failed her with housebreaking, so tying her in the yard was their solution. Thankfully, the local ACO was able to convince her humans to turn her over to the shelter, who in turn contacted us.
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Due to her sheltered up bringing, Maizey will do best in a social home with patience and an interest in socializing her with other dogs. While she will be 'ok' living as an only dog, she should also be allowed play dates and plenty of opportunity to play with other nicely social dogs.
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Maizey will do best in an active home where her people will enjoy spending time with her, teaching her things, and long walks or hiking.
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Here, Maizey is learning to enjoy her crate, walk on leash, play well (A LOT) with other dogs, and to be mannerly with her people.

10 Apr 2018 12:37 PM



Meet Chip! This pup was initially purchased from a breeder by someone who didn’t have a strong sense about what owning a puppy would be like. That being said, he is a little bit of a wild child and will need a home that provides him with rules and structure. He is crate trained, highly food motivated and ready to work! Chip would be best placed in a home with multiple dogs. For more information on Chip or any of our other dogs, please visit mabcr.org and like us on Facebook! #bordercolliepuppy #bordercolliesofinstagram #midatlanticbordercollierescue #mabcr #rescuedog

10 Apr 2018 11:52 AM



Intake date 24 March 2018
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November 2017 male puppy
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Chip was purchased from a breeder by someone who had no idea what having a puppy was all about. Chip has come to us a bit of a wild child, and will need rules and structure to continue down the path we have guided him to.
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Chip is crate trained, highly food motivated, and ready to work. He will be offered to a home with multiple dogs, and a training program already in place. Chip must have some sort of job in order to burn his mental and physical energy.

10 Apr 2018 11:44 AM



Intake date 10 February 2018
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3 year old spayed female
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Callie is a fairly driven young dog in need of a partner and a job. Wherever she was in her previous life, she did not have a partner to call her own, and has since learned just how great a partner can be,
Callie is hyper focused on cats, so a home with cats is not a good placement. Callie will do best in a home where training is part of the norm, and where an active girl like Callie can have planned training, exercise, and play. She would really enjoy having other dogs in the home, and would love being part of a confident. active pack.
Callie is crate trained, and appears to be house broken.

10 Apr 2018 11:10 AM



In August we received an email from someone who wanted to relinquish an out of control dog.
In October, that family came for an on-site behavioral consult.
In December the dog came to stay for three weeks over the holidays.
This morning we received an email from the human telling us about how well they are doing, and how far their dog has come.

#bestupdateever #determinationandpersistancewins #thisiswhatwedo

10 Apr 2018 9:39 AM



Service Dogs, emotional support animals and therapy dogs ARE NOT THE SAME!

A Service Dog is the only one of the three with access to public places a dog would otherwise not be allowed. Period.

The law is clear on the issue. Emotional support animals ARE NOT Service Animals and have no public access protection!

Image source: www.servicedogiq.com

10 Apr 2018 7:55 AM



What is displacement, and why is it important?

9 Apr 2018 7:51 PM



These Charm-pups are too cute for words!

We're accepting applications if you want to adopt one of these cuties. 😁🐾

9 Apr 2018 6:14 PM



Another great graphic for Bite Prevention Week!

9 Apr 2018 3:15 PM



The C litters first time outside!! Be sure to check back these evening for a video!

9 Apr 2018 12:32 PM



Kicking off National Dog Bite Prevention Week with the 'Better Never Bitten' handout, also available here: https://www.la-spca.org/file/training-documents/Bite-Prevention-Handout.pdf

8 Apr 2018 11:40 AM



The potatoes got moved to the big pool this afternoon. I think even Tulip likes it better!!

7 Apr 2018 5:41 PM



Friends, MABCR is hosting a Puppy Palooza Online Auction in order to raise funds to help support the litters of puppies we currently have, as well as our other furry guests. Please check out the incredible donations we have received for the auction, such as artwork by the incredible Philip DeAngelo Studio, a hand made quilt by an award winning quilter, and hand made toys, as well treats, books, and other fun things! Bidding ends tomorrow, so hurry on over to bid on your favourite things and help out the dogs at the same time! Thanks!

7 Apr 2018 1:19 PM



This morning I knew right away there was something amiss! In photo 1, you can see there are only 5 Tulip puppies!! What!?!?!
Well, I caught the explorer, who let me know how happy he was that I found him with a big snuggle and yawn - photo 2.
Upgrading to the big pool today!

6 Apr 2018 9:51 AM



It's mesmerizing to watch dogs move sheep from the air! You can really see how the dog moving effects the flock!

6 Apr 2018 7:06 AM



Congrats to sweet Rose on finding her forever home over the weekend! 🌹 #adoptdontshop #rescuedogsrock #midatlanticbordercollierescue #mabcr

5 Apr 2018 12:43 PM



Sweet Rose went to her new home over the weekend, and all reports are she is doing really well!!
Thanks so much to Jaclyn for her full sponsorship of Rose. Sponsorships really help keep us going!

5 Apr 2018 11:07 AM



Intake date 25 February 2018

3 year old neutered male Schnauzer x Boston Terrier mix (Schnoston? Schnau Terrier? Boauzer?)
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Dozer is an awesome little dude who has a huge personality, and can have an attitude to go along with it. A three year old, on-purpose breed mix of Boston Terrier and Schnauzer, Dozer is the size of a big Boston, has those amazing ears and loving nature, but also has the whiskers and attitude of the Schnauzer. In other words, if you love Schnauzers, this may be the guy for you.
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Here at the farm, Dozer gets along with all of the dogs - after an attitudinal introduction. He really enjoys hanging out and playing with the other dogs, but is (overly) concerned when he meets new playmates, and must be guided into appropriate behavior. Interestingly, this seems to be mostly with dogs bigger than he is, though they are the dogs he enjoys playing with the most.
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Dozer was raised in a home with other dogs, cats, and children and was reportedly very good with all, however, he came into rescue because he was not responsive to direction from children (surprise!) and got himself into trouble too many times (territorial reactivity with strange dogs). While we think he would do well in a home with kids, we also think it will depend on the children and the adults in the home, as Dozer is really a dog for an adult to handle, and frankly, he needs someone with a strong personality as a partner.
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Dozer will do best in a quiet but active home that enjoys training, walking, hiking, and doing things out doors with their dog. Dozer is well crate trained, housebroken, walks nicely on leash, and will make a great partner for the right person (I really like him :) )

5 Apr 2018 9:53 AM



Charm’s pups have graduated from the pool to a big bed. It was super cute tonight when I went to let Charm out, they were all snoozing, but the second they heard my voice they all came running!! Dogs are really amazing, we are so lucky to share our lives with such amazing creatures 💕

4 Apr 2018 6:26 PM



Tulip’s pups. Wiggly, grunty potatoes.

3 Apr 2018 6:40 PM



All dogs in this album are currently offered for adoption by MidAtlantic Border Collie Rescue. For more information about how to adopt one of our dogs, please review our procedures for adoption on our website at mabcr.org.
Please click on the photo of the animal itself for information pertaining to the specific dog. More information about our foster program can be found by emailing Sarah at SLR@mabcr.org.
View our website and complete an adoption application at mabcr.org

3 Apr 2018 2:01 PM



What could be better than an armful of puppies? #puppyspam #bordercolliepuppies #midatlanticbordercollierescue #mabcr

3 Apr 2018 11:10 AM



Tulip’s pups are getting so big, but they are still pretty much as exciting as sleeping potatoes!!

3 Apr 2018 8:35 AM



3 year old neutered male shepherd Labrador mix

Otis is such a good guy, and he wants nothing more than people to love. Yes, Otis is a little outside of our swim lane, we pulled him from a shelter partner as they were full and we had an open spot. So far, Otis really hasn't put a foot wrong. He has been good with people and other dogs, has been non-threatening with the farm cats, is clean in his kennel (most likely housebroken), and responds well to passive training methods.
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Otis will do best in an active home where he gets to spend time with his peeps. He would love to have another dog (or two) to play with, and would love to hike, or take long walks.

3 Apr 2018 7:15 AM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue updated their profile picture.

3 Apr 2018 7:05 AM



Born 3/5/18

Black and Tan Male

2 Apr 2018 9:45 PM



Red and Tan Female

Born 3/5/18

2 Apr 2018 9:42 PM



Black and Tan Female

Born 3/5/18

2 Apr 2018 9:40 PM



Just a few more hours left - 20% off all items in our store. This cute sheep dog toy is just one of border collie themed items we carry. Use code: JOKESTERDOG

All proceeds benefit the dogs in our care.

Visit our store: http://www.mabcr.org/store.html

1 Apr 2018 7:26 PM



No fooling-20% off all products in our store today w/code JOKESTERDOG

1 Apr 2018 7:09 AM



We can't believe no one has bid on the fun Sheep Themed Dick Tape!!
Head on over to MABCR Online Auctions to check out the FUNdraising good stuff!! Bidding ends 8 April!!

31 Mar 2018 8:48 AM



Birthdate 05 March 2018

Black tri male

30 Mar 2018 7:39 PM



Birthdate 05 March 2018

Charm pup

30 Mar 2018 7:36 PM



Tulip and her babies moved into the mommy suite (and out of my kitchen!!) so they would have more room and so Tulip can more easily go on outside walks. That means we will be needing a food and water tower to help her get some weight back on (Tulip lost quite a bit of body weight and condition in the last week of her pregnancy).
If you’d like to help, please message me at SLR@mabcr.org for a link and our address. Thank you!!

30 Mar 2018 4:18 PM



Dozer!!!

29 Mar 2018 8:24 PM



MABCR volunteer Laurie and her grandson socializing Charm’s puppies. It’s a ruff job.

29 Mar 2018 3:13 PM



We're sorry to say that Tru, one of Tulips pups, did not make it. We don't know why, but she just wasn't quite right. She was a discontented pup from the beginning, and passed peacefully between Tulip's paws. The rest of Tulip's pups have fat little milk bellies and are doing very well.

29 Mar 2018 6:27 AM



Red and White Male

Born 3/21/18

28 Mar 2018 5:51 PM



White Male

Born 3/21/18

28 Mar 2018 5:49 PM



Check out this incredible quit for auction that was donated by one of our adopters - who just happens to be an award winning quilter! Lap or crib size, this is a delightful piece of sunshine to have for your own, or give as a gift!
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Additional photos are in the comments of the original post. Happy bidding!!
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PS Please share!!

27 Mar 2018 3:43 PM



Update on Charm and her pups! Everyone is healthy and doing well- eyes and ears are both open. All 9 puppies are fat, happy, and moving around more and more each day ❤️🐾 #bordercolliepuppies #bordercollie #bordercolliesofinstagram #midatlanticbordercollierescue #mabcr

27 Mar 2018 1:45 PM



We have entered the time of muddy, wet weather, and all of our dogs get good, cozy bedding to help dry them off, and keep them warm! Unfortunately, some dogs think of bedding as big toys 🤔 and they think it is super fun to shred it into tiny pieces!
How can you help? We need gently used towels!! They don't have to be pretty, they can be your great aunt's old guest towels, the dogs don't care!!
Towels need to end up here at the farm, but we have volunteers in many areas that can help get them here if needed. Please PM me if you can help!
Thanks!! ~ Sarah

27 Mar 2018 11:08 AM



Black and White Female

Born 3/21/18

26 Mar 2018 4:38 PM



Black with white Female

3/21/18

26 Mar 2018 4:37 PM



interesting article on puppy development....

26 Mar 2018 1:40 PM



What is enrichment and why does your pup need it?

26 Mar 2018 11:06 AM



Does your dog need to meet every dog he sees? Think again. Even friendly dogs may not enjoy meeting strange dogs - and that's ok.

26 Mar 2018 7:47 AM



We are supplementing one of the puppies, Tulip is supervising ☺️

26 Mar 2018 7:22 AM



Maggie sure had some fun in the snow!

25 Mar 2018 5:34 PM



Red and Tan Female

Born 3/5/18

25 Mar 2018 3:25 PM



Black and White Male

Born 3/21/18

25 Mar 2018 3:22 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue shared MABCR Online Auctions's photo.

25 Mar 2018 12:02 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue updated their cover photo.

25 Mar 2018 10:19 AM



Happy Sunday!
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40 seconds of sweet. We’re in love with the new purring sounds coming from the puppy pile.
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Please consider helping with a little support for our pups. Link in the comments!

25 Mar 2018 7:53 AM



Good Morning World!

25 Mar 2018 5:54 AM



Hannah has been fully sponsored by Jaclyn! Thank you!!

intake date 3 March 2018

24 Mar 2018 8:55 PM



Born 3/5/18

Black and Tan Male

24 Mar 2018 5:58 PM



Born 3/5/18

Black and Tan Female

24 Mar 2018 5:53 PM



Hi friends!! Skylar has been anxious to do an online auction for months, and our current puppy situation was just the push we needed to make it happen!! The auction begins today, and runs through 8 pm on 8 April. There are lots of fun things listed, and I think more things to come, so RSVP that you are 'going' to the event, and help support our furry friends!!
Whoops! Almost forgot to say that you will need to 'like' the page the auction is being held on in order to bid - https://www.facebook.com/MABCROnlineAuctions/
PS Please share far and wide to help make this event as successful as possible! And thanks!

24 Mar 2018 1:59 PM



#Backsleeper

24 Mar 2018 7:16 AM



Gurrrrl made herself a pillow 😂

24 Mar 2018 7:12 AM



Did you know there are lots of passive ways to support MABCR? Amazon is still tripling the donation amount to 1.5% when customers make their first eligible with Amazon Smiles! 3x your impact! From now through March 31, Amazon is tripling the donation rate on your first smile.amazon.com purchase! Go to smile.amazon.com/ch/31-1720049 and Amazon donates to Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue!

23 Mar 2018 2:14 PM



It's International Puppy Day! Share a picture of your puppy in the comments!

23 Mar 2018 6:59 AM



A little bit of video of Charm’s pups. Look how big they are getting!!

22 Mar 2018 7:22 PM



White Male
Born 21 March 18

22 Mar 2018 4:40 PM



Black and White Female
Born 3/21/18

22 Mar 2018 4:33 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue updated their cover photo.

22 Mar 2018 1:25 PM



We wanted you to know that Charm didn’t miss out on the love yesterday, in fact, she got to enjoy the snow for a bit when she took a break from her kids. I really like this little girl, she has such a nonsense attitude, and is super responsive and sweet!

22 Mar 2018 12:29 PM



Happy Family!!

21 Mar 2018 8:12 PM



First thing this morning, Skylar was working on a team update and announced that we had 27 rescue dogs (does not include our personal, or boarding dogs) on grounds. Well, I nearly had heart failure. I am generally in denial, so hearing the reality can be rough.
Tulip thought she could add to the excitement by adding 7 more (photos in the comments), so we now stand at 34. 34 dogs!!! That's 34 mouths we are responsible for, 34 dogs requiring care, vetting, food, heat, laundry.....so if you could spare a few bucks, we could surely put them to good use.
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please see mabcr.org/donations for information on donating, or message me at SLR@mabcr.org for a list of tangible items we are in need of.
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Thank you.
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Sarah

21 Mar 2018 6:13 PM



#7 is a little black female

21 Mar 2018 4:07 PM



After a much needed nap, #5 (black and white male) and #6 (white male) are here!

21 Mar 2018 2:58 PM



#3 the black one and #4 the white one at the top have arrived!

21 Mar 2018 1:20 PM



Gotta love the little puppy noises!
-Skylar

21 Mar 2018 12:50 PM



#2 puppy is a merlish male

21 Mar 2018 12:32 PM



Current situation #1 pup is a white(?) male.

21 Mar 2018 12:10 PM



Awesome crag dog tips - also suitable for any dog who enjoys hiking and the outdoors!

21 Mar 2018 6:46 AM



Here's your daily dose of Charm and the "C" litter!

20 Mar 2018 4:57 PM



Charm and her pups this afternoon.
Grunts in the comments ☺️

19 Mar 2018 6:47 PM



Dog Park Pros and Cons - from the experts!

19 Mar 2018 5:57 PM



Intake date 7 year old neutered male
11 November 2017

19 Mar 2018 8:36 AM



Charm’s pups from bedtime last night.

19 Mar 2018 6:23 AM



10 year old spayed female purebred German shepherd

18 Mar 2018 4:24 PM



1 year old spayed female purebred german shepherd

18 Mar 2018 3:57 PM



Mike Rowe had a border collie when he was a kid? :)

18 Mar 2018 11:14 AM



Many thanks to Pam and her husband for dropping off an XL side loader crate so that Tulip can whelp in the kitchen. Tulip was happy to meet them to say thank you, but then decided walking back was simply not in the cards (I disagreed).
Once back in the yard, Tulip thought digging a hole would be fun, and when I disagreed, she sat in it to hide the evidence 😂
We are welcoming donations to help cover Tulips care, please see the link in the comments below.

17 Mar 2018 11:45 AM



Happy St. Paddy's Day! MABCR Shadow is celebrating and you can too with 17% off all items in our store through tomorrow.

http://www.mabcr.org/store.html Coupon code: IRISHCOLLIE

17 Mar 2018 9:52 AM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added 11 new photos.

16 Mar 2018 6:04 PM



MABCR Iris is ready for St. Paddy's Day and our store sale. 17% off all items in our store through Sunday. Use code IRISHCOLLIE

Visit our store: http://www.mabcr.org/store.html

16 Mar 2018 5:34 PM



Luck 'o the Irish-17% off storewide through Sunday

16 Mar 2018 6:42 AM



Tulip is positively glowing! 🤗 We are still accepting donations for this sweet, pregnant girl and her future puppies! If you are interested in helping out, please visit our website to make donations — http://www.mabcr.org/donations.html #maternityshoot #bordercollie #bordercolliesofinstagram #midatlanticbordercollierescue #mabcr

15 Mar 2018 12:55 PM



Our current Break crew was asking how we are supported, and I explained our Shepherd's Nook program. As I was explaining it, my heart filled thinking of all of the folks who support us every day with their monthly donations. Donations from $8 to $100 arrive monthly to help with our daily expenses and help to provide a roof over the heads of our pups every day. Those donations lower our stress, and raise our spirits.

We hope that you will consider a monthly donation be becoming a Shepherd's Nook member, with our thanks and gratitude. ~ Sarah

http://www.mabcr.org/monthlydonate.html

15 Mar 2018 7:06 AM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added a new photo.

14 Mar 2018 4:36 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added 5 new photos.

14 Mar 2018 4:34 PM



I wanted to do a video tonight to share with you, but my phone doesn’t like the cold and kept crashing. I made this video a couple of weeks ago and never posted it, so here you go!!

13 Mar 2018 7:52 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added 37 new photos.

13 Mar 2018 3:18 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added 37 new photos.

13 Mar 2018 3:16 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added 40 new photos.

13 Mar 2018 3:14 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added a new photo — at Victory Farm.

13 Mar 2018 3:10 PM



“Dogs provide unconditional love and many times people form stronger bonds with their pet than with another human.”

13 Mar 2018 12:06 PM



Join us to support MABCR as we paint this beautiful bay-scape during a fun afternoon as we pull out your inner-artist! You do not have to have experience to attend this event since our wonderful artist, Theresa, will help you through every step. For a donation of $45, all supplies are included. Light snacks will be provided but be sure to BYOB!

There is limited seating so be sure to sign up early by emailing bellerosekennels@gmail.com!

13 Mar 2018 6:49 AM



Meet Tulip, our most recent (and SUPER pregnant!!) intake. She is ready to deliver her pups any minute now and we can use donations for food, shavings, laundry detergent, disinfectant, etc. If you’re able to donate to help this soon-to-be momma, please visit our website: http://www.mabcr.org/donations.html ❤️❤️❤️ #donate #mabcr #midatlanticbordercollierescue #bordercollie #bordercolliesofinstagram

12 Mar 2018 10:41 AM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added a new photo.

11 Mar 2018 8:51 PM



Intake date 10 March 2018

So hugely pregnant - as in ready to pop. We can use donations for food, we also need an XXL side door crate, ex-pens, shavings, laundry detergent, disinfectant, etc.

11 Mar 2018 8:40 PM



Intake date 10 March 2018

So hugely pregnant - as in ready to pop. We can use donations for food, we also need an XXL side door crate, ex-pens, shavings, laundry detergent, disinfectant, etc.

11 Mar 2018 8:34 PM



'Morning folks...I have a pregnant mama in my kitchen (and rumor has it, another one with puppies is on her way to us), so we will be needing some supplies. If you can help, please consider. Updates later. Link in comments.

11 Mar 2018 7:23 AM



Localish friends, we are in urgent need of two kiddie pools OR two giant (great dane or wolfhound) airline kennels.

10 Mar 2018 1:44 PM



Collies and Coffee is a social time for dogs and their humans, and an oppurtunity to visit with MABCR adopters, volunteers, and family. Socially solid dogs (of any breed) are always welcome, as are their humans. Please bring a light dish to share. Admission is a donation (financial or tangible) to Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue!

If you plan to come, please let us know with a comment. Please share appropriately. If you have not been to the farm before, please email Sarah at SLR @ mabcr.org for directions (our address will NOT take you to the appropriate parking area).

PLEASE NOTE: In the event of severe heat, cold, or heavy rain, this event may be canceled. PLEASE check our page in the morning before you come.

9 Mar 2018 4:52 PM



Collies and Coffee is a social time for dogs and their humans, and an oppurtunity to visit with MABCR adopters, volunteers, and family. Socially solid dogs (of any breed) are always welcome, as are their humans. Please bring a light dish to share. Admission is a donation (financial or tangible) to Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue!

If you plan to come, please let us know with a comment. Please share appropriately. If you have not been to the farm before, please email Sarah at SLR @ mabcr.org for directions (our address will NOT take you to the appropriate parking area).

PLEASE NOTE: In the event of severe heat, cold, or heavy rain, this event may be canceled. PLEASE check our page in the morning before you come.

9 Mar 2018 4:51 PM



Collies and Coffee is a social time for dogs and their humans, and an oppurtunity to visit with MABCR adopters, volunteers, and family. Socially solid dogs (of any breed) are always welcome, as are their humans. Please bring a light dish to share. Admission is a donation (financial or tangible) to Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue!

If you plan to come, please let us know with a comment. Please share appropriately. If you have not been to the farm before, please email Sarah at SLR @ mabcr.org for directions (our address will NOT take you to the appropriate parking area).

PLEASE NOTE: In the event of severe heat, cold, or heavy rain, this event may be canceled. PLEASE check our page in the morning before you come.

9 Mar 2018 4:50 PM



Collies and Coffee is a social time for dogs and their humans, and an oppurtunity to visit with MABCR adopters, volunteers, and family. Socially solid dogs (of any breed) are always welcome, as are their humans. Please bring a light dish to share. Admission is a donation (financial or tangible) to Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue!

If you plan to come, please let us know with a comment. Please share appropriately. If you have not been to the farm before, please email Sarah at SLR @ mabcr.org for directions (our address will NOT take you to the appropriate parking area).

PLEASE NOTE: In the event of severe heat, cold, or heavy rain, this event may be canceled. PLEASE check our page in the morning before you come.

9 Mar 2018 4:50 PM



Collies and Coffee is a social time for dogs and their humans, and an oppurtunity to visit with MABCR adopters, volunteers, and family. Socially solid dogs (of any breed) are always welcome, as are their humans. Please bring a light dish to share. Admission is a donation (financial or tangible) to Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue!

If you plan to come, please let us know with a comment. Please share appropriately. If you have not been to the farm before, please email Sarah at SLR @ mabcr.org for directions (our address will NOT take you to the appropriate parking area).

PLEASE NOTE: In the event of severe heat, cold, or heavy rain, this event may be canceled. PLEASE check our page in the morning before you come.

9 Mar 2018 4:49 PM



Collies and Coffee is a social time for dogs and their humans, and an oppurtunity to visit with MABCR adopters, volunteers, and family. Socially solid dogs (of any breed) are always welcome, as are their humans. Please bring a light dish to share. Admission is a donation (financial or tangible) to Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue!

If you plan to come, please let us know with a comment. Please share appropriately. If you have not been to the farm before, please email Sarah at SLR @ mabcr.org for directions (our address will NOT take you to the appropriate parking area).

PLEASE NOTE: In the event of severe heat, cold, or heavy rain, this event may be canceled. PLEASE check our page in the morning before you come.

9 Mar 2018 4:48 PM



Collies and Coffee is a social time for dogs and their humans, and an oppurtunity to visit with MABCR adopters, volunteers, and family. Socially solid dogs (of any breed) are always welcome, as are their humans. Please bring a light dish to share. Admission is a donation (financial or tangible) to Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue!

If you plan to come, please let us know with a comment. Please share appropriately. If you have not been to the farm before, please email Sarah at SLR @ mabcr.org for directions (our address will NOT take you to the appropriate parking area).

PLEASE NOTE: In the event of severe heat, cold, or heavy rain, this event may be canceled. PLEASE check our page in the morning before you come.

9 Mar 2018 4:48 PM



Collies and Coffee is a social time for dogs and their humans, and an oppurtunity to visit with MABCR adopters, volunteers, and family. Socially solid dogs (of any breed) are always welcome, as are their humans. Please bring a light dish to share. Admission is a donation (financial or tangible) to Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue!

If you plan to come, please let us know with a comment. Please share appropriately. If you have not been to the farm before, please email Sarah at SLR @ mabcr.org for directions (our address will NOT take you to the appropriate parking area).

PLEASE NOTE: In the event of severe heat, cold, or heavy rain, this event may be canceled. PLEASE check our page in the morning before you come.

9 Mar 2018 4:47 PM



Yappy Hour at the Wine Bin (www.winebinec.com) is a fundraiser for Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue. Free music, wine, beer, and popcorn, lots of dogs and dog people to socialize with, and it's all free (ok, it's for donation ;-) ). 100% of the donations that go into the jar go directly to MABCR (well, actually it's over 100% because Dave rounds up when he writes the check!).

Come support the rescue, we'd love to see you and your pack! This is a super fun evening, one of our favourite events of the season!

9 Mar 2018 4:37 PM



Yappy Hour at the Wine Bin (www.winebinec.com) is a fundraiser for Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue. Free music, wine, beer, and popcorn, lots of dogs and dog people to socialize with, and it's all free (ok, it's for donation ;-) ). 100% of the donations that go into the jar go directly to MABCR (well, actually it's over 100% because Dave rounds up when he writes the check!).

Come support the rescue, we'd love to see you and your pack! This is a super fun evening, one of our favourite events of the season!

9 Mar 2018 4:24 PM



Happy pups galore! #throwbackthursday #victoryfarm #bordercollies #bordercolliesofinstagram #rescuedogsofinstagram #rescuedogsrock

8 Mar 2018 10:05 AM



Service Dogs, emotional support animals and therapy dogs ARE NOT THE SAME!

A Service Dog is the only one of the three with access to public places a dog would otherwise not be allowed. Period.

The law is clear on the issue. Emotional support animals ARE NOT Service Animals and have no public access protection!

Image source: www.servicedogiq.com

7 Mar 2018 3:54 PM



How pretty is Maggie?? In addition to her great looks, this 7 year old German Shepard is super sweet and easy going, great on a leash, gets along well with other dogs, and is reportedly good with cats and kids. An all around good girl 🤗 For more information on Maggie, please visit mabcr.org #adoptdontshop #rescuedogsrock #midatlanticbordercollierescue #mabcr #germanshepherd #germanshepardsofinstagram

6 Mar 2018 2:21 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue updated their cover photo.

5 Mar 2018 12:37 PM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue updated their cover photo.

5 Mar 2018 12:35 PM



Does life long training help your dog's cognitive health? According to this study, Yes!

5 Mar 2018 4:29 AM



Intake date
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9 year old spayed female purebred German Shepherd

4 Mar 2018 10:40 AM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added 11 new photos.

4 Mar 2018 7:53 AM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added a new photo — at Victory Farm.

4 Mar 2018 7:33 AM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added 40 new photos.

4 Mar 2018 7:21 AM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added 40 new photos.

4 Mar 2018 7:18 AM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue added 40 new photos.

4 Mar 2018 7:17 AM



Looking for emergency foster or permanent placement for a 10 year old border collie whose owner has become homeless and is no longer able to care for him. They are currently living in her vehicle.
Please message me or email me at SLR@mabcr.org if you can assist. Thank you.

3 Mar 2018 11:49 AM



Intake: February 23rd 2018

This gorgeous 7 yr old, female German Shepherd is as easy as they come! She's sweet, easy going, great on a leash, and gets along with dogs. Her family lost their home, which left them no choice but to turn her, and her mother, over to their local shelter. She is house broke and is reportedly good with cats and kids. Maggie is currently in a foster home.

2 Mar 2018 5:21 PM



Happy Friyay 😋 #bordercollie #bordercolliesofinstagram #midatlanticbordercollierescue #mabcr #rescuedogsrule

2 Mar 2018 3:11 PM



We are smack in the middle of cold, wet weather, and all of our dogs get good, cozy bedding to help dry them off, and keep them warm! Unfortunately, some dogs think of bedding as big toys 🤔 and they think it is super fun to shred it into tiny pieces!
How can you help? We need gently used towels!! They don't have to be pretty, they can be your great aunt's old guest towels, the dogs don't care!!
Towels need to end up here at the farm, but we have volunteers in many areas that can help get them here if needed. Please PM me if you can help!
Thanks!! ~ Sarah

2 Mar 2018 7:05 AM



Meet Ben- Equals parts elegant and goobery 🤗 #midatlanticbordercollierescue #mabcr #bordercollie #bordercolliesofinstagram #adoptdontshop

27 Feb 2018 11:17 AM



Yay!! The end of winter is in sight, which for us means the wearing of the fleece!! We love our jackets for the 'middle' weather - just right for layering!! 20% off until 11 March!

27 Feb 2018 9:58 AM



Otis playing with Auggie. Such a fun guy!!

26 Feb 2018 12:29 PM



We've had several inquiries in the past few days so I'll put it here in a public way, we do have a guest cottage available for visitors! You can see Belle Rose Cottage is tiny, but sweet, and is available for rental overnight, for a weekend, or a week.
We welcome you and your social pups to visit and enjoy our beautiful town, Chestertown was named the best place to escape in Maryland!

25 Feb 2018 11:00 AM



No one is safe when Skylar has clippers.

23 Feb 2018 7:57 PM



We need YOUR help, please!

MABCR's biggest fundraising event of the year is coming up fast -- this year it is May 5th and 6th!.

The Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival is a huge event, drawing thousands of fiber enthusiasts and artists from around the country, as well as tens of thousands of locals. It is at the Howard County Fairgrounds, West Friendship, MD 21794.

In addition to the many events, demonstrations, and 250 vendors, there are sheepdog herding demos three times each day. We set up our MABCR booth near the herding demo ring where we educate visitors on border collies and border collie rescue, selling a great selection of high-quality dog-related items to raise funds to help keep MABCR operating.

We need your assistance to make the Sheep and Wool Festival a success again this year. No experience is necessary, just a willingness to sell dog-related items and discuss rescue with visitors to the booth! All of the items we sell are marked with prices, you will just need to encourage people to buy to support our rescue efforts, and we will have contact information for the rescue to hand out.

We need a few hours of your time on Saturday or Sunday. I'll ask for two or three hours of your time, you'll be amazed how quickly it goes, and also suggest that you leave yourself some time to shop -- there are so many wonderful handmade items at the festival.

The booth gets a steady traffic down toward our end of the fairgrounds, so we need volunteers at all times through the weekend. Since I will be there both days, all day long, I will have a special gift for any capable adult who works 6 or more hours on both days! Hey, I know it's bribery, and I will use it when needed!

If you'd like to help during different hours or can cover more than one shift, please let me know, we are flexible! The festival is a great way to spend the day, so volunteers in previous years have made a day of it, working in the booth and visiting the many attractions. Please email me as soon as possible if you can volunteer to work a shift, or better yet, sign up here: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/5080F4EA9A62EA7FE3-2018

The festival's website has lots of good info: http://www.sheepandwool.org/index.php

Please note three things --

1) dogs are not permitted

2) traffic gets very heavy during peak times (particularly Saturday morning and early afternoon) -- it can take 30 minutes or more to get into the parking area off of Rt 70, and another 15 minutes to walk to the booth. Leave yourself plenty of time so you don't get frustrated with the crowds.

3) Sunday is Mother's Day... but the festival booths are a great place to get one-of-a-kind, handmade gifts so you can work the booth and pick up a great gift before or after.

Please come help, we really do have a great time!

------
Sarah

Sarah Ruckelshaus
Executive Director
Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue

23 Feb 2018 7:11 PM



Did you know MABCR has an amazon wish list? For those folks who like to help in a tangible way, we have items listed that we use with the dogs! Ordering through our wish list allows you to send things straight to the farm - just be sure to note who is sending so we can properly thank you!

23 Feb 2018 7:49 AM



We are so excited to say that Penny went to her new home this morning!

22 Feb 2018 7:05 PM



Intake date 7 year old neutered male
11 November 2017

22 Feb 2018 6:28 PM



Update from Briggs' foster: Briggs has been with us now for around 6 weeks and what a lovely boy he is. Very cuddly and eager to please, he is such a wonderful addition to our home. He gets along well with his foster sister, Ash (who can be a bully but he bears it with great patience), and it has been a peaceable kingdom in our household. We’ve gotten him a harness so he can accompany me on runs several times a week, which has done wonders for the excess weight he was carrying when he arrived. He’s now looking in shape and trim. Regular runs have also been a great opportunity to work with Briggs a bit on his leash manners, which are fine as long as there is no outside stimuli (read: cars, but especially the UPS truck). He’s learning to sit and stay when cars or trucks pass by and remain calm.
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The longer Briggs has been with us, the more his Border Collie nature shows itself. He really needs to be kept mentally busy, and is very food-motivated, so a kong with treats inside are his favorite. When outside, he would love to chase every squirrel in the yard up every tree. At some point, he was entertained with a laser pointer, which has left him with what we call ‘sparkle fever’—he becomes fixated on any reflection, sometimes returning to a spot where he saw one hours before. Regular exercise and outside time have diminished this a bit—Briggs would be a great addition to an active home where his people hike, run, or play outside. He also likes the frisbee, although foster sister Ash makes sure he doesn’t get it too often. I think he could really become more of a frisbee dog in a home with less toy competition.
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Inside, he has pretty lovely manners. He wants to be close to his people, and will follow us around the house and flop down wherever we linger. He is very good about scratching at the door and giving significant looks if he needs to go out—he’s never had a single accident. He crates up nicely on command (kennel up) and he learned it after just a few tries and some motivational kibble. He would LOVE to be allowed on the couch but curls up at our feet nicely, even though he makes sure we know it's definitely no couch in terms of comfort.
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The one caveat to his inside manners is FOOD. Briggs is the most food-motivated dog I’ve ever met. This can be a force for good (training him with a little kibble is really easy) but also for mischief (counter surfing, the eating of inappropriate things like toilet paper). We’ve managed this by border training him to our kitchen and just keeping counters clear.
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Overall, Briggs is such a sweetheart who wants a family to cuddle him and give him structure and plenty of exercise, and in return, you’ll get a loyal and frankly very beautiful dog. He has the most gorgeous coloring and coat. His ears are particularly fun.
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But his beauty is just the icing on the cake for this guy—a lover, a cuddler, a running buddy, a packmate. He is going to be the very best guy for his forever family.

22 Feb 2018 5:29 PM



What is enrichment and why does your pup need it?

22 Feb 2018 8:04 AM



Not a border collie, but a deaf dog with a JOB!!! Super excited to see this!!

22 Feb 2018 6:43 AM



Yep. The mightly borgi is a silly mush at times!

27 Mar 2017 8:02 AM



5 month old mix

Intake date 11 March 2017

PUPDATE 26 March 2017: Fleck is here, and has settled in. We think he may be a mini-Aussie, and has the attitude to go along with it. That said, with structure and time, he will make a very nice dog for the right person. Fleck does well with cats, and other dogs, though can play rough, so sometimes the humans run interference. He thinks that the word is his playground and will mouth, though we are working hard on that. For this reason, Fleck will not go to a home with young children.
Fleck would make a nice agility prospect for a fun (not sure about heavy competition) dog. He will most definitely need training and brain work in order to become the best dog he can be!

PUPDATE: Thanks to Marisa, Nancy, Gwen, and Jennifer (as well as Niki, Karen, Jill, Amanda, and Suzanne), we've hit our goal of covering Fleck's intake expenses!! Thank you, Thank you, THANK YOU!!!

PUPDATE: Fleck has partial sponsorship from Niki, Karen, Jill, Amanda, and Suzanne of $165. He still needs about $110 for full sponsorship. Can you spare a few bucks to help Fleck make his way to a new home?

This little guy is coming to us all the way from Texas. He is safe with a good friend of MABCR, and will be receiving vetting before transport. He is a survivor of parvo, thanks to good vetting and committed volunteers (as well as a generous donor who covered his hospital stay!!)
Fleck needs sponsorship!! His intake expenses will be about $275. Can you hep by chipping in a few bucks towards this guys road to his new home? Info on helping out in the comments...

26 Mar 2017 12:49 PM



Well, HELLO!! Please click through for the latest from MABCR and Victory Farm!

26 Mar 2017 6:59 AM



We know this is a long shot, but we're looking for help pulling a dog or two from a shelter in Sparta TN. We'd also need to figure at least partial transport. Anyone? Anyone know someone?

25 Mar 2017 8:09 PM



PUPDATE 25 March 2017 - Mya gets passed over quite a bit due to her age, and stranger issues. She is super affectionate with her people, but can get agitated (barking and carrying on) when strangers are in her yard and she is loose (off-leash). She is easily managed, and I do feel that in a normal home, she will improve with management and some effort on the part of her humans, we just need to find the right humans willing to commit to our girl.

25 Mar 2017 6:00 PM



Yes, sweet Ben is still here. Why? Despite not having a bad bone in his body, Ben can sometimes be reactive to sudden sounds in his environment. He does well here in the house, but has spent time in homes where this is an issue. Ben needs someone with a fairly quiet home, anther calm dog in the home, and someone who can provide him with long walks, or runs to help keep him happy.

25 Mar 2017 3:57 PM



Collies and Coffee is a social time for dogs and their humans, and an oppurtunity to visit with MABCR adopters, volunteers, and family. Socially solid dogs (of any breed) are always welcome, as are their humans. Please bring a light dish to share. Admission is a donation (financial or tangible) to Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue!

If you plan to come, please let us know with a comment. Please share appropriately. If you have not been to the farm before, please email Sarah at SLR @ mabcr.org for directions (our address will NOT take you to the appropriate parking area).

PLEASE NOTE: In the event of severe heat, cold, or heavy rain, this event may be canceled. PLEASE check our page in the morning before you come.

25 Mar 2017 10:32 AM



Collies and Coffee is a social time for dogs and their humans, and an oppurtunity to visit with MABCR adopters, volunteers, and family. Socially solid dogs (of any breed) are always welcome, as are their humans. Please bring a light dish to share. Admission is a donation (financial or tangible) to Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue!

If you plan to come, please let us know with a comment. Please share appropriately. If you have not been to the farm before, please email Sarah at SLR @ mabcr.org for directions (our address will NOT take you to the appropriate parking area).

PLEASE NOTE: In the event of severe heat, cold, or heavy rain, this event may be canceled. PLEASE check our page in the morning before you come.

25 Mar 2017 10:28 AM



Collies and Coffee is a social time for dogs and their humans, and an oppurtunity to visit with MABCR adopters, volunteers, and family. Socially solid dogs (of any breed) are always welcome, as are their humans. Please bring a light dish to share. Admission is a donation (financial or tangible) to Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue!

If you plan to come, please let us know with a comment. Please share appropriately. If you have not been to the farm before, please email Sarah at SLR @ mabcr.org for directions (our address will NOT take you to the appropriate parking area).

PLEASE NOTE: In the event of severe heat, cold, or heavy rain, this event may be canceled. PLEASE check our page in the morning before you come.

25 Mar 2017 10:25 AM



Collies and Coffee is a social time for dogs and their humans, and an oppurtunity to visit with MABCR adopters, volunteers, and family. Socially solid dogs (of any breed) are always welcome, as are their humans. Please bring a light dish to share. Admission is a donation (financial or tangible) to Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue!

If you plan to come, please let us know with a comment. Please share appropriately. If you have not been to the farm before, please email Sarah at SLR @ mabcr.org for directions (our address will NOT take you to the appropriate parking area).

PLEASE NOTE: In the event of severe heat, cold, or heavy rain, this event may be canceled. PLEASE check our page in the morning before you come.

25 Mar 2017 10:21 AM



Collies and Coffee is a social time for dogs and their humans, and an oppurtunity to visit with MABCR adopters, volunteers, and family. Socially solid dogs (of any breed) are always welcome, as are their humans. Please bring a light dish to share. Admission is a donation (financial or tangible) to Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue!

If you plan to come, please let us know with a comment. Please share appropriately. If you have not been to the farm before, please email Sarah at SLR @ mabcr.org for directions (our address will NOT take you to the appropriate parking area).

PLEASE NOTE: In the event of severe heat, cold, or heavy rain, this event may be canceled. PLEASE check our page in the morning before you come.

25 Mar 2017 10:18 AM



Collies and Coffee is a social time for dogs and their humans, and an oppurtunity to visit with MABCR adopters, volunteers, and family. Socially solid dogs (of any breed) are always welcome, as are their humans. Please bring a light dish to share. Admission is a donation (financial or tangible) to Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue!

If you plan to come, please let us know with a comment. Please share appropriately. If you have not been to the farm before, please email Sarah at SLR @ mabcr.org for directions (our address will NOT take you to the appropriate parking area).

PLEASE NOTE: In the event of severe heat, cold, or heavy rain, this event may be canceled. PLEASE check our page in the morning before you come.

25 Mar 2017 9:53 AM



Collies and Coffee is a social time for dogs and their humans, and an oppurtunity to visit with MABCR adopters, volunteers, and family. Socially solid dogs (of any breed) are always welcome, as are their humans. Please bring a light dish to share. Admission is a donation (financial or tangible) to Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue!

If you plan to come, please let us know with a comment. Please share appropriately. If you have not been to the farm before, please email Sarah at SLR @ mabcr.org for directions (our address will NOT take you to the appropriate parking area).

PLEASE NOTE: In the event of severe heat, cold, or heavy rain, this event may be canceled. PLEASE check our page in the morning before you come.

25 Mar 2017 9:44 AM



Collies and Coffee is a social time for dogs and their humans, and an oppurtunity to visit with MABCR adopters, volunteers, and family. Socially solid dogs (of any breed) are always welcome, as are their humans. Please bring a light dish to share. Admission is a donation (financial or tangible) to Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue!

If you plan to come, please let us know with a comment. Please share appropriately. If you have not been to the farm before, please email Sarah at SLR @ mabcr.org for directions (our address will NOT take you to the appropriate parking area).

PLEASE NOTE: In the event of severe heat, cold, or heavy rain, this event may be canceled. PLEASE check our page in the morning before you come.

25 Mar 2017 9:34 AM



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24 Mar 2017 10:33 AM



Wheeeeeee!!! Doing laundry in the kennel for the first time in more than 6 months!!

It's the little things 😉

Thanks again to John, Melissa, Mary, and Marianne!!

23 Mar 2017 5:29 PM



Miley went with me to walk a client's dog this afternoon.
I can not believe that Miley is still available for adoption. She is pretty close to perfect in my book. This girl loves to play ball and go for long walks with her person. She'd make a great all around dog, she could do recreational agility, rally, obedience, or just be your best friend.
What I really love about her is how she takes everything in stride. Loose dogs running at her? No worries. Kids on bikes? Doesn't bat an eye. Loud trucks? No big deal.
Adoption applications can be filled out at www.mabcr.org!
~Skylar

23 Mar 2017 4:00 PM



Apparently it is National Puppy Day. Here is a gratuitous snap of Mama Lisa and her pups who stayed with us in 2013 (and quickly went into their new homes ones they were weaned). Care to share a pic of your puppy here? Please do!

23 Mar 2017 8:52 AM



There are times when I am overwhelmed by the help and generosity of our people. Today is one of those times.

I'd like to say a huge THANK YOU to John, who made arrangements for us to receive a new washing machine for an excellent price (and free delivery and installation)...to Melissa for doing ALL of the leg work (she jumped in, feet first and made it happen)....and to Marianne and Mary for making the donations to cover the cost of the washing machine. We would not be receiving a new washing machine on Thursday if it weren't for you :)

I often tell people it takes a village, and it does. What an amazingly wonderful village we are. Thank you for being there for us when we need you.

Sarah

20 Mar 2017 8:06 PM



This morning Skylar and I were having a training discussion (related to this article). The question was regarding 'favourite' training tools for stopping pulling on walks. Her response? Patience and constancy. Brava!
Chris Zink agrees.

That said, I do think there is a place for no-pull harnesses - in conjunction with a serious training plan to eliminate the use of one :)

20 Mar 2017 6:49 AM



Check it out! A friend brought his drone to Yappy Hour!! Who do you see??

19 Mar 2017 7:39 PM



So, crazy request here , but does anyone have silicone muffin pans they don't use? We'd like to freeze supplements for the dogs meals, and they seem like they would be a good way to do it in portion sizes...

18 Mar 2017 12:41 PM



Part of our job is to keep resident dogs comfortable and clean, which means we need a washing machine and dryer. Those of you who have been with us for a while may remember that we have a huge issue keeping washing machines going - newer machines simply cannot handle the hair and dirt that farm dogs produce.
Our current washing machine was highly recommended by the serviceman who attempted to repair the machine we had purchased prior - which the appliance company took back since we had issues with it from day one. Unfortunately, the machine has electronic issues which will cost nearly as much as a new machine to repair...so, we need to purchase a new washing machine.
We've done a bit of research, and barring the purchase of a commercial machine (we simply cannot afford one), we think this machine will suit (hopefully for a very long time): Speed Queen AWN432S Top Load Washer with 3.3 cu. ft. Stainless Steel Wash Tub.
Why are we telling you? Because we are hoping that one of our supporters may know of a source for Speed Queen at a reduced price, and we plan to fund raise to cover the cost of a new machine...see below for more information on this machine and how you can help!

17 Mar 2017 8:38 AM



For the past ten years, Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue has offered an alternative break program to groups of students from colleges and university around the country. Alternative breaks are service-learning trips in which students spend their fall, winter, summer, or spring break volunteering with an organization and learning about the impact that organization is having on the local community. Through intensive immersion experiences of direct service, issue education, and reflection, students come away with new perspectives and the motivation to bring what they learned on-break to their home communities.

MABCR and Victory Farm offer student groups food and lodging for up to 12 and a variety of projects including working directly with the dogs, building and repairing fences, and gates, gardening, and so much more. Volunteers have the opportunity to experience a close-knit community through weekly events like Yappy Hour, dinner out in Chestertown, Maryland, and working closely with the staff and board of MABCR.

If you are interested in becoming involved in our program, we would really like to hear from you! No special skills are needed, simply a desire to work with young people to make great things happen! Please contact Sarah at SLR@mabcr.org for more information!

16 Mar 2017 8:36 PM



For the past ten years, Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue has offered an alternative break program to groups of students from colleges and university around the country. Alternative breaks are service-learning trips in which students spend their fall, winter, summer, or spring break volunteering with an organization and learning about the impact that organization is having on the local community. Through intensive immersion experiences of direct service, issue education, and reflection, students come away with new perspectives and the motivation to bring what they learned on-break to their home communities.

MABCR and Victory Farm offer student groups food and lodging for up to 12 and a variety of projects including working directly with the dogs, building and repairing fences, and gates, gardening, and so much more. Volunteers have the opportunity to experience a close-knit community through weekly events like Yappy Hour, dinner out in Chestertown, Maryland, and working closely with the staff and board of MABCR.

If you are interested in becoming involved in our program, we would really like to hear from you! No special skills are needed, simply a desire to work with young people to make great things happen! Please contact Sarah at SLR@mabcr.org for more information!

16 Mar 2017 8:30 PM



Yappy Hour at the Wine Bin (www.winebinec.com) will be a fundraiser for Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue. Free music, wine, beer, and popcorn, lots of dogs and dog people to socialize with, and it's all free. 100% of the donations that go into the jar go directly to MABCR (well, actually it's over 100% because Dave rounds up when he writes the check!).

Come support the rescue, we'd love to see you and your pack! This is a super fun evening, one of our favourite events of the season!

16 Mar 2017 8:01 PM



Yappy Hour at the Wine Bin (www.winebinec.com) will be a fundraiser for Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue. Free music, wine, beer, and popcorn, lots of dogs and dog people to socialize with, and it's all free. 100% of the donations that go into the jar go directly to MABCR (well, actually it's over 100% because Dave rounds up when he writes the check!).

Come support the rescue, we'd love to see you and your pack! This is a super fun evening, one of our favourite events of the season!

16 Mar 2017 7:50 PM



Yappy Hour at the Wine Bin (www.winebinec.com) will be a fundraiser for Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue. Free music, wine, beer, and popcorn, lots of dogs and dog people to socialize with, and it's all free. 100% of the donations that go into the jar go directly to MABCR (well, actually it's over 100% because Dave rounds up when he writes the check!).

Come support the rescue, we'd love to see you and your pack! This is a super fun evening, one of our favourite events of the season!

16 Mar 2017 7:36 PM



Yappy Hour at the Wine Bin (www.winebinec.com) will be a fundraiser for Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue. Free music, wine, beer, and popcorn, lots of dogs and dog people to socialize with, and it's all free. 100% of the donations that go into the jar go directly to MABCR (well, actually it's over 100% because Dave rounds up when he writes the check!).

Come support the rescue, we'd love to see you and your pack! This is a super fun evening, one of our favourite events of the season!

16 Mar 2017 7:30 PM



It's never too cold for a little play time!
Here's a short clip of Miley, Dean, and MABCR Auggie playing ball at Belle Rose Kennels this afternoon.
Special appearances by Alfie and Logan as well.

14 Mar 2017 1:34 PM



excuse the fuzzy photos - we wanted to get some photos up for Evie, but only had a photo op in the evening. We will replace them asap.

14 Mar 2017 10:05 AM



Epic game of 3 way tug on a cold March morning! A great time was had by all, wish we'd been prepared to video it for you!
Miley, Dean, and MABCR Auggie!

13 Mar 2017 8:29 AM



We don't know who this is, but 10% of the sale of this flugelhorn goes to mabcr :) please share with your musical friends!!

13 Mar 2017 8:16 AM



5 month old mix

Intake date 11 March 2017

PUPDATE: Thanks to Marisa, Nancy, Gwen, and Jennifer (as well as Niki, Karen, Jill, Amanda, and Suzanne), we've hit our goal of covering Fleck's intake expenses!! Thank you, Thank you, THANK YOU!!!

PUPDATE: Fleck has partial sponsorship from Niki, Karen, Jill, Amanda, and Suzanne of $165. He still needs about $110 for full sponsorship. Can you spare a few bucks to help Fleck make his way to a new home?

This little guy is coming to us all the way from Texas. He is safe with a good friend of MABCR, and will be receiving vetting before transport. He is a survivor of parvo, thanks to good vetting and committed volunteers (as well as a generous donor who covered his hospital stay!!)
Fleck needs sponsorship!! His intake expenses will be about $275. Can you hep by chipping in a few bucks towards this guys road to his new home? Info on helping out in the comments...

12 Mar 2017 5:45 PM



12 lb scruffy little

12 Mar 2017 8:19 AM



9 month old little scruffy

11 Mar 2017 7:21 PM



What a long day!! We ended up with 6 dogs, and two (non-border collies) have already gone on - one to our local shelter where he met his potential adopters, the other to her new home with a good friend of ours! More on the rest of the new kids tomorrow!

11 Mar 2017 7:03 PM



Little man is on the ground!! Big dogs are a little intimidating!!
Can you please help with his intake expenses? Information in helping is in the comments!!

11 Mar 2017 9:25 AM



Not quite sure what we were thinking, but today we get in 5!! new dogs!! Whhheeee!!! Stay tuned for updates!!
If you'd like to help us with intake expenses (please, and thank you ;-) ) check out the information in the comments...and thank you for considering!!

11 Mar 2017 8:26 AM



Look who is on his way here!!! #Fleck #travelbuddies #itisalongwayfromtexastohere #mabcrdogs

9 Mar 2017 8:54 PM



"As pet owners, we want our canine friends to be to be happy in our company and in their life. Health is a significant portion of a dog’s happiness, and there is quite a bit you can do to increase your furry friend’s overall life happiness. There are some basic things that you can do to structure his life to increase his comfort, and then there are a bit more advanced things you can do to add to his happiness."

8 Mar 2017 6:33 PM



Found out this morning that this little guy is headed our way...can you please help cover his intake expenses?
Please see the link in the comments for information...and stay tuned for pupdates!!

8 Mar 2017 10:02 AM



Just a note this morning about foods. We always recommend to adopters to read food labels - be certain you understand all of the ingredients listed, understand what they do for your dog, and why they are in the food, and to purchase the best quality food you can afford.
Over the weekend, I cared for a dog who eats a food that is not a food I would feed. There was some left in the bag, and one of our dogs snatched the bag, and finished the food. Well, this morning I received the gift of recycled food, and it was not a pretty sight. If I had any question about the quality of the food before, it was answered this morning, and not in a good way.
My point here is that you don't want to eat subpar food, please don't feed it to your dog. Please read the label on the bag before you buy!!

8 Mar 2017 7:34 AM



Rumor has it that Fleck just got his traveling documents....

5 Mar 2017 8:29 PM



Bay had a rough day #breakaway #ab #alternativebreak #davidsonserves #davidsoncollege

5 Mar 2017 7:11 PM



It's crunch time!! This afternoon, our next Break crew arrives for a week of service to Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue. I am furiously cooking and cleaning to prepare for their arrival, as I am really looking forward to this coming week.
Our Break crews accomplish so much for us during their days of service, and in exchange, we house and feed them (no small job!!). We'd love for our supporters to be involved, and we have two additional trips planned for this year (so far.... we always add on!) and can always use physical and financial help.
If you'd like to help onsite, please email Sarah at SLR@mabcr.org. If you'd like to help financially, please use the donation link above or the donations page on our website at mabcr.org.
As always, thank you for your support!!!

4 Mar 2017 11:03 AM



Can you help our pups feel "the luck of the Irish" this month? For them, luck is all about finding the perfect family to call theirs forever. While they wait, your monthly financial support will help us provide them with vet care, food, and a safe place to sleep.

$8 a month is all it takes to make a big difference for our furry leprechauns!

Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue
Become a part of The Shepherds' Nook, a group of dedicated individuals who have committed to make monthly gifts to help rescued Border Collies.
MABCR.ORG

4 Mar 2017 10:24 AM



Miley is learning to play ball!!

3 Mar 2017 3:29 PM



Littles need jobs, too!! Alfie is in board and train with Skylar at Belle Rose Kennel at Victory Farm and is learning basic nosework. Here's a video of Alfie's second session!!

2 Mar 2017 12:45 PM



When I started working in the shelter system, it never occurred to me to foster a dog - I couldn't imagine living with a dog, caring for it, loving it, and then turn around and give it away?
Today, I am able to look at 'fostering' in a very different light. How wonderful it is to see all of the dogs and families that we have put together with would never have happened without fostering!!
MABCR is fortunate to have a few really wonderful foster homes, if you have ever considered fostering, find a rescue or shelter that you are comfortable supporting and give it a whirl!

1 Mar 2017 7:36 AM



PUPDATE: Thanks to Marisa, Nancy, Gwen, and Jennifer (as well as Niki, Karen, Jill, Amanda, and Suzanne), we've hit our goal of covering Fleck's intake expenses!! Thank you, Thank you, THANK YOU!!!

PUPDATE: Fleck has partial sponsorship from Niki, Karen, Jill, Amanda, and Suzanne of $165. He still needs about $110 for full sponsorship. Can you spare a few bucks to help Fleck make his way to a new home?

This little guy is coming to us all the way from Texas. He is safe with a good friend of MABCR, and will be receiving vetting before transport. He is a survivor of parvo, thanks to good vetting and committed volunteers (as well as a generous donor who covered his hospital stay!!)
Fleck needs sponsorship!! His intake expenses will be about $275. Can you hep by chipping in a few bucks towards this guys road to his new home? Info on helping out in the comments...

28 Feb 2017 8:14 AM



Thank you, Gary!!!

27 Feb 2017 5:45 PM



Intake date 17 February 2017

6 month old purebred - $100 sponsorship needed for vetting expenses.

Bay is a sweet young guy who simply needs some rules and parameters in order to become the great partner he is destined to be. Bay is good with other dogs (though will work them if allowed to) and has been non-reactive in his limited exposure to cats. While he still some rude behaviours to work through (jumping and launching himself off of me for one ;-) ), Bay is responding well to good rules and exercise.

Bay is best suited to a home with multiple dogs, and one geared towards training, exercise, and classes, as Bay will need some good socialisation to continue him on a positive course.

27 Feb 2017 6:23 AM



This guy is saying 'See you later!!' - Yolo was adopted today after nearly 9 months on the farm. Special thanks to Skylar at Belle Rose Kennel at Victory Farm for Yolo's time in board and train, what a difference that special attention makes!!

26 Feb 2017 7:04 PM



After yesterdays storms, it is a beautiful morning! What are your plans for the day? MABCR Auggie is going to chill after a hard day at agility trials (where he completed his CPE level 2!)

26 Feb 2017 6:01 AM



enjoying the spring sunshine!

25 Feb 2017 8:15 PM



(in bed with his foster mom :) )

25 Feb 2017 8:14 PM



Intake date 4 June 2016 -- AVAILABLE!

Partial sponsorship provided by Marisa, Mary, and Sue! $144 needed to complete intake sponsorship!

3 year old neutered male.

25 Feb 2017 1:13 PM



We just updated our wish list -- we could really use some collars!! If you'd like to help support our residents, please check out our wish list! Each of our dogs leaves for its new home wearing a martingale or no-slip collar with ID tags! A good collar and ID is so very important :) WooF!!
#Amazon

25 Feb 2017 8:20 AM



February 2 year old neutered male cattle dog intake date 17 February 2017 - AVAILABLE!!

well, no, Max is not a border collie, but he is an extra specially fabulous purebred cattle dog. This guy is really nice, he could pretty easily convince me that I needed him. I've had him five days, and he has decided that I am his person, to come when he is called, and to jump up into his crate. If you're looking for a special guy, Max just might be the one!

24 Feb 2017 9:43 AM



well, no, Max is not a border collie, but he is an extra specially fabulous purebred cattle dog. This guy is really nice, he could pretty easily convince me that I needed him. I've had him five days, and he has decided that I am his person, to come when he is called, and to jump up into his crate. If you're looking for a special guy, Max just might be the one!

22 Feb 2017 7:35 PM



Throw back article: Happy Got Day, Boo!!

(click through to read article)

22 Feb 2017 7:12 AM



Intake March 2017

$100 intake sponsorship needed.

Evie is coming to us from a humane partner in the south. She had been adopted from our partner by a nice man who doted on Evie - they were partners in crime (apparently she really enjoys watching football games!). Several weeks ago, Evie's fellow passed away suddenly at home, and Evie stayed by his side for several days until neighbors became concerned and investigated. Evie is coming to us so we can help her find a new person to love. Are you that person?

21 Feb 2017 6:53 AM



Intake date: 2/12/17

18 month old, female GSD in need of sponsorship for $100

Although she isn't black and white, this girl has a lot of spunk and will make a great companion for the right partner.
She's currently in board and train with Belle Rose Kennels to get more exposure and to be socialized.

PUPDATE: Miley is a very sweet girl with a LOT of personality. She is extremely trainable and has already improved leaps and bounds with her barking and leash manners. This girl has a natural loose leash walk and a willingness to please her person. Miley is extremely loyal to her person, she doesn't wander too far away and will check in for pets often. This girl would do best with a confident handler who will continue to help her confidence grow, a person with another dog in the householdo, and someone who has an understanding of GSD behavior. As far as a rescue GSD goes, she's pretty perfect and we hope she can be placed into an appropriate home soon!

19 Feb 2017 7:24 AM



Intake date: 2/12/17

18 month old, female GSD in need of sponsorship for $100

Although she isn't black and white, this girl has a lot of spunk and will make a great companion for the right partner.
She's currently in board and train with Belle Rose Kennels to get more exposure and to be socialized.

PUPDATE: Miley is a very sweet girl with a LOT of personality. She is extremely trainable and has already improved leaps and bounds with her barking and leash manners. This girl has a natural loose leash walk and a willingness to please her person. Miley is extremely loyal to her person, she doesn't wander too far away and will check in for pets often. This girl would do best with a confident handler who will continue to help her confidence grow, a person with another dog in the householdo, and someone who has an understanding of GSD behavior. As far as a rescue GSD goes, she's pretty perfect and we hope she can be placed into an appropriate home soon!

19 Feb 2017 7:10 AM



Originally posted on 9 February, we are still short on funding for the heater....can you please help? The dogs would appreciate it :)

As sometimes (ok, more than sometimes) happens here, we had appliance drama today when the heater in the kennel quit (to be fair, I think it is about 15 years old). A few weeks ago the hot water heater went - to the tune of about $500. I suspect the bill for the heater will be about the same, so if you can spare a few extra bucks, please consider helping us get the heat back on for the dogs. In the meantime, they are all snuggled up in their blankets. Information on how you can help is in the comments below.
Please share with like minded friends, we'd really appreciate it.

18 Feb 2017 8:23 AM



MABCR Pearl having the best day ever!!

16 Feb 2017 7:51 PM



Hanging with Tank!!

15 Feb 2017 8:08 PM



AB Update from Penn State!! Click through for news you can use from MABCR!

12 Feb 2017 7:11 PM



Intake date: 2/12/17

18 month old, female GSD

Although she isn't black and white, this girl has a lot of spunk and will make a great companion for the right partner.
She's currently in board and train with Belle Rose Kennels to get more exposure and to be socialized.

12 Feb 2017 4:11 PM



PUPDATE: Thanks to Marisa, Nancy, Gwen, and Jennifer (as well as Niki, Karen, Jill, Amanda, and Suzanne), we've hit our goal of covering Fleck's intake expenses!! Thank you, Thank you, THANK YOU!!!

PUPDATE: Fleck has partial sponsorship from Niki, Karen, Jill, Amanda, and Suzanne of $165. He still needs about $110 for full sponsorship. Can you spare a few bucks to help Fleck make his way to a new home?

This little guy is coming to us all the way from Texas. He is safe with a good friend of MABCR, and will be receiving vetting before transport. He is a survivor of parvo, thanks to good vetting and committed volunteers (as well as a generous donor who covered his hospital stay!!)
Fleck needs sponsorship!! His intake expenses will be about $275. Can you hep by chipping in a few bucks towards this guys road to his new home? Info on helping out in the comments...

12 Feb 2017 11:41 AM



oh my goodness, look at what Fleck's foster mom just sent to me....

11 Feb 2017 3:53 PM



UPDATE: Fleck has partial sponsorship from Niki, Karen, Jill, Amanda, and Suzanne of $165. He still needs about $110 for full sponsorship. Can you spare a few bucks to help Fleck make his way to a new home?

11 Feb 2017 1:27 PM



I'd say grab your tissues, but honestly, I just want you to read what it's like. Every day is a battle to get dogs adopted (into the right home) before it's too late.

We recently placed a dog who suffered from non-aggressive kennel stress. It's early in her adoption, but so far - so good. ~ Sarah

11 Feb 2017 12:39 PM



I'm so pleased to say that Denise has begun sponsoring Matty's monthly care!! That includes his food, flea/tick/heartworm, vaccinations and other medical care! Thank you, Denise!!

11 Feb 2017 7:48 AM



As sometimes (ok, more than sometimes) happens here, we had appliance drama today when the heater in the kennel quit (to be fair, I think it is about 15 years old). A few weeks ago the hot water heater went - to the tune of about $500. I suspect the bill for the heater will be about the same, so if you can spare a few extra bucks, please consider helping us get the heat back on for the dogs. In the meantime, they are all snuggled up in their blankets. Information on how you can help is in the comments below.
Please share with like minded friends, we'd really appreciate it.

9 Feb 2017 8:09 PM



Just got word that our last quarter check from amazon is nearly $100!! All of those pennies sure do add up!! Thank you!!

Support us when you shop for Valentine's Day gifts. #StartWithaSmile at http://smile.amazon.com/ch/31-1720049 and Amazon donates!

9 Feb 2017 9:08 AM



Yolo was practicing his polite handshakes this afternoon!

For more information on Yolo visit, https://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/35475949 or our website www.mabcr.org

8 Feb 2017 6:01 PM



yep!

8 Feb 2017 3:20 PM



Whew! Another year begins! Click through for the latest from MABCR!

6 Feb 2017 6:00 PM



Are you in love with a wonderful 4-legged furry pup?
Or looking for a unique gift that does not involve chocolate and flowers?
If so, please consider celebrating Valentine's Day this year by becoming a MABCR sustaining member!

For as little as $8 a month, you can help us provide care for our pups until they find their forever homes. A small but consistent donation throughout the year makes a big difference!
http://www.mabcr.org/monthlydonate.html

6 Feb 2017 4:45 PM



Do you know about the '3 second rule'? If you don't, you should.

6 Feb 2017 2:04 PM



Dean went with me to walk some clients' dogs this morning!
Here's a short clip of those awesome leash manners. Dean has come a LONG way and is really looking for a confident, consistent, and patient furever home with another dog. If you think you fit the bill, visit www.mabcr.org for adoption information
~ Skylar

6 Feb 2017 8:39 AM



MABCR Auggie and MABCR June are cuddled up for game time!!!

5 Feb 2017 4:23 PM



Another Belle Rose Kennel at Victory Farm video this morning! This time, of our current 'little', Alfie! Alfie is a great snuggler, but as you can see, he loves to play ball!!

4 Feb 2017 8:04 AM



Belle Rose Kennel just posted a video of a play group. How many MABCR dogs do you see?

3 Feb 2017 5:38 PM



Furry Friend Friday! Please Share!

Dean (Deanie Beanie or Dean Dog) -
This lovable boy has an interesting story. Dean was brought to us as a feral stray from WV with his assumed brother, Sam. From the start Dean has been very shy and takes a long time to warm up to people. Dean's best two qualities are his impeccable leash manners and his playful attitude. He is improving everyday but really needs a home where someone will be patient, kind, consistent, and tolerant as he adjusts. Dean was in foster for a few months and did very well. He is housebroken and crate trained, and rides nicely in the care (in a crate). Dean would also need a confident dog in his forever family to help him come out of his shell. Dean is currently a board and train client with Skylar at Belle Rose Kennel at Victory Farm.

3 Feb 2017 7:10 AM



INTERNSHIP
Victory Farm, Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue, and Victory Farm Community Garden - Chestertown, Maryland
Victory Farm, Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue, and Victory Farm Community Garden offer internships to students that combine facets of dog rescue and rehabilitation along with gardening, and farm chores. We are looking for interns from May to September, and can work with individual schedules. Other time periods are available, please inquire.
Work activities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue. Walking and exercising dogs in the rescue, feeding rescued dogs, basic training (including clicker and basic obedience, plus behavior modification). Also cleaning kennel area, kennel laundry, bathing dogs, and washing dog dishes. Students will be able to observe adoptions and learn the basics of running a 501c3, not-for-profit, dog rescue. Possible office work includes organizing, filing, and assisting in fundraising activities.
Victory Farm Community Garden. Intern will help direct and care for the garden, which produces food for local food pantries as well as garden volunteers. In addition to helping select crops, improve growing conditions, and harvest, they will work with and help inspire garden volunteers. Interns will also have the opportunity to deliver food to local food pantries and learn about the issues pantries deal with on a daily basis.
Victory Farm. Intern will also be able to learn about the chores and challenges of running of a small one-person farm. In addition to rescued Border Collies waiting for forever homes and a community garden, Victory farm is home to a herd of sheep and a flock of chickens.
Winter Internship
Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue and Victory Farm LLC are proud to announce new winter internship opportunities! We have several internship positions available such as a Marketing, Grant Writing, Landscaping, Animal Management and Behavior.
Housing and partial board are provided. Reliable transportation is a must. We are looking for hard working, dedicated, and reliable people to help us as we help you learn about life on a working farm, commercial kennel, and a 501 (c)3 rescue organization
Compensation: Room and partial board. (The intern has access to produce produced in the on-site community garden as well as eggs produced by the Victory Farm chickens.) Intern must be clean, reliable, provide own transportation, be drug free, and have insurance. Time investment: approximately three hours each day, more if requested by intern. Intern can easily work at another job off site.
For more information, contact Sarah Ruckelshaus at SLR@mabcr.org

2 Feb 2017 6:19 PM



This little guy is coming to us all the way from Texas. He is safe with a good friend of MABCR, and will be receiving vetting before transport. He is a survivor of parvo, thanks to good vetting and committed volunteers (as well as a generous donor who covered his hospital stay!!)
Fleck needs sponsorship!! His intake expenses will be about $275. Can you hep by chipping in a few bucks towards this guys road to his new home? Info on helping out in the comments...

2 Feb 2017 10:43 AM



Our friends at Belle Rose Kennel at Victory Farm reminded me of one of our favourite articles, I thought I would share it again. ~sarah

"...the sheer number of overweight and obese pets has made it seem like it’s normal for dogs to be fat so people aren’t worried when their canine packs on the pounds."
Check out this article to learn how to tell if your dog is at the ideal weight!

2 Feb 2017 6:45 AM



We are so fortunate to have a wonderful volunteer who has committed to help out one day each week!! He helped out with our last AB group, his help was indispensable!!
This last week, Jack finished cleaning out behind the back kennel, a job that had been started with the AB crew.
We are so grateful, thanks, Jack!

29 Jan 2017 6:31 PM



This dog.

Jack needs his own lap. Do you have what it takes to be Jack's person?

28 Jan 2017 6:48 AM



Good morning all! If you made a donation (or cumulative donations) to MABCR of more than $250 (financially or in goods) in 2016 and did not receive a tax receipt, PLEASE email Sarah privately at SLR@mabcr.org so she can send one out to you asap.
We send them via email, and sometimes they bounce out or get sent to spam. Thanks!

27 Jan 2017 8:08 AM



For our friends on Burn's night.

The Twa Dogs
'Twas in that place o' Scotland's isle,
That bears the name o' auld King Coil,
Upon a bonie day in June,
When wearin' thro' the afternoon,
Twa dogs, that were na thrang at hame,
Forgather'd ance upon a time.
The first I'll name, they ca'd him Caesar,
Was keepit for His Honor's pleasure:
His hair, his size, his mouth, his lugs,
Shew'd he was nane o' Scotland's dogs;
But whalpit some place far abroad,
Whare sailors gang to fish for cod.
His locked, letter'd, braw brass collar
Shew'd him the gentleman an' scholar;
But though he was o' high degree,
The fient a pride, nae pride had he;
But wad hae spent an hour caressin,
Ev'n wi' al tinkler-gipsy's messin:
At kirk or market, mill or smiddie,
Nae tawted tyke, tho' e'er sae duddie,
But he wad stan't, as glad to see him,
An' stroan't on stanes an' hillocks wi' him.
The tither was a ploughman's collie-
A rhyming, ranting, raving billie,
Wha for his friend an' comrade had him,
And in freak had Luath ca'd him,
After some dog in Highland Sang,^2
Was made lang syne,-Lord knows how lang.
He was a gash an' faithfu' tyke,
As ever lap a sheugh or dyke.
His honest, sonsie, baws'nt face
Aye gat him friends in ilka place;
His breast was white, his touzie back
Weel clad wi' coat o' glossy black;
His gawsie tail, wi' upward curl,
Hung owre his hurdie's wi' a swirl.
Nae doubt but they were fain o' ither,
And unco pack an' thick thegither;
Wi' social nose whiles snuff'd an' snowkit;
Whiles mice an' moudieworts they howkit;
Whiles scour'd awa' in lang excursion,
An' worry'd ither in diversion;
Until wi' daffin' weary grown
Upon a knowe they set them down.
An' there began a lang digression.
About the "lords o' the creation."
Caesar
I've aften wonder'd, honest Luath,
What sort o' life poor dogs like you have;
An' when the gentry's life I saw,
What way poor bodies liv'd ava.
Our laird gets in his racked rents,
His coals, his kane, an' a' his stents:
He rises when he likes himsel';
His flunkies answer at the bell;
He ca's his coach; he ca's his horse;
He draws a bonie silken purse,
As lang's my tail, where, thro' the steeks,
The yellow letter'd Geordie keeks.
Frae morn to e'en, it's nought but toiling
At baking, roasting, frying, boiling;
An' tho' the gentry first are stechin,
Yet ev'n the ha' folk fill their pechan
Wi' sauce, ragouts, an' sic like trashtrie,
That's little short o' downright wastrie.
Our whipper-in, wee, blasted wonner,
Poor, worthless elf, it eats a dinner,
Better than ony tenant-man
His Honour has in a' the lan':
An' what poor cot-folk pit their painch in,
I own it's past my comprehension.
Luath
Trowth, Caesar, whiles they're fash't eneugh:
A cottar howkin in a sheugh,
Wi' dirty stanes biggin a dyke,
Baring a quarry, an' sic like;
Himsel', a wife, he thus sustains,
A smytrie o' wee duddie weans,
An' nought but his han'-daurk, to keep
Them right an' tight in thack an' rape.
An' when they meet wi' sair disasters,
Like loss o' health or want o' masters,
Ye maist wad think, a wee touch langer,
An' they maun starve o' cauld an' hunger:
But how it comes, I never kent yet,
They're maistly wonderfu' contented;
An' buirdly chiels, an' clever hizzies,
Are bred in sic a way as this is.
Caesar
But then to see how ye're negleckit,
How huff'd, an' cuff'd, an' disrespeckit!
Lord man, our gentry care as little
For delvers, ditchers, an' sic cattle;
They gang as saucy by poor folk,
As I wad by a stinkin brock.
I've notic'd, on our laird's court-day, -
An' mony a time my heart's been wae, -
Poor tenant bodies, scant o'cash,
How they maun thole a factor's snash;
He'll stamp an' threaten, curse an' swear
He'll apprehend them, poind their gear;
While they maun stan', wi' aspect humble,
An' hear it a', an' fear an' tremble!
I see how folk live that hae riches;
But surely poor-folk maun be wretches!
Luath
They're no sae wretched's ane wad think.
Tho' constantly on poortith's brink,
They're sae accustom'd wi' the sight,
The view o't gives them little fright.
Then chance and fortune are sae guided,
They're aye in less or mair provided:
An' tho' fatigued wi' close employment,
A blink o' rest's a sweet enjoyment.
The dearest comfort o' their lives,
Their grushie weans an' faithfu' wives;
The prattling things are just their pride,
That sweetens a' their fire-side.
An' whiles twalpennie worth o' nappy
Can mak the bodies unco happy:
They lay aside their private cares,
To mind the Kirk and State affairs;
They'll talk o' patronage an' priests,
Wi' kindling fury i' their breasts,
Or tell what new taxation's comin,
An' ferlie at the folk in Lon'on.
As bleak-fac'd Hallowmass returns,
They get the jovial, rantin kirns,
When rural life, of ev'ry station,
Unite in common recreation;
Love blinks, Wit slaps, an' social Mirth
Forgets there's Care upo' the earth.
That merry day the year begins,
They bar the door on frosty win's;
The nappy reeks wi' mantling ream,
An' sheds a heart-inspiring steam;
The luntin pipe, an' sneeshin mill,
Are handed round wi' right guid will;
The cantie auld folks crackin crouse,
The young anes rantin thro' the house-
My heart has been sae fain to see them,
That I for joy hae barkit wi' them.
Still it's owre true that ye hae said,
Sic game is now owre aften play'd;
There's mony a creditable stock
O' decent, honest, fawsont folk,
Are riven out baith root an' branch,
Some rascal's pridefu' greed to quench,
Wha thinks to knit himsel the faster
In favour wi' some gentle master,
Wha, aiblins, thrang a parliamentin,
For Britain's guid his saul indentin-
Caesar
Haith, lad, ye little ken about it:
For Britain's guid! guid faith! I doubt it.
Say rather, gaun as Premiers lead him:
An' saying ay or no's they bid him:
At operas an' plays parading,
Mortgaging, gambling, masquerading:
Or maybe, in a frolic daft,
To Hague or Calais takes a waft,
To mak a tour an' tak a whirl,
To learn bon ton, an' see the worl'.
There, at Vienna, or Versailles,
He rives his father's auld entails;
Or by Madrid he takes the rout,
To thrum guitars an' fecht wi' nowt;
Or down Italian vista startles,
Whore-hunting amang groves o' myrtles:
Then bowses drumlie German-water,
To mak himsel look fair an' fatter,
An' clear the consequential sorrows,
Love-gifts of Carnival signoras.
For Britain's guid! for her destruction!
Wi' dissipation, feud, an' faction.
Luath
Hech, man! dear sirs! is that the gate
They waste sae mony a braw estate!
Are we sae foughten an' harass'd
For gear to gang that gate at last?
O would they stay aback frae courts,
An' please themsels wi' country sports,
It wad for ev'ry ane be better,
The laird, the tenant, an' the cotter!
For thae frank, rantin, ramblin billies,
Feint haet o' them's ill-hearted fellows;
Except for breakin o' their timmer,
Or speakin lightly o' their limmer,
Or shootin of a hare or moor-cock,
The ne'er-a-bit they're ill to poor folk,
But will ye tell me, Master Caesar,
Sure great folk's life's a life o' pleasure?
Nae cauld nor hunger e'er can steer them,
The very thought o't need na fear them.
Caesar
Lord, man, were ye but whiles whare I am,
The gentles, ye wad ne'er envy them!
It's true, they need na starve or sweat,
Thro' winter's cauld, or simmer's heat:
They've nae sair wark to craze their banes,
An' fill auld age wi' grips an' granes:
But human bodies are sic fools,
For a' their colleges an' schools,
That when nae real ills perplex them,
They mak enow themsel's to vex them;
An' aye the less they hae to sturt them,
In like proportion, less will hurt them.
A country fellow at the pleugh,
His acre's till'd, he's right eneugh;
A country girl at her wheel,
Her dizzen's dune, she's unco weel;
But gentlemen, an' ladies warst,
Wi' ev'n-down want o' wark are curst.
They loiter, lounging, lank an' lazy;
Tho' deil-haet ails them, yet uneasy;
Their days insipid, dull, an' tasteless;
Their nights unquiet, lang, an' restless.
An'ev'n their sports, their balls an' races,
Their galloping through public places,
There's sic parade, sic pomp, an' art,
The joy can scarcely reach the heart.
The men cast out in party-matches,
Then sowther a' in deep debauches.
Ae night they're mad wi' drink an' whoring,
Niest day their life is past enduring.
The ladies arm-in-arm in clusters,
As great an' gracious a' as sisters;
But hear their absent thoughts o' ither,
They're a' run-deils an' jads thegither.
Whiles, owre the wee bit cup an' platie,
They sip the scandal-potion pretty;
Or lee-lang nights, wi' crabbit leuks
Pore owre the devil's pictur'd beuks;
Stake on a chance a farmer's stackyard,
An' cheat like ony unhanged blackguard.
There's some exceptions, man an' woman;
But this is gentry's life in common.
By this, the sun was out of sight,
An' darker gloamin brought the night;
The bum-clock humm'd wi' lazy drone;
The kye stood rowtin i' the loan;
When up they gat an' shook their lugs,
Rejoic'd they werena men but dogs;
An' each took aff his several way,
Resolv'd to meet some ither day.

25 Jan 2017 6:09 PM



good information on dominance theory....

25 Jan 2017 3:07 PM



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25 Jan 2017 7:06 AM



Excellent article on maintaining your training :)

24 Jan 2017 3:59 PM



"Shaping just means setting the dog up for success, breaking down the behavior, and making sure that the dog has the choice to perform the behavior (or not), and then making it very pleasant for the dog to perform it! Which is an awful lot like good dog training."

23 Jan 2017 1:46 PM



Well, Skylar said we couldn't keep her, so Miss Penny went to her new home today!! She has her very own border collie to play with!!

22 Jan 2017 8:52 PM



MABCR Tess was recently adopted! Congratulations to Pete and Riley on their new family member.
Tess was an MABCR training foster at Belle Rose Kennels. Her upbeat personality and playfulness will be missed, but we are thrilled that she found a forever home!

22 Jan 2017 10:39 AM



It's Furry Friend Friday!

20 Jan 2017 6:32 PM



18lb bundle of love and devotion

20 Jan 2017 2:36 PM



As I'm sure you know, we care for a lot of dogs each day. At the end of each day, as each dog goes to bed, I like to give them a treat. This can get expensive when we feed good quality treats, and I really don't like to feed junk. What is your favourite (reasonably priced) treat, and where do you buy it?

Thanks for your suggestions!! ~sarah~

19 Jan 2017 6:40 PM



An interview with our Executive Director from a few years ago. Worthy of a repeat.

19 Jan 2017 6:50 AM



This was our Adventure Crew. They arrived in snow, the first three days here were sub-zero temps, and we shared one toilet (no showers) between 14 people for 4 days. What a great crew, with great attitudes. They made me very proud.

16 Jan 2017 7:06 AM



18lb bundle of love and devotion

15 Jan 2017 8:02 PM



Becca and I just supported Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue and enjoyed a nice walk at the same time. Check out wooftrax and you can help too. Download the app and select Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue to make a difference. The more active walkers we have, the more of the donation pie we receive!!

~ Kris ~

15 Jan 2017 2:25 PM



I was looking for a photo on our shelter partner's page and came across Matty's first photo in rescue. He was found running as a stray at about 6 months old. That was in 2013. Matty is still in rescue, nearly 4 years later....while we have resigned ourselves to the fact that he may be a permanant resident, we would love it for him to find a home of his own.
In the meantime, Matty does have daily expenses. We gladly accept donations for our long term residents, and they are very appreciative!

14 Jan 2017 12:32 PM



Happy New Year 2017!

If one of your goals in 2017 is supporting your favorite non-profits, please consider a monthly donation to Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue! For as little as $8 a month, you can help us provide care for our pups until they find their forever homes. A small but consistent donation throughout the year makes a big difference!

http://www.mabcr.org/monthlydonate.html

9 Jan 2017 3:44 PM



YES!!

8 Jan 2017 4:45 PM



The fur flies when it snows!!! Snow is like a big toy for the dogs, and it always causes fun and excitement!

Thanks to Skylar for the great photo of Dean, Alfie, Tess, and MABCR Auggie from this morning's play session! slr

6 Jan 2017 9:17 AM



Tess playing this morning....

Thanks to Skylar for the video!

slr

6 Jan 2017 7:20 AM



Penny (a new little) decided that Skylar needed help with her work 😂

4 Jan 2017 5:18 PM



Can I post this..

URGENT HELP NEEDED! Funds are needed to feed hungry workers arriving at the farm Saturday. 12 eager students will be arriving at MABCR to do much needed work for the week. We supply 3 meals a day, and they really work up an appetite. Food costs for the week run upwards to $400. PLEASE consider making a donation to our PayPal account for supplies to feed this group. These work weeks are essential to the running of our facility. The work done keeps our dogs safe and healthy as they wait for their forever home.

4 Jan 2017 1:02 PM



a few of our adoptable dogs playing with boarding and day care dogs this morning. They never fail to put a smile on your face :)

Thanks to Skylar for the video!

4 Jan 2017 7:47 AM



Truth!! Don't you think? 😉

3 Jan 2017 4:33 PM



Local (or not so local) peeps...We have an AB group coming Saturday evening for 7 days of service...We are looking for mature individuals who would enjoy working (guiding) with bright college students during their days here. One day, or 8, we would be happy to have you. The work isn't hard, and we have loads of fun, it's just hard for me to guide 9 people at once. We also feed you...PM me if you would like to know more. We could use someone with a chain saw for a specific project.

3 Jan 2017 7:00 AM



Thanks so much, Sarah, for helping bring into our lives this wonderful, dear new member of the family. We love Zoe so much. This Christmas I'm so grateful for her and for your knowing that we could be the right home for her. We send love, peace, and thanks to you for what you do and who you are.

In friendship,
Katie
PS trying to get a good pic of Zoe and me here on Christmas Eve playing Santa is pretty funny--here's the best I snapped!

2 Jan 2017 7:13 PM



Hello
I wanted to let you all know that Junior (Newt) is totally spoiled for his first Christmas! He is such a lucky boy and has a lot of toys to keep him busy. He is a very high energy guy, but he has a ton of stimulation and exercise. We love him so much and is a perfect addition to our family. I could imagine owning another breed ever again. I hope all the dogs on the farm have a good Christmas and I wish everyone a fantastic New Year.
Thank you times a million!
Emily

2 Jan 2017 6:17 PM



We are in need of assistance with 2 Home Visits in Virginia! Please let us know if you are able to help.

1 Jan 2017 4:50 PM



Help all the Dawgs in rescue, and keep yourself on track throughout the new year! The MABCR store sill has a few more 2017 Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue calendars in stock. To order, visit http://www.mabcr.org/store.html . Of course, we also have T-shirts, three-way leashes, toys, and some other cool stuff. Plus, all the money raised goes to feeding and caring for Border Collies in need!

1 Jan 2017 12:47 PM



New Year's Greetings from Sarah and the Pups (please click through!)

31 Dec 2016 9:29 PM



If you're looking for end-of-year donation opportunities look no further! Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue thanks each of you for your support during 2016.

If you like what we do - taking dogs from shelters and owners, training, rehabbing, desensitizing and socialization, matching dogs to new adopters, working with owners to help them keep their dogs, support services for new (and old) adopters, educating the public - then hit the donate button above to make a final tax-deductible contribution for 2016! Please, and Thank you!

31 Dec 2016 3:00 PM



Thank you to the kind soul who donated the laundry booster!! The package came unidentified, but we are grateful!!

31 Dec 2016 12:18 PM



A big thank you to the MABCR family who 'gifted' dad with 3 seresto collars for Christmas for MABCR long time residents Marty, Jack, and Sadie. Thank you!!

26 Dec 2016 9:13 AM



From all of us on Victory Farm - Happy Howlidays!!!

25 Dec 2016 4:01 PM



From the Heart (if only I could blame the flu)

22 Dec 2016 6:29 PM



an oldie, but goodie, from our friend Lisa, at Positive Paw:

22 Dec 2016 9:33 AM



From the Heart

21 Dec 2016 6:40 PM



Yolo says a big thank you for his new running harness!
He gets very excited to go and you can see in the video that he keeps "checking in" with me to see when we can go faster.
A good dog is a tired dog! Thank you for helping us tire this boy out.

21 Dec 2016 2:34 PM



ZOOMIES!!!!

20 Dec 2016 5:44 PM



Flocks of Sheep, Seven Stories Tall, at the Crossroads of the World!!

20 Dec 2016 8:46 AM



There is still time to order our 2017 Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue calendar. Calendars cost $20 each, and there are options for free shipping through the MABCR Store at http://www.mabcr.org/store.html. Enjoy all of our 2017 Calendar Dogs!

19 Dec 2016 1:49 PM



Hey, peeps!! Our storekeeper is looking to help you with your gift giving, and to help raise some funds for our furry guests!! Check out the link below, there are some special bundles, and I'd bet if you're looking for some of our other special things, you could contact Barbara directly (message us here and I'll give you her contact info) and she would be happy to help you out. Please don't wait, Monday's mail is really the last guaranteed ship out for the holiday (according to the PO).

17 Dec 2016 7:51 PM



We'd like to send out a big WooF! and Thank you to Jill, who has sent us several boxes of donations in the last week. Jill recently lost her 19 year old border collie, and this is her first Christmas without her. What a wonderful way to celebrate her furry friends life <3

17 Dec 2016 12:21 PM



I love when my boarding clients bring pressies for all of the pups!! Thanks, Jennie and Flash!!

16 Dec 2016 7:24 AM



Are you wondering what the rescue dogs are asking for for the holiday? A few of the long term residents (Jack, Matty, Sadie, Yolo, Mya) would REALLY like seresto collars. If you would like to help, you can find single collars here: http://amzn.to/2gKA8JG. Amazon currently has the lowest price if you have prime.

Thank you for considering! WooF!

14 Dec 2016 5:48 PM



Friends! One of our long term residents is learning how to run beside a bike! Skylar has been riding with Yolo nearly 2 miles a day! Since he loves it so much (video to come) we would like to get him a proper harness as the harness we have is two sizes too big. Can you help? http://amzn.to/2gKQDnH

Now - we only need one :) so if you would please comment that you have ordered the harness, and I will update the post!! Thank you for your support!!

14 Dec 2016 7:49 AM



Hey friends! For as little as $8 a month - you can benefit our dogs monthly.. I love this option BC you sign up and then no more effort is required to continue your small contribution that has a BIG effect.. please consider 🐾💙 any friends that sign up - I make a yummy crab dip as a thank you reward 😉💙🐾 lemme know so I can deliver ...

12 Dec 2016 9:11 PM



Snowy. Zoe.

MABCR Zoe, Formerly Sis

12 Dec 2016 12:53 PM



Are you looking for a unique and meaningful gift for the animal lover on your list? Please consider becoming a sustaining member for Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue in their name, or the name of their fur baby!

The Shepherds' Nook is a group of dedicated individuals who have committed to make monthly gifts to help rescued Border Collies. Members provide a consistent source of income and help us continue to save the lives of discarded, neglected, abandoned, and stray Border Collies. It's one of the best ways you can make a difference in the lives of our dogs -- all year long!


You'll make a huge impact for as little as 27 cents a day ($8 a month)!

http://www.mabcr.org/monthlydonate.html

Please click though and give an amazing gift that keeps on giving!

12 Dec 2016 9:01 AM



UPDATE!!! Lynch Creek has had so much positive feedback and so many requests to extend the program, that they have!! The end date has been adjusted to EXTEND the campaign to December 18th at midnight, PST! If you've not yet ordered, please consider ordering today!! The beautiful things from Lynch Creek are just the thing to put your home in a holiday spirit!
We have been tickled by the feedback on the wreaths and centerpieces, people just love them, and several supporters have received theirs and purchased additional wreaths for gifts!!! Please share with your friends, spread the love!!
Support MABCR here: https://www.lynchcreekfundraising.com/f/177592
Funds raised through Lynch Creek will be used to help our dogs every day, something that is greatly needed. Food, electric, cleaning supplies -- they come at a cost.
Please support us by shopping beautiful, handcrafted Christmas wreaths from Lynch Creek Farm. 20% of every purchase goes back to MABCR!!! I have been pleasantly surprised by the variety and terrific price point of these beautiful wreaths and centerpieces, and there is something for everyone, no matter which holidays you celebrate (or don't!).
Thanks for your support,
Sarah
PS If you find this worthy, please share. Every purchase helps.
https://www.lynchcreekfundraising.com/f/177592

12 Dec 2016 7:22 AM



Red and White Female #1
Born 6/25/16

This litter or pups were whelped 25 June and will not be available for adoption until early September. If you are interested in being considered for a pup, please submit your complete application after 15 August. Please be sure to include all requested information when you submit your application, so that we are able to fully process it in a timely manner. Incomplete applications will not be considered. You can find our application and information on adoption here: http://www.mabcr.org/adoption_application.html

These pups are purebred puppies - applications with experience raising border collie puppies will be given priority. Pups will only be placed into homes with other solid temperament dogs, and will be placed into homes prepared to take classes and challenge their young friend.

Thank you again for your interest. We will post updates to our facebook page as often as we can, please follow their progress here.

Care for puppies is expensive. Please consider helping with a donation. If you would like to help with this girl, or any of our residents, please see our donate now button above, or click through to our website. Thank you! http://www.mabcr.org/donations.html

11 Dec 2016 7:12 PM



Check out Tess! This is only her 5th time practicing on agility equipment! She'll make a great active companion for the right family.

Jumps and Tunnel - https://youtu.be/LjpC1WxlTyE
Weave poles - https://youtu.be/6kfLzUXAeGM

10 Dec 2016 2:31 PM



Friends, our Lynch Creek Fundraiser is coming down to the wire! If you've not yet ordered, please consider ordering today!! The beautiful things from Lynch Creek are just the thing to put your home in a holiday spirit, and tomorrow (the 11th) is the last day to order!
We have been tickled by the feedback on the wreaths and centerpieces, people just love them, and several supporters have received theirs and purchased additional wreaths for gifts!!! Please share with your friends, spread the love!!
Support MABCR here: https://www.lynchcreekfundraising.com/f/177592
Funds raised through Lynch Creek will be used to help our dogs every day, something that is greatly needed. Food, electric, cleaning supplies -- they come at a cost.
Please support us by shopping beautiful, handcrafted Christmas wreaths from Lynch Creek Farm. 20% of every purchase goes back to MABCR!!! I have been pleasantly surprised by the variety and terrific price point of these beautiful wreaths and centerpieces, and there is something for everyone, no matter which holidays you celebrate (or don't!).
Thanks for your support,
Sarah
PS If you find this worthy, please share. Every purchase helps.
https://www.lynchcreekfundraising.com/f/177592

10 Dec 2016 1:16 PM



Our Lynch Creek Fundraiser is coming down to the wire! If you've not yet ordered, please consider ordering today!! The beautiful things from Lynch Creek are just the thing to put your home in a holiday spirit!

We have been tickled by the feedback on the wreaths and centerpieces, people just love them, and several supporters have received theirs and purchased additional wreaths for gifts!!! Please share with your friends, spread the love!!

Support MABCR here: https://www.lynchcreekfundraising.com/f/177592

Funds raised through Lynch Creek will be used to help our dogs every day, something that is greatly needed. Food, electric, cleaning supplies -- they come at a cost.

Please support us by shopping beautiful, handcrafted Christmas wreaths from Lynch Creek Farm. 20% of every purchase goes back to MABCR!!! I have been pleasantly surprised by the variety and terrific price point of these beautiful wreaths and centerpieces, and there is something for everyone, no matter which holidays you celebrate (or don't!).

Thanks for your support,

Sarah

PS If you find this worthy, please share. Every purchase helps.
https://www.lynchcreekfundraising.com/f/177592

7 Dec 2016 7:04 AM



Intake date 9 September 2016
Rehome date 5 December 2016

~ Betty is an adult female who is sweet, affectionate, and fun. Her small frame and soft coat makes you think she might be a lap dog, and after good exercise, she would be happy as a cuddlebug! Betty came to us quite out of shape and overweight. Since arriving, she has lost a couple of pounds and has gained some fitness and really enjoys running and playing. Betty gets along well with other dogs, and really loves good play sessions.
Betty will do best in a home that enjoys walking or hiking, play sessions, and good, good cuddles on the sofa. Betty is sight impaired in her left eye (it appears to be from an injury), though it does not slow her down in any way. Betty is housebroken and crate trained, and rides well in a car.
Betty’s intake expenses are approximately $200. If you would like to help with her expenses, please see http\://www.mabcr.org/donations.html for ways to donate.
If you are interested in applying to adopt Tess, please see http\://www.mabcr.org/adoption_application.html for our procedures and an application.

5 Dec 2016 6:07 PM



Today we had a long time donor cancel her regular monthly donation...then reinstate it at a higher amount to help with our 'grocery' bill. It is difficult to express how very important this type of support is to us and the dogs we care for. We thank her, and all of the other members of the Shepherd's Nook - our group of donors that help us in this way. Thank you!!

4 Dec 2016 8:21 PM



Miss Maggie all dressed up for the holidays....

4 Dec 2016 7:17 PM



We are half way through our Lynch Creek campaign, and not yet half way to our goal!! Thank you so much for helping us get there, we have been tickled by the feedback on the wreaths and centerpieces, people just love them, and several supporters have received their and purchased additional wreaths for gifts!!! Please share with your friends, spread the love!!

Support MABCR here: https://www.lynchcreekfundraising.com/f/177592

Just in case you didn't know, we're running a fundraiser through Lynch Creek for MABCR and we need your help to raise some needed funds for MABCR. These funds will be used to help our dogs every day, something that is greatly needed. Food, electric, cleaning supplies -- they come at a cost.

Please support us by shopping beautiful, handcrafted Christmas wreaths from Lynch Creek Farm. 20% of every purchase goes back to MABCR!!! I have been pleasantly surprised by the variety and terrific price point of these beautiful wreaths and centerpieces, and there is something for everyone, no matter which holidays you celebrate (or don't!).

Check it out here: https://www.lynchcreekfundraising.com/f/177592

Thanks for your support,
Sarah
PS If you find this worthy, please share. Every purchase helps.
https://www.lynchcreekfundraising.com/f/177592

4 Dec 2016 7:28 AM



MABCR Numa has a beautiful sit stay for his meals. Lollie (white) usually does too but there was a wall directly behind me so I had to hover over them a bit and she hates that. Miya (black) has no clue what to make of being fed like this.

1 Dec 2016 8:40 AM



INTERNSHIP
Victory Farm, Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue, and Victory Farm Community Garden - Chestertown, Maryland

Victory Farm, Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue, and Victory Farm Community Garden offer internships to students that combine facets of dog rescue and rehabilitation along with gardening, and farm chores. We are looking for interns from May to September, and can work with individual schedules. Other time periods are available, please inquire.

Work activities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue. Walking and exercising dogs in the rescue, feeding rescued dogs, basic training (including clicker and basic obedience, plus behavior modification). Also cleaning kennel area, kennel laundry, bathing dogs, and washing dog dishes. Students will be able to observe adoptions and learn the basics of running a 501c3, not-for-profit, dog rescue. Possible office work includes organizing, filing, and assisting in fundraising activities.

Victory Farm Community Garden. Intern will help direct and care for the garden, which produces food for local food pantries as well as garden volunteers. In addition to helping select crops, improve growing conditions, and harvest, they will work with and help inspire garden volunteers. Interns will also have the opportunity to deliver food to local food pantries and learn about the issues pantries deal with on a daily basis.

Victory Farm. Intern will also be able to learn about the chores and challenges of running of a small one-person farm. In addition to rescued Border Collies waiting for forever homes and a community garden, Victory farm is home to a herd of sheep and a flock of chickens.

Winter Internship

Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue and Victory Farm LLC are proud to announce new winter internship opportunities! We have several internship positions available such as a Marketing, Grant Writing, Landscaping, Animal Management and Behavior.

Housing and partial board are provided. Reliable transportation is a must. We are looking for hard working, dedicated, and reliable people to help us as we help you learn about life on a working farm, commercial kennel, and a 501 (c)3 rescue organization

Compensation: Room and partial board. (The intern has access to produce produced in the on-site community garden as well as eggs produced by the Victory Farm chickens.) Intern must be clean, reliable, provide own transportation, be drug free, and have insurance. Time investment: approximately three hours each day, more if requested by intern. Intern can easily work at another job off site.

For more information, contact Sarah Ruckelshaus at SLR@mabcr.org

30 Nov 2016 7:06 AM



Give a little, Save a lot (of dogs)!

29 Nov 2016 7:23 PM



hey, peeps!! bravelets is having a HUGE sale - 30% off everything with code: CYBER30. Ends tonight at 12 AM CST! 10% of all sales goes to MABCR - please be sure to select us as your charity :)

28 Nov 2016 8:39 PM



hey, peeps!! bravelets is having a HUGE sale - 30% off everything with code: CYBER30. Ends tonight at 12 AM CST! 10% of all sales goes to MABCR - please be sure to select us as your charity :)

28 Nov 2016 8:02 PM



Baby Maggie playing with foster siblings MABCR Henry and MABCR Mae!! It's a tugathon!!

28 Nov 2016 8:14 AM



We are in need of someone to do a home visit in Smithfeild VA (near Newport News). Does anyone know someone responsible and somewhat knowledgeable who might be willing? Thanks!

28 Nov 2016 6:25 AM



Yolo's looking for a loving home where he can be an only dog. He loves to go on long walks and be pet for hours.
Visit mabcr.org to fill out an application!

27 Nov 2016 1:06 PM



MABCR El with his human Nate. I cannot say how much I love this. El was a difficult placement - he didn't do well with many other dogs. Nate met him and took the chance that he could help El become the very best dog he could be. El is Nate's constant companion, and their friendship shows just how wonderful rescue can be! We are so grateful!

26 Nov 2016 8:44 AM



While you are shopping for bargains today, please consider a small gift to benefit our canine guests here on the farm. Our needs list is always available on amazon:
#Amazon

25 Nov 2016 9:08 AM



Hey - what a great update on Beagan!!

25 Nov 2016 8:10 AM



So, it's not yet Thanksgiving, yet we are nearly at the halfway mark of our fund drive -- with 27 days to go!!!! Thank you so very much for your continued support!!
Just in case you didn't know, we're running a fundraiser and we need your help to raise some needed funds for MABCR. These funds will be used to help our dogs everyday, something that is greatly needed. Food, electric, cleaning supplies -- they come at a cost.
Please support us by shopping beautiful, handcrafted Christmas wreaths from Lynch Creek Farm. 20% of every purchase goes back to MABCR!!! I have been pleasantly surprised by the variety and terrific price point of these beautiful wreaths and centerpieces, and there is something for everyone, no matter which holidays you celebrate (or don't!).
Check it out here: https://www.lynchcreekfundraising.com/f/177592
Thanks for your support,
Sarah
PS If you find this worthy, please share. Every purchase helps.

23 Nov 2016 6:44 AM



MABCR Oliver. I love his photo so much I stole it from his mom.

18 Nov 2016 9:58 AM



young adult male
Intake date 6 November 2016

18 Nov 2016 8:31 AM



"I had often thought when I encountered cruelty and neglect that there was a whole army of people who did these unspeakable things, a great, unheeding horde who never spared a thought for the feelings of the helpless creatures who depended on them. It was frightening in a way, but thank heavens there was another army ranged on the other side, an army who fought for the animals with everything they had – with their energy, their time, their money.” – James Herriot

18 Nov 2016 5:15 AM



Great article by a fellow rescuer. Unfortunately, rescues closing seems to be a growing trend - still, her message is well written and a good read.

17 Nov 2016 7:04 AM



This past weekend was pretty wonderful. Old friends and new came to help fix some things up on the farm. We played with dogs, we worked hard, we ate well, and we built community.
If you are interested in becoming involved in a deeper, more meaningful way, please message us.

14 Nov 2016 5:48 AM



Emmy Lou is an 18 lb, seven month old wire-hair terrier spayed female.She is very sweet and loving and gets along well with other dogs. Emmy Lou likes to play and sleep on the bed. She is almost totally house trained. Hasn't been around cats or young children.

11 Nov 2016 9:07 PM



Good Morning!! Our offer of free shipping on all calendar orders expires at midnight! Please take advantage!!

11 Nov 2016 8:13 AM



Just a reminder that our offer of free shipping expires tomorrow at midnight!!

10 Nov 2016 2:22 PM



Tess tried agility equipment out for the first time today! She was practically a natural

5 Nov 2016 7:37 PM



Because many of you enjoy 'treating' our dogs I wanted to mention that now that the nights are longer, we are in need of good, hard chewing treats for the dogs when they go to bed. I have listed a few different types that they enjoy in the comments below.

3 Nov 2016 8:40 PM



I have had so many people ask if MABCR is hosting the Lynch Creek Fundraiser again this fall, and the answer is YES!! I wanted to wait until after Halloween to post about it, I'm one of those people who likes each holiday to stand on its own :)
Anyway, today is the day!! Lynch Creek offers beautiful wreaths, garland, and centerpieces for your holiday display. Their prices are very comparable to wreaths available at commercial establishments, but are so much nicer! The quality is outstanding, the greens stay fresh for a long time, and they are full and beautiful and shipped in a timely manner. The sale runs now through 11 December, and Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue will recive a nice donation from Lynch Creek Wreaths with each purchase. Please let me know if you have any questions, and please consider buying a wreath for yourself, or as a gift! Thank you!
PS Please consider sharing this post. It would be really wonderful to beat last year's fundraising goal!!

3 Nov 2016 8:04 PM



Tess' leash walking skills have gotten so much better over the last month! She will make a fantastic walking/hiking/jogging partner for the right person.

3 Nov 2016 1:54 PM



We will be placing the printing order for our 2017 Calendars soon, and will be taking pre-orders until 11 November. What's the big deal about the pre-order? Well, you will be the very first to receive your calendar, but more importantly, as a thank you for your pre-order, you will receive free shipping, so please order your 2017 Calendar now!!

2 Nov 2016 7:17 PM



Did your pup enjoy Halloween? It's funny how some dogs LOVE 'getting dressed', and others hate it -- if your pup loves it, we'd love for you to share a photo here in the comments!

Pictured here is MABCR Kit. Today is her birthday! Happy Birthday to Kit and her littermates!

1 Nov 2016 7:49 AM



Sweet Jack is always right next to me when he is in the house. In the morning he plops his entire head in my lap. Such a good, good boy.

30 Oct 2016 7:14 PM



Camping with Cadie! News Update from MABCR!

29 Oct 2016 11:12 AM



The clear answer is to play after you train!

28 Oct 2016 12:41 PM



Friday's Faces brings you Brooke! Brooke is a blank slate anxious for someone to make their mark:

Brooke is a young dog in need of someone to fill her head. She came to us from a shelter in the south, and it was quickly apparent that her head is empty (clean slate!!). Brooke has very few words in her vocabulary at this point, but is catching on quickly. She is a reasonably drivey dog who needs a calm, confident handler to help her traverse her new world. Brooke will only be placed into a home prepared to take classes and challenge their young friend.
Brooke can clear a 5 foot fence with ease, and is quite agile. She is extremely food motivated, and would do well with agility. She will do best in a home willing and able to invest time in training and confidence building, and one able to deal with mild separation anxiety. Brooke will also need other calm, confident dogs in the home.
Brooke appears to be housebroken (she has been loose in the house on several occasions), is learning about crate training, and rides well in a car (in a crate). She is learning leash manners and is socialized daily.
If you would like to help with Brooke’s expenses, please see http://www.mabcr.org/donations.html for ways to donate.
If you are interested in applying to adopt Brooke, please see http://www.mabcr.org/adoption_application.html for our procedures and an application.

28 Oct 2016 8:51 AM



Want some advice on learning how to run with your dog? This blog post may help...

25 Oct 2016 2:52 PM



Love this article! One of the things we tend to forget is that every moment with our dogs is a training opportunity!

24 Oct 2016 5:58 PM



MABCR Auggie and currently adoptable dogs, Yolo and Pan, out for a quick walk this morning!
It's amazing how much these two have improved in just a few walks. As you can see, leashes are loose and everyone is enjoying the beautiful fall weather. Happy Monday everyone :)

24 Oct 2016 9:26 AM



Just a reminder that the deadline for calendar photos was yesterday -- our designer was out of the office so won;t begin work on it until later this week, so TODAY is it! Send us your photos asap! :)

24 Oct 2016 8:13 AM



We had a beautiful day for Collies and Coffee!! The air was brisk, the sunshine was plentiful!!
We had some old friends join us, as well as some new fiends, and I think a good time was had by all!!
Thanks to all who joined us, looking forward to our next Sunday Funday in November!!

23 Oct 2016 1:21 PM



Intake date 18 September 2016

adult neutered male border collie mix

Tip is a bit of a conundrum – his front end is all border collie, his back end is a mystery! Tip is an older fella, and came to us quite out of shape and overweight. Since arriving, he has lost weight, gained fitness and really enjoys running and playing. Tip gets along well with other dogs, and really loves good play sessions.
Tip will do best in a home that enjoys walking, play sessions, and good love. Tip does ‘shiver’ when he is nervous or frightened – his whole hind end shakes - but that dissipates once the nervousness fades. While he doesn’t appear to need another dog, he may feel more comfortable with another dog in the home. Tip appears to be housebroken and is crate trained, and rides well in a car.
Tip’s intake expenses are approximately $200. If you would like to help with his expenses, please see http://www.mabcr.org/donations.html for ways to donate.
If you are interested in applying to adopt Tip, please see http://www.mabcr.org/adoption_application.html for our procedures and an application.

21 Oct 2016 7:00 PM



Nala (24 June 2016) is a young pup in need of someone to fill her little head. Hand raised after her mother died, Nala is a well-mannered, well socialized pup who will be offered to a home with experience raising pups, other well-tempered dogs, and a job (agility, obedience, herding, etc). Nala will only be placed into a home prepared to take classes and challenge their young friend.
Nala is (mostly) housebroken and crate trained, and rides well in a car. She is learning leash manners and is socialized daily.
If you would like to help with Nala’s expenses, please see http://www.mabcr.org/donations.html for ways to donate.
If you are interested in applying to adopt Nala, please see http://www.mabcr.org/adoption_application.html for our procedures and an application.

21 Oct 2016 4:34 PM



Betty is an adult female who is sweet, affectionate, and fun. Her small frame and soft coat makes you think she might be a lap dog, and after good exercise, she would be happy as a cuddlebug! Betty came to us quite out of shape and overweight. Since arriving, she has lost a couple of pounds and has gained some fitness and really enjoys running and playing. Tess gets along well with other dogs, and really loves good play sessions.
Betty will do best in a home that enjoys walking or hiking, play sessions, and good, good cuddles on the sofa. Betty is sight impaired in her left eye (it appears to be from an injury), though it does not slow her down in any way. Betty is housebroken and crate trained, and rides well in a car.
Betty’s intake expenses are approximately $200. If you would like to help with her expenses, please see http://www.mabcr.org/donations.html for ways to donate.
If you are interested in applying to adopt Tess, please see http://www.mabcr.org/adoption_application.html for our procedures and an application.

21 Oct 2016 1:02 PM



Intake date 16 October 2016

neutered male Borgi

21 Oct 2016 10:03 AM



Adoption Update: Junior!

21 Oct 2016 9:31 AM



Intake date July 2016 - ADOPTED!!
Rehome date 9 September 2016
Red and White Male #3
Born on 6/25/16

This litter of pups were whelped 25 June and will not be available for adoption until early September. If you are interested in being considered for a pup, please submit your complete application after 15 August. Please be sure to include all requested information when you submit your application, so that we are able to fully process it in a timely manner. Incomplete applications will not be considered. You can find our application and information on adoption here: http\://www.mabcr.org/adoption_application.html

These pups are purebred puppies - applications with experience raising border collie puppies will be given priority. Pups will only be placed into homes with other solid temperament dogs, and will be placed into homes prepared to take classes and challenge their young friend.

Thank you again for your interest. We will post updates to our facebook page as often as we can, please follow their progress here.

Care for puppies is expensive. Please consider helping with a donation. If you would like to help with this girl, or any of our residents, please see our donate now button above, or click through to our website. Thank you! http\://www.mabcr.org/donations.html

21 Oct 2016 9:26 AM



Intake date 21 November 2015 - AVAILABLE

$200 intake sponsorship needed

Soot is a young (May 2014 ?) adult female with a striking appearance, and a sparkling personality. Her beautiful eyes and soft coat give way to a great smile when she plays. Soot had a rough start- she was tied in a yard with little human interaction and no exposure to other animals. Consequently, she can be nervous when introduced to new dogs, and has a difficult time when dogs put a lot of pressure on her space. Unfortunately, she is not good with cats, or livestock (totally obsessed, that is all she can think about when they are in her vicinity). The great thing is, she LOVES her people, and is joyfully sweet.
Soot will do best in an active home that enjoys walking or hiking, and a home that is willing to continue the training and socialization level that we have worked hard to help her achieve. She does LOVE ball, but is not the best at retrieving. Soot is housebroken and crate trained, and rides well in a car (in a covered crate). Soot does need a harness for walking – she will forget herself if there is something fun to chase, and she has an old injury that her collar would put pressure on if pulled.
Soot’s intake expenses are approximately $200. If you would like to help with her expenses, please see http://www.mabcr.org/donations.html for ways to donate.
If you are interested in applying to adopt Soot, please see http://www.mabcr.org/adoption_application.html for our procedures and an application.

20 Oct 2016 9:05 PM



The Importance of Pawdicures! Click through for the latest news from MABCR!

20 Oct 2016 5:59 PM



Little Pan tried the water today -- she thought it was ok.

20 Oct 2016 3:20 PM



An American Border Collie in Paris!

17 Oct 2016 5:59 PM



For our friends and supporters who use or send us calming collars: amazon has them right now more than $2 less than the usual price! I'm not sure how long this price will last, so stock up and save!

PS we can always use them!

17 Oct 2016 8:30 AM



Are you a photo bug who loves to take photos of your border collie? Check it out!

16 Oct 2016 11:56 AM



Tip is a bit of a conundrum – his front end is all border collie, his back end is a mystery! Tip is an older fella, and came to us quite out of shape and overweight. Since arriving, he has lost weight, gained fitness and really enjoys running and playing. Tip gets along well with other dogs, and really loves good play sessions.
Tip will do best in a home that enjoys walking, play sessions, and good love. Tip does ‘shiver’ when he is nervous or frightened – his whole hind end shakes - but that dissipates once the nervousness fades. While he doesn’t appear to need another dog, he may feel more comfortable with another dog in the home. Tip appears to be housebroken and is crate trained, and rides well in a car.
Tip’s intake expenses are approximately $200. If you would like to help with his expenses, please see http://www.mabcr.org/donations.html for ways to donate.
If you are interested in applying to adopt Tip, please see http://www.mabcr.org/adoption_application.html for our procedures and an application.

14 Oct 2016 7:38 PM



Betty is an adult female who is sweet, affectionate, and fun. Her small frame and soft coat makes you think she might be a lap dog, and after good exercise, she would be happy as a cuddlebug! Betty came to us quite out of shape and overweight. Since arriving, she has lost a couple of pounds and has gained some fitness and really enjoys running and playing. Tess gets along well with other dogs, and really loves good play sessions.
Betty will do best in a home that enjoys walking or hiking, play sessions, and good, good cuddles on the sofa. Betty is sight impaired in her left eye (it appears to be from an injury), though it does not slow her down in any way. Betty is housebroken and crate trained, and rides well in a car.
Betty’s intake expenses are approximately $200. If you would like to help with her expenses, please see http://www.mabcr.org/donations.html for ways to donate.
If you are interested in applying to adopt Tess, please see http://www.mabcr.org/adoption_application.html for our procedures and an application.

14 Oct 2016 4:24 PM



Tess is a young (November 2015) female who is bright, silly, and fun. Her small frame and soft coat makes you think she might be a lap dog, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Tess came to us from another rescue because of her serious border collie behavior. Her little brain needs to be filled with lots of stuff, and she needs rules and parameters in order to thrive. Tess gets along well with other dogs, and loves good play sessions. Tess lived with cats in her foster home, and was super interested in them. She has seen cats here, and while she has been manageable, it would take training and patience for her to live with cats peacefully.
Tess will do best in an active home that is interested in training – perhaps agility or rally – and enjoys walking or hiking, and a home that is willing to continue with training and classes. Tess is housebroken and crate trained, and rides well in a car.
If you would like to help with Tess’s daily care, please see http://www.mabcr.org/donations.html for ways to donate.
If you are interested in applying to adopt Tess, please see http://www.mabcr.org/adoption_application.html for our procedures and an application.

14 Oct 2016 3:30 PM



Soot is a young (May 2014 ?) adult female with a striking appearance, and a sparkling personality. Her beautiful eyes and soft coat give way to a great smile when she plays. Soot had a rough start- she was tied in a yard with little human interaction and no exposure to other animals. Consequently, she can be nervous when introduced to new dogs, and has a difficult time when dogs put a lot of pressure on her space. Unfortunately, she is not good with cats, or livestock (totally obsessed, that is all she can think about when they are in her vicinity). The great thing is, she LOVES her people, and is joyfully sweet.
Soot will do best in an active home that enjoys walking or hiking, and a home that is willing to continue the training and socialization level that we have worked hard to help her achieve. She does LOVE ball, but is not the best at retrieving. Soot is housebroken and crate trained, and rides well in a car (in a covered crate). Soot does need a harness for walking – she will forget herself if there is something fun to chase, and she has an old injury that her collar would put pressure on if pulled.
Soot’s intake expenses are approximately $200. If you would like to help with her expenses, please see http://www.mabcr.org/donations.html for ways to donate.
If you are interested in applying to adopt Soot, please see http://www.mabcr.org/adoption_application.html for our procedures and an application.

14 Oct 2016 12:26 PM



Pan is a May (?) 2016 mixed puppy, who looks like a tiny border collie (13 pounds!!). Smart as a whip, with energy and spunk to spare, Pan would make an excellent training or sports partner for the person looking for a smaller package. While she is tiny, there is nothing yappy about this little girl. Pan is highly food motivated, and is eager to learn anything you want to teach her.
Pan gets along well with other dogs, has been exposed to cats, loves people, and is learning to enjoy traveling. Pan will carry and follow a ball, though her retrieve is not yet 100%. Pan will do best in a multi-dog home where training is the norm. She will require some sort of job in order to keep her happy, and satisfied. We will ask that Pan’s adopter be willing and able to take her through several sets of classes (at a minimum) in order to keep her engaged and on the right track.
Pan’s intake expenses are approximately $200. If you would like to help with her expenses, please see http://www.mabcr.org/donations.html for ways to donate.
If you are interested in applying to adopt Pan, please see http://www.mabcr.org/adoption_application.html for our procedures and an application.

14 Oct 2016 9:45 AM



Yolo took his first trip into town yesterday! He was very well behaved, has great leash manners, and LOVES people. Due to some manageable fear aggression towards dogs, Yolo needs an experienced handler who is looking for a loving companion, hiking partner, and who will give him the long walks he deserves. Yolo is extremely praise motivated and has a desire to please.
For more information on adoption, visit www.mabcr.org/adoption_application.html

12 Oct 2016 7:01 AM



PUPDATE: WOW, WOW, WOW!!! Thanks to Carl, Diane, Edith, Cindy, Aphrodite, Sandra, and Willa, we have $325, and need just another $63 to cover the cost of the Drontal Plus!! Can you please help?
~Yesterday I wormed all of the dogs here and emptied our bottle of drontal plus -- which means we need to re-order - which will cost us $388 -- which is a huge drain on our finances. Can you please help? We have nearly 4k followers here, if only 78 of you helped with just $5, that would cover our cost....Please consider! See our donate now button above, or see our website at: http://www.mabcr.org/donations.html Thank you!

11 Oct 2016 6:41 AM



PUPDATE: Thanks to Edith, Cindy, Aphrodite, Sandra, and Willa, we have $125, and need just another $263 to cover the cost of the Drontal Plus!! Can you please help?

~Yesterday I wormed all of the dogs here and emptied our bottle of drontal plus -- which means we need to re-order - which will cost us $388 -- which is a huge drain on our finances. Can you please help? We have nearly 4k followers here, if only 78 of you helped with just $5, that would cover our cost....Please consider! See our donate now button above, or see our website at: http://www.mabcr.org/donations.html Thank you!

10 Oct 2016 8:09 PM



Yesterday I wormed all of the dogs here and emptied our bottle of drontal plus -- which means we need to re-order - which will cost us $388 -- which is a huge drain on our finances. Can you please help? We have nearly 4k followers here, if only 78 of you helped with just $5, that would cover our cost....Please consider! See our donate now button above, or see our website at: http://www.mabcr.org/donations.html Thank you!

10 Oct 2016 8:43 AM



Intake date 21 November 2015 - AVAILABLE

$200 intake sponsorship needed

1.5 to 2.5 year old spayed female

10 Oct 2016 7:40 AM



Intake date 17 September 2016

Vetting and transport for intake is expensive, the average being $200. I'm sure you can imagine that puts a drain on our finances. If you would like to help with this, or any of our residents, please see our donate now button above, or click through to our website. Thank you! http\://www.mabcr.org/donations.html

10 Oct 2016 7:36 AM



Intake date 3 October 2016

9 Oct 2016 2:18 PM



Intake date 3 October 2016

9 Oct 2016 1:48 PM



Intake date 3 October 2016

9 Oct 2016 1:43 PM



MABCR Lucy has a job!!

9 Oct 2016 10:15 AM



Intake date 18 September 2016

Vetting and transport for intake is expensive, the average being $200. I'm sure you can imagine that puts a drain on our finaces. If you would like to help with this, or any of our residents, please see our donate now button above, or click through to our website. Thank you! http://www.mabcr.org/donations.html

9 Oct 2016 9:41 AM



Intake 10 September 2016 - AVAILABLE!!!

7 Oct 2016 12:07 PM



Intake date 17 September 2016

Vetting and transport for intake is expensive, the average being $200. I'm sure you can imagine that puts a drain on our finances. If you would like to help with this, or any of our residents, please see our donate now button above, or click through to our website. Thank you! http\://www.mabcr.org/donations.html

7 Oct 2016 11:35 AM



Great tips on helping your dog be more confident without you!

6 Oct 2016 7:05 AM



One of my favorite articles on weight and dogs! So easy to understand with the hand comparison. Check out your dogs to see if they fit!

4 Oct 2016 5:59 AM



Meeker Classic!!

30 Sep 2016 2:56 PM



You know that overwhelming feeling you get when someone is super grateful?
This morning I'm arranging for some dogs to come into rescue, and I agreed to help with a little border collie mix - my contact gushed her gratitude (I am sure she was crying), which of course, made me cry. Only I didn't really do anything that I don't do any other day, I said yes (we really don't have funding or room).
So, why am I telling you this? Because you can have that feeling, too. Each dog we intake comes with expenses. An average of $200-$300, and then of course, we have to feed and house them until they are placed into new homes. Am I asking for a $300 donation? No. $2.00 would do. Or $5.00. Or even $1.00. All of the small donations add up to cover the big expenses, it's really pretty incredible.
Please consider. We need you, and they need you (queue Sarah McLaughlin singing In the Arms of an Angel ;-) ) ~slr

30 Sep 2016 10:14 AM



Meet JoJo. JoJo is looking to catch a ride from the Roanoke VA area north - as close to Chestertown MD as possible. Can you help? If so, please pm me with your email address asap....JoJo says thank you!

29 Sep 2016 11:36 AM



Intake date 17 September 2016

Vetting and transport for intake is expensive, the average being $200. I'm sure you can imagine that puts a drain on our finances. If you would like to help with this, or any of our residents, please see our donate now button above, or click through to our website. Thank you! http://www.mabcr.org/donations.html

28 Sep 2016 6:04 AM



Priorities.

Also, smart.

27 Sep 2016 8:24 AM



Red and White Female #1
Born 6/25/16

This litter or pups were whelped 25 June and will not be available for adoption until early September. If you are interested in being considered for a pup, please submit your complete application after 15 August. Please be sure to include all requested information when you submit your application, so that we are able to fully process it in a timely manner. Incomplete applications will not be considered. You can find our application and information on adoption here: http://www.mabcr.org/adoption_application.html

These pups are purebred puppies - applications with experience raising border collie puppies will be given priority. Pups will only be placed into homes with other solid temperament dogs, and will be placed into homes prepared to take classes and challenge their young friend.

Thank you again for your interest. We will post updates to our facebook page as often as we can, please follow their progress here.

Care for puppies is expensive. Please consider helping with a donation. If you would like to help with this girl, or any of our residents, please see our donate now button above, or click through to our website. Thank you! http://www.mabcr.org/donations.html

23 Sep 2016 1:33 PM



Race, Loki, Yogi, Tuck.

23 Sep 2016 1:25 PM



ADOPTED!!!

Rehome date 4 September 2016

This litter of pups were whelped 25 June and will not be available for adoption until early September. If you are interested in being considered for a pup, please submit your complete application after 15 August. Please be sure to include all requested information when you submit your application, so that we are able to fully process it in a timely manner. Incomplete applications will not be considered. You can find our application and information on adoption here: http\://www.mabcr.org/adoption_application.html

23 Sep 2016 8:51 AM



Query: Would you be interested in staying in a nice cottage (with its own fenced yard for your well behaved dog) on a working farm that included a dog rescue?
If so, what would you be willing to pay for a night (knowing that income from the guest cottage helps to support the farm and the rescue)?
Would you be interested in an opportunity to volunteer/work as part of your nightly rental?
If so, what portion of your rental fee do you feel could/should be discounted?
Thanks in advance for your responses!

21 Sep 2016 4:08 PM



Live coverage of the International!!!

20 Sep 2016 10:48 AM



Victory Farm in Chestertown, Maryland welcomes Kathy Knox
Handling and Training Clinic 24 - 25 September 2016. We have several working spots open, so if you have considered coming, stop thinking about it, and come! The weather looks great for the weekend!
Kathy is a world-class trainer and handler. Her thoughtful approach to training helps each individual dog use its own natural abilities to learn how to handle sheep in a calm and confident manner, while also working on opportunities for improvement. Kathy is an excellent teacher, ensuring each student has a clear understanding of the message or skill being taught.
Victory Farm has a round pen, a small field, and a large field to accommodate all levels of dogs and handlers.
The cost of the two-day clinic is $200.00, and spectators/auditors are invited to join us at $50 per day or $80 for two days (prepaid) per person.
Please message me for further details or a registration form.

20 Sep 2016 9:24 AM



Hey friends, did you know we host lessons taught by the fabulous Skylar of Belle Rose Kennel at Victory Farm?

19 Sep 2016 3:59 PM



Hey friends, did you know that we host classes taught by the fabulous Skylar of Belle Rose Kennel at Victory Farm?

19 Sep 2016 3:57 PM



MABCR Polly won her first Rally title llast night!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-ncDBIjEgo

17 Sep 2016 10:21 AM



May I have my dinner, please?

16 Sep 2016 8:21 PM



Query: Would you be interested in staying in a nice cottage (with its own fenced yard) on a working farm that included a dog rescue?

If so, what would you be willing to pay for a night (knowing that income from the guest cottage helps to support the farm and the rescue)?

Would you be interested in an opportunity to volunteer/work as part of your nightly rental?

If so, what portion of your rental fee do you feel could/should be discounted?

Thanks in advance for your responses!

16 Sep 2016 2:33 PM



Intake date 9 September 2016

16 Sep 2016 1:53 PM



Red and White Male #2 -- ADOPTED!!!
Born on 6/25/16

This litter of pups were whelped 25 June and will not be available for adoption until early September. If you are interested in being considered for a pup, please submit your complete application after 15 August. Please be sure to include all requested information when you submit your application, so that we are able to fully process it in a timely manner. Incomplete applications will not be considered. You can find our application and information on adoption here: http://www.mabcr.org/adoption_application.html

These pups are purebred puppies - applications with experience raising border collie puppies will be given priority. Pups will only be placed into homes with other solid temperament dogs, and will be placed into homes prepared to take classes and challenge their young friend.

Thank you again for your interest. We will post updates to our facebook page as often as we can, please follow their progress here.

Care for puppies is expensive. Please consider helping with a donation. If you would like to help with this girl, or any of our residents, please see our donate now button above, or click through to our website. Thank you! http://www.mabcr.org/donations.html

16 Sep 2016 12:19 PM



This morning's inspiration is from another horse training source (the comparisons for good training philosophy are endless).

"Be in a life long quest to bring your emotions under control.

There are few things more frustrating than struggling away with a horse and feeling that what we are doing isn't working. When that happens, it is incredibly hard for many riders to stay calm, kind and patient.

But staying calm, kind and patient are such enormously critical ingredients in the learning to ride well process that unless you can "get there" in your own head, you are likely to never go to those places you long to reach.

It is so so so so so easy to get into it with a horse, even if getting into it is being just a little tight. And, for many, it isn't a little tight. It can lead to horror shows of force and anger."

- Denny Emerson of Tamarack Hill Farm

16 Sep 2016 7:32 AM



Vetting and transport for intake is expensive, the average being $200. I'm sure you can imagine that puts a drain on our finances. If you would like to help with this, or any of our residents, please see our donate now button above, or click through to our website. Thank you! http://www.mabcr.org/donations.html

15 Sep 2016 7:09 PM



Vetting and transport for intake is expensive, the average being $200. I'm sure you can imagine that puts a drain on our finaces. If you would like to help with this, or any of our residents, please see our donate now button above, or click through to our website. Thank you! http://www.mabcr.org/donations.html

15 Sep 2016 3:42 PM



Vetting and transport for intake is expensive, the average being $200. I'm sure you can imagine that puts a drain on our finaces. If you would like to help with this, or any of our residents, please see our donate now button above, or click through to our website. Thank you! http://www.mabcr.org/donations.html

15 Sep 2016 3:39 PM



Intake date 17 September 2016 Vetting and transport for intake is expensive, the average being $200. I'm sure you can imagine that puts a drain on our finaces. If you would like to help with this, or any of our residents, please see our donate now button above, or click through to our website. Thank you! http://www.mabcr.org/donations.html

15 Sep 2016 3:36 PM



Intake 10 September 2016 - AVAILABLE!!!

13 Sep 2016 5:15 PM



Victory Farm in Chestertown, Maryland welcomes Kathy Knox
Handling and Training Clinic 24 - 25 September 2016. Due to last minute cancellations, we have several working spots open.

Kathy is a world-class trainer and handler. Her thoughtful approach to training helps each individual dog use its own natural abilities to learn how to handle sheep in a calm and confident manner, while also working on opportunities for improvement. Kathy is an excellent teacher, ensuring each student has a clear understanding of the message or skill being taught.

Victory Farm has a round pen, a small field, and a large field to accommodate all levels of dogs and handlers.

The cost of the two-day clinic is $200.00, and spectators/auditors are invited to join us at $50 per day or $80 for two days (prepaid) per person.

Please message me for further details or a registration form.

13 Sep 2016 7:50 AM



It looks like BEAUTIFUL weather for Sunday!! Hope to see you here!

12 Sep 2016 9:54 AM



Junior with his new buddies.

from his new human: He is doing fantastic! We love him so much and so does my dog and my parents dog. We have been taking him out and socializing him at pet stores and he even comes to work with me for a couple hours some days. We named him Junior and he already knows come and sit VERY well. We are working on down and stay now. He went swimming for the first time today and loved it. Thank you so much for helping bring us together. He is a very spoiled boy that seems very happy.

12 Sep 2016 8:43 AM



Max on location in his new job!!!

12 Sep 2016 7:50 AM



MABCR Adoptions Update Yowza - what a week!

11 Sep 2016 5:59 PM



Sam's foster mom asked him to get in his crate - his foster sibling's thought they should, too!! Good, good dogs!

11 Sep 2016 1:58 PM



Intake date 16 July 2016 - AVAILABLE following spay

$200 sponsorship needed

Sissy is a pretty southern girl with charm and spunk. Sissy is fairly dog-centric, but will adore the right person to challange her brain - she is super smart!!
To assist with Sissy's intake expenses and sponsorship, please see the link in the comments below. Thank you for looking!

7 Sep 2016 9:09 PM



We love seeing working dogs work!

7 Sep 2016 7:43 AM



This little guy is coming to us on Saturday through one of our partner shelters in Louisiana! If you are looking for a 'Little', this just might be your guy (I hear he is super sweet!).
We could use some financial assistance for transport and medicals. If you would like to chip in a few bucks, please see the link above, or the links in the comments here. Thank you!

6 Sep 2016 7:32 PM



Look at this Wiggly Giggly girl!
For more information on Syd, see her photo album here
https://m.facebook.com/mabcr.org/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10153466678823182
Visit mabcr.org for information on our adoption process.

5 Sep 2016 6:04 PM



MABCR Adopter Profile: Meet the Stotlands!

5 Sep 2016 5:59 PM



Ned and his new big 'sister' :)

4 Sep 2016 8:48 PM



Intake date 23 July 2016 - AVAILABLE following neuter

6 month old male border collie

Introducing Sam.
Sam came to us from a rural shelter. He and a buddy (Dean) had been picked up by animal control, and they are in need of some special care. Both pups are underweight, and need groceries, and both are very under-socialisation and are in need of intensive social work and training. That said, both are lovely, and handled appropriately, they will make wonderful companions.
To assist with intake expenses and sponsorship, please see the link in the comments below. Thank you for looking!

3 Sep 2016 9:40 AM



Sam hanging in his new foster home. Word is, he is being a very good boy!

3 Sep 2016 7:58 AM



Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue earned $9.86 this month from our supporters who changed their shopping for good at iGive. You can help at http://www.iGive.com/MABCR/?p=20120&jltest=1

1 Sep 2016 10:12 AM



Help Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue every time you shop at 1,750 of the most popular online stores: http://www.iGive.com/MABCR/?p=19992&jltest=1 #iGiveDoYou

1 Sep 2016 10:06 AM



It's that time again! Yappy Hour at The Wine Bin (www.winebinec.com) this Friday (tomorrow!) will be a fundraiser for Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue. Free music, wine, beer, and popcorn, lots of dogs and dog people to socialize with, and it's all free. 100% of the donations that go into the jar go directly to MABCR (well, actually it's over 100% because Dave rounds up when he writes the check!).
This YH is special. The Wine Bin just reopened after the historic flood earlier this summer. PLEASE come out to support our friends in Ellicott City. They need our help and support to rebuild and recover.
Come support the rescue (and the Wine Bin), we'd love to see you and your pack!

1 Sep 2016 6:46 AM



Skylar (of Belle Rose Kennel at Victory Farm) socializing Nina at Twigs & Teacups!

1 Sep 2016 6:31 AM



This socialization thing is so hard.

31 Aug 2016 8:42 PM



Whoop!! We just hit 3900 likes!! Thanks everyone!!

31 Aug 2016 1:06 PM



Intake date 12 August 2016

June 2016 female smooth coat

30 Aug 2016 7:23 AM



Hey MABCR Peeps!!! We got some GREAT news the other day when we got word that THE WINE BIN IS OPEN!!!!!!! We are so happy for them (and Ellicott City recover efforts) and we want to support them as much as we can! So, this coming Friday, PLEASE come out to Yappy Hour at the Wine Bin. Taste the wine and beer offerings, eat some popcorn, listen to music and hang out with the dogs.

30 Aug 2016 3:36 AM



Intake date 23 July 2016 - AVAILABLE following neuter

$200 sponsorship needed

6 month old male border collie

Introducing Dean.
Dean came to us from a rural shelter. He and a buddy (Sam) had been picked up by animal control, and they are in need of some special care. Both pups are underweight, and need groceries, and both are very under-socialisation and are in need of intensive socila work and training. That said, both are lovely, and handled appropriately, they will make wonderful companions. Dean is the shyer of the two, and will need more handling to become comfortable, but is workable.
To assist with intake expenses and sponsorship, please see the link in the comments below. Thank you for looking!

29 Aug 2016 8:16 PM



Hey friends! Please come out to see us, Friday night at The Wine Bin in Ellicott City, Maryland!! Join is for a wine and beer tasting, and a gathering of community!!

28 Aug 2016 8:19 PM



7-8 month old male puppy - ADOPTED!!!

Intake date 30 July 2016
Rehome date 27 August 2016

$200 intake sponsorship needed. Partial sponsorship provided by Jill!

27 Aug 2016 5:44 PM



Intake date 30 June 2016

Birthdate 24 June 2016

Pupdate 30 July: The pups were whelped 24 June and will not be available for adoption until sometime in September. Due to the delicate process of handraising whelps, we will not be taking applications or deposits on puppies until closer to their placement date. If you are interested in being considered for a pup, please submit your complete application after 15 August. Please be sure to include all requested information when you submit your application, so that we are able to fully process it in a timely manner. Incomplete applications will not be considered. You can find our application and information on adoption here: http://www.mabcr.org/adoption_application.html

These pups are reportedly purebred puppies - applications with experience raising border collie puppies will be given priority. Pups will only be placed into homes with other solid temperament dogs, and will be placed into homes prepared to take classes and challenge their young friend.

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MABCR has just taken responsibility for these little nuggets. The 'breeder' left mom outside to whelp her pups, and she wasn't doing well, and died (don't even get me started). A good SAM is bottle feeding the whelps, and when they are big enough to be exposed to big dogs here on the farm, they will come here (likely 5-8 weeks from now). So, they need feeding, which means formula, and that stuff is expensive!! They sucked down half of a tub of powered (mixed) today alone! If you would like to help us keep these babies alive, there will be information in the comments.

27 Aug 2016 5:29 PM



I'm so happy to report that our local shelter had a huge adoption event today, and they partnered with us to place Gabe! Whhhheeeee!!!!!!

27 Aug 2016 5:25 PM



Hey MABCR Peeps!!! We got some GREAT news the other day when we got word that THE WINE BIN IS OPEN!!!!!!! We are so happy for them (and Ellicott City recover efforts) and we want to support them as much as we can! So, this coming Friday, PLEASE come out to Yappy Hour at the Wine Bin. Taste the wine and beer offerings, eat some popcorn, listen to music and hang out with the dogs.

27 Aug 2016 7:03 AM



Today is National Dog Day (and here I thought every day was?!?!). Tonight while you are hugging on your pup, please consider a donation to your favourite shelter or rescue. A donation as small as $5 or $10 can mean so much, and many small donations are what fund most shelters and rescues, so spread the love, and make a donation.
If donating money isn't your thing (that's very OK), most shelters and rescues have wish lists (we have one on our website, and one on amazon), so it's fairly simple to make a tangible donation as well.
Our dogs are our best friends. Let's work to support them. #nationaldogday #mabcr

PS we have a current need, you will see it in the comments!!

26 Aug 2016 1:06 PM



Red and White Female #1
Born 6/25/16

This litter or pups were whelped 25 June and will not be available for adoption until early September. If you are interested in being considered for a pup, please submit your complete application after 15 August. Please be sure to include all requested information when you submit your application, so that we are able to fully process it in a timely manner. Incomplete applications will not be considered. You can find our application and information on adoption here: http://www.mabcr.org/adoption_application.html

These pups are purebred puppies - applications with experience raising border collie puppies will be given priority. Pups will only be placed into homes with other solid temperament dogs, and will be placed into homes prepared to take classes and challenge their young friend.

Thank you again for your interest. We will post updates to our facebook page as often as we can, please follow their progress here.

Care for puppies is expensive. Please consider helping with a donation. If you would like to help with this girl, or any of our residents, please see our donate now button above, or click through to our website. Thank you! http://www.mabcr.org/donations.html

26 Aug 2016 10:42 AM



yes, yes, yes!! all of this, YES!!! Sarah Wilson has hit the nail on the head!
Even if you're not going back to school, but schedules are changing, and the days are getting shorter - all of this advice is excellent.

24 Aug 2016 12:17 PM



Red and White Male
Born on 6/25/16

This litter of pups were whelped 25 June and will not be available for adoption until early September. If you are interested in being considered for a pup, please submit your complete application after 15 August. Please be sure to include all requested information when you submit your application, so that we are able to fully process it in a timely manner. Incomplete applications will not be considered. You can find our application and information on adoption here: http://www.mabcr.org/adoption_application.html

These pups are purebred puppies - applications with experience raising border collie puppies will be given priority. Pups will only be placed into homes with other solid temperament dogs, and will be placed into homes prepared to take classes and challenge their young friend.

Thank you again for your interest. We will post updates to our facebook page as often as we can, please follow their progress here.

Care for puppies is expensive. Please consider helping with a donation. If you would like to help with this girl, or any of our residents, please see our donate now button above, or click through to our website. Thank you! http://www.mabcr.org/donations.html

24 Aug 2016 11:17 AM



Intake date 23 July 2016 - AVAILABLE following neuter

$200 sponsorship needed

6 month old male border collie

Introducing Dean.
Dean came to us from a rural shelter. He and a buddy (Sam) had been picked up by animal control, and they are in need of some special care. Both pups are underweight, and need groceries, and both are very under-socialisation and are in need of intensive socila work and training. That said, both are lovely, and handled appropriately, they will make wonderful companions. Dean is the shyer of the two, and will need more handling to become comfortable, but is workable.
To assist with intake expenses and sponsorship, please see the link in the comments below. Thank you for looking!

23 Aug 2016 8:09 AM



The large majority of dogs are understimulated. How can you tell if yours is one that is?

22 Aug 2016 7:57 AM



B & W Female #1
Born 6/25/2016

This litter of pups were whelped 25 June and will not be available for adoption until early September. If you are interested in being considered for a pup, please submit your complete application after 15 August. Please be sure to include all requested information when you submit your application, so that we are able to fully process it in a timely manner. Incomplete applications will not be considered. You can find our application and information on adoption here: http://www.mabcr.org/adoption_application.html
These pups are purebred puppies - applications with experience raising border collie puppies will be given priority. Pups will only be placed into homes with other solid temperament dogs, and will be placed into homes prepared to take classes and challenge their young friend.
Thank you again for your interest. We will post updates to our facebook page as often as we can, please follow their progress here.
Care for puppies is expensive. Please consider helping with a donation. If you would like to help with this girl, or any of our residents, please see our donate now button above, or click through to our website. Thank you! http://www.mabcr.org/donations.html

21 Aug 2016 12:18 PM



Shopping? You can help MABCR!

21 Aug 2016 7:44 AM



An American Border Collie in Paris

20 Aug 2016 9:14 PM



Dean went into foster this morning and is doing. Better than we expected!! Look how relaxed he looks!!

20 Aug 2016 3:16 PM



Red and White Male #2
Born on 6/25/16

This litter of pups were whelped 25 June and will not be available for adoption until early September. If you are interested in being considered for a pup, please submit your complete application after 15 August. Please be sure to include all requested information when you submit your application, so that we are able to fully process it in a timely manner. Incomplete applications will not be considered. You can find our application and information on adoption here: http://www.mabcr.org/adoption_application.html

These pups are purebred puppies - applications with experience raising border collie puppies will be given priority. Pups will only be placed into homes with other solid temperament dogs, and will be placed into homes prepared to take classes and challenge their young friend.

Thank you again for your interest. We will post updates to our facebook page as often as we can, please follow their progress here.

Care for puppies is expensive. Please consider helping with a donation. If you would like to help with this girl, or any of our residents, please see our donate now button above, or click through to our website. Thank you! http://www.mabcr.org/donations.html

20 Aug 2016 12:31 PM



This litter of pups were whelped 25 June and will not be available for adoption until early September. If you are interested in being considered for a pup, please submit your complete application after 15 August. Please be sure to include all requested information when you submit your application, so that we are able to fully process it in a timely manner. Incomplete applications will not be considered. You can find our application and information on adoption here: http://www.mabcr.org/adoption_application.html
These pups are purebred puppies - applications with experience raising border collie puppies will be given priority. Pups will only be placed into homes with other solid temperament dogs, and will be placed into homes prepared to take classes and challenge their young friend.
Thank you again for your interest. We will post updates to our facebook page as often as we can, please follow their progress here.
Care for puppies is expensive. Please consider helping with a donation. If you would like to help with this girl, or any of our residents, please see our donate now button above, or click through to our website. Thank you! http://www.mabcr.org/donations.html

19 Aug 2016 3:17 PM



If you are looking for a pack for your dog, which should he carry?

19 Aug 2016 8:02 AM



MABCR Dakota visited Twigs & Teacups in Chestertown, Maryland earlier this week! She was a perfect little lady, showing off her good manners and social skills. Dakota has completed Belle Rose Kennel at Victory Farm's Puppy Obedience/Manners, Beginner Agility, and is currently enrolled in Nose Work/Tricks.
Many stores in Chestertown allow well mannered dogs and it is a great opportunity to practice their social and basic obedience skills!

18 Aug 2016 2:48 PM



So proud to partner with this shelter. They don't have their own building, and they are small, but they are mighty!! They are taking their own supplies to help the beings of an affected parish in flooded Louisiana. Such good people.

18 Aug 2016 7:19 AM



what an EXCELLENT training exercise for every dog!!

17 Aug 2016 9:12 PM



Bella has made a lot of progress since she has been in foster. She has transformed into an especially affectionate and trusting dog for her foster mom,– I can pick her up, clip her nails, etc. She is very loving dog and chooses to spend most of her time with me, though she is not clingy and will wander the yard if I’m out on the deck. (Note Bella would not want to be left out in the yard alone) She likes going for walks in the neighborhood and really loves snuggling on the couch and having her belly rubbed. In Bella’s eyes the sun rises and set on the person she bonds with and they will be the primary focus for her. She is very funny with her quirks, running around the house, flirting with my other male dog, makes silly gremlin sounds that make me laugh.

Bella still has a lot of confidence challenges. While she will take treats from strangers, she will not let them pet her. Eventually people she sees often she will let them pet her if she is close by her foster mom. She will let people take her outside, comes when they call her in, go in her crate, walk her on leash, etc. but she will not let them touch her. She does enjoy her walks in the neighborhood. She walks very nicely on leash and does not react to other dogs. She is okay seeing people, vehicles, bikes, in pet stores, etc. but this confidence comes from the trust she puts in her foster mom. Anyone who adopts her will also need to earn this trust before she will be comfortable in various situations. Bella does fine with the three other dogs she lives with but I am her main focus. She gets nervous around new dogs and needs time and space to become comfortable.

Bella will make the right person an loving, highly loyal, sweet furry companion. The person who adopts her will need to have the time and ability to transition her to her new home and new owner(s). With continued work Bella could become more confident with other people who are familiar to her. She will most likely never be comfortable with strangers and should never be put in a situation where she is being force to interact. Ie someone insisting on petting her even though she is she is scared.

17 Aug 2016 7:24 AM



This litter of pups were whelped 25 June and will not be available for adoption until early September. If you are interested in being considered for a pup, please submit your complete application after 15 August. Please be sure to include all requested information when you submit your application, so that we are able to fully process it in a timely manner. Incomplete applications will not be considered. You can find our application and information on adoption here: http://www.mabcr.org/adoption_application.html
These pups are purebred puppies - applications with experience raising border collie puppies will be given priority. Pups will only be placed into homes with other solid temperament dogs, and will be placed into homes prepared to take classes and challenge their young friend.
Thank you again for your interest. We will post updates to our facebook page as often as we can, please follow their progress here.
Care for puppies is expensive. Please consider helping with a donation. If you would like to help with this girl, or any of our residents, please see our donate now button above, or click through to our website. Thank you! http://www.mabcr.org/donations.html

16 Aug 2016 7:44 PM



great tips on creating a reliable recall!!

15 Aug 2016 11:47 AM



This litter of pups were whelped 25 June and will not be available for adoption until early September. If you are interested in being considered for a pup, please submit your complete application after 15 August. Please be sure to include all requested information when you submit your application, so that we are able to fully process it in a timely manner. Incomplete applications will not be considered. You can find our application and information on adoption here: http://www.mabcr.org/adoption_application.html
These pups are purebred puppies - applications with experience raising border collie puppies will be given priority. Pups will only be placed into homes with other solid temperament dogs, and will be placed into homes prepared to take classes and challenge their young friend.
Thank you again for your interest. We will post updates to our facebook page as often as we can, please follow their progress here.
Care for puppies is expensive. Please consider helping with a donation. If you would like to help with this girl, or any of our residents, please see our donate now button above, or click through to our website. Thank you! http://www.mabcr.org/donations.html

14 Aug 2016 3:34 PM



Some of the crew beating up on Syd!
It's so exciting to see Dean (smooth coat on long line) wagging his tail and playing. He's come a long way from the scared little guy we got a few weeks ago.
Hes playing with MABCR Auggie (beardie) and Syd (smoothie with docked tail). Also special appearances by Puck (limping from an old injury) and Yolo.

13 Aug 2016 7:11 AM



B & W Female #1
Born 6/25/2016

12 Aug 2016 3:53 PM



Training is about the dog, not the treat!!

12 Aug 2016 12:35 PM



Red and White Male #2
Born on 6/25/16

11 Aug 2016 7:52 PM



yes. Especially #4. PLEASE celebrate and laugh (through the tears). PLEASE. Your dogs life has been an incredible gift. Revel in that.

11 Aug 2016 10:09 AM



Red and White Female #1
Born 6/25/16

10 Aug 2016 8:22 PM



Update on Sam from his foster mom: Sam has really come around quickly, going from a shy dog afraid of walking into the house to comfortably playing with toys in less than 24 hours. He is very inquisitive to new things, quietly observing, but not fearful. He loves nothing more than cuddling up with Bett when he's tired, othertimes, he's my shadow. He'll make someone a great buddy. He's a fun boy and will only get better once he gets further out of his shell.

9 Aug 2016 6:49 PM



Whew! After a hard week, and an exciting fundraising weekend we are looking at what we need to accomplish next, and it is ADOPTIONS!!! If you are so inclined, please check out our adoptable dogs and consider sharing one on your facebook page (or in an email to friends!) We are packed to the rafters (ok, not really, it just feels that way) and need to get some dogs into forever homes, especially since we have a waiting list of dogs to come in!!

You can see our adoptable dogs here: http://www.mabcr.org/our_dogs.html and here: https://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?shelterid=MD17&sort=pet.Identifier

In addition, there are lots of photos of our dogs in our photo section here on facebook! Thank you!!

8 Aug 2016 6:46 AM



Well, you DID IT!!! Some very special donors came together to meet our special challenge!! THANK YOU!!!!

I need to do some math to see which of our dogs are covered, and I will do so in the next few days. In the meantime, special thanks to Jaclyn, Erika, Natalie, Stacy, Dianne, Carol, Noel, Michelle, and Mary for helping us reach our goal!!

Thank you all for your support. Remember that we cannot do what we do without your help!!

7 Aug 2016 7:53 PM



WOW!!! One of our long time supporters just contacted me to ask if we would do a challenge matching fundraiser!! What is that? That is where YOUR donation is DOUBLED!!!

So, from 4.30pm today (6 August), EVERY sponsorship donation made will be DOUBLED up to $500 until we reach our goal, which means the total amount donated to cover sponsorship of our current residents with be $1000!!!!!! Whhhhhhheeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!! That's a whole lotta sponsorship!

Thank you for considering!! Information on participation is below, in the comments.

6 Aug 2016 3:37 PM



This morning my heart was filled when an adopter/supporter of MABCR donated a sizable sum to complete Jane's intake sponsorship. Folks who are not involved in the daily struggle to support a rescue may not understand the immensity of a donation(s), but they are huge - and make an impact on us in so many ways.
So, now Jane is covered, but we still have so many dogs whose expenses are not covered. Sam, Dean, Gabe, Puck, Yolo, Sis....they all need your support as well. The longer a dog is with us, the more support they need.
Thank you for considering. Information on support is in the comment below.

6 Aug 2016 9:04 AM



Hey peeps, check it out. As some of you know, we have a really great partnership with Belle Rose Kennel at Victory Farm (yes, it is on site). Skylar details our relationship here:

5 Aug 2016 4:21 PM



And sometimes, the dog chooses you....

5 Aug 2016 9:43 AM



We've just pulled this girl from a rural shelter. We need funding in order to get her vetted and transported here. If you have the means to assist, we would greatly appreciate it!!
Details in the comments!

4 Aug 2016 3:21 PM



Little Syd doesn't get much attention because she is not a classic beauty, but this little girl is one awesome pup! Syd is sincerely looking for a pertner, and clearly would excel at agility if only given the chance. More video to come soon!

4 Aug 2016 10:38 AM



This article illustrates why we are so careful with our placements and our assessments of dogs prior to placement.

4 Aug 2016 8:02 AM



7-8 month old male puppy

2 Aug 2016 8:48 PM



I live this!! So, so true. One merely needs the skills!! (Just replace the word horse with dog 😉 )

"Someone who doesn't know anything about the ways of the horse could be fooled into thinking the approach is all cosmic or mystical. It's not. Anybody can do it who has a passion to do it and has put in enough time. These people are horsemen and horsewomen, not whisperers." - Buck Brannaman

2 Aug 2016 5:51 AM



We earned $17.49 this month from our iGive.com supporter donations. Help us get free donations whenever you shop online. If you sign up by 8/31, when you shop we'll earn an extra $5 donation. Recruit your friends and earn additional referral bonuses for us. It's so easy to help just by shopping at any of the more than 1700 stores! Sign up today! http://www.iGive.com/MABCR/?p=20120&jltest=1 Promotion details: http://support.igive.com/kb/a272/55-10-promotion.aspx

1 Aug 2016 11:06 AM



Help us get free donations whenever you shop online. If you sign up by 8/31, when you shop we'll earn an extra $5 donation. Recruit your friends and earn additional referral bonuses for us. It's so easy to help just by shopping at any of the more than 1700 stores! Sign up today! http://www.iGive.com/MABCR/?p=19992&jltest=1 Promotion details: http://support.igive.com/kb/a272/55-10-promotion.aspx

1 Aug 2016 10:12 AM



Really interesting article on hip displaysia.

One really important note: Body weight is a MAJOR environmental factor - If there is laxity in the hip joint, the amount of damage done to the femur and acetabulum will depend on the magnitude of the forces in the hip joint. The heavier the dog, the greater the forces will be and also therefore the higher the risk of hip dysplasia and osteoarthritis.

1 Aug 2016 7:48 AM



this was last week, but holy cuteness, Batman!! Yes, these are the Nuggets :D

31 Jul 2016 4:59 PM



Also not a border collie, though border collies can be excellent search dogs!

30 Jul 2016 7:34 AM



it's that time of year!!

29 Jul 2016 7:20 AM



OK, so Lu is not a border collie - but the story is the same. A boy and his dog go fishing.....

28 Jul 2016 9:28 AM



Intake date 16 July 2016 - AVAILABLE following spay

Sissy is a pretty southern girl with charm and spunk. Sissy is fairly dog-centric, and will need a multi-dog home, but will also need the right person to challange her brain - she is super smart!!
To assist with Sissy's intake expenses and sponsorship, please see the link in the comments below. Thank you for looking!

26 Jul 2016 9:26 PM



I love this photo of MABCR Hank and his girl Sue! Hank is now an official KPets Therapy Dog!!! He passed today with flying colours! Congratulations to Hank and Sue!

26 Jul 2016 7:48 PM



Introducing Dean.
Dean came to us from a rural shelter. He and a buddy (Sam) had been picked up by animal control, and they are in need of some special care. Both pups are underweight, and need groceries, and both are very under-socialisation and are in need of intensive socila work and training. That said, both are lovely, and handled appropriately, they will make wonderful companions. Dean is the shyer of the two, and will need more handling to become comfortable, but is workable.
To assist with intake expenses and sponsorship, please see the link in the comments below. Thank you for looking!

26 Jul 2016 9:05 AM



"Instead of a hard tightness, try to find a soft firmness." - Ray Hunt from the book, "Think Harmony with Horses"

26 Jul 2016 8:29 AM



Introducing Sam.
Sam came to us from a rural shelter. He and a buddy (Dean) had been picked up by animal control, and they are in need of some special care. Both pups are underweight, and need groceries, and both are very under-socialisation and are in need of intensive socila work and training. That said, both are lovely, and handled appropriately, they will make wonderful companions.
To assist with intake expenses and sponsorship, please see the link in the comments below. Thank you for looking!

25 Jul 2016 5:58 PM



As you all know by now, we have a litter of puppies...soon they will need to be challenged and exposed to strange things in order to learn about scary things in the world. We would really love to have an Adventure Box for them, but need someone willing to build one for us. If you can help. please PM me. We have instructions :)

Thank you.

Sarah

25 Jul 2016 3:53 PM



This is so good!!!

25 Jul 2016 12:21 PM



MABCR peeps - we are in need of a dryer for our kennel. If you have a gently used dryer you are looking to re-home, we would be grateful.

24 Jul 2016 4:48 PM



Hey peeps!! Think about us when you are playing Pokemon and walking your dog!! WooF!!

22 Jul 2016 8:12 AM



The latest news from MABCR - Active Citizenship -- Alternative Breaks

17 Jul 2016 5:59 PM



Look how big they are getting!!!

17 Jul 2016 2:26 PM



Really great graphic explaining the difference between bribery and reward.

Thanks to Belle Rose Kennel at Victory Farm for the share!

15 Jul 2016 11:00 AM



MABCR has placed several deaf dogs over the years. Each dog came into rescue as 'untrainable', and landed in homes that recognised exactly how trainable they are. One has even returned to the farm for a herding clinic, and engaged with the trainer and the sheep in an appropriate manner -- surprising to all of us! Would that more people would give these special dogs a chance!

14 Jul 2016 8:15 PM



30 June 2016

MABCR has just taken responsibility for these little nuggets. The 'breeder' left mom outside to whelp her pups, and she wasn't doing well, and died (don't even get me started). A good SAM is bottle feeding the whelps, and when they are big enough to be exposed to big dogs here on the farm, they will come here (likely 5-8 weeks from now). So, they need feeding, which means formula, and that stuff is expensive!! They sucked down half of a tub of poweder (mixed) today alone! If you would like to help us keep these babies alive, there will be information in the comments.

14 Jul 2016 1:53 PM



Puppies are eating real food!! Ok, mush food, but still food!! I'm so impressed with the incredible care our foster is giving these babies, she is a wonderful foster mum!!!!

14 Jul 2016 9:15 AM



30 June 2016

MABCR has just taken responsibility for these little nuggets. The 'breeder' left mom outside to whelp her pups, and she wasn't doing well, and died (don't even get me started). A good SAM is bottle feeding the whelps, and when they are big enough to be exposed to big dogs here on the farm, they will come here (likely 5-8 weeks from now). So, they need feeding, which means formula, and that stuff is expensive!! They sucked down half of a tub of poweder (mixed) today alone! If you would like to help us keep these babies alive, there will be information in the comments.

13 Jul 2016 9:06 PM



Oh my GOODNESS, YES!!!!!! Every minute you wait is a minute too long!!

13 Jul 2016 5:45 PM



Sadly you can't post videos to albums, but here is a brief video of Sis!

13 Jul 2016 8:37 AM



This young girl is headed here this weekend from one of our amazing partners in Louisiana!!! She is in need of intake sponsorship, she she will need full vetting and transport funding. Can you help a girl out?
Link and short video in the comments.

13 Jul 2016 8:16 AM



Neat video from a few years ago about a fellow who managed a property near where I grew up. I remember driving past it and admiring the sheep :) As an adult, I have taken lessons with my dogs from his son!

12 Jul 2016 7:35 PM



"Tom Dorrance once said, 'You can learn anything with these three words – observe, remember, and compare.' He said that beyond that, learn to adjust to fit the situation. That always meant so much to me. The last time I was around Tom, he said, 'Don’t treat them like they are. Treat them the way you’d like them to be.' At the time, I didn’t know whether he was talking about horses or people. Later, I realized that he was talking about both. I remind myself of that from time to time. Because sometimes, people might come into a clinic defensive, scared, upset, or emotional. The best part of the person isn’t gonna come out the first day. But if I do my part and help them along, I get an opportunity to see the best part of the person as time goes by." - Buck Brannaman

12 Jul 2016 5:08 PM



Hey peeps! It's Prime Day! Please think about using SMILE when you purchase, and crediting MABCR! We get a percentage of your purchase donated! Win! Win!

12 Jul 2016 8:10 AM



Looks like today is Miss Bea's Got Day! Happy Got day, little Bea!

(PS - this is Bea's puppy picture, she is now a grown girl, think you very much!)

12 Jul 2016 7:02 AM



Just confirmed our first AB week of 2017!! Looking forward to hosting University of Illinois Alternative Seasonal Breaks program!!

11 Jul 2016 8:42 PM



PUPDATE from Soot's foster 9 July 2016: Soot continues to both charm and challenge me. She is finally starting to play with other dogs but isn't quite sure how to be the popular pup among her peers. Soot is most happy after long walks and play outside. Soot uses her nose constantly and I think would excel at nose work. She still hasn't made friends with cats so would definitely NOT be suitable for a home with cats. She can become very focused on cats and cars but can be re-directed with guidance for better behavior. This pretty girl has made great improvements but still has room to grow. Luckily her sweet side makes the journey enjoyable.

11 Jul 2016 7:23 PM



What a fun day, and we hit 3800 likes today!! Wheeee!!!

10 Jul 2016 8:30 PM



I would like to thank everyone who came to Collies and Coffee today! We were overwhelmed by the turn out, and grateful for the incredible weather! It was just a really great day!
We have posted photos in an album, if you know dogs in the photos, please feel free to comment and 'label'!!

10 Jul 2016 7:29 PM



Oh what a beautiful morning!! Hope to see you!

PM for directions if you have not been here before....

10 Jul 2016 6:40 AM



PUPDATE 9 July 2016: During these past few months in foster, Mac has grown to be a fun, and happy companion. He has the energy of a puppy- even at 2 years old - though knows adult rules and usually follows them. He has curbed his nibbling/grabbing on hands and now asks for attention gently. Mac loves his daily walks and behaves nicely on a leash. He does require at least a couple one mile walks daily (though prefers more), but then settles quietly in the evening. He still has his small dog personality, and sometimes gets yappy, but a squirt bottle works wonders in quieting him. Mac gets along well with our other dogs and follows their lead â he has accepted his place in the pack. He enjoys his crate at night and when we are at work.

9 Jul 2016 8:59 PM



Further clarifying the definition of support animal....

9 Jul 2016 7:15 PM



PUPDATE from Pat's foster 9 July 2016: Pat is just a big love. He adores attention and will sit quietly for pets and love as long as his human is willing to give them. He is getting along well with the other dogs in his foster home, but occasionally has some resource guarding behaviors that have been easily managed with clear boundaries and feeding in crates. He goes into his crate when asked and rests quietly while he is in there. Pat would do best in a home that makes training a priority and people who will involve him in all the things they enjoy. He really is a sponge, and is a fast learner. A person who is interested in dog sports, particularly obedience or nosework, would be a great fit for him.

9 Jul 2016 2:26 PM